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Washington DC USCIS Office Reviews
Average Rating: 4.1 / 5
57 Review(s)
Washington DC Review #27516 on November 17, 2019:





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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

My husband and I had our AOS interview yesterday at the Fairfax office, and it went pretty smoothly. The office is what you would expect - like a DMV but with more tension in the waiting room. We were called exactly 15 mins after our interview time, and the officer was friendly and professional. She mainly asked me questions, and my USC husband just sat there quietly most of the time. We went through the whole I-485, confirming addresses and other basic info before running through all the scary yes/no questions. After that she asked what other evidence we had brought, and I handed over updated documents for my husband's Affadavit of Support as well as evidence of our married life. We had a lease, joint credit card, wedding photos and cards etc. At the end she gave us a speech about USCIS having 120 days to let us know their decision, and we left feeling a bit worried. One hour later our case status changed to "Interview was completed and case must be reviewed," and four hours after that it changed to "new card is being produced." So excited to be done with this process for a couple of years! Just make sure you have all your documents organized and the interview isn't a big deal.

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Washington DC Review #27125 on September 23, 2019:

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We arrived approx 20 minutes before the scheduled time.
You enter at street level and pass through airport style security, including removal of shoes and belt.
You check in with the desk following security, provide your interview letter and then walk around the corner to the elevator. Up to level 2.
On level 2 you enter a large waiting room and check in again with the reception desk, providing your interview letter.
There are restrooms at the back and the space is generally pleasant with TVs on mute.
Immigration officers will regularly appear from behind a door, rummage through the stack of interview notice letters and call out the name of each individual. We were the only couple in the room; most other people were by themselves and so I presume this office deals with many more cases than just AOS interviews.
Once we were called, about 20 minutes past our interview time, we followed the immigration officer to her private office.

Our officer was stern but friendly. At the beginning we were asked for ID, birth certs and marriage cert.

We then spent a lot of time going through the respective I-130 and I-485 forms my wife and I - section by section. She was effectively asking us the question again and checking off our responses vs the form content. Be sure to know your I485 and I30 contents very well. These questions prompted numerous follow on questions and clarifications.

We were asked if we wished to provide any additional information relative to the I-130 and I-145 applications and we provided the officer with a printed contents list which we ran through and she requested pretty much all of it;

Joint 2018 Tax Return

Join Mortgage Deed

Joint Bank Statements

Joint Health Insurance

Joint Vehicle Lease

Joint Vehicle Insurance

Joint Home Insurance

Joint Rental Agreement

401k Beneficiary statements

Paychecks

Collection of photographs

We used the photographs to help with her request that we describe our relationship from beginning until now; she would jump in and asked pointed questions (I guess to catch us out) such as how many attended our wedding dinner, the cost of the engagement ring, full name of the person who introduced us, when our parents met for the first time - she seemed to scribble this all down in no particular order.

At the end of the process we got the spiel about the next steps - including that it could take up to 120 days for a response. I got the feeling we weren't going to get on the spot approval so I did ask how she felt about our application. She stated she felt good about but had to do some additional checks. She said we were well prepared and liked our binder of evidence. All in all we were with her for about 40 minutes.

That evening we got an update to the I485 and I130s on the USCIS website stating 'interview was completed and case must be reviewed' which certainly caused us some concern and heartache as we went to bed. Happily by the time we woke up the next morning we had a notification that card was in production!

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Washington DC Review #26446 on June 16, 2019:

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Had our AOS interview at Washington DC office in April 2016. The officer was polite and efficient. Didn't even realize we were being interviewed, it felt as if she was making small talk asking how/when we met, etc. We brought any additional evidence (eg. many photos, an international marriage license, first ever joint tax return, originals of all mandatory documents) of our bona fide marriage to the interview. I remember the officer being especially impressed with the international marriage license (I got it from Turkish Embassy - wanted to certify my marriage & change my last name in my home country as well). She also asked a couple of questions on our daily routine.

It's been a while so I can't remember all the questions but basically she verified the info on the I-485 form, re-asked some questions relating to illegal activities (from that form). While this line of questioning and asking for additional documents were going on, she also added in questions about our relationship. Sometimes she'd direct the questions to my husband, sometimes to me. The whole interview went by pretty quickly and positively overall. In fact, with both AOS and ROC (lifting of conditions), the wait between filing/biometrics and the interview/approval was the only frustration in my experience.

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Washington DC Review #25476 on January 30, 2019:

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We had a good interview at the USCIS office in Fairfax, VA. Arrived about 10 minutes before our appt. and went through security and then checked in. The officer came out and called us about 20 minutes after the scheduled time. He looked at our ids and passports and then took my husbands picture and fingerprints. Then he verified my info in the I-130 and asked my husband all of the eligibility questions. Then he asked if I wanted to add anymore evidence and I added some things. He told us it would be 1day to 120 days to receive any news of approval or intent to deny. I think it went well, but it was a weird experience. Hopefully it comes soon. Good luck to everyone else! I really thought he would ask more questions and want to hear more about us.

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Washington DC Review #24983 on November 5, 2018:

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Well i had a pretty smooth AOS interview. We reached the center approximately 45 minutes before our scheduled appointment and checked in with the staff at the reception. We were carrying all required evidences and 2 copies of every supporting evidences with us. We waited in the reception area along with other interviewees for about 20 minutes and then we were called inside by our interviewer. The lady officer was probably in her early 30's and she had a very pleasant demeanor.

The interview was pretty quick and it lasted for about 30 minutes in total. The interviewer first took our ids and verified it and then asked us to sign the forms. She asked us some random unrelated questions to make us feel comfortable. She asked us about our first meeting, dates, family, travel, enagagements, jobs, residence, marriage and all. My wife instead of answering to individual questions narrated our story from beginning to end and she didn't ask anything further. While my wife was narrating our story, i was providing supporting evidences to the officer. At the end she went through all the questions in our form, just to validate our response and then she confirmed her approval for my GC.



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