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Hi VJers -

Just wanted to say my husband has been approved for the green card. :dancing: Naturally, we are both very excited. We will celebrate our one year wedding anniversary next weekend so this is the icing on the cake for us. I got the text today stating we are in card production :dancing: :joy:

A little background info. My husband adjusted from B2. We mailed paperwork December 11, 2013. USCIS received it December 13, 2013. We got approved for the Work Permit in March 2014....a week before our interview. We had our interview with a rude IO March 11, 2014. Around June 28 we received a RFE for a translated copy of my husband BC. USCIS received the translation July 11th. I got the text today Aug 19th stating my husband green card has been ordered. Overall the process took about eight months for us.....the RFE delayed for about 45 days.

Good Luck to those who are still journeying! I know the wait can be excruciating. Try to avoid RFEs if you can.

Best Wishes!!

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Hi VJers -

Just wanted to say my husband has been approved for the green card. :dancing: Naturally, we are both very excited. We will celebrate our one year wedding anniversary next weekend so this is the icing on the cake for us. I got the text today stating we are in card production :dancing: :joy:

A little background info. My husband adjusted from B2. We mailed paperwork December 11, 2013. USCIS received it December 13, 2013. We got approved for the Work Permit in March 2014....a week before our interview. We had our interview with a rude IO March 11, 2014. Around June 28 we received a RFE for a translated copy of my husband BC. USCIS received the translation July 11th. I got the text today Aug 19th stating my husband green card has been ordered. Overall the process took about eight months for us.....the RFE delayed for about 45 days.

Good Luck to those who are still journeying! I know the wait can be excruciating. Try to avoid RFEs if you can.

Best Wishes!!

Congrats :)


05/24/14 (day 01) Sent AOS package

05/26/14 (day 02) Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox

06/04/14 (day 10) Txt msg & Email received

06/09/14 (day 13) Received NOA1

06/26/14 (day 30) Biometrics Done

07/07/14 (day 41) Case moved to Testing&Interview

10/20/14 (day 146) Interview scheduled for November 25

11/25/14 (day 182) Interview,Approved on a spot

12/01/14 Received Welcome to USA letter

12/03/14 Card was mailed

12/04/15 Received Green Card on mail




08/30/14 Sent I-765

09/05/14 Txt msg & Email received

09/08/14 Received NOA1

10/29/14 EAD Card Production

11/04/14 Got tracking num for EAD

11/05/14 EAD on hands

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Yay congrats!! :)


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6/12/2016 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions

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ROC

Spoiler

 

6/20/2016 (Day 0) - ROC Package (i-761) sent via USPS Priority Mail

6/21/2016 (Day 1) - ROC Package delivered at CSC Laguna Niguel & signed for by J Siplivy

6/28/2016 (Day 8) - Check cashed and NOA dated 6/21/2016 received in the mail

7/18/2016 (Day 28) - Biometrics appointment done at Santa Ana ASC

2/28/2017 (Day 254) - Spouse received call from immigration officer verifying if we still lived together at our current address. He ended the conversation by saying we our approved and no need for interview

3/3/2017 (Day 257) - Received approval letter in the mail! 

3/13/2017 (Day 267) - Online status updated - new card being produced

3/16/2017 (Day 270) - Online status updated - new card was mailed to me

3/20/2017 (Day 274) - 10 year green card on hand!! 

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6/12/2017 - Eligible for Citizenship

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N-400

6/13/2017 - N-400 package sent via USPS Priority Mail Express

6/16/2017 - N-400 fee cashed

6/19/2017 - NOA date - Priority date 6/15/17

6/30/2017 - Received biometrics appointment letter in the mail for 7/12/17

7/5/2017 - Walked in Tustin ASC for biometrics 

8/10/2017 - Case is in line for interview

1/22/2018 - N-400 interview date scheduled 

1/26/2018 - Received N-400 interview letter in the mail! Interview scheduled on Feb. 28 

2/28/2018 - Naturalization interview - recommended for approval! :)

3/20/2018 - Oath taking ceremony :dance:

 

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Hi VJers -

Just wanted to say my husband has been approved for the green card. :dancing: Naturally, we are both very excited. We will celebrate our one year wedding anniversary next weekend so this is the icing on the cake for us. I got the text today stating we are in card production :dancing: :joy:

Congrats to you!

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Hi VJers -

Just wanted to say my husband has been approved for the green card. :dancing: Naturally, we are both very excited. We will celebrate our one year wedding anniversary next weekend so this is the icing on the cake for us. I got the text today stating we are in card production :dancing: :joy:

A little background info. My husband adjusted from B2. We mailed paperwork December 11, 2013. USCIS received it December 13, 2013. We got approved for the Work Permit in March 2014....a week before our interview. We had our interview with a rude IO March 11, 2014. Around June 28 we received a RFE for a translated copy of my husband BC. USCIS received the translation July 11th. I got the text today Aug 19th stating my husband green card has been ordered. Overall the process took about eight months for us.....the RFE delayed for about 45 days.

Good Luck to those who are still journeying! I know the wait can be excruciating. Try to avoid RFEs if you can.

Best Wishes!!

Congratulations!! what a journey and even if you guys had to wait this much longer, at the end was worth it. We have our interview today and even when we are ready and have all the evidence that our marriage is real, I can't help to feel nervous. I am praying for at least to be assigned to a non rude IO who won't make me feel even more nervous.


dAdjusting from F1

05/21/14 Package sent via FedEX

05/23/14 (day 1) Package delivered Chicago Lockbox 10:29am signed by J.Chyba

05/29/14 (day 6) emal/txt message NOA1

06/03/14 (day 11) paper NOA1 arrived in the mail

06/07/14 (day 15) Biometrics notice in the mail/ appointment June 19, 2:00pm

06/19/14 (day 27) Biometrics done

06/26/14 (day 34) email notification I-485 case status "Testing and Interview"

07/18/14 (day 56) email/txt notification Interview letter was sent on the mail. Interview date 08/20/14

07/21/14 (day 59) hard copy in the mail for AOS interview date

08/05/14 (day 74) email/txt notification EAD card is in production (59 days after Biometrics)

08/08/14 (day 77) email/txt notification EAD card has been mailed

08/09/14 (day 78) EAD in hand (4 days after "card production" notification)

08/20/14 (day 89) AOS Interview -APPROVED!!! 2 hrs after interview received text/email notification "card in production". 5 hrs after interview received text/email notification I-130 has been approved/notice of permanent resident status has been registered

08/28/14 (day 97) NOA2/Welcome to USA notice arrived in the mail

08/28/14 (day 97) email/txt notification Green Card has been mailed with tracking # -sent priority mail 2-Day

08/29/14 (day 98) GREEN CARD in hand delivered at 1:17pm . Yes it is green! :dance::D:dance::D:dance::D:dance:

RoC

08/01/16 I-751 sent via USPS Express Mail

08/02/16 (Day 1) Package delivery confirmation USPS 10:17am PDT

08/04/16 (Day 3) Check cashed

08/06/16 (Day 5) NOA I-797 Received on the mail dated 08/02/2016

09/20/16 (Day 50) 45 days after receiving NOA -1yr permit extension- I filed service request to inquire about Biometrics appointment letter

09/29/16 (Day 59) Biometrics appointment letter received dated 9/24/16

10/11/16 (Day 71) Biometrics completed. *Also, received on the mail response letter from previous service request filed with copy of Biometrics appointment letter.

11/11/17 (Day 466) Case Status changed to New Card Production

11/16/17 (Day 471) Case Status indicate  New Card being sent on the mail .:dance::dance::D:dance::dance::dance:

11/17/17 (Day 472) I-797  Notice of Removal of Condition being approved received in the mail.

11/20/17 (Day 475/15 months 18 days) New Lawful Permanent Resident arrived in the mail; card in hand at last! :dancing:

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Congratulations!! what a journey and even if you guys had to wait this much longer, at the end was worth it. We have our interview today and even when we are ready and have all the evidence that our marriage is real, I can't help to feel nervous. I am praying for at least to be assigned to a non rude IO who won't make me feel even more nervous.

As long as you are prepared, you will be fine! Good luck on your interview today!! :) Let us know how it goes!


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6/12/2016 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions

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ROC

Spoiler

 

6/20/2016 (Day 0) - ROC Package (i-761) sent via USPS Priority Mail

6/21/2016 (Day 1) - ROC Package delivered at CSC Laguna Niguel & signed for by J Siplivy

6/28/2016 (Day 8) - Check cashed and NOA dated 6/21/2016 received in the mail

7/18/2016 (Day 28) - Biometrics appointment done at Santa Ana ASC

2/28/2017 (Day 254) - Spouse received call from immigration officer verifying if we still lived together at our current address. He ended the conversation by saying we our approved and no need for interview

3/3/2017 (Day 257) - Received approval letter in the mail! 

3/13/2017 (Day 267) - Online status updated - new card being produced

3/16/2017 (Day 270) - Online status updated - new card was mailed to me

3/20/2017 (Day 274) - 10 year green card on hand!! 

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6/12/2017 - Eligible for Citizenship

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N-400

6/13/2017 - N-400 package sent via USPS Priority Mail Express

6/16/2017 - N-400 fee cashed

6/19/2017 - NOA date - Priority date 6/15/17

6/30/2017 - Received biometrics appointment letter in the mail for 7/12/17

7/5/2017 - Walked in Tustin ASC for biometrics 

8/10/2017 - Case is in line for interview

1/22/2018 - N-400 interview date scheduled 

1/26/2018 - Received N-400 interview letter in the mail! Interview scheduled on Feb. 28 

2/28/2018 - Naturalization interview - recommended for approval! :)

3/20/2018 - Oath taking ceremony :dance:

 

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Congrats. All the best in the future! :goofy:


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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As long as you are prepared, you will be fine! Good luck on your interview today!! :) Let us know how it goes!

Hi Hellostrager57, we had our interview yesterday and we were approved on the spot! everything went well and smooth, we had a nice IO and we felt comfortable and confident during the interview that lasted about 28 minutes. Most of the time she was going through the package and writing on her computer. Summarizing the time she spend asking us questions that was only 10 minutes at the most. She gave me an approval letter and explained the ROC process. Hours later I got all the notifications via text/email. Now waiting for my GC in the mail but for now I am ready to start College fall semester next Monday. After the interview we went to celebrate at my favorite restaurant and enjoyed a wonderful rita, after that we went to buy my expen$$ive text books and we came home to rest at last. These past days had been hectic and somewhat stressful making sure we had everything ready for the interview, that once we got home yesterday I felt completely exhausted.


dAdjusting from F1

05/21/14 Package sent via FedEX

05/23/14 (day 1) Package delivered Chicago Lockbox 10:29am signed by J.Chyba

05/29/14 (day 6) emal/txt message NOA1

06/03/14 (day 11) paper NOA1 arrived in the mail

06/07/14 (day 15) Biometrics notice in the mail/ appointment June 19, 2:00pm

06/19/14 (day 27) Biometrics done

06/26/14 (day 34) email notification I-485 case status "Testing and Interview"

07/18/14 (day 56) email/txt notification Interview letter was sent on the mail. Interview date 08/20/14

07/21/14 (day 59) hard copy in the mail for AOS interview date

08/05/14 (day 74) email/txt notification EAD card is in production (59 days after Biometrics)

08/08/14 (day 77) email/txt notification EAD card has been mailed

08/09/14 (day 78) EAD in hand (4 days after "card production" notification)

08/20/14 (day 89) AOS Interview -APPROVED!!! 2 hrs after interview received text/email notification "card in production". 5 hrs after interview received text/email notification I-130 has been approved/notice of permanent resident status has been registered

08/28/14 (day 97) NOA2/Welcome to USA notice arrived in the mail

08/28/14 (day 97) email/txt notification Green Card has been mailed with tracking # -sent priority mail 2-Day

08/29/14 (day 98) GREEN CARD in hand delivered at 1:17pm . Yes it is green! :dance::D:dance::D:dance::D:dance:

RoC

08/01/16 I-751 sent via USPS Express Mail

08/02/16 (Day 1) Package delivery confirmation USPS 10:17am PDT

08/04/16 (Day 3) Check cashed

08/06/16 (Day 5) NOA I-797 Received on the mail dated 08/02/2016

09/20/16 (Day 50) 45 days after receiving NOA -1yr permit extension- I filed service request to inquire about Biometrics appointment letter

09/29/16 (Day 59) Biometrics appointment letter received dated 9/24/16

10/11/16 (Day 71) Biometrics completed. *Also, received on the mail response letter from previous service request filed with copy of Biometrics appointment letter.

11/11/17 (Day 466) Case Status changed to New Card Production

11/16/17 (Day 471) Case Status indicate  New Card being sent on the mail .:dance::dance::D:dance::dance::dance:

11/17/17 (Day 472) I-797  Notice of Removal of Condition being approved received in the mail.

11/20/17 (Day 475/15 months 18 days) New Lawful Permanent Resident arrived in the mail; card in hand at last! :dancing:

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Hi Hellostrager57, we had our interview yesterday and we were approved on the spot! everything went well and smooth, we had a nice IO and we felt comfortable and confident during the interview that lasted about 28 minutes. Most of the time she was going through the package and writing on her computer. Summarizing the time she spend asking us questions that was only 10 minutes at the most. She gave me an approval letter and explained the ROC process. Hours later I got all the notifications via text/email. Now waiting for my GC in the mail but for now I am ready to start College fall semester next Monday. After the interview we went to celebrate at my favorite restaurant and enjoyed a wonderful rita, after that we went to buy my expen$$ive text books and we came home to rest at last. These past days had been hectic and somewhat stressful making sure we had everything ready for the interview, that once we got home yesterday I felt completely exhausted.

That is great news! How relieving it must feel, huh? I can't wait to get over the interview as well!


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6/12/2016 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions

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ROC

Spoiler

 

6/20/2016 (Day 0) - ROC Package (i-761) sent via USPS Priority Mail

6/21/2016 (Day 1) - ROC Package delivered at CSC Laguna Niguel & signed for by J Siplivy

6/28/2016 (Day 8) - Check cashed and NOA dated 6/21/2016 received in the mail

7/18/2016 (Day 28) - Biometrics appointment done at Santa Ana ASC

2/28/2017 (Day 254) - Spouse received call from immigration officer verifying if we still lived together at our current address. He ended the conversation by saying we our approved and no need for interview

3/3/2017 (Day 257) - Received approval letter in the mail! 

3/13/2017 (Day 267) - Online status updated - new card being produced

3/16/2017 (Day 270) - Online status updated - new card was mailed to me

3/20/2017 (Day 274) - 10 year green card on hand!! 

----

 

6/12/2017 - Eligible for Citizenship

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N-400

6/13/2017 - N-400 package sent via USPS Priority Mail Express

6/16/2017 - N-400 fee cashed

6/19/2017 - NOA date - Priority date 6/15/17

6/30/2017 - Received biometrics appointment letter in the mail for 7/12/17

7/5/2017 - Walked in Tustin ASC for biometrics 

8/10/2017 - Case is in line for interview

1/22/2018 - N-400 interview date scheduled 

1/26/2018 - Received N-400 interview letter in the mail! Interview scheduled on Feb. 28 

2/28/2018 - Naturalization interview - recommended for approval! :)

3/20/2018 - Oath taking ceremony :dance:

 

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Hi Hellostrager57, we had our interview yesterday and we were approved on the spot! everything went well and smooth, we had a nice IO and we felt comfortable and confident during the interview that lasted about 28 minutes. Most of the time she was going through the package and writing on her computer. Summarizing the time she spend asking us questions that was only 10 minutes at the most. She gave me an approval letter and explained the ROC process. Hours later I got all the notifications via text/email. Now waiting for my GC in the mail but for now I am ready to start College fall semester next Monday. After the interview we went to celebrate at my favorite restaurant and enjoyed a wonderful rita, after that we went to buy my expen$$ive text books and we came home to rest at last. These past days had been hectic and somewhat stressful making sure we had everything ready for the interview, that once we got home yesterday I felt

completely exhausted.

Congratulations! Thats awesome news!!

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Congrats!


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I'm the beneficiary

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Sep 2012 - Marriage

USCIS:
02/15/2013 - I-130 Sent
02/22/2013 - NOA1
06/07/2013 - Case transferred to Newark field office
07/12/2013 - InfoPass appointment
08/01/2013 - I-130 approved (160 Days)
08/05/2013 - NOA2

NVC:
08/19/2013 - NVC Received
08/29/2013 - Case number and INN assigned
08/31/2013 - Sent DS-3032 email template
09/04/2013 - Paid AOS bill
09/05/2013 - Submitted DS-261 online form
09/06/2013 - AOS bill showed Paid
09/16/2013 - DS-261 Received
09/17/2013 - Paid IV bill
09/18/2013 - IV bill showed Paid
09/20/2013 - Submitted DS-260 online form
09/22/2013 - Sent IV package
09/30/2013 - IV package received by NVC
10/22/2013 - IV package accepted
10/31/2013 - Sent AOS package
11/04/2013 - AOS package received by NVC
11/27/2013 - Case Complete
04/30/2014 - Interview Scheduled for Jun 11
06/11/2014 - At interview consul asked for another joint sponsor
07/10/2014 - Sent joint sponsor papers
07/17/2014 - VISA On Hand

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