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They received the applications on Sept 5th and I received them today - October 20th (52 days!)

Though my EAD card is dated as valid from October 8th.

Thanks for all your help everyone!

Congrats for the speedy approval.

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                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)


*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)







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I am so jealous, my wife's application was received on Sep 5 and we are still waiting

Edited by gugoo

AOS Timeline

NOA1: Sep 4, 2014

Biometrics: Sep 22, 2014

EAD/AP: Nov 12, 2014

NPIW: Dec 11, 2014

Approval: Jul 6, 2015

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

~Moved from Fam.-based AOS to Fam.-based AOS Progress Forum~

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca




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I am still waiting it has been 71 days today and still nothing! I read something about a service request and it is stating that I can request this after 75 days..... I think that applies to me.. Any way I guess I will ring them up next week. I want to be able to visit my relatives for Christmas, well just before and now I am becoming a tad concerned I might not be able to do that. hmmmm......

Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK


Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.


GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018


Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(


USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

did you ahd to send a return shipping label for anything in the package? i sent through ups but did not sent shipping return label

I did not do a return shipping label.

I often wonder if the reason it has been fast is that I have known my husband since 2009 and have spent a lot of time in the US

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ireland

I think it's just luck of the draw and the ease of working through your specific package.

Ours went quickly but people who have had biometrics before us have had no movement. I think a ton of this process is where you fall in the pile.

Our Journey

11/30/11 - First Date

10/26/13 - Engaged!

08/23/14 - MARRIED!

Adjustment of Status

09/03/14 - Package (I-130, I-485 Concurrent Filing) sent to Chicago Lockbox. (Day 00)

09/04/14 - Package delivered and signed for by S. Bush (Day 01)

09/10/14 - Acceptance confirmation text messages/emails received (Day 07)

09/13/14 - Hard copy NOA's received in the mail (Day 10)

09/19/14 - Biometrics letter received in the mail - Appointment October 2nd - (Day 17)

10/02/14 - Biometrics successfully completed on schedule - (Day 29)

10/07/14 - Status of I-485 changed to "Testing and Interview" - (Day 34)

10/08/14 - EAD status changed to "Card/Document Production" - (Day 35)

10/14/14 - EAD shipped - (Day 40)

10/15/14 - EAD received - (Day 41)

01/14/15 - Interview Email Notice Received for 02/18/14 - (Day 133)

01/20/15 - Hard copy of Interview Letter Received - (Day 139)

02/18/15 - Interview at Federal Plaza Location - (Day 168)

02/19/15 - Approved! Status changed to Card/Document Production - (Day 169)

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I agree with Stoaty. Luck of the draw with a combination of other factors. I think they keep stacking other applications on top of mine :)


12/13/18: File online application

12/15/18: Receive notification for biometrics appointment (no date)

12/31/18: Biometrics

02/25/19: Receive interview letter (April 8 )

04/08/19: Interview, approved!

04/12/19: Oath scheduled for April 26 

04/26/19: Oath Ceremony! 🇺🇸



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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Congrats! I don't know if there is a rhyme or reason for speedy EAD approvals but hopefully I get one :)

Also, that is only 45 days between Sep 5 - Oct 20

05-25-2017: Sent I-751 Lifting Conditions package (5 Pounds!) to VSC
06-02-2017: Check cashed

06-05-2017: Received NOA/Extension letter dated 05-30

06-07-2018: Green card produced (ROC Approved)

For my full timeline of K1, AOS and ROC click here!
:time:--> http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand

shell 20...no worries...you should receive you`re approval any day now.

9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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