Family-Based Green Cards

These are stories we have picked from various sources as relevant from community experiences. The posters are not lawyers. We have not verified the veracity of the story or of the poster. Please use sound judgment in relying upon this information.

Interview Experience at San Jose

Name: 
Danshikie
Country: 
United States

The questions I had - I am very grateful.

Now to the story about my interview experience today: My appointment was at 1:30PM but we arrived there at 1:05PM and we were called in like 5minutes later. The officer was very nice and he started off by making small talk about how deep my voice was when I answered him. This was as we walked down the hallway towards his office.

My interview experience

Name: 
pville85
Country: 
United States

Hey guys just wanted to share my experience with everyone.I arrived 45 minutes early,didn't get called in until 30 minutes after my scheduled time.Anyway the officer was very polite,which put my wife and myself at ease,we were not nervous,just extremely anxious and ready to get it over with.First thing that was asked for was our id's(dl's) and my wife's proof of citizenship,next we swore to tell the truth.After that we were asked together where do we live,how many people live with us,how long have we lived there.Next came the infamous No questions and of course I answered no to all.A

Got approved today.....sharing our experience

Name: 
starlet
Country: 
United States

Guys,

We got approved at the LA DO office this morning and wanted share our experience.

Our appt was scheduled for 9:35 am and we got in the waiting room at 9am. Submitted the appt letter to a lady and waited for our names to be called. I would say 8 out of 10 pple had their lawyers with them. I used my lawyer to file the paperwork but saw no point bringing him for the interview paying $650 extra. However, we consulted with the lawyer last week to prep for the interview.

Interview at Philadelphia

Name: 
myredskins
Country: 
United States

11:15 Went through security then directed to the appropriate waiting room;

There were other couples, and I must say the office really looked busy as there were many IO’s. Well I assumed they were at the rate in which families being interviewed were going in and out.

Our chance came eventually and we were called in by a fine lady, whose first thing was to swear us in. She appeared like she wanted to laugh through some of the proceedings although she kept a serious look.

Some of the questions asked;

A P P R O V E D - In Atlanta, GA. Today!

Name: 
PraetorianXI
Country: 
United States

Hey Everyone!

We got approved in Atlanta today. Everything went really well, but anyways I wanted to share my experience with all of you:

Left from Alabama at 7:30 AM. Took us about Two hours to get there.

The DO is a 3 story building with the USCIS logo and name... impressive and yet scary.

We entered they building at 11:23 AM and went through the security (metal detector and x-rays) Make sure you empty your pockets!

Successful FTJ at Chennai 2007

Name: 
***
Country: 
United States

My wife got FTJ IV visa stamped in her passport in Chennai. EB3 - PD 4/30/2001.

Below is the process, in her words, she went thru:

Medicals:

Called two days ahead for a 10.00 AM appointment with "Lister METROPOLIS Laboratory Research Center Pvt. Ltd" and a 4.00 PM appointment with "Dr. Mathai Thomas".
Flew in from Hyderabad to Chennai, had in-flight breakfast, took a taxi from airport to the Lab, 30 min ride.

GC for Parents - AOS and CP - Information Source

Name: 
info
Country: 
United States

One can petition for parents only if the petitioner is US Citizen. GC holder or LPR cannot apply for parents.

Parents cases of USC are processed differently from the Spouse of USC though they come under the same category.

If parents are already in US, they can go thru the AOS process or CP.

If parents are outside of US, they can go thru the CP only.

For Whom Are You Petitioning?

For AOS or CP, I-130 is the common form.

Got good news to share!!

Name: 
justnew
Country: 
United States

Hi everyone,

I've got good news to share ,

I received 6mails from USCIS last night that my 1-485 & I-130 have been approved and my approval letter & welcome letter was mail yesterday

I just want to say thank you to everyone on this forum; your kind words, encouragement & prayers has help make the waiting a success. I deeply appreciate your help, support & friendship.

I pray that everyone still waiting will get their name check clear soon

Cheers

Updated Timeline

Name: 
harry79
Country: 
United States

Please see signature for updated timeline. Really impressed with how quickly this case has been processed.

We got married in May and dont live together because of our work situation but I have the following documents so far :

NOTE : The joint financial stuff is only a month old since we just got married in May.

FINANCIAL STUFF
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1. Joint savings account
2. Joint credit card
3. Added her name to my apartment lease

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