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I-485 approved, but I am worried because it was too fast?

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My (now) wife arrived March 27, 2016 from Philippines

Married April 29

I485 and I765 sent June 9

Biometrics July 20

Employment card received September 1

All of this seems to be consistent with the timelines I've seen here

BUT today we received in the mail the I-485 approval letter and it says the Permanent Resident Card will be mailed within 3 weeks.

I was expecting the time frame from EAD to Green Card to last 6 months to a year.

Did we win the Green Card lottery? no interview and near immediate approval / or is this normal

OR do I need to worry that this was a mistake?

Thanks for any help.

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Your wife came on a K1 visa, and you were not ask for an interview (most K1 don't) hence the greencard approval notice. Congrats and enjoy your new journey

AOS (from F-1 student visa)
09/21/2012 got married
03/29/2016 AOS package send (I-130, I-485, I-765) (day 0)
04/01/2016 Package delivered to USCIS ATTN:FBAS 131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60603-5517 (day 0)
04/11/2016 emails and texts notification received. Case routed to NBC (day 10)

PD 04/04/2016 (official day: day 1)
04/14/2016 received NOA1's hard copies. (day 11)

04/29/2016 received biometrics letter (day 26)
05/09/2016 biometrics appointment at 10AM (day 36)

:dancing:05/05/2016 walk-in biometrics (success) at 2pm (day 32) :dancing:

06/20/2016 online service request for EAD (day 78)

06/24/2016 EAD is being produced (day 82)

06/28/2016 EAD mailed (day 86)

07/01/2016 EAD received (day 89)

08/26/2016 Interview scheduled for 09/29/2016 (day 145)

09/29/2016 Interview day (day 181)


Useful Links
USCIS Account set up: https://egov.uscis.g...atus/landing.do
USCIS Process times: https://egov.uscis.g...sDisplayInit.do
USCIS Tel No: 1-800-375-5283
Lockbox support email: LockboxSupport@uscis.dhs.gov
Change of Address for live petitions: https://egov.uscis.g...ddressChange.do
Contact Congressman: http://www.house.gov...entatives/find/
Contact Senator: http://www.senate.go...nators/contact/
Social Security Info: https://www.ssa.gov/people/immigrants/
Civil Surgeon List: https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor
IRS Transcripts: https://www.irs.gov/.../Get-Transcript

translation: worldaccesstrans.com

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Filed: Country: Mexico

If the green card was approved without interview in a timely manner, then I am not sure what there is for you to be worried about. Watch your mail for the welcome letter and card to arrive.

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland

No interview is normal for K1s, but the timeframe you got lucky with- nothing to worry about, perhaps you got a fast officer and were at the top of a big box of papers, or perhaps your case was puller out to teach new officers and thus got processed super fast.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia


I agree with the other posters, nothing to worry about.

Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

~Moved from Fam.-based AOS to Fam.-based AOS Progress Forum~

~Inquiry about case status~

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca




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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China

We also just got approved, less than two weeks after getting AP/EAD card, yay! :thumbs:



K1 Visa Journey
09/21/15 I-129F Sent
09/23/15 I-129F Received
09/28/15 I-129F E-confirmation NOA1
10/03/15 I-129F Hard copy NOA1 - P1
10/27/15 I-129F E-confirmation NOA2
10/31/15 I-129F Hard copy NOA2 - P2
11/16/15 NVC received papers
11/18/15 NVC assigned case number
11/20/15 NVC status changed to "In Transit"
12/14/15 NVC status changed to "Ready" case at Guangzhou embassy in China
12/29/15 NVC status changed to "Administrative Processing"
1/1/16 Received P3
1/1/16 Sent back required P3 documents
1/27/16 Received P4
2/16/16 Scheduled Medical
2/22/16 Scheduled Interview - Approved!!!
2/23/16 NVC status changed to "Issued"
3/1/16 Passport with visa received in mail
4/20/16 Arrival at USA! :)

5/28/16 Filed I-131, I-485, I-765 at Chicago lockbox
5/31/16 Date on I-131, I-485, I-765
6/14/16 NOA-1 I-797C received for I-485, I-765 and I-131 - no E-confirmation was received :(
6/28/16 Biometrics letter received
7/06/16 Biometrics appointment
7/26/16 All 3 receipt numbers finally show up at USCIS online case status check
8/17/16 EAD status changed to card is being produced, AP status changed to RFE
8/17/16 same day later in the evening both EAD status and AP status changed to Approved
8/19/16 EAD status changed - card was mailed
8/23/16 EAD/AP card delivered :dancing:

9/06/16 AOS approval in the mail received

9/10/16 Green Card received :)



6/02/18 Filed I-751



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Bermuda




08/09/2015: I-129F mailed
08/14/2015: NOA1 received by email; hardcopy received approximately 08/17/2015
09/14/2015: NOA2 received
09/30/2015: NVC received case
10/02/2015: CEAC status changed to "In Transit"
10/08/2015: CEAC status changed to "Ready"
10/09/2015: Consulate acknowledged receipt via phone; Hardcopy from US DoS with case number.
10/19/2015: Received information from Consulate.
10/28/2015: Medical Exam
11/17/2015: Interview...rescheduled due to computer problems. New date as yet unknown.
11/18/2015: Called in for interview and APPROVED!

11/24/2015: Picked up visa/passport and sealed packet from the Consulate! <happy dance>

02/14/2016: Arrived in the U.S. (POE was Bermuda)...CO was really nice!

02/18/2016: Married! :)




03/02/2016: AOS/EAD/AP Package mailed
03/14/2016: I-485/765/131 NOAs received by mail. USCIS Received Date 03/04/2016; USCIS Notice Date 03/10/2016
03/25/2016: Received biometrics appointment letter for I-485 & I-765
04/04/2016: Biometrics appointment
04/26/2016: Received notification that the I-131 was approved and the name was updated on the I-765
05/23/2016: Received notice that card was being produced for I-765.
05/28/2016: Received EAD/AP card.
06/01/2016: Received electronic notice that AOS interview has been scheduled.
06/30/2016: I-485 interview at USCIS Baltimore Field Office.
09/01/2016: InfoPass appointment made for 09/07/2016.
09/06/2016: Received electronic notification that I-485 was approved on 09/02/2016.
09/09/2016: Received approval letter.
09/14/2016: Green Card delivered! :)




06/13/2018: I-751 package mailed to Vermont Service Center
06/25/2018: NOA/extension letter received, dated 06/19/2018

07/14/2018: Received ASC notice for Biometrics Appointment

07/25/18: Completed Biometrics

06/13/19: Received email notification of card production. I-751 approved!

06/19/19: 10yr card delivered!


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Green Card arrived in the mail yesterday. Thank you all. I have to admit, all things considered it wasn't as hard as I was expecting. basically took one year from the date the i-129 was filed to getting the green card. Excited and relieved

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica

Congrats matt&angela :dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing: so happy for you .....i am also awaiting my green card which is gonna be delivered today my case was super fast too

my ead took 75 days to approve andi-485 took 77 days to approve application was sent 06/09/16 so excited for all of you

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