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AP/Work Authorization/ Adjustment Question

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We just got my husband's AP/Work Authorization.

1. It is the same card. Is that correct?

2. He was moved to California from Chicago, at the beginning. Does that mean he will not be interviewed? We have heard nothing about an interview. It has been 7 weeks since Biometrics.

3 What does it mean when the card says he needs to reapply 90 days before expiration next year? Is that removal of conditions?


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Be sure and change your address, most likely you will get an interview for the AOS, but if not you are so lucky. If you got a combo bard it will show both. You might want to update your status and what you have filed for, it will assist others in helping you. Good Luck.

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Moving to AOS from family based visa.

Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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AP/EAD is not the same as a greencard. Removal of Conditions is something you have to do with the GC, not with EAD/AP. Your EAD/AP combo card is valid until you have a decision on your GC - if the GC is issued, the EAD/AP becomes invalid and unnecessary as well. Should your AOS still be pending when you are 90 days from the current AP/EAD is about to expire, you can apply to extend them. If your GC is issued before that combo card expires (which it most likely will), you do not need the AP/EAD anymore.

Adjustment of Status from F-1 to Legal Permanent Resident

02/11/2011 Married at Manhattan City Hall

03/03/2011 - Day 0 - AOS -package mailed to Chicago Lockbox

03/04/2011 - Day 1 - AOS -package signed for at USCIS

03/09/2011 - Day 6 - E-mail notification received for all petitions

03/10/2011 - Day 7 - Checks cashed

03/11/2011 - Day 8 - NOA 1 received for all 4 forms

03/21/2011 - Day 18 - Biometrics letter received, biometrics scheduled for 04/14/2011

03/31/2011 - Day 28 - Successful walk-in biometrics done

05/12/2011 - Day 70 - EAD Arrived, issued on 05/02

06/14/2011 - Day 103 - E-mail notice: Interview letter mailed, interview scheduled for July 20th

07/20/2011 - Day 139 - Interview at Federal Plaza USCIS location

07/22/2011 - Day 141 - E-mail approval notice received (Card production)

07/27/2011 - Day 146 - 2nd Card Production Email received

07/28/2011 - Day 147 - Post-Decision Activity Email from USCIS

08/04/2011 - Day 154 - Husband returns home from abroad; Welcome Letter and GC have arrived in the mail

("Resident since" date on the GC is 07/20/2011

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1. Yes.

2. Not necessarily. His file can still be transferred back to his home office for interview but you could get lucky (like many people did - including me) and not have one. As for 7 weeks.. it can take longer than that

3. As little_my said, if you don't get your GC before that card is 90 days from expiration you can apply for a free replacement. Once you get your GC the EAD/AP combo card is no longer valid (but if you're out of the country at the time your GC is approved you can still use the card to get back in).

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