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Interview yesterday was successful…another hurdle jumped!

All in all it was painless. The biggest stress was waiting for our tardy lawyer. She told us not to sign in until she got there, and she would be there 15 minutes before our appointment, but she didn’t show up until 3 minutes before our appointment, while we were signing in. That aside it was not too stressful.

We arrived at the San Francisco office 45 minutes prior to the appointment and there was quite a line up outside of the building. The same deal as the consulate, show your appointment letter and passport, metal detector, no cell phones with cameras, no electronics, no food or drink. We saw several people get sent back out to dispose of their cell phones. Someone should set up an electronics babysitting service! It took us about 20 minutes to get through the line and up to the waiting room. We checked in and were called in about 15 minutes past our interview time. Our officer was very nice and soft-spoken; he worked hard to put us at ease. We took an oath to tell the truth, and then the interviews began.

He started with my husband (the USC), asked to see his ID (CA license) asked him where he worked, when my birthday was and when we got married. He then asked for my passport and CA ID (DL). He then made a note that our DL addresses were not the same…I have been bugging my husband to get his changed!! He asked me where I lived, when I arrived, my husbands birthday, a few of the questions on the form (have you been arrested/prostitute/smuggler/fascist/deported?) asked me if I was working and for my phone number and said that was it, we were approved. He then filled out some paperwork and then gave the form to the attorney to review the notations. He made notes in red pen with checks beside the questions I answered, 7 checks in all, which included the address/phone number confirmation. He then interviewed my daughter, saying that since I was approved she was approved he just had a few questions and he checked her passport, asked her if she was in school, asked for her school ID, which she did not have and asked her for her address and phone number, so he knew she knew it in case she needed it in an emergency and that was it. Attorney reviewed notations (4) and she signed form. The officer then asked for employment letter, bank statements, pay stubs, 2006 tax return, utility bill, insurance bills, and photos. He tuck them into my file and didn't look at anything but the photos.

Our attorney asked for the I-155 stamp in our passports, the officer asked why since the green cards are issued and arrive in 2 weeks, and I said I have all my family out of the US including my elderly mother (thank goodness she wasn’t in the room!) and my kids so I would like to be able to travel in an emergency. He was surprised that we had not received our EAD or our AP yet, and stamped our passports.

And that was it. And no name checks pending. :thumbs:

As far as other useful information- the building is easy to find…look for the Homeland Security/ICE vans and long line out front and there is a parking lot directly across the street which is $4.75 per 15 minutes (really!) with a daily max of $30.00. A few blocks north is a parking garage which is $2.75 per 15 mins and a daily max of $12. Worth the 5 minute walk. There are lots of Starbucks around and a few places to grab lunch, though seating is limited.


K-1/K-2 Visas

April 20 2006 ~NOA1

July 05 2006 ~IMBRA RFE

Aug 14 2006 ~RFE (further proof of meeting)

Aug 18 2006 ~Approved NOA2 (Day 120)

Oct 10 2006 ~packet 4 received

Nov 14 2006 ~Montreal interview (expedited due to child aging out) SUCCESS :)

Nov 15 2006 ~Pick up visas

Nov 16 2006 ~Fly to San Francisco from Mtl

Nov 18 2006 ~Wedding

AOS/EAD/AP

Dec 18 2006 ~Documents filed

Dec 22 2006 ~NOA1

Jan 10 2007 ~Biometrics appointment

Mar 07 2007 ~AOS interview San Francisco-SUCCESS :)

Mar 19 2007 ~Received Green Cards

I-130 for Daughter

July 28 2007 ~Documents filed

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Wow, painless indeed!

Congratulations!


*** My Mom's N-400 Journey ***

05/09/2015 - Mailed N-400 application packet to the Phoenix, AZ lockbox

05/11/2015 - Delivered per USPS tracking

05/14/2015 - Check cashed

05/19/2015 - Received NOA

06/02/2015 - Biometrics Appointment

06/04/2015 - In line

08/06/2015 - Interview scheduled per USCIS website

09/11/2015 - Interview - PASSED!

09/18/2015 - Received oath letter

09/22/2015 - Oath Ceremony

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Congrats. Good to hear you are finished with USCIS for a little while!


K1 Journey:

April 13/06 NOA1 from NSC

June 1/06 - Moved to CSC

August 12/06 APPROVED - NOA2!!

August 28/06 Left NVC. . . Vancouver Bound!

September 27/06 Interview APPROVED, with visa in hand

October 29/06 Moving Date

December 30/06 Married!!

AOS Journey:

January 16/07 Sent out AOS, EAD, and AP docs

January 23/07 NOA1's for AOS, EAD and AP

February 13/07 Biometrics in Portland, OR

April 7/07 EAD and AP Received

April 24/07 Interview Scheduled . . . and APPROVED, stamp and all!

May 7/07 Greencard is in my hands!

ROC Journey:

February 17/09 Sent I-751 to CSC

February 18/09 NOA1

March 14/09 Biometrics appt.

April 22/09 Date of Approval!!

June 25/09 Greencard arrives in the mail!

*Everything I post is just my .02 cents, seek a lawyer for anything beyond that.*

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