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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Singapore
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Hi Vjers, I have a quick question, hopefully someone can share their experience with me. Last week, I had received 2 originals of my AP (I-512). But according to my time line, I should have receive my EAD first. Till date I have not receive any letter or further details on my EAD application. Is this normal? This is really frustrating because without the EAD, I can't do name change with the Social Security office, I can't take my driving theory exam and apply for a learner's driver's license (I don't have any driving experience, therefore no driving license from my hometown, so I got to start everything from scratch over here), I can't apply for a State ID, I can't do my name change with the bank that my husband and I both use, the utility company refuse to add my name in with my husband without my EAD or GC not to mention, I can't work at all, basically I can't do anything here! It is a little depressing looking at it :P Is it a good idea to make an infopass now or should I continue waiting (till end August, maybe)?

Thanks in advance for any replies and advice I can get!

Lance and Ash.


  • We met through a friend: 2005-04-20 (Long distance dating close to 5 years)
  • Engaged: 2008-12-25

K1 VISA:

  • I-129F Sent: 2009-05-10
  • I-129F NOA1: 2009-05-18
  • I-129F RFE: 2009-08-31
  • I-129F RFE Reply: 2009-09-05
  • I-129F NOA2: 2009-09-21
  • Package Received by NVC: 2009-10-03
  • Received by Consulate: 2009-10-13
  • Interview Date (K1 visa): 2009-10-28
  • K1 Received: 2009-10-30

AOS APPLICATION (CIS Office – Miami, FL):

  • Entry US: 2010-03-03
  • Married: 2010-04-22
  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • I-485 Biometrics: 2010-06-04
  • I-485 Transfer to CSC: 2010-06-02
  • I-485 Biometrics (2nd): 2010-08-13
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-23 (Receive email notification that card production is on process now, will receive GC within the next 30 days. Woohoo!)
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-26 (Receive email notification that I will receive a welcome letter)
  • I-485 Welcome Letter Receive: 2010-08-27
  • Green Card Receive: 2010-07-28

EAD APPLICATION:

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • EAD Approve: 2010-07-14
  • EAD Card Receive: 2010-07-29

AP APPLICATION

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • AP Approve: 2010-07-15
  • AP Receive (I-512L): 2010-07-20

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Hi Vjers, I have a quick question, hopefully someone can share their experience with me. Last week, I had received 2 originals of my AP (I-512). But according to my time line, I should have receive my EAD first. Till date I have not receive any letter or further details on my EAD application. Is this normal? This is really frustrating because without the EAD, I can't do name change with the Social Security office, I can't take my driving theory exam and apply for a learner's driver's license (I don't have any driving experience, therefore no driving license from my hometown, so I got to start everything from scratch over here), I can't apply for a State ID, I can't do my name change with the bank that my husband and I both use, the utility company refuse to add my name in with my husband without my EAD or GC not to mention, I can't work at all, basically I can't do anything here! It is a little depressing looking at it :P Is it a good idea to make an infopass now or should I continue waiting (till end August, maybe)?

Thanks in advance for any replies and advice I can get!

Lance and Ash.

We received the AP before the EAD. Just hang in there!


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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Hi Vjers, I have a quick question, hopefully someone can share their experience with me. Last week, I had received 2 originals of my AP (I-512). But according to my time line, I should have receive my EAD first. Till date I have not receive any letter or further details on my EAD application. Is this normal? This is really frustrating because without the EAD, I can't do name change with the Social Security office, I can't take my driving theory exam and apply for a learner's driver's license (I don't have any driving experience, therefore no driving license from my hometown, so I got to start everything from scratch over here), I can't apply for a State ID, I can't do my name change with the bank that my husband and I both use, the utility company refuse to add my name in with my husband without my EAD or GC not to mention, I can't work at all, basically I can't do anything here! It is a little depressing looking at it :P Is it a good idea to make an infopass now or should I continue waiting (till end August, maybe)?

Thanks in advance for any replies and advice I can get!

Lance and Ash.

Look at our timeline.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Singapore
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Hello, I have receive my EAD card today! Now, is the GC :)

Thanks for your encouragement!

We received the AP before the EAD. Just hang in there!


  • We met through a friend: 2005-04-20 (Long distance dating close to 5 years)
  • Engaged: 2008-12-25

K1 VISA:

  • I-129F Sent: 2009-05-10
  • I-129F NOA1: 2009-05-18
  • I-129F RFE: 2009-08-31
  • I-129F RFE Reply: 2009-09-05
  • I-129F NOA2: 2009-09-21
  • Package Received by NVC: 2009-10-03
  • Received by Consulate: 2009-10-13
  • Interview Date (K1 visa): 2009-10-28
  • K1 Received: 2009-10-30

AOS APPLICATION (CIS Office – Miami, FL):

  • Entry US: 2010-03-03
  • Married: 2010-04-22
  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • I-485 Biometrics: 2010-06-04
  • I-485 Transfer to CSC: 2010-06-02
  • I-485 Biometrics (2nd): 2010-08-13
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-23 (Receive email notification that card production is on process now, will receive GC within the next 30 days. Woohoo!)
  • I-485 application last touch: 2010-08-26 (Receive email notification that I will receive a welcome letter)
  • I-485 Welcome Letter Receive: 2010-08-27
  • Green Card Receive: 2010-07-28

EAD APPLICATION:

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • EAD Approve: 2010-07-14
  • EAD Card Receive: 2010-07-29

AP APPLICATION

  • Filing: 2010-05-12
  • NOA Receive: 2010-05-20
  • AP Approve: 2010-07-15
  • AP Receive (I-512L): 2010-07-20

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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My EAD and AP were approved on the same day, but the card production period and variations in mailing time meant the AP arrived and a week before the EAD did. It's perfectly normal.


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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You get them when you get them. Some people don't get them at all. I had mine approved on the same day but I got the AP in the mail first 'cause it's a quick print thing, but the card is obviously harder to make.

** moved from "Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from Family Based Visas" to " Working & Traveling During US Immigration" as this is relating to AP and EAD**

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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Hi Vjers, I have a quick question, hopefully someone can share their experience with me. Last week, I had received 2 originals of my AP (I-512). But according to my time line, I should have receive my EAD first. Till date I have not receive any letter or further details on my EAD application. Is this normal? This is really frustrating because without the EAD, I can't do name change with the Social Security office, I can't take my driving theory exam and apply for a learner's driver's license (I don't have any driving experience, therefore no driving license from my hometown, so I got to start everything from scratch over here), I can't apply for a State ID, I can't do my name change with the bank that my husband and I both use, the utility company refuse to add my name in with my husband without my EAD or GC not to mention, I can't work at all, basically I can't do anything here! It is a little depressing looking at it :P Is it a good idea to make an infopass now or should I continue waiting (till end August, maybe)?

Thanks in advance for any replies and advice I can get!

Lance and Ash.

Oh yeah it is very normal. happens all the time. No worries.

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