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Hey guys,

We are going to file for AOS (EAD and AP probably too), based on a k1 visa, soon. Just wanted to ask how soon do you get the green card after filing the AOS package.

Please share your experience, if any.

Thanks in advance!

Good luck to everyone.


I-129F Sent : 2014-06-30

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-12

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-09-27

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-10-03

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-10-10

NVC: Case Creation Date: 2014-10-28

NVC: Case sent to the Consulate: 2014-10-29

NVC: Case arrived to the Consulate: 2014-10-31

Received Instructions from the Consulate: 2014-11-05

Dropped off all the documents requested for the interview at the Consulate (we dont have Packet 3&4): 2014-11-17

Interview date: 2014-12-2 :dancing:

Result: APPROVED

Date of entry in US: 2015-01-12

Date of Marriage: 2015-02-19

AOS, EAD & AP sent: 2015-03-11

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I can tell you my experience....

I too did a K1 Visa

My husband arrived in the US on 9-30-13

We got legally married on 10-26-13

It took me a while to file the AOS stuff, I'll be honest...We sent it in on 12-30-13

He got his Green Card in the mail on 4-1-14.

He never had to do an interview or anything like that. He just went in and did his biometrics when the appointment was scheduled and that was it! So really, it only took 3 months which was an awesome surprise because the website says that the average wait time is 6-9 months. I think it was quicker because we did the K1 Visa and as you know, immigration is already privy to the beneficiary's information and situation. I think it takes 6-9 months if the person were to be already here in the US on like a visitor visa or a student visa and then they happened to get married to someone, THEN I think that is when it takes forever, because immigration wants you to prove the legitimacy of your relationship. With a K1 Visa, you've already done that. So I think your husband should have it in no time. Good luck!

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I can tell you my experience....

I too did a K1 Visa

My husband arrived in the US on 9-30-13

We got legally married on 10-26-13

It took me a while to file the AOS stuff, I'll be honest...We sent it in on 12-30-13

He got his Green Card in the mail on 4-1-14.

He never had to do an interview or anything like that. He just went in and did his biometrics when the appointment was scheduled and that was it! So really, it only took 3 months which was an awesome surprise because the website says that the average wait time is 6-9 months. I think it was quicker because we did the K1 Visa and as you know, immigration is already privy to the beneficiary's information and situation. I think it takes 6-9 months if the person were to be already here in the US on like a visitor visa or a student visa and then they happened to get married to someone, THEN I think that is when it takes forever, because immigration wants you to prove the legitimacy of your relationship. With a K1 Visa, you've already done that. So I think your husband should have it in no time. Good luck!

Thank you for sharing!


I-129F Sent : 2014-06-30

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-12

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-09-27

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-10-03

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-10-10

NVC: Case Creation Date: 2014-10-28

NVC: Case sent to the Consulate: 2014-10-29

NVC: Case arrived to the Consulate: 2014-10-31

Received Instructions from the Consulate: 2014-11-05

Dropped off all the documents requested for the interview at the Consulate (we dont have Packet 3&4): 2014-11-17

Interview date: 2014-12-2 :dancing:

Result: APPROVED

Date of entry in US: 2015-01-12

Date of Marriage: 2015-02-19

AOS, EAD & AP sent: 2015-03-11

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A day before 90 days of my k1 visa we filed aos it was last june 3 til now we are waiting...but my friends live in california and im ahead of them,they got already their gc... Im tired of waiting Nebraska...pls soo we are waiting like almost 9 months now...

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*** Thread moved from AOS/Family-Based main forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Hey guys,

We are going to file for AOS (EAD and AP probably too), based on a k1 visa, soon. Just wanted to ask how soon do you get the green card after filing the AOS package.

Please share your experience, if any.

Thanks in advance!

Good luck to everyone.

EAD/AP, up to 90 days. However a GC can take up to a year with current processing times. If you get an interview it will be a lot sooner, if you get a interview waiver letter then up to a year or more.


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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EAD/AP, up to 90 days. However a GC can take up to a year with current processing times. If you get an interview it will be a lot sooner, if you get a interview waiver letter then up to a year or more.

What's the quickest Greencard produced for a NPIW recipient?! I haven't seen many who've just had their GC mailed 2-3 months after getting NPIW letter.


05-25-2017: Sent I-751 Lifting Conditions package (5 Pounds!) to VSC
06-02-2017: Check cashed

06-05-2017: Received NOA/Extension letter dated 05-30

06-07-2018: Green card produced (ROC Approved)

For my full timeline of K1, AOS and ROC click here!
:time:--> http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

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What's the quickest Greencard produced for a NPIW recipient?! I haven't seen many who've just had their GC mailed 2-3 months after getting NPIW letter.

Well someone I met at my medical in London received a letter in either June or July and was given her GC in December, so around 5 to 6 months, although I am sure there is an exception to the rule, some will no doubt get it before and as we know some a long time after.


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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We got an interview waiver and were approved in just over 5 months.

Just looked at your timeline. You mean from filing to Greencard production it was 5 months?

And you received your NPIW letter AND your GC went into "Card Production" on the same day?! How the heck does anyone get that lucky!


05-25-2017: Sent I-751 Lifting Conditions package (5 Pounds!) to VSC
06-02-2017: Check cashed

06-05-2017: Received NOA/Extension letter dated 05-30

06-07-2018: Green card produced (ROC Approved)

For my full timeline of K1, AOS and ROC click here!
:time:--> http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

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Things have slowed down significantly since early 2014. I'm approaching month 11, and it's been just under 7 months since my NPIW letter.

According to USCIS, 9-12 months is the current expectation for processing times, and it seems much further toward the 12 than the 9.


2013

7/15 I-129F sent from NZ, 7/18 received Dallas lockbox, 7/22 NOA1, 10/22 NOA2, 11/15 NVC Case Created, 11/20 NVC Shipped, 11/25 Auckland Consulate received, 11/28 Packet 3 received/returned, 11/29 Medical complete, 12/9 Packet 4 received

2014

1/9 Interview - Approved, 1/15 CEAC - Issued, 1/17 Visa in hand, 2/5 POE: LAX, 4/4 Married!, 4/8 AOS/EAD/AP filed, 4/14 NOA1, 5/7 Walk-in biometrics, 5/19 EAD/AP approved (expedited), 5/22 EAD/AP mailed, 5/23 EAD/AP received, 7/29 Interview waiver letter

2015

4/13 AOS approved without interview, 4/22 Green card received

2017

1/17 I-751 ROC filed (VSC), 1/23 NOA, 2/28 Biometrics

2018

1/31 ROC approved

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Things have slowed down significantly since early 2014. I'm approaching month 11, and it's been just under 7 months since my NPIW letter.

According to USCIS, 9-12 months is the current expectation for processing times, and it seems much further toward the 12 than the 9.

Hope you hear in the next week!


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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Hope you hear in the next week!

Fingers crossed! My congressman's rep said to contact her again if I hadn't heard anything by the end of Feb, so I've just dropped her another email.


2013

7/15 I-129F sent from NZ, 7/18 received Dallas lockbox, 7/22 NOA1, 10/22 NOA2, 11/15 NVC Case Created, 11/20 NVC Shipped, 11/25 Auckland Consulate received, 11/28 Packet 3 received/returned, 11/29 Medical complete, 12/9 Packet 4 received

2014

1/9 Interview - Approved, 1/15 CEAC - Issued, 1/17 Visa in hand, 2/5 POE: LAX, 4/4 Married!, 4/8 AOS/EAD/AP filed, 4/14 NOA1, 5/7 Walk-in biometrics, 5/19 EAD/AP approved (expedited), 5/22 EAD/AP mailed, 5/23 EAD/AP received, 7/29 Interview waiver letter

2015

4/13 AOS approved without interview, 4/22 Green card received

2017

1/17 I-751 ROC filed (VSC), 1/23 NOA, 2/28 Biometrics

2018

1/31 ROC approved

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