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  1. Hey Everyone, I filed my AOS in April 2019 on a marriage-based petition and had my interview today. Just thought I would share my timeline with all of you because when I was in your shoes I was desperate to find out any information and how long waits were at my field office (Hartford, CT). My timeline: 04/01/19 - AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox via USPS 04/08/19 - Texts received 04/09/19 - Checks cashed 04/12/19 - NOA received by mail 04/19/19 - Biometrics appointment notice received by mail and set for May 2 05/02/19 - Biometrics takem 05/07/19 - Status changed to Waiting to be Scheduled for an Interview 09/05/19 - AP/EAD status changed to Combo card being produced 09/10/19 AP/EAD combo card received 12/18/19 - Interview scheduled 02/03/20 - Interview 02/03/20 - Approved/card is bring produced I thought my case was doing great after the biometrics and status changing to Waiting to be scheduled for an interview...but that is a trap. I went months after that with the same status and hearing nothing. Crickets. Just be patient. Had my interview today in Hartford, CT. For some reason I was expecting it to be at the same office as where the finger prints were taken, but it was downtown at the courthouse. The waiting room was completely full with families, lawyers, translators, etc. We arrived 30 mins early for our appointment and ended up having to wait 45 mins. Our interviewer said appointments later in the day can be tough because sometimes interviews from earlier in the day run over and it screws up the whole schedule (this interview already had a case that was 2 hours today!). The interview itself was a breeze. My AOS was marriage based so we were asked all the usual questions, how did you meet, when did you meet, what was your first date, where was the proposal, where was the wedding, etc. What is your spouses name, DOB, where did they last live. How long have you been in the US, when did you last enter, etc etc. I brought updated photos, tax returns, joint bank statements, basically anything that I sent in the original package as evidence of a bonafide marriage I brought updates of and was told that was a smart move. I honestly got the sense that our interviewer was relieved we weren't English second language and didn't have a lawyer or translator there and they could have just a normal conversation with us. We got chit chatting and the interviewer said if they suspect fraud they will separate the spouses and ask up to 80 questions looking for slipups. If there are incongruencies in the time you first met/first date, the proposal, or the wedding then you are basically toast. Once we were called in the interview took 25-30 minutes and most of that was just chit chatting. We were told our case was rock solid and the green card would be approved today. Status is now changed to card being produced. Best of luck to all of you. Hang in there. It took me 10 months though I believe most of the smaller offices take way shorter than that.
  2. I should add and give a big thanks to the person on the last page who was told to just print their photos on a word document with captions of who was in the photo, where, and when it was taken etc. Our interviewer today was very thankful for that instead of having to fumble through a bunch of printed photos.
  3. Had my interview today in Hartford, CT. For some reason I was expecting it to be at the same office as where the finger prints were taken, but it was downtown at the courthouse. The waiting room was completely full with families, lawyers, translators, etc. We arrived 30 mins early for our appointment and ended up having to wait 45 mins. Our interviewer said appointments later in the day can be tough because sometimes interviews from earlier in the day run over and it screws up the whole schedule (this interview already had a case that was 2 hours today!). The interview itself was a breeze. My AOS was marriage based so we were asked all the usual questions, how did you meet, when did you meet, what was your first date, where was the proposal, where was the wedding, etc. What is your spouses name, DOB, where did they last live. How long have you been in the US, when did you last enter, etc etc. I brought updated photos, tax returns, joint bank statements, basically anything that I sent in the original package as evidence of a bonafide marriage I brought updates of and was told that was a smart move. I honestly got the sense that our interviewer was relieved we weren't English second language and didn't have a lawyer or translator there and they could have just a normal conversation with us. We got chit chatting and the interviewer said if they suspect fraud they will separate the spouses and ask up to 80 questions looking for slipups. If there are incongruencies in the time you first met/first date, the proposal, or the wedding then you are basically toast. Once we were called in the interview took 25-30 minutes and most of that was just chit chatting. We were told our case was rock solid and the green card would be approved today. Status is now changed to card being produced. Best of luck to any April filers that are still out there who have not had the interview.
  4. Filed April 1 2019. Interview schedule on Dec 18 2019 for Feb 3 2020.
  5. My interview is scheduled for Feb 3rd also in Hartford. Question for you CT folks: I did not submit an I-693 Medical with my original case but have been requested to bring one to the interview. With what civil surgeon in the state did you have yours done?
  6. Update: Received notice in the mail today that my EAD card is on the way. But also received a separate NOA saying my AP was approved and being mailed as well! My AP case status still hasn't changed online (Case was Received) but appears the EAD/AP combo card is in the mail!
  7. My I-765 case status just changed to Card Being Produced and Mailed. Finally something. Hopefully Travel Doc and Interview date not far behind.
  8. Is the AOS Case Status checker not working for anyone else? I type in my case number and get a blank screen back when I submit.
  9. Had my Biometrics on May 2. Status was changed to "Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" on May 7....then nothing. Crickets. No EAD, Travel Document updates, No interview actually scheduled. Nothing. Frustrating wait to be sure. What's the wait for the EAD and Travel Document nowadays? Just that has to be over 6 months.
  10. AOS from TN update: 04/01/19 - AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox via USPS 04/08/19 - Texts received 04/09/19 - Checks cashed 04/12/19 - NOA received by mail 04/19/19 - Biometrics appointment notice received by mail and set for May 2
  11. I have the exact same situation as you. Adjusting from TN and filed the same forums. 04/01/19 - Package Delivered 04/08/19 - Texts received 04/09/19 - Checks cashed
  12. Has anyone filled out these two forms recently? The forms provided on the USCIS page say expired 7/31/2018 and 12/31/2018 respectively in the top right corner. Are there newer forms available or should I use these?
  13. I'm AOS by way of marriage to a US Citizen. I'm in the US on a TN and have a full time job that makes over the 125% poverty line. Does my spouse still have to file the I-864 and prove that they make over the poverty line? Also - my spouse is a graduate student and does make over the 125% but it's on a stipend and therefore not taxed so my spouse can't provide tax returns because they don't file them. Anyone else have this issue?
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