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AOS Interview Approved!!!

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We were approved on the spot!!! Woooooo!!! It was actually a bit more stressful than I thought it would. We got there about 15 minutes early and waited (our appointment was at 11:15 AM MST). There were about 7 other groups (couples with lawyers, couples with kids, people I wasn't sure were couples or parents, etc.) but we didn't get called for about 45 minutes. I'm not sure why since people who got there after us got called in early but I think the guard who took our paper assigns it to different officers by putting the paper on their door and the people before us must have required more time...who knows.

So we get called in and taken to an office by a married mid 30's white male. He was nice, casually polite but no more than that. We entered his office and we sat down but he asked us to stay standing and we took an oath that everything we were going to say was true. Then he went straight to the questions. Asked me to state my husband's birthday and address (which I answered correctly). I accidentally filled in on the form wrong (assuming it was the I485) that he was born in 2012 which he corrected with a red pen. Then he asked me when I got married (answered), how we met (we met in Singapore by a mutual friend), have I met his parents (not yet, we have a trip planned this Xmas but that I met them numerous times over Skype and he said that doesn't count), what are there names (I answered correctly but his UK birth certificate did not have his parents name on it so he pressed about that and said there is a UK birth certificate that states this blah blah). Then he asked James the questions you check boxed on the form 'Have you ever' stuff to which he answered 'no.' Then he asked James how many times he has been to the US and he didn't have exact dates since they were spread out by 5-10 year intervals and he couldn't find his old passports but the most recent time besides his last entry was NYE 2011-2012. He then asked me if I came with him and I said 'no' because we met in Aug 2011 and we already had holidays planned prior to us meeting. He then asked me when we moved in together and I said the first part of the year after he came back to Singapore from holiday.

Then he started asking James questions about me: where I was born (he got the state right but did not know the city so I chimed in), then he asked him where I worked (which he hesitated because I worked at company A when we met (quit when we left Singapore), put part time company B where I worked when we decided to file, now work at company C which is my new full time job so I chimed in again and the guy looked at me and asked me to quit answering questions for my husband as it defeats the purpose of this interview *oops*), then proceeded to ask him my birthday and I believe that was it.

Then he asked us what evidence we brought that our marriage was bona fide and I showed him our plane tickets to London for the upcoming holiday, our lease we just added him to, bank statement he is added to, mobile phone bill with both our names on it, pictures pictures pictures, copies of passport pages of trips we took together, cards addressed to both of us, and he kept EVERYTHING. Then he just sat back and asked me if I trust him. Asked me if I understood that I would be financially responsible for him regardless of how our relationship turned out and that if he did a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g, they would chase me, not him. I let him know that I have read every horror story and I still trust him. He said he was pleased that I was informed and stated that there are people who do not know this. Then he asked us what our plan was for the next 5 years; if we planned to move, if we planned to stay in the US, children, etc. We responded honestly and pretty in depth because he just kept saying that he often sees people who don't work out because one spouse wants to move here not there or they drift apart because they were not on the same age and we kept having to validate with stories how we are on the same page.

He did a lot of sighing and finally said that we seemed really organized and all evidence is good evidence, that obviously some hold more weight, but that he would keep it all and approve us. He explained that the Green Card was conditional and that in 2 years we should have 8 times the evidence we do now and that we will pretty much have to do this over again and the strongest evidence is that we file taxes jointly (can't believe it out-ranked a kid ha). He didn't give us anything but said that we should receive the card in 3 weeks and if we don't have it in a month, to make an info pass appointment.

That was it! The online case update already reflects card is in production and it has been only 2 hours since leaving the office! It seems kind of surreal, I can't believe this is over for the next couple years. All in all, I appreciate everyone on this site and I wish you all the best of luck!


AOS:

5/29/2012: Married
6/29/2012: Sent AOS Package (I485, I130, I131, I765)
7/02/2012: *Date Received Shown on NOA for I485, I130, I131, I765
7/13/2012: Text/Email NOA Received
7/16/2012: Hard Copy NOA Received
8/07/2012: Biometrics Appointment
8/27/2012: I131 and I765 (AP and EAD) APPROVED - 59 Days
9/05/2012: EAD Received
9/26/2012: Interview (I485 and I130)
9/26/2012: Conditional Green Card APPROVED - 89 Days
10/8/2012: Green Card Received

ROC:

9/4/2014: Sent ROC Package (I751)

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ConGraTuLaTions :):dance::star:


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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Congratulations!


01/27/2011 - Trevor's N400 submitted
02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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thank you!!!! our i130 is still in 'initial review' so i hope it is okay


AOS:

5/29/2012: Married
6/29/2012: Sent AOS Package (I485, I130, I131, I765)
7/02/2012: *Date Received Shown on NOA for I485, I130, I131, I765
7/13/2012: Text/Email NOA Received
7/16/2012: Hard Copy NOA Received
8/07/2012: Biometrics Appointment
8/27/2012: I131 and I765 (AP and EAD) APPROVED - 59 Days
9/05/2012: EAD Received
9/26/2012: Interview (I485 and I130)
9/26/2012: Conditional Green Card APPROVED - 89 Days
10/8/2012: Green Card Received

ROC:

9/4/2014: Sent ROC Package (I751)

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Congrats. I-130 will change by tomorrow...:)


AOS from F-1(Married to USC
06.08.12 - AOS mailed
09.18.12 - Interview.....Approved!!

ROC- Divorce Waiver
05/09/14- I-751 packet mailed to CSC
05/12/14- NOA1 Receipt date
07/01/14- Biometrics Appt

08/11/14- RFE received

09/08/14- RFE response received by USCIS

09/22/14- 10yrs GC Approved!!

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Congratulations :dance: :dance:


Adjusting from B1/B2

01-30-2012 - Mailed I-130 Petition thru USPS Express Mail

02-05-2012 - Received Email Confirmation with Receipt Number

02-09-2012 - Received I-797C NOA in the mail

05-23-2012 - Received Email that I-130 was Approved

05-29-2012 - Received I-797 Approval Notice

06-13-2012 - Mailed I-485 & I-765 Packet thru USPS Express Mail

06-15-2012 - Packets received by USCIS Chicago Lockbox

06-19-2012 - Received Email that application/petition transferred to National Benefits Center

06-23-2012 - Received I-797C NOA (for I-485 & I-765) in the mail with receipt #'s, USCIS# and payment information

07-12-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Biometrics Schedule Appointment in the mail

08-06-2012 - Biometrics Appointment taken at local USCIS Office

08-17-2012 - Received Email & Text Status Updated: Card Production for I-765 EAD

08-22-2012 - Received Email & Text Alert: EAD on Production & AOS Interview Schedule

08-22-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Initial Interview Schedule in the mail

08-25-2012 - Received EAD thru USPS Priority Mail

09-24-2012 - Interview date and we got Approved on the spot

09-24-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production for Green Card

09-25-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Decision: mailed a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status

09-28-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production: We mailed the new card directly to the address we have on file

10-01-2012 - Green Card Received in the mail with I-797 Welcome Notice

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thank you all and congratulations to you too jueribizu and newbie 608 on recent green card approval!!!


AOS:

5/29/2012: Married
6/29/2012: Sent AOS Package (I485, I130, I131, I765)
7/02/2012: *Date Received Shown on NOA for I485, I130, I131, I765
7/13/2012: Text/Email NOA Received
7/16/2012: Hard Copy NOA Received
8/07/2012: Biometrics Appointment
8/27/2012: I131 and I765 (AP and EAD) APPROVED - 59 Days
9/05/2012: EAD Received
9/26/2012: Interview (I485 and I130)
9/26/2012: Conditional Green Card APPROVED - 89 Days
10/8/2012: Green Card Received

ROC:

9/4/2014: Sent ROC Package (I751)

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