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Today we had an interview in Fairfax, VA. We arrived 15 minutes early and we started waiting after a while we got called by this lady and the minutes we both stood up the IO said she'll interview only me and in a while she'll come back to call my wife into her office.

at the end she told me I should hear something back within this week end. After 45 minutes of questioning me she said she was done with me and need to speak to my wife. I got back to the waiting room, after 10 minutes my wife is coming out. Based on our answers they were similar.

Is this normal ?
Is this a stoke interview ?
We're very nervous now ?
What should we expect ?


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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Looks like you were stoked from jump. Could have been random or you had certain things in your application which required her to give you a stokes.


~AOS~

01/14/2014 - Mailed AOS Package by Fedex to Chicago Lockbox facility.
Day 01 01/16/2014 - package delivered
Day 06 01/21/2014 - e-mails about receipt of package and receipt numbers for all three
Day 07 01/22/2014 - Case status updates online: I-130 - initial Review, I-765 - initial Review, I-485 - Acceptance
Day 10 01/25/2014 - Received paper NOAs in the mailbox
Day 15 01/30/2014 - Received Biometrics Appointment letter (scheduled for 02/11/2014)
Day 16 01/31/2014 - Successful Biometrics walk in at Portland USCIS office
Day 35 02/19/2014 - Online status for I-485 changed to Testing and Interview
Day 63 03/19/2014 - Online status for I-765 changed to EAD in card production.
Day 69 03/25/2014 - EAD card mailed (Online status update with tracking number)
Day 71 03/27/2014 - EAD card received in mail.

Day 184 07/18/2014 - Received Text and Email notifications for Interview scheduled for (08/21/2014).

Day 197 07/31/2014 - Received Interview Appointment letter in mailbox (Interview date: 09/05/2014).

Day 233 09/05/2014 - AOS Interview @ Portland USCIS [short Interview - Approved!!!]

Day 233 09/05/2014 - Received Text and email notifications of Green card in Production.

Day 239 09/11/2014 - 2 YR Green card received!!!!.

 

~ROC~

06/09/2016 - Mailed I-751 by USPS to USCIS California Service Center

Day 01   06/10/2016 - Package Delivered (Signed for by : N Lakelieh)

Day 07   06/16/2016 - NOA1 Received (Dated 06/10/2016)

Day 14   06/23/2016 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter (scheduled for 07/06/2016)

Day 23   07/06/2016 - Completed Biometrics appointment

Day 392 07/06/2017 - Received email notifications of approval and Green card in Production.

Day 396 07/06/2017 - Received email/text notifications of Green Card mailed.

Day 403 07/13/2017 - 10 YR Green card received!!!!.

 

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From what i understand they have to inform you if it was a stoke. will they for sure going to have a decision by the end of the week or she was just saying ?
Is there anything we should do from our end ? or waiting is fine ?

Edited by Achraf

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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A long seperated interview is Stokes, no need to informinform you. Pending decision's timeline varies, you could receive it anytime, someone has waited for months.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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*** Thread eased further from main "AOS from WS&T Visas" forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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A long seperated interview is Stokes, no need to informinform you. Pending decision's timeline varies, you could receive it anytime, someone has waited for months.

It was only me, for my wife it was more like 5 minutes

Does it matter if the IO told me they'll have an answer by this week end ?


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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Morocco is considered a hig fraud country, so if it helps, there is probably nothing about you in particular tthat got you singled out for Stokes.

This is a lesson to everybody: Since there is no need in a good loving marriage to keep secrets from each other, this is another good reason to not have any.

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Morocco is considered a hig fraud country, so if it helps, there is probably nothing about you in particular tthat got you singled out for Stokes.

This is a lesson to everybody: Since there is no need in a good loving marriage to keep secrets from each other, this is another good reason to not have any.

I think Morocco compared to countries like Nigeria, Philippines, Ghana etc is considered less fraudulent yet thousands of people from these countrIes go through the IntervIew wIth no hassle and Issues.Being separated from the jump is most likely an indication that something perculiar about this particular case that made the IO decide to go down that route.

It happens though and as long as she's convinced they're good, they should receive the GC. I agree with your no secrets point though.

Edited by MaleAlpha

~AOS~

01/14/2014 - Mailed AOS Package by Fedex to Chicago Lockbox facility.
Day 01 01/16/2014 - package delivered
Day 06 01/21/2014 - e-mails about receipt of package and receipt numbers for all three
Day 07 01/22/2014 - Case status updates online: I-130 - initial Review, I-765 - initial Review, I-485 - Acceptance
Day 10 01/25/2014 - Received paper NOAs in the mailbox
Day 15 01/30/2014 - Received Biometrics Appointment letter (scheduled for 02/11/2014)
Day 16 01/31/2014 - Successful Biometrics walk in at Portland USCIS office
Day 35 02/19/2014 - Online status for I-485 changed to Testing and Interview
Day 63 03/19/2014 - Online status for I-765 changed to EAD in card production.
Day 69 03/25/2014 - EAD card mailed (Online status update with tracking number)
Day 71 03/27/2014 - EAD card received in mail.

Day 184 07/18/2014 - Received Text and Email notifications for Interview scheduled for (08/21/2014).

Day 197 07/31/2014 - Received Interview Appointment letter in mailbox (Interview date: 09/05/2014).

Day 233 09/05/2014 - AOS Interview @ Portland USCIS [short Interview - Approved!!!]

Day 233 09/05/2014 - Received Text and email notifications of Green card in Production.

Day 239 09/11/2014 - 2 YR Green card received!!!!.

 

~ROC~

06/09/2016 - Mailed I-751 by USPS to USCIS California Service Center

Day 01   06/10/2016 - Package Delivered (Signed for by : N Lakelieh)

Day 07   06/16/2016 - NOA1 Received (Dated 06/10/2016)

Day 14   06/23/2016 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter (scheduled for 07/06/2016)

Day 23   07/06/2016 - Completed Biometrics appointment

Day 392 07/06/2017 - Received email notifications of approval and Green card in Production.

Day 396 07/06/2017 - Received email/text notifications of Green Card mailed.

Day 403 07/13/2017 - 10 YR Green card received!!!!.

 

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Wishing you all the best!!!! :)


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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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Today we had an interview in Fairfax, VA. We arrived 15 minutes early and we started waiting after a while we got called by this lady and the minutes we both stood up the IO said she'll interview only me and in a while she'll come back to call my wife into her office.

at the end she told me I should hear something back within this week end. After 45 minutes of questioning me she said she was done with me and need to speak to my wife. I got back to the waiting room, after 10 minutes my wife is coming out. Based on our answers they were similar.

Is this normal ?

Is this a stoke interview ?

We're very nervous now ?

What should we expect ?

Praying for you both. Hang in there.

God Bless

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Morocco is considered a hig fraud country, so if it helps, there is probably nothing about you in particular tthat got you singled out for Stokes.

This is a lesson to everybody: Since there is no need in a good loving marriage to keep secrets from each other, this is another good reason to not have any.

I can assure you that this is a real marriage with no intent of fraud, we've been together for the last 4 years.

We have nothing to hide, if anything happen we will go through all the legal ways to fight this, honestly this is unfair we're going through legal ways and our neighbors have at least 12 ppl in that house here illegally all of them are working, driving and even sponsoring other illegals.

If we don't hear anything back from USCIS by this weekend as the IO said what should we do ?

Edited by Achraf

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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While I have absolutely have no idea of the actual statistics at all, but reading this site at least, I have to agree with you. Number 1 country that comes up here in terms of a high fraudulent country is the Philippines...

I think Morocco compared to countries like Nigeria, Philippines, Ghana etc is considered less fraudulent yet thousands of people from these countrIes go through the IntervIew wIth no hassle and Issues.Being separated from the jump is most likely an indication that something perculiar about this particular case that made the IO decide to go down that route.

It happens though and as long as she's convinced they're good, they should receive the GC. I agree with your no secrets point though.


Achraf: if you don't hear from them, you just have to wait. Seriously! Some people get the notice that they are approved, yet they have to wait a month for the actual approval and card production. At this stage it would be super early for you to do anything. You just have to wait. I know it's killing you....this whole immigration is kind of a killing issue even if there are no hassles whatsoever...still makes people nervous and hate waiting...Good luck! Don't give up hope!!!!

I can assure you that this is a real marriage with no intent of fraud, we've been together for the last 4 years.

We have nothing to hide, if anything happen we will go through all the legal ways to fight this, honestly this is unfair we're going through legal ways and our neighbors have at least 12 ppl in that house here illegally all of them are working, driving and even sponsoring other illegals.

If we don't hear anything back from USCIS by this weekend as the IO said what should we do ?

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It's so frustrating. we were so glad to think that we're done with USCIS
and now this


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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Don't worry so much. I read many times when people went to the interview, their officer was rude, disrespectful. Those people were crying for hours after their interview and writing it up here that it seemed like if it was purely just up to the IO then he or she would've just said the foreign spouse to "go back home, we have enough creepy immigrants" and yet, at the end, they got their case approved. Just because your IO wasn't too satisfied with your application and hence felt the need for a separate interview, that doesn't mean he or she won't approve you. Hang in there! :) If that picture is your dog, then until you are waiting just vest your time into it, as it looks beautiful and I just want to cuddle up with it right away. :)

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