my wife and i went for green card interview 5 month ago. the officer said we had to come back for a second interview. my question is how long does it take to get a second interview from the time of the first one.
How long between interviews? There is no set period of time .. it could be a year, or more ... depending on what they're checking.
Now for MY QUESTION: When are you going to make an appointment with an immigration lawyer? This delay indicates that there is a potential problem with your case. Hire a lawyer now ... don't wait for things to blow-up.
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The timing may be unpredictable from a few months to years. The most important question is why you are called in for a second interview. What triggered the second interview? Are you prepared for a possible Stokes interview? You need to speak with a immigration attorney ASAP.
I agree with my esteemed colleagues. The fact that you had a second interview scheduled indicates to me that something must not have gone too well in the first interview. An appointment with an immigration attorney can help you shed light on what may have gone wrong, and how you may be able to ultimately prevail. Don't take the risk of not being represented the second time around when there are some obvious issues with your application.
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The second AOS interview most definitely indicates a problem with the entire case. Hire a counsel as soon as possible.
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