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DORA interview in Oklahoma City

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Cambodia

My wife and I had our DORA interview in Oklahoma City Tuesday, March 6th and were approved.

Our appointment time was 9:45 am. The person at the window who initially looked at our packet said it was missing my birth certificate and photos of me, which I politely argued were not needed. She said it would be up to interviewer, but the interviewer did not ask for them. She also pointed out that I had the wrong NOA. It was the NOA1 for receipt and not the NOA2 for approval of the I-129F, but this was not mentioned by the interviewer.

After checking over our packet they told us to go have lunch and come back at 12:00 for a 12:15 interview. We were called in promptly and the interview took about thirty minutes. The interviewer was fairly serious and down to business, not overly friendly but not rude either. After going over the list of legal questions, she asked how we met and what we liked to do together.

The supporting evidence I submitted was not extensive but was evidently sufficient. Since we did not get a Social Security card before the I-94 expired, we did not have any joint bank accounts, leases, etc. I submitted copies of insurance papers from work showing her as the beneficiary of my health and life insurance. I submitted a copy of an Oklahoma City Zoo membership that has both our names on it. And we brought a small book of photos which included our engagement, wedding, at the zoo and other misc.

She said there was only one thing missing, a G325a for me (the petitioner). I did not argue with her since she let me fill one out while she waited (one page only and no mention of photos). After I filled it out she said we were approved.

She said we would receive an appointment time for biometrics in the mail in two to four weeks, and if the process looked like it would not be completed in 90 days (most likely due to the FBI name check) they would let us know so we could file for EAD or AP.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
:thumbs: Congrats! I wish Dora would have been available when I filed for AOS about 2 yrs ago, would have saved us some months of waiting time. Good to hear they are speeding the process up.


Mar 06, 2007: mailed I751!

Mar 09, 2007: I751 arrived at TSC

Mar 13, 2007: checks cleared bank

Mar 24, 2007: biometrics receipt dated Mar 09

Mar 28, 2007: NOA1 dated Mar 09

Mar 28, 2007: biometrics letter dated Mar 22

Apr 06, 2007: biometrics appointment

(Oct 09, 2007: called USCIS: service request sent to TSC)

Jan 31, 2008: case transferred to VSC (last touch date changed from 04/07/07 to 02/01/08)

Feb 01, 2008: touch

Feb 04, 2008: touch

(Feb 05, 2008: infopass appointment)

Feb 07, 2008: transfer notice dated Feb 01, 08

Feb 13, 2008: touch (Current Status: This case is now pending at the office to which it was transferred.)

Feb 25, 2008: touch

Apr 11, 2008: approval email! (only took 1 year, 34 days!)

Apr 13, 2008: 2 more approval emails

Apr 16, 2008: email notice: "Approval notice sent"

Apr 18, 2008: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!! card received!


04/22/2010 N400 mailed

05/05/2010 check cashed

05/07/2010 NOA1 dated 05/04/2010

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Mexico

Sounds like a good interview, Congratulations!


09/14/05 sent in petition

12/20/05 case at CDJ

1/09/06 Had interview and placed on Administrative Processing/221(g) for 6 months.

07/06/06 Interview, Successful!!!

07/06/06 Fiance receives Visa and enters U.S.!

09/02/06 Wedding Day!


12/09/06 Mailed AOS package.

12/11/06 USCIS receives AOS package

12/14/06 NOA1

12/26/06 Rec'd Bio Letter

12/28/06 Rec'd email: Transferred to CSC!!!

12/31/06 *Touched*

01/02/07 Original Biometrics appt. (postponed)

01/05/07 Rec'd email: Case pending at CSC

01/08/07 Infopass for Biometrics *Touched*

01/09/07 Rec'd email Case transferred to CSC(again)

01/15/07 *Touched*

01/17/07 Received email case pending at CSC(again)

01/18/07 *Touched*

01/20/07 *Touched*

06/27/07 Letter welcoming new resident mailed!

07/02/07 Recv'd 2 yr conditional GC!


02/28/07 efiled

03/01/07 Rec'd at CSC, NOA1

03/01/07 mailed supporting documents to CSC

03/02/07 pending at CSC

03/05/07 Rec'd Bio Letter

03/13/07 *Touched*

03/16/07 Bio Appt. *Touched*

03/17/07 *Touched*

03/20/07 Rec'd approval email

03/23/07 EAD received!

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