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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Japan

Please allow me to share my case with you, especially whom have a similar situation as mine. I got an approval for my green card on the spot :star: I am on F1 with a valid I-20, living apart with my husband. I am living in CA due to school, and he is a nevada resident who travels a lot due to his work.

My interview was amazingly easy one. We had a lawyer with us for our interview. What we prepared to prove our marriage were

1. Joint bank account

2. Jointly tax return doc

3. photo album including our wedding ( quite simple one at his house in Reno ) and pictures with our friends, family etc.

4. Travel itineraries

5. our email correspondences ( from 2004-2012, we have been dating for 10yrs, I was in Japan for 8yrs and moved to America on F1 in 2010 )

Actually, the interviewer didn't ask for any specific proof at our interview. Our lawyer prepared all the docs including the proofs above, so she ( our interviewer ) checked those docs ( approx 2 inches ) most of our interview time. Then she asked me questions from I-485, which I answered No to all.

We were not questioned about our current living status. She asked me if I was still on F1 valid ( I said yes ).

My husband was asked about his work and told her that he would stay in Japan for 8mons before on his biz.

That's it!

I have been so anxious about my case, living apart, however, it turned out to be nothing to worry about at all.

I saw some people posted similar situation as mine here for asking some advices but couldn't find anybody who got approval like I did. So I hope my case would be a sort of encouragement for the couple like us.

Like many advise here, you will be fine as long as your marriage is bona fide :yes:

I perceive that we were lucky to have an unbiased interviewer for our case though.

I hope all of you will pass their interviews. Good luck to you all :yes:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Hungary


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011


Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014


N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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3/23/2012 (Day 0) - I-130, I-485 and I-765 sent
4/02/2012 (Day 11) - Hard Copy of NOA1 in the mail of I-130, I-485 and I-765
4/04/2012 (Day 13) - Received a letter for biometrics appointment for 4/20/2012.
4/20/2012 (Day 29) - Biometrics done
5/03/2012 (Day 42) - Status online changed to interview, scheduled for June 11
5/16/2012 (Day 55) - EAD Card Production, online status update
5/24/2012 (Day 63) - EAD Card in the mail
6/11/2012 (Day 83) - Interview, approved on the spot

05/19/2014 (Day 0) - Mailed I-751

05/27/2014 (Day 8) - Received NOA1

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