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As you can see in the timeline in my signature, I did my biometrics september 3rd, 21 days ago (almost 22).

Most people, even people that did biometrics after than me, received the update stating that they are on the "testing and interview" stage. And looking people that filed in July, June, May, etc, they all take in betweeen 7 and 14 days to receive that update.

I wonder if that's something to do with my attorney. I didn't send them a copy of my biometrics receipt yet, but I think that would be just for their records.

I know that my petition is still in normal processing times, but this no "testing and interview" update is nerve wrecking.

Is there something I can do? Is there a reason to be worried or not?


12/05/2013 - Arrived on J1 Status

03/28/2014 - Married <3

08/08/2014 - Sent i-130, i-485, i-131, i-765 to Chicago Lockbox (day 00)

08/11/2014 - USCIS received package. (day 03)

08/18/2014 - NOA Hard Copy for i-485, i-130, I-131 and i-765 (day 10)

08/22/2014 - Biometrics Appoiment Notice for 09/03/2014 (day 14)

09/03/2014 - Biometrics done (day 26)

11/06/2014 - i-485 changed to Testing and Interview (day 85)

11/10/2014 - EAD Approved (day 89)

11/10/2014 - Interview scheduled to 12/11/2014

11/18/2014 - EAD in hands

12/11/2014 - Interview - Basically approved on the spot. Received text messages saying card/document production 30 minutes later

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Don't rely heavily on the online status...for some folks it actually never even changes throughout the entire process....it's the weakest part to check your status! While for some it works like charm, for others it does not. Don't know why...maybe depending on the IO who took your folder? Not sure...but the point is, as reliable as that should be, it can actually be the least reliable. No worries, you'll be done in no time! :)

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Cases are all different, you can't compare yours with others'. Be patient. It is not even a month.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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You need more patience.


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AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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It took us 22 days to move into Testing and Interview stage after biometrics. I'm guessing you'll be seeing it soon.


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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Not to rain on anyone's parade whose status recently changed to "Testing and Interview," but in some cases even that does not mean much. I've seen people waiting months to actually get the appointment after the status has changed. Now I know that it means that your case is moving forward and that you are in line to be scheduled, which is great. I guess what I'm getting at is that even though you are stressed about your case not getting to testing and interview, there are also people in that stage that are just as stressed because they are not getting their appointment letter. So basically I'm trying to find a silver lining...in a weird sense :) I guess in every step of this process there is something different to be worried about.


ROC:

04/26/17:  Sent ROC package

04/27/17:  Package received

05/20/17:  Biometrics letter received

06/02/17:  Biometrics

08/22/18:  Card being produced

 

AOS from F1 visa:

08/16/14: Sent AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

08/19/14: Package received at Chicago Lockbox

08/22/14: Acceptance confirmation text messages/emails

08/22/14: Checks cashed

08/26/14: Hard copies of NOA's received in mail

08/27/14: Biometrics appointment notice received. Scheduled for 9/8/14.

09/08/14: Biometrics

11/14/14: File service request (Day 88)

11/24/14: EAD/AP approved (Day 98)

12/01/14: EAD mailed

12/03/14: EAD received

03/12/15: Status changed to Testing & Interview

04/16/15: Interview, no decision

07/17/15: "Your card is in production" email!

08/07/15: Card mailed

08/10/15: Card received!

~11 months, 3 weeks & 4 days from filing to green card in hand, no RFE's~

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You will get yours soon...keep your head up! Best of luck!


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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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As you can see in the timeline in my signature, I did my biometrics september 3rd, 21 days ago (almost 22).

Most people, even people that did biometrics after than me, received the update stating that they are on the "testing and interview" stage. And looking people that filed in July, June, May, etc, they all take in betweeen 7 and 14 days to receive that update.

I wonder if that's something to do with my attorney. I didn't send them a copy of my biometrics receipt yet, but I think that would be just for their records.

I know that my petition is still in normal processing times, but this no "testing and interview" update is nerve wrecking.

Is there something I can do? Is there a reason to be worried or not?

Even if you get to "testing and interview" status, that only means that you are in line to be scheduled and not actually scheduled. depending on how many cases there are before yours, it could take a while for you to be actually scheduled after going into "testing and interview" status. you will know when you are actually scheduled because the USCIS update website will list the time/date to show up for the interview and that a interview notice has been sent to the address they have on file for you.

EVERY case will be different. For example, I am a USC that applied for AOS for my spouse in December 2013. It is now September 2014, about to the October, and my spouse still is in pending status. There are other people that applied under the same basis and situation, yet they received their green card in 3 to 4 months.

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After my biometrics it took over a month to go to Testing and interview.


AOS: Applied 9/16/13 - Approved 1/18/14 (122 days)

6/28/2013 - DOMA struck down!
7/21/2013 - Married
9/16/2013 - AOS package mailed (I-130/I-485/I-765)
9/24/2013 -(day 06)Texts/Emails received
9/24/2013 -(day 06)Check cashed
9/27/2013 -(day 09)Hardcopy NOAs received in mail (x3)
9/30/2013 -(day 12)Biometrics Appointment Notice I-797c
10/04/2013 -Successful biometrics walk-in
11/19/2013 -(day 62)Online status changed to Testing & Interview
11/21/2013 -(day 64)EAD approval/card production ordered (2 emails)
11/29/2013 -(day 72)EAD arrived
12/16/2013 -(day 89)Hard-copy of interview notice arrived
01/16/2014 -(day120)AOS Interview - Approved!!
01/18/2014 -(day122)Email stating I-485 card production ordered (8:15am)
01/22/2014 -(day126)Emails stating I-130/I-485 approval notices sent
01/27/2014 -(day131)Green Card arrived along with hard copies of I-130 and I-485 approval notices

ROC:

10/19/2015 - I-751 package mailed

10/21/2015 - Package received by USCIS

10/22/2015 - NOA (received in the mail 10/26/2015 check cashed 10/27/2015)

11/07/2015 - Received Biometrics appointment notice (dated 10/31/2015)

11/18/2015 - Biometrics appointment

08/31/2016 - Online status changed to new card ordered

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Even if you get to "testing and interview" status, that only means that you are in line to be scheduled and not actually scheduled. depending on how many cases there are before yours, it could take a while for you to be actually scheduled after going into "testing and interview" status. you will know when you are actually scheduled because the USCIS update website will list the time/date to show up for the interview and that a interview notice has been sent to the address they have on file for you.

EVERY case will be different. For example, I am a USC that applied for AOS for my spouse in December 2013. It is now September 2014, about to the October, and my spouse still is in pending status. There are other people that applied under the same basis and situation, yet they received their green card in 3 to 4 months.

Similar situation here. We applied for AoS in January 2014, moved to Testing & Interview in February, and it's almost October with no interview date.

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As you can see in the timeline in my signature, I did my biometrics september 3rd, 21 days ago (almost 22).

Most people, even people that did biometrics after than me, received the update stating that they are on the "testing and interview" stage. And looking people that filed in July, June, May, etc, they all take in betweeen 7 and 14 days to receive that update.

I wonder if that's something to do with my attorney. I didn't send them a copy of my biometrics receipt yet, but I think that would be just for their records.

I know that my petition is still in normal processing times, but this no "testing and interview" update is nerve wrecking.

Is there something I can do? Is there a reason to be worried or not?

no reason to be worried, my case sat in T&I for 4 months before i was assigned an interview. prepare a scrapbook outlining your relationship or something while waiting, it helps pass the time and you'll thank yourself during the interview ^^


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06-2009 Granted Student Visa
09-2009 Entered the US for the 1st time via LAX, started school
12-2009 Met and dated the then-Boyfriend-now-Hubby
04-2010 Got an SSN through on-campus job
05-2011 Moved in with the then-Boyfriend-now-Hubby
03-2013 Filed I-765 for F-1 OPT
04-2013 Got engaged to the then-Fiance-now Hubby, worked part time on F-1 CPT
06-2013 Graduated with a B.S., F-1 OPT approved, worked full time on F-1 OPT
09-2013 Got married to the Hubby
10-2013 Filed I-485, I-130, I-693, I-864, G-325A's
11-2013 Biometrics, filed I-131
12-2013 I-131 approved (got a lawyer to expedite processing)
03-2014 Filed AR-11, I-865 for change of address
04-2014 Interview notice for Cinco de Mayo
05-2014 I-130/I-485 approved on the spot, I-551 mailed to new address within 7 calendar days

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*** Thread moved from main "AOS from WS&T Visas" 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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Things take the time it takes and you could move to testing/interview immediately and then sit there for months. It varies.


First Entered US with TN Status: 04/13/2012
Engaged: 08/24/2012
Married: 08/10/2013


Adjustment of Status from TN Status to Permanent Resident:

Day 00: AOS mailed by USPS priority Post: 05/19/2014
Day 02: AOS package arrived: 05/21/2014
Day 08: Text/email notice of acceptance: 05/27/2014
Day 11: NOAs for I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 received, 05/30/2014
Day 14: Biometrics notice received with an appointment of June 17, 2914 at 3pm. 06/02/2014
Day 15: attempted walk-in successful after a very long wait 06/03/2014
Day 38: email notice that I-485 has moved to testing & interview! 06/26/2014
Day 77: EAD/AP - card production 08/06/2014
Day 84: EAD/AP card received 08/13/2014
Day 129: Infopass appointment for an update (very helpful!) 09/24/2014
Day 136: Email received with interview date 10/01/2014
Day 138: Interview notice received! 10/03/2014
Day 170: Green Card Approved on the Spot! 11/04/2014
Day 178: Green Card Received 11/12/2014

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS:

Day 00: ROC Package (Weighing 1.7kg -- 3lbs 13oz) mailed by USPS Priority Post: 09/13/2016

Day 03: ROC Package Received: 09/16/2016

Day 07: Check Cashed: 09/20/2016

Upcoming:

Naturalization in 2017

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The thing is, I am frustrated because there are people that filled after me and already have an interview date scheduled. Anyways, I guess the only thing I can do is wait.


12/05/2013 - Arrived on J1 Status

03/28/2014 - Married <3

08/08/2014 - Sent i-130, i-485, i-131, i-765 to Chicago Lockbox (day 00)

08/11/2014 - USCIS received package. (day 03)

08/18/2014 - NOA Hard Copy for i-485, i-130, I-131 and i-765 (day 10)

08/22/2014 - Biometrics Appoiment Notice for 09/03/2014 (day 14)

09/03/2014 - Biometrics done (day 26)

11/06/2014 - i-485 changed to Testing and Interview (day 85)

11/10/2014 - EAD Approved (day 89)

11/10/2014 - Interview scheduled to 12/11/2014

11/18/2014 - EAD in hands

12/11/2014 - Interview - Basically approved on the spot. Received text messages saying card/document production 30 minutes later

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