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Question on I-485 "Have you EVER been denied a visa to the United States?"
Hi Folks

I have a quick question. I was initially rejected on a L1B Blanket visa interview and later got the visa by submitting a individual petition. Should I answer this question "Have you EVER been denied a visa to the United States?" as "Yes" in I-485 ?

Thanks
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applying for EB2 NIW , but we need to send son into schoolby SEP 2023, any way?
Hi guys
We plan to send son(9 years old) to study in US by SEP 2023
We do plan to apply for EB2 NIW , but apparently time is soooo rushed
could I apply for EB2 NIW and let my wife/son apple F1/F2 ?
issue is even this is ok (?) cold they change back to under my EB2 NIW dependent easily?

thanks!
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EB1-C process timelinein 2022
Hi Everyone,
I am on a L1-A and decided to move to the Green Card (Thru Texas Center).
I have done medical visit and we sent the file on 30 August 22, I-140 and 1-485 simultaneously
Received a letter for Biometrics that will happen 1st week of October
The issue is that my L1-A "expiration date" is in december, although I can stay in the US (PD is April 2024)
Not sure if I should "renew" my expiration date, complicated as I have to do it in my country of origin, or should I wait for the green card?
Based on your experience, when could I reasonable expect to have the GC in hands? before next summer?
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Green card
Hi all, my husband's I 140 got approved on August 23,2022. In how much time can we expect for I 485 to transfer to NBC ? Pd- February28, 2022. Concurrent filing under EB1c
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EB1C - Multinational Manager - My Immigration Journey
Since this blog has given me so much, it's time to return the favor.

Arrived in the US on March 5th, 2020 under the L1A visa (Individual) class.

Form I-140 :

02/06/2021 - Filed with USCIS, priority date was not current at that time (Texas Service Center)
04/27/2022 - Request for RFE (mostly around role definition with foreign and current employer)
06/11/2022 - Request to RFE received by USCIS (I was well prepared with the responses and didn't wait for the full 90 days to respond)
06/21/2022 - I-140 approved (Yes, it's a myth that one should not respond to an RFE before the stipulated 80-85 days period).

Although I was eligible to file under premium processing, I chose not to as per my attorney's suggestion. Once you rush the agency to act quickly on your case, the chances of denial increase.

Form I-485

04/05/2021: Filed form I-485/I-131/I-765/I-693 and received the receipt notices about 2 months after. The case went straight to NBC which was unusual
06/25/2021: Fingerprinting done
10/31/2021: Received Combo Card
11/30/2021: Case was transferred to Texas Service Centre were my I-140 was pending
07/15/2022: The case was transferred back to the same NBC where it was received for the first time
08/17/2022: The case was approved!

All in all, it took approximately 550 days for the agency to approve my GC. There were moments of uncertainty when you hear your colleagues and friends received their GC even though they filed after you, but every case is different. I know it's easier for me to say now, but you need to trust the system. Don't listen to gossip, keep your eyes and ears open but avoid panicking on every single news you hear about US immigration.

Once again thank you immihelp for creating this forum for people like us living in a world of constant uncertainty. One can definitely learn a lot from other people experience so please keep sharing. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have on my case to the best of my knowledge.

Cheers!
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EB3 Greencard
Labor Cert
10/17/2017 Labor Permanent Application - Sponsorship Submission Verification (Journey Started )
04/05/2018 Labor Certificate Approved

**Denied I-140/I-485/I-765/I-131

I-140
08/21/2018 We received your Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien
03/27/2019 We sent a request for additional evidence for your Form I-140
08/08/2019 We denied your Form I-140, ( In 3 months, we re-apply to I-140 on 11/13/2019)
I-485
08/30/2018 We accepted the fingerprint fee for your Form I-485
03/09/2020 Your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent
05/26/2020, we denied your Form I-485, Receipt Number

**Approved I-140/I-485/I-765/I-131

11/13/2019 We received your Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien
11/19/2019 We sent an RFE for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.
02/18/2020 We approved your Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien

06/29/2020 I-485 Update Rejection Notice ( Incorrect method of payment)
07/03/2020 I-131, Application for Travel Document, Receipt Number
07/15/2020 I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Receipt Number
07/17/2020 I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Receipt Number
07/21/2020 I-485J, Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability
10/07/2020 On October 7, 2020, your request to change your address, referral number { } was completed

04/21/2021 On April 21, 2021, We approved your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
04/21/2021 On April 21, 2021, We approved your Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
04/27/2021 On April 27, 2021, the Post Office delivered your new card for Receipt Number (Received EAD CARD)

08/10/2021 On August 10, 2021 we are ready to schedule your Form I-485, Application for an interview.
09/15/2021 On September 15, 2021 we have scheduled your Interview
09/15/2021 on September 15, 2021 Interview Was Completed, And My Case Must Be reviewed _ Interview was okay. We didn't bring all I-20s to AOS interview.
09/27/2021 On September 27, 2021 Received RFE asking I-20 Documents
10/21/2021 on October 20, We sent out requested I-20 papers to USCIS

01/10/2022 on January 10, I Received temporary travel authorization with the attached old case ( which was already denied- this was funny)

01/28/2022 As of January 28, 2022, your Filing Question, referral number {} is currently not assigned for processing -- I Was trying to hear back from USCIS raised the case by online uscis tool Emma )
02/14/2022 On February 14, 2022, your Filing Question, referral number {} was completed

03/08/2022 On March 8, 2022, your request to change your address, referral number {} was assigned to an officer for response
03/08/2022 On March 8, 2022, we received your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, Receipt Number {} - Applied for EAD extension

03/29/2022 On March 29 Requested Senator {} office help via EMAIL ( We thought Senator's Office would be very busy, so we dropped the help from Senator )
03/31/2022 On March 31, Request for Assistance Congressman {} via EMAIL ( This was the moment everything was about to change - We raised the help from {} Office- they raised the case internally and opened the internal case to USCIS. This was at least what I was thinking)

 
04/19/2022 On April 19, 2022, we sent a request for initial evidence for your Form I-485(They requested all files until interview day) ( after the Congressman's Office we finally got another RFI on the pending case, this wait was almost 8 Months)
05/11/2022 On May 10, sent out an RFI response back to USCIS

06/23/2022 On June 23, 2022, we approved your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
06/24/2022 On June 24, 2022, we approved your Form I-485J, Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability Under INA Section 204(j),
06/27/2022 On June 27, 2022, we mailed your new card for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status,

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

This was a very long journey. Once denied 140/485 application multiple RFIs :)
Read uscis reference materials don't be panic if you receive any bad updates from uscis, consult with your attorney.
Do not just rely on an attorney!!!! Follow up your case from online tools at the end of the day. You are your own attorney,
You can always chat with Emma to open a filling question to your case.
Know your rights, and be honest!

Good luck.
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Case was transferred to National benefit center
Does anyone know how long it takes to review your case after case was transferred to NBC currently?
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AOS-EB4 (Religious-R1)
Timeline for EB4-AOS (R1)

PD :- April-2019
i-360- Approved :- Sep-2019
i-485 Filed :- 10-Oct-2019
Receipt Date :- 28-Oct-2019
Bio Metrics Notice Date :- 10-Dec-2019
Bio Metrics done on :- 26-Dec-2019
1st EAD Approved :- 08-Jan-2020
Received on :- 17-Jan-2020

EAD Renewal Sent:- 10-Oct-2020 (3-Months Advance of Expiration)
Receipt Date:- 16-Oct-2020

Long Waiting.....

2nd EAD (Renewal) Approved :- 20-April-2022
Renewed EAD Mailed :- 22-April-2022

No any update for i-485 till date...

Have Deep Faith in God's Grace....:Waiting for GC Approval
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EB2 ROW approved, but spouse ( secondary) not yet - AOS EXPERIENCE
Hi Guys, since this forum help me a lot, I`m sharing my timeline with you guys.

EB2 ROW

Priority date : May 2020
Concurrent filling I-485,1-765, 1-132 and I-140 : June 2021 ( with medicals)
1-140 approved 1 week later ( premium processing )

Biometrics : October 2021

Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction
February 2022 (TSC to NBC)

Primary applicant approved ( card is being
produced): March 2022 ( after 30 days )

No interview
No EAD/Advance Parole

Any idea when the spouse will be approved? I though we both will be approved together.

thank you, and do not loose your hope!!!
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Can my future employer sponsor for EB1 visa before I start?
My I-140 is approved under EB2. Received an offer from a future employer for VP, engineering, and would like to if they are eligible to file my green card under EB1-A before I join?
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