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I'm totally shocked

I had my first i-485 marriage interview on September 20. The interview went well and we were approved on the spot. IO stamped my application, made me sign and told us it would take 4 weeks for the card to be delivered.

After 4 weeks of nothing, I made an infopass appointment and the guy behind the counter informed us that our case was scheduled for a second interview. Me and my wife were so surprised, we told him that the officer already approved, how come do we have to go back to be interviewed again? He said maybe the IO forgot to ask us something at the first interview and told us to calm down.

3 days ago we received the letter from USCIS about the 2nd interview on January 20 and which "will be videotaped". It was addressed to both me and my wife. I really appreciate if anyone who has been in this "weird" situation can help us out.

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Sounds like a Stokes Interview- you will be separated and asked the same questions, to see if you have a bonafide relationship. Some will be very detailed, could be anything from the color of your toothbrushes over what you had for dinner last night to, yes, intimate questions about your sex life.

As to why it happened after a promised approval, I am unsure; it could be the officer's supervisor looked at the case and didn't like something, it could be that after you left, the officer remembered a weird answer you gave, or even that a angry family member or friend called in with information. Do you have any red flags in your case, such as a long overstay, big age difference or previous marriage to a USC? What visa did you come in on?


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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On occasion, discrepancies are discovered after an IO signals satisfaction at the original interview.

A followup interview is then scheduled, and is taped to compare responses to questions that establish a bonafide relationship. This sounds like one of those.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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I'm totally shocked

I had my first i-485 marriage interview on September 20. The interview went well and we were approved on the spot. IO stamped my application, made me sign and told us it would take 4 weeks for the card to be delivered.

After 4 weeks of nothing, I made an infopass appointment and the guy behind the counter informed us that our case was scheduled for a second interview. Me and my wife were so surprised, we told him that the officer already approved, how come do we have to go back to be interviewed again? He said maybe the IO forgot to ask us something at the first interview and told us to calm down.

3 days ago we received the letter from USCIS about the 2nd interview on January 20 and which "will be videotaped". It was addressed to both me and my wife. I really appreciate if anyone who has been in this "weird" situation can help us out.

Just treat it like the first interview. No need to panic, just answer everything honestly and it will be fine.


AOS Timeline

  • 10/23/2016 - I-130/I-485 Concurrent packet posted
  • 10/25/2016 - Packet signed for at Chicago lockbox
  • 11/09/2016 - E-Notifications received
  • 11/15/2016 - NOA's received in post
  • 11/18/2016 - Biometric appointment received (set for 11/30)
  • 11/30/2016 - Biometric appointment completed
  • 01/25/2017 - EAD Approved
  • 01/25/2017 - AP Approved
  • 02/01/2017 - Combo Card arrived in the post

 

>>THIS IS WHAT I PUT IN MY PACKET<<

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I will be honest, i am sorry you have to go through this but this whole process to me now is more like a joke and circus. Stupid and waste of time. Especially, after hearing what you been through and were told your approved and should be fine.

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I will be honest, i am sorry you have to go through this but this whole process to me now is more like a joke and circus. Stupid and waste of time. Especially, after hearing what you been through and were told your approved and should be fine.

Sorry, but nothing about this process is a "joke" or a "circus". We are applying for the opportunity to live in the USA. This is not a right, it is a privilege. USCIS have a duty to ensure that all applicants meet the necessary requirements and it is up to us to prove beyond on all doubt that we do!


AOS Timeline

  • 10/23/2016 - I-130/I-485 Concurrent packet posted
  • 10/25/2016 - Packet signed for at Chicago lockbox
  • 11/09/2016 - E-Notifications received
  • 11/15/2016 - NOA's received in post
  • 11/18/2016 - Biometric appointment received (set for 11/30)
  • 11/30/2016 - Biometric appointment completed
  • 01/25/2017 - EAD Approved
  • 01/25/2017 - AP Approved
  • 02/01/2017 - Combo Card arrived in the post

 

>>THIS IS WHAT I PUT IN MY PACKET<<

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I will be honest, i am sorry you have to go through this but this whole process to me now is more like a joke and circus. Stupid and waste of time. Especially, after hearing what you been through and were told your approved and should be fine.

How is an attempt at clarification a joke or a circus?

With opportunities to those who wish to live and work here permanently, the least the US asks is an applicant's cooperation.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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