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Cécy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Colt
Beneficiary's Name: C�cile
VJ Member: Cécy
Country: France

Last Updated: 2020-06-12
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Immigration Checklist for Colt & C�cile:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2006-08-19
Comments : Arrived on a B2 visa, renewed once, then decided to get married and apply for AOS.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charlotte NC
Date Filed : 2007-07-13
NOA Date : 2007-07-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-08-22
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-07-17 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-07-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2008-07-31
Comments : It took a while due to the fee increase of July 07 and therefore the increase of applications before that date.
For interview see the review. No RFE or specific problems along the way. No infopass.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-07-13
NOA Date : 2007-07-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-08-22
Approved Date : 2007-09-26
Date Card Received : 2007-10-05
Comments : Valid from Sept 22nd 2007 until Sept 21st 2008
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 75 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-04-17
NOA Date : 2010-04-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-07
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-07-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2010-07-17
Comments : Received two biometrics appointments (one for the 7th, one for the 11th). Approved without interview.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Charlotte NC
Date Filed : 2019-10-21
NOA Date : 2019-10-22
Bio. Appt. : 2019-11-12
Interview Date : 2020-03-12
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2020-06-12
Comments : Notice of interview on 2/6
I arrived at 8:10am, was checked in at 8:14, and called around 8:30.
I was out by 8:45.
The agent was very matter of fact, little conversation, just went through the steps.

Covid-19 naturalization:
No guests allowed, bring your own pen (which I didn’t even use).
I texted my husband when I parked at the USCIS office at 7:44, at 8:02 I was back in my car. We were being let in the building one by one to maintain social distances, one security person had me read through laminated paper to answer basic question about Covid-19 exposure, then security check before being sent in the naturalization room. Everything was very efficient! There was one man ahead of me, I was almost immediately called, showed my papers, given my certificate to verify the information, then waited in a small line where my GC and interview paper were picked up. In the corner of the room 4 people were taking their oath ahead of us. When it was our turn I picked up a flag on the table, walked to the next available mark on the floor. There were 4 of us plus one interpreter. The USCIS agent welcomed us, said congratulations, had us repeat the oath. After that he pointed to voting registration packets to pick up, told us we needed to sign our certificates and said that unless we had questions we were free to go. So it was straight off to the exit.
I’m seeing it as the students who are graduating this year. It doesn’t take away my « diploma », but there was no ceremony.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Charlotte NC
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 18, 2008
Embassy Review :
We're approved. I stressed a lot before, especially since we were missing my husband's birth certificate. Of course we found it in our mail box when we returned from the interview. He couldn't find his passport for an hour either last night.
We made our way to Charlotte this morning. The directions from google maps were accurated and we had no problem finding the place.
Coming from Tyron St you turn onto Tyvola Center Dr. The first sign to the right is the US Defense Department, then the next entrance to the right is the
USCIS. Lots of parking. Expect for us it was pretty much full because there was a naturalization ceremony at the same time.
We went through the door were security is. No cell phones allowed of course.
A lady in front of us had an appointment letter for biometrics, I felt bad for her as this is not the right location in Charlotte. There is a biometrics address and a main address, you need to check your appointment letter carefully.
Anyway, went through, were told to go to the room on the left if we had an appointment. There were quite a few people in there but it went pretty fast.
We arrived around 9:50am for a 10:30 appointment. At 10:45 a guy asked for our name and we followed him.

We took the oath to tell the truth.
Then he asked for our ID's, which I don't think he ever really looked at. Checked our names, birth dates and country of birth; then asked what document we had to prove our marriage. At first I though he only meant the marriage certificate, but it was actually also the utility bills, bank accounts and all. We gave all that.
He also asked for the last tax return.
Then he asked the classic questions: terrorist, prostitute and all the rest. I wasn't expecting him to ask pretty much all of them but he did.
Now don't ask me why, maybe because I find those questions stupid (who is going to say yes anyway), but it made me chuckle. My husband was nervous because he though I was going to screw up the interview because of it.
When the officer asked the question about the spy thing, I couldn't help myself (and I tried) from saying: No, I would be a pretty bad spy anyway. whistling.gif
Thankfully our officer had humor and it made him chuckle too. innocent.gif
He asked if I ever had a J-1, that one I said yes, so I gave him copies of the passport pages.
He then asked how we met. We asked if he wanted the long or the short version, he said it didn't matter, we gave the short one.
At that point he had already stamp approved on the paper biggrin.gif
The he noticed my husband's name and commented on it.
He then explained about the 2 year GC and that we had to remove conditions and all that stuff. I told him 90 days before the expiration date right? He was like "oh you already know about it". I told him I had done a bit of research (he he thanks VJ).
He then went on to talk about when he was in Germany in the 50's with Nato and how he went tot he Mess of the French and how it was so much more neat and that the French sure knew how to do it because the Mess always had beer; wine and bread and Chefs but that their meat was awful and too cooked not to mention that discussing with the French cooks he could never figure out what type of meat it was.
Before we left I offered him to look at our pictures (hey I didn't print those for nothing!) he say sure; went through quickly just mentioned how pretty western north Carolina is.
How and he stamped my passport, said it's good for a year and that if I don't have the green card in the mail within 3 months I should make an appointment and check if there is anything wrong. He also took the EAD and I-94.
Note: He never asked about my intent when I entered the US (I came with a B2).

It was pretty anticlimactic after a year of waiting, but gosh I'm happy it's over.
Oh and if you are hungry after that; I recommend driving North on Tryon St then taking a right on East Blvd until you see the restaurant La Cantina on the left. Great and very fresh Mexican food with a modern twist.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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