Seyi- () • 04/25/2007 17:41:35 PM
The receipt date for my I-130 was December 2000. I was the beneficiary (child) of a permanent resident under the age of 21 as of that time (Family preference 2A). When i turned 21 years of age, my preference shifted to Family-sponsored preference 2B. My mother became a citizen in October 2006; thus, my priority date became current. I filed adjustment of status (I-485) in November 2006. I was scheduled for fingerprinting for December 12, 2006. I was contacted on December 21st, 2006 for additional information. I turned the requested information asap. In February 2007, i got an interview appointment letter for April 25th, 2007 at 0930.
All i can say is that it was an experience. USCIS has come a long way in Atlanta, GA. Things are done in a very orderly way.
I arrived the building at 9.10a.m. I got through security about 9.25a.m. It wasn't up to 30mins after checking in that my name was called. The lady was anything but friendly. She never looked at me or my mother. We greeted her; however, she chose not to respond. I really didn't mind. All i was praying for was a fair interview. She requested that we raise our right hand and swear to tell the truth. She went ahead to confirm my SSN, Place of birth, date of birth, address and parents' names. She requested for more documents (copies of prior immigration statuses), made copies of my mother's US passport and told us to go to the waiting room while she sorts out some issues. I got scared. She came out after about 15mins with my passport. Her words, "Your passport has been stamped with a temporary approval, you will get the permanent residency card in the mail in a couple of weeks"
God is good.