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AOS Interview Experience Fresno, CA on May 11 2012

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Poland

The interview was scheduled at 12:30. We got there at 12pm, went through the security and were escorted to the 4th floor. We placed our appointment letter in a box and were asked to sit down. There was only 1 more person, not even a couple. We brought our 7-week-old baby to the interview. We waited about 30 minutes to be called. About 5 minutes before we went in, our son started crying very loud. I prayed he stopped. We gave him a bottle and he immediately fell asleep.

We got called in by the gentleman, in his fifties; very nice and professional. He made us swear to tell the truth and asked us to sit down. If I was to describe the entire interview in one word, I would have to say it was confusing. The reason I am saying this is because throughout the whole thing, he acted as if we were already approved, but then I saw he prepare "We will let you know letter", and then he said he would recommend approval to his supervisor. I thought it was only the case for the citizenship applications, but I guess I was wrong. Anyway, he didn't ask anything for almost 10 minutes. He did not ask absolutely anything about our relationship. First thing he asked my wife was her name and birthdate. Then he asked, if she wanted to change her name for her green card. He then asked 4 yes/no questions (arrests, terrorism, fraud and membership in any organizations). Then he asked her if she was a stay home mom or was working anywhere. My wife also put on her application that she had worked as a child therapist in Mexico, and the officer asked if she would like to continue her work in here. He also looked at her I-94 and asked if she left the USA after the date shown on I-94 (she said no). These were all the questions. He asked also for a birth certificate of our son, because he was born after we filed the application. He wrote down his information and handed the "we will let you know letter" and said he would recommend her for approval. He also asked if we were planning any trips in 3-5 weeks. We said no. He also said everything looked good and he didn't see any issues. He made copies of my ID and her passport. He kept her I-94 and the border crossing card (B1/B2 visa).

We walked out confused, asking ourselves: Are we approved? 3 hours later I got the email notification: Card production ordered. What a relief! I can sleep better.

Thank you guys for all the support and help!

Wife's USCIS Journey

02-27-2012 Mailed I-130, I-485 and I-765 to Chicago by Priority Mail

02-29-2012 Post Office website shows as delivered

03-01-2012 USCIS received I-130, I-485 and I-765

03-05-2012 Received 3 text and 3 email receipt notifications

03-07-2012 $1,490 poorer - both checks cashed

03-12-2012 Received NOAs for all 3 applications

03-16-2012 Received Biometrics Notice for Apr. 2

03-19-2012 Successful Walkin Biometrics

04-09-2012 Received text/email about scheduled interview for May. 11

04-12-2012 Received a hard copy of an interview letter

05-04-2012 Received a notification "Card Production Ordered" for EAD.

05-09-2012 Received another notification "Card Production Ordered" for EAD.

05-10-2012 Received notification that EAD was mailed.

05-11-2012 AOS Interview at 12:30 no final decision

05-11-2012 Notification "Card production ordered" at 3:30 pm. APPROVED!!!!!!!

05-14-2012 Received EAD card in mail and I-130 approval notification

05-15-2012 Received hard copies of I-130 approval, welcome to USA letter and a notification that green card was sent

05-21-2012 Green Card Received!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-23-2012 Applied for SSN

***Counting down to RoC***

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congrats!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbs:


AOS for Parent (From B1/B2 visa)

12/14/2016 Day 01 AOS Package delivered @ Chicago lockbox (Mailed out 12/14/2016)
12/27/2016 Day 13 E-notification for I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765 NOAs (check cashed 12/22)

12/31/2016 Day 17 I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765 NOAs delivered
01/07/2017 Day 24 Received Bio metric letter(I-765 & I-485) set for January 18 (Day 35)

04/10/2017 Day 117 E-notification Card Production for EAD(I-765) & AP(I-131) approval
04/20/2017 Day 127 Received EAD & AP combo card

06/02/2017 Day 170 E-notification for AOS (I-485) Interview July 7, 2017 @ Phoenix

07/07/2017 Day 205 AOS approved on the spot. {E-alerts: Card production on                             07/10/2017 Day 208 E-notifications: I-130 & I-485 approvals  "We mailed card.." (07/12)}

07/14/2017 Day 212 GC delivered

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Married  01/06/2012

AOS from F-1

02/13/2012 Day 00 Mailed AOS Package to USICS Chicago lockbox
02/14/2012 Day 01 AOS Package delivered @ Chicago lockbox
02/21/2012 Day 08 E-notification for I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765 NOAs
03/19/2012 Day 35 Received ASC Bio appointment letter(I-765 & I-485) set for April 5 (Walk-in 03/19)
04/05/2012 Day 52 E-notification for AOS (I-485) Interview set for May 7, 2012
04/1 1/2012 Day 58 E-notification Card Production for EAD(I-765) & AP(I-131) approval
04/20/2012 Day 67 Received EAD & AP combo card
05/07/2012 Day 84 AOS(I-485) Interview, No decision on the spot. E-notification for approval next day
05/16/2012 Day 93 Conditional Green card received
02/08/2014 Day 00 Mailed ROC Package to USCIS CSC
02/12/2014 Day 04 I-751 Payment Check drawn from account
02/14/2014 Day 06 Received NOA1 letter dated 02/10/2014
02/21/2014 Day 13 Received ASC Bio appointment letter set for 03/07/14
05/28/2014 Day 109 E-notification for ROC approved
06/04/2014 Day 116 10 year Green card received

03/11/2015 Day 00 Mailed N400 Package to Phoenix Lock-Box
03/16/2015 Day 05 E-notification for N400 NOA
03/21/2015 Day 10 Received NOA letter dated 03/16/2015
03/27/2015 Day 16 Received ASC Bio appointment letter set for 04/07/15
04/09/2015 Day 29 In line for N400 Interview
06/1 1/2015 Day 92 Received N-400 Interview letter set for 07/14/15
07/14/2015 Day 125 Naturalization Interview (Recommended for Approval)

08/12/2015 Day 154 Received Oath Ceremony letter set for 09/09/2015

09/09/2015 Day 182 Nu American! Register to vote & Apply for US Passport ...@ same Bloomington city Hall

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China


"Family time is very precious and you should cherish every moment of it."

01/20/12 - I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox.

01/26/12 - NOA1 received and processing at Vermont.

06/28/12 - NOA2 announced on status check.

06/29/12 - NVC received case learned on 07/2/12.

06/30/12 - Hard copy NOA2 received.

07/09/12 - NVC Casefile Number and IIN Issued.

07/16/12 - Receive and Sent DS-3032 via email.

07/17/12 - Mailed DS-3032 via mail, AOS bill received via email, paid online, Optin email sent.

07/18/12 - Optin accepted and new case number, AOS marked paid, emailed AOS packet.

07/24/12 - Assigned as Agent, IV Fee bill received via email, paid online.

07/25/12 - IV Fee marked paid, emailed IV packet.

07/31/12 - Emailed GZO Supplemental Packet 3.

08/02/12 - Case completed and commenced final review.

08/03/12 - Shipped all copies of forms/letters/documents to my wife - arriving on 8/9/12.

08/06/12 - Case completed final review.

08/09/12 - Appointment letter received via email interview date set 9/6/12.

08/14/12 - Medical exam done.

08/15/12 - Medical exam results all normal.

09/06/12 - Submitted required documents at the embassy and interview set next day at 0730.

09/07/12 - Visa approved, click here for review http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=10401 .

09/14/12 - Visa received on hand!

10/07/12 - Arrived at NYC! click here for review http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-poe-reviews.php?entry=15293

10/20/12 - Received welcome letter from USCIS.

10/25/12 - Green Card received!

"Nothing is more difficult than the art of maneuvering for advantageous positions." - Sun-Tzu

04/27/13 - Submitted DS-160 online for parent-in-laws and sister-in-law.

05/01/13 - Paid DS-160 or MRV Fee Payments on CGI Stanley.

05/03/13 - Made appointment for 05/16/13 on CGI Stanley.

05/16/13 - Arrived at GUZ and impromptu notice on the front it was closed.

05/30/13 - B2 visa interview passed! Read review here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/433263-b2-visa-was-approved-for-parentinlaw/ <p>

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience." - ADM Hyman G. Rickover

08/08/14 - Mailed I-175 application.

08/11/14 - I-175 arrived at VSC.

08/18/14 - Received NOA1 with date 08/12/14.

08/27/14 - Received biometrics appointment for 09/09/14.

02/27/15 - GC in production from email notification.

03/02/15 - Received NOA2 with approval dated 02/25/15.

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Congrats :dance:

Edited by myafi1985


day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.


day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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