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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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Hi everyone,

Our AOS was happily approved on February 7. Up until now, we still haven't received the Welcome to America Letter or the green card. It looks like most people get it in 2-3 weeks.

I called the 800 # and they said I have to wait 30 days before I contact them about the Welcome letter, and 60 days until I can report the green card missing. No big deal, but it would be nice to get it without any trademark USCIS hassles.

Is anyone else still waiting? Has this happened to anyone else in the past, and how did you fix it? I'm not worried about it or anything, as the approval is what was most important, and that's a huge milestone, but I could use a little advice since I anticipate calling them again this week.

-Dana


Sep, 1992 - First contact, as teenage penpals

1998 - Fell in love

Sep 12, 2002 - First meeting

Nov 13, 2003 - Engaged!

June 10, 2004 - I-129F expressed to Texas

June 15, 2004 - NOA1

Aug 12, 2004 - NOA2

Oct 2004 - Called Accra Embassy, picked up packet

Nov 23, 2004 - Got appt for Jan. 20

Dec 14, 2004 - Medicals & Vaccinations

Jan 13-23, 2005 - Dana goes to Ghana to attend interview

Jan 21, 2005 - Visa appointment! APPROVED!!!

Feb 4, 2005 - Visa pick-up date. Not yet processed. Peter told to come back Feb. 11! ARGH!

Feb 11 - Peter's brother gets visitor's visa to attend wedding. YES!

Feb 11, Part 2 - Peter got his passport back with the visa! Woohoo!

Feb 21, 2005 - Transit visa received

Feb 23, 2005 - Peter comes to Atlanta!

March 10, 2005 - Applied for SSN

Apr 2 - Wedding! Honeymoon!

Apr 18 - Reapplied for SSN (we never got it)

Apr 18 - Received marriage certificate in the mail

Apr 25 - Received SS card

Jun 19, 2005 - Submitted AOS and EAD

Jun 21, 2005 - AOS package received at Chicago Lockbox

Jul 1, 2005 - Checks cashed

Jul 5, 2005 - NOA's received for both AOS & EAD

Jul 6, 2005 - Walk-in biometrics

Aug 29, 2005 - EAD email approval (Dated 8/21) / EAD received same day

Nov 9, 2005 - I-485 forwarded to CSC

Jan 18,19,20,21 - Touched 4 times

Feb 7, 2006 - Case approved. We're free!

Mar 7, 2006 - Infopass appt - got I-551 stamp (Green card still not received)

Apr 3, 2006 - Got Welcome Letter and GC!

Oct 12, 2007 - Lifting of Conditions

Dec 2, 2009 - Naturalization!!!!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Indonesia
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Did you mean that you got your AOS status approved online or did you receive an NOA 2 saying that your cas has been approved ? I myself received NOA 2 (approval notice) on the mail about 1 week after our interview. The welcome letter came almost at the same time then GC came about 2 days later.


Me- Indonesia & hubby - US

married in Vancouver, Canada

USCIS-free for 10 years !

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ghana
Timeline
Did you mean that you got your AOS status approved online or did you receive an NOA 2 saying that your cas has been approved ? I myself received NOA 2 (approval notice) on the mail about 1 week after our interview. The welcome letter came almost at the same time then GC came about 2 days later.

My AOS status was approved online. I'll call them in a couple of days, I guess.


Sep, 1992 - First contact, as teenage penpals

1998 - Fell in love

Sep 12, 2002 - First meeting

Nov 13, 2003 - Engaged!

June 10, 2004 - I-129F expressed to Texas

June 15, 2004 - NOA1

Aug 12, 2004 - NOA2

Oct 2004 - Called Accra Embassy, picked up packet

Nov 23, 2004 - Got appt for Jan. 20

Dec 14, 2004 - Medicals & Vaccinations

Jan 13-23, 2005 - Dana goes to Ghana to attend interview

Jan 21, 2005 - Visa appointment! APPROVED!!!

Feb 4, 2005 - Visa pick-up date. Not yet processed. Peter told to come back Feb. 11! ARGH!

Feb 11 - Peter's brother gets visitor's visa to attend wedding. YES!

Feb 11, Part 2 - Peter got his passport back with the visa! Woohoo!

Feb 21, 2005 - Transit visa received

Feb 23, 2005 - Peter comes to Atlanta!

March 10, 2005 - Applied for SSN

Apr 2 - Wedding! Honeymoon!

Apr 18 - Reapplied for SSN (we never got it)

Apr 18 - Received marriage certificate in the mail

Apr 25 - Received SS card

Jun 19, 2005 - Submitted AOS and EAD

Jun 21, 2005 - AOS package received at Chicago Lockbox

Jul 1, 2005 - Checks cashed

Jul 5, 2005 - NOA's received for both AOS & EAD

Jul 6, 2005 - Walk-in biometrics

Aug 29, 2005 - EAD email approval (Dated 8/21) / EAD received same day

Nov 9, 2005 - I-485 forwarded to CSC

Jan 18,19,20,21 - Touched 4 times

Feb 7, 2006 - Case approved. We're free!

Mar 7, 2006 - Infopass appt - got I-551 stamp (Green card still not received)

Apr 3, 2006 - Got Welcome Letter and GC!

Oct 12, 2007 - Lifting of Conditions

Dec 2, 2009 - Naturalization!!!!!!

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Sorry that you guys are still in limbo here....we are wishing you the best!!!


Timeline

01-30-06 2-Year Green Card Approved

02-11-06 2-Year Green Card Arrival

11-05-07 I-751 Petition MAILED To TSC

11-08-07 I-751 Petition RECEIVED At TSC

11-26-07 I-751 Petition Transferred to CSC and Check Cashed

12-01-07 NOA For 1-Year Extention RECEIVED from CSC

12-17-07 Biometrics Letter Received / Scheduled for 1/8/08

01-08-08 Biometrics Completed At ASC

01-08-08 Touched

01-09-08 Touched

03-26-08 10-Year GC APPROVED!!!! HOORAY!!!

04-03-08 10-Year GC ARRIVES! GC Journey Over For Another 10-Years~On To Citizenship

N-400 Application

10-15-2009 Application Filed

10-16-2009 Application Received / Lewisville, TX

10-21-2009 NOA I-797 Receipt for Application

11-10-2009 Electronic Notice of RFE For Biometrics

11-12-2009 Biometrics Letter Received

12-04-2009 Biometrics

12-17-2009 Notice That File Has Been Transferred To Local Office For Standard Interview

01-19-2010 Interview - PASSED! HOORAY!

01-20-2010 Oath for NEW U.S. Citizen! FINISHED AND DONE!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
Timeline

Hi,

We were approved on 2/15 and have yet to hear anything. We're starting to get a little stressed because my husband has an international trip planned and is supposed to leave in 3 weeks. I'm hoping it comes through for us!

Does anyone know if AP can still be used in between being approved (but not having any proof of it!) and actually receiving a green card?

Let me know how things go for you.


12/04-01/05 Gathered information for the I-129F

01/28/05 Sent I-129F

02/02/05 NOA1 Notice Date (his last name misspelled! *argh*)

02/10/05 - 02/24/05 Visiting my habiba in Morocco!

02/25/05 NOA2 Approval Notice!!!!

03/01/05 NOA2 Received in mail!

03/14/05 Received email from My case was forwarded to Morocco March 10th. Yay!

03/22/05 Youness received Packet 3

04/08/05 Medical Checkup

04/26/05 FedExed Affidavits & Stuff

04/30/05 Youness received the Affidavits

Interview Date: May 16!!

Approved!

05/20/05 Youness picks up the visa!

He arrived 8/4!

Wedding: 8/20/05

09/02/05 Received SSN, library card, and added to bank account.

09/27/05 Received marriage certificate

10/06/05 Civil Surgeon completes Vaccination Supplement

10/11/05 AOS Application mailed!

10/20/05 NOAs received for AOS, EAD, and AP.

11/07/05 Received appointment for Biometrics: 11/22

12/23/05 Received EAD/AP

02/15/06 AOS Interview!

03/16/06 Infopass appt: no green card in sight.

Mid July: Surprise! GC in the mail. We're very pleased. :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Peter&Dana, I hope your card arrives in the mail soon! Otherwise you may have to join us in the I-90 filing thread. :( Best of luck! Kearinne also never received her card.

Does anyone know if AP can still be used in between being approved (but not having any proof of it!) and actually receiving a green card?

No. Your EAD and AP become void when your green card is approved.

Edited by Steffi

January 10, 2003: K1 NOA

October 23, 2003: AOS NOA

November 10, 2005: AOS approved w/o interview (749 days!!)

September 30, 2009: German Beibehaltungsgenehmigung

February 9, 2010: Naturalization interview and Oath Ceremony!

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