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Dear friends,

We recently received an email notice from USCIS saying that our case (I-485 ) is under testing and interview status. It says a letter will be mailed out shortly to let us know what date or/and what to bring to an interview.

We are kinda happy that our case is being considered , however at the same time we are really worried that this may be way too fast.

Background:

We mailed in our 485, 765, 130 on Dec 4th 2012. My husband had an fingerprint on the 27th of Dec.

Any input would be greatly appreciated guys,.

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Dear friends,

We recently received an email notice from USCIS saying that our case (I-485 ) is under testing and interview status. It says a letter will be mailed out shortly to let us know what date or/and what to bring to an interview.

We are kinda happy that our case is being considered , however at the same time we are really worried that this may be way too fast.

Background:

We mailed in our 485, 765, 130 on Dec 4th 2012. My husband had an fingerprint on the 27th of Dec.

Any input would be greatly appreciated guys,.

Somebody punched up the wrong response message. For some reason they think you're applying for US citizenship.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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*** Thread moved from main AOS/Family-Based forum to the AOS from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas case progress subforum -- OP is adjusting from an F visa. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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That's normal. sometimes they process it very fast, mine took around 77 day from submission to approval

Edited by myafi1985

AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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You're lucky :)


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
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Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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Mine changed to "Testing & Interview" after 34 days

M


My Immigration Progress

12/12/12 - Forms Sent (i-130, i-485, i-765, i-131, i-864)

12/13/12 - USCIS Received

12/18/12 - NOA's Received

12/24/12 - Biometrics Appointment Received.

01/03/13 - RFE Received (I-485)

01/08/13 - Biometrics Appointment, Atlanta, GA (27 days)

01/15/13 - EAD Approved (34 days)

01/15/13 - AP Approved (34 days)

01/15/13 - Interview ready for Scheduling

01/18/13 - EAD in Production

01/24/13 - EAD Card Received (Serves as Advance Parole) (43 Days)

01/25/13 - Applied for Social Security Number

01/31/13 - Social Security Number Received

02/25/13 - AOS Interview Scheduled for 03/27/13

03/27/13 - AOS Interview, Atlanta, GA - Approved on the spot! (105 days)

03/27/13 - Green Card ordered for production

04/04/13 - Green Card Received (113 Days)

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your a lucky one!!! its nice when they are getting their butts to work and not just sitting around and sipping coffee all day!!!


Our love began in 2010....our Journey in 2012 (January) and now we are at peace until 2014!

Timeline (kinda-- Im not putting exact dates- just months~)

--January 2012-- Sent our I-485 and I-130 packet off :)

--February 2012-- Touch-- Need more evidence.

--February 2012-- Sent more evidence.

--March 2012-- Biometrics and Doctors App (around the same time)

--June 2012-- (BIG PROBLEM) Immigration sent us a 'DENIAL' letter due to not having a sponsor (I thought we didnt need one)

--June 2012-- we hired a lawyer and got a sponsor, got the I-290B Motion to Appeal or Reopen had everything sent off by the end of July 2012.

--October 2012-- OUR APPEAL WAS APPROVED (breath easy, we didn't have to wait too long)

--October 2012-- Work permit sent-- got SSN

--November 26th, 2012-- AOS interview-- Got sent out told to get a translator and new interview date would be sent. :(

--January 8th, 2013-- Second interview...went well but no idea if we were approved or denied....VERY STRESSFUL!!

--January 15th, 2013-- APPPPPPRRRROOOOVVVEEEED!!!!!! (checked on USCIS web site)

--January 18th, 2013-- Card Production Ordered....welcome letter (hard copy) in the mail!!! :)

--January 24th, 2013--CARD IN HAND!!! DONE!!!!!

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your a lucky one!!! its nice when they are getting their butts to work and not just sitting around and sipping coffee all day!!!

Dear friends,

We just had our interview today at the San Bernardino Office (CALIFORNIA). The wait was bout 45 mins. The interview was about 2 minutes long. the procedure was:

1) Sworn in

2) The IO asked :ARE WE STILL MARRIED?

3) Standard question: Beneficiary: Name, Address, SSN , name of father and mother, criminal record.

4) Standard question: Petitioner: Name, Address, Phone number

5) IO took my i-94

6) IO handed over a paper says CONTINUED TO ACTION. There are several check boxes on the letter ( It goes by timeframes 30 days, 90days, 180 days), Mine was checked with "An adjudicative review of your case is needed. No additional information is required from you at this time".

7) IO walked us out saying a decision will be mailed within 2-3 weeks.

+++++ SHE WENT SO FAST THAT MY WIFE ANSWERED HER PLACE OF BIRTH INSTEAD OF DATE OF BIRTH. ++++++++

Experience:

The IO was really nice and professional. She did not ask much about the application. She just asked anything else that we want to submit to support our case. We wanted to give her more photos, but she said " I have plenty of your photos to go through", and she smiled at the stack at the corner of the desk.

The whole thing went so fast that we were very confused when we walked out. It was so nice that she did not ask much, but not on he same note, it seems so fast to a immigration process.

We went home and looked further into the sentence "An adjudicative review of your case is needed. No additional information is required from you at this time.". There are mixed results on the net about this letter. Some say that it means the case is in further review, some say the case is approved . While we were still shaking, we received a text from USCIS saying that both i-130 and i-485 were updated. Crossing our fingers, logged in USCIS, they both say " APPROVED".

At this point , we were still not so sure, I decided to call USCIS 1800, the lady said " the USCIS will send you your documents shortly, please wait."

NICE! Now I am officially a GREEN CARD HOLDER.

BACKGROUND:

Case submitted 12/04/2012

Finger print appointment notice : 12/06/2012

Finger print date : 12/27/2012

Initial interview appointment notice: 01/10/2013

EAD card decision: 01/29/2013

Card received: 02/03/2013

Initial interview date: 02/15/2013

Total days: 73 days.

Thank you very one for your inputs. This is the most useful forum among all.

Edited by vincent1383

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Mine changed to "Testing & Interview" after 34 days

M

Mine after 25 days


Adjusting from B1/B2

Exactly 3 months from the day we got married till the day I had both SSN and GREENCARD in hand !

Day 1 01/22/2013 AOS package sent

Day 8 01/28/2013 NOA 1 received

Day 15 02/04/2013Biometrics appt letter for 2/25/2013

Day 16 02/05/2013 Succesful walk in biometrics 20 days early

Day 25 02/14/2013 USCIS status changed to Testing and Interview ready for interview scheduling

Day 31 02/20/2013 Email notification that my interview is scheduled for March 21st

Day 57 03/19/2013 EAD/AP card ordered

Day 59 03/21/2013 Interview at 10.30 am Seattle Approved

Day 67 03/29/ 2013 Greencard Arrived . Applied for SSN

Day 68 03/30/2013 EAD arrived

Day 74 04/03/2013 SSN card arrived

Eligible for ROC December 21st 2014

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