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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted and have read posts....I've been trying to get everything for the I-485, 765, 864 together....waited for what felt like forever for my joint sponsor to get all her stuff done...and I will be mailing everything tomorrow.

I was wondering if it will be a big problem that these papers are a somewhat overdue. We are a K-1 case so my (now husband) entered the US as a K-1 visa. We married within the 90 day period he is given...but we didn't get the Adj. of Status documents in yet. Like I said I will be sending it tomorrow first thing but he entered Sept. 13 making Dec. 13 when his visa expired. Being that it is Feb. 21, will I run into problems???? :unsure:

Any info or advice is GREATLY appreciated.


Oh yeah, I was also wondering....the processing time for the I-485 says June 16 (CSC)...does that mean they are 8 months behind?? How often does this date change? How long am I looking at before my case will be looked at? I remember going thru this with the 129F package...how does the EAD work? Will it only be processed when the 485 is?? Is there anyway to get my husband working soon?? Sorry for all the questions...just trying to prepare myself. Thank you for all your help!

Michelle :help::help:

Jan. 14, 2004: WE ARE APPROVED!!!!! (54 days)

Jan. 17, 2005: got email notice of approval (57 days)

Jan. 20, 2005: Received NOA 2 in the mail

Jan. 23, 2005: Received email from NVC...CASE ON ITS WAY TO RIO DE JANEIRO!

May 25, 2005: Interview in Rio; VISA APPROVED! =)

Sept 13, 2005: Arrived at POE in JFK

Oct 14, 2005: Wedding...starting adjustment of status process...paperwork everwhelming....

Feb. 21, 2006: FINALLY got papers sent in...what a relief! Again...the waiting begins!

Feb. 23, 2006: Applications received (EAD/AOS)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Hi, your hubby is technically "out of status" but as long as you get the AOS application in soon it won't be a problem. They don't usually penalize you for taking so long to get the paperwork in.

Don't go by the processing times on the website. They aren't all that accurate. Best thing to do is find other people that are going thru the same office as you. ( Your city) Some might have already gone thru AOS process and you can guage things by their timeline.

Goodluck !

A Lily & A Rose...Together Forever !


June 30th Arrived in my Sweeties Arms !!

August 4th.2005 Our Wedding

Sept. 19th Sent AOS

Sept 28th recieved NOA for AOS

Nov.05/05 recieved Biometrics letter

Nov.17th Biometrics Appt.

Nov. 22nd. AP Approved

Nov. 25th/05 recieved EAD card

Nov.30th. recieved AP Papers in mail

Dec. 08th/05 Recieved Snail mail letter for AOS Interview Feb 15th 7:40 AM.

Feb. 15th. /06 AOS Interview SUCCESS !!!! no more to deal with for another 2 yrs!

Feb. 27th./06 Recieved Greencard in the mail

August 4th/06 Our First Wedding Anniversary !!

Feb. 8th 08 Sent in Packet to remove conditions

Feb 23rd 08 Recieve NOA letter stating they are extending my Greencard for another year.

March 11th 08 biometrics appt.

May 29th 08 recieved email stating Card production ordered

June 7th 2008 10 yr card recieved.



My lil Alfie boy

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland

Dear Michelle

Just to let you know my experience, we didn't file for my AOS until 3 months after we were married and my visa had expired and it wasn't a problem. It all worked out fine as I got my green card after only 3 months. I've never seen any posts were anyone actually had any problems after filing a few months after the visa expired.

Good luck and I hope the AOS process goes quickly for you :)


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Michelle, things seem to be speeding up considerably in the AOS department so don't fret. He should get his EAD within 90 days of NOA1 (if not you can apply for an interim EAD and get it on the spot after 90 days). Good luck and get those papers sent in!

Annie UK

2004 Awaiting my divorce

Decree nisi 29th July YAYYYYYYYYYY


Dec 23 decree arrives, I-129F sent to Nebraska!!!

Dec 27 NOA1

Feb 16 2005 NOA2 (51 days)

May 17 INTERVIEW 9am!!!! (day 141) Approved

May 30 Arrived POE Chicago (flight delayed!!)

June 13 applied for SSN

June 30 Wedding on beach at sunset awwwww

AOS 2005

July 11 Sent off AOS/AP/EAD to Chicago

Sep 1 I485 transferred to CSC

Sep 15 EAD and AP approved (59 days)

Nov 25 Green card and Welcome letter arrive in mail (no interview) 130 days

Removing Conditions 2007

Aug 15 I-751 sent to Nebraska

Sep 14 NOA1 rec'd, transferred to CSC again

Sep 21 rec'd bios appt for 9/28/07

Jan 26 2008 Approved. 10 Yr card received 1/28/08.

Naturalization 2008

Sep 8 N-400 sent to Nebraska

Sep 11 Priority date

Oct 7 Biometrics

July 10 2009 - Interview, approved!

Aug 20 Oath ceremony

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Don't worry about the processing times. I was incredibly discouraged too. But my husband entered the US 6 months ago and we got his AOS package out about 5 1/2 months ago, and we just recently were approved for a green card last week. So things seem to have sped along, for lots of people recently.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia

Try not to worry about the processing time... it will happen when it happens. As long as you've got your EAD and Advance Parole it doesn't really MATTER when the actual greencard comes up. I was married in December, applied in April, and was approved in January.

Karen - Melbourne, Australia/John - Florida, USA

- Proposal (20 August 2000) to marriage (19 December 2004) - 4 years, 3 months, 25 days (1,578 days)

STAGE 1 - Applying for K1 (15 September 2003) to K1 Approval (13 July 2004) - 9 months, 29 days (303 days)

STAGE 2A - Arriving in US (4 Nov 2004) to AOS Application (16 April 2005) - 5 months, 13 days (164 days)

STAGE 2B - Applying for AOS to GC Approval - 9 months, 4 days (279 days)

STAGE 3 - Lifting Conditions. Filing (19 Dec 2007) to Approval (December 11 2008)

STAGE 4 - CITIZENSHIP (filing under 5-year rule - residency start date on green card Jan 11th, 2006)

*N400 filed December 15, 2011

*Interview March 12, 2012

*Oath Ceremony March 23, 2012.

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!

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Others have posted sending in the AOS late and not suffering any problems but I would still recommend getting it in as soon as possible. Good luck :D


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"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid." John Wayne

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