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New York City NY USCIS Office Reviews
Average Rating: 3.9 / 5
184 Review(s)
New York City NY Review #29653 on May 20, 2021:

Chileanhere




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Very quick interview, did not last more than 15 minutes, a few questions about how we met, our families, and friends. The USCIS employee was very respectful and frliendly.

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New York City NY Review #29601 on May 9, 2021:

bamse

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Went for an interview with my husband for his AOS. They were very organized and efficient, surprisingly short wait! Our appointments was at 9:55 am. We arrived for security around 9:15 am and had our interview around 10:15 am. We were interviewed by Officer Morgan who was friendly and professional. She asked for the originals of our birth certificates, marriage license, daughter’s birth certificate, joint financial documents and joint tax return. She asked some basic informational questions and went through the inadmissibility questions.

We received an electronic notification that the green card was in production by that same evening.

Wishing all of you applicants a similarly positive experience if you are going to the NYC USCIS office.

*Tip: the security check is just like the airport security so be prepared to take off your shoes!

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New York City NY Review #29592 on May 6, 2021:

JennonKeys

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The security experience was similar to airport security. We had to take off our shoes, and place our belongings and jackets in the bins. The officers working were relatively relaxed and the process was quick. They didn't check our appointment time, so we could enter 25 minutes before our appointment time. (We wanted to give ourselves some time to find the room).
Once upstairs, we checked in by showing our interview notice, our IDs, taking our temperatures and fingerprints.
We waited almost 3 hours to be called in to see the officer. Because of the letter+number waiting room system they used, it's impossible to tell when you will be called and they don't call the numbers in order. We would definitely recommend bringing a snack, and using the washroom before checking in. There are bathrooms on the same floor as the USCIS offices.
When we were called, the officer escorted us back, we swore an oath, and they checked our documents. The original documents they requested were: passports, birth certificates, and the marriage certificate and license. The evidence of relationship she was interested in was: our jointly filed tax return, joint bank account statement, and the documents listing health insurance dependents. To save time, she took our copies of our passports, the SSN, and EAD since the photocopier wasn't working.
She asked us about how we met, and then she asked select questions from the i-485.
Lastly, she told us that if we didn't hear anything in 120 days to file an inquiry. Our approval came through a few hours after our appointment.

Overall, our experience was pretty positive! The worst part was not knowing what the officer would want in advance, and the long wait time in the waiting room. There were also several lawyers in the waiting room with us that were speaking loudly, not following social distancing rules, and not wearing their masks. The officer who handled our case was courteous and quick in the interview itself, and we were really grateful to have her considering some of the other reviews we read.

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New York City NY Review #29528 on April 21, 2021:

AJ2019

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Me and my husband (applicant) went there this morning. Finding place wasn't hard. Went through security. Went to office. They asked for appointment document, they confirmed we were there only 15 minutes ahead of our appt. The first lady gave us a number. We waited approximately 1 hr. and 15 minutes thereafter. We got seen called in by a lady who was going to take our interview.

She was a very cordial lady, and our interview lasted approx. 30 minutes. She first asked for our govt. IDs, and his EAD/AP (and copies of it that we had already). She initially had an issue with our Driver Licenses being from Florida, but I explained I've been working on a temporary project in NY for approx. 2 years and provided proof of that. She was okay with that documentation.

Then she went through his application, asked questions and checked everything he answered that was consistent (i.e. same as application info.) She asked name, DOB, SSN, address, parents name, date of marriage, my DOB, and went through the back of the i-485 questions. She wrote any changes of his employment. At end, she had him sign the changes she wrote in. She asked for my tax returns and supporting documents.

She asked for documents that show our time during our marriage. I handed her docs. She glanced through them. Then asked my husband how we met the long / short version. She asked us about our families. She asked for pictures of us towards the end of her questions.

She informed us the process of removal of conditions, and the final GREAT NEWSSS!!!!!!!!!!! I'M APPROVING YOU TODAY, AND YOU SHOULD RECEIVE YOUR GREENCARD IN ABOUT A WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D

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New York City NY Review #29225 on February 27, 2021:

DrMom




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2018, November.

The line and security to get in was quick and efficient, despite it looking frighteningly long.
The wait for the interview was three hours for us, with no working snack machines or drinks. We managed to find one water station that worked.
The interview itself was 5-10 minutes. Confirmation of a few questions that were on the application. We brought our newborn and he happily breastfed and had to have his diaper changed during the interview. He was adored by most of the staff, and they were very kind and efficient.

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