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So I went for my interview on 6/3, and the interview lasted about 10-15 minutes, in which at the end she said that I was approved for GC (yaiii). However, she did not ask for my AP, Work Auth etc, even when I mentioned it. She said I should keep it just in case I need to travel (although she suggested that I didn't). She said I should receive the GC in about a month.

It's been over 2 weeks since the interview and their system still says "Interview and Testing". They have been pretty efficient so far with status updates...

Should I be concerned?


I'm Canadian on a TN and he's my American boy!

11/10/2009 - Started dating officially
08/24/2010 - Received TN-1 (expires 08/24/2011)
08/24/2011 - Renewed TN-1 (expires 05/06/2013)
12/17/2011 - Got engaged
11/10/2012 - Got married <3
01/10/2013 - Conducted last minute document check tongue.png
01/11/2013 - Documents submitted
01/14/2013 - Documents received by FBAS-USCIS @ Chicago Lockbox
01/17/2013 - NOA1 received. Application routed to NBC for processing
01/25/2013 - Biometrics scheduled (on February 14)
01/30/2013 - RFE received for Foreign Birth Certificate (sh*t)
03/10/2013 - Sent in response to RFE
04/03/2013 - AP approved
04/09/2013 - EAD approved
06/03/2013 - Interview scheduled!

06/03/2013 - AOS approved dancin5hr.gif

08/15/2013 - Green card received!

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No. It can take a bit to actually push the "approved" button, or the online status is incorrect.

Wait another week or so, then make infopass.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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So.. maybe u should, because I know a girl she had her interview and they told her she was approved, then her status never changed after almost 1 month later she went on an infopass at the same location she had the interview, she talked to an immigration officer and they retrieve her process and she saw a big stamp approved, but they told her that day she had the interview they had problems with the system and the officer didn't update her approval and forgot to do it. So if she kept waiting she would be waiting forever.... Wait one more week, if nothing changes go for a infopass....

So I went for my interview on 6/3, and the interview lasted about 10-15 minutes, in which at the end she said that I was approved for GC (yaiii). However, she did not ask for my AP, Work Auth etc, even when I mentioned it. She said I should keep it just in case I need to travel (although she suggested that I didn't). She said I should receive the GC in about a month.

It's been over 2 weeks since the interview and their system still says "Interview and Testing". They have been pretty efficient so far with status updates...

Should I be concerned?

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My status online didn't change until after I received the first Welcome Letter...Sometimes it seems they don't tend to update the system. I wouldn't worry, it took about 4 weeks after my interview before I received the first Welcome letter, it just depends on how many cases the particular officer has at the time of your interview. I wasn't even told at my interview that I had been approved, she told me she hadn't finished reviewing my file but she saw no immediate reason why I wouldn't be approved. I received a letter saying I had been approved in about 5 days (5 VERY tense days)...then as I said above it was about 4 weeks before I received my Welcome Letter and shortly following that my PR card arrived.

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*** Thread moved from main AOS/Family-Based forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***



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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Well - still nothing - so I'm making an info pass appointment. The strange thing is that I filed a Change of Address and the system was updated immediately...so I'm thinking someone forgot to press the "Approve" button or she was just messing with me when the Officer said I was approved.mad.gif


I'm Canadian on a TN and he's my American boy!

11/10/2009 - Started dating officially
08/24/2010 - Received TN-1 (expires 08/24/2011)
08/24/2011 - Renewed TN-1 (expires 05/06/2013)
12/17/2011 - Got engaged
11/10/2012 - Got married <3
01/10/2013 - Conducted last minute document check tongue.png
01/11/2013 - Documents submitted
01/14/2013 - Documents received by FBAS-USCIS @ Chicago Lockbox
01/17/2013 - NOA1 received. Application routed to NBC for processing
01/25/2013 - Biometrics scheduled (on February 14)
01/30/2013 - RFE received for Foreign Birth Certificate (sh*t)
03/10/2013 - Sent in response to RFE
04/03/2013 - AP approved
04/09/2013 - EAD approved
06/03/2013 - Interview scheduled!

06/03/2013 - AOS approved dancin5hr.gif

08/15/2013 - Green card received!

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Same situation here. Interview was last week. I was told I was approved, even received a letter printout. However, status has not changed at all. Could you please let me know if your status did eventually change and when you received your GC? Thank you!

Well - still nothing - so I'm making an info pass appointment. The strange thing is that I filed a Change of Address and the system was updated immediately...so I'm thinking someone forgot to press the "Approve" button or she was just messing with me when the Officer said I was approved.mad.gif


I-130

06/25/2013 - I-130 sent via USPS
06/27/2013 - Delivered to USCIS Chicago

07/02/2013 - Received USCIS Acceptance Confirmation email (PD June 28).

07/03/2013 - Check cashed

09/11/2013 - I-130 transferred to Nebraska Service Center

11/13/2013 - I-130 transferred to USCIS local field office (3 weeks after the interview)

11/25/2013 - I-130 Approved

AOS, EAD, AP

07/30/2013 - AOS packet sent via USPS ( I-485, I-131, I-765)

08/01/2013 - Delivered to USCIS Chicago
08/12/2013 - Received 3 USCIS Acceptance Confirmation SMS/emails. Awaiting official receipt notice (Form I-797) in the mail.
08/12/2013 - Check cashed
08/15/2013 - Received 3 NOA's by mail.
08/19/2013 - Received Biometrics appointment
08/20/2013 - Biometrics completed by walk in
09/06/2013 - Original Biometrics appointment

08/27/2013 - Expedited AP Approved / EAD was approved as well.

08/30/2013 - Second EAD/AP card ordered confirmation e-mail.

09/03/2013 - EAD/AP card shipped (USPS tracking number)

09/05/2013 - EAD/AP card received

09/05/2013 - I-485 status online changed to "testing & interview"

09/20/2013 - I-485 status showing the interview date (Oct. 24)
09/23/2013 - Received NOA about the interview appointment

10/24/2013 - Interview (Approved!)

11/25/2013 - First Card Production Ordered e-mail (5:30pm)

11/25/2013 - Status Update: Decision (9:00pm)

11/29/2013 - Second Card Production Ordered e-mail with Tracking # (8:45pm)

12/02/2013 - Green Card Received

I-751

07/23/2015 - I-751 sent via USPS

07/27/2015 - Package received at VSC

08/03/2015 - Check cashed

08/03/2015 - Received NOA, dated 07/28/2015

08/13/2015 - Received Biometrics notice for 08/24/2015

06/27/2016 - "New Card is Being Produced" Text Message (12:30pm - Eastern)

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I didn't even get a print out :P

But I did make an infopass appointment for mid August and explained the situation to the officer...2 months after the interview officer said I would get the GC. So he "passed the message" onto the Officer who interviewed me.

A week later I got my GC. The card said it was effective in July...so it took them a month to mail me my card...

So to answer your question, even though it was approved and effective in July, when I was on the site to check the status, it did not change. I haven't checked since I got the GC.

Your interview was really recent, I wouldn't even worry about it.

Congrats btw!


I'm Canadian on a TN and he's my American boy!

11/10/2009 - Started dating officially
08/24/2010 - Received TN-1 (expires 08/24/2011)
08/24/2011 - Renewed TN-1 (expires 05/06/2013)
12/17/2011 - Got engaged
11/10/2012 - Got married <3
01/10/2013 - Conducted last minute document check tongue.png
01/11/2013 - Documents submitted
01/14/2013 - Documents received by FBAS-USCIS @ Chicago Lockbox
01/17/2013 - NOA1 received. Application routed to NBC for processing
01/25/2013 - Biometrics scheduled (on February 14)
01/30/2013 - RFE received for Foreign Birth Certificate (sh*t)
03/10/2013 - Sent in response to RFE
04/03/2013 - AP approved
04/09/2013 - EAD approved
06/03/2013 - Interview scheduled!

06/03/2013 - AOS approved dancin5hr.gif

08/15/2013 - Green card received!

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Thank you for your response!


I-130

06/25/2013 - I-130 sent via USPS
06/27/2013 - Delivered to USCIS Chicago

07/02/2013 - Received USCIS Acceptance Confirmation email (PD June 28).

07/03/2013 - Check cashed

09/11/2013 - I-130 transferred to Nebraska Service Center

11/13/2013 - I-130 transferred to USCIS local field office (3 weeks after the interview)

11/25/2013 - I-130 Approved

AOS, EAD, AP

07/30/2013 - AOS packet sent via USPS ( I-485, I-131, I-765)

08/01/2013 - Delivered to USCIS Chicago
08/12/2013 - Received 3 USCIS Acceptance Confirmation SMS/emails. Awaiting official receipt notice (Form I-797) in the mail.
08/12/2013 - Check cashed
08/15/2013 - Received 3 NOA's by mail.
08/19/2013 - Received Biometrics appointment
08/20/2013 - Biometrics completed by walk in
09/06/2013 - Original Biometrics appointment

08/27/2013 - Expedited AP Approved / EAD was approved as well.

08/30/2013 - Second EAD/AP card ordered confirmation e-mail.

09/03/2013 - EAD/AP card shipped (USPS tracking number)

09/05/2013 - EAD/AP card received

09/05/2013 - I-485 status online changed to "testing & interview"

09/20/2013 - I-485 status showing the interview date (Oct. 24)
09/23/2013 - Received NOA about the interview appointment

10/24/2013 - Interview (Approved!)

11/25/2013 - First Card Production Ordered e-mail (5:30pm)

11/25/2013 - Status Update: Decision (9:00pm)

11/29/2013 - Second Card Production Ordered e-mail with Tracking # (8:45pm)

12/02/2013 - Green Card Received

I-751

07/23/2015 - I-751 sent via USPS

07/27/2015 - Package received at VSC

08/03/2015 - Check cashed

08/03/2015 - Received NOA, dated 07/28/2015

08/13/2015 - Received Biometrics notice for 08/24/2015

06/27/2016 - "New Card is Being Produced" Text Message (12:30pm - Eastern)

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I wonder if the updating of the website may have something to do with it?

Not sure, but I scheduled an InfoPass appointment two weeks from now to find out. If status does change or green card arrives, I'll just cancel it.


I-130

06/25/2013 - I-130 sent via USPS
06/27/2013 - Delivered to USCIS Chicago

07/02/2013 - Received USCIS Acceptance Confirmation email (PD June 28).

07/03/2013 - Check cashed

09/11/2013 - I-130 transferred to Nebraska Service Center

11/13/2013 - I-130 transferred to USCIS local field office (3 weeks after the interview)

11/25/2013 - I-130 Approved

AOS, EAD, AP

07/30/2013 - AOS packet sent via USPS ( I-485, I-131, I-765)

08/01/2013 - Delivered to USCIS Chicago
08/12/2013 - Received 3 USCIS Acceptance Confirmation SMS/emails. Awaiting official receipt notice (Form I-797) in the mail.
08/12/2013 - Check cashed
08/15/2013 - Received 3 NOA's by mail.
08/19/2013 - Received Biometrics appointment
08/20/2013 - Biometrics completed by walk in
09/06/2013 - Original Biometrics appointment

08/27/2013 - Expedited AP Approved / EAD was approved as well.

08/30/2013 - Second EAD/AP card ordered confirmation e-mail.

09/03/2013 - EAD/AP card shipped (USPS tracking number)

09/05/2013 - EAD/AP card received

09/05/2013 - I-485 status online changed to "testing & interview"

09/20/2013 - I-485 status showing the interview date (Oct. 24)
09/23/2013 - Received NOA about the interview appointment

10/24/2013 - Interview (Approved!)

11/25/2013 - First Card Production Ordered e-mail (5:30pm)

11/25/2013 - Status Update: Decision (9:00pm)

11/29/2013 - Second Card Production Ordered e-mail with Tracking # (8:45pm)

12/02/2013 - Green Card Received

I-751

07/23/2015 - I-751 sent via USPS

07/27/2015 - Package received at VSC

08/03/2015 - Check cashed

08/03/2015 - Received NOA, dated 07/28/2015

08/13/2015 - Received Biometrics notice for 08/24/2015

06/27/2016 - "New Card is Being Produced" Text Message (12:30pm - Eastern)

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