I submitted PERM when I am outside the US ( in my home country) and got it approved. Can I file I-140, I-485 etc when I am inside the US on visitor visa ( after the approved PERM date). Is there anyone who have got the similar experience? what is the chance of success?
any body from Iran traveled with advance Parole while I485 is pending?
i am on EB2 and pending I485 since Feb 2017 but got EAD and AP combo card march 2017.
please share your experience as i need to know if i want to risk it and travel for 3 weeks to my country.
July 07, 2015 - priority date
06/27/2014 - PERM initiation
03/31/2016- PERM certified ( it took longer as we had audit)
07/07/2016- filed I140, I485
10/05/2016- received EAD cards
10/31/2016- Approved I 140
02/28/2017 - filed service request # 1
03/02/2017- received SR response. Background check is not complete. You need to wait.
05/19/2017- filed SR #2
05/26/2017- I 485 approved
06/03/2017- received cards in mail
I hope this will help you! Keep hoping! It's coming for everyone!
I have learnt a lot from reading this forum in the past few months and want to thank you all for the sharing which has helped me tremendously in understanding and going through the process. I am very thankful my process has finally completed and would like to share my timeline here in case this may be useful to anyone.
06/14/2016 PERM Certified
09/02/2016 I-140 Filed
12/28/2016 I-140 Approved (premium processed)
02/08/2017 I-485 Filed
02/13/2017 I-485 Received by USCIS
03/06/2017 Original Biometrics appointment - I had to reschedule since I had to travel overseas for family emergency (which I traveled and returned on my H1B visa)
03/30/2017 Biometrics completed
04/24/2017 EAD/AP Combo Card mailed to me
05/15/2017 Green Card being produced
05/15/2017 I-485 Approved
05/17/2017 Green Card was mailed
05/22/2017 Green Card received in mail
Best wishes to you all, and I hope the process will be smooth for everyone.
I've been visitng this site regularly for last few months. Would like to say thank you for all the helpful post. I'm still waiting on my green card however today my wife got her EAD which is such a relief!! Since my wife has come here to states she couldn't work even tho she has a masters degree in psyc and very passionate about her carrier. Her EAD finally came after 15 months of waiting and sitting at home and not able to pursue her carrier.
Here's our time line.
Dec 2015: hired a lawyer
Jan 2016 to nov 2016: filed wage determination and job advertisements
Nov 11: filed PERM
19 jan 2017: PERM approved.
13 April: i140/ i485/i765/i135 received by uscis. (Me and my wife) . lawyer applied late saying they were busy with the H1 season.
23 April: I40 approved (premium)
5 May: biometrics done
May 25: my wife's EAD/AP approved.
May 31: card mailed
Jun 2: card received
As you see mines nothing approved yet but my wife's is. I already have a job obviously so it doesn't matter to me. I'm still happy and relieved cause you know happy wife happy life!
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