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    I had my AOS interview in St Albans, VT yesterday and was approved. It
    was a very relaxed and pleasant experience.

    The security check consisted of a ropey old x-ray machine that choked a
    little as it took my stuff through. For those of you who have been to
    the St Albans office, you can imagine this hulk of a machine takes up
    half the waiting room now. Just as well there is never anyone there.

    We were then called (40 mins late) and escorted through to an office.
    The two of us carried in files and documents we had lovingly prepared
    with tabs and infamous acco clips. I was a little surprised we weren't
    sworn in, but wasn't going to question the guv'nor. The interviewer
    (Gary) asked me for my passport with the I-94, and AP. He started going
    through the file he had received from Missouri, which contained my
    original AOS application. He apologised that it would probably take
    longer than usual as none the files he received from Missouri were
    correct. He pointed at a mountain of paperwork on a desk, the poor
    bugger. As he sifted through papers he asked how we had met, and when we
    got married. He came across our marriage certificate and commented on
    Nevada, and asked if we had got married in Las Vegas. We shared a few
    obligatory jokes about Elvis not being able to attend.

    He asked Russ what he did for a living and a discussion followed about
    Gary's visits to the campus with foreign students. This led to the
    subject of Gary's upcoming retirement and how he had thought he was
    going to attend the college Russ teaches at, but decided to go another
    route as a paramedic.

    He showed me a form which came from Missouri and asked me to check the
    details. We had moved house 2 months previous, and had filed the AR11,
    but none of these new details were on the form. He then took the form
    away and read out my parents' names, my DOB, and place of birth, and
    asked me if they were correct. As he tried to decipher the new website
    to adjust my file online, he asked more about Russ's work, and what he
    taught, what books the students read, and what ethical issues came about
    for a paremedic, blah blah. He seemed far more curious about Russ than
    about me, the alien, which suited me fine.

    He asked what line of work I was in, and another discussion developed
    about his son wanting an overpriced book on hunting for Christmas. (I'm
    not a hunter, by the way, I'm a book designer.) He asked when I had
    entered the country, and even though I got the date wrong he didn't seem
    interested. It felt like he was asking us questions just to be polite
    while he tried to sort out the useless files and fought with the
    computer. As we carried on chatting idly, he was slowly going through
    some files and stamping papers. I mean very painfully s l o w l y. He
    showed me what the new green card would look like (white rather than
    pink), and said I would receive it by this Friday. I'm sure I'll look as
    rough on my card as the bloke did on the sample card. We made noises
    that we had hoped to pop up to Montreal very soon, so he thought about
    it and said he would stamp my passport even though he wouldn't normally
    do that anymore.

    He didn't ask to see the vaccination supplement or any other original
    documents. He didn't want to see anything I had brought along. When I
    showed him the stack of paperwork I had prepared, he flinched a little
    and said if there were any doubts about fraud they would video the
    interview. He suggested that I might keep the papers for my removal of
    conditions petition. For all you age gap couples out there, there was no
    comment at all about our 25 year age difference.

    He then gave me the I-751 to file for removal of conditions and
    suggested I apply in 22 months. He also said I would be eligible to file
    for citizenship in 3 years time, and that it was taking around 5 months
    for that to go through at the moment. The whole interview took 25mins,
    but most of that was faffing with papers and unruly computers.

    Sorted.

    (Edited to say I also got two emails today from USCIS confirming that my
    card was on it's way in the mail)

    --
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  • #2
    AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

    I had my AOS interview in St Albans, VT yesterday and was approved. It was a very relaxed and pleasant experience. The security check consisted of a ropey old x-ray machine that choked a little as it took my stuff through. For those of you who have been to the St Albans office, you can imagine this hulk of a machine takes up half the waiting room now. Just as well there is never anyone there. We were then called (40 mins late) and escorted through to an office. The two of us carried in files and documents we had lovingly prepared with tabs and infamous acco clips. I was a little surprised we weren't sworn in, but wasn't going to question the guv'nor. The interviewer (Gary) asked me for my passport with the I-94, and AP. He started going through the file he had received from Missouri, which contained my original AOS application. He apologised that it would probably take longer than usual as none the files he received from Missouri were correct. He pointed at a mountain of paperwork on a desk, the poor bugger. As he sifted through papers he asked how we had met, and when we got married. He came across our marriage certificate and commented on Nevada, and asked if we had got married in Las Vegas. We shared a few obligatory jokes about Elvis not being able to attend. He asked Russ what he did for a living and a discussion followed about Gary's visits to the campus with foreign students. This led to the subject of Gary's upcoming retirement and how he had thought he was going to attend the college Russ teaches at, but decided to go another route as a paramedic. He showed me a form which came from Missouri and asked me to check the details. We had moved house 2 months previous, and had filed the AR11, but none of these new details were on the form. He then took the form away and read out my parents' names, my DOB, and place of birth, and asked me if they were correct. As he tried to decipher the new website to adjust my file online, he asked more about Russ's work, and what he taught, what books the students read, and what ethical issues came about for a paremedic, blah blah. He seemed far more curious about Russ than about me, the alien, which suited me fine. He asked what line of work I was in, and another discussion developed about his son wanting an overpriced book on hunting for Christmas. (I'm not a hunter, by the way, I'm a book designer.) He asked when I had entered the country, and even though I got the date wrong he didn't seem interested. It felt like he was asking us questions just to be polite while he tried to sort out the useless files and fought with the computer. As we carried on chatting idly, he was slowly going through some files and stamping papers. I mean very painfully s l o w l y. He showed me what the new green card would look like (white rather than pink), and said I would receive it by this Friday. I'm sure I'll look as rough on my card as the bloke did on the sample card. We made noises that we had hoped to pop up to Montreal very soon, so he thought about it and said he would stamp my passport even though he wouldn't normally do that anymore. He didn't ask to see the vaccination supplement or any other original documents. He didn't want to see anything I had brought along. When I showed him the stack of paperwork I had prepared, he flinched a little and said if there were any doubts about fraud they would video the interview. He suggested that I might keep the papers for my removal of conditions petition. For all you age gap couples out there, there was no comment at all about our 25 year age difference. He then gave me the I-751 to file for removal of conditions and suggested I apply in 22 months. He also said I would be eligible to file for citizenship in 3 years time, and that it was taking around 5 months for that to go through at the moment. The whole interview took 25mins, but most of that was faffing with papers and unruly computers. Sorted. (Edited to say I also got two emails today from USCIS confirming that my card was on it's way in the mail)
    Jayne,

    Congratulations (from one Vermonter to another)!

    Interesting tidbits in your post. The fact that the card should come so
    quickly, the fact that he was reluctant to stamp your passport (despite
    the USCIS statement that they will continue the practice), and most
    relevant to me - the statement about the 5 months for citizenship. I am
    one week short of 5 months when I applied for citizenship through that
    very office. Very exciting news all around.

    Welcome to the PR club (even though I hope to leave the club
    shortly). Ha!

    Sphy

    --
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    • #3
      AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

      I had my AOS interview in St Albans, VT yesterday and was approved. It was a very relaxed and pleasant experience. The security check consisted of a ropey old x-ray machine that choked a little as it took my stuff through. For those of you who have been to the St Albans office, you can imagine this hulk of a machine takes up half the waiting room now. Just as well there is never anyone there. We were then called (40 mins late) and escorted through to an office. The two of us carried in files and documents we had lovingly prepared with tabs and infamous acco clips. I was a little surprised we weren't sworn in, but wasn't going to question the guv'nor. The interviewer (Gary) asked me for my passport with the I-94, and AP. He started going through the file he had received from Missouri, which contained my original AOS application. He apologised that it would probably take longer than usual as none the files he received from Missouri were correct. He pointed at a mountain of paperwork on a desk, the poor bugger. As he sifted through papers he asked how we had met, and when we got married. He came across our marriage certificate and commented on Nevada, and asked if we had got married in Las Vegas. We shared a few obligatory jokes about Elvis not being able to attend. He asked Russ what he did for a living and a discussion followed about Gary's visits to the campus with foreign students. This led to the subject of Gary's upcoming retirement and how he had thought he was going to attend the college Russ teaches at, but decided to go another route as a paramedic. He showed me a form which came from Missouri and asked me to check the details. We had moved house 2 months previous, and had filed the AR11, but none of these new details were on the form. He then took the form away and read out my parents' names, my DOB, and place of birth, and asked me if they were correct. As he tried to decipher the new website to adjust my file online, he asked more about Russ's work, and what he taught, what books the students read, and what ethical issues came about for a paremedic, blah blah. He seemed far more curious about Russ than about me, the alien, which suited me fine. He asked what line of work I was in, and another discussion developed about his son wanting an overpriced book on hunting for Christmas. (I'm not a hunter, by the way, I'm a book designer.) He asked when I had entered the country, and even though I got the date wrong he didn't seem interested. It felt like he was asking us questions just to be polite while he tried to sort out the useless files and fought with the computer. As we carried on chatting idly, he was slowly going through some files and stamping papers. I mean very painfully s l o w l y. He showed me what the new green card would look like (white rather than pink), and said I would receive it by this Friday. I'm sure I'll look as rough on my card as the bloke did on the sample card. We made noises that we had hoped to pop up to Montreal very soon, so he thought about it and said he would stamp my passport even though he wouldn't normally do that anymore. He didn't ask to see the vaccination supplement or any other original documents. He didn't want to see anything I had brought along. When I showed him the stack of paperwork I had prepared, he flinched a little and said if there were any doubts about fraud they would video the interview. He suggested that I might keep the papers for my removal of conditions petition. For all you age gap couples out there, there was no comment at all about our 25 year age difference. He then gave me the I-751 to file for removal of conditions and suggested I apply in 22 months. He also said I would be eligible to file for citizenship in 3 years time, and that it was taking around 5 months for that to go through at the moment. The whole interview took 25mins, but most of that was faffing with papers and unruly computers. Sorted. (Edited to say I also got two emails today from USCIS confirming that my card was on it's way in the mail)
      Jayne,

      Congratulations (from one Vermonter to another)!

      Interesting tidbits in your post. The fact that the card should come so
      quickly, the fact that he was reluctant to stamp your passport (despite
      the USCIS statement that they will continue the practice), and most
      relevant to me - the statement about the 5 months for citizenship. I am
      one week short of 5 months when I applied for citizenship through that
      very office. Very exciting news all around.

      Welcome to the PR club (even though I hope to leave the club
      shortly). Ha!

      Sphy

      --
      Posted via http://britishexpats.com

      Comment


      • #4
        AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

        Jayne, Congratulations (from one Vermonter to another)! Interesting tidbits in your post. The fact that the card should come so quickly, the fact that he was reluctant to stamp your passport (despite the USCIS statement that they will continue the practice), and most relevant to me - the statement about the 5 months for citizenship. I am one week short of 5 months when I applied for citizenship through that very office. Very exciting news all around. Welcome to the PR club (even though I hope to leave the club shortly). Ha! Sphy
        I put that in just for you, Sphy. You'll get to meet Gary if it goes
        through on time. He's the grandad of the St Albans office, and no doubt
        will be very sorely missed when he retires.

        --
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        Comment


        • #5
          AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

          Jayne, Congratulations (from one Vermonter to another)! Interesting tidbits in your post. The fact that the card should come so quickly, the fact that he was reluctant to stamp your passport (despite the USCIS statement that they will continue the practice), and most relevant to me - the statement about the 5 months for citizenship. I am one week short of 5 months when I applied for citizenship through that very office. Very exciting news all around. Welcome to the PR club (even though I hope to leave the club shortly). Ha! Sphy
          I put that in just for you, Sphy. You'll get to meet Gary if it goes
          through on time. He's the grandad of the St Albans office, and no doubt
          will be very sorely missed when he retires.

          --
          Posted via http://britishexpats.com

          Comment


          • #6
            AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

            I had my AOS interview in St Albans, VT yesterday and was approved. It was a very relaxed and pleasant experience. The security check consisted of a ropey old x-ray machine that choked a little as it took my stuff through. For those of you who have been to the St Albans office, you can imagine this hulk of a machine takes up half the waiting room now. Just as well there is never anyone there. We were then called (40 mins late) and escorted through to an office. The two of us carried in files and documents we had lovingly prepared with tabs and infamous acco clips. I was a little surprised we weren't sworn in, but wasn't going to question the guv'nor. The interviewer (Gary) asked me for my passport with the I-94, and AP. He started going through the file he had received from Missouri, which contained my original AOS application. He apologised that it would probably take longer than usual as none the files he received from Missouri were correct. He pointed at a mountain of paperwork on a desk, the poor bugger. As he sifted through papers he asked how we had met, and when we got married. He came across our marriage certificate and commented on Nevada, and asked if we had got married in Las Vegas. We shared a few obligatory jokes about Elvis not being able to attend. He asked Russ what he did for a living and a discussion followed about Gary's visits to the campus with foreign students. This led to the subject of Gary's upcoming retirement and how he had thought he was going to attend the college Russ teaches at, but decided to go another route as a paramedic. He showed me a form which came from Missouri and asked me to check the details. We had moved house 2 months previous, and had filed the AR11, but none of these new details were on the form. He then took the form away and read out my parents' names, my DOB, and place of birth, and asked me if they were correct. As he tried to decipher the new website to adjust my file online, he asked more about Russ's work, and what he taught, what books the students read, and what ethical issues came about for a paremedic, blah blah. He seemed far more curious about Russ than about me, the alien, which suited me fine. He asked what line of work I was in, and another discussion developed about his son wanting an overpriced book on hunting for Christmas. (I'm not a hunter, by the way, I'm a book designer.) He asked when I had entered the country, and even though I got the date wrong he didn't seem interested. It felt like he was asking us questions just to be polite while he tried to sort out the useless files and fought with the computer. As we carried on chatting idly, he was slowly going through some files and stamping papers. I mean very painfully s l o w l y. He showed me what the new green card would look like (white rather than pink), and said I would receive it by this Friday. I'm sure I'll look as rough on my card as the bloke did on the sample card. We made noises that we had hoped to pop up to Montreal very soon, so he thought about it and said he would stamp my passport even though he wouldn't normally do that anymore. He didn't ask to see the vaccination supplement or any other original documents. He didn't want to see anything I had brought along. When I showed him the stack of paperwork I had prepared, he flinched a little and said if there were any doubts about fraud they would video the interview. He suggested that I might keep the papers for my removal of conditions petition. For all you age gap couples out there, there was no comment at all about our 25 year age difference. He then gave me the I-751 to file for removal of conditions and suggested I apply in 22 months. He also said I would be eligible to file for citizenship in 3 years time, and that it was taking around 5 months for that to go through at the moment. The whole interview took 25mins, but most of that was faffing with papers and unruly computers. Sorted. (Edited to say I also got two emails today from USCIS confirming that my card was on it's way in the mail)
            Congratulations, Jayne. I'm glad everything went smoothly. I'm also
            happy to hear that your age gap wasn't an issue. AND it's also nice to
            hear that there are more people like me and my hubby: with 25-year age
            difference.

            All the best to you.

            --
            Posted via http://britishexpats.com

            Comment


            • #7
              AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

              I had my AOS interview in St Albans, VT yesterday and was approved. It was a very relaxed and pleasant experience. The security check consisted of a ropey old x-ray machine that choked a little as it took my stuff through. For those of you who have been to the St Albans office, you can imagine this hulk of a machine takes up half the waiting room now. Just as well there is never anyone there. We were then called (40 mins late) and escorted through to an office. The two of us carried in files and documents we had lovingly prepared with tabs and infamous acco clips. I was a little surprised we weren't sworn in, but wasn't going to question the guv'nor. The interviewer (Gary) asked me for my passport with the I-94, and AP. He started going through the file he had received from Missouri, which contained my original AOS application. He apologised that it would probably take longer than usual as none the files he received from Missouri were correct. He pointed at a mountain of paperwork on a desk, the poor bugger. As he sifted through papers he asked how we had met, and when we got married. He came across our marriage certificate and commented on Nevada, and asked if we had got married in Las Vegas. We shared a few obligatory jokes about Elvis not being able to attend. He asked Russ what he did for a living and a discussion followed about Gary's visits to the campus with foreign students. This led to the subject of Gary's upcoming retirement and how he had thought he was going to attend the college Russ teaches at, but decided to go another route as a paramedic. He showed me a form which came from Missouri and asked me to check the details. We had moved house 2 months previous, and had filed the AR11, but none of these new details were on the form. He then took the form away and read out my parents' names, my DOB, and place of birth, and asked me if they were correct. As he tried to decipher the new website to adjust my file online, he asked more about Russ's work, and what he taught, what books the students read, and what ethical issues came about for a paremedic, blah blah. He seemed far more curious about Russ than about me, the alien, which suited me fine. He asked what line of work I was in, and another discussion developed about his son wanting an overpriced book on hunting for Christmas. (I'm not a hunter, by the way, I'm a book designer.) He asked when I had entered the country, and even though I got the date wrong he didn't seem interested. It felt like he was asking us questions just to be polite while he tried to sort out the useless files and fought with the computer. As we carried on chatting idly, he was slowly going through some files and stamping papers. I mean very painfully s l o w l y. He showed me what the new green card would look like (white rather than pink), and said I would receive it by this Friday. I'm sure I'll look as rough on my card as the bloke did on the sample card. We made noises that we had hoped to pop up to Montreal very soon, so he thought about it and said he would stamp my passport even though he wouldn't normally do that anymore. He didn't ask to see the vaccination supplement or any other original documents. He didn't want to see anything I had brought along. When I showed him the stack of paperwork I had prepared, he flinched a little and said if there were any doubts about fraud they would video the interview. He suggested that I might keep the papers for my removal of conditions petition. For all you age gap couples out there, there was no comment at all about our 25 year age difference. He then gave me the I-751 to file for removal of conditions and suggested I apply in 22 months. He also said I would be eligible to file for citizenship in 3 years time, and that it was taking around 5 months for that to go through at the moment. The whole interview took 25mins, but most of that was faffing with papers and unruly computers. Sorted. (Edited to say I also got two emails today from USCIS confirming that my card was on it's way in the mail)
              Congratulations, Jayne. I'm glad everything went smoothly. I'm also
              happy to hear that your age gap wasn't an issue. AND it's also nice to
              hear that there are more people like me and my hubby: with 25-year age
              difference.

              All the best to you.

              --
              Posted via http://britishexpats.com

              Comment


              • #8
                AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

                I had my AOS interview in St Albans, VT yesterday and was approved. It was a very relaxed and pleasant experience. The security check consisted of a ropey old x-ray machine that choked a little as it took my stuff through. For those of you who have been to the St Albans office, you can imagine this hulk of a machine takes up half the waiting room now. Just as well there is never anyone there. We were then called (40 mins late) and escorted through to an office. The two of us carried in files and documents we had lovingly prepared with tabs and infamous acco clips. I was a little surprised we weren't sworn in, but wasn't going to question the guv'nor. The interviewer (Gary) asked me for my passport with the I-94, and AP. He started going through the file he had received from Missouri, which contained my original AOS application. He apologised that it would probably take longer than usual as none the files he received from Missouri were correct. He pointed at a mountain of paperwork on a desk, the poor bugger. As he sifted through papers he asked how we had met, and when we got married. He came across our marriage certificate and commented on Nevada, and asked if we had got married in Las Vegas. We shared a few obligatory jokes about Elvis not being able to attend. He asked Russ what he did for a living and a discussion followed about Gary's visits to the campus with foreign students. This led to the subject of Gary's upcoming retirement and how he had thought he was going to attend the college Russ teaches at, but decided to go another route as a paramedic. He showed me a form which came from Missouri and asked me to check the details. We had moved house 2 months previous, and had filed the AR11, but none of these new details were on the form. He then took the form away and read out my parents' names, my DOB, and place of birth, and asked me if they were correct. As he tried to decipher the new website to adjust my file online, he asked more about Russ's work, and what he taught, what books the students read, and what ethical issues came about for a paremedic, blah blah. He seemed far more curious about Russ than about me, the alien, which suited me fine. He asked what line of work I was in, and another discussion developed about his son wanting an overpriced book on hunting for Christmas. (I'm not a hunter, by the way, I'm a book designer.) He asked when I had entered the country, and even though I got the date wrong he didn't seem interested. It felt like he was asking us questions just to be polite while he tried to sort out the useless files and fought with the computer. As we carried on chatting idly, he was slowly going through some files and stamping papers. I mean very painfully s l o w l y. He showed me what the new green card would look like (white rather than pink), and said I would receive it by this Friday. I'm sure I'll look as rough on my card as the bloke did on the sample card. We made noises that we had hoped to pop up to Montreal very soon, so he thought about it and said he would stamp my passport even though he wouldn't normally do that anymore. He didn't ask to see the vaccination supplement or any other original documents. He didn't want to see anything I had brought along. When I showed him the stack of paperwork I had prepared, he flinched a little and said if there were any doubts about fraud they would video the interview. He suggested that I might keep the papers for my removal of conditions petition. For all you age gap couples out there, there was no comment at all about our 25 year age difference. He then gave me the I-751 to file for removal of conditions and suggested I apply in 22 months. He also said I would be eligible to file for citizenship in 3 years time, and that it was taking around 5 months for that to go through at the moment. The whole interview took 25mins, but most of that was faffing with papers and unruly computers. Sorted. (Edited to say I also got two emails today from USCIS confirming that my card was on it's way in the mail)
                CONGRATULATIONS!!

                --
                Posted via http://britishexpats.com

                Comment


                • #9
                  AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

                  I had my AOS interview in St Albans, VT yesterday and was approved. It was a very relaxed and pleasant experience. The security check consisted of a ropey old x-ray machine that choked a little as it took my stuff through. For those of you who have been to the St Albans office, you can imagine this hulk of a machine takes up half the waiting room now. Just as well there is never anyone there. We were then called (40 mins late) and escorted through to an office. The two of us carried in files and documents we had lovingly prepared with tabs and infamous acco clips. I was a little surprised we weren't sworn in, but wasn't going to question the guv'nor. The interviewer (Gary) asked me for my passport with the I-94, and AP. He started going through the file he had received from Missouri, which contained my original AOS application. He apologised that it would probably take longer than usual as none the files he received from Missouri were correct. He pointed at a mountain of paperwork on a desk, the poor bugger. As he sifted through papers he asked how we had met, and when we got married. He came across our marriage certificate and commented on Nevada, and asked if we had got married in Las Vegas. We shared a few obligatory jokes about Elvis not being able to attend. He asked Russ what he did for a living and a discussion followed about Gary's visits to the campus with foreign students. This led to the subject of Gary's upcoming retirement and how he had thought he was going to attend the college Russ teaches at, but decided to go another route as a paramedic. He showed me a form which came from Missouri and asked me to check the details. We had moved house 2 months previous, and had filed the AR11, but none of these new details were on the form. He then took the form away and read out my parents' names, my DOB, and place of birth, and asked me if they were correct. As he tried to decipher the new website to adjust my file online, he asked more about Russ's work, and what he taught, what books the students read, and what ethical issues came about for a paremedic, blah blah. He seemed far more curious about Russ than about me, the alien, which suited me fine. He asked what line of work I was in, and another discussion developed about his son wanting an overpriced book on hunting for Christmas. (I'm not a hunter, by the way, I'm a book designer.) He asked when I had entered the country, and even though I got the date wrong he didn't seem interested. It felt like he was asking us questions just to be polite while he tried to sort out the useless files and fought with the computer. As we carried on chatting idly, he was slowly going through some files and stamping papers. I mean very painfully s l o w l y. He showed me what the new green card would look like (white rather than pink), and said I would receive it by this Friday. I'm sure I'll look as rough on my card as the bloke did on the sample card. We made noises that we had hoped to pop up to Montreal very soon, so he thought about it and said he would stamp my passport even though he wouldn't normally do that anymore. He didn't ask to see the vaccination supplement or any other original documents. He didn't want to see anything I had brought along. When I showed him the stack of paperwork I had prepared, he flinched a little and said if there were any doubts about fraud they would video the interview. He suggested that I might keep the papers for my removal of conditions petition. For all you age gap couples out there, there was no comment at all about our 25 year age difference. He then gave me the I-751 to file for removal of conditions and suggested I apply in 22 months. He also said I would be eligible to file for citizenship in 3 years time, and that it was taking around 5 months for that to go through at the moment. The whole interview took 25mins, but most of that was faffing with papers and unruly computers. Sorted. (Edited to say I also got two emails today from USCIS confirming that my card was on it's way in the mail)
                  CONGRATULATIONS!!

                  --
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                  • #10
                    AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

                    I had my AOS interview in St Albans, VT yesterday and was approved. It was a very relaxed and pleasant experience. The security check consisted of a ropey old x-ray machine that choked a little as it took my stuff through. For those of you who have been to the St Albans office, you can imagine this hulk of a machine takes up half the waiting room now. Just as well there is never anyone there. We were then called (40 mins late) and escorted through to an office. The two of us carried in files and documents we had lovingly prepared with tabs and infamous acco clips. I was a little surprised we weren't sworn in, but wasn't going to question the guv'nor. The interviewer (Gary) asked me for my passport with the I-94, and AP. He started going through the file he had received from Missouri, which contained my original AOS application. He apologised that it would probably take longer than usual as none the files he received from Missouri were correct. He pointed at a mountain of paperwork on a desk, the poor bugger. As he sifted through papers he asked how we had met, and when we got married. He came across our marriage certificate and commented on Nevada, and asked if we had got married in Las Vegas. We shared a few obligatory jokes about Elvis not being able to attend. He asked Russ what he did for a living and a discussion followed about Gary's visits to the campus with foreign students. This led to the subject of Gary's upcoming retirement and how he had thought he was going to attend the college Russ teaches at, but decided to go another route as a paramedic. He showed me a form which came from Missouri and asked me to check the details. We had moved house 2 months previous, and had filed the AR11, but none of these new details were on the form. He then took the form away and read out my parents' names, my DOB, and place of birth, and asked me if they were correct. As he tried to decipher the new website to adjust my file online, he asked more about Russ's work, and what he taught, what books the students read, and what ethical issues came about for a paremedic, blah blah. He seemed far more curious about Russ than about me, the alien, which suited me fine. He asked what line of work I was in, and another discussion developed about his son wanting an overpriced book on hunting for Christmas. (I'm not a hunter, by the way, I'm a book designer.) He asked when I had entered the country, and even though I got the date wrong he didn't seem interested. It felt like he was asking us questions just to be polite while he tried to sort out the useless files and fought with the computer. As we carried on chatting idly, he was slowly going through some files and stamping papers. I mean very painfully s l o w l y. He showed me what the new green card would look like (white rather than pink), and said I would receive it by this Friday. I'm sure I'll look as rough on my card as the bloke did on the sample card. We made noises that we had hoped to pop up to Montreal very soon, so he thought about it and said he would stamp my passport even though he wouldn't normally do that anymore. He didn't ask to see the vaccination supplement or any other original documents. He didn't want to see anything I had brought along. When I showed him the stack of paperwork I had prepared, he flinched a little and said if there were any doubts about fraud they would video the interview. He suggested that I might keep the papers for my removal of conditions petition. For all you age gap couples out there, there was no comment at all about our 25 year age difference. He then gave me the I-751 to file for removal of conditions and suggested I apply in 22 months. He also said I would be eligible to file for citizenship in 3 years time, and that it was taking around 5 months for that to go through at the moment. The whole interview took 25mins, but most of that was faffing with papers and unruly computers. Sorted. (Edited to say I also got two emails today from USCIS confirming that my card was on it's way in the mail)
                    It must be hard on Kanch to read about your success, knowing he is
                    heading back to sri lanka.

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                    • #11
                      AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

                      I had my AOS interview in St Albans, VT yesterday and was approved. It was a very relaxed and pleasant experience. The security check consisted of a ropey old x-ray machine that choked a little as it took my stuff through. For those of you who have been to the St Albans office, you can imagine this hulk of a machine takes up half the waiting room now. Just as well there is never anyone there. We were then called (40 mins late) and escorted through to an office. The two of us carried in files and documents we had lovingly prepared with tabs and infamous acco clips. I was a little surprised we weren't sworn in, but wasn't going to question the guv'nor. The interviewer (Gary) asked me for my passport with the I-94, and AP. He started going through the file he had received from Missouri, which contained my original AOS application. He apologised that it would probably take longer than usual as none the files he received from Missouri were correct. He pointed at a mountain of paperwork on a desk, the poor bugger. As he sifted through papers he asked how we had met, and when we got married. He came across our marriage certificate and commented on Nevada, and asked if we had got married in Las Vegas. We shared a few obligatory jokes about Elvis not being able to attend. He asked Russ what he did for a living and a discussion followed about Gary's visits to the campus with foreign students. This led to the subject of Gary's upcoming retirement and how he had thought he was going to attend the college Russ teaches at, but decided to go another route as a paramedic. He showed me a form which came from Missouri and asked me to check the details. We had moved house 2 months previous, and had filed the AR11, but none of these new details were on the form. He then took the form away and read out my parents' names, my DOB, and place of birth, and asked me if they were correct. As he tried to decipher the new website to adjust my file online, he asked more about Russ's work, and what he taught, what books the students read, and what ethical issues came about for a paremedic, blah blah. He seemed far more curious about Russ than about me, the alien, which suited me fine. He asked what line of work I was in, and another discussion developed about his son wanting an overpriced book on hunting for Christmas. (I'm not a hunter, by the way, I'm a book designer.) He asked when I had entered the country, and even though I got the date wrong he didn't seem interested. It felt like he was asking us questions just to be polite while he tried to sort out the useless files and fought with the computer. As we carried on chatting idly, he was slowly going through some files and stamping papers. I mean very painfully s l o w l y. He showed me what the new green card would look like (white rather than pink), and said I would receive it by this Friday. I'm sure I'll look as rough on my card as the bloke did on the sample card. We made noises that we had hoped to pop up to Montreal very soon, so he thought about it and said he would stamp my passport even though he wouldn't normally do that anymore. He didn't ask to see the vaccination supplement or any other original documents. He didn't want to see anything I had brought along. When I showed him the stack of paperwork I had prepared, he flinched a little and said if there were any doubts about fraud they would video the interview. He suggested that I might keep the papers for my removal of conditions petition. For all you age gap couples out there, there was no comment at all about our 25 year age difference. He then gave me the I-751 to file for removal of conditions and suggested I apply in 22 months. He also said I would be eligible to file for citizenship in 3 years time, and that it was taking around 5 months for that to go through at the moment. The whole interview took 25mins, but most of that was faffing with papers and unruly computers. Sorted. (Edited to say I also got two emails today from USCIS confirming that my card was on it's way in the mail)
                      It must be hard on Kanch to read about your success, knowing he is
                      heading back to sri lanka.

                      --
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                      • #12
                        AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

                        Congratulations, Jayne. I'm glad everything went smoothly. I'm also happy to hear that your age gap wasn't an issue. AND it's also nice to hear that there are more people like me and my hubby: with 25-year age difference. All the best to you.
                        Cheers, Girl. I remember you from a while back seeing as we're in that
                        exclusive 'club'!

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                        • #13
                          AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

                          Congratulations, Jayne. I'm glad everything went smoothly. I'm also happy to hear that your age gap wasn't an issue. AND it's also nice to hear that there are more people like me and my hubby: with 25-year age difference. All the best to you.
                          Cheers, Girl. I remember you from a while back seeing as we're in that
                          exclusive 'club'!

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                          • #14
                            AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

                            Cheers, Girl. I remember you from a while back seeing as we're in that exclusive 'club'!
                            And aren't we having FUN?!?! Hahaha.

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                            • #15
                              AOS INTERVIEW success in Vermont!

                              Cheers, Girl. I remember you from a while back seeing as we're in that exclusive 'club'!
                              And aren't we having FUN?!?! Hahaha.

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