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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Algeria

Hello everyone! I just found this site today...I'm on another forum, but this one seems to have info and help for all topics. Our story-my husband came on an F-1 visa in 1999. He attended school for a couple years. His sister petitioned for him in 2002? after she got her citizenship. In the meantime, he quit attending school because he couldn't afford it, so now he is an overstay. Last year, he received the notice that the I-130 filed was approved, but he is ineligible to adjust status due to the overstay. So now his only option is to get married. We just got married 7/30/10 and have been compiling all our info to mail off the I-130/I-485 packet. Hopefully we'll be doing that within a couple weeks! Anyway, happy to meet you all. I've already read a bunch of good info from the members!

02/21/99 Hubby entered with F1 student visa D/S

May 2002 He stopped attending school because he couldn't afford it any longer.

03?/2002 USC sibling I-130 petition

02/2009 Met hubby

08/2009 Sibling petition approved but ineligible to adjust status due to overstay

07/10 Married :)

11/22/10 [day 0]- mailed AOS packet!! should be there by noon 11/23/2010

12/3/10 [day 11]- received email/text notification of acceptance from USCIS

12/3/10 hubby surprised me with a trip to Los Angeles for my birthday...no problems :)

12/6/10 [day 14]- received hard copy NOA1 in mail

12/7/10 [day 15]- checks cashed...ouch

12/15/10 [day 23]- rec'd biometrics appt set for Dec. 28th at 10 am! :)

12/28/10 [day 36]- successful biometrics appt

01/27/11 [day 66]- rec'd interview appt set for March 10th at 10 am :)

02/25/11 [day 95]- rec'd EAD

03/10/11 [day 109]- Interview, Green card approved!! :)

Next Step: Removing conditions in 2 years.

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