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My husband was on an expired F1 status, we got married in 2010, send AOS papers in nov 2011, got one RFE for co-sponsor on the affidavit of support, then finally had our interview last Fri, march 16th in Atlanta. Our appointment was at 10:15 but he called us at about 11:00. The interview went ok, the IO was a very friendly African american gentleman probably in his late fifty`s early sixty`s and ex millitary. Asked as how we met, verifyied our DOB`s. Asked for evidence of co-mingling, we started to give him all the stuff we had but he only took one bank statement and did not care for the rest. He then told my husband congratulations you are approved and you should get your card in 2-3wks, honestly the interview was painless we were in his office for about 15min. He walked us out and explained to us the next step in the immigration process. Of course we were very excited and celebrated after that. Our online status has not changed, its still under interview and we have not recieved anything in the mail is that normal. I have been reading reviews and most people have been indicating that their online status changed the same day or the day after, is it normal for the online status not to change. Thanks in advance

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My husband was on an expired F1 status, we got married in 2010, send AOS papers in nov 2011, got one RFE for co-sponsor on the affidavit of support, then finally had our interview last Fri, march 16th in Atlanta. Our appointment was at 10:15 but he called us at about 11:00. The interview went ok, the IO was a very friendly African american gentleman probably in his late fifty`s early sixty`s and ex millitary. Asked as how we met, verifyied our DOB`s. Asked for evidence of co-mingling, we started to give him all the stuff we had but he only took one bank statement and did not care for the rest. He then told my husband congratulations you are approved and you should get your card in 2-3wks, honestly the interview was painless we were in his office for about 15min. He walked us out and explained to us the next step in the immigration process. Of course we were very excited and celebrated after that. Our online status has not changed, its still under interview and we have not recieved anything in the mail is that normal. I have been reading reviews and most people have been indicating that their online status changed the same day or the day after, is it normal for the online status not to change. Thanks in advance

HI judy jones:

first congratulations on your approval. I had my interview on the 15th of march 2012 in buffalo ny and basicly went as smooth as yours. and the IO said he will approve our case and send and order for card production and he explain to us about ROC befor 90 days from the expiration date of my GC.anyway, since then i didnt heard anything from them no update nor mails. at the begining I was worry :angry: :angry: . but when I found that is normal and happening to almost everybody It was a relief for me. and now i am waiting for any reply. hopfully by next week we'll hear something.

please we need to keep each other updated if there is anything new.

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@marc anthony

Hi. Did the IO take away your I-94 and EAD card?


Doing good deeds shall bring happiness

09/05/2005 - Entered US with J-1

04/16/2006 - Met my husband

04/11/2007 - AOS from J-1 to B-2

07/10/2007 - Out of Status

08/26/2011 - Husband became USC through naturalization

10/12/2011 - We got married!

12/03/2011 - Sent AOS package(I-130, I-485, I-765) to Chicago Lockbox

12/05/2011 - Delivery confirmation via USPS

12/16/2011 - Received emails for I-130, I-485

12/22/2011 - Received NOA in mail for I-130, I-485 dated 12/16/2011

12/23/2011 - Received rejected I-765 due to missing signature

12/24/2011 - Received biometrics appointment on 01/09/2012 dated 12/20/2011

12/27/2011 - Reapplied I-765

12/29/2011 - I-765 has been delivered by USPS confirmation

01/04/2012 - Walk-in biometrics done

01/11/2012 - Received NOA in mail for I-765 dated 12/30/2011

02/01/2012 - Received text/email for I-765, Card/Document Production

02/06/2012 - Received EAD card in mail. YAY!

02/07/2012 - Received text/email for interview date, 03/15/2012

02/08/2012 - Received interview letter in mail

03/15/2012 - Interview at San Antonio, approved on spot and got a stamp!

03/23/2012 - Green card in hand! :^D

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HI judy jones:

first congratulations on your approval. I had my interview on the 15th of march 2012 in buffalo ny and basicly went as smooth as yours. and the IO said he will approve our case and send and order for card production and he explain to us about ROC befor 90 days from the expiration date of my GC.anyway, since then i didnt heard anything from them no update nor mails. at the begining I was worry :angry: :angry: . but when I found that is normal and happening to almost everybody It was a relief for me. and now i am waiting for any reply. hopfully by next week we'll hear something.

please we need to keep each other updated if there is anything new.

Thank you soo marc antony for your reply, we have been married for over 2yrs so the IO explained to us that citizenship would be the next step and was like congratulations. We are patiently waiting but of course a little nervous, but after reading your post I feel much better. I will of course keep you updated if anything changes, Good luck to both of us and anyone else waiting

@marc anthony

Hi. Did the IO take away your I-94 and EAD card?

Yes he did take the I-94 but not the EAD

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Oh! I only can imagine how worried you are. But since IO said you are approved the best thing you can do is call them and ask what is going on.


Doing good deeds shall bring happiness

09/05/2005 - Entered US with J-1

04/16/2006 - Met my husband

04/11/2007 - AOS from J-1 to B-2

07/10/2007 - Out of Status

08/26/2011 - Husband became USC through naturalization

10/12/2011 - We got married!

12/03/2011 - Sent AOS package(I-130, I-485, I-765) to Chicago Lockbox

12/05/2011 - Delivery confirmation via USPS

12/16/2011 - Received emails for I-130, I-485

12/22/2011 - Received NOA in mail for I-130, I-485 dated 12/16/2011

12/23/2011 - Received rejected I-765 due to missing signature

12/24/2011 - Received biometrics appointment on 01/09/2012 dated 12/20/2011

12/27/2011 - Reapplied I-765

12/29/2011 - I-765 has been delivered by USPS confirmation

01/04/2012 - Walk-in biometrics done

01/11/2012 - Received NOA in mail for I-765 dated 12/30/2011

02/01/2012 - Received text/email for I-765, Card/Document Production

02/06/2012 - Received EAD card in mail. YAY!

02/07/2012 - Received text/email for interview date, 03/15/2012

02/08/2012 - Received interview letter in mail

03/15/2012 - Interview at San Antonio, approved on spot and got a stamp!

03/23/2012 - Green card in hand! :^D

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HI judy jones:

first congratulations on your approval. I had my interview on the 15th of march 2012 in buffalo ny and basicly went as smooth as yours. and the IO said he will approve our case and send and order for card production and he explain to us about ROC befor 90 days from the expiration date of my GC.anyway, since then i didnt heard anything from them no update nor mails. at the begining I was worry :angry: :angry: . but when I found that is normal and happening to almost everybody It was a relief for me. and now i am waiting for any reply. hopfully by next week we'll hear something.

please we need to keep each other updated if there is anything new.

Hi Marc antony 129, we finally got our card production email today. Waited for 12days. Now waiting for the hard copy. I hope you hear something soon and anybody else who is waiting. Thanks to everyone in this forum for the support. Thank you Lord

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JudyJones, MarcAntony, did the IO stamp your passport? I heard that they don't really do this anymore but I'm jut slightly curious. If they did stamp your passport, then I guess you don't have anything to worry about anymore other than to wait for the GC to arrive. CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you!


Adjusting Status from F-1 Visa
• Dec 2007 - Arrived for the first time for college • Jan 2008 - Met the beloved • Sept 11th, 2009 - Started dating •
• Dec 2010 - Graduated from college • Feb 17th, 2011 - Status changed from F-1 to OPT (OPT ends Feb 17th 2012) •
• Mar 2011 - Received EAD card and employment began • Sept 12th, 2011 - Married! •

Jan 11th, 2012 (Day 0) - Mailed I-130/I-485/I-765/I-131 to Chicago Lockbox
Jan 12th, 2012 (Day 1) - Application received by USCIS J.C.
Jan 17th, 2012 (Day 5) - 4 NOA received via text and email
Jan 18th, 2012 (Day 6) - Checks cashed
Jan 23rd, 2012 (Day 11) - Received 3 NOA hardcopies (I130, I765, I131)
Jan 30th, 2012 (Day 19) - Received NOA hardcopy for I485 and Biometrics appointment letter. (Error was found on address (FL instead of AL) and biometrics was scheduled at the local office (Tampa,FL) that is 8hrs away)
Jan 31st, 2012 (Day 20) - Called USCIS Customer Service to inform them of their clerical error. Spoke to tier 2 rep and was told to walk in on the scheduled date for biometrics at the nearest office (New Orleans, LA))
Feb 8th, 2012 (Day 28) - Biometrics completed at ASC in New Orleans
Feb 27th, 2012 (Day 47) - Interview for I-485 on March 30th, received via text/email from USCIS
Mar 16th, 2012 (Day 65) - EAD/AP card arrived in mail!
Mar 30th, 2012 (Day 79) - AoS Interview at Atlanta, GA; APPROVED!
Apr 9th, 2012 (Day 89) - Green Card in hand! THANK YOU VJers! (Expiration March 30, 2014)

RoC I-751

Feb 6th, 2014 (Day 0) - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC (USPS Express)

Feb 7th, 2014 (Day 1) - Packet received by USCIS L Juchowski

Feb 10th, 2014 (Day 4) - Received NOA1

Feb 12th, 2014 (Day 6) - Check cashed by VSC

Mar 3rd, 2014 (Day 25) - Received Biometrics Appointment letter (Dated Feb 24 for appointment on March 18 @ Metairie, LA)

Mar 11, 2014 (Day 33) - Early walk-in at the ASC in Birmingham, AL

Apr 13, 2014 (Day 66) - Change of Address

Jul 28, 2014 (Day 172) - Email/Text from USCIS: Card Production (Approval)

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hey friends

Today I received an update on my I485 case: Decision

On April 4, 2012, we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status. Please follow any instructions on the notice. Your new permanent resident card should be mailed within 60 days following this registration or after you complete any ADIT processing referred to in the welcome notice, whichever is later. If you move before receiving your card, please call our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

Do you guys have any clue of what to expect in the mail?

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YEA!!!!! Congratulations! I was wondering about AOS from an F-1visa. I'm so glad to hear exciting news like this. Congrats again!

~Saudiwife


09/19/2011- We met
10/15/2011- SA proposed marriage
11/04/2011- We married in an intimate affair


03/26/2012- We mailed I-130 I-765 I-485 (SNAIL MAIL)
03/29/2012- Confirmation of delivery to the Chicago Lockbox Office

04/19/2012- Processed on April 19, 2012 AOS from F-1 Visa
04/19/2012- Checks Cashed same day
04/27/2012- NOA hardcopy received.
04/30/2012- ASC appointment letter mailed out.

05/07/2012- Received ASC Biometrics Appointment Letter
05/25/2012- Biometrics done in Greer, South Carolina

06/06/2012- Email stating that our interview notification has been mailed out for the date of July 10, 2012 in Memphis, TN. Should be received in a few days. Nothing else regarding the EAD. Still waiting.

07/03/2012- I-765-EAD card production was ordered. Allotment of 30 days before receive.
07/10/2012- Interview at the USCIS Memphis, TN office at 1.30pm. We were approved on the spot. ALHAMDULILLAAH!!! :-)
07/13/2012- Received the 'work permit' came in the mailbox.
07/18/2012- Received the greencard in the mailbox. ALHAMDULILLAAH! :-)
07/20/2012- Applied for the Social Security number.
07/24/2012- Social Security number came in the mail. ALHAMDULILLAAH!!! :-)
07/30/2012- Applied for Tennessee driver's license and received the license. ALHAMDULILLAAH!!!! :-)

05/28/2014- We mailed the I-751 Removal of Conditions

06/13/2014- Received the NOA
06/17/2014- Received letter about Biometrics. Appointment is July 1, 2014 in Greer, SC.
06/26/2014- Did the Biometrics in downtown Nashville, TN instead of Greer, SC. (due to moving from NE TN to Nashville, TN)

12/03/2014- Case was moved from Vermont to California.

02/13/2015- Letter stating they need more proof of a bona fide relationship to be due back by May 14, 2015.

03/02/2015- Sent documentation to California.

04/13/2015- Received letter of congratulations for the removal of conditions and award of the 10 year green-card coming within 60 days.

04/17/2015- The letter and 10 year green card was received. Alhamdulillaah. Our USCIS journey is over since my husband will not apply for citizenship.

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