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Hi Everyone,

quick background I'm in california on a K-1 visa, we have gotten married and are waiting to file everything...

Wondering if someone can guide me to where i may be able to find the following information....

1)After sending the AOS package (this will include my request for right to work paperwork also) how long after does the letter for

the biometrics interview come in? Is there a usual timeline.
-The reason I ask is because we need to go to another state for a few weeks we leave end of august and are worried if they will send us the interview whilst we are away. So we are wondering whether we should delay sending it all till we return which will be around september 21st. my 90day permit to stay expires october 23rd so we are filing within enough time i hope.

2)After sending the AOS package how long after does the date for the interview arrive? same as above question really, is it a set appointment or do you have the option of choosing when to go for it

3)How soon after does the right to work typically arrive?
I have already applied for a SSN but understand I need to have the right to work in order to actually work.

Any extra information will be greatly appreciated. thanks

Hen

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Hi Everyone,

quick background I'm in california on a K-1 visa, we have gotten married and are waiting to file everything...

Wondering if someone can guide me to where i may be able to find the following information....

1)After sending the AOS package (this will include my request for right to work paperwork also) how long after does the letter for

the biometrics interview come in? Is there a usual timeline.

-The reason I ask is because we need to go to another state for a few weeks we leave end of august and are worried if they will send us the interview whilst we are away. So we are wondering whether we should delay sending it all till we return which will be around september 21st. my 90day permit to stay expires october 23rd so we are filing within enough time i hope.

2)After sending the AOS package how long after does the date for the interview arrive? same as above question really, is it a set appointment or do you have the option of choosing when to go for it

3)How soon after does the right to work typically arrive?

I have already applied for a SSN but understand I need to have the right to work in order to actually work.

Any extra information will be greatly appreciated. thanks

Hen

1. Your notice of action 1 should be the first to arrive within a few days. The biometric appointment letter normally takes about a week to 2 weeks before it arrives.

2. Most interviews happen months down the road between 3 to 6 months or even as long as 9 months depending on how back logged the local field office is. Again as a K1 applicant there's a 50/50 chance you might get interviewed or not. If you receive an interview waiver you'll get a green card without an interview between 9-12 months. The appointment is scheduled by USCIS not you.

3. Your EAD should take between 60-90 days to arrive for work authorization. If you applied for advance parole as well, it will all come as a single combo card serving both work and travel authorization with a notation on it. Word! Don't leave the U.S. without advance parole. You won't be able to re-enter and will have start afresh overseas with a spousal visa as your I-485 will be automatically considered abandoned.

Edited by Starkilla09

Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/8/2014: Went in for biometrics.

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.

 

Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.

 

Naturalization:

12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh ok that all sounds pretty good.

we were NOT planning on applying for the advance parole as the only reason we wanted it was to go on a honeymoon out of states but from what iv read its better to not attempt to leave the country even with advanced parole unless it is for something serious (i.e family member illness etc.)

As for the biometrics if there is a chance the appointment could be sent for that soon I think i would be better off waiting till we are returning from the other state so that we are home when the appointment comes - don't want to take risks.

Guess i'll just be delaying working and continue to go slightly out of my mind at home :)

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It is a good idea to have your AP in hand because you never know when an emergency might come up. Many people have come otherwise thought they'd never need it until something happens back home and they need to travel. Keep in mind as K1 applicant if you receive a potential interview waiver from USCIS it can take up to a year for you to get your green card. So many things could go wrong in a year of waiting needing you to travel ASAP. Besides it's free and you can still apply for it by sending a copy of the I-485 notice of action you'll receive together with the AP application. If you do you'll get a paper AP separately. Again you don't need to worry about not getting admitted, as a K1 that's almost insignificant that you'll be denied entry. The Bureau of Immigration Appeals issued a new memorandum in 2012 making even those who were unlawfully present in the U.S. to be able to leave and enter without triggering bars when using AP, as leaving on AP doesn't constitute a departure anymore when you have a pending I-485. A girl of recent who had overstayed a tourist visa for 4 years recently used hers for an emergency and got admitted back in. It's only risky if you have other inadmissibility factors like criminal ones.


Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/8/2014: Went in for biometrics.

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.

 

Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.

 

Naturalization:

12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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