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10 year green card arrived today....finally!

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My husband applied for ROC last year in february. He fell well outside the processing date. We called every month and no real answers until sept they said his security clearance was the problem and no further action on case until then. Wach momth we called because his card was had expired. He was still eligiblw to stay and travel with response letter. We were very concernes the whole while. In january he went to local office to have passport stamp for another year. We finally got an appointment on may 19! Our ISO was very thorough. I thought the interview didnt do well becauae ahe said our case would put our case on review. If she neesed more info ahe wouls let us know. I was so disappointed because our other interviews we were approved on the spot.

Well today he got his 10 years card!God is great!



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01/23/2012-Express Mailed I-129F
01/24/2012-Received @ Dallas Lockbox
01/28/2012-E-mail/Text for NOA1, hardcopy 02/02/2012
01/29/2012-Touched(file updated)
01/30/2012-Touched(file updated)
02/08/2012-E-mail/Text RFE, hardcopy 02/10/2012
02/22/2012-Mailed RFE response
02/24/2012-Touched(file updated), RFE Response Review
02/29/2012-NOA2 Approved E-mail/Text, hardcopy 03/20/2012
03/02/2012-Received at NVC
03/07/2012-Sent to Santo Domingo Embassy, Received notice 03/12/2012
04/12/2012-Picked up Packet 4 at SDO Embassy(Ugh!)
04/12/2012-Medical Done(Results to be sent to Embassy)
05/03/2012-Interview! APPROVED!
10/18/2012-Medical done AGAIN!!
11/17/2012-VISA FINALLY RECEIVED!
12/14/2012-Arrived in U.S., POE: Atlanta, Destination: California
01/01/2013-Became Mr&Mrs in Las Vegas!!!
02/04/2013-Express Mailed AOS/EAD/Travel Parole Applications to Chicago Lockbox
02/05/2013-Received @ Chicago Lockbox
02/11/2013- 3 E-mails/texts that applications were accepted and EAD/AP in Initial Review!!! Hardcopies received 02/20/2013. Biometrics 03/11/2013, done
03/19/2013-Text/E-mail that we are inline for interview!
03/22/2013-Text/E-mail that interview 04/26/2013, hardcopy 03/25/2013
04/01/2013-Text/E-mail EAD in production, AP name updated
04/04/2013-Another Text/E-mail EAD in production, mailed 04/05/2013, received 04/08/2013
04/26/2013-AOS interview....APPROVED...e-mails notifying card ordered, status of PR registered!!!!!

05/01/2013-E-mail card ordered in production, mailed 05/02/2013

05/07/2013-Received Green Card!!!!

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Congratulations! You must be relieved the ordeal is finally over.


 

 



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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That's good news.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I should have added that we were told that he was going through security clearance and until that was done they couldnt proceed with the case. It took a long time for that but it finally cleared. We dont know when but some time between April 27th and May 4 when we got notice of interview date. Each of our filings stayed within timeline. Usually less. 29 days for K1 approval foe intwrview(with RFE)! APPROVED ON SPOT AT INTERVIEW IN DR! Then only 3 mos for conditional card. We did move from California to Texas during that time for work. Our case was transferred to TX local office when we filed last year for ROC! So thats the only reason I can see it taking so long. Thank goodness its over. Now to citizenship!

I should have added that we were told that he was going through security clearance and until that was done they couldnt proceed with the case. It took a long time for that but it finally cleared. We dont know when but some time between April 27th and May 4 when we got notice of interview date. Each of our filings stayed within timeline. Usually less. 29 days for K1 approval foe intwrview(with RFE)! APPROVED ON SPOT AT INTERVIEW IN DR! Then only 3 mos for conditional card. We did move from California to Texas after that time for work. Our case was transferred to TX local office when we filed last year for ROC! So thats the only reason I can see it taking so long. Thank goodness its over. Now to citizenship!



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01/23/2012-Express Mailed I-129F
01/24/2012-Received @ Dallas Lockbox
01/28/2012-E-mail/Text for NOA1, hardcopy 02/02/2012
01/29/2012-Touched(file updated)
01/30/2012-Touched(file updated)
02/08/2012-E-mail/Text RFE, hardcopy 02/10/2012
02/22/2012-Mailed RFE response
02/24/2012-Touched(file updated), RFE Response Review
02/29/2012-NOA2 Approved E-mail/Text, hardcopy 03/20/2012
03/02/2012-Received at NVC
03/07/2012-Sent to Santo Domingo Embassy, Received notice 03/12/2012
04/12/2012-Picked up Packet 4 at SDO Embassy(Ugh!)
04/12/2012-Medical Done(Results to be sent to Embassy)
05/03/2012-Interview! APPROVED!
10/18/2012-Medical done AGAIN!!
11/17/2012-VISA FINALLY RECEIVED!
12/14/2012-Arrived in U.S., POE: Atlanta, Destination: California
01/01/2013-Became Mr&Mrs in Las Vegas!!!
02/04/2013-Express Mailed AOS/EAD/Travel Parole Applications to Chicago Lockbox
02/05/2013-Received @ Chicago Lockbox
02/11/2013- 3 E-mails/texts that applications were accepted and EAD/AP in Initial Review!!! Hardcopies received 02/20/2013. Biometrics 03/11/2013, done
03/19/2013-Text/E-mail that we are inline for interview!
03/22/2013-Text/E-mail that interview 04/26/2013, hardcopy 03/25/2013
04/01/2013-Text/E-mail EAD in production, AP name updated
04/04/2013-Another Text/E-mail EAD in production, mailed 04/05/2013, received 04/08/2013
04/26/2013-AOS interview....APPROVED...e-mails notifying card ordered, status of PR registered!!!!!

05/01/2013-E-mail card ordered in production, mailed 05/02/2013

05/07/2013-Received Green Card!!!!

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