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Green Card interview was today... We had alllll the documentation they had asked for and a ton of photos from throughout the year. We had also spent a little time making sure our memories and dates etc. were well matched and that we had the names of our families clear in our heads etc etc. A few days of work to get all that sorted. And as it turned out it wasn't needed in our case...



Green Card interview took about 10 minutes. Lovely guy. Just swore us in. Checked our details. Asked if we had jobs and what they were. Took a quick look at three statements (water, gas, bank) and handed them straight back. Asked the usual stuff about being arrested, smuggling etc. Told us the K1 was the real hurdle and that he was just here to spot anything weird and we were quite obviously genuine and not terrorists. Signed the form. Green Card done.



Much grinning followed. And a fabulous Facebook selfie and check-in. Then all you can eat sushi. Job done.



21 months until we do the 2 year removal of conditions. And then I think another 9 months later to start citizenship.



Best of luck and love to you all.



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Citizenship: process can begin Sep 2019 - 90 days before 3 years of GC - I THINK!

   

Green Card ROC: process starts Sep 2018 - card expires Dec 12, 2018

I-797C: Aug 15, 2018 >> 120 Day Reminder Notice >> HERE WE GO AGAIN! 

   

K1 - AOS / EAD / AP

Filed at Chicago Lockbox: Mar 4, 2016

NOA1: Mar 9, 2016

Biometrics: Apr 4, 2016

EAD and AP APPROVED: Apr 26, 2016 (53 days from filing)

EAD and AP card received: Jun 1, 2016 (89 days from filing)

Interview > Green Card APPROVED: Dec 12, 2016 (283 days from filing)

Green Card received: Dec 22, 2016 (293 days from filing)

 

K1 - UK to USA

California Service Center & London UK Consulate

Proposed: Aug 7, 2015

Mailed I-129F: Aug 18, 2015

NOA1: Aug 27, 2015

NOA2 > I-129f APPROVED: Sep 17, 2015 (21 days from NOA1)

Interview > K1 visa APPROVED: Dec 2, 2015 (97 days from NOA1)

P.O.E. @ Las Vegas: Jan 10, 2016

Elvis Wedding: Feb 19, 2016

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Congratulations !


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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Congratulations! Can't wait to be in your shoes haha


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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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Congratulations!!! We are in Las Vegas too :)


K-1

4/20/16: Application Mailed

4/26/16: NOA1 (Hard Copy Received: 4/30/16)

7/11/16: NOA2 (Hard Copy Received: 7/14/16)

7/28/16: NVC Case# Received!

9/27/16: Interview (APPROVED)

10/28/16: POE

11/26/16: Wedding

AOS

Spoiler

 

12/9/16: Package Delivered to Chicago

12/14/16: Check Cashed

12/15/17: NOA1 (All cases)

1/13/17: Biometrics Appointment

1/20/17: Status Changed (I485): Ready to schedule Interview

3/10/17: Service Request (I765) by phone (91 days)

3/10/17: EAD Approved ("New Card is Being Produced")

3/16/17: Received EAD/AP Approval notices in mail

3/21/17: EAD Status Changed: "Card has been mailed to me"

3/21/17: EAD/AP Combo Card received in the mail (102 days) (YAYYYY)

9/13/17: Date of Interview (Approved!)

9/13/17: Status changed to Card in production

9/14/17: Status changed to Case Approved

9/19/17: Green Card in Hand :D

 

 
 

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Congratulations !

Thank you!

Congratulations! Can't wait to be in your shoes haha

You will be! and thanks!

Congrats

~ Moved from AOS from Family Based main forum to Progress Reports sub-forum - topic is case status ~

Cheers!

Congratulations!!! We are in Las Vegas too :)

Thank you! Loving the sunshine :)


Citizenship: process can begin Sep 2019 - 90 days before 3 years of GC - I THINK!

   

Green Card ROC: process starts Sep 2018 - card expires Dec 12, 2018

I-797C: Aug 15, 2018 >> 120 Day Reminder Notice >> HERE WE GO AGAIN! 

   

K1 - AOS / EAD / AP

Filed at Chicago Lockbox: Mar 4, 2016

NOA1: Mar 9, 2016

Biometrics: Apr 4, 2016

EAD and AP APPROVED: Apr 26, 2016 (53 days from filing)

EAD and AP card received: Jun 1, 2016 (89 days from filing)

Interview > Green Card APPROVED: Dec 12, 2016 (283 days from filing)

Green Card received: Dec 22, 2016 (293 days from filing)

 

K1 - UK to USA

California Service Center & London UK Consulate

Proposed: Aug 7, 2015

Mailed I-129F: Aug 18, 2015

NOA1: Aug 27, 2015

NOA2 > I-129f APPROVED: Sep 17, 2015 (21 days from NOA1)

Interview > K1 visa APPROVED: Dec 2, 2015 (97 days from NOA1)

P.O.E. @ Las Vegas: Jan 10, 2016

Elvis Wedding: Feb 19, 2016

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Green Card interview was today... We had alllll the documentation they had asked for and a ton of photos from throughout the year. We had also spent a little time making sure our memories and dates etc. were well matched and that we had the names of our families clear in our heads etc etc. A few days of work to get all that sorted. And as it turned out it wasn't needed in our case...

Green Card interview took about 10 minutes. Lovely guy. Just swore us in. Checked our details. Asked if we had jobs and what they were. Took a quick look at three statements (water, gas, bank) and handed them straight back. Asked the usual stuff about being arrested, smuggling etc. Told us the K1 was the real hurdle and that he was just here to spot anything weird and we were quite obviously genuine and not terrorists. Signed the form. Green Card done.

Much grinning followed. And a fabulous Facebook selfie and check-in. Then all you can eat sushi. Job done.

21 months until we do the 2 year removal of conditions. And then I think another 9 months later to start citizenship.

Best of luck and love to you all.

:goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy:

Dumb question, but is your water + gas statements in both of your names?

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Dumb question, but is your water + gas statements in both of your names?

Yes - water, gas, electricity, bank, insurance... as many things as possible we got both names on. Makes for really strong evidence of the fact we are not just married, but also living together, hence completely genuine.

The interviewer was keen to see that kind of evidence - more so than photos.

For the removal of conditions in 2 years time he said to bring more of the same... plus if we buy a house.. a car... etc. to show evidence of joint ownership. Also a joint tax return. Plus some holiday photos.


Citizenship: process can begin Sep 2019 - 90 days before 3 years of GC - I THINK!

   

Green Card ROC: process starts Sep 2018 - card expires Dec 12, 2018

I-797C: Aug 15, 2018 >> 120 Day Reminder Notice >> HERE WE GO AGAIN! 

   

K1 - AOS / EAD / AP

Filed at Chicago Lockbox: Mar 4, 2016

NOA1: Mar 9, 2016

Biometrics: Apr 4, 2016

EAD and AP APPROVED: Apr 26, 2016 (53 days from filing)

EAD and AP card received: Jun 1, 2016 (89 days from filing)

Interview > Green Card APPROVED: Dec 12, 2016 (283 days from filing)

Green Card received: Dec 22, 2016 (293 days from filing)

 

K1 - UK to USA

California Service Center & London UK Consulate

Proposed: Aug 7, 2015

Mailed I-129F: Aug 18, 2015

NOA1: Aug 27, 2015

NOA2 > I-129f APPROVED: Sep 17, 2015 (21 days from NOA1)

Interview > K1 visa APPROVED: Dec 2, 2015 (97 days from NOA1)

P.O.E. @ Las Vegas: Jan 10, 2016

Elvis Wedding: Feb 19, 2016

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