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Hello- I was thinking about this, and noticed I didn't see a lot of visas like mine-L-1...just curious to see what journey we are all coming from.


06/25/12-2 Year Green Card Approved

05/13/14-Mailed ROC

05/15/14-NOA Receipt Date

05/19/14-Check posted to account and NOA received in mail

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F1 (out-of-status)


Background Information

-Dec 2006: Arrived with an F1 visa

-Dec 2007: Met USC.

-Dec 2009: Got Engaged.

-Jan 2010: Fell out of Status.

-Oct 2010: Married USC.

-Feb 2012: Filed I-130/AOS

I-130/AOS Timeline

Day 0: 02/25/12: Mailed concurrent I-130/AOS Package to the Chicago Lockbox

Day 2: 02/27/12: Package arrived at the Chicago Lockbox.

Day 5: 03/01/12: Email acceptance confirmation received for Forms: I-130, I-485 & I-765.

Day 13: 03/09/12: NOA1s received for Forms: I-130, I-485 & I-765. Biometrics letter also received and scheduled for March 27th.

Day 24: 03/20/12: Email notification for RFE.

Day 27: 03/23/12: Hardcopy RFE received in the mail.

Day 31: 03/27/12: Biometrics completed.

Day 40: 04/05/12: Mailed off the RFE.

Day 44: 04/09/12: RFE Delivered.

Day 46: 04/11/12: USCIS received RFE and case updated online.

Day 55: 04/20/12: EAD approved!

Day 60: 04/25/12: Received 2nd "EAD in Production" Email.

Day 61: 04/26/12: EAD Mailed.

Day 63: 04/28/12: EAD in hand!

Day 74: 05/09/12: Interview date scheduled for June 12th.

Day 75: 05/10/12: Interview letter in hand.

Day 108: 06/12/12: Interview.

Day 110: 06/14/12: Received I-485 & I-130 approval emails.

Day 114: 06/18/12: Received I-130 & I-485 Approval hardcopies.

Day 115: 06/19/12: Received GC in production email.

Day 116: 06/20/12: Received "GC mailed" & "USPS picked up your GC" emails.

Day 118: 06/22/12: GC arrived in the mail

March 16th 2014: Eligible to file ROC.

March 16th 2015: Eligible to file for naturalization.

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Filed: Other Country: Ireland
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Husband is adjusting from VWP, so I put other since it's not actually a visa.


Our Journey

6/6/2007 Met online

12/05/2007 Realized I was nuts about him!

01/19/2008 Confessed...and he felt the same <3

05/01/2008 Met in person in Chicago

5/2008-5/2010 Umpteen visits between Ireland and US

6/19/2010 Got married!

04/06/2012 Finally able to send paperwork for AOS!

(Day 1)04/11/2012 Papers arrived at Chicago lockbox and signed for.

(Day 3)04/13/2012 Email confirmations!

(Day 7)04/17/2012 NOA hard copies received.

(Day 10)04/20/2012 Biometrics appt received for 05/07/2012

(Day 27)05/07/2012 Biometrics

(Day 65)06/15/2012 EAD approval email

(Day 69)06/19/2012 Interview notice!!! 07/24/2012!!

(Day 75)06/25/2012 EAD arrives.

(Day 104)07/24/2012 Interview in Atlanta....Approved!!!

Expecting a baby boy 8/9/2013!

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Husband is adjusting from VWP, so I put other since it's not actually a visa.

I have seen those! What does VWP mean in a nutshell?


06/25/12-2 Year Green Card Approved

05/13/14-Mailed ROC

05/15/14-NOA Receipt Date

05/19/14-Check posted to account and NOA received in mail

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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You poll is still very young, so the numbers will still be out of whack, but I'm pretty sure the substantial majority of members here are or have adjusted from K-1 visas or CR-1 visas, with a significant minority of VWP and/or Canadian tourist entrants.

VWP = Visa Waiver Program - basically tourists from Western Europe or Australia.

Edited by HeatDeath

DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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Filed: Other Country: Ireland
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I have seen those! What does VWP mean in a nutshell?

Pretty much what HeatDeath said. Certain countries have a visa waiver agreement between them that people can come and go for 3 months at a time without having to go through the process of applying for a visa. They have to apply online for permission to travel beforehand, but it's usually fast(24 hours or so) and hardly ever turned down.


Our Journey

6/6/2007 Met online

12/05/2007 Realized I was nuts about him!

01/19/2008 Confessed...and he felt the same <3

05/01/2008 Met in person in Chicago

5/2008-5/2010 Umpteen visits between Ireland and US

6/19/2010 Got married!

04/06/2012 Finally able to send paperwork for AOS!

(Day 1)04/11/2012 Papers arrived at Chicago lockbox and signed for.

(Day 3)04/13/2012 Email confirmations!

(Day 7)04/17/2012 NOA hard copies received.

(Day 10)04/20/2012 Biometrics appt received for 05/07/2012

(Day 27)05/07/2012 Biometrics

(Day 65)06/15/2012 EAD approval email

(Day 69)06/19/2012 Interview notice!!! 07/24/2012!!

(Day 75)06/25/2012 EAD arrives.

(Day 104)07/24/2012 Interview in Atlanta....Approved!!!

Expecting a baby boy 8/9/2013!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Kenya
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F1 (out-of-status)

Same.


AOS TIMELINE (adjusting from F-1)


  • 06/24/2011 Wedding
  • 02/27/2012 Day 01 Filed AOS packet for (I-130, I-485 & I-765)
  • 02/29/2012 Day 03 Packet received @ Chicago lockbox (signed by "D Colonna")
  • 03/01/2012 Day 04 USCIS officially receives I-130 & I-765 paperwork according to their site.
  • 03/05/2012 Day 07 USCIS Acceptance (email) notification "NOA1" routed to NBC for processing.
  • 03/08/2012 Day 10 Checks cashed by USCIS.
  • 03/09/2012 Day 11 Received biometrics appointment letter; (appt. date= 03/27/2012)
  • 03/12/2012 Day 14 Hard copies (NOA1) received.
  • 03/15/2012 Day 17 RFE (requesting initial evidence) for I-485 sent (USCIS site.)
  • 03/20/2012 Day 22 RFE received (I-864 tax supporting evidence required for both petitioner + sole joint sponsor)
  • 03/27/2012 Day 29 Biometrics appointment @ local USCIS office successful. I-485 RFE responded to.
  • 04/03/2012 Day 36 USPS delivers on 3/29; USCIS officially receives RFE response (RFE Response Review)
  • 04/16/2012 Day 49 EAD approved email! Card production ordered.
  • 04/25/2012 Day 58 EAD card in hand; Get my new job on same day! smile.png
  • 04/27/2012 Day 60 USCIS mails notice for AOS interview
  • 06/01/2012 Day 95 AOS Interview (no decision)
  • 06/20/2013 Day 479 Still in limbo...waiting. sad.png (Reapplied for 2nd EAD and was approved tho)
  • 07/17/2014 Day 871 I130/I485 AOS approved.
  • 07/25/2014 Day 889 10 yr GC in hand! :)

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Same.

Ha, could our cases be any more similar lol


Background Information

-Dec 2006: Arrived with an F1 visa

-Dec 2007: Met USC.

-Dec 2009: Got Engaged.

-Jan 2010: Fell out of Status.

-Oct 2010: Married USC.

-Feb 2012: Filed I-130/AOS

I-130/AOS Timeline

Day 0: 02/25/12: Mailed concurrent I-130/AOS Package to the Chicago Lockbox

Day 2: 02/27/12: Package arrived at the Chicago Lockbox.

Day 5: 03/01/12: Email acceptance confirmation received for Forms: I-130, I-485 & I-765.

Day 13: 03/09/12: NOA1s received for Forms: I-130, I-485 & I-765. Biometrics letter also received and scheduled for March 27th.

Day 24: 03/20/12: Email notification for RFE.

Day 27: 03/23/12: Hardcopy RFE received in the mail.

Day 31: 03/27/12: Biometrics completed.

Day 40: 04/05/12: Mailed off the RFE.

Day 44: 04/09/12: RFE Delivered.

Day 46: 04/11/12: USCIS received RFE and case updated online.

Day 55: 04/20/12: EAD approved!

Day 60: 04/25/12: Received 2nd "EAD in Production" Email.

Day 61: 04/26/12: EAD Mailed.

Day 63: 04/28/12: EAD in hand!

Day 74: 05/09/12: Interview date scheduled for June 12th.

Day 75: 05/10/12: Interview letter in hand.

Day 108: 06/12/12: Interview.

Day 110: 06/14/12: Received I-485 & I-130 approval emails.

Day 114: 06/18/12: Received I-130 & I-485 Approval hardcopies.

Day 115: 06/19/12: Received GC in production email.

Day 116: 06/20/12: Received "GC mailed" & "USPS picked up your GC" emails.

Day 118: 06/22/12: GC arrived in the mail

March 16th 2014: Eligible to file ROC.

March 16th 2015: Eligible to file for naturalization.

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Ha, could our cases be any more similar lol

Wish I had some L-1 love! At least someone to compare with. I had a lot of questions in the beginning...and L1/Canadian specific ones too :( I guess L1s are few and far between? Hmmph.

Edited by chimcham

06/25/12-2 Year Green Card Approved

05/13/14-Mailed ROC

05/15/14-NOA Receipt Date

05/19/14-Check posted to account and NOA received in mail

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adjusted from J1

Edited by Ines1987

AOS Timeline (from J1)

12/14/2011 - sent AOS papers to Chicago Lockbox
12/16/2011 - AOS papers arrived and signed for
12/20/2011 - received text/email notifications for I-485, I-765, I-131 & I-130
12/21/2011 - touched I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765
01/05/2012 - change of address to PO Box since we seemed to not be getting the letters
01/11/2012 - hard copies of NOA for I-131, I-765 and I-131 (FINALLY)
01/24/2012 - biometrics letter for I-485 and -I765 in mail, appointment 02/02/2012
01/31/2012 - successful walk-in biometrics
03/06/2012 - EAD and AP approved, card production ordered
03/09/2012 - second notification about EAD card production
03/12/2012 - notifications about EAD being mailed and USPS picking it up
03/14/2012 - EAD/AP combo card in hand, email notification about interview appointment
03/19/2012 - Interview letter in hand, appointment for 4/19 in Denver
04/19/2012 - Interview date: APPROVED!!
04/28/2012 - GREEN CARD in hand! :-)

ROC

1/29/2014 - mailed ROC papers to CSC

1/31/2014 - USPS delivery confirmation

2/10/2014 - received biometrics appointment letter for 2/26/14

2/21/2014 - infopass appointment about missing NOA1

2/21/2014 - successful walk-in for biometrics

3/03/2014 - NOA1 letter (finally), dated 1/31/2014

5/15/2014 - online update: card production ordered

5/24/2014 - card in hand

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Japan
Timeline

F-1 in status! Seems like adjusting from F-1 is popular.


Day 0 - 2 May 2012 Mailed AOS package overnight delivery
Day 139 - 17 September 2012 Interview & APPROVED on the Spot!! :)
Day 145 - 23 September 2012 Received Green Card!

ROC - Eligible June 19 2014

Day 0 - 18 June 2014 Mailed ROC package via 2 day priority

Day 42 - 29 July 2014 Approval and Card Production Email

Day 49 - 5 August 2014 Received Green Card

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B-2 OOS.

I came here a few years ago on a B-2 and for various reasons that I won't go into was not able to apply for AoS.

My wife recently passed away and I am applying as her widower.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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Applied from my husband who came on a B2 visa


Adjusting from B2 visa

12/3/2011: Hubby arrived to the USA

12/23/2011: AOS package

12/29/2011: AOS package received

01/11/2012: Acceptance email received

01/18/2012: Biometric appt and receipt received

Appointment set for 02/8/2012

01/27/2012: RFE email received

02/01/2012: Hard copy of RFE notice received

02/14/2012: RFE info sent back to USCIS

02/22/2012: Received email RFE received case continues to process at NBC

03/09/2012: Receive email with interview notice

04/12/2012: Interview in Baltimore City 9:00am

Case has to be reviewed WAITING on a decision now....

04/18/2012: APPROVED EMAIL RECEIVED AMEN!!!!!

04/23/2012: Approval/ welcome letter received in mail

04/23/2012: Card production ordered email received

04/24/2012: Card mailed email received

04/27/2012: Received email USPS picked up mail containing card notice

04/27/2012: GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!!! :)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Saint Lucia
Timeline

My husband is adjusting from an H2B visa


Adjustment of Status from H2B

03.25.12 - Medical I-693 completed.

04.05.12 - Mailed AOS package (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765) to Chicago Lockbox.

04.06.12 - AOS package signed for by USCIS.

04.11.12 - Email/Text notification regarding acceptance confirmation received.

04.16.12 - NOAs received.

04.18.12 - Biometrics appointment received (set for May 4th).

05.04.12 - Biometrics appointment successful, BUT received notification of RFE being sent hours after appointment.

05.10.12 - RFE received.

05.19.12 - Mailed RFE response.

05.21.12 - RFE response signed and received by USCIS.

05.23.12 - Email/Text notification of RFE Response received by USCIS.

06.06.12 - Email/Text notification of AOS Interview.

06.08.12 - Interview Letter Received (set for July 9th).

06.11.12 - Email/Text notification of EAD Card Production & AP approval.

06.13.12 - Got some GREAT NEWS!

06.14.12 - Email/Text notification of 2nd EAD/AP Card Production.

06.15.12 - Email/Text notification of EAD/AP Card Mailed.

06.18.12 - EAD/AP Card received in mail.

07.09.12 - AOS Interview .. Awaiting decision.

07.18.12 - RFE notification... I can't believe this *SMH*

07.20.12 - I-130 Approved.

08.15.12 - RFE Response mailed.

08.23.12 - I-485 Approved.

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