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MikeandMeg

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About MikeandMeg

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  • City
    North Plainfield
  • State
    New Jersey

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    K-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    California Service Center
  • Local Office
    Newark NJ
  • Country
    France

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  1. Hey @Naes sorry for the delay, check your inbox. @streanor is right there are some cool bars and it's very vibrant, just depends on which section of the city you are in. Liberty State Park is always nice and has one of the best views of NYC aross the water, but not all places are the best in my opinion.
  2. Hi @Naes, I thought I wrote this earlier but I guess it didn't go through. Any updates I get I always will post, so keep on following and I will be doing the same for you. Sidenote, we were actually in the K1 visa forum for August too and you were such a wealth of information in there, hopefully I can return the favor. Safe travels to the East Coast, welcome to New Jersey and I hope you & your family enjoy the Garden State.
  3. Thanks for the peace and life but honestly your kind of response is why I rarely post on here, only if I have a question I can't seem to find an answer to. I was just happy to see someone from Newark getting an interview that was around the same time I filed. We went through a lot with the process, like I am certain so many others have. So sorry I got excited to see that they worked on a date around ours. I am not sure why my post warranted such a response, I was just genuinely excited to see the Newark, NJ field office moving when I know from close friends and relatives how daunting the experience can be. I am excited and eager just like many others to really establish many aspects of our lives, but unfortunately have to sit and wait for my husband to obtain his greencard in irder to do so. Peace and blessings to you too, but please be mindful of telling others how they show, act, react and feel. We are all in the same boat, but have different feelings about what we are going through.
  4. Actually, I'm the K1 visa petitioner (born in raised here in NJ). So for me I don't need to rush to get the green card, I'm a US citizen. I have not had a lot of good experiences with the process, ie loss of paperwork, at embassy and here, so I rather the process hurry along. I'm definitely enjoying my spouse but like many others can probably attest, sometimes you just want to get them out your hair even if it's just for 2 years.
  5. Not sure how long, but very happy for you. Newark, NJ is my field office too and waiting for an interview can go much longer than what they have posted. I know from personal experience my best friend and my cousin both waited over 2 years, respectively. Here's hoping my file miraculously lands on their desk sometime soon. In the meantime, good luck with your interview.
  6. Hi, it took about 5 days for the card to be changed to "card has been mailed" for us. After the initial approval app update, the status changed to card is being produced and stayed there for 2 days, after those 2 days it changed to in the mail. However, the status wasn't accurate. When I called to get tracking info the day it changed, they couldnt provide it because in fact it wasn't shipped yet. A day later though I called again and got the tracking, took 3 days in the mail for us. So in total about 7 business days from EAD approval to Card in hand.
  7. Hello all, sorry if this is a stupid question, but I am just unsure, so I thought I might ask here. Our status for the I-485 application is " Case is ready to be scheduled", our local field office is Newark, NJ and the currebt processing times are 10.5 to 21.5 months. My question is, does the 10.5 to 21.5 month processing time start after we have put in the initial application or after our case goes to "Ready to be scheduled" status? Again, sorry if this is a stupid question, but we were unsure. Thanks for any replies.
  8. Hello all, just an update. Hope this helps with figuring out how long after you receive approval notice, that you may receive the card. Good luck to all those still waiting, I hope you receive your card soon. By the way, I-131 (AP) never updated on site, but I did get approval notices in the mail for I-765 and I-131 respectively, and the card is a combo card. My timeline has been updated already too. Received Date 9/10/2018 Approved Date 2/15/2019 Approval Notice received in Mail 2/19/2019 Card received in hand 2/23/2019
  9. Hello all, just got an update via the app and old site, EAD card is being produced. Received Date 9/10 NOA 1 Date 9/14 Fingers crossed for all who are still waiting, hope you receive it soon.
  10. Hello, I think most of us are in the same boat. We filed 9/10/18, NOA1 9/14 (I have to adjust on my timeline) and we just received Case Ready to Be Scheduled update, haven't heard anything about the EAD/AP after we requested an expedite nearly 2 months ago due to a job offer. Unfortunately, the job offer has since expired and we are still waiting.
  11. Indeed. I know we are all anxious and ready to at least overcome one more hurdle.
  12. Hello, I rarely post on this forum, but I watch it like a hawk.We are NJ residents and September filers. Only just got our "Ready to schedule interview" update last week. Also applied for EAD expedite based on Job offer, but after talking with a Tier 2 rep on January 22nd, he said Expedites weren't guaranteed based on job offer abd we should really have our EAD/AP combo card by mid February, no later than that. So that was the silver lining, hoping he's right.
  13. Hello All, I'm a longtime lurker who has posted only a few times in the past. Just wanted to thank everyone in the forum for their updates, due diligence of @Naes for the constant scans, and everyone's overall positivity. It was nice to know Mike and I weren't in this wait alone and though I've never said much, a relief knowing there are so many couples sharing the same feelings as us. Our NOA 2 approval came in the mail today and I will be updating on our timeline as well. We received only the hard copy NOA2 in the mail (nothing online) and I did call USCIS on February 22nd to try to expedite our case since I'm 5 months pregnant and if I leave Mike here in Europe, I won't be able to return until after the baby is born. I got to a kind Tier 2 rep who told me call back March 1st and check, however ironically when I did another agent told me to wait for paperwork to prove my case needed to be expedited. Très bizarre. Anywho, Congratulations to all those who have been approved and I wish for a speedy approval of all those still waiting. I'll continue to lurk and hope to see only happy news from everyone in the future! NOA 1- August 9 NOA 2- March 1
  14. Thanks @Kristi&Luigi, I'm always a bit social networking sites shy, so always a little apprehensive to write. Despite all this, I follow the August & July filers extensively and I'm very appreciative of all the work @Naes does. Good luck to you and all on here, hopefully everyone will have a NOA2 in hand soon.
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