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AOS Interview Review. AOS APPROVED!!

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I just wanted to write a quick review on here about my wife's AOS interview. My wife came to the U.S. with a K1 fiancé visa. We filed her AOS on July 28, 2014. Her interview was on December 10, 2014 in Southern California.

We were both required to be present at the interview because her AOS is marriage based. We only say in the waiting room about 20 minutes. A lady called us at the door, presented herself to us and took us into her office. She was very nice and quite funny. We had to swear to tell the truth and we sat down. She said that she reviewed the case file and requested copies of all the original documents that we had made copies of for the AOS. She verified each document and stamped the copy. She asked us who filled out the paperwork and we told her that I did. She said "well you did an EXCELLENT job but let me tell you something...I know you won't be doing this again BUT your wife was never out of status. When someone comes to the US with a K1 visa as along as they get married within the 90 days they can stay here forever and they're legal."

I wasn't sure what to put under current status because it had been almost a year since she came to the US and I found here on Visa journey that people said to put out of status so I did. Well, this came directly from the immigration worker and that is incorrect! So anyone who has the same question, all you put is k1 in the current status box. That's it. Easy as pie.

So after she verified all of the information we expected her to ask us questions about each other and for evidence of our marriage. But no. All she said was "thank you for making this interview so fast and easy, I am approving your case." Yup, seriously, it was super fast and easy. She then explained how we will have to file to remove the conditions 90 days before her temporary green card expires She said that we would need to mail evidence such as bank accounts and stuff like that so that they see that we are still married and living as a married couple does. But then she added "with your sons birth certificate you're set, no need to worry!" So the moral of the story is having a baby makes things really fast and easy hahaha We didn't have our son until after and he was not mentioned on any paperwork but in reviewing the paperwork she asked "do you have any children" and we said "now we do!" And have her our sons birth certificate.

To all of you out there who are still going through all of this process, hang in there! It will all work out and everything will be great. Be patient, keep your head held high and you'll reap the rewards. We waited 9 months for my wife's visa and we had no idea how long it was going to take for her green card. They sent us a notice for more evidence and along with the evidence we mailed a letter that I had written to them and it was very soon after that my wife received her Combo Card and the letter stating that her interview would be Dec 10 and all of this happen at the beginning of November. I firmly believe that my letter is what helped move things along as fast as they did. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask us.


K-1

11/27/2012 -- Mailed I-129F petition
11/30/2012 -- NOA1
07/03/2013 -- NOA2
05/23/2014 -- Received at NVC
08/18/2013 -- Received appointment letter
08/28/2013 -- Visa interview APPROVED!!
09/03/2013 -- Visa in hand
09/07/2013 -- POE at SNA

10/04/2013 -- Married!

AOS

07/28/2014 -- Mailed AOS/EAD/AP applications

08/01/2014 -- NOA1

08/25/2014 -- Biometrics appointment

October 2014 -- EAD/AP approved, card production

October 2014 -- EAD/AP in hand!

12/10/2014 -- Interview

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

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

~Commentary about AOS progress, past K1~


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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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I'm glad to know that your interview experience was a good one. Thanks for the heads up about the out-of-status thing for us who came in on a K1 visa. Happy holidays!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Congratz! :-) and thank you for sharing this. We will have our interview next month and we are so excited. Hope ours will be quick and easy too since we also have a child. :-)


I am the beneficiary. ?

AOS timeline from K1

08-25-2014 - Mailed i485 packet via USPS

08-27-2014 - Packet delivered and signed by S. Bush

09-10-2014 - Email and txt notification received ???

09-17-2014 - Notice of Action (hard copy) received in mail dated 09/10/2014

09-17-2014 - Case Status changed from Acceptance to Initial Review

09-26-2014 - Biometrics Appointment Letter received and is scheduled on 10/06/2014 ???

10-06-2014 - Biometrics is done successfully. ???

12-01-2014 - I-797C notice (interview appointment letter) received, the uscis letter postmark is the same date

as our interview appointment date 11-25-2014 ??? U N B E L I E V A B L E !!!!

12-08-2014 - Interview appointment re-scheduled on 01-09-2015 ??? RELIEVED AND GRATEFUL

12-12-2014 - Online status changed to "Testing & Interview".

01-09-2015 - Interview Appointment Date ???

01-09-2015 - AOS application APPROVED! Case Status changed to card production and Welcome Notice mailed. ???

01-15-2015 - Welcome Notice received. ???

01-16-2015 - New card was mailed ??????

01-16-2015 - Case status online updated to "card was picked up by the USPS", tracking number received.

01-17-2015 - Received notification from USCIS and USPS that the card has been delivered. But only to find out that it was not delivered in our mailbox.

01-17 to 01-19-2015 - Green Card Missing.

01-20-2015 Green Card received. The carrier found it! ??? and delivered it to us. So relieved and thankful. ???

THANK YOU VISAJOURNEY AND TO ITS MEMBERS! YOU ARE ALL PART OF OUR VISA JOURNEY. ???

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Romania
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Congratulations! I'm also ln SoCal and filed 2 months after you. I was already expecting to have the interview beginning of February as I've seen it takes 4 months to process AOS in socal atm. Thanks for confirming the timeline!


I-751 ROC Timeline
Sun, 11/27/2016 - 90 days before Green Card expiration on 2/25/2016
Tue, 11/29/2016 8:30 AM - Mailed out I-751 ROC petition to USCIS California Service Center
Wed, 11/30/2016 11:40 AM - USCIS California Service Center signed for receipt of petition
Fri, 12/2/2016 - Check cashed by the USCIS California Service Center per our online banking account
Sat, 12/3/2016 - Received NOA (one-year conditional resident status extension) in the mail with receipt date and time of 11/30/2016 at 19:29 (7:29 pm)
Fri, 12/9/2016 - Received biometrics appointment letter dated 12/3/2016 with appointment scheduled for 12/23/2016

Wed, 12/14/2016 2:14 PM - Successful early walk-in for my biometrics at the Santa Ana USCIS

Thu, 05/03/2018 - My ROC case was transferred from CSC to NBC

Mon, 06/25/2018 - My ROC and Naturalization Interview was scheduled for Wed, 08/01/2018

Wed, 08/01/2018 - ROC and Naturalization Interview

 

N-400 Naturalization Timeline

Mon, 11/27/2017 8:00 AM - Submitted online application for Naturalization: Form N-400, supporting evidence & credit card payment

Tue, 11/28/2017 3:07 AM - NOA confirmation of application receipt was uploaded to my online USCIS account. Processing time for naturalization to be 10 months (to be completed September 2018)

Sat, 12/02/2017 3:06 AM - Received notification that my biometrics appointment was scheduled but the document showing the date and time has not yet been uploaded

Tue, 12/05/2017 - Biometrics Appointment Letter was uploaded to my USCIS account. Scheduled for 12/22/2017 at 8:00 am at USCIS Tustin

Tue, 12/05/2017 2:00 PM - Early walk-in biometrics completed at USCIS Tustin

Mon, 06/25/2018 - My ROC and Naturalization Interview was scheduled for Wed, 08/01/2018

Wed, 08/01/2018 - ROC and Naturalization Interview - Approved

Fri, 08/24/2018 - Oath Ceremony

 

Passport Processing Timeline

Fri, 08/24/2018 - Passport Application at Irvine Passport Acceptance Facility

Fri, 08/31/2018 - Received notification via email that passport is being processed

Mon, 09/04/2018 - Check for $110.00 to US Department of State for passport application was cashed

Mon, 09/17/2018 - Passport received via USPS

Thu, 09/20/2018 - Naturalization certificate returned via USPS

 

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