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My wife and I recently get really discouraged. After filing on February 17th and doing Fingerprints on March 13th, and getting on RFE for initial evidence, none of our apps changed for a long time except the interview date which was today (more about that in a bit).

However on May 5th the application for the advance parole changed to "case was approved". Great, but the EAD did not change. Four days ago or so I checked the advance parole application again and it said "on May 11th you case was approved" even though that had already happened a week before. In the EAD application there was still no change.

Yesterday evening, the evening before today's interview I checked the employment application again and it had changed to "card in production", which was funny because it happened one day before the interview. A few hours later however it said" case was approved ". Isn't that weird ??? What should we think about this ??? :-(

Regarding the interview this morning, to make it short, we were pretty disappointed to not get approved right away. It was interesting to see that one of the officers basically approved every client, wishing them all the best, afterwards while we were waiting and our soon to be officer did not approve any of the clients before us.

The interview itself seemed to work fine, wet could answer every question nicely and correctly, she did not have to sperate us and

Seemed to accept every document we provided her with. (Insurance documents, lease, bank accounts documents) but did not seem very interested in our love story and any of our pictures. However, she seemed happy with every answer we gave.

When we were done she said that she won't approve us today but that everything seems fine to her and that unless she needs anything or finds anything crazy (her words) she will be finished in two to three weeks.

That was a complete shock to us as we had prepared for this interview really well and brought so much documentation that we thought we surely would get approved. Right now we are both very sad and frankly concerned. Do you think something could have been wrong with our background check and that is why it might take longer ? I have never committed any crime in neither my home country or the USA, nor did I do ANYTHING wrong ever (seriously).is there reason to be concerned ? Is there anything we can done ? We really am not sure how this could have happened and am very sad right.

All the best to you guys in the meantime

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There is nothing out of the ordinary and all is normal. They do a quick last minute check and you will be approved. Relax.


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I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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My wife and I recently get really discouraged. After filing on February 17th and doing Fingerprints on March 13th, and getting on RFE for initial evidence, none of our apps changed for a long time except the interview date which was today (more about that in a bit).

However on May 5th the application for the advance parole changed to "case was approved". Great, but the EAD did not change. Four days ago or so I checked the advance parole application again and it said "on May 11th you case was approved" even though that had already happened a week before. In the EAD application there was still no change.

Yesterday evening, the evening before today's interview I checked the employment application again and it had changed to "card in production", which was funny because it happened one day before the interview. A few hours later however it said" case was approved ". Isn't that weird ??? What should we think about this ??? :-(

Regarding the interview this morning, to make it short, we were pretty disappointed to not get approved right away. It was interesting to see that one of the officers basically approved every client, wishing them all the best, afterwards while we were waiting and our soon to be officer did not approve any of the clients before us.

The interview itself seemed to work fine, wet could answer every question nicely and correctly, she did not have to sperate us and

Seemed to accept every document we provided her with. (Insurance documents, lease, bank accounts documents) but did not seem very interested in our love story and any of our pictures. However, she seemed happy with every answer we gave.

When we were done she said that she won't approve us today but that everything seems fine to her and that unless she needs anything or finds anything crazy (her words) she will be finished in two to three weeks.

That was a complete shock to us as we had prepared for this interview really well and brought so much documentation that we thought we surely would get approved. Right now we are both very sad and frankly concerned. Do you think something could have been wrong with our background check and that is why it might take longer ? I have never committed any crime in neither my home country or the USA, nor did I do ANYTHING wrong ever (seriously).is there reason to be concerned ? Is there anything we can done ? We really am not sure how this could have happened and am very sad right.

All the best to you guys in the meantime

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Are you serious ?! This is absolutely normal. You will get approved. The guy might just have to do some paperwork and go through your paperwork. at my interview I wasn't approved on the spot but my interviewer did tell me he was GOING TO approve my case either on Friday or over the weekend. ( had my interview Thursday afternoon. ). The approval noticed arrived 10 days later though. No need to worry , you WILL get approved.

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I think you would be fine. You should get approved in 3 business days. You can see my timeline that I had interview on Friday morning and got it approved next 3 business days. Check your status later today you might get it approved the same day or early next week like me. GOOD LUCK.

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May 23 , 2014 - Mailed I485 Package to Chicago

June 10 , 2014 - E-mail , TEXT RECEIVED and check cashed.

June 14 ,2014 - NOA receipt I485 hard copy in mail.

June 16 , 2014 - Letter in Mail for Biometric appointment July 2.

July 1, 2014 - RFE received

July, 2, 2014 BIOMETRIC done

AUG 17, 2014 EAD in production

Aug 18 , 2014 Mail the RFE to USCIS ( Nebraska Service Center)


Aug 21 , 2014 USCIS E-MAIL , Text received for RFE review

Aug 28, 2014, Received EAD


Sept 3, 2014 case moved to "TESTING AND INTERVIEW"

Sept 9, 2014 Text and e-mail received INTERVIEW DATE for OCT. 17, 2014 :idea:

Sept 11, 2014 Received the Interview Letter in mail - OCT. 17, 2014 (F)

Oct, 17, 2014 Interview ( went well ,but no decision)

Oct 22 , 2014 Received Text and e-mail , GC go to production

Oct 28 , 2014 Received the Welcome to United States letter

Oct. 28, 2014 Received e-mail and text USCIS has mailed the GC today. YA!

Oct. 30, 2014 GREEN CARD in hand!!!! :luv:

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I think this is normal! I had my AOD interview on Wednesday and I could hear 3 other interviews going on around us. Not one of them got approved on the spot but were told they would get informed of an update soon. Noone seemed unhappy.

We DID get approved on the spot but our circumstances are very different to most cases. We have not spent a day apart for the 6 years we have been together so there is just no way you can argue the legitimacy of our marriage.

Im sure you can celebrate now!!! You will be fine!

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OP: What type of visa are you adjusting from?


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

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~Moved from Fam.-based AOS to WST-based AOS Progress Forum~


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

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My wife and I recently get really discouraged. After filing on February 17th and doing Fingerprints on March 13th, and getting on RFE for initial evidence, none of our apps changed for a long time except the interview date which was today (more about that in a bit).

However on May 5th the application for the advance parole changed to "case was approved". Great, but the EAD did not change. Four days ago or so I checked the advance parole application again and it said "on May 11th you case was approved" even though that had already happened a week before. In the EAD application there was still no change.

Yesterday evening, the evening before today's interview I checked the employment application again and it had changed to "card in production", which was funny because it happened one day before the interview. A few hours later however it said" case was approved ". Isn't that weird ??? What should we think about this ??? :-(

Regarding the interview this morning, to make it short, we were pretty disappointed to not get approved right away. It was interesting to see that one of the officers basically approved every client, wishing them all the best, afterwards while we were waiting and our soon to be officer did not approve any of the clients before us.

The interview itself seemed to work fine, wet could answer every question nicely and correctly, she did not have to sperate us and

Seemed to accept every document we provided her with. (Insurance documents, lease, bank accounts documents) but did not seem very interested in our love story and any of our pictures. However, she seemed happy with every answer we gave.

When we were done she said that she won't approve us today but that everything seems fine to her and that unless she needs anything or finds anything crazy (her words) she will be finished in two to three weeks.

That was a complete shock to us as we had prepared for this interview really well and brought so much documentation that we thought we surely would get approved. Right now we are both very sad and frankly concerned. Do you think something could have been wrong with our background check and that is why it might take longer ? I have never committed any crime in neither my home country or the USA, nor did I do ANYTHING wrong ever (seriously).is there reason to be concerned ? Is there anything we can done ? We really am not sure how this could have happened and am very sad right.

All the best to you guys in the meantime

Lovethemidwest, have you got any news following the situation?

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