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15 minutes ago, Visitor User said:

Hello. Has anyone been to an interview AOS that was based on 245i grandfathered? If yes, what documents did the IO ask for and what questions did they ask at the interview?

i have.  you need to have proof that you where in the US on December 21, 2000 and never left the US since then. In my case I adjusted through a family member (sister). They ask the regular question, are you a terrorist and so on. It's been years, since i did this. PM if you need more info. 

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7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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Just now, Alabamak1 said:

i have.  you need to have proof that you where in the US on December 15, 2000 and never left the US since then. In my case I adjusted through a family member (sister). They ask the regular question, are you a terrorist and so on. It's been years, since i did this. PM if you need more info. 

You mean 12/21/01? I did provide those with extra evidence. I guess providing too much evidence doesn’t hurt right? 

 

I did receive 1 RFIE for my Birth Certificate with English translation. I responded within time and USCIS accepted it. I also was approved for initial EAD for 1 year and a new social security card with same #.

 

How do you prove never left USA? I have my I-94 as well stamp on entry in my mother’s passport.

 

My petitioner is my USC Mother. I-130 approved. Does my mother need to be present at the interview? I know my lawyer will be there. 

 

 

 

 

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Just now, Visitor User said:

You mean 12/21/01? I did provide those with extra evidence. I guess providing too much evidence doesn’t hurt right? 

 

I did receive 1 RFIE for my Birth Certificate with English translation. I responded within time and USCIS accepted it. I also was approved for initial EAD for 1 year and a new social security card with same #.

 

How do you prove never left USA? I have my I-94 as well stamp on entry in my mother’s passport.

 

My petitioner is my USC Mother. I-130 approved. Does my mother need to be present at the interview? I know my lawyer will be there. 

 

 

 

 

i corrected the date, sorry. I hope you had filed your taxes for all those years, that proves that you where physically here. Other ways are also possible. your mom, does not need to be at the interview. Since it is a family petition...you will get 10 year green card next.  

  • Were physically present in the United States on December 21, 2000, if you are the principal beneficiary and the petition was filed between January 15, 1998, and April 30, 2001

8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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52 minutes ago, Alabamak1 said:

i corrected the date, sorry. I hope you had filed your taxes for all those years, that proves that you where physically here. Other ways are also possible. your mom, does not need to be at the interview. Since it is a family petition...you will get 10 year green card next.  

  • Were physically present in the United States on December 21, 2000, if you are the principal beneficiary and the petition was filed between January 15, 1998, and April 30, 2001

What if the beneficiary was not authorized to work all those years? My lawyer suggested a co-sponsor (I-864) which happened to be my USC brother who also filed I-130 for me and that application is still pending.

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2 minutes ago, Visitor User said:

What if the beneficiary was not authorized to work all those years? My lawyer suggested a co-sponsor (I-864) which happened to be my USC brother who also filed I-130 for me and that application is still pending.

the fact that you where not authorized is forgiven at the point of the interview. i don't recommend on hidding that fact, since it is highly unlikely to support oneself for so many years w/o any income. The officer just reviewed my paperwork, asked a few standard questions and I left with approved petition. Your lawyer must have some way figured how to proof that you are here, but usually the I-94 is enough. I will look into my application. i got it dusting somewhere and can get back to you on what exactly we did back then

 

Question: Is your petition through your mom already been approved or even through your brother? it can take 20+ years, if you are from certain countries to get a visa available

 

 


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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1 minute ago, Alabamak1 said:

the fact that you where not authorized is forgiven at the point of the interview. i don't recommend on hidding that fact, since it is highly unlikely to support oneself for so many years w/o any income. The officer just reviewed my paperwork, asked a few standard questions and I left with approved petition. Your lawyer must have some way figured how to proof that you are here, but usually the I-94 is enough. I will look into my application. i got it dusting somewhere and can get back to you on what exactly we did back then

 

Question: Is your petition through your mom already been approved or even through your brother? it can take 20+ years, if you are from certain countries to get a visa available

 

 

Yes. I know about the forgiveness of unauthorized work. It also doesn’t matter how many employers and/or how many years the beneficiary worked for right?

 

I do have the tax returns for every year I worked using my own SSN. My lawyer said he will show it if IO requests it. My brother’s income is very high so they might not ask for it?

 

My I-130 was filed in June 2011 by my USC mother and brother. I-130 from mother was approved in May 2014. I became eligible to file for AOS in October 2017. However, the I-130 from my brother is still not approved.

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7 minutes ago, Visitor User said:

Yes. I know about the forgiveness of unauthorized work. It also doesn’t matter how many employers and/or how many years the beneficiary worked for right?

 

I do have the tax returns for every year I worked using my own SSN. My lawyer said he will show it if IO requests it. My brother’s income is very high so they might not ask for it?

 

My I-130 was filed in June 2011 by my USC mother and brother. I-130 from mother was approved in May 2014. I became eligible to file for AOS in October 2017. However, the I-130 from my brother is still not approved.

if not mistaken, all you need is a visa availability to be able to adjust. Since you are doing AOS already...your petition through your brother would be unnecessary. I mean it is a good backup in case your mom passed away, since the petitioner (US alien relative) needs to be alive till your process is finished. 

 

Yes, any employer or multiple ones it does not matter. I agree, like my lawyer said also back then....only state what is asked and answer. Do not need to extend answers to questions not asked or provide info that wasn't asked for either.

 

they definetly look at your sponsors income, but as long as it is enough....your good to go

Edited by Alabamak1

8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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26 minutes ago, Alabamak1 said:

if not mistaken, all you need is a visa availability to be able to adjust. Since you are doing AOS already...your petition through your brother would be unnecessary. I mean it is a good backup in case your mom passed away, since the petitioner (US alien relative) needs to be alive till your process is finished. 

 

Yes, any employer or multiple ones it does not matter. I agree, like my lawyer said also back then....only state what is asked and answer. Do not need to extend answers to questions not asked or provide info that wasn't asked for either.

 

they definetly look at your sponsors income, but as long as it is enough....your good to go

The visa became available in October 2017 so that is when I filed. The only bad part is that I won’t be refunded from my brothers petition but that’s not a big deal.

 

You mean the petitioner has to be alive till a decision is made on AOS

 

They will ask every single YES/NO questions from the I-485?

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Just now, Visitor User said:

The visa became available in October 2017 so that is when I filed. The only bad part is that I won’t be refunded from my brothers petition but that’s not a big deal.

 

You mean the petitioner has to be alive till a decision is made on AOS

 

They will ask every single YES/NO questions from the I-485?

i believe so, i forgot where i read that, but that is one of the conditions, since you are not a permanent resident still. That only becomes true, when your AOS is approved. 

 

you have to know what you have signed on your i-485 form. independently from who filled it out for you. Those details must be ingraned for the interview.  I am a little courius as in how did you get EAD before the interview?. I got interviewed first, then EAD and a week later 10year GC


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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32 minutes ago, Alabamak1 said:

i believe so, i forgot where i read that, but that is one of the conditions, since you are not a permanent resident still. That only becomes true, when your AOS is approved. 

 

you have to know what you have signed on your i-485 form. independently from who filled it out for you. Those details must be ingraned for the interview.  I am a little courius as in how did you get EAD before the interview?. I got interviewed first, then EAD and a week later 10year GC

My lawyer filled my I-485 so he signed it.

 

I-765 can be filed with I-485 and Supplemental A which is free. If there are no RFIE/RFE then the beneficiary is granted an EAD valid for 1 year in category 09 based on pending AOS.

 

Did you have your interview within 90 days of filing AOS? Some people get an interview fast so there is no need for EAD and they get the PR card. 

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4 hours ago, Visitor User said:

My lawyer filled my I-485 so he signed it.

 

I-765 can be filed with I-485 and Supplemental A which is free. If there are no RFIE/RFE then the beneficiary is granted an EAD valid for 1 year in category 09 based on pending AOS.

 

Did you have your interview within 90 days of filing AOS? Some people get an interview fast so there is no need for EAD and they get the PR card. 

yes, even faster than that in those days......maybe 60 days. It was pretty quick as soon as my Visa came available. We filed for EAD and it came just like I mentioned before. Days later GC in hand. 

 

Suggestion, any forms filled by your attorney...ask to see them so you can study the information that was provided in them. I mean, it is a moronic suggestion, because you (the beneficiary) is providing all this information anyways. 

Edited by Alabamak1

8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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6 hours ago, Alabamak1 said:

yes, even faster than that in those days......maybe 60 days. It was pretty quick as soon as my Visa came available. We filed for EAD and it came just like I mentioned before. Days later GC in hand. 

 

Suggestion, any forms filled by your attorney...ask to see them so you can study the information that was provided in them. I mean, it is a moronic suggestion, because you (the beneficiary) is providing all this information anyways. 

Of course. My lawyer and I will practice interviews and I will know exactly what’s in it.

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