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Hey guys,

 

Throughout this whole process, you all have been so helpful. I don't know how people used to do these things before internet forums...

Anyways, I'll try to keep it short.

 

I'm sending my packet in tomorrow, this is the table of contents / cover letter I have prepared to include with the application. Maybe you guys can help me notice if I'm missing anything in here... If not, well this could serve as a helpful little checklist for others...

 

 

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Adjustment of Status from F-1

Day  -16 - 01/01/17 - Married! (Same-Sex)

Day  -01 - 01/17/17 - Sent packet to Chicago Lockbox (FedEx)

Day   00 - 01/18/17 - Packet delivered

Day   07 - 01/25/17 - Email/Text NOA1 (PD 1/18)

Day   08 - 01/26/17 - Checks Cashed & MyUSCIS Works (I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765)

Day   12 - 01/30/17 - Hard Copy of all four NOA1s received in mail

Day   13 - 01/31/17 - Biometrics Appointment Letter received (02/13/17)

Day   19 - 02/06/17 - Biometrics walk-in successful (Arlington, VA)

Day   27 - 02/14/17 - Status changed to RFIE sent

Day   31 - 02/18/17 - RFIE arrived in mail (Forgot joint sponsor's birth certificate)

Day   34 - 02/21/17 - RFIE response delivered

Day   35 - 02/22/17 - Status changed to RFIE received

Day   43 - 03/02/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

Day   92 - 04/21/17 - EAD "New Card is Being Produced"

Day 100 - 04/29/17 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

Day 184 - 07/21/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Submitted (online)

Day 190 - 07/27/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Confirmed

Day 198 - 08/04/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (again?!)

Day 281 - 10/26/17 - Interview Notice Received - Nov 28

Day 314 - 11/28/17 - Interview Day! (Approved on spot verbally, no paper or online notice yet)

Day 317 - 12/05/17 - Green Card received in mail! (Online status never updated)

 

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Moved a couple things around after reading the USCIS's tips... This should make it easier for the officers...

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Adjustment of Status from F-1

Day  -16 - 01/01/17 - Married! (Same-Sex)

Day  -01 - 01/17/17 - Sent packet to Chicago Lockbox (FedEx)

Day   00 - 01/18/17 - Packet delivered

Day   07 - 01/25/17 - Email/Text NOA1 (PD 1/18)

Day   08 - 01/26/17 - Checks Cashed & MyUSCIS Works (I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765)

Day   12 - 01/30/17 - Hard Copy of all four NOA1s received in mail

Day   13 - 01/31/17 - Biometrics Appointment Letter received (02/13/17)

Day   19 - 02/06/17 - Biometrics walk-in successful (Arlington, VA)

Day   27 - 02/14/17 - Status changed to RFIE sent

Day   31 - 02/18/17 - RFIE arrived in mail (Forgot joint sponsor's birth certificate)

Day   34 - 02/21/17 - RFIE response delivered

Day   35 - 02/22/17 - Status changed to RFIE received

Day   43 - 03/02/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

Day   92 - 04/21/17 - EAD "New Card is Being Produced"

Day 100 - 04/29/17 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

Day 184 - 07/21/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Submitted (online)

Day 190 - 07/27/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Confirmed

Day 198 - 08/04/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (again?!)

Day 281 - 10/26/17 - Interview Notice Received - Nov 28

Day 314 - 11/28/17 - Interview Day! (Approved on spot verbally, no paper or online notice yet)

Day 317 - 12/05/17 - Green Card received in mail! (Online status never updated)

 

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Very impressive. I didn't have a cover letter. I didn't include copies of my I-20s or any of my degrees. Remember to double check or even triple check your completed I-864 forms and supporting documents. Thats usually the most common reason for RFEs.


AOS FROM - F1 OPT (Married Apr 28, 2016)                                                                                                ROC
Day 00 - Jun-08-2016 - AOS Package Delivered [Chicago Lockbox]                                                                              Day 00 - Mar-12-2018 - ROC Package Delivered [California Service Center]        

Day 13 - Jun-21-2016 - Hardcopy NOA  for I-485, I-130, I-765                                                                                         Day 09 - Mar-21-2018- Check Cashed                                                                                        

Day 17 - Jun-25-2016 - Biometrics Letter [Appointment July 5]                                                                                      Day 11 - Mar-23-2018-Received NOA Letter

Day 50 - Jul-28-2016 -  Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled for an Interview                                                                      Day 68 - May-18-2018 - Received Biometrics WAIVER Letter

Day 61 - Aug-08-2016 - AOS Interview Letter [interview Date Sept 7]                                                                             Day 159 -Aug-17-2018 - Received 18 Month Extension Letter

Day 71 - Aug-17-2016 - Interview Cancellation Letter [unforeseen Circumstances]

Day 79 - Aug-25-2016 - New AOS Interview Letter [New Interview Date Sept 27]

Day 85 - Aug-31-2016 - Received EAD Card

Day 112 -Sep-27-2016 - AOS Interview [Case Status: New Card Is Being Produced] 

Day 118 -Oct-03-2016 -  Received AOS Approval Letter

Day 121 -Oct-06-2016 - Received Green Card [ROC opens ~ Mar 10, 2018]

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Where did you find the USCIS tips?


AOS from B1/B2

1/30/17    Packet (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) sent in the mail to Chicago Lockbox via USPS

2/01/17    Packet arrives

2/02/17    USCIS received date

2/08/17    NOA1

2/09/17    Checks cashed

2/14/17    I-797C arrived in the mail

2/27/17    Biometrics appointment in San Antonio

2/28/17    RFIE for I-864 (2016 tax return and needed a joint sponsor)

5/1/17      RFIE evidence received

10/6/17   Interview scheduled for November 13th!!!

11/13/17 Interview and approved on the spot!

11/21/17 Greencard arrives in the mail.  Plan to start naturalization in 3 years....

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5 hours ago, permathought said:

Where did you find the USCIS tips?

I believe he's referring to moving the checks and the G-1145 up to the top. I can't remember where exactly, but I did read on the USCIS website that they prefer the checks to be on top, then that E-Notification form. 


03/11/2016 Met in person for first time (Talked online for nearly a year prior as friends playing online games)

03/29/2016 Officially started dating

09/29/2016 Engaged

10/20/2016 Married at SF Courthouse

12/14/2016 Mailed I-130, I-485 & I-765

12/20/2016 Delivered at Chicago Lock Box by UPS

01/04/2017 Received NOA via text and email for I-130, I-485 and I-765

01/05/2017 Both checks are cashed

01/09/2017 NOA received in mail for I-130, I-485 and I-765

01/23/2017 Biometrics Appointment notification received (Appt set for 02/02/17)

02/17/2017 I-485 Status updated to "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

03/23/2017 Case Status updated to "EAD Card is being produced."

08/30/2017 Case status updated to "Interview Scheduled"

09/28/2017 Interview! Status updated to "New Card is being produced" shortly after interview!

10/06/2017 Green Card arrived!

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5 minutes ago, acyland said:

I believe he's referring to moving the checks and the G-1145 up to the top. I can't remember where exactly, but I did read on the USCIS website that they prefer the checks to be on top, then that E-Notification form. 

Yes, it's just the order they want it in, which makes sense. 

 

There's a whole bunch of tips here to assembling your packet, but the ones I'm referring to are at the very bottom. https://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips

 

iyi sanslar size de hocam :)

 


Adjustment of Status from F-1

Day  -16 - 01/01/17 - Married! (Same-Sex)

Day  -01 - 01/17/17 - Sent packet to Chicago Lockbox (FedEx)

Day   00 - 01/18/17 - Packet delivered

Day   07 - 01/25/17 - Email/Text NOA1 (PD 1/18)

Day   08 - 01/26/17 - Checks Cashed & MyUSCIS Works (I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765)

Day   12 - 01/30/17 - Hard Copy of all four NOA1s received in mail

Day   13 - 01/31/17 - Biometrics Appointment Letter received (02/13/17)

Day   19 - 02/06/17 - Biometrics walk-in successful (Arlington, VA)

Day   27 - 02/14/17 - Status changed to RFIE sent

Day   31 - 02/18/17 - RFIE arrived in mail (Forgot joint sponsor's birth certificate)

Day   34 - 02/21/17 - RFIE response delivered

Day   35 - 02/22/17 - Status changed to RFIE received

Day   43 - 03/02/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

Day   92 - 04/21/17 - EAD "New Card is Being Produced"

Day 100 - 04/29/17 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

Day 184 - 07/21/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Submitted (online)

Day 190 - 07/27/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Confirmed

Day 198 - 08/04/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (again?!)

Day 281 - 10/26/17 - Interview Notice Received - Nov 28

Day 314 - 11/28/17 - Interview Day! (Approved on spot verbally, no paper or online notice yet)

Day 317 - 12/05/17 - Green Card received in mail! (Online status never updated)

 

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