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Hi All,

I have been visiting this forum for a while but never posted anything. My AOS has been approved and I thought I would share with other here on VJ. I came here as an F1 student and then transferred to H-1B. Here is my time line sine then:

07/07/2006: I-129 Petition filed (premium processing)

07/17/2006: RFE received

10/11/2006: Response to RFE

10/17/2006: I-129 petition approved

10/05/2007: I-129 petition filed for H-1B transfer

12/04/2007: I-129 petition for H-1B transfer approved

12/12/2008: Employer agrees to file I-140

03/13/2011: Met my USC wife (now)

05/05/2011: Labor Certification filed (I know they dragged their feet on this)

01/17/2012: Proposed to my (now) wife after she dropped a generous amount of hints :)

03/19/2012: I-140 filed by employer's attorney

03/24/2012: NOA1 received with I-140 priority date 08/30/2011 and notice date 03/21/2012

06/24/2012: Got Married

06/26/2012: Employer agreed to switch from I-140 to I-130 (at no cost to me) since they didn't have to keep renewing my H-1B while the Visa becomes current (I am from India)

07/12/2012: Same attorney files for I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

07/13/2012: Documents delivered to Chicago lockbox

07/20/2012: NOA1 recieved with I-130, I-485, I-765, & I-131 priority date 07/13/2012 and notice date 07/17/2012 (all receipt numbers start with MSC)

07/23/2012: Request to withdraw I-140 set to USCIS

07/25/2012: Biometric notice received with appointment date 08/10/2012

07/30/2012: USCIS acknowledged withdrawal request for I-140 and action is terminated

08/10/2012: Biometric appointment completed

09/09/2012: Online update for EAD and AP approval

09/10/2012: Card production ordered

09/17/2012: EAD & AP combo card recieved

09/24/2012: Notice for AOS interview received, interview scheduled for 10/29/2012

10/29/2012: Interview canceled dew to Sandy (USCIS field offices closed on Eastern seaboard)

11/04/2012: Interview reschedule notice received, interview rescheduled for 11/16/2012

11/16/2012: AOS interview complete. Interview went really well. Even though IO didn't explicitly said it was approved, he advised I would get my conditional resident card by 30 days. He also stamped my passport with I-551 since I was leaving the country before 30 days. I took that as approval. However, then came the long dreadful wait as online status didn't update.

12/11/2012: Left for India with I-551 stamp on passport under the advise of the lawyer that it was ok. Online status still didn't update since interview.

12/28/2012: Online status updated to approved for both I-130 and I-485

12/28/2012: Online status updated again to approval notices have been mailed

01/03/2013: Online staus updated to card production ordered

01/04/2013: NOA2 received for I-130 & I-485

01/04/2013: Online status updated to card has been mailed out with USPS tracking number.

01/07/2013: New card received.

This has been a long journey.

PS:

01/08/2012: Research started for I-751 filing :)


What I post here is merely my personal opinion and not a valid legal advice and should not be viewed as such.

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Congratulations!

*** Thread moved from main AOS/Family-Based forum to the AOS from Work/Student/Tourist Visas case progress subforum, because of OP's visa paths. ***


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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inqztve

1. Congratulations :wow: indeed, it is a long journey...

2. Yes, you can start gathering the information for I751 till 10/5/2014, then file it.

Good News, you have 21 months till you file I751

Now, please do the following -

a - Enjoy :whistle:

b - Really Enjoy :whistle:

c - Have Fun :dance:

d - 21 months... :thumbs:

Hi All,

I have been visiting this forum for a while but never posted anything. My AOS has been approved and I thought I would share with other here on VJ. I came here as an F1 student and then transferred to H-1B. Here is my time line sine then:

07/07/2006: I-129 Petition filed (premium processing)

07/17/2006: RFE received

10/11/2006: Response to RFE

10/17/2006: I-129 petition approved

10/05/2007: I-129 petition filed for H-1B transfer

12/04/2007: I-129 petition for H-1B transfer approved

12/12/2008: Employer agrees to file I-140

03/13/2011: Met my USC wife (now)

05/05/2011: Labor Certification filed (I know they dragged their feet on this)

01/17/2012: Proposed to my (now) wife after she dropped a generous amount of hints :)

03/19/2012: I-140 filed by employer's attorney

03/24/2012: NOA1 received with I-140 priority date 08/30/2011 and notice date 03/21/2012

06/24/2012: Got Married

06/26/2012: Employer agreed to switch from I-140 to I-130 (at no cost to me) since they didn't have to keep renewing my H-1B while the Visa becomes current (I am from India)

07/12/2012: Same attorney files for I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

07/13/2012: Documents delivered to Chicago lockbox

07/20/2012: NOA1 recieved with I-130, I-485, I-765, & I-131 priority date 07/13/2012 and notice date 07/17/2012 (all receipt numbers start with MSC)

07/23/2012: Request to withdraw I-140 set to USCIS

07/25/2012: Biometric notice received with appointment date 08/10/2012

07/30/2012: USCIS acknowledged withdrawal request for I-140 and action is terminated

08/10/2012: Biometric appointment completed

09/09/2012: Online update for EAD and AP approval

09/10/2012: Card production ordered

09/17/2012: EAD & AP combo card recieved

09/24/2012: Notice for AOS interview received, interview scheduled for 10/29/2012

10/29/2012: Interview canceled dew to Sandy (USCIS field offices closed on Eastern seaboard)

11/04/2012: Interview reschedule notice received, interview rescheduled for 11/16/2012

11/16/2012: AOS interview complete. Interview went really well. Even though IO didn't explicitly said it was approved, he advised I would get my conditional resident card by 30 days. He also stamped my passport with I-551 since I was leaving the country before 30 days. I took that as approval. However, then came the long dreadful wait as online status didn't update.

12/11/2012: Left for India with I-551 stamp on passport under the advise of the lawyer that it was ok. Online status still didn't update since interview.

12/28/2012: Online status updated to approved for both I-130 and I-485

12/28/2012: Online status updated again to approval notices have been mailed

01/03/2013: Online staus updated to card production ordered

01/04/2013: NOA2 received for I-130 & I-485

01/04/2013: Online status updated to card has been mailed out with USPS tracking number.

01/07/2013: New card received.

This has been a long journey.

PS:

01/08/2012: Research started for I-751 filing :)

Edited by Deep2009

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*** Thread returned to AOS/Family-Based case progress forum -- OP has clarified that the AOS is through the I-130 filed by his USC wife. ***


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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*** Thread returned to AOS/Family-Based case progress forum -- OP has clarified that the AOS is through the I-130 filed by his USC wife. ***

Thank TBoneTX. :)


What I post here is merely my personal opinion and not a valid legal advice and should not be viewed as such.

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Congratulations!!! :dance:


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

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Great news, congrats!! :dance: :dance:


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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