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Interview experience in San Jose

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Here’s a synopsis; I hope it will be helpful.

First note: they don’t allow computers into the USCIS office, we had to go back to the car to unload husband’s laptop, and then go through the security again.

The interviewer started with an oath, and then asked to show identification. I presented my EAD for identification, since I just applied for a DL in married name and my DL was hole-punched. But the interviewer wanted to see the CA drivers license; turns out that he wanted to make sure our addresses match. I had the interim DL (print out from DMV) with me, with the current address, which satisfied him.

The interviewer then started going through the file we submitted to USCIS. He was going through every page, asking questions here and there. Asked for my passport and I-94 from when I last entered the US in 2001 (on H1B). I only had a copy and explained that I misplaced the original. Maybe since it's been almost 2 years, he was okay with the copy.

He then asked if we hade childredn together, to which we replied that we were expecting one. He asked to see records of that. I had several ultrasound pictures, but the first set did not have my name on it. Luckily, the later one had “BABY [LASTNAME]" and he asked to keep it. Then asked about employment and where I worked. I presented my employment letter, which he kept. Also he asked if husband was still with the same company and took the employment letter. We also gave him copies of of husband's 2005 W-2s, since we did not file taxes yet.

The interviewer then wanted to see the evidence of us living together as a married couple. We had current and future lease, correspondence sent to us from the leasing office about lease renewals, etc, auto insurance covering both of us. He also took copies of work benefits: husband's showing me covered under his health plan and showing me as life insurance beneficiary, and mine showing husband as life insurance beneficiary. He did not see to ask pictures or the wedding album, so maybe it's just women who do that.

He then stamped the file and my passport (without me even asking -- cool!) My I-551 stamp is valid for a year. The card should arrive within 8 weeks.

Overall, the interview took 30-40 minutes and was pretty thorough. I was reading a lot of posts about "piece of cake," "just social chit chat," "took us 10 minutes", etc. So be prepared for a thorough interview and bring all the evidence they ask for.


09-02-2005 Applications for AOS, EAD, and AP received by MSC

10-21-2005 AOS fingerprint notice for 12-08-2005

11-07-2005 AP approved

12-05-2005 Infopass appt at San Jose office for interim EAD -- Refused, because it is already approved by MSC on 11-07-2005

12-07-2005 Attempt at interim EAD at San Francisco office -- no go. Back to San Jose, where CSO (chief station officer) tells they will contact MSC via email to request permission to issue interim EAD

12-08-2005 Biometrics for AOS and EAD. Having no EAD appt letter was no problem (used EAD NOA)

12-15-2005 EAD arrived in the mail

12-24-2005 Received interview letter; interview scheduled 03-01-2006

01-28-2006 Received replacement SSN card in married name (5 wks since application)

03-01-2006 AOS interview -- approved; received stamp in the passport

03-13-2006 Green card arrived in the mail

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Filing for removal of conditions

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Awesome! Congratulations :dance:(F) And yup it's good to be well prepared.


3dflags_fin0001-0001a.gifSanna and Daniel's journey3dflags_usa0001-0001a.gif

December 13, 2007 - I-751 submitted to NSC (removing of conditions fun begins...)

December 22 - Received a rejection notice because the form was not "properly signed". Package itself was not returned.

January 1, 2008 - Received packet back from CSC. They are requesting we resubmit the packet (which is already organized by CSC) with a properly signed form.

January 2 - Packet resubmitted to California.

January 12 - NOA1 received (dated 01/07/2008)

January 19 - Biometrics appointment notice received (dated 01/15/2008)

February 1 - Biometrics

March 11 - Approved! Card production ordered (notified via e-mail).

March 20, 2008 - New card arrived in the mail :)

Done until 2018 :)

For more details including K1 and AOS journies check out "Our story" in my profile =)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Belize
Timeline

Congrats KC, I was wondering how your interview went. Glad it was ok. I remember we both had similar timelines for EAD card, let's see our GC and welcome letters will come at similar time. The race is on again :)

Congrats again


09-26-05 Mailed AOS/EAD/130

12-23-05 Recieve Notice of Interview for 02-28-06 (77 days total)

02-28-06 AOS interview APPROVED stamp in passport (138 days total)

03-24-06 Welcome to America letter arrives.

03-28-06 Green Card Arrives error free

Removal of Conditions

12-01-07 Mailed I751 to VT (day 1)

11-13-08....Card Production Ordered (day 358)

N-400

03-16-2011 Mailed to Lewisville lockbox

03-17-2011 NOA date

03-23-2011 Check Cashed

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
Timeline

Congrats. See you in 2 years.


2005

K1

March 2 Filed I-129 F

July 21 Interview in Bogota ** Approved ** Very Easy!

AOS

Oct 19 Mailed AOS Packet to Chicago

2006

Feb 17 AOS interview in Denver. Biometrics also done today! (Interviewing officer ordered them.)

Apr 25 Green card received

2008

Removal of conditions

March 17 Refiled using new I-751 form

April 16 Biometrics done

July 10 Green card production ordered

2009

Citizenship

Jan 20 filed N400

Feb 04 NOA date

Feb 24 Biometrics

May 5 Interview - Centennial (Denver, Colorado) Passed

June 10 Oath Ceremony - Teikyo Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado

July 7 Received Passport in 3 weeks

Shredded all immigration papers Have scanned images

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Congrats!


AOS 05

Jul 21.....Fly to JFK-EAD Stamp

Sep 17...MARRIED!

Oct 20....I-94 expires

Oct 22....Mailed AOS/EAD

Oct 24....Receipt date

Nov 2.....AOS/EAD NOA date-rec'd Nov 4 via USPS.

Nov 4.....Checks cashed/Touched (AOS/EAD).

Nov 12...Rec'd AOS bio appt notice.

Nov 23...AOS Biometrics They also did EAD as I had my NOA, Sioux Falls, SD.

Dec 30....Rec'd AOS Interview Notice

AOS 06

Jan 9......EAD approved, email notice to say card ordered

Jan 11....EAD touched/email to say approval notice has been mailed

Jan 14....Rec'd EAD in mail

Mar 30....AOS Interview in St Paul, MN APPROVED!!

Apr 03....Welcome to America Notice rec'd & AOS 'Touched'

Apr 04....Email to say GC ordered

Apr 10....GC arrives in mail

Apr 11....Order new SS card without notation and rec new DL. I live here now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Congrats to both of you!


Timeline

01-30-06 2-Year Green Card Approved

02-11-06 2-Year Green Card Arrival

11-05-07 I-751 Petition MAILED To TSC

11-08-07 I-751 Petition RECEIVED At TSC

11-26-07 I-751 Petition Transferred to CSC and Check Cashed

12-01-07 NOA For 1-Year Extention RECEIVED from CSC

12-17-07 Biometrics Letter Received / Scheduled for 1/8/08

01-08-08 Biometrics Completed At ASC

01-08-08 Touched

01-09-08 Touched

03-26-08 10-Year GC APPROVED!!!! HOORAY!!!

04-03-08 10-Year GC ARRIVES! GC Journey Over For Another 10-Years~On To Citizenship

N-400 Application

10-15-2009 Application Filed

10-16-2009 Application Received / Lewisville, TX

10-21-2009 NOA I-797 Receipt for Application

11-10-2009 Electronic Notice of RFE For Biometrics

11-12-2009 Biometrics Letter Received

12-04-2009 Biometrics

12-17-2009 Notice That File Has Been Transferred To Local Office For Standard Interview

01-19-2010 Interview - PASSED! HOORAY!

01-20-2010 Oath for NEW U.S. Citizen! FINISHED AND DONE!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Thanks, guys.

The status has not changed online yet. I guess it's too soon.

Missmarie, was your interview was successful as well?

Congrats KC, I was wondering how your interview went. Glad it was ok. I remember we both had similar timelines for EAD card, let's see our GC and welcome letters will come at similar time. The race is on again :)

09-02-2005 Applications for AOS, EAD, and AP received by MSC

10-21-2005 AOS fingerprint notice for 12-08-2005

11-07-2005 AP approved

12-05-2005 Infopass appt at San Jose office for interim EAD -- Refused, because it is already approved by MSC on 11-07-2005

12-07-2005 Attempt at interim EAD at San Francisco office -- no go. Back to San Jose, where CSO (chief station officer) tells they will contact MSC via email to request permission to issue interim EAD

12-08-2005 Biometrics for AOS and EAD. Having no EAD appt letter was no problem (used EAD NOA)

12-15-2005 EAD arrived in the mail

12-24-2005 Received interview letter; interview scheduled 03-01-2006

01-28-2006 Received replacement SSN card in married name (5 wks since application)

03-01-2006 AOS interview -- approved; received stamp in the passport

03-13-2006 Green card arrived in the mail

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Filing for removal of conditions

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Belize
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Yes Kc, mine was successful as well. see my post at this link my interview.

My case hasn't changed online neither, seems like it normally disappears for a few days. we'll see


09-26-05 Mailed AOS/EAD/130

12-23-05 Recieve Notice of Interview for 02-28-06 (77 days total)

02-28-06 AOS interview APPROVED stamp in passport (138 days total)

03-24-06 Welcome to America letter arrives.

03-28-06 Green Card Arrives error free

Removal of Conditions

12-01-07 Mailed I751 to VT (day 1)

11-13-08....Card Production Ordered (day 358)

N-400

03-16-2011 Mailed to Lewisville lockbox

03-17-2011 NOA date

03-23-2011 Check Cashed

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Congratulations!!


08/17/08: Mailed N400 to TSC

08/19/08: USPS attempted delivery

08/20/08: TSC received N400

08/21/08: TSC cashed check

09/02/08: Received NOA...........Priority date: 08/20/08

..............................................Notice date : 08/22/08

09/02/08: Received Biometrics Notification

09/18/08: Biometrics completed - Charlotte DO

10/24/08: Received Interview Letter

12/08/08: Interview @ 1:00pm. APPROVED!

01/05/09: Oath Ceremony 10:00AM. Now officially a USC!!!

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01/17/09: Applied for US Passport and passport card

01/28/09: Received US Passport

01/29/09: Received US passport card

01/29/09: Received naturalization certificate back from passport office

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland
Timeline

Congrats :thumbs:


03.04.2009......Posted I-130 to U.S. Embassy

03.04.2009......Ordered Police Certificate for Visa Purposes from Local Garda Office (ordered over the phone)

03.05.2009......I-130 received at Embassy

03.06.2009......Received Police Cert

03.18.2009......I-130 Approved

09.10.2009......Medical Exam

09.23.2009......Embassy receives Notice of Readiness

10.13.2009......Received our interview date

10.29.2009......Successful interview!

11.5.2009........Visa received in post

11.7.2009........All the family flew to the US together :)

12.20.2009......Received Welcome to America letter

12.24.2009......10 year Greencard received in the mail

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Pakistan
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we have been called for 2nd interview at san jose. this one will be video taped. in the ist interview the officer didn't have the 2nd file with different A number.they have asked us to bring more stuff than the orignal interview


i-751 filed at CSC

NOA received dated March7, 2008

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