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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ireland

Hello All:

I've been looking around VJ Forums searching for any information about the NBC/MSC and application hold- ups.

Some of the members have called CIS to find out why they have heard nothing in regards to approval (or disapproval) of the applications. Of course, once an inquiry is started, the applicants have to wait and see.

We have been waiting on news from the NBC/MSC regarding Liam's work permit December 19, 2005 (when his AOS/EAD apps were received by the NBC) and to be fair, we have only been counting since his biometrics were taken on 22 February. When we checked the status, the website shows a "touched" date of 25 February and states that it takes 30 to 90 days for this type of case to be processed and we will be notified of a decision when processing has been completed (same, usual, noncommital statement.) Many of the VJ members receive their EAD only a few days after their biometrics, and there are a few posts where members found out (according to CIS) their EAD's were "lost in the mail (sure, of course they were)."

Since some members haven't heard anything under similar circumstances, if interested, please post here with your information so we can get a general feel for those of us "lost in space." :huh::blink:

Thank you much...



"The Future is no place to place your better days" Matthews

Liam and Lynn's timeline:

Met September 4, 2001.

Mailed I 129F to CIS Texas Service Center on 8 Feb.

February 11, 05 Received by TSC.

February 22, 05 Forwarded to CSC.

March 7 Received notification of approval via email!

6 May 05-interview date of 15 June in London.

17 August 2005, Liam arrived in Florida.



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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia

Hi there,

We filed my AOS and EAD in December 2005. We received our NOA early January 2006. The EAD I was able to look up online and check the status - for what that is worth. Our applications for AOS have never appeared online. I became a little worried when I read that some VJ posters here had received Biometrics appointments or even approval after filing their applications after me. So, this morning I phoned them. After waiting on hold for close to an hour and being transferred to a couple of departments I received the following information:

1. My EAD was approved in February. I should have received notice of this but hadn't. I should have received a letter about my Biometrics but haven't. The officer I spoke to was going to look into the case and send out notice of the EAD approval and another letter, or the original letter, for our Biometrics appointment.

2. Even though I cannot access our AOS applications online they are in the system and being processed. Apparently all is going well with them. We will be notified of the status of the application at some point in the future - ha ha ha ha!

So, I guess I am telling you that the processing system is still screwed up and very inefficient. By the time I receive my EAD it will have been valid for one month already! What a waste of money that will be. The other thing to keep in mind is that even if you can't look up your receipt number online, that doesn't mean it isn't being processed.

The joys of waiting, inefficiency and lack of information.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco

I wouldn't freak out just yet. Take a look at our timeline. It took 97 days to even get the biometrics appointment. It looks as if you should be soon! Also...I'll bet you'll have an AOS interview around June in WPB. (I know someone who applied a month after us and got an interview in April.)



02/24/05 - Mailed K-1 to TSC

03/18/05 - K-1 Approval from CSC

06/16/05 - K-1 Interview in Casablanca, Morocco

06/29/05 - K-1 Visa issued

07/07/05 - SO arrives in US

07/22/05 - Married in religious ceremony and reception with family & friends

07/25/05 - Married in civil ceremony

09/14/05 - Mailed AOS/EAD

12/28/05 - AOS/EAD biometrics in West Palm Beach

01/03/06 - EAD card arrives

03/08/06 - AOS interview and AOS approval in West Palm Beach

03/13/06 - Welcome to America letter arrives

03/18/06 - Green card arrives in mail

12/10/07 - I-751 mailed to TSC

12/26/07 - NOA receipt date (from transfer to VSC)

02/14/08 - Biometrics appointment

10/17/08 - Approval date

10/24/08 - Approval letter received

10/25/08 - 10 year green card arrived

10/06/09 - N-400 mailed to Texas Lockbox

10/08/09 - NOA priority date

11/06/09 - Biometrics

01/04/10 - Interview

01/13/10 - Oath Ceremony


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada

I had my Bio appointment on Feb 22nd also.

I had two touches, feb 23, feb 25

Received an email saying it was approved on feb 27th

My son and I received our cards on March 3rd.

I hope you hear something soon.





10 year GC Approved - APRIL 16th ,2009 - Peggy and Jonathan's......

Still waiting for our cards...Had to file I-90 as they sent them to the wrong address.

March 9th, 2010, Received GC that has been lost in the mail for 10 months. Still waiting for my son's that is lost as well.

Filed Waiver for my son's 10 year GC and it was approved. He finally received his GC after its been missing for 2 years.

Thanking God this is over for 10 years.

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