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My fiancee will be arriving about November 20th, wedding is scheduled for Jan 18th, so we have about 30 days to mail in the I-485, I-765, etc...

 

Is 30 days enough just to get the "adjustment of status pending" status rolling? Or are we cutting it too close?

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4 minutes ago, Bjh said:

My fiancee will be arriving about November 20th, wedding is scheduled for Jan 18th, so we have about 30 days to mail in the I-485, I-765, etc...

 

Is 30 days enough just to get the "adjustment of status pending" status rolling? Or are we cutting it too close?

It is totally fine.

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Very likely a non-issue. Here are our timelines when we got things going.

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K1 Visa

EventDate

Service Center :California Service Center

Transferred?No

Consulate :Guangzhou, China

I-129F Sent :2011-10-24

I-129F NOA1 :2011-10-31

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 :2012-03-26

NVC Received :2012-04-02

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :

NVC Left :2012-04-13

Consulate Received :2012-04-20

Packet 3 Received :2012-05-06

Packet 3 Sent :2012-04-29

Packet 4 Received :2012-05-18

Interview Date :2012-06-13 

Interview Result :Approved

Second Interview
(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

Visa Received :2012-06-22

US Entry :2012-07-26

Marriage :2012-07-30

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Adjustment of Status

EventDate

CIS Office :Seattle WA

Date Filed :2012-08-17

NOA Date :2012-08-31

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. :2012-10-02

AOS Transfer** :

Interview Date :2012-11-19 

Approval / Denial Date :2012-11-19

Approved :Yes

Got I551 Stamp :No

Greencard Received:2012-11-30

Comments :AOS petitions submitted for wife (K1) and stepson (K2).

 

 

Employment Authorization Document 

EventDate

CIS Office :Chicago National Office

Filing Method :Mail

Filing Instance :First

Date Filed :2012-08-17

NOA Date :2012-08-31

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. :2012-10-02

Approved Date :2012-10-25

Date Card Received :2012-11-01

Comments :Combo cards received for wife (K1) and stepson (K2), quick and relatively painless.

Processing
Estimates/Stats :Your EAD was approved in 69 days.

 

 

Advance Parole

EventDate

CIS Office :Chicago National Office

Filing Method : 

Filing Instance :First

Date Filed :2012-08-17

NOA Date :2012-08-31

RFE(s) :

Date Received :2012-11-01

Comments :Combo cards received for wife (K1) and stepson (K2), quick and relatively painless.

Processing
Estimates/Stats :Your AP was approved in 69 days.

We mailed our K1 and K2 AOS/EAD/AP applications about 2 weeks after my wife's and stepson's POE. You just have to be organized. YMMV.

 

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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Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the "AOS from K Visas" Case Progress subforum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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10 hours ago, Bjh said:

My fiancee will be arriving about November 20th, wedding is scheduled for Jan 18th, so we have about 30 days to mail in the I-485, I-765, etc...

 

Is 30 days enough just to get the "adjustment of status pending" status rolling? Or are we cutting it too close?

Should be fine. Just be sure that you can get your registered marriage license /certificate back in 30 days. Not sure where are you from, but remember reading it somewhere that in LA it might take a long time to register it.

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