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I made a CC payment on the ELIS USCIS web portal on May 27 and they acknowledged receipt. But when I go back to check the status it still shows as in process.

Maybe it's my misunderstanding (not the first time in this journey) but how long does it typically take to change? Or does it remain in this state until my asawa hits the POE? I'm not overly concerned because travel date is not until mid-September.

Still curious though.


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Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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I made a CC payment on the ELIS USCIS web portal on May 27 and they acknowledged receipt. But when I go back to check the status it still shows as in process.

Maybe it's my misunderstanding (not the first time in this journey) but how long does it typically take to change? Or does it remain in this state until my asawa hits the POE? I'm not overly concerned because travel date is not until mid-September.

Still curious though.

Oh she hasn't got here yet? Oh there's no card production or anything until she gets here. The CBP at the POE gets that party started for you. It stays in process yes.


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I thought that might be the case. Thanks for the clarification. This is such a wonderful site.

But it's still best idea to make that payment before arriving, correct? Reason I'm asking is that my step-daughter will be getting an 'A' number within the next few weeks and I want to make the POE processing in Chicago run as smooth as possible.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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I thought that might be the case. Thanks for the clarification. This is such a wonderful site.

But it's still best idea to make that payment before arriving, correct? Reason I'm asking is that my step-daughter will be getting an 'A' number within the next few weeks and I want to make the POE processing in Chicago run as smooth as possible.

You paying now or later has no baring on the ease of POE. You have a year to pay the fee. Some people have no problems with the temp green card stamp in their passports. Just many just like the physical green card in their wallet.


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From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

:goofy:


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Pay before you arrive, less headaches and GC arrives and you can smell the USA from sea to shinning sea on the scratch and sniff. :rofl:

Either way pay before or after landing. I think you have your answer.


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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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Sometimes you get the GC faster if you pay after you arrive and your POE package has made it to the USCIS. Other times it's faster to pay before hand. Fastest I've recorded a green card coming on this site is 3 weeks after POE. They paid before hand.

One lady waited 2 months after arrival and paid the fee. Got the green card in a week.

Choice is yours.


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