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Does anyone know how much time does it take for AOS to be done on an approved I-130. More importantly, how soon can an EAD be issued?

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06/23/2006 Happiest day of my life, got married to my lovely Wife!


11/27/06 I-485 / I-765 Sent (Overnight)

11/28/06 I-485 / I-765 Received

12/01/06 Notice Date for both

12/02/06, 12/04/06, 12/05/06, 12/06/06, 12/10/06, 12/11/06 Touched !!!

12/19/06 Interview letter Issued!

12/26/06 Interview Notice Received!

02/13/07 Interview

08/25/08 Filed Writ of Mandamus (Law Suit) against USCIS, DOS, FBI

09/16/08 Application Approved (IR6)

09/22/08 Card Production Ordered

09/23/08 Welcome Notice Received

09/29/08 10 YR. GC Received!


07/18/11 N-400 Sent (Overnight) UPS

07/19/11 N-400 Received

08/23/11 Case status changed - FP letter sent

08/26/11 Fingerprint notice received in mail

08/26/11 Early Fingerprints completed

09/13/11 Original Fingerprints scheduled date

08/30/11 Case status updated: In-Line to be scheduled for an interview

09/12/11 Case status updated: Interview is now scheduled

09/15/11 Interview letter received!

10/19/11 Interview at Santa Ana, CA - I-130 is not approved in file

10/19/11 RFE issued

10/27/11 RFE response received and is being reviewed - even though I didn't get any RFE or responded to one!

11/11/11 Notification for Placed in que for oath ceremony

11/15/11 Notification for Oath being scheduled

11/18/11 N-445 Oath letter received

12/15/11 Oath Ceremony - Its all over! I AM FINALLY A US CITIZEN!

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Does anyone know how much time does it take for AOS to be done on an approved I-130. More importantly, how soon can an EAD be issued?

Kind Regards,


Check Processing times for your location:


LIL - aka 'the Muppets'




05/27/2006: I-130 application Sent

06/12/2006: NOA1 received

08/28/2006: NOA 2 (Approved 77days)

09/18/2006: NVC Case # assigned

09/25/2006: I864 and IV Fee Bills received (arrived jointly – using IL)

10/05/2006: Mailed both fee bill (confused what to do! K3 or I130 – finally decided to let both ride)

11/05/2006: Mailed back both I864 and DS230

01/29/2007: CR1 forwarded to London Consulate

03/01/2007: Packet 4 recieved

03/26/2007: CR1 Interview in London

I-129F (K-3)

06/19/2006: I-129F application Sent (Old, non-IMBRA)

06/26/2006: NOA1 received

07/17/2006: RFE (IMBRA) received

07/20/2006: RFE (IMBRA) replied

07/24/2006: Confirmation RFE reply received (July 24th)

09/15/2006: APPROVED (81 days)

09/18/2006: NOA2 received

09/26/2006: NVC received petition & assigned Case #

09/28/2006: Conf Letter received – Case # and ‘Case to be sent to be sent to London’ “within a week”.

10/03/2006: [ESTIMATE] – Case received at London Visa Unit.

xx/xx/xxxx: Packet 3 was never recieved

10/21/2006: Packet 3 (compiled by us) sent

11/09/2006: Medical Date

11/09/2006: Packet 4 received.

12/11/2006: Interview - Approved !!

12/21/2006: USA!!!


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Shakil, what will be your local discrict USCIS office? They each have different timelines.

district offices

I-130 sent Mar 30, 06

approved Aug 15, 06

I-129f sent April 24, 06

approved July 27, 06

Montreal interview Jan 18, 07

POE Toronto Jan 28, 07

EAD sent Jan. 30, 07

transferred to Vermont Feb 12

biometrics Feb 22

approved March 13

card returned undeliverable! March 27

called after 6 weeks to have EAD re-sent

AOS sent Jan. 30, 07

biometrics Feb 22

RFE for complete medical (!) Feb 23

Called Senator from NJ - never returned call

Infopass March 19 (no help)

Replied to RFE with duplicate medical March 19

Sent additional evidence (I-693A) March 26

NBC received supplement March 30

touched April 4

Interview July 16

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