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Portland OR USCIS Office Reviews
Average Rating: 4.5 / 5
86 Review(s)
Portland OR Review #30985 on April 19, 2022:

XenophiliusPDX




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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Had our Adjustment of Status Interview today and it was largely a very good experience. When you walk in, you're greeted by security. You have to show that you have your interview notice, and then they put you through the airport-like security screening. You have to take off your shoes and belt, so had we thought about it, we may have chosen different shoes, but nothing too bad.

The only negative experience was that the COVID parameters closed the information desk, so you go straight to the waiting room without checking in. This caused us some confusion because we didn't know if our IO was going to know that we were there, but in the end at our scheduled time, the officer called us by name and there were no problems getting seen. At this time, masks were not required to be worn in the interview.

Our immigration officer was really warm, walked us through what kind of questions were going to be asked. He asked the general inadmissability questions that are... read complete review

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Portland OR Review #30935 on April 7, 2022:

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

My husband had his AOS interview today (adjusting from a K1) at Portland. After going through security, interviews are on the second floor. We waited a while to be called, but not too long. (15 minutes?) We were called back together in the officer's office. We had arranged to have an interpreter for French available from upwork.com, but the officer wanted to use the USCIS phone interpretation service. The interpreter turned out to be from my husband's country (Senegal). The officer went through the entire AOS application with my husband, asking about all of the eligibility questions (have you ever committed a crime, etc). We also updated our address, since apparently it hadn't updated in the system when we changed it, despite getting a confirmation email. Then the officer opened it up to both of us to ask about our relationship. He wanted to know a lot of details about when we met and decided to marry, and what the ceremony was like. My husband still hasn't met my family, but it wasn't... read complete review

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Portland OR Review #30919 on April 1, 2022:

sponge_gto

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Review Topic: Naturalization

Parked in one of the metered spots on-street. Waited outside building till 15 mins before appt time, but at security no one asked me what time my appt was so could've gone in anytime. Waiting room was spacious and sparsely occupied for my Friday 10:25am. There was no check-in or anything, and my name was called promptly at the scheduled time. After swearing in, we quickly went through 6 US history questions, then I was asked to read a sentence from the tablet and write another one on it. After that it was just going through the application confirming/updating as needed. Finally the officer printed out a piece of paper with the summary, recommending approval and asking me to wait for notification about the ceremony.

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Portland OR Review #30207 on October 4, 2021:

Jjcouple




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Review Topic: Lifting Conditions

We believe due to the pandemic:
Our interview was waived
Our fingerprinting was waived
as of 10/04/2021 online USCIS status still shows "fingerprints were taken"
We're just waiting for the lifting of the conditions and will file the N-400 in January.

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Portland OR Review #29510 on April 19, 2021:

Rosanne W




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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Interview wasn't as long or hard as we expected. Our officer was really nice, casual, and even seemed a bit nervous herself.
After the swearing in, I had to answer basic questions on the I-485 form, to check if all the information was still correct and make any necessary adjustments. Our address had changed and they added my current employer to the form. We also went over all the eligibility questions again, for which she apologized a couple of times ('I'm sorry I have to ask you this, but it is just procedure - ')
Then she asked my husband a couple of basic questions such as his parents names and his current employer.
This took about 10-15 minutes.

The other half of the interview was kind of chatting about where we met, when we met, when we started dating, when we met each others parents, how often we saw each other, our proposal story and when we got married. This was just to establish a timeline, or so she said. It was actually kind of fun to go... read complete review

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