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Guess we're the first ones here.

Sent the I-130 & I-485 packet to Chicago today. Fingers crossed


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June 13, 2017 I-751 Package sent

June 15, 2017 Package delivered to VSC

June 20, 2017 Check cashed

June 22, 2017 NOA-1 received (dated June 16th)

July 7, 2017    Biometrics Appointment letter received

July 20, 2017  Biometrics done

August 6, 2018 "New Card is being produced" 

August 9, 2018 "Card was mailed to you" 

August 11, 2018 New card was delivered to an old address by USCIS's mistake

August 13, 2018 Brother-in-law went to our old residence to pick up a card from the current residents

August 16, 2018 Card was mailed to me 

August 18, 2018 10-year Green Card received 

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___AOS___

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March 3, 2015 AOS (I-485, I-130 & I-765) package sent to Chicago Lockbox
March 6, 2015, The package delivered to Chicago Lockbox
March 12, 2015, AOS package was accepted on March 9th and was routed to National Benefits Center
March 17, 2015, Hard copies of NOA1 received for all the forms
March 20, 2015, Biometrics letter received with the appointment on April 3
March 28, 2015, Email notification for I-485 RFE received
April 3, 2015, Successful biometrics
April 3, 2015, Hard copy of RFE received
April 17, 2015, RFE respond sent
April 22, 2015, RFE response received by USCIS
May 20, 2015, EAD approved
May 26, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-765 received
May 27, 2015, EAD was mailed to me
May 29, 2015, EAD received
June 15, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-485 received. Interview scheduled on July 21
June 18, 2015, Interview was canceled
June 27, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 received. New interview date is July 27
July 27, 2015, Interview completed. Approved on the spot
July 28, 2015, Got texts and emails for case updates. Form I-130: the petition was approved. Form I-485: new card has been ordered and welcome notice was mailed
August 3, 2015, Welcome notice and NOA2 for I-130 received
August 20, 2015, Email notification "Card has been mailed"
August 22, 2015, Green Card received

 

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best of luck, You didn't apply for an EAD


12/24/2014.................forms i130, i485, i765, i131 mailed via usps12/26/2014.................forms delivered01/05/2015.................NOA1 for all forms wth 26th dec as priority date01/24/2015.................bio apt received for 02/0601/26/2015................. walk in bio failed, supervisor said that the office is way to busy to come back closer to my apt date02/06/2015................. completed biometrics02/11/2015.................Aos status update 'case is ready to be scheduled for an interview'<p>02/24/2015................EAD updated to 'card in production' AP updated to case approved

09/17/2015....... interview scheduled for OCT 21st.

10/21/2015....... attended interview, approved on the spot, also received updates on case status.

10/23/2015...... green card mailed

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mayfield, thank you! Yes, I did apply for EAD as well, sorry forgot to mention this one.

___ROC___

Spoiler

June 13, 2017 I-751 Package sent

June 15, 2017 Package delivered to VSC

June 20, 2017 Check cashed

June 22, 2017 NOA-1 received (dated June 16th)

July 7, 2017    Biometrics Appointment letter received

July 20, 2017  Biometrics done

August 6, 2018 "New Card is being produced" 

August 9, 2018 "Card was mailed to you" 

August 11, 2018 New card was delivered to an old address by USCIS's mistake

August 13, 2018 Brother-in-law went to our old residence to pick up a card from the current residents

August 16, 2018 Card was mailed to me 

August 18, 2018 10-year Green Card received 

6

 

 

___AOS___

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March 3, 2015 AOS (I-485, I-130 & I-765) package sent to Chicago Lockbox
March 6, 2015, The package delivered to Chicago Lockbox
March 12, 2015, AOS package was accepted on March 9th and was routed to National Benefits Center
March 17, 2015, Hard copies of NOA1 received for all the forms
March 20, 2015, Biometrics letter received with the appointment on April 3
March 28, 2015, Email notification for I-485 RFE received
April 3, 2015, Successful biometrics
April 3, 2015, Hard copy of RFE received
April 17, 2015, RFE respond sent
April 22, 2015, RFE response received by USCIS
May 20, 2015, EAD approved
May 26, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-765 received
May 27, 2015, EAD was mailed to me
May 29, 2015, EAD received
June 15, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-485 received. Interview scheduled on July 21
June 18, 2015, Interview was canceled
June 27, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 received. New interview date is July 27
July 27, 2015, Interview completed. Approved on the spot
July 28, 2015, Got texts and emails for case updates. Form I-130: the petition was approved. Form I-485: new card has been ordered and welcome notice was mailed
August 3, 2015, Welcome notice and NOA2 for I-130 received
August 20, 2015, Email notification "Card has been mailed"
August 22, 2015, Green Card received

 

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My pack was received there March 3th...waiting now.


------------------------------Pre AOS ---------------------------------------
[*]I arrived in May, 2014 in Student F-1 Visa for one year Intensive English Program.
[*]June 2014 We decided to marry.
[*]Oct 2014 We married.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AOS Packet - - - - - - - - - - - - ------ - - - - 
[*]January/February 2015 Working on AOS packet.
[*] February 23,2015 AOS packet was sent to Chicago
[*]Day 1 - March 03, 2015 AOS packet delivered (05 days delay)
[*]Day 7 - March 09, 2015 AOS packet assigned to National Benefits Center. 4 emails and text messages received.
[*]Day 12 - March 14, 2015 Hard copies received for NOA1 for I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765.
[*]Day 32 - April 03, 2015. Biometric notice delivered. Appointment scheduled to April 14th.
[*]Day 44 - April 14, 2015. Biometric appointment done at the scheduled date. Terrible waiting time (3h) at Wheaton office.
[*]Day 75 - May 15, 2015. Text messages regarding EAD/AP approval.
[*]Day 81 - May 21, 2015. Hard copy notice for EAD/AP approval. Text message stating EAD/AP card was mailed to me. 
[*]Day 83 - May 23, 2015. EAD/AP comb card received.
[*]Day 159 - August 7, 2015. E-mail regarding interview date(September 9th, 2015)
[*]Day 162 - August 10, 2015. Notice hard copy delivered in our e-mail. Interview scheduled for 9/9/15.
[*]Day 192 - September 09, 2015. Interview. I-485 approved. E-mail notice of application approval.
[*]Day 199 - September 16, 2015. Green Card Recived.

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We send our forms on Feb 27th, so I guess we are technically March filers. We are adjusting from J-1. good luck everyone.


Adjusting from J-1 Visa

*********J-1 waiver timeline***********************

10/15/2014: filed I-612 with USCIS, and DS-3035 with DOS
10/22/2014: alien reg. number changed
10/30/2014: Dos received my DS-3035 application(posted info online)
12/05/2014: USCIS requested non USCIS advisory opinion
12/10/2014: DOS received I-613 from USCIS
01/16/2015: Favorable recommendation send to USCIS
01/26/2015: USCIS approved my hardship case
02/01/2015: Received hard copy I-612 approval notice

**************AOS timeline*************************

02/27/2015: Filed AOS ( I-130/I-485/I765)

03/04/2015: Received

03/06/2015: Finger print fee accepted

03/13/2015: Received NO1 hard copy( I-130/I-485/I765)

04/11/2015: Received Biometrics Notice---April 24

04/13/2015: Early walk-in biometrics successful

05/12/2015: EAD approved

05/19/2015: EAD card mailed

05/20/2015: EAD delivered

08/21/2015: I-485 interview notice( scheduled 09/24/2015)

09/24/2015: I-485/I-130 interview( approved)

09/30/2015: Greencard ordered for production

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I'm adjusting from J1 too, but mine has expired. We thought we gonna make it till the visa expiration date, but couldn't make it in time. Good luck to everyone guys!

I'm kinda worried, we sent ours on Tuesday with 2 days expedite USPS shipping, but they haven't update the tracking info since 5AM yesterday when the package was still in NH. I am kinda stressed that they could've lost it :(


___ROC___

Spoiler

June 13, 2017 I-751 Package sent

June 15, 2017 Package delivered to VSC

June 20, 2017 Check cashed

June 22, 2017 NOA-1 received (dated June 16th)

July 7, 2017    Biometrics Appointment letter received

July 20, 2017  Biometrics done

August 6, 2018 "New Card is being produced" 

August 9, 2018 "Card was mailed to you" 

August 11, 2018 New card was delivered to an old address by USCIS's mistake

August 13, 2018 Brother-in-law went to our old residence to pick up a card from the current residents

August 16, 2018 Card was mailed to me 

August 18, 2018 10-year Green Card received 

6

 

 

___AOS___

Spoiler

March 3, 2015 AOS (I-485, I-130 & I-765) package sent to Chicago Lockbox
March 6, 2015, The package delivered to Chicago Lockbox
March 12, 2015, AOS package was accepted on March 9th and was routed to National Benefits Center
March 17, 2015, Hard copies of NOA1 received for all the forms
March 20, 2015, Biometrics letter received with the appointment on April 3
March 28, 2015, Email notification for I-485 RFE received
April 3, 2015, Successful biometrics
April 3, 2015, Hard copy of RFE received
April 17, 2015, RFE respond sent
April 22, 2015, RFE response received by USCIS
May 20, 2015, EAD approved
May 26, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-765 received
May 27, 2015, EAD was mailed to me
May 29, 2015, EAD received
June 15, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-485 received. Interview scheduled on July 21
June 18, 2015, Interview was canceled
June 27, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 received. New interview date is July 27
July 27, 2015, Interview completed. Approved on the spot
July 28, 2015, Got texts and emails for case updates. Form I-130: the petition was approved. Form I-485: new card has been ordered and welcome notice was mailed
August 3, 2015, Welcome notice and NOA2 for I-130 received
August 20, 2015, Email notification "Card has been mailed"
August 22, 2015, Green Card received

 

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I'm adjusting from J1 too, but mine has expired. We thought we gonna make it till the visa expiration date, but couldn't make it in time. Good luck to everyone guys!

I'm kinda worried, we sent ours on Tuesday with 2 days expedite USPS shipping, but they haven't update the tracking info since 5AM yesterday when the package was still in NH. I am kinda stressed that they could've lost it :(

Mine expired too, while I was waiting for the 2yrr waiver.I think we should be okay...crossing fingers for both of us. Good luck.


Adjusting from J-1 Visa

*********J-1 waiver timeline***********************

10/15/2014: filed I-612 with USCIS, and DS-3035 with DOS
10/22/2014: alien reg. number changed
10/30/2014: Dos received my DS-3035 application(posted info online)
12/05/2014: USCIS requested non USCIS advisory opinion
12/10/2014: DOS received I-613 from USCIS
01/16/2015: Favorable recommendation send to USCIS
01/26/2015: USCIS approved my hardship case
02/01/2015: Received hard copy I-612 approval notice

**************AOS timeline*************************

02/27/2015: Filed AOS ( I-130/I-485/I765)

03/04/2015: Received

03/06/2015: Finger print fee accepted

03/13/2015: Received NO1 hard copy( I-130/I-485/I765)

04/11/2015: Received Biometrics Notice---April 24

04/13/2015: Early walk-in biometrics successful

05/12/2015: EAD approved

05/19/2015: EAD card mailed

05/20/2015: EAD delivered

08/21/2015: I-485 interview notice( scheduled 09/24/2015)

09/24/2015: I-485/I-130 interview( approved)

09/30/2015: Greencard ordered for production

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HI all!

I'm currently in the February group as well because we were going to file in Feburary but the medical paperwork is taking forever. Hoping to send out stuff next week!


********AOS Status********

February/March - Working on AOS Packet

March 12, 2015 (Day 1) - Priority Express Mailed AOS Packet to Dearborn Address

March 13, 2015 (Day 2) - Package delivered and signed for

March 20, 2015 (Day 8) - Checks Cleared Bank

March 24, 2015 (Day 12) - Received NOA hard copies in mail (I130, I485, I765, I131)

March 27, 2015 (Day 15) - Biometrics appointment received - April 8th

April 8, 2015 (Day 27) - Biometrics complete

May 6, 2015 (Day 54) - waiting..... :whistle:

May 8, 2015 (Day 56) - Interview scheduled for June 10th!

May 27, 2015 (Day 75) - EAD Card being Produced & AP Approved

June 3, 2015 (Day 82) - Received EAD card in mail

June 10, 2015 (Day 89) - Approved I-485

June 18, 2015 (Day 97) - Received GC in Mail!!! :dance:

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We filed on February 23, 2015 (Overnight Mail) and got the electronic confirmation of receipt for the 797 on March 5, 2013. I have updated out timeline. In our filing we are transitioning (Adjustment of Status) from B1/B2. We filed the I-485 (Adjustment of Status), I-130 (Alien Relative), I-131 Advance Parole), G-1145; I-765 (EAD); G-325A; I-693 (Medical Examination) & I-864 (Affidavit of Support) in a concurrent filing. Not sure how long the process will take, since every case is different. I am hoping that it goes by pretty quick so I can electronically file my taxes. Good luck to everyone!

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We filed on February 23, 2015 (Overnight Mail) and got the electronic confirmation of receipt for the 797 on March 5, 2013. I have updated out timeline. In our filing we are transitioning (Adjustment of Status) from B1/B2. We filed the I-485 (Adjustment of Status), I-130 (Alien Relative), I-131 Advance Parole), G-1145; I-765 (EAD); G-325A; I-693 (Medical Examination) & I-864 (Affidavit of Support) in a concurrent filing. Not sure how long the process will take, since every case is different. I am hoping that it goes by pretty quick so I can electronically file my taxes. Good luck to everyone!

Don't understand why you think this AOS process is holding you up from filing your 2014 tax return.

Final filing date for 2014 tax return is 15 April 2015.

You aren't going to have a green card by that date, and probably not even an EAD/AP card.

And neither is needed to file 2014 tax return.


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10 Year Green Card Process

July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VT.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VT.

August 25, 2017 BIO completed. 32 days since ROC received in VT.

August 11, 2018  18 month 'Courtesy Copy' extension letter received.  Critical number  297

October 20, 2018 18 month 'Official' extension letter received.  Critical number 297

September - October 2018  10 year card expected ????

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Service Center: VSC
First 5 Digits EAC 17297
NOA1 Date: July 24, 2017
Filed N-400: Not yet

Case Transferred: Not yet

Approved?: Not yet

     If yes, did you have a RFE? Not yet.  On what date?:

     If yes, did you have an interview? On what date?:

Received 18 month extension letter on August 11, 2018

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It might have something to do with the EIC or any other credits You don't get the credits if your not a resident alien. But you can always file and then amend the 2014 return.

But Leo is correct if your waiting you may not get your GC before the 15th.

As a tax professional I would suggest filing by deadline and then amend if you were waiting for any of the credits.


********AOS Status********

February/March - Working on AOS Packet

March 12, 2015 (Day 1) - Priority Express Mailed AOS Packet to Dearborn Address

March 13, 2015 (Day 2) - Package delivered and signed for

March 20, 2015 (Day 8) - Checks Cleared Bank

March 24, 2015 (Day 12) - Received NOA hard copies in mail (I130, I485, I765, I131)

March 27, 2015 (Day 15) - Biometrics appointment received - April 8th

April 8, 2015 (Day 27) - Biometrics complete

May 6, 2015 (Day 54) - waiting..... :whistle:

May 8, 2015 (Day 56) - Interview scheduled for June 10th!

May 27, 2015 (Day 75) - EAD Card being Produced & AP Approved

June 3, 2015 (Day 82) - Received EAD card in mail

June 10, 2015 (Day 89) - Approved I-485

June 18, 2015 (Day 97) - Received GC in Mail!!! :dance:

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Don't understand why you think this AOS process is holding you up from filing your 2014 tax return.

Final filing date for 2014 tax return is 15 April 2015.

You aren't going to have a green card by that date, and probably not even an EAD/AP card.

And neither is needed to file 2014 tax return.

Hello Leo,

I also thought the same as you and I went to the IRS in Miami (January 2015) to get a Tax Identification Number (TIN) and the IRS representative told me that I could not get one unless I submit my current year tax documentation and supporting documents for marriage and identification. I explained to him that the rules did not say I needed to do this and the TIN application form instructions never mentioned this at all. I explained to him the whole purposed of this was to be able to file my our joint tax return for 2014 electronically. He said that in his computer it tells him that I need to comply with what he originally told me to do. We can come back when we complete our 2014 return and submit the TIN application with the tax submittal in the Miami office, then the Miami office will review, assign a TIN and send it to the main office.

Well, I was a bit surprised by this and so we left without getting anywhere. I can always get an extension if I need it. I don't owe any taxes, so I am not worried about filing by April 15. I suspect I will have the EAD sometime at the end of this month, if not, I'll get an extension. I was not sure what to make of this guy. I thought he was wrong, but it could be that I do not understand their internal procedures. Nevertheless, good luck to everyone. It is definitely a journey.

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Filed our package containing I-130, I-485 and I-765 today on March 7th. It is supposed to be delivered on Monday. Now the long wait begins.

Edited by RnZ

Adjusting from F-1 Visa

**************************************************************************************************

Day XX >> March 07,2015 --- Sent AOS Package containing I-130, I-485, I-765.
Day 01 >> March 09, 2015 --- USPS delivered the package to Chicago Lockbox.
Day 08 >> March 16, 2015 --- Received text messages and email notifications for 3 different Receipt numbers.
Day 09 >> March 17, 2015 --- Checks were cashed.
Day 12 >> March 20, 2015 --- Received NOA1 for I-130, I-485 and I-765.

Day 20 >> March 28, 2015 --- Received letter for biometrics appointment.
Day 29 >> April 6, 2015 --- Successfully completed the scheduled biometrics appointment (took only 10 minutes, very good staff in Albany :thumbs: )

Day 79 >> May 26, 2015 --- Contacted USCIS to raise a service request for I-765

Day 80 >> May 27, 2015 --- Received an email notification and the case status for I-765 changed to indicate that employment card for I-765 was ordered

Day 85 >> June 01, 2015 --- EAD Card was mailed

Day 88 >> June 04, 2015 --- Received the EAD Card

Day 117 >> July 03, 2015 --- Received the email and the case status for I-485 changed to show interview is scheduled for July 30.

Day 144 >> July 30, 2015 --- Had our interview and got approved immediately. Case status was updated to show that the Green Card is being produced :)

Day 166 >> August 21, 2015 --- Case status updated to "Green card was mailed" (did not see any tracking number)

Day 169 >> August 24, 2015 --- Received 2 year Conditional GC in mail. :dance:

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Codeblue, I got an ITIN for my husband 2 years ago so we can file jointly. All you need is a completed tax return (leaving the spot where you would put the itin blank or write in applied) fill out a W7 and submit with your tax return...take all completed documents to your local IRS office with your id's and marriage cert and they will submit it for you and you will receive an itin in the mail.


********AOS Status********

February/March - Working on AOS Packet

March 12, 2015 (Day 1) - Priority Express Mailed AOS Packet to Dearborn Address

March 13, 2015 (Day 2) - Package delivered and signed for

March 20, 2015 (Day 8) - Checks Cleared Bank

March 24, 2015 (Day 12) - Received NOA hard copies in mail (I130, I485, I765, I131)

March 27, 2015 (Day 15) - Biometrics appointment received - April 8th

April 8, 2015 (Day 27) - Biometrics complete

May 6, 2015 (Day 54) - waiting..... :whistle:

May 8, 2015 (Day 56) - Interview scheduled for June 10th!

May 27, 2015 (Day 75) - EAD Card being Produced & AP Approved

June 3, 2015 (Day 82) - Received EAD card in mail

June 10, 2015 (Day 89) - Approved I-485

June 18, 2015 (Day 97) - Received GC in Mail!!! :dance:

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