A couple of notes on my experience: A big shout out to USCIS ASC Oakland... the place was clean, professionally run, and efficient. If anybody looks at Yelp, it has a 5-star rating and it is well deserved.
About the interview: I went followed the instructions on the interview to the letter and went to USCIS SJ Field Office about 15-30 minutes before my appointment. The immigration officer basically used the I-485 questionnaire as template for her questions for the most part. For anybody going for the interview, I would suggest a couple of things that my lawyer suggested to me:
- Dress the part.... business casual at least. It shows respect to the process and the one performing the interview.
- Know your documents... If one missed or incorrectly answered a question on form, now is the time to make the correction.
- Bring all necessary documents... I followed the interview notice and brought my documents accordingly. Be sure to bring employment verification document.
- Be patient and courteous... Be nice and polite.... treat everybody with respect... pretty much how you would like to be treated.
Generally speaking... this is a long-process, and unnecessary worrying is not helpful. Personally, I avoided looking at USCIS updates often as I only become more anxious. Once you are done, I would also suggest that you provide your experience in this website. I believe that looking at somebody else's experience was helpful for me and somebody else will benefit from yours.
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