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  • Location Fairfax, VA, USA

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  1. ah that's good to hear! yeah it's so frustrating to be in limbo, especially waiting for the EAD to come. Good luck to you guys!!
  2. Thank you! Yeah I would say that right now the 1 year seems accurate.. I remember when I submitted the application the estimated wait time was about 7 months lol It would be nice if it would go back to that haha
  3. Thank you!! The interview was pretty easy and lasted about 20-25 minutes. The officer was thorough but really nice. She swore us in and then explained how the interview was going to go and asked us if we had any new documents to provide. I said yes and while I pulled them out, she casually asked us when we met, when our relationship got serious, and when the proposal was. It didn't really feel like an interview because she asked us very few direct questions and it was more like a conversation. I handed her all the updated documents that we had for the I-864 (new pay stubs, W-2s etc..) and new evidence of bona fide marriage. She took all the new documents I had brought. As I was handing her all the docs, we casually chatted about them, like trips we had taken (we talked about how X place was a beautiful city for example), who was in what pictures, our families (if they've visited us, when we met each other's families) etc. Then she went through the I-485 form and updated a couple of things as necessary. Finally she had me answer all the standard "are you a criminal" type questions. Right after this, she explained she would have to update some things in the system but that she would be approving us and explained how ROC etc works. Even though we knew that our case was very straightforward, we did not expect to get approved right away, because I feel like for most of the experiences I read on here for the Fairfax office, almost none of them got an on the spot approval. So of course we were so happy and then we got the email notification of new card in production within half an hour after we left!
  4. me too!! just curious - how long did it take you to receive you card and did you ever get a tracking number for it?
  5. thank you so much!!! yeah I think that's what she meant, to sign it for the mailman.. Honestly, it would probably be a good thing to start having people sign for their green card given how important of a document it is and how many times things get lost in the mail haha (like what happened with your EAD a while back lol)
  6. Hi everyone! Just wanted to update you all - we had our interview today and were approved on the spot. All in all it was pretty easy and the officer was super nice. We got the email notification that the card was in production about a half hour after we left. Also I thought I'd let people know that the parking just across the street from the building is free for the first three hours although it's fairly small so it might fill up quickly but if your interview is in the morning you shouldn't have too many issues with that.
  7. Hi! Just wanted to give an update - we are APPROVED!!! The interview was pretty easy and lasted about 20-25 minutes. It didn't really feel like an interview but more like a conversation honestly and the officer was really nice. After she swore us in, she explained how the interview was going to go and asked us if we had any new documents to provide. I said yes and while I pulled them out, she casually asked us when we met, when our relationship got serious, and when the proposal was. Then I handed her all the updated documents that we had for the I-864 (new pay stubs, W-2s etc..) and new evidence of bona fide marriage. As I was handing her all the docs, we casually chatted about them, like trips we had taken, who was in what pictures, our families etc. Then she went through the forms and updated a couple of things as necessary. Finally she had me answer all the standard "are you a criminal" type questions. After that she said she would have to do some admin stuff in the system but that she would be approving us and explained how ROC etc works. She was so nonchalant when she said that she was approving us that we didn't even realize that we had gotten it at first haha We got the email notification of new card in production within half an hour after we left!! One thing that I thought was interesting was that she said that when the green card gets delivered, we would have to sign for it and that they would not just leave it without a signature. Which I thought was weird because I have not heard of anyone having to sign for it yet here? Wondering if that's a new thing.. All in all it was a pretty straightforward interview. I'm so so thankful for everyone here for the support through the whole process and for always being a great source of information when questions came up!
  8. Thanks so much!! I'll definitely update here when we're done!
  9. Thank you!! It's this Friday! I'm assembling our package now, can't wait for it to be done haha
  10. hoping you hear something soon!! It seems that the wait time to when it changes to "ready to be scheduled" varies greatly between cases.. mine took a week after my biometrics and a friend of mine's took about 5 months.. I hate how unpredictable the process is
  11. It is indeed one of the slowest offices. I would plan for an 11-12 month wait as of current processing times. Mine is going to be almost exactly 12 months when all is said and done. Good luck!
  12. hey there! You will not get an update stating that it has been moved to the Fairfax office. After the biometrics notice, the next one would be the one that says "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview" That's the point when they also transfer it to the local field office so that's how you know it's been transferred there
  13. Good luck today!! Thinking of you and hoping everything goes smoothly!
  14. I'm sure you'll do great!! Ours is on the 21st. Good luck!
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