I have been a reader for a year...it has been really helpful to see everyone's experience, so I finally decided to share mine. Here are some details of my case:
I am the beneficiary (meaning the one that is adjusting status)
My husband is a US Citizen and he is the petitioner
I am in a different situation than some, I am not a fiancé visa case. I was lucky enough to have entered the US with a visitor visa, but I was also lucky enough to be able to apply for a work permit in 2001 though my native country of El Salvador due to a natural disaster.
I have renewed my work permit since 2001 so I have had it for a while now, so I guess I am here legally in a way.
My PD 11/4/2015
Case finally scheduled for an interview 11/2/2016...yes...we waited about 12 months.
Interview date: December 8, 2016 (wish me luck!) (Houston Office)
I submitted my physical examination with my adjustment of status paperwork. At this point I am still confused about the fact of getting a new physical or not. I did call the USCIS customer support, at which point the representative stated that if they needed a new physical or information it would clearly state it on the letter. I proceeded to read that mine said " Physical examination (unless already submitted)," and he repeated that if something was missing it would specifically ask for it. My physical was completed in October of 2015.
My husband and I have made the decision of not completing another physical, because my work permit is current, we decided that if the IO asks for it during the interview, we will just do it then and wait the period of time we need to wait for the application to be processed.
If you are a Houston filer please share your experience with a reply, also, if you have filed with TPS to adjust status through marriage also share your experience. All replies are welcome, would love to hear also about your experience with the physical.