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I just received a notice that our interview is on 23rd July.. Well, I'm not really scared cause no one knows about us than us two.. however, it'll still be good to have some tips on what they usually ask? Is there a certain pattern of questions? Are they usually rude and try to interrogate or are they nice... etc?

Any help will be appreciated!



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MY AOS interview was this past Monday and the Officer was really nice. The officer swore us in before sitting down, and our lawyer was sitting behind us. He seemed very polite and straight forward with the questions. He asked both of us for our IDs. He looked over my packet and was checking off through it as he read the information on the forms outloud to me so that I could verify that all info was correct. He asked my husband what are my parents names and then he kept looking through and randomly asked me when is my husband's birthday and flipped through more pages. He asked if we've ever been married before, if I've even in trouble with immigration and such. He asked my husband for my birthday. He did ask to see original documents of my husband's birth certificate or passport, our marriage certificate, and my birth certificate. That was it. He asked for any more evidence, and I handed in our most recent joint bank account statements, apartment lease, and I think that's it. I had correspondence with both of our names, but he didn't ask for it. Overall, my interview experience ended up being less than 20 mins and less nerve-racking than expected. Thankfully, I didn't come across anyone who was rude, they were all polite.

Good luck to you!

03/27/2012 - Sent out AOS

04/06/2012 - Received letter for biometrics appointment

04/18/2012 - ASC Appointment done

05/09/2012 - Received e-mail: was mailed I485 appointment notice for an interview

05/11/2012 - NOA received with instructions. Request to appear for initial interview

05/16/2012 - EAD card production ordered

05/26/2012 - EAD card arrived in the mail

06/18/2012 - AOS Interview - Houston, TX... i-130 & i-485 - Approved!!

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Op is not adjusting from a family based visa, moving to adjustment of status from work student tourist.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Our interview experience is here:


Good luck!

Edited by engineer21

AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

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Awesome! This helps a lot. I do have a few more questions...

- So, do we need to take originals of all the documents we had sent in the packet? I'm assuming they would have the packet with them right?

- How much time on average does it take for GC after the interview?

Thank you!!

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- So, do we need to take originals of all the documents we had sent in the packet? I'm assuming they would have the packet with them right?

Yes, take all of the original documents (SSN, DL, Birth certificates, bank statements, marriage certificate, tax transcripts, insurance policies, mortgage/lease agreements), bring pretty much every last bit of evidence in its original form.

- How much time on average does it take for GC after the interview?

It depends on how well your interview goes, some are approved on the spot or a few hours later, others hear within a few days and for the unlucky few it could take months. After approval, it usually takes a week or so to receive your physical GC in the mail.

Edited by ChrisPG

Background Information

-Dec 2006: Arrived with an F1 visa

-Dec 2007: Met USC.

-Dec 2009: Got Engaged.

-Jan 2010: Fell out of Status.

-Oct 2010: Married USC.

-Feb 2012: Filed I-130/AOS

I-130/AOS Timeline

Day 0: 02/25/12: Mailed concurrent I-130/AOS Package to the Chicago Lockbox

Day 2: 02/27/12: Package arrived at the Chicago Lockbox.

Day 5: 03/01/12: Email acceptance confirmation received for Forms: I-130, I-485 & I-765.

Day 13: 03/09/12: NOA1s received for Forms: I-130, I-485 & I-765. Biometrics letter also received and scheduled for March 27th.

Day 24: 03/20/12: Email notification for RFE.

Day 27: 03/23/12: Hardcopy RFE received in the mail.

Day 31: 03/27/12: Biometrics completed.

Day 40: 04/05/12: Mailed off the RFE.

Day 44: 04/09/12: RFE Delivered.

Day 46: 04/11/12: USCIS received RFE and case updated online.

Day 55: 04/20/12: EAD approved!

Day 60: 04/25/12: Received 2nd "EAD in Production" Email.

Day 61: 04/26/12: EAD Mailed.

Day 63: 04/28/12: EAD in hand!

Day 74: 05/09/12: Interview date scheduled for June 12th.

Day 75: 05/10/12: Interview letter in hand.

Day 108: 06/12/12: Interview.

Day 110: 06/14/12: Received I-485 & I-130 approval emails.

Day 114: 06/18/12: Received I-130 & I-485 Approval hardcopies.

Day 115: 06/19/12: Received GC in production email.

Day 116: 06/20/12: Received "GC mailed" & "USPS picked up your GC" emails.

Day 118: 06/22/12: GC arrived in the mail

March 16th 2014: Eligible to file ROC.

March 16th 2015: Eligible to file for naturalization.

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