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    Adjustment of Status (pending)
  • Place benefits filed at
    Chicago Lockbox
  • Local Office
    Phoenix AZ
  • Country
    Brazil

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  1. All, Yesterday we had our interview in Phoenix, AZ. We got there 30 minutes before the appointment. The security line was fast and in a few minutes we were waiting in the lobby. They called us about 15 minutes after the appointment time. The IO was very nice and she made us feel at easy, she had our 900 pages file on her desk. After fingerprint/photo she asked us if we had any questions, I got to ask her about my hyphenated last name. Which she said that most likely it won't appear in the GC. After that she sworn us in and started checking the information submitted in the forms. She started with the sponsor spouse asking names, DOB, parents names, address, etc. and they moved to the beneficiary spouse with the same questions. In addition, she asked about the past status that the beneficiary spouse had, such as F1/OPT and J1 visa and the number of hours worked under those visas. The next step was the standard YES/NO questions, she asked us most of them. She corrected the address for the F1-OPT from the company's headquarter to the physical location of work. Finally, she moved on to the relationship part of the interview. She asked us to tell our "love story". We then briefly talked about how me met and started dating. She then asked only two more questions: "Our favorite part of our wedding and what are our future plans". We briefly answered those, gave her a few more photos and financial documents that we had brought in and she said that she'll be approving the application later on the day. She also kept my EAD cards from the F1 status but told us to keep the AOS EAD to use as proof of status and right to work. Finally she explained the RoC process and said that we're done. I believe that the entire thing took about 30 minutes. Out of curiosity, we also asked about the number of cases that she takes on in a day. Apparently she gets about 7 cases everyday and they work 10 hours day. They are encouraged to get everything done the same day. Around 5pm on the same day we got the text saying that the card is in production.
  2. All, Yesterday we had our interview in Phoenix, AZ. We got there 30 minutes before the appointment. The security line was fast and in a few minutes we were waiting in the lobby. They called us about 15 minutes after the appointment time. The IO was very nice and she made us feel at easy, she had our 900 pages file on her desk. After fingerprint/photo she asked us if we had any questions, I got to ask her about my hyphenated last name. Which she said that most likely it won't appear in the GC. After that she sworn us in and started checking the information submitted in the forms. She started with the sponsor spouse asking names, DOB, parents names, address, etc. and they moved to the beneficiary spouse with the same questions. In addition, she asked about the past status that the beneficiary spouse had, such as F1/OPT and J1 visa and the number of hours worked under those visas. The next step was the standard YES/NO questions, she asked us most of them. She corrected the address for the F1-OPT from the company's headquarter to the physical location of work. Finally, she moved on to the relationship part of the interview. She asked us to tell our "love story". We then briefly talked about how me met and started dating. She then asked only two more questions: "Our favorite part of our wedding and what are our future plans". We briefly answered those, gave her a few more photos and financial documents that we had brought in and she said that she'll be approving the application later on the day. She also kept my EAD cards from the F1 status but told us to keep the AOS EAD to use as proof of status and right to work. Finally she explained the RoC process and said that we're done. I believe that the entire thing took about 30 minutes. Out of curiosity, we also asked about the number of cases that she takes on in a day. Apparently she gets about 7 cases everyday and they work 10 hours day. They are encouraged to get everything done the same day. Around 5pm on the same day we got the text saying that the card is in production.
  3. The person can claim to be a resident for tax purposes based on being married to a USC. In that case, yes, he will be able to claim income tax credit. Please check the IRS website for specific rules/conditions and how to make the claim.
  4. Although I already have an interview scheduled to Nov/14, I just got a notification that my EAD is in production.
  5. Glad to know that everything went well! Thank you for sharing the experience.
  6. All, our interview was scheduled today! Way sooner than expected. Seems like we'll be getting the GC before the EAD.
  7. All, our interview was scheduled today! Way sooner than expected (In Phoenix usually takes 18 months). Seems like we'll be getting the GC before the EAD.
  8. I'm curious about the fact that they only accept the i-94. In the PDF that I mentioned above it reads: Wouldn't that means that with the NOA you can get your license? Also, it is worth noting that some of us don't have an expiration date for the i-94 (D/S). Some even still bound to their original visa. In these cases it is possible to renew the DL with their previous visa paperwork.
  9. I've seen some comments about not being able to drive. Please check your state requirements about getting a drivers license. Some of them accept the form 797 ou a simple i-94 as prove of status. Once with the Green Card, all you have to do is renew the license. Here's a document for Texas (see page 3) @BananaButton5: https://www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/documents/verifyinglawfulpresence.pdf
  10. Is the date of approval of the I-485. 2 years and 9 months after this date you may apply for the N-400 (You can apply 90 days before the 3 years anniversary).
  11. This message is not in the Phoenix Office page. However, there is a report from a user here in the forum that her interview will be in Tucson.
  12. It is actually happening. A person, in a different topic, from Phoenix got the interview scheduled in Tucson.
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