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Filed: IR-2 Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
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I'm 9 days late (sorry), but I got my IR2 visa! Here is my interview experience. My interview was at US Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Interview was september 19th at 8:30.

I arrived at 7:50. Guard told me to come about 5 minutes before 8:30. So I did, they asked me for my name, checked the list and let me in. Then I gave all my stuff for xray annd I was searched. They found sim card in my wallet which I still haven't found. I had to leave my wallet but take my paper money and cards. One guard was really great, other one was not really pleasant. So I went inside waiting room. There were only two of us. They called that guy and then me. Lady who I talked to was actually bosnian. She took my military paper, proof that I'm not married, birth certificate and passport as I recall. She asked me few questions that were written on those papers, just to check, like my fathers name, where he lives, mothers last name and such. Maybe 5 questions.

Then she told me to sit down and wait to be called again. Few minutes later, American lady called. She was really pleasant, smiled all the time, just made that me much less nervous. She asked me english or bosnian and I said english, even though I can stutter sometimes because I don't have enough conversations on english. She asked me what is my fathers job, who he lives with, how many children does he have, where he lives and few more. Then she said "Congratulations, your visa is approved, I wish you all the best in your new home". I was just stunned, didn't even realize what she just said. She gave me yellow paper with passport pickup instructions. I thanked her and went to get my stuff from guards and that was it. I was at the gate at 8:22, I was out at same place at 8:57. Giving my stuff to guard and picking it up took the most of that time. Interview was actually really great!

So that is my experience. For those having interview in Sarajevo, now you know what to approximately expect! Good luck everyone!

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Nigeria
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I'm 9 days late (sorry), but I got my IR2 visa! Here is my interview experience. My interview was at US Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Interview was september 19th at 8:30.

I arrived at 7:50. Guard told me to come about 5 minutes before 8:30. So I did, they asked me for my name, checked the list and let me in. Then I gave all my stuff for xray annd I was searched. They found sim card in my wallet which I still haven't found. I had to leave my wallet but take my paper money and cards. One guard was really great, other one was not really pleasant. So I went inside waiting room. There were only two of us. They called that guy and then me. Lady who I talked to was actually bosnian. She took my military paper, proof that I'm not married, birth certificate and passport as I recall. She asked me few questions that were written on those papers, just to check, like my fathers name, where he lives, mothers last name and such. Maybe 5 questions.

Then she told me to sit down and wait to be called again. Few minutes later, American lady called. She was really pleasant, smiled all the time, just made that me much less nervous. She asked me english or bosnian and I said english, even though I can stutter sometimes because I don't have enough conversations on english. She asked me what is my fathers job, who he lives with, how many children does he have, where he lives and few more. Then she said "Congratulations, your visa is approved, I wish you all the best in your new home". I was just stunned, didn't even realize what she just said. She gave me yellow paper with passport pickup instructions. I thanked her and went to get my stuff from guards and that was it. I was at the gate at 8:22, I was out at same place at 8:57. Giving my stuff to guard and picking it up took the most of that time. Interview was actually really great!

So that is my experience. For those having interview in Sarajevo, now you know what to approximately expect! Good luck everyone!

Congratulation..... America awaits you. :)

Thanks for sharing.


I-130 for " Chicago Lock-box "

 

 

 

Applying for my 2 children...

 

Sent I-130 to Chicago Lock-box

Sent on --- 08/29/2016

Received --- 08/31/2016

NOA 1 : 09/01/2016

Sent to : Potomac Service Center

NOA 2 : 01/03/2017

 

NVC:

 

Sent AOS & IV Packets:02/01/2017
Scan Date: 02/10/2017
Case Complete: 04/24/2017
Interview Date: **/**/****
Visa Approved: **/**/****
Visa In Hand: **/**/****

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Russia
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Good for you! Not everyone might have such an easy experience though, it really is a case by case thing....but it's great to hear that your interview went so smoothly. :)


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 🇷🇺  CR-1 via DCF in Moscow* (Dec 2016-Jun 2017) 🇺🇸 Info about my DCF experience here and here

Spoiler

26-Jul-2016: Married abroad in Russia (USC + Russian husband) 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sep-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions (Apr 2019-Oct 2019) 📝 Filed via mail, processed by MSC & passed interview

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28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office

26-Jun-2019: Case ready to be scheduled for interview 

04-Sep-2019: Interview was scheduled - letter to arrive in mail

09-Sep-2019: Interview letter arrived in the mail! ✉️

17-Oct-2019: Interview scheduled @ local USCIS  

18-Oct-2019: Interview cancelled & notice ordered*

18-Oct-2019: Case was approved! 🎉

22-Oct-2019: Card was mailed to me 📨

23-Oct-2019: Card was picked by USPS 

25-Oct-2019: 10 year GC Card received in mail 📬

 

*I don't understand this status because we DID have an interview!

 

🇺🇸 N-400 Application for Naturalization (Mar 2020-????) 🛂 Online filers note: Use INTERNET EXPLORER! Other browsers may not work!

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30-Mar-2020: N-400 early filing window opens!

01-Apr-2020: Filed N-400 online 💻 

02-Apr-2020: NOA 1 - Receipt No. received online 📃

07-Apr-2020: NOA 1 - Receipt No. received via mail

05-May-2020: Application transferred to another USCIS field office for review*

??-???-????: TBA... 

 

*NOTE: Moved to another state in May.

 

 

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Congratulation..... America awaits you. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Good for you! Not everyone might have such an easy experience though, it really is a case by case thing....but it's great to hear that your interview went so smoothly. :)

Thank you guys! Just came to USA few hours ago. It's awesome! Guys at airport are great too, they took my passport and envelope from embassy, treated me with smile, they are really great. All in all, everything is awesome, America awaits you!

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