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My wife and I just completed our interview this morning, here is how it went.

We arrived 20 minutes prior to our appointed time. When we were called, the IO said he wanted to interview us separately. This didn't sound good.

When I got to his office, he went over my supporting documents. This included 9 random pictures of us (wedding, hiking trips, party at friends house, Halloween party/costumes, pumpkin patch, and etc), apartment lease with both our names, life insurance/pension listing her as the beneficiary, medical/dental insurance, and bank statement with both our names. He also checked the address to make sure they match what we originally submitted.

After that was done, he proceeded with the questions:

how did we meet

when did I first visit my wife

do I have any siblings

where do they live

my work history (how long, where, occupation)

where I was born city, country

They were very basic questions. Once I was done, he brought me back to the waiting area and it was my wife's turn. I was not worried since we know each other very well. My wife answered all the questions that basically match mine. She missed the name of the city my brother lives in, because it is only a city away.

After he was done with questioning my wife, I was called into his office. He reminded us that we were still both under oath, and continued with the interview. He was testing us (that was what my gut was telling me), like where does my wife's parents still live. Both her parents pass away, so I told the IO that they both passed away. He incorrectly stated our address, so I corrected him.

I was surprised/puzzled on why we were initially interviewed separated (mini stoke maybe?). Before we left, he kept all the documents (including the I-94 form) minus the pictures we brought. He told us we would get an answer back within a few days.

I decided to check the USCIS website status/my email this afternoon, and to my surprise it was approved and the GC is in production. Well that's my AOS experience, and good luck to everyone else.

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Congratulations! :thumbs:

01/28/12 Mailed I-130, I-485, I-102, I-131, I-765
04/18/12 Biometrics done in Philadelphia
05/10/12 RFE response received and under review
06/07/12 Interview is scheduled on 07/10/12 :)
07/11/12 I-130 approved/no word on I-485 :(
07/12/12 5:20 PM received an email I-485 approved!!!!!!!!
07/16/12 Hard copies of I-130 and I-485 approval letters received
07/17/12 Card production ordered
07/18/12 Card Sent :)
07/20/12 Greencard received


04/21/14 Mailed I-751

05/08/14 Received NOA dated 04/28/14

07/08/14 Emailed received - biometrics are current

11/07/14 Approval letter came in the mail dated 11/04/14

Card received during our vacation 11/11/14-11/18/14


04/13/15 Eligible based on 3 year rule 90 days prior

04/27/15 Mailed package by UPS

04/28/15 Package received

05/26/15 Biometrics (completed 05/21/15)

07/21/15 Interview

08/11/15 in line for oath ceremony

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