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Consulate / USCIS Member Review #30569

Tampa FL Review on January 6, 2022:



Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Waited for almost an hour after our appointment time. We arrived 30 minutes before, so it was about 1.5 hours of waiting. By the time it was our turn, there were quite a few people waiting in the large waiting area. The officer was really nice and the interview was very straight forward and only took about 20 or so minutes. She started off asking if we had food yet, and she stated that she's looking forward to lunch soon. Most of the time was spent double checking the details on our forms and answering the inadmissibility questions. Besides that, we were only asked asked how and when we met and the basic timeline of our relationship. The officer asked for our joint lease, joint bank statements, joint checks written out, and flipped through the photo album we brought. The only photo she took out of the album to keep was a photo of me eating at home, a candid shot by my wife (we found that kinda amusing and surprising, was expecting she would take the latest thanksgiving photos where we were seeing friends and family). She did not want anything else we brought (joint phone bill, joint plane tickets, gift receipts for each other), nor did she ask to see any of our birth certificates, tax forms, pay stubs, or drivers licenses. At the end, she said she should get everything done by the end of the day, and that I will get my green card in the mail. I was also handed a piece of paper stating that the case is being held for review and that they do not need anything from me in the meantime.

There was another couple that looked visibly distraught in the waiting room; they were being interviewed separately for over an hour. Everyone else that went before us seemed to be interviewed together.

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