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Hi all,

I received my letter for the biometrics appointment today (May 4th). Unfortunately, I will be out of town on that day and there is NO WAY I can make it on the 4th (I'm part of an athletic team and traveling to regional championships in another state) :help: :help: :help:

So now, can someone please tell me what my options are? Can I just walk-in for an earlier appointment? Is there any way you can call the ASC office to find more information (Oakland Park, FL). I called the USCIS hotline and they very not helpful at all... felt like talking to an automated system: "follow the instructions on the notice". :(

Does anyone know how/if rescheduling the appointment affects the processing times? I really need my AP in 3 months, because my flight is booked for my sisters wedding back home! Please, can anyone help me? I'm so frustrated and disappointed that they scheduled the appointment on that one weekend that I'm out of town... :( :(

Did anyone else go through rescheduling? How long did it take and how soon was your next appointment?

THanks!!


Adjustment of Status from F-1

03/09/2012 - Married in AL
04/05/2012 - AOS - package sent (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765) to Chicago Lockbox (Day 0)
04/06/2012 - AOS - package signed for, USPS delivery confirmation (Day 1)
04/11/2012 - USCIS acceptance confirmation via text and email for all 4 forms (Day 6)
04/12/2012 - Checks cashed (Day 7)
04/16/2012 - NOAs received in mail (Day 11)
04/19/2012 - Biometrics appointment received for 05/04/12 (Day 14)
04/23/2012 - Successful biometrics walk-in (Day 18)
05/21/2012 - Received notice for interview on 06/26/2012 (Day 46)]
06/05/2012 - Received emails/texts for EAD card production and approval of I-131 (AP) (Day 61)
06/13/2012 - Received EAD/AP combo card in mail (Day 69)
06/26/2012 - AOS Interview - approved on the spot. Also received emails/texts for card production (Day 82)

06/28/2012 - received update: Card Production ordered

07/22/2012 - Card Received in mail!!!

Removal of Conditions - I-751

04/23/2014 - Mailed ROC package

04/30/2014 - NOA received - Receipt Date: 04/28/2014

now waiting on Biometrics appointment

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Just try to do an early walk-in before you get into rescheduling through UScIS...explain the situation to the security guy and as if it would be possible to do it early...

Lots of folks do it successfully but it is at the discretion of your location.


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Thanks for the fast reply! :) Does anybody have any experience with the Oakland Park Office in Florida?


Adjustment of Status from F-1

03/09/2012 - Married in AL
04/05/2012 - AOS - package sent (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765) to Chicago Lockbox (Day 0)
04/06/2012 - AOS - package signed for, USPS delivery confirmation (Day 1)
04/11/2012 - USCIS acceptance confirmation via text and email for all 4 forms (Day 6)
04/12/2012 - Checks cashed (Day 7)
04/16/2012 - NOAs received in mail (Day 11)
04/19/2012 - Biometrics appointment received for 05/04/12 (Day 14)
04/23/2012 - Successful biometrics walk-in (Day 18)
05/21/2012 - Received notice for interview on 06/26/2012 (Day 46)]
06/05/2012 - Received emails/texts for EAD card production and approval of I-131 (AP) (Day 61)
06/13/2012 - Received EAD/AP combo card in mail (Day 69)
06/26/2012 - AOS Interview - approved on the spot. Also received emails/texts for card production (Day 82)

06/28/2012 - received update: Card Production ordered

07/22/2012 - Card Received in mail!!!

Removal of Conditions - I-751

04/23/2014 - Mailed ROC package

04/30/2014 - NOA received - Receipt Date: 04/28/2014

now waiting on Biometrics appointment

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Agree. Just go adn try to do a walk-in. Bring your appt letter with you, and be prepared to be at the ASC for several hours - sometimes they will only take walk-ins during a certain time of the day.

If you have to reschedule, it will have an affect on the processing time as the new appointment will most likely be at least a couple of weeks later than the original, possibly even a month or more after the first appointment.


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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Agreed. I would try to do a walk in ASAP so that If you are denied you have time to request a reschedule well in advance. You want to make sure USCIS receives any request prior to your appointment date.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Okay, thanks guys! :)


Adjustment of Status from F-1

03/09/2012 - Married in AL
04/05/2012 - AOS - package sent (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765) to Chicago Lockbox (Day 0)
04/06/2012 - AOS - package signed for, USPS delivery confirmation (Day 1)
04/11/2012 - USCIS acceptance confirmation via text and email for all 4 forms (Day 6)
04/12/2012 - Checks cashed (Day 7)
04/16/2012 - NOAs received in mail (Day 11)
04/19/2012 - Biometrics appointment received for 05/04/12 (Day 14)
04/23/2012 - Successful biometrics walk-in (Day 18)
05/21/2012 - Received notice for interview on 06/26/2012 (Day 46)]
06/05/2012 - Received emails/texts for EAD card production and approval of I-131 (AP) (Day 61)
06/13/2012 - Received EAD/AP combo card in mail (Day 69)
06/26/2012 - AOS Interview - approved on the spot. Also received emails/texts for card production (Day 82)

06/28/2012 - received update: Card Production ordered

07/22/2012 - Card Received in mail!!!

Removal of Conditions - I-751

04/23/2014 - Mailed ROC package

04/30/2014 - NOA received - Receipt Date: 04/28/2014

now waiting on Biometrics appointment

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Some offices do not allow walk ins, so I would definitively look it up on USCIS website, or if you don't live to far from it, jut go in and try.


3/23/2012 (Day 0) - I-130, I-485 and I-765 sent
4/02/2012 (Day 11) - Hard Copy of NOA1 in the mail of I-130, I-485 and I-765
4/04/2012 (Day 13) - Received a letter for biometrics appointment for 4/20/2012.
4/20/2012 (Day 29) - Biometrics done
5/03/2012 (Day 42) - Status online changed to interview, scheduled for June 11
5/16/2012 (Day 55) - EAD Card Production, online status update
5/24/2012 (Day 63) - EAD Card in the mail
6/11/2012 (Day 83) - Interview, approved on the spot

05/19/2014 (Day 0) - Mailed I-751

05/27/2014 (Day 8) - Received NOA1

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Went in today and did a successful walk-in :) Thank you everyone for your help :)


Adjustment of Status from F-1

03/09/2012 - Married in AL
04/05/2012 - AOS - package sent (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765) to Chicago Lockbox (Day 0)
04/06/2012 - AOS - package signed for, USPS delivery confirmation (Day 1)
04/11/2012 - USCIS acceptance confirmation via text and email for all 4 forms (Day 6)
04/12/2012 - Checks cashed (Day 7)
04/16/2012 - NOAs received in mail (Day 11)
04/19/2012 - Biometrics appointment received for 05/04/12 (Day 14)
04/23/2012 - Successful biometrics walk-in (Day 18)
05/21/2012 - Received notice for interview on 06/26/2012 (Day 46)]
06/05/2012 - Received emails/texts for EAD card production and approval of I-131 (AP) (Day 61)
06/13/2012 - Received EAD/AP combo card in mail (Day 69)
06/26/2012 - AOS Interview - approved on the spot. Also received emails/texts for card production (Day 82)

06/28/2012 - received update: Card Production ordered

07/22/2012 - Card Received in mail!!!

Removal of Conditions - I-751

04/23/2014 - Mailed ROC package

04/30/2014 - NOA received - Receipt Date: 04/28/2014

now waiting on Biometrics appointment

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Awesome!


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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