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My husband and I filed on 06/06/14. We received our receipts, biometrics appointment, and EAD all ahead of schedule (by a few weeks). Based on the timeline given by our lawyer, we had hoped that our interview would be somewhere around the five-month mark (11/06/14). I'm assuming we'd have approximately a month warning for our interview (like our biometrics appointment). How much notice were you given?

I've given up on using the USCIS case status updates. His I-485 shows it's still under acceptance, but he already has his EAD/AP. My I-130 still shows "under review." However, when I look at the processing times for the Nebraska Service Center, should I be looking at the 1-130 or I-485 processing times? We are doing AOS through marriage from a B1-B2 visa overstay.

Thanks in advance.

Wishing all of your luck on your immigration journeys.

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I've been given a one month notice. You need to look at the I-485 processing times.

My Journey :luv:

February 9, 2014 - POE

March 28, 2014 - CIVIL SURGEON/ FORM I-693 (VACCINES)

May 15, 2014 - GOT MARRIED

June 21, 2014 - MAILED I-130, AOS, AP & EAD

June 24, 2014 - USCIS received I-130, AOS, AP & EAD

July 5, 2014 - NOA1 FOR I-130, AOS, AP & EAD (Mail)

July 8, 2014 - NOA2 for Biometrics appointment July 22, 2014 :thumbs:

July 22, 2014 - Biometrics done

September 10, 2014 - AP and EAD approved

September 16, 2014 - Received my combo card in the mail :dancing:

October 9, 2014 - Interview- APPROVED :dancing:

October 17, 2014 - Received green card in the mail

Removal of Condtions:

Start building package before July 16, 2016


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I've been given a one month notice. You need to look at the I-485 processing times.

Congrats on your pending interview! I'm confused with the I-485 processing time sub-categories: based on granted asylum, refugee status, employment-based adjustment, and Haitian Refugee Act. We don't fall under any of these categories as we are petitioning through marriage. I guess I'm getting antsy because our four-month mark is 10/06. And since I don't have any word about an interview, I don't expect it to happen until November at the earliest. The wait after the EAD/AP has been the hardest part!

Wishing all of your luck on your immigration journeys.

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There are many factors involved prior to having your actual interview date/time set by USCIS. Also, how many cases and applications prior to yours plays a huge factor as well. But you will know when you have been scheduled, as the USCIS website will tell you your date/time to show, as well as informing you that an actual interview notice has been sent to the address they have on file for you.

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We also filed on June 6 and are still waiting for our interview notice. We have been told not to expect it before November or possibly December based on our local office processing times. Most people seem to report notice about a month beforehand, but it could vary.

05/14: We were married!!

06/04/14: Finally marriage license was recorded & we got a copy

06/05/14: AOS package mailed via Fed Ex overnight to USCIS Chicago Lockbox

06/06/14: (Day 00) Confirmation of delivery & receipt date recorded by USCIS

06/11/14: (Day 05) NOA 1 Hard copy of receipt received

06/13/14: (Day 07) Form I-797C received, Biometrics appointment scheduled for July 8

07/01/14: RFE for co-sponsor salary and tax info, which was already sent with original package. Resent a copy on 07/08/14.

07/08/14: (Day 32) Biometrics appt.

08/10/14: (Day 65) Noticed that USCIS status has changed from Initial Review to Testing & Interview!

08/21/14: (Day 76) Received EAD/AP in the mail!

09/25/14: (Day 111) Email notice with interview date set for OCT. 29!

10/29/14: (Day 145) Interview day - APPROVED!!!

09/21/16: Mailed in I-751 Removal of Conditions

10/14/16: Biometrics appointment

8/8/17: Mailed N-400 Naturalization Application

8/15/17: USCIS texted that they've received N-400

9/8/17: Scheduled for biometrics 

10/11/17: In Line to be Scheduled for N-400 Interview
6/23/18: N400 Interview (recommended for approval pending I751)

8/1/18: I751 Interview - approved


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I was given a month's notice


6/12/2016 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions





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



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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