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About TLC

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  • Member # 241394
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA

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  • City
    Los Angeles
  • State
    California

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    Removing Conditions (pending)
  • Place benefits filed at
    National Benefits Center
  • Local Office
    Los Angeles CA
  • Country
    Italy

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  1. Finally have some great news to share: my husband had his removal of conditions interview today at the LA local field office. Was a little nervous because he received his interview letter 2 weeks ago, and his status never updated online on either site to say an interview was scheduled. The interview letter also did not have any USCIS letterhead, but when we checked in- there seemed to be no issues except confirming who the interviewer would be. Our letter was very specific about what to bring to the interview which was great since I know some letters others received were a little vague about what evidence to bring: it said to bring any new evidence of good faith marriage since our first petition in March of 2019 (like joint leases or deeds, joint bank accounts, insurance documents showing my husband as the beneficiary, birth certificates of any children, joint credit cards, etc.) plus copies and originals of all the supporting documents we submitted with our original petition. We waited maybe 15 minutes before being called in. The interviewer was professional but polite and said the interview would be brief, she had all our information that we previously sent for the CR-1 and the removal of conditions. She asked my husband: how we met, our address, my cell number, where we got married and his career. She asked me about my career, if I had been to Italy for trips other than for the wedding and when they were, and if I spoke Italian (I said I was still learning). She asked us both to describe the wedding day. Then she asked if we had any additional evidence- which I gave her another large stack- she joked that she would need another book to add to the 3 books of documents and evidence I had already sent over the entire immigration process. She went through the photos we gave her and asked a few questions, then she asked my husband to confirm the info in his removal of conditions application, and then she said she was approving the application and gave him a piece of paper stating the same. She said he should receive the green card in about 2 weeks. Entire interview was maybe 15 -20 minutes. She did not ask for copies or originals of the documents we submitted with our original petition. She said the office is getting busier, a good sign for any of you still waiting for LA interviews (the office was closed for 5 months, so they are behind in scheduling interviews). We checked his online status when we got home and it had already updated to New Card Being Produced. Quick parking tip for anyone with interviews at the LA field office downtown: we used the LADOT (Los Angeles Department of Transportation) Aiso Street Garage - Lot 763 (101 N Judge John Aiso St, Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012), we were there for and hour and a half and parking came to $2. It's only $3 for 3 hours, which is much cheaper than the LA Mall parking at a whopping $17. Lot 763 is also just across the street from the USCIS building. VJ has been such a great resource for me so a heartfelt thank you to you all for the information and feedback and advice I've received from the community over the years.
  2. Finally have some great news to share: my husband had his removal of conditions interview today at the LA local field office. Was a little nervous because he received his interview letter 2 weeks ago, and his status never updated online on either site to say an interview was scheduled. The interview letter also did not have any USCIS letterhead, but when we checked in- there seemed to be no issues except confirming who the interviewer would be. Our letter was very specific about what to bring to the interview which was great since I know some letters others received were a little vague about what evidence to bring: it said to bring any new evidence of good faith marriage since our first petition in March of 2019 (like joint leases or deeds, joint bank accounts, insurance documents showing my husband as the beneficiary, birth certificates of any children, joint credit cards, etc.) plus copies and originals of all the supporting documents we submitted with our original petition. We waited maybe 15 minutes before being called in. The interviewer was professional but polite and said the interview would be brief, she had all our information that we previously sent for the CR-1 and the removal of conditions. She asked my husband: how we met, our address, my cell number, where we got married and his career. She asked me about my career, if I had been to Italy for trips other than for the wedding and when they were, and if I spoke Italian (I said I was still learning). She asked us both to describe the wedding day. Then she asked if we had any additional evidence- which I gave her another large stack- she joked that she would need another book to add to the 3 books of documents and evidence I had already sent over the entire immigration process. She went through the photos we gave her and asked a few questions, then she asked my husband to confirm the info in his removal of conditions application, and then she said she was approving the application and gave him a piece of paper stating the same. She said he should receive the green card in about 2 weeks. Entire interview was maybe 15 -20 minutes. She did not ask for copies or originals of the documents we submitted with our original petition. She said the office is getting busier, a good sign for any of you still waiting for LA interviews (the office was closed for 5 months, so they are behind in scheduling interviews). We checked his online status when we got home and it had already updated to New Card Being Produced. Quick parking tip for anyone with interviews at the LA field office downtown: we used the LADOT (Los Angeles Department of Transportation) Aiso Street Garage - Lot 763 (101 N Judge John Aiso St, Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012), we were there for and hour and a half and parking came to $2. It's only $3 for 3 hours, which is much cheaper than the LA Mall parking at a whopping $17. Lot 763 is also just across the street from the USCIS building. VJ has been such a great resource for me so a heartfelt thank you to you all for the information and feedback and advice I've received from the community over the years. @Lucky Cat I updated your MSC I-751 filers spreadsheet as well.
  3. Hey fellow MSC filers. So I was revisiting @parsha 's old spreadsheet with the statuses of several MSC petition numbers (not sure if it was updated after Feb 2020), and I saw quite a lot of statuses like mine that updated to "Interview Cancelled" after pending on "Case Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" from April, May, and June of 2019. The bulk of these status changes happened on the same days, either 3/12/20 or 3/24/20. Not sure if this is significant? But interesting to note since I had only heard about a few of them previously. Definitely saw enough of these "Interview Cancelled" status changes (when an official interview had not been scheduled yet) in her spreadsheet to be considered "not unusual."
  4. @Alisars @cammi9988 - please fill out your timelines. Information like your local field office is very helpful to other members when trying to determine trends. @Alisars a few of us including myself and @Renegade had this status change in March 2020. The interview has not been rescheduled yet nor have we received an approval or notice of green card being produced.
  5. Hi all, I wondered if anyone thinks there will be any issue for conditional green card holders applying for PUA as this program does not work the same as regular unemployment insurance (it's specifically for independent contractors and self-employed who do not have employers who pay unemployment insurance). I believe it's all federal money supporting the program, correct? Will this bring up any public charge issues?
  6. I would also add that this is true for ROC filed after Dec 2018 when the interview guidance changed. Many who did not have interviews at AOS can still be approved for their ROC without interviews if they applied before Dec 2018.
  7. Hi @ortizan, you may be eligible for unemployment in North Carolina if you worked there previously. Have you reached out to them?
  8. In following the trends over the past year, CR-1s who have not been interviewed by USCIS before will have interviews scheduled for their ROCs if they filed after Dec 2018. Many MSC application numbers are CR-1, but not all.
  9. Yes, see my and @Renegade's postings in the "Processing Times (I-751) for MSC (National Benefits Center)" thread. We both received the same update.
  10. HI Boodaloo1, I just spoke with the call center and he confirmed that none of the local offices are closed anymore including Seattle. I would double-check. Though I know information continues to change by the hour. I've seen in the forum that you have to wait until you are within the 30 days of expiration in order to schedule an info pass appt. Good luck to you!
  11. Hi, this morning I just received the same notice as Renegade: Interview Cancelled On March 12, 2020, we cancelled the interview scheduled for your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, Receipt Number MSC19907XXXXX. We will notify you by mail if the appointment is rescheduled, a decision is made, or if the office needs something from you. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. This was confusing because we have never received an interview notice. Been at "Ready to be scheduled for an interview" since June 5th. I called the 800 number and was told that, while an official interview was not scheduled, the Request for an Interview does expire and needs to be refiled to be put the petition back in the queue. This is most likely because they have a back-up in applications and with the other interviews they have to schedule and complete that were in the queue before my husband. At least he confirmed the petition was at my local office. And he thought, maybe, I would be getting a letter from them. Nothing to do but continue to wait. Not super clear, but that was the info I was given. (Sigh) "Never Ending Stooorieeeee, lalala lalala lalala"...
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