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Hey everybody! Back on VisaJourney for the last step of this long, stressful,  journey.

 

Just filed N-400 online today (December 3) for my wife. We are at Hartford, CT field office.

 

Good luck to all. Hope everything moves swiftly!


I-130 process (CR-1):

Spoiler

I-130 sent: October 27, 2014

NOA1: October 30, 2014 (Nebraska Service Center)

NOA2: March 31, 2015

DS-261 completed and AOS bill paid: April 27, 2015

AOS & IV packages sent: May 20, 2015

Checklist for IV fee: June 26, 2015

IV fee paid: July 27, 2015

DS-260 completed: August 10, 2015

Checklist for beficiary's proof of legal residence: September 11, 2015

Beneficiary's proof of legal residence sent: September 15, 2015

Case complete (3 N/A's & confirmation via phone): October 13, 2015

Case complete e-mail received: October 20, 2015

Interview scheduled (P4 received): October 23, 2015

Interview: December 1, 2015 - APPROVED!

Visa in hand: December 10, 2015

 

I-751 process (Removal of Conditions):

I-751 sent: December 5, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

NOA received: December 8, 2017 (GC extended until February 2019)

NOA received: August 6, 2018 (GC extended until August 2019)

Transferred to local field office: April 9, 2018

 

N-400 process (Naturalization):

N-400 filed: December 3, 2018 (filed online; Hartford, CT field office)

Biometrics letter received: December 12, 2018

Biometrics appointment: December 27, 2018 (walked in on December 17, 2018)

 

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Submitted the N400 application this weekend. At first, it stated to call USCIS since there was an issue and the application could not go through. Late Yesterday, I received an email with the payment confirmation and the app changed to submitted with ETA 10 months. Now, the ETA is 15 months until March 2020. 😕


CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 2, 2018 submitted application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 14 months or March 2020.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled , date not yet shown.

December 10, 2018 saw in 'Documents' section of USCIS that Bio scheduled for  28 December 2018.

December 13, 2018 did a walk-in to the scheduled service center, and they did the appointment on the spot. New completion time reads 13 months to February 2020.

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11 hours ago, hobbitspouse said:

Submitted the N400 application this weekend. At first, it stated to call USCIS since there was an issue and the application could not go through. Late Yesterday, I received an email with the payment confirmation and the app changed to submitted with ETA 10 months. Now, the ETA is 15 months until March 2020. 😕

Ugh that’s frustrating!

Where do you find the ETA info?


I-130 process (CR-1):

Spoiler

I-130 sent: October 27, 2014

NOA1: October 30, 2014 (Nebraska Service Center)

NOA2: March 31, 2015

DS-261 completed and AOS bill paid: April 27, 2015

AOS & IV packages sent: May 20, 2015

Checklist for IV fee: June 26, 2015

IV fee paid: July 27, 2015

DS-260 completed: August 10, 2015

Checklist for beficiary's proof of legal residence: September 11, 2015

Beneficiary's proof of legal residence sent: September 15, 2015

Case complete (3 N/A's & confirmation via phone): October 13, 2015

Case complete e-mail received: October 20, 2015

Interview scheduled (P4 received): October 23, 2015

Interview: December 1, 2015 - APPROVED!

Visa in hand: December 10, 2015

 

I-751 process (Removal of Conditions):

I-751 sent: December 5, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

NOA received: December 8, 2017 (GC extended until February 2019)

NOA received: August 6, 2018 (GC extended until August 2019)

Transferred to local field office: April 9, 2018

 

N-400 process (Naturalization):

N-400 filed: December 3, 2018 (filed online; Hartford, CT field office)

Biometrics letter received: December 12, 2018

Biometrics appointment: December 27, 2018 (walked in on December 17, 2018)

 

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Hey everyone - We will be applying on the 21st.  Still waiting for the ROC to be looked at, so will be requesting a combo-interview.  We expect this to be a long wait, but ready to get this started!  My husband's official time starts March 2019, so the biometrics may get processed, but won't hear much after that!


K-1 fiance visa journey ~ Our Beginning ~

 

July 22, 2014 - First connection through website ** March 4, 2015 - First meeting in person in a third country (first visa stress!) ** March 18, 2015 - Sent Form I-129F Petition ** March 19, 2015 - Received by Dallas Lockbox at 8:09 AM CST ** March 24, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 9:04 PM CST - NOA1 ** April 7, 2015 - Received USCIS approval confirmation text and e-mail at 9:30 PM CST - NOA2 ** April 24, 2015 - Called NVC and confirmed receipt ** April 25, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In NVC' ** April 29, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In Transit' ** May 5, 2015 - Petition arrived at embassy - 'Ready' status ** June 14, 2015 - Received Packet 3 and 4 (Interview and document list combined) ** June 29, 2015 - Medical exam ** July 7, 2015 - Embassy interview!!...then...CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Administrative Processing' ** August 4, 2015 - Received call from US Embassy to drop off his passport!! ** September 3, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Ready' and Nonimmigrant!!!!!!! TOMORROW!.....no...still waiting... ** October 13, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting 'Administrative Processing' ** October 15, 2015 - CEAC.GOV now says 'Issued' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

November 10, 2015 - Dallas POE! He's here ** November 16, 2015 - Our marriage :)

Adjustment of Status journey ~ ROC Date December 21, 2017 ~

 

December 9, 2015 - Mailed AOS package (Day 0) ** December 10, 2015 - Received by Chicago Lockbox at 1:06 PM CST (Day 1) ** December 14, 2015 - Initiated county name change petition ** December 22, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 11:34 PM CST - NOA (Day 13) ** January 4, 2016 - Additional information delivered to NBC at 10:10 AM CST (Day 26) ** January 11, 2016 - Fingerprint fee accepted for Form I-485 (Day 33) ** January 19, 2016 - Received Selective Service registration card ** January 20, 2016 - Service request initiated and completed for biometric appointment (Day 42) ** January 23, 2016 - Received biometric letter dated January 16, 2016 (Day 45) ** February 5, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 58) ** February 19, 2016 - Request for Initial Evidence for EAD/AP (Day 72) ** February 25, 2016 - Received RFIE (Day 78) ** February 26, 2016 - Mailed response to RFIE (Day 79) ** February 29, 2016 - Response to RFE delivered to NBC at 11:06 AM CST (Day 82) ** March 3, 2016 - EAD status update to RFE response received March 1, 2016 (Day 85) ** March 4, 2016 - EAD/AP approved/card being produced (Day 86) ** March 9, 2016 - EAD/AP card mailed (Day 91) ** March 12, 2016 - EAD/AP received (Day 94) ** March 21, 2016 - GC approved/card being produced (Day 103) ** March 24, 2016 - GC mailed and name change completed (should have been February 4, 2016...) (Day 106) ** March 26, 2016 - Conditional GC received (Day 108)

Removal of Conditions journey ~ USC Date December 21, 2018 ~

 December 21, 2017 - Mailed ROC package (Day 0) ** December 26, 2017 - Received by Laguna Niguel Lockbox at 12:40 PM CST (Day 1) ** January 2, 2018 - Check cashed (Day 7) ** January 6, 2018 - Received NOA1 dated December 26, 2017 (Day 11) ** February 13, 2018 - Service request initiated for biometric appointment (Day 49) ** February 23, 2018 - Received service request letter response dated January 19, 2018 instructing us to wait (Day 59) ** March 5, 2018 - Case Received at Local Office (Day 69) ** June 15, 2018 - Case Transferred to Another Office (Day 171) ** June 18, 2018 - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction (Day 174) ** August 24, 2018 - Rec'd extended NOA1 dated August 18, 2018 (Day 241) ** October 22, 2018 - Rec'd corrected extended NOA1 dated October 16, 2018 (Day 299) **

Citizenship Naturalization journey ~ Our Future and Freedom ~

 

December 21, 2018 - Submitted Naturalization Application (Day 1) ** December 26, 2018 - Received NOA dated December 21, 2018 (Day 5) ** December 31, 2018 - Received biometric letter dated December 29, 2018 (Day 10) ** January 18, 2019 - Biometric appointment (Day 28) **

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On 12/4/2018 at 9:47 AM, kkg325 said:

Ugh that’s frustrating!

Where do you find the ETA info?

Once you submit your application and it has been processed,  you will receive an estimated time for completion in the  application dashboard.


CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 2, 2018 submitted application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 14 months or March 2020.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled , date not yet shown.

December 10, 2018 saw in 'Documents' section of USCIS that Bio scheduled for  28 December 2018.

December 13, 2018 did a walk-in to the scheduled service center, and they did the appointment on the spot. New completion time reads 13 months to February 2020.

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Wife received ROC approval December 4, 2018.

She then filed for Citizenship via N-400 on December 6, 2018.

Estimated Case Completion Time:  8 months, or August 2019.

 

This 8 months is different than other have already reported . . . so I guess the timing is dependent upon each persons local office.

 

And today, December 8th received notice that they have scheduled the Biometric appointment.

But the time of the appointment will show up in the Documents section, and there is a note that it may take several days for this appointment document to actually show up on the website.  I suppose they will be mailing a paper copy also.

 

Anyway, happy to be joining this December 2018 Citizenship Group.

Best of luck to all.

Leo



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10 YEAR GREEN CARD PROCESS

July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VSC.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VSC.

August 25, 2017 BIO completed. 32 days since ROC received in VSC.

August 11, 2018  18 month 'Courtesy Copy' extension letter received.  Critical number  297

October 20, 2018 18 month 'Official' extension letter received.  Critical number 297

December 4, 2018  USCIS Account shows: We approved your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, 

December 4, 2018, ordered your new card for Receipt # EAC17297003XX, and will mail to the address you gave.

491 days from NOA issued by VSC until Petition approved.

December 7, 2018 USCIS sent notice:  Card mailed.

December 12, 2018 Ten year Green Card received from Lees Summit, MO

499 days from NOA issued by VSC until Green Card received.

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CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 6, 2018 submitted N-400 application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 8 months or August 2019.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled . . . but the actual date was not yet shown.

December 11, 2018 saw in 'Documents' section of USCIS that Bio scheduled for 24 December 2018.

December 21, 2018 saw on USCIS website that they will be closed 24 December 2018 as extra holiday.

January 9, 2019 went for re-scheduled BIO appointment.  33 days after N-400 submitted on-line.

 

 

 

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I just read this forum and I got very nervous. I applied for my removal of condition in January 2018 and I was eligible to apply for citizenship on December 5th of 2018. I just submitted my N400 last night but I see some people are talking about getting the ROC approved first and then applying for citizenship. is there such a condition? I thought as long as I have applied for ROC (still pending) I will be eligible to apply for citizenship. Can you please give me some information about this?

 


Married: 10/18/2015

Green Card Approved: 03/02/2016

Applied for ROC: 01/23/2018 still pending

Applied for Citizenship Online: 12/09/2018

Got Notified that BIO is scheduled but the date is not shown: 12/15/2018

BIO appointment is posted on my account: 12/18/2018

BIO appointment: 01/02/2019

Estimated Case Completion Time: December 2019(12 months)

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Sachena said:

I just read this forum and I got very nervous. I applied for my removal of condition in January 2018 and I was eligible to apply for citizenship on December 5th of 2018. I just submitted my N400 last night but I see some people are talking about getting the ROC approved first and then applying for citizenship. is there such a condition? I thought as long as I have applied for ROC (still pending) I will be eligible to apply for citizenship. Can you please give me some information about this?

 

You do not need an approved ROC to apply for citizenship.  


Removal of Conditions

12/29/2018  Sent ROC package to Dallas PO Box by USPS Priority Mail. 

12/30/2018  ROC package arrived & ready for pickup at Dallas PO Box at 7pm.

01/03/2019  Credit card transaction alert received at 7:10am authorizing charge of $680 to USCIS Dallas Lockbox

01/03/2019  Received text message from USCIS stating original receipt to follow in mail and a receipt number starting with MSC.

01/07/2019  Added receipt number to myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ and it shows case received and nothing to do at this time.

01/11/2019  Received US Postal Service Informed Delivery email at 8:20am showing incoming letter from USCIS.

01/11/2019  Received biometric appointment in the mail.  Biometric appointment is for 01/22/2019

01/14/2019  Completed walk-in biometric at Tampa Field Office.

 

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There is not a law or rule that says you must wait for ROC approval to apply for citizenship.

However, there have been some very screwy things happen to some (but not all) persons who do that.

For instance, some have had their ROC pulled and put in with their Citizenship application, which then puts them back at end of line again for ROC.

Others have had Citizenship interview before ROC approved and then USCIS goes crazy when they realize ROC not done, so then person has to wait for ROC and go back through Citizenship filing again, etc., etc.

On the other hand, others have had joint ROC and Citizenship interview at same time and been successful.

But other offices tell persons that it is not possible to have ROC and Citizenship interview at same time.

 

Because of all I have read about this for the past 4-5 years, felt it was less risky to just wait until ROC approved before submitting Citizenship application.

This wait did mean wife will be about 5 months behind in the Citizenship line compared to what she would have been if she had filed when originally eligible (under 90 day early rule) back in late July.

 

There is a lot of uncertainty either way you go . . . so you just make a gut decision, pay your money, and go . . . 



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10 YEAR GREEN CARD PROCESS

July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VSC.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VSC.

August 25, 2017 BIO completed. 32 days since ROC received in VSC.

August 11, 2018  18 month 'Courtesy Copy' extension letter received.  Critical number  297

October 20, 2018 18 month 'Official' extension letter received.  Critical number 297

December 4, 2018  USCIS Account shows: We approved your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, 

December 4, 2018, ordered your new card for Receipt # EAC17297003XX, and will mail to the address you gave.

491 days from NOA issued by VSC until Petition approved.

December 7, 2018 USCIS sent notice:  Card mailed.

December 12, 2018 Ten year Green Card received from Lees Summit, MO

499 days from NOA issued by VSC until Green Card received.

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CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 6, 2018 submitted N-400 application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 8 months or August 2019.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled . . . but the actual date was not yet shown.

December 11, 2018 saw in 'Documents' section of USCIS that Bio scheduled for 24 December 2018.

December 21, 2018 saw on USCIS website that they will be closed 24 December 2018 as extra holiday.

January 9, 2019 went for re-scheduled BIO appointment.  33 days after N-400 submitted on-line.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, GirlPower said:

I just read this forum and I got very nervous. I applied for my removal of condition in January 2018 and I was eligible to apply for citizenship on December 5th of 2018. I just submitted my N400 last night but I see some people are talking about getting the ROC approved first and then applying for citizenship. is there such a condition? I thought as long as I have applied for ROC (still pending) I will be eligible to apply for citizenship. Can you please give me some information about this?

You will see some confusing wording.  The thing is that your citizenship cannot be approved until your ROC is processed.  When you get the USC interview, make sure that you contact the USCIS to make sure you get the combo interview - where the adjudicating officer interviews to close the ROC and USC petition both.  They need to complete the ROC petition in the system first, then can approve your USC.  Make sure you call the USCIS to get your case transferred when you are in line for an interview, then when your interview is scheduled, mail two things:

1) A copy of your interview letter to the office that has your ROC and request the case gets transferred to the local office

2) A copy of your ROC NOA to the local office with your interview letter and request your interview is a combo

 

The last part may be overkill as the USCIS is supposed to do this automatically, but I don't trust them and this is what we will be doing!


K-1 fiance visa journey ~ Our Beginning ~

 

July 22, 2014 - First connection through website ** March 4, 2015 - First meeting in person in a third country (first visa stress!) ** March 18, 2015 - Sent Form I-129F Petition ** March 19, 2015 - Received by Dallas Lockbox at 8:09 AM CST ** March 24, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 9:04 PM CST - NOA1 ** April 7, 2015 - Received USCIS approval confirmation text and e-mail at 9:30 PM CST - NOA2 ** April 24, 2015 - Called NVC and confirmed receipt ** April 25, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In NVC' ** April 29, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In Transit' ** May 5, 2015 - Petition arrived at embassy - 'Ready' status ** June 14, 2015 - Received Packet 3 and 4 (Interview and document list combined) ** June 29, 2015 - Medical exam ** July 7, 2015 - Embassy interview!!...then...CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Administrative Processing' ** August 4, 2015 - Received call from US Embassy to drop off his passport!! ** September 3, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Ready' and Nonimmigrant!!!!!!! TOMORROW!.....no...still waiting... ** October 13, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting 'Administrative Processing' ** October 15, 2015 - CEAC.GOV now says 'Issued' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

November 10, 2015 - Dallas POE! He's here ** November 16, 2015 - Our marriage :)

Adjustment of Status journey ~ ROC Date December 21, 2017 ~

 

December 9, 2015 - Mailed AOS package (Day 0) ** December 10, 2015 - Received by Chicago Lockbox at 1:06 PM CST (Day 1) ** December 14, 2015 - Initiated county name change petition ** December 22, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 11:34 PM CST - NOA (Day 13) ** January 4, 2016 - Additional information delivered to NBC at 10:10 AM CST (Day 26) ** January 11, 2016 - Fingerprint fee accepted for Form I-485 (Day 33) ** January 19, 2016 - Received Selective Service registration card ** January 20, 2016 - Service request initiated and completed for biometric appointment (Day 42) ** January 23, 2016 - Received biometric letter dated January 16, 2016 (Day 45) ** February 5, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 58) ** February 19, 2016 - Request for Initial Evidence for EAD/AP (Day 72) ** February 25, 2016 - Received RFIE (Day 78) ** February 26, 2016 - Mailed response to RFIE (Day 79) ** February 29, 2016 - Response to RFE delivered to NBC at 11:06 AM CST (Day 82) ** March 3, 2016 - EAD status update to RFE response received March 1, 2016 (Day 85) ** March 4, 2016 - EAD/AP approved/card being produced (Day 86) ** March 9, 2016 - EAD/AP card mailed (Day 91) ** March 12, 2016 - EAD/AP received (Day 94) ** March 21, 2016 - GC approved/card being produced (Day 103) ** March 24, 2016 - GC mailed and name change completed (should have been February 4, 2016...) (Day 106) ** March 26, 2016 - Conditional GC received (Day 108)

Removal of Conditions journey ~ USC Date December 21, 2018 ~

 December 21, 2017 - Mailed ROC package (Day 0) ** December 26, 2017 - Received by Laguna Niguel Lockbox at 12:40 PM CST (Day 1) ** January 2, 2018 - Check cashed (Day 7) ** January 6, 2018 - Received NOA1 dated December 26, 2017 (Day 11) ** February 13, 2018 - Service request initiated for biometric appointment (Day 49) ** February 23, 2018 - Received service request letter response dated January 19, 2018 instructing us to wait (Day 59) ** March 5, 2018 - Case Received at Local Office (Day 69) ** June 15, 2018 - Case Transferred to Another Office (Day 171) ** June 18, 2018 - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction (Day 174) ** August 24, 2018 - Rec'd extended NOA1 dated August 18, 2018 (Day 241) ** October 22, 2018 - Rec'd corrected extended NOA1 dated October 16, 2018 (Day 299) **

Citizenship Naturalization journey ~ Our Future and Freedom ~

 

December 21, 2018 - Submitted Naturalization Application (Day 1) ** December 26, 2018 - Received NOA dated December 21, 2018 (Day 5) ** December 31, 2018 - Received biometric letter dated December 29, 2018 (Day 10) ** January 18, 2019 - Biometric appointment (Day 28) **

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Married: 10/18/2015

Green Card Approved: 03/02/2016

Applied for ROC: 01/23/2018 still pending

Applied for Citizenship Online: 12/09/2018

Got Notified that BIO is scheduled but the date is not shown: 12/15/2018

BIO appointment is posted on my account: 12/18/2018

BIO appointment: 01/02/2019

Estimated Case Completion Time: December 2019(12 months)

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Amhara said:

You will see some confusing wording.  The thing is that your citizenship cannot be approved until your ROC is processed.  When you get the USC interview, make sure that you contact the USCIS to make sure you get the combo interview - where the adjudicating officer interviews to close the ROC and USC petition both.  They need to complete the ROC petition in the system first, then can approve your USC.  Make sure you call the USCIS to get your case transferred when you are in line for an interview, then when your interview is scheduled, mail two things:

1) A copy of your interview letter to the office that has your ROC and request the case gets transferred to the local office

2) A copy of your ROC NOA to the local office with your interview letter and request your interview is a combo

 

The last part may be overkill as the USCIS is supposed to do this automatically, but I don't trust them and this is what we will be doing!

Thank you Amhara for all the details. I had no idea we need to request for a combo interview. I will definitely contact USCIS when my interview is scheduled. It appears that you have knowledge about this process so I have another question for you. My GC expired in 03/02/2017 and I applied for ROC on 01/23/2017. I didn't submit the notice ,which I received from USCIS to inform me that my GC is extended for 18 months, on my N400 application. is that going to be an issue? basically when they are reviewing my N400, they will see my green card is expired but there is no evidence on the fact that I have applied for removal of condition. 

 

Married: 10/18/2015

Green Card Approved: 03/02/2016

Applied for ROC: 01/23/2018 still pending

Applied for Citizenship Online: 12/09/2018

Got Notified that BIO is scheduled but the date is not shown: 12/15/2018

BIO appointment is posted on my account: 12/18/2018

BIO appointment: 01/02/2019

Estimated Case Completion Time: December 2019(12 months)

 

 

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1 minute ago, GirlPower said:

I didn't submit the notice ,which I received from USCIS to inform me that my GC is extended for 18 months, on my N400 application. is that going to be an issue? basically when they are reviewing my N400, they will see my green card is expired but there is no evidence on the fact that I have applied for removal of condition. 

No, it shouldn't be an issue.  You aren't required to and you really shouldn't even need to ask for a combo interview.  I just highly recommend it because the USCIS can miss details.  I have seen some people comment on VJ that they had been approved before they were able to get back on their bus ride home, and others still waiting for a month or more after their interview.  It's just extra work on your end to try to compensate for any USCIS processing oversight!


K-1 fiance visa journey ~ Our Beginning ~

 

July 22, 2014 - First connection through website ** March 4, 2015 - First meeting in person in a third country (first visa stress!) ** March 18, 2015 - Sent Form I-129F Petition ** March 19, 2015 - Received by Dallas Lockbox at 8:09 AM CST ** March 24, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 9:04 PM CST - NOA1 ** April 7, 2015 - Received USCIS approval confirmation text and e-mail at 9:30 PM CST - NOA2 ** April 24, 2015 - Called NVC and confirmed receipt ** April 25, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In NVC' ** April 29, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In Transit' ** May 5, 2015 - Petition arrived at embassy - 'Ready' status ** June 14, 2015 - Received Packet 3 and 4 (Interview and document list combined) ** June 29, 2015 - Medical exam ** July 7, 2015 - Embassy interview!!...then...CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Administrative Processing' ** August 4, 2015 - Received call from US Embassy to drop off his passport!! ** September 3, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Ready' and Nonimmigrant!!!!!!! TOMORROW!.....no...still waiting... ** October 13, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting 'Administrative Processing' ** October 15, 2015 - CEAC.GOV now says 'Issued' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

November 10, 2015 - Dallas POE! He's here ** November 16, 2015 - Our marriage :)

Adjustment of Status journey ~ ROC Date December 21, 2017 ~

 

December 9, 2015 - Mailed AOS package (Day 0) ** December 10, 2015 - Received by Chicago Lockbox at 1:06 PM CST (Day 1) ** December 14, 2015 - Initiated county name change petition ** December 22, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 11:34 PM CST - NOA (Day 13) ** January 4, 2016 - Additional information delivered to NBC at 10:10 AM CST (Day 26) ** January 11, 2016 - Fingerprint fee accepted for Form I-485 (Day 33) ** January 19, 2016 - Received Selective Service registration card ** January 20, 2016 - Service request initiated and completed for biometric appointment (Day 42) ** January 23, 2016 - Received biometric letter dated January 16, 2016 (Day 45) ** February 5, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 58) ** February 19, 2016 - Request for Initial Evidence for EAD/AP (Day 72) ** February 25, 2016 - Received RFIE (Day 78) ** February 26, 2016 - Mailed response to RFIE (Day 79) ** February 29, 2016 - Response to RFE delivered to NBC at 11:06 AM CST (Day 82) ** March 3, 2016 - EAD status update to RFE response received March 1, 2016 (Day 85) ** March 4, 2016 - EAD/AP approved/card being produced (Day 86) ** March 9, 2016 - EAD/AP card mailed (Day 91) ** March 12, 2016 - EAD/AP received (Day 94) ** March 21, 2016 - GC approved/card being produced (Day 103) ** March 24, 2016 - GC mailed and name change completed (should have been February 4, 2016...) (Day 106) ** March 26, 2016 - Conditional GC received (Day 108)

Removal of Conditions journey ~ USC Date December 21, 2018 ~

 December 21, 2017 - Mailed ROC package (Day 0) ** December 26, 2017 - Received by Laguna Niguel Lockbox at 12:40 PM CST (Day 1) ** January 2, 2018 - Check cashed (Day 7) ** January 6, 2018 - Received NOA1 dated December 26, 2017 (Day 11) ** February 13, 2018 - Service request initiated for biometric appointment (Day 49) ** February 23, 2018 - Received service request letter response dated January 19, 2018 instructing us to wait (Day 59) ** March 5, 2018 - Case Received at Local Office (Day 69) ** June 15, 2018 - Case Transferred to Another Office (Day 171) ** June 18, 2018 - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction (Day 174) ** August 24, 2018 - Rec'd extended NOA1 dated August 18, 2018 (Day 241) ** October 22, 2018 - Rec'd corrected extended NOA1 dated October 16, 2018 (Day 299) **

Citizenship Naturalization journey ~ Our Future and Freedom ~

 

December 21, 2018 - Submitted Naturalization Application (Day 1) ** December 26, 2018 - Received NOA dated December 21, 2018 (Day 5) ** December 31, 2018 - Received biometric letter dated December 29, 2018 (Day 10) ** January 18, 2019 - Biometric appointment (Day 28) **

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6 hours ago, Amhara said:

You will see some confusing wording.  The thing is that your citizenship cannot be approved until your ROC is processed.  When you get the USC interview, make sure that you contact the USCIS to make sure you get the combo interview - where the adjudicating officer interviews to close the ROC and USC petition both.  They need to complete the ROC petition in the system first, then can approve your USC.  Make sure you call the USCIS to get your case transferred when you are in line for an interview, then when your interview is scheduled, mail two things:

1) A copy of your interview letter to the office that has your ROC and request the case gets transferred to the local office

2) A copy of your ROC NOA to the local office with your interview letter and request your interview is a combo

 

The last part may be overkill as the USCIS is supposed to do this automatically, but I don't trust them and this is what we will be doing!

I don't believe that we (the applicants) can do any of the things that you suggest.



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10 YEAR GREEN CARD PROCESS

July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VSC.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VSC.

August 25, 2017 BIO completed. 32 days since ROC received in VSC.

August 11, 2018  18 month 'Courtesy Copy' extension letter received.  Critical number  297

October 20, 2018 18 month 'Official' extension letter received.  Critical number 297

December 4, 2018  USCIS Account shows: We approved your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, 

December 4, 2018, ordered your new card for Receipt # EAC17297003XX, and will mail to the address you gave.

491 days from NOA issued by VSC until Petition approved.

December 7, 2018 USCIS sent notice:  Card mailed.

December 12, 2018 Ten year Green Card received from Lees Summit, MO

499 days from NOA issued by VSC until Green Card received.

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CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 6, 2018 submitted N-400 application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 8 months or August 2019.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled . . . but the actual date was not yet shown.

December 11, 2018 saw in 'Documents' section of USCIS that Bio scheduled for 24 December 2018.

December 21, 2018 saw on USCIS website that they will be closed 24 December 2018 as extra holiday.

January 9, 2019 went for re-scheduled BIO appointment.  33 days after N-400 submitted on-line.

 

 

 

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Just received my biometrics and fingerprints appointment scheduled just before the end of the year. Location is in Chicago, so trying to figure out if I can walk-in prior the scheduled date.

 

 


CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 2, 2018 submitted application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 14 months or March 2020.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled , date not yet shown.

December 10, 2018 saw in 'Documents' section of USCIS that Bio scheduled for  28 December 2018.

December 13, 2018 did a walk-in to the scheduled service center, and they did the appointment on the spot. New completion time reads 13 months to February 2020.

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