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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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I had my interview the day after it expired and it was accepted. As long as USCIS doesn't say it has expired or it says "old form still accepted" you're good to go.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

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AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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If you will notice, the expiration date is insdie the box with the letters OMB (Office of Managemnent and Budget). Think of it as the document control of the execative branch of the US government. The have a procedure for maintaining documents used by each department. This includes how to submit the document, how to update the document, and when the approved or accepted document "expires" which means that it is past the OMB's update cycle and in not considered current. Some agencies update their forms regularly and others do not USCIS does not. What is more important is which forms the USCIS accepts as valid and they do this based on the expiration date assigned by the OMB. Check their website to make certain you are using an accepted version--sometimes that will be several "expired" versions for the same form.

Again, if you have checked the USCIS website and are using an accepted version of the form, you are good to go.

Dave

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I had my interview the day after it expired and it was accepted. As long as USCIS doesn't say it has expired or it says "old form still accepted" you're good to go.

USCIS has nothing to say or do with a Department of State form


YMMV

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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USCIS has nothing to say or do with a Department of State form

Ahh, sorry, getting it mixed up now. Ofcourse DoS. Thanks for correcting.

All the forms(updated from DoS) are found at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/forms/visa/index.htm


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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