Step 6: AOS Approval: Two(2) year Conditional Permanent Residents Card or Green Card

Yeheay! My I-485 or AOS application has been approved without having interview. My case was approved 5weeks from the date I received a Notice of Potential Interview Waiver. I received my green card with US Immigrant guide pamphlet, 8 days from the day my case was approve. And you will recieve also a letter or approval, the I-797 NOA2 in your mailbox.

Conditional Resident Card (Form I-551) or Conditional Green Card

Conditional Permanent Resident Cards (Form I-551), commonly called green cards, is a documents issued by USCIS to individuals granted authorization to live and work in the United States valid for two(2) years. Inorder to remain a permanent resident, you must file a petition FORM I-751 to remove the condition within 90 days before the card expires. The Conditional green card cannot be renewed that is why you need to apply for removal of conditional status or else you will lose your immigration status.

The green card (green in color) contains the bearer’s name, photo, fingerprint, card number, alien/USCIS number, birth date and card expiration date, along with several security features.

My AOS, EAD and AP Timeline

Date Events
May 20, 2015 AOS Packet sent
June 9, 2015 Biometrics letter recieved
June 16, 2015 Biometrics Appointment
July 10, 2015 Called USCIS to follow-up my application receipts that i haven’t receive
July 28, 2015 Case History updated about my inquiry on my receipts
August 2, 2015 Received 3 Envelops: (1st) Duplicate copy of I-797 NOA1 and Cover letter for EAD status application (2nd and 3rd) Only Cover letter for AOS and AP status application
August 5, 2015 EAD and AP Approved
August 10, 2015 EAD and AP Approval letter or I-797 NOA2
August 19, 2015 Received Combo Card(EAD and AP)
Septemeber 15, 2015 Receieved a Notice of Potential Interview Waiver Case
October 9, 2015 Case Status Updated:

Morning Update – “We registered your permanent resident status and mailed you a Welcome Notice.”

Evening Update- “We ordered your new card.”

October 15, 2015 Case Status Updated – “We mailed your new card to the address you gave us.”
October 19, 2015 Received I-797 NOA2 approval