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Hi Everyone,

A little back story: I had my AOS Interview (based on marriage and F1 visa) today at the SF office. At first I was extremely anxious and neither me nor my spouse had our birth certificate, which was one of the required items on the NOA list. In the end, it didn't matter at all since the officer did not ask to see them.

The whole interview process went very smoothly, the IO was nice and didn't ask any particularly probing or embarrassing questions. She asked to hear our story and saw some of our pictures which we brought. I think the fact that both me and my spouse are of the same race, similar age and spoke perfect english helped a lot as we were able to strike up some banter with the IO to lighten the mood. At the end of the interview, i got a the I-485 AOS result letters which states that "Your case has been continued for the reasons(s) checked below - Further Review".

However within a few hours, my I-485 case on the USCIS website changed its status to "Card/Document Production", does this mean my case has been approved? However, when i put in the receipt number of my I-130 case, its still in the "initial review" phase, is this something i should worry about or does the I-130 get approved automatically as the I-485 get approved? I did submit my I-130 and I-485 together as a package but i got 2 different (but consecutive) receipt numbers.

Lastly, i would like to thank all the great members of this forum that gave me fantastic advice along my journey, i would never have been able to do this without you guys/girls. If you have any questions about my interview or the SF office in particular, let me know.



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Yep if u get the card production email that means ur approved u will get another same enotification in a few days or a week then u will get another enotification next few days saying they mailed a letter of approval count a few days ur card wl be in ur mailbox mine came 9 days after my interview, congrats

Our AOS Journey

March 4, 2011 Mailed 1-130 and AOS at the Chicago Lockbox thru USPS express mail

March 07, 2011, 9:44 am Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

March 25, 2011 NOA hard copy received

April 1, 2011 got an RFE for sponsors tax returns

April 15, 2011 biometrics appointment

May 12, 2011 rfe sent via usps priority mail

May 16, 2011 rfe recieved at lees summit

May 19, 2011 text/email notification rfe being reviewed

May 20,2011 I-485 touched/updated

May 27, 2011 Email/txt EAD Card Production

June 1, 2011 Email/txt notification for AOS Interview

June 3, 2011 Email notification EAD Card was mailed

June 7, 2011 EAD Card Received

July 6, 2011 AOS Interview *APPROVED*

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The online system is unreliable. If you got "card production," both your I-485 and I-130 were approved.

AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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