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Typical timelines for AP, EAD, and AOS approvals.

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Hi all,

Given the recent technology issues, does anyone have an idea re. the timeline for getting 1. the travel document & 2. the greencard?

Would love to hear about some of your experiences. Thanks!

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Hi all,

Given the recent technology issues, does anyone have an idea re. the timeline for getting 1. the travel document & 2. the greencard?

Would love to hear about some of your experiences. Thanks!

Green cards take about a year if you get an interview waiver (which is most people). My travel or AP took 35 days.


Sent AOS Documents: 09/17/14

Documents Received: 09/18/14

Welcome letter received: 06/18/15

 

Sent I-751 Documents: 03/13/2017

Package received: 3/14/17

Check cashed: 03/21/17

NOA received: 03/23/17

NOA dated: 03/16/17

Biometrics: 04/20/17

ROC Approved: 02/09/2018

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Green cards take about a year if you get an interview waiver (which is most people). My travel or AP took 35 days.

Oh wow - only 35 days?! Can you tell me when you applied? Does the appointment for biometrics typically come before or after you get the AP approval, or there is no linkage between the two?

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Oh wow - only 35 days?! Can you tell me when you applied? Does the appointment for biometrics typically come before or after you get the AP approval, or there is no linkage between the two?

Check their timeline. It was last year. To get a better idea of current approval time, check out the March/April/May threads on the AOS progress board. EAD/AP is taking around 75 days right now.

And the appointment for biometrics is much sooner: usually around a month after filing for AOS/EAD/AP.


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Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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Hi all,

Given the recent technology issues, does anyone have an idea re. the timeline for getting 1. the travel document & 2. the greencard?

Would love to hear about some of your experiences. Thanks!

are you studying current timelines?

I tried to study yours, alas..

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=204772


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About 2.5 months for AP/EAD, and 1 year for GC.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Hi all,

Given the recent technology issues, does anyone have an idea re. the timeline for getting 1. the travel document & 2. the greencard?

Would love to hear about some of your experiences. Thanks!

The "recent technology issues" are still occurring at this time. As such, your guesstimate is likely as good as the next guy's guesstimate. :rolleyes:

To find other's experiences, read some timelines. :idea: BTW: :time:

Good luck on your immigration journey.

Edited by Pitaya

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

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Hi all,

Given the recent technology issues, does anyone have an idea re. the timeline for getting 1. the travel document & 2. the greencard?

Would love to hear about some of your experiences. Thanks!

EAD and AP can take up to 90 days, if you don't have them by day 75 you are allowed to put a service request in to speed the process up. The average time for AOS if you get a Potential Interview Waiver letter is around 10 to 12 months, although they seem to be playing catch up right now. Some lucky people get AOS sooner and some unfortunate people have waited over a year and are still waiting. If you are called for an interview then the wait will be much shorter than if you get the dreaded letter. Luck of the draw I guess.


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

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Hi all,

Given the recent technology issues, does anyone have an idea re. the timeline for getting 1. the travel document & 2. the greencard?

Would love to hear about some of your experiences. Thanks!

Hey fynmix,

I submitted my AOS package on 04/14. I had my biometrics done on 05/12. I'm yet to receive my EAD/AP (I'm on day 68 as of today).'

As I can see, it is taking a little over 75 days for EAD/AP and 4 to 5 months for green card.

I suggest you fill your timeline, that help you and help others too to have some estimate.


April 14 - 2015: AOS/EAD/AP packet sent USPS (I130, I485 and I765)

April 17, 2015: NOA1 for I-131 and I-765

April 21, 2015: NOA1 for I-130 and I-485

May 12, 2015: Date of Biometrics Appointment.

July 1, 2015: Inquiry for I-756 by phone with a Tier1 representative.

July 2, 2015: Approval of combo card(I had no idea it was approved until I got the letter on July 8th)

July 7, 2015: I talked to a tier2 representative, and he told me my combo card was approved on the 2nd, and my I-485 was ready for interview.

July 8, 2015 11:00am: Reveived the combo card approval in the mail.

July 8, 2015 2:30pm: MyUscis updates a conclusion on my inquiry opened on July 1st.

​July 8, 2015 4:00 pm: They e-mailed and texted, informing my I-765 and I-131 were approved.

July 12th, 2015: E-mail saying my card was in production

July 13th, 2015: Card in hands!

August 11th. 2015: Online update on my I485: interview scheduled for 14 September.

September 14th: We had our interview. For a review, check my timeline.

Septmber 15th: Status update: My case was approved and a Welcome Notice was on the way

September 18th: Status update: my card was mailed!

FINALLY ITS OVER! - for now.

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What visa are you adjusting from, OP?


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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I filed for my wife's ROC paperwork in February and she had her bio-metrics in April, she got travel letter in March. So far we haven't heard anything about an interview yet, and we are waiting right now.

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I was also studying this last night to know for myself. But you have to remember that 75 days is recently just for approval (for AP/EAD) and more recently it's not typical for people to receive their visas by day 75. Most the recent timelines I saw received their visas in 80-85 days. They say wait up to 90.


K-1 Visa

♥ 10/2/14- I-129F form sent
♥ 10/3/14- USCIS received I-129F
♥ 10/7/14- NOA1
4/24/15- NOA2 [6.5 months; 199 days]
♥ 5/11/15- NVC received & case number assigned
5/13/15- NVC left
5/14/15- Consulate received & ready for interview
6/15/15- Interview- APPROVED!!

7/10/15- Visa in hand

7/11/15- POE

7/14/15- Marriage (Civil)

AOS

7/20/15- AOS/EAD/AP sent together

7/23/15- NOA1 for all 3

8/17/15- Biometrics

8/31/15- Expedited AP document (all in one day)

9/22/15- EAD NOA2

9/30/15- Received EAD/AP combo card

11/20/15- AOS NOA2 (no interview)

11/25/15- Green card received! Woohoo!!!

"Can my fiance(e) visit on VWP while awaiting K-1 visa?"
Check out our recent experience coming through JFK on VWP here!

*Fellow Ecuamerican couples: All info you need to know--

Concise post NOA-2 steps, advice, & consulate info here!*

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Hi all,

Given the recent technology issues, does anyone have an idea re. the timeline for getting 1. the travel document & 2. the greencard?

Would love to hear about some of your experiences. Thanks!

Hi!

Here's my timeline for AOS (K1) application:

07 April - mailed AOS packet

14 April - Text/E-mail Notification of Acceptance

18 April - NOA1 for AOS, AP & EAD received by mail

Case Was Received

On April 10, 2015, we received your Form I-131, Application For USCIS Travel Document, Receipt Number MSC15909XXXXX, and sent you the receipt notice that describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your receipt notice by May 10, 2015, please call Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

NOTE: This notice is the same for AOS, EAD & AP (it remains for my AP until today (June27, 2015)

25 April - Form I-797C received by mail (Biometric schedule)

07 May - Biometrics done

>>>>>>>>Waiting time<<<<<<<<<<<

This update is for my AOS:

Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview

As of June 2, 2015, we are ready to schedule your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number MSC15909XXXXX, for an interview. We will schedule your interview and send you a notice. Please follow any instructions in the notice. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

26 June - Received I-797 Notice of Action for EAD & AP

27 June - Received combo card (EAD & AP)

This update was for my EAD:

Card Was Delivered To Me By The Post Office

On June 27, 2015, the Post Office delivered your new card for Receipt Number MSC15909XXXXX, to the address that you gave us. The tracking number assigned is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You can use your tracking number at www.USPS.com in the Quick Tools Tracking section. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

Total waiting time for my EAD/AP card is 76 days. I learned that checking the status frequently doesn's help. I relied with the "Processing Times" here at Visa Journey. When I saw the date changes for EAD & AP to April 07, the date I submiited my packet. I know I will be receiving something soon. The estimated time for the processing shown at my timeline was June 26-29, it was pretty accurate.

Our journey for AOS is quite stressful if we will keep on thinking about it. =) Just like processing K1 Visa. Overall "PATIENCE" is needed. Also the processing times varies too, there are some cases that they receive RFE.

Good luck to all filers.

regards,

Dahlia

Hey fynmix,

I submitted my AOS package on 04/14. I had my biometrics done on 05/12. I'm yet to receive my EAD/AP (I'm on day 68 as of today).'

As I can see, it is taking a little over 75 days for EAD/AP and 4 to 5 months for green card.

I suggest you fill your timeline, that help you and help others too to have some estimate.

That's true, it really helps.


AOS

2015-04-07 Mailed AOS, EAD & AP applications (0days)

2015-04-14 Received text/e-mail Notification of Acceptance (7days)

2015-04-18 Received NOA1 copy by mail (11days)

2015-04-25 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter (18days)

2015-05-07 Biometrics done (30days)

2015-06-22 EAD/AP was Approved Date (76days)

2015-06-26 Received NOA for EAD&AP by mail (80days)

2015-06-27 Received Combo card (EAD&AP) by mail (81days)

2015-11-25 Received text Notification "Interview Scheduled" (234days)

2015-12-30 Green card approved!!!! :thumbs: (267days) / 8 months

I got 10yrs card!!!! (more than 2 years married, married since 28 September 2013)

2015-12-31 Update: received text :My case being updated " at 6:30am "Online Status" - New Card is being Produced.

2016-01-04 Update: received text :My case being updated " at 6:30am "Online Status" - Case was Approved"

2016-01-06 Update: received text :My case being updated " at 7:01am "On January 5, 2016, we mailed your new card" with USPS Priority Mail tracking number.

2016-01-07 Update: received my "Approval Notice" by Mail

2016-01-08 Update: Green Card delivered, by USPS Priority Mail :dance: :dance: :dance:

NEXT step….. Citizenship?

Please see link below for your additional information or guidance…...

Step-by-Step Guide on how to File for Adjustment of Status for K1 and K3 Visa Holders >>>> http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

Robb & Ann Link for additional guide for K1, AOS & Citizenship processing including documentation >>>>> http://www.k1-visa.net

My AOS Interview Experience http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/580631-aosfrom-k1-interview-experience-washington-seattle-field-office/?p=7953046

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