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AOS Interview Approved! Thanks VJ !!!

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This email is a little late, but the AOS Interview Experience on 9/12/12 was very smooth ... got in and waited for about 40 minutes and Interview lasted 20 minutes. My wife & I were prepared with originals/copies & extra evidence, most of which we were surprisingly not asked to show. There was a minor hiccup after we were sworn in. The IO confirmed a typo in my entry date for my aos form, which I nervously but honestly admitted to. After correcting typo (whew!) the IO went through rest of form with me without issues. IO questioned my wife next (relaxed as always), and then asked us about our relationship since the beginning. Questions were not too intrusive, but relevant. After showing our wedding pictures and joint life evidence about a recent trip, IO approved us on the spot. IO mentioned that the Green Card (which will arrive by mail 1-2 wks later) is Conditional. IO also advised us on steps to take when preparing to file Removal of Conditions, and then wished both of us the best.

Thanks to VJ and all that participated and helped. This is a great site to be a part of. The paperwork was heavy, but we saved quite a bit of money and gained valuable experience ... well worth the journey.

Peace! :thumbs:


07/04/2009 - Relationship Began

06/27/2011 - Engagement

12/18/2011 - Marriage

06/20/2012 - day 00 - AOS package (i130, i485) sent to Chicago

06/22/2012 - day 02 - AOS package received

06/27/2012 - day 07 - NOA1 notices (i130, i485) sent

06/29/2012 - day 09 - NOA1 notices received

06/29/2012 - day 09 - Biometrics Notice sent

07/02/2012 - day 11 - Biometrics Notice received (appt on 07/19/2012)

07/19/2012 - day 29 - Biometrics Complete!

08/06/2012 - day 47 - AOS Interview Notice sent

08/08/2012 - day 49 - AOS Interview Notice received (appt on 09/12/2012)

09/12/2012 - day 84 - AOS Interview Approved! Card Production Ordered

09/13/2012 - day 85 - NOA2 notices (i130, i485) sent

09/17/2012 - day 89 - NOA2 notices received

09/21/2012 - day 93 - Green Card in Hand (ROC Begins 06/14/2014)

01/11/2013 - Became parents. Beautiful baby!

06/18/2014 - day 00 - i-751 package sent to Vermont

06/21/2014 - day 03 - i-751 package received

06/23/2014 - day 05 - NOA1 notice (i751) sent

06/27/2014 - day 09 - NOA1 notice received

07/01/2014 - day 13 - Biometrics Notice sent

07/05/2014 - day 17 - Biometrics Notice received (appt on 07/22/2014)

11/18/2014 - day 151 - Transfer notice (i751) sent

11/22/2014 - day 155 - Transfer notice received

12/19/2014 - day 182 - 2nd Biometrics Notice sent

12/26/2014 - day 189 - 2nd Biometrics Notice received (appt on 01/06/2015)

02/27/2015 - day 252 - ROC Approved! Card Production Ordered

02/27/2015 - day 252 - NOA2 notices (i130, i485) sent

03/09/2015 - day 262 - NOA2 notices received

03/09/2015 - day 262 - 10y Green Card in Hand (N-400 Begins 09/2015)

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Moved to Progress Reports.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Congratulations!!!


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K-1 Journey (I-129F)

09/10/2010 ----- Filing date of I-129 F

09/22/2010 ----- NOA 1

02/22/2011 ----- Case being adjudicated

02/28/2011 ----- RFE, Waiver to file 2nd K-1 petition

03/04/2011 ----- RFE reply sent

03/08/2011 ----- RFE received and being reviewed at USCIS

03/17/2011 ----- NOA2 (I-129F approved)

03/23/2011 ----- NOA2 hard copy received

03/29/2011 ----- NVC received our Case

04/04/2011 ----- NVC letter received and case forwarded to US embassy Manila

04/08/2011 ----- US Embassy Manila received our case (Consulate)

04/15/2011 ----- Paid VISA at BPI

04/16/2011 ----- Received Eligibility Letter from US Embassy Manila dated April 8, 2011

04/25/2011 ----- 1st day of Medical

04/26/2011 ----- 2nd day of Medical (I PASSED!! Thank you Lord!!)

05/13/2011 ----- Interview (221g - Case under Administrative Processing "AP")

08/12/2011 ----- Received an email from the embassy "Case is pending review by a consular officer"

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congrats :dance:


AOS

10/16/2012 Mailed I-485, I-765, I-131
10/19/2012 NOA1
11/09/2012 Biometrics Apt @ 3pm
12/25/2012 EAD/AP Approval
01/05/2013 Received EAD/AP in mail

06/20/2013 AOS APPROVED!!!!!

LIFTING OF CONDITIONS

3/23/15 Mailed I-751

3/25/15 NOA1

3/28/15 NOA1 Received in the Mail

4/28/15 Biometrics Apt.

11/13/15 ROC Approved

11/18/15 Approval Letter Received

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what documents, proves you had at the interview? we have our interview in 3 weeks, in Orlando too :)

Together we carried:

- Complete copy of application and copies of supporting documents (IO will normally have copy of application on file)

- Original supporting docs used in application (passports, Nat certificate, birth certificates, marriage lic, tax returns, paystubs, employment letter, property ownership)

We also carried extra documents proving joint life, which the IO looked over:

- Both Drivers Licenses (IO copied these)

- Wedding Photo Book (IO looked thru ... wanted copies)

- Receipt of Honeymoon Reservation (IO kept)

- Travel Tickets, Reservation, Photo & Matching Post Card for recent trip in May (IO kept)

- Joint Bank Statements (IO kept)

The IO kept some of the originals (obviously we got our Drivers Licenses and Photos back)

If you plan too bring in extra documents, try carrying copies in addition to originals. I guess the main goal is to meet the checklist (Interview Notice) as much as possible.

Best Wishes


07/04/2009 - Relationship Began

06/27/2011 - Engagement

12/18/2011 - Marriage

06/20/2012 - day 00 - AOS package (i130, i485) sent to Chicago

06/22/2012 - day 02 - AOS package received

06/27/2012 - day 07 - NOA1 notices (i130, i485) sent

06/29/2012 - day 09 - NOA1 notices received

06/29/2012 - day 09 - Biometrics Notice sent

07/02/2012 - day 11 - Biometrics Notice received (appt on 07/19/2012)

07/19/2012 - day 29 - Biometrics Complete!

08/06/2012 - day 47 - AOS Interview Notice sent

08/08/2012 - day 49 - AOS Interview Notice received (appt on 09/12/2012)

09/12/2012 - day 84 - AOS Interview Approved! Card Production Ordered

09/13/2012 - day 85 - NOA2 notices (i130, i485) sent

09/17/2012 - day 89 - NOA2 notices received

09/21/2012 - day 93 - Green Card in Hand (ROC Begins 06/14/2014)

01/11/2013 - Became parents. Beautiful baby!

06/18/2014 - day 00 - i-751 package sent to Vermont

06/21/2014 - day 03 - i-751 package received

06/23/2014 - day 05 - NOA1 notice (i751) sent

06/27/2014 - day 09 - NOA1 notice received

07/01/2014 - day 13 - Biometrics Notice sent

07/05/2014 - day 17 - Biometrics Notice received (appt on 07/22/2014)

11/18/2014 - day 151 - Transfer notice (i751) sent

11/22/2014 - day 155 - Transfer notice received

12/19/2014 - day 182 - 2nd Biometrics Notice sent

12/26/2014 - day 189 - 2nd Biometrics Notice received (appt on 01/06/2015)

02/27/2015 - day 252 - ROC Approved! Card Production Ordered

02/27/2015 - day 252 - NOA2 notices (i130, i485) sent

03/09/2015 - day 262 - NOA2 notices received

03/09/2015 - day 262 - 10y Green Card in Hand (N-400 Begins 09/2015)

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