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AOS Interview Nashville Office Review

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Sorry to post this here but as the Nashville office hasn't been added to the drop down in the review section, so I'll just write a bit about our experience for those coming to the Nashville office.

 

Our appointment was at noon and after arrival, the first step was the security. Call me naive but I really didn't expect that as there wasn't any security at the Nashville office that we went to for the biometrics appointment. At any rate, be prepared for a little bit of gruffness from the security guards. 

 

After security, you go to a window and check in. The clerk behind the window was very friendly and after looking at our appointment letter and IDs, he gave us a number and asked us to have a seat. There were three or four other couples/families already waiting but we were only seated for about 10 minutes when our number was called. 

 

We went into the IO's office and were sworn in. The IO had our file on her desk and, after opening it, asked my wife (Diana, the applicant) if she was working and, if so, where. My wife has her EAD so, she's been working for awhile. The IO wrote on the app and began asking Diana the 'yes' or 'no' questions that are in the AOS application. The tone was light and conversational. 

 

After all of the questions were asked, the IO looked at all of the evidence of cohabitation that we had brought as well as our wedding photos and Diana's original birth certificate. 

 

She then asked if we had a new medical, which we didn't. We were gambling on this part as we knew we might need it.

 

The good news is that the IO stated that everything looked good and just get a new medical to her and we'll be fine.

 

All in all, it was really easy and not at all scary. We were prepared and ready. We had brought along a lot of stuff that the IO didn't bother to look at. Be prepared and you'll be fine.   


K-1 Visa

04-06-2017  I-129F Sent to Dallas Lockbox

04-15-2017  NOA 1 Received by mail (Sent to California Service Center)

08-17-2017  NOA 2 Received by mail (124 LONG Days from NOA 1. Status NEVER changed on USCIS site)

09-01-7017  NVC Received, Case Number Assigned (Petitioner notified by email)

09-04-2017  Sydney Embassy Received Case

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Received (Petitioner Received email)

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Sent To Embassy

09-04-2017  Packet 4 Sent (Beneficiary Received email)

09-25-2017  Interview Date (APPROVED!!!!)

09-27-2017  VISA IN HAND!!!

12-18-2017  POE In Dallas

01-03-2018 Applied For Social Security Card

01-09-2018 Social Security Card In Hand

01-10-2018 Wedding!!!

AOS

01-13-2018 Filed for AOS, EAD and AP

01-18-2018 RFE For Sending In Wrong Form (We Didn't. Called USCIS, their mistake. Resent Packet)

01-30-2018 NOA 1

07-11-2018 EAD/AP Approved

07-17-2018 Received EAD/AP Card

11-19-2018 Received Interview Date By Mail

12-20-2018 AOS Interview in Nashville. Need a new medical so, waiting for that.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, S_And_J said:

Thanks for the review!

 

How comes you needed a new medical? From your signature it looks like you filed for AOS within the validity period of your K1 medical?

They shouldn't be asking for a new medical, but I guess now they ask there's no much choice 😕


K-1 Visa

05-16-2018: Interview (Approved)

05-23-2018: Visa Issued

08-02-2018: P.O.E Austin

 

08-24-2018: Married :)

 

AOS/EAD/AP:

 

09-05-2018: Package sent.                                                                 10-29-2018: New application sent.

09-11-2018: AOS/EAD/AP NOA-1                                                      11-05-2018: Reception text messages

09-12-2018: Request expedite AP                                                     11-06-2018: Fees cashed

09-12-2018: Expedite AP USCIS answer (request evidence).       11-07-2018: Expedite AP requested

09-13-2018: Evidence Fax sent                                                          11-08-2018: Expedite AP denied

09-14-2018: Notice for biometrics                                                    11-09-2018: NOA1 Hard copies

10-03-2018: Biometrics appointment                                               11-28-2018: Biometrics

10-20-2018: Rejected! (Check bounced) 😢

 

 

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On 12/21/2018 at 4:14 PM, S_And_J said:

Thanks for the review!

 

How comes you needed a new medical? From your signature it looks like you filed for AOS within the validity period of your K1 medical?

The IO explained that the rules changed in November (ya'll might know more about it than I) as to how long the medical was valid for an, I guess, ours was invalid. I honestly don't remember the specifics as that was the very last thing that the IO asked for and by that point, I was ready to get out of there! It was an easy interview but still nerve wracking. 


K-1 Visa

04-06-2017  I-129F Sent to Dallas Lockbox

04-15-2017  NOA 1 Received by mail (Sent to California Service Center)

08-17-2017  NOA 2 Received by mail (124 LONG Days from NOA 1. Status NEVER changed on USCIS site)

09-01-7017  NVC Received, Case Number Assigned (Petitioner notified by email)

09-04-2017  Sydney Embassy Received Case

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Received (Petitioner Received email)

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Sent To Embassy

09-04-2017  Packet 4 Sent (Beneficiary Received email)

09-25-2017  Interview Date (APPROVED!!!!)

09-27-2017  VISA IN HAND!!!

12-18-2017  POE In Dallas

01-03-2018 Applied For Social Security Card

01-09-2018 Social Security Card In Hand

01-10-2018 Wedding!!!

AOS

01-13-2018 Filed for AOS, EAD and AP

01-18-2018 RFE For Sending In Wrong Form (We Didn't. Called USCIS, their mistake. Resent Packet)

01-30-2018 NOA 1

07-11-2018 EAD/AP Approved

07-17-2018 Received EAD/AP Card

11-19-2018 Received Interview Date By Mail

12-20-2018 AOS Interview in Nashville. Need a new medical so, waiting for that.

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, shawndee said:

The IO explained that the rules changed in November (ya'll might know more about it than I) as to how long the medical was valid for an, I guess, ours was invalid. I honestly don't remember the specifics as that was the very last thing that the IO asked for and by that point, I was ready to get out of there! It was an easy interview but still nerve wracking. 

Did you submit the completed DS-3025 when you filed for AOS?

 

@K1visaHopeful Would love your insight on this, do you reckon this is going to be typical following the rule changes?

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On 12/27/2018 at 2:33 PM, S_And_J said:

Did you submit the completed DS-3025 when you filed for AOS?

 

@K1visaHopeful Would love your insight on this, do you reckon this is going to be typical following the rule changes?

We submitted every we had but that was not part of it. We did have all of the vaccination records that my wife had from the doc in Sydney.


K-1 Visa

04-06-2017  I-129F Sent to Dallas Lockbox

04-15-2017  NOA 1 Received by mail (Sent to California Service Center)

08-17-2017  NOA 2 Received by mail (124 LONG Days from NOA 1. Status NEVER changed on USCIS site)

09-01-7017  NVC Received, Case Number Assigned (Petitioner notified by email)

09-04-2017  Sydney Embassy Received Case

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Received (Petitioner Received email)

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Sent To Embassy

09-04-2017  Packet 4 Sent (Beneficiary Received email)

09-25-2017  Interview Date (APPROVED!!!!)

09-27-2017  VISA IN HAND!!!

12-18-2017  POE In Dallas

01-03-2018 Applied For Social Security Card

01-09-2018 Social Security Card In Hand

01-10-2018 Wedding!!!

AOS

01-13-2018 Filed for AOS, EAD and AP

01-18-2018 RFE For Sending In Wrong Form (We Didn't. Called USCIS, their mistake. Resent Packet)

01-30-2018 NOA 1

07-11-2018 EAD/AP Approved

07-17-2018 Received EAD/AP Card

11-19-2018 Received Interview Date By Mail

12-20-2018 AOS Interview in Nashville. Need a new medical so, waiting for that.

 

 

 

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On 12/26/2018 at 8:06 PM, shawndee said:

The IO explained that the rules changed in November (ya'll might know more about it than I) as to how long the medical was valid for an, I guess, ours was invalid. I honestly don't remember the specifics as that was the very last thing that the IO asked for and by that point, I was ready to get out of there! It was an easy interview but still nerve wracking. 

there is no rule change, medicals are good for 1 year when submitted to USCIS

https://www.uscis.gov/archive/archive-forms-updates/uscis-issues-new-policy-form-i-693-report-medical-examination-and-vaccination-record

 

our IO asked also, when i mentioned the 1 year since submitted to USCIS he backed right down and said i was correct. We got approved last week.

The only thing he did say was to make sure we had all her shots done, which we did, and he did then Approved!!!!!!

Edited by mighty836

K1 visa adventure 

02/20/2017- I-129F packet send to Dallas

02/22/2017- I-129F packet delivered

02/28/2017-- check cashed

03/01/2017-- NOA1 text and email received transferred to (CSC)

03/06/2017-- NOA1 hard copy received in the mail.

05/23/2017 -- Notified RFE

06/16/2017 -- Replied RFE

06/19/2017 -- CSC Received reply

06/26/2017-- Approved 

06/30/2017-- received NOA2

07/10/2017-- NVC Recived case

07/11/2017-- Case number assigned

08/14/2017-- Interview ( APPROVED )

 

AOS

11/29/17- Packet sent to Chicago lockbox ( I-485, I-765, I-131 included)

12/1/2017- recieved packet

12/6/2017 NOA1 text and email recieved

12/8/2017 NOA1 Hard copy recieved

12/26/2017 Biometrics done

03/31/2018 RFE - I-131

04/19/2018 Approved I-765, I-131 ( EAD & AP )

04/26/2018 Received combo card in mail

12/06/2018 Interview done - no decision

12/27/2018  APPROVED - card being produced

 

 

 

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