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So I sent my AOS documents, work permit form, travel document form in April.They sent me NOA-1 for AOS and travel document, and rejected my work permit application because *stupid me who checked everything twice* I forgot my signature there. I sent a new signed form.

Some time after that I got my biometrics appointment, and I saw only my AOS case number. I know some people have 2 numbers (AOS and work permit usually, I guess) in their biometrics appointments, but I figured it's not my case because I mailed my correct work permit form later and they actually sent me a letter that they accepted it only last week.

So my question is - how many times am I supposed to have my biometrics appointments? Am I supposed to have one for each form I mailed - AOS itself (had it today) work permit and travel document? Or they can maybe unite the last two? The ride to the closest office was 5 hours there and 5 hours back for me, so I need to know how many big trips ad ahead of me :P

Please share your experience and any advice you have :)


K-1 visa, TSC:

NOA-1 - January 24, 2014

NOA-2 - July 25, 2014

Case shipped to NVC (Department of State actually) - July 31, 2014

Paper copy of NOA-2 received - August 2, 2014

NVC Case Creation Date - August 11, 2014 (as it says on CEAC website)

NVC Ready Status - August 18, 2014

Administrative Processing status - August 28, 2014

Medical - September 8, 2014

Interview - September 12, 2014 . Approved!!! :dancing:

Visa in hand - September 17, 2014

Flight to the USA - October 1, 2014

Wedding - December 6, 2014 (L)

Adjustment of Status:

Documents sent - April 12,2015

USCIS Acceptance Confirmation (email, text) - April 27,2015

Biometrics for AOS - May 20, 2015

RFE in the mail - May 23,2015

Biometrics for EAD (yep, sh*t happens) - June 23,2015

Notice of approval for EAD in mail - June 30,2015

EAD in mail - July 13, 2015

Avance Parole in mail - July 24,2015

Ready to schedule for interview - July 20, 2015

USCIS letter with interview date - August 22,2015

AOS interview date - September 24,2015

Approved! :dancing::dancing::dancing:

Welcome letter in mail - September 29,2015

Green card in mail - October 2, 2015

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Hi everybody!

So I sent my AOS documents, work permit form, travel document form in April.They sent me NOA-1 for AOS and travel document, and rejected my work permit application because *stupid me who checked everything twice* I forgot my signature there. I sent a new signed form.

Some time after that I got my biometrics appointment, and I saw only my AOS case number. I know some people have 2 numbers (AOS and work permit usually, I guess) in their biometrics appointments, but I figured it's not my case because I mailed my correct work permit form later and they actually sent me a letter that they accepted it only last week.

So my question is - how many times am I supposed to have my biometrics appointments? Am I supposed to have one for each form I mailed - AOS itself (had it today) work permit and travel document? Or they can maybe unite the last two? The ride to the closest office was 5 hours there and 5 hours back for me, so I need to know how many big trips ad ahead of me :P

Please share your experience and any advice you have :)

You have only one biometrics appointment.

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You have only one biometrics appointment.

Thank you so much for your quick reply! I hope you don't mind my asking - did you have 2 case numbers in your biometrics appointment letter?


K-1 visa, TSC:

NOA-1 - January 24, 2014

NOA-2 - July 25, 2014

Case shipped to NVC (Department of State actually) - July 31, 2014

Paper copy of NOA-2 received - August 2, 2014

NVC Case Creation Date - August 11, 2014 (as it says on CEAC website)

NVC Ready Status - August 18, 2014

Administrative Processing status - August 28, 2014

Medical - September 8, 2014

Interview - September 12, 2014 . Approved!!! :dancing:

Visa in hand - September 17, 2014

Flight to the USA - October 1, 2014

Wedding - December 6, 2014 (L)

Adjustment of Status:

Documents sent - April 12,2015

USCIS Acceptance Confirmation (email, text) - April 27,2015

Biometrics for AOS - May 20, 2015

RFE in the mail - May 23,2015

Biometrics for EAD (yep, sh*t happens) - June 23,2015

Notice of approval for EAD in mail - June 30,2015

EAD in mail - July 13, 2015

Avance Parole in mail - July 24,2015

Ready to schedule for interview - July 20, 2015

USCIS letter with interview date - August 22,2015

AOS interview date - September 24,2015

Approved! :dancing::dancing::dancing:

Welcome letter in mail - September 29,2015

Green card in mail - October 2, 2015

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I had 2 - AOS and EAD. (I didn't apply for AP.)

Oh, this is why you had only 1 appointment, I think. I have only 1 case number in my AOS biometrics appointment


K-1 visa, TSC:

NOA-1 - January 24, 2014

NOA-2 - July 25, 2014

Case shipped to NVC (Department of State actually) - July 31, 2014

Paper copy of NOA-2 received - August 2, 2014

NVC Case Creation Date - August 11, 2014 (as it says on CEAC website)

NVC Ready Status - August 18, 2014

Administrative Processing status - August 28, 2014

Medical - September 8, 2014

Interview - September 12, 2014 . Approved!!! :dancing:

Visa in hand - September 17, 2014

Flight to the USA - October 1, 2014

Wedding - December 6, 2014 (L)

Adjustment of Status:

Documents sent - April 12,2015

USCIS Acceptance Confirmation (email, text) - April 27,2015

Biometrics for AOS - May 20, 2015

RFE in the mail - May 23,2015

Biometrics for EAD (yep, sh*t happens) - June 23,2015

Notice of approval for EAD in mail - June 30,2015

EAD in mail - July 13, 2015

Avance Parole in mail - July 24,2015

Ready to schedule for interview - July 20, 2015

USCIS letter with interview date - August 22,2015

AOS interview date - September 24,2015

Approved! :dancing::dancing::dancing:

Welcome letter in mail - September 29,2015

Green card in mail - October 2, 2015

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The I-485 and I-765 both require biometrics, and so when people file all the forms together, they just put both case numbers on the biometrics letter and both are covered. The I-131 does not require biometrics.

Since you applied for the EAD after AOS, then your recent biometrics should be enough. They will only send you a notice for biometrics if necessary.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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So, I received my biometrics notice for my EAD, called USCIS hoping that they will say that my AOS biometrics is enough... But it didn't happen :oops: So I will have to do biometrics twice. :wacko:


K-1 visa, TSC:

NOA-1 - January 24, 2014

NOA-2 - July 25, 2014

Case shipped to NVC (Department of State actually) - July 31, 2014

Paper copy of NOA-2 received - August 2, 2014

NVC Case Creation Date - August 11, 2014 (as it says on CEAC website)

NVC Ready Status - August 18, 2014

Administrative Processing status - August 28, 2014

Medical - September 8, 2014

Interview - September 12, 2014 . Approved!!! :dancing:

Visa in hand - September 17, 2014

Flight to the USA - October 1, 2014

Wedding - December 6, 2014 (L)

Adjustment of Status:

Documents sent - April 12,2015

USCIS Acceptance Confirmation (email, text) - April 27,2015

Biometrics for AOS - May 20, 2015

RFE in the mail - May 23,2015

Biometrics for EAD (yep, sh*t happens) - June 23,2015

Notice of approval for EAD in mail - June 30,2015

EAD in mail - July 13, 2015

Avance Parole in mail - July 24,2015

Ready to schedule for interview - July 20, 2015

USCIS letter with interview date - August 22,2015

AOS interview date - September 24,2015

Approved! :dancing::dancing::dancing:

Welcome letter in mail - September 29,2015

Green card in mail - October 2, 2015

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