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Hi all,

I'm wondering if any of you are in the greater DC area and applying for AOS. We are and the National Benefits Center has not yet sent our information to the field office but wondering if anyone else has been and where you are in the process.

Please let us know!

Thanks.

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*** Thread moved from main AOS/Family-Based forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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We are in the greater Washington DC area too and my husband has been waiting for his green card since March 5, 2013. He did his biometrics at the end of March and had his EAD/AP approved on May 8. 2013. He received the Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter on June 10 and has been waiting since then for his greencard approval.

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We are in the greater Washington DC area too and my husband has been waiting for his green card since March 5, 2013. He did his biometrics at the end of March and had his EAD/AP approved on May 8. 2013. He received the Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter on June 10 and has been waiting since then for his greencard approval.

Sorry I just realized that I entered the year incorrectly in my previous post! All the dates were in 2014! Sorry again!

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hi kmr mhah i am doing aos in Washington dc area too . I have been waiting for 3 mounts after my finger print and i have not heard back from them . i guess they are super busy.

HI halil.

I couldn't see a timeline for your profile. When did you submit your AOS application? Are you applying after receiving a K1?

Kristin

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We are also Washington DC field office... We just sent the AOS package on the 31st (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131), have the NOA1s on the 5th and just received the physical copies. We're waiting on biometrics.. My wife is adjusting from B2 status...

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Do any of you DC interview waiver fancy going along to this to see why the hell our cases take so much longer than cases adjudicated by interview?

http://www.aila.org/...spx?docid=51165

Engagement Invitation

Dialogue with USCIS Director León Rodríguez
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Tomich Conference Center, 111 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20529
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern), with USCIS Director León Rodríguez. Director Rodríguez will highlight agency initiatives and listen and respond to issues of concern to the stakeholder community.

Spoiler

 

K1

15 November 2013: Sent I-129F Package 

21 November 2013: NOA1 

20 December 2013: NOA2

23 January 2014: Medical (London)

11 April 2014: Interview - Approved!

29 April 2014: POE Chicago

20 June 2014: Married in DC

AOS

7 July 2014: Mailed AOSEAD & AP forms via USPS

10 July 2014:USPS shows package delivered to lockbox

14 July 2014: NOA1 Text & E-Mails (x3) received at 23:52hrs (Received Date: 07/11/2014)

14 July 2014: Cheque cashed & I-485 transferred to Nebraska Service Centre

18 July 2014: NOA1 hardcopy received (x3)

22 July 2014: Biometrics Letter rec'd (Appointment 07/31/2014)

23 July 2014: Early Biometrics walk-in at Cincinnati office successful!

05 September 2014: EAD & AP approved! (texts rec'd 16:45hrs)

11 September 2014: EAD/AP card mailed

12 September 2014: EAD/AP card in hand (delivered 9:54am)

18 October 2014: Potential interview waiver letter rec'd (Dated: 10/15/2014)

19 May 2015: I-485 approved! (No interview) Welcome letter mailed!

23 May 2015: I-797 (NOA2) Welcome notice received

27 May 2015: Green card received

 

ROC

ROC filing window opens 18 February 2017

16 February 2017: ROC packet mailed to CSC

18 February 2017: USPS Tracking - Ready for collection from PO Box

21 February 2017: Delivered at 11:28am. Signed for By: J.Siplivy

23 February 2017: Cheque cashed

25 February 2017: NOA1 received dated 02/21/2017

03 March 2017: Received biometrics appointment letter dated 25th February 2017. Appointment on 16 March 2017.

16 March 2017: Biometrics completed

08 March 2018: Case (allegedly) transferred to the National Benefits Center (presumably for a combo interview)

N-400

18 February 2018: N-400 Application submitted online

21 February 2018: NOA1 Rreceived

23 February 2018: Biometrics appointment letter received. Appointment 13 March 2018. 

27 April 2018: Interview notice received. Interview Date: June 5, 2018. Request to reschedule sent as out of the country at that time.

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Do any of you DC interview waiver fancy going along to this to see why the hell our cases take so much longer than cases adjudicated by interview?

http://www.aila.org/...spx?docid=51165

Engagement Invitation

Dialogue with USCIS Director León Rodríguez
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Tomich Conference Center, 111 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20529
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern), with USCIS Director León Rodríguez. Director Rodríguez will highlight agency initiatives and listen and respond to issues of concern to the stakeholder community.

Hi Derwood,

Because I do work for an organization that serves immigrants to the US, I will try to go to this and justify it for work. If I can't go in person, I say we all register to join the call. We don't have an interview waiver, but I'm quite disturbed how long the timelines look for AOS, especially in light of an executive action opening USCIS to the prospect of more than a million applications for something or other. I support immigration reform, but there needs to be support to open capacity for that. They are clearly already over capacity, so I'm interested to hear their plan...if there is one.

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Hi Derwood,

Because I do work for an organization that serves immigrants to the US, I will try to go to this and justify it for work. If I can't go in person, I say we all register to join the call. We don't have an interview waiver, but I'm quite disturbed how long the timelines look for AOS, especially in light of an executive action opening USCIS to the prospect of more than a million applications for something or other. I support immigration reform, but there needs to be support to open capacity for that. They are clearly already over capacity, so I'm interested to hear their plan...if there is one.

Awesome! It will be great to have somebody there in person to see what is being said and hopefully to try and ask a questions. I agree that as many people as possible should dial in too. Thank you!


Spoiler

 

K1

15 November 2013: Sent I-129F Package 

21 November 2013: NOA1 

20 December 2013: NOA2

23 January 2014: Medical (London)

11 April 2014: Interview - Approved!

29 April 2014: POE Chicago

20 June 2014: Married in DC

AOS

7 July 2014: Mailed AOSEAD & AP forms via USPS

10 July 2014:USPS shows package delivered to lockbox

14 July 2014: NOA1 Text & E-Mails (x3) received at 23:52hrs (Received Date: 07/11/2014)

14 July 2014: Cheque cashed & I-485 transferred to Nebraska Service Centre

18 July 2014: NOA1 hardcopy received (x3)

22 July 2014: Biometrics Letter rec'd (Appointment 07/31/2014)

23 July 2014: Early Biometrics walk-in at Cincinnati office successful!

05 September 2014: EAD & AP approved! (texts rec'd 16:45hrs)

11 September 2014: EAD/AP card mailed

12 September 2014: EAD/AP card in hand (delivered 9:54am)

18 October 2014: Potential interview waiver letter rec'd (Dated: 10/15/2014)

19 May 2015: I-485 approved! (No interview) Welcome letter mailed!

23 May 2015: I-797 (NOA2) Welcome notice received

27 May 2015: Green card received

 

ROC

ROC filing window opens 18 February 2017

16 February 2017: ROC packet mailed to CSC

18 February 2017: USPS Tracking - Ready for collection from PO Box

21 February 2017: Delivered at 11:28am. Signed for By: J.Siplivy

23 February 2017: Cheque cashed

25 February 2017: NOA1 received dated 02/21/2017

03 March 2017: Received biometrics appointment letter dated 25th February 2017. Appointment on 16 March 2017.

16 March 2017: Biometrics completed

08 March 2018: Case (allegedly) transferred to the National Benefits Center (presumably for a combo interview)

N-400

18 February 2018: N-400 Application submitted online

21 February 2018: NOA1 Rreceived

23 February 2018: Biometrics appointment letter received. Appointment 13 March 2018. 

27 April 2018: Interview notice received. Interview Date: June 5, 2018. Request to reschedule sent as out of the country at that time.

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hi kmr i submit my applicant on sept 8 and i went on finger print on OCT 1st . I received my ead combo card 21st of OCT . I have been waiting since i went on finger print . should i worry about my i-485 . when i will go to my interview . Also i am dv lottery holder . please help me out .

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hi kmr i submit my applicant on sept 8 and i went on finger print on OCT 1st . I received my ead combo card 21st of OCT . I have been waiting since i went on finger print . should i worry about my i-485 . when i will go to my interview . Also i am dv lottery holder . please help me out .

Halil,

I don't think you should be concerned at this point. Most September filers are moving along a similar timeline as you are. For example, my husband filed on Sept 5, completed fingerprinting Sept 30, and received the EAD on Oct 16. We are VERY close to your timeframe and have also not heard more about the I-485 application. From what I can tell we will be waiting a few more months.

Keep us posted if you get any updates on your I-485 and we will do the same!

Welcome to our country!

Kristin

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I see that most of the people here as k-1 visa . i want to ask you this . is there any difference between dv lottery and any other visa when you do aos in us . The reason that i am asking this question because some people are getting their green card in 3 or 4 months .

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