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Is the petitioner required to go with the applicant to the biometrics appointment?

I just got the email NOA1 and my wife (USC) is about to go on a trip with her parents for 3 weeks so she probably will not be here when the biometrics happen.

also the address on my DL is my old one. In massachusetts they don't issue new address cards. will that be a problem?


2006 - Entered US on F-1
2009 - COS to H-1
2011 - Married USC

Conditional GC Process:
04/2012 - Concurrent I-130 petition / I-485 AOS / I-765 EAD / I-131 AP sent
35 days to biometrics, 73 days to EAD/AP combo card, 85 days to interview, 96 days to Conditional Green Card

04/2014 - Eligible for ROC

06/2014 - I-751 package filing joint with spouse sent

5 days to extension,37 days to biometrics, 172 days to CSC transfer, 247 days to Green Card

04/2015 - Eligible for Citizenship

09/2015 - N-400 package filing on basis of USC spouse sent

29 days to biometrics, 105 days to interview, 147 days to oath and US citizenship

~ 9 years and 6 months from first entry to US citizenship

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Filed: Timeline

Is the petitioner required to go with the applicant to the biometrics appointment?

I just got the email NOA1 and my wife (USC) is about to go on a trip with her parents for 3 weeks so she probably will not be here when the biometrics happen.

also the address on my DL is my old one. In massachusetts they don't issue new address cards. will that be a problem?

No, petitioner does not need to go and petitioner probably won't be allowed in, at least in some offices.

As I recall, when you update your MA DL, they give you a sticker to put on the back with the new address right? Shouldn't be a problem.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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No, petitioner does not need to go and petitioner probably won't be allowed in, at least in some offices.

As I recall, when you update your MA DL, they give you a sticker to put on the back with the new address right? Shouldn't be a problem.

You aren't given the sticker any more. You create your own sticker and place in the proper space on the back of your DL.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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Is the petitioner required to go with the applicant to the biometrics appointment?

I just got the email NOA1 and my wife (USC) is about to go on a trip with her parents for 3 weeks so she probably will not be here when the biometrics happen.

also the address on my DL is my old one. In massachusetts they don't issue new address cards. will that be a problem?

Try reading the reviews on VJ about that specific office, or simply calling them. My husband was allowed in - all they had to see was my appointment letter and they didn't ask questions about my husband being there - or not being there for that matter. He walked around talking to the employees in there while I had fingerprints and picture taken anyways.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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Not required at all. Allowed if you choose.


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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my wife would go with me, but she might be on vacation. either ways, question answered. now to find an address sticker.


2006 - Entered US on F-1
2009 - COS to H-1
2011 - Married USC

Conditional GC Process:
04/2012 - Concurrent I-130 petition / I-485 AOS / I-765 EAD / I-131 AP sent
35 days to biometrics, 73 days to EAD/AP combo card, 85 days to interview, 96 days to Conditional Green Card

04/2014 - Eligible for ROC

06/2014 - I-751 package filing joint with spouse sent

5 days to extension,37 days to biometrics, 172 days to CSC transfer, 247 days to Green Card

04/2015 - Eligible for Citizenship

09/2015 - N-400 package filing on basis of USC spouse sent

29 days to biometrics, 105 days to interview, 147 days to oath and US citizenship

~ 9 years and 6 months from first entry to US citizenship

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