Robert B's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Michelle
Beneficiary's Name: Robert
VJ Member: Robert B
Country: Netherlands

Last Updated: 2010-09-23
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Immigration Checklist for Michelle & Robert:

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
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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 :
Comments :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry :
POE Date : 2008-07-25 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Phoenix AZ
Date Filed : 2010-06-30
NOA Date : 2010-07-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-09-23 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-09-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-06-30
NOA Date : 2010-07-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-28
Approved Date : 2010-08-02
Date Card Received : 2010-08-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 33 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2012-06-25
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

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Service Center :
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Date Filed : 2013-09-23
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Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Phoenix AZ
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : September 23, 2010
Embassy Review : I better write this down before I forget.

So as other people have written, it is not easily visible to find this place. Just find Starbucks and walk along side the parking lot west and you'll see it in like 400 or so feet.

The security guys working there are some of the nicest government employees I have ever met (even from among the non-government employees). The were super friendly and courteous, they even joked with us (even after we were done with them). Remember, mace on a key-chain is not allowed, nor are cameras. You're ok if your phone has a camera, but point and shoots are not allowed.

We brought more documentation than I would like to mention. I just found everything in sight with both of our names on it, and of which I thought was remotely relevant. She ended up not even looking at it, but I have a feeling it is because she was able to see we were extremely well prepared. We had to wait for about an hour and we didn't see anybody walk out quickly unless they were carrying a big binder of (what I presume) was evidence. If you want to know what we brought just shoot me a message.

Anyways, we were called in, given a kind of Miranda-esque introduction about whatever we say can be used against us.... You know...Legal mambo jumbo. We were made attend to the fact that we were being recorded. And the questions began

Asked my wife (USC):
- Her name
- Her address
- Her date of birth
- Her parents names

Asked me (Dutch citizen):
- My name
- My address
- My date of birth
- My parents names
- Checked if the phone number on record is still good
- Then she went down a checklist (that was part of the application) whether I was a terrorist, communist, human trafficker, or drug smuggler. If you want to know what the questions were you can find them on your I-485 pages 3 and 4. She didn't ask them all, but a good number, I want to say about 10 or so.

Both of us:
- How did we meet
- How long till after meeting online did you meet in person
- Where did you meet

Then she wanted to see some pictures.

And we were done. She explained the rules on selective service, and about removing conditions. And we were good to go. The whole interview took about 10 minutes.

My advice to you:
- Be way over prepared (If they need evidence it will delay you)
- Don't overdress (It is AZ), but also don't under-dress (Girls that shouldn't be showing midriff were doing so. Even if they could pull it off, this isn't the place). Make sure you look professional.
- Smile a lot and be friendly

I owe a great deal of gratitude to the people of this community, you have saved us $5k in lawyer fees (I was ready to hire one). And all the moral support, and information were absolutely invaluable.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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