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So it takes them 5 months to give me a GC after biometrics...?

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After reviewing some of the posts here about timelines and such, it seems like it takes about 5 months for the Vermont office to approve a removal of conditions application from the biometrics appointment...?

Cool.

I thought there was an interview between the biometrics and the approval... is that not so?


March 2008 - Met my husband (US Citizen)

10/10/2012 - Arrived to the US on M-1 Visa

01/13/2013 - Husband arrives to the US

03/15/2013 - Got married in NYC City Hall!Received marriage license on the same day.

03/30/2013 (Day 0) - Sent in I-130, I-485, I-765 and I-131

04/03/2013 (Day 4) - Package received in Chicago

04/10/2013 (Day 11) - NOA 1 text(s) and emails received.

04/15/2013 (Day 16) - Biometrics appointment letter for the 7th of May 2013.

04/22/2013 (Day 23) - Successful Biometrics walkin Varick Street, NY

04/30/2013 (Day 31) - I-485 case status updated to testing and interviewing. Still no updates on EAD or AP

05/07/2013 (Day 38) - Biometrics appointment

06/07/2013 (Day 69) - EAD updated to Card production. AP updated to Post Decision Activity.

06/15/2013 (Day 77) Recieved EAD/AP combo card

07/10/2013 (Day 102) Received first interview appointment
08/10/2013 (Day 132) Interview (which we rescheduled because I was out of the country at the time of the interview)

08/24/2013 (Day 146) Notification that our interview has been successfully rescheduled

11/25/2013 (Day 239) New Interview date: 16th of December 2013

12/16/2013 (Day 260) INTERVIEW! - Approved on the spot, will have green card within a few months

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That is not so for the majority of applicants.

Interviews are usually scheduled AFTER an RFE - Request for Evidence - in cases where the evidence presented is insufficient to establish a bonafide marriage. Not every RFE results in an interview though. If you resubmit evidence after the RFE and your case is STILL deemed insufficient, then an interview is scheduled. Therefore an interview is really a bad sign for the ROC (as opposed to a necessity when obtaining the 2-yr green card)


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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I had my biometrics in August 2014, got an RFE in January 2015, and am now still waiting. I asked for a formal response to my case and just got a letter yesterday saying "we're still reviewing your case and have no information for you" basically.

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I had my biometrics in August 2014, got an RFE in January 2015, and am now still waiting. I asked for a formal response to my case and just got a letter yesterday saying "we're still reviewing your case and have no information for you" basically.

You received RFE in January, did you also reply them back in the same month?

I sent my RFE response on March 18th and haven't heard anything yet. Looking at your situation it seems like they can take more than 2 months to process. When i called they told me that after submitting RFE response i have to wait 2 months because that's their timeline to process a RFE response.

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This whole process is just disheartening. After being married for almost three years now and dating for 3 before that, I must rely on some cubicle worker to determine if I'm married in "good faith". I put together what I thought would be a slam dunk petition. My wife was on my health insurance and we had a joint account the first month she was here. Had all the bills, wills, licenses, medical directives, photos etc. Most of the VJ October 2014 filers at CSC have already been approved. Us, nothing and we're not out of normal processing (yet beyond 6 months now) so no one can do a service request. Just want to be done with this so we can move onto naturalization in 5 months!

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khwaidee1, I know exactly how you feel. It sucks so bad. And to make things worse, my USC spouse and I are now split. We haven't even started divorce proceedings but now live apart. He's supportive of my application...we dated for 5 years and have been married for 3. And to have the sincerity of our marriage questioned just really sucks and rubs salt in the wounds of the fact that it didn't work out. I just want this over too.

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khwaidee1, I know exactly how you feel. It sucks so bad. And to make things worse, my USC spouse and I are now split. We haven't even started divorce proceedings but now live apart. He's supportive of my application...we dated for 5 years and have been married for 3. And to have the sincerity of our marriage questioned just really sucks and rubs salt in the wounds of the fact that it didn't work out. I just want this over too.

Sorry to hear about your situation, best of luck. I'd be happy if they just showed up at our house, any day and see we are just a normal married couple. Hell, interview us, I don't care, just do something! You've had the petition for over 6 months now, do something!

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khwaidee1, I know exactly how you feel. It sucks so bad. And to make things worse, my USC spouse and I are now split. We haven't even started divorce proceedings but now live apart. He's supportive of my application...we dated for 5 years and have been married for 3. And to have the sincerity of our marriage questioned just really sucks and rubs salt in the wounds of the fact that it didn't work out. I just want this over too.

You apply family-based GC and now your marriage is no more, so it considers fraud if they find out your split later. There is no such support of application (aka helping you to get GC.) So you plan to continue your plan, you shouldn't talk about it on public forum.

It doesn't just follow you now, it will haunt you later at naturalization stage (you have been married more than 2 years so you will receive 10 year card.) Try to work out with your spouse now.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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What plan are you talking about?? USCIS is fully aware we are split. There's no plan. This is just the way my situation unfolded. I don't see why I shouldn't share it with others. It's only fraud if our relationship was never real and we only got married to commit fraud, which is not the case. Pretty presumptuous to tell someone to try and work it out with their spouse....gee, why didn't I think of that!

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khwaidee1, I know exactly how you feel. It sucks so bad. And to make things worse, my USC spouse and I are now split. We haven't even started divorce proceedings but now live apart. He's supportive of my application...we dated for 5 years and have been married for 3. And to have the sincerity of our marriage questioned just really sucks and rubs salt in the wounds of the fact that it didn't work out. I just want this over too.

I am sorry to here about your situation. Splitting with someone is not easy. In terms of removing conditions: on the I-751 application, there is a box to check if you are divorced, then one the second page of the application, you can request a waiver because of divorce. All that needs to be proven is that both of you "entered the marriage in good faith." Your evidence then, should reflect the time together until your divorce. Make sure to provide plenty of evidence, i.e. bills, pictures, travel tickets, bank account statements, etc.

Good luck!

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What plan are you talking about?? USCIS is fully aware we are split. There's no plan. This is just the way my situation unfolded. I don't see why I shouldn't share it with others. It's only fraud if our relationship was never real and we only got married to commit fraud, which is not the case. Pretty presumptuous to tell someone to try and work it out with their spouse....gee, why didn't I think of that!

Calm your horse, you filed jointly but your marriage is not bonafide at the time you file, and "supportive stuff". That is called fraud. Fraud doesn't only mean fraud marriages but it also means you file jointly but you are not bonafide.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Calm your horse, you filed jointly but your marriage is not bonafide at the time you file, and "supportive stuff". That is called fraud. Fraud doesn't only mean fraud marriages but it also means you file jointly but you are not bonafide.

You're wrong. There is a divorce waiver in I-751 proceedings. The Government knows they're not together so it is not fraud.

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You're wrong. There is a divorce waiver in I-751 proceedings. The Government knows they're not together so it is not fraud.

Did you read? They filed jointly, not with divorce waiver. Please read before making comments.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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