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Adjustment of Status - Green Card - Processing Time

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hey All!

I submitted by I-485 and had my biometrics done in March of 2014. I got a letter in the mail in Mary saying that they received by I-485 and fingerprints and that my interview for the Adjustment of Status might be waived. Since then, nothing in the mail. For those who have their Green Card already, how long did it take from the time that you did your biometrics until receipt of your Green Card?

I'm in Buffalo, NY - it just seems like it's taking forever!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Slow there in Baltimore, too? I know it's silly to be frustrated, but I feel as if this is the only thing that's keeping me in semi-limbo! I'm married, we have a beautiful daughter, I'm employed - I hate having it hanging in the back of my mind! Throughout this whole K1 Visa process, there have been so many "what ifs", I feel as if though we need something definite and concrete now!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I remembered i read someone who's intervew got waived and it took 8 months for her to get the green card . Maybe it's on its way now to your door step.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Probably. USCIS has a tool on their website to check on your case status. It isn't informative at all. I think that we're to receive further notification about the interview part, although the Green Card being on its way sounds better lol.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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That's what I noticed , but I guess it's a case to case basis! USCIS is just very unpredictable, but if your interview was waved it means that you convinced them with your application. Patience is a virtue!

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Those that get the waiver to not interview typically wait longer than those that receive an interview. 8-12+ months wait sometimes. You can find other posts about those with the interview and their wait times in the AOS progress forum.

~ Moved from K-1 Process to AOS from Family Based Visas Progress Reports - topic is AOS case status, not K-1 process ~


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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I would also like to understand this better.... we have also been informed that ours is likely an interview waiver case, and processing is 9- 12 months. Why, if our case appears solid, legit, etc, does it take them that long to process it? Unless they are just dumping these files to the side until someone decides to get around to it? what is the rationale behind it? If the case is so straight forward that no interview is needed, then why in God's name does it take a year to process that?!


Our Immigration Journey Originated with:

K-1 Visa -  Date of arrival to US  Aug 30, 2014

                  Married September 26, 2014

AOS:

Oct 6, 2014 Sent in I-485, I-131, I-765

Dec 27th, 2014 Received EAD/AP card in mail

Jan 15th, 2015 Notice of Potential Interview Waiver received.

Sept 3rd, 2015 Inquiry requested and placed by USCIS as to status of Green Card/ AOS

Sept 8th, 2015 Notification on USCIS website that "response has been sent" regarding inquiry and inquiry is now closed.

No changes elsewhere on website information. Form letter stating we should hear something within 210 days.

Sept 8th, 2015 Sent in Renewal EAD application.

Sept 19th, 2015 Website update: New Card is Being Produced! !!!

SEPT 24th, 2015 GREEN CARD RECEIVED !! 

 

ROC:

July 3rd, 2017   Mailed original application and documents.

July 6th, 2017   NOA

July 31st, 2017  Biometrics appointment.   (Received letter of appt on 7-21-17)

Oct 10, 2018    Approval of ROC  :) via online USCIS site.  

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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Slow there in Baltimore, too? I know it's silly to be frustrated, but I feel as if this is the only thing that's keeping me in semi-limbo! I'm married, we have a beautiful daughter, I'm employed - I hate having it hanging in the back of my mind! Throughout this whole K1 Visa process, there have been so many "what ifs", I feel as if though we need something definite and concrete now!

Have you thought about extending your employment authorization card? Will it be expiring within the next couple of months? I am worried about applying for an extension and paying the fee just to have my green card come shortly after.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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K1 Visa
Feb. 29, 2012: I-129F sent
March 8, 2012: NOA1 (VSC)
August 30, 2012: NOA2
Oct. 1, 2012: Packet 3 received
Nov. 3, 2012: Packet 4 received
Nov. 15, 2012: Interview - approved!
Jan. 18, 2013: POE New York Seaport
Feb. 2, 2013: Wedding

AOS
March 6, 2013: AOS Package sent
March 12, 2013: I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA's
March 29, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

May 10, 2013: EAD/AP approved
Sept. 5, 2013: "Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter received
Nov. 2, 2013: AOS approved (no interview)

ROC
Aug. 4, 2015: I-751 sent
Aug. 6, 2015: NOA1 (CSC)
Sept. 4, 2015: Biometrics Appointment
Feb. 10, 2016: ROC approved

 

Dual Citizenship
Aug. 26, 2016: BBG application sent (permit to retain German citizenship)
Nov. 21, 2016: BBG approval notice received (p/u at German Honorary Consulate, OKC: Feb. 6, 2017)
Dec. 8, 2016: N-400 sent
Dec. 12, 2016: Priority Date (NBC)

Jan. 9, 2017: Biometrics Appointment

Aug. 31, 2017: In-Line for Interview

Sept. 6, 2017: Interview Scheduled

Oct. 16, 2017: Interview

Oct. 25, 2017: Oath Appointment Letter received

Nov. 1, 2017: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Have you thought about extending your employment authorization card? Will it be expiring within the next couple of months? I am worried about applying for an extension and paying the fee just to have my green card come shortly after.

Mine expires in May next year. I think I'm going to give it until January to see if I get any sort of notification. I hope that by then I'll have SOMETHING, anything lol.

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