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so i got married to my girlfriend of 2+ years in February this year even though we have been living together for 6 months prior to the marriage.i think i lost my f-1 status someone in mid February or early march due to the fact that i was not enrolled in school.i solid have graduated in December but asked my school to defer graduation till may just so i could have more time to land an internship or coop but that did not work out.obviously my visa is valid until the end of may and so is my i-20. i sent in my package on the 7th of May and itgot to the Chicago lockbox on the 10th i know this because i tracked it. however i am worried because i have still not received my NOA and i wonder what the reason for the delay could be.the maximum i have heard most people wait is 10 days.its been 18 for me now so am getting worried.i wish i had known about this forum earlier i think i would have learned a lot. i filled the forms to the best of my ability and knowledge and packaged it well before i sent it off.i was a bit sketchy about the i864 because my wife's parents helped me out with that part and they were not too comfortable putting out all their info on paper so i Ann wondering whether there are discrepancies.but surely i should have got my NOA first at least right?

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I do not think there is need for much worry about the NOA. It will certainly come. Also, if you tracked the package and it was received on May 10, that will probably be your priority date for the I485 irrespective of NOA date.

So, relax, your NOAs are likely coming this week.


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[02/23, 2012]  - DAY 001  (day 0001) (AOS) Mailed package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS overnight
[06/01, 2012]  - 
DAY 099  (day 0099) 2-year Conditional GC in hand
[05/05, 2014]  - DAY 001  (day 0802) (ROC) Mailed package to Vermont Service Center via USPS overnight

[05/14, 2014]  - DAY 009  (day 0811) Received NOA1 (GC Extended for 1 year)

[01/14, 2016]  - DAY 620  (day 1421) 10-year GC in hand

[02/22, 2017]  - DAY 001  (day 1826) (N-400) Mailed package to Lewisville, TX, via USPS overnight

[01/10, 2018]  - DAY 323  (day 2149) (N-400) Naturalization Oath Ceremony (5 years, 10 months, 19 days)

[01/10, 2018]  - DAY 001  (day 2149) (US Passport) Applied for US Passport, regular processing

01/25, 2018]  - DAY 015  (day 2164) (US Passport) Passport in hand (5 years, 11 months, 3 days from start of Journey.)

 

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[06/14, 2013] - DAY 001 Mailed package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS overnight
[11/21, 2013] - Day 153 SSN and 10-year GC in hand

[08/10, 2018] - Naturalization (N-400) 90-day window for daughter opens

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I also forgot to add, i just realized going through these forums that I failed to include a statement from my wife stating why she did not file for taxes (she has been a full time student and unemployed). I am guessing that is recipe for an RFE.

I do not think there is need for much worry about the NOA. It will certainly come. Also, if you tracked the package and it was received on May 10, that will probably be your priority date for the I485 irrespective of NOA date.

So, relax, your NOAs are likely coming this week.

Thanks for the blessed assurance!

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You'll probably get an RFE on the taxes (I assume you used a cosponsor?) but 18 days is not cause to panic regarding the NOA, especially considering that includes 2 weekends and a holiday. Have you signed up for text and/or email alerts?


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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!

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You'll probably get an RFE on the taxes (I assume you used a cosponsor?) but 18 days is not cause to panic regarding the NOA, especially considering that includes 2 weekends and a holiday. Have you signed up for text and/or email alerts?

yes I used a joint sponsor (her parents). The parents were also worried whether any "mistakes" on their part could land them in IRS trouble or DHS trouble.

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yes I used a joint sponsor (her parents). The parents were also worried whether any "mistakes" on their part could land them in IRS trouble or DHS trouble.

Tell them not to worry. Big. brother is smaller than people think...there is no giant web of cooperation within government branches.

The USCIS does not confer with the IRS...besides if they filed with the IRS isn't it more likely that the IrS would be the ones to find mistakes? :wacko:


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Tell them not to worry. Big. brother is smaller than people think...there is no giant web of cooperation within government branches.

The USCIS does not confer with the IRS...besides if they filed with the IRS isn't it more likely that the IrS would be the ones to find mistakes? :wacko:

The Privacy Act actually prohibits most government agencies from sharing data with other government agencies, including the IRS.

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The Privacy Act actually prohibits most government agencies from sharing data with other government agencies, including the IRS.

i tried to explain this to them but i wasnt 100% sure myself so I didn't push. i think there was a part in the i-864 where it said something of charges being pressed against misleading information so it made me wonder a bit.

thanks a lot for your help though, all of you. i appreciate it.

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