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Well this went south fast. People just don't like being corrected on the error of their ways or being told the potential hard truth....  :pop:

Edited by Ben&Zian

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

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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1 minute ago, Cryssiekins said:

even if it meant the party would be 1.5 years after the marriage vs a few months.

Or in some cases, 1.5 years later, you decided not to have a party anymore. See, $30,000 saved just like that

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1 minute ago, Six29 said:

HMMM or maybe I just joined the site and saw this as the TOP MOST RECENT threads so I read it? Wow.. is that actually possible?

What solution are you proposing sunshine to help the OP?  Just criticism of people giving the cold hard truth?  

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3 minutes ago, Six29 said:

HMMM or maybe I just joined the site and saw this as the TOP MOST RECENT threads so I read it? Wow.. is that actually possible?

Wow... Great way to start your forum adventure then. Though I doubt it.


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Six29 said:

HMMM or maybe I just joined the site and saw this as the TOP MOST RECENT threads so I read it? Wow.. is that actually possible?

It’s possible, but also possible that @Roelis right.

 

Being defensive about info given will not change the answer.  Sometimes there just isn’t a happy answer. 

 

1 minute ago, USS_Voyager said:

Or in some cases, 1.5 years later, you decided not to have a party anymore. See, $30,000 saved just like that

Personally, I skipped the fancy formality and do not regret that at all.  We spent a total of $1,500 for a state park wedding and a dinner with immediate family.  Best decision ever.  I know some people want the fancy party and that’s great too.  Whatever works for the couple :)

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1 minute ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

They are in for a wild ride with some of the posts they are going to see... especially from you Roel haha.

I literally love Roel’s posts.  Tactful with no bs, and that’s exactly how it should be.

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1 minute ago, Cryssiekins said:

I literally love Roel’s posts.  Tactful with no bs, and that’s exactly how it should be.

 

Always blunt to the point I know. 


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

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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You are certainly free to seek an expedite. 

 

However, given these circumstances, I doubt you would receive one. 


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AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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Posted (edited)

Concur with pretty much everybody else - free to apply but don't expect anything to happen from it.

None of the expedite criteria fits the circumstances - no money is being loss for not attending a celebration. Either it's the opportunity to attend being lost (doesn't fit any criteria) or it's money not being spent yet that would be spent if you did go (the non-deposit part of any arrangement). There's no financial hardship being caused by not attending.

 

Best bet at this point is to either reschedule the event and try to salvage as much of the costs as you can, or to attend it and then start over with an I-130 for a CR-1 visa. Or just try the expedite and likely risk salvaging much of anything.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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1 hour ago, Mulugulu said:

Guys, thank you for your input.

Also, Six29 is not my account. 

I will seek advise through an immigration lawyer 

 

seems that you have money to throw around, immigration lawyer 30K for a party hate to tell you but your going to waste your money on the lawyer and get the same advice you have been given there is nothing you can request an expedite for and a party? they will laugh you into denial.

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3 hours ago, Mulugulu said:

USCIS will expedite an application, including an application for a travel document, Form I-131, in certain situations, which may include:

  • Severe financial loss to company or person;
  • Emergency situations;
  • Humanitarian reasons;
  • Nonprofit organization whose request is in furtherance of the cultural and social interests of the United States;
  • Department of Defense or National Interest Situation (Note: The request must come from an official U.S. Government entity and state that delay will be detrimental to the Government.); 
  • USCIS error; or
  • Compelling interest of USCIS.

 

This is the criteria to get the AP expedited. 

 

Also, when we were planning the wedding, the processing times were less than 3 months. Research done, circumstances changed. 

It’s been YEARS since the ead/ap was granted in less than 3 months. I filed 3 years ago at it took over 90 days already...


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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14 minutes ago, p-ana said:

It’s been YEARS since the ead/ap was granted in less than 3 months. I filed 3 years ago at it took over 90 days already...

It was under 90 days a few times in 2016, before backlogs started growing again. Example: https://web.archive.org/web/20160906035326/https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/apstats.php

 

12 minutes ago, nguyenddvuong said:

Off topic question, would there be an issue if USCIS knew you have a wedding ceremony/reception outside US?

No. A ceremony/celebration abroad has no negative impact on AOS.


Timelines:

Spoiler

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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