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Hi! We will be filing for my AOS shortly, and since tomorrow marks the start of a new month I thought it would be appropriate to start a new thread for all June filers adjusting from K1 visas. If you're filing soon or if you think you'll file within the next few weeks, please join :) 


Swedish/American couple, met at university, eventually filed the I-129F petition in 2017.

K1 NOA1: 9/12/2017. NOA2: 3/10/2018. Case # Assigned: 3/28/2018. Embassy Received: 3/29/2018. Medical: 4/18/2018. Interview: 5/3/2018. VOH: 5/8/2018. US Entry (POE JFK): 5/24/2018.

 

AOS Package Sent: 6/4/2018. NOA1/Received Date: 6/5/2018. e-Notified: 6/11/2018. NOA1 Hardcopy: 6/14/2018. Biometrics Appt: 6/28/2018. I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 7/25/2018. I-765 Card in Production: 9/19/2018. I-765/I-131 Combo Card Received: 9/25/2018. I-765/I-131 Renewal Sent: 4/2/2019. NOA1/Received Date: 4/3/2019. GC Interview Scheduled: 8/13/2019. GC Interview: 9/19/2019. GC Approved: 11/5/2019. GC Received: 11/13/2019.

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@LizM joined. we just sent packet today, last day of May. 


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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3 hours ago, Alabamak1 said:

@LizM joined. we just sent packet today, last day of May. 

Nice! Well done. Did you send in any additional evidence of bonafide marriage? At this point there isn't much - no joint accounts, I'm not on the lease, there's really not much until I got my SSN and a job. What did you send in? Just certificate of marriage or more?


Swedish/American couple, met at university, eventually filed the I-129F petition in 2017.

K1 NOA1: 9/12/2017. NOA2: 3/10/2018. Case # Assigned: 3/28/2018. Embassy Received: 3/29/2018. Medical: 4/18/2018. Interview: 5/3/2018. VOH: 5/8/2018. US Entry (POE JFK): 5/24/2018.

 

AOS Package Sent: 6/4/2018. NOA1/Received Date: 6/5/2018. e-Notified: 6/11/2018. NOA1 Hardcopy: 6/14/2018. Biometrics Appt: 6/28/2018. I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 7/25/2018. I-765 Card in Production: 9/19/2018. I-765/I-131 Combo Card Received: 9/25/2018. I-765/I-131 Renewal Sent: 4/2/2019. NOA1/Received Date: 4/3/2019. GC Interview Scheduled: 8/13/2019. GC Interview: 9/19/2019. GC Approved: 11/5/2019. GC Received: 11/13/2019.

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1 minute ago, LizM said:

Nice! Well done. Did you send in any additional evidence of bonafide marriage? At this point there isn't much - no joint accounts, I'm not on the lease, there's really not much until I got my SSN and a job. What did you send in? Just certificate of marriage or more?

nothing with bonafide marriage, because my wife just literally got here 7 days ago. she has no SS# or else. We need SS# for almost 99% of things, even the lease at my apartment needs it. Just the marriage certificate and the most current paystubs.


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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14 hours ago, Alabamak1 said:

nothing with bonafide marriage, because my wife just literally got here 7 days ago. she has no SS# or else. We need SS# for almost 99% of things, even the lease at my apartment needs it. Just the marriage certificate and the most current paystubs.

Yes I think that's what we'll do too. There will be enough evidence by the time of the interview (after about a 100 years of marriage) ;) 

 

No but seriously, just checked waiting times for my area, it's 1+ year, sometimes up to 17-18 months. Fingers crossed they will go down.


Swedish/American couple, met at university, eventually filed the I-129F petition in 2017.

K1 NOA1: 9/12/2017. NOA2: 3/10/2018. Case # Assigned: 3/28/2018. Embassy Received: 3/29/2018. Medical: 4/18/2018. Interview: 5/3/2018. VOH: 5/8/2018. US Entry (POE JFK): 5/24/2018.

 

AOS Package Sent: 6/4/2018. NOA1/Received Date: 6/5/2018. e-Notified: 6/11/2018. NOA1 Hardcopy: 6/14/2018. Biometrics Appt: 6/28/2018. I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 7/25/2018. I-765 Card in Production: 9/19/2018. I-765/I-131 Combo Card Received: 9/25/2018. I-765/I-131 Renewal Sent: 4/2/2019. NOA1/Received Date: 4/3/2019. GC Interview Scheduled: 8/13/2019. GC Interview: 9/19/2019. GC Approved: 11/5/2019. GC Received: 11/13/2019.

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19 minutes ago, Swissmiss82 said:

yaaaay joining that party right there!!!

 

we have filed on wednesday, but they received our package today, june 1st, so i am officially a part of you guys :)

 

is it just me, or does it feel less bad now that we are with the boo's? :D

i don't mind the wait now, as it's easier to be with my mister under one roof.. 

Welcome!! :D Glad to have you back! I agree it's definitely easier now, but I have also only been here about a week... Might be climbing the walls in a few months without work authorization, who knows ;) 

 

Question about the AOS package - did you submit one set of evidence per form (so two photos for I-485, two for I-131, two for I-765), or just one set? Also, for the I-131 they ask for "USCIS receipt of present status in the United States" (I assume I-94 will suffice) and "copy of receipt that AOS is filed for" (I assume when filing concurrently, this is not needed). Is this how you did it, too?


Swedish/American couple, met at university, eventually filed the I-129F petition in 2017.

K1 NOA1: 9/12/2017. NOA2: 3/10/2018. Case # Assigned: 3/28/2018. Embassy Received: 3/29/2018. Medical: 4/18/2018. Interview: 5/3/2018. VOH: 5/8/2018. US Entry (POE JFK): 5/24/2018.

 

AOS Package Sent: 6/4/2018. NOA1/Received Date: 6/5/2018. e-Notified: 6/11/2018. NOA1 Hardcopy: 6/14/2018. Biometrics Appt: 6/28/2018. I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 7/25/2018. I-765 Card in Production: 9/19/2018. I-765/I-131 Combo Card Received: 9/25/2018. I-765/I-131 Renewal Sent: 4/2/2019. NOA1/Received Date: 4/3/2019. GC Interview Scheduled: 8/13/2019. GC Interview: 9/19/2019. GC Approved: 11/5/2019. GC Received: 11/13/2019.

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The Visajourney timeline says around October till late November for EAD :(. Oh well, guess i am gonna be taxing my wife around for few months lol


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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19 minutes ago, LizM said:

Welcome!! :D Glad to have you back! I agree it's definitely easier now, but I have also only been here about a week... Might be climbing the walls in a few months without work authorization, who knows ;) 

 

Question about the AOS package - did you submit one set of evidence per form (so two photos for I-485, two for I-131, two for I-765), or just one set? Also, for the I-131 they ask for "USCIS receipt of present status in the United States" (I assume I-94 will suffice) and "copy of receipt that AOS is filed for" (I assume when filing concurrently, this is not needed). Is this how you did it, too?

yes, i have sent 3 set of 2 pix for each request (I-485,  I-131, I-765) to assure they won't RFE us lol

yes, i have printed the I-94 online, as some people seem to get it when they enter the country, others get it online.

so i had to print it out and just sent that copy with it. 

 

if you want, you can send me your email and i will send you the cover letter i have used (sorry i'm a control freak hahaha) 

to remember every single paper and copy that they need.

i also picked up at the 99 cent store a pack of little folders (this pack had 3 in it so yaaay), and i 

basically put the cover letter with the check in the front, and each of these 3 folders have the I-485,  I-131, I-765 separate in one of them.

just made it look a bit organized and easier for whoever is going through paperwork :)

 

have you filled out all the forms yet? 


NOA1: 09/08/2017 / NOA2: 03/12/2018 (185 days)

NVC Received: 03/23/2018  / NVC Case # received: 04/09/2018 / NVC left: 04/11/2018

Embassy Received: 04/12/2018 / Packet 3 Received & Returned: 04/12/2018

Medical: 04/17/2018  / Interview: 04/20/2018  / Visa received: 04/25/2018

POE: 04/30/2018 - I'm hoooomeeeee

 

AOS/ED/AP filed: 05/30/2018

NOA1: 06/06/2018 (AOS), 06/01/2018 (ED/AP)

Fingerprints: 06/27/2018 (Update App: Fingerprint Review was Completed 07/11/2018)

RFE: received: 08/27/2018

Received RFE at USCIS: 09/04/2018

Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 09/19/2018

ED/AP Card is being produced: 09/25/2018

ED/AP Card delivered: 10/01/2018

Interview: 11/29/2018 (Charleston)

GC approved: 12/04/2018

GC sent out with tracking: 12/07/2018

GC received: 

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15 hours ago, Swissmiss82 said:

yes, i have sent 3 set of 2 pix for each request (I-485,  I-131, I-765) to assure they won't RFE us lol

yes, i have printed the I-94 online, as some people seem to get it when they enter the country, others get it online.

so i had to print it out and just sent that copy with it. 

 

if you want, you can send me your email and i will send you the cover letter i have used (sorry i'm a control freak hahaha) 

to remember every single paper and copy that they need.

i also picked up at the 99 cent store a pack of little folders (this pack had 3 in it so yaaay), and i 

basically put the cover letter with the check in the front, and each of these 3 folders have the I-485,  I-131, I-765 separate in one of them.

just made it look a bit organized and easier for whoever is going through paperwork :)

 

have you filled out all the forms yet? 

Gotcha, thank you, that's how I interpreted the instructions too!

 

Yes sure, I'll pm you this weekend. Thank you! I don't mind control freaking, this is important stuff :D I have actually filled out all the forms, and husband filled out the I-864, so we're almost good to go. I have all the evidence but just printing/copying and making everything orderly will probably take some time too. Plan to have it sent out Monday morning.

 

By the way, did you have the copy of your marriage certificate certified? If you did, how was it certified? And did you send in anything to prove you already had the medical?


Swedish/American couple, met at university, eventually filed the I-129F petition in 2017.

K1 NOA1: 9/12/2017. NOA2: 3/10/2018. Case # Assigned: 3/28/2018. Embassy Received: 3/29/2018. Medical: 4/18/2018. Interview: 5/3/2018. VOH: 5/8/2018. US Entry (POE JFK): 5/24/2018.

 

AOS Package Sent: 6/4/2018. NOA1/Received Date: 6/5/2018. e-Notified: 6/11/2018. NOA1 Hardcopy: 6/14/2018. Biometrics Appt: 6/28/2018. I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 7/25/2018. I-765 Card in Production: 9/19/2018. I-765/I-131 Combo Card Received: 9/25/2018. I-765/I-131 Renewal Sent: 4/2/2019. NOA1/Received Date: 4/3/2019. GC Interview Scheduled: 8/13/2019. GC Interview: 9/19/2019. GC Approved: 11/5/2019. GC Received: 11/13/2019.

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1 hour ago, LizM said:

By the way, did you have the copy of your marriage certificate certified? If you did, how was it certified? And did you send in anything to prove you already had the medical?

When you buy the copy from the courthouse it will be certified copy. When we got married we got 4 copies total. My wife carries one in her purse just in case with her passport till she gets her EAD


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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3 hours ago, LizM said:

Gotcha, thank you, that's how I interpreted the instructions too!

 

Yes sure, I'll pm you this weekend. Thank you! I don't mind control freaking, this is important stuff :D I have actually filled out all the forms, and husband filled out the I-864, so we're almost good to go. I have all the evidence but just printing/copying and making everything orderly will probably take some time too. Plan to have it sent out Monday morning.

 

By the way, did you have the copy of your marriage certificate certified? If you did, how was it certified? And did you send in anything to prove you already had the medical?

Go to the cour house and get a stamp will make it certified. Or ask clerks there.

i sent my DS 3025 to show my medical test. 

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1 hour ago, Alabamak1 said:

When you buy the copy from the courthouse it will be certified copy. When we got married we got 4 copies total. My wife carries one in her purse just in case with her passport till she gets her EAD

Not necessarily. Better tell the clerk in the courthouse that you need a certify one. Otherwise they might just give you a normal one. In my case, I got a court house stamp on the paper to make it certified. If I didn’t mention to get a certified one, they would not stamp on it. Also , I paid 2$ for that stamp. 

 

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1 minute ago, Tomalley said:

Not necessarily. Better tell the clerk in the courthouse that you need a certify one. Otherwise they might just give you a normal one. In my case, I got a court house stamp on the paper to make it certified. If I didn’t mention to get a certified one, they would not stamp on it. Also , I paid 2$ for that stamp. 

 

The courthouse we used to get our license, at least here in Alabama, charges $2 and puts a seal on it, which is the certification. It's not a rubber stamp.  


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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3 minutes ago, Alabamak1 said:

The courthouse we used to get our license, at least here in Alabama, charges $2 and puts a seal on it, which is the certification. It's not a rubber stamp.  

Yes, a seal , that’s what I mean by “stamp” 

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