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  1. Starting new thread for November 2017 AOS Filers in proper standard VJ format.. MONTH YEAR AOS Filers Hope all novembers filers enjoy this jouney. Some references for November Filers; https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do https://www.uscis.gov http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=&op1=&op2=&op3=1&op4=1&op5=&op6=All
  2. Hi There, I just sent in my package today and it should be received in the month of February so i decided to start a thread for February Filers! Good Luck Everyone and keep us posted! Arrived in USA (Tourist visa December 20th,2016) Married - September 12th, 2017 Filed (I-130, I-130A, I-131, I-485, I-765, I-864)
  3. I am creating this thread to help all of the Houston 2017 filers come together and share updates in one place. Since Houston is one of the most slowest offices currently, it would benefit all of us to communicate and share any experiences we are going through when it comes to the AOS from a K1 visa in Houston. Please share any communications you have with Infopass associates or USCIS phone calls, and any other movement or changes with your case. My current timeline: AOS NOA1: 06/17/2017 Ready to be scheduled for interview: 07/18/2017 On old USCIS site: USCIS currently can't provide you with any information...: April 2018
  4. I always had a thing for September There is no way I'm getting my NOA1 by tomorrow, so let me start September AOS thread beforehand! And remember it is always a good idea to just send EAD and AP together with the timelines getting longer. You never know what you'll need and it is free! Good luck to all!
  5. Alright folks, brand new month right here, you all have made to the AOS phase. Congrats and happy new life together. This thread will be for AOS discussions for those who sent their AOS package in August 2018..... Good luck everyone and couple things, EAD/AP taking around 4 to 6 months Expedite Criteria : https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria AOS Checklist: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos USCIS Processing Times Page: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ USCIS Inquiry about your case: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayONPTForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=onpt Enjoy
  6. Hi everyone! Here's a new group for anyone who has just applied for AOS from K1 in July 2018! Fingers crossed for everyone!
  7. Hi everyone, I have been searching through this forum and did not find any topics that discussed EAD Expedite cases where USCIS has requested Proof. Share your experience and timeline here so we can get a better idea about how long it takes and what is the success rate. You can track mine in my signature. I requested EAD expedite review under Severe Financial Loss and I provided a letter from my employer to prove it. It has been 9 days since I faxed my letter and no change so far...
  8. Hi! We will be filing for my AOS shortly, and since tomorrow marks the start of a new month I thought it would be appropriate to start a new thread for all June filers adjusting from K1 visas. If you're filing soon or if you think you'll file within the next few weeks, please join
  9. Hey. I saw there was a similar thread for 2016 and 2017 but I couldn't find one for 2018. Would you be interested in following the progress of other New York filers? I thought we could discuss our timelines, interview experiences with the local offices, and keep track of when EADs will start coming in. Anyone interested? @NYLondon @Michelle M @Penny&Lee @blenheim @Filip and Alix @AndreaPerkins Please tag any other NY filers you may know.
  10. Hi there, I'm currently on an AOS process through marriage (family based) and came with a K1 fiance visa. I only applied for I-485 in October (not I-765 nor anything else) , I received my I-797C and my biometrics appointment and went to the appointment last year on 11/15/2017. When I applied for AOS I submitted my application with my maiden name instead of my married name and our marriage certificate (which was also included as part of the AOS application package) states that I changed my last name to my husband's. So my question is what's the best way to have my name updated so my GC comes with my married name? I called USCIS several times about this matter and 3 different customer care representatives told me to write a letter and mail it to the address that appears on the letters I've received since they're the ones that are taking care of my case which is National Benefits Center, Post Office Box 648005 Lee's Summit, Missouri 64002 according to the letters I've received however I also have read dozens of posts and forums for days and some people say that they were able to request it or have it changed at the interview which would be the next step in my AOS process even though I do not have a date assigned yet. So should I just write the letter like the USCIS representatives told me explaining that I want to use my married name instead of my maiden name or should I wait until the interview to bring this up? I am now applying for I-765 (with my married name) so I can get an employment authorization as well as a SSN and SS card. I filled out the application but haven't mailed it yet. I know I need to attach my I-797C or something similar to prove that I have an AOS process going on but this notice obviously shows my maiden name since I applied with my maiden name instead of my married name, would that cause any issues? This is a time sensitive matter because I need to be able to apply for jobs asap as well as have a SS card and then be able to apply for a drivers license, etc.
  11. My wife, a usc, and i applied for AOS after my student visa expired. Now we are getting a divorce so i withdrew my application. I want to leave the country without any problems. What should i do? Please i need directions.
  12. I know that the actual time it takes to actually get an interview date scheduled varies by local office etc but i am just curious: How long did it your status to change from "biometrics" to "ready to be scheduled for an interview"?
  13. San Francisco Office seems to be one of the slowest offices and AOS is taking 17 - 35 months! The worse impacted are 2017 filers due to the system glitch where SF was scheduling 2018 ahead of 2017 filers. Lo behold they have not caught up yet and maybe are inefficient as well since last update was Aug, 7 2017 filer who got an interview update. Will be good for SF filers to gather here and share updates when there is movement on the case so can keep track of what month is SF office working on. Wish everyone still waiting good luck
  14. Hi there! I moved to the US in mid October 2018 and got married to my (now spouse) fiance a week later. We were away on honeymoon and then stuff got crazy over holidays, and we realised just before Christmas that the govt shutdown meant he couldn't access/ download his IRS tax transcripts... Which are required to submit the financial part of the AOS process. I'm now worried that the Govt shutdown may last months and I need to file soon! Any ideas on what we should do? Will they recognise that the shutdown affected people and be lenient? Shall we submit anyway with an explanation, and they'll just RFI us? Is there another way to get that information? Thanks for help in advance!
  15. I am currently in the process of closing on a condo and we will move soon, we filed AOS about a month ago. I want to make sure my address for both me(USC/sponsor) and my husband(pending AOS/EAD/AP) on all forms are updated. I read we can update online for my hudband's pending forms (I-485, I-765, I-131) https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/addressChange.do BUT I also want to make sure my address on the I-864 is updated as I am his sponsor. I know what to do with his change of address(which is online), I'm a little confused on my part. I did my own research and read that I need to fill out I-865 to update my address. Is there an online version for I-865? Also, Is submitting my husband's address online will update both our addresses or just his? I mean we are married, it makes sense to update both of ours, but I want to make sure. thanks! I also live in Illinois, I need to send I-865 form to this address below, correct? USCIS - Nebraska Service Center PO Box 87485 Lincoln, NE 68501-7485
  16. Hello everyone! We have sent our documents last friday and ETA to USCIS will be on February 2. 😁
  17. Hi Guys! I filed for AOS/EAD/AP based on a K1 visa on Feb 2018 shortly after I got married. I received my EAD/AP combo card on July 2018 and it is valid until July 2019 (1 year). Meanwhile, since I reside in NYC, the AOS(I-485) takes much much longer than expected. I'm waiting for them to schedule an interview since September 2018 ("Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview"). USCIS is saying it takes 15-31.5 (AOS) months for NYC - https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ It looks like my current EAD/AP will expire (July 2019) before I'll receive my green card. What are my options? - Is it true that I can submit for a renewal up to 6 months before it expires? - Will they waiver the EAD/AP fee since it's based on a AOS? - Will it be quicker this time since it's a renewal? (It took me 5.5 months to get my current combo card) Thank you all so much, this forum kicks ###! -David
  18. Edgar Sousa272

    Currently filing in Tampa-FL

    I am on AOS processing in Tampa-FL. From visa B1/B2. My NO1 is late December/2018. I have seen the processing time on uscis and Visajourney about the entire process and also to get the ”combo card”. I noticed that on my case the processing time to biometric was early that shown on Visajourney (10 days). It made me happy 😄😊 I was wondering if the processing time in general for this location are spending or not. Therefore, I would like know if is there anyone here who filled recently case in Tampa area in order to exchange information.
  19. My husband filed his I-485 on July 20, 2017. As of mid-October, our status has said, “Your case is ready to be scheduled for an interview.” NO change since then. I looked at the processing times both on this website and on the USCIS and both have Houston taking longer than anywhere in the country. Why??
  20. Hi! My husband and I just got the approval letter of the form I-130. We’ll be mailing I-485 today to the USCIS Chicago Center. The things is im in tourist visa and we got married March of last year. We don’t have any joint accounts because the bank is asking for my SSN which I dont have at the moment. How long will my AOS take? Thank you.
  21. I got here in the USA with K1 Visa last August and we got married within 90 Days. My I-94 says it's valid til November 7 2018?. We haven't applied for AOS yet and my question is, can I fly within the USA if my I-94 was only til November 7 2018? If yes, what documents do I need to bring?
  22. We are a few days away from sending our AOS packet after getting married after Thanksgiving (K-1 visa), and we've been back and forth on what we should be doing about our recent address change. A little after new years we moved into a friend's apartment so that we didn't have to live with my new in-laws while we wait until we can afford a place of our own (once I get EAD and find a job we will be looking to move). I know I have to file a change of address with the USCIS (within 10 days, eep!) and I'm going to do that before we send off our application as I believe its simpler doing it that way (only have to file it online). My question is, will this change of address cause us any issues? For example, I've read a lot about people needing joint leases as proof of living together when they go to the AOS interview. We plan by that point we will have our own place and be on that lease together, but will it be an issue that we weren't on the lease at this current address and are just staying as guests. While we will be listing our new address on the AOS application, we are also keeping my in-laws as our mailing address for the application, as well as other non-visa things (e.g medical insurance, payslips, etc). Will USCIS take any issue with this? I don't want to arouse any unnecessary suspicion. I'm thinking everything should be fine but, erring on the side of caution, I thought I'd post this for peoples' thoughts on this, am I still missing something? Any help or information anyone have to add would be great!
  23. Hello everyone! Need some answers to those who have experienced this. I just had my biometrics done and they put it under my maiden name cause I didn't get to bring my marriage certificate with me to my appointment. So now i'm assuming my ead/ap and gc will have my maiden name on it though I know I can still change my gc into my married name by the time of the interview. My question is, can I call USCIS now to change my name even before the interview? So that my ead/ap will already have my married name? cause when I filed for my aos I did included a copy of my marriage certificate anyway. TIA.
  24. Sorry if this has been asked and answered before. My wife (US Citizen) and I are not 100% sure on how to file her tax in 2019. I have been here since June 20th this year. I am still awaiting my EAD. I applied for my SSN at the same time. I have my AOS interview scheduled for the 13th of December but I doubt I'll have my greencard, EAD or SSN before the end of the tax year. I realise we have to file as married. Is it better to file separately or joint? If we file jointly will the earnings I had in the UK before moving be taxed again? Any advice would be much appreciated. Sandy
  25. yesuba1


    IR2 Child under 18 and will become a citizenship once in the US since mother is naturalized. The question is, on the the first page of i864W, question #10 states "U.S. Social Security Number (Required)" Child does not have a US SSN and I cannot put N/A since it says required, what do I do? This is the most up to date form on the USCIS website. https://www.uscis.gov/i-864w