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    Hello everyone! I'm new to the group and I must say what a wonderful
    sense of community there is here. I guess we have to stick together in
    the face of adversity!



    So to my particular situation...



    I am currently in the US on an L-1 visa, and my wife and I submitted the
    AOS, EAD and AP applications (I-130, I-465, I-131, I-765) to the NYC
    district office on June 18. About 2 weeks later we received the yellow
    till receipt I've heard so much about.



    Does anyone know what we can expect to happen next - esp. what notices
    we should expect to receive from the BCIS now and rough timings? Also
    when we'll be required to go for interviews etc. We've been having all
    sorts of problems with our mail and I'd hate for us to get screwed
    because we missed receiving something!!



    I applied for EAD and AP as my L-1 expires next year; also I'm not
    sure how long I'll continue to be with my current employer. Will I
    be required to go the BCIS office at any point for interviews for
    EAD and AP?



    I'll let you know how we get on - many thanks and best regards!!


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    AOS - what to expect in New York?


    Except to hear from BCIS NYC in about 2-3 months with a letter of
    appointment to pickup the EAD. It is currently running 120 days for
    issuance of an EAD. If you wish, you can go on the 91st day after the
    receipt date and wait in front of the building to gain entrance to get
    an interim EAD. Be there no later than 2 a.m. the morning you wish to
    enter the building and wait outside with everyone else. They will only
    take the first 100 people entering for an interim EAD before they start
    turning you away. A/P pickup notification will come roughly around the
    same time. An appointment for fingerprinting will come approximately 90
    days before the AOS interview is scheduled. That won't be scheduled for
    at least 19 months after applying as NYC is currently running 20 to 24
    months for AOS.



    You can check out the NYC filing experiences and NYC AOS interview
    experiences at:



    http://bcis.stephenpalik.com/faq/index.htm



    It is also recommended that you post your filing experience and later on
    your interview experience at the same URL. This will further the sense
    of community you believe you feel on this newsgroup.





    Rete







    Originally posted by Peter Newton
    Hello everyone! I'm new to the group and I must say what a wonderful sense of community there is here. I guess we have to stick together in the face of adversity!

    So to my particular situation...

    I am currently in the US on an L-1 visa, and my wife and I submitted the AOS, EAD and AP applications (I-130, I-465, I-131, I-765) to the NYC district office on June 18. About 2 weeks later we received the yellow till receipt I've heard so much about.

    Does anyone know what we can expect to happen next - esp. what notices we should expect to receive from the BCIS now and rough timings? Also when we'll be required to go for interviews etc. We've been having all sorts of problems with our mail and I'd hate for us to get screwed because we missed receiving something!!

    I applied for EAD and AP as my L-1 expires next year; also I'm not sure how long I'll continue to be with my current employer. Will I be required to go the BCIS office at any point for interviews for EAD and AP?
    I'll let you know how we get on - many thanks and best regards!!



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      AOS - what to expect in New York?


      Originally posted by Rete
      Except to hear from BCIS NYC in about 2-3 months with a letter of appointment to pickup the EAD. It is currently running 120 days for issuance of an EAD. If you wish, you can go on the 91st day after the receipt date and wait in front of the building to gain entrance to get an interim EAD. Be there no later than 2 a.m. the morning you wish to enter the building and wait outside with everyone else. They will only take the first 100 people entering for an interim EAD before they start turning you away. A/P pickup notification will come roughly around the same time. An appointment for fingerprinting will come approximately 90 days before the AOS interview is scheduled. That won't be scheduled for at least 19 months after applying as NYC is currently running 20 to 24 months for AOS.

      You can check out the NYC filing experiences and NYC AOS interview experiences at:

      http://bcis.stephenpalik.com/faq/index.htm

      It is also recommended that you post your filing experience and later on your interview experience at the same URL. This will further the sense of community you believe you feel on this newsgroup.


      Rete


      Thanks so much - I'll let you know how I get on and what my
      experiences are!


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        AOS - what to expect in New York?


        Just so you don't get too excited, I've been through 2 EADs in NYC and
        never received the appointment letter before 90 days. In fact, for the
        initial EAD I never got an appointment letter. For the renewal, I got
        the appointment letter 6 months after I applied. But you can always go
        down to the NYC office after 90 days from the date on your yellow
        receipt and wait in line overnight (don't arrive after 2am) and get your
        EAD!! fun!! Just make sure to take all of your receipts and copies of
        everything you have ever submitted to them.


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          AOS - what to expect in New York?


          Just so you don't get too excited, I've been through 2 EADs in NYC and
          never received the appointment letter before 90 days. In fact, for the
          initial EAD I never got an appointment letter. For the renewal, I got
          the appointment letter 6 months after I applied. But you can always go
          down to the NYC office after 90 days from the date on your yellow
          receipt and wait in line overnight (don't arrive after 2am) and get your
          EAD!! fun!! Just make sure to take all of your receipts and copies of
          everything you have ever submitted to them.


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          • #6
            AOS - what to expect in New York?


            I saw on another board that one guy filed his AOS in April 03 and has
            just received letter from NYC stating that his EAD appointment is set
            for November 03. 7-8 months!


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            • #7
              AOS - what to expect in New York?


              I saw on another board that one guy filed his AOS in April 03 and has
              just received letter from NYC stating that his EAD appointment is set
              for November 03. 7-8 months!


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                AOS - what to expect in New York?

                Osric <[email protected]> wrote in
                news:[email protected]:
                Just so you don't get too excited, I've been through 2 EADs in NYC and never received the appointment letter before 90 days. In fact, for the initial EAD I never got an appointment letter. For the renewal, I got the appointment letter 6 months after I applied. But you can always go down to the NYC office after 90 days from the date on your yellow receipt and wait in line overnight (don't arrive after 2am) and get your EAD!! fun!!

                Is this true? you can go collect after 90 days?
                Do you have any further info please or relevant URL?




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                • #9
                  AOS - what to expect in New York?

                  Osric <[email protected]> wrote in
                  news:[email protected]:
                  Just so you don't get too excited, I've been through 2 EADs in NYC and never received the appointment letter before 90 days. In fact, for the initial EAD I never got an appointment letter. For the renewal, I got the appointment letter 6 months after I applied. But you can always go down to the NYC office after 90 days from the date on your yellow receipt and wait in line overnight (don't arrive after 2am) and get your EAD!! fun!!

                  Is this true? you can go collect after 90 days?
                  Do you have any further info please or relevant URL?




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                  • #10
                    AOS - what to expect in New York?


                    You can go and get it after 90 days, I intend to go even if I do have to
                    camp out all night for it, I'm not waiting 7+ months for mine.

                    Fredd - you should read previous thread here re: NYC,



                    ]http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16-
                    6110[/url]


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                      AOS - what to expect in New York?


                      You can go and get it after 90 days, I intend to go even if I do have to
                      camp out all night for it, I'm not waiting 7+ months for mine.

                      Fredd - you should read previous thread here re: NYC,



                      ]http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16-
                      6110[/url]


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                        AOS - what to expect in New York?


                        Originally posted by mrsm
                        You can go and get it after 90 days, I intend to go even if I do have to camp out all night for it, I'm not waiting 7+ months for mine.
                        Fredd - you should read previous thread here re: NYC,

                        ]http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=166110- [/url]


                        Also to be noted is the post from someone else using NYC. AOS in 29
                        months. Filed 12/01 and fingerprinting in 9/03 and schedule for
                        interview 5/04.



                        That bites and unless BCIS opens another office in this area soon, you
                        are looking at timelines to rival Phoenix, AZ .... 3 to 5 years.



                        White Plains, NY voted down a then INS office in their town in '99
                        because they didn't want immigrants in their area. That would have
                        freed up NYC some by allowing those of us in Westchester, Dutchess,
                        Putnam and Rockland Counties to use the new office. But they think
                        nothing of having a federal court, state court, city court, IRS, etc. in
                        the city. And most of the immigrants, at least those that are day
                        laborers, live and work in the immediate vicinity so they can do the
                        landscaping, farm work and building construction.



                        In my opinion NYC BCIS should be used exclusively for the five boroughs
                        of Manhattan and Long Island and BCIS should use their federal powers to
                        open an office to accommodate those of us in the outlying areas to use
                        an office closer to home.



                        Rete


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                          AOS - what to expect in New York?


                          Originally posted by mrsm
                          You can go and get it after 90 days, I intend to go even if I do have to camp out all night for it, I'm not waiting 7+ months for mine.
                          Fredd - you should read previous thread here re: NYC,

                          ]http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=166110- [/url]


                          Also to be noted is the post from someone else using NYC. AOS in 29
                          months. Filed 12/01 and fingerprinting in 9/03 and schedule for
                          interview 5/04.



                          That bites and unless BCIS opens another office in this area soon, you
                          are looking at timelines to rival Phoenix, AZ .... 3 to 5 years.



                          White Plains, NY voted down a then INS office in their town in '99
                          because they didn't want immigrants in their area. That would have
                          freed up NYC some by allowing those of us in Westchester, Dutchess,
                          Putnam and Rockland Counties to use the new office. But they think
                          nothing of having a federal court, state court, city court, IRS, etc. in
                          the city. And most of the immigrants, at least those that are day
                          laborers, live and work in the immediate vicinity so they can do the
                          landscaping, farm work and building construction.



                          In my opinion NYC BCIS should be used exclusively for the five boroughs
                          of Manhattan and Long Island and BCIS should use their federal powers to
                          open an office to accommodate those of us in the outlying areas to use
                          an office closer to home.



                          Rete


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                          • #14
                            AOS - what to expect in New York?


                            White Plains already has immigrants in the area or hasn't the city
                            noticed! It would be a great to have a BCIS office there or indeed in
                            Rockland or Duchess county etc. But in recent years we have put up with
                            the revitilization of downtown with "The Westchester", and recently the
                            new movie theatre/Target, and of course the new fountain! Who do you
                            they think will be using these amenities - immigrants (though the
                            Westchester is a bit pricey for me)!

                            My US husband says that the immigrants would probably build/ remodel an
                            office in half the time it has taken for the construction work to be
                            done in White Plains so far.


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                              AOS - what to expect in New York?


                              White Plains already has immigrants in the area or hasn't the city
                              noticed! It would be a great to have a BCIS office there or indeed in
                              Rockland or Duchess county etc. But in recent years we have put up with
                              the revitilization of downtown with "The Westchester", and recently the
                              new movie theatre/Target, and of course the new fountain! Who do you
                              they think will be using these amenities - immigrants (though the
                              Westchester is a bit pricey for me)!

                              My US husband says that the immigrants would probably build/ remodel an
                              office in half the time it has taken for the construction work to be
                              done in White Plains so far.


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