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Shushulsan

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    Florida

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    Adjustment of Status (pending)
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    National Benefits Center
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    Iran

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  1. Today after only 1 day in transit from Missouri to Florida, I received my 10 year Permanent Residence Card. I was delivered one day early. This forum has been very helpful with lots of kind and generous friends. I would be around to answer any questions you might have or if I could be of any help. God bless you all on your way to resolve your immigration as well as greater lives issues.
  2. Sorry to hear that. If he doesn't, remember you also have to State Senators that you can reach out to.
  3. An update. I had my interview on 24th of January and Officer asked no questions of my USC spouse and he needed no evidence, absolutely nothing. It was like not having an interview. We had more than 600 pages of documents spanning 16 years of relationship. He verbally approved me with no written proof and we were walked out. Yesterday I got an approval I-797 notice of action in the mail. It confirms that I was approved on the same day of our interview. Since Jan 27th my status online shows "Card Was Mailed to Me". I called USCIS twice yesterday inquiring about tracking number. The first guy I spoke to was very unfriendly and said card hasn't been mailed and hung up on me. I called for a second time and officer was super friendly. He said card hasn't been mailed out yet but will ship today. He went an extra mile and found me the tracking number of the package and gave it to me. It was shipped out of National Benefit Center in Missouri yesterday. The moral of story: people are different and if someone gives you an attitude don't be disheartened, call back and talk to another one. My case was stuck on "ready to schedule an interview" since June 2017. In late October I called USCIS to see why it is not moving. To my surprise, I was informed that my case is sitting motionless in NBC for all that time. I was so frustrated. I immediately found our member of US House of Representative. I live in West Palm, FL and ours is Brian Mast. He is a 39 year old veteran. His office immediately took action on my behalf. They contacted USCIS and send me letter in December informing me that they are waiting for a response from USCIS. Soon after I got an Interview Notice. Later his office forwarded USCIS's response that my case is ready for interview on so and so date. In fact the congressman's letter came after I got the interview appointment letter. All corespondents with his office was signd personally by him. I don't know if it was his push to move this case forward or its just moved on it own but what I know for sure that he is a very nice and responsive representative. If your case is stuck, you owe it to yourself to contact your representative. You never know! They might be as awesome as Brian Mast.
  4. We had our interview yesterday and was told verbally that it's approved. My online status is stuck at "ready to scheduled interview appointment" so not very accurate. Officer said that our card will get to us in 2-3 weeks. I called USCIS and talked to level 2 officer right after our interview and he informed me that nothing is approved. I speciafically asked our interview officer if my case needs his supervisor's approval and he said no. He clicked through his computer stating that all it needs is that he checks boxes and submit the card production which he did in front of us. We are very worried.
  5. USCIS follows no order and things are very arbitrary. It is a practice in frustration as far as an applicant is concerned.
  6. Thanks you so much. One thing that worries me is that he did not give me any paper stating our approval. It was all verbal.
  7. Today we had our interview for marriage based adjustment of status in West Palm, FL. First a little background: I came to the states as F-1 student 18 years ago. Went to school, graduated and worked my OPT for one year. I married my current spouse who was also an F-1 student 12 years ago. She got job after graduating and we move together and started a family. By this time, I was out of status. She finally got green card via employment and eventually became a citizen last year. Finally, after 11 years of being out of status I applied for adjustment of status in March 2017. What we took to interview: 1. Original & Copy of Marriage Certificate (2006) 2. Original & Copy of Child Birth Certificate (2011) 3. Original & Copy of Spouse Citizenship Certificate 4. Original & Copy of Spouse Name Change 5. Original & Copy of I-94 6. Original & Copy of entry Visa 7. Original & Copy of entry Passport 8. Original renewed Passport 9. Original & Copy of both parties Birth Certificates 10. Original & Copy of Spouse US Passport 11. Original & Copy of Child US Passport 12. Original & Copy of all EAD cards 13. Original & Copy of all I-20s 14. Copy of Bachelors and Master Degrees for both of us 15. Copy & Original approved I-130 filling 16. Copy of I-485, I-864, I-693, I-765 fillings 17. Sealed I-693 Envelope 18. Joint Taxes 1040 (2007-2017) 11 years 19. Spouse’s past 6 months of pas stubs 20. Copy of letters to us by friends (2007-2017) 11 years 21. Copy of emails to us by friends (2007-2017) 11 years 22. Copy of letters written to us by us (2002-2017) 16 years 23. Joint Stock Brokerage Account (2013-2018) 5 years 24. Joint Car Insurance (2007-2018) 12 years 25. Joint Saving/Checking Account (2009-2018) 10 years 26. Joint Credit Account (2007-2017) 11 years 27. Joint previous Title to a Vehicles 28. Joint Health Insurance (2007-2017) 11 years 29. Joint Dental Insurance (2007-2014) 8 years 30. 115 Photos (2002-2018) 16 years 31. Apartment Leases (2004-2018) 15 years 32. Spouse 401k stating I am 100% beneficiary Interview Experience: Our interview was scheduled at 7:15am in the morning. We arrived around 6:40 behind West Palm, FL USCIS building. Doors were opened around 7:00am. We passed the inspection, got ticket at reception and were the first ones to be issued a number for interview. Minutes after we arrived, we were called in by a gentleman in his 50’s. He took us to his room and closed the door. My daughter was also in the room on an iPad to keep her busy. At first, he was very quiet. He was going through my thick file and marking vigorously with a red pen and intermittently entering information on this computer. He neither made us swear to tell the truth, nor asked us yes/no questions from I-485. He asked for my original passports, our driver licenses, my EADs, marriage certificate, our daughter’s birth certificate and my spouse’s citizenship certificate. He also asked that I have been here for so long how could I possibly support myself? Which I answered that I have had a supporting spouse with good income. Then discussion when to a lot of unrelated stuffs. From life in Florida, to his grandparents being immigrants and him being familiar with other cultures. At some point he was waiting for systems to respond due to servers being down. I offered to show him our 16 years album of over 100 photos. He commented that it spans such long time. I offered the album to him in its entirety and he accepted to include it into our folder. At the end he said everything is good and I should get the card by Valentine’s day, which is in 3 weeks. I tried to get his confirmation regarding approval of my case and he said “Yes”. I also asked him why he did not ask anything of my US citizen spouse or asked me more questions? Or if this in fact was the result of a very long-term relationship that needs no further proof? Her replied “that and other evidences and that every case is different”. He also mentioned that he can tell if something is wrong and the fact that they receive a lot of fraudulent marriage applications, which he suspects next case is from that category. At the end he took the print of both index fingers and a photo using a desk cam. At this point he said he has submitted my card to be produced and I should get a notice of action soon. We shook hands, thanked him and said goodbye. The whole process took around 50-60 minutes and it was very pleasant. Now we are crossing our fingers that nothing goes wrong during this process and can get that elusive car in our hands soon. God bless you all.
  8. I renewed my license before going for interview. So yes I did have Florida driver license despite being a temporary one (under 6 months validity)
  9. I already did what I had to do and got Florida license in one day. I just lost my 4 years valid out of state license. But as always, better be safe than sorry. My new license is only valid for 6 months (my EAD remaining validity). We will see what will happen in my interview. Thanks for your kind input.
  10. I finally did bite the bullet and updated my drives license. They only gave me 6 months license as my EAD is valid for that duration. Now waiting and hoping for the best. Thanks everybody and good luck.
  11. Greeting, God willing I will have my interview this coming Jan 24, 2018 and I have a question regarding drivers license. I currently live in the state of Florida but have license from state of New Mexico. I also have my EAD so I can apply for Florida license but will only be given to me for the duration of my EAD validity. On the other hand, my New Mexico license is valid till 2022 so I have been using that all these years. Do you think I need a Florida license where my interview will be as a form of ID or I can use my EAD as an ID plus my previous state drives license? Any input is highly appreciated.
  12. Greeting, God willing I will have my interview this coming Jan 24, 2018 and I have a question regarding drivers license. I currently live in the state of Florida but have license from state of New Mexico. I also have my EAD so I can apply for Florida license but will only be given to me for the duration of my EAD validity. On the other hand, my New Mexico license is valid till 2022 so I have been using that all these years. Do you think I need a Florida license where my interview will be as a form of ID or I can use my EAD as an ID plus my previous state drives license? Any input is highly appreciated.
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