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AOS processing- what to expect?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hello Vj-ers,

I have recently filed for my AOS, and now it's just a waiting game. First of all, how long does this process take? I sent mine to Chicago, I saw the processing time and it states 5.9 months in Chicago. Has anyone received their adjustment earlier than that? I'm quite anxious to get to work and more importantly, I want to go visit my Family. I know I can file for AP and EAD but I'm hoping the AOS will not take that long.

Also, what should I expect? Are there any more interviews? If so, do you have to go to Chicago for the interview? I'm a K-1 btw.

I appreciate any advice and knowledge. Thank you.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Finland
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Apply for EAD and AP, now. No one can tell you how long your AOS will take, it's completely random. Could be 2 months, could be over a year. If you get transferred to CSC for "faster" (read: extremely slow) processing, there's no interview. Unless they transfer you back to your local office. If you're not transferred, there will be an interview at your local office. :time:


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Yeah I see your time line, it took you 65 days to get AP and EAD. I will be applying for these forms then. I'm more anxious to go visit my family for the summer, I'm going a little crazy being stuck here without family and friends. Thank you for your advice.

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All petitions go to the Chicago lockbox. They are sent then to either Vermont of California for processing.

Here is a link to the April AOS filers thread

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/360160-april-2012-aos-filers/

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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We applied last Oct and had interview at our local office in Feb.

My wife spent her time taking on line classes and being an intern at a couple of businesses - which she enjoyed a lot.

Now, she's looking for an actual job.

Good luck to you.


Met on line: 7-4-2007

Sent petition to Vermont Service Center on 8-11-2010

NOA1 VSC 8-27-10

NOA2 VSC 2-7-11

Interview 5-12-11

Approved 5-12-11

POE: LA/6-15-2011

Married 8-26-2011

AOS: Submitted 10-7-2011

AOS Interview: 2-23-2012 Approved

Green Card Recvd: 2-28-2012

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hey!

I came in on a K-1 as well from Canada. I filed for my AOS back on September 9th of 2012. I recieved my GC on March 9th, 2012. It was a little bit of a waiting game, but it really was not all that long of a wait. I also filed for my EAD and got that in a few months, as well.

However, it really does depend on how fast processing goes. I am also talking to another Canadian on this forum who filed around the same time as I did, but he recieved his GC two months before I ever got mine.

I also didn't have to attend an interview and I would also say that depends, as well.

Good luck!


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K-1 Visa Timeline
07/15/05: Met for the first time in Ontario, Canada. <3
07/21/10: I-129F sent to Vermont Service Center
07/29/10: I-129F NOA1 received (Approved! biggrin.png)
02/02/11: I-129F NOA2 received (No RFEs biggrin.png)
02/05/11: NVC received
02/09/11: NVC left
02/19/11: Consulate received
03/05/11: Packet 3 received
03/15/11: Packet 3 sent
03/31/11: Packet 4 received
07/26/11: Interview at consulate in Montreal (APPROVED!!)
08/04/11: Visa received
08/07/11: US Entry (from Ottawa to Chicago. No issues at all. biggrin.png)
08/19/11: Married! Finally!

K-1 AOS Timeline
07/15/05: Met for the first time in Ontario, Canada. <3
08/07/11: US Entry (from Ottawa to Chicago. No issues at all. biggrin.png)
08/19/11: Married! Finally!
08/21/11: Courthouse visit to get marriage certificate
08/30/11: Applied for SS card
09/06/11: I-485 and I-785 sent to Chicago Service Center
09/09/11: NOA received for both I-485 and I-785
09/26/11: Received SS card
11/03/11: Biometrics appointment date in Nashville, Tennessee
11/11/11: RFE received for birth certificate
11/15/11: National Benefits Center receives required documentation for RFE
11/25/11: AOS case transferred
12/02/11: EAD (I-785) approved! Yay! Time to work! biggrin.png
12/14/11: EAD card received in the mail. <3
03/09/12: Permanent residency status approved. Card in production!
03/11/12: Permanent resident card in hand. biggrin.png

Please look at timeline for remainder of info!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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All petitions go to the Chicago lockbox. They are sent then to either Vermont of California for processing.

Here is a link to the April AOS filers thread

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/360160-april-2012-aos-filers/

Oh I didn't know that. I'm guessing mine will be sent to the Vermont office (that's where my K1 application was filed). I did receive a notice that my AOS had been received on April 3rd. So should expect another notice saying it will be transferred to the Vermont office? Or do they not tell you that at all?

As for the EAD and AP, I am aware that I will have to pay fees for both which is fine. But I'm debating on whether to do that or not if they take relatively the same time. It's a gamble. I will most likely apply for AP since I want to be visit my family in July.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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All petitions go to the Chicago lockbox. They are sent then to either Vermont of California for processing.

Here is a link to the April AOS filers thread

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/360160-april-2012-aos-filers/

Oh I didn't know that. I'm guessing mine will be sent to the Vermont office (that's where my K1 application was filed). I did receive a notice that my AOS had been received on April 3rd. So should expect another notice saying it will be transferred to the Vermont office? Or do they not tell you that at all?

As for the EAD and AP, I am aware that I will have to pay fees for both which is fine. But I'm debating on whether to do that or not if they take relatively the same time. It's a gamble. I will most likely apply for AP since I want to be visit my family in July.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Finland
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This might be helpful: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

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Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.”


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Please be aware that filing for EAD now will require additional $380 fee.

Incorrect information

All you need to do is provide a copy of your NOA1 there is no fee for EAD or AP.

All petitions go to the Chicago lockbox. They are sent then to either Vermont of California for processing.

Here is a link to the April AOS filers thread

http://www.visajourn...012-aos-filers/

Also incorrect information.

AOS is processed at MSC Missouri Service Center AKA NBC the national benefits center.

If your AOS is selected for " faster processing " it will be sent to CSC and sit there for a while, as of late it has not been " faster "

Hey!

I came in on a K-1 as well from Canada. I filed for my AOS back on September 9th of 2012. I recieved my GC on March 9th, 2012. It was a little bit of a waiting game, but it really was not all that long of a wait. I also filed for my EAD and got that in a few months, as well.

However, it really does depend on how fast processing goes. I am also talking to another Canadian on this forum who filed around the same time as I did, but he recieved his GC two months before I ever got mine.

I also didn't have to attend an interview and I would also say that depends, as well.

Good luck!

How did you file Sept 2012? its not even Sept 2012 yet? Another 6 months till then.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Inky is correct Minu. And yes its for other types of visa's.

If you read the instructions on the USCIS site for filing I-765 here http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=73ddd59cb7a5d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD you will see the following:

Special Instructions :

If you filed a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, on July 30, 2007, or after, and you paid the I-485 application fee required, then no fee is required to file a request for employment authorization on Form I-765. You may file the I-765 together with your I-485, or you may submit the I-765 at a later date. If you file Form I-765 separately, you must also submit a copy of your Form I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt as evidence of the filing of a Form I-485.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Definitely apply for AP and an EAD. You'll get to leave the country and work if you want to and it'll be processed a lot quicker, within 3 months at the most, whereas the AOS can take 5+ months.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Just as a side note, don't be afraid of an AOS interview. They are generally fairly routine and simple (with some exceptions of course) and processing can be a little faster when you have one. In a lot of cases, is seems to depend on how busy your local office is.

Waiting sucks, but if i could go back in time I would have enjoyed those few months with an excuse not to work... :lol:

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