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Hi everyone,

My husband and I got married early last year. We had a baby in December 2015.

We filed I-130 in September 2014 while he was a US resident.

I-130 was approved in March 2015.

He became became a US citizen in May 2015.

We mailed NVC May 2015 asking them to upgrade petition to Immediate Relative category.

We filed the I-485, I-765, & I-131 in June 2015.

We are now awaiting receipts and other communication from USCIS.

Anyone else with experiences in situations similar to mine ? I would love to know how your experience/timeline went.


Adjustment of Status

09/12/14 - I-130 mailed (while spouse was permanent resident) to USCIS CSC
09/15/14 - I-130 receipt date
09/18/14 - NOA1 received
02/15/15 - NOA 2 received (approval)
03/15/15 - Letter received from NVC indicating priority date not yet current...
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
05/29/15 - Spouse became US citizen
05/29/15 - Mailed letter along with supporting documents to NVC asking that petition be upgraded (no response received)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
06/25/15 - Mailed I-485, I-765, I-131 package Chicago Lockbox
06/28/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

06/29/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/08/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received
07/13/15 - NOA hard copies for I-485, I-765, I-131 received
07/17/15 - Biometrics appointment letter received (for 07/27/15)
07/20/15 - Biometrics completed

08/06/15 - Requested Expedition of EAD

08/07/15 - Sent Evidence for Expedition

08/19/15 - EAD Approved

08/24/15 - EAD/AP I797C Hardcopy Received

08/24/15 - EAD Mailed

08/27/15 - EAD Received

08/31/15 - SSN Application Completed

09/01/15 - Received SSN

09/04/15 - Received SS Card

09/16/15 - Received e-Notification - Interview 10/22

10/22/15 - AOS Interview

CR-2/IR-2 Visa

07/20/15- I-130 mailed to USCIS

07/22/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

07/23/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/24/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received (petition forwarded to Nebraska SC)


***** awaiting further communication from USCIS *****

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*** Thread moved from AOS/Family-Based main forum to the "AOS from WS&T Visas" 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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since you sent stuff into USCIS,

USCIS will request the casefile be sent to them from NVC. It takes some time, under 2 months,

but AOS processing won't stop, yer in a queue, waiting until your casefile can come in front of an adjudicator with USCIS.

Expect an interview.


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Thanks a lot for your reply Darnell... quick question, when you say 2 months are you saying the entire process might take under two months Or getting the file from NVC might take under 2 months ?

since you sent stuff into USCIS,

USCIS will request the casefile be sent to them from NVC. It takes some time, under 2 months,

but AOS processing won't stop, yer in a queue, waiting until your casefile can come in front of an adjudicator with USCIS.

Expect an interview.


Adjustment of Status

09/12/14 - I-130 mailed (while spouse was permanent resident) to USCIS CSC
09/15/14 - I-130 receipt date
09/18/14 - NOA1 received
02/15/15 - NOA 2 received (approval)
03/15/15 - Letter received from NVC indicating priority date not yet current...
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
05/29/15 - Spouse became US citizen
05/29/15 - Mailed letter along with supporting documents to NVC asking that petition be upgraded (no response received)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
06/25/15 - Mailed I-485, I-765, I-131 package Chicago Lockbox
06/28/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

06/29/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/08/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received
07/13/15 - NOA hard copies for I-485, I-765, I-131 received
07/17/15 - Biometrics appointment letter received (for 07/27/15)
07/20/15 - Biometrics completed

08/06/15 - Requested Expedition of EAD

08/07/15 - Sent Evidence for Expedition

08/19/15 - EAD Approved

08/24/15 - EAD/AP I797C Hardcopy Received

08/24/15 - EAD Mailed

08/27/15 - EAD Received

08/31/15 - SSN Application Completed

09/01/15 - Received SSN

09/04/15 - Received SS Card

09/16/15 - Received e-Notification - Interview 10/22

10/22/15 - AOS Interview

CR-2/IR-2 Visa

07/20/15- I-130 mailed to USCIS

07/22/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

07/23/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/24/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received (petition forwarded to Nebraska SC)


***** awaiting further communication from USCIS *****

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Thanks a lot for your reply Darnell... quick question, when you say 2 months are you saying the entire process might take under two months Or getting the file from NVC might take under 2 months ?

I am not sure what 2 months wait time Darnell referred to, but my case--similar to yours--appears to go the same route as anybody else's AOS filed concurrently with I-131 petition goes--without any delays or expedition. First, you submit almost the same docs with USCIS for AOS packet that you filed with your I-130 and with NVC (actually USCIS requires even less documents than NVC does). So there is no need for the USCIS to request your case from the NVC. Second,, your IR1 is absolutely separate process. For instance, in our case, while we have been waiting for the AOS approval, NVC scheduled an interview for our IR5 visa, which we did not attend due to AOS process.

So far what I see, I-131 approval received prior to AOS package submission definitely does not expedite your AOS process.


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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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I am not sure what 2 months wait time Darnell referred to, but my case--similar to yours--appears to go the same route as anybody else's AOS filed concurrently with I-131 petition goes--without any delays or expedition. First, you submit almost the same docs with USCIS for AOS packet that you filed with your I-130 and with NVC (actually USCIS requires even less documents than NVC does). So there is no need for the USCIS to request your case from the NVC. Second,, your IR1 is absolutely separate process. For instance, in our case, while we have been waiting for the AOS approval, NVC scheduled an interview for our IR5 visa, which we did not attend due to AOS process.

So far what I see, I-131 approval received prior to AOS package submission definitely does not expedite your AOS process.

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with me Olenka,

I'm hoping my process goes fast.

I am still waiting to hear from them... I have not received any email, text, or mail notifications so far

Trying to be patient

:(


Adjustment of Status

09/12/14 - I-130 mailed (while spouse was permanent resident) to USCIS CSC
09/15/14 - I-130 receipt date
09/18/14 - NOA1 received
02/15/15 - NOA 2 received (approval)
03/15/15 - Letter received from NVC indicating priority date not yet current...
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
05/29/15 - Spouse became US citizen
05/29/15 - Mailed letter along with supporting documents to NVC asking that petition be upgraded (no response received)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
06/25/15 - Mailed I-485, I-765, I-131 package Chicago Lockbox
06/28/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

06/29/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/08/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received
07/13/15 - NOA hard copies for I-485, I-765, I-131 received
07/17/15 - Biometrics appointment letter received (for 07/27/15)
07/20/15 - Biometrics completed

08/06/15 - Requested Expedition of EAD

08/07/15 - Sent Evidence for Expedition

08/19/15 - EAD Approved

08/24/15 - EAD/AP I797C Hardcopy Received

08/24/15 - EAD Mailed

08/27/15 - EAD Received

08/31/15 - SSN Application Completed

09/01/15 - Received SSN

09/04/15 - Received SS Card

09/16/15 - Received e-Notification - Interview 10/22

10/22/15 - AOS Interview

CR-2/IR-2 Visa

07/20/15- I-130 mailed to USCIS

07/22/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

07/23/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/24/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received (petition forwarded to Nebraska SC)


***** awaiting further communication from USCIS *****

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Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with me Olenka,

I'm hoping my process goes fast.

I am still waiting to hear from them... I have not received any email, text, or mail notifications so far

Trying to be patient

:(

Considering the 4th of July holidays, it will be some time before you hear from the USCIS.

I found your case interesting, because your I-130--when approved--placed you in F2A category of relatives that requires quite a bit of wait to get reviewed. But then at the time of filing AOS, you were an immediate relative. There is an interesting article to read on the subject: google "Upgrade Petition when Petitioner Becomes U.S. Citizen." (this website does not allow me to give you a link).

I also hope that you explained in your cover letter to I-130 why your AOS petition claims you as an immediate relative (i.e. no wait in line like spouse of a permanent resident) and that you are now in the US; otherwise, you cannot adjust your status.

BTW, it takes NVC usually about 60 days to respond your inquiry, so you possibly will hear from them in July.

Good luck with the process.

Edited by OlenkaKyiv

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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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Hey Olenka,

I just now received notification from USCIS that my case has been accepted and forwarded to NBC for processing... FINALLY !

Yes I have reviewed many forums regarding upgrading petition and so on... and I did included a letter indicating why im now an IR and will adjust status.

Thanks Olenka :)

Considering the 4th of July holidays, it will be some time before you hear from the USCIS.

I found your case interesting, because your I-130--when approved--placed you in F2A category of relatives that requires quite a bit of wait to get reviewed. But then at the time of filing AOS, you were an immediate relative. There is an interesting article to read on the subject: google "Upgrade Petition when Petitioner Becomes U.S. Citizen." (this website does not allow me to give you a link).

I also hope that you explained in your cover letter to I-130 why your AOS petition claims you as an immediate relative (i.e. no wait in line like spouse of a permanent resident) and that you are now in the US; otherwise, you cannot adjust your status.

BTW, it takes NVC usually about 60 days to respond your inquiry, so you possibly will hear from them in July.

Good luck with the process.


Adjustment of Status

09/12/14 - I-130 mailed (while spouse was permanent resident) to USCIS CSC
09/15/14 - I-130 receipt date
09/18/14 - NOA1 received
02/15/15 - NOA 2 received (approval)
03/15/15 - Letter received from NVC indicating priority date not yet current...
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
05/29/15 - Spouse became US citizen
05/29/15 - Mailed letter along with supporting documents to NVC asking that petition be upgraded (no response received)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
06/25/15 - Mailed I-485, I-765, I-131 package Chicago Lockbox
06/28/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

06/29/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/08/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received
07/13/15 - NOA hard copies for I-485, I-765, I-131 received
07/17/15 - Biometrics appointment letter received (for 07/27/15)
07/20/15 - Biometrics completed

08/06/15 - Requested Expedition of EAD

08/07/15 - Sent Evidence for Expedition

08/19/15 - EAD Approved

08/24/15 - EAD/AP I797C Hardcopy Received

08/24/15 - EAD Mailed

08/27/15 - EAD Received

08/31/15 - SSN Application Completed

09/01/15 - Received SSN

09/04/15 - Received SS Card

09/16/15 - Received e-Notification - Interview 10/22

10/22/15 - AOS Interview

CR-2/IR-2 Visa

07/20/15- I-130 mailed to USCIS

07/22/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

07/23/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/24/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received (petition forwarded to Nebraska SC)


***** awaiting further communication from USCIS *****

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Hey Olenka,

I just now received notification from USCIS that my case has been accepted and forwarded to NBC for processing... FINALLY !

Yes I have reviewed many forums regarding upgrading petition and so on... and I did included a letter indicating why im now an IR and will adjust status.

Thanks Olenka :)

GREAT! Now the wait is on.


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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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Thanks a lot for your reply Darnell... quick question, when you say 2 months are you saying the entire process might take under two months Or getting the file from NVC might take under 2 months ?

two months for the casefile to move from NVC to USCIS.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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two months for the casefile to move from NVC to USCIS.

Ohhh okay... thanks Darnell


Adjustment of Status

09/12/14 - I-130 mailed (while spouse was permanent resident) to USCIS CSC
09/15/14 - I-130 receipt date
09/18/14 - NOA1 received
02/15/15 - NOA 2 received (approval)
03/15/15 - Letter received from NVC indicating priority date not yet current...
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
05/29/15 - Spouse became US citizen
05/29/15 - Mailed letter along with supporting documents to NVC asking that petition be upgraded (no response received)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
06/25/15 - Mailed I-485, I-765, I-131 package Chicago Lockbox
06/28/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

06/29/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/08/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received
07/13/15 - NOA hard copies for I-485, I-765, I-131 received
07/17/15 - Biometrics appointment letter received (for 07/27/15)
07/20/15 - Biometrics completed

08/06/15 - Requested Expedition of EAD

08/07/15 - Sent Evidence for Expedition

08/19/15 - EAD Approved

08/24/15 - EAD/AP I797C Hardcopy Received

08/24/15 - EAD Mailed

08/27/15 - EAD Received

08/31/15 - SSN Application Completed

09/01/15 - Received SSN

09/04/15 - Received SS Card

09/16/15 - Received e-Notification - Interview 10/22

10/22/15 - AOS Interview

CR-2/IR-2 Visa

07/20/15- I-130 mailed to USCIS

07/22/15 - Package delivered per tracking info.

07/23/15 - USCIS Receipt Date
07/24/15 - Email and text notifications of acceptance received (petition forwarded to Nebraska SC)


***** awaiting further communication from USCIS *****

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