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Hi everybody, I am new to this board. I just have my AOS interview in NY yesterday. The interview took about 15 to 20 mins. The officers asked some basic questions and we showed her our documents. At the end she said she wrote down we had a interview with her today on my wife's passport. And then she told us our case is still pending because my wife's background check is not finish yet. Then I asked her how long is it take for the background check. She told me she has no idea. Is this usual??? I hope someone can tell me more about this.. Thank you very much!!!!

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Hi everybody, I am new to this board. I just have my AOS interview in NY yesterday. The interview took about 15 to 20 mins. The officers asked some basic questions and we showed her our documents. At the end she said she wrote down we had a interview with her today on my wife's passport. And then she told us our case is still pending because my wife's background check is not finish yet. Then I asked her how long is it take for the background check. She told me she has no idea. Is this usual??? I hope someone can tell me more about this.. Thank you very much!!!!

Yes it is usual.

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffair...hecks_42506.pdf


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Also go here for more info:

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/nationalnamecheck.htm

Dave


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Our Visa Journey Timeline

Marina's parents Nicolai & Galina I-130

01/20/2009 I-130 Petitions package mailed to Chicago Lockbox (priority mail)
01/31/2009 NOA1's rec'd for both petitions
03/16/2009 Approval notices dated 03/10/09 rec'd in the mail for both petitions (no on-line update)
03/30/2009 NVC DS-3032 packets received by petitioner
03/31/2009 Paid $70 AOS (affadavit of support) fee on-line (one fee for both petitions)
04/10/2009 Marina's parent's e-mailed DS-3032 to NVC for both petitions
04/15/2009 AOS documents for both petitions mailed USPS Priority to NVC
04/21/2009 Rec'd e-mails from NVC for approval for Marina to be designated agent for both
04/25/2009 Paid $400 IV (immigrant visa) fee on-line for each petition ($800 total for both parents)
06/04/2009 DS-230 & supporting documents for both petitions mailed USPS Priority to NVC
06/22/2009 Both cases completed at NVC (per automated phone line message on 06/30/09)
07/10/2009 Interview notification e-mail received; both interviews scheduled for 08/11/09
08/11/2009 Interview(s) completed for both parents in Bucharest; visas in hand!
12/21/2009 Nicolai & Galina arrived in the United States as scheduled! (Chicago O'Hare)

Marina's parents Nicolai & Galina N-400

10/21/2014 N-400 applications mailed to Phoenix Lockbox (priority mail)

11/03/2014 NOA1's received for both

11/07/2014 Biometrics letters received for both

11/17/2014 Biometrics completed for both

11/22/2014 Received "yellow letter" for both

01/06/2015 Received "in-line" e-mail for both

01/12/2015 Received interview letter for both (scheduled for 2/10/15)

02/10/2015 Interviews passed for both; waiting for oath ceremony date(s)

03/03/2015 Oath Ceremony in Chicago; two new US Citizens!

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You didn't fill out your timeline - so I can't tell when your biometrics were done. For us they were done on the same day as the interview and the interviewer told me that it takes approx. 4 weeks for the biometrics report to be done after which he issues his approval - we received the approval email in exactly 8 weeks. This was in Denver. Yours could be similar.


2005

K1

March 2 Filed I-129 F

July 21 Interview in Bogota ** Approved ** Very Easy!

AOS

Oct 19 Mailed AOS Packet to Chicago

2006

Feb 17 AOS interview in Denver. Biometrics also done today! (Interviewing officer ordered them.)

Apr 25 Green card received

2008

Removal of conditions

March 17 Refiled using new I-751 form

April 16 Biometrics done

July 10 Green card production ordered

2009

Citizenship

Jan 20 filed N400

Feb 04 NOA date

Feb 24 Biometrics

May 5 Interview - Centennial (Denver, Colorado) Passed

June 10 Oath Ceremony - Teikyo Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado

July 7 Received Passport in 3 weeks

Shredded all immigration papers Have scanned images

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