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Chelleyandaaron last won the day on February 25 2017

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About Chelleyandaaron

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    Chelley swiped right whilst on holiday in 2014... and here we are

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  1. Hi folks, does anyone else have this in their case status file? My AOS has been like this for months. Before the change to the new website it was showing as ‘interview is ready to be scheduled’ (as of October last year). All my other case statuses are displaying correctly. I have an EAD renewal and AP renewal in progress.
  2. Hey Moosy, Thanks for the reply. Funnily enough I got my text and email receipt notifications whilst I was asleep last night - so it took much longer than expected - but I did get them. (Yes sent them to the lockbox). It took them 18 days after delivery to acknowledge receipt for me. At least they are in the right place and there in plenty of time. I am going to stop worrying now
  3. Has anyone applied for their EAD/AP renewal - and if so, how long did it take to receive your notice of receipt? I sent mine a few weeks ago and it was delivered to Chicago on the 16th July - but I have had no text, no email or any notice in the mail yet (and I did include the ‘please let me know when you get this’ sheet - the G145 or something similar). As I don’t have a notice of receipt for my package I can’t track it. I’m a bit worried that they have just chucked it in the bin. Surely I should have had a text or email by now?
  4. Glad I found this thread folks! We filed for AOS in September 2017. I guess with the current number of cases (over 5000?) and the current rate of processing, I might need my grave before I get my Green Card!
  5. Chelleyandaaron

    July 2017 AOS Fillers

    it has been at 'scheduling interview' since mid-October - looking at current processing times, it could be October this year before I get an interview...
  6. Chelleyandaaron

    July 2017 AOS Fillers

    There is a new website - so you need to go register there. Many people have said the updates are more accurate than the old site https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/
  7. Thanks for your reply @Wuozopo - yes i think I understand the exclusion. It simply means that if I earn below that amount ($50k) in my overseas earnings, those overseas earnings will effectively be excluded from my taxable income (so it will be declared but then deducted). I was in the UK for the first six months of the year so it is about a $50k cap for me but I didn't earn that much in that period so effectively it will be irrelevant (although I still need to complete all the paperwork)
  8. Great news!! I had an interview last Friday which went really well and I am hoping to hear back this week and hopefully I'll not be far behind you starting work!
  9. I am so relieved I found this thread! I have spent the entire afternoon going down a wormhole of IRS information. Firstly discovering that to file jointly I need to declare my UK income for Jan-June (I got here on July 3rd) - which is not as straightforward as it sounds as I was self-employed and the UK tax year runs April to April. However - I then found the 2555 (not eligible for the 2555-EZ as I was self-employed) and got taken aback by the exemption amount and thought there was no way I could be eligible ($49000 exemption? - I didn't earn anywhere near that much in those six months - maybe $15000?). So - am I right in thinking that I declare all my income from self-employment (what evidence is required? I don't have certified accounts) and then claim the six months exemption (182 days or thereabouts) on the form 2555. I don't mind just demonstrating all income - without prepared accounts as it still comes well under the $50,000 even without any deductions. Am I missing anything else? I don't have any savings - I do have a son who was under the age of 19 who lived with me but was not a US citizen or resident - and he has stayed in the UK to study.
  10. It arrived today. Day 103.
  11. WOW!! in the two minutes since posting that - I checked informed delivery again - and as i saw the USCIS package in the packages section - it arrived in my mailbox! I have my card!
  12. Update: I received my NOAs on Saturday 23rd for my EAD and AP. Approval date was December 18th (95 days I think). Now watching informed delivery for my card... so thankful to be able to get some work in January!
  13. I think USCIS is supposed to respond to congressional enquiries within 48 hours - so this would reinforce that theory
  14. I hadn't been on in a couple of days and was delighted when I noticed that your signature had changed (I was starting with August updates). I wrote to my senator on Monday to request a congressional enquiry - so am now really hopeful that I will hear something by New Year! Your approval appeared to be updated the day after your enquiry was made - I am really hoping my senators office will catch USCIS before the holidays... This made me so happy - great news!
  15. Thats great news. My dates are almost identical to yours so really hoping that means mine is on it's way. I have just sent forms to my senator to request a congressional enquiry. Hopefully I will get my NOA before she needs to follow up...