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I just thought I would share my story with all of you. My grandmother passed away on the 29th (on my husband and my 3rd year anniversary). So I went to the DO in Orlando on the 30th to get an emergency AP since mine was expiring in a few days, even though I did not have an Infopass appointment. I got to the office at 7:30 (right when it opened). I told the security guard my problem and he just asked me if I had evidence and I told him yes and that was it, I was in. When I got in to the reception desk she asked for my evidence and showed an immigration officer. She told me that they would approve the emergency AP but I would have to pick it up the next day. I begged her as I had already paid the fee for the regular filing and I had my pictures ready. She said she couldnt promise me anything and that she doubted it would be ready that day. My flight was leaving the next morning (Friday) as the funeral was on Saturday. I left the office not expecting anything, of course I was devastated. At around 3 p.m. a different lady called me and told me that everything was ready and she was just waiting for the immigration officer to sign it but that it wouldnt be ready until the next morning because he was on a call. I once again pleaded with her and she told me she would call me back. 15 mins later she called me back and said that she got him to sign it and interuppted his call and that I could pick it up right away. I thanked her so much. When I got to the office it was closed but they allowed me to come in and the immigration officer was very nice and offered his condolences. My experience with this office started off not so great but ended amazing. I was able to stay with my family a longer time in Canada and didn't have to worry about that. Just thought I would share this story with anyone that might have to go through this and hope you have a great experience as well. :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica

Congrats... and my condolences (F)

*Karen -- Jamaica ....... Courtney -- New Jersey*

09-12-05 - AOS filed

04-21-06 - AOS Interview

04-27-06 - Approval

05-17-06 - Green Card in hand

02-11-08 - File to remove conditions

03-15-08 - Biometrics

03-18-09 - Approved - No interview (Card production ordered)

03-24-09 - 10-year card arrives!



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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Serbia

Sorry to hear about your grandmother, but good job with the emergency AP

February 1, 2006 - Married in Brooklyn, NY

February 7, 2006 - I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765 Filed

February 18, 2006 - NOA for I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765

March 16, 2006 - Biometrics for I-765, I-485

March 16, 2006 - I-131, I-130 touched

March 18, 2006 - I-765, I-485 touched

March 18, 2006 - RFE for I-485

March 20, 2006 - I-485 touched

March 27, 2006 - RFE sent out

March 31, 2006 - USCIS received the RFE

April 3, 2006 - I-485 touched

April 5, 2006 - I-485 touched

April 6, 2006 - I-485 touched

April 19, 2006 - AP approved

April 24, 2006 - AP received in the mail

April 22, 2006 - EAD touched

April 24, 2006 - EAD approved

April 29, 2006 - EAD received in the mail

May 15, 2006 - Interview letter received

July 12, 2006 - Interview

July 12, 2006 - APPROVED!!!!

August 14, 2006 - Welcome to the US letter and I-130 approval received in the mail

August 15, 2006 - Permanent Resident Card received in the mail

So far so good

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Morocco

so to hear about your loss. Just curious, what kind of evidence they asked for emergency especially if it s overseas? emails? fax?

Dec 26/04 - Sent I-129F

Feb 2/05 - NOA1

March 6 - received Packet 3

April 15 - Interview in Casablanca, approved

June 28 - Arrive in the U.S. via JFK



Aug 13/05 - paperwork sent by USPS

Aug 22/05 - NOAs received for AOS ALL cheques cashed

Dec 12 Biometrics done

Dec 14 Work permit approved online

Aug 08/06 -Green card approved

Removing Conditioins

06/19/08 Mailed I-751

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Filed: Country: Indonesia

Our condolences for your lost. (F)

Our K1 Journey Click Here
K1 Interview in Jakarta Click Here
AOS Journey:
May 02, 2006 :AOS Sent to Chicago...Let the couting begin
May 03, 2006 :AOS received in Chicago
May 12, 2006 :Received NOA1 dated 05/09/2006
May 22, 2006 Biometrics Notice Rcvd dated 05/17/2006
May 30, 2006 :Biometrics done in ASC Birmingham
July 01, 2006 :Interview Letter received
Aug 30, 2006 :Interview in Atlanta & got RFE for I-693A! OUCH!!!
November, 2006 :I-693A Sent. The waiting goes on...
April 4, 2007: Infopass & it doesn't help at all!!!
April 18, 2007 :Contacting our Congressman.
May 18, 2007 : E-mail rcvd, Welcome Notice Sent! Finally!!!
April 22, 2007 : E-mail rcvd, GC has been ordered
April 24, 2007 : Welcome Notice Rvcd. Yeeehaaa!!!!
June 1, 2007: GC arrived! Yippy! USCIS Free for 2 years!
2008: Moved to China
2009: Conditional GC Expired and Husband has been having affairs since 2008 in China. Can't file for ROC since he got laid off. He came to Jakarta to live with me and my parents. He got a new job. Life resume to normal or so I thought.
March 2010: Officially separated after yet more affairs exposed just a day after my birthday!

February 2011: Officially divorced.
June 18, 2011: He married the girl he had the last affair with.

August 2014: I am engaged with my real soulmate. Not an American.

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Filed: Other Country: England

Very sorry for your loss, but I'm glad you stuck to your guns, and I'm glad they helped you out. Nice to see some USCIS employees can step up when the situation calls for it. :)(F) M.


10 year green card received

mid March, 2008. Done 'til Naturalization! WOOT! :)

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