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AOS Process & Steps to Expect? [split topic]

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Hi all,

Please feel free to redirect this post to the appropriate thread in case I am on wrong thread.

I am new to this thread and VJ. Although, I have been following VJ for some insights and information around F4 category. I am in US on H1B and my priority date for F4 petition become current with April 2015 VB and so I have applied for AOS last week. I would like to be part of a thread where I can get some information on what should I expect as part of the AOS process as in what are the next steps and responses that I should expect from USCIS. I have prepared and submitted my AOS application with help of an immigration attorney so I expect things to go smoothly as far as paperwork and completeness of AOS application is concerned.

My timeline so far is as below:

Send AOS package to Chicago Lockbox on 04/03

AOS packaged received at Chicago Lockbox on 04/06

....

What should be the next steps and what is the current turnaround/response time from USCIS on these cases?

Truly appreciate the help and input from all VJ members.

Thanks

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The above was split from a thread in another forum and moved here, as its own thread.

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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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