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Hello everyone


I just did interview last week. Everything is fine during the interview, the io only ask yes/no question from I-485 form and verify document I submit.

Now I check case status everyday but no luck. 

I need to go back home country this weekend with my AP and come back next month. Am I OK  for re-entry with holding AP ?


Thanks all 



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Yes. I explicitly asked the IO last month at my wife's AOS interview to verify this.



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





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



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



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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Hi, guys! Kinda off topic but... I’m so anxious right now! More than a year ago, we filed for my AOS. My application had a hyphenated last name as that’s how my new surname is on the Marriage Certificate. Since then, USCIS has been sending letters/mail (NOA) to me showing a surname that is NOT hyphenated. More than a year ago, when I first brought it up to our lawyer, we were told it’s not an issue as hyphens are, for some reason, typically overlooked/maybe even ignored by USCIS.


Today, we had my interview and I was approved for the green card (yay!!!). The interview went great. Our IO was amazing... Asked me to state my name to him and just said it (without mentioning that there’s a hyphen because I had forgotten that it was even an issue to me). Our IO didn’t ask me how I want my name on my Green Card so I had completely forgotten to ask about the hyphenation! :( My green card might get printed without the hyphen :( Now I’m worried if Border Patrol at airports would flag me for my green card not matching my Marriage Certificate?


Is it possibly going to be an issue? In case my Green Card doesn’t show a hyphenated surname, what should I do? :( am I just overthinking it? :( my license and social security are all following my marriage certificate (which shows my hyphenated surname)


thank you for the help!

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