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Interview in about 6 days (Tampa, FL office), and boy am I freaking out. You hear all the horror stories and ugghhh. I was fine, but now that it's so close, I can't seem to calm down!!!!


2003/4 School Year: Met hubby while we were in college...became great friends
2005: My college graduation
2011: Began dating
1/13/12: Got Married to the world's best hubby
2/2/12: Mailed I-130, I-485, I-765 to Chicago Lockbox
2/3/12: Package received and signed for by USCIS
2/13/12: Received NOA1 for all 3 petitions
2/16/12: Got driver's license reinstated
2/17/12: Received notice for biometrics appointment
3/1/12: Biometrics appointment successful
3/5/12: Received notification of appointment for interview scheduled for April 4, 2012
3/28/12: Received notification that production has been ordered for my EAD
4/4/12: AOS interview with my hubby; approved on the spot! Thank you Jesus!

TOTAL TIME FROM FILING TO GREEN CARD APPROVAL: 2 months and 2 days.....Didn't even get EAD; no need for it with green card!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS:

3/11/14: Shipped I-751 package to Vermont Service Center

3/12/14: Received at VSC and signed for by L ZUCHOWSKI.

3/17/14: Payment shows on our bank account for the check written.

4/4/14: Early biometrics successful!

9/25/14: Case update: APPROVAL NOTICE!!!

10/4/14:10 year green card arrived in the mail!!! Yay!

TOTAL TIME FROM FILING I-751 TO APPROVAL: 6 months and 14 days....No RFE or interview! Thankful to God that this is behind us!

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I haven't heard many horror stories at all...I mostly hear great experiences that say, "it's not worth stressing over". If you are prepared with the info they have requested and your application is legit than you will be ok.

What could they possible ask that would give you cause for worry? :)


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Interview in about 6 days (Tampa, FL office), and boy am I freaking out. You hear all the horror stories and ugghhh. I was fine, but now that it's so close, I can't seem to calm down!!!!

Xanax! :thumbs:


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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My interview is tomorrow at 1245. The only thing that is stressing me out is the evidence. I've sent all of the evidence together with the application and it's a pain in the neck to gather all those documents all over again. But it's my fault for not making copies. Right now I'm searching high and low for my joint credit card statement/contract and my bank statement. I'm not sure if I still have a copy of my apartment lease with me as I'd sent them the last one I had. :bonk: I hope everything's better at your end!


Adjusting Status from F-1 Visa
• Dec 2007 - Arrived for the first time for college • Jan 2008 - Met the beloved • Sept 11th, 2009 - Started dating •
• Dec 2010 - Graduated from college • Feb 17th, 2011 - Status changed from F-1 to OPT (OPT ends Feb 17th 2012) •
• Mar 2011 - Received EAD card and employment began • Sept 12th, 2011 - Married! •

Jan 11th, 2012 (Day 0) - Mailed I-130/I-485/I-765/I-131 to Chicago Lockbox
Jan 12th, 2012 (Day 1) - Application received by USCIS J.C.
Jan 17th, 2012 (Day 5) - 4 NOA received via text and email
Jan 18th, 2012 (Day 6) - Checks cashed
Jan 23rd, 2012 (Day 11) - Received 3 NOA hardcopies (I130, I765, I131)
Jan 30th, 2012 (Day 19) - Received NOA hardcopy for I485 and Biometrics appointment letter. (Error was found on address (FL instead of AL) and biometrics was scheduled at the local office (Tampa,FL) that is 8hrs away)
Jan 31st, 2012 (Day 20) - Called USCIS Customer Service to inform them of their clerical error. Spoke to tier 2 rep and was told to walk in on the scheduled date for biometrics at the nearest office (New Orleans, LA))
Feb 8th, 2012 (Day 28) - Biometrics completed at ASC in New Orleans
Feb 27th, 2012 (Day 47) - Interview for I-485 on March 30th, received via text/email from USCIS
Mar 16th, 2012 (Day 65) - EAD/AP card arrived in mail!
Mar 30th, 2012 (Day 79) - AoS Interview at Atlanta, GA; APPROVED!
Apr 9th, 2012 (Day 89) - Green Card in hand! THANK YOU VJers! (Expiration March 30, 2014)

RoC I-751

Feb 6th, 2014 (Day 0) - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC (USPS Express)

Feb 7th, 2014 (Day 1) - Packet received by USCIS L Juchowski

Feb 10th, 2014 (Day 4) - Received NOA1

Feb 12th, 2014 (Day 6) - Check cashed by VSC

Mar 3rd, 2014 (Day 25) - Received Biometrics Appointment letter (Dated Feb 24 for appointment on March 18 @ Metairie, LA)

Mar 11, 2014 (Day 33) - Early walk-in at the ASC in Birmingham, AL

Apr 13, 2014 (Day 66) - Change of Address

Jul 28, 2014 (Day 172) - Email/Text from USCIS: Card Production (Approval)

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We have not been able to get a joint bank account as the bank would not add me because my passport is expired.

We also have not been able to get a lease together. I've lived there since the wedding, but the landlord told us that in order for me to be added to the lease, he would require us to sign a new lease. We were not willing to renew the lease since it will be up on April 30th, and we want to move.

We have our joint cable bill, joint utilities/electric, an affadavit from a friend, a letter from our pre-marital counselor, pending life insurance (still not approved yet), my W-2 which shows our address, him on my vision and dental insurance coverage from my job, and a few photos of us at my mom's birthday gathering last November.


2003/4 School Year: Met hubby while we were in college...became great friends
2005: My college graduation
2011: Began dating
1/13/12: Got Married to the world's best hubby
2/2/12: Mailed I-130, I-485, I-765 to Chicago Lockbox
2/3/12: Package received and signed for by USCIS
2/13/12: Received NOA1 for all 3 petitions
2/16/12: Got driver's license reinstated
2/17/12: Received notice for biometrics appointment
3/1/12: Biometrics appointment successful
3/5/12: Received notification of appointment for interview scheduled for April 4, 2012
3/28/12: Received notification that production has been ordered for my EAD
4/4/12: AOS interview with my hubby; approved on the spot! Thank you Jesus!

TOTAL TIME FROM FILING TO GREEN CARD APPROVAL: 2 months and 2 days.....Didn't even get EAD; no need for it with green card!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS:

3/11/14: Shipped I-751 package to Vermont Service Center

3/12/14: Received at VSC and signed for by L ZUCHOWSKI.

3/17/14: Payment shows on our bank account for the check written.

4/4/14: Early biometrics successful!

9/25/14: Case update: APPROVAL NOTICE!!!

10/4/14:10 year green card arrived in the mail!!! Yay!

TOTAL TIME FROM FILING I-751 TO APPROVAL: 6 months and 14 days....No RFE or interview! Thankful to God that this is behind us!

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you dont hear the horror stories because people hardly share them, but there are a lot too


6/29/12 AOS Package mailed Chicago Lockbox

7/01/12 Package delivered

7/09/12 NOA email notification

7/14/12 Received hard copy of NOA in the mail

7/16/12 Received biometric appointment letter for 8/01/12

7/23/12 Successful walk in Biometrics

8/15/12 Received email for interview notice

8/17/12 Received interview notice in the mail

9/10/12 EAD card ordered, (didnt get email or text checked it on USCIS website)

9/18/12 EAD card received in the mail

9/18/12 Interview done, approved on the spot!

9/19/12 Got email that approval notice was mailed out on 9/18/12

9/22/12 Received Approval notice in the mail

9/24/12 Got email that greencard was sent in the mail

9/26/12 Received greencard in the mail, thank you lord!

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you dont hear the horror stories because people hardly share them, but there are a lot too

Prove it. ;)


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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http://fondhg.com/topic1/74-aos-interview-experience-only.html

Someone collects horror interview stories from another immigration forum and puts it there.


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1/06/2012: I-130, I-485, I-756 filed

1/09/2012: NOA

2/14/2012: Biometrics taken

3/09/2012: EAD received

4/19/2012: Interviewed, approved on the spot

4/28/2012: Card received

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Interesting...I checked the link but those weren't horror stories by my measure.


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Mine was a horror story!


03/09/2011 AOS Application Sent.
03/11/2011 (Day 0) Application Received
03/16/2011 (Day 7) NOA 1 (Text Email)+ (Checks Cashed)
03/19/2011 (Day 10) Hard Copy of NOA 1
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)
05/20/2011 (Day 72) SSN In the Mail.

09/08/2011 (Day 200 ) Email notification of Interview.
10/11/2011 Interview at 26 Federal Plaza, NY!
Interviewed and Am expecting RFEs!
10/13/2011 (Day ***) Received RFE-- Requesting that I provide documentation to prove I was never married in Uk or Illin
02/11/2012 (Day ***) Service request..Told its being reviewed by supervisor

24th March 2012!!!!!!!!!!! Email notifiying me of CARD IN PRODUCTION
03/26/2012 (Day 376) Emails confirming that my I-130 and I-485 have been approved.

4/2/2012 Green Card In Hand!

Unbelievable that my journey took this long but Im thankful

Next Stop Premed...Yup!

3/24/2014 Application for conditions to be removed

9/22/2014 APPROVED without interview.

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Mine was a horror story!

:wacko: sorry to hear! Could you please share though?! Especially since I will probably have my interview in NYC as well.

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I-130/AOS Timeline:

03/28/2012 (Day 0) - Concurrent filing of I-130/AOS (with EAD and AP) mailed to Chicago Lockbox
03/29/2012 (Day 1) - Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox, confirmation received.
04/02/2012 (Day 5) - emails/texts NOA 1 x 4
04/03/2012 (Day 6) - checks cashed
04/10/2012 (Day 13) - Notice for biometrics app. May 2, 2012
04/12/2012 (Day 15) - NOA 1 hard copies received x 4
04/17/2012 (Day 20) - Email for RFE received
05/02/2012 (Day 33) - Biometrics done
05/03/2012 (Day 34) - RFE response sent
05/11/2012 (Day 42) - RFE received by USCIS
06/04/2012 (Day 68) - EAD/AP card production email
06/09/2012 (Day 73) - EAD/AP card in HAND
06/10/2012 (Day 74) - SSN application
06/15/2012 (Day 79) - SSN in hand and interview email for July 23rd
07/23/2012 (Day 117) - INTERVIEW!!!!
07/27/2012 (Day 121) - Email notification of APPROVAL
07/31/2012 (Day 125) - Email of I-130 approval
08/01/2012 (Day 126) - Email of Card Production
08/02/2012 (Day 127) - Welcome letter received in the mail + USPS notification email
08/04/2012 (Day 129) - GC received (exp: 2014)

04/26/2014 - ROC started

07/02/2014 - ROC approved. No Biometrics and No interview

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NYC is well-known for strict Stokes interview if they suspects a relationship. But there is nothing horror if you're legit.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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NYC is well-known for strict Stokes interview if they suspects a relationship. But there is nothing horror if you're legit.

ugh... still stressed even though I know we're legit..... I hate being put under the microscope


I-130/AOS Timeline:

03/28/2012 (Day 0) - Concurrent filing of I-130/AOS (with EAD and AP) mailed to Chicago Lockbox
03/29/2012 (Day 1) - Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox, confirmation received.
04/02/2012 (Day 5) - emails/texts NOA 1 x 4
04/03/2012 (Day 6) - checks cashed
04/10/2012 (Day 13) - Notice for biometrics app. May 2, 2012
04/12/2012 (Day 15) - NOA 1 hard copies received x 4
04/17/2012 (Day 20) - Email for RFE received
05/02/2012 (Day 33) - Biometrics done
05/03/2012 (Day 34) - RFE response sent
05/11/2012 (Day 42) - RFE received by USCIS
06/04/2012 (Day 68) - EAD/AP card production email
06/09/2012 (Day 73) - EAD/AP card in HAND
06/10/2012 (Day 74) - SSN application
06/15/2012 (Day 79) - SSN in hand and interview email for July 23rd
07/23/2012 (Day 117) - INTERVIEW!!!!
07/27/2012 (Day 121) - Email notification of APPROVAL
07/31/2012 (Day 125) - Email of I-130 approval
08/01/2012 (Day 126) - Email of Card Production
08/02/2012 (Day 127) - Welcome letter received in the mail + USPS notification email
08/04/2012 (Day 129) - GC received (exp: 2014)

04/26/2014 - ROC started

07/02/2014 - ROC approved. No Biometrics and No interview

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