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My Experience and timeline, Baltimore office, MD AOS marriage
-PD August 26, 2020 I-485, I-130, I-864
-Fees accepted September 19, 2020
-Biometrics taken October 2, 2020
-RFE December 1, 2020
-PD December 7, 2020, I-765
-Form received December 11, 2020
-RFE received a response on December 29, 2020
-Interview ready to schedule January 19, 2021
-EAD card produced January 21, 2021
-EAD was received on January 25, 2021
-Interview is scheduled June 17, 2021
-Interview day on July 28, 2021
-Card being produced 10 mins after interview
-Case approved for I-485 and I-130 on July 29, 2021
11 months total

My wife introduced me to this forum and I've been a silent reader ever since. My long journey finally came to a close after 11 years (I came here when I was 16).
During that time a lot happened of course, but we all have a tough story to tell living here. Though I've been here a while I still consider myself one of the lucky ones to have a wonderful wife who supported me through these tough times.

The Interview was fairly short and we were barely questioned. My IO was an ex-police/militant and he was very professional and straightforward. We had plenty of evidence and all questions were correct. The only issue was the medical because they put blanket immunity for shots I've already taken. I have no idea why they did this, but the IO said it's unnecessary and just gives them more work to do. After driving back home, my wife got the update 10 minutes after the card was being produced. I was overjoyed and in tears while driving on the interstate. It maybe tough, but don't give up hope. We all have been through tough times so just know it's only temporary and the best is yet to come.
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i-485 - F2b Category
February 2014 - i-130 Application Priority Date (F2a - I was 19 years old)

August 2015 - Arrived in the US on Student Visa, F-1

September 2015 - Visa Category changed from F2a to F2b, because 4 months passed after my 21st birthday,
when F2a visa became available(email received)

December 2018 - F2b final application date becomes current, i-485 Adjustment of Status applied

December 11, 2018 - We accepted the fingerprint fee for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Our National Benefits Center location is working on your case.

April 22, 2019 We received your response for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

June 11, 2021 We are ready to schedule your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, for an interview.

June 14, 2021 We scheduled an interview for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

July 27, 2021 We ordered your new card.

July 28, 2021 We approved your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

July 29, 2021 Card Was Mailed To Me

I got EAD on August 2019 and renewed it for another year on August 2020.

This was a long process and there were some administrative error that made this case take longer by about a year.

Throughout this process, I was keeping in prayers and trusting in God. I want to encourage other to not lose hope and trust in the Lord.
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Atlanta office no decision
I had my interview Jun 07 . It was pretty much easy , we had many evidences. We prepared lots . We only didn’t have a lease becouse we re living with our mother in law , just a letter of the landlord , she stating we living there . After regular interview, with no yes questions . We got separated, asked about 25 questions . We missed around 4 , maybe 5 . He only said we will have the decision at mail . Nothing so far , status still. Interview scheduled.any idea?
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Interview scheduled and we are separated
Good morning family, I want to know if anyone has been through this. I will make the story short. Have been married for 5 years now and my us citizen spouse won't be attending our interview because we are not in good terms. My dp is Oct 2019. I just got an update interview scheduled no date yet. Was wondering what's my best bet.
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Asking for Biometrics again ?How long for interview
July 7, 2021 Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview
May 26, 2020 We received your response for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
April 8, 2020 The fingerprints relating to your Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, were taken.
March 23, 2020 We sent a request for initial evidence for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
February 12, 2020 We accepted the fingerprint fee for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Our National Benefits Center location is working on your case.
February 10, 2020 We received your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
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No update after interview
We did the interview over a week ago in Baltimore Office. No results at the interview and the case status is 'interview scheduled'. Anyone in a similar situation?
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I-485 Approval in San Jose, CA.
After almost one and a half years, my case was approved for a green card. San Francisco was my local office but my interview took place in San Jose. The interview was conducted on July 27th, received notification that a new card was being produced a few others later the same day. Wishing you all the best with your cases, and to those in SF, keep having patience as your day will come soon.

July 28, 2021 Case Was Approved
July 27, 2021 We ordered your new card.
June 25, 2021 We scheduled an interview for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
April 20, 2020 We are ready to schedule your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, for an interview.
March 17, 2020 The fingerprints relating to your Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, were taken.
February 27, 2020 We accepted the fingerprint fee for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Our National Benefits Center location is working on your case.
February 20, 2020 We received your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
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My timeline: Brooklyn, PD Feb 2020
Category: IR-1/CR-1 (U.S. citizen filing for a spouse)
Start: Feb 06, 2020
Decision: Jul 26, 2021
@National Benefits Center
@Manhattan -> Brooklyn office

● Feb 06, 2020 / I-485 + I-765 + I-131 — AoS plus EAD and Advance parole applications / Submission to USCIS
● Mar 03, 2020 / I-485 / Biometrics appointment
● Apr 06, 2020 / I-485 / Request for Evidence(RFE) from USCIS
● Apr 13, 2020 / I-485 / Response to RFE
● Jul 2, 2020 / I-765 + I-131 / Card being produced
Card in the mail - 3 weeks later
● Aug 20, 2020 / I-485 / Change of address (Manhattan -> Brooklyn)
● Mar 9, 2020 / I-765 + I-131 — EAD and Advance Parole extension applications / Submission to USCIS
● Jun 15, 2021 / I-485 / Interview scheduled for July 26, 2021
● July, 2021 / I-765 + I-131 / Biometrics appointment scheduled for July 28, 2021 (2 days after interview)
● Jul 26, 2021 / I-485 / Interview day
Case in review - 10min after interview
Card being produced - 2h after interview
● Jul 28, 2021 / I-485 / Case approved
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Sacramento Processing
This is ridiculous!!! Sacramento processing time went back to Dec 2018 !!! What is going on!!!!
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I-693 Medical
Due to COVID delays acquiring backup documentation, my I-485 was filed more than 60 days after the Civil Surgeon signed my I-693 Medical. Are concessions being made for this situation considering the shut downs, appointment limitations etc during the Pandemic? If not, what do I need to do now....pay to have the physical re done?
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