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Hello,

On May 13 2015, my case was updated to "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview" - that's almost a month ago.

Should I consider contacting them, or is there usually a long wait between this update and getting the interview notice in the mail.

Furthermore, does the online case status update to reflect the interview date, or is it only done by mail?

Thank you


05-04-2012 - Met online, chatted regularly after a few months, became best friends by fall; Seemed impossible we'd ever be together

09-04-2013 - Moved in together (with me travelling to & from UK)

10-31-2013 - Got engaged, started talking & preparing for spousal visa

11-06-2014 - Discovered we are pregnant!

12-22-2014 - Decided to get married on B2 visa due to pregnancy

12-29-2014 - Got married :)

01-09-2015 - Went for USCIS medical

01-12-2015 - Collected I693 (sealed) from Doctors Office

01-15-2015 - Sent package to Chicago lockbox (I485, I130, I131, I693, I864, G325A, I765)

01-22-2015 - Received text message saying my package had arrived.

01-27-2015 - Mail received: 4x I797 NOA for I131, I130, I765 & I485)

02-03-2015 - Mail received: I797C, NOA for I485 & I765 - Appointment for biometrics in Boston MA is 02/20/2015

02-16-2015 - Mail received: RFIE for my I485 due to our unusual finances (we own a UK business, but do not work ourselves)

02-20-2015 - Went to USCIS Boston for biometrics; Arrived at 3pm, left at 4.30pm. Went smoothly & told I have "amazingly clear fingerprints!"

-

- Long delay in our response to RFIE, didn't know how to respond; took time to produce compelling evidence of our good financial standing.

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04-16-2015 - Finalized my response to RFIE; Response was over 120 pages, including 1 years bank statements from USA and UK.

04-24-2015 - myUSCIS case status for I-485 updated to confirm receipt of my response.

05-12-2015 - myUSCIS case status for I-765 updated to "Approved" & case history shows "We ordered your card"

05-13-2015 - myUSCIS case status for I-485 updated to "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

05-16-2015 - Mail received: I-797 NOA for I765 - Confirming my I765 was approved - valid from 05/11/2015 to 05/10/2016

05-18-2015 - text & email received, stating my EAD card has been posted today and should arrive within 30 (!!) days

05-19-2015 - EAD & AP combo card received in the mail

05-21-2015 - Visited local SSA office to apply for SSN - All paperwork accepted and card will arrive 7-10 days.

05-29-2015 - SS card received

08-14-2015 - E-mail received - interview is September 21 2015!!!!

09-21-2015 - Interview at Lawrence, MA - approved on the spot after just a few minutes.

09-25-2015 - Green card received with "Welcome to the USA" document.

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*** Thread moved from "AOS from WS&T Visas" main 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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I think usually they will do mailing on the final notice for interview instead of updating online status. I got mine through mail only while my online status was not updated. But for my N400 application, it did the same thing at the beginning but once I got through the approval, the rest of the steps are really fast.

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I think usually they will do mailing on the final notice for interview instead of updating online status. I got mine through mail only while my online status was not updated. But for my N400 application, it did the same thing at the beginning but once I got through the approval, the rest of the steps are really fast.

Thank you Worried_joel,

I'm wondering if waiting for a month with nothing in the mail is something to worry about - I may just go ahead and file a service request on the USCIS website.


05-04-2012 - Met online, chatted regularly after a few months, became best friends by fall; Seemed impossible we'd ever be together

09-04-2013 - Moved in together (with me travelling to & from UK)

10-31-2013 - Got engaged, started talking & preparing for spousal visa

11-06-2014 - Discovered we are pregnant!

12-22-2014 - Decided to get married on B2 visa due to pregnancy

12-29-2014 - Got married :)

01-09-2015 - Went for USCIS medical

01-12-2015 - Collected I693 (sealed) from Doctors Office

01-15-2015 - Sent package to Chicago lockbox (I485, I130, I131, I693, I864, G325A, I765)

01-22-2015 - Received text message saying my package had arrived.

01-27-2015 - Mail received: 4x I797 NOA for I131, I130, I765 & I485)

02-03-2015 - Mail received: I797C, NOA for I485 & I765 - Appointment for biometrics in Boston MA is 02/20/2015

02-16-2015 - Mail received: RFIE for my I485 due to our unusual finances (we own a UK business, but do not work ourselves)

02-20-2015 - Went to USCIS Boston for biometrics; Arrived at 3pm, left at 4.30pm. Went smoothly & told I have "amazingly clear fingerprints!"

-

- Long delay in our response to RFIE, didn't know how to respond; took time to produce compelling evidence of our good financial standing.

-

04-16-2015 - Finalized my response to RFIE; Response was over 120 pages, including 1 years bank statements from USA and UK.

04-24-2015 - myUSCIS case status for I-485 updated to confirm receipt of my response.

05-12-2015 - myUSCIS case status for I-765 updated to "Approved" & case history shows "We ordered your card"

05-13-2015 - myUSCIS case status for I-485 updated to "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

05-16-2015 - Mail received: I-797 NOA for I765 - Confirming my I765 was approved - valid from 05/11/2015 to 05/10/2016

05-18-2015 - text & email received, stating my EAD card has been posted today and should arrive within 30 (!!) days

05-19-2015 - EAD & AP combo card received in the mail

05-21-2015 - Visited local SSA office to apply for SSN - All paperwork accepted and card will arrive 7-10 days.

05-29-2015 - SS card received

08-14-2015 - E-mail received - interview is September 21 2015!!!!

09-21-2015 - Interview at Lawrence, MA - approved on the spot after just a few minutes.

09-25-2015 - Green card received with "Welcome to the USA" document.

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Hello,

On May 13 2015, my case was updated to "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview" - that's almost a month ago.

Should I consider contacting them, or is there usually a long wait between this update and getting the interview notice in the mail.

Furthermore, does the online case status update to reflect the interview date, or is it only done by mail?

Thank you

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Hello,

On May 13 2015, my case was updated to "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview" - that's almost a month ago.

Should I consider contacting them, or is there usually a long wait between this update and getting the interview notice in the mail.

Furthermore, does the online case status update to reflect the interview date, or is it only done by mail?

Thank you

Hi dear,

I also had my case updated on 05/13/2015 as ready to be schedule for interview. I hope we hear some,thing soon.

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My Status has been updated as of May 13, 2015 to ready to be schedule for interview. I'm so anxious right now. Like "When" am I going to see a date.

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The status of 'ready for interview' has no relationship to when you might actually be scheduled for interview.

Read some of the other threads. Some people wait for several months in the 'ready' status, and some people receive their interview appointment without ever having been in the 'ready' status.

Some people here go 6, 7, 8, 9 months or more after initial filing before they are ever called in for the interview.

So those who get a little anxious after a couple of months are just wasting their energy with such thoughts.

A call to USCIS regarding EAD/AP card after 75 days have passed does have some effect on getting the card soon. This card is produced by central location for everyone who applies from anywhere in USA, so there is standardization regarding timing.

But calls to USCIS regarding scheduling of interview for Green Card have no effect or usefulness. Green Card processing and interviews are strictly controlled by the individual cities. There is no standardization regarding timing. Some produce Green Cards within a couple of months of initial filing, and others take 9 months or more.

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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 extension letter received.  Critical number  297

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

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To me the whole USCIS agency, is in somewhat of a state of change, so who knows what might happen when.

I just feel your interview will be scheduled very soon.,.

And good luck with it. Some signs show it.,.,we all need patience at this point in time.

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Hello,

On May 13 2015, my case was updated to "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview" - that's almost a month ago.

Should I consider contacting them, or is there usually a long wait between this update and getting the interview notice in the mail.

Furthermore, does the online case status update to reflect the interview date, or is it only done by mail?

Thank you

Sorry, edited myself as I mistook your case as CR-1. I assume now you are doing AOS.

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The status of 'ready for interview' has no relationship to when you might actually be scheduled for interview.

Read some of the other threads. Some people wait for several months in the 'ready' status, and some people receive their interview appointment without ever having been in the 'ready' status.

Some people here go 6, 7, 8, 9 months or more after initial filing before they are ever called in for the interview.

So those who get a little anxious after a couple of months are just wasting their energy with such thoughts.

A call to USCIS regarding EAD/AP card after 75 days have passed does have some effect on getting the card soon. This card is produced by central location for everyone who applies from anywhere in USA, so there is standardization regarding timing.

But calls to USCIS regarding scheduling of interview for Green Card have no effect or usefulness. Green Card processing and interviews are strictly controlled by the individual cities. There is no standardization regarding timing. Some produce Green Cards within a couple of months of initial filing, and others take 9 months or more.

I agree with what you're saying but persons cases differ. Your journey began in 2013, this person began in February 2015, and got greened in June, nothing's impossible.

Concurrent I-130 / I-485 case: Approved in 109 days (56 days less than average) (Report this case)

User: moonchild Nationality: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Immigration Status of Petitioner: U.S. Citizen Immigration Status of Beneficiary: F visa

Filing Petition For: spouse Visa Category (I-130): IR-1

Beneficiary Adjusting Status while in U.S.?: yes Application Filed: 13 Feb 2015

Checks Cashed On: 20 Feb 2015 USCIS Received Date (I-130): 17 Feb 2015

USCIS Received Date (I-485): 17 Feb 2015 Biometrics Notice Received: 02 Mar 2015

Fingerprinting / Biometrics Date: 12 Mar 2015 RFE Received?: no

RFE Received Date: Reason for RFE:

RFE Replied Date: Case Transferred to:

Transfer Date: EAD Applied?: no

AP Applied?: yes EAD Approval Date:

AP Approval Date: 24 Apr 2015 EAD Received:

AP Received: 30 Apr 2015 Time to Get EAD Approval:

Time to Get AP Approval: 70 days First Notice of Action for I-485 Received:

AOS Interview Date: 02 Jun 2015 AOS Interview Location: San Francisco, CA

I-485 Status: approved I-485 Approval/Denial Date: 02 Jun 2015

Name Check Status: Name Check Approval Date:

Card Production Ordered: 02 Jun 2015 Green Card Received:

Total Time to Get GC: 109 days Days Elapsed:

Most Recent LUD:

Case Added to Tracker: 03 Mar 2015 Last Updated: yesterday

Notes:

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It does not hurt to give them a call right? As for my experience, I call them and check on my status requesting for a service request and they never fail to do that. I will always receive a form of email or letter by the local office that handle my case. I even make Infopass appointment to find out what is going on with my case.

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I agree with what you're saying but persons cases differ. Your journey began in 2013, this person began in February 2015, and got greened in June, nothing's impossible.

Concurrent I-130 / I-485 case: Approved in 109 days (56 days less than average) (Report this case)

User: moonchild Nationality: Bosnia & Herzegovina

AOS Interview Date: 02 Jun 2015 AOS Interview Location: San Francisco, CA

I-485 Status: approved I-485 Approval/Denial Date: 02 Jun 2015

They say in Ukraine: "Hope dies last." You, of course, can encourage people to hope, but it is highly unlikely that petitioner's hopes will change the local USCIS office's schedules. As Leo7777 correctly pointed out, the date of your interview depends on petitioner's local office. For instance, it takes 6-8 months for the Denver Office to schedule an AOS interview from the date of "ready to schedule interview" status. And this is a timeline for recent cases--i.e. dated the end of 2014 (see Processing Times link on this website and posts of VJ Members).

The timeline you gave is not applicable to the author of this topic because it is for San Fran office, not Boston. It is true, some VJ Members already had received interview notices--for instance, those holding interviews with LA Office. But every one has own case, again, depending on their local office.

The point is, hopes are great but being realistic would help too.


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I-130 (as part of IR-5 process) - USCIS (Nebraska Service Center)

06/09/14 - sent I-130

06/14/14 - NOA 1

11/14/14 - NOA 2 (5 months)

AOS (Local Office: Denver)

03/24/15 - AOS packet sent via USPS Priority Mail (I-485, I-765 & I-131 w/ approved I-130)

03/26/15 - package delivered according to USPS website

04/01/15 - email notifying the AOS package has been received

04/02/15 - an AOS fee withdrawn from a bank account

04/09/15 - received hard copies of all three NOAs (NOAs dated 04/01/15)

04/28/15 - Biometrics

05/08/15 - online status changed to "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

05/18/15 - online status changed to I-765 approved-wait the card in the mail (no change for I-131) (80 days)

05/19/15 - received EAD/AP in the mail

05/28/15 - online status changed to "As of June 28, case is ready to be scheduled for an interview." This is the second time of such change since 05/08/15.

07/05/15 - online status changed to "As of July 5, case is ready to be scheduled for an interview." How many times are they going to update that status, I wonder?

12/18/15 - still waiting!!! For almost 9 months now (261 days from AOS NOA, 234 days from Biometrics).

01/14/16 - submitted "out-of-normal processing time" inquiry and called USCIS that stated the case is still at NBC and "inquiry" should answer why there is such delay.

01/15/16 - 294 days since the AOS was received by the USCIS; 262 days from the biometrics.

01/28/16 - [day 309] received response to case status inquiry (processed on 01/23/15) - "your case is waiting to be scheduled for interview," so wait another 90 days [sigh].

02/21/16 - [day 332] interview scheduled for 03/24/16 [363 days from the receipt of petition].

02/24/16 - [day 363] AOS interview. Approval on the spot.

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So, finally I've receive my EAD approval on Friday June 19th, no card yet. On Saturday the 20th I received my interview notice yay which will be on the 21 July. Hoping those persons who've been waiting for interview to be scheduled, will hear something soon..

Good luck guys

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