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Hello all,

We are trying to decipher what our latest online status means, as the message itself is not clear.

In April my wife and I applied for her AOS, and we did the biometrics in May.

We have received no further updates, but when I checked the case status, it now says:

Your Current Status: Document Was Mailed To Me

On August 1, 2015, we mailed your document for Receipt Number MSC[xxxxxxxx], directly to the address you gave us. If you do not receive your document by August 31, 2015, please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request the document be sent to you. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

From this alone it is not entirely clear what "document" this refers to.

We have yet to have any interview for her, so I'm doubting that this would be her actual green card. Or is it?

Any information on what this might mean would be greatly appreciated, the USCIS guy had zero answers.


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I do not know exactly what document they are referring to. Was there ever an update about an RFE? Was there ever an update about an approval of your I-485, I-765 or I-131? Had you already received your EAD/AP?

I can tell you that those adjusting from a K-1 do not always have an interview. You could receive an interview waiver notice, or a notice for an interview appointment in the future.

~ 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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Yeah, that's the weird thing, we have never gotten any correspondence regarding any RFE or any approval of the I-485/I-765/I-131. We have also never received anything in relation to AP or EAD.

We are indeed adjusting from K-1 and submitted everything very quickly (as well as got incredibly fast approval for the K-1, we applied in October and it was approved in December!).

So yeah, not sure what is going on but we were hoping to travel soon due to a medical emergency and having absolutely no clue as to what our case status is is incredibly frustrating.

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Did you create an account or are you just checking the status by entering the MSC number without creating an account ?

If you create an account you could see (date only) updates next to each MSC number, touches so to speak without anything written.

Many don't get EAD / AP updates online and just find their combo card in the mail box. I would say that your document mailed to you

is the EAD/AP approval notice. I also don't get why you can't match the MSC number in that update to either the I-485, EAD or AP receipt number.

It's not the green card, for a K1 it takes 9-12+ months with the interview waiver and you just had the biometrics in May.

Did you make the infopass I suggested here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/559972-i-131-after-applying-for-aos/

for your emergency travel ? If you did request it then perhaps it's about the AP.



I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

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