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Thread: AOS Interviews outrageous

  1. #1
    I cannot understand why the USCIS offices would schedule interview for permanent residence before FBI fingerprints are in their hands! These guys are performing out service to us asking us to come once for the interview and the second for the pass. stamping

  2. #2
    I cannot understand why the USCIS offices would schedule interview for permanent residence before FBI fingerprints are in their hands! These guys are performing out service to us asking us to come once for the interview and the second for the pass. stamping

  3. #3
    I belive that you are right. I do not think that they are scheduling the interviews when they do not have fingerprints back, yet when as the interview gets closer and they go and look for the file and realize that the fingerprints are not back from they cannot cancel the interview. Not only that but there is nothing we can do just Wait. Some of us are on the trail of waiting. If they grant someone who is a terrorist Immigration you know that officer and office will be in big trouble. the price we have to pay is high but it is better to be safe than sorry.

  4. #4
    Our two sons and two daughters, all adults, along with my wife and I, were asked to come for our AOS appointment in May 2004. We are all Mexicans. After the interviews, we were told that the FBI reports were not in yet and we were going to be notified of the results later, and were told not to call sooner than six months if we did not hear from the BCIS. The interviewing officer did not stamp our passports. However, one week later we started getting the Welcome to the United States letter and our A number! And three days after that we started getting our "Green Cards"! The whole process, since submitting our I-485 forms in January of this year, and receiving our Green Cards, was no more than 5 months! All of us applied as a family that has resided undocumented in the US since 1966, under something called "Registry". Maybe that is why things went so quickly. We are very pleased by this outcome, but wonder if the FBI report ever came through or they just made their decision based on the tremendous amount of documentation we presented, representing 38 years of continuous, residency in this country. We applied without the need of an attorney.

  5. #5
    Which district office are both of you writing from? Is this nationwide or at certain offices? Thanks for you reply

  6. #6
    J. Luis, How funny my husband is Mexican as well. Of course our ewxperience was a little different. We actually were represented by an attorney because I did not want to make any mistakes on the papaerwork and I just do not have the time. I am very happy to hear that you are a resident. Also glad to hear that your wait was not as long. However, we ran into a holiday after our interview. Oh well I wonder how long it will be?

  7. #7
    Fasoola,
    I TOTALLY agree with you, I believe that USCIS should sent interview letters to applicants only once they have the FBI background check results in hand. This would really relieve from the enormous frustration resulting from the bad news when asked wait for yet "another" notice in order to appear for the I-551 stamp.
    It is just ridiculous, I am not disputing the time frame, even though it sometimes takes so long that it becomes unbearable. Security is the priority for all of us.
    They really have to work on that in order to not have applicants come back and forth.....
    I had the same experience in New York City last week.

  8. #8
    Can J. Luis please let us know one week later or longer than that maybe seven days. You know we are desperate. It's only been about 4 full working days for us not inlluding the weekend and I am already inpatient. Please help.

  9. #9
    Originally posted by happy1:
    Can J. Luis please let us know one week later or longer than that maybe seven days. You know we are desperate. It's only been about 4 full working days for us not inlluding the weekend and I am already inpatient. Please help.
    Dear Happy:
    I am not sure if all responses will be the same for every case. I think that our particular case was expedited because we had been in the US since before January 1, 1972. There is a law that would qualified us for Green Card if we could present documentation proving our continuous, uninterrupted residency in the US since then or before. We applied at the San Francisco BCIS offices and the interview took place there. I don't know either whether all BCIS offices' responses are as short as ours. Sorry I can't be of help. The only thing I can tell you is to be patient. We were ready to wait as long as it took. We had made up our mind that even if it took one or two years, it would be worth the wait. But we were just lucky enough to get our green cards within a week after the interview. The letter of acceptance to the US came one day, and the next next day the Green Card was in our mail box!

  10. #10
    Same situation here. Applied in July 2003 in San Francisco. Had fingerprints in august 2003. Interview was in march 2004. Still waiting for security clearance. Lawyer said it could take up to 8 months from fingerprints.

    We are not sure if it's from original fingerprint date (august 2003) or second set of fingerprint during interview (march 2004). Does anyone know?

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