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Somebody mentioned it might be a good idea to have a dedicated UK AOS thread on here (skparker I think) so thought ####### not. So if the VJ powers that be have no objection, let's start one.

Right, I've been here for 2 days and so far I've activated/used my nice shiny new Capital One credit card, have contacted Dr Arnold's office (who replied within the hour) and am organising my I-693 stuff to send to her today.

Well, it's a start............


Naturalization Timeline:

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Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox

CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2014-06-11

NOA Date : 2014-06-16

Bio. Appt. :

Interview Date :

Approved :

Oath Ceremony :

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I have not got my aos together yet but the weddings next thursday. :) I arrived on the 18 feb. Just wanted to share that we went to get me an Ssn number on Friday( I think it was 11 th march. So we can get a joint account for all our wedding gifts) Was easy filled out a form handed her that and my passport. She told us on Monday I could come in and find out my number but the card would be two weeks in the post. The following tues or weds I got my card in the post. :)


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04-30-2008.......I-129F POSTED

05-01-2008....NOA1 (Touched 05-04-2008, Touched 04-07-2008)

09-23-2008....NOA2 Approved(See below for receipt of actual NOA2 and update in the USCIS System***)

01-13-2009....INTERVIEW (APPROVED)

02-18-2009....POE (LAX)

04-09-2009....WEDDING

AOS

06-12-2009.....AOS,EAD and AP Fedexed.

06-15-2009.....Signed for by J.CHYBA

06-18-2009.....NOA1 dated for AOS/AP/EAD

06-19-2009.....Check cleared

06-23-2009.....Touched AOS/EAD/AP

07-20-2009.....phoned helpline to report no biometrics appointment sent, Service request generated.

07-25-2009.....Recieved biometrics notice (generated on the 22nd june) for the 08-19-2009.

07-30-2009.....Did early walk in biometrics.

07-31-2009.....Touched AOS/EAD

08-06-2009.....Generated interview notice(received 08/10/09)

08-10-2009.....EAD/AP Approved

08-19-2009.....***NOA2 (Finally received after 6 Phone calls, 11 months late) :)

09-09-2009.....Aos interview.(APPROVED)first card production email

09-12-2009.....Welcome Notice Received.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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Count me into this group. AOS is sent and NOAs and Biometrics received.. Biometrics next week.. and the waiting begins.

Best of luck to you all!


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Rugby, England >> Harrisburg, PA.

Summer 2005 -- Met on Pokerstars.com

June 15th, 2006 -- Met in Person

Feb 1st, 2008 -- Filed I-129F

May 2nd, 2008 -- Visa Interview = Approved. (91days)

May 27th, 2008 -- Damian moves to America!

July 23rd - 30th, 2008 -- Damian's Mum Comes to the US for our wedding.

July 25th, 2008 -- Wedding Day!

March 16th, 2009 -- AOS Sent

May 8th, 2009 -- EAD & AP Approved (51days)

July 14th, 2009 -- AOS Approved!! (118days)

July 21st, 2009 -- Green Card Received (125days)

No RFEs the whole process :) All done myself.

December 4th - 30th, 2009 -- Visited England

April 8th - 30th, 2010 -- Damian's Brother visits us here in PA.

January 19th, 2010 -- Damian got his PA license.

December 10th - 19th, 2010 -- Visited England

September 16th - 30th, 2011 -- Damian's Parents came to visit us here in PA.

June 1st, 2011 -- Mailed ROC to Vermont.

February 21st, 2012 -- 10 Year Green Card Received

April 14th, 2012 -- N-400 Sent to Dallas Lockbox

November 26th, 2012 – Damian Became a US Citizen!!!

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This is a great thread, will def be helpful when i ask stupid questions! hehe

Just received the I-693 back from Dr Arnold's office, took a week from me sending off.

Trying to get all the other AOS paperwork ready to send off.

Damian - the Capital One card you've got...does it build you a credit score/rating??


07/15/2008 I-129f sent to VSC

07/19/2008 I-129f received at VSC

12/09/2008 NOA2 approved

01/13/2009 Medical completed

02/03/2009 Interview - APPROVED!!

02/28/2009 POE Raleigh/Durham

05/02/2009 Official wedding day...get to see the family!

04/11/2009 AOS paperwork sent

04/17/2009 NOA for I-765 & I-131

05/13/2009 Biometrics appointment

05/08/2009 Biometrics done

06/05/2009 EAD & AP approved

06/23/2009 back in the UK

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I agree, having a UK AOS thread is a good idea. It will be cool keeping track of the progress being made by fellow Brits. Please dont remove this, please :unsure:

Well I started my AOS application in January and so far it has being moving along quite smoothly. I sent off the the I-485, I-765, I-693 (just the vaccination part was filled in by a doctor), I-864, G-325A and all the other stuff to Chicago. I then received an NOA at the beginning of March which was quickly followed by the biometrics appointment. Oh and my case has also been transferred to California, which might mean no interview! However, I have noticed that those whose cases that did not get transferred and are required to attend an interview seem to be moving along a bit quicker, so I'm not sure if there is any benefit. I will say though that cases seem to be getting approved quite quickly and there seems to be no slow downs currently.

I think it is a little annoying regarding the I-693 form, surely this should be sorted or at least started when you go through the medical in the UK? Yes I know some people dont have their vaccinations sorted before they come over, but for those who do it make things a little easier. Easier? is anything to do with USCIS meant to be easy?

The email update system on the USCIS website is useless! It shows my AOS case but there is absolutely no mention of the EAD, from other cases I have noticed that this is sometimes the case and you just receive the EAD without any any letters or emails of its impending arrival. As with all USCIS stuff its just pot luck!

Good luck to all my fellow Brits and I hope your next USCIS journey is a smooth one....... :wacko:

Edited by Barry and Jackie

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Albuquerque NM

Date Filed : 2009-01-11

NOA Date : 2009-02-03

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-02-26 for I485 & I765

AOS Transfer** : 2009-02-12

Interview Date :

Approval / Denial Date :

Approved : 2009-04-27 (Never received approval notification)

Got I551 Stamp :

Greencard Received:2009-04-27

Employment Authorisation

CIS Office : Albuquerque NM

Filing Method : Mail

Filing Instance : First

Date Filed : 2009-01-11

NOA Date : 2009-02-03

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-02-26

Approved Date :2009-04-08

Lifting Conditions

Event Date

CIS Office :Vermont Service Center

Date Filed :2011-02-05

NOA Date :

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. :2001-03-25

Interview Date : N/A

Approval / Denial Date :2011-07-28

Approved :Yes

Got I551 Stamp :

Green Card Received :

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Damian - the Capital One card you've got...does it build you a credit score/rating??

Yes it does, Dawn. And all you need is a SSN to apply. You start off with a $300 credit limit, but if you follow their "3 steps" program (activate and use the card within 90 days, don't go over your limit, and pay in full each month) then after 3 months you get an automatic credit increase. Cool, huh?


Naturalization Timeline:

Event

Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox

CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2014-06-11

NOA Date : 2014-06-16

Bio. Appt. :

Interview Date :

Approved :

Oath Ceremony :

Comments :

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i hope im gonna be a 2009 AOS filer. so ill just be a groupie for now.

i do hope this thread gets to stay in this forum. (please please please)

i put jamie's name on my credit card and got citibank to issue you him his very own card for my account. do we think this now consititutes a 'joint account' as far as credit cards are concerned? i did it so that if he has any major issues before he gets here, he will have a credit card on hand to help.

damian P, did you already have as ss#? from previous a previous visa/employment in the us, perhaps?


21 oct 08 : i-129F sent / 22 oct 08 : NOA1 / 23 feb 09: NOA2 / 13 mar 09 : rec'd 'packet 3' / 28 mar 09 : rec'd 'packet 4' / 20 apr 09 : interview / 22 apr 09 : passport/visa delivery by courier / 29 apr 09 : POE @ PHL / <3 05 may 09 : married <3 / 06 jul 09 : AOS submitted / 09 jul 09 : NOA for EAD/AP/i-485 / 28 jul 09 : biometrics / 31 aug 09 : AP rec'd / 02 sep 09 : EAD rec'd / 19 oct 09 : conditional green card rec'd

16 jul 11 : i-751 sent to VSC (fedex)

18 jul 11 : fedex confirmed delivery; NOA1 generated

20 jul 11 : NOA1 notice rec'd; check cashed; touch

26 jul 11 : NOA2 generated

28 jul 11 : NOA2 biometrics appt letter rec'd

29 jul 11 : letter req biometrics appt rescheduling sent

09 aug 11 : biometrics appt (could not attend); NOA3 generated

11 aug 11 : NOA3 (rescheduled) biometrics appt letter rec'd

24 aug 11 : biometrics appt

14 oct 11 : conditional green card expiry date

16 nov 11 : filed AR-11 for LPR online

18 nov 11 : mailed i-865 for USC

22 nov 11 : moved house; NOA4 change of address for USC rec'd

13 dec 11 : filed AR-11 for LPR by phone

29 dec 11 : filed hardcopy AR-11 for LPR by mail

18 jan 12 : 6 month mark ROC

05 apr 12 : approval letter rec'd

16 jul 12 : n-400 filing window opens

immediate concerns:

none, immigration-wise.

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damian P, did you already have as ss#? from previous a previous visa/employment in the us, perhaps?

Yes I did. I already had SSN, bank account, and contract cellphone from my student visa days, so in that aspect I'm ahead of the game.


Naturalization Timeline:

Event

Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox

CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2014-06-11

NOA Date : 2014-06-16

Bio. Appt. :

Interview Date :

Approved :

Oath Ceremony :

Comments :

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Damian - the Capital One card you've got...does it build you a credit score/rating??

Yes it does, Dawn. And all you need is a SSN to apply. You start off with a $300 credit limit, but if you follow their "3 steps" program (activate and use the card within 90 days, don't go over your limit, and pay in full each month) then after 3 months you get an automatic credit increase. Cool, huh?

This is the one I am thinking of getting, I liked what I read about it and its good to hear good news about it from someone that already has one.

We have added me to my wifes bank account, this does not help my credit rating though so I am looking for alternatives to up my credit score. I had a good one in the UK but it seems to count for absolutely zilch over here! :(

I have already got into an argument with the bank manager over till workers dodgy knowledge! She agreed with me but still refused to do anything about my compaint. Any way enough of that, I'm going off track!

Edited by Barry and Jackie

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Albuquerque NM

Date Filed : 2009-01-11

NOA Date : 2009-02-03

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-02-26 for I485 & I765

AOS Transfer** : 2009-02-12

Interview Date :

Approval / Denial Date :

Approved : 2009-04-27 (Never received approval notification)

Got I551 Stamp :

Greencard Received:2009-04-27

Employment Authorisation

CIS Office : Albuquerque NM

Filing Method : Mail

Filing Instance : First

Date Filed : 2009-01-11

NOA Date : 2009-02-03

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-02-26

Approved Date :2009-04-08

Lifting Conditions

Event Date

CIS Office :Vermont Service Center

Date Filed :2011-02-05

NOA Date :

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. :2001-03-25

Interview Date : N/A

Approval / Denial Date :2011-07-28

Approved :Yes

Got I551 Stamp :

Green Card Received :

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thats GREAT. soooo much easier.

somehow your response doesnt jibe with my impression that you were wicked* old. hee hee. where did you study when you were here?

*my word of the day.


21 oct 08 : i-129F sent / 22 oct 08 : NOA1 / 23 feb 09: NOA2 / 13 mar 09 : rec'd 'packet 3' / 28 mar 09 : rec'd 'packet 4' / 20 apr 09 : interview / 22 apr 09 : passport/visa delivery by courier / 29 apr 09 : POE @ PHL / <3 05 may 09 : married <3 / 06 jul 09 : AOS submitted / 09 jul 09 : NOA for EAD/AP/i-485 / 28 jul 09 : biometrics / 31 aug 09 : AP rec'd / 02 sep 09 : EAD rec'd / 19 oct 09 : conditional green card rec'd

16 jul 11 : i-751 sent to VSC (fedex)

18 jul 11 : fedex confirmed delivery; NOA1 generated

20 jul 11 : NOA1 notice rec'd; check cashed; touch

26 jul 11 : NOA2 generated

28 jul 11 : NOA2 biometrics appt letter rec'd

29 jul 11 : letter req biometrics appt rescheduling sent

09 aug 11 : biometrics appt (could not attend); NOA3 generated

11 aug 11 : NOA3 (rescheduled) biometrics appt letter rec'd

24 aug 11 : biometrics appt

14 oct 11 : conditional green card expiry date

16 nov 11 : filed AR-11 for LPR online

18 nov 11 : mailed i-865 for USC

22 nov 11 : moved house; NOA4 change of address for USC rec'd

13 dec 11 : filed AR-11 for LPR by phone

29 dec 11 : filed hardcopy AR-11 for LPR by mail

18 jan 12 : 6 month mark ROC

05 apr 12 : approval letter rec'd

16 jul 12 : n-400 filing window opens

immediate concerns:

none, immigration-wise.

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thats GREAT. soooo much easier.

somehow your response doesnt jibe with my impression that you were wicked* old. hee hee. where did you study when you were here?

*my word of the day.

I went to Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois (part of the St Louis Metro area).


Naturalization Timeline:

Event

Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox

CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2014-06-11

NOA Date : 2014-06-16

Bio. Appt. :

Interview Date :

Approved :

Oath Ceremony :

Comments :

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Somebody mentioned it might be a good idea to have a dedicated UK AOS thread on here (skparker I think) so thought ####### not. So if the VJ powers that be have no objection, let's start one.

Right, I've been here for 2 days and so far I've activated/used my nice shiny new Capital One credit card, have contacted Dr Arnold's office (who replied within the hour) and am organising my I-693 stuff to send to her today.

Well, it's a start............

I never bothered with an I-693 and they never asked for one. I just sent them a copy of the form I got from the medical with all my vaccinations sent off.

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This thread is a great idea :)

I sent off my AOS on March 24th, still waiting for my NOA. Sent it off minus the I-693 (sent the vaccine supplement we got from the medical) as despite 2 phone messages Dr Arnold had still not got back to me. I will be getting it anyway in case I get a RFE for it, but this week I have been too wrapped up in sorting out my car.

Gradually getting all my finances sorted out, have my bank account and savings account set up. The bank has agreed to me having a joint credit card account with Charley (not just being a cardholder on his account) which they assure me will count towards my credit score.


K1 Journey

I-129F Sent : 2nd July 2008

NOA1 : 25th July 2008

NOA2 : 28th November 2008

NVC Received : 2nd December 2008

NVC Left : 12th January 2009

Consulate Received : 26th January 2009

Packet 3 Sent : 27th January 2009

Interview: 19th February 2009

Visa in hand : 24th February 2009

Flew to US: 28th February 2009

Wedding Day 10th March 2009 in snowy Colorado

AOS Journey

AOS package sent : 24th March 2009

NOA: 31st March 2009

AOS transferred to CSC: 13th April 2009

Biometrics Appt: 23rd April 2009

AOS approved 13th May 2009

Green Card received 9th June 2009

Stuck in AP at NVC thread

UK AOS Progress Timeline

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