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Service Request for AOS - exceeding expected processing time

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Hey all,


So I sent off my AOS paperwork on 11/8/2016. Online it is saying my fingerprint fee was accepted 11/25/16.


Did Biometrics on 12/19/16.


Since then, have received EAD and AP - great, BUT still awaiting any further movement on AOS. It has been 185 days and as far as I can tell my case is not at my local field office (San Antonio) because it still says "Name change succesful" etc from a mess up they made, so it is not saying that we are ready to be scheduled for interview.


I have submitted a service request as I feel my case is exceeding normal processing times. I came here on a K1 - anyone had any luck with a service request for the above? Anyone got an idea for what could be going on with my case? Am assuming I could still be approved without interview and am hopeful my service request may hurry things along.

Sorry if this is a little disjointed and confusing to read.

Edited by thrashunreal

I-129F sent: 2016-04-27

NOA1 Email & Text: 2016-05-04

NOA1 Received in Mail: 2016-05-18

NOA2 Email & Text: 2016-07-06 (63 DAYS!)

NOA2 Received in Mail: 2016-07-18

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If there is anything to test your patience, it's the green card process. K-1 based AOS reviews have been taking up to a year lately at a lot of field offices. My wife and I filed our I-485 beginning of last June (2016) and our status was stuck on "fingerprint fee received" until April 2017 (11 months) when it finally changed to "Interview ready to be scheduled". We just had our AOS interview early this week. The reason it's taking so long could simply be that there is a backlog of applications. All you can really do is wait unfortunately. It may seem like they forgot about your application, but they have not. You will hear something eventually, don't worry.

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AoS from a K-1 can routinely take up to a year or so. 

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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card



Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

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