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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
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Hi guys

first of all, I want to THANK YOU (L) for this website and for all of you guys in here so much for all the information. We started with 'no clue' , Google-ing if we can find any information somewhere. We just don't want to spend $2,000 for the lawyer, and we truly believe that it is the way to do it ourselves. and 'yes' WE DID IT !! :thumbs:

back ground, I came here in US with J-1 visa in June 2007, met my husband and we start dating since October 07, My DS expired June 17, 09, we got married June 30 :blush: (in Hawaii :dance: ) and file for AOS about mid-July after got the certificate. well, everything went well, smooth , no problem at all.

we had our interview yesterday in Detroit, at 1 PM. we got there about 10 minutes early. after put the letter at the window NO.8, wait for like 10 minutes. then the guy called my name. He is kind of old (maybe 60 ?) we followed him to his room. after we sat down he told us that our paper looks good and he going to approve :D so, he took my I-94. (funny that, I was worry I keep asking him twice "are you sure I don't need that?" He smiled and said "yes, you don't need it anymore". I was going to gave him my EAD, he said keep that just in case my employer want to see.

Then, he just ask what we have for him to put in the files today, we only had one folder (just original document stuff), 2 photo albums (wedding pictures and pictures of us since we dating) and copy of the package that we sent, that it. only new thing that we had for now is joint bank account. I gave that to him. (we a little worried before though, we didn't have a letter from my husband employer (said on the NOA). we didn't have that in the package either, we think that only taxes return and pay stubs should be enough. and it is enough. IO never ask anything about his job.

Then he swore us in, check some information in my I-485. and here what he asked,

- How we met and when?

- how many people in our house?

- what He like to do and asked my husband the same what I like to do, he answered that I like cooking , so IO ask what we have for dinner yesterday?

- Is my husband met my parent? and ask if I know his parent? I showed the IO our pictures that have me with his family, so he asked all the name of people in the picture.

then he looked at all those pictures, (seem like he just like to look at that , not really ask anymore questions)

then he tell us how the green card work, what is a condition green card, he gave us a paper with information about it. and said we should expect the card soon!

*** one thing I just noticed, he did not stamp my passport***

that it, we said thank you, he walked us out and we was smiling walking out, and we just said to each other that 'humm, that was easy' :luv:

oh.. and when we got home, I check on USCIS website, here what our status says "On October 8, 2009, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you." That's pretty good up to date, isn't it.

alright guys, I am normally not post much, (My English not that good so I am apologize if anything wrong :P ) we got so much help from the forums and website and that because we share an information. I hope that this post will have some little help for people that adjust status from J-1 like me, or going to have an interview in Detroit. :thumbs:

Thank you (L)

Edited by nui

10-06-2007 met

10-11-2008 engaged

06-30-2009 married

<<<<<<<>>>>>>

07-17-2009 send out the package (I-130, I-145, I-765) all in one + 2 checks

07-20-2009 package arrived ! signed for by L box

07-27-2009 NOA came in the mail ~ all 3

08-01-2009 received biometrics appointment for August 24, at 3 pm

08-22-2009 wedding party!! (with friends and families)

08-24-2009 Biometrics at USCIS Detroit (took about 15 minutes)

08-31-2009 EAD in hand!!!!! wow (only a week from biometrics!)

09-08-2009 got Interview appointment for Oct 8,09 at 1.00 pm in Detroit !!! YEAH

10-08-2009 Interview Date @ 1 pm @ Detroit

10-08-2009 INTERVIEW.......Approved

On October 8, 2009, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you.

10-13-2009 NOA - welcome to America Letter !

10-19-2009 GREEN CARD in hand ! (done with USCIS , see you again in 1 year and 9 months)

<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>

9/6/2011 I751 removing of conditions sent

9/10/2011 package delivered

9/14/2011 check cashed

9/17/2011 NOA received...greencard 1 year extended

9/19/2011 Biometrics appointment letter received

10/07/2011 Biometrics

12/07/2011 GreenCard (10years) in mail box :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Congrats and best wishes!!!!


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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:dance::dance::dance::dance:

12/30/05 - married

7/14/06 - sent I-130

7/18/06 - notice of arrival I-130

8/03/09 - received approval I-130

7/28/09 - sent AOS package

7/29/09 - arrived Chicago lockbox

8/05/09 - touched

8/07/09 - received notice of arrival I-485

8/07/09 - received Biometrics appoitment notice for 9/2/09

8/22/09 - did walk-in biometrics (in/out within 30 minutes)

8/25/09 - touched

10/23/09 - received interview appoitment letter for 11/24/09

11/24/09 - Interview - approved received I-551 stamp

11/25/09 - received email from USCIS - card production ordered

11/28/09 - received welcome letter from USCIS (by mail)

11/30/09 - received email from USCIS - card production ordered

12/02/09 - received email from USCIS - I-1485 approval noticed mailed out

12/03/09 - touched

12/05/09 - received 10 year green card in the mail, Thank you Jesus

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Romania
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Congrats from a previous J-1 holder! :thumbs:


My N-400 Journey

06-02-2017 - N-400 package mailed to Dallas Lockbox

06-06-2017 - Credit card charged; received text and email confirming that application was received and NOA is on its way

06-10-2017 - Received NOA letter from NBC dated 06-05-2017

06-16-2017 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 06-28-2017

01-19-2018 - Interview Letter sent

02-27-18 - Interview and Oath Ceremony. Finally US CITIZEN! 

My ROC Journey

03-08-2012 - I-751 package mailed to VSC

03-10-2012 - I-751 package delivered

03-14-2012 - Check cashed

03-15-2012 - NOA received, dated 03-12-2012

04-27-2012 - Biometrics appointment

11-23-2012 - ROC approved

11-28-2012 - Approval letter received

12-06-2012 - 10 years Green Card received

My AOS Journey

04-17-09 I-130&I-485&I-765 received by USCIS

04-19-10 AOS Approved

04-29-10 Green Card received

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Congratulations! That's awesome!


Shoot for the moon - even if you miss, you'll land among the stars...

AOS completed in 11/2009

ROC completed in 06/2012
Received BBG from Germany in 02/2013

Passed N-400 interview and civics test 06/07/2013

Oath ceremony some time in July

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Congratulations!


Sometime in 11/2006 --- Met online

09/26/2008 --- Got married

04/03/2009 --- AOS package sent

07/13/2009 --- Interview in Detroit,MI. Approved!!!

07/25/2009 --- GC received! Total: 3 months 12 days from NOA1 to GC mailboxhappy.gif

05/17/2011 --- ROC package sent

05/25/2011 --- NOA1 received

06/27/2011 --- Biometrics

10/17/2011 --- Approved! confetti.gif

10/21/2011 --- Received Permanent GC

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
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Hi everybody,

Just want to follow up the post that, last week I got the letter from USCIS. It's a NOA that says 'welcome to United State of America' :star:

and yesterday, only mail that we received in mail box was.....my green card :dance:

today, I am planing to go to social security office to get my name change and get the 'valid for work only with DHS authorization' out of my card.

Thank you for all your kind support.

we did it!

cheer!

Edited by nui

10-06-2007 met

10-11-2008 engaged

06-30-2009 married

<<<<<<<>>>>>>

07-17-2009 send out the package (I-130, I-145, I-765) all in one + 2 checks

07-20-2009 package arrived ! signed for by L box

07-27-2009 NOA came in the mail ~ all 3

08-01-2009 received biometrics appointment for August 24, at 3 pm

08-22-2009 wedding party!! (with friends and families)

08-24-2009 Biometrics at USCIS Detroit (took about 15 minutes)

08-31-2009 EAD in hand!!!!! wow (only a week from biometrics!)

09-08-2009 got Interview appointment for Oct 8,09 at 1.00 pm in Detroit !!! YEAH

10-08-2009 Interview Date @ 1 pm @ Detroit

10-08-2009 INTERVIEW.......Approved

On October 8, 2009, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you.

10-13-2009 NOA - welcome to America Letter !

10-19-2009 GREEN CARD in hand ! (done with USCIS , see you again in 1 year and 9 months)

<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>

9/6/2011 I751 removing of conditions sent

9/10/2011 package delivered

9/14/2011 check cashed

9/17/2011 NOA received...greencard 1 year extended

9/19/2011 Biometrics appointment letter received

10/07/2011 Biometrics

12/07/2011 GreenCard (10years) in mail box :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Romania
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WOWWWW!!!

A lot of great news today! :dance:

You had a very fast and smooth AOS process!!Congratulations!What a lucky person you are! :dance:


My N-400 Journey

06-02-2017 - N-400 package mailed to Dallas Lockbox

06-06-2017 - Credit card charged; received text and email confirming that application was received and NOA is on its way

06-10-2017 - Received NOA letter from NBC dated 06-05-2017

06-16-2017 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 06-28-2017

01-19-2018 - Interview Letter sent

02-27-18 - Interview and Oath Ceremony. Finally US CITIZEN! 

My ROC Journey

03-08-2012 - I-751 package mailed to VSC

03-10-2012 - I-751 package delivered

03-14-2012 - Check cashed

03-15-2012 - NOA received, dated 03-12-2012

04-27-2012 - Biometrics appointment

11-23-2012 - ROC approved

11-28-2012 - Approval letter received

12-06-2012 - 10 years Green Card received

My AOS Journey

04-17-09 I-130&I-485&I-765 received by USCIS

04-19-10 AOS Approved

04-29-10 Green Card received

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This is awesome, congrats!! My husband is adjusting from J-1 as well :star:


AOS

09/21/08- Phil arrives in US

08/15/09- Wedding

10/16/09- Mailed out AOS package

01/14/10- Interview completed - Approved!

01/23/10- Conditional Green Card received!

ROC

10/17/11- Mailed ROC package

10/19/11- Package arrives at VSC

10/20/11- NOA1 issued

10/24/11- "Touch"

10/24/11- Check cashed

10/26/11- NOA1 received

11/23/11- Biometrics appointment

01/14/12- Conditional GC Expired

07/17/12- Approved! - Notification of card production

07/23/12- Notification of card being mailed

07/25/12- 10 year GC received!

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