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Timeline for filing AOS and penalties for late filing; insf. funds

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Guatemala

Ask somebody to lend you some $$?

2014-05-08 Sent I-129f
2014-05-12 I-129f received
2014-05-15 Received NOA1 email
2014-05-19 Received NOA1 hardcopy
2014-09-10 NOA2 Approved
2014-09-30 Package Left from NVC
2014-10-06 Received by Embassy
2014-10-31 Interview, Approved.
2014-11-03 Picked up visa.
2014-12-25 POE Ft. Lauderdale

2015-01-02 Wedding


2015-01-09 Filed I-485, I-131 and I-765

2015-01-12 AOS package received

2015-01-14 Email received: Case accepted and routed

2015-01-15 Check cashed

2015-01-20 Received NOAs in the mail

2015-02-07 Received Biometrics letter in the mail

2015-02-19 Biometrics Appt in Raleigh office.

2015-03-13 EAD and AP approved

2015-03-19 EAD and AP sent

2015-03-21 Received EAD/AP combo card

2015-03-26 Received 2nd Biometrics appointment for Charlotte office

2015-04-08 2nd Biometrics

2015-06-15 Received NPIW dated 06-11

2015-08-01 Green Card Approved

2015-08-03 Welcome Letter Mailed

2015-08-07 Welcome Letter Received

2015-08-22 Card Mailed

2015-08-26 Card Received

2015-11-20 Enlisted in the USMC

2016-02-16 Shipping date to bootcamp

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

~Moved from K1 Progress to Fam.-based AOS Forum~

~Inquiry about AOS process, past K1~

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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca




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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS


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

There are credit cards which carry 0% interest rate for up to 18 months and allow you to use money for personal use. I believe they either send you a check or make a deposit directly into your checking account. I believe Citicards and Chase cards are having offers like these now.

Some banks like TD also offer an emergency cash option, which allows you to withdraw up to $300 at a time, even if you don't have this amount in your checking account. You of course have to repay this money but it's a great option to have, all you do is just go to your atm and withdraw the amount that your bank allows.

This is the best I can come up with at the moment, I hope it helps. Best of luck in the rest of your journey!

K-1 Visa

Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate: Mumbai, India


Met at University in UK: 2010

Engaged in India: 03/31/2014

I-129F Sent: 06/20/2014

NOA1: 06/25/2014

NOA2: 12/16/2014

NOA2 Hardcopy Received: 12/23/2014

Case Sent to NVC: 12/23/2014

NVC Case Number Assigned: 01/05/2015

Case Sent to Consulate: 01/08/2015

Case "Ready" at Consulate: 01/09/2015

Applied for PCC: 01/20/2015

PCC in hand: 02/23/2015

Medical: 01/23/2015

Completed DS-160 and paid visa fee: 02/20/2015

Interview: 03/13/2015 APPROVED :)--> Same day went into AP

Visa "issued" on CEAC webstie: 03/16/2015

:goofy: :goofy: Visa in hand! 03/18/2015 :goofy::goofy:

POE: 06/04/2015 :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

AOS Journey

06.11.2015- City Hall Wedding

06.29.2015- Mailed AOS Package

07.01.2015 - Package Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

07.02.2015- Date Received as per USCIS

07.09.2015- NOA1 for EAD/AP

07.24.2015- RFE :ranting:

08.13.2015- USCIS accepted RFE response

09.08.2015- EAD received

Waiting for the interview :clock:

12.19.2015 WE GOT THE GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL!!!!! No interview :)


10.25.2017 ROC packet received by VT Service Center

11.02.2017- Received NOA dated 10.26.2017

11.29.17- Completed Biometrics

Waiting for the interview :clock:



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia

Without the ability to process the AOS paperwork the beneficiary will be out of status and could possibly be detained by ICE. There is a real possibility they may be detained if they are stopped as the result of a police interaction, with the worst case scenario being deportation.

I would beg or borrow the money from family/friends or take out a short term loan or credit card to come up with the funds. Make sure this is rectified as soon as possible.

I have heard of people here who have waited multiple years to file AOS and they have not had any problems. But all it takes is one interaction or suspicion from a police or emergency services officer to have ICE knocking at your door.

As soon as your receive the NOA1 for the AOS, out of status ceases and the beneficiary is in adjustment status and once again legal.

Good luck with finding the funds. The quicker you can find it the better.

My AOS Journey

11/11/14 - POE

12/12/14 - Married

12/15/14 - AOS/EAD Submitted

12/22/14 - NOA 1

01/13/15 - Biometrics

03/20/15 - Notice Of Potential Interview Waiver Received - 6 Month Delay

09/21/15 - NPIW Expired

10/16/15 - Service Request 1 submitted - Local office past my case

10/17/15 - Service Request Response - Currently being adjudicated, No timeline. Please wait

10/19/15 - Contacted Local Congressman. Request Submitted

11/19/15 - Response from congressman. Currently being adjudicated. Please wait. No Timeline

11/27/15 - Letter from Local Field office requesting missing I-693.

12/21/15 - Infopass Appointment regarding notice - I-693 not required for K1 Visa. Officer stated he would request local officer to contact me

12/22/15 - 1 Year since NOA 1

12/29/15 - Had original K1 I-693 medical form transcribed by US panel doctor and submitted to USCIS.

01/06/16 - Service request 2 submitted

01/19/16 - Interview Appointment Received

02/09/16 - Interview - APPROVED

02/12/16 - 2 Year Green Card In Hand

12/26/17 - ROC Submitted

01/08/18 - ROC NOA1 Recieved

10/06/18 - Received 18 Month Extension Letter

01/17/19 - Removal of Conditions - Approved

01/23/19 - Received 10 year Green Card.


My Citizenship Journey

12/06/18 - N400 Submitted

12/18/18 - N400 Biometrics Appointment Received

12/26/18 - Biometrics Complete - Expected completion Feb 2020 (13 Months)

04/28/19 - So far lots of USCIS "nothing has changed" bi weekly status update e-mails.

05/07/19 - Received notification that my N400 interview had been scheduled.

05/08/19 - N400 Interview letter was available to view online.

05/13/19 - Received physical copy of N400 interview letter in mail.

06/14/19 - N400 Interview Passed. Recommended for citizenship.

06/22/19 - N400 Approved

07/24/19 - Oath ceremony scheduled



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I would borrow $$ from someone I know if you can. as stated above

I will tell you what I have done in money crunches before and that is to liquidate assets. I had to sell a couple of guns once, there are plenty of people looking to buy face to face at a fair price legally. Sold stuff on craigslist. I have taken out a personal loan before. Done side work for people mowing lawns cutting firewood, I have raised cash quickly before doing these things.

The petitioner being able to work legally may consider working a second part time job, and putting all of the cash towards the filing fee. I have had three jobs at one time before and started over financially twice. Scrimp, scrape and save.

If you put your minds to it, you can find ways to raise a quick $1,000.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines

As others have stated, once your I-94 expires, which is 90 days after you enter the US, and you are legally married per the requirements of the K-1, you transition into out of status until you file for AOS (I-485). Also note that your medical expires 1 year from the examine, so if you delay longer than a year, you will have to do the entire medical over again for AOS. You will still need to file the I-693 (medical) for AOS, but if your results are current, then you only need to have your vaccinations transcribed by a Civil Surgeon. You might also just be able to submit without the I-693 but I have heard mix-results with that.

If you can borrow the money and file soon, that would be your best course.

Good luck!

K-1 Visa


09/03/2014 AOS packet (I-485, I-765, I-131) delivered to Chicago lockbox

09/08/2014 NOA1 received for AOS, EAD, AP

10/01/2014 Biometrics

11/04/2014 I-485: Status changed to Testing and Interview

11/12/2014 EAD & AP Approved, combo card in production

11/22/2014 EAD/AP Combo card received

02/04/2015 AOS Interview - approved! Card in production

02/12/2015 Card received!

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Filed: Country: Mexico

There is no time limit/deadline in which to file for AOS. As long as you married within 90 days then you are eligible to file based on your approved I-129F petition and fulling the requirements of the K-1 visa. However, you will be out of status and begin to accrue unlawful presence between your I-94 expiring and filing for AOS. Once you file for AOS, you then enter a period of authorized stay while waiting for your green card approval.

There is a very small chance of being detained while out of status and waiting to file for AOS. Deportation would not happen, but no one wants to be detained and have to go in front of an immigration judge either. Stay away from border checkpoints and using buses for transportation. File as soon as possible.

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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