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EB3- Submit PERM outside the US
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?
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AP travellers
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.

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Good afternoon all, I need some help here. Does anybody have similar time frame with me? if so what's your status?


-Priority date: 6/23/2016
-I-765 / I-140 / I-485 filed altogether: 10/26/2016 USCIS received
-Biometrics done in OCT 2016
-I-765 approved: 1/25/2017 (received EAD/AP combo card)
-I-140 approved: 4/29/2017

After I-140 approved, my lawyer said I-485 could be approved soon but now she is saying that it may takes up to 1 year after I-140 approval. IS THIS TRUE???

Also she said since my I-485 has been pending over 180days we can check status but this doesn't really do anything.

In this case what should I do? any advice for this?
I started PERM filing at the end of OCT 2015

I'm now so worried that I need to wait another whole year which makes me crazy.

Please share your EB3 experience and keep me updated.

Thank you!
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Re-entry form i-131 (advanced parol)
My i-485 is pending since July 2016. And now, I need to visit my country before September.

Will it be wise to apply for Advanced Parole (i-131 form)? How long does it usually take to get approved?

Or, is it better just to wait for GC to get approved?

Please advice, or share your similar experience.
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Any news from July 2016 applicants?
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12-16-2015 PERM Initiation
07-07-2016 PERM filed with DOL
10-17-2016 PERM certified
11-09-2016 I-140 I-485 I-765 and I-131 filed with USCIS
11-19-2016 Received Biometric Appointment notice
11-28-2016 Received I-140 Approval Notice from USCIS
12-07-2016 Biometrics Completed
06-01-2017 I-485 Approved
06-05-2017 Card Mailed

Best of luck to everyone! It was extremely helpful reading the timelines throughout my process, thanks to everyone here who has been lucky enough to be able to contribute so far.

Keep the faith, and post your dates!!
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EAD approval without biometrics?
Is usually receiver the EAD card without biometrics appoimente?

My timeline: EB3 Texas Service Center

09- 20-2016: i140 Filed
01-06-2017: i140 approved
01-25-2017: filed i485- i765
05-05-2017: combo card recived EAD

Is normal received EAD card without biometrics?

Thank you everyone !
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TSC EB2 timeline
Finally we came to an end!

Texas Service Center EB2

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
08/18/2016- Biometrics
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!

Good luck!!!
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My Timeline for EB3 with TSC
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.
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Tsc EB3
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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