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  • Originally posted by didoesque View Post

    WOOHOO!!! Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys.
    Thanks a lot dido, you have been a great help throughout this process, really appreciate it.
    Concurrent F2A at NBC. FO Detroit

    10/03/2019 docs mailed
    10/07/2019 pkg received
    10/17/2019 text msgs receipt
    10/18/2019 checks cashed
    10/21/2019 receipt of 797s in mail
    12/02/2019 RFE sent
    12/11/2019 RFE response received
    01/30/2020 completed bio (walk-in)
    01/30/2020 Fingerprints applied
    02/28/2020 Ready to be sched. for interview
    03/02/2020 interview scheduled
    03/06/2020 Int letter in mail
    04/15/2020 Interview day - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
    10/05/2020 Interview resched.
    11/09/2020 Interview day

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    • Originally posted by sohi429 View Post
      Hi guys, I had my interview last Monday and it went smooth. The officer was very professional and did not ask any questions related to marriage (other than marriage certificate). He even created copies of couple of original documents that we had forgotten to bring. Almost all the questions were directed to me (beneficiary) and most of the time was spent going over corrections in the form and questions about my immigration status history.
      The officer confirmed to us that he believed our marriage is bona-fide but he would hold our case for review and we should expect to get an update within 30 days. He gave us a white paper for the review and he also went over the fact that we would just get a conditional green card.

      And yesterday I got an online update that a new card is being produced . So I expect to have the GC in hand within a week. Finally, my journey (at least for now lol) here has come to an end. This forum has been an excellent resource for going through the entire process and I can't recommend it enough.
      Congratulations!!! I was looking out for your interview update. I am glad it went well and your GC is approved. Yay to you my fellow F2A.

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      • Hi October Peeps.

        The interview was Monday in Baltimore. I am the petitioner and GC holder, my husband the beneficiary. There was a long line to go through security. I didn't even realize it was one of those belt off, shoes off, pockets empty kind of deals to enter USCIS now. Felt like I was preparing to catch a flight. Anywhose… we waited for about 20 minutes before we were called. While waiting I was surprised to see couples with little manilla file folders tucked under one arm. I needed a whole rolling laptop bag to hold my documents and it was still bursting at the seams. Anyways, my interviewer was professional and even friendly towards the end. He kept saying my file was thick and that I submitted a lot of documents. Perhaps I over did it. LOL. But I was worried that our age difference might be a red flag, but that never came up.

        So our interview lasted about 30 minutes. It started with the swearing in and collecting of IDs, then he asked for my name change and when I purchased the property we live at. He also asked when I became a GC holder and if there was any particular reason I had not applied for citizenship. After that most of the questions were directed to my husband regarding his fire arms training and activities as a former police officer, his prior marriage and divorce, and the locations of his children. The interviewer asked basic questions about the relationship such as when and where we met. Then he asked if we wished to submit any additional supporting documents and that's when I pulled out my package... BAM!! The officer quickly perused it, thanked us for being prepared and well organized and said it made their jobs so much easier. From there things got friendly. The officer looked through our album, took about 8 photos and chit chat with us about places we've been, apparently he had been to two of the same places.

        In the end he admitted that he had not yet reviewed our file so he would have to hold it for review. I asked if we should renew my husband's combo card, he said we should wait until one day before it expires because we were likely to receive an action before then. He explained to my husband that he would get a 2yr temporary GC. He gave us the white paper and walked us out.

        Since then there has been two status changes. Monday night our status changed to held for review. Last night the I-130 status was updated with name changed. So... back to waiting...
        Last edited by Trini0616; 11-19-2020, 10:08 AM.

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        • Originally posted by Trini0616 View Post
          Hi October Peeps.

          The interview was Monday in Baltimore. I am the petitioner and GC holder, my husband the beneficiary. There was a long line to go through security. I didn't even realize it was one of those belt off, shoes off, pockets empty kind of deals to enter USCIS now. Felt like I was preparing to catch a flight. Anywhose… we waited for about 20 minutes before we were called. While waiting I was surprised to see couples with little manilla file folders tucked under one arm. I needed a whole rolling laptop bag to hold my documents and it was still bursting at the seams. Anyways, my interviewer was professional and even friendly towards the end. He kept saying my file was thick and that I submitted a lot of documents. Perhaps I over did it. LOL. But I was worried that our age difference might be a red flag, but that never came up.

          So our interview lasted about 30 minutes. It started with the swearing in and collecting of IDs, then he asked for my name change and when I purchased the property we live at. He also asked when I became a GC holder and if there was any particular reason I had not applied for citizenship. After that most of the questions were directed to my husband regarding his fire arms training and activities as a former police officer, his prior marriage and divorce, and the locations of his children. The interviewer asked basic questions about the relationship such as when and where we met. Then he asked if we wished to submit any additional supporting documents and that's when I pulled out my package... BAM!! The officer quickly perused it, thanked us for being prepared and well organized and said it made their jobs so much easier. From there things got friendly. The officer looked through our album, took about 8 photos and chit chat with us about places we've been, apparently he had been to two of the same places.

          In the end he admitted that he had not yet reviewed our file so he would have to hold it for review. I asked if we should renew my husband's combo card, he said we should wait until one day before it expires because we were likely to receive an action before then. He explained to my husband that he would get a 2yr temporary GC. He gave us the white paper and walked us out.

          Since then there has been two status changes. Monday night our status changed to held for review. Last night the I-130 status was updated with name changed. So... back to waiting...
          Sounds like everything went super smoothly, Trini! I'm sure it's just a short matter of time for the officer to review the file, get his supervisor's ok, and approve. I'll be on the lookout for your update when it comes through -- almost there, keep us posted!!
          US Citizen filing on behalf of my spouse
          FO: St. Louis, MO
          10/03/19 documents mailed
          10/07/19 package received
          12/05/19 RFIE received in mail
          12/12/19 response to RFIE received by USCIS
          02/03/20 biometrics completed
          04/06/20 EAD approved, card being produced
          04/09/20 Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
          07/02/20 Interview has been scheduled (waiting for notice)
          08/27/20 Interview/Card being produced!
          08/28/20 I-485 and I-130 Approved
          09/04/20 Card was mailed to me
          09/10/20 GC in hand

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          • Originally posted by didoesque View Post

            Sounds like everything went super smoothly, Trini! I'm sure it's just a short matter of time for the officer to review the file, get his supervisor's ok, and approve. I'll be on the lookout for your update when it comes through -- almost there, keep us posted!!
            My fingers and toes are crossed at this point because I am hearing troubling things from other F2A concurrent filers that I really wish I knew before my interview.

            If there are any F2A concurrent filers with upcoming interview dates, please be sure to take your applicable visa bulletin to the interview with you so you can inform the officer that a visa was available at the time you filed concurrently. Apparently some F2A concurrent filers are being denied in error for this reason.

            Here is the links for October 2019:

            https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/visa-availability-priority-dates/when-to-file-your-adjustment-of-status-application-for-family-sponsored-or-employment-based-44
            Last edited by Trini0616; 11-21-2020, 02:00 PM.

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            • It’s already been 3 weeks since my case status was changed to interview was scheduled and I still haven’t received my notice in the mail.

              I changed my address mid September but I received confirmation that it was successful.

              Is there any way to find out my interview date without the letter? I’ve already filed a missing notice claim but they say I’ll get a response by December 8th. I’m worried if that’s too late. I can’t seem to find a way to speak with a real person on the uscis contact number.
              NYC
              10/16/19: Priority Date
              11/02/19: I-797's Received
              11/27/19: Biometrics Appointment
              11/29/19: Fingerprint Review Completed
              12/23/19: RFIE
              1/06/20: Response to RFEI Was Received
              1/16/20: Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
              4/21/20: I-765 and I-131 "Case Was Approved" on USCIS website
              4/27/20: EAD in hand
              10/30/20: Interview Was Scheduled
              12/10/20: Interview Date
              12/10/20: New Card Being Produced
              12/11/20: Case Was Approved

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              • Originally posted by NYCNLC View Post
                It’s already been 3 weeks since my case status was changed to interview was scheduled and I still haven’t received my notice in the mail.

                I changed my address mid September but I received confirmation that it was successful.

                Is there any way to find out my interview date without the letter? I’ve already filed a missing notice claim but they say I’ll get a response by December 8th. I’m worried if that’s too late. I can’t seem to find a way to speak with a real person on the uscis contact number.
                Just call them or chat online, don’t wait more because you may pass the interview date while waiting. When you call , say case status and or appointment, this may help you to speak with real person
                Last edited by Gcapplicant2019; 11-20-2020, 10:56 AM.
                H1b visa
                Concurrent F2A forms I-130 ,I-130A, I-485, I-864,I-944, I-765, I-693
                2020
                self filling with attorney consultation
                F.O Minneapolis, Mn
                6/12/2020 Package sent usps
                6/15 delivered
                6/26 checks cashed
                text messages with receipt # Sunday 6/28
                07/06/2020 received 3 receipts in the mail for I-130,1-765 &I-485
                8/7/2020 received biometric notice for 8/17
                8/17 fingerprints done & case updated
                9/22 I-130 approved
                11/17 I-485 was reopened (never closed)
                11/18 I-765 approved
                12/22/20 I-485 approved

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                • Originally posted by Trini0616 View Post

                  Congratulations!!! I was looking out for your interview update. I am glad it went well and your GC is approved. Yay to you my fellow F2A.
                  Thanks Trini! I'm sure yours is going to get approved within next couple of days.
                  Concurrent F2A at NBC. FO Detroit

                  10/03/2019 docs mailed
                  10/07/2019 pkg received
                  10/17/2019 text msgs receipt
                  10/18/2019 checks cashed
                  10/21/2019 receipt of 797s in mail
                  12/02/2019 RFE sent
                  12/11/2019 RFE response received
                  01/30/2020 completed bio (walk-in)
                  01/30/2020 Fingerprints applied
                  02/28/2020 Ready to be sched. for interview
                  03/02/2020 interview scheduled
                  03/06/2020 Int letter in mail
                  04/15/2020 Interview day - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
                  10/05/2020 Interview resched.
                  11/09/2020 Interview day

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                  • I sent my renewal in for my combo card. As COVID cases are rising in my state, I decided to send it in earlier this month just to be safe. They accepted it. Tbh, they can call me in the Summer 2021 AFTER we get this virus; under some kind of control. Hope everyone has been healthy. Happy Holidays!
                    AOS thru USC Spouse
                    FO: Newark, NJ
                    / SC: NBC
                    10/14/2019: Priority Date
                    11/02/2019: ALL NOA hardcopies received
                    1122/2019: Biometrics Completed
                    12/12/2019: Courtesy letter for Medical I693
                    12/20/2019: I485 “ready to be scheduled for Interview”
                    03/18/2020: EAD Card being produced!!
                    03/23/2020: Card Was Mailed
                    03/26/2020: EAD in hand (SSN arrived 4/20/2020)
                    11/23/2020: Renewal sent in for combo card

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                    • Originally posted by CuriousKat View Post
                      I sent my renewal in for my combo card. As COVID cases are rising in my state, I decided to send it in earlier this month just to be safe. They accepted it. Tbh, they can call me in the Summer 2021 AFTER we get this virus; under some kind of control. Hope everyone has been healthy. Happy Holidays!
                      How much was the fee?
                      F1 to AOS
                      Service Center: NBC
                      FO: Orlando PD: 11/12/2019
                      11/08 mailed out my AOS package.
                      12/12 Biometrics completed. Status updated on I-485 & I 765 as fingerprint completed
                      01/16 Case is ready to schedule interview
                      05/01 Service request to expedite EAD
                      05/08 Expedite approved. New card being produced.
                      05/12 Card mailed
                      12/04 Email saying interview scheduled.
                      01/05 Interview date.

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                      • Originally posted by NYCNLC View Post
                        It’s already been 3 weeks since my case status was changed to interview was scheduled and I still haven’t received my notice in the mail.

                        I changed my address mid September but I received confirmation that it was successful.

                        Is there any way to find out my interview date without the letter? I’ve already filed a missing notice claim but they say I’ll get a response by December 8th. I’m worried if that’s too late. I can’t seem to find a way to speak with a real person on the uscis contact number.
                        What is Your FO now after changing an address ?

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                        • Originally posted by NYC/She View Post

                          What is Your FO now after changing an address ?
                          I'm still in NYC and only moved 15 minutes away so I believe my field office should still be Jacob Javits Federal Building. I'm going to try calling them at 8:30 today
                          NYC
                          10/16/19: Priority Date
                          11/02/19: I-797's Received
                          11/27/19: Biometrics Appointment
                          11/29/19: Fingerprint Review Completed
                          12/23/19: RFIE
                          1/06/20: Response to RFEI Was Received
                          1/16/20: Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
                          4/21/20: I-765 and I-131 "Case Was Approved" on USCIS website
                          4/27/20: EAD in hand
                          10/30/20: Interview Was Scheduled
                          12/10/20: Interview Date
                          12/10/20: New Card Being Produced
                          12/11/20: Case Was Approved

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                          • Received an email update this morning that our interview had been scheduled! Trying to contact USCIS now to see what date it's for. Progress!
                            (Petitioner for Spouse Beneficiary)

                            10/15/19 Mailed AOS to Chicago Lockbox
                            10/16/19 Received by USCIS
                            11/5/19 Text receipt notices received
                            11/9/19 Paper receipt notices received
                            11/18/19 Biometric Appointment Rec’d
                            11/27/19 Biometrics Done
                            11/27/19 Fingerprint Review Completed
                            12/26/19: (I-693) Courtesy Letter Rec’d
                            12/26/19: Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview
                            2/4/2020: I-765 New Card Being Produced
                            2/8/2020: Combo Card Rec’d
                            12/1/2020: Interview was scheduled! Awaiting letter.

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                            • Originally posted by NYCNLC View Post

                              I'm still in NYC and only moved 15 minutes away so I believe my field office should still be Jacob Javits Federal Building. I'm going to try calling them at 8:30 today
                              To know your field office, you can go to

                              https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-.../field-offices

                              and enter your current zip code at the bottom of the page.

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                              • so we had our interview today. It was straightforward and the officer was professional and put us at ease.
                                The only change to the I485 was an updated I-94 entry date since we had visited my home country just after the initial application.

                                asked each of us the other's birthdays, asked us our parents names, if they got along ok, proposal date, how we met, who made the initial contact, how long we dated, when we moved in together, where we married, what we did for work.
                                handed over some supporting documents, joint bank account statements, joint investment account statement, etc.
                                At the end, he looked over the photo albums we had brought from our two marraige ceremonies (one here and one in my home country)

                                We should have added more photos from this past year but it didn't cross our minds.

                                Oh well, in the end, he said, he was going to approve the AOS application and to expect the card in about 4-6 weeks time and let us know about next steps for removing conditional GC and about time frame for N400 if we were interested in that.

                                By the time we were driving away i got text notifications that status was updated to

                                485 application -> Card is being produced
                                I130 application -> Interview completed. case must be reviewed
                                Last edited by singiepdx; 12-03-2020, 04:32 PM.
                                F O - Portland, OR
                                10/21/2019 sent AOS package.
                                10/22/2019 reach USCIS Chicago Lockbox.
                                11/06/2019 NOA for I130,765 and 485
                                11/22/2019 Biometrics appt letter on 12/04
                                12/04/2019 BIometrics appt ok
                                12/04/2019 Biometrics review done. Case in progress.
                                1/31/2020 Case ready to be scheduled for an interview
                                2/4/2020 New card is being produced (I-765)
                                2/5/2020 I-765 - Case was approved
                                2/10/2020 I-765 - EAD Card received in the mail

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