F Lee- () • 07/16/2008 15:59:32 PM
2 Cases, Myself and my Wife.
Myself: EB2 PhD
Started process 8/04 TOTAL 3.5 Years
Labor Cert Approved 1/05
I-140 Approved 4/05
I-485 Applied 5/05, EAD/AP 5/05 approved
FP 1 7/05
EAD/AP 3/06 approved
RFE 1 6/06
FP 2 10/06
EAD/AP 1/07 approved
RFE 7/07 Used AC 21 for I-140 portability
EAD/AP 12/07 approved.
I 485 Approved 2/08 No Interview.
Note how the silly EAD gets only 9 mths for every renewal as you need to time the waiting time vs your expiration date. Lots of $$$ there.
Applied 11/07 from F-1 visa
I-485 conditionally approved TODAY!! 7/16/08
The marriage must occur before my principal I485 is approved. Then derivative status is possible.
Interview went only for 20minutes. As marriage is less < 2 years, conditional. Submitted copies of marraige cert, bank accounts, credit cards, tax filing, lease contracts, vacation receipts, health plan copy. Conditional Green card to remove condition 1.75 years from today ie. 4/15/10. Same process, submit all 2 name documents on I-751 + $500+ OUCH!!
Immigration officer was professional, no jokes, no smile, but polite. She asked for A, B, C, docs in sequence, punch 2 holes and file it. Copies my GC and DL + wife DL, then "OK, I will approved it conditionally, please submit I-751 in 1.75 years." "welcome to USA".
Good luck to all of you, I have waited 3.5 years for myself, got married with the right girl, so happy she has no problems.