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Filed AOS APR 21 via overnight, USPS confirmed del Apr 22.

Haven't heard a peep since. I know some people have had to wait about 30 days before NOA1 is received. This is our dilemma

1) the cell # for the text has changed and I have no idea how to update it

2) We are leaving Las Vegas May 23 and moving to Boston and where hoping this would be done by then

She starts school in Boston in July and we are moving in in June. I know I need to file for a change of address, but I can't since I don't have a receipt number, correct?


USCIS

Nov 04, 2010 - Sent out i-129f

Nov 10, 2010 - Packet received

Nov 11, 2010 - NOA1

Nov 16, 2010 - 'touched'

Jan 25, 2011 - APPROVED!! NOA2 !! WOWZERS!

NVC

Jan 28, 2011 - Received, case number assigned

Feb 01, 2011 - Mailed to US Embassy in Buenos Aires

Embassy

Feb 08, 2011 - Received Packet 3 from US Embassy

Feb 22, 2011 - Handed Pack 3 directly to Embassy

Mar 16, 2011 - Call from Embassy for Interview

Mar 17, 2011 - Interview - APPPPPPRROOOVVEEEEEDDDDDDDDD

Mar 29, 2011 - K1 Received

Mar 31, 2011 - POE Houston (no hassle)

Apr 01, 2011 - Married

AOS, EAD, ETC

Apr 01, 2011 - Filed for SSN

Apr 14, 2011 - Received SSN

Apr 21, 2011 - Mailed AOS, EAD packet via overnight

Apr 22, 2011 - Confirmed USPS del of packet

May 31, 2011 - NOA1 Email

Jun 07, 2011 - Hard Copy NOA1

Jun 07, 2011 - RFE email

Jun 20, 2011 - RFE hard copy (due in 87 days)

Jun 21, 2011 - RFE mailed out

Jun 22, 2011 - Biometrics in Boston

Jun 29, 2011 - 'touched'

Jun 30, 2011 - Travel Doc approved

Jul 07, 2011 - Work authorization approved

Jul 11, 2011 - Work Authorization received

Jul 13, 2011 - Received notice for interview Aug 15

Aug 15, 2011 - Approved! FINALLY DONE! (for now)

Oct 03, 2011 - Finally got the damn GC, except they put issue date 2007, expiration 2009 instead of issue 2011 expiration 2013. Rather than reissue the damn thing, they sent an i-90 form to complete and request a new one! Why?

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First of all, its only May 12 today so all hope is not lost, there is still a chance that you get the notifications this week.

Next, I personally think its crucial that you ask your neighbor or the new tenant to forward the mail for you because the NOA1 and biometrics letter usually come a week or two apart.

My suggestion would be to make an infopass appointment when you have transferred because more than likely your biometrics appt will be for Las Vegas and since you will be in Boston you will need to do the biometrics there..

I hope you get it sorted out. :) Goodluck!!! :)


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We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

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Filed AOS APR 21 via overnight, USPS confirmed del Apr 22.

Haven't heard a peep since. I know some people have had to wait about 30 days before NOA1 is received. This is our dilemma

1) the cell # for the text has changed and I have no idea how to update it

2) We are leaving Las Vegas May 23 and moving to Boston and where hoping this would be done by then

She starts school in Boston in July and we are moving in in June. I know I need to file for a change of address, but I can't since I don't have a receipt number, correct?

USPS Mail Forwarding


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

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

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USPS Mail Forwarding

Government mail is NOT forwarded.

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Government mail is NOT forwarded.

are you sure about that?

Today marks the '30 day' limit on our initial package and still no word

We leave eon May 23 and have mail forwarding set up for May 24.

What happens to government mail if it isn't forwarded?


USCIS

Nov 04, 2010 - Sent out i-129f

Nov 10, 2010 - Packet received

Nov 11, 2010 - NOA1

Nov 16, 2010 - 'touched'

Jan 25, 2011 - APPROVED!! NOA2 !! WOWZERS!

NVC

Jan 28, 2011 - Received, case number assigned

Feb 01, 2011 - Mailed to US Embassy in Buenos Aires

Embassy

Feb 08, 2011 - Received Packet 3 from US Embassy

Feb 22, 2011 - Handed Pack 3 directly to Embassy

Mar 16, 2011 - Call from Embassy for Interview

Mar 17, 2011 - Interview - APPPPPPRROOOVVEEEEEDDDDDDDDD

Mar 29, 2011 - K1 Received

Mar 31, 2011 - POE Houston (no hassle)

Apr 01, 2011 - Married

AOS, EAD, ETC

Apr 01, 2011 - Filed for SSN

Apr 14, 2011 - Received SSN

Apr 21, 2011 - Mailed AOS, EAD packet via overnight

Apr 22, 2011 - Confirmed USPS del of packet

May 31, 2011 - NOA1 Email

Jun 07, 2011 - Hard Copy NOA1

Jun 07, 2011 - RFE email

Jun 20, 2011 - RFE hard copy (due in 87 days)

Jun 21, 2011 - RFE mailed out

Jun 22, 2011 - Biometrics in Boston

Jun 29, 2011 - 'touched'

Jun 30, 2011 - Travel Doc approved

Jul 07, 2011 - Work authorization approved

Jul 11, 2011 - Work Authorization received

Jul 13, 2011 - Received notice for interview Aug 15

Aug 15, 2011 - Approved! FINALLY DONE! (for now)

Oct 03, 2011 - Finally got the damn GC, except they put issue date 2007, expiration 2009 instead of issue 2011 expiration 2013. Rather than reissue the damn thing, they sent an i-90 form to complete and request a new one! Why?

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are you sure about that?

Today marks the '30 day' limit on our initial package and still no word

We leave eon May 23 and have mail forwarding set up for May 24.

What happens to government mail if it isn't forwarded?

It's returned to sender and yes I'm sure. First because it says it on most government mail envelopes "DO NOT FORWARD" or "RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED".

Secondly because of these Q&A's here:

- http://askville.amazon.com/true-government-mail-forwarded-snail/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=6020054

- http://www.trackitt.com/usa-discussion-forums/i485-eb/431664195/does-usps-forward-green-card-envelope

- http://www.trackitt.com/usa-discussion-forums/i485-eb/431664195/does-usps-forward-green-card-envelope

- http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/government-mail-is-not-forwarded-with-a-usps-change-of-address-1

I tried to find a USPS or USCIS link but couldn't find one. General consensus is you MIGHT get lucky and they might accidentally forward it but they're not supposed to. They recommend putting a "hold" on your mail until the AR-11 and i-865 go through. Double check with USPS to confirm whether they will hold government mail.

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are you sure about that?

Today marks the '30 day' limit on our initial package and still no word

We leave eon May 23 and have mail forwarding set up for May 24.

What happens to government mail if it isn't forwarded?

You can have your mail held and have someone pick it up for you at the post office even though they will not foward it, they will hold it.


TIMELINE

Marriage : 2009-03-11

I-130 Sent : 2009-06-01

I-130 NOA1 : 2009-06-03

I-129F Sent : 2009-07-02

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-07-06

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-08-25

Interview Date : 2009-11-12

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2009-12-03

US Entry : 2010-02-08

I-130 Approval : 2009-08-25

Port of Entry : JFK

POE Date : 2010-02-08

Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card

Biometrics Taken : Yes

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : MSC Local Office: New York City

Date Filed : 2010-09-23

NOA Date : 2010-09-30

Bio. Appt. : 2010-12-14

Approval Date: 2011-04-19

Got I551 Stamp : No

Greencard Received: No

Comments : No Interview, just received a notice online that card processing is in completion. step-sons status is currently still showing the same, last touch on 10/20/2011 and no update as of yet.

Employment Authorization Document

Date Filed : 2010-09-23

NOA Date : 2010-09-30

Bio. Appt. : 2010-12-14

Approved Date : 2010-12-20

Date Card Received : 2010-12-30

Advance Parole

Date Filed : 2010-09-23

NOA Date : 2010-09-30

Date Received : 2010-11-01

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As an FYI, we had all our mail forwarded, including the USCIS stuff. There was no hold, it was not sent back to the USCIS, and the USPS did forward it.


USCIS

Nov 04, 2010 - Sent out i-129f

Nov 10, 2010 - Packet received

Nov 11, 2010 - NOA1

Nov 16, 2010 - 'touched'

Jan 25, 2011 - APPROVED!! NOA2 !! WOWZERS!

NVC

Jan 28, 2011 - Received, case number assigned

Feb 01, 2011 - Mailed to US Embassy in Buenos Aires

Embassy

Feb 08, 2011 - Received Packet 3 from US Embassy

Feb 22, 2011 - Handed Pack 3 directly to Embassy

Mar 16, 2011 - Call from Embassy for Interview

Mar 17, 2011 - Interview - APPPPPPRROOOVVEEEEEDDDDDDDDD

Mar 29, 2011 - K1 Received

Mar 31, 2011 - POE Houston (no hassle)

Apr 01, 2011 - Married

AOS, EAD, ETC

Apr 01, 2011 - Filed for SSN

Apr 14, 2011 - Received SSN

Apr 21, 2011 - Mailed AOS, EAD packet via overnight

Apr 22, 2011 - Confirmed USPS del of packet

May 31, 2011 - NOA1 Email

Jun 07, 2011 - Hard Copy NOA1

Jun 07, 2011 - RFE email

Jun 20, 2011 - RFE hard copy (due in 87 days)

Jun 21, 2011 - RFE mailed out

Jun 22, 2011 - Biometrics in Boston

Jun 29, 2011 - 'touched'

Jun 30, 2011 - Travel Doc approved

Jul 07, 2011 - Work authorization approved

Jul 11, 2011 - Work Authorization received

Jul 13, 2011 - Received notice for interview Aug 15

Aug 15, 2011 - Approved! FINALLY DONE! (for now)

Oct 03, 2011 - Finally got the damn GC, except they put issue date 2007, expiration 2009 instead of issue 2011 expiration 2013. Rather than reissue the damn thing, they sent an i-90 form to complete and request a new one! Why?

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Call USCIS 1 800 375 5283. They have an option for address change on the phone. Or just do it online https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=coa.Terms . These are the fastest ways. If you don't have a case number the A number should work. Otherwise talk to the CS rep.

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(0) 05/10/2011 - Package sent (I-130, I-485, I-765) via FedEx Overnight

(1) 05/11/2011 - Package Received

(21) 05/31/2011 - checks cashed

(27) 06/06/2011 - NOA received for I485, I765, I10; appontment letter for BIO ( 06/29)

(50) 06/29/2011 - Biometrics done ( tried to walk in on 06/20, was refused in Elizabeth, NJ)

(56) 07/05/2011 - EAD card production ordered

(59) 07/08/2011 - another update EAD card production ordered on 07/08/2011

(66) 07/12/2011 – interview letter received for Aug 15, EAD approved, letter sent out on 07/11

(68) 07/14/2011 – EAD card arrived in mail!

(100)08/15/2011 - interview – APPROVED!!!

(104)08/19/2011- Welcome notice received.

(107)08/22/2011- GC arrived in mail.

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As an FYI, we had all our mail forwarded, including the USCIS stuff. There was no hold, it was not sent back to the USCIS, and the USPS did forward it.

As I said, they MIGHT, but they're not supposed to.

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