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Biomentrics to INTERVIEW Time

Biometrics to Interview Time  

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  1. 1. How Much Time from Biometrics to Interview?

    • 2 weeks or Less
      1
    • 3 weeks
      0
    • 1 Month
      1
    • 1 Month + 1 Week
      1
    • 1 Month + 2 Weeks
      2
    • 1 Month + 3 Weeks
      4
    • 2 Months
      1
    • 2 Months + 2 weeks
      1
    • 3 Months
      0
    • 4 Months
      1
    • 5 Months
      0
    • 6 Months or more
      4


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My wife just had her biometrics; this is for those of us who are waiting for the AOS interview for

the 2-year Green Card.


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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I think I goofed creating the poll. If an admin could move the thread to the poll section,

providing the poll was created, that would be my wish. Thank you.


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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I have no recollection laughing.gif

I didn't figger on any of my friends not having an erection.

Should have put that in the poll...laughing.gif


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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I don't think my experience will be helpful - at least, I hope it won't be. :D This was a number of years back. I filed in July 2004, had biometrics in August, 2004, my file was transferred to CSC in September, 2005, I had second biometrics in February, 2006 and received my AOS green card approval in May 2006 - so it was 21 months after my first biometrics and 3 months after my 2nd biometrics that my green card was approved. I did not, however, have an interview (nor did I have an RFE - no idea why it took so long).

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In Pras' AOS case 4 months--due to an RFE. I didn't send her birth-cert, but sent her passport in; to answer the RFE, we had to get her birth cert--and her 10TH-class cert--and send these to USCIS.

For her N-400 application, 3 months between biometrics and interview--followed by 4 months interview to swear-in.

(for my own N-400, 4 months biometrics-to-interview, 1 month interview-to-swearin)

Edited by Saddle Bronc

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Mine was about a month and 3 weeks, give or take.

I didn't count the exact date :lol:


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It seems that there is a wider difference in the range of "waiting for interview" times between K-1 and AOS approvals.

I don't mean to say one or the other necessarily takes longer on average, but my perception is

(may be wrong in others' opinions) that on average, the length (meaning range) of time

of "waiting for interview" for K-1's is shorter (comparing the fastest to the slowest) than that

of the AOS filers waiting for their interview.

What I mean is that the RANGE of "waiting for interview" time is shorter for K-1,

not to mean that average K-1 filer gets approved any quicker than average AOS filer.

I think the consulates try to just get the interviews done in the shortest time frame they can

but with the AOS process waiting times for the interview tend to be longer. They may AVERAGE

out to be shorter for AOS, if the ones approved without interviews are taken into consideration.


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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It seems that there is a wider difference in the range of "waiting for interview" times between K-1 and AOS approvals.

I don't mean to say one or the other necessarily takes longer on average, but my perception is

(may be wrong in others' opinions) that on average, the length (meaning range) of time

of "waiting for interview" for K-1's is shorter (comparing the fastest to the slowest) than that

of the AOS filers waiting for their interview.

What I mean is that the RANGE of "waiting for interview" time is shorter for K-1,

not to mean that average K-1 filer gets approved any quicker than average AOS filer.

I think the consulates try to just get the interviews done in the shortest time frame they can

but with the AOS process waiting times for the interview tend to be longer. They may AVERAGE

out to be shorter for AOS, if the ones approved without interviews are taken into consideration.

offtopic45vn.gif - I just saw in another thread a mention of a "receipt" for biometrics.

My wife didn't mention this after her successful walk-in, but when I checked her

passport, the I-94 form that has been stapled opposite her K-1 visa page

had been REPLACED with another I-94 form, shown as follows:

1) Departure number (same as on original I-94).

2) the "admitted stamp" showing her POE date (December 29 2009)

and K-1 status with the date of biometrics (March 29 2010) written

at the bottom.

3) Lastname, Firstname, Country (as before)

Nothing there said it was for biometrics, but they got to use the

same form for 2 purposes (holy government efficiency, Batman!).


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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We're still around 5 weeks since her successful walk-in and counting...

we hope for an interview before July, but it's already June 2.


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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Our interview will take place 47 days after the biometrics were taken. I rounded up to 1 month 3 weeks to not skew the statistics to give anyone waiting more stress.

I'm happy to see the results of this poll so far. I felt like our interview letter came so quickly that it made me nervous that it was just a formality toward some sort of negative outcome. Paranoia really does take hold during this process. But it seems we are fairly average in the timeline.

I also think it might have something to do with the particular office. We are going through the office in New Orleans. I don't think it is particularly busy with regard to this sort of thing, certainly not as busy as a large, northeastern city would be, for example. I know when we went for an infopass to find out if we were legal to AOS the guy mentioned that they were processing AOS applications in about 45 days in that office. I didn't actually believe him, but when I counted up the days for this poll, I see he was pretty much right on for us.


AOS Timeline

4/14/10 - Packet received at Chicago Lockbox at 9:22 AM (Day 1)

4/24/10 - Received hardcopy NOAs (Day 10)

5/14/10 - Biometrics taken. (Day 31)

5/29/10 - Interview letter received 6/30 at 10:30 (Day 46)

6/30/10 - Interview: 10:30 (Day 77) APPROVED!!!

6/30/10 - EAD received in the mail

7/19/10 - GC in hand! (Day 96) .

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Our interview will take place 47 days after the biometrics were taken. I rounded up to 1 month 3 weeks to not skew the statistics to give anyone waiting more stress.

I'm happy to see the results of this poll so far. I felt like our interview letter came so quickly that it made me nervous that it was just a formality toward some sort of negative outcome. Paranoia really does take hold during this process. But it seems we are fairly average in the timeline.

I also think it might have something to do with the particular office. We are going through the office in New Orleans. I don't think it is particularly busy with regard to this sort of thing, certainly not as busy as a large, northeastern city would be, for example. I know when we went for an infopass to find out if we were legal to AOS the guy mentioned that they were processing AOS applications in about 45 days in that office. I didn't actually believe him, but when I counted up the days for this poll, I see he was pretty much right on for us.

Something tells me we'd be better off in the "Big Easy" than in the "Big Sleazy" (NYC).

In any case, we'll be thinking about an infopass in a week or so because she wants

to be in Thailand for her son's university (Chulalongkorn U.) graduation.

He was a top student at the best university in Thailand and my wife who was

the best teacher in Thailand for her province in 2008 doesn't want to miss that.


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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never had an interview, but they approved me 13 months after the biometrics

Edited by Nessa



* K1 Timeline *
* 04/07/06: I-129F Sent to NSC
* 10/02/06: Interview date - APPROVED!
* 10/10/06: POE Houston
* 11/25/06: Wedding day!!!

* AOS/EAD/AP Timeline *
*01/05/07: AOS/EAD/AP sent
*02/19/08: AOS approved
*02/27/08: Permanent Resident Card received

* LOC Timeline *
*12/31/09: Applied Lifting of Condition
*01/04/10: NOA
*02/12/10: Biometrics
*03/03/10: LOC approved
*03/11/10: 10 years green card received

* Naturalization Timeline *
*12/17/10: package sent
*12/29/10: NOA date
*01/19/11: biometrics
*04/12/11: interview
*04/15/11: approval letter
*05/13/11: Oath Ceremony - Officially done with Immigration.

Complete Timeline

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