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Just wanted to share my interview experience for everyone going through this process.

My interview was at 12:15 pm, we arrived about 10 minutes early, went through security and were told to have a seat. We only waited about 5 minutes to be called in. It was a pleasant gentleman in his 30's and we followed him to the office, as soon as we came in he asked us to swear to tell the truth and then we sat down.

He asked for my Canadian passport. Then he went through the forms that we submitted and confirmed some of the information on them including the affidavit of support for my husband. He then mentioned that we were missing some kind of household form, which I havnt heard of before, so he went ahead and started filling one out for us. Then he gave it to my husband and asked him to make sure all the information was correct. He also asked for a lease agreement to go with the form, I had a copy of it ready so I went ahead and gave it to him to keep.I also gave him a copy of the 2014 tax form that we did not submit yet.

As my husband was going over the form he asked me how we met. Then we had to sign the form.

He asked how I came into the country and if i had a i94 form and I said as a visitor and i didn't get any form or stamp when coming in from Canada by car. He said passport copy should be good enough. Then he started talking about how the conditional green card works and asked us how many people attended our wedding in Canada.

In conclusion he asked if we had any questions or concerns and I went ahead and offered him all the proof I had gathered like our joint accounts and bills and insurances. I also gave him the photos I had with me of our wedding as well as just our life together (there were a lot) He took a look at it and mentioned he liked the way I organized them, and that our wedding photo was pretty and he gave them all back. He made note of all the things i showed him in his paper.

He aksed us to sign this approval form. And thats it, 30 minutes later my online status was updated to "card being produced" and I am super happy right now.

I was very nervous even though I was pretty sure there wont be any problems. But I am so relieved now!!! Cant wait to get my card!

Just be prepared and have some copies with you in case they need to keep them. Try to make things easy for them too, like I had a summary page in front of all our proof of marriage documents so that it makes it easier to navigate and know what each paper is. I had a lot of copies that he never needed but its good to be prepared!

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Hi,

What kind of copies are you suggesting to bring?

Also, is it ok to have pictutes on the paper? or is better to bring just standard looking pictures? I have two pictures albums which I was going to bring with me but I do not want them to be taken away. Would be ok to show them but take it back,and leave those printed pictures?

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Hi all

Just wanted to share my interview experience for everyone going through this process.

My interview was at 12:15 pm, we arrived about 10 minutes early, went through security and were told to have a seat. We only waited about 5 minutes to be called in. It was a pleasant gentleman in his 30's and we followed him to the office, as soon as we came in he asked us to swear to tell the truth and then we sat down.

He asked for my Canadian passport. Then he went through the forms that we submitted and confirmed some of the information on them including the affidavit of support for my husband. He then mentioned that we were missing some kind of household form, which I havnt heard of before, so he went ahead and started filling one out for us. Then he gave it to my husband and asked him to make sure all the information was correct. He also asked for a lease agreement to go with the form, I had a copy of it ready so I went ahead and gave it to him to keep.I also gave him a copy of the 2014 tax form that we did not submit yet.

As my husband was going over the form he asked me how we met. Then we had to sign the form.

He asked how I came into the country and if i had a i94 form and I said as a visitor and i didn't get any form or stamp when coming in from Canada by car. He said passport copy should be good enough. Then he started talking about how the conditional green card works and asked us how many people attended our wedding in Canada.

In conclusion he asked if we had any questions or concerns and I went ahead and offered him all the proof I had gathered like our joint accounts and bills and insurances. I also gave him the photos I had with me of our wedding as well as just our life together (there were a lot) He took a look at it and mentioned he liked the way I organized them, and that our wedding photo was pretty and he gave them all back. He made note of all the things i showed him in his paper.

He aksed us to sign this approval form. And thats it, 30 minutes later my online status was updated to "card being produced" and I am super happy right now.

I was very nervous even though I was pretty sure there wont be any problems. But I am so relieved now!!! Cant wait to get my card!

Just be prepared and have some copies with you in case they need to keep them. Try to make things easy for them too, like I had a summary page in front of all our proof of marriage documents so that it makes it easier to navigate and know what each paper is. I had a lot of copies that he never needed but its good to be prepared!

Wow Congratulations. Thank you so much for sharing we really needed that especially us who will be interviewed. :) I'm really happy for you and wish you and your husband all the best :)


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
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Congrats and thanks for posting your experience.

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Congrats js0622! My wife and I just had our interview. We were both nervous. The form that she receives said to bring along a translator, I said to her that it would be me. Our appt was on 4/24. We got there about an hour before and then waited to be called. The officer called us in about 1.5 hours later. It was a full office.

The officer asked to see all the original documents that were submitted with the application. Documents in a foreign language need to be translated. Important to the officer were the following documents: medical insurance, dental insurance and life insurance. My wife needs to appear as the beneficiary in all the forms since she is adjusting status. The officer wanted an original document from my employer stating current job offer and pay. Luckily we had all those documents.

Officer was very thorough. The interview was 1.5 hours total. We were exhausted afterwards.

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Hi,

What kind of copies are you suggesting to bring?

Also, is it ok to have pictutes on the paper? or is better to bring just standard looking pictures? I have two pictures albums which I was going to bring with me but I do not want them to be taken away. Would be ok to show them but take it back,and leave those printed pictures?

I had a copy of all the documents I submitted together with i485 just in case that includes marriage certificate and birth certificate. Also a copy of tax returns and proof of marriage, like insurances together, phone accounts and bank accounts together and leases of places u lived together with ur names. I also had confirmation emails printed when we traveled together including our honeymoon itinerary.

For the photos I think that would be fine if you just bring the copy on paper incase he wants to keep it. In my case he didnt keep any photos at all. From other cases I heard they might keep only one or two.

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