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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
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We had our interview this Friday in Norfolk VA and it was a little more stressful than I imagine It would be. The interview was schedule for 11:30, so we arrived at 11am but had to wait until 12:40 to be called in.

A lady called us into her office, she was polite and to the point. We were asked to raise our right hand and swear to tell the true. Next, she asked for our birth certificates, passports and my I-94. Then she started asking my husband for his biographical information. Actually she was affirming all the information like "you live at address XXX", "your name is XXX", "your spouse name is XXX", and we were just saying yes yes yes...Then she did the same with my biographical info and all the have-you-ever questions.

Next she asked me how we met and I described it briefly; she asked me what I was doing at the city were I used to live when we met and I said - studying. She asked when my husband and I met; when we moved in together and there I made a little mistake because I just said 2011 when I meant 2012. Then my husband corrected me right away. Then she asked very fast for the same question in between other questions three times to see if I could answer correctly (panic!) Then, she asked when my husband proposed, I said Jan 8th 2011; and asked when you moved in together - Jan 8th 2011; Same day? Yes. Do you wish to have your name changed? Yes, please.

Next she asked for all the documents I brought as supporting evidence, I gave her our joint bank account, lease, health insurance, phone bills with usage, and electric bill.

Then she explained ROC process and said that she would have to verify our documentation before approving. So I asked her: "So we won't know if we are approved now?" "No, I have to verify some information and if I need something from you, we will let you know"

I was really expecting to have a "You are approved" at the end of the interview but it didn't happen.

She dd not ask to see our pictures nor even for our certified copy of our marriage certificate and now I hate myself for forgetting to give it to her any way.

During the interview I was nervous and very tired from not sleeping the night before, from travelling to Norfolk and from having to wait so much to be seen. So at the end of the interview when I was expecting to be approved and found out I'll have to wait a little more, I just got even more stressed and upset. I burst in tears in the car just to come to the realization that it was Friday and I will have to wait for the next week to know if we are approved or not.

I am really fed up with all this process and can't wait to be finally done!


01/22/2011 - Met my now husband

06/09/2012 - Married the Best man in the world!


07/14/2012 - Mailed I-130 and I-485 packages

07/23/2012 - USCIS cashed our checks

07/25/2012 - Received Notice of Action letters for I-130, I-485 and I-765.

07/25/2012 - Received ASC Appointment Notice for biometrics. Biometrics scheduled for 08/14/2012 in Norfolk, VA.

08/07/2012 - Successful Walk-in Early Biometrics taken at a different ASC location (Alexandria, VA).

08/13/2012 - Called the FBI to ask about biometrics. USCIS have them!

08/27/2012 - Received Interview letter, Interview scheduled on Sept. 28th.

09/21/2012 - EAD card under production

09/28/2012 - Interview in Norfolk - No decision yet :(

09/29/2012 - EAD card received in the mail.

10/01/2012 - Case status updated - Approved! YAY!!!!

10/03/1012 - Card Production!!!!! YAAAAAAY!!!

10/10/2012 - Green Card received in the mail! It's beautiful!!!


ROC

7/7/14 - Package sent to Vermont Service Center

7/14/14 - USCIS received Package, USCIS sent first NOA

7/22/14 - ASC Appointment Notice Letter

8/15/14 - Biometrics done


...waiting and waiting and waiting...

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Have you checked your online status since?


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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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This whole process sucks :(


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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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
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Have you checked your online status since?

Yep, its oan Testing and Interview still


01/22/2011 - Met my now husband

06/09/2012 - Married the Best man in the world!


07/14/2012 - Mailed I-130 and I-485 packages

07/23/2012 - USCIS cashed our checks

07/25/2012 - Received Notice of Action letters for I-130, I-485 and I-765.

07/25/2012 - Received ASC Appointment Notice for biometrics. Biometrics scheduled for 08/14/2012 in Norfolk, VA.

08/07/2012 - Successful Walk-in Early Biometrics taken at a different ASC location (Alexandria, VA).

08/13/2012 - Called the FBI to ask about biometrics. USCIS have them!

08/27/2012 - Received Interview letter, Interview scheduled on Sept. 28th.

09/21/2012 - EAD card under production

09/28/2012 - Interview in Norfolk - No decision yet :(

09/29/2012 - EAD card received in the mail.

10/01/2012 - Case status updated - Approved! YAY!!!!

10/03/1012 - Card Production!!!!! YAAAAAAY!!!

10/10/2012 - Green Card received in the mail! It's beautiful!!!


ROC

7/7/14 - Package sent to Vermont Service Center

7/14/14 - USCIS received Package, USCIS sent first NOA

7/22/14 - ASC Appointment Notice Letter

8/15/14 - Biometrics done


...waiting and waiting and waiting...

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you are in a good shape , she told you that she gonna approve you, it's a matter of days


AOS

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.

ROC

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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Well maybe they will update it within next week plus she explained the ROC process


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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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
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Thank you guys for your support and encouragement.

I just checked my case status online and it's now under Decision. It says:

Decision

On September 28, 2012, we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status. Please follow any instructions on the notice. Your new permanent resident card should be mailed within 60 days following this registration or after you complete any ADIT processing referred to in the welcome notice, whichever is later.

Does that mean I am approved?

J


01/22/2011 - Met my now husband

06/09/2012 - Married the Best man in the world!


07/14/2012 - Mailed I-130 and I-485 packages

07/23/2012 - USCIS cashed our checks

07/25/2012 - Received Notice of Action letters for I-130, I-485 and I-765.

07/25/2012 - Received ASC Appointment Notice for biometrics. Biometrics scheduled for 08/14/2012 in Norfolk, VA.

08/07/2012 - Successful Walk-in Early Biometrics taken at a different ASC location (Alexandria, VA).

08/13/2012 - Called the FBI to ask about biometrics. USCIS have them!

08/27/2012 - Received Interview letter, Interview scheduled on Sept. 28th.

09/21/2012 - EAD card under production

09/28/2012 - Interview in Norfolk - No decision yet :(

09/29/2012 - EAD card received in the mail.

10/01/2012 - Case status updated - Approved! YAY!!!!

10/03/1012 - Card Production!!!!! YAAAAAAY!!!

10/10/2012 - Green Card received in the mail! It's beautiful!!!


ROC

7/7/14 - Package sent to Vermont Service Center

7/14/14 - USCIS received Package, USCIS sent first NOA

7/22/14 - ASC Appointment Notice Letter

8/15/14 - Biometrics done


...waiting and waiting and waiting...

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Congratulations.


05/22/2012 - MAILED AOS PACKAGE.
06/04/2012 - RECEIVED NOTICE IN THE MAIL.
06/04/2012 - RECEIVED BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT IN THE MAIL.
06/06/2012 - WALK IN BIOMETRICS COMPLETED.
07/11/2012 - TEXT AND EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS OF I-485 INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT.
07/13/2012 - RECEIVED HARD COPY OF INTERVIEW NOTICE IN THE MAIL.
07/28/2012 - EAD CARD PRODUCTION ORDER.
08/04/2012 - EAD CARD IN HAND.
08/15/2012 - GC INTERVIEW. APPROVED. PASSPORT STAMPED.
08/20/2012 - GC CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED.
08/23/2012 - GC RECEIVED.

06/28/2014 - MAILED I-751 PACKAGE

07/05/2014 - RECEIVED NOA 1

01/15/2016 - Interviewed and Approved.

08/02/2016 - N400 Interviewed and Approved.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: China
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cong!


- 7/23/2008 came to US with F-1 visa
- 9/11/2012 I-485, I-130 and I-765 package sent to USCIS Chicago lockbox
- 9/12/2012 package delivered and signed by XXX
- 9/14/2012 received email with receipt numbers
- 9/17/2012 check cashed
- 9/30/2012 received hard copy of biometrics appointment on 10/19/2012, notice dated on 9/21/2012
- 10/12/2012 successfully walk-in one week earlier without asking reason at New York Long Island City office
- 11/5/2012 started to work in a new firm
- 11/11/2012 EAD approved!!! AWESOME!
- 11/19/2012 EAD card delivered, one day ahead of my birthday!
- 1/11/2013 received txt and email about interview time
- 2/14/2013 interview - Got APPROVED on the spot!!
- 2/27/2013 USCIS online update - 485 decision!! we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status :) Later, my 130 update too!!!
- 3/4/2013 Card Production!!

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- 11/24/2014 I-751 package sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center to remove conditions

- 11/25/2014 package was delivered and signed by XXX

- 11/26/2014 check cashed @16:49 before thanksgiving!

- 12/17/2014 bio letter received, scheduled on Dec 30, 2014 11:00 AM

- 12/19/2014 early bio done in Long Island City Office!

Good Luck!!

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I know I am late to the post, but the process in general is stressful not to say direct interviews. The chances to make a mistake while interview [and I mean forget] is greater than most people expect. Typically and almost 80% of the cases called for interview do not get the answer on the spot, for some reason, even if everything is in order, the officers do not give you the answer on the spot..

In any event, good to hear you have your GC approved.. best of luck,


"Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty." -- NAPF page on Oscar Romero

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
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Thank you all for your reply and for giving me assurance!

All the process would definitely be harder without all your help. We are now just waiting for the letters of approval to come in the mail and for the Post DEcision Activities!

Thank you all again and may you all have a smooth journey.

Best,

J


01/22/2011 - Met my now husband

06/09/2012 - Married the Best man in the world!


07/14/2012 - Mailed I-130 and I-485 packages

07/23/2012 - USCIS cashed our checks

07/25/2012 - Received Notice of Action letters for I-130, I-485 and I-765.

07/25/2012 - Received ASC Appointment Notice for biometrics. Biometrics scheduled for 08/14/2012 in Norfolk, VA.

08/07/2012 - Successful Walk-in Early Biometrics taken at a different ASC location (Alexandria, VA).

08/13/2012 - Called the FBI to ask about biometrics. USCIS have them!

08/27/2012 - Received Interview letter, Interview scheduled on Sept. 28th.

09/21/2012 - EAD card under production

09/28/2012 - Interview in Norfolk - No decision yet :(

09/29/2012 - EAD card received in the mail.

10/01/2012 - Case status updated - Approved! YAY!!!!

10/03/1012 - Card Production!!!!! YAAAAAAY!!!

10/10/2012 - Green Card received in the mail! It's beautiful!!!


ROC

7/7/14 - Package sent to Vermont Service Center

7/14/14 - USCIS received Package, USCIS sent first NOA

7/22/14 - ASC Appointment Notice Letter

8/15/14 - Biometrics done


...waiting and waiting and waiting...

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
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MY CARD IS ORDERED FOR PRODUCTION!!!!! YAY!!!!

J


01/22/2011 - Met my now husband

06/09/2012 - Married the Best man in the world!


07/14/2012 - Mailed I-130 and I-485 packages

07/23/2012 - USCIS cashed our checks

07/25/2012 - Received Notice of Action letters for I-130, I-485 and I-765.

07/25/2012 - Received ASC Appointment Notice for biometrics. Biometrics scheduled for 08/14/2012 in Norfolk, VA.

08/07/2012 - Successful Walk-in Early Biometrics taken at a different ASC location (Alexandria, VA).

08/13/2012 - Called the FBI to ask about biometrics. USCIS have them!

08/27/2012 - Received Interview letter, Interview scheduled on Sept. 28th.

09/21/2012 - EAD card under production

09/28/2012 - Interview in Norfolk - No decision yet :(

09/29/2012 - EAD card received in the mail.

10/01/2012 - Case status updated - Approved! YAY!!!!

10/03/1012 - Card Production!!!!! YAAAAAAY!!!

10/10/2012 - Green Card received in the mail! It's beautiful!!!


ROC

7/7/14 - Package sent to Vermont Service Center

7/14/14 - USCIS received Package, USCIS sent first NOA

7/22/14 - ASC Appointment Notice Letter

8/15/14 - Biometrics done


...waiting and waiting and waiting...

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Congratz

MY CARD IS ORDERED FOR PRODUCTION!!!!! YAY!!!!

J


"Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty." -- NAPF page on Oscar Romero

Wife'sTime Line My link

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