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Interview was back in late October; told all ok except for background check. Concerned because EAD never went throught the first time and was issued after 90 days with infopass. Biometrics and prints were done under old LIN # back in June. Was I suppossed to have fingerprints done again for the AOS??


July-EAD Received from walkin appt


Havent heard a thing!!!!!

How long should I wait???

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Filed: Country: Sweden

Biometrics are good for 15 months so no, I don't think you were necessarily supposed to have your prints done again for the AOS. (Unless your June biometrics was only for the EAD? When we did it -- which was a while ago, in 2002 -- EAD was a single thumbprint, but AOS was all ten fingers.)

In general I think people should make INFOPASS appointments every 3-4 months until their background checks clear and they receive GC approval. Just to remind USCIS you exist. Don't be worried -- it's not unusual for a background check to take longer than 3 months. Unfortunately there's not much you can do to speed things along, and the check takes "as long as it takes". All you can do is check in with your local DO every few months to make sure it's not back and just sitting on someone's desk.

P.S. Just to give you an idea of how long it could take:

From following background check cases on this and other forums, it seems that most people's clears within 3 months of the interview. But, a lot do not. My husband's took close to a year -- 11.5 months. I have seen a handful of cases take 17 months, 21 months, and one that was over 3 years and still going. Hopefully yours is with the majority and will clear sooner rather than later.

"When all else fails, read the instructions."

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Is it possible to get the EAD from a walk in appointment? My fiance's here on a k1 visa, and that would be awesome if he could get the EAD that soon after we get married...

K-1 Adjusting status

March 2nd 2006- we got married!

April 26th- AOS & EAD papers sent to chicago lockbox

May 2nd- NOA1 issued

May 10th-touched!

May 25th-appointment letter for biometrics sent out

June 17th-biometrics-completed!

June 20th- touched!

July 27th- EAD approved.

August 10th- AOS interview!! Approved! Alhamdulillah.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Moldova

Carina (K-2) had her interview October 25, 2005 in Chicago as well...no word yet on the background check either and that is what we were told she needed for approval. We just received her 2nd AP last week.

Thanks to all for the guidance and support and speedy processing to all!

Our Visa Journey Timeline

Marina's parents Nicolai & Galina I-130

01/20/2009 I-130 Petitions package mailed to Chicago Lockbox (priority mail)
01/31/2009 NOA1's rec'd for both petitions
03/16/2009 Approval notices dated 03/10/09 rec'd in the mail for both petitions (no on-line update)
03/30/2009 NVC DS-3032 packets received by petitioner
03/31/2009 Paid $70 AOS (affadavit of support) fee on-line (one fee for both petitions)
04/10/2009 Marina's parent's e-mailed DS-3032 to NVC for both petitions
04/15/2009 AOS documents for both petitions mailed USPS Priority to NVC
04/21/2009 Rec'd e-mails from NVC for approval for Marina to be designated agent for both
04/25/2009 Paid $400 IV (immigrant visa) fee on-line for each petition ($800 total for both parents)
06/04/2009 DS-230 & supporting documents for both petitions mailed USPS Priority to NVC
06/22/2009 Both cases completed at NVC (per automated phone line message on 06/30/09)
07/10/2009 Interview notification e-mail received; both interviews scheduled for 08/11/09
08/11/2009 Interview(s) completed for both parents in Bucharest; visas in hand!
12/21/2009 Nicolai & Galina arrived in the United States as scheduled! (Chicago O'Hare)

Marina's parents Nicolai & Galina N-400

10/21/2014 N-400 applications mailed to Phoenix Lockbox (priority mail)

11/03/2014 NOA1's received for both

11/07/2014 Biometrics letters received for both

11/17/2014 Biometrics completed for both

11/22/2014 Received "yellow letter" for both

01/06/2015 Received "in-line" e-mail for both

01/12/2015 Received interview letter for both (scheduled for 2/10/15)

02/10/2015 Interviews passed for both; waiting for oath ceremony date(s)

03/03/2015 Oath Ceremony in Chicago; two new US Citizens!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines

Goodluck!!!!!! :dance::dance:

Met online - December 2002

Met face-to-face - May 28, 2004

Engaged - June 4, 2004

I-129F mailed - June 16, 2004

Received by NSC - June 21

NOA1 date - June 28

NOA2 online - September 20

Petition received in Manila - September 30

Packet 3 Received - November 27

Medical Exam - January 5, 2005

Immunizations - January 12

Interview scheduled for January 21

Approved!!!! - January 21

Visa in hand!!!!! - January 25!

CFO Seminar- January 27

Pumpkin will return to the Philippines - February 3

Home in Denver with my Pumpkin- February 8

Received Social Security Number - February 24

Civil Marriage - February 24

Adjustment of Status App. received at CIS - April 18

Employment Authorization App. received at CIS - May 11

Passed written test - received Driving Instruction Permit - May 23

Biometrics - June 11

EAD Approved Online - July 6

Second fingerprint appointment - July 16

Catholic Church Wedding Ceremony November 26

RFE received by the CIS - January 6

AOS APPROVED! - January 21


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