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Has anyone seen or experienced a possible new interview policy pertaining to the AOS interview. 

 

I read about an experience from someone on a facebook AOS group that he and his wife were separated for the AOS interview for a little bit and asked a series of questions. They got approved.  They were told it's a new policy. 

 

Any truth to this?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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11 minutes ago, Danny70 said:

Has anyone seen or experienced a possible new interview policy pertaining to the AOS interview. 

 

I read about an experience from someone on a facebook AOS group that he and his wife were separated for the AOS interview for a little bit and asked a series of questions. They got approved.  They were told it's a new policy. 

 

Any truth to this?

No.  They have the option of separating the spouses, but usually that is when they have reason to question the legitimacy of the marriage.  The vast majority of interviews are conducted with both spouses together.

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no, it may just be that particular office. or it may be scaremongering, or it may be some shyster lawyer trying to scare people into paying a ton of money for one that will really be useless


Aos Packet Sent-09/03/19

Received 09/12/2019

Biometrics 10/04/2019

Ready to be Scheduled for Interview 10/30/2019

Interview was Scheduled Update 11/18/2019

Interview Letter received 11/22/2019

Interview Date 01/06/2020

EAD/AP Approval 12/17/2019

EAD Card has been mailed 12/20/2019

EAD/AP Approval letters received 12/23/2019

EAD/AP Combo Card in hand 12/26/2019

AoS Approved during interview 01/06/2020

Green Card is being produced update 01/06/2020

Green Card Mailed 01/08/2020

Green Card arrived in the mail 01/11/2020

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Offices will do a Stokes Interview if there is a question in a filing.  It is not very common but does occur and can occur at any point in the process.


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Stokes have been around for as long as I can remember.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Anecdotally, the Minneapolis office have been doing this quite a bit; however from what I can tell it's not a hardcore full on Stokes interview. 

In my case (Minneapolis office); they called my husband (USC) in first, chatted with him for about 5 minutes, and then called me in & sent him out - I was in there probably about a half an hour in total. I know about 10 different couples interviewed since November and all of them have had the same thing - seperation with a quick informal chat with the USC first and then a longer (still relatively informal) chat with the immigrant. 

 

Husband said they asked him very basic question - first confirmed his USC status, asked his birthday, my birthday, our anniversary, how/when we decided to marry, if I'd met his family and if he'd met mine.     

The interviewer went over my i485; looked at updated information we brought in our folder, asked me the same questions as hubby, then asked a few more things like where I worked (and if I enjoyed it), when the last time I'd been home to visit was and then we chatted about travelling a little as he walked me out (after explaining what happens next).   More like a catch up with a very casual acquaintance than an interview designed to trip you up or see if you're lying. 

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