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Well I had the biometrics yesterday morning and made the 400 mile to Grand Rapids MI the night before. I knew the ASC was about 3 miles from the motel and after clearing the unexpected snow off the car set off at 730.

Now I don't know if this is the same with other ASC offices, but I was expecting to find a large Government building somewhere. The GPS said I was right on top of it, but noting in sight. After crusing around a shopping forecourst for 5 minutes, there it was, about the size of a pizza takeaway!

Everyone was extremely courtious and I made sure that both I-765 and I-485 were entered on the computer /scanner taking the fingerprints. Quite a fancy piece of kit I thought! Anyway, I was out the door in the cold again by 0820 facing the trip back through quite deep snow in places!


AOS/EAD/AP Filed:2006-09-23
AP Approved:2006-10-30
EAD Approved!:2006-11-02
AOS Approved!:2007-02-12


Remove Conditions filed:2008-11-13
Green Card Received:2009-01-30


N400 Filed:2013-01-25 (Phoenix)
Biometrics:2013-02-25 (Grand Rapids)
Interview:2013-05-07(Detroit)

Oath Ceremony:2013-05-24(Marquette)

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Well I had the biometrics yesterday morning and made the 400 mile to Grand Rapids MI the night before. I knew the ASC was about 3 miles from the motel and after clearing the unexpected snow off the car set off at 730.

Now I don't know if this is the same with other ASC offices, but I was expecting to find a large Government building somewhere. The GPS said I was right on top of it, but noting in sight. After crusing around a shopping forecourst for 5 minutes, there it was, about the size of a pizza takeaway!

Everyone was extremely courtious and I made sure that both I-765 and I-485 were entered on the computer /scanner taking the fingerprints. Quite a fancy piece of kit I thought! Anyway, I was out the door in the cold again by 0820 facing the trip back through quite deep snow in places!

Hehe.... sounds like a movie scene :D


I-129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E) Vermont Service Center

05/12/2006 Petition

05/27/2006 NOA 1

06/22/2006 RFE received & sent back (IMBRA)

07/10/2006 Case has been approved

07/14/2006 NOA 2

07/14/2006 NVC forwarded case to FRA

07/18/2006 Medical exam Hamburg

07/22/2006 Package 3

07/22/2006 Sent forms & checklist back to FRA

08/23/2006 Interview

08/25/2006 Picked up visa

08/26/2006 Flying home

09/08/2006 Applied for SSN

09/18/2006 Received SSN

09/23/2006 Wedding

AOS

09/26/2006 Filed AOS

10/06/2006 NOA

10/17/2006 Case transferred to CSC (email)

10/23/2006 Case arrived at CSC (email)

10/24/2006 Touched

10/25/2006 Touched

11/02/2006 Biometrics

11/08/2006 Touched

11/14/2006 GC approved (email)

11/18/2006 GC & Welcome letter in mail

08/09/2008 File for Removal of Conditions

ERIC & JENNIFER

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Well I had the biometrics yesterday morning and made the 400 mile to Grand Rapids MI the night before. I knew the ASC was about 3 miles from the motel and after clearing the unexpected snow off the car set off at 730.

Now I don't know if this is the same with other ASC offices, but I was expecting to find a large Government building somewhere. The GPS said I was right on top of it, but noting in sight. After crusing around a shopping forecourst for 5 minutes, there it was, about the size of a pizza takeaway!

Everyone was extremely courtious and I made sure that both I-765 and I-485 were entered on the computer /scanner taking the fingerprints. Quite a fancy piece of kit I thought! Anyway, I was out the door in the cold again by 0820 facing the trip back through quite deep snow in places!

Yea, I guess the size of the ASC's probably depends on your location; the one we have been to is just on the other side of the Chicago border so it is a pretty good size-though just like yours it is not a large high-rise building like where the main offices are.


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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Well I had the biometrics yesterday morning and made the 400 mile to Grand Rapids MI the night before. I knew the ASC was about 3 miles from the motel and after clearing the unexpected snow off the car set off at 730.

Now I don't know if this is the same with other ASC offices, but I was expecting to find a large Government building somewhere. The GPS said I was right on top of it, but noting in sight. After crusing around a shopping forecourst for 5 minutes, there it was, about the size of a pizza takeaway!

Everyone was extremely courtious and I made sure that both I-765 and I-485 were entered on the computer /scanner taking the fingerprints. Quite a fancy piece of kit I thought! Anyway, I was out the door in the cold again by 0820 facing the trip back through quite deep snow in places!

Ya my wife and I were quite surprised when we see the ASC office ... Like you said it looked like a pizza takeout place ... And I also agreed the computer / scanner thing was cool ... :)


K-1 VISA
08-05-06 - Married in Sycamore IL


AOS / EAD
08-24-06 - AOS/EAD mail to Chicago (Day 1)

11-06-06 - GC & Welcome Letter arrive in Mail (Day 75)

I-751
09-23-08 - Sent Package via USPS (Day 1)
01-02-09 - Received GC in mail (with wrong Resident Since date) (Day 101)

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The ASC office in Baltimore is decently sized.. the waiting room seemed larger than the actual fingerprint room but they had about 4 or 5 computers so that 4 or 5 people could have their fingerprints done at the same time. That was good. I didn't wait too long at all.. I was supposed to be in at 8am and so I got there with my husband.. signed in and she looked at my passport and saw my maiden name, then looked at the appointment letter and saw my married name.. "I'll need some ID with your maiden name on it.. or your marriage certificate" DOH... I didn't bring it.. the letter said a passport was good enough.. so we had to drive 30 mins back to our place to get it... ended up taking the metro back.. got there at nearly 10am and finally got it all done. The people were nice, it was quick and not a bad experience at all (despite being a complete tool and forgetting the certificate lol)


I-485 AOS Filing (shortened timeline):

08/25/06 - WEDDING DAY <3

09/14/06 - Medical

09/18/06 - Mailed AOS

10/04/06 - RFE request I-485

10/11/06 - RFE response rec'd by USCIS

10/12/06 - BIOMETRICS done!

11/18/06 - Interview Notice in mail (Day 60)

12/26/06 - *TOUCH* I-765, EAD approval notice sent (Day 98)

12/29/06 - Received EAD, applied for SSN (Day 101)

01/03/07 - *TOUCH* I-130, I-485, I-765 received EAD (Day 106)

01/10/07 - INTERVIEW 9:45am Baltimore! Recommended for approval (Day 113)

05/08/07 - APPROVAL NOTICE & WELCOME TO USA LETTER SENT! (Day 231)

05/14/07 - Received I-130 approval & welcome letter (Day 237)

05/15/07 - Green card ordered (Day 238)

I-751 Filing:

02/06/09 - Mailed I-751! (Day 1)

02/09/09 - I-751 Delivered to Vermont (Day 4)

02/13/09 - NOA 1 (Day 8)

03/06/09 - BIOMETRICS (Day 29)

03/09/09 - *TOUCH* (Day 32)

06/26/09 - 10 year green card APPROVED! (Day 141)

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hi ya

we had the same problem as you Keigwyn..were driving along looking for the numbers on the street then all of a sudden the numbers jumped...did a u turn and found it was in a shopping centre was expecting to see a govt building with homeland security or something but it said support centre...this is in detroit by the way...went in saw the gaurd gave me a sheet to fill out..then onto another person ... i wasnt even asked for ID an i didnt even think on it at the time...was called over straight away my husband went to follow but was asked to wait in the waiting room...got fingers prints done and a horid photo taken..they were quite young in there too an was out in 10mins...i thought as he was doing it..i could do this job lol...wasnt a talkative bloke had to ask if that was it lol i said now what he said u will get your greencard in the mail...very confusing for me actually but yeah i was impressed with the fingerprinting process...very similar to the one in melbourne...

take care

kath


REMOVING CONDITIONS

11th Aug 2008 - Mailed I-751 to CSC.

12th Aug 2008 - Application received

14th Aug 2008 - Cheque cashed

18th Aug 2008 - Received NOA-dated the 12th

26th Aug 2008 - Received Biometrics letter

4th Sept 2008 - Biometrics-Detroit-Complete-'Touched'

5th Sept 2008 - 'Touched'

1st Dec 2008 - APPROVED-Card production ordered -112 days

8th Dec 2008 - USCIS mailed approval notice.

8th Dec 2008 - Received my 10 year Greencard in the mail. took 2 days.

Although I have the above date for approval my card actualy states the

2nd December..

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When he took the picture of me, he asked me how it was. I made some joke and he said he would take another one. I told him I was joking and I really did nt care as long as he thought it was a good likeness.

My SSN was not on the form, but I didn't comment on this as I figured the A# was the important thing.

They were quite chatty to me, but after I was done I was asked to fill in a survey card about the whole process. Otherwise I would have been out the door by 0815!

Now its back to watching the case history and looking for some more progress!


AOS/EAD/AP Filed:2006-09-23
AP Approved:2006-10-30
EAD Approved!:2006-11-02
AOS Approved!:2007-02-12


Remove Conditions filed:2008-11-13
Green Card Received:2009-01-30


N400 Filed:2013-01-25 (Phoenix)
Biometrics:2013-02-25 (Grand Rapids)
Interview:2013-05-07(Detroit)

Oath Ceremony:2013-05-24(Marquette)

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