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!
My case # SRC and my PD is May 2017. Interview completed Nov 2018. Medical valid till Nov 2020.
I'm on EB1C - India
My family was on advance parole and got stuck and advance parole expired - so I485 is not valid anymore for them, they cannot get GC now.
However, I'm on EAD with renewed adv-parole.
Moved new address last month.
Question - I see people filed after me getting approvals or some status updates atleast, my case is getting delayed due to address change or my family i-485 not valid, not sure..,i need some of your thoughts.,
Have to travel now... if I travel, what happens if my i-485 approved, will I be allowed to get in with EAD?
Anyone else received Notice of Interview Results without having the I-485 interview?
Hope all is well during the pandemic. We received a Notice of Interview Results in mail today saying the interview is complete. We are confused as our I-485 interview has not been scheduled yet. Our priority date isn't current yet. Wondering if anyone else also got the notice?
I’m going to my PERM Labor Certification process and one of my colleagues at the same location was laid off (very recent). BUT, he has a totally different job function than mine. Different job requirements and different experiences. Will this impact my PERM Labor Certification?
My PD is March 2019 AOS from Philippines EB3, PD is current August 3020 VB.
August 27, 2020
Received email message that an action has been taken.
Online status verified and it did change to New Card Is Being Produced.
Hope everyone gets their share before the end of August.
I've been both a reader and poster for some time now. I wanted to share my journey because it has been a trying one especially with no lawyer.
I filed EB2NIW I140 in early July 2018. After 6 SRs, contacting both the ombudsman and the congresswoman, I received a RFE which I responded to promptly. After they received my response, it took about a month for them to respond after I filed another SR. This brings us to almost 2 years to get the I140 approved.
Once it was approved, I applied for AOS immediately, but my package was rejected due to an outdated but not expired I485. Again, I immediately downloaded the new form and resubmitted the application with my I693. It took 3 months to get a biometrics appointment, and now 16 days after the appointment, I received an approval email for my I485. I didn't have an interview, not did I have any RFE either. I never received the work authorization or advance parole even though I applied. I guess this is their redemption from the long processing for the I140. It's been a stressful journey, but I'm thankful that it's over. Your support, advice and general kindness here on this forum has helped relieve some of the stress and anxiety that come with this entire process. It's not over yet. I'll keep you guys posted on when the card arrives. I'll be happy to answer any questions you guys may have in the meanwhile. Stay safe and hang in there, God will make it happen for you too.
TEXAS SERVICE CENTRE
HIALIEAH FIELD OFFICE
CASE STUCK DUE TO BACKGROUND CHECKS:
RAISED SRs - CALLED USCIS - CHAT TO EMMA. THE WHOLE WORKS
CASE GOT RETROGRESSED; FEBRUARY/2020
BECAME CURRENT AGAIN: AUGUST/2020
CARDS BEING PRODUCED: AUGUST 24, 2020
AWAITING GREEN CARD.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!
MY ADVISE - KEEP FOLLOWING UP, BUT BE PREPARED TO WAIT. ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME.
I'LL STICK AROUND UNTIL I RECEIVE MY CARDS, THEN ILL UPDAT AGAIN.
I REALLY LOVE THIS FORUM. LEARNT A LOT FROM YOUR EXPERIENCES
I apologize for posting this again, but I will do it once a week until I get someone whose case meets the requested conditions. I appreciate any comments, but this is directed mainly to those whose cases meet the conditions mentioned below:
If any NY filers (any FOs) who had sent his/her I-485 in December 2019 or later, and had been already approved or re/scheduled for an interview, please share experience.
So far, I have been following many experiences in this forum, and I have found that there are many cases filed as early as February 2020 that have been already approved or scheduled, unfortunately, they are from different FOs (not NY). On the other hand, I did found some cases approved/scheduled in NY FOs, but there were filed only up to November 2019.
This is why I am asking for December 2019 NYC filers (when the I-485 is received by USCIS). It has been almost 5 months since they cancelled my interview (EB-2), and no changes at all since then. They can claim it takes between many months to a couple of years to complete the whole process, but my case was in the last step (interview scheduled). I do not see a valid reason to delay the final decision that much.
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