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19 hours ago, MrsChettouh said:

Hey everyone - we just had our interview and it went really well.  The appointment was scheduled for 9:30 and we walked in around 9:15.  We left our cell phones in the car so I'm not sure what time they called us back for the interview but we got out of there at 10:15.  The lady doing our interview was Officer Nichols.  She was serious but nice.  Once we got inside her office she swore us in and then asked Lotfi all the questions on the I-485 form.  Once that was finished, she asked what other countries he's visited, how and when we met, if we know each other's families, how my family felt about him, where we got engaged, who proposed, when did we realize we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together, etc.  Basically, if your relationship is real then you don't need to worry about any of the questions! 

 

We took with us A LOT of documents/evidence - better too have too much and not need it than need something and not have it!!

We brought all originals and copies of:

everything we received from the government

his EAD/AP combo card

both our social security cards

both our birth certificates (his with certified translation)

both driver's licenses

his insurance cards (he's on my insurance through work)

his medical bills

home/auto insurance with both our names

utility bills with both our names

marriage certificate

photo album which included his arrival to US, holidays and trips together, our legal wedding and our family/friends wedding and reception, photos with my family, ultrasound photos

anything and everything else... we literally had one of those accordion expandable folders, a plastic zipper file folder, and a huge photo album LOL

She kept copies of the items listed above and she even kept a few of our wedding/reception pictures.  At the end she said she needs to review all these documents and then she gave us a paper that said we are recommended for approval and that we will receive an official notice in the mail.

 

All in all it was a pleasant experience.  Good luck to all of you!!

 

 

 

 

congrats on the successful interview and being approved :) I just saw your timeline that your NOA was 2 months before mine..really hoping i'll get an interview scheduled soon! 


Trieu & Quyen's timeline: 

 

K-1 Visa

03-08-2017: I-129F package sent to Lockbox in Dallas, TX.

03-10-2017: I-129F package delivered and routed to California Service Center (CSC).

03-13-2017: Receipt date by USCIS, CSC.

03-16-2017: I-797C (NOA1) hardcopy notice date.

03-17-2017: NOA1 (receipt of petition) via text & email 

06-22-2017: NOA2 of approval

10-05-2017: Interviewed at the Auckland (NZ) U.S. Consulate - APPROVED!

10-12-2017: K-1 Visa received in mail

01-18-2018: Arrived in the US!

 

02-14-2018: Civil Marriage 

 

Adjustment of Status

03-19-2018: Filed for I-485, I-131 and I-765

03-29-2018: NOA (receipt) for I-485, I-131 and I-765

04-18-2018: Biometrics Appointment for I-485 & I-765

08-08-2018: Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (I-485)

08-22-2018: NOA (approval) for EAD & AP

09-06-2018: Received EAD/AP combo card in mail

10-10-2018: NOA for I-485 Interview

11-15-2018: I-485 Interview - Approved!

11-24-2018: Green Card In Hand! 

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23 hours ago, Itssimons said:

So I got my interview scheduled at last. Thank God! PD: Feb. 02, 2018. 

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Wow major congrats!!! Did you receive a text/email from USCIS regarding the status update or did you just randomly check the online tracker and saw this? 


Trieu & Quyen's timeline: 

 

K-1 Visa

03-08-2017: I-129F package sent to Lockbox in Dallas, TX.

03-10-2017: I-129F package delivered and routed to California Service Center (CSC).

03-13-2017: Receipt date by USCIS, CSC.

03-16-2017: I-797C (NOA1) hardcopy notice date.

03-17-2017: NOA1 (receipt of petition) via text & email 

06-22-2017: NOA2 of approval

10-05-2017: Interviewed at the Auckland (NZ) U.S. Consulate - APPROVED!

10-12-2017: K-1 Visa received in mail

01-18-2018: Arrived in the US!

 

02-14-2018: Civil Marriage 

 

Adjustment of Status

03-19-2018: Filed for I-485, I-131 and I-765

03-29-2018: NOA (receipt) for I-485, I-131 and I-765

04-18-2018: Biometrics Appointment for I-485 & I-765

08-08-2018: Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (I-485)

08-22-2018: NOA (approval) for EAD & AP

09-06-2018: Received EAD/AP combo card in mail

10-10-2018: NOA for I-485 Interview

11-15-2018: I-485 Interview - Approved!

11-24-2018: Green Card In Hand! 

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58 minutes ago, kquyen said:

Wow major congrats!!! Did you receive a text/email from USCIS regarding the status update or did you just randomly check the online tracker and saw this? 

Thanks! No updates, just found mycase status in the old website working again after more than 5 months during one of  my routine checks😊

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17 hours ago, Itssimons said:

Thanks! No updates, just found mycase status in the old website working again after more than 5 months during one of  my routine checks😊

Oh that's interesting! Please let us know once you have received an interview letter with a date! Curious how long it will be from the time of update until interview date. 


Trieu & Quyen's timeline: 

 

K-1 Visa

03-08-2017: I-129F package sent to Lockbox in Dallas, TX.

03-10-2017: I-129F package delivered and routed to California Service Center (CSC).

03-13-2017: Receipt date by USCIS, CSC.

03-16-2017: I-797C (NOA1) hardcopy notice date.

03-17-2017: NOA1 (receipt of petition) via text & email 

06-22-2017: NOA2 of approval

10-05-2017: Interviewed at the Auckland (NZ) U.S. Consulate - APPROVED!

10-12-2017: K-1 Visa received in mail

01-18-2018: Arrived in the US!

 

02-14-2018: Civil Marriage 

 

Adjustment of Status

03-19-2018: Filed for I-485, I-131 and I-765

03-29-2018: NOA (receipt) for I-485, I-131 and I-765

04-18-2018: Biometrics Appointment for I-485 & I-765

08-08-2018: Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (I-485)

08-22-2018: NOA (approval) for EAD & AP

09-06-2018: Received EAD/AP combo card in mail

10-10-2018: NOA for I-485 Interview

11-15-2018: I-485 Interview - Approved!

11-24-2018: Green Card In Hand! 

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So I got my interview scheduled for October 11, 2018 at 1 pm. Good luck to myself and to all those still awaiting their interviews to be scheduled or their EAD/AP approvals. Yours is just around the corner so hang in there and keep the faith 🙂

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10 hours ago, Itssimons said:

So I got my interview scheduled for October 11, 2018 at 1 pm. Good luck to myself and to all those still awaiting their interviews to be scheduled or their EAD/AP approvals. Yours is just around the corner so hang in there and keep the faith 🙂

Congrats again! That's very exciting. All the best with the interview, and please share your experience once it's all done :) I really hope I'll get one scheduled soon. 


Trieu & Quyen's timeline: 

 

K-1 Visa

03-08-2017: I-129F package sent to Lockbox in Dallas, TX.

03-10-2017: I-129F package delivered and routed to California Service Center (CSC).

03-13-2017: Receipt date by USCIS, CSC.

03-16-2017: I-797C (NOA1) hardcopy notice date.

03-17-2017: NOA1 (receipt of petition) via text & email 

06-22-2017: NOA2 of approval

10-05-2017: Interviewed at the Auckland (NZ) U.S. Consulate - APPROVED!

10-12-2017: K-1 Visa received in mail

01-18-2018: Arrived in the US!

 

02-14-2018: Civil Marriage 

 

Adjustment of Status

03-19-2018: Filed for I-485, I-131 and I-765

03-29-2018: NOA (receipt) for I-485, I-131 and I-765

04-18-2018: Biometrics Appointment for I-485 & I-765

08-08-2018: Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (I-485)

08-22-2018: NOA (approval) for EAD & AP

09-06-2018: Received EAD/AP combo card in mail

10-10-2018: NOA for I-485 Interview

11-15-2018: I-485 Interview - Approved!

11-24-2018: Green Card In Hand! 

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Hey everyone! Norfolk is my office as well :)

Since 09/15 I am waiting for my status to change to * interview scheduled". How long does that usually take?! Everything has been very smooth so far and now I am scared we will be stuck at this status for moooooonths :(

 

Our timeline:

 

08-16-2018: NOA (receipt) for I-485, I-131 and I-765

09-12-2018: Biometrics Appointment for I-485 & I-765

08-15-2018: Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (I-485)

 

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On 10/11/2018 at 2:59 PM, Itssimons said:
Hey guys, so I got approved today for my Green Card. For those still waiting, hang in there, yours is next and around the corner. Just keep the faith!

 

Congrats! How long have you been waiting for the Green Card?

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On 10/11/2018 at 2:59 PM, Itssimons said:
Hey guys, so I got approved today for my Green Card. For those still waiting, hang in there, yours is next and around the corner. Just keep the faith!

 

yay congrats! Would you mind sharing your experience of the interview? 


Trieu & Quyen's timeline: 

 

K-1 Visa

03-08-2017: I-129F package sent to Lockbox in Dallas, TX.

03-10-2017: I-129F package delivered and routed to California Service Center (CSC).

03-13-2017: Receipt date by USCIS, CSC.

03-16-2017: I-797C (NOA1) hardcopy notice date.

03-17-2017: NOA1 (receipt of petition) via text & email 

06-22-2017: NOA2 of approval

10-05-2017: Interviewed at the Auckland (NZ) U.S. Consulate - APPROVED!

10-12-2017: K-1 Visa received in mail

01-18-2018: Arrived in the US!

 

02-14-2018: Civil Marriage 

 

Adjustment of Status

03-19-2018: Filed for I-485, I-131 and I-765

03-29-2018: NOA (receipt) for I-485, I-131 and I-765

04-18-2018: Biometrics Appointment for I-485 & I-765

08-08-2018: Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (I-485)

08-22-2018: NOA (approval) for EAD & AP

09-06-2018: Received EAD/AP combo card in mail

10-10-2018: NOA for I-485 Interview

11-15-2018: I-485 Interview - Approved!

11-24-2018: Green Card In Hand! 

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We received our Interview notice today (the notice date says 10/10) for November 15! so excited and a little nervous. If anyone has any experience with the Norfolk office please share! Good luck to us all!


Trieu & Quyen's timeline: 

 

K-1 Visa

03-08-2017: I-129F package sent to Lockbox in Dallas, TX.

03-10-2017: I-129F package delivered and routed to California Service Center (CSC).

03-13-2017: Receipt date by USCIS, CSC.

03-16-2017: I-797C (NOA1) hardcopy notice date.

03-17-2017: NOA1 (receipt of petition) via text & email 

06-22-2017: NOA2 of approval

10-05-2017: Interviewed at the Auckland (NZ) U.S. Consulate - APPROVED!

10-12-2017: K-1 Visa received in mail

01-18-2018: Arrived in the US!

 

02-14-2018: Civil Marriage 

 

Adjustment of Status

03-19-2018: Filed for I-485, I-131 and I-765

03-29-2018: NOA (receipt) for I-485, I-131 and I-765

04-18-2018: Biometrics Appointment for I-485 & I-765

08-08-2018: Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (I-485)

08-22-2018: NOA (approval) for EAD & AP

09-06-2018: Received EAD/AP combo card in mail

10-10-2018: NOA for I-485 Interview

11-15-2018: I-485 Interview - Approved!

11-24-2018: Green Card In Hand! 

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