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Wished with eyes closed..... wish granted!!!

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Hi everyone!

My interview's done! And now I'm just sitting in here doing the "waiting game" again. But at least, everything is covered :)

My appointment was at 8:30AM, but me and my mother-in-law left house an hour and a half early because we live in the mountains and we didn't know if we'll be getting into traffic in the freeway. Plus, we didn't know the exact place... so lots of time for lots of reasons....

We got there 30 minutes early, and I headed into the building (alone). I waited for more than half an hour and was called in past 8:30AM. I totally forgot now the lady who interviewed me, because I am so overwhelmed with what has just happened :)

Anyway, when I got in, she made me oath to tell the truth first then asked me to sit down. Here's as to what I can recall she asked:

- basic info in my I-485 form (name, address, phone number, social security number, etc.)

- whereabouts of my husband

- 3 "no" questions from the I-485, regarding terrorism and if I've ever been to the states

- asked me how many times me and my husband had been married

- asked me how many children do we have, and validated their names and the name of their father

- asked about the citizenship of my children (all are USC, even if the eldest was born outside of the US)

- verified the year when we were married

- asked for my passport, social security card, and Deers ID (military ID)

- new copy of my husband's earnings statement (paystub)

- verified again the basic info as she was putting it into the system (I guess, she was waiting to confirm of my husband's earnings before she inputs it into the computer... I'm guessing it's what they call the SAVE)

- took my I-94 and stapled it in my file

- she wrote in my form that I did the interview without husband, and his location - MS finishing training

Then, she said that the card will be mailed to me in 30 days. I even joked about her, telling her, that I thought she was going to ask for other paperworks, that's why I hauled a huge big plastic box for her :) Then she just smiled and said, "No, you're good to go. But it's good that you came in prepared."

I didn't asked for anything anymore, not even a stamp or even given any other information than what was asked :) I didn't want to open my mouth and spoil everything.... so I just headed out the door after she said that we're done. I was out by 8:50AM, btw :)

So, that's my journey fellow VJs! I am so relieved now that one's done. Now I'll just have to wait for the actual card to prove my legal residency. And then, off to the next one... I'm also currently waiting for the approval letter in the mail, too for my actual driver's license application.

RECALL: I passed my road test last week and the DMV said that they are implementing a new ID policy not to issue any license to those who are not legal residents. They pointed me to the DMV main office in Lakewood, Denver. I went there and they asked for the original and copies of my IDs (Instruction permit, social security card, Deers ID), and also paperworks that states my legal residency (I only gave them the NOAs for my AOS). Then they said that they will be mailing it to INS to have it verified since I wasn't in the SAVE system. And that I should wait about 2-5 weeks for the approval or denial letter to come in the mail and only then if I get an approval letter can I head back to the local DMV office and get my driver's license issued.

Whew!!!! What a long journey.... :)

Here's my AOS timeline btw:

Year 2006

July 17 - sent AOS thru USPS (overnight mail)

July 18 - AOS received by USCIS

July 26 - checks encashed

July 28 - NOA1 receipt

Aug 4 - received appointment for Biometrics

Aug 7 - received a letter for RFE

Aug 8 - sent RFE reply

Aug 9 - USCIS received RFE

Aug 12 - Biometrics

Aug 16 - received appointment for Interview

Sept 27 - Interview and APPROVED!!!

And now, just waiting for the actual card in the mail.

Goodluck to all and thank you for all the help!


Edited by Rob & Chris

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan


Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Korea

Wonderful wonderful news Congratulations to you both

Happy Happy Dance hehe


1/12/06 Mail I-129f express mail

1/13/06 TSC rec'd

1/23/06 NOA1 from CSC

1/27/06 - Check cleared

7/10/06 - NOA2

7/14/06- rec'd @ NVC

8/14/06- NVC sent petition to Consulate

8/17/06 - Korean Consulate rec'd Petition

8/23/06 - rec'd packet 3 from Consulate

8/25/06 - sent packet 3 back to Consulate

8/27/06 - got confirmation email from Consulate, they rec'd packet three

8/27/06 - requested interview date via Consulate internet site.

9/1/06 - Checked internet site for interveiw date, it was there

9/25/06 - Interview date - APPROVED

9/28/06 - Visa in Zaeems Hand - YEAHHHHH

1/6/07 - leaving for USA

1/20/07 - Wedding Date

1/20/07 - MARRIED!!!!!

2/10/07 - rec'd certified copy of marriage license


3/13/07 - AOS package rec'd at Chicago Lockbox

3/20/07 - Rec'd Social Security Card

3/21/07 - Checks Cashed and Case Status online

3/24/07 - NOA1 Rec'd for AOS and EAD

3/27/07 - rec'd Biometrics appt letter - scheduled for 4/20/07 @ 11:00am

4/02/07 - "touched"

4/20/07 - had biometrics appt.

4/21/07 - rec'd letter stating case was transferred to CSC

5/22/07 - rec'd Case Pending at CSC email

6/25/07 - EAD card production ordered

7/7/07 - EAD "touched"

7/7/07 - AOS "touched"

8-6-07 - Rec'd EAD Card in the Mail


7-2-10 - Received 10 year green card in mail

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: England


See my timeline for all previous dates!


6/28/09: Mail N-400 to Texas

7/6/09: NOA1

7/24/09: Biometrics

10/08/09: Interview

11/21/09: Receive oath date

01/22/10: Oath Date

With thanks to all the helpful people who made this journey slightly more bearable.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica

Congrats (F) . It's always puzzling to me how different the DMV's are in each state.

*Karen -- Jamaica ....... Courtney -- New Jersey*

09-12-05 - AOS filed

04-21-06 - AOS Interview

04-27-06 - Approval

05-17-06 - Green Card in hand

02-11-08 - File to remove conditions

03-15-08 - Biometrics

03-18-09 - Approved - No interview (Card production ordered)

03-24-09 - 10-year card arrives!



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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia

Congrats! :dance::dance:

Peter Miami

Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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