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Didn’t complete the AOS interview, what will happen now?

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I want to ask if anyone has ever had an experience during an AOS interview where the Immigration Officer didn’t get far during the interview?

If so, what happened after?

 

Apparently we spent an hour during the interview process and the Immigration Officer had to end our case with questions about how our relationship developed to a romantic stage. After she finished inquiring, she asked us to submit any documents about commingling of finances and any other eveidences that may help our case showing our history together. We didn’t have the chance to be be asked about other things because of time. I think we spent a lot of time with the Immigration Officer asking my husband questions about his I-485 Form, because he couldn’t remember a lot of dates about his arrival and departure in the U.S., dates we moved, and so forth.

The Immigration Officer had to repeat the questions often as my husband didn’t quite grasp what the Immigration Officer was asking for.

 

She then handed us the “Notice of Interview Results” with a checked box next to “Your case is being held for review. At this time, USCIS does not require any further information or documents from you. Should further information or documents be required, you will receive a notice in the mail. We may also schedule you for another interview, you will receive a notic ninnthe mail. Otherwise, a final decision will be mailed once your case is complete.”

 

Overall, I’m not sure if the interview went well.

 

We understand there may be another interview, however can this prove to be a bad sign if an interview wasn’t fully completed?

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I'm not sure what you mean by "didn't get far" into the interview. You did the entire interview. They just haven't made a decision yet.

They may send an RFE. They may send a NOID. They may send an approval. They may do a second interview, probably a stokes interview if so.

 

At this point, there's nothing to do but wait.

Best wishes.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Sorry, I just thought there was more questions that were going to be asked during the interview, such as about our personal lives, and so far. We only got asked about how we met, and when did we have a romantic date. Although the interview was completed, I just felt we weren’t asked many questions compared to other filers for AOS. Thus, I thought we didn’t get far into the interview...

 

Thank you Geowrian, we hope it’s anything except for the NOID.... but anything can be possible. I suppose it will be a long wait from here now.

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3 minutes ago, Reyvna said:

Sorry, I just thought there was more questions that were going to be asked during the interview, such as about our personal lives, and so far. We only got asked about how we met, and when did we have a romantic date. Although the interview was completed, I just felt we weren’t asked many questions compared to other filers for AOS. Thus, I thought we didn’t get far into the interview...

There's no preset length or number of types of questions they will ask. My wife's interview was about 5 minutes total, of which 2 minutes were us asking questions. The rest was confirming our address and re-asking some questions on the I-485.

Others go through 1+ hour interviews that cover a lot more.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Not necessarily a bad interview. They could have enough with all the other evidence to approve it. I personally think if they call you back for a second interview that might be a bad sign because the second interview might be a Stokes interview where they separate the two of you and ask each a same set of questions (could be a hundred or more questions) to see if your answers match. For now, there is nothing to do but wait.

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Sounds like a normal interview, and the interview was completed.

 

  A lot of mine was just sitting and silently watching the IO staple and punch-hole stuff together, with very few questions just confirming info they already had in front of them and confirming dates of birth/marriage.

 

7 hours ago, Reyvna said:

After she finished inquiring, she asked us to submit any documents about commingling of finances and any other eveidences that may help our case showing our history together.

 Were these documents submitted during the interview when she asked for them, or was she saying they would send a RFE for them later on?


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

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Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

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Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Reyvna said:

Sorry, I just thought there was more questions that were going to be asked during the interview, such as about our personal lives, and so far. We only got asked about how we met, and when did we have a romantic date. Although the interview was completed, I just felt we weren’t asked many questions compared to other filers for AOS. Thus, I thought we didn’t get far into the interview...

 

Thank you Geowrian, we hope it’s anything except for the NOID.... but anything can be possible. I suppose it will be a long wait from here now.

The only question I was asked was how we met. The rest was going through the forms and a couple of clarifying questions about the evidence. Totally normal on that end. We were also asked "if we have evidence that supports our case" and the officer filed it with the rest of the paperwork. No issues there either. 


Adjusting from TN to GC as spouse of USC

2015-11-23: Last TN received at CBP

2017-06-12: Married

2018-06-25: Mailed I-485, I-864, I-130/I-130A, and I-765 to USCIS

2018-07-24: Biometrics appointment

2018-08-28: Expedite request submitted for EAD via USCIS support line

2018-09-21: EAD and SSN received in the mail

2018-10-11: Case is ready to be scheduled for interview

2018-10-31: Interview is scheduled

2018-11-21: TN expired

2018-12-11: AOS Interview - approved 

2018-12-18: Green Card received

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2020-12-11: Conditional green card expires 

 

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Posted (edited)

I have a similar case like you..I did my AOS interview on 30th October 2018 and the USCIS interviewer told me they will review my case and make a decision.  I am still waiting eagerly for the outcome.

Edited by EASY 1

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I know this is such a delay response! Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences. I am glad to know the length of the interview and questions asked varies. I hope I will hope I will hear back from them at least less than a year...

 

On 2/28/2019 at 3:13 AM, Going through said:

Sounds like a normal interview, and the interview was completed.

 

  A lot of mine was just sitting and silently watching the IO staple and punch-hole stuff together, with very few questions just confirming info they already had in front of them and confirming dates of birth/marriage.

 

 Were these documents submitted during the interview when she asked for them, or was she saying they would send a RFE for them later on?

 

Did your interview go well?

 

The documents the Immigration Officer asked for were submitted during the interview. 

 

 

On 3/3/2019 at 6:36 PM, EASY 1 said:

I have a similar case like you..I did my AOS interview on 30th October 2018 and the USCIS interviewer told me they will review my case and make a decision.  I am still waiting eagerly for the outcome.

 

Have you sent a service request since it past 120 days?

 

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Thread is moved from the "AOS from WS&T" main forum to the Case Progress subforum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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2 hours ago, Reyvna said:

Did your interview go well?

My AOS interview was quite a while ago, but yes it went well.  Maybe about 20 minutes including small talk at the beginning.  I was approved on the spot and then the IO gave me the passport stamp immediately before leaving her office without me having to ask for it.  I have a hunch she was a supervisor, though, just a feeling I got from the way she carried herself.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Going through said:

My AOS interview was quite a while ago, but yes it went well.  Maybe about 20 minutes including small talk at the beginning.  I was approved on the spot and then the IO gave me the passport stamp immediately before leaving her office without me having to ask for it.  I have a hunch she was a supervisor, though, just a feeling I got from the way she carried herself.

I read your timeline. You’ve gone through quite a journey! Late congratulations!! I’m glad everything worked out.

 

Apparently, today, unexpected I got a text notification about a status update. I thought fr sure it was my husband’s EAD card, but it wasn’t! I went to check the case status and it said card in production. We are both very relief. We thought we may had to go to another interview since our dates didn’t really match up, but our story did. The dates were mostly when we moved though...

I am glad the unexpected happened! :)

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