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    AhsanTX reacted to Tenreyro in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Congratulations @AhsanTX!!!!! 
     
    I also want to share my last mile experience.
     
    We had our interview last week, and was very unusual. We had it scheduled for 7:15 A.M. (Didn't know they opened so early), after around 20 to 30 minutes after we got there, they called my name, and the officer told us that my wife didn't have to get inside with us. (At that point I thought maybe there was a new process and had o be done some biometrics or something first, so I leave with my wife the mega compilation of documents we had.
     
    I got sworn in, fingerprinted, and then she asks for an ID and my passport (which is in the binder I left with my wife), we go and retrieve it, I apologize, and let her know I thought my wife was supposed to be at the interview, she said a comment that I don't recall word by word, but it was dismissing that idea. We go get the binder, get back inside, and continue with the interview without my wife.
     
    The questions were:
    - Full Name and Date of Birth
    - Current Address including Zipcode
    - Some "Yes/No" question from the form I-485, such as "Have you helped with Human Trafficking?", "Do you have firearms training?"
    - She mixed three questions in the middle of the Yes/No questions:
                  - When did you meet your wife (I use precise years, but we met more than 9 years ago, we started dating 2 years after we met)
                  - When did I get the visa I had before AOS?
                  - Why did I get that visa?
                  - Did I do what I applied for the visa? (Yes)
    - What organizations I have been part of (It's on the I-485, and I had mentioned a recreational club my wife and I were part of, and an NGO, I mentioned those two, she asked me to explain, so I did)
     
    She then asked for the Medical, which I handed in the closed enveloped, she typed things, printed a paper, and said that as of that moment the interview was complete, that she had to review the information, handed me a white paper saying that, and asked me if I had any question. I was confused and in shock, so I did not, and asked her what it meant that it had to be reviewed, she only said that she had to review the case file.
     
    That was it, a little cold, weird, one-person interview. So as you imagine, I was very confused, uncomfortable and didn't know what to expect. We spent the rest of the day together both with that weird feeling of uncertainty, knowing that the case would either update that same day, or if not then next week, but technically it could be 4 months.
     
    I was checking the online status constantly, and around 4pm, the case updated saying that the card was ordered for production. As you would imagine, it was a relief, and a reason to celebrate!
     
    Next day it updated to Case was approved, this week an approval letter came in, and today, the permanent resident card arrived!!!
     
    I have to mention that the case never updated to provide tracking number, even when I called to ask about it (Labor day weekend coming, I didn't want it to arrive while we were gone)
     
    It was a long journey, my P.D. is December 19, 2016, AOS started on March 2, 2018, so it would be 983 days since P.D., and 545 days from AOS receipt date to card in hand.
     
    Good luck everyone, and wanted to share the interview experience in case someone gets a weird interview, so you don't go crazy thinking the worse, and for everyone still waiting, hang in there.
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from Poohmini in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Good Afternoon Everyone,
     
    I have received my Green Card today. It has 10 years validity. I believe the reason for this validity is getting Green Card after being married for more than 2 years.
     
    @VG31 I can't remember all the questions but I am trying to list the ones I remember below. My interview was at 8am and we reached there around 7:45am. There was a queue but we managed to attend the interview on time. I would recommend everyone arriving at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time.
     
    The interviewer was very friendly but professional. He knew exactly what he was doing even if he was joking in between questions. He asked questions randomly to me and my wife (switched back and forth).
     
    Questions:
    What is my full name and date of birth (same question to my wife) Where do we live. Where was my wife born (Question to my wife) How did we meet each other. Where was the wedding. How many people attended the wedding.  How my wife got her green card. (Question to my wife) Saw picture of us together of the wedding and other occasions. Kept 10 pictures out of them for his record. (asked my wife to choose any 10 photos from the album) Kept copies of joint lease document and copy home ownership documents. Asked for the I-130 Approval Notice.  Asked about my priority date and if it is current. (After asking me he checked the priority date himself and told me it's current) Wanted to learn more about our wedding system (Muslim Wedding). Wanted to learn more about the city we live in. How we went to the interview. What hotel did we stay in. (Question to my wife) How I am at home (lazy/active) 😄. (Question to my wife) What are my wife's parent's full names. (Question to my wife) Where do I work. Asked about my monthly salary and my designation. When did I entered US last time. Where and what did study in the US.  How long have we been married.  In between asking questions he was doing something in the computer and took notes on a paper of answers to some of the questions above. 
     
    Then he asked if we had any questions. I just asked if I was approved. He said everything looks good and I should receive the Green Card within 2 weeks or 1 month.
     
    Note: I submitted the I-693 and I-864 along with my application 1 year ago. I did not re-do them and the interviewer also didn't ask for them.
     
    I will update my post if I remember any other question that was asked.
     
    Best wishes for all the future interviewee.
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from VG31 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Good Afternoon Everyone,
     
    I have received my Green Card today. It has 10 years validity. I believe the reason for this validity is getting Green Card after being married for more than 2 years.
     
    @VG31 I can't remember all the questions but I am trying to list the ones I remember below. My interview was at 8am and we reached there around 7:45am. There was a queue but we managed to attend the interview on time. I would recommend everyone arriving at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time.
     
    The interviewer was very friendly but professional. He knew exactly what he was doing even if he was joking in between questions. He asked questions randomly to me and my wife (switched back and forth).
     
    Questions:
    What is my full name and date of birth (same question to my wife) Where do we live. Where was my wife born (Question to my wife) How did we meet each other. Where was the wedding. How many people attended the wedding.  How my wife got her green card. (Question to my wife) Saw picture of us together of the wedding and other occasions. Kept 10 pictures out of them for his record. (asked my wife to choose any 10 photos from the album) Kept copies of joint lease document and copy home ownership documents. Asked for the I-130 Approval Notice.  Asked about my priority date and if it is current. (After asking me he checked the priority date himself and told me it's current) Wanted to learn more about our wedding system (Muslim Wedding). Wanted to learn more about the city we live in. How we went to the interview. What hotel did we stay in. (Question to my wife) How I am at home (lazy/active) 😄. (Question to my wife) What are my wife's parent's full names. (Question to my wife) Where do I work. Asked about my monthly salary and my designation. When did I entered US last time. Where and what did study in the US.  How long have we been married.  In between asking questions he was doing something in the computer and took notes on a paper of answers to some of the questions above. 
     
    Then he asked if we had any questions. I just asked if I was approved. He said everything looks good and I should receive the Green Card within 2 weeks or 1 month.
     
    Note: I submitted the I-693 and I-864 along with my application 1 year ago. I did not re-do them and the interviewer also didn't ask for them.
     
    I will update my post if I remember any other question that was asked.
     
    Best wishes for all the future interviewee.
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from Newone52 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Good Morning everyone,
     
    I had my AOS interview yesterday in Dallas, Texas. It went smooth and I was approved on the spot. The interview lasted for about 40 minutes with lot of questions but none of the questions was unusual. 
     
    Thanks to the people of this forum for helping me and supporting me throughout the entire process. 
     
    Good luck to the all future interviewees.
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from VG31 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Good Morning everyone,
     
    I had my AOS interview yesterday in Dallas, Texas. It went smooth and I was approved on the spot. The interview lasted for about 40 minutes with lot of questions but none of the questions was unusual. 
     
    Thanks to the people of this forum for helping me and supporting me throughout the entire process. 
     
    Good luck to the all future interviewees.
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from VG31 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Thank you, @VG31 and @ladybirdapple
     
    I have received the interview letter yesterday and my interview is on August 8, 2019.
     
    Yes, it looks like they processed mine earlier than the timeline posted in the website for my local field office (Dallas, TX). 
     
    Hope you guys also get scheduled soon. 
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from thepanda in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Congratulations!
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from EducatedByAnimals in July 2018 AOS Filers   
    Congratulations! 
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    AhsanTX reacted to VG31 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Thanks for your response.
     
    Yes you're completely correct that interview date depends on local field office Working Date but since I've seen others getting their interview call first even though their PD is not or was not current yet and that's the reason I wanted to check with you.
     
    It's a long wait time for me even as Seattle field office is still working on Aug 2017 cases. Looks like another 20 months before I can get a call for interview.
     
    I've received my EAD/AP Combo Card but still working on H1b, I may get another 8-12 months on H1b once I file for extension this year.
     
    I am wondering is it better to stay on H1b status vs staying on Advance Parole .
     
    Not sure if anyone is in the same situation like me.
     
    Thanks,
     
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    AhsanTX reacted to issea in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Hi there, I would like to share the update for my I-485 since today it shows the message "interview was scheduled". I hope it won't be a glitch. If not, that implies NBC arranges cases depending on the PD of I-130. The reason is I submitted the I-485 application very recently (12.27.2018) but I have an early PD on I-130 (2.1.2017). 
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    AhsanTX reacted to VG31 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    @AhsanTXDid you check at IRS website?
     
    https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/determining-alien-tax-status 
     
    https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/nonresident-alien-spouse
     
    Thnx
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from VG31 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    No updates yet, just working with the EAD. At this point I am really finding it difficult to make assumptions about the interview date. 
    Best of luck to all of us.  
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    AhsanTX reacted to VG31 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Here is the link to new policy update for Medical Report -- https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/Updates/20181016-I-693Validity.pdf 
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    AhsanTX reacted to Harryhdl in EB5 Consular Interview   
    I have been going through the forums here and will soon be undergoing my interview under an EB5 Investor Petition.  Has any members been through this Visa process and can they shed some light on the interview questions and requirements?
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from itsdonealready in Process after AOS from F1   
    @Lisa88
    In my case, I recently received EAD on my pending AOS. The day I received it, I updated my employer first and then sent an email to my school about it. I told them that I will no longer use the STEM OPT EAD and since I applied for AOS, my status will be pending AOS. I asked them to update my SAVIS record accordingly. They responded back requesting a scanned copy of the new EAD and that's it. I didn't have to do any final evaluation of I-983, they didn't ask for it.
     
    A friend of mine also did AOS from F1 and received Green Card. He told me that he didn't even notify anything to school. So it seems that it doesn't really matter but I personally feel that one should at least notify school about the change of status to be in the safe side. 
     
    Also, I think it's necessary to be careful using these documents wisely. By that I mean, one should use the latest document constantly in everywhere and not use the previous ones anymore. Using 2 different documents for example OPT EAD and GC EAD at the same time can (probably will) get you into trouble. Since you received GC, I would recommend you to use only this in every aspect and not use the EAD's.
     
    Hope that helps.
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    AhsanTX reacted to Asakelove in May 2017 AOS Filers   
    The journey is finally over, until another 2 years when we embark on the ROC journey. We got our (both, child and mother) green cards approval on the 23rd Aug update online, got the welcome to America letters in the mail, card in production and card has been mailed update on the USCIS case status online.
     
     Hoping to receive our cards in the mail soon💃
     
    Good luck to everyone still waiting (especially to my fellow Texans, its taking forever to have interviews scheduled), may it end in joy for you all.
     
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from VG31 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Yes , you have to take your passport with you for the biometrics. Sometimes they don't ask for it if you have another ID but sometimes they do to verify your nationality. In my case they asked for it.
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    AhsanTX reacted to NurseHouston in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Good afternoon guys!
     
    I have been a silen reader since the beginning, anyways I would like to share my experience:
     
    Married to gc holder, category F2A
    Priority date I-130: 06/31/2017 (I-130 still pending) 
    I-485, I-765 and I-131: receive date 04/27/2018
    Biometrics completed: 05/25/2018
    Case is readi to be scheduled for interview: 05/31/2018
    I did do my I-485, I-131, I-765 with a lawyer 
     
    A little about myself: I have been living in the US for 10 years. The whole I have been here with a F1 visa (student visa). I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing(BSN) here in the US, obtained my RN license in Texas, worked for 1 year with OPT and then re-enrolled in school to maintain status. Currently pursuing my Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
     
    On August 22nd I called USCIS to expedite under the option nonforprofit organization for the social and cultural interest of the US. Let me explain, this semester I have to start clinical practices, just as medical school you do not get paid for these. However, they were requesting some form of employment authorization because it is a job, even though you do not get paid. When I called I told the operator this and also told her that if I did not complete these clinical hours I was going to fail the class and get kick out of the Master program, that was in the morning. That afternoon by God’s grace I also received a job as a RN field nurse. The same day I contacted my congressman, explaines my situation and included my job offer letter. 
     
    On August 24th 3 messages appeared under my case history: case assigned to officer, we sent you a response, and case completed.
     
    I received a letter from USCIS on August 29th asking for evidence for the expedite. i submitted a letter where I explained my clinical situation, now my jobd offer, therefore giving 2 reasons to expedite, and that because I am a nurse I am a community helper who serves the social and cultural interest of the US. I also faxed syllabus of the class where the hours of clinicals and no monetary remuneration is stated, class schedule, unofficial transcripts, my RN license, and my job offer letter. 
     
    Today at 12:00 I received an update that my card is being produced.
     
    I hope this posts helps someone out there, do not lose hope, I know the process makes you desperate. 
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    AhsanTX reacted to JoonP in EAD Expedite Timeline After Fax Request   
    Guys,
     
    I have been following this thread. I just wanted to share my experience about I 765 expedite request. I am currently on OPT, which expires on 08/07/2018 and my I-140 was approved in May, 2018. So, I decided to apply EAD through 485 not through STEM OPT. My category for EAD expedite is 'severe loss to a company and myself + possible medical emergency situation'. Here is my timeline below.
     
    * May 2018: I-140 approved
    * I-485/I-765/I-131 filed on 05/18/2018 (National Benefits Center)
    * I-765 expedite request by mail on 06/25/2018 (only including my I 765 application info)
    * I-765 expedite request by phone on 07/05/2018 (including my and spouse I 765 application info)
    * Senator's office submitted the request to USCIS on behalf of me on 07/06/2018 (including my and spouse I 765 application info)
    * USCIS requested an evidence via FAX (816-251-2290) for the expedite on 07/10/2018 
    * I tried to fax at many different location (FEDEX, Libarary, etc) on 07/11/2018. No luck with FAX. I just mailed the evidence on 07/12/2018.
    * During 07/12/2018-07/13/2018, I used online FAX website to set a fax schedule with 20 min interval for a day. None of faxes went through. This fxxking FAX never answered.
     
    Today 07/13/2018, I received USCIS response to senator's request from the senator's office. It says, 'USCIS will process the constituent's request ASAP'.
     
    Then, I just got an update in USCIS my case 'New card is being produced'.  My spouse request for EAD also got approved at the same time. Provided that my mail with the evidence for the expedite is not delivered, I think Senator's office request made the difference. Hopefully, I get an EAD in my hand soon. Just wanted to thank you guys for the info in this thread.
     
     
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    AhsanTX reacted to thepanda in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    You can request an expedite at any time. I have seen people expediting their EAD on the day of biometrics because they have received the job offer even before they were able to get their biometrics done. 
     
    This thread helped me a lot - without it I could have done it because there is not a lot of information out there:
     
     
    I have seen that apparently mid of August they no longer accepted expedite requests based on severe financial loss though. I have read that a few people just called again and that their request went through with the second customer service rep. I'd suggest to explain to USCIS why you need to expedite. 
     
    Good luck! 
     
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from TheJamess in July 2018 AOS Filers   
    Good News Guys, after waiting for 19 months finally the i-130 petition got approved !! 
    Received e-notification for the approval, awaiting the approval letter to come by mail.
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from thepanda in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    Good News Guys, after waiting for 19 months finally the i-130 petition got approved !! 
    Received e-notification for the approval, awaiting the approval letter to come by mail.
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    AhsanTX reacted to Bfree3 in F2A 2018 AOS Filers   
    No it’s not a requirement, it’s just that in most cases, by the time the interview rolls around it’s already approved because it’s been that long. Once your priority date is current(based on chart a) and they have all information, it is completely up to the IO and he/she can approve/deny both.
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    AhsanTX reacted to MKM in July 2018 AOS Filers   
    Hey Ahsan & everyone, 
     
    Update: My online status has been updated.  
     
    Online Status Changed: July 30th - Completed review of my fingerprints. 
     
    Please approve my AP by next month.  
     
    Applied: July 5th - (AOS, EAD & AP) 
    Received: July 8th - (Chicago Lockbox) 
    Payment Processed: July 12th 
    E-notice: July 13th 
    NOA 1 to 3 & Biometric NOA: July 20th 
    Biometric Completed: July 25th 
    Online Status Changed: July 30th - Completed review of my fingerprints. 
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    AhsanTX got a reaction from MKM in July 2018 AOS Filers   
    I don't use any app but if you open an account in "myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov" and add your case information along with your phone number, they will send you text messages anytime there is an update to your case. This is different from the "egov.uscis.gov" case status check and also more efficient.
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