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AOS Filers- September 2008

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It's never too soon to be prepared...

His K-1 Visa was delivered this morning, and the wedding plans are all made. :dancing:

We plan to file our AOS as soon as possible after we are married, so that he can start working as soon as possible. I have already started to get the paperwork together.

Anyone else doing the same? September is only six weeks away... :)


12-18-06 Began investigating K1 process<3

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01-10-08 K-1 PETITION SUBMITTED

07-18-08 INTERVIEW... APPROVED!!! (190 long days)

09-02-08 MARRIED <3

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04-07-09 AOS APPROVED (196 days)

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07-21-11 ROC APPROVED

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09-13-13 N-400 NATURALIZATION PETITION FINALLY SUBMITTED

10-23-13 IN LINE FOR INTERVIEW

01-11-14 RECEIVED INTERVIEW LETTER

02-10-14 INTERVIEW DATE & OATH DONE... US CITIZEN!!!

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I'm planning to file within a week. Just waiting to receive an english version of my birth certificate. I've been preparing for this for a very long time, and I'm hoping it'll get processed fast. It looks like it takes about 3-4 months at my local office (Norfolk), so we're keeping our fingers crossed. :)


AOS (from O-1 Visa)

09-10-2008 - Package sent to Chicago lockbox via USPS Certified Mail

09-12-2008 - Package received at Chicago lockbox

09-16-2008 - NOA for I-130, I-485 and I-131

09-19-2008 - Checks finally posted - goodbye money!

09-25-2008 - Biometrics appointment notice sent

09-30-2008 - Biometrics walk-in -- in and out in 20 minutes!!!

10-09-2008 - Biometrics appointment 12pm at Norfolk, VA office (for reference only)

12-01-2008 - Advance Parole notice sent

12-12-2008 - NOA for interview

12-31-2008 - Touch

02-17-2009 - Interview - Green Card approved!

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Hey everyone,

these threads are a great idea! I just mailed my AOS package today :) Good luck to everyone on this journey!


K-1 Process:

I-129F Sent : 2007-10-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-11-05

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-03-11

Interview Date : 2008-06-11

Visa Received : 2008-06-13

US Entry : 2008-06-16

applied for SSN: 2008-07-02

SSN arrived: 2008-07-21

Marriage : 2008-08-16

AOS/EAD/AP:

Mailed AOS pkg: 2008-09-06

pkg arrived: 2008-09-08

NOA1 issue date: 2008-09-11

received NOA1's: 2008-09-15

Biometrics letter: 2008-09-18

RFE email from CRIS: 2008-09-26

Bio appt in St.Paul: 2008-10-01

Received RFE: 2008-10-01 - for w-2s and joint sponsor Birth Cert.

Mailed RFE: 2008-10-18

Case resumed: 2008-10-22

Transferred to CSC: 2008-11-03

I-485 touches: 2008-11-04, 2009-01-12

EAD approved: 2008-11-18

AP approved: 2008-11-19

EAD, AP arrived: 2008-11-28

I-485 approved: 2009-02-12

GreenCard Recieved: 2009-02-20

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I did it! My lawyer filed for AOS just other day. I am just being wishful but I hope I get my EAD before January because I'll need it for my job, and hopefully get my tuition rate reduce to instate, not insane level (unlikely though b/c of the regulation, but I'll talk to my advisor on monday or tuesday).

Count me in!

:thumbs:

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08-30-2008 AOS Required doc sent to laywer via USPS /c Certified Mail

09-04-2008 Lawyer sent application to DHS (Woo!)

09-15-2008 Biometric appointment scheduled on 10/06/2008

10-06-2008 Biometric done!

11-07-2008 NOA for interview. AOS interview set Dec 9 2008

11-17-2008 EAD production ordered. Travel Doc approved

11-22-2008 Got APin mail

11-24-2008 EAD in mail!

11-24-2008 AOS interview prep and verification of evidence of shared life with my lawyer. Laywer gave me "the most documented marriadge of year award"

12-09-2008 AOS interview @ USCIS Seattle Office. IO thought I had way too much evidence for the time I've been married. Oh Dear.

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Sent last week


03/01/2007 - POE - JFK (L-1 Visa)

01/15/2008 - Proposed

03/15/2008 - Married

09/02/2008 - Sent AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-693)

09/03/2008 - Received - Signed by SMITH

09/04/2008 - Checks deposited

09/10/2008 - Checks cleared ($1010 + $355)

09/12/2008 - 2 NOA's received (I-130, I-485) - Dated 09/08/08

09/16/2008 - Received notice for biometrics appointment on 09/30/2008

09/20/2008 - Biometrics done - Walk in (Orlando) Took 10 minutes

09/22/2008 - I-485 viewable online (pending, of course)

09/30/2008 - Biometrics Appointment (2pm)

12/30/2008 - Received Interview Letter

02/25/2008 - Interview

03/06/2008 - Welcome Letter received (the website will clearly never send me updates!)

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I will for sure a September filer... plan to submit everything next week. Just wanna ask all of you guys September filer if you fill up the form I-765 the expired version? Well I keep checking the site but there is no new version yet so might as well have to wait if they send RFE or not....grrrr... God bless to us!

Vida Taylor

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I will for sure a September filer... plan to submit everything next week. Just wanna ask all of you guys September filer if you fill up the form I-765 the expired version? Well I keep checking the site but there is no new version yet so might as well have to wait if they send RFE or not....grrrr... God bless to us!

You should use the most recent version. It says on the UCSIS website:

I-765 $340 05/27/08. No previous editions accepted.

It usually specifically when you can use a previous version. I had filled out all my forms this spring, and now that I am ready to actually file, I double checked and made sure all my forms were valid. They had updated some of them, and all accepted previous versions. But I still downloaded the new ones and filled them all out, just in case. I hope that answers your question.


AOS (from O-1 Visa)

09-10-2008 - Package sent to Chicago lockbox via USPS Certified Mail

09-12-2008 - Package received at Chicago lockbox

09-16-2008 - NOA for I-130, I-485 and I-131

09-19-2008 - Checks finally posted - goodbye money!

09-25-2008 - Biometrics appointment notice sent

09-30-2008 - Biometrics walk-in -- in and out in 20 minutes!!!

10-09-2008 - Biometrics appointment 12pm at Norfolk, VA office (for reference only)

12-01-2008 - Advance Parole notice sent

12-12-2008 - NOA for interview

12-31-2008 - Touch

02-17-2009 - Interview - Green Card approved!

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Hi everybody and all september fillers!

I got married last sunday and sent the AOS/AP/EAD on friday... So here we go!! I hope I filled everything ok and that I provided all the required documents

:blush:

I just want to share a pretty bad experience: The I-693 vaccination part signed by a doctor. I had all the required med exam and vaccinations, and TB and everything, so the doctor just filled out the vaccination record of I-693 and signed the form. It took maybe 15min in total. And they charged me.... $313!!! Can you believe that?? God I was sooo angry, soo so angry :angry:

So an advice to people who haven't been through all that yet and don't need to retake any med exam: Don't bother seeing a doctor, just send your form to doctor Arnold in TX as a lot of people did and you will save a lot of money!! I mean, I was kind of worried about doing that, and that is why I didn't do it... And now I can only cry because they charged me so much...

Oh well, it is life, right?? And hopefully soon, I will remember all that like a bad dream... Because it will be worth it!!!

Ok, I've got to take a nap, I am sick :crying:

Byebye,

Keep in touch september fillers!!

Faustine


K1 journey:

I129F sent mid-october 2007

I129F received by CSV: 10/19/07

NOA1 received early March and NOA2 received on March 19th!! We got APPROVED!!

File received by NVC and sent to US Embassy in Paris: 03/10/2008

05/06/2008: I sent the packet 3 to the embassy.

05/22/2008: Packet 4 received!

06/10/2008: Medical examination in Paris.

06/17/2008: INTERVIEW: Visa approved!!

08/31/2008: WEDDING

AOS journey:

09/05/2008: AOS/EAD/AP sent to Chicago

09/11/2008: Notice date for I-485, I-131 and I-765

10/16/2008: SSA finally gave me a SSN!!

11/17/2008: AP received and EAD approved!

11/20/2008: Biometrics appointment AND Green card interview in Fairbanks.

12/29/2008: I went to my local office to regive my biometrics. And my EAD card has finally been issued!!

01/12/2009: EAD received!! Finally

02/09/2009: GC received in the mail :) Anniversary is 01/29/11

Removal of conditions:

11/09/10: Divorced

11/18/10: Sent I-751 to CSV

11/30/10: Receipt notice received in the mail

12/30/10: Called USCIS as no news for 1 month after NOA1

1/10/11: Emailed from USCIS about my call: "The process for fingerprint appointment scheduling has been requested."

1/13/11: NOA2 ASC appointment notice

2/3/11: Biometrics at local office (NOA2 recieved on 2/2/11!!!)

2/16/11: Date of decision: APPROVED

2/24/11: Card in hand

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Hi everybody and all september fillers!

I got married last sunday and sent the AOS/AP/EAD on friday... So here we go!! I hope I filled everything ok and that I provided all the required documents

:blush:

I just want to share a pretty bad experience: The I-693 vaccination part signed by a doctor. I had all the required med exam and vaccinations, and TB and everything, so the doctor just filled out the vaccination record of I-693 and signed the form. It took maybe 15min in total. And they charged me.... $313!!! Can you believe that?? God I was sooo angry, soo so angry :angry:

So an advice to people who haven't been through all that yet and don't need to retake any med exam: Don't bother seeing a doctor, just send your form to doctor Arnold in TX as a lot of people did and you will save a lot of money!! I mean, I was kind of worried about doing that, and that is why I didn't do it... And now I can only cry because they charged me so much...

Oh well, it is life, right?? And hopefully soon, I will remember all that like a bad dream... Because it will be worth it!!!

Ok, I've got to take a nap, I am sick :crying:

Byebye,

Keep in touch september fillers!!

Faustine

I agree, it's frustrating to go through all the stress and worries to finally arrive at such an expensive anticlimax...

I've had bad experiences pretty much every time I filed for a work visa or reentered the US. So now that I'm filing for the GC, I'm extremely nervous and worried that something will again go wrong. :ph34r:

Good luck to you, and take care!


AOS (from O-1 Visa)

09-10-2008 - Package sent to Chicago lockbox via USPS Certified Mail

09-12-2008 - Package received at Chicago lockbox

09-16-2008 - NOA for I-130, I-485 and I-131

09-19-2008 - Checks finally posted - goodbye money!

09-25-2008 - Biometrics appointment notice sent

09-30-2008 - Biometrics walk-in -- in and out in 20 minutes!!!

10-09-2008 - Biometrics appointment 12pm at Norfolk, VA office (for reference only)

12-01-2008 - Advance Parole notice sent

12-12-2008 - NOA for interview

12-31-2008 - Touch

02-17-2009 - Interview - Green Card approved!

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theres a september thread for september fillers =) in my page write ur experiences ;)

Hi everybody and all september fillers!

I got married last sunday and sent the AOS/AP/EAD on friday... So here we go!! I hope I filled everything ok and that I provided all the required documents

:blush:

I just want to share a pretty bad experience: The I-693 vaccination part signed by a doctor. I had all the required med exam and vaccinations, and TB and everything, so the doctor just filled out the vaccination record of I-693 and signed the form. It took maybe 15min in total. And they charged me.... $313!!! Can you believe that?? God I was sooo angry, soo so angry :angry:

So an advice to people who haven't been through all that yet and don't need to retake any med exam: Don't bother seeing a doctor, just send your form to doctor Arnold in TX as a lot of people did and you will save a lot of money!! I mean, I was kind of worried about doing that, and that is why I didn't do it... And now I can only cry because they charged me so much...

Oh well, it is life, right?? And hopefully soon, I will remember all that like a bad dream... Because it will be worth it!!!

Ok, I've got to take a nap, I am sick :crying:

Byebye,

Keep in touch september fillers!!

Faustine

I agree, it's frustrating to go through all the stress and worries to finally arrive at such an expensive anticlimax...

I've had bad experiences pretty much every time I filed for a work visa or reentered the US. So now that I'm filing for the GC, I'm extremely nervous and worried that something will again go wrong. :ph34r:

Good luck to you, and take care!


Visa I 130 for Step Daughter

Sept 2010-- Getting documents ready. sent BC out for translation.

March 1st 2012-- Sent documents to USCIS

June 15th 2012 EMAIL OF APPROVAL !!

Dec 15th 2012 -- Interview scheduled ( 1-23-2013)

Jan 9th 2013--Medical Exam

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I just sent my AOS package today (09/09/08). Hopefully everything will be smooth.


AOS (from F-1 Visa)

09-09-2008 - Package sent to Chicago lockbox via USPS Certified Mail

09-11-2008 - Package received at Chicago lockbox

09-15-2008 - NOA1's for I-765, I-130, I-131, and I-485

09-22-2008 - Received Biometric appointment (10/04/2008)

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I'll be filing my paperwork at the end of this week.

Just a quick question - did you all get your I185 notarized?


5th February 2008 - I-129F forms sent for K1 visa (VSC)

26th March 2008 - NOA2 recieved via email

19th May 2008 - Interview............APPROVED!!!!!!

21st May 2008 - Visa in hand

29th July 2008 - POE

2nd September 2008 - Married

19th September - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago lockbox

25th September - Check cashed $1010.00 (OUCH!!)

29th September - Received NOA's for AOS/EAD/AP

13th October - AOS Petition transferred to CSC!!!

17th October - Biometrics (Tampa Office)

17th October - AOS/EAD Touched

20th October - AOS Touched

21st October - AOS Touched

6th November - AOS/EAD/AP Touched (probably due to change of address)

10th December - EAD approved

28th January 2009 - GC approved without interview. Done with all this till 2011!!!!!!!!

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I'll be filing my paperwork at the end of this week.

Just a quick question - did you all get your I185 notarized?

I haven't heard of an I-185 - do you mean the affidavit of support? If yes, then you do NOT need to have it notarized


03/01/2007 - POE - JFK (L-1 Visa)

01/15/2008 - Proposed

03/15/2008 - Married

09/02/2008 - Sent AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-693)

09/03/2008 - Received - Signed by SMITH

09/04/2008 - Checks deposited

09/10/2008 - Checks cleared ($1010 + $355)

09/12/2008 - 2 NOA's received (I-130, I-485) - Dated 09/08/08

09/16/2008 - Received notice for biometrics appointment on 09/30/2008

09/20/2008 - Biometrics done - Walk in (Orlando) Took 10 minutes

09/22/2008 - I-485 viewable online (pending, of course)

09/30/2008 - Biometrics Appointment (2pm)

12/30/2008 - Received Interview Letter

02/25/2008 - Interview

03/06/2008 - Welcome Letter received (the website will clearly never send me updates!)

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