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Hi Guys,

Happy New Year and holiday!!! I have a couple of questions want to ask and need your advice. :)

1, I filed my I-751 on Dec 28th, because we have so many paper work, bank statements, utilities bills, thats why I stapled every bank statements, utility bills by month (I thought it's easier for them to check month by month) we have over 50 months combined, which means there have over 50 staples they need to take out, i am so sorry.. After I mailed all the stuff, I just realized that they prefer us to use paper clip or ACCO fasteners... I want to know anyone here ever used heavy staples and been through just fine? or they will reject my application because I use staples? I am so sorry!! I would definitely use paper clip or ACCO fasteners if let me do it again! Thank you!!!

2, I filed my i-751 on Dec 28th with certified mail and return receipt, checked USPS, it was delivered on Dec 30th, I understand it is holiday season right now, i just check my bank, they have not cashed my check yet, i want to know usually when we can receive the receipt or they cash our check after they receive the packet?

​Thank you again and Happy New Year !

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1. It will not be rejected because of staples.

2. You need to be patient. Usually the check is cashed within 2 weeks but it can take up to a month, just like with your AOS. Checking your account the day after delivery is unreasonable.

Good luck!


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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Well here's a good a place as any to resume our trek on the forum. After the disgustingly long and arduous process to the conditional GC, it was nice to take a rest. But the rest is over. Our lawyer submitted our rather thick and heavy I-751 package on 12/28. So it begins again. Not looking forward to it. Looks like we dodged the new form (though after how many billions of dollars trying to digitize forms, this new one still is not - but hey we're talkin' 'bout USCIS here).

I don't expect this to be much easier than before, but maybe they'll surprise me...Yeah right!!


AOS

3/20/14 Sent by lashed

3/25/14 NBC acknowledges recept (date always quoted by Tier 1)

4/3/14 NOA1 Recipt

6/9/14 NOA EAD approved

6/27/14 NPIW letter dated same

12/5/14 First service request (Notice did not receive)

12/9/14 Response says the wait can be as long as 9 - 12 months from date of receipt

1/8/15 Second service request on line (out of processing date) - immediate listed unassigned

1/20/15 Talked with Tier 2 - he files General Inquiry to have NYC field offlce request file

1/23/15 My Case states SR from 1/9/15 is complete, response mailed

1/28/15 Written response from NYC office states case "...remains under active examination..."

1/29/15 Written response from NBC from 1/8/15 SR states "...USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case..."

2/4/15 Case arrives at the NYC field office

2/24/15 Third service request on line (out of processing date)

3/5/15 Written response from Imperial, CA states " ...we are not able to give you a timeframe..." for approval

3/27/15 Call from IO in Imperial CA FSO, required marriage certificate, FAX it immediately

3/27/15 GC approved!! One day before predicted date...

4/2/15 Welcome to America arrives

4/18/15 Green Card in hand - AOS journey is complete

ROC

12/28/15 I-751 submitted by lawyer

1/12/16 NOA - receipt of application

1/12/17 Submitted Service Request for out of processing time

1/26/17 Response to Service Request - processing hold awaiting security checks

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Well here's a good a place as any to resume our trek on the forum. After the disgustingly long and arduous process to the conditional GC, it was nice to take a rest. But the rest is over. Our lawyer submitted our rather thick and heavy I-751 package on 12/28. So it begins again. Not looking forward to it. Looks like we dodged the new form (though after how many billions of dollars trying to digitize forms, this new one still is not - but hey we're talkin' 'bout USCIS here).

I don't expect this to be much easier than before, but maybe they'll surprise me...Yeah right!!

you submitted your application on Dec 28 too? great, :) keep us informed, did you receive the receipt yet? thanks

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OP, you can expect your check to be cashed any time soon!

Feel free to follow the timelines of applicants who applied around your time HERE! Good luck!


 

 



07/09/2008: F-1 Interview - Successful
05/01/2013: (L) Married (L)

AOS from F-1:
07/09/2013: AOS package (I-130/I-485/I-756/I-131) fedexed
09/25/2013: AOS Interview with my husband at Milwaukee, WI
03/03/2014: AOS Approved

I-751 Removal of Conditions:

11/13/2015: Received reminder notice dated 11/08 from USCIS to apply for ROC
Day 00 - 12/04/2015: Mailed I-751 package to CSC via USPS Priority Mail
Day 03 - 12/07/2015: I-751 package delivered
Day 05 - 12/09/2015: Check cashed
Day 07 - 12/11/2015: NOA1 received dated 12/07/15
Day 22 - 12/26/2015: Biometric appointment notice received dated 12/19/15
Day 35 - 01/08/2016: Biometric appointment

Day 235 - 07/26/2016: Approved (E-notification of Card Production)

Day 238 - 07/29/2016: Status changed to 'Card Was Mailed to Me'

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: CSC returned original docs that were submitted at the time of application.

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: New status update 'Card was picked up by the United States Postal Service' Priority Mail 2-Day with tracking number provided.

Day 243 - 08/03/2016: Received 10 year Green Card

Day 255 - 08/15/2016: Received NOA2 with approval dated 07/26/2016

Click here for a sample of my cover letter, list of evidence, package assembly & shipping box

Click here for a sample of my I-751 notarized affidavit from a friend

 

 

N-400 Naturalization:

12/03/2016: Eligible

Day 00: 12/12/2016 Mailed N-400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox via USPS Priority Express

Day 01: 12/13/2016 N-400 application delivered

Day 03: 12/15/2016 Credit card charged

Day 07: 12/19/2016 Text & e-mail notification received with a NBC receipt #

Day 11: 12/23/2016 NOA received via mail with priority date 12/13/16

Day 16: 12/28/2016 Received E-mail notification reg. biometrics scheduling

Day 19: 12/31/2016 Received Biometric notice via mail with notice date 12/24/2016

Day 32: 01/13/2017 Biometric appointment

Day 53: 02/03/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am "in line" for interview scheduling

Day 144: 05/05/2017 Filed an e-request that interview notice was not yet mailed to me

Day 148: 05/09/2017 Received e-mail notification that interview has been scheduled after being in line for 95 days

Day 151: 05/12/2017 Received N-400 Interview notice via USPS

Day 183: 06/13/2017 N-400 Interview at USCIS Milwaukee, WI field office (Approved!) ***To read about my interview experience, click here***

Day 192: 06/22/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am placed in line for oath ceremony

Day 206: 07/06/2017 Received e-mail notification stating oath ceremony notice was mailed

Day 210: 07/10/2017 Received oath ceremony notice (N-445) via USPS

Day 227: 07/27/2017 Oath Ceremony at Milwaukee, WI!

Dual citizen (France & U.S.A) / OCI card holder

 

Day 00: 07/27/2017 U.S. passport application at Milwaukee, WI (routine processing)

Day 05: 08/01/2017 Passport application locator number provided

Day 06: 08/02/2017 Checks cashed

Day 12: 08/08/2017 Received 2 e-mails stating that passport processing is over and it has been mailed with tracking # provided

Day 15: 08/11/2017 Received passport book via Priority Mail

Day 18: 08/14/2017 Received passport card via First Class Mail

Day 22: 08/18/2017 Received naturalization certificate back via Priority Mail / Updated citizenship status with SSA
 

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I was wondering if any of you received two almost identical receipt notices for your recently filed I-751 packets? I filed mine in mid-December and got two receipt notices with two different receipt times and receipt numbers...

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you submitted your application on Dec 28 too? great, :) keep us informed, did you receive the receipt yet? thanks

No receipt yet, but the timelines show I-797 NOA's in about a week, before Christmas. Who knows how the holidays will back things up. It is USCIS, well noted procrastinators...


AOS

3/20/14 Sent by lashed

3/25/14 NBC acknowledges recept (date always quoted by Tier 1)

4/3/14 NOA1 Recipt

6/9/14 NOA EAD approved

6/27/14 NPIW letter dated same

12/5/14 First service request (Notice did not receive)

12/9/14 Response says the wait can be as long as 9 - 12 months from date of receipt

1/8/15 Second service request on line (out of processing date) - immediate listed unassigned

1/20/15 Talked with Tier 2 - he files General Inquiry to have NYC field offlce request file

1/23/15 My Case states SR from 1/9/15 is complete, response mailed

1/28/15 Written response from NYC office states case "...remains under active examination..."

1/29/15 Written response from NBC from 1/8/15 SR states "...USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case..."

2/4/15 Case arrives at the NYC field office

2/24/15 Third service request on line (out of processing date)

3/5/15 Written response from Imperial, CA states " ...we are not able to give you a timeframe..." for approval

3/27/15 Call from IO in Imperial CA FSO, required marriage certificate, FAX it immediately

3/27/15 GC approved!! One day before predicted date...

4/2/15 Welcome to America arrives

4/18/15 Green Card in hand - AOS journey is complete

ROC

12/28/15 I-751 submitted by lawyer

1/12/16 NOA - receipt of application

1/12/17 Submitted Service Request for out of processing time

1/26/17 Response to Service Request - processing hold awaiting security checks

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I mailed our package on 12-23-15 and confirmed that they received it on 12-24-15 and the check was cleared through my bank on 12-29-15 so it took 3 business days! I guess they needed the $$$$$.

Good luck to you!


--------------------------------K-1----------------------------
October 1, 2011 Mailed I-129F Application
October 7, 20122 Notice Date of NOA 1
February 15, 2012 Received Hard Copy of Approved NOA 2
March 8, 2012 Rec email Pacs 3/4 US Embassy in Bogota
March 29, 2012 Scheduled Interview
June 7, 2012 Interview APPROVED!

------------------------------Arrival @ LAX-----------------------------
July 27, 2012 Arrived POE @ LAX
October 21, 2012 Married (L) (L)

------------------------------AOS----------------------------------
April 20, 2013 Mailed AOS package

April 29, 2013 AOS NOA

May 22, 2013 Biometric date

June 7, 2013 NOA, rec. interview date for 7-16-13

June 18, 2013 EAD/AP Approved

June 29, 2013 Rec. in mail EAD/AP combo card

July 8, 2013 AOS process on HOLD, interview canceled unsure.png as wife returned to Colombia on medical emergency!

Oct. 17, 2013 AOS Interview re-schedule to November 20, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013 Rec. Notice from USCIS that 11-20-13 interview "due to unforseen circumstances" has been CANCELED. girlwerewolf2xn.gif

December 18, 2013 Rec. notice that AOS interview has been re-scheduled for January 17, 2014 (we will see)

January 17, 2014 Interview and AOS was APPROVED! dancin5hr.gif

January 27, 2014 Received GREEN CARD in mail! kicking.gif

-----------------------ROC----------------------

December 23, 2015 ROC Mailed I-751 to CSC

December 30, 2015 ROC NOA1

January 25, 2016 ROC Bio appointment

May 26, 2016 Approved!

June 4, 2016 - Received 10-year PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD in mail! :thumbs:

-----------------------CITIZENSHIP------------------

November 16, 2016 Mailed

November 19, 2016 NOA date

December 13, 2016 Biometrics

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Well here's a good a place as any to resume our trek on the forum. After the disgustingly long and arduous process to the conditional GC, it was nice to take a rest. But the rest is over. Our lawyer submitted our rather thick and heavy I-751 package on 12/28. So it begins again. Not looking forward to it. Looks like we dodged the new form (though after how many billions of dollars trying to digitize forms, this new one still is not - but hey we're talkin' 'bout USCIS here).

I don't expect this to be much easier than before, but maybe they'll surprise me...Yeah right!!

I am confused by your timeline (which I follow since my husband and I have a quite similar one).

Aren't we supposed to apply for ROC 2 years from the expiration date of our "conditional" residency as per USCIS guidelines?

If so, you would not be entitled to apply until 90 days before your green card was approved (4/18/15).

Could anyone reading this thread shed some light on the matter?

My understanding is that the marriage anniversary doesn't have much to do with the ROC, and that the 2-year anniversary is related to when one received the green card.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!


F-1 Visa: Academic years 2007/2010.

K-1 Visa: I-129F sent Aug 2013; Approved Jan 2014.

Green Card: AOS sent Feb 2014; Approved Jan 2015.

Removal of Conditions: I-751 sent Nov 2016; Approved Apr 2018.

US Citizenship: Application sent Nov 2017; Fingerprints Nov 2017; Civics/English exam March 2018; Oath May 2018.

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I am confused by your timeline (which I follow since my husband and I have a quite similar one).

Aren't we supposed to apply for ROC 2 years from the expiration date of our "conditional" residency as per USCIS guidelines?

If so, you would not be entitled to apply until 90 days before your green card was approved (4/18/15).

Could anyone reading this thread shed some light on the matter?

My understanding is that the marriage anniversary doesn't have much to do with the ROC, and that the 2-year anniversary is related to when one received the green card.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Hi Nikkosan. Hope you guys are well. You are correct, you must apply for ROC within the 90 day window of the expiration of your conditional card. So you ask, why are we applying now. Well this has to do with IO discretion. The day we were approved for my wife's GC, we were called by the IO handling our case because she needed our marriage certificate. We agreed to fax it immediatlely (we did and were approved in 4 hours). However the IO officer spent an additional 10 minutes explaining what was required for ROC, "...in a year...", and she emphasized this. We just thought it in error. But 3 days later we got a transmittal note with hand written dates of the GC date and expiration dates. These were a year earlier (both issue date and expiration date). Again we thought it to be in error. Our lawyer said the IO's have discretion as to 10 yr cards and conditional card dates. When the GC arrived it showed an issue date of 2014 and expiration in 2016. We won the USCIS lottery by getting a kind IO, I guess. So we applied now as my wife's GC expires at the end of March.

That's the story...


AOS

3/20/14 Sent by lashed

3/25/14 NBC acknowledges recept (date always quoted by Tier 1)

4/3/14 NOA1 Recipt

6/9/14 NOA EAD approved

6/27/14 NPIW letter dated same

12/5/14 First service request (Notice did not receive)

12/9/14 Response says the wait can be as long as 9 - 12 months from date of receipt

1/8/15 Second service request on line (out of processing date) - immediate listed unassigned

1/20/15 Talked with Tier 2 - he files General Inquiry to have NYC field offlce request file

1/23/15 My Case states SR from 1/9/15 is complete, response mailed

1/28/15 Written response from NYC office states case "...remains under active examination..."

1/29/15 Written response from NBC from 1/8/15 SR states "...USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case..."

2/4/15 Case arrives at the NYC field office

2/24/15 Third service request on line (out of processing date)

3/5/15 Written response from Imperial, CA states " ...we are not able to give you a timeframe..." for approval

3/27/15 Call from IO in Imperial CA FSO, required marriage certificate, FAX it immediately

3/27/15 GC approved!! One day before predicted date...

4/2/15 Welcome to America arrives

4/18/15 Green Card in hand - AOS journey is complete

ROC

12/28/15 I-751 submitted by lawyer

1/12/16 NOA - receipt of application

1/12/17 Submitted Service Request for out of processing time

1/26/17 Response to Service Request - processing hold awaiting security checks

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Hi Nikkosan. Hope you guys are well. You are correct, you must apply for ROC within the 90 day window of the expiration of your conditional card. So you ask, why are we applying now. Well this has to do with IO discretion. The day we were approved for my wife's GC, we were called by the IO handling our case because she needed our marriage certificate. We agreed to fax it immediatlely (we did and were approved in 4 hours). However the IO officer spent an additional 10 minutes explaining what was required for ROC, "...in a year...", and she emphasized this. We just thought it in error. But 3 days later we got a transmittal note with hand written dates of the GC date and expiration dates. These were a year earlier (both issue date and expiration date). Again we thought it to be in error. Our lawyer said the IO's have discretion as to 10 yr cards and conditional card dates. When the GC arrived it showed an issue date of 2014 and expiration in 2016. We won the USCIS lottery by getting a kind IO, I guess. So we applied now as my wife's GC expires at the end of March.

That's the story...

That sounds absolutely WONDERFUL! I am truly happy for you both, also considering how long they took to adjudicate it.

Our green card took almost as long, but it was indeed adjudicated without an interview, and therefore, the expiration is in Jan 2017 as it has a beginning date of Jan 2015.

I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything, and that you were also doing the right thing!

Thank you very much for taking the time to explain your personal circumstances, I appreciate that.

Have a great Sunday!


F-1 Visa: Academic years 2007/2010.

K-1 Visa: I-129F sent Aug 2013; Approved Jan 2014.

Green Card: AOS sent Feb 2014; Approved Jan 2015.

Removal of Conditions: I-751 sent Nov 2016; Approved Apr 2018.

US Citizenship: Application sent Nov 2017; Fingerprints Nov 2017; Civics/English exam March 2018; Oath May 2018.

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