Consulate / USCIS Member Review #21879

San Bernadino CA Review on May 31, 2017:

Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

My husband's Green card was approved this morning. Here's the run-down of our experience.

Our appointment was at 8:05am and we arrived at 7:30am. On the notice it says not to arrive more than 30 minutes prior to the interview so we waited in the car for about 5 minutes before walking in. First thing you will do is to go through security. Just like at the airport, you have to remove large jewelry (watches, bracelets, etc., rings and earrings are ok to leave on), belts, jackets/coats and shoes. They have notices posted to have photo ID but no one ever checked. Security line was long when we first arrived (a few people outside the building) and it pretty much took about half an hour to get through. When we left (around 9am) there was no line.

We took the elevator to the second floor, deposited our interview notice in the box on the receptionist's desk and waited to be called. The wait was about 15 minutes. We had a pretty nice immigration officer. We took the oath and then she proceeded to ask questions. Here's a list of what was asked:

1. How did you meet? We met online so she asked for the name of the website.
2. How do you like California so far?
3. Who made first contact?
4. When did you meet in person and where?
5. What did you do on your first date/first meeting?
6. When did you get engaged?
7. Did you live together before getting married?

The whole interview was more conversational and she took notes of our answers. Since we filed for the K1 visa, she felt pretty confident that our marriage was legit so she approved us. She never asked for proof of joint assets/finances, photos, affidavits, etc. She only took copies of our original birth certificates and marriage certificate then gave us our letter of approval.

I'll add that she did mention her colleagues sometimes separate the couple and do individual interviews, just FYI.

All in all it was a pleasant experience.