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Help please!

 

I mailed my AOS/EAD/AP together with two money orders totalling $1225.

I received two receipts for the AOS and AP confirming they are being processed but the EAD NOA states my application is denied due to incorrect payment or no payment at all.

 

Can someone please help me with this? I was under the impression if you filed the EAD with the AOS then no additional payment was required on top of the $1225 as per the K1 guide...

 

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Note: Applicants filing for this benefit at the same time or while an Adjustment of Status (I-485) application is pending are not required to pay any fee as it was included in the "total cost" of the I-485.

 

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Omg not this again... it's really annoying when they are just incompetent.

This started happening to a few ppl here and there earlier this year. They are probably using some less informed staff at the receiving site.

Resend the i765 with the rejection notice and copy of i485 NOA1. Print out the instructions that say it's free and highlight and put on top and send.

I'm sorry for your delay. 

 

Edited by Suss&Camm

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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13 minutes ago, Suss&Camm said:

Omg not this again... it's really annoying when they are just incompetent.

This started happening to a few ppl here and there earlier this year. They are probably using some less informed staff at the receiving site.

Resend the i765 with the rejection notice and copy of i485 NOA1. Print out the instructions that say it's free and highlight and put on top and send.

I'm sorry for your delay. 

 

I totally agree with you...looks like the staff need extra training !

 

When i went to get the vaccination record done by a USCIS certified CS he wanted me to get the physical test done again. I told him i only need the vaccination page to be updated and since am on a K-1 visa my medical exam is good for 1 year. He started saying i do this on daily basis and i know what am doing and just before things could turn into a argument, I had to pull up the instructions page of I-693 on my phone and i showed it to him and then he's like oh i didnt read that part !!! i didnt know what to say..anyways..... @Isabella_NZ yea.. re-send the application with the NOA1 of I-485, instructions page highligted and the rejected notice copy as said by @Suss&Camm


19-APR-2017- K-1 Visa Granted

11-MAY-2017- Entered US

14-JUN-2017- Got married

_____________________________________________________________________________

05-AUG-2017- Sent AOS package to chicago lockbox

07-AUG-2017- AOS Package Reached Chicago lockbox

10-AUG-2017- Received E-Notifications for 3 forms at 12:30 in the night !!!

14-AUG-2017- Received NOA1 by mail

24-AUG-2017- Received letter for Biometrics

08-SEPT-2017-Biometrics done

13-DEC-2017- Received RFIE

31-JAN-2018- Response to RFIE Received by USCIS

01-FEB-2018- EAD Approved

08-FEB-2018- Received EAD Card

04-MAY-2018- AOS interview/ Approved on spot

10-MAY-2018- Received Approval letter & Green Card in mail

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11 hours ago, Suss&Camm said:

Omg not this again... it's really annoying when they are just incompetent.

This started happening to a few ppl here and there earlier this year. They are probably using some less informed staff at the receiving site.

Resend the i765 with the rejection notice and copy of i485 NOA1. Print out the instructions that say it's free and highlight and put on top and send.

I'm sorry for your delay. 

 

Uggggh seriously??!!! Im not even going to use anymore of my energy to rant about this....

 

Just so i make sure I get this correct, can someone please specifically tell me where on the instructions it states that it is free when it is filed together?

 

Also, they only mailed me back my form, obviously there was other attachments included with said form, should i reprint and resend those again as well?

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21 minutes ago, Isabella_NZ said:

Uggggh seriously??!!! Im not even going to use anymore of my energy to rant about this....

 

Just so i make sure I get this correct, can someone please specifically tell me where on the instructions it states that it is free when it is filed together?

 

Also, they only mailed me back my form, obviously there was other attachments included with said form, should i reprint and resend those again as well?

And two more passport photos????

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4 minutes ago, Isabella_NZ said:

And two more passport photos????

Hi,

 

I would include all of the evidence you needed to include with it again just to be sure that it will not be rejected again. 

 

P.S. Your application was rejected, not denied. :) 

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4 minutes ago, mr-mrs-hdc said:

Hi,

 

I would include all of the evidence you needed to include with it again just to be sure that it will not be rejected again. 

 

P.S. Your application was rejected, not denied. :) 

Gosh what an absolute pain in the a$$

 

Thanks for the information.

 

I am currently waiting a callback from a manager at USCIS which I know will not solve this problem but it may make me feel a little better to vent and so they become aware of the mistakes the staff are making.

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49 minutes ago, Isabella_NZ said:

Just so i make sure I get this correct, can someone please specifically tell me where on the instructions it states that it is free when it is filed together?

 

Also, they only mailed me back my form, obviously there was other attachments included with said form, should i reprint and resend those again as well?

See page 16 of the I-485 instructions.

 

Yes.

27 minutes ago, Isabella_NZ said:

And two more passport photos????

They didn't send the 2 back with it? They should have. If not, you will need 2 new ones.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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20 minutes ago, geowrian said:

See page 16 of the I-485 instructions.

 

Yes.

They didn't send the 2 back with it? They should have. If not, you will need 2 new ones.

No they did not..... Surprise surprise!

 

Off to Walgreens and the Post Office...again......sigh.

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1 minute ago, Dee elle said:

Keep breathing.. you can do this 😲

Thank you. I just spoke with a 'manager' aka someone else at USCIS and they basically just said sorry not sorry, we cant control the staff at the lockboxes who do the document checking etc. 

 

He did suggest writing a cover letter requesting that the application be expedited (as it was their error) and calling once I get the NOA receipt to follow up. Worth a shot.

 

Also, which USCIS office do I put on the Employment Authorisation form??? I live in Florida and the documents are being mailed to Chicago but is that the office i detail on the form?

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You will be sending it to the Chicago lockbox again.

Good luck!


 

K-1 and AOS timeline below:

Spoiler

 

Met in school summer of 2011, started dating May 2012, engaged June 2016

07/15/2016 - Sent K-1 visa documents                            04/20/2017 - Mailed AOS package

07/19/2016 - NOA1 (California Service Center)                 04/23/2017 - AOS package delivered

09/02/2016 - NOA2 (45 days)                                         04/29/2017 - AOS text and email notifications

09/15/2016 - NVC case number assigned                         05/04/2017 - NOA1 received for AOS, EAD, AP

09/29/2016 - Case is "Ready" at embassy                        05/22/2017 - Biometrics taken

10/06/2016 - Got an interview date!                                06/14/2017 - Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for Interview

11/06/2016 - Scheduled the medical!                               08/03/2017 - Interview is Scheduled

12/06/2016 - Medical done!                                            09/06/2017 - Interview time!

12/12/2016 - Interview done! Visa approved!                   09/06/2017 - RFE for (lost) medical

12/16/2016 - Visa issued                                                09/19/2017 - New medical submitted (in person)

12/19/2016 - Passport with visa, envelope in hand             09/26/2017 - New Card is Being Produced (online update)

01/11/2017 - POE!!!                                                       09/29/2017 - Received I-797 Approval Notice - Card Was Mailed to Me

04/06/2017 - Married                                                     10/04/2017 - Green card in hand!

 

 

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No worries, I had this with my AP. 

I called USCIS and I was told to send a new form AND a copy of the NOA1 of the I-485/I-130. I also send a short letter explaining that the costs are waived when I-485/I-130 are submitted. I received my AP within 6 weeks after.

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Just now, Beachlover said:

No worries, I had this with my AP. 

I called USCIS and I was told to send a new form AND a copy of the NOA1 of the I-485/I-130. I also send a short letter explaining that the costs are waived when I-485/I-130 is submitted. I received my AP within 6 weeks after.

6 weeks!! Well that leaves me feeling slightly optimistic :)

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Also, they should have put in the address you need to send it too. I believe on the bottom of the green form, or letter. Sorry it's been awhile ago so don't recall the exact details but it has to be there.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Isabella_NZ said:

6 weeks!! Well that leaves me feeling slightly optimistic :)

Lol, yeah received the day before my actual interview. So it's not always a bad process. Just stressful...that's all :-D


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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