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My wife and I sent her AOS in on May 24th NOA1 May 26th. Had biometrics June 19th. Still no card no nothing from USCIS and feeling frustrated because while my wife's friend who sent their AOS in end on June and received RFE had beeb approved. To me that is a bit unfair but I know how the government works. We called and put in a service request only for the email to say our case will have a decision soon. Called today to maybe speak to a tier 2 with the agent giving us the same ####### the email. Said. Is there anyway to see what's going on with our case. Even the agent was surprised it wasn't approved yet. Feel lost


11/30: Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox


12/01: Petition recieved and signed


12/03: NOA1 text recieved @4:23pm


12/03: NOA1 Email recieved, sent to CSC


12/07: NOA1 hard copy recieved

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It's a waiting game. It's taken me 11 months to get an interview. It can depend on how busy the office your file is at is and the work load of the officer working on your case. 

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The better part of a year is common, although every case is different. @Dutchster nailed it with not comparing timelines and cases. Best wishes and I hope you have a speedy adjudication.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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We filed on May 31st and got the EAD and AP today.  Yes, it might sound unfair and I have seen people getting approved even when they filed in the month of June. I wish I knew how they pick and choose files. But one thing I can tell you, you should be getting your EAD and AP Approval soon, maybe a week or so. You might even just get a Green Card without an interview. 

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I'm not comparing I'm just stating a fact. I know not to compare. Just wish there was something we could do to ha e a better answer then what a customer service agent can tell us. Hopefully we here something soon. 


11/30: Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox


12/01: Petition recieved and signed


12/03: NOA1 text recieved @4:23pm


12/03: NOA1 Email recieved, sent to CSC


12/07: NOA1 hard copy recieved

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Count on at least a year and if it comes earlier then good for you. Nothing you can do but wait.
 


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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For the green card, I don't think it's realistic that we'll get it by this year. I'm thinking more like middle of next year, tbh. But I've expected to receive at least my EAD/AP card now, but still nothing. I'm in the same boat as you, feeling just as frustrated. :( 

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I agree. My wife and I don't really care about her green card as we know it'll take the longest to get but it's more her EAD so she can work and help out with her family and also our lives here. 

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11/30: Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox


12/01: Petition recieved and signed


12/03: NOA1 text recieved @4:23pm


12/03: NOA1 Email recieved, sent to CSC


12/07: NOA1 hard copy recieved

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4 minutes ago, ThisguyJerry said:

I agree. My wife and I don't really care about her green card as we know it'll take the longest to get but it's more her EAD so she can work and help out with her family and also our lives here. 

Same! Also, at least USCIS sent you an email update. I didn't even get any update since calling to follow up. :( I keep checking my mailbox everyday hoping to find something from USCIS, but alas, nothing yet thus far. Good luck to us all, and hopefully we get our EADs soon.

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23 minutes ago, snowcat said:

Same! Also, at least USCIS sent you an email update. I didn't even get any update since calling to follow up. :( I keep checking my mailbox everyday hoping to find something from USCIS, but alas, nothing yet thus far. Good luck to us all, and hopefully we get our EADs soon.

Did you submits a service request? They told me I would hear something by September 9th ands didn't get a response until the 15th. 


11/30: Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox


12/01: Petition recieved and signed


12/03: NOA1 text recieved @4:23pm


12/03: NOA1 Email recieved, sent to CSC


12/07: NOA1 hard copy recieved

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13 minutes ago, ThisguyJerry said:

Did you submits a service request? They told me I would hear something by September 9th ands didn't get a response until the 15th. 

Not sure if that's what it's called but they did process a request for something, I think it was just a follow-up, as I was given a confirmation # for the request... They told me I'll hear from USCIS within 30 days which seems like a ridiculous amount of time but it seems everything takes a long time for USCIS so I didn't really question it...

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USCIS work in mystery ways and I'm sure there are many factors that affect processing of cases.

 

That being said we filed for marriage based AOS and had a PD of 1/17.

 

On day 83 for me I called an inquired about my EAD and just got an update online saying my inquiry was assigned to an officer‚ reviewed and closed and that was all I ever got regarding the inquiry.

 

On 5/3 (day 106 for me) I called again and spoke to a tier 2 rep who told me that my case was within the normal processing time based on the dates published by the NBC and that as of January this year there was no longer a 90 day processing timeframe for EAD. I was told all I could do was wait and would probably hear by the end of the month. Lo and behold on the very same day‚ several hours later I received email and text alerts saying my I-765 was approved and the card was ordered.

 

Then‚ the very next day (5/4) I received email and text alerts telling me that my interview was scheduled for 6/7.

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