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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Spain
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I filed April 29th and I can't wait until I find my EAD in the mail! I am the kind of person that can't wait and need to do something, so I have already applied to a job and been accepted... Training starts July 12th, and they told me I can fill the I-9 as soon as I have the permit, and that they hope it is before training starts, or I won't be able to work there...

I haven't been able to work or study for a whole year and I am going CRAZY! I am checking my mailbox everyday with my fingers crossed...

Like someone else said in the forum... what I hate about this whole process is not knowing ever when and what's gonna happen. They just sent me the letter to have an interview for AOS August 3rd, but in the website it still says "initial review", so I know I can't rely on it telling me when I have been approved for the EAD or if it has been sent yet.

What about you? You got it already? Does the website work for you?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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We filed for AOS (from k1) in mid April and just received an EAD approval yesterday. I have not had any issues regarding updates on the website but I have seen many cases go without updates.


01/2006 - Filed k1(1st time)

04/2006 - Interview (1st time) denied

Waited, waited...... no review

06/2009 - Filed k1 (2nd time)

09/2009 - NOA 2 approved

12/2009 - Interview (2nd time) APPROVED! VISA ISSUED

02/2010 - Arrived USA

04/2010 - Married

AOS Timeline

4/19/2010-Sent to Chicago Lockbox

4/26/2010-Received texts and emails 7th day

4/30/2010-Received NOA's(Hardcopies) 11th day

5/3/2010-Received ASC appointment notice(mailed 4/29/2010)14th day

5/7/2010-Walk-in Biometrics done(2 weeks earlier)18th day

5/13/2010-Case transferred to CSC

6/2/2010- Case received/resumed at CSC

6/18,6/22,6/23 AOS touches

6/28/2010- EAD production and touch on AP

6/29/2010-AOS APPROVED

7/2/2010- 2nd update on EAD production and touched on AP....

7/6/2010- Received "Welcome Letter" and AP document

7/12/2010-Received GREEN CARD and EAD

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I filed April 29th and I can't wait until I find my EAD in the mail! I am the kind of person that can't wait and need to do something, so I have already applied to a job and been accepted... Training starts July 12th, and they told me I can fill the I-9 as soon as I have the permit, and that they hope it is before training starts, or I won't be able to work there...

I haven't been able to work or study for a whole year and I am going CRAZY! I am checking my mailbox everyday with my fingers crossed...

Like someone else said in the forum... what I hate about this whole process is not knowing ever when and what's gonna happen. They just sent me the letter to have an interview for AOS August 3rd, but in the website it still says "initial review", so I know I can't rely on it telling me when I have been approved for the EAD or if it has been sent yet.

What about you? You got it already? Does the website work for you?

Hey There

I filed a day or two after you and like you the website says "initial review" also like you have an appointment letter through, so the site is about as much use as a chocolate fire guard.

Congrats on the job btw and I hope you get your EAD in time, good luck :)

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Hello, I hope you get your EAD soon. We filed end of March and got our NOA in April so we're April filers. Take a look at my timeline. We just got our EAD in the mail yesterday! We didn't have an interview though since our case was transferred to CSC. The website for the most part for us was on it...I received updateds and text messages as soon as it was touched or updated. Best wishes and hang in there. :thumbs:


Removal of Conditions Journey

03/30/2012-I-751 sent to Vermont Service Center (USPS Priority Mail w/delivery confirmation)

04/02/2012-Packaged arrived at Vermont Service Center-Signed by D. Renaud

04/05/2012- check cashed

04/07/2012- Recvd NOA in mail dated 04/03/2012

05/14/12-Biometrics Appointment- Completed

12/31/12-Production of card ordered text/email

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Spain
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I really don't understand how something SO important as immigration isn't updated every day. Millions of lives depend on this process, but USCIS seem to be like "whatever" about it. My husband is making $900 a month (if we are lucky, this month we only got $125 because he had to change jobs, long story) and we really are barely making it. Right now we are having to ask our family to lend us money for rent because we are $50 short.

Don't they think about these things?

By the way, something I think I am going to do is: as soon as we have some money I am going to take the $99 Tax Preparation class from H&R Block, and see if they'll hire me during tax season. I've heard people make pretty good money doing taxes.

I was wondering, by the way... How come when you call them they tell you just what's on the site? The people in USCIS are totally useless, but there MUST be someone that knows what's actually going on with your case, isn't there? Anybody knows if I could get actual information from some source?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Italy
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Don't they think about these things?

No, because if it isn't obvious, they are trying to discourage immigration. I mean my husband and I were 25 and 24 when we started the K1 process and since then we spent over 10000 between the fees, the lawyer for the k1, the tickets to see each other and finally AOS. We both have MA degrees and he makes really good money so we were able to pull it off, but we consider ourselves EXTREMELY lucky (especially considering the economy) also because I find a job right away after EAd.

BTW, you have to wait for the actual EAD card before you start working...I think they have to fill out the 1-9 right away, not sure how legal it could be to delay it maybe a week and start working with the approval only...According to most timelines you might just get EAD on or around the 12th, can you delay training until maybe the 19th? Does your employer know about the situation? I understand the need for work, but if you start working illegally you might open an even bigger can of worms so be careful.

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AOS Journey

Marriage: 2010-03-06

Date Filed: 2010-03-23

NOA: 2010-04-02 (via texts and emails)+check cashed

NOA1 in the mail: 2010-04-07

Bio Appointment letter: 04/29 (FINALLY!!!!)

Bio Appointment: scheduled 05/24, walk-in on 05/03, yay!

**Touch on AOS and EAD: 05/03 and 05/04

Interview notice: 05/14, dated 05/11. It's for 06/17

EAD and AP approved: 06/03

**Touch on EAD and AP: 06/04

**Touch on AP: 06/07

**Touch on EAD and 2nd card production ordered: 06/08

**Touch on EAD: 06/09

AP received: 06/09

**Touch on EAD: 06/11. 3rd approval email received!

EAD received: 06/11 step 2 of 3 completed!

Interview scheduled: 06/17 @ 915 am APPROVED and card production ordered same day!!!!

Welcome letter received:06/21

2nd email Green Card production ordered:06/22

**Touch on AOS:06/23

3rd email received, blue dot went to post decision: 06/30

Tik tok tik tok....GREEN CARD IN HAND: 07/02!!!!!Less than a year since filing for the k1!

K1 Journey

I-129F Sent: 2009-08-12

I-129F NOA1: 2009-08-14

I-129F NOA2: 2009-10-29

Packet 3 Received: 2009-11-17

Interview: 2010-02-16, approved, visa the same day!

POE: 2010-03-03 @ LAX

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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I was wondering, by the way... How come when you call them they tell you just what's on the site? The people in USCIS are totally useless, but there MUST be someone that knows what's actually going on with your case, isn't there? Anybody knows if I could get actual information from some source?

I have a feeling that the USCIS call centre agents aren't even real government employees ... just contractors who receive pretty basic training and can basically read the instructions from forms and check case status, etc (this is just a guess, though, from my experience with them). I called before we filed our AOS because I had a question and the agent couldn't answer so my call was escalated. After waiting on hold for half an hour I spoke to an actual immigration officer who was really on the ball. I am not sure that would work for you though -- it's unlikely that you could speak to the specific officer who is working on your case. But you may want to try.

Good luck, I hope you get your approval soon!


AOS/AP/EAD Timeline

Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 06/16/2010

Chicago Lockbox received: 06/18/2010

Received e-mail notification from Chicago Lockbox: 06/24/2010

Hard copy NOA1 received: 06/28/2010

Touch!: 06/28/2010

Received biometrics letter in the mail: 07/16/2010

Attempted walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- DENIED: 07/16/2010

2nd attempt at walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- SUCCESS!: 07/28/2010

EAD card production ordered!: 08/09/2010

AP approved!: 08/09/2010

2nd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/12/2010

AP arrived!: 08/16/2010

3rd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/16/2010

EAD arrived!: 08/19/2010

Received interview letter in the mail: 09/13/2010

Green card interview -- APPROVED!: 10/15/2010

Green card received: 10/25/2010

The whole AOS process took almost exactly 4 months ... not too shabby!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I filed April 29th and I can't wait until I find my EAD in the mail! I am the kind of person that can't wait and need to do something, so I have already applied to a job and been accepted... Training starts July 12th, and they told me I can fill the I-9 as soon as I have the permit, and that they hope it is before training starts, or I won't be able to work there...

I haven't been able to work or study for a whole year and I am going CRAZY! I am checking my mailbox everyday with my fingers crossed...

Like someone else said in the forum... what I hate about this whole process is not knowing ever when and what's gonna happen. They just sent me the letter to have an interview for AOS August 3rd, but in the website it still says "initial review", so I know I can't rely on it telling me when I have been approved for the EAD or if it has been sent yet.

What about you? You got it already? Does the website work for you?

I absolutely understand your feelings. We are undergoing same situation and it really drives us crazy. I haven't been working since last year and doing nothing, sitting at home drives me crazy. I've been depressed about it but I'm holding on because of my husband support and understanding. We have an interview next month and I haven't heard anything about my EAD or AP neither. I've been waiting for it too but we are also thinking the mobility factor since I also need to get a driver license. So many things to do but I can't do anything about it. Don't risk working without PERMIT. It will only jeopardize everything your husband and you had sacrifice and waited for. Just wait for awhile and hold on. Hoping all the best for all of us!


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I filed April 29th and I can't wait until I find my EAD in the mail! I am the kind of person that can't wait and need to do something, so I have already applied to a job and been accepted... Training starts July 12th, and they told me I can fill the I-9 as soon as I have the permit, and that they hope it is before training starts, or I won't be able to work there...

I haven't been able to work or study for a whole year and I am going CRAZY! I am checking my mailbox everyday with my fingers crossed...

Like someone else said in the forum... what I hate about this whole process is not knowing ever when and what's gonna happen. They just sent me the letter to have an interview for AOS August 3rd, but in the website it still says "initial review", so I know I can't rely on it telling me when I have been approved for the EAD or if it has been sent yet.

What about you? You got it already? Does the website work for you?

We filed April 26th. received notification last week, that EAD approved, (website does show this fact) but NO EAD card in mail yet. Interview scheduled for end of July (website does NOT show this fact).

Edited by andymac

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Phoenix AZ

Date Filed : 2010-04-21

NOA Date : 2010-04-26

RFE(s) : None yet - thankfully, fingers and toes crossed

Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-09 walk in 15 days prior.

Interview Date : 2010-07-26

Approved Date: 2010-07-26

Card Received: 2010-08-06

Employment Authorization

Date Filed : 2010-04- 21

NOA Date : 2010-04-26

Approved Date : 2010-07-26

Total process from us mailing AOS paperwork to Green Card in hand was 110 days.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I filed for AOS,EAD and ADVANCE PAROLE in april 10,2010 and i recieved my advanced parole last week and EAD yesterday.But still no good news for my AOS after being transferred to CSC and back to NBC.

Edited by purelife

AOS

04-10-10 AOS packet sent (I-485,I-131,I-765)

04-11-10 AOS packet recieved in chicago lockbox

04-14-10 check cashed

04-17-10 3 NOAs Recieved

04-26-10 Biometric letter recieved for I-485 & I-765 (05-05-10)

05-05-10 Biometric appt-done

05-06-10 Case transferred to CSC (I-485)

05-10-10 Transfer Notice recieved

05-26-10 I-485 Touched

06-16-10 Case transferred to NBC

06-17-10 I-765 card production ordered,I-131 approved

06-18-10 I-485,I-131,I-765 touched

06-21-10 I-485,I-131 touched

06-22-10 I-765 card production ordered

06-23-10 I-765,I-485 Touched

06-24-10 I-131 Docs Recieved

06-25-10 I-765 Approval notice sent

06-28-10 EAD recieved/I-485 touched

06-29-10 applied SSN

06-30-10 interview letter recieved

08-02-10 INTERVIEW DATE @ 8:30am APPROVED...card production ordered @ 10pm

08-05-10 Welcome notice recieved/Card production ordered

08-11-10 GREEN CARD RECIEVED

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Spain
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I am not gonna work illegally like you all said, there is no way I would mess my situation up when I am so close to getting my green card...

My (hopefully) future employer knows about my situation and she told me today that training starts the 12th, but that I can give her my work permit as late as the 14th. If I don't get it by then, then too bad >_<

By the way, does the temporary EAD have a picture of you on it?

I think I'm just gonna wait until the 10th, and then call USCIS and see if I can get someone to tell me what's actually going on.

Thanks to all of you for your replies, they really helped me feel better and know that I am not the only one angry at USCIS, lol.

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My wife filed for AOS March 29 and this is our timeline:

Timeline

EAD received on 06/28/2010


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 filed in april and just received notification.

Adjusting from F1 OPT :

14 April 2010 - Sent I-130,I-485,I-765

15 April 2010 - Delivered

15 April 2010 - Checks cashed

18 April 2010 - Touched (all forms)

21 April 2010 - 3 NOAs received

27 April 2010 - Biometrics letter for 05/14/10(walked in on 05/10/2010)

10 May 2010 - Walk-in biometrics done

10 May 2010 - RFE for I-864 & I-693

14 May 2010- sent in RFE request for i-864

21 May 2010- sent in RFE request for i-693

26 May 2010- received interview appt letter for June 30

28th June 2010 - received email stated that EAD production on carded ordered.

30 June 2010 - AOS interview

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Here's the AOS thread for April AOS filers from Non-family visas: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/249837-april-2010-filers/ which is your category.

If you are concerned about money you CAN request an expedited EAD (which mean request it come quickly). A few people have done it. Here's some threads:

- http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/160602-is-there-any-way-to-expedite-an-ead/

- http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/255492-it-is-possible-to-expedite-ead/

- http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/254351-requested-expedite-on-ead/

- http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/134421-expediting-i-765-ead-filed-with-i-485i-130/ (this one's old though)

I don't know how quick it will get to you if you DO request an expedite, but to be safe, request one ASAP and express the urgency however you can that you RECEIVE the card by the 12th July.

Good luck!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Spain
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Here's the AOS thread for April AOS filers from Non-family visas: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/249837-april-2010-filers/ which is your category.

If you are concerned about money you CAN request an expedited EAD (which mean request it come quickly). A few people have done it. Here's some threads:

- http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/160602-is-there-any-way-to-expedite-an-ead/

- http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/255492-it-is-possible-to-expedite-ead/

- http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/254351-requested-expedite-on-ead/

- http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/134421-expediting-i-765-ead-filed-with-i-485i-130/ (this one's old though)

I don't know how quick it will get to you if you DO request an expedite, but to be safe, request one ASAP and express the urgency however you can that you RECEIVE the card by the 12th July.

Good luck!

Thank you SO much! I will definitely look in to this ASAP!

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