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I've finished my AOS interview earlier this week, and I think the interview went on well, but in the end our interview officer said, they couldn't find my original K1 file, it got split up with my AOS file so they couldn't make any decision yet, they'll request my K1 file send back to the local USCIS and then they would make decision, and will let us know if there's questions.

 

Has anybody met this kind of situation? How long does it usually take? I'm a bit afraid that they lost my original K1 documents...

 

Appreciate your inputs, thanks.


06/01/2018 - Sent AOS/EAD/AP through UPS

06/11/2018 - Received NOA1 in mailbox(3 letters in total)

06/15/2018 - Received bio appointment in the mail box and finished bio on scheduled date 6/29/2018

07/06/2018 - Submit EAD expedite request - Got a job offer, expedite reason is financial loss

07/24/2018 - AOS status changed to: Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

08/04/2018 - Received EAD/AP combo card

02/01/2018 - Sent renew EAD/AP package - Expiration date extends to 01/26/2020

07/23/2019 - AOS case status updated to Interview is scheduled

08/27/2019 - AOS interview - Original K1 file got split up somewhere, couldn't make decision yet

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Still no update so far...


06/01/2018 - Sent AOS/EAD/AP through UPS

06/11/2018 - Received NOA1 in mailbox(3 letters in total)

06/15/2018 - Received bio appointment in the mail box and finished bio on scheduled date 6/29/2018

07/06/2018 - Submit EAD expedite request - Got a job offer, expedite reason is financial loss

07/24/2018 - AOS status changed to: Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

08/04/2018 - Received EAD/AP combo card

02/01/2018 - Sent renew EAD/AP package - Expiration date extends to 01/26/2020

07/23/2019 - AOS case status updated to Interview is scheduled

08/27/2019 - AOS interview - Original K1 file got split up somewhere, couldn't make decision yet

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Take it easy...... I would doubt that much gets done at many Federal agencies during the last 3-day holiday of the summer. B-)

 

The IOs likely have a whole menu of stalling or delaying statements, to keep the folks on edge and in the dark. There is no need to get all up tight about it yet. Maybe they indeed split up your file and now have to get it beck together again....Who knows???

 

At our AOS interview several years ago the week of Thanksgiving. We had our interview on that Monday or Tuesday. After a rather contentious interview, the IO said that he only gotten our file 10 minutes before the interview, so that he couldn't tell us whether we were approved or not, or whether he needed for information. He said he would contact us in 10-14 days, if I remember correctly. We were devastated !!! However, within a couple of house the text messages from USCIS were peppering my phone.....app approved, then card in production, then approved again, then under review.... It flip-flopped for a couple of hours. We finally decided to take 2 out 3 responses and call it good...we were approved....Thank the Lord above.

 

Your time will come. You will soon get your GC, and enjoy your 18 month respite from USCIS.

 

A tip for use in the future. Get a shoe box, or a filing cabinet drawer, set it aside for "marriage bonafides," that is USCIS-speak for what you will need for the next step in your journey, the ROC phase. Anytime you start a joint account, joint beneficiary, joint ownership, joint holiday cards received, joint invitations, etc., just throw any of that kind of stuff in the box or drawer. When the time comes, go through the box/drawer and see what you can use as joint evidence. It is far easier to do this, than to start scrambling around later on looking for this type of evidence.

 

BTW, your interviewing embassy is listed as Armenia. Is that correct?

 

Good luck on your immigration journey

Edited by Pitaya

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Pitaya said:

Take it easy...... I would doubt that much gets done at many Federal agencies during the last 3-day holiday of the summer. B-)

 

The IOs likely have a whole menu of stalling or delaying statements, to keep the folks on edge and in the dark. There is no need to get all up tight about it yet. Maybe they indeed split up your file and now have to get it beck together again....Who knows???

 

At our AOS interview several years ago the week of Thanksgiving. We had our interview on that Monday or Tuesday. After a rather contentious interview, the IO said that he only gotten our file 10 minutes before the interview, so that he couldn't tell us whether we were approved or not, or whether he needed for information. He said he would contact us in 10-14 days, if I remember correctly. We were devastated !!! However, within a couple of house the text messages from USCIS were peppering my phone.....app approved, then card in production, then approved again, then under review.... It flip-flopped for a couple of hours. We finally decided to take 2 out 3 responses and call it good...we were approved....Thank the Lord above.

 

Your time will come. You will soon get your GC, and enjoy your 18 month respite from USCIS.

 

A tip for use in the future. Get a shoe box, or a filing cabinet drawer, set it aside for "marriage bonafides," that is USCIS-speak for what you will need for the next step in your journey, the ROC phase. Anytime you start a joint account, joint beneficiary, joint ownership, joint holiday cards received, joint invitations, etc., just throw any of that kind of stuff in the box or drawer. When the time comes, go through the box/drawer and see what you can use as joint evidence. It is far easier to do this, than to start scrambling around later on looking for this type of evidence.

 

BTW, your interviewing embassy is listed as Armenia. Is that correct?

 

Good luck on your immigration journey

Thanks for replying!!

 

One of my friends that went through the GC interview, IO said the similar thing as: I couldn’t tell you if I approve or not I have to talk with my manager, could be a few days/weeks etc., and 1 hour later their case got approved... Feel like that’s IO’s standard saying...

 

And thanks for the tips as well, we’ve been doing similar things, keep those documents at the same place.

 

I’m not from Armenia, I guess when I updated the timeline and the country column got messed up.

Edited by Vicolas

06/01/2018 - Sent AOS/EAD/AP through UPS

06/11/2018 - Received NOA1 in mailbox(3 letters in total)

06/15/2018 - Received bio appointment in the mail box and finished bio on scheduled date 6/29/2018

07/06/2018 - Submit EAD expedite request - Got a job offer, expedite reason is financial loss

07/24/2018 - AOS status changed to: Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

08/04/2018 - Received EAD/AP combo card

02/01/2018 - Sent renew EAD/AP package - Expiration date extends to 01/26/2020

07/23/2019 - AOS case status updated to Interview is scheduled

08/27/2019 - AOS interview - Original K1 file got split up somewhere, couldn't make decision yet

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A missing K1 file during AOS interview is not that odd.

 

Generally, the interviewing officer makes a request to retrieve the file wherever it is located. Depending on the location, it can delay the approval from a few weeks to a few months. 

 

If you're too concerned, you can call customer service, ask for a tier 2 and inquire regarding your file. They will let you know if it already reached your local office. 

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12 minutes ago, Allaboutwaiting said:

A missing K1 file during AOS interview is not that odd.

 

Generally, the interviewing officer makes a request to retrieve the file wherever it is located. Depending on the location, it can delay the approval from a few weeks to a few months. 

 

If you're too concerned, you can call customer service, ask for a tier 2 and inquire regarding your file. They will let you know if it already reached your local office. 

Thanks for replying!

 

Actually I’ve searched a bit in VISA journey and google, didn’t find anything similar to my situation, that’s why I’m worried. But good call on calling customer service, I’ll probably wait for a month or so and then call to check on the status. 

 

Thanks again!

 

 


06/01/2018 - Sent AOS/EAD/AP through UPS

06/11/2018 - Received NOA1 in mailbox(3 letters in total)

06/15/2018 - Received bio appointment in the mail box and finished bio on scheduled date 6/29/2018

07/06/2018 - Submit EAD expedite request - Got a job offer, expedite reason is financial loss

07/24/2018 - AOS status changed to: Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

08/04/2018 - Received EAD/AP combo card

02/01/2018 - Sent renew EAD/AP package - Expiration date extends to 01/26/2020

07/23/2019 - AOS case status updated to Interview is scheduled

08/27/2019 - AOS interview - Original K1 file got split up somewhere, couldn't make decision yet

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Just now, Vicolas said:

Thanks for replying!

 

Actually I’ve searched a bit in VISA journey and google, didn’t find anything similar to my situation, that’s why I’m worried. But good call on calling customer service, I’ll probably wait for a month or so and then call to check on the status. 

 

Thanks again!

 

 

There are a few cases around the forum -ours included-. Also there are many official reports on the matter from audits performed to the USCIS.

We were actually told by various immigration officers that it is quite common. 

 

Hopefully, they'll receive your file soon. Good luck! 

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On 8/29/2019 at 9:42 PM, Vicolas said:

I've finished my AOS interview earlier this week, and I think the interview went on well, but in the end our interview officer said, they couldn't find my original K1 file, it got split up with my AOS file so they couldn't make any decision yet, they'll request my K1 file send back to the local USCIS and then they would make decision, and will let us know if there's questions.

 

Has anybody met this kind of situation? How long does it usually take? I'm a bit afraid that they lost my original K1 documents...

 

Appreciate your inputs, thanks.

Hi

Had a similar situation at my AOS. The IO said after the interview that everything went well but she had a bad news. She didn't receive my medical and my K1 file so she needs to request it. It took 3 weeks after the interview to get the approval. Glad they found my file.... Ahh she said it would take a week tops to receive the files from storage or something similar...

 

 

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14 hours ago, Allaboutwaiting said:

There are a few cases around the forum -ours included-. Also there are many official reports on the matter from audits performed to the USCIS.

We were actually told by various immigration officers that it is quite common. 

 

Hopefully, they'll receive your file soon. Good luck! 

Good to know, when I search I couldn't find anything, guess I probably used the not proper key words then. And thanks I hope mine get approved soon too!


06/01/2018 - Sent AOS/EAD/AP through UPS

06/11/2018 - Received NOA1 in mailbox(3 letters in total)

06/15/2018 - Received bio appointment in the mail box and finished bio on scheduled date 6/29/2018

07/06/2018 - Submit EAD expedite request - Got a job offer, expedite reason is financial loss

07/24/2018 - AOS status changed to: Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

08/04/2018 - Received EAD/AP combo card

02/01/2018 - Sent renew EAD/AP package - Expiration date extends to 01/26/2020

07/23/2019 - AOS case status updated to Interview is scheduled

08/27/2019 - AOS interview - Original K1 file got split up somewhere, couldn't make decision yet

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15 minutes ago, ineedadisplayname said:

Hi

Had a similar situation at my AOS. The IO said after the interview that everything went well but she had a bad news. She didn't receive my medical and my K1 file so she needs to request it. It took 3 weeks after the interview to get the approval. Glad they found my file.... Ahh she said it would take a week tops to receive the files from storage or something similar...

 

 

Ahhh lucky you! 3 weeks is actually not too bad, I was afraid of 3 months lol... When we asked the IO, he said like could be a few days, weeks, months, and my face was like this 💀 ...

 

Thanks for sharing your case with me!


06/01/2018 - Sent AOS/EAD/AP through UPS

06/11/2018 - Received NOA1 in mailbox(3 letters in total)

06/15/2018 - Received bio appointment in the mail box and finished bio on scheduled date 6/29/2018

07/06/2018 - Submit EAD expedite request - Got a job offer, expedite reason is financial loss

07/24/2018 - AOS status changed to: Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

08/04/2018 - Received EAD/AP combo card

02/01/2018 - Sent renew EAD/AP package - Expiration date extends to 01/26/2020

07/23/2019 - AOS case status updated to Interview is scheduled

08/27/2019 - AOS interview - Original K1 file got split up somewhere, couldn't make decision yet

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