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We all know there is no clear guidance or regulation from the USCIS regarding whether a student is still under F-1 status if he/she has applied for I-485 adjustment of status. Since a student visa doesn't allow "dual intent" as in H or L visas, it seems that filing a green card application - a clear indication of immigrant intent..................

I would please like all F-1 student who has applied for I-485 adjustment of status to post their timelines, RFEs, and any other relevant information about their case. Posting these info will help us and all the future filers. Thank you


Jan. 23, 2008- Entered As F-1 Student
Feb. 24, 2010 - Our Wedding!
March 11, 2010 - AOS, EAD, I-130 package sent
March 12, 2010 - Package received 9:26am (Day 1)
March 19, 2010- Text and Email Notification of receipts 12:28pm (Day 7)
March 29, 2010- Biometrics letter received for April 12, 2010 (Day 17)
March 29, 2010- Biometrics done. Walk in-Oklahoma City (Day 17)
April 03, 2010- Received RFE (I-485) (Day 22)
April 06, 2010- USCIS Received response to REF. LUDs (I-485) 4/6/10 and 4/7/10 (day 25)
April 30, 2010- Interview notice received dated 04/27/2010. Appointment date 06/03/2010 (Day 49)
May 06, 2010-- EAD Card production ordered (received text & email) (Day 55)
May 13, 2010-- Second email and text msg for EAD approval and Touched on I-765
May 17, 2010-- AOS and I-130 Touched.
May 24, 2010--Third email and text msg for EAD approval and EAD mailed.
May 27, 2010--EAD card received.
June 03, 2010-- AOS Interview
June 28, 2010---1st Card Production Ordered
July 01, 2010---2nd Card Production Ordered
July 02, 2010---Welcome to USA letter and I-130 Approval Notice Received
July 12, 2010---Green Card Received
Removing of conditions
May 30, 2012--- ROC Package sent
May 31, 2012--- Package received 12:49PM
June 06,2012---- Check cashed
July 11, 2012--- Biometric done
February 27, 2013---Approved. Card Production Ordered.
March 04, 2013---Green Card Received

Naturalization

April 09, 2015---Application Package sent

April 13, 2015---Package received 08:30AM

April 17, 2015---Text and Email Notification of receipts 10:26pm

April 20, 2015---Check cashed

April 23, 2015---NOA received

May 02, 2015- Biometrics letter received for May 13, 2015

July 16, 2015-- N-400 Initial interview date but rescheduled.

Sept.16, 2015- N-400 Interview- passed but requested spouse divorce decree

Sept. 27, 2015- Divorce decree document hand delivered.

Oct 06, 2015 ---N-400 Approved.

Nov 10, 2015-- Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Peru
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We all know there is no clear guidance or regulation from the USCIS regarding whether a student is still under F-1 status if he/she has applied for I-485 adjustment of status. Since a student visa doesn't allow "dual intent" as in H or L visas, it seems that filing a green card application - a clear indication of immigrant intent..................

I would please like all F-1 student who has applied for I-485 adjustment of status to post their timelines, RFEs, and any other relevant information about their case. Posting these info will help us and all the future filers. Thank you

Hi , you can see my husband's timeline. He entered as an F1 about four and a half years before we were married.

I-485 sent in September 2006, concurrently with I-765 (work permit) and advanced parole

work permit granted in early January 2007, advanced parole arrived around the same time

No RFEs were issued

Interviewed in December 2006

AOS granted in July 2007

Lifted Conditions in 2009: applied in March, 10 year card received in June 2009

hope this helps! good luck on your journey

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Australia
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I just filed for AOS from F-1 due to marriage to a USC.

Applied with I-485, I-130 and I-131. No EAD filed yet.

I just received my NOA1's for all 3 forms today (April 12).


Adjustment of Status from F-1 student.

10/4/09 - Married

3/29/10 - AOS Packet sent

3/30/10 - AOS Packet received in Chicago (Day 1)

4/12/10 - NOA1 for I-485, I-130, I-131 (Day 13)

4/16/10 - Appointment Notice for Biometrics. (Day 17)

4/20/10 - Walk-in Biometrics taken at Buffalo, NY (Day 21)

4/20/10 - EAD application mailed to Chicago, USPS with signature confirmation (Day 21)

4/30/10 - Scheduled Biometrics Appt. (Day 31)

5/1/10 - NOA received for I-765 (Day 32)

5/3/10 - Appointment letter received for EAD Biometrics (Day 34)

5/10/10 - Interview Appt. letter received (dated May 3) (Day 41)

5/20/10 - EAD Biometrics appointment completed (Day 51)

5/24/10 - EAD "touched" (Day 55)

6/09/10 - Scheduled Interview date (Day 71) Informed we needed a co-sponsor

6/15/10 - I-131 (Advance Parole) Approval notice via email (Day 77)

6/16/10 - Follow up interview with co-sponsor affadavit (Day 78) APPROVED

6/21/10 - Welcome Letter received (Day 83)

6/21/10 - Advanced Parole Received (although I've now been approved, so it doesn't matter) (Day 83)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Cyprus
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I have also just filed for AOS from F-1. I have the same exact timeline as Jscoope!


August, 1999 - Entered the US as F-1

May 21, 2004 - Started dating my now husband

Feb 21, 2010 - Got married!

March 29, 2010 - AOS, EAD, AP package sent

March 30, 2010 - Package received

April 7, 2010 - I-130 & I-485 checks cashed

April 12, 2010 - Received NOA for I-130, I-485, I-765, and I-131

April 16, 2010 - Received Biometrics appointment notice (for May 3rd)

April 19, 2010 - Biometrics taken (early walk-in)

April 19, 2010 - I485, I765 updated

April 20, 2010 - I485, I765 updated

April 21, 2010 - I130, I765, I131 updated

May 3, 2010 - Received Interview notice for June 8 (notice dated April 29)!

June 8, 2010 - AOS Interview (Approved)!

June 28, 2010 - Received green card!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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I also applied AOS from F-1. I like this...helping each other. ;)


AOS timeline from F1:

12 March 2010 - AOS packet received (10am) at Chicago (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765) via Fed ex

19 March 2010 - Checks cashed

29 March 2010 – Received Biometric appointment(20April2010) –dated 25 March 2010

31 March 2010 – Biometrics done via Walk in

20 April 2010 - Original Biometric appointment date

22 April 2010 - Interview appointment received on May 25(dated: April 16, 2010)

19 May 2010 - EAD approved (card production)

19 May 2010 - Approved: I131 , APPLICATION FOR USCIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT

25 May 2010 - Appointment Interview (3:10-3:30pm). APPROVED ;)

25 May 2010 - received email for card production (8:30pm). YAY!

ROC

25 April 2012 - I-751 sent

26 April 2012 - I-751 reaches VCS P.O. Box

27 April 2012 - Checked cashed

30 April 2012 - Received NOA1 (mailed April 27)

08 June 2012 - NOA Biometrics (mailed May 11)

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F1 here also. Check out my timeline for my progress so far.


04/02/2010: AOS I-130, I-485 and I-765 mailed by UPS 2nd Day Air

04/06/2010: Delivered, Signed by Chiba (Day 1)

04/13/2010: Checks cashed, NOAs received via email and text (Day 7)

04/19/2010: Hard NOAs for I-130, I-485 and I-765 received (Day 13)

04/23/2010: Biometrics Appointment received (Day 17)

05/04/2010: RFE for I-864 received (Day 28)

05/06/2010: RFE for I-864 mailed back (Day 30)

05/12/2010: Case processing resumed (Day 36)

05/14/2010: Biometrics Appointment, I-485 and I-765 touched (Day 38)

05/17/2010: I-485 and I-765 touched (Day 41)

06/08/2010: EAD card production ordered (Day 63)

06/19/2010: EAD card received (Day 74)

07/02/2010: Interview letter received (Day 87)

08/04/2010: Interview (Day 120)==> Approved!!. Card Production Ordered text received

08/21/2010: Greencard received (Day 137)

Eligible for ROC: 05/04/2012

Eligible for Naturalization: 08/04/2013

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F-1, see my signature for timeline. Some job opportunities have opened up and I am anxiously waiting for EAD or interview request, anything!!


08/08 - Arrived on F-1 visa

12/09 - Married

02/04/10 - AOS package sent to Chicago Lockbox by USPS Certified Mail

02/07/10 - Package received

02/12/10 - NOA Notice Date

02/22/10 - Biometrics letter received, appointment date 03/09/10 (Notice date 02/17/10)

02/23/10 - Biometrics done

03/08/10 - Second biometric letter received (retaking fingerprints), appointment date 03/22/10 (Notice date 03/03/10)

03/22/10 - Fingerprints retaken

04/12/10 - Interview letter received, appointment date 05/13/10 (Notice date 04/08/10)

04/23/10 - EAD card production ordered #1 (notified by text)

04/28/10 - EAD card production ordered #2 (notified by text)

04/30/10 - EAD approval notice (notified by text)

05/01/10 - EAD and AP received

05/13/10 - Interview appointment (approved)

05/14/10 - Approval (notified by text)

05/something/10 - "Welcome to the US" letter and I-130 petition approval letter received in the mail

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Colombia
Timeline

Hi all, did any of you work while you were waiting for your AOS using your EAD through OPT?


[May 11, 2010]: Medical form received. Case transferred to Natl. Benefits Center

[May 07, 2010]: Sent RFE, medical form. Asked my civil surgeon to print another form.

[May 05, 2010]: Biometrics appointment

[April 27, 2010]: Received RFE, they lost medical form

[April 19, 2010]: Received biometrics appointment

[April 19, 2010]: Received NOAs for I-130

[April 16, 2010]: Received NOAs for I-485, I-765, I-131.

[April 12, 2010]: Checks cashed. Case established on USCIS website. [Day 9]

[April 12, 2010]: Received text messages and eight emails from USCIS with MCS number [Day 9]

[April 5, 2010]: AOS package received and signed by USCIS [Day 2]

[April 3, 2010]: Sent AOS package to Chicago lock box - I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131, G-1145

[March, 2010]: Married

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I was wondering if anybody has a similar situation as mine.

I was admitted as an F1 but 1 year before my I-20 and Visa expired I fell out of status.

I also worked unauthorized for a year.

Its 2 years later and I'm married to a US citizen and we filed to adjust my status.

I've been reading on most of these forums that unauthorized work/being out of status is forgiven if AOS is due to marriage to a USC, but has anybody on this forum actually BEEN in this situation?

If so what was your AOS interview like?

Did the interviewing officer even mention the previous F1 violation?/unauthorized work?

Thanks for your replies.


04/08/2010 AOS package received Chicago Lockbox (DAY 1)

04/15/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 8)

04/17/2010 NOA's received (DAY 10)

04/19/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 12)

04/22/2010 Biometrics Letter Received - appointment set for 05/17/2010 (DAY 16)

04/23/2010 Biometrics completed via walk-in, Touch [i-765.I-465] (DAY 17)

04/26/2010 Touch I-485 & I-765 (DAY 19)

04/28/2010 Touch I-130 & I-765 (DAY 21)

04/28/2010 Requested Expedite of EAD (DAY 21)

05/04/2010 EAD Expedite Denial received (DAY 27)

05/07/2010 Requested 2nd Expedite of EAD through Congressman's office (DAY 30)

05/07/2010 EAD Card production ordered notice (DAY 30)

05/10/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 33)

05/12/2010 2nd EAD Card Production Ordered notice (DAY 35)

05/13/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 36)

05/14/2010 Interview Notice Received (DAY 37)

05/24/2010 EAD Approval Notice Sent (DAY 47)

05/25/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 48)

05/27/2010 EAD RECEIVED!! (DAY 50)

06/17/2010 INTERVIEW! (DAY 71)

*** received RFE at interview to ammend Medical Report and submit proof of joint bank account. Sent by overnight mail delivered to USCIS 06/18/2010.

06/28/2010 I-485 Card PRoduction ORdered. yay!

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I was wondering if anybody has a similar situation as mine.

I was admitted as an F1 but 1 year before my I-20 and Visa expired I fell out of status.

I also worked unauthorized for a year.

Its 2 years later and I'm married to a US citizen and we filed to adjust my status.

I've been reading on most of these forums that unauthorized work/being out of status is forgiven if AOS is due to marriage to a USC, but has anybody on this forum actually BEEN in this situation?

If so what was your AOS interview like?

Did the interviewing officer even mention the previous F1 violation?/unauthorized work?

Thanks for your replies.

Well, a friend of mine was in same situation. He was asked about the F-1 violations/unauthorized work. Just prepare well with good reasons why you were out of status. Good luck.


Jan. 23, 2008- Entered As F-1 Student
Feb. 24, 2010 - Our Wedding!
March 11, 2010 - AOS, EAD, I-130 package sent
March 12, 2010 - Package received 9:26am (Day 1)
March 19, 2010- Text and Email Notification of receipts 12:28pm (Day 7)
March 29, 2010- Biometrics letter received for April 12, 2010 (Day 17)
March 29, 2010- Biometrics done. Walk in-Oklahoma City (Day 17)
April 03, 2010- Received RFE (I-485) (Day 22)
April 06, 2010- USCIS Received response to REF. LUDs (I-485) 4/6/10 and 4/7/10 (day 25)
April 30, 2010- Interview notice received dated 04/27/2010. Appointment date 06/03/2010 (Day 49)
May 06, 2010-- EAD Card production ordered (received text & email) (Day 55)
May 13, 2010-- Second email and text msg for EAD approval and Touched on I-765
May 17, 2010-- AOS and I-130 Touched.
May 24, 2010--Third email and text msg for EAD approval and EAD mailed.
May 27, 2010--EAD card received.
June 03, 2010-- AOS Interview
June 28, 2010---1st Card Production Ordered
July 01, 2010---2nd Card Production Ordered
July 02, 2010---Welcome to USA letter and I-130 Approval Notice Received
July 12, 2010---Green Card Received
Removing of conditions
May 30, 2012--- ROC Package sent
May 31, 2012--- Package received 12:49PM
June 06,2012---- Check cashed
July 11, 2012--- Biometric done
February 27, 2013---Approved. Card Production Ordered.
March 04, 2013---Green Card Received

Naturalization

April 09, 2015---Application Package sent

April 13, 2015---Package received 08:30AM

April 17, 2015---Text and Email Notification of receipts 10:26pm

April 20, 2015---Check cashed

April 23, 2015---NOA received

May 02, 2015- Biometrics letter received for May 13, 2015

July 16, 2015-- N-400 Initial interview date but rescheduled.

Sept.16, 2015- N-400 Interview- passed but requested spouse divorce decree

Sept. 27, 2015- Divorce decree document hand delivered.

Oct 06, 2015 ---N-400 Approved.

Nov 10, 2015-- Oath Ceremony

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Bulgaria
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I filed for AOS 2 months before my F-1 status expired. When you file for AOS you lose your F-1 and become, well AOS. I also have a few friends who got picked by the GC lottery while they were on F-1 and they adjusted during the time. They are still students, but PRs now.


12/21/2009 Package mailed

12/23/2009 Package received

01/04/2010 All 3 NOA received dated 12/30

01/14/2010 Applied for expedite, I-130 and I-765 touched

01/30/2010 Received Biometrics appointment scheduled for 02/23/2010

02/02/2010 Walked in and did biometrics

02/03/2010 Touched I-765 and I-485

02/19/2010 EAD Card production ordered

02/26/2010 Received interview appointment letter for 03/29

02/27/2010 EAD arrived in mail (Day 51)

03/03/2010 Filed for change in address

03/08/2010 Received change in address confirmation

03/29/2010 INTERVIEW AT 9:30AM - APPROVED (Day 81)

03/31/2010 Card production ordered. YEY!

04/24/2010 Card received after all the trouble!

01/03/2012 Filed I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence

01/11/2012 Received Notice of Action Dated 01/06/2012

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Hey guys... Filed AOS today


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01/06/10 - Got Married

AOS from F-1 visa (2 months 2 1/2 weeks or 82 days)

04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package

04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/16/10 - Biometrics letter

05/19/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED

07/19/10 - 2 YEAR Green Card received

Removal of Conditions (9 months 1 1/2 weeks or 285 days)

04/08/12 - Eligibility date

04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package

04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter

05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

01/25/13 - APPROVED- ROC card production ordered

02/05/13 - 10 YEAR Green Card received

Naturalization (5 months 2 days or 155 days)

04/15/13 - Eligibility date

06/07/13 - Sent Package

06/20/13 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

06/27/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/05/13 - Interview letter sent/In-line notification

08/14/13 - Interview scheduled in Philly @ 1:30 pm APPROVED

11/07/13 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Peru
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////Hi all, did any of you work while you were waiting for your AOS using your EAD through OPT?

Yes, OPT EAD was used until it expired (12/31) and then there was a short few days where my husband couldn't work until he received his new EAD from the AOS application. Timing is key here.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Australia
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If you file for the EAD while on F-1, can you do work that isn't OPT? As in, if I'm studying exercise science can I go off campus and work as a bank teller or something if i get approved for the EAD?

I didn't bother sending in the EAD application with my packet cos I was under the impression I could only do OPT work, but if that's not the case I may have to send off the application.


Adjustment of Status from F-1 student.

10/4/09 - Married

3/29/10 - AOS Packet sent

3/30/10 - AOS Packet received in Chicago (Day 1)

4/12/10 - NOA1 for I-485, I-130, I-131 (Day 13)

4/16/10 - Appointment Notice for Biometrics. (Day 17)

4/20/10 - Walk-in Biometrics taken at Buffalo, NY (Day 21)

4/20/10 - EAD application mailed to Chicago, USPS with signature confirmation (Day 21)

4/30/10 - Scheduled Biometrics Appt. (Day 31)

5/1/10 - NOA received for I-765 (Day 32)

5/3/10 - Appointment letter received for EAD Biometrics (Day 34)

5/10/10 - Interview Appt. letter received (dated May 3) (Day 41)

5/20/10 - EAD Biometrics appointment completed (Day 51)

5/24/10 - EAD "touched" (Day 55)

6/09/10 - Scheduled Interview date (Day 71) Informed we needed a co-sponsor

6/15/10 - I-131 (Advance Parole) Approval notice via email (Day 77)

6/16/10 - Follow up interview with co-sponsor affadavit (Day 78) APPROVED

6/21/10 - Welcome Letter received (Day 83)

6/21/10 - Advanced Parole Received (although I've now been approved, so it doesn't matter) (Day 83)

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If you file for the EAD while on F-1, can you do work that isn't OPT? As in, if I'm studying exercise science can I go off campus and work as a bank teller or something if i get approved for the EAD?

I didn't bother sending in the EAD application with my packet cos I was under the impression I could only do OPT work, but if that's not the case I may have to send off the application.

OPT work means it has to be related to your field of study because OPT is considered a part of the F1 student visa. Therefore, you cannot work in McDonalds or in the mall.

With an EAD, you are free to work anywhere you want.


04/02/2010: AOS I-130, I-485 and I-765 mailed by UPS 2nd Day Air

04/06/2010: Delivered, Signed by Chiba (Day 1)

04/13/2010: Checks cashed, NOAs received via email and text (Day 7)

04/19/2010: Hard NOAs for I-130, I-485 and I-765 received (Day 13)

04/23/2010: Biometrics Appointment received (Day 17)

05/04/2010: RFE for I-864 received (Day 28)

05/06/2010: RFE for I-864 mailed back (Day 30)

05/12/2010: Case processing resumed (Day 36)

05/14/2010: Biometrics Appointment, I-485 and I-765 touched (Day 38)

05/17/2010: I-485 and I-765 touched (Day 41)

06/08/2010: EAD card production ordered (Day 63)

06/19/2010: EAD card received (Day 74)

07/02/2010: Interview letter received (Day 87)

08/04/2010: Interview (Day 120)==> Approved!!. Card Production Ordered text received

08/21/2010: Greencard received (Day 137)

Eligible for ROC: 05/04/2012

Eligible for Naturalization: 08/04/2013

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