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Hey. I saw there was a similar thread for 2016 and 2017 but I couldn't find one for 2018. Would you be interested in following the progress of other New York filers? I thought we could discuss our timelines, interview experiences with the local offices, and keep track of when EADs will start coming in. :) Anyone interested? @NYLondon @Michelle M @Penny&Lee @blenheim 

@Filip and Alix @AndreaPerkins

 

Please tag any other NY filers you may know.


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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Great idea! I'll be following this thread ^_^ Just updated my signature with my current status


K-1:

Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent: 08/15/2017

NOA1: 08/18/2017

NOA2: 02/20/2018 (186 days)

NOA2 Hardcopy Sent: 02/24/2018

USCIS sent to NVC: 02/27/2018

NVC Received: 03/07/2018

NVC Case #: 03/15/2018

NVC Left: 03/16/2018

Embassy Received: 03/19/2018

Medical Exam: 03/21/2018

Interview at Stockholm Embassy: 04/12/2018 -- Approved!!

Visa Issued: 04/16/2018

Visa Received: 04/25/2018

POE: 04/27/2018

Married: 05/1/2018

 

 

AOS + AP + EAD:
Package Sent: 05/08/2018

NOA1: 05/15/2018

Biometrics: 06/4/2018

EAD/AP Card Being Produced: 9/28/18 (143 days)
EAD/AP Received: 10/4/18

AOS Interview: 09/26/19 (499 days from NOA1) Accepted!
GC Received: 10/16/19

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12 hours ago, LizM said:

Hey. I saw there was a similar thread for 2016 and 2017 but I couldn't find one for 2018. Would you be interested in following the progress of other New York filers? I thought we could discuss our timelines, interview experiences with the local offices, and keep track of when EADs will start coming in. :) Anyone interested? @NYLondon @Michelle M @Penny&Lee @blenheim 

@Filip and Alix @AndreaPerkins

 

Please tag any other NY filers you may know.

Yes love it.... I too was looking for a similar thread. 

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Yep sounds like a great idea.  

@Cmoran72


I-129F                                                                                                           AOS 

24/7/17 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX via FedEx                                          19/6/18   - AoS mailed to Chicago via FedEx
25/7/17 - I-129F received at Lewisville, TX                                                          20/6/18   - AoS received at Chicago. I-485/I-765/I-131
27/7/17- NOA1 Notice date on I-797C also via SMS and e-mail                      27/6/18   - check cashed by USCIS 

1/8/17 - NOA1 hardcopy via mail (hardcopy date: 27/7/17)                            28/6/18   - received NOA numbers for all three apps, "submitted date" says 25/6/18   
5/2/18 - NOA2 via SMS and e-mail and App                                                       
2/7/18     - received hardcopy NOA's for all three apps
7/2/18 - NOA2 hardcopy via mail (hardcopy dated: 2/2/18)                            6/7/18     - received letter with date for Biometrics appt            
13/2/18NVC received                                                                                           
9/7/18     - Biometrics appt            
16/2/18 - NVC case number assigned/Case left NVC, status 'In Transit'     
20/7/18   - Fingerprint Review was completed            
20/2/18 - Consulate received                                                                                 
25/7/18   - Update on Current Status on I-485: "Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview"       
8/3/18 - Medical                                                                                                      
 15 & 29/8/18; 12 & 26/9/18; 10/10/18;  - "We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time" email from USCIS  "We last took action on your case on 18 July 2018"    
23/3/18 - Interview & APPROVED!                                                                         16/10/18  - New card is being produced  (I-765) (text & email notification)
26/3/18 - Advanced Processing                                                                             17/10/18  - Approved Form I-131
27/3/18 - Issued                                                                                                        19/10/18  - Card was Mailed To Us ( I-765) (text notification)                          
3/4/18 - Visa in hand                                                                                                
20/10/18  - received hardcopy NOA's for I-765 & I-131 in mail
12/5/18 - POE                                                                                                            24/10/18 - received EAD/AP combo card in mail   

June 2018 - Wedding (L)                                                             7 & 21/11;5/12 2018;16 & 30/1/19; 27/2; 13/3; 8 & 22/5; 5 & 5 & 19/6 2019 -"We are still reviewing your case & there are no updates at this time" email from USCIS "We last took action on your case on 18 July 2018" 

                                                                                                                                     June 2019 - One Year Anniversary (L)   

                                                                                                                                    19/6/19   - 365 Days / 1 year since submitting AoS

                                                                                                                                      3/7/2019 -"We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time"  email from USCIS "We last took action on your case on 18 July 2018" 

                                                                                                                                     12/7/19  -  USCUS received renewal for EAD & AP; "received date" says 10/7/19   

                                                                                                                                    18/7/19   - Fingerprint Review was completed for I-765

                                                                                                                                     19/7/19   - received hardcopy NOA's for both EAD & AP 

                                                                                                                                     26/7/19   - received letter from USCIS that biometrics approved (didn't have to go again, this was from last years appt)
                                                                                                                                     04/9/19
   - husband rang USCIS about AP and requested expedite for AP

                                                                                                                                     04/9/19   - 15 minutes after checking the USCIS website where no change was listed, it said "Interview was scheduled".  Received email from USCIS later stating "Case Status: Testing & Interview" (438 days)

                                                                                                                                     05/9/19   - received text saying case was updated and to check website 
                                                                                                                                     09/9/19   - received USPS Informed Delivery that USCIS letter would arrive today & it was in the post. Rec'd email from USCIS requesting more info for expedite AP request. Faxed info back immediately. 

                                                                                                                     10/9/19   - rec'd approval for I131 renewal; 18/9-USCIS email "new card ordered"' 21/9 -"Card/Doc Production"; 23/9-2 ltrs in mail from USCIS, card mailed via USPS (text/email notifications for all); 25/9-new EAD/AP card rec'd
                                                                                                                     17/10/19  - Interview in NYC
                                                                                                                                    7/11/19 -  email to check status online, finally "Case was Approved" and "New Card is Being Produced" on site.  App still not updated. 12/11/19 - card was mailed to me; 13/11/19 rec'd tracking number  
                                                                                                                                    xx/xx/19 - received card in mail

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                   

 

 

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My status just updated yesterday to "Ready to schedule for interview". Not expecting that scheduling to happen anytime soon.

 

I saw someone who applied in NYC last year in June and they had their EAD in November. I guess I should count on the same.


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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8 minutes ago, LizM said:

My status just updated yesterday to "Ready to schedule for interview". Not expecting that scheduling to happen anytime soon.

 

I saw someone who applied in NYC last year in June and they had their EAD in November. I guess I should count on the same.

You did your bio a week before us, I'm keeping my finger crossed.  Did you get an update after your biometrics?

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Just now, Michelle M said:

You did your bio a week before us, I'm keeping my finger crossed.  Did you get an update after your biometrics?

No, nothing, until yesterday, when the I-485 status changed. But I guess it changes sometime after biometrics for everyone?

 

I just thought it was strange, because from a few cases I saw last year, they seemed to update that status later on in the AOS process, when the interview was actually like a month or so away. Seems this has changed.


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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39 minutes ago, LizM said:

No, nothing, until yesterday, when the I-485 status changed. But I guess it changes sometime after biometrics for everyone?

 

I just thought it was strange, because from a few cases I saw last year, they seemed to update that status later on in the AOS process, when the interview was actually like a month or so away. Seems this has changed.

The same happened with us too! Biometrics was June 4th and I-485 changed to Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview on July 16th (10 days ago)

 

How are you holding up so far with the the free time you have? My partner has been fine so far for the past three months here, writing a lot and keeping busy, but I suspect at a date not too far into the future he's going to get stir crazy


K-1:

Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent: 08/15/2017

NOA1: 08/18/2017

NOA2: 02/20/2018 (186 days)

NOA2 Hardcopy Sent: 02/24/2018

USCIS sent to NVC: 02/27/2018

NVC Received: 03/07/2018

NVC Case #: 03/15/2018

NVC Left: 03/16/2018

Embassy Received: 03/19/2018

Medical Exam: 03/21/2018

Interview at Stockholm Embassy: 04/12/2018 -- Approved!!

Visa Issued: 04/16/2018

Visa Received: 04/25/2018

POE: 04/27/2018

Married: 05/1/2018

 

 

AOS + AP + EAD:
Package Sent: 05/08/2018

NOA1: 05/15/2018

Biometrics: 06/4/2018

EAD/AP Card Being Produced: 9/28/18 (143 days)
EAD/AP Received: 10/4/18

AOS Interview: 09/26/19 (499 days from NOA1) Accepted!
GC Received: 10/16/19

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23 minutes ago, blenheim said:

The same happened with us too! Biometrics was June 4th and I-485 changed to Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview on July 16th (10 days ago)

 

How are you holding up so far with the the free time you have? My partner has been fine so far for the past three months here, writing a lot and keeping busy, but I suspect at a date not too far into the future he's going to get stir crazy

I am good, too. Thought AOS would be harder, but then again, maybe that day has just not come yet.

 

I just did an introductory workshop with a non-profit, so I might do some volunteer work for them going forward. I also enrolled in a course but honestly, every time I sit down with it I start browsing jobs instead. What I am starting to miss is having friends to pop over to. Did your husband find a good way of meeting new people? Everything well with you guys?


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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2 hours ago, LizM said:

No, nothing, until yesterday, when the I-485 status changed. But I guess it changes sometime after biometrics for everyone?

 

I just thought it was strange, because from a few cases I saw last year, they seemed to update that status later on in the AOS process, when the interview was actually like a month or so away. Seems this has changed.

I thought so too but them this process isn't normal.

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My mom's timeline, New York City:

02/28/2018 - USCIS recieved application 

05/19/2018 - Biometrics 

07/17/2018 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview 

07/23/2018 - Form I-765 Approved / Employment Authorization Card in Production

07/26/2018 - EAD mailed 

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So I wrote my JFK POE review and it’s on my profile. It was the WORST POE I’ve ever had through JFK. It’s a good read if you’re curious as to how that went. 

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On 7/28/2018 at 1:53 PM, Penny&Lee said:

So I wrote my JFK POE review and it’s on my profile. It was the WORST POE I’ve ever had through JFK. It’s a good read if you’re curious as to how that went. 

Seems like you got someone who was completely inexperienced, and who tried to hide it by being rude and demanding. When I went through I was also standing in I think two different (but short) lines before I was directed to the incorrect window, had to stand in a third line, and then someone reluctantly took my case and opened my envelope. I wonder how unusual K1s are.


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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