For awhile now, I've been a silent and avid reader of this forum, somewhat deriving some comfort from other people's experiences while waiting for me green card. Thank God it is finally over.
Here's the timeline of my green card journey:
Priority date: 7/30/2019
Received date: 7/30/2019, Concurrent filing for I-140, I-485, I-765, I-131.
9/24/2019-Approval for I-140
11/28/2019-Case transferred to NBC
1/7/2020-EAD card and advanced parole received
4/29/2019- RFE for medical
5/11/2020- RFE response received
8/3/2020 Interview notice received.
8/31/2020- Green card interview. Was approved on the spot as priority date was current.
9/1/2020-Status changed to I-485 petition was approved
9//10/2020-Card was mailed to me.
9/12/2020 Received Green Card
Yes its over its over: I touched it and I smelled it , got emotional when I opened the priority mail envelope, yeah it was there it looked green with my name on it. All the memories rushed into my mind, the flashbacks of almost 9 yrs, those hard times, struggle, pain, cry, job loss, losing H1b status, jobless for months, change of status from one to another, change of jobs, RFE, the fear of losing status, anxieties, sleepless nights etc etc. what a painful ride. I can write novel about its journey. Thank God it's finally over. I hope you all get yours too. sorry for writing too much just got emotional.
EB3/ROW PD: 1/21/2019
interview: 2/20/2020( case not approved at the spot because of retrogression on March)
Online status after interview: Interview was completed and case must be reviewed PD became current :
We applied for EADs initially in 2017, then 2018 and 2020 as well.
We received our Green Cards on 03-Sep-2020.
While EB-1 dates have traditionally been "Current", our wait times did cause some level of frustration, given that our expectation was to receive the green card within a year of applying. However, considering that we waited for considerably lesser time compared to those in EB-2 and EB-3 queues, feel lucky, and more importantly, given the current circumstances, we certainly feel relieved about getting our green cards!
I have been a silent reader and sharing my experience all through out my entire journey. I arrived in US as H1B since 2014. Struggled a lot along the way, there were ups and downs, and when I had a serious talks with my employer and agreed to file sponsorship - it just gave me hope. It wasn't easy to live and work in USA not knowing your future, fearing what tomorrow brings me with my family. But I remained calm and took day by day issues because life must go on. I knew my employer was taking advantage of our situation but I kept myself busy and focused on whats ahead of us. Prayers will help and encourage the same for you guys to do the same. Patience:-)
Its a long line that we have to endure, but in time you're time will be up and you'd feel free. . .at last!
Thank you everyone who have shared their experiences and thoughts, I surely benefited from it and learned a lot. KEEP SAFE.
I have been on thread for a long time and i would like to share the good news that i finally received the GC in hand on 09/07/2020.
Here is my full history:
PD = RD = 5/31/2017
09/08/2020: Card in Hand.
08/21/2020: We approved your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
08/20/2020: We ordered your new card.
01/28/2019: Your interview for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, was completed, and your case must be reviewed. We will mail you a notice if we make a decision or take further action.
11/02/2018: We are ready to schedule your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, for an interview.
06/08/2018: We transferred your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, to another USCIS office that now has jurisdiction over your case.
06/08/2017: We accepted the fingerprint fee for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Our Nebraska Service Center location is working on your case.
Hello everyone: Finally My GC is approved on 8/31/2020
Thanks so much to everyone for the posts in this forum, best platform to learn and cut down anxiety. Following is my time line, I hope it's helpful to lower anxiety. It seems all current PD cases are being approved fast, be patience and good luck.
EB3 based PERM Mech. Eng
I-1485/i-140 uscis RD: 6/21/2019 (concurrent)
i-140 approval : 10/08/2019 (regular processing)
interview: 02/20/2020 ( did not get approved at the spot because of visa retrogression)
online status after interview: interview was completed case must be reviewed.
status changed to Card production: 08/28/2020
i485-case approved: 08/31/2020
My I485 related to my EB1-C application has been approved. The case status changed to card produced on Aug 28 and to case approved on Aug 31.
The application was for me and my dependent. Interview was waived.
Here's my timeline:
Receipt date: Feb 21 2020
Priority date: Nov 2016 (ported from EB-3 application)
Biometrics date: Mar 30 (canceled due to Covid)
RFIE for medicals received: May 28
RFIE response sent: June 18
I765 & I131 approved: Jul 14
New biometrics: Aug 3
EAD/AP card mailed: Aug 13
EAD/AP card received: Aug 14
I485 approved: Aug 31
3/13/2019 PERM filed to USDOL (PRIORITY DATE)
5/17/2019 PERM certified email notification
5/30/2019 Received copy of the USDOL PERM approval notice
6/10/2019 I-140 filed to USCIS TSC (PREMIUM PROCESS)
6/13/2019 I-140 Receipt date by USCIS TSC
6/13/2019 July 2019 Visa Bulletin: PD is current
6/25/2019 I-140 petition approved
7/23/2019 I-485/I-765/I-131: AOS/EAD/AP concurrent filing to TSC
7/26/2019 Package delivered to USCIS Dallas Lockbox
8/10/2019 Received receipt notices for I-485/I-765/I-131
8/16/2019 Biometrics notice received for I-485/I-765
8/26/2019 Actual date of Biometrics appointment, finger printing/photo/signature
10/22/2019 I-485/ Fingerprint fee was received
10/22/2019 I-765/I-131: CASE was received status
10/23/2019 I-765 STATUS "New card is being produced"
10/28/2019 Received approval notices for I-765/I-131
10/30/2019 EAD physical cards received in my home address
11/8/2019 SSN cards received for my dependents
11/14/2019 CASE READY FOR INTERVIEW NOTICE FROM EMAIL
1/28/2020 INTERVIEW IS SCHEDULED FOR I-485
2/3/2020 INTERVIEW NOTICE FROM MY MAIL BOX RECEIVED
3/16/2020 ACTUAL INTERVIEW DATE NEWARK FIELD OFFICE
INTERVIEW LASTED ABOUT 25 MINUTES
3/16/2020 STATUS: INTERVIEW WAS COMPLETED AND MY CASE MUST BE REVIEWED
7/18/2020 VISA BULLETIN AUGUST 2020 SHOWING MY PRIORITY DATE IS CURRENT
8/19/2020 VISA BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 2020 SHOWING MY PRIORITY DATE IS CURRENT
8/27/2020 I-485 EMAIL NOTIFICATION UPDATE: STATUS CHANGED TO CARD/DOCUMENT PRODUCTION
ONLINE STATUS CHECK/VALIDATION; NEW CARD IS BEING PRODUCED
8/28/2020 I-485 EMAIL NOTIFICATION UPDATE: STATUS CHANGED TO " CASE WAS APPROVED"
ONLINE STATUS CHECK/VALIDATION: CASE WAS APPROVED
FEEL FREE TO ASK AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER/SHARE MY EXPERIENCE ON THIS JOURNEY.
I've been reading on this site but never posted anything. Today my case was finally approved. As a thank you, here's my timeline and hopefully it helps you a little bit!
Employment based GC -
PD 11/24/2014 (previous employer filed I-140 and was approved. PD date carried over to current employer)
I-140 received 6/13/19
I-140 approved 6/19/19 (premium processing)
I-485 received 2/20/20
RFE medical records 6/1/20
AP and EAD approved 6/12/20
RFE received 6/16/20
AP and EAD card received 6/18/20
Website changed to new card is being produced 8/26/20
Website changed to Case Approved 8/27/20
I switched employer back in 2016 and had to restart the whole GC application process so my PD was very early and became current maybe 2-3 years ago. But my current employer was dragging their feet. I'm on H1B year-7 now (and no longer!)
Good luck to everyone else who's still waiting. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!
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