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Embarking on the brutal AoS process from TN to PERM after getting married to my amazing Love.  We filed in late January (2019) through our Attorney, delivered to the Chicago Lockbox.

 

I am completely aware that this is only about week 2 awaiting a Receipt number, but I’m wondering if anyone out there has experienced any kind of delay in just the Receipt issuance step recently?

 

Our Attorney originally stated we’d have our Receipt number within 1-2 weeks of USCIS receiving our application package (which we have confirmation that delivery was made), but now our Attorney is indicating there will likely be a delay of a “couple of weeks longer”.

 

Thank you in advance for your Receipt issuance feedback.

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9 minutes ago, Northerndynasty said:

Embarking on the brutal AoS process from TN to PERM after getting married to my amazing Love.  We filed in late January (2019) through our Attorney, delivered to the Chicago Lockbox.

 

I am completely aware that this is only about week 2 awaiting a Receipt number, but I’m wondering if anyone out there has experienced any kind of delay in just the Receipt issuance step recently?

 

Our Attorney originally stated we’d have our Receipt number within 1-2 weeks of USCIS receiving our application package (which we have confirmation that delivery was made), but now our Attorney is indicating there will likely be a delay of a “couple of weeks longer”.

 

Thank you in advance for your Receipt issuance feedback.

 

Generally 2 weeks is normal, but can take 30 days. Check if the payment has been taken.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

Generally 2 weeks is normal, but can take 30 days. Check if the payment has been taken.

Hi there!

 

Thanks for the response.  Definitely hoping for the “2 weeks”; definitely not looking forward to the potential of 30 days - yikes!

 

Good question on the payment confirmation, however, since our Attorney is handling our case, all required fees were funded to the Attorney prior to filing for them to handle remittance.  But, that does give me a reason to check with them to see if they have seen the payment go through on their end.  Good suggestion!  Thank you for your quick response!  Take care!!

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Always prepare for the long wait, and be happy with a shorter one.  JMHO when it comes to immigration. 


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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23 hours ago, NikLR said:

Always prepare for the long wait, and be happy with a shorter one.  JMHO when it comes to immigration. 

Ain't that the truth.  Ugh!

 

Will try to keep a level-head.  Interesting to hear from others who filed around the same time or even after, and have already received their notices, texts/emails.  Has me wondering...

 

Oh well...like you said... :)

 

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Will be curious to follow your progress! I'm a fellow TN-to-GC applicant. You can see my current timeline in my signature -- I'm only about a month or two ahead of you.


AOS from TN Status

 

07/07/2018 -- Married

12/01/2018 -- Mailed AOS Package (I-130/I-130A, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131) to Chicago Lockbox

12/03/2018 [Day 1] -- AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

12/07/2018 [Day 4] -- Credit card charged $1760 for I-130, I-485 + biometrics fee (via Form G-1450)

12/11/2018 [Day 8] -- Four (4) text alerts confirming receipt of case (12:23AM, 12:28AM, 12:29AM, 12:29AM)  

12/17/2018 [Day 14] -- Four (4) Form I-797C (Notice of Action) received in mail (Notice Date: 12/10/2018) 

12/21/2018 [Day 18] -- Biometrics Appointment Notice received (Appointment Date: 01/02/2019)

12/24/2018 [Day 21] -- Courtesy letter received re: I-693 (not submitted with initial petition)

01/02/2019 [Day 30] -- Biometrics completed 

01/07/2019 [Day 35] -- Biometrics review completed (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

02/13/2019 [Day 72] -- Case is "Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

 

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3 hours ago, nerdese said:

Will be curious to follow your progress! I'm a fellow TN-to-GC applicant. You can see my current timeline in my signature -- I'm only about a month or two ahead of you.

Absolutely!  Going to go check your timeline right now.

 

Best wishes to us!  Lol!

 

So far...not great!  Ugh!

 

Just checked your timeline...dang...I wish mine was moving at all.  So far, absolutely, positively zero, nothing, nada!  Going on 16 days and not a d@mn thing.  This royally sucks!  

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2 hours ago, Northerndynasty said:

Absolutely!  Going to go check your timeline right now.

 

Best wishes to us!  Lol!

 

So far...not great!  Ugh!

 

Just checked your timeline...dang...I wish mine was moving at all.  So far, absolutely, positively zero, nothing, nada!  Going on 16 days and not a d@mn thing.  This royally sucks!  

Where are you located? I know that in my case, a lot of NYC filers have gotten stuck in post-biometrics, pre-ready-to-be-scheduled hell for months, and yet I still torture myself by checking the case tracker and mail religiously. Of course, I let myself get optimistic when everything was happening in the beginning! And I'm still early in the process. 

 

In it for the long haul


AOS from TN Status

 

07/07/2018 -- Married

12/01/2018 -- Mailed AOS Package (I-130/I-130A, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131) to Chicago Lockbox

12/03/2018 [Day 1] -- AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

12/07/2018 [Day 4] -- Credit card charged $1760 for I-130, I-485 + biometrics fee (via Form G-1450)

12/11/2018 [Day 8] -- Four (4) text alerts confirming receipt of case (12:23AM, 12:28AM, 12:29AM, 12:29AM)  

12/17/2018 [Day 14] -- Four (4) Form I-797C (Notice of Action) received in mail (Notice Date: 12/10/2018) 

12/21/2018 [Day 18] -- Biometrics Appointment Notice received (Appointment Date: 01/02/2019)

12/24/2018 [Day 21] -- Courtesy letter received re: I-693 (not submitted with initial petition)

01/02/2019 [Day 30] -- Biometrics completed 

01/07/2019 [Day 35] -- Biometrics review completed (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

02/13/2019 [Day 72] -- Case is "Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

 

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13 hours ago, nerdese said:

Where are you located? I know that in my case, a lot of NYC filers have gotten stuck in post-biometrics, pre-ready-to-be-scheduled hell for months, and yet I still torture myself by checking the case tracker and mail religiously. Of course, I let myself get optimistic when everything was happening in the beginning! And I'm still early in the process. 

 

In it for the long haul

I’m in Texas...Attorney in Texas...mailed to the Chicago Lockbox.

 

But guess what happened on Valentine’s Day??!!??!!   😊

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18 minutes ago, Northerndynasty said:

I’m in Texas...Attorney in Texas...mailed to the Chicago Lockbox.

 

But guess what happened on Valentine’s Day??!!??!!   😊

Hooray!! You spoke it into existence ;) 

 

Definitely a good idea to keep your official VJ timeline updated so that you can get some slightly more accurate approval estimates!


AOS from TN Status

 

07/07/2018 -- Married

12/01/2018 -- Mailed AOS Package (I-130/I-130A, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131) to Chicago Lockbox

12/03/2018 [Day 1] -- AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

12/07/2018 [Day 4] -- Credit card charged $1760 for I-130, I-485 + biometrics fee (via Form G-1450)

12/11/2018 [Day 8] -- Four (4) text alerts confirming receipt of case (12:23AM, 12:28AM, 12:29AM, 12:29AM)  

12/17/2018 [Day 14] -- Four (4) Form I-797C (Notice of Action) received in mail (Notice Date: 12/10/2018) 

12/21/2018 [Day 18] -- Biometrics Appointment Notice received (Appointment Date: 01/02/2019)

12/24/2018 [Day 21] -- Courtesy letter received re: I-693 (not submitted with initial petition)

01/02/2019 [Day 30] -- Biometrics completed 

01/07/2019 [Day 35] -- Biometrics review completed (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

02/13/2019 [Day 72] -- Case is "Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

 

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