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AOS Interview - Kendall Office, Florida

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China

We went through the AOS interview crucible on the morning of 10/02/2014 in the Kendall field office.

Our interview was scheduled for 8:00 AM. My wife and I arrived at about 7:15, went through security, and went to the waiting room.

We were called into the interview room at about 8:30, and the interview took about 2 hours.

The IO was a young man, who was very nice throughout the interview.

We sat downs, he asked for ALL government issued IDs we have on us. We handed him our Driver Licenses, Passports, as well as my wife's EAD and Social Security Card.

After checking our identification, he swore us in, and the interview was under way.

He first asked me a couple questions like my address, my birthday, where did I work, when did I meet my wife. Then he pretty much asked my wife the same questions.

As he was asking the questions, he was going through the I-485 application, and when he reached the part about me being previously divorced, he asked me about my previous marriage and if my ex-wife is a permanent resident (she is).

Everything seemed fine, until we reached the part of the application where my wife stated that she is a member of the communist party. He asked couple of question about when, how and why. My wife explained that she did it hoping that it would help her get a better job in the future. While she did answer to the best of her ability, her grasp of English is not perfect.

After that, he asked my wife to fill out a questionnaire about her membership. Which she did, and he put it in our file.

Then, he told me that he will approve the I-130, but the I-485 requires further review. I asked him if that was because of the membership in the communist party, he said no and that they do this for all cases. He also said that the case looks good and we should have a decision within 30 days.

I also asked him if, while we are waiting for a decision, we should be worried about getting back to the US using my wife's AP card, he said that there should not be any problems.

He finished the interview by explaining the us the removal of condition procedure and giving us a copy of the notice.

While we were walking back to the car, I received a text that the I-130 was approved and that the I-485 is in "Initial Review"

Now, we are waiting to hear from USCIS. Wish us luck :)

As an aside, he did not ask to see any evidence proving our marriage as bona fide, even though we brought a whole box worth of evidence.

AOS Timeline

Concurrent Filing: I-130, I-485, and I-765 Filing

Adjusting from F1 based on Marriage to a US Citizen

06/14/2014 (Day 1) AOS package sent to Chicago Lockbox (I-130, I-485, and I-765)
06/23/2014 (Day 10) Received notification on text/email that package was received at 1:49 AM.

06/27/2014 (Day 14) Biometrics App letter received

06/30/2014 (Day 17) Successful Biometrics Walk-in at Hialeah Field Office

07/15/2014 (Day 32) Received text and email that case is in Interviewing and Testing stage

08/08/2014 (Day 56) Advance Parole package sent to Chicago Lockbox (I-131)

08/12/2014 (Day 60) Received notification by text/email that I-131 is in "Initial Review" step

08/26/2014 (Day 74) Received notification by text/email that our interview date is October 2, 2014

08/28/2014 (Day 76) Received notification by text/email that "your address was changed relating to the I765". A Google search suggested that this means that my I765 was approved.
08/28/2014 (Day 76) Checked online and saw that my I131 was approved (no notification by text/email)
08/29/2014 (Day 77) Checked online and saw that my I131 was moved to the Car/Document Production step (no notification by text/email)
08/29/2014 (Day 77) Received notification by text/email that my I765 was moved to the Card/Document Production step
09/05/2014 (Day 83) Received notification by text/email that my I765 was mailed

10/02/2014 (Day 110) Interview!!!

10/02/2014 (Day 110) Received notification by text/email that my I130 was approved

10/02/2014 (Day 110) Received notification by text/email that my I485 went back to "Initial Review" step

02/12/2015 (Day 243) Contacted USCIS to inquire about what is the hold up. Agent said that case is still within processing time.

02/13/2015 (Day 244) Received notification by text/email that my I485 was moved to the Card/Document Production step

02/17/2015 (Day 248) Received notification by text/email that they registered my wife's permanent resident status and mailed a Welcome Notice

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Spain

Hi, thanks for sharing with us and I totally wish you good luck!!!!

I hope you have some news soon


---------------------------------- Pre I-130 ----------------------------------------

Feb- 25- 2009 - Met in Barcelona Spain thanks to a friend in common ???

11 visits in the next 5 years........ ????????????

Apr - 23 - 2014 - My last entry in the US to visit ✈️

Jul - 18 - 2014 - finally proposes and ask me to stay forever!!!! ❤️??

Jul- 20 - 2014 - I don't get in the flight back to Spain ( that means my ESTA will expire the next day )

Jul - 22 - 2014 - wedding ❤️??

---------------------------I-130, I-485, EAD, AP ----------------------------------

Sep- 12- 2014 - AOS sent to Chicago ?? ( delivered sept 15 )

Sep - 18 - 2014 - AOS texts/ emails received with case number ??

Sep- 19 - 2014 - checks cashed ?

Sep - 21 - 2014- hard copies of NOA received in the mail!!! ??

Sep - 26 - 2014- biometrics letter received!! Appointment for Oct 7

Sep - 30 - 2014 - succesful early walk in biometrics ??

Nov - 22 - 2014 - EAD/AP approved ?? ( 71 days )

Nov - 24 - 2014 - card in production

Dec - 1 - 2014 - card mailed ??

Dec - 3 - 2014 - Combo card received ??

Dec - 15 - 2014 - email received with interview date for Jan 15 2015! ??

Jan - 15 - 2015 - Approved!! ???? Here is our interview experience --> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/531853-aos-interview-from-esta-approved/

Jan - 24 - 2015 - Green card received

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Hope the good news comes soon!! I have an interview at this very location in a month!!

April 22, 2009 Started dating :dancing:

April 22, 2014 got married :wub:

:clock: AOS-I-130/EAD

august 12, 2014 - usps delivers package, signed by S Beavers, :star: (day 1)

august 18, 2014-text NOA confirmation x3 :star: (day 6)

august 18, 2014 - checks cashed

august 22, 2014 mangled NOA hardcopies in mailbox x3 ( day 10)

august 29, 2014 Biometrics appt letter in mailbox :star: (day 17)

september 11, 2014 Biometrics (day 30)

september 30, 2014 interview letter recieved for Nov 4 (day 49)

Oct 1, 2014 email of cancelled interview-more waiting (day 50)

Oct 3, 2014 Interview email (day 52)

October 15, 2014 EAD approved sent for production (day 64)

October 21, 2014 EAD mailed (day 70)

October 23, 2014 EAD arrived (day 72)

Nov 4, 2014 interview date (same as cancelled date 2 days ago) (day 84)

Nov 4, 2014 APPROVED!! (day 84) :dancing: :jest:

Nov 10, 2014 GC mailed/tracking info (day90 )

Nov 13, 2014 GC delivered (day 93)

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Filed: Other Country: Nigeria


Am a bit confuse here. I got a letter for an interview before getting my ead letter and the interview letter said i should bring my ead stuff when am coming for the interview,though the interview is still about a months time....a bit confuse...

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