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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Sarah's Green Card is on the way!

The USCIS website showed on Feb. 3rd that document production had been ordered in her case on Feb. 2nd. As of Feb 4th, it states "On February 4, 2011, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I485 APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS. Please follow any instructions on the notice."

So, I guess our immigration journey is now on hold for the next two years. Now its time to resolve the issues of daily life in the USA; finding employment, learning to drive, becoming a two car home, etc.

However, the biggest surprise to both of us is that no interview was required. We know several others that have gone though the process, and we are the first to not have to be interviewed. I had seen reference to the possibility, but never thought be would get to skip that step.

So, some pieces of advice from this experience:

1. do not waste your money on a civil surgeon to complete an I-693 or the vaccination record, unless your pre-visa medical exam or vaccination record is incomplete. I just included the DS 3025 vaccination record from Sarah's Manila medical exam with the I-485, and attached a statement stating, "Per instructions for I-693, the form is not required as a medical exam for her K-1 visa was completed within the last year. Attached is her vaccination record from that exam."

2. do not get too worked up over the prospects of the AOS interview, as it may not even be required. Be fully prepared for the step, but do not lose sleep over it.

3. when you are frustrated from waiting, wondering why the EAD, or AP, or the AOS are taking soooo long, keep in mind, approval may be just a day away.

I know we were lucky, and not all cases are so quick or without complications, but with careful attention to the details, it is possible to have a reasonable approval time frame.

Approval times from filing date:

Advance Parole: 66days

Emplyment Auth Document: 71 days

Adjustment of status: 92 days


Greg and Sarah

K1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

I-129F Sent : 2010-04-21

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-04-27

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-07-01

NVC Received : 2010-07-06

Consulate Received : 2010-07-13

Medical Exam: 2010-08-02/03 (passed)

Interview Date : 2010-08-10 (passed)

Visa Received: 2010-08-17 (5 business days after interview)

POE USA: Los Angeles, CA 2010-09-15

Adjustment of Status

Date Filed : 2010-11-02

Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-29

AOS Transfer** : 2010-12-13

AOS Approval: 2011-02-02

Green Card Arrives: 2011-02-08

Employment Authorization Document

Date Filed : 2010-11-02

Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-29

Approved Date : 2011-01-12

Date Card Received : 2011-01-15

Advance Parole

Date Filed : 2010-11-02

Date Received : 2011-01-13

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Hi Greg and Sarah - Congratulations!

We also had no interview (AOS from K-1). Our case was transferred to the CSC and we never even received any mailing that the I-485 was approved. To our suprise, yesterday Doan's GC just showed up in the mail.

We will post a large reminder on the refrigerator to apply for removal of conditions at the appropriate time. With as fast as the days and months are flying by it will be here before we know it!

Best Wishes - Bernie & Doan


6/15/2009 Filed I-129F

12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)

1/16/2010 POE Detroit

3/31/2010 MARRIED !!!

11/20/2010 Filed I-485

12/23/2010 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

12/31/2010 I-485 Transfered to CSC

2/4/2011 Green Card received

1/7/2013 Mailed I-751 package

1/14/2013 I-751 NOA (VSC)

2/07/2013 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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Congratulations to both of you :)


AOS:

Green Card APPROVAL for wife and stepson 02/10/2011

Revd'd Green Cards for wife and stepson today 02/19/2011

My timeline gives all the information

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Moved from general AOS forum to AOS Progress Report forum.

Congratulations on your approvals!


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1. do not waste your money on a civil surgeon to complete an I-693 or the vaccination record, unless your pre-visa medical exam or vaccination record is incomplete. I just included the DS 3025 vaccination record from Sarah's Manila medical exam with the I-485, and attached a statement stating, "Per instructions for I-693, the form is not required as a medical exam for her K-1 visa was completed within the last year. Attached is her vaccination record from that exam."

Trying to find the I-693 instructions where it states that form is not required as you state. Could you indicate where the instructions are that state this?

Did you not include the I-693 form at all?

John

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Trying to find the I-693 instructions where it states that form is not required as you state. Could you indicate where the instructions are that state this?

Did you not include the I-693 form at all?

John

http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-693instr.pdf

page 4 Section III, part 2.

This explains a medical exam is not required if you had one in the year prior to filing the I-485 for a K-1 Visa. It tells you to complete certain sections only if your vaccination record is incomplete. So no medical exam required, means no medical exam to report on the I-693, therefore, no I-693 needs to be filed.

No, I did not include a form I-693 at all, only the DS 3025 vaccination record showing that vaccinations were completed.

Click this link to read more

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/101202-faqs-forms-i-693-and-ds-3025/


Greg and Sarah

K1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

I-129F Sent : 2010-04-21

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-04-27

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-07-01

NVC Received : 2010-07-06

Consulate Received : 2010-07-13

Medical Exam: 2010-08-02/03 (passed)

Interview Date : 2010-08-10 (passed)

Visa Received: 2010-08-17 (5 business days after interview)

POE USA: Los Angeles, CA 2010-09-15

Adjustment of Status

Date Filed : 2010-11-02

Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-29

AOS Transfer** : 2010-12-13

AOS Approval: 2011-02-02

Green Card Arrives: 2011-02-08

Employment Authorization Document

Date Filed : 2010-11-02

Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-29

Approved Date : 2011-01-12

Date Card Received : 2011-01-15

Advance Parole

Date Filed : 2010-11-02

Date Received : 2011-01-13

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