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AOS Interview in El Paso, TX

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Kenya

Here is my review on our AOS interview yesterday.

We had our appointment at the El Paso, TX office at 10:15am (Mountain Time Zone). I didn’t realize that not all of Texas is in the Central time zone so we left a little too early. It took us a little over 4 hours to drive there. We entered the building at 9:30am and went through security (we were quite early). There were a few people in the waiting room and a few more came in … I kept wondering if any of them were VJ members. :hehe: We then got called in at around 10:45am.

The IO asked us to sit down. He asked me for my gov’t issued ID (driver’s license), birth certificate, social security card, EAD card, I-94, and marriage certificate. I didn’t have my social security card with me – he said that’s ok. He then asked my husband for his driver’s license, social security card, and naturalization certificate. He didn’t have his naturalization certificate but had his passport instead. The IO seemed a bit stiff, lol. He then asked us to stand up and swear an oath to tell the truth.

He asked each of us if this was our first marriage. Then he says, ‘there was this one lady who was learned of her husband’s previous marriage in Mexico at their green card interview. ’ He then asked my husband if the address and his profession were still current. He proceeded by asking me the Y/N questions. At some point in the questioning, he started smiling, lol. He joked to my husband, ‘wouldn’t you be surprised if she answered yes to any of these questions?’ He then asked us how we first met. We told him the story with a few jokes in between. He then asked if we got married in the church. I said no, that we got married where we had our reception, then he asked if we had a pastor. We then answered yes.

We had brought our wedding album and placed it on the desk. He grabbed the album and started flipping through it. We had an outdoor wedding ceremony so he commented about how it was good that we had an aisle that was made of concrete and not grass. Something about his cousin had a wedding and she had to walk in grass … uncomfortable as her heels were sinking in the grass, lol. He gave us back our album and started telling us about the ROC process as well as what we need to do should we change addresses. He told us that he needed to do further background checks, to quote him ‘as long as you haven’t committed any major crimes in the past few weeks, you guys will be ok.’ He had taken my I-94 and stapled it to the package but handed me back my EAD because we would be passing through a CBP inspection checkpoint on our way back. He told me to show them the EAD and tell them that we had just completed the green card interview.

We gratefully told him how short the interview was (I would say about 10 minutes) and he said that he spent more time reviewing the package than he did interviewing us. He said that our package was very thorough and well prepared. :D We thanked him and he guided us to the exit into the lobby. As we were driving back, at 4:10pm I got email notification about the card production. Now, we wait for the card to be delivered. :dancing:

Adjusting from F-1 visa

07-29-2014: AOS package (I-130, I-485, I-765) sent to Chicago lockbox via USPS express mail
07-31-2014: Package delivered at Chicago Lockbox and signed off by J.C.

08-04-2014: Received Text notifications and Receipt numbers

08-05-2014: Checks cashed

08-08-2014: Received paper NOAs by mail

08-16-2014: Received Biometric Appointment Letter for August 28, 2014 in the mail. (Notice Date: Aug 8 , 2014)

08-21-2014: Early walk in for biometric

08-28-2014: Biometrics appointment

10-10-2014: EAD card production ordered

10-15-2014: Case is ready for interview scheduling (Testing and Interview)

10-22-2014 (Day 84): EAD card received

10-24-2014: Received text/email update: Interview scheduled for December 3, 2014

12-03-2014 (Day 126): AOS Interview

12-03-2014: Received email update stating that new card has been ordered

12-11-2014 (Day 134): Green card in hand

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania

Congrats and thank u vry much for sharing ur experience with us!! It was vry helpful

K1/K2 Visa
05-28-2014 - I-129F Sent
06-09-2014 - I-129F NOA1
10-27-2014 - I-129F NOA2
12-05-2014 - NVC Received
12-08-2014 - Left NVC 
12-12-2014 - Consulate Received
12-15-2014 - Pack 3 Received

01-08-2015 - Interview Date APPROVED!!!!!
01-11-2015 - Visa Received
01-16-2015 - US Entry
03-25-2015 - Marriage


08-28-2015 - AOS pack sent in 00-00-20__ - I-751 Sent
08-31-2015 - NOA for all 3 packs received via email
09-29-2015 - Bio Appt
11-27-2015 - Approval (No interview)
12-03-2015- Green card received


10-04-2017- I-751 sent

10-16-2017- NOA 1

11-14-2017 - Bio. Appt.

2 extension letters received 

03-06-2019 - RFE

06-15-2019 - requested a passport stamp/approved 

06-18-2019 - 10 years green card approved (no interview)


07-05-2019 - N400 sent online

07-06-2019 - Noa 1

07-25-2019 - Bio.Appt


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Morocco

Congratulation :)

AOS from B2 visa:

07-28-2014 (Day 00) : AOS mailed

07-31-2014 (Day 03) : AOS received

08-09-2014 (Day 12) : Received NoA

08-16-2014 (Day 19) : Received Biometrics appointment for 08/26/2014

08-18-2014 (Day 21) : Early Walk-in Biometrics

10-15-2014 (Day 79) : E-notice: I-485 updated "Testing and Interview"

10-16-2014 (Day 80) : E-notice: I-765 updated "Card/Document Production"

10-22-2014 (Day 86) : E-notice: Interview scheduled for November 25

10-22-2014 (Day 86) : E-notice: I-765 Card/document mailed

10-23-2014 (Day 87) : EAD Card received

10-24-2014 (Day 88) : Interview letter received "Interview Date; November 25, 2014"

11-25-2014 (Day 120): The Interview

11-25-2014 (Day 120): E-notice: I-485 in production / I-130 Approved / Welcome notice was mailed

11-29-2014 (Day 124): Welcome to America / Approval notice in mail

12-03-2014 (Day 128): E-notice: GC mailed

12-05-2014 (Day 130): Green Card in hand :dance:

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