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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: England

Hi everyone,

This is my first post here, but I have been an avid viewer of this site for the past few months. So, I thought by me telling my story about my arrival/interview experience it may be able to help others the way I have been helped by some of the posts on this site. So here goes....

I arrived in the States in August '06 on a B2 Visa. I had a bit of trouble coming in through immigration at my P.O.E., and had my 1 year visa cut down to 6 months, with no Adjustment of Status or Extension of Stay stamped on my I-94 due to the fact that I only had a single fare and not a return. I had originally entered the U.S. to spend some time with my girlfriend. One thing led to another and we were married in December '06, so obviously I wasn't too confident when applying for an AOS due to the circumstances that made entering the States look like I had intent to stay, even though that was never the case. After we were married, we decided to hire an attorney and find out what our options were. Our attorney told us that we had a strong case and that I should file for an AOS which was back in early February '07.

Fast Forward to today;

Our appointment was at 8.00am in Salt Lake City. We arrived there at around 7.50am and met with our attorney in the waiting room. The attorney spent most of his time checking through our folder and re-arranging the documents we had from most important to least important. Then we waited to be called in for the interview. We were finally called at around 8.25am. On first impressions, the officer who was interviewing us seemed to appear a little unfriendly, but as the interview wore on we found that wasn't the case at all. He turned out to be an extremely nice guy. Me and my wife were both sworn in, then we took a seat. The officer spent the first 10 minutes or so looking through his paperwork, not really speaking, just asking confirmation of D.O.B.'s, address, etc. After that he took our folder and browsed through it, taking my copy of my arrest record from back in England and my I-94. Then he asked me if i'd entered the country with the intent to marry, to which I said no. I provided him with a letter from my previous employer which stated that they expected me to return from my 6 month sabbatical in January to resume my postion. After that he asked a couple more questions, like how did you and your wife meet, what type of business did my wife own and then went on to making small talk with my wife about Web Design. While the officer was talking to my wife, he reached behind him, pulled out a pink slip which he then put in front of me and said "welcome to the United States, you have been approved." He reminded me of the conditions of the Permanent Residency and then said that I would receive my Green Card in the mail by next week. I must say, it wasn't how i'd imagined it at all, and the only advice I can give to future interviewers is to just to go to your interview and be honest. Good luck to everyone going through this process and thanks to everyone else for providing some great advice.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada

Congratulations.... a big relief on that being finished eh.... Take care,


Feb 25, 2006... Submitted I-129F

Jan 4, 2007... Interview date Visa in Passport

Jan 30,2007... POE Blaine Washington, Pacific Truck Crossing

March 8, 2007... Mailed AOS and EAD

May 21, 2007... AOS application APPROVED with interview (Day 67)WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO

May 29, 2007... GREEN CARD ARRIVES.. and email from CRIS approval notice sent (Day 75)

Sept 25, 2008... Moved to the UK

Feb 24, 2009... Mailed I-751 to CSC from UK

December 30, 2009... Approval notice!!

Jan 9, 2010... 10 year GREEN CARD arrives.

May 31, 2012... Express Mailed N-400 application to the Nebraska Service Center for military spouses filing overseas

Jun 11, 2012... NOA date and Cheque cashed Day 11

Jun 28, 2012... Placed in line for interview scheduling Day 28

Jul 20, 2012... Email from USCIS London for info to schedule interview Day 50

Sep 1, 2012... Moved back to the USA

Sep 12, 2012... Email from USCIS London scheduled for interview/oath Sept 28th in the UK(will be day 120)

Nov 26, 2012... Had submitted change of addresses. Notification that I have again been scheduled for interview Day 179

Dec 1, 2012... Letter arrived Day 184 with new interview date Jan 4, 2013 (Will be day 218)


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada

Wow that sounded like it went as smoothly as possible! Congrats!


AOS Package received in Chicago 4-25-07 (Day 1)

NOA 1 5-01-07 (Day 7)

Cheque Cashed 5-02-07 (Day 8)

Touched 5-04-07 (Day 10)

Biometrics Appointment 5-18-07 (Day 26)

Touched 5-21-07 (Day 29)

Transferred to CSC e-mail 5-25-07 (Day 33)

Touched 5-28-07 (Day 36)

Touched again...feels niiiice! 5-29-07 (Day 37)

Notice of CSC transfer via reg mail 6-01-07 (Day 40)

Touched; 'pending @ CSC' e-mail 6-07-07 (Day 46)

Touched 6-08-07 (Day 47)

Touched 6-10-07 (Day 49)

Touched 6-19-07 (Day 58)

Touched 6-20-07 (Day 59)

Touched 8-31-07 & 9-3-07

Card Production Ordered 10-01-07

Welcome Notice Sent 10-02-07

Lifting of Conditions

Sent 7/13/09

Received at CSC 7/14/09

NOA Receieved (Dated 7/14) 7/18/09

Biometrics Appointment 8/12/09

Touched 8/13/09

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Great news!


2007-02-22: Sent AOS /EAD

2007-03-06 : NOA1 AOS /EAD

2007-03-28: Transferred to CSC

2007-05-17: EAD Card Production Ordered

2007-05-21: I485 Approved

2007-05-24: EAD Card Received

2007-06-01: Green Card Received!!

Removal of Conditions:

2009-02-27: Sent I-751

2009-03-07: NOA I-751

2009-03-31: Biometrics Appt. Hartford

2009-07-21: Touched (first time since biometrics) Perhaps address change?

2009-07-28: Approved at VSC

2009-08-25: Received card in the mail


2012-08-20: Submitted N-400

2013-01-18: Became Citizen

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru

Congratulations....now you can relax!



12/30/2008: Overnighted I-751 package to VSC

01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

01/23/2009: Biometrics appt letter received

01/31/2009: Biometrics scheduled

05/20/2009: APPROVED

06/23/2009: 10 Year Green Card arrived

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