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My wife and I are not sure what to wear for the AOS interview?

I am pretty sure that shorts, with a muscle shirt and flip-flops woudl be underdressed.

On the other hand, is a suit with a tie (or without tie) the right way to go?

I was thinking of wearing a white searsucker suit, that is sporty and classic (and also does nto look dorky with my brown briefcase).

Any advice? What are the USCIS officers wearing?


04/2006 - came to US as L1 employee

04/2010 - got married

11/2010 - submitted AOS package (I-130, I-485, I-765)

05/2011 - Welcome letter arrived in the mail

11/2017 - Filed for naturalization (Online Houston office)

11/2017 - Biometrics

06/2018 - Interview (passed)

06/2018 - Case approved notification

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That would be a conservative Suit with a tie.


04/2006 - came to US as L1 employee

04/2010 - got married

11/2010 - submitted AOS package (I-130, I-485, I-765)

05/2011 - Welcome letter arrived in the mail

11/2017 - Filed for naturalization (Online Houston office)

11/2017 - Biometrics

06/2018 - Interview (passed)

06/2018 - Case approved notification

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Female - New black jeans that fit properly, Black shoes, Collared button down shirt that was a bright blue. Hair done nicely a little make up.

I suggest going with semi dress.


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I suggest Smart Casual. Not too formal not too underdressed..


SEP 07 2007 - Entered US w/ B2 Visa

NOV 29 2009 - Met my USC wife

OCT 14 2010 - Got married in San Diego

MAR 03 2011 - AOS package sent to USCIS

MAR 07 2011 - AOS package received by USCIS

MAR 29 2011 - Notice date for all forms

APR 01 2011 - NOA1 receipts arrived

APR 04 2011 - Biometrics appt letter arrived

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MAY 04 2011 - Received Initial INTERVIEW LETTER!

MAY 13 2011 - Received EAD/AP card. Applied for SSN

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I wore a dress for my interview..Smart Casual... and I was comfortable in them. I also wore flat shoes, we drove to San Antonio for our interview. The female IO wore black pants and a dark pink long sleeve shirt.

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Hubbie hates dressing up so we've compromised; dress shirt, pants and shoes but no tie or blazer. I'm thinking office wear. Dress slacks, button down blouse and closed toe flats - no matter how classy showing toes screams beachwear to me.


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07/18/11 :: Day 000 Package received at Chicago Lockbox

07/20/11 :: Day 002 Received email/text message notification

07/26/11 :: Day 008 Received Hard Copy NOA1 (I-485 & I-765)

08/12/11 :: Day 025 Received Biometrics Appointment

08/19/11 :: Day 032 Biometrics appointment 11am

09/13/11 :: Day 057 EAD Card Production Ordered

09/19/11 :: Day 063 EAD Card Sent

09/22/11 :: Day 065 USPS left notice couldn't deliver EAD (at old address)

10/07/11 :: Day 081 Appointment letter sent

10/11/11 :: Day 085 Appointment letter received (at new address)

10/13/11 :: Day 087 Congressman's office got tracking number of EAD

10/21/11 :: Day 101 EAD sent back to USCIS

10/25/11 :: Day 105 EAD resent (current address)

10/27/11 :: Day 107 EAD Card Received

11/16/11 :: Day 121 Interview - Approved and card production ordered!

11/25/11 :: Day 130 GC arrived in the mail

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I was just wondering why most of you girls wore flats...whats wrong with a nice,appropriate of course,pair of heels?? and whats up with the button down's? You are making me think that the IOs are the most conservative people in the US :D

I think a person should wear anything that's comfortable,appropriate at the same time and most of all something that makes them feel great about themselves and boosts their optimism,cause Im sure it'll be stressful enough...

just saying.. :P

good luck on everyone who's interviews are coming up soon(Im a little jealous :) )


09-10-13 (day 00) : AOS Package sent

09-12-13 (day 02) : Package delivered

09-17-13 (day 07) : Texts / emails received

09-23-13 (day 13) : Only one NOA hard copy received

10-07-13 (day 27) : NOA hard copy for I 485 received (NOA for I 130 still missing)

10-09-13 (day 29) : Biometrics letter FAXED, appointment for 10-11-13

10-11-13 (day 31) : Biometrics done

10-23-13 (day 43) : Online status changed to "testing and interview"

10-28-13 (day 48) : Interview appointment letter received - Nov 27th

11-12-13 (day 63) : EAD online status changed to "card production"

11-21-13 (day 72) : EAD card received in mail

11-27-13 (day 78) : AOS interview-approved!

12-02-13 (day 83) : "Welcome to America" letter received

12-04-13 (day 85) : Green card received

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Because it is an important day so better to err on the side of caution.


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I-130 RFE : 2010-11-05
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NVC Received CaseFile: 2010-11-16
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AOS CoverSheets Generated: 2010-11-27
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IV email packet sent: 2011-04-4
NVC reports 'Case Completed': 2011-5-2
'Sign in Fail' at the Online Payment Portal: 2011-5-2
Final Review Started at NVC: 2011-5-2
Final Review Completed at NVC: ????
Interview Date Set: 2011-5-5
Appointment Letter Received via Email: 2011-5-6
Interview Date: 2011-6-1
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I would say just dress conservative.. All i wore was a white shirt and jeans and shoes.. My wife wore jeans and a dress shirt..The officer she was dressed like in a pant suit..Though since i am a rancher she did ask me where my boots where..All i can say is its stressful but our interview was easy..

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Does it really matter to that degree? Being muslim I cover anyway so my choices are "Shall I wear the black garment, blue garment or grey garment" (You get my drift).


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03/28/2011 (Day 19) Biometrics letter 4/8/2011
04/08/2011 (Day 30) Successful Biometrics for I-765/I-485
05/13/2011 (Day 65) EAD received in the mail
05/14/2011 (Day 66) Email confirming EAD approved (Case updated online TOUCH)
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I was just wondering why most of you girls wore flats...whats wrong with a nice,appropriate of course,pair of heels?? and whats up with the button down's? You are making me think that the IOs are the most conservative people in the US :D

I think a person should wear anything that's comfortable,appropriate at the same time and most of all something that makes them feel great about themselves and boosts their optimism,cause Im sure it'll be stressful enough...

just saying.. :P

good luck on everyone who's interviews are coming up soon(Im a little jealous :) )

They are being tooooo conservative, people in the US do not dress this conservative unless it's religion related. I wore a sundress with a shrug, and my girl go-to-hxxx sandals (shoes), to show off my sexy legs. Because after we were approved, we were going to party with friends.

But my interview was held in a very professional manner, as if I was the interviewer. Just like another day at the office.

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Dress like you would for a job interview.

It has been said before, and that's nailing it on the head. If you would wear a suit when being interviewed for a job, wear one for the interview. It shouldn't be a custom-tailored Versace, rather something a step down from your finest suit, and you shouldn't wear neither the cold-crusted Rolex but the Patek Calatrava instead, but leaving a good impression is always helpful.

If you are picking up a hitchhiker, do you take the guy in the suit or the guy in the stinky blue jeans?


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Unless I don't get an interview until October, I'll be wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Not because I don't want to dress nicer, but because I don't have any nicer maternity clothes, and I can't afford to buy a new outfit for one day only. :P

I do agree you should try to wear something nicer than you normally would, though.


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