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The wife & I just moved. We're about 10 minute's drive from where we were. Our old address is my parent's house, so they still get mail there & everything. Our phase in the VJ timeline is that my wife's AOS is pending. We already have our NPIW. Here are my questions.

1) How critical is it that we change address?

2) What can happen if we don't?


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AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

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Interview Date : 2014-11-13

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Change it as soon as possible. Since your wife received NPIW letter, it takes so long for these people to get approved. Have you followed this thread "Notice of Potential Interview Waver Case ? You will have better understanding for the whole process for NPIW.


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Change it as soon as possible. Since your wife received NPIW letter, it takes so long for these people to get approved. Have you followed this thread "Notice of Potential Interview Waver Case ? You will have better understanding for the whole process for NPIW.

My question is not about the NPIW. But I will get it changed ASAP then, as mentioned by mimolicious

I can do it here right? https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/displayCOAForm.do

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ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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My question is not about the NPIW. But I will get it changed ASAP then, as mentioned by

mimolicious

I mentioned about NPIW because your wife received NPIW, I don't want to lecture you but at least you will have any idea what you will deal with the process. I just give you a suggestion - something I wished someone told me earlier- so I will be more knowledgable about what is going on with my AoS.

Waiting over 15 months without knowing anything about your case? Someone had this experience. Probably you and your wife won't be disgruntled wait for more than a year and don't know what is going on. So, just ignored my suggestion then.

Good luck!


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I mentioned about NPIW because your wife received NPIW, I don't want to lecture you but at least you will have any idea what you will deal with the process. I just give you a suggestion - something I wished someone told me earlier- so I will be more knowledgable about what is going on with my AoS.

Waiting over 15 months without knowing anything about your case? Someone had this experience. Probably you and your wife won't be disgruntled wait for more than a year and don't know what is going on. So, just ignored my suggestion then.

Good luck!

Thanks for your suggestion. I did briefly browse that forum after 1st hearing about the NPIW, a few months before my wife actually received hers, but I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of posts in there. What I do know about it is that it will likely take so long for my wife to receive her GC that we will have to reapply for her EAD/AP about 90 days before it expires. Additionally, we will be notified by USCIS that her medical expired & we will need to pay for another one. I also understand that the entire wait for her GC could be anywhere from about 11-16 months or so. Is there anything that I missed?


ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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Thanks for your suggestion. I did briefly browse that forum after 1st hearing about the NPIW, a few months before my wife actually received hers, but I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of posts in there. What I do know about it is that it will likely take so long for my wife to receive her GC that we will have to reapply for her EAD/AP about 90 days before it expires. Additionally, we will be notified by USCIS that her medical expired & we will need to pay for another one. I also understand that the entire wait for her GC could be anywhere from about 11-16 months or so. Is there anything that I missed?

It is not only medical. They can send you any nonsense RFE. Have you sent your marriage certificate? Yes. Oh well, they can also send you RFE for that -probably they have lost it somewhere-. You did not send court records -no anywhere saying you need one- and oh yes, they can ask you for that. Your status hasn't update yet on the website? Of course, USCIS won't care about that. USCIS messed up different cases numbers with your other applications? It is normal. Find it on NPIW thread.

Something that probably you have missed that most of people who received NPIW will knowing that their files are not processing in their local offices. I read about NPIW AFTER I received my letter but never knowing my case was never in my local office. If I knew it earlier I won't sit and checked my local office processing times whole times.


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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File AR-11 & I-865.


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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File AR-11 & I-865.

Will do. Thanks.

It is not only medical. They can send you any nonsense RFE. Have you sent your marriage certificate? Yes. Oh well, they can also send you RFE for that -probably they have lost it somewhere-. You did not send court records -no anywhere saying you need one- and oh yes, they can ask you for that. Your status hasn't update yet on the website? Of course, USCIS won't care about that. USCIS messed up different cases numbers with your other applications? It is normal. Find it on NPIW thread.

Something that probably you have missed that most of people who received NPIW will knowing that their files are not processing in their local offices. I read about NPIW AFTER I received my letter but never knowing my case was never in my local office. If I knew it earlier I won't sit and checked my local office processing times whole times.

Makes sense. Luckily, the wife & I are not driving each other crazy about her GC. Just kind of letting things go as they go. I can't do anything about what USCIS may do with her process. If they ask for something, I'll simply provide it, even if I already did. We can only do what they ask us to do. Following all their rules & not stressing about it is the only way to live & part of the reason I'm not paying attention to the NPIW thread.


ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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Will do. Thanks.

Makes sense. Luckily, the wife & I are not driving each other crazy about her GC. Just kind of letting things go as they go. I can't do anything about what USCIS may do with her process. If they ask for something, I'll simply provide it, even if I already did. We can only do what they ask us to do. Following all their rules & not stressing about it is the only way to live & part of the reason I'm not paying attention to the NPIW thread.

Great then. Good luck for the rest of your wife journey. :)


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As noted must be done, luckily if any mail goes to your former address in between, you'll still receive it since your parents live there :)


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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OK I'm confused about some stuff (one thing actually). On the AR-11, what does my wife put in the blank that states "If not a Permanent Resident, my stay in the US expires on:"? She has a pending AOS.


ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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Timed out while trying to edit my post. Realized we don't need to do AR-11. We're completing a form here instead: https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/displayCOAForm.do. I will still do the I-865 though.


ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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Online form would not allow itself to be submitted, after my wife completed the whole thing twice. So we wound up mailing the AR-11 anyway. I just left the space blank about "If not a Permanent Resident, my stay in the US expires on".


ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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Until the green card is issued, you merely call the USCIS and inform them off the new address. You do not complete an AR-11 or I-865.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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