DV 2021 AOS Only

teitake

Member
You mean you think they're sending 3 denial notices per person, just in case the first two get lost in transit? :cool:
Good point. I thought they are sending back the whole packet in 3 separate envelopes because our packet was too big to fit in one and we sent it in a box.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi guys! Our number went current in June. We sent our package and delivered on 5/14, received by A Adams.
<Situation>
It has been 27 days since the delivery and our check has not even been cashed yet. Of course we have not received an acceptance email or text. I do see one person on the timeline spreadsheet that sent the package 1 day after us and still hasn't been cashed. However, other than that, I see people who sent it even 1 week after (5/20) have been cashed and notified.

<Questions>
1)Given our timeline, at what point or when should we prepare and send another package? Do we need to wait until we receive the rejected package? In order for us to send another package, we need about 4-5 days for us to get the exam finished so want to plan for the worst and act quickly.

2)Lastly, how may I check if the person who received the package actually works for USCIS? I have the name but could not find a way to locate on USCIS website. Any thoughts are appreciated!
1. Just putting a new package together and sending it without any confirmation of your previously sent package having been rejected is not recommended. Give it about one more week, and if there's still no update, follow up by calling the 1800 USCIS customer service number to see if they're able to see your application in the system even if you haven't received the NOA.
2. That is an unnecessary waste of time endeavor IMO. If you correctly addressed your package and the package got delivered as addressed, there's no need trying to figure out if the person who signed for the package actually works for USCIS or not.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Yes we did.
So what could it mean?
Each of you filed 3 applications, so each person is getting 3 NOAs for each of the filed application.
Good point. I thought they are sending back the whole packet in 3 separate envelopes because our packet was too big to fit in one and we sent it in a box.
They're using 3 separate "small" envelopes to send back each package as denied ... lol ... or your Informed Delivery digest doesn't show the size of the envelopes?
 

anasmid2020

Member
I sent my AOS on 04/20 and was accepted, but did not include the EAD application Form I-765, can I send it separately now? the EAD now will be valid for 2 years so might be helpful if my I-485 application was not finalized before Sep.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
I sent my AOS on 04/20 and was accepted, but did not include the EAD application Form I-765, can I send it separately now? the EAD now will be valid for 2 years so might be helpful if my I-485 application was not finalized before Sep.
Both the EAD and AP associated with a DV based AOS application automatically become invalid once the applicable FY ends regardless of the expiration date written on the card.
 

F1April20

Member
I sent my AOS on 04/20 and was accepted, but did not include the EAD application Form I-765, can I send it separately now? the EAD now will be valid for 2 years so might be helpful if my I-485 application was not finalized before Sep.
Why won't it be finalized before September? We still have time, correct? I JUST got my text so am I not gon have enough time?
 

resillent

New Member
Hi guys! Our number went current in June. We sent our package and delivered on 5/14, received by A Adams.
<Situation>
It has been 27 days since the delivery and our check has not even been cashed yet. Of course we have not received an acceptance email or text. I do see one person on the timeline spreadsheet that sent the package 1 day after us and still hasn't been cashed. However, other than that, I see people who sent it even 1 week after (5/20) have been cashed and notified.

<Questions>
1)Given our timeline, at what point or when should we prepare and send another package? Do we need to wait until we receive the rejected package? In order for us to send another package, we need about 4-5 days for us to get the exam finished so want to plan for the worst and act quickly.

2)Lastly, how may I check if the person who received the package actually works for USCIS? I have the name but could not find a way to locate on USCIS website. Any thoughts are appreciated!
I don't want to give you a false feeling but this was my experience. Chat with USCIS Tier1 agent, they will tell you the status, from my understanding of your your situation it is more likely rejected. 5/14 package had been processed on June 1st. So I think you should've got the package in your mailbox now or soon.
 

resillent

New Member
I got a call from Tier2 agent about M180. She told she didnt know details about that. But I figured it out that one of my forms in this case CC Authorization Form, was outdated. Whatever the form is just keep them MOST RECENT and use MOST RECENT ones. That is crucially important. I asked if that could be reason, she said most probably that would be reason. In fact I suspected at first because they never tried to cash out. They never touch our CC. They only reject the whole case.

I also asked unsealed med records if that creates any harm on the application, she said it depends on the IO. If they don't accept it they would give RFE though. So it is a REJECT for that one at least.

So, we re-submit our package yesterday with GREEN reject letter on top of it. I asked this letter any help to process faster the case, she said no this is only indicating that my case has been rejected and resubmitted again.

Finally, she added that put a cover letter which explains about med records are already opened by USCIS and this is the resubmit etc.

so yes they ARE reading cover letters.

Cross fingers. Our package already arrived to Chicago Lockbox today again.
 

yumyumjj

New Member
My spouse and I live in different states due to work (we both have H1B visa) and my spouse is DV selectee. Recently, we filed I485 on 5/17 together, however, only his check was cashed and he already got his NOA on 6/8. Hi @Sm1smom , have you heard about the situation like me? Does the address difference from my spouse cause case denial? Another reason I think is that I did not include DV receipt. We filed I485 before we got DV receipt.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
My spouse and I live in different states due to work (we both have H1B visa) and my spouse is DV selectee. Recently, we filed I485 on 5/17 together, however, only his check was cashed and he already got his NOA on 6/8. Hi @Sm1smom , have you heard about the situation like me? Does the address difference from my spouse cause case denial? Another reason I think is that I did not include DV receipt. We filed I485 before we got DV receipt.
Nope, this is not a different address related issue - that is an issue you guys may face later on depending on how you guys filled out your I-485 forms.

There may be an issue with your specific package, such as missing signature, using an expired form, insufficient fund in your account(?), missing information on your form(s), etc. Take a close look at copies of what you sent in with your specific package (hopefully you kept copies of everything?) to see if anything from the above or anything else stands out to you. If you notice any glaring issue, it means your package was rejected and is on its way back to you. If nothing stands out after the check, contact the USCIS 1800 customer support and explain how you filed together and you haven't had any update while your spouse already received the NOA.
 

PPPiii

New Member
Hi Mom and Everyone, :)
I recently received my EAD card for initial F-1 OPT after submitting my I-485 for DV2021 AOS.
1. Should I put the USCIS# on my OPT EAD card in the Alien Registration Number (A-Number) columns in I-693?
2. What should I do if I did not have an A-Number when I filed my I-485 but now received an A-Number?

For example, updating the I-693, presenting it at the bio, presenting it at the interview, or any other suggestions?
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi Mom,
What could be the consequences of forgetting to write A-number on all of the pages of the I 485?
Thanks in advance.
Including the A# makes it easier for the IO to pull up any other existing application one may already have in the system for review (says them a little bit of time). Other than that, no major consequence per se.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi Mom and Everyone, :)
I recently received my EAD card for initial F-1 OPT after submitting my I-485 for DV2021 AOS.
1. Should I put the USCIS# on my OPT EAD card in the Alien Registration Number (A-Number) columns in I-693?
2. What should I do if I did not have an A-Number when I filed my I-485 but now received an A-Number?

For example, updating the I-693, presenting it at the bio, presenting it at the interview, or any other suggestions?
1. Yes, if you didn't submit the I-693 with your AOS package. If already included your I-693 with your AOS package, an updated copy with the A# is not needed.
2. Nothing.

p.s. you cannot submit any document at the bio appointment.
 

PPPiii

New Member
1. Yes, if you didn't submit the I-693 with your AOS package. If already included your I-693 with your AOS package, an updated copy with the A# is not needed.
2. Nothing.

p.s. you cannot submit any document at the bio appointment.
Thank you so much for your rapid reply Mom!!
 

PPPiii

New Member
Hi Mom and Everyone, :)
I contacted the clinic doing my physical about some questions regarding vaccinations, but the nurse told me to wait till I see the doctor. As the earliest appointment is in July, I am a bit worried if I am not able to make it on time. Hence, I also have a few questions regarding vaccines and I would really appreciate it if anyone with experiences could answer some of them:
1. Are a 24-year-old adult required to take the Hib, Pneumococcal, and Rotavirus vaccines for Form I-693?
Local pharmacies told me these are for the elderly or kids only.
2. Would my first shots of Meningococcal, Hepatitis A, and Varicella vaccines took 24 days before the lab test impact the results of the upcoming blood, urine, or X-ray tests?
3. Would it be a problem if I can't take my second shots of Hepatitis A and Varicella vaccines before Form I-693 is sealed?
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi Mom and Everyone, :)
I contacted the clinic doing my physical about some questions regarding vaccinations, but the nurse told me to wait till I see the doctor. As the earliest appointment is in July, I am a bit worried if I am not able to make it on time. Hence, I also have a few questions regarding vaccines and I would really appreciate it if anyone with experiences could answer some of them:
1. Are a 24-year-old adult required to take the Hib, Pneumococcal, and Rotavirus vaccines for Form I-693?
Local pharmacies told me these are for the elderly or kids only.
2. Would my first shots of Meningococcal, Hepatitis A, and Varicella vaccines took 24 days before the lab test impact the results of the upcoming blood, urine, or X-ray tests?
3. Would it be a problem if I can't take my second shots of Hepatitis A and Varicella vaccines before Form I-693 is sealed?
Breath! And take a look at the "Medical Exam" tab of the AOS process spreadsheet for a list of the applicable vaccines.
 
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