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I had my aos interview today and then she sent us to get some info at the bank re:my husband social security and said we had to hand it in to her by 3pm when we came back gave them to her. She said my background check has not cleared yet so if I don't hear anything it's not them..I have to wait..I am so sad rt now

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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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Filed: Other Country: Jamaica
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My question is does it mean I was approved but waiting on background check? Have you ever heard a couple having to go back home and take information to the IO the same day as that's what we did. Then the IO just told me "your background check hasn't cleared yet so if you don't hear anything it's not us" Plus another question is wouldn't my background have to clear before I was given the interview or EAD. Thanks.

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My question is does it mean I was approved but waiting on background check? No. There is no approval WITHOUT the background check being completed. You are still pending approval. Have you ever heard a couple having to go back home and take information to the IO the same day as that's what we did. It is possible. Seems like she was being nice by giving you a chance to bring missing info. Most IOs just tell you to reschedule the interview which can take weeks/months. Then the IO just told me "your background check hasn't cleared yet so if you don't hear anything it's not us" I think she meant that the hold-up is only because of the background check and not due to her evaluation during the interview. Plus another question is wouldn't my background have to clear before I was given the interview or EAD. No. The scrutiny for a green card is and should be much more than that, for example, for a foreign student's work authorization card. Rather than delay the process further, the interview was granted so that a decision could be made as soon as the background check clears (rather than wait for the background check to clear to then send you an interview notice to attend weeks after the clearance. Thanks.


 

 

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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Filed: Other Country: Jamaica
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Thank you so much for responding.Another question, is it true that if at the end of the interview you don't get a paper to sign then they are not finished with you as yet (A friend told me this) because the only thing we were given to sign was the form that showed we waived out rights to a Lawyer as my husband and I went by ourselves. Plus any idea how long background checks take to clear.

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Thank you so much for responding.Another question, is it true that if at the end of the interview you don't get a paper to sign then they are not finished with you as yet (A friend told me this) because the only thing we were given to sign was the form that showed we waived out rights to a Lawyer as my husband and I went by ourselves. You already know that they are not finished with you. What are you asking here? Plus any idea how long background checks take to clear. I have no idea. 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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Filed: Other Country: Jamaica
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Omg that's a long time did they explain what the hold up was? I am so worried as I have a job offer that is waiting on my green card.It's a great opportunity I don't want to miss.

Edited by hopeful immigrant

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And just to chime in: I didn't get to sign or receive any paper after my interview but was approved right there, in 30 minutes the online status changed to approved and the green card came by mail a week later. So getting some sort of paper to sign or whatever your friend said isn't an accurate way to know if you're approved or not.

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Filed: Other Country: Jamaica
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And just to chime in: I didn't get to sign or receive any paper after my interview but was approved right there, in 30 minutes the online status changed to approved and the green card came by mail a week later. So getting some sort of paper to sign or whatever your friend said isn't an accurate way to know if you're approved or not.

Thank you for that as I immediately went into panic when I heard that. Did you have a smooth interview? I did not. I hope this background check does not take long so me and my husband can get a break from all of this(wishful thinking). Edited by hopeful immigrant

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Filed: Other Country: Jamaica
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May i ask How long ago was your biometrics..I wasn't given a paper to sign and I got approve email 20 minutes after interview

My biometrics was on 02/24/16 and congrats on your approval. Edited by hopeful immigrant

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I filed in December had biometrics Feb and got approve July 20th that's 7 months I would have been approved sooner if it wasn't for rfe in march but hang in there I know the feeling

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I filed in December had biometrics Feb and got approve July 20th that's 7 months I would have been approved sooner if it wasn't for rfe in march but hang in there I know the feeling

Thanks trying to but oh my word it can be stressing it's like our life is on hold.I need to see my mom.I miss her. I got a job that now I am going to lose but in the end just trying to keep the faith.

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Omg that's a long time did they explain what the hold up was? I am so worried as I have a job offer that is waiting on my green card.It's a great opportunity I don't want to miss.

Didn't you apply for an EAD?


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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