PERM submission May 2016
PERM Approval August 2016
10/10/2016 submission of I-131, I-140 (PP), I-485, I-765:
10/11/2016 receiving date for the forms
11/03/2016 received biometric appointment notice
11/11/2016 I-140 approval (delayed due to RFE)
11/14/2016 biometric appointment
01/14/2017 I-131 and I-765 approval
03/25/2017 Received REF email
03/31/2017 Received the REF letter in the mail (missing gonorrhea test)
04/07/2017 RFE response sent
04/10/2017 RFE response delivered
04/12/2017 RFE response received status update
04/27/2017 I-485 approved (mine and my spouse)
Good luck to all! Let me know if you have any questions
I just wanted to share my experience as a medical doctor who waived J1 visa 2 yr requirement and got permanent residency.
November 2015: Waiver application filed to HHS (research category)
December 2015: NIH approved
July 2016: HHS approved
September 2016: DoS approved
September 2016: EB1b filed by my university, approved in 10 days
November 24, 2016: USCIS received I-485, I-131, I -765
December 22, 2016: fingerprints
January 12, 2017: USCIS approved 2-yr waiver and finalized it
February 2, 2017: approved I-131 and I-765
April 21, 2017: approved I-485
Good luck to everybody!
In my case of waiver, you need a good CV and a very good lawyer!
I140/I485 and other applications was filed in dec 2016 under EB1 . we have recieved EAD . but today recieved RFE for I140.Still waiting for the mail though. Any ideas why RFE on I140 would be. Inputs would be great
My I140 has been approved (EB1 category) and my dependent has got the EAD card. However, my EAD card is still pending. I checked my online status almost 15 days ago and it said "Request for additional evidence has been mailed to you". I haven't received anything from them yet.
Is this normal for the mail to get delayed? How long (maximum) does it take for the RFE to arrive after the online status is updated?
I am worried because what if the letter has been misplaced and they are expecting a response from me while I am still waiting.
Did anyone experience such situation?
I would like to ask this: I received an RFE for gonorrhea and mailed the results last Thursday to TSC through USPS first class. I totally forgot to make it a certified mail but the USPS tracking said the packet was delivered last Monday, April 17th. Is it worrying that I had it mail without a signature receipt? Also, how long does it usually take for the USCIS to update the case to RFE response received.
After what felt like an eternal wait, on April 13th, USCIS approved my I-485. I say *almost* there because my kids and I have been approved by my wife got an RFE. Here's my timeline
Canadian citizen (ROW), EB-3, Texas processing center (TSC)
02-28-2014 filed for H1B (from TN since you can't apply for GC from TN)
04-29-2014 Received H-1B receipt notice from USCIS
07-22-2014 Received H-1B Cap Notify the Office approval notice from USCIS
11-11-2014 Start PERM/Labor certification process
09-22-2015 PERM/Labor certification filed
02-29-2016 PERM/Labor certification approved
04-20-2016 filed I-140
07-11-2016 I-140 approved
10-20-2016 Adjustment of status filed
11-18-2016 received biometric appointment
11-23-2016 received I-485 receipt
04-13-2017 I-485 approved
It's been a long process. Especially since I didn't include the false starts in 2011 and 2013, but after 8.5 years in the US, I finally feel a little bit more at ease with my future.
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