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We filled for i-130 & i-485 in April 2016. We havent heard anything about our case. Our 2nd marriage anniversary is coming in March. If we get an interview sometime during the first quarter of 2017, and if we get approved, will we get a 2 year green card with conditions or 10 year green card? Does anybody know?


04/28/2016 - Packet reached USCIS (i-130, i-485, i-131, i-765)

05/05/2016 - Checks cashed

05/06/2016 - USCIS Email/Text acceptance confirmation

05/09/2016 - NOA1 hard copy

05/13/2016 - Biometrics letter arrived in mail

05/27/2016 - Biometrics scheduled

07/20/2016 - Submitted Service Request for (I-765); Sent letter to congressman
07/21/2016 - EAD card is being produced
07/21/2016 - AP document is being produced
07/23/2016 - AP documnt received
07/27/2016 - EAD card received

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We filled for i-130 & i-485 in April 2016. We havent heard anything about our case. Our 2nd marriage anniversary is coming in March. If we get an interview sometime during the first quarter of 2017, and if we get approved, will we get a 2 year green card with conditions or 10 year green card? Does anybody know?

If you get the decision on your case before your second marriage anniversary, you'll get a 2-year GC. If you get the decision after your second marriage anniversary, you'll get a 10-year GC.

If you are married 2 yrs before entering the US you will get a 10 yr visa. If they don't change it at the embassy make sure you tell them at POE. that you have been married for more than 2 yrs

OP is doing in-country Adjustment of Status, so this isn't applicable.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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If you get the decision on your case before your second marriage anniversary, you'll get a 2-year GC. If you get the decision after your second marriage anniversary, you'll get a 10-year GC.

OP is doing in-country Adjustment of Status, so this isn't applicable.

Thank you for the response, it helps.


04/28/2016 - Packet reached USCIS (i-130, i-485, i-131, i-765)

05/05/2016 - Checks cashed

05/06/2016 - USCIS Email/Text acceptance confirmation

05/09/2016 - NOA1 hard copy

05/13/2016 - Biometrics letter arrived in mail

05/27/2016 - Biometrics scheduled

07/20/2016 - Submitted Service Request for (I-765); Sent letter to congressman
07/21/2016 - EAD card is being produced
07/21/2016 - AP document is being produced
07/23/2016 - AP documnt received
07/27/2016 - EAD card received

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i had my interview after the 2 year mark and got the 10yr GC.. made things much easier as i didnt have to do ROC! 

so yeah, the interview person will know and u will get the 10yr GC as long as the decision is after the 2yr anniversary!! u will save $500 and the ROC headache!

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Thank you guys for the reply. Our interview is scheduled for 9th Feb.....about a month before our 2 yr anniversary. So we might NOT get 10 year GC :(


04/28/2016 - Packet reached USCIS (i-130, i-485, i-131, i-765)

05/05/2016 - Checks cashed

05/06/2016 - USCIS Email/Text acceptance confirmation

05/09/2016 - NOA1 hard copy

05/13/2016 - Biometrics letter arrived in mail

05/27/2016 - Biometrics scheduled

07/20/2016 - Submitted Service Request for (I-765); Sent letter to congressman
07/21/2016 - EAD card is being produced
07/21/2016 - AP document is being produced
07/23/2016 - AP documnt received
07/27/2016 - EAD card received

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5 hours ago, vbms said:

Thank you guys for the reply. Our interview is scheduled for 9th Feb.....about a month before our 2 yr anniversary. So we might NOT get 10 year GC :(

 

You probably wont...that sucks...you can see about rescheduling it? I heard that doesn't always work tho.

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3 minutes ago, caliliving said:

 

You probably wont...that sucks...you can see about rescheduling it? I heard that doesn't always work tho.

 

Why in the world would they want to reschedule? Better to be done with AOS and ROC is a piece of cake if it's a genuine marriage. 


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3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

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3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

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4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

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17 hours ago, milimelo said:

 

Why in the world would they want to reschedule? Better to be done with AOS and ROC is a piece of cake if it's a genuine marriage. 

You are right, we better be done with AOS. I have no issues doing ROC, its just the amount for ROC is too high to be paid especially if we are so close to our 2nd anniversary. We have a kid together, genuine-ness of the marriage is something we can easily show with joint properties, finances since we were together for 6 years before we got married.


04/28/2016 - Packet reached USCIS (i-130, i-485, i-131, i-765)

05/05/2016 - Checks cashed

05/06/2016 - USCIS Email/Text acceptance confirmation

05/09/2016 - NOA1 hard copy

05/13/2016 - Biometrics letter arrived in mail

05/27/2016 - Biometrics scheduled

07/20/2016 - Submitted Service Request for (I-765); Sent letter to congressman
07/21/2016 - EAD card is being produced
07/21/2016 - AP document is being produced
07/23/2016 - AP documnt received
07/27/2016 - EAD card received

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On 12/31/2016 at 11:29 PM, milimelo said:

 

Why in the world would they want to reschedule? Better to be done with AOS and ROC is a piece of cake if it's a genuine marriage. 

 

because the timeline may be like 1 week! for one week they have to get a 2yr conditional and pay more money like 500+. of course it is genuine but when you are that close to the deadline for a 10yr it would be easier to just wait a few weeks! 

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11 hours ago, caliliving said:

 

because the timeline may be like 1 week! for one week they have to get a 2yr conditional and pay more money like 500+. of course it is genuine but when you are that close to the deadline for a 10yr it would be easier to just wait a few weeks! 

I agree. I'd most likely reschedule.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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10 hours ago, EM_Vandaveer said:

I agree. I'd most likely reschedule.

I think I will get done with the interview, rescheduling scares me. If our interview goes well, I might ask the interviewer if we get a 2 yrs vs 10 yrs GC and gently remind that we have our 2nd anniversary coming up.


04/28/2016 - Packet reached USCIS (i-130, i-485, i-131, i-765)

05/05/2016 - Checks cashed

05/06/2016 - USCIS Email/Text acceptance confirmation

05/09/2016 - NOA1 hard copy

05/13/2016 - Biometrics letter arrived in mail

05/27/2016 - Biometrics scheduled

07/20/2016 - Submitted Service Request for (I-765); Sent letter to congressman
07/21/2016 - EAD card is being produced
07/21/2016 - AP document is being produced
07/23/2016 - AP documnt received
07/27/2016 - EAD card received

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54 minutes ago, vbms said:

I think I will get done with the interview, rescheduling scares me. If our interview goes well, I might ask the interviewer if we get a 2 yrs vs 10 yrs GC and gently remind that we have our 2nd anniversary coming up.

that's not going to work. unless they agree to intentionally delay adjudication until after your anniversary (I don't see why they would), you'll get a 2-year GC. it's not a matter of discretion. it's automatic.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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33 minutes ago, EM_Vandaveer said:

that's not going to work. unless they agree to intentionally delay adjudication until after your anniversary (I don't see why they would), you'll get a 2-year GC. it's not a matter of discretion. it's automatic.

Thats good information. I always thought it was in the hands of interviewer to give 2 yrs vs 10 yrs

 

If someone reschedules, do you know how quickly they get their new/next date?


04/28/2016 - Packet reached USCIS (i-130, i-485, i-131, i-765)

05/05/2016 - Checks cashed

05/06/2016 - USCIS Email/Text acceptance confirmation

05/09/2016 - NOA1 hard copy

05/13/2016 - Biometrics letter arrived in mail

05/27/2016 - Biometrics scheduled

07/20/2016 - Submitted Service Request for (I-765); Sent letter to congressman
07/21/2016 - EAD card is being produced
07/21/2016 - AP document is being produced
07/23/2016 - AP documnt received
07/27/2016 - EAD card received

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1 hour ago, vbms said:

Thats good information. I always thought it was in the hands of interviewer to give 2 yrs vs 10 yrs

 

If someone reschedules, do you know how quickly they get their new/next date?

I believe usually within a couple of months. It depends on the local office.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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