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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Hey,

I'm finalizing the AOS/EAD/AP paperwork TODAY! yippeeeeeeee --- and have a quick question about how to actually organize it.

Somewhere it said to 2 hole punch the top and use the metal binder clip for the K-1 paperwork. Do you do the same for the AOS/EAD/AP?

Also, the I-693 came back from Dr. Arnold's office in a sealed envelope. Do I include it just like that?

Any other tips appreciated. THANKS!!!


4.25.08: sent K-1 application

4.28.08: NOA1

5.14.08: touched

9.25.08: touched

9.26.08: touched

9.26.08: NOA2

10.2.08: at NVC, letter says our application will be sent to Guayaquil in one week

10.9.08: spoke with consulate, they have our case

10.13.08: Doctor's appointment

10.20.08: Interview READ THE REVIEWS!

10.30.08: entry: Los Angeles

11.12.08: marriage

11.25.08: applied for Social Security card. READ THE vj GUIDE!

12.3.08: packet and letter for interview arrived at fiance's mail in Ecuador- for 10.20 interview! ha ha!

12.5.08: received SS card in mail

1.9.09: sent AOS/EAD/AP applications

2.10.09: Biometrics appt, Sacramento CA

3.15.09: AP recieved in mail

3.26.09: EAD recieved in mail

3.26.09: AOS interview, Sacramento, CA

4.09.09: Permanent Resident card received in mail

3.11.11: Mailed I-751 to CSC

3.14.11: I-751 received by CSC per USPS tracking

3.14.11: NOA date (received in mail on 3.19) one year extension

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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Hey,

I'm finalizing the AOS/EAD/AP paperwork TODAY! yippeeeeeeee --- and have a quick question about how to actually organize it.

Somewhere it said to 2 hole punch the top and use the metal binder clip for the K-1 paperwork. Do you do the same for the AOS/EAD/AP?

Also, the I-693 came back from Dr. Arnold's office in a sealed envelope. Do I include it just like that?

Any other tips appreciated. THANKS!!!

Do not put any holes or staples on the application...When I sent mine I grouped each application with it's supporting documents and simply paperclipped them together...and yes send in the sealed envelope you received from the Dr. just like that...best wishes :thumbs::innocent:


Greencard (2008):

July 16....AOS mailed;

July 17.......AOS received
July 21.......NOA1 receipt date

July 23.......Check Cashed
July 25.......Received NOA1

July 28.......Received Biometrics appointment
Aug 12.....received RFE notice

Aug 13...Biometrics Appointment

August 19...RFE received, case resumed processing
Oct. 8.........EAD Card production ordered

Oct. 16.......EAD Approval noticed mailed
Oct. 18........EAD in hand (came in mail)
Nov 3.........Interview Notice received in mail
Dec 4.........Interview APPROVED, CRIS email: card production ordered
Dec 9.........Welcome noticed received in mail Dec 9.........card production ordered
Dec 14.......Received greencard in mail

CITIZENSHIP (2014):
May 7...Application mailed out

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Hey,

I'm finalizing the AOS/EAD/AP paperwork TODAY! yippeeeeeeee --- and have a quick question about how to actually organize it.

Somewhere it said to 2 hole punch the top and use the metal binder clip for the K-1 paperwork. Do you do the same for the AOS/EAD/AP?

Also, the I-693 came back from Dr. Arnold's office in a sealed envelope. Do I include it just like that?

Any other tips appreciated. THANKS!!!

I included a cover of letter for my AOS/EAD/AP applications. I din't punch anything. I used papers clips to attach all of my supporting documents. Regarding your I-693, just include it like other supporting documents (may be put it somewhere in the middle of AOS and I-864.


"Have faith in God, Jesus answered. I'll tell you the truth. if anyone says to this mountain, Go, throw yourself to the sea, and that does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen. it will be done for him. Therefore I'll tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours" (MARK 11:22-24)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Congrats, kiddo, si man!

Treat each as totally separate applications, all of which happen to go into the same mailing-envelope. I binder-clipped my AOS stuff (incl. the sealed letter from Dr. Arnold) together, and then separately clipped my EAD together, then separately clipped my AP stuff together. Do include the one cover-letter to USCIS regarding what you're sending, si man.

Because the wife's I-94 was expiring soon, I photocopied the AOS cover-letter + my $1,010 check and had her carry that around. Now that we have the NOA1 for the AOS, I'll have her trash the foregoing photocopy in favor of a copy of the NOA1. Can't be too careful, no man! :)


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ecuador
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thanks everyone!

heeyyyyyy, Tbone! i like the binder clip idea, and what an efficient way to get the word out on the Guayaquil consulate! you little sneak! i love it.

ok, a few more-- ( but i don't promise it's the last!)

--translation of birth certificate: i translated it and wrote my own certification doc to go with it. does it need to be notarized?

--on I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, line 1, "which USCIS office?" and under that "results (granted or denied-attach all documentation)" what do i put there?

--same, line 15. current immigration status ---


4.25.08: sent K-1 application

4.28.08: NOA1

5.14.08: touched

9.25.08: touched

9.26.08: touched

9.26.08: NOA2

10.2.08: at NVC, letter says our application will be sent to Guayaquil in one week

10.9.08: spoke with consulate, they have our case

10.13.08: Doctor's appointment

10.20.08: Interview READ THE REVIEWS!

10.30.08: entry: Los Angeles

11.12.08: marriage

11.25.08: applied for Social Security card. READ THE vj GUIDE!

12.3.08: packet and letter for interview arrived at fiance's mail in Ecuador- for 10.20 interview! ha ha!

12.5.08: received SS card in mail

1.9.09: sent AOS/EAD/AP applications

2.10.09: Biometrics appt, Sacramento CA

3.15.09: AP recieved in mail

3.26.09: EAD recieved in mail

3.26.09: AOS interview, Sacramento, CA

4.09.09: Permanent Resident card received in mail

3.11.11: Mailed I-751 to CSC

3.14.11: I-751 received by CSC per USPS tracking

3.14.11: NOA date (received in mail on 3.19) one year extension

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--on I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, line 1, "which USCIS office?" and under that "results (granted or denied-attach all documentation)" what do i put there?

--same, line 15. current immigration status ---

That's a continuation of question #11 in the first column. If you haven't applied for work authorization before, those are left blank.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Ah, Nich-Nick, thank you and happy new year!


4.25.08: sent K-1 application

4.28.08: NOA1

5.14.08: touched

9.25.08: touched

9.26.08: touched

9.26.08: NOA2

10.2.08: at NVC, letter says our application will be sent to Guayaquil in one week

10.9.08: spoke with consulate, they have our case

10.13.08: Doctor's appointment

10.20.08: Interview READ THE REVIEWS!

10.30.08: entry: Los Angeles

11.12.08: marriage

11.25.08: applied for Social Security card. READ THE vj GUIDE!

12.3.08: packet and letter for interview arrived at fiance's mail in Ecuador- for 10.20 interview! ha ha!

12.5.08: received SS card in mail

1.9.09: sent AOS/EAD/AP applications

2.10.09: Biometrics appt, Sacramento CA

3.15.09: AP recieved in mail

3.26.09: EAD recieved in mail

3.26.09: AOS interview, Sacramento, CA

4.09.09: Permanent Resident card received in mail

3.11.11: Mailed I-751 to CSC

3.14.11: I-751 received by CSC per USPS tracking

3.14.11: NOA date (received in mail on 3.19) one year extension

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