cardia's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: A
VJ Member: cardia
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2022-03-13
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Immigration Checklist for A & A:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Date Filed : 2019-06-05
NOA Date : 2019-06-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-11-27 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-11-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2019-12-06
Comments : 04 Jun 2019 - Completed and mailed by our lawyer via FedEx. USCIS received case: 05 Jun 2019.

15 Jun 2019 - Received NOA via USPS: case has been received and is being processed. NOA dated: 11 Jun 2019.

21 Jun 2019 - Received NOA via USPS: biometrics appointment. NOA dated: 14 Jun 2019.

02 Jul 2019 - Biometrics appointment at 10:00 AM. Completed by 10:35 AM.

22 Aug 2019 - USCIS Case Status page updated: case is ready to be scheduled for interview.

07 Oct 2019 - Submitted service request at 1:30 PM via USCIS Customer Representative to correct possible typographical error: truncated first name. Received response at 3:30 PM via email from USCIS San Diego: first name had been truncated due to character limit, bring attention to during interview.

18 Oct 2019 - Received case status notification via email and text. USCIS Case Status page updated: interview has been schedule.

25 Oct 2019 - Received NOA via USPS: interview appointment. NOA dated: 18 Oct 2019.

27 Nov 2019 - Interview appointment at 9:00 AM. Completed by 10:10 AM. Approved on the spot. Received case status notification via text at 4:00 PM. USCIS Case Status page updated: card had been ordered for production, and name truncation had been corrected.

29 Nov 2019 - USCIS Case Status page updated: case was approved.

02 Dec 2019 - Received NOA via USPS: case was approved. NOA dated: 27 Nov 2019. NOA was also addressed to the corrected name.

04 Dec 2019 - Received case status notification via text. USCIS Case Status page updated: card has been mailed.

06 Dec 2019 - Received card via USPS Priority Mail, no signature required. Date of issuance: 27 Nov 2019. Note: Anything mailed via USPS Priority Mail typically comes with a tracking number, but USCIS did not provide it as they did when they mailed the EAD card.

13 Jan 2020 - Received case status notification via text. USCIS Case Status page updated: card has been picked up by USPS as of Dec 4, 2019, with provided tracking number. Note: This update is only included for completeness, as the card arrived with no problems more than a month earlier.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-06-05
NOA Date : 2019-06-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-02
Approved Date : 2019-09-30
Date Card Received : 2019-10-07
Comments : 04 Jun 2019 - Completed and mailed by lawyer via FedEx. USCIS received case: 05 Jun 2019.

15 Jun 2019 - Received NOA via USPS: case received and is being processed. NOA dated: 11 Jun 2019.

21 Jun 2019 - Received NOA via USPS: biometrics appointment. NOA dated: 14 Jun 2019.

02 Jul 2019 - Biometrics appointment at 10:00 AM. Completed by 10:35 AM.

04 Jul 2019 - USCIS Case Status page updated: biometrics have been reviewed.

30 Sep 2019 - Received case status notification via email: card was ordered for production.

02 Oct 2019 - Received case status notification via email: EAD was approved.

03 Oct 2019 - Received case status notification via email: card has been mailed with a tracking number.

04 Oct 2019 - Received NOA via USPS: EAD was approved. NOA dated: 30 Sep 2019. Received case status notification via email: card has been picked by USPS.

07 Oct 2019 - Received EAD card with AP endorsement via USPS Priority Mail, no signature required. Date of issuance: 30 Sep 2019. Submitted service request via USCIS Customer Representative to correct typographical error: truncated first name. Did not receive response.

21 Oct 2019 - Received Social Security card via USPS. Date of issuance: 15 Oct 2019.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 117 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-06-05
NOA Date : 2019-06-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-10-07
Comments : 04 Jun 2019 - Completed and mailed by lawyer via FedEx. USCIS received case: 05 Jun 2019.

15 Jun 2019 - Received NOA via USPS: case received and is being processed. NOA dated: 11 Jun 2019.

02 Oct 2019 - Received case status notification via email: AP was approved.

04 Oct 2019 - Received NOA via USPS: AP was approved. NOA dated: 30 Sep 2019.

07 Oct 2019 - Received EAD card with AP endorsement via USPS Priority Mail, no signature required. Date of issuance: 30 Sep 2019. Submitted service request via USCIS Customer Representative to correct typographical error: truncated first name. Did not receive response.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 117 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-10-20
NOA Date : 2021-10-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-03-11
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : 29 Aug 2021 - Window opens for filing.

19 Oct 2021 - Completed and mailed via FedEx. Not working with a lawyer this time around, due to effectivity concerns. USCIS received case: 20 Oct 2021.

22 Oct 2021 - Received case status notification via text: case received and is being processed, NOA to follow.

25 Oct 2021 - Received NOA via USPS: case received and is being processed. NOA dated: 21 Oct 2021.

11 Mar 2022 - Received case status notification via email: fingerprints were applied to case. No biometrics appointment; fingerprints were reused.


Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: San Diego CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : November 27, 2019
Embassy Review : We arrived at the San Diego office around 8:10 AM and checked in with our lawyer at around 8:30 AM. Going through security was fairly quick, though they do ask that you take your shoes off so be forewarned, wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off! We were directed to the fourth floor to check in, and after we had done so, we were then directed to wait inside a large lobby.

We had been scheduled for 9:00 AM, but we ended up being called in at around 9:45 AM. The officer was rather nice, so our interview gradually became more and more conversational. We were sworn in first, then the officer took my (the beneficiary) fingerprints. The interview itself lasted around 25 minutes, and they ended up asking questions about: (1) my U.S. entries, (2) our living situation, (3) our early dating history, (4) what our wedding was like, and (5) how we communicated and saw each other through the long-distance portion of our marriage.

The officer then inquired if we had any evidence to show them. We had been ill-advised to not send in any bonafide marriage evidence when we originally sent in our AOS packet, so we had come very, very well prepared. Too prepared, according to the officer, as they actually ended up turning down our offer of more evidence after they had finished looking through our correspondence, gift receipts, and travel confirmations and receipts. They did end up keeping those, as well as our: (1) joint checking and savings account statements, (2) joint credit card statements; (3) health insurance bills; (4) shared phone plan bills; (5) and the select 26 photos we had printed out on paper and captioned.

The officer began to ask me questions that I had answered on I-485, the “have you committed...” kind of questions. After that, they did a quick check through our file, signed a couple things, and had me sign too as we ended up needing a correction on the file. They printed something off the computer, and turned back to us and let us know that they were approving our petition. We had to sign the sheet that they printed off, which informed us that we would need to apply for removal of conditions on the green card. They reiterated the instructions on the paper, congratulated us, and led us out back into the lobby. All in all, we were really happy to find that the interview was much less intimidating than we'd expected and very grateful that we got a great officer.

(updated on December 7, 2019)
Harassment Level : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar Medical0014 on 2019-10-08 said:
Did you get your EAD expedited?
blank avatar Cardia on 2019-10-08 said:
No, I didn't. Just came super quick by luck, I think, plus the processing times for I-765 recently updated to show a faster time range.
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(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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