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Understanding the Waiting Process, and a Few Other Questions

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Hi all!

So, my beloved and I are quite confused. Would anyone be willing to help us understand the next steps of the process?

On June 11th, we got a letter saying we might get our interview waived. And that's the last thing we've heard about the Green Card. We received my husbands EAD and AP back in February, but we haven't even heard if they've transferred his case out of Missouri. Is that normal? Our case status on the USCIS website still only says "Fingerprint Fee Received," the same as it did when we first got our NOA1 back in January.

If we do get our interview waived, what exactly does that mean. We don't have an interview now, but will have one for sure when we remove conditions? We just get a two year green card in the mail (we've been married less than two years)

My final question is my biggest one:

At the next interview, whenever that happens, will they ask us about our income? I've kept careful track of everything we share together, joint bank account statements, pictures together, receipts and such from our wedding, our joint taxes, a joint lease and so on, but I'm still worried about whether or not they'll ask us about the income requirement during our interview.

At the moment we make more than enough to meet the requirement, but in a year, I am required to do one year of unpaid internship to complete my graduate school training. We will be receiving and stipend and our rent is covered, so it's not like we'll be applying for aid; but I'm worried about them checking on our income during this year and it causing problems for us because we'll be below the income requirement. (We'll still be living together, and sharing all assets and such together, of course)

Does this sound like it's going to be a problem? I know it's kind of complicated. But I'd really, really appreciate any advice or wisdom you all could offer.

Thanks so much everyone!


Megan and Tee

All that we are and all that will be we dedicate to the One who brought us together


K-1 Journey:

Petition sent: 03/27/2014

Interview date!!! 10/06/2014


Packet received at Chicago Lockbox: 2/2/2015

EAD approved! 2/26/2015

AP approved! 2/26/2015

Green card received!! 09/24/2015


I-751 sent off to CSC: 7/25/2017

NOA1: 7/27/2017

Filed Inquiry into Biometrics status: 9/18/2017

10 Year Green Card Approved!!! 10/22/2018


Next Stop, Citizenship! 

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The possible interview waiver letter will mean you can be waiting for up to a year for the possible interview. It may or may not happen. The office you are assigned to is overloaded and you may not have to have an interview. All you can do is wait. I believe that you will will have to provide updated financial records to include tax returns and such if you are required for to do an interview.

Good luck.



Service Center : California Service Center on 2014-03-17Consulate : London, United KingdomI-129F Sent : 2014-03-10I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-14I-129F NOA2 : 2014-04-07NVC Received :4/21/2014NVC Left :4/23/2014Consulate Received :2014-04-29Packet 3 Received :2014-05-01Packet 3 Sent :2014-05-01Medical Complete: 2014-05-07Packet 4 Received :2014-5-31Interview Date :2014-06-06Visa Issued: 2014-06-10Visa Package Received: 2014-06-13Arrival at POE Seattle: 2014-6-13

Married 07/07/2014

AOS Timeline
AOS package mailed 08/08/2014 (Chicago Lockbox)
NOA date 8/13/2014
Biometrics done 09/14/2014
INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 10/31/2014
Approval e-mail 10/31/2014
Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

Employment Authorization Document
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
Approved Date : 2014-09-25
Date Card Received : 2014-10-03

CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-10-03

ROC Timeline
ROC package mailed to CSC 10/13/2016
NOA1 date 10/17/2016
Biometrics date 12/8/2016

Interview: None
Card production ordered: 03/27/2018

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I doubt they'll ask about your income since that's covered on the I-864, and if your income is a problem then they'd probably send you an RFE or tell you that you need a cosponsor. And it's always possible that someone could lose their job (for example) and their income would change, so you're not expected to 100% guarantee it into the future.

In all the field office reviews I've read, no one has said they were asked about income. So no worries!


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