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I just received an update from USCIS today saying....

For the EAD -- Document production or Oath Ceremony

On July 12, 2010, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you. If we need something from you we will contact you. If you move before you receive the card, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283.

For the advance parole -- Post-Decision Activity

On July 12, 2010, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I131 APPLICATION FOR USCIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT. Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283.

I am confused about the advance parole status because there's a statement below it saying two possibilities - whether it will be rejected or approved. "For approved applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center or the Department of State. For denied applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include the processing of an appeal and/or motions to reopen or reconsider and revocations."

Here are my questions:

1) I am sure most of you who signed up for online updates were able to receive the same status at one point. Were you able to receive your advance parole card regardless the status update saying it can still be rejected?

2) Not to be ungrateful, believe me I was crying when I received the updates thinking that finally theres a light at the end of this tunnel, however, I am also apprehensive about the months I'd have to spend looking for a job considering the US economy these days. For those Filipinos who were able to land in their respective careers, how long did it take for you to get the job? I am sure you indicated your previous job experiences in the Philippines, so how did it go? Did the interviewing officer gave your previous companies a call for verifications purposes?

3) We're you given equal opportunity same with the other applicants even if you are an immigrant and that your character references and job experiences are limited from the country where you come from?

I will consider all your ideas important.

Thanks again guys.


GuardianAngel

I-129F Sent : July 23, 2009
Check Cashed : July 29, 2009
NOA1 : July 28, 2009
NOA2 : October 21, 2009
Left NVC : October 28, 2009
USEM Letter Received : November 12, 2009
Medical Passed : December 15/16, 2009
Interview Passed : January 19, 2010
Visa Received : January 26, 2010 12:30pm
Arrived in the US : February 3, 2010
POE: Seattle, Tacoma WA

Wedding : March 20, 2010

AOS
Submission of AOS application
I485, I131, and I765 : May 02, 2010
Receipt Notice Received : May 06, 2010
Check Cashed : May 07, 2010
Biometrics Appointment : May 24, 2010
Card Production Ordered EAD: July 12, 2010
Advance Parole (Touched - Post Decision Activity): July 12, 2010
EAD Card Received : July 22, 2010
AP Document Received : July 15, 2010
Passed Drivers Test : October 5, 2010
Hired (First Job in the US) September 27, 2010
AOS Interview : January 05, 2011
Welcome Letter and Green card received: January 11, 2011

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
Card Expiration: January 5, 2013
I-751 Joint Petition Rcvd by USCIS: October 25, 2012
Check Cashed : October 29, 2012
Biometrics NOA : October 31, 2012
Biometrics Appointment : November 23, 2012

Approved: May 22, 2013

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I just received an update from USCIS today saying....

For the EAD -- Document production or Oath Ceremony

On July 12, 2010, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you. If we need something from you we will contact you. If you move before you receive the card, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283.

For the advance parole -- Post-Decision Activity

On July 12, 2010, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I131 APPLICATION FOR USCIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT. Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283.

I am confused about the advance parole status because there's a statement below it saying two possibilities - whether it will be rejected or approved. "For approved applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center or the Department of State. For denied applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include the processing of an appeal and/or motions to reopen or reconsider and revocations."

Here are my questions:

1) I am sure most of you who signed up for online updates were able to receive the same status at one point. Were you able to receive your advance parole card regardless the status update saying it can still be rejected? - most of the time it is approved

2) Not to be ungrateful, believe me I was crying when I received the updates thinking that finally theres a light at the end of this tunnel, however, I am also apprehensive about the months I'd have to spend looking for a job considering the US economy these days. For those Filipinos who were able to land in their respective careers, how long did it take for you to get the job? I am sure you indicated your previous job experiences in the Philippines, so how did it go? Did the interviewing officer gave your previous companies a call for verifications purposes? - i was offered a job before a got my EAD. After receiving my EAD, the company freezed hiring. The US job offer was due to the manager was my manager in the Philippines. I'm hired in the Philippines but under US group. I guess, the reason for the job hiring was due to my track record. My manager then was not even aware that i need an EAD to work. Based on my experience, I would say that your immigration status does not matter. After i got my GC, i just started my own company. Most of the time, you just need to show to them that you could do it.

3) We're you given equal opportunity same with the other applicants even if you are an immigrant and that your character references and job experiences are limited from the country where you come from? - I would say a BIG YES! The job was mine even though my experience was from the Philippines. But i had to let it go coz i need to follow the legal process.

I will consider all your ideas important.

Thanks again guys.


K1 Process:

May 1, 2008 Submitted I-129F to CSC

May 8, 2008 Received by CSC

May 9, 2008 NOA1

May 18, 2008 Touched

October 9, 2008 RFE

October 28, 2008 RFE Reply

October 29, 2008 Touched

October 30, 2008 Touched

November 1, 2008 NOA2 (HardCopy)

November 11, 2008 Letter from NVC (Hardcopy)

November 14 & 17, 2008 Medical (Passed)

November 26, 2008 Interview (Passed)

December 5, 2008 Visa Received

December 23, 2008 US Entry (POE: Hawaii)

February 7, 2009 Private Wedding

AOS Process:

March 9, 2009 Mailed AOS Application via Express Mail (I-485, I-765, I-131)

March 10, 2009 USPS confirmed that AOS application was delivered and received in Chicago

March 18, 2009 Received NOA for AOS, EAD and AP

April 8, 2009 Biometrics Done

April 27, 2009 AP Approved

May 1, 2009 AP received in the mail

May 2, 2009 EAD card received in the mail

May 29, 2009 AOS interview (Approved)

June 29, 2009 GC received

ROC Process

March 1, 2011 Mailed I-175 Application via Express Mail

March 4 ,2011 NOA for I-175

April 05,2011 Biometrics [Early Biometrics March 22, 2011]

April 21,2011 Approval

April 27,2011 10 Year Green Card Received

Naturalization Process

March 6, 2012 Mailed N-400 Application via Express Mail

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Sometimes, it's also a matter of luck. I am planning to start handing out resumes to prospective companies and I'll just go from there.

Btw, I could still recall the last time we were talking was about my interview in Manila and now this... hehe

Thanks Rhea! You've always enlightened us since day one, appreciate it a lot.


GuardianAngel

I-129F Sent : July 23, 2009
Check Cashed : July 29, 2009
NOA1 : July 28, 2009
NOA2 : October 21, 2009
Left NVC : October 28, 2009
USEM Letter Received : November 12, 2009
Medical Passed : December 15/16, 2009
Interview Passed : January 19, 2010
Visa Received : January 26, 2010 12:30pm
Arrived in the US : February 3, 2010
POE: Seattle, Tacoma WA

Wedding : March 20, 2010

AOS
Submission of AOS application
I485, I131, and I765 : May 02, 2010
Receipt Notice Received : May 06, 2010
Check Cashed : May 07, 2010
Biometrics Appointment : May 24, 2010
Card Production Ordered EAD: July 12, 2010
Advance Parole (Touched - Post Decision Activity): July 12, 2010
EAD Card Received : July 22, 2010
AP Document Received : July 15, 2010
Passed Drivers Test : October 5, 2010
Hired (First Job in the US) September 27, 2010
AOS Interview : January 05, 2011
Welcome Letter and Green card received: January 11, 2011

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
Card Expiration: January 5, 2013
I-751 Joint Petition Rcvd by USCIS: October 25, 2012
Check Cashed : October 29, 2012
Biometrics NOA : October 31, 2012
Biometrics Appointment : November 23, 2012

Approved: May 22, 2013

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