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Looks like this is going to be the continuation of the original March 2016 filing thread for those of us still waiting. Welcome :P 


**Adjusting from initial Q1/changed to B1 then overstay, termination of removal proceedings**

(STAND ALONE i-130/TERMINATION OF REMOVAL)

First met: Totally random by asking for directions, June 2014 while on vacation at Disney World (L)

Engaged: Aug. 21, 2014

Married: Dec. 1, 2014

ICE phone contact: sometime in early Dec. 2014- Co-operated, retained attorney who advised the same.

Filed stand alone i-130: January 2015 (VSC)

ICE home visit, schedule time to go to DHS office and NTA issued, date TBD, was not detained and released on own recognizance within an hour: January, 2016.

NOA1: Feb. 20, 2015.

Transfer to CSC to balance workloads: August 2015

1)First Master Calendar Hearing: Sept. 9, 2015-Continued based on pending i-130, new court date in 6mo.

Congressional Inquiry: Dec 8. 2015

***i-130 APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW: Dec. 21, 2015** :dancing:

2)Second Master Hearing: March 9, 2016- Removal proceedings terminated w/o prejudice based on approved i-130!! Remanded to USCIS to begin AOS process :dance:

(AOS AFTER TERMINATION)

Filed AOS packet: March 16, 2016.

NOA1: March 21, 2016.

Biometrics: April 20, 2016.

RFE Initial evidence: April 21, 2016 for birth cert/translation and Q1/B1 i94s

RFE response received: May 10, 2016.

EAD approval: May 25, 2016- Card arrived at attorney's office! Could not pick up until May 30 because we were at Disney World again :):D

Notice of missing medical exam: July 2016 (Done on purpose to avoid expiration, we will bring it to the interview as stated in notice)

Inquiry about case status: Sept 2016- Case pending interview at local office.

Inquiry about case status again: Oct. 2016- Due to factors not related to your case, anticipate a delay in processing

HAPPY 2YR ANNIVERSARY TO US!!

Infopass #1 at local office: Dec. 19, 2016- Case pending background/security checks, advised when to renew EAD #2

Waiting on interview at local office...... :clock:

Sent EAD renewal: Feb 10, 2016

EAD#2 NOA1: March 3, 2016

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED!!: interview on March 27, 2017

Text notification, new card being produced: March 29, 2017!!!

*~*~*~*818 DAYS TOTAL*~*~*~

"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

 

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Thanks for getting this new thread started, Sparkles! Can't believe we had so many convos that the old thread was closed!!


AOS Adventure:

[Day 000] March 8, 2016: Sent off AOS/EAD/AP package to Chicago lockbox

[Day 003] March 11, 2016: Priority date for AOS/EAD/AP applications

[Day 035] April 12, 2016: Biometrics appointment

[Day 052] April 29, 2016: Received EAD/AP combo card in the mail

[Day 217] October 11, 2016: Submitted first case status inquiry via the uscis.gov website

[Day 245] November 8, 2016: Received automated response from USCIS to first case inquiry informing us that case processing will be delayed due to workload factors not related to our case

[Day 267] November 30, 2016: Contacted Senator Klobuchar's office for help. 

[Day 302] January 4, 2017: Called USCIS and submitted second case status inquiry for information about delay in processing

[Day 310] January 12, 2017: EAD/AP renewal documents accepted by USCIS

[Day 339] February 11, 2017: Received automated response from USCIS to second case inquiry informing us that case processing will be delayed due to workload factors not related to our case 

[Day 349] February 21, 2017: Received response from Senator Klobuchar's office informing us that we're still undergoing security checks 

[Day 412] April 25, 2017: EAD/AP renewal documents approved; received card in hand first week of May

[Day 470] June 22, 2017: Received RFE for five items with 84 days to respond 

[Day 477] June 29, 2017: Second medical due to the case pending for more than one year 

[Day 505]: July 27, 2017: GREEN CARD APPLICATION WAS APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW!!!!!

[Day 554]: September 14, 2017: Green card arrived in the mail and brought our 18-month AOS journey to an end

 

 

K-1 Adventure:

Fall 2005: Met as students at university

July 2015: Got engaged

September 12, 2015: Mailed K-1 Visa Petition to Lewisville Lockbox

September 16, 2015: NOA1 Received (Electronic Notice)

September 21, 2015: NOA1 Received (Hard Copy)

October 2, 2015: NOA2 (Electronic Notice)

October 7, 2015: NOA2 (Hard Copy)

October 23, 2015: Approved I-129F Received by NVC and Assigned Case Number

October 26, 2015: Approved Petition En Route to American Institute in Taiwan

October 29, 2015: Petition documents arrived at AIT in Taipei

November 2, 2015: Recieved Packet 3 from AIT via email

November 10, 2015: Medical appointment

November 23, 2015: Visa interview

November 27, 2015: VISA APPROVED!!

February 1, 2016: POE in Minneapolis

February 6, 2016: Married!

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1 minute ago, Linyahui said:

Thanks for getting this new thread started, Sparkles! Can't believe we had so many convos that the old thread was closed!!

LOL I know! I feel like I left people out of the PM who were still pending.....I may scroll back in the old one tomorrow morning and see who may still be waiting but didn't comment recently. 

 

Anyway, round 2.


**Adjusting from initial Q1/changed to B1 then overstay, termination of removal proceedings**

(STAND ALONE i-130/TERMINATION OF REMOVAL)

First met: Totally random by asking for directions, June 2014 while on vacation at Disney World (L)

Engaged: Aug. 21, 2014

Married: Dec. 1, 2014

ICE phone contact: sometime in early Dec. 2014- Co-operated, retained attorney who advised the same.

Filed stand alone i-130: January 2015 (VSC)

ICE home visit, schedule time to go to DHS office and NTA issued, date TBD, was not detained and released on own recognizance within an hour: January, 2016.

NOA1: Feb. 20, 2015.

Transfer to CSC to balance workloads: August 2015

1)First Master Calendar Hearing: Sept. 9, 2015-Continued based on pending i-130, new court date in 6mo.

Congressional Inquiry: Dec 8. 2015

***i-130 APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW: Dec. 21, 2015** :dancing:

2)Second Master Hearing: March 9, 2016- Removal proceedings terminated w/o prejudice based on approved i-130!! Remanded to USCIS to begin AOS process :dance:

(AOS AFTER TERMINATION)

Filed AOS packet: March 16, 2016.

NOA1: March 21, 2016.

Biometrics: April 20, 2016.

RFE Initial evidence: April 21, 2016 for birth cert/translation and Q1/B1 i94s

RFE response received: May 10, 2016.

EAD approval: May 25, 2016- Card arrived at attorney's office! Could not pick up until May 30 because we were at Disney World again :):D

Notice of missing medical exam: July 2016 (Done on purpose to avoid expiration, we will bring it to the interview as stated in notice)

Inquiry about case status: Sept 2016- Case pending interview at local office.

Inquiry about case status again: Oct. 2016- Due to factors not related to your case, anticipate a delay in processing

HAPPY 2YR ANNIVERSARY TO US!!

Infopass #1 at local office: Dec. 19, 2016- Case pending background/security checks, advised when to renew EAD #2

Waiting on interview at local office...... :clock:

Sent EAD renewal: Feb 10, 2016

EAD#2 NOA1: March 3, 2016

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED!!: interview on March 27, 2017

Text notification, new card being produced: March 29, 2017!!!

*~*~*~*818 DAYS TOTAL*~*~*~

"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

 

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Someone beat you to it... :rolleyes:


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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Thanks for keeping me posted with this new thread.

 

i actually have a question, i am confused, how do you know if your case is still in background check? Is it when it it is still in NBC?  Do they tell you or can they actually see it in their Monitors when you call or when you go for infopass?

 

does background check happen before it goes to local office or after the interview? Please enlighten me. Thanks friends

 

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1 hour ago, newyorkaos said:

Thanks for keeping me posted with this new thread.

 

i actually have a question, i am confused, how do you know if your case is still in background check? Is it when it it is still in NBC?  Do they tell you or can they actually see it in their Monitors when you call or when you go for infopass?

 

does background check happen before it goes to local office or after the interview? Please enlighten me. Thanks friends

 

 

It happens before it goes to the local office, while still at the NBC. After it is done, then you get sent to the local office. When I went for the infopass we had, the lady we spoke with actually called some magic number that I'm sure we would love to know, and got up with a real person at the NBC who confirmed the status of backgrounds and anything else about your case that is holding it up. You can't see anything at an infopass, it is like going to the bank or DMV, you just see a face in a window.

 

I no longer trust even the tier 2s for asking about background check status......because they never put you on hold to get with the NBC, so how would they know.

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**Adjusting from initial Q1/changed to B1 then overstay, termination of removal proceedings**

(STAND ALONE i-130/TERMINATION OF REMOVAL)

First met: Totally random by asking for directions, June 2014 while on vacation at Disney World (L)

Engaged: Aug. 21, 2014

Married: Dec. 1, 2014

ICE phone contact: sometime in early Dec. 2014- Co-operated, retained attorney who advised the same.

Filed stand alone i-130: January 2015 (VSC)

ICE home visit, schedule time to go to DHS office and NTA issued, date TBD, was not detained and released on own recognizance within an hour: January, 2016.

NOA1: Feb. 20, 2015.

Transfer to CSC to balance workloads: August 2015

1)First Master Calendar Hearing: Sept. 9, 2015-Continued based on pending i-130, new court date in 6mo.

Congressional Inquiry: Dec 8. 2015

***i-130 APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW: Dec. 21, 2015** :dancing:

2)Second Master Hearing: March 9, 2016- Removal proceedings terminated w/o prejudice based on approved i-130!! Remanded to USCIS to begin AOS process :dance:

(AOS AFTER TERMINATION)

Filed AOS packet: March 16, 2016.

NOA1: March 21, 2016.

Biometrics: April 20, 2016.

RFE Initial evidence: April 21, 2016 for birth cert/translation and Q1/B1 i94s

RFE response received: May 10, 2016.

EAD approval: May 25, 2016- Card arrived at attorney's office! Could not pick up until May 30 because we were at Disney World again :):D

Notice of missing medical exam: July 2016 (Done on purpose to avoid expiration, we will bring it to the interview as stated in notice)

Inquiry about case status: Sept 2016- Case pending interview at local office.

Inquiry about case status again: Oct. 2016- Due to factors not related to your case, anticipate a delay in processing

HAPPY 2YR ANNIVERSARY TO US!!

Infopass #1 at local office: Dec. 19, 2016- Case pending background/security checks, advised when to renew EAD #2

Waiting on interview at local office...... :clock:

Sent EAD renewal: Feb 10, 2016

EAD#2 NOA1: March 3, 2016

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED!!: interview on March 27, 2017

Text notification, new card being produced: March 29, 2017!!!

*~*~*~*818 DAYS TOTAL*~*~*~

"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

 

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My case isnt pending anymore for a very long time, but i will miss you guys too much when I leave ;)

I will be skipping the removal and do naturalization a lot earlier as it looks like atm...

 

But im still here reading everything hoping with you all that you getting approved soon, at least before the year passes!!!


Met around 2011/2012 in a game (league of legends) super random, best friends ever since... grew closer as friends and desided in 2013 to try dating, flew over and we had a click =)

Proposed in Oktober 2014

12/2014 - File K1

12/2015 - Receive K1 (texas backlog drama, took a year!)

12/26/15 - P.O.E. Boston

01/20/16 - Marriage =)

(Day 000) 03/10/16 - Filed AOS (with EAD and AP)

(Day 001) 03/14/16 - Received EAD+AP

(Day 004) 03/18/16 - Received AOS

(Day 005) 03/19/16 - NOA1 SMS & Email x3

(Day 009) 03/23/16 - NOA1 Hardcopy x3

(Day 016) 03/30/16 - Biometrics letter received

(Day 030) 04/13/16 - Biometrics done (very quiet in Providence (RI) just one other family and me)

(Day 051) 05/04/16 - Approval EAD & AP

(Day 055) 05/08/16 - NOA2 EAD & AP in the mail and online changed to approved

(Day 063) 05/16/16 - Approval AOS

(Day 065) 05/18/16 - Called tier 2 officer to ask where my AOS is at (RFE, Waiver, Interview etc, what to expect) got as answer it's approved...

(Day 067) 05/20/16 - NOA2 AOS Hardcopy and online status change

(Day 086) 06/08/16 - EAD Mailed to me

(Day 088) 06/10/16 - GC Mailed to me

(Day 089) 06/11/16 - EAD & AP combocard received (It still came eventho it's useless since AOS approval)

(Day 091) 06/13/16 - Greencard received

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Hey Guys,

some people here in this forum mentioned that we need to have our EAD card, Travel document (based on form i-131), receipt of all forms from USCIS, birth certificate etc.

but a lawyer told me you don't need to have those stuff in you interview. he said just have pictures, insurance, lease, utilities and bank statement and an ID. he said also having joint Tax paper is not necessary. when i said i am going to organize all the pictures in a n album he said do not put pictures in the album, just have them in a packet.

what is your opinion. any suggestion?

what my wife as a US citizen needs to have in interview? just a birth certificate and ID is enough for her?

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8 minutes ago, fort knox said:

Hey Guys,

some people here in this forum mentioned that we need to have our EAD card, Travel document (based on form i-131), receipt of all forms from USCIS, birth certificate etc.

but a lawyer told me you don't need to have those stuff in you interview. he said just have pictures, insurance, lease, utilities and bank statement and an ID. he said also having joint Tax paper is not necessary. when i said i am going to organize all the pictures in a n album he said do not put pictures in the album, just have them in a packet.

what is your opinion. any suggestion?

what my wife as a US citizen needs to have in interview? just a birth certificate and ID is enough for her?

The thing is they can ask to view any original at the interview. It might not be needed at all, but if for some reason they ask to review smth and you don't have it, you'll get an rfe and that can add substantial time till approval. The tax documents is just another very good proof of co-mingling of finances which is looked at. Sometimes lawyers don't give the best advice. I suggest bringing everything you had already planned to. You can't bring too much... you can on the other hand bring too little.. :)


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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Thanks sparkles- i have been to congressman, infopass, and one case inquiry all telling me it's awaiting interview. No one mentioned about background checks. My case was last updated on May 16- accd to the online account you create with the USCIS website. 

Im kind of losing it now, after seeing an April PD in NY getting an interview. I guess the wait  could be as long as it gets. :(

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1 minute ago, newyorkaos said:

Thanks sparkles- i have been to congressman, infopass, and one case inquiry all telling me it's awaiting interview. No one mentioned about background checks. My case was last updated on May 16- accd to the online account you create with the USCIS website. 

Im kind of losing it now, after seeing an April PD in NY getting an interview. I guess the wait  could be as long as it gets. :(

It may be worth asking at another infopass specifically if you are hung up on a background check and if they could please contact the NBC for you and see.....ours was May 11 on the USCIS online portal. We are also in APRIL PDs at my local office.......I'm just hoping they have mercy on us once we get to our interviews and make it nice and short with same day approval.


**Adjusting from initial Q1/changed to B1 then overstay, termination of removal proceedings**

(STAND ALONE i-130/TERMINATION OF REMOVAL)

First met: Totally random by asking for directions, June 2014 while on vacation at Disney World (L)

Engaged: Aug. 21, 2014

Married: Dec. 1, 2014

ICE phone contact: sometime in early Dec. 2014- Co-operated, retained attorney who advised the same.

Filed stand alone i-130: January 2015 (VSC)

ICE home visit, schedule time to go to DHS office and NTA issued, date TBD, was not detained and released on own recognizance within an hour: January, 2016.

NOA1: Feb. 20, 2015.

Transfer to CSC to balance workloads: August 2015

1)First Master Calendar Hearing: Sept. 9, 2015-Continued based on pending i-130, new court date in 6mo.

Congressional Inquiry: Dec 8. 2015

***i-130 APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW: Dec. 21, 2015** :dancing:

2)Second Master Hearing: March 9, 2016- Removal proceedings terminated w/o prejudice based on approved i-130!! Remanded to USCIS to begin AOS process :dance:

(AOS AFTER TERMINATION)

Filed AOS packet: March 16, 2016.

NOA1: March 21, 2016.

Biometrics: April 20, 2016.

RFE Initial evidence: April 21, 2016 for birth cert/translation and Q1/B1 i94s

RFE response received: May 10, 2016.

EAD approval: May 25, 2016- Card arrived at attorney's office! Could not pick up until May 30 because we were at Disney World again :):D

Notice of missing medical exam: July 2016 (Done on purpose to avoid expiration, we will bring it to the interview as stated in notice)

Inquiry about case status: Sept 2016- Case pending interview at local office.

Inquiry about case status again: Oct. 2016- Due to factors not related to your case, anticipate a delay in processing

HAPPY 2YR ANNIVERSARY TO US!!

Infopass #1 at local office: Dec. 19, 2016- Case pending background/security checks, advised when to renew EAD #2

Waiting on interview at local office...... :clock:

Sent EAD renewal: Feb 10, 2016

EAD#2 NOA1: March 3, 2016

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED!!: interview on March 27, 2017

Text notification, new card being produced: March 29, 2017!!!

*~*~*~*818 DAYS TOTAL*~*~*~

"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

 

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2 hours ago, Suss&Camm said:

The thing is they can ask to view any original at the interview. It might not be needed at all, but if for some reason they ask to review smth and you don't have it, you'll get an rfe and that can add substantial time till approval. The tax documents is just another very good proof of co-mingling of finances which is looked at. Sometimes lawyers don't give the best advice. I suggest bringing everything you had already planned to. You can't bring too much... you can on the other hand bring too little.. :)

You should ideally get a tax transcript from the IRS showing joint filing, not just the tax filing forms. I always hear those hold more weight since they are official documents. You can order them online for free and they arrive in about 7-10 days. 

 

I agree. Bring it all. I would bring an extra copy of whatever you're bringing as well. In a perfect world, you should be having a 'personal' file going on in your home of all you have sent them including evidence and building additional evidences as well. 

 

Will your lawyer be attending the interview with you guys? If so, the reason she/he said you wont need them is because the lawyer will bring your NOAs and USCIS paperwork with them.....they don't go in unprepared. If your lawyer says no photo album, I would group photos into a ziplock bagsand write on the back of them the date/place. For example, anniversary pics 2016/New York. And get them in chronological order going oldest to newest. 


**Adjusting from initial Q1/changed to B1 then overstay, termination of removal proceedings**

(STAND ALONE i-130/TERMINATION OF REMOVAL)

First met: Totally random by asking for directions, June 2014 while on vacation at Disney World (L)

Engaged: Aug. 21, 2014

Married: Dec. 1, 2014

ICE phone contact: sometime in early Dec. 2014- Co-operated, retained attorney who advised the same.

Filed stand alone i-130: January 2015 (VSC)

ICE home visit, schedule time to go to DHS office and NTA issued, date TBD, was not detained and released on own recognizance within an hour: January, 2016.

NOA1: Feb. 20, 2015.

Transfer to CSC to balance workloads: August 2015

1)First Master Calendar Hearing: Sept. 9, 2015-Continued based on pending i-130, new court date in 6mo.

Congressional Inquiry: Dec 8. 2015

***i-130 APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW: Dec. 21, 2015** :dancing:

2)Second Master Hearing: March 9, 2016- Removal proceedings terminated w/o prejudice based on approved i-130!! Remanded to USCIS to begin AOS process :dance:

(AOS AFTER TERMINATION)

Filed AOS packet: March 16, 2016.

NOA1: March 21, 2016.

Biometrics: April 20, 2016.

RFE Initial evidence: April 21, 2016 for birth cert/translation and Q1/B1 i94s

RFE response received: May 10, 2016.

EAD approval: May 25, 2016- Card arrived at attorney's office! Could not pick up until May 30 because we were at Disney World again :):D

Notice of missing medical exam: July 2016 (Done on purpose to avoid expiration, we will bring it to the interview as stated in notice)

Inquiry about case status: Sept 2016- Case pending interview at local office.

Inquiry about case status again: Oct. 2016- Due to factors not related to your case, anticipate a delay in processing

HAPPY 2YR ANNIVERSARY TO US!!

Infopass #1 at local office: Dec. 19, 2016- Case pending background/security checks, advised when to renew EAD #2

Waiting on interview at local office...... :clock:

Sent EAD renewal: Feb 10, 2016

EAD#2 NOA1: March 3, 2016

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED!!: interview on March 27, 2017

Text notification, new card being produced: March 29, 2017!!!

*~*~*~*818 DAYS TOTAL*~*~*~

"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

 

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Another confusing phone call with USCIS!

 

After the good cop/bad cop debacle last week (re: one Tier 1 tried to help us, the second hung up on us), we laid low all weekend but called back this morning to speak with a Tier 2. Seems to be a pattern for us now of calling every two months or so to get an update/gently push USCIS to get moving on our case.

 

I told the Tier 2 that our case had been sitting in the NBC in Lee Summit, MO since April 2016 and we were concerned about the delay. I specifically asked whether she could tell us if my husband's background check had cleared and she said she didn't have access to that information (!!!). IS THAT TRUE?!?!?! I thought others on the forum got that info (although, maybe it was only through an infopass appointment).

 

But! Then she said that not all cases will go to the interview stage (as we know) and that when that happens, they are processed from start to finish at the NBC and don't even get sent to the local office, giving me hope that that may be what happens for us. 

However, our last conversation with a Tier 2 in November revealed that no one had touched our case since the EAD/AP card was approved in April. Is it possible that the NBC is just overburdened with applications and running slow? Or should I worry that our case really has been forgotten??

 

Appreciate your thoughts! 


AOS Adventure:

[Day 000] March 8, 2016: Sent off AOS/EAD/AP package to Chicago lockbox

[Day 003] March 11, 2016: Priority date for AOS/EAD/AP applications

[Day 035] April 12, 2016: Biometrics appointment

[Day 052] April 29, 2016: Received EAD/AP combo card in the mail

[Day 217] October 11, 2016: Submitted first case status inquiry via the uscis.gov website

[Day 245] November 8, 2016: Received automated response from USCIS to first case inquiry informing us that case processing will be delayed due to workload factors not related to our case

[Day 267] November 30, 2016: Contacted Senator Klobuchar's office for help. 

[Day 302] January 4, 2017: Called USCIS and submitted second case status inquiry for information about delay in processing

[Day 310] January 12, 2017: EAD/AP renewal documents accepted by USCIS

[Day 339] February 11, 2017: Received automated response from USCIS to second case inquiry informing us that case processing will be delayed due to workload factors not related to our case 

[Day 349] February 21, 2017: Received response from Senator Klobuchar's office informing us that we're still undergoing security checks 

[Day 412] April 25, 2017: EAD/AP renewal documents approved; received card in hand first week of May

[Day 470] June 22, 2017: Received RFE for five items with 84 days to respond 

[Day 477] June 29, 2017: Second medical due to the case pending for more than one year 

[Day 505]: July 27, 2017: GREEN CARD APPLICATION WAS APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW!!!!!

[Day 554]: September 14, 2017: Green card arrived in the mail and brought our 18-month AOS journey to an end

 

 

K-1 Adventure:

Fall 2005: Met as students at university

July 2015: Got engaged

September 12, 2015: Mailed K-1 Visa Petition to Lewisville Lockbox

September 16, 2015: NOA1 Received (Electronic Notice)

September 21, 2015: NOA1 Received (Hard Copy)

October 2, 2015: NOA2 (Electronic Notice)

October 7, 2015: NOA2 (Hard Copy)

October 23, 2015: Approved I-129F Received by NVC and Assigned Case Number

October 26, 2015: Approved Petition En Route to American Institute in Taiwan

October 29, 2015: Petition documents arrived at AIT in Taipei

November 2, 2015: Recieved Packet 3 from AIT via email

November 10, 2015: Medical appointment

November 23, 2015: Visa interview

November 27, 2015: VISA APPROVED!!

February 1, 2016: POE in Minneapolis

February 6, 2016: Married!

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3 minutes ago, Linyahui said:

Another confusing phone call with USCIS!

 

After the good cop/bad cop debacle last week (re: one Tier 1 tried to help us, the second hung up on us), we laid low all weekend but called back this morning to speak with a Tier 2. Seems to be a pattern for us now of calling every two months or so to get an update/gently push USCIS to get moving on our case.

 

I told the Tier 2 that our case had been sitting in the NBC in Lee Summit, MO since April 2016 and we were concerned about the delay. I specifically asked whether she could tell us if my husband's background check had cleared and she said she didn't have access to that information (!!!). IS THAT TRUE?!?!?! I thought others on the forum got that info (although, maybe it was only through an infopass appointment).

 

But! Then she said that not all cases will go to the interview stage (as we know) and that when that happens, they are processed from start to finish at the NBC and don't even get sent to the local office, giving me hope that that may be what happens for us. 

However, our last conversation with a Tier 2 in November revealed that no one had touched our case since the EAD/AP card was approved in April. Is it possible that the NBC is just overburdened with applications and running slow? Or should I worry that our case really has been forgotten??

 

Appreciate your thoughts! 

Yes, sometimes a k1 AOS will process fully at the NBC, but those are interview waiver cases and I think you would get a written notice about this. No clue who decides this but others on VJ have talked about it. I don't think a tier 2 on the phone can check your background status, mainly because it would involve them placing us on hold for a while and calling the NBC somehow to get this info.....unless these tier 2 people we are speaking to actually are at the NBC? Who knows. I feel to confirm backgrounds you need an infopass after my last experience. 

 

FWIW, I also see on VJ a lot that once you file EAD renewal, it sort of taps someone on the shoulder about your case and gets it moving. We shall see.


**Adjusting from initial Q1/changed to B1 then overstay, termination of removal proceedings**

(STAND ALONE i-130/TERMINATION OF REMOVAL)

First met: Totally random by asking for directions, June 2014 while on vacation at Disney World (L)

Engaged: Aug. 21, 2014

Married: Dec. 1, 2014

ICE phone contact: sometime in early Dec. 2014- Co-operated, retained attorney who advised the same.

Filed stand alone i-130: January 2015 (VSC)

ICE home visit, schedule time to go to DHS office and NTA issued, date TBD, was not detained and released on own recognizance within an hour: January, 2016.

NOA1: Feb. 20, 2015.

Transfer to CSC to balance workloads: August 2015

1)First Master Calendar Hearing: Sept. 9, 2015-Continued based on pending i-130, new court date in 6mo.

Congressional Inquiry: Dec 8. 2015

***i-130 APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW: Dec. 21, 2015** :dancing:

2)Second Master Hearing: March 9, 2016- Removal proceedings terminated w/o prejudice based on approved i-130!! Remanded to USCIS to begin AOS process :dance:

(AOS AFTER TERMINATION)

Filed AOS packet: March 16, 2016.

NOA1: March 21, 2016.

Biometrics: April 20, 2016.

RFE Initial evidence: April 21, 2016 for birth cert/translation and Q1/B1 i94s

RFE response received: May 10, 2016.

EAD approval: May 25, 2016- Card arrived at attorney's office! Could not pick up until May 30 because we were at Disney World again :):D

Notice of missing medical exam: July 2016 (Done on purpose to avoid expiration, we will bring it to the interview as stated in notice)

Inquiry about case status: Sept 2016- Case pending interview at local office.

Inquiry about case status again: Oct. 2016- Due to factors not related to your case, anticipate a delay in processing

HAPPY 2YR ANNIVERSARY TO US!!

Infopass #1 at local office: Dec. 19, 2016- Case pending background/security checks, advised when to renew EAD #2

Waiting on interview at local office...... :clock:

Sent EAD renewal: Feb 10, 2016

EAD#2 NOA1: March 3, 2016

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED!!: interview on March 27, 2017

Text notification, new card being produced: March 29, 2017!!!

*~*~*~*818 DAYS TOTAL*~*~*~

"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

 

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16 hours ago, sparkles_ said:

You should ideally get a tax transcript from the IRS showing joint filing, not just the tax filing forms. I always hear those hold more weight since they are official documents. You can order them online for free and they arrive in about 7-10 days. 

 

I agree. Bring it all. I would bring an extra copy of whatever you're bringing as well. In a perfect world, you should be having a 'personal' file going on in your home of all you have sent them including evidence and building additional evidences as well. 

 

Will your lawyer be attending the interview with you guys? If so, the reason she/he said you wont need them is because the lawyer will bring your NOAs and USCIS paperwork with them.....they don't go in unprepared. If your lawyer says no photo album, I would group photos into a ziplock bagsand write on the back of them the date/place. For example, anniversary pics 2016/New York. And get them in chronological order going oldest to newest. 

we want to do our taxes together, but people say we should wait until we get form W2 in our mailbox.

How can we get tax transcripts from IRS? what those transcripts show since we have not done our taxes yet? cause we got married in 2016 and we are supposed to do our taxes in 2017.

 

No I don't have a lawyer in our interview. I bought an album which there is some spaces beside each picture and you can add some notes for each picture. you suggest me to do that?

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