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Is it still common for most K1 from Philippines to get the AOS waiver notice?

Last time I did AOS for K1 a few years ago it seemed like most people were issued conditional greencard if doing K1 from Philippines?

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Is it still common for most K1 from Philippines to get the AOS waiver notice?

Last time I did AOS for K1 a few years ago it seemed like most people were issued conditional greencard if doing K1 from Philippines?

Hi I don't know about the AOS waver notice, but as for the conditional greencard, anyone who is married for less than two years at the time of issue will get a conditional one no matter where they are from.

Brian


AOS

Feb 3rd 2014 sent AOS pack I-130, I-485, 
Feb 17th 2014 Received NOA1 x 3 NOA1 date 5th Feb 2014
Feb 22nd 2014 Received biometrics appointment for 7th March 2014 at 3pm
Feb 27th 2014 Did early walk in for Biometrics successfully
March 17th 2014 Received text & email with interview date on 22nd April 2014

March 18th 2014 Received interview letter in post with time & place, 2.15pm at Mt Laurel NJ
April 16th 2014 Received EAD card
April 22nd 2014 Had AOS interview at Mt Laurel NJ APPROVED
April 22nd 2014 Text & email Case Status: Card / Document Production
April 26th 2014 Received my Green Card today
Total time from Application to Approval 11 Weeks & 1 Day
ROC
Feb 9th 2016 I-751 package sent to Vermont Service Center
Feb 11th 2016 I-751 package received at VSC
Feb 17th 2016 Cheque for $590 cashed

Feb 19th 2016 Received I-797 NOA Dated 02/12/2016

March 8th 2016 Biometrics Appointment at 10am. (Done)

April 14th 2017  I-551 stamp in passport 

April 27th 2017 Received text & email Card/Document Production

May 3rd 2017 Received 10 year Green Card today   

N-400

March 7th 2017 N-400 sent to Dallas TX 

March 10th N-400 Application received

March 15th Cheque for $725 cashed

March 20th received NOA1 dated March 15th

March 24th received biometrics appointment for 04/05/17

March 28th did early walk in for biometrics 

October 10th received Citizenship Interview letter

November 13th Citizenship Interview at 10 am Mount Laurel NJ passed my interview.

November 13th Oath ceremony 3pm now a citizen

November 14th applied for my passport 

November 25th Received my passport 

November 27th Received my naturalization certificate back

November 28th Updated my social security records 

 

 

 

 

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Is it still common for most K1 from Philippines to get the AOS waiver notice?

Last time I did AOS for K1 a few years ago it seemed like most people were issued conditional greencard if doing K1 from Philippines?

Are you speaking of the interview and that is being waived in the AOS process? If so, it's h.i.t. or miss. We didn't have a interview but some have. No rhyme or reason to their madness that I can see.

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Are you speaking of the interview and that is being waived in the AOS process? If so, it's h.i.t. or miss. We didn't have a interview but some have. No rhyme or reason to their madness that I can see.

Yes, Interview for 2 year (Conditional GC).

I did a prior K1 years ago and back then most K1's from Philippines didn't have to do interview and they just sent a Greencard.

I got the Potential Waiver thing yesterday, and was seeing if this was still standard operating procedure for K1's from PHilippines.

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It's got nothing to do with being from the Philippines.

Being married to a USC who has previously petitioned for a fiancee/spouse may increase the chance of having an interview.


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Is it still common for most K1 from Philippines to get the AOS waiver notice?

Last time I did AOS for K1 a few years ago it seemed like most people were issued conditional greencard if doing K1 from Philippines?

It is totally hit and miss as to who gets interviewed and who doesn't. My wife and I were interviewed, many others were not, but my wife received her GC quicker then they did (4 months from filing)


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It is totally hit and miss as to who gets interviewed and who doesn't. My wife and I were interviewed, many others were not, but my wife received her GC quicker then they did (4 months from filing)

We just got the potential interview waiver letter June 11, 2015, so we'll see how long it takes for the conditional green card. A poster on the AOS forum indicated that they filed 1 year and a half before they received the GC and got the waiver letter, so we'll see. Good to check in and see everyone on the forum here, Hank and Greenbaum and all!


02/20/2014 Sent I129F Petition (Texas)

02/28/2014 NOA1

04/08/2014 Alien Registration Number Changed

05/01/2014 NOA2 text and e-mail

05/06/2014 NOA2 Hard Copy Received

05/06/2014 text that USCIS had shipped case to NVC

05/06/2014 Emailed NVC for MNL case number

05/10/2014 NVC Received file

05/13/2014 Called NVC, Received MNL Case Number

05/15/2014 Visa Fee paid at BPI, Roxas City

05/15/2014 Created Profile on US Embassy Manila website (Note: when you set this up, you need to select "immigrant visa" for K1, and you also need your fiancé/e's passport number, passport issuance date, and passport expiration date to set up the profile)

05/15/2014 In Transit to Embassy

05/19/2014 File is at Embassy ('Ready')

06/03/2014 St. Luke's Medical

06/19/2014 Interview 7:30 am--APPROVED!!

07/01/2014 US Passport renewal Scheduled for Number One Son at USEM--Approved!

07/01/2014 Visa in Hand for K1

07/03/2014 CRBA and Passport Scheduled for Number Two Son at USEM--both Approved--no DNA test wow!

07/21/2014 New US Passport received in Capiz for Number One Son

08/12/2014 New US Passport and Birth Abroad Received in Capiz for Number Two Son

10/25/2014 POE Seattle, WA, then on to Albuquerque, NM where I picked up my two kids and mommy

10/28/2014 Applied for SS Number in Single Name

11/05/2014 Received SS Card

11/07/2014 Married!

11/25/2014 Applied for SS Number in Married Name

12/20/2014 Received SS Number in Married Name

12/25/2014 AOS/EAD Application Sent to Chicago Lockbox

12/31/2014 NOA 1 for AOS/EAD

01/28/2015 Biometrics for AOS/EAD

02/01/2015 RFE for Certified Marriage License for I485 AOS

02/11/2015 Received Certified copy of Marriage License in response to RFE (wait, wait)

03/16/2015 EAD Card received in the mail

04/24/2015 Baby Grace born in the USA!

06/11/2015 Interview Waiver letter received for I485 AOS (says wait 6 months for action)

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We just got the potential interview waiver letter June 11, 2015, so we'll see how long it takes for the conditional green card. A poster on the AOS forum indicated that they filed 1 year and a half before they received the GC and got the waiver letter, so we'll see. Good to check in and see everyone on the forum here, Hank and Greenbaum and all!

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Hi,

Hank and Greenbaum are correct. It's like a hit or miss thing of getting AOS interviews. I recently got my interview after 3 months filing of AOS under K1. I guess it depends per State. :)


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
 
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