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Today, March 9th, is the one year anniversary of my husband's AOS interview at the Pittsburgh, PA district office of the Department of Homeland Security, wherein we were informed that our interview was successful pending my husband's FBI namecheck and security clearance.

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Geez Becca a year already? I am so sorry that they have kept you in this name check blackhole :(

Hope this waiting ends soon! (F)


Our AOS Journey

July 18, 07: AOS/EAD sent to Chicago

Aug 03, 07: Received Biometrics appt. letter

Aug 23, 07: Biometrics

Aug 30, 07: Transfer to CSC letter dated 8/27

Sept 19, 07: EAD Approval email

Sept 29, 07: EAD card Received

Oct 09, 07: AOS Approved

Oct 13, 07: Green Card in hand

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Today, March 9th, is the one year anniversary of my husband's AOS interview at the Pittsburgh, PA district office of the Department of Homeland Security, wherein we were informed that our interview was successful pending my husband's FBI namecheck and security clearance.

I really hope you get some good news soon. It must be so hard to wait that long.

Good luck!


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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Today, March 9th, is the one year anniversary of my husband's AOS interview at the Pittsburgh, PA district office of the Department of Homeland Security, wherein we were informed that our interview was successful pending my husband's FBI namecheck and security clearance.

how does your husband feel about all this??

and who is more upset about it, you or him?

There really is no way that an FBI check should take OVER a year to be completed, no matter how slow they are.

I hope it gets sorted out soon for you guys.


01/03/2007: Received NOA dated December 29th

01/09/2007: Touched (I-485, I-130, I-765)

01/17/2007: Biometrics appointment

01/16/2007: Touched (I-485, I-130, I-765)

01/16/2007: 8 emails for RFE

01/17/2007: Touched (I-485, I-765)

01/18/2007: Touched (I-485, I-130, I-765)

01/20/2007: Touched (I-485, I-765)

01/25/2007: Touched (I-485)

01/25/2007: Email for Receipt of RFE

01/28/2007: Touched (I-485)

03/11/2007: Touched (I-765)

03/12/2007: EAD Production Email

03/13/2007: Touched (I-765)

03/15/2007: EAD Approval notice sent Email

03/16/2007: EAD Received

03/17/2007: Touched (I-765)

04/03/2007: AOS Interview Letter Received

04/27/2007: Touched (I-485, I-130)

05/10/2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED

05/10/2007: Touched (I-130, I-485) - Registered Permanent Resident

05/15/2007: Touched (I-485) - Card Production Ordered

05/16/2007: Touched (I-485)

05/21/2007: Touched (I-485)

05/21/2007: Green Card Received

05/21/2007: Touched (I-485)

05/21/2007: Touched (I-485)

05/21/2007: Touched (I-485)

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I can't even imagine your frustration.


ONE DAY AT A TIME....

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

12/30/2008: Overnighted I-751 package to VSC

01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

01/23/2009: Biometrics appt letter received

01/31/2009: Biometrics scheduled

05/20/2009: APPROVED

06/23/2009: 10 Year Green Card arrived

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how does your husband feel about all this??

and who is more upset about it, you or him?

He just gets frustrated. He feels like potential employers don't believe that he's here 'for good'.

I'm disgusted with my government.

We just found out last week that it won't prevent us from getting a mortgage - that was one of our main gripes. We had to convince the lender by having them research their own rules, but that's ok.

At this stage we are concerned about travel. It's been pointed out to me that an Advance Parole entry may not be incredibly wise for an immigrant in my husband's position. We don't have the money for travel right now, but when we do I'd hate for my husband to feel 'trapped'.

Oh - it's actually been over 15 months since the check began. Our senator confirmed it was ordered 11/28/05. But it's just a year since the interview.

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how does your husband feel about all this??

and who is more upset about it, you or him?

He just gets frustrated. He feels like potential employers don't believe that he's here 'for good'.

I'm disgusted with my government.

We just found out last week that it won't prevent us from getting a mortgage - that was one of our main gripes. We had to convince the lender by having them research their own rules, but that's ok.

At this stage we are concerned about travel. It's been pointed out to me that an Advance Parole entry may not be incredibly wise for an immigrant in my husband's position. We don't have the money for travel right now, but when we do I'd hate for my husband to feel 'trapped'.

Oh - it's actually been over 15 months since the check began. Our senator confirmed it was ordered 11/28/05. But it's just a year since the interview.

Good news on the mortgage! I was telling my husband the other day that we probably won't be able to get a mortgage until I get green card. This whole immigration process is much harder that I could have ever imagined. If only I'd known, I would have pushed harder for him to move to Canada.


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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At least you can get the mortgage, that's good news. I have been thinking about how hard this immigration journey can be even after being approved and married. It's unreal.


Our AOS Journey

July 18, 07: AOS/EAD sent to Chicago

Aug 03, 07: Received Biometrics appt. letter

Aug 23, 07: Biometrics

Aug 30, 07: Transfer to CSC letter dated 8/27

Sept 19, 07: EAD Approval email

Sept 29, 07: EAD card Received

Oct 09, 07: AOS Approved

Oct 13, 07: Green Card in hand

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how does your husband feel about all this??

and who is more upset about it, you or him?

He just gets frustrated. He feels like potential employers don't believe that he's here 'for good'.

I'm disgusted with my government.

We just found out last week that it won't prevent us from getting a mortgage - that was one of our main gripes. We had to convince the lender by having them research their own rules, but that's ok.

At this stage we are concerned about travel. It's been pointed out to me that an Advance Parole entry may not be incredibly wise for an immigrant in my husband's position. We don't have the money for travel right now, but when we do I'd hate for my husband to feel 'trapped'.

Oh - it's actually been over 15 months since the check began. Our senator confirmed it was ordered 11/28/05. But it's just a year since the interview.

*sigh* Sometimes the government just doesn't make sense. This is one of those times. Gawd, I hope something breaks for you two soon. (F)


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Good news on the mortgage! I was telling my husband the other day that we probably won't be able to get a mortgage until I get green card. This whole immigration process is much harder that I could have ever imagined. If only I'd known, I would have pushed harder for him to move to Canada.

If my wife was from Canada, there would be no way that Id let her immigrate into America, Id definitely immigrate there. Free medical? Come one. Plus it wouldn't be that hard to simply visit the States when needed. My wife's from Viet Nam, that's a difficult country to deal with.


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Service Center :California Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-129F Sent :2006-06-23

I-129F NOA1 :2006-07-11

I-129F NOA2 :2006-10-11

NVC Left :2006-10-26

Consulate Received :2006-11-02

Packet 3 Received :2006-11-14

Packet 3 Sent :2006-11-15

Packet 4 Received :2007-01-22

Interview Date :2007-02-13 Submit Review

Visa Received :2007-02-14

US Entry :2007-02-20

Your interview took 235 days from filing.

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office :Seattle WA

Date Filed :2007-04-02

BioMetrics: 2007-05-03

Touched: 2007-05-04

Interview: 2007-07-19 PASSED!!!

Employment Authorization Document

Touched: 2007-05-04

Approved: 2007-6-18

Card Recieved: 2007-6-25

Removing Conditions

I-715 Sent California: 2009-4-23

I-715 recieved: 2009-4-24

I-797C NOA recieved 2009-5-16

Biometrics letter recieved: 2009-06-22

Biometrics: 2009-07-10

Approved: 2009-08-13

10 Year Card Arrived: 2009-08-18

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Good news on the mortgage! I was telling my husband the other day that we probably won't be able to get a mortgage until I get green card. This whole immigration process is much harder that I could have ever imagined. If only I'd known, I would have pushed harder for him to move to Canada.

If my wife was from Canada, there would be no way that Id let her immigrate into America, Id definitely immigrate there. Free medical? Come one. Plus it wouldn't be that hard to simply visit the States when needed. My wife's from Viet Nam, that's a difficult country to deal with.

I know what you are saying. But we couldnt' anticipate that it will be this complicated, didn't even know about dreaded FBI name check at the time. Plus the weather was a huge factor in this decision. Not to talk about a great job I left in Canada, and am not able to find nothing even close here.

Sigh


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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Good news on the mortgage! I was telling my husband the other day that we probably won't be able to get a mortgage until I get green card. This whole immigration process is much harder that I could have ever imagined. If only I'd known, I would have pushed harder for him to move to Canada.

If my wife was from Canada, there would be no way that Id let her immigrate into America, Id definitely immigrate there. Free medical? Come one. Plus it wouldn't be that hard to simply visit the States when needed. My wife's from Viet Nam, that's a difficult country to deal with.

I know what you are saying. But we couldnt' anticipate that it will be this complicated, didn't even know about dreaded FBI name check at the time. Plus the weather was a huge factor in this decision. Not to talk about a great job I left in Canada, and am not able to find nothing even close here.

Sigh

Senka, I've noticed you post frequently about your frustration with this process. Many times I notice you saying you wish you had stayed in Canada.

I hope you aren't wearing yourself out with these kinds of thoughts. I think they can be kind of self-destructive. You know what I mean?

One of my occasional rants is how I wish I had moved to Northern Ireland, rather than my husband moving here. He had a home we could have purchased VERY cheaply there plus there is National Health Insurance.

But we chose here because I have a son, a sister, and my parents. My husband's family are all gone save for his brother.

All of us in these relationships have the option of living in either country. In most cases its tough to know which will be best in the long run. But, we've all got what we've got at the moment, and it's best to try and not let stupid immigration ####### cloud up the issue.

I hope you won't be stuck in this process long. Most people aren't. And those of us who are...well we just try and stick around for each other.

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