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My wife arrived here last October 8, 2016 in K1 visa, we got married Oct 18, and filed for I-485 and the EAD, we sent the package on December 1 and was received December 6, somebody signed it, though before it was delivered, UPS said in tracking address is not complete and they are trying to fix the address, we copied the address in USCIS website in Chicago and after a few minutes it was delivered and somebody signed it. Its been almost a week and the check hasn't been cleared yet so my wife and I are both worried if it was really delivered to this address:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60603-5517

or if it was, then why is it still not cleared?

Anyone experienced this? My wife's 1-94 is up to January 7, 2017. She's starting to worry because she doesn't want to stay here illegally.


AOS Journey

I-485 - Mailed on 12/1/2016

I-765 - Mailed on 12/1/2016

I-485, I-765 - Received on 12/6/2016

Payment - Cleared on 12/014/2016

K1 Visa

I-129F - Mailed on 04/30/2016

I-129F - Received on 05/02/2016

Payment - Cleared on 05/05/2016

Acceptance - Confirmed on 05/05/2016 (Transferred to California Service Center)

NOA1 - Received on 05/09/2016 (Hard Copy)

NOA2 - Approved on 07/13/2016

NVC - Received on 07/28/2016

NVC - Left on 08/04/2016

Consulate - Received on 08/04/2016

Interview - Scheduled on 08/23/2016

Interview Result - APPROVED!!! :dancing:

VISA Received - 10/4/2016

US Entry (New York) - 10/8/2016

Applied for marriage License - 10/12/16

Civil Wedding - 10/18/16

Applied for SSN (with her married name) - 10/28/16

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It appears that you mailed it to the correct address for UPS. We mailed ours USPS. My husband's I-94 expired 10/9/16. We sent in his Aos 11/17/16 and our NOA1 is 12/7/16. You do not need to worry about being out of status or illegal. It is forgiven. In the November AOS filers thread there are some who mailed theirs on November 23, 2016 that still do not have NOA1. I don't think you have any worries at this point. It is taking at least 2-3 weeks.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/615581-aos-november-2016-filers/page-35#entry8410309


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My wife arrived here last October 8, 2016 in K1 visa, we got married Oct 18, and filed for I-485 and the EAD, we sent the package on December 1 and was received December 6, somebody signed it, though before it was delivered, UPS said in tracking address is not complete and they are trying to fix the address, we copied the address in USCIS website in Chicago and after a few minutes it was delivered and somebody signed it. Its been almost a week and the check hasn't been cleared yet so my wife and I are both worried if it was really delivered to this address:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Attn: FBAS

131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60603-5517

or if it was, then why is it still not cleared?

Anyone experienced this? My wife's 1-94 is up to January 7, 2017. She's starting to worry because she doesn't want to stay here illegally.

I FedEx'd mine to the same address. It does not take longer than the USPS address. Most ppl get their NOA1´s within 2-4 weeks and after 30 days you can inquire to USCIS, but you have no reason to worry yet. Hang in there :)

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K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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I sent mine Nov 21st, arrived on the 26th, and check got cashed on Dec 2nd, but still no NOA1, so hang in there!


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AOS Timeline:

2016-11-21 Filed AOS, AP, EAD

2016-12-19 NOA1 Hardcopy received

2016-12-23 RFIE notification, hardcopy received 12/30/2016 (I-864)

2017-01-03 Biometrics letter received (Jan 12th)

2017-03-09 EAD and AP approved

2017-09-15 Green card approved without interview!

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It appears that you mailed it to the correct address for UPS. We mailed ours USPS. My husband's I-94 expired 10/9/16. We sent in his Aos 11/17/16 and our NOA1 is 12/7/16. You do not need to worry about being out of status or illegal. It is forgiven. In the November AOS filers thread there are some who mailed theirs on November 23, 2016 that still do not have NOA1. I don't think you have any worries at this point. It is taking at least 2-3 weeks.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/615581-aos-november-2016-filers/page-35#entry8410309

Thank you for your reply, this will give her comfort. We will just wait patiently for the check to clear. Waiting now is easier compared when we were far from each other.


AOS Journey

I-485 - Mailed on 12/1/2016

I-765 - Mailed on 12/1/2016

I-485, I-765 - Received on 12/6/2016

Payment - Cleared on 12/014/2016

K1 Visa

I-129F - Mailed on 04/30/2016

I-129F - Received on 05/02/2016

Payment - Cleared on 05/05/2016

Acceptance - Confirmed on 05/05/2016 (Transferred to California Service Center)

NOA1 - Received on 05/09/2016 (Hard Copy)

NOA2 - Approved on 07/13/2016

NVC - Received on 07/28/2016

NVC - Left on 08/04/2016

Consulate - Received on 08/04/2016

Interview - Scheduled on 08/23/2016

Interview Result - APPROVED!!! :dancing:

VISA Received - 10/4/2016

US Entry (New York) - 10/8/2016

Applied for marriage License - 10/12/16

Civil Wedding - 10/18/16

Applied for SSN (with her married name) - 10/28/16

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I FedEx'd mine to the same address. It does not take longer than the USPS address. Most ppl get their NOA1´s within 2-4 weeks and after 30 days you can inquire to USCIS, but you have no reason to worry yet. Hang in there :)

Thank you for your reply, we will just wait for them to give us NOA1. I hope she will allow her to stay since we are already married and we have already sent the package for the adjustment.

I sent mine Nov 21st, arrived on the 26th, and check got cashed on Dec 2nd, but still no NOA1, so hang in there!

Thank you! You are 1 week ahead of us so it gives us more comfort now, maybe they really have a lot of papers to process


AOS Journey

I-485 - Mailed on 12/1/2016

I-765 - Mailed on 12/1/2016

I-485, I-765 - Received on 12/6/2016

Payment - Cleared on 12/014/2016

K1 Visa

I-129F - Mailed on 04/30/2016

I-129F - Received on 05/02/2016

Payment - Cleared on 05/05/2016

Acceptance - Confirmed on 05/05/2016 (Transferred to California Service Center)

NOA1 - Received on 05/09/2016 (Hard Copy)

NOA2 - Approved on 07/13/2016

NVC - Received on 07/28/2016

NVC - Left on 08/04/2016

Consulate - Received on 08/04/2016

Interview - Scheduled on 08/23/2016

Interview Result - APPROVED!!! :dancing:

VISA Received - 10/4/2016

US Entry (New York) - 10/8/2016

Applied for marriage License - 10/12/16

Civil Wedding - 10/18/16

Applied for SSN (with her married name) - 10/28/16

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Thank you for your reply, we will just wait for them to give us NOA1. I hope she will allow her to stay since we are already married and we have already sent the package for the adjustment.

Thank you! You are 1 week ahead of us so it gives us more comfort now, maybe they really have a lot of papers to process

Hey there! I finally got NOA1 email last night. It seems like Thanksgiving has slowed them down. I'm sure your check will get cashed soon.


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AOS Timeline:

2016-11-21 Filed AOS, AP, EAD

2016-12-19 NOA1 Hardcopy received

2016-12-23 RFIE notification, hardcopy received 12/30/2016 (I-864)

2017-01-03 Biometrics letter received (Jan 12th)

2017-03-09 EAD and AP approved

2017-09-15 Green card approved without interview!

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Hey there! I finally got NOA1 email last night. It seems like Thanksgiving has slowed them down. I'm sure your check will get cashed soon.

Congratulations to you! We are just waiting for our time.


AOS Journey

I-485 - Mailed on 12/1/2016

I-765 - Mailed on 12/1/2016

I-485, I-765 - Received on 12/6/2016

Payment - Cleared on 12/014/2016

K1 Visa

I-129F - Mailed on 04/30/2016

I-129F - Received on 05/02/2016

Payment - Cleared on 05/05/2016

Acceptance - Confirmed on 05/05/2016 (Transferred to California Service Center)

NOA1 - Received on 05/09/2016 (Hard Copy)

NOA2 - Approved on 07/13/2016

NVC - Received on 07/28/2016

NVC - Left on 08/04/2016

Consulate - Received on 08/04/2016

Interview - Scheduled on 08/23/2016

Interview Result - APPROVED!!! :dancing:

VISA Received - 10/4/2016

US Entry (New York) - 10/8/2016

Applied for marriage License - 10/12/16

Civil Wedding - 10/18/16

Applied for SSN (with her married name) - 10/28/16

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