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Guys,

We just got married and will send the AOS package soon. I have few questions need some answers and perhaps you all can give me some insights:

1. Do we need to send the original "I-94" or the copy of the "1-94"?

2. Embassy validated our relationship and thats' how we go the K-1 visa. Since the visa is K-1, do they still call us for an interview for AOS?

One of my friend who filed for AOS never got an interview & instead he got his wife(she came on K-1 as well) the EAD first & then two months later the conditional green card. It doesn't make sense to me at all when especially she came on Fiancee visa which the intention is to get married. I understand for them to varify the bonafides of the marriage when removing the condition but not when filing for AOS.

Thank you all.

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  1. copy will do
  2. Yes--and you both need to show up


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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1. Just the copy of I-94.

2. Some people got a interview and some people didn't so it's a toss up.


ROC

01 May 2013 - Received ROC reminder letter

22 Jul 2013 - Mailed I-751 via USPS Priority Mail

24 Jul 2013 - NOA1 date

27 Jul 2013 - Received NOA1

03 Aug 2013 - Received Biometrics letter

20 Aug 2013 - Biometrics appointment

19 Sep 2013 - Approved

24 Sep 2013 - Received NOA2

09 Oct 2013 - Received GC

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Copy of the I94 for the AOS package. They will take the original at the interview.

It is possible to AOS without interview. From what I have read, it is common at the California Service Center. Everyone I know however, had interviews. We did.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Sent a copy front and back of I-94

Did not have an interview for my AOS, GC was mailed to me.

We did however front-load our application with extra and " interview related " materials. In hopes that we would not have an interview.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Sent a copy front and back of I-94

Did not have an interview for my AOS, GC was mailed to me.

We did however front-load our application with extra and " interview related " materials. In hopes that we would not have an interview.

Thank you all.

If i could ask what kind of items you front loaded the AOS package with?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Thank you all.

If i could ask what kind of items you front loaded the AOS package with?

We put lots of copys of congratulations marriage cards mailed to us and the envelope addressed with both our names on it.

-Copy of shared credit card

-copy of car insurance with both names on it

-copy of shared bank account

-copy of shared "store discount" card from the grocery store and from block buster.

-copy of our rental agreement with my name added to it

-copy of shared health plan and dental plan

-3 affidavits from family : 2 from both our mothers who attended our court wedding, 1 from my sister who helped me move to USA.

-I was lucky enough to get my driver license within 1 month of marriage ( married name on it ) so put copy of that in it.

-copy of wife military ID

-Copy of vaccination sheet from immigration medical plus a copy of the original receipt from the medical with a letter stating the medical is complete and still valid according to the dates presented on the receipt.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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1. Do we need to send the original "I-94" or the copy of the "1-94"?

2. Embassy validated our relationship and thats' how we go the K-1 visa. Since the visa is K-1, do they still call us for an interview for AOS?

One of my friend who filed for AOS never got an interview & instead he got his wife(she came on K-1 as well) the EAD first & then two months later the conditional green card. It doesn't make sense to me at all when especially she came on Fiancee visa which the intention is to get married. I understand for them to varify the bonafides of the marriage when removing the condition but not when filing for AOS.

1. Copy.

2. Sometimes. Depends on the office and your file.

We personally did not have an interview and we did NOT front-load with anything about our relationship (AOS list is in my signature). Everyone I know (bar MAYBE 1 person) did not have an interview. We even filed 4 months after I was out-of-status but we were married in the proper timeframe.

Some people's files have red-flags from the K1 but not enough to NOT issue the K1 so that's why they get AOS interviews. Some people live in an area where their office are more commonly giving interviews. In my area I know one other person here and she didn't have an interview either. I know another person who said that EVERYONE that she knew in her area had an interview. It's pretty much 50/50. I had no issue with the idea of being interviewed because I have no doubt we'd pass with flying colours but I do like knowing I've done my K1 and AOS both without RFE's and no interview for AOS (and my K1 interview was so simple I was shocked that "that was it").

Regarding thinking that not all K1's should be interviewed for AOS... I'm not sure I agree. There's a lot of fraud which is disgusting really but it happens so I have no issue with being interviewed because I have nothing to fear. I HAVE heard though if you get your GC without interview from AOS that you will definitely have an ROC interview.. i'll have to report back on that next year after I've seen what happens with people I know :D

Edited by Vanessa&Tony

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We put lots of copys of congratulations marriage cards mailed to us and the envelope addressed with both our names on it.

-Copy of shared credit card

-copy of car insurance with both names on it

-copy of shared bank account

-copy of shared "store discount" card from the grocery store and from block buster.

-copy of our rental agreement with my name added to it

-copy of shared health plan and dental plan

-3 affidavits from family : 2 from both our mothers who attended our court wedding, 1 from my sister who helped me move to USA.

-I was lucky enough to get my driver license within 1 month of marriage ( married name on it ) so put copy of that in it.

-copy of wife military ID

-Copy of vaccination sheet from immigration medical plus a copy of the original receipt from the medical with a letter stating the medical is complete and still valid according to the dates presented on the receipt.

Thank you so very much for your information.

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1. Copy.

2. Sometimes. Depends on the office and your file.

We personally did not have an interview and we did NOT front-load with anything about our relationship (AOS list is in my signature). Everyone I know (bar MAYBE 1 person) did not have an interview. We even filed 4 months after I was out-of-status but we were married in the proper timeframe.

Some people's files have red-flags from the K1 but not enough to NOT issue the K1 so that's why they get AOS interviews. Some people live in an area where their office are more commonly giving interviews. In my area I know one other person here and she didn't have an interview either. I know another person who said that EVERYONE that she knew in her area had an interview. It's pretty much 50/50. I had no issue with the idea of being interviewed because I have no doubt we'd pass with flying colours but I do like knowing I've done my K1 and AOS both without RFE's and no interview for AOS (and my K1 interview was so simple I was shocked that "that was it").

Regarding thinking that not all K1's should be interviewed for AOS... I'm not sure I agree. There's a lot of fraud which is disgusting really but it happens so I have no issue with being interviewed because I have nothing to fear. I HAVE heard though if you get your GC without interview from AOS that you will definitely have an ROC interview.. i'll have to report back on that next year after I've seen what happens with people I know :D

I was under the impression that all had ROC interviews...


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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I was under the impression that all had ROC interviews...

Nope. This dude for instance: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=58743 just posted today that he finally got his card in the post. No interview. Joint petition.

This person as well: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=&id=45735

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Nope. This dude for instance: http://www.visajourn...le.php?id=58743 just posted today that he finally got his card in the post. No interview. Joint petition.

Interesting...

and FWIW, we're still hoping for the no AOS interview route. Actually, the interview would be fine with us if it happens quicker than the no interview route. I know that I just want to forget about USCIS for about 21 months. headbonk.gif


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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I was under the impression that all had ROC interviews...

For ROC, most filers are not requested to attend an interview. In our case, both process AOS and ROC were approved without interview or RFE. Each case is different, so we can't predict anything.


K1-K2 Visas Journey

(Day 1) 05/23/07: Packet sent to CSC

(Day 247) 01/25/08: Interview. Approved!

(Day 254) 02/01/08: Visas Received.

AOS Journey K1-K2

(Day 1) 04/20/08: Application sent.

(Day 73) 07/02/08: EAD,AP Approved!

(Day 108) 08/05/08: AOS Approved!

(Day 114) 08/11/08: 2 years GC received.

ROC Journey K1-K2

(Day 1) 05/09/10: Application sent.

(Day 129) 09/14/10: ROC Approved!

(Day 135) 09/20/10: 10 years GC received.

Naturalization Journey

(Day 1) 10/02/11: Application sent.

(Day 122) 01/31/12: Interview. PASSED!

(Day 125) 02/03/12: Oath Ceremony. Done!

End of our Journey:

Daughter and I became U.S. Citizens on 02/03/2012.

(Day 1) 02/09/12: Applied for U.S. Passport & Passport card.

(Day 16) 02/24/12: Passport received.

(Day 19) 02/27/12: Passport Card received.

(Day 24) 03/03/12: Got CoN back.

N-600 for Daughter

(Day 1) 02/04/12: Application sent.

(Day 117) 05/30/12: Picked up Certificate of Citizenship at USCIS local office Chicago.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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For ROC, most filers are not requested to attend an interview. In our case, both process AOS and ROC were approved without interview or RFE. Each case is different, so we can't predict anything.
Si, man. To add to the discussion, a very sharp immigration attorney recently told me that 10% of AOS & ROC applicants must be interviewed, by statute.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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For ROC, most filers are not requested to attend an interview. In our case, both process AOS and ROC were approved without interview or RFE. Each case is different, so we can't predict anything.

This is something that I'm happy to read. Hoping to join the ranks of no interview for AOS or ROC next year :)

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