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Hello Vjer's,

I am wondering if my wife and I should be worried that we still have not received her Green Card.

My wife came with a K-1 visa and we got married June 2014. We filed for AOS in August and everything was received on August 13th. In November she received her EAD and then on Dec 11th we got a notice saying that it would take longer than normal to process the AOS application and that if we didn't get a response by June 11th that we should call. So we did call a couple of times and they told us just to wait. Then on July 4th we received an RFE (though they sent it to the wrong address even though I updated our address on the USCIS site in May!!!) saying that we did not sign my wife's G-325A. I have not sent that back and it was received on Thursday.

How long should we have to wait now? Should we file a service request to speed up the process? Has anyone else been waiting an entire year?

Also, we got the letter from Norfolk, VA and we live and have lived in Louisville ever since we applied. Why would our petition not be at the Louisville office?

We are planning on traveling back to Colombia in November but now we are getting worried that we may still not have the GC!!

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!

Thank you in advance,


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We have also been waiting for a year now. We renewed his EAD and still waiting for his GC.

K-1 I-129F Sent : 2012-04-30

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-03

I-129F RFE(s) :NONE!!! Praise GOD!!

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-11-07

NVC Received : 2012-11-13

NVC Left : 2012-11-28

Consulate Received : 2012-12-03

Packet 3 Received : 2012-12-05

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-12-15

Packet 4 Received : 2012-12-20

Interview Date : 2013-01-18

Interview Result : Administrative Review

2013-11-20 Embassy requested new medical, pictures and DS160.2014-02-24 Fingerprints and Oath (But was told AP was still in place).Ceac Status:2014-03-06 Creation date changed and also changed from immigrant to non-immigrant.2014-04-08 and 2014-04-11

Status Updates 2014-04-15 "ISSUED" To God be the glory!!!

2014-04-19 Visa in hand.2014-04-21

POE 2014-06-01 Married!

AOS 2014-07-19 AOS/EAD/AP

Mailed 2014-07-21

NOA 12014-08-18

Biometrics 2014-09-23

EAD/AP Combo Card Received2015-01-03

Received Potencial Interview Waiver Notice2015-05-01

Submitted Service Request2015-05-08 Reponse to Service Request "File is in transit to Washington District office 2015-05-19"

Mailed Renewal of EAD/AP2015-05-26

USCIS Received EAD/AP Applications 2015-06-04

NOA 1 & Biometrics Appointment 2015-06-17

Biometrics 2015-06-09 2nd Service Request (No answer)

2015-07-10 Status of EAD/AP Changed to "Card in production"2015-07-10

3rd Service Request 2015-07-17

Received EAD 2015-07-21

2016-24-07 Still Waiting!!! 2 YEARS!!!!No interview, No Greencard

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I have been waiting 10 months now. I applied 24 of Sept. 2014. I haden't heard from anyone until 12 of May this year, when after seeing the timelines in the USCIS website I saw that the one I'm supposed to be at by address had processed applications submitted after mine. Then it hit me, there's something wrong and I called and requested information on my case. They told me my case was sent to Reno, NV (25hrs away from where I live) I contacted a lawyer and together we sent a letter that states we want my case to be proceeded in Des Moines , IA ( my local office by address). However, just one day after we mailed that letter i received update online that I should be expecting RFE letter in the mail. (that automatically meaens they won't do anything on my case until I respond) It came and it was vaccination "issue", which was not even an actual problem. It was completely them not reading it right or losing something. ( I talked to a lawyer and civil surgeon about it ) I sent my response , which was the same as what we originally filed in a first place. They received my response on 5th of July and I have not gotten anything from them, absolute silence...

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Plenty are having to wait 10-12+ months. Check the AOS progress forum for the timelines of others.

~ Moved from AOS from Family Based main forum to Progress Reports sub-forum - topic is case status ~

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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You can make a schedule for Infopass to talk to a Immigration Officer in person regarding your case.

Adjustment of Status Timeline from J1 Visa

05/13/2015 - Sent I-485/I-130/I-765/I-131 to USCIS.

05/18/2015 - Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Numbers.

05/25/2015 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

06/10/2015 - Biometrics Appointment done

06/15/2015 - Received RFE letter dated 6/9/15

07/08/2015 - Sent reply to RFE

07/14/2015 - USCIS confirmed receipt of our reply to RFE

07/25/2015 - I-131 AP approved

07/27/2015 - I-765 EAD approved

08/04/2015 - USCIS sent EAD/AP

08/05/2015 - Received EAD/AP approval notice
08/14/2015 - Received EAD/AP card

12/03/2015 - Interview scheduled for January 8, 2016

01/08/2016 - Interview. I-485 AOS approved

01/10/2016 - I-485 and I-130 approval notice mailed

01/12/2016 - 'New Card' was mailed

01/15/2016 - Received Green Card.

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Hello Vjer's,

Also, we got the letter from Norfolk, VA and we live and have lived in Louisville ever since we applied. Why would our petition not be at the Louisville office?

This often happens. I think it is in order to more evenly distribute the work load among USCIS offices for AOS petitions.

Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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