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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
Timeline

Hello there! Here I am again! :lol:

I just want to share my AOS interview experience today, October 3rd, in Los Angeles, California.

My interview appointment: 8:50 am

My husband and I left home at 7:30am. My husband and I drove down there, and arrived at 8:20am. We got inside the Immigration building... Our interview was inside the room 6001(6th floor).

We waited for more than an hour until my name was called(9:45). A mexican/south american woman(i'm not sure because she speaks spanish) called my name, so we went into her office, then someone called on her cellphone.... and she answered and talked for like 3 minutes. She had her radio on, too. :whistle:

After her talking on the phone, she apologized... and asked for my birth certificate.

She then asked for my husband's driver's license, and my passport for verification.

She took our album, and look into our pictures. While scanning, she asked us where did we get married... and why did we move from Arizona to California.

She asked some questions about our pictures,,, who were in certain pictures, and all that.

She asked what's the job of my husband, and then asked me if i'm working.

She asked us how did we meet.

She asked for some joint documents, then placed inside the folder.

Then she said 'I've seen enough, so just wait for your greencard within 2 weeks.'

That's it!!!

BUT... BUT... BUT... I had to ask some questions, because I made a mistake in answering my G-325A. I had some errors, so she corrected them.

And, another thing... We have a lawyer, but didn't hire him to represent us today(for my interview)... It's simply because we want to save some money... hehehe... He told us to file I-130, so we did it, I told the IO that in my own knowledge, if I came here as a K-1 Visa holder, I don't need to file I-130 as long as we get married within the 90-day period. She agreed. We asked her if we can cancel the I-130 petition, and she said there's nothing we can do, and we cannot refund anything. I was thinking to myself, we just wasted money... lol but that's fine, past is past. :D

She asked us who's our lawyer, and told us we can do file all by ourselves. We explained that the reason we hired a lawyer was because my k-1 visa was expiring in a few days and I called USCIS and asked if we can file AOS after 90 days. All of them told me I should file within 90 days or else I will be out-of-status(I called 4 times). :huh: The IO told us that we were misinformed. She said AS LONG AS YOU GET MARRIED WITHIN 90 DAYS,,, YOU MAY FILE AOS WHENEVER YOU WANT!!! She gave an example::: She had an interview where the woman applied for AOS 2 years after her interview, but got married within the 90-day period... SHE APPROVED IT. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

SO, IF YOU CAME HERE AS A K1 VISA HOLDER AND GOT MARRIED WITHIN THE 90-DAY PERIOD, DO NOT BELIEVE IF PEOPLE TELL YOU THAT YOU MUST APPLY FOR AOS WITHIN THAT PERIOD, TOO.... OKIES? :whistle:

After that, we thanked her for the information... and told us to not get a lawyer next time because we can do it without a lawyer's help.

We got out of her office at 9:58am.

We exit the building, and I rememberd something... lol SHE DID NOT ASK FOR MY HUSBAND'S EMPLOYMENT LETTER, PAY STUBS, AND MY I-693A!!! :crying: I was freaking out... I don't want anything bad to happen, so my husband and I decided to go back. We talked to a filipina representative inside the room 6001 and told her we need to pass those documents(because we did not include those when i submitted the aos application form). She said it's not necessary if the IO did not ask for it,,, but i insisted, because I don't want to waste money(we spent $170 just to complete that) hahaha So, she took only the I-693a sealed enveloped and talked to the IO who interviewed us. She came back and told us we should not worry about anything because it has already been approved, and just wait for the greencard within 2 weeks... hahaha :D I'm so silly :D

That was it!!! hahaha :dance: I'm crazy, eh?!?

I am so happy that they approved my AOS application,,, awww... I'm really thankful to all of you for your support. :yes: I appreciate everything... I have learned a lot from here. AND, I will keep checking this website, and try to help answering other people's questions when it comes to adjusting status(that is only if i know the answers) hahaha :luv:

To all those people who are going the same process,,, just relax, and everything will be okay!!! :yes:

Goodluck, guys!

Thanks!!! :whistle:

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K-1 Visa Application:

June 30, 2005- Sent I-129F

July 12, 2005- Processing Date

September 16, 2005- I-129F Approval Notice

September 29, 2005- Approval Notice sent to US Embassy in the Philippines

January 26, 2006- US Embassy sent Medical and Visa Appointment dates

March 2, 2006- Medical Appointment

March 9, 2006- Visa Interview

March 21, 2006- Visa received

March 24, 2006- Attended CFO Seminar in Q.C.

March 28, 2006- Flight to the USA

Marriage:

May 1, 2006- Applied for Marriage License

May 20, 2006- Got married in Chandler, Arizona

I-485/I-765 Applications:

July 24, 2006- I-485/I-765 sent to USCIS

July 31, 2006- Processing Date

August 2, 2006- USCIS sent a Biometrics Appointment Letter

August 8, 2006- USCIS sent an Appointment for AOS

August 16, 2006- Biometrics Appointment

October 3, 2006- AOS Interview(Los Angeles District Office)

October 10, 2006- Received Welcome Notice, Employment Authorization Card

October 18, 2006- Greencard received

I-751 Application:

August 29, 2008 - I-751 sent to USCIS

September 2, 2008 - Processing Date

January 2, 2009 - Biometrics 1

April 6, 2009 - Biometrics 2

April 7, 2009 - Biometrics 3 (never ending)

April 22, 2009 - Received Approval Letter

June 16, 2009 - Greencard received

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

CONGRATULATIONS !!

Sounds like you had a great experience ... Good luck and I hope you get your GC very shortly !!


K-1 VISA
08-05-06 - Married in Sycamore IL


AOS / EAD
08-24-06 - AOS/EAD mail to Chicago (Day 1)

11-06-06 - GC & Welcome Letter arrive in Mail (Day 75)

I-751
09-23-08 - Sent Package via USPS (Day 1)
01-02-09 - Received GC in mail (with wrong Resident Since date) (Day 101)

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Congratulations


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03-06-10 Mailed N-400

03-17-10 Check cashed

03-19-10 NOA received

03-22-10 Biometrics sent

04-09-10 Biometrics appointment

06-14-10 Interview Date

06-22-10 Received letter for Oath

07-02-10 Oath ceremony

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Congratulations

congratulations!


K1 process

Filed - late Oct 2004

Interview - montreal embassy - April 2005 : approved

aAOS process:

Filed AOS, EAD ,AP - Aug 19, 2005

Received Notice of Receipt - Aug 23, 2005

AP approval via email - Nov 1 touched, Nov 2 and Nov 3, 2005

AP in the mail- Nov 08, 2005

Infopass appt - Nov 25

-- informed that my EAD has already been approved!!; given appt for biometrics.

Biometrics for EAD - Nov 25, 2005

EAD email approval - Nov 29, 2005

EAD card in the mail - Nov 30, 2005

---- validity started Nov 01; means they've approved it as early as Nov 01 and further processing was stalled bec i have not done my biotmetrics ( well, how could i? they told me to wait for an appt letter from them! ) anyways, job search starts for me now.

Biometrics - April 2006

AOS Interview - Oct 2, 2006 - APPROVED

2 yr GC received 2 wks later.

751 process

Filed papers - mid Sept 2008.

Biometrics - Nov 2008

10 yrs GC received - Dec 23, 2008

Citizenhip process

Filed papers - March 26, 2010

Biometrics - late May 2010

Interview - July 14, 2010

Oath taking - July 19, 2010

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Japan
Timeline

Congrats On your Approval, We had similiar experience they did not ask for joint documents or Other evidence other than our daughters BC, and my wife & my ID. We waited for over an hour to be called also,

It sounds like yours was an overall good experience, congrats again and best wishes to you & your family .

Warmly,

Addie, Ako, & Airilei


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IMPORTANT NOTICE:Like you all, I am not an attorney ; I am a layperson (I have laid a lot of persons ) My advice is based on Experience obtained by filing ourselves

AOS met in Japan 1994 married 10/2004

DO:Los Angeles,Ca.

6/17/06 Forms Sent (I-130, I-485, and I-765)

6/19/06 RD I-130,I-485, I-765

6/26/06 NOA rcvd

7/15/06 Biometrics complete Day 22

8/4/06 Interview Notice Rcvd Day 42

9/9/06 EAD Card Received :)Day 78

9/13/06 SS Card Received :)Day 82

9/27/06 AOS Interview Los Angeles APPROVED LPR Day 96

12/04/06 Welcome To the United States Letter received

12/08/06 Green Card Received- expires 12/2016

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I think we missed each other in the same room this morning. Sure would like to wish you a big congratulations....relax now

congrat on those approved and all those next in line ( you will be approved )


7 Feb 05 - <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->K-1<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> sent to <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->CSC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->

8 Feb 05 - K-1 received

11 Feb 05 - NOA1

28 Feb 05 - NOA2

Onroute to <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->NVC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->

27 Medical exam done

searching airline tickets

Nov 5, 2005 - Married Viva Las Vegas

July 28 - sent off AOS

Aug 2 - NOA1

awaiting Biometrics appointment

Aug 5 - NOA2 appointment for Biometrics notice

Aug 10 - Biometrics appointment at 0800 (I think we're on a roll)

Aug 12 - Notice for AOS appointment in L.A.

Aug 21 - Touched

Aug 22 - Touched

Sep 02 - Touched

Oct 3 - AOS Interview (quick!!!!)

Oct 3 - Approved!! A Permanent Resident Card will be mailed to you within 90 days.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
Timeline
:D:D:D:D:D Thank you so much for those wonderful messages!!! :D:D:D:D:D

K-1 Visa Application:

June 30, 2005- Sent I-129F

July 12, 2005- Processing Date

September 16, 2005- I-129F Approval Notice

September 29, 2005- Approval Notice sent to US Embassy in the Philippines

January 26, 2006- US Embassy sent Medical and Visa Appointment dates

March 2, 2006- Medical Appointment

March 9, 2006- Visa Interview

March 21, 2006- Visa received

March 24, 2006- Attended CFO Seminar in Q.C.

March 28, 2006- Flight to the USA

Marriage:

May 1, 2006- Applied for Marriage License

May 20, 2006- Got married in Chandler, Arizona

I-485/I-765 Applications:

July 24, 2006- I-485/I-765 sent to USCIS

July 31, 2006- Processing Date

August 2, 2006- USCIS sent a Biometrics Appointment Letter

August 8, 2006- USCIS sent an Appointment for AOS

August 16, 2006- Biometrics Appointment

October 3, 2006- AOS Interview(Los Angeles District Office)

October 10, 2006- Received Welcome Notice, Employment Authorization Card

October 18, 2006- Greencard received

I-751 Application:

August 29, 2008 - I-751 sent to USCIS

September 2, 2008 - Processing Date

January 2, 2009 - Biometrics 1

April 6, 2009 - Biometrics 2

April 7, 2009 - Biometrics 3 (never ending)

April 22, 2009 - Received Approval Letter

June 16, 2009 - Greencard received

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
Timeline

Congratulations,

We waited for a year to file AOS, the only issue is ther "Annie" was "out of status", whatever that means. And that she could not get a license.

The opinion is varied even within USCIS, we have been told many things about being "out of status" bottom line is that she is legal.


2005 Aug 27 Happily Married

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Congrats on the GC!

We just filed our AOS a few days ago. Also one month after her I-94 has expired but within the 90 days. I'm sure we'll end up in the downtown L.A. office at some point too. Thanks for sharing.


Our K1 Timeline:

01/2005 Met online

04/28/05 Visited fiancee for the 1st time

08/07/05 Visited fiancee for the 2nd time

08/09/05 Got engaged

08/27/05 Submitted K1 to CSC

08/30/05 CSC received I-129F packet

08/31/05 Received NOA1 in mail

09/02/05 Check cashed

09/03/05 Received NOA1 via snail mail

09/03/05 Enrolled for email notification

10/21/05 Approved!! NOA2.

10/24/05 Received email stating NOA2 mailed out.

10/28/05 Waiting to hear from NVC.

11/05/05 Waiting to hear from NVC.

11/?/05 NVC case number issued. MNL2005807XXX.

11/08/05 Petition send to MNL.

11/19/05 MNL received our petition from NVC.

01/26/06 MNL Embassy mails out interview packet

02/11/06 Visited fiancee for the 3rd time

02/21/06 Received Interview Packet from MNL Embassy

03/14/06 Medical

03/30/06 Interview

04/04/06 Visa is released to Delbros for delivery

04/05/06 Visa in hand

05/24/06 Entered the U.S. (@ LAX POE)

08/20/06 Married

Our AOS Timeline:

10/02/06 Submitted our AOS to Chicago

10/13/06 Received NOA1 for AOS and EAD

10/17/06 Received Bio. Appt. letter for AOS and EAD

10/25/06 Biometrics Appt. for AOS and EAD

11/02/06 Received Appt. Letter

12/11/06 AOS Appt. (Approved!)

12/22/06 Received G.C. (2 yrs)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
Timeline

Congratulations!!! :dance::dance:

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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