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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I just saw the following in the news section of uscis.gov:

Q : When can I expect USCIS to process my case?

USCIS processes applications in the order they are received by application type. Due to the significant increase in the number of applications filed, processing times have been affected. As a result, average processing times for certain application types filed after June 1, 2007, may become longer. For example:

Naturalization applications may take approximately 16-18 months to process;

Family-based adjustment of status applications may take 10-12 months; and

Immigrant petitions for relatives and workers may take 9-10 months.

Application processing times are accessible from the USCIS.gov homepage. Processing times are an estimate of how long it will take to complete your case. Each case is different, and some cases may take longer to process than others. You can use your receipt (I-797) to check the status of your case using Case Status Online. Please note that USCIS will only process requests for case status information if it is beyond posted processing times. We encourage you to check processing times, which are updated monthly, before inquiring about your case.

What??

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
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OMG this is alot :unsure: the reason is because they are so backed up and i heared they are going to hire the retired ppl to help them .

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بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Family-based adjustment of status applications may take 10-12 months;

Is this really so bad? As long as the interim benefits stay 90 days or less, I dont see how this is all that bad.

I guess this poses an additional problem for me because my interim benefits have NOT stayed within 90 days.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: England
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Hey, things are improving though! When we submitted AOS in 2004, Chicago was estimating 2 years for processing at the District Office (none/very few were being transferred to CSC for approvals without interviews) and we were thrilled we were done in 10 months. :lol:


1-21-09 Getting Naturalization documents together.

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Yeah, it seems that the timelines on the USCIS site are of the CYA variety. When we applied for AOS two years ago, the estimate given was something like 18 months, and had it not been for FBI name check delay (that is, going by when our interview was scheduled), the wait would have been more like like six months.

I think that most applications, including straightforward interim benefits applications, are being processed much faster these days. To be on the safe side, USCIS publishes a long estimate, I think.

I hope this doesn't sound like sour grapes, but I think a lot of applicants now are spoiled by how quickly apps are being processed. A few short years ago, GC applications routinely took a year or more (that's not counting the K-1/K-3 wait). My contact at ICE (good friend's sister) keeps telling us that waiting two years is not a long time. For some people, this site is probably discouraging in some ways, because they see people who applied after them celebrating receipt of green cards, while they haven't even had their interviews yet.


K-1

March 7, 2005: I-129F NOA1

September 20, 2005: K-1 Interview in London. Visa received shortly thereafter.

AOS

December 30, 2005: I-485 received by USCIS

May 5, 2006: Interview at Phoenix district office. Approval pending FBI background check clearance. AOS finally approved almost two years later: February 14, 2008.

Received 10-year green card February 28, 2008

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Family-based adjustment of status applications may take 10-12 months;

Is this really so bad? As long as the interim benefits stay 90 days or less, I dont see how this is all that bad.

Any delay of course is bad. Some jobs require you to be a citizen. My cousin (not marriage AOS, but family based AOS) had her GC take several yrs. Now she is on hold with her career to be a police officer for a couple years just due to the fact she is not a citizen. So having EAD is not everything.


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Family-based adjustment of status applications may take 10-12 months;

Is this really so bad? As long as the interim benefits stay 90 days or less, I dont see how this is all that bad.

Any delay of course is bad. Some jobs require you to be a citizen. My cousin (not marriage AOS, but family based AOS) had her GC take several yrs. Now she is on hold with her career to be a police officer for a couple years just due to the fact she is not a citizen. So having EAD is not everything.

Of course not, I know this well personally with what my husband is going through. I still fail to see how a year is a shocking amount of time for adjudication. Of course quicker turnaround is best not just for the immigrants themselves, but for national security as well, but to be shocked and dismayed? No.

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Family-based adjustment of status applications may take 10-12 months;

Is this really so bad? As long as the interim benefits stay 90 days or less, I dont see how this is all that bad.

Any delay of course is bad. Some jobs require you to be a citizen. My cousin (not marriage AOS, but family based AOS) had her GC take several yrs. Now she is on hold with her career to be a police officer for a couple years just due to the fact she is not a citizen. So having EAD is not everything.

I think LaL's point was that 10-12 months from filing to green card is really not that long and shouldn't be considered a delay at all. Not too long ago, a wait like that was standard, even quick. rhymeswithcandi's EAD delay is something else altogether and certainly frustrating, but 10 months for GC? If only it were 10 months!


K-1

March 7, 2005: I-129F NOA1

September 20, 2005: K-1 Interview in London. Visa received shortly thereafter.

AOS

December 30, 2005: I-485 received by USCIS

May 5, 2006: Interview at Phoenix district office. Approval pending FBI background check clearance. AOS finally approved almost two years later: February 14, 2008.

Received 10-year green card February 28, 2008

Your Humble Advice Columnist, Joyce

Come check out the most happenin' thread on VJ: Dear Joyce

Click here to see me visiting with my homebodies.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Family-based adjustment of status applications may take 10-12 months;

Is this really so bad? As long as the interim benefits stay 90 days or less, I dont see how this is all that bad.

I agree. Being together with your SO is more important. If you have EAD you can work. AP you can travel.

As for me, if it is taking 10-12 months, I look forward to my 10 year GC instead of a conditional 2 year one :)


AOS

Filled : 2007-09-17

NOA : 2007-09-25

Biometrics : 2007-12-13

EAD card prod : 2007-12-13

Job Offer : 2007-12-18

EAD card prod : 2007-12-18

EAD approved mailed : 2007-12-21

EAD in Hand : 2007-12-24 (Awesome Christmas Present)

Applied for SSN : 2007-12-26

SSN arrives in mail : 2008-01-05 (Happy New Year)

Start work :2008-01-15

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I'm shocked no because when i put my application in in July, the GC processing time was 6 months according to the USCIS website. My husband and I (perhaps foolishly) planned our method of action according to that 6 month timeline. I didn't apply for EAD then because we decided that I could wait 6 months... I haven't been able to travel since I've been here because they rejected my AP for incorrect fees when the fee was exactly correct... that's were my frustration comes from I guess... It's also a bit annoying for those who've submitted after the fee increase - pay more but longer processing times. I'm shocked and dismayed only because it's been nearly 6 months and I can't travel or work.

I get the security issue and I'll be the last to complain about inconvenient measures taken in the name of security. My husband works in gov security and he's also never one to complain about this sort of thing... but even HE is getting frustrated with the process so far.

AOS despair- you're totally right... sometimes it IS a bit discouraging to see other people's timelines and notice they're getting processed a LOT more quickly than mine is... but I'm still totally glad I found this site :) Sometimes I have silly questions like this one for example:

??What is the difference between conditional 2 year GC and a 10 year one? How do they determine which one a person gets?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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If you didn't file for your interim benefits, that was your gamble and your mistake.

Like I said, my AP got messed up almost 5 months ago and I still don't have it... so I have my doubts that I'd even have EAD by now if we'd applied.

I AM extremely grateful that my husband and I are able to be together this whole time - I know this is not the case for everyone and I can't complain there.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Peru
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I'm shocked no because when i put my application in in July, the GC processing time was 6 months according to the USCIS website. My husband and I (perhaps foolishly) planned our method of action according to that 6 month timeline. I didn't apply for EAD then because we decided that I could wait 6 months... I haven't been able to travel since I've been here because they rejected my AP for incorrect fees when the fee was exactly correct... that's were my frustration comes from I guess... It's also a bit annoying for those who've submitted after the fee increase - pay more but longer processing times. I'm shocked and dismayed only because it's been nearly 6 months and I can't travel or work.

I get the security issue and I'll be the last to complain about inconvenient measures taken in the name of security. My husband works in gov security and he's also never one to complain about this sort of thing... but even HE is getting frustrated with the process so far.

AOS despair- you're totally right... sometimes it IS a bit discouraging to see other people's timelines and notice they're getting processed a LOT more quickly than mine is... but I'm still totally glad I found this site :) Sometimes I have silly questions like this one for example:

??What is the difference between conditional 2 year GC and a 10 year one? How do they determine which one a person gets?

If you've been married 2 years on your GC approval date, you get the 10 year c ard. If you've been married less than 2 years, you get the 2 year card.


this is the way the world ends

this is the way the world ends

this is the way the world ends

not with a bang but a whimper

[ts eliot]

aos timeline:

married: jan 5, 2007

noa 1: march 2nd, 2007

interview @ tampa, fl office: april 26, 2007

green card received: may 5, 2007

removal of conditions timeline:

03/26/2009 - received in VSC

07/20/2009 - card production ordered!

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