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No Biometrics appointment letter for EB-3 NSC ROW. Case date March 22nd 2017
My I-485 is received on March 22nd (I-140 was approved at that time) and until now I haven't received biometrics appointment letter. It is EB-3 NSC ROW. I called USCIS after 30 days passed. They opened a request, gave me some sort of reference number and asked me to wait 30 more days. Anyone in similar situation? Is it normal to wait so long for Biometrics? My address is in Los Angeles.
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I-140 approval for EB1C-TSC
My I-140 with PD: 29th Nov 2016 still shows : Case Received but i came to know from my attorney that the approval notice came to them on April 14th. I do not know why the status is not in sync on USCIS website. My I-485 PD is 08-Dec-2016 and as per the timelines as of 28th Feb it says till Dec 21st, I am not sure when will this be approved. Anyone with similar timelines has any updates?
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Need some advice from your personal experiences or observations
I filed both I-140 and I-485 concurrently at TSC on Dec 22, 2016. I-140 has not been approved yet although USCIS shows they are caught up with the Nov 1, 2016 application as of their latest update on April 18, 2017. On the other hand, they are caught up with Dec 21, 2016 I-485 application as of April 18, 2017, therefore, it seems my I-485 application should be in the row to process but my I-140 has not been approved yet.

Given the above situation, should I go ahead and file for I-140 premium or just hang in there and wait and see? Any advice would be highly appreciated.

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Hi guys,

I finally got my green card, thank God! Wish everyone the best. Here is my timeline:


May 5th 2016: Filed i-140
Mid September 2016: Filed i-485
Oct-Nov 2016: Received EAD in mail
April 2017: i-140 approved
May 1st 2017: Status changed to "Card in production" and then to "Your case was approved"
May 3rd or 4th: Status changed to "Your card was shipped"
May 5th: Received card in mail
May 6th: Received notice in mail

Note that I initially filed with the wrong address (lawyer mistakenly added a 0 to avenue number). I had to file an address change online when I realized that a couple of weeks later when notice was mailed and returned to USCIS.

Also, I've contacted USCIC by phone once for my i-140 and they told me that layers/company should contact them not me.
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July 2016 Applicants

Anyone who filed with NSC July 2016, that has been approved? Or received any updates?

We filed July 21 2016, and our status hasn't changed from ''fee received''..
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EB-1 Greencard / EAD +AP / India
1. 21 March 2017 = case was received in uscis
2 . 19 April 2017 = bio matrix done

And my uscis status still showing CASE WAS RECEIVED.
Anyone can tell me how much time uscis will take to issue Ead and AP to us .
And will status be changed after some time or it will be remaining same till the end.

Any please tell me if anyone applied before me , what's going on status this time?

Looking forward to see your reply on this .
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Green Card/EAD AP Timeline (EB 1 C) India
Case Type: L1 A. EB 1 C.

1. 05/30/2015. Filed by Company A.

We received your Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker ..

2. In October the Company A sold the division and it became Company B.

3. On November 14, 2015, we approved your Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
     This was the i140 which Company A had filed.

4. In December Company B filed the amendment for L1 A from Company B since the company B was a new company. It was approved in January.

5. 01/28/2016 We received your Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
     The Successor of interest for the i140 was filed. This was filed by Company B.

6. 02/25/2016
     We accepted the fingerprint fee for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status. Our Nebraska Service Center location is working on your case.

     My wife's company don't allow concurrent filing of i140 but since the first I140 was approved they filed the I485 this time immediately after the I140 filed from Company B.

     On the above date I485 was filed for me, my wife and our son.

7. Within a month we got our finger print and our EAD card came in March 26th for all of US.

8. 11/04/2016. On this date all our cases were transferred from Nebraska to Texas Centre. I140 and I485.

     We transferred your Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker , to another USCIS office that now has jurisdiction over your case.

9. 01/20/2017. We received RFE on the I140. It was basically what the company does and internal details about the company product and etc.

     We mailed a request for additional evidence for your Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker .

10 In November 2016 we had to file again the EAD/AP as our EAD was expiring. My wife and Son's EAD came in January but my EAD came only in April 1st week.

11. On February 28th, 2017, we received your response to our Request for Evidence for your Form

12. On March 20th I140 was approved. Although USCIS site still shows it as RFE response received but our Lawyer sent us the I140 approval notice.

13. On March 22nd we got RFE on i485.

14. On March 27th we got the notice and RFE was about medical with gonorrhea test. Since one year were passed and we all got RFE we knew it would be medical.

15. On March 31st we sent the Sealed Medical to our Lawyer.

16. On April 11th TSC center received the RFE response.

17. On April 28th, we got the following update.

         In the morning 6 AM-- CARD in production.
         In the evening 6 PM-- I485 Approved Status.

Current Status is I485 approved.

So wanted to know when we will get the card ? Will we get the notice and then card or both will be sent together.

It has been a long 2 year wait but a fruitful wait. We only opened one service request for my second EAD/AP as it had crossed 120 days.

Live Beautifully
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I-140/I-485 Timeline
Is there any Bangladeshis in this forum? If so, please could you share your experience, especially what is your filing date for I-140 and I-485?

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Green Card timeline - EB2 (employment based) Mexican
I thought I would share my timeline and hope it helps as reference for others.
My process was through Texas Processing Center

O1/10/2017 – receipt notice of submitted I-140 with premium processing
O1/19/2017 – approved I-140
02/16/2017 – receipt of I-485 submission
03/07/2017 – biometrics appointment
04/07/2017 – EAD / AP approved
04/25/2017 – I-485 (adjustment of status) approved
04/28/2017 – Green Card sent
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Spouse Greencard
My wife's I-485 was approved on 4/18 and received her greencard on 4/25 but my I-485 still "fingerprint fee was received".
Is this normal? My wife was the applicant and I filed as a dependent spouse. My lawyer said it's a normal operating procedure but most of the cases that I read in this forum I-485 for both applicant and their dependents were approved at the same time.

Did anyone had similar experience that can be shared?
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