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Hi VJ's friends. We had our interview this morning. Our IO is the black mean guy and unfriendly. He's very serious when asking the questions.

He asked if we engaged before i came here or did i intend to get married and i said No. I came here to visit my husband and my relatives, so he asked my husband do i have extended family in the US? My husband told him i have relatives in California.

He then asked me some questions that we already summited in the package which i didnt remember like when my visa expired and when i got my examination for I693 which i said in Jan or Feb

He asked us about lease which we didnt have coz my husband own his apt. My husband told him he has mortgage. I then suggested him we have our joint bank account, phone bills, gas bills and electric bills which showed our both names in it, He asked my husband when he added me on his bank account which my husband didnt remember either.

He asked about our inssurance, then he asked where my husband study, how long for his master degree and what his subject and then Yes/No questions and my husband tax return in 2011.

After 15mins of the interview, he asked us to wait at the lobby. We waited for another 15mins, he came out and gave us back all the documents. He only kept my I94 and our bills. He gave us the paper which said "Your case is being held for the file review in order to prepare a decision ....." He told us he had to review our file and will send us the mail within 60days.

Is that normal? Are we okay? Please advise as i'm getting anxious now. I didnt nervous when we came to the interview as my husband had to go away for his programm in upstate NY (he signed up for his class long time ago, before we got the letter for the interview) and just came back for the interivew and i just got back from the trip so we didnt have time to prepare for the interview but we thought we are a real couple and we bonafide but after the interview i'm getting anxious because it didnt went well like we thought.

Please give me some advices. Thank you.

Edited by HCM2NYC

02/08/2012 AOS Application Sent.
02/10/2012 Delivered
02/14/2012 NOA Text & Email received
02/21/2012 NOA received in mail for I485, I765 & I131.
02/25/2012 NOA received in mail for I130
02/27/2012 Biometrics letter received. Bio scheduled at 2pm on 03/19.
03/01/2012 Successful Biometrics walk-in. In & out only 20 mins
04/04/2012 Combo card EAD and Advance Parole approved but no mail update or case status update that my card was on production
04/12/2012 Got Combo card in mail.
04/20/2012 Received letter for interview on May 24 at Federal Plaza
05/24/2012 Interviewed at Federal Plaza. No decision on the spot
05/29/2012 E-notification for I-485 & I-130 approvals
06/01/2012 E notification of "Card/Document Production"
06/06/2012 Green Card in hand. Yay!!!

 

ROC

03/07/2014: Mailed out I751 package

03/10/2014: Package delivered

03/11/2014: Cash checked & NOA1

03/15/2014: NOA1 received in mail

04/01/2014: Successful Biometrics walk-in (Original Bio apt is 04/16/14)

09/22/2014: Got approved

10/03/2014: GC in hand

 

N400

07/26/2016: Mailed out N400 package

07/29/2016:Cash checked & NOA1

08/02/2016:NOA1 received in mail

08/18/2016: Biometrics 

02/27/2017: Interviewed - Got approved

04/05/17: Oath ceremony

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If he kept your I94 then that's a good sign! Usually means you'll be getting a green card instead! Good luck!


HUSBAND'S CASE

9/17/2011 - sent I-13

09/19/2011 - noa1 received

3/16/2012 - case sent to my local USCIS office for additional processing

4/21/2012 - AP. If we haven't heard from them in SIX MONTHS (omg) we can feel free to call them!!! Thanks!

9/20/2012 - Interview scheduled - October 3!!!!

10/3/2012 - Interview went well but she must look at his A-file more before decision.

10/12/2012 - I-130 APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

KIDS' CASES

04/20/2012: NOA107/20/2012: instead of an approval, we got thrown into AP. sigh

11/01/2012: Boys' I-130 interview set for November 28, 2012.

11/28/2012: I-130s APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

NVC

12/14/2012: NVC Received

12/31/2012: Case number/IIN

12/31/2012: DS-3032 sent

01/08/2013: DS-3032 accepted

01/02/2013: AOS bill0

1/03/2013: AOS bill shows PAID

01/04/2013: AOS package sent

01/09/2013: IV bill

01/10/2013: IV bill shows PAID

01/11/2013: IV package sent

01/23/2013: Case complete

02/01/2013: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Lagos

02/22/2013: Embassy received

03/01/2013: Medical

03/20/2013: Interview - was told the boys would have been approved on the spot if they had pics! Errrr :-(

04/15/2013: DNA test

05/15/2013: Emailed embassy BEGGING them to let boys drop off passports for visa insertion. IT WORKED!!!

05/31/2013: Visa in hand

06/02/2013: POE JFK!!!!!!

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Hi VJ's friends. We had our interview on Thursday morning. Our IO is the mean guy and unfriendly. He's very serious when asking the questions.

He asked if we engaged before i came here or did i intend to get married and i said No. I came here to visit my husband and my relatives, so he asked my husband do i have extended family in the US? My husband told him i have relatives in California.

He then asked me some questions that we already summited in the package which i didnt remember like when my visa expired and when i got my examination for I693 which i said in Jan or Feb

He asked us about lease which we didnt have coz my husband own his apt. My husband told him he has mortgage. I then suggested him we have our joint bank account, phone bills, gas bills and electric bills which showed our both names in it, He asked my husband when he added me on his bank account which my husband didnt remember either.

He asked about our inssurance, then he asked where my husband study, how long for his master degree and what his subject and then Yes/No questions and my husband tax return in 2011.

He asked us when my husband came back to my country the 3rd time to get to know me coz in our timeline we stated Feb 26 2010 but it didnt showed it on his passport, It might be lost and we didnt remember but he still kept his boarding pass showed Feb 25 2010 (but i forgot to give it to the officer at the interview)

One more thing is the typing error in our timeline. He proposed me on Nov 9 but on the timeline, he typed Nov 12. Some minor mistakes but we didnt know it will affect our case or not.

After 15mins of the interview, he asked us to wait at the lobby. We waited for another 15mins, he came out and gave us back all the documents. He only kept my I94 and our bills. He gave us the paper which said "Your case is being held for the file review in order to prepare a decision ....." He told us he had to review our file and will send us the mail within 60days.

Is that normal? Are we okay? Please advise as we're getting nervous now. I didnt nervous when we came to the interview as my husband had to go away for his programm in upstate NY (he signed up for his class long time ago, before we got the letter for the interview) and just came back for the interivew and i just got back from the trip so we didnt have time to sit down to prepare for the interview together, however, we thought we are a real couple and we bonafide but after the interview i'm getting anxious because it didnt went well like we thought.

Please give me some advices. Thank you.

Edited by HCM2NYC

02/08/2012 AOS Application Sent.
02/10/2012 Delivered
02/14/2012 NOA Text & Email received
02/21/2012 NOA received in mail for I485, I765 & I131.
02/25/2012 NOA received in mail for I130
02/27/2012 Biometrics letter received. Bio scheduled at 2pm on 03/19.
03/01/2012 Successful Biometrics walk-in. In & out only 20 mins
04/04/2012 Combo card EAD and Advance Parole approved but no mail update or case status update that my card was on production
04/12/2012 Got Combo card in mail.
04/20/2012 Received letter for interview on May 24 at Federal Plaza
05/24/2012 Interviewed at Federal Plaza. No decision on the spot
05/29/2012 E-notification for I-485 & I-130 approvals
06/01/2012 E notification of "Card/Document Production"
06/06/2012 Green Card in hand. Yay!!!

 

ROC

03/07/2014: Mailed out I751 package

03/10/2014: Package delivered

03/11/2014: Cash checked & NOA1

03/15/2014: NOA1 received in mail

04/01/2014: Successful Biometrics walk-in (Original Bio apt is 04/16/14)

09/22/2014: Got approved

10/03/2014: GC in hand

 

N400

07/26/2016: Mailed out N400 package

07/29/2016:Cash checked & NOA1

08/02/2016:NOA1 received in mail

08/18/2016: Biometrics 

02/27/2017: Interviewed - Got approved

04/05/17: Oath ceremony

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I certainly understand being nervous, I would be too. But I think you're ok. If he thought you were lying, I think he'd do more investigating. Maybe make you come for a second interview. There was nothing in what you described that would make him deny you outright (at least that's my guess.)

I really think you're ok. He just couldn't (or wouldn't) approve you on the spot. Hang in there, I bet you get a positive decision soon.


AOS

5/16/2012 - Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox at 1:33pm

5/21/2012 - Email/text notifications received at 4:50 p.m.

5/26/2012 - NOA hard copies received for I-130, I-485 and I-765

6/19/2012 - Biometrics completed.

7/02/2012 - Text/email/hard copy notification of interview.

7/30/2012 - EAD card production ordered.

8/02/2012 - Interview @ 2:00

8/02/2012 - Email notification of GC production at 5:30pm

8/07/2012 - Second GC production email

8/07/2012 - EAD received.

8/08/2012 - GC mailed.

8/09/2012 - Welcome letter and I-130 approval letter received.

8/10/2012 - Green card received. :)

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in a week, call USCIS Hotline, ask for casefile status.

Plan to call once a week after that, until you hear about the approval.


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Didn't you already post this somewhere?

In any case - it sounds pretty normal to me.


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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Thanks for your all reply. We do appreciated. My mom in law asked us to get an attorney just in case, but i told her we would wait until next Friday, if we dont hear anything from them, we will see an attorney.

We both were so busy at that time. My husband had full time job and full time school at NYU, I just got an internship, we did the best we could. He proposed me on Nov 9 and my mom were with me at that time so we wanted her to join our religious wedding before she flew back to my country so we went to city hall to register for marriage license on that day (I didnt know why we typed Nov 12 is the day he proposed me haizz)

Some minor mistakes but we really dont know if it affect our case or not haizzz.

Edited by HCM2NYC

02/08/2012 AOS Application Sent.
02/10/2012 Delivered
02/14/2012 NOA Text & Email received
02/21/2012 NOA received in mail for I485, I765 & I131.
02/25/2012 NOA received in mail for I130
02/27/2012 Biometrics letter received. Bio scheduled at 2pm on 03/19.
03/01/2012 Successful Biometrics walk-in. In & out only 20 mins
04/04/2012 Combo card EAD and Advance Parole approved but no mail update or case status update that my card was on production
04/12/2012 Got Combo card in mail.
04/20/2012 Received letter for interview on May 24 at Federal Plaza
05/24/2012 Interviewed at Federal Plaza. No decision on the spot
05/29/2012 E-notification for I-485 & I-130 approvals
06/01/2012 E notification of "Card/Document Production"
06/06/2012 Green Card in hand. Yay!!!

 

ROC

03/07/2014: Mailed out I751 package

03/10/2014: Package delivered

03/11/2014: Cash checked & NOA1

03/15/2014: NOA1 received in mail

04/01/2014: Successful Biometrics walk-in (Original Bio apt is 04/16/14)

09/22/2014: Got approved

10/03/2014: GC in hand

 

N400

07/26/2016: Mailed out N400 package

07/29/2016:Cash checked & NOA1

08/02/2016:NOA1 received in mail

08/18/2016: Biometrics 

02/27/2017: Interviewed - Got approved

04/05/17: Oath ceremony

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Well it takes up to 60 days to have a decision, pretty normal, the result can come in any time from now. You call in, the answer will be the same, wait 60 days. Please keep in mind that NYC is tough, you guys were lucky not having a Stokes one. Good luck and be patient. Everything is gonna be fine. Good luck.


N400

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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Thanks for your all reply. We do appreciated. My mom in law asked us to get an attorney just in case, but i told her we would wait until next Friday, if we dont hear anything from them, we will see an attorney.

We both were so busy at that time. My husband had full time job and full time school at NYU, I just got an internship, we did the best we could. He proposed me on Nov 9 and my mom were with me at that time so we wanted her to join our religious wedding before she flew back to my country so we went to city hall to register for marriage license on that day (I didnt know why we typed Nov 12 is the day he proposed me haizz)

Some minor mistakes but we really dont know if it affect our case or not haizzz.

What good would a lawyer do? Don't do that! It will be a waste of your money - at this point they are just going to be approving (most likely) or denying. A lawyer has absolutely no power to speed this or have any influence on the decision,


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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What good would a lawyer do? Don't do that! It will be a waste of your money - at this point they are just going to be approving (most likely) or denying. A lawyer has absolutely no power to speed this or have any influence on the decision,

Well, he can definitively call the 800 number on OP's behalf! And yes, it is a waste of money.


N400

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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What good would a lawyer do? Don't do that! It will be a waste of your money - at this point they are just going to be approving (most likely) or denying. A lawyer has absolutely no power to speed this or have any influence on the decision,

:thumbs:

A lawyer is not an Interview officer, he can't neither approve you nor making the decision comes faster.

Just be patient, I don't see anything wrong with your interview.


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AOS from F1:
Day0 -- 2012.05.08 Sent packet through USPS
Day1 -- 2012.05.09 Packet delivered at 1:29pm
Day7 -- 2012.05.15 Emails/texts acceptance confirmation at 5:16pm
Day8 -- 2012.05.16 Checks been cashed in the morning
Day11--2012.05.19 I-797C 4 hard copies received.
Day14--2012.05.22 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for June 5th.
Day15--2012.05.23 Biometrics Completed at 1:30pm (2 weeks earlier than the scheduled date)
Day27--2012.06.04 Card production ordered for EAD&AP
Day28--2012.06.05 Second card production ordered email received for EAD.(why?)
Day30--2012.06.07 EAD&AP Combo Card mailed
Day32--2012.06.09 EAD&AP Combo Card received
Day98--2012.08.14 Interview scheduled for Sep.18th @12:30pm(thank god I don't have school that day)
Day100-2012.08.16 Interview notice hard copy received
Day133-2012.09.18 Interview!! I-485 updated to Card Production around 3:30pm
Day134-2012.09.19 Online Update: I-130 approved; I-485 New permanent Resident Status Registered.
Day136-2012.09.21 Second Card production Email.
Day141-2012.09.26 GreenCard received. (Done for 2 years!)

ROC:

Day0 -- 2014.07.07 Sent package to CSC by USPS

Day1 -- 2014.07.08 Package delivered

Day3 -- 2014.07.10 Check has been cashed

Day4 -- 2014.07.11 I-797 Hard Copy Received

Day12--2014.07.19 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for Aug 5th.

Day23--2014.07.30 Biometrics Completed @1pm (6 days early)

Day95--2014.10.10 Card Production

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