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Consulate / USCIS Member Review #29531

Des Moines IA Review on April 22, 2021:



Review Topic: Lifting Conditions

We had our interview on 21 April 2021. We arrived 30 minutes early to look for a parking spot. If you don't mind paid parking, there is a big parking garage right across the street, with numerous metered street parking spots. If you drive a block or two away, you will be able to find some free parking spots. We had to return to our car before we even got through security as we had pepper spray with us, so make sure you don't have anything that can be used as a weapon (nail clippers included) before you enter the building. We were directed to go to level 2 and handed our interview appointment letter to the officer at the door. Then we sat at the waiting area and within a few minutes, we were called into an interview room by the interviewing officer. I was first asked for our IDs and passports (I brought both mine and my USC spouse's) and then asked to hand over new pieces of evidence. I presented updated federal and state tax transcripts, updated bank transcript, proof of new joint car ownership, proof of joint auto loan, new property tax notice, a couple of letters to show joint application for auto loan, insurance papers showing each other as beneficiaries. I offered new photos but was told they will be looked at at the end. I was asked to talk about how we met, my spouse was asked if I missed out anything, we were asked the colour of our house, the number of bathrooms it has, if we had any kids. He saw our masks and asked if we have a dog and we talked about our dog and our dog foster work. Then I presented the new photos and we chatted about dogs (most of the photos were our small road trips with our dog). Then I was handed a letter to say that the case is under review and to expect a response within 24 hours. I was asked if I have an online account with USCIS, which I did. 30 minutes later, I got an email to say that the new card is being produced. It was an easy process and the interviewer was very friendly and professional.

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