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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Hello everyone,

 

We just made it back from our interview at Boston USCIS office.

 

All went good. We waited for 25 minutes before being called in. My wife, the USC was called in first, then I went in after 20 minutes. We both interviewed alone. Apparently that was the rule at the office today. 

 

We were asked the dame question, pretty standard ones. Easy, all good.

Here comes the BUT:

 

The officer told me my medical file was not with my file, it was supposed to be sent to the local office bwitybthe rest of my documents, but it was not there. I never received an RFE requesting a new one. I show her my DS 3025 and said that she needed the whole thing. I explained it was on the sealed envelope you hand at the port of entry and you never see it. She said it has to be on another USCIS office where my case was first reviewed and she said she just placed a request for it to be sent to her. She also said we were a strong case but she cannot approve it until she gets the full medical, said two days to get there (maybe).

 

That probably means I won't make it to my trip back to Spain on the 18th since either I won't have my greencard on hand and I guess I can't risk leaving the country with my EAD/AP with a decision pending on my greencard.

 

Anyway, another experience for the VJ forum!

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46 minutes ago, Carlos&Gen said:

  I guess I can't risk leaving the country with my EAD/AP with a decision pending on my greencard.

It’s up to you.  If you think you will be denied, then I wouldn’t leave. Otherwise even if you are approved while away it is fine. 

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7 minutes ago, Mike E said:

It’s up to you.  If you think you will be denied, then I wouldn’t leave. Otherwise even if you are approved while away it is fine. 

hey thanks for your reply. So you think I can leave on my EAD and If my GC is approved while abroad, I can still use my EAD to come back to the US?

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Sounds like a Stokes interview and they are not normal.

“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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1 minute ago, Boiler said:

Sounds like a Stokes interview and they are not normal.

Apparently they are pretty normal here. All couple were separated today. She said we have a strong case and she can't approved is yet because my medical was not sent from a different office. Other than that, she congratulated us.

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38 minutes ago, Carlos&Gen said:

hey thanks for your reply. So you think I can leave on my EAD and If my GC is approved while abroad, I can still use my EAD to come back to the US?

I don’t just think it.  I know it.  
 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Sounds like a Stokes interview and they are not normal.

Sounds like but unlikely it actually was.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stokes_interview

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1 minute ago, Mike E said:

Sounds like but unlikely it actually was.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stokes_interview

If that's your second, but it was our first interview. So that's not it. Everyone today had it that way, and we were told right before out interview it should be quick since we have a pretty straight forward and simple case.

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Just now, Carlos&Gen said:

If that's your second, but it was our first interview. So that's not it. Everyone today had it that way, and we were told right before out interview it should be quick since we have a pretty straight forward and simple case.

One wishes USCIS franchises ran with the same consistency as fast food stores but they do not. 

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1 minute ago, ANubis_66 said:

Good luck! Hopefully everything goes well.

 

Question, did they ask for a proof of vaccination from Covid? 

 

Thanks

Thanks! Nothing covid related!

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3 hours ago, Boiler said:

Sounds like a Stokes interview and they are not normal.

This is pretty normal in many offices since Covid started. Quite some members have reported this during the last almost 2 years.

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4 hours ago, Carlos&Gen said:

Hello everyone,

 

We just made it back from our interview at Boston USCIS office.

 

All went good. We waited for 25 minutes before being called in. My wife, the USC was called in first, then I went in after 20 minutes. We both interviewed alone. Apparently that was the rule at the office today. 

 

We were asked the dame question, pretty standard ones. Easy, all good.

Here comes the BUT:

 

The officer told me my medical file was not with my file, it was supposed to be sent to the local office bwitybthe rest of my documents, but it was not there. I never received an RFE requesting a new one. I show her my DS 3025 and said that she needed the whole thing. I explained it was on the sealed envelope you hand at the port of entry and you never see it. She said it has to be on another USCIS office where my case was first reviewed and she said she just placed a request for it to be sent to her. She also said we were a strong case but she cannot approve it until she gets the full medical, said two days to get there (maybe).

 

That probably means I won't make it to my trip back to Spain on the 18th since either I won't have my greencard on hand and I guess I can't risk leaving the country with my EAD/AP with a decision pending on my greencard.

 

Anyway, another experience for the VJ forum!

You can travel with an EAD/AP. But, if by any chance they deny you while abroad, you won't be able to come back. Make a smart choice.

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11 hours ago, Carlos&Gen said:

 

The officer told me my medical file was not with my file, it was supposed to be sent to the local office bwitybthe rest of my documents, but it was not there. I never received an RFE requesting a new one. I show her my DS 3025 and said that she needed the whole thing. I explained it was on the sealed envelope you hand at the port of entry and you never see it. She said it has to be on another USCIS office where my case was first reviewed and she said she just placed a request for it to be sent to her. She also said we were a strong case but she cannot approve it until she gets the full medical, said two days to get there (maybe).

 

I had this same issue when i did my interview in Houston.

 

The interviewing officer gave me an RFE and asked me to go take another medical examination which i sent a few weeks later. It delayed my green card approval for about a month or two. 

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