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Interviews for ROC are pretty rare. By statute, 10% of applicants must be interviewed (this from a sharp immigration attorney to whom I spoke).

We weren't interviewed for either AOS or ROC.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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when does uscis sends out the reminder notice for your 1-751 ROC. do they send it out so many days before your 90 day window starts. any information will help. since my wife received her 2 year greencard, we had moved and we also did the ar-11 online and i send in the 1-865 which i had received a confirmation from uscis by mail which was sent to my new address. any information will be most grateful. thank you everyone.

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when does uscis sends out the reminder notice for your 1-751 ROC. do they send it out so many days before your 90 day window starts. any information will help. since my wife received her 2 year greencard, we had moved and we also did the ar-11 online and i send in the 1-865 which i had received a confirmation from uscis by mail which was sent to my new address. any information will be most grateful. thank you everyone.

I recieved the reminder in the old address, thank God it was my in laws house, and I recieved it a month before the 90 days window. Sometimes they send it sometimes they don't, so don't really rely on that you have to remmeber it yourself. Good luck.

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I wish we had stats. We are being called in for an interview for ROC (and also had to do one for AOS), and I'm not sure how worried I should actually be. At least it's relatively fast. They must have transferred us to Phoenix nearly the same day that they got the RFE response, and Phoenix must have scheduled the interview the same day they got the case, because it all happened within 2 weeks (one of the weeks being Thanksgiving!)

I sometimes wonder if it depends on your local office and how busy they are. Maybe we got called in twice because our local office just isn't that busy (but it's Phoenix, surely there's lots of immigration business going on??!)


K-1:

January 28, 2009: NOA1

June 4, 2009: Interview - APPROVED!!!

October 11, 2009: Wedding

AOS:

December 23, 2009: NOA1!

January 22, 2010: Bogus RFE corrected through congressional inquiry "EAD waiting on biometrics only" Read about it here.

March 15, 2010: AOS interview - RFE for I-693 vaccination supplement - CS signed part 6!

March 27, 2010: Green Card recieved

ROC:

March 1, 2012: Mailed ROC package

March 7, 2012: Tracking says "notice left"...after a phone call to post office.

More detailed time line in profile.

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