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Hi, gang.. Just curious..

Does anyone know the difference between the name checks for Adjustment of Status and the name checks done as part of the K-1 process? (I'm assuming the K-1 process name checks check both parties.)

It seems that the name-check step happens for both AoS and K-1's, but only the AoS one seems to hold people up a lot.


Love timeline:

??? 2003 -------> Started chatting regularly, became good friends

Nov 2004 -------> Fell in love

Jan 2006 -------> Met (in person) for first time

Apr 2008 -------> Wedding

Jun 2008 -------> Closed on house together

K-1 timeline:

Jun 11, 2007 -------> I-129f sent

Mar 20, 2008 -------> Visa in hand

AoS/EAD/AP timeline:

Apr 26, 2008 -------> Wedding

Apr 28, 2008 -------> Filed (forms mailed)

Apr 30, 2008 -------> Forms received by USCIS

May 06, 2008 -------> Cashed check posted to account

May 10, 2008 -------> NOA1 received for EAD, AP, and AoS

May 10, 2008 -------> Biometrics appt date received

May 28, 2008 -------> Biometrics for EAD & AoS

Jun 11, 2008 -------> AoS case transferred to CSC

Jul 05, 2008 -------> AP Approval

Jul 09, 2008 -------> EAD approval

Jul 14, 2008 -------> EAD and AP received

Jul 17, 2008 -------> AoS approved (card production ordered)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

not sure but when i went for my biometrics for AOS they told me I already had them done and was cleared.


AOS Timeline

12/05/2007 - Mailed AOS package

07/03/2008 - Received Welcome Letter and Green Card in Mail.

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I dont know if anyone has a difinitive answer to this, but the checks that were ordered on my husband were Visa Mantis, Visa Condor, SAO based on TAL - the list goes on for other countries and other criteria (Eagle, donkey, bear, etc etc). However these terms are not used when describing FBI namecheck. In our case, if there WERE the same, then we are going through it all over again. That would not explain those who had lengthy waits for the visa and flew through AOS though.

ETA: the reason you do not see as many "stuck" during the visa phase (although it does happen) is because most countries only require police reports for the purpose of clearing someone. The namecheck for AOS is the real deal.

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Lal, what are all those "animals"? I have never heard of those name checks before. Are they all looking for something different?


I HATE miles, gallons, pints, words spelled without u's, and all that other jazz...

07/21/07 Entered United States on K1 visa

08/18 Married

10/20 Sent AOS package to Chicago; arrived on 10/22

11/21 Biometrics appointment

12/14 EAD card production ordered; AP approved

12/15 AOS transferred to CSC

12/22 AP arrives in mail

12/27 Received EAD in mail

02/15/08 Green Card production ordered

02/25 Received Welcome letter in mail

02/28 Green card arrived in mail. Done with USCIS for now

01/12/10 Sent I-751 to California Service Center; arrived on 1/14/2010

02/09 Biometrics appointment in Michigan City, Indiana

02/10 Case updated

02/23 Received NOA

03/08 Card production ordered

03/10 ROC approval letter arrives

03/15 Ten year Green card arrives

02/17/12 Mailed citizenship application

forget day Biometrics appointment in Michigan City, Indiana

05/14 Interview and test in Indianapolis, Indiana

05/23 Received oath letter

06/15 Oath ceremony...end of the line.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline
Hi, gang.. Just curious..

Does anyone know the difference between the name checks for Adjustment of Status and the name checks done as part of the K-1 process? (I'm assuming the K-1 process name checks check both parties.)

It seems that the name-check step happens for both AoS and K-1's, but only the AoS one seems to hold people up a lot.

Hmm - I'm wondering the same thing! The only thing I can think of is that the Canadian checks are run by the RCMP in Canada but these ones are run by something different... although I'm not sure exactly what. Plus once you get to the AOS status, lots of name changes have been made, usually by the women! I hope I don't get stuck in name check for changing my name lol. But then my new name is not too common... (I don't know if those are the reasons either, those are just possible guesses!)

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March 6, 2007 - I-129F package sent

March 21, 2007 - I-129F NOA2

October 17, 2007 - K1 interview - approved

October 19, 2007 - K1 arrived in mail

October 21, 2007 - US entry

October 23, 2007 - Wedding day

November 27, 2007 - AOS, EAD, AP package sent

December 7, 2007 - Received all 3 NOA's for AOS, AP & EAD

December 10, 2007 - Received letter for biometrics appointment

January 2, 2008 - I-485 transferred to California

January 3, 2008 - Biometrics

January 16, 2008 - RFE for I-485

January 22, 2008 - RFE for I-485 arrived

January 23, 2008 - AP approved

January 25, 2008 - Case status finally updated: AP approved January 23!

January 31, 2008 - EAD card production ordered

February 2, 2008 - AP arrived in mail

February 5, 2008 - Sending a letter/RFE to CSC

February 5, 2008 - EAD card production ordered (again?!)

February 7, 2008 - RFE/letter arrived at CSC

February 7, 2008 - EAD approval sent

February 9, 2008 - EAD card received, dated January 23rd!

February 25, 2008 - CSC finally acknowledges receiving RFE

February 27, 2008 - I-485 APPROVED!

February 27, 2008 - Online case status: notice mailed welcoming new permanent resident.

March 3, 2008 - Received welcome letter

March 3, 2008 - I-485 approval letter sent

March 6, 2008 - Green card arrived in mail.

November 2009 - Removal of conditions...

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Lal, what are all those "animals"? I have never heard of those name checks before. Are they all looking for something different?

Kind of - some are based on country, some are based on educational training, most I never bothered to look at, but you can google them, they are all talked about and have documentation of the workflow and the when they would be ordered.

They are more referred to as "security clearances" and not as namechecks though. This was part of the distinction I was trying to make in my other post however I see now that I failed to mention those "animal" checks were ordered by Montreal during our K1, not here stateside. I have no idea if they call them something else other than FBI namecheck stateside. Anything is possible, but USCIS themselves as well as elected officials refer to this process stateside as FBI namecheck.

Sorry for the lack of clarity.

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Thanks Lal. No problem. I'll have to google them.


I HATE miles, gallons, pints, words spelled without u's, and all that other jazz...

07/21/07 Entered United States on K1 visa

08/18 Married

10/20 Sent AOS package to Chicago; arrived on 10/22

11/21 Biometrics appointment

12/14 EAD card production ordered; AP approved

12/15 AOS transferred to CSC

12/22 AP arrives in mail

12/27 Received EAD in mail

02/15/08 Green Card production ordered

02/25 Received Welcome letter in mail

02/28 Green card arrived in mail. Done with USCIS for now

01/12/10 Sent I-751 to California Service Center; arrived on 1/14/2010

02/09 Biometrics appointment in Michigan City, Indiana

02/10 Case updated

02/23 Received NOA

03/08 Card production ordered

03/10 ROC approval letter arrives

03/15 Ten year Green card arrives

02/17/12 Mailed citizenship application

forget day Biometrics appointment in Michigan City, Indiana

05/14 Interview and test in Indianapolis, Indiana

05/23 Received oath letter

06/15 Oath ceremony...end of the line.

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I've had this bookmarked for ages and had to 'dig' to find it. I believe it explains the consular checks (the 'animals').

I beleive the article is from the AILA.

http://www.wolfsdorf.com/articles/Consular...ng_20050524.htm

Thanks for the article. It was rather interesting. I'm kind of scared that they're going to look more closely at me than at some people because my co-sponsor is in the military. Not that I have anything to hide; it's just that I hate people getting all up in my business. Can't wait til I'm a citizen and done with this #######. :)


I HATE miles, gallons, pints, words spelled without u's, and all that other jazz...

07/21/07 Entered United States on K1 visa

08/18 Married

10/20 Sent AOS package to Chicago; arrived on 10/22

11/21 Biometrics appointment

12/14 EAD card production ordered; AP approved

12/15 AOS transferred to CSC

12/22 AP arrives in mail

12/27 Received EAD in mail

02/15/08 Green Card production ordered

02/25 Received Welcome letter in mail

02/28 Green card arrived in mail. Done with USCIS for now

01/12/10 Sent I-751 to California Service Center; arrived on 1/14/2010

02/09 Biometrics appointment in Michigan City, Indiana

02/10 Case updated

02/23 Received NOA

03/08 Card production ordered

03/10 ROC approval letter arrives

03/15 Ten year Green card arrives

02/17/12 Mailed citizenship application

forget day Biometrics appointment in Michigan City, Indiana

05/14 Interview and test in Indianapolis, Indiana

05/23 Received oath letter

06/15 Oath ceremony...end of the line.

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I'm kind of scared that they're going to look more closely at me than at some people because my co-sponsor is in the military.

Any reason why you think this would cause scrutiny? Joint sponsors have nothing to do with namechecks.

Nope. No reason at all. Hence the fact that I said, "Not that I have anything to hide. I just hate people getting all up in my business". My co-sponsor is my co-sponsor. He's not sharing secrets with me to sell to Canada. Which is all that I thought they would think about me.


I HATE miles, gallons, pints, words spelled without u's, and all that other jazz...

07/21/07 Entered United States on K1 visa

08/18 Married

10/20 Sent AOS package to Chicago; arrived on 10/22

11/21 Biometrics appointment

12/14 EAD card production ordered; AP approved

12/15 AOS transferred to CSC

12/22 AP arrives in mail

12/27 Received EAD in mail

02/15/08 Green Card production ordered

02/25 Received Welcome letter in mail

02/28 Green card arrived in mail. Done with USCIS for now

01/12/10 Sent I-751 to California Service Center; arrived on 1/14/2010

02/09 Biometrics appointment in Michigan City, Indiana

02/10 Case updated

02/23 Received NOA

03/08 Card production ordered

03/10 ROC approval letter arrives

03/15 Ten year Green card arrives

02/17/12 Mailed citizenship application

forget day Biometrics appointment in Michigan City, Indiana

05/14 Interview and test in Indianapolis, Indiana

05/23 Received oath letter

06/15 Oath ceremony...end of the line.

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Filed: Other Timeline
my co-sponsor is retired from the Air Force wonder if that will factor in.

No not at all. They are concerned with the immigrant.

They really don't have time to check out everybody connected with the immigrant, you know?

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