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Hey all,

 

I have my interview coming up in a few weeks and I guess the interview jitters are really hitting as I make sure everything is order as we all want to end this chapter in our lives. 

 

I came to the US a couple months back on a b2 visa from Canada where I married my bf and we are almost complete the AOS process with no RFEs. My question, that my husband is sick of hearing and says I am being too paranoid about is about the criminal history section.

 

I have never been arrested or charged in the formal sense of the matter for anything. But when I turned 18 and I was a stupid young girl dating my first boyfriend (now long time ex), my mother called the police when I was at his house to check on me, some sort of wellness check because she was worried. When they came, we were having a loud argument and they made sure to see if I was okay. They talked to both of us separately and no sort of charge or citation was made and it was obvious I Was the potential victim in their eyes because they handed me a pamphlet at the end about domestic violence and how to get out of it. 

 

I said I wanted to leave the house and they said it was a good idea because we were obviously having a disagreement and the officer offered to drive me back to my mom's house where they dropped me off and I never spoke to them again.

 

I know this is probably ridiculous, I've combed through many threads that on similar on vj and all point to not disclosing us, but obviously a lot of us have our minds wander and we worry if somehow this would be a detention or something that would need to be disclosed at the interview.

 

Is this okay to answer no for?  

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42 minutes ago, lonesurvivor said:

Hey all,

 

I have my interview coming up in a few weeks and I guess the interview jitters are really hitting as I make sure everything is order as we all want to end this chapter in our lives. 

 

I came to the US a couple months back on a b2 visa from Canada where I married my bf and we are almost complete the AOS process with no RFEs. My question, that my husband is sick of hearing and says I am being too paranoid about is about the criminal history section.

 

I have never been arrested or charged in the formal sense of the matter for anything. But when I turned 18 and I was a stupid young girl dating my first boyfriend (now long time ex), my mother called the police when I was at his house to check on me, some sort of wellness check because she was worried. When they came, we were having a loud argument and they made sure to see if I was okay. They talked to both of us separately and no sort of charge or citation was made and it was obvious I Was the potential victim in their eyes because they handed me a pamphlet at the end about domestic violence and how to get out of it. 

 

I said I wanted to leave the house and they said it was a good idea because we were obviously having a disagreement and the officer offered to drive me back to my mom's house where they dropped me off and I never spoke to them again.

 

I know this is probably ridiculous, I've combed through many threads that on similar on vj and all point to not disclosing us, but obviously a lot 

Worrying about the interview is normal. But from what you’ve described, there’s absolutely nothing here. 

 

Think of it this way: would something show up on your police certificate? Since you’re doing AOS, I don’t know whether you actually need one like IR1 does, but even if you don’t, would you expect any criminal history to be listed?

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5 minutes ago, pinano said:

Think of it this way: would something show up on your police certificate? Since you’re doing AOS, I don’t know whether you actually need one like IR1 does, but even if you don’t, would you expect any criminal history to be listed?

It's a little more complex, actually. And for completeness, AOS does not require PCCs like an immigrant visa.

The question on the I-485 is:

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Have you EVER been arrested, cited, charged, or detained for any reason by any law enforcement official (including but not limited to any U.S. immigration official or any official of the U.S. armed forces or U.S. Coast Guard)?

Somebody only arrested or detained might not have anything ever show up on a PCC. So just because a PCC would come back clean doesn't necessarily mean the answer is "no".

 

As for the OP's case, I don't think what happened sounds like an issue nor meets the criteria to be listed here.


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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5 minutes ago, geowrian said:

It's a little more complex, actually. And for completeness, AOS does not require PCCs like an immigrant visa.

The question on the I-485 is:

Somebody only arrested or detained might not have anything ever show up on a PCC. So just because a PCC would come back clean doesn't necessarily mean the answer is "no".

 

As for the OP's case, I don't think what happened sounds like an issue nor meets the criteria to be listed here.

Hmm, I see. The arrested part, as opposed to actually charged, would be enough to require a different answer. 

 

 

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53 minutes ago, pinano said:

Worrying about the interview is normal. But from what you’ve described, there’s absolutely nothing here. 

 

Think of it this way: would something show up on your police certificate? Since you’re doing AOS, I don’t know whether you actually need one like IR1 does, but even if you don’t, would you expect any criminal history to be listed?

Thank you! Yeah, that's true. I try to imagine something like that being on someone's record and I realize it would not show up. It does not even have something to show up as. You helped ease my worries

44 minutes ago, geowrian said:

It's a little more complex, actually. And for completeness, AOS does not require PCCs like an immigrant visa.

The question on the I-485 is:

Somebody only arrested or detained might not have anything ever show up on a PCC. So just because a PCC would come back clean doesn't necessarily mean the answer is "no".

 

As for the OP's case, I don't think what happened sounds like an issue nor meets the criteria to be listed here.

Thank you, appreciate your help as you advise a lot of people on here a lot. 

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Op wasn't arrested and this is a non issue. Seriously OP, a police officer gave you a ride home, that's it. 

Edited by NikLR

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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