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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hello. I'm in my first year of college in the US I am here on F-1 visa from Canada. My girlfriend and I are getting married sometime in November. After the legal marriage what steps must I take? And when will I be able to apply for financial aid?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ireland
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You should contact your individual institution's financial aid office about this. After you recieve your green card, you should qualify for certain types of financial aid. This will vary school by school.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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You should contact your individual institution's financial aid office about this. After you recieve your green card, you should qualify for certain types of financial aid. This will vary school by school.

Approximately how long does it take to get the green card after marriage?

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Approximately how long does it take to get the green card after marriage?

It depends on various factors such as the work load of your local USCIS office, visa you are adjusting from, accuracy of your paperwork, and luck (plus more)! They say typically the whole process takes 4-6 months and in some cases, may take longer. Personally, it took me exactly 75 days for the green card process. From our wedding date to green card in hand, it took 14 weeks or approximately 3 months more or less.

Good luck! :)


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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It depends on various factors such as the work load of your local USCIS office, visa you are adjusting from, accuracy of your paperwork, and luck (plus more)! They say typically the whole process takes 4-6 months and in some cases, may take longer. Personally, it took me exactly 75 days for the green card process. From our wedding date to green card in hand, it took 14 weeks or approximately 3 months more or less.

Good luck! :)

did you have an interview?

You said that it varies from school to school but I thought that fafsa was a standardized federal system?

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did you have an interview?

You said that it varies from school to school but I thought that fafsa was a standardized federal system?

Yes, I did have an interview.

And I said that it varies with your local USCIS office...not school :) The speed of the entire AOS process relies on the work load of your local USCIS office plus other factors as well.


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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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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Germany
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did you have an interview?

You said that it varies from school to school but I thought that fafsa was a standardized federal system?

You can only apply for FAFSA when you have your Greencard and from January 1st of the year until the deadline for the school/state/federal... And this is for the term later... So if you get your Greencard, lets say May 2015, you might not be able to apply for finanical aid until January 2016, which would be financial aid for the Fall term of 2016 and Spring term 2017. (As far as I remember).

Adjustment of Status can vary at lot... You can be through in 2 months in lucky cases and sometimes it can take up to a year, even without red flags.

About the interview... You will most likely have an interview if you adjust from a non-immigrant visa.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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You can only apply for FAFSA when you have your Greencard and from January 1st of the year until the deadline for the school/state/federal... And this is for the term later... So if you get your Greencard, lets say May 2015, you might not be able to apply for finanical aid until January 2016, which would be financial aid for the Fall term of 2016 and Spring term 2017. (As far as I remember).

Adjustment of Status can vary at lot... You can be through in 2 months in lucky cases and sometimes it can take up to a year, even without red flags.

About the interview... You will most likely have an interview if you adjust from a non-immigrant visa.

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Once you get your green card in hand, you can file a FAFSA. My wife got her green card in hand the first week of December 2013 and was in university in January 2014 with a Pell Grant and Federal Student Loans. There is no waiting and the FAFSA can be filed any time.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
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FAFSA can be filed out and processed at any time during the year as soon as you have your green card.


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Day 14 - 07/21/14 - Received biometrics appointment notice (dated 07/17/14 for appointment on 08/01/14)

Day 18 - 07/25/14 - Completed biometrics via successful walk-in at Columbus, OH office (We were the only ones there...again!)

Day 38 - 08/14/14 - Text message of APPROVAL of 1-751 - Card in Production

Day 43 - 08/19/14 - Notice via text indicating card has been mailed

Day 44 - 08/20/14 - Notice via text with USPS tracking number

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Day 07 - 08/28/15 - Check cleared

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Day 14 - 09/04/15 - Received NOA (dated 08/28/15)

Day 24 - 09/14/15 - Received biometrics appointment notice (dated 09/05/15 for appointment on 09/21/15)

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