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Good morning,

The consulate is requesting the petitioner to be present with the beneficiary for 2nd interview for K-1 visa. Has anyone gone through this process before?? :sleepy:

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You see that a lot in Dominican Republic and Ecuador - may want to go to those subforums and check them out.


ROC 2009
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Wow, that's a rare thing for Lagos. You get to play the "newlywed game" in person. Mine was a Stokes interview on the phone, saved me some bugs

to travel.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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Done with K1, AOS and ROC

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thank you guys for your responses!!


Wow, that's a rare thing for Lagos. You get to play the "newlywed game" in person. Mine was a Stokes interview on the phone, saved me some bugs

to travel.

what is a stokes interview? How was it? what do they ask? and what was the final outcome?

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thank you guys for your responses!!

what is a stokes interview? How was it? what do they ask? and what was the final outcome?

Are you both by chance Nigerian? This is very unusual for a K1. They think fraud more than likely and probably think you are married.

A Stokes interview is a taped interview in which the USCIS separates a couple and asks the husband and wife questions. The goal is to determine whether the marriage is bona fide, or real.

The term Stokes refers to a federal court decision that forced the immigration service in New York to provide applicants a fair review in marriage cases.

It seems that the USCIS wants to make sure that your present marriage is bona fide. If it is, you and your wife shouldn't have a problem passing.

At the Stokes interview, the examiner will interview you and your spouse separately. Typical questions are whether you have met each other's family, your favorite foods and drinks, and how you two met.

Other typical questions involve your food and restaurant preferences, the number of TVs you have in your home and details about your home or apartment. The examiner is supposed to avoid questions that might be embarrassing.

If you can't remember something, say so. Saying you don't remember is better than making something up. If you and your spouse give the same answers, you'll probably pass the interview. If several answers are different, the examiner may deny the petition your spouse filed for you.

Beyond the interview, the examiner should consider other evidence. Examples are joint tax returns, joint bank accounts and insurance policies

Here's a link you can read about it.

http://allusavisas.com/2014/02/08/what-usually-happens-at-a-stokes-marriage-fraud-interview-by-a-uscis-officer/


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3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
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5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
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Are you both by chance Nigerian? This is very unusual for a K1. They think fraud more than likely and probably think you are married.

A Stokes interview is a taped interview in which the USCIS separates a couple and asks the husband and wife questions. The goal is to determine whether the marriage is bona fide, or real.

The term Stokes refers to a federal court decision that forced the immigration service in New York to provide applicants a fair review in marriage cases.

It seems that the USCIS wants to make sure that your present marriage is bona fide. If it is, you and your wife shouldn't have a problem passing.

At the Stokes interview, the examiner will interview you and your spouse separately. Typical questions are whether you have met each other's family, your favorite foods and drinks, and how you two met.

Other typical questions involve your food and restaurant preferences, the number of TVs you have in your home and details about your home or apartment. The examiner is supposed to avoid questions that might be embarrassing.

If you can't remember something, say so. Saying you don't remember is better than making something up. If you and your spouse give the same answers, you'll probably pass the interview. If several answers are different, the examiner may deny the petition your spouse filed for you.

Beyond the interview, the examiner should consider other evidence. Examples are joint tax returns, joint bank accounts and insurance policies

Here's a link you can read about it.

http://allusavisas.com/2014/02/08/what-usually-happens-at-a-stokes-marriage-fraud-interview-by-a-uscis-officer/

We are both Nigerians, and I neither one of us has ever been married. Thanks for the reply

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We are both Nigerians, and I neither one of us has ever been married. Thanks for the reply

You say this is 2nd interview. After 1st were you given a 221g form? If so what did it say? Were you given a contact sheet to turn in?

They think you are married. This is common. Did you guys submit traditional wedding pics or talk about paying bride prize?


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

 

Come join the current Interview thread: 

Complete-dq-to-interview-february-2021/

Case Complete to Interview Form

 

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
 

 

 

ROC I751
5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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thank you guys for your responses!!

what is a stokes interview? How was it? what do they ask? and what was the final outcome?

Dwheels covered it but I want to add that no two couples get the same questions that they read form a generic list.

Each question is tailored specifically to your circumstances and their suspicions.

Sometimes they ask the same question several times.

They just want to be convinced that you are a bona fide couple.

It is good that you were selected for a Stokes rather than outright refused.

I would take a Stokes any day !

Stokes are more frequently done during AOS interviews than at the embassy level.

I know of several Stokes "in person" with a USCIS officer interviewing a USC petitioner in her home while they were in AP at the embassy.

They can do this easily via phone but I guess they want to take body language in consideration and see how your "chemistry" clicks so they

require your fiance to fly out.

Whatever your red flags are be prepared to give answers about them.

I will post my final outcome when that chapter has been written.

The CO (different one than last time) was very kind, polite, professional and tactful while asking about 7 questions.(Fiance got about 35).

It went well even though I was extremely sleep deprived and when I finally drifted off the call came which I almost didn't answer (MD number).

Was wide awake when he said so and so from the embassy.......nothing like a Stokes waking you up from a couple

hours of sleep early in the morning before you had your first cup of coffee. :shocked::hehe::o


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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Dwheels covered it but I want to add that no two couples get the same questions that they read form a generic list.

Each question is tailored specifically to your circumstances and their suspicions.

Sometimes they ask the same question several times.

They just want to be convinced that you are a bona fide couple.

It is good that you were selected for a Stokes rather than outright refused.

I would take a Stokes any day !

Stokes are more frequently done during AOS interviews than at the embassy level.

I know of several Stokes "in person" with a USCIS officer interviewing a USC petitioner in her home while they were in AP at the embassy.

They can do this easily via phone but I guess they want to take body language in consideration and see how your "chemistry" clicks so they

require your fiance to fly out.

Whatever your red flags are be prepared to give answers about them.

I will post my final outcome when that chapter has been written.

The CO (different one than last time) was very kind, polite, professional and tactful while asking about 7 questions.(Fiance got about 35).

It went well even though I was extremely sleep deprived and when I finally drifted off the call came which I almost didn't answer (MD number).

Was wide awake when he said so and so from the embassy.......nothing like a Stokes waking you up from a couple

hours of sleep early in the morning before you had your first cup of coffee. :shocked::hehe::o

Thank God you didn't get the CO from you know where.

I can imagine how CO from embassy will make you stand at attention. You probably were all snuggle bunny up in bed. Oh my you answered in your PJ's. Now how many people can say they had a Stokes interview in their PJ's. And before your first cup of coffee. Na wa o, abi..... Sorry. :oops: hehe :goofy:

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Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

 

Come join the current Interview thread: 

Complete-dq-to-interview-february-2021/

Case Complete to Interview Form

 

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
 

 

 

ROC I751
5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank God you didn't get the CO from you know where.

I can imagine how CO from embassy will make you stand at attention. You probably were all snuggle bunny up in bed. Oh my you answered in your PJ's. Now how many people can say they had a Stokes interview in their PJ's. And before your first cup of coffee. Na wa o, abi..... Sorry. :oops: hehe :goofy:

Bahahahahaha....you crack me up ROTFLMBO :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Yep all snuggle bunnied up in bed finally asleep from an all- nighter of what shoes shall I wear, brown or black (to interview), should I trim my beard,

(don't know send pic) can you come on skype (30 min before interview) and so on.....

then he woke me up telling me how it went and then I FINALLY fall asleep and CO calls for Stokes !

Nope, not in PJ's I always wear my birthday suit to bed :blush: and that trumps the PJ's. No wahala hehe.....

This CO was different like day and night from the last one. We felt respected and professionally treated. Glad they did not have a spy cam

during my interview hahahaha.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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You say this is 2nd interview. After 1st were you given a 221g form? If so what did it say? Were you given a contact sheet to turn in?

They think you are married. This is common. Did you guys submit traditional wedding pics or talk about paying bride prize?

My fiance said it wasn't a 2216 form, the letter just stated that they need additional time and the case has been placed on admin process. He should hear back from the embassy within 60 days, and when they contact him he should return to the embassy at 1pm. That was it. They asked if we had any traditional, engagement, or introduction. We had a introduction and that was it. He said that the interview wasnt really an interview, the co was just typing the whole time and barely asked him questions.

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My fiance said it wasn't a 2216 form, the letter just stated that they need additional time and the case has been placed on admin process. He should hear back from the embassy within 60 days, and when they contact him he should return to the embassy at 1pm. That was it. They asked if we had any traditional, engagement, or introduction. We had a introduction and that was it. He said that the interview wasnt really an interview, the co was just typing the whole time and barely asked him questions.

That letter is a 221g. There is no form 2216.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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I agree. I wish we were given that instead of being denied the first time we did the K1. We would have saved ourselves a lot of headaches and money. We were asked all sorts of questions with our CR1 and passed with flying colors. Mind you we didn't have much documentary evidence, like bank accounts and such. I don't know if the questions for a K1 stokes are the same as a CR1 stokes, but in either case you want to be well prepared.


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