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Interview Today!! We Rocked It!! Approved!! :) \m/\m/

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To All,

We had our USCIS Interview today in Fairfax, VA, and knocked it out of the park!! It went extremely well!! It lasted about 45 minutes, and was very relaxed and positive!! The USCIS official was very nice, and in fact, an immigrant from Kenya. After answering many basic questions about family, our journey, and our knowledge of each other, she asked if we had any questions for her, and then proceeded to explain to my wife what happens when she finally receives her green card and the process after two years.

In our eyes, those were the words we were looking for, and essentially told us, that the interview was a success and we had passed!!

To everyone out there....your dream is a reality!! Just relax, be yourself...You'll do fine at the interview!!

RAWK On!! Tim 'n Adriana!! :) \m/\m/

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True Love Knows No Boundaries - The World is a Handkerchief!!
 

Adjusting Status from VWP

Married 3/12/2014

AOS Packet Mailed: 3/21/2014

Signature Received: 3/23/2014

Checks Cashed: 3/26/2014

NOA1 (EAD): 3/29/2014

Biometrics Notification: 4/3/2014 (Scheduled 4/23/2014)

Biometrics Taken: 4/23/2014

EAD Approved: 5/29/2014

EAD Card Received: 5/31/2014

NOA2 (I485): 7/20/2014

USCIS Interview: 8/22/2014

I-485 Approved: 8/22/2014

Conditional GC Received: 9/03/2014

I-751 ROC Petition Filed: 8/03/2016 (Mailed/Certifed)

I-751 ROC Petition Delivery: 8/06/2016 (USPS)

Signature (Stamped) Received: 8/8/2016
Check Cashed: 8/10/2016

I-751 ROC NOA1: 8/12/2016 (Postmarked 8/10/2016)

Biometrics Notification: 8/27/2016 (Scheduled 9/07/2016)

Biometrics Appointment Completed: 9/07/2016

I-797 ROC NOA2 Received: 7/05/2017 ~ Permanent GC Approved!!
Permanent GC Mailed by USCIS: 7/21/2017
Permanent GC Received in Mail: 7/26/2017

Life is Wonderful!!
   

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First of all Congrats. Would you please advise me what documents you toke with you ?

i do have my interview on september 23 so i am getting all documents, did you provide more documents than the ones they requested ?


Marriage

06/20/2010: Met Online

09/05/2012: Marriage in Pretoria, South Africa

I-130

03/24/2013: Package I-130 was sent to Chicago Lockbox
04/01/2013: NOA1 Hard Copy
07/26/2013: Infopass
07/30/2013: RFE Received
08/05/2013: RFE Sent
05/01/2014: NOA2 Hard Copy

The process took almost 14 months (well ... that really sucks)

AOS

05/05/2014: Package I-485, I-765 and I-131 Sent
05/16/2014: NOA1 Hard Copy( I-765, I-485 )

05/28/2014: Biometric Appointment ( 15 days earlier than scheduled )

06/04/2014: RFE ( Sponsor's Proof of Employment )

06/06/2014: RFE Sent

07/30/2014: EAD/AP Received

09/23/2014: Interview

10/03/2014: Case Approved
10/09/2014: GC Received (10 YRS)

N-400

Qualified by 319b

05/02/2015: Fingerprints in the US embassy

05/04/2015: N-400 sent

05/19/2015: Cash checked

05/21/2015: NOA1

06/08/2015: In-Line for an Interview

07/21/2015: Interview

07/21/2015: Oath Ceremony ... I'm a U.S. Citizen

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Thank you!! :)

We took anything and everything we could possibly think of that documented our journey, including all forms and items they request in the NOA2 notice.

We took our photo album, which she did look through, but didn't keep any photos as many of them were ones they received in our original packet.

She did ask for copies of documents that showed we had joint account/ownership

1) Renter's Insurance Policy

2) Car Insurance Policy

3) Bank Accounts

4) Health Insurance

5) Beneficiary Information (Life Insurance, etc)

Of course we had all those ready for her to keep and/or make copies of. She did ask to make copies of our Bank Cards (Credit/Debit) and Insurance Cards as well.

But basically the core of our file that we kept were all forms of items they request you have ready and prepared on the checklist. I even took copies of flight confirmation itineraries when Adriana traveled into the country. It really was not strenuous, and she didn't ask to see much documentation...Passports and ID's of course...but she wanted proof of the marriage for which we both laughed and showed our wedding rings. However, she already had everything she needed in her file, and didn't ask for any additional copies of the marriage license.

We did not take any additional chat transcripts with us, as it totals almost 1800 pages of communication, and she already had some of that transcript in the file.

Hope this helps!!


True Love Knows No Boundaries - The World is a Handkerchief!!
 

Adjusting Status from VWP

Married 3/12/2014

AOS Packet Mailed: 3/21/2014

Signature Received: 3/23/2014

Checks Cashed: 3/26/2014

NOA1 (EAD): 3/29/2014

Biometrics Notification: 4/3/2014 (Scheduled 4/23/2014)

Biometrics Taken: 4/23/2014

EAD Approved: 5/29/2014

EAD Card Received: 5/31/2014

NOA2 (I485): 7/20/2014

USCIS Interview: 8/22/2014

I-485 Approved: 8/22/2014

Conditional GC Received: 9/03/2014

I-751 ROC Petition Filed: 8/03/2016 (Mailed/Certifed)

I-751 ROC Petition Delivery: 8/06/2016 (USPS)

Signature (Stamped) Received: 8/8/2016
Check Cashed: 8/10/2016

I-751 ROC NOA1: 8/12/2016 (Postmarked 8/10/2016)

Biometrics Notification: 8/27/2016 (Scheduled 9/07/2016)

Biometrics Appointment Completed: 9/07/2016

I-797 ROC NOA2 Received: 7/05/2017 ~ Permanent GC Approved!!
Permanent GC Mailed by USCIS: 7/21/2017
Permanent GC Received in Mail: 7/26/2017

Life is Wonderful!!
   

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Congrats!!

Did you have to show them photos?


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6/12/2016 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions

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ROC

Spoiler

 

6/20/2016 (Day 0) - ROC Package (i-761) sent via USPS Priority Mail

6/21/2016 (Day 1) - ROC Package delivered at CSC Laguna Niguel & signed for by J Siplivy

6/28/2016 (Day 8) - Check cashed and NOA dated 6/21/2016 received in the mail

7/18/2016 (Day 28) - Biometrics appointment done at Santa Ana ASC

2/28/2017 (Day 254) - Spouse received call from immigration officer verifying if we still lived together at our current address. He ended the conversation by saying we our approved and no need for interview

3/3/2017 (Day 257) - Received approval letter in the mail! 

3/13/2017 (Day 267) - Online status updated - new card being produced

3/16/2017 (Day 270) - Online status updated - new card was mailed to me

3/20/2017 (Day 274) - 10 year green card on hand!! 

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6/12/2017 - Eligible for Citizenship

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N-400

6/13/2017 - N-400 package sent via USPS Priority Mail Express

6/16/2017 - N-400 fee cashed

6/19/2017 - NOA date - Priority date 6/15/17

6/30/2017 - Received biometrics appointment letter in the mail for 7/12/17

7/5/2017 - Walked in Tustin ASC for biometrics 

8/10/2017 - Case is in line for interview

1/22/2018 - N-400 interview date scheduled 

1/26/2018 - Received N-400 interview letter in the mail! Interview scheduled on Feb. 28 

2/28/2018 - Naturalization interview - recommended for approval! :)

3/20/2018 - Oath taking ceremony :dance:

 

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Congratulations!! :dancing: we also got approved two days ago and our interview went smooth and relaxed. We were not even asked for our marriage certificate nor divorce decrees to our surprised. We were approved on the spot and our interview lasted about 25 minutes. The feeling I experienced when she gave us the approval letter was one of the best I've ever felt so far and I do still feel joyous and most of it , I am so grateful things went so well for us. Now waiting for GC on the mail hopefully next week.


dAdjusting from F1

05/21/14 Package sent via FedEX

05/23/14 (day 1) Package delivered Chicago Lockbox 10:29am signed by J.Chyba

05/29/14 (day 6) emal/txt message NOA1

06/03/14 (day 11) paper NOA1 arrived in the mail

06/07/14 (day 15) Biometrics notice in the mail/ appointment June 19, 2:00pm

06/19/14 (day 27) Biometrics done

06/26/14 (day 34) email notification I-485 case status "Testing and Interview"

07/18/14 (day 56) email/txt notification Interview letter was sent on the mail. Interview date 08/20/14

07/21/14 (day 59) hard copy in the mail for AOS interview date

08/05/14 (day 74) email/txt notification EAD card is in production (59 days after Biometrics)

08/08/14 (day 77) email/txt notification EAD card has been mailed

08/09/14 (day 78) EAD in hand (4 days after "card production" notification)

08/20/14 (day 89) AOS Interview -APPROVED!!! 2 hrs after interview received text/email notification "card in production". 5 hrs after interview received text/email notification I-130 has been approved/notice of permanent resident status has been registered

08/28/14 (day 97) NOA2/Welcome to USA notice arrived in the mail

08/28/14 (day 97) email/txt notification Green Card has been mailed with tracking # -sent priority mail 2-Day

08/29/14 (day 98) GREEN CARD in hand delivered at 1:17pm . Yes it is green! :dance::D:dance::D:dance::D:dance:

RoC

08/01/16 I-751 sent via USPS Express Mail

08/02/16 (Day 1) Package delivery confirmation USPS 10:17am PDT

08/04/16 (Day 3) Check cashed

08/06/16 (Day 5) NOA I-797 Received on the mail dated 08/02/2016

09/20/16 (Day 50) 45 days after receiving NOA -1yr permit extension- I filed service request to inquire about Biometrics appointment letter

09/29/16 (Day 59) Biometrics appointment letter received dated 9/24/16

10/11/16 (Day 71) Biometrics completed. *Also, received on the mail response letter from previous service request filed with copy of Biometrics appointment letter.

11/11/17 (Day 466) Case Status changed to New Card Production

11/16/17 (Day 471) Case Status indicate  New Card being sent on the mail .:dance::dance::D:dance::dance::dance:

11/17/17 (Day 472) I-797  Notice of Removal of Condition being approved received in the mail.

11/20/17 (Day 475/15 months 18 days) New Lawful Permanent Resident arrived in the mail; card in hand at last! :dancing:

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Congrats guys


05/24/14 (day 01) Sent AOS package

05/26/14 (day 02) Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox

06/04/14 (day 10) Txt msg & Email received

06/09/14 (day 13) Received NOA1

06/26/14 (day 30) Biometrics Done

07/07/14 (day 41) Case moved to Testing&Interview

10/20/14 (day 146) Interview scheduled for November 25

11/25/14 (day 182) Interview,Approved on a spot

12/01/14 Received Welcome to USA letter

12/03/14 Card was mailed

12/04/15 Received Green Card on mail




08/30/14 Sent I-765

09/05/14 Txt msg & Email received

09/08/14 Received NOA1

10/29/14 EAD Card Production

11/04/14 Got tracking num for EAD

11/05/14 EAD on hands

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Congrats!!

Did you have to show them photos?

Thanks hellostranger!!

We took our photo album with us, and yes, she did go through the album to look at the photos. We laid it out in the form of our personal journey timeline from start to present. She did not keep any of the photos, but to be honest, she had our packet in front of her, and we had about 8-10 pages of photos already submitted to USCIS. (Copies of photos in a word document format).

She used those for the final file, and just wanted to see our other pictures...She was very nice and being inquisitive. Almost like a family member looking at our photo album and journey!!

Hope this helps!!


True Love Knows No Boundaries - The World is a Handkerchief!!
 

Adjusting Status from VWP

Married 3/12/2014

AOS Packet Mailed: 3/21/2014

Signature Received: 3/23/2014

Checks Cashed: 3/26/2014

NOA1 (EAD): 3/29/2014

Biometrics Notification: 4/3/2014 (Scheduled 4/23/2014)

Biometrics Taken: 4/23/2014

EAD Approved: 5/29/2014

EAD Card Received: 5/31/2014

NOA2 (I485): 7/20/2014

USCIS Interview: 8/22/2014

I-485 Approved: 8/22/2014

Conditional GC Received: 9/03/2014

I-751 ROC Petition Filed: 8/03/2016 (Mailed/Certifed)

I-751 ROC Petition Delivery: 8/06/2016 (USPS)

Signature (Stamped) Received: 8/8/2016
Check Cashed: 8/10/2016

I-751 ROC NOA1: 8/12/2016 (Postmarked 8/10/2016)

Biometrics Notification: 8/27/2016 (Scheduled 9/07/2016)

Biometrics Appointment Completed: 9/07/2016

I-797 ROC NOA2 Received: 7/05/2017 ~ Permanent GC Approved!!
Permanent GC Mailed by USCIS: 7/21/2017
Permanent GC Received in Mail: 7/26/2017

Life is Wonderful!!
   

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