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Was waiting my interview to schedule then i got another request
Hi all
I was waiting my interview to schedule ( got approved working permit and travel documents on sep 2019) EB3 case
 Today i got a letter says

"requested to submit Supplement J, Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request For Job Portability Under INA 204(j), showing that the offer of intended permanent employment as stated in the Form I-140 immigrant petition continues to exist or that you intend to port to new offer of employement in the same or similar occupational classification as the job specified in the underlying Form I-140"

What does it mean, what should i do? is it extending my case time is it good or bad all? HELP me
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Green Card Waiting Applicants
Anyone who are waiting for their green card whose interview was conducted from July to Sept 2019 (Retrogression)?
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EB2 ROW Brooklyn/NY
Filers in Brooklyn/NYC, how long did it take to change from "My Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" to getting a notice that your interview was scheduled?

My I-485 status changed to "My Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" on January 7, 2020. Still waiting for the interview to be scheduled.

I am EB2 ROW, I-485 Receipt Date: July 23, 2019, PD Date: March 13, 2019.
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EB3 ROW, Seattle
My I-485 status changed to "My Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for an Interview" on 02/07/2020

Can anybody please share their timeline if you know how much time it is taking to schedule interview at seattle? (EB3 ROW)

Thanks
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Interview Experience: EB2 - India - FO = San Diego
Received my physical GC on Feb 6th 2020. Valid for 10 years. Here is my complete timeline.
Employment Based. EB2. PD Aug 2004. FO = San Diego, CA

2018-12-05: Labor filed
2018-12-06: Questionnaire responded by employer
2019-03-27: Received notification that labor is certified
2019-04-10: Labor PERM Approved notification received
2019-05-30: Filed 140 Premium
2019-06-13: 40 Approved
2019-07-25: Applied 485, EAD, and AP
2019-07-29: Receipt date for 485, EAD, and AP
2019-08-10: Biometrics Appointment Scheduled
2019-08-20: Biometrics Collection in USCIS San Diego
2019-10-16: EAD and AP approved
2019-10-23: EAD and AP Combo Cards Received
2019-12-03: Case ready for interview
2019-12-12: Interview was scheduled
2019-12-19: Received interview notice. Interview scheduled for Jan 30th
2020-01-30: Interview finished
2020-01-30: Status changed to to New Card Is Being Produced
2020-02-06: Physical GC received for me and my spouse. Valid for 10 years.

Our appointment was @ 10:15 AM. Me and my wife reached the San Diego USCIS office around 9:20 AM.
We both dressed in a formal attire. I had white shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a black jacket. My wife also wore a similar attire as mine.

Security check-in Experience:
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As soon we got in, we were asked why we are here. We told them that we are here for the interview. Security officer asked for the interview letter and ID. Both provided our letter and ID. After verification of those two, we were asked to go through a security check very similar to the one in airport. We ended up removing shoes, belts, jackets. Once security checking was complete, we were asked to go to 3rd floor. This whole process took around 5-10 minutes for both of us.

Photo and fingerprinting experience:
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In 3rd floor, there were two booths. We were asked to sit in a booth. An officer asked for the interview letters. Officer took photo and took fingerprinting for both of us. This took around 5-10 minutes. Officer put a seal in our interview letters, and we were asked to go to 4th floor for another check-in.

Interview check-in experience:
------------------------------------------
In 4th floor, there were two counters. We gave our interview letter. There was a gentleman who was responsible to get our File from a file cabinet. The gentleman took 2 huge files (around 2 inches thick each) This is the file which has all our details. We mentioned that we are together, and they put our file together. They wrote a number in our interview letter indicating our position for today-s interview. We were asked to wait in the interview room.

Interview waiting room experience:
------------------------------------------
We reached the interview room exactly @ 9:45 am. The interview room is so huge. I saw a sign which says the room can occupy 199 people. As soon as, we entered the room, we sat close to a door (Door 1) which leads to the interview cubicles. This door was located close to the rest room. We thought this was the only door through which all people can enter and exit the. Within 5 minutes, we found that they had another door (Door 2) which was around 25 feet from this door. Interview officers was calling people-s name from 2 doors almost every 5-10 minutes. We were able to hear the names very clearly if the officer calls from Door 1. If an office calls from Door 2, were not able to hear. So, we ended up looking backwards to the door 2 every 1-2 minutes. Again, the room was around 75% occupied and we could find another spot in the middle of the interview room. If you get an opportunity, please sit in the middle of the interview room. By this way, you can hear your name is called either from Door 1 or Door 2. We could use cell phone inside the room. Due to the number of people sitting in the room, the interview room was loud. People were talking most of the times. So, pay attention to the officers who is calling people-s name for interview. We though, our names will be called by 10:30 AM. Sitting in the interview room felt like we were waiting for days. We checked our watch almost every minute. Time kept ticking and it was 11:15 AM. By this time, all people who came with us and after us was called in for the interview. Finally, around 11:30 AM, a female officer from door 2 called my first name and we immediately approached door 2. Don-t panic if people came after you were called-in for the interview before you. I don-t know what the priority order is.

Officer greeted both of us and we greeted her back. She apologized for the long wait and she mentioned that they had lots of appointments today and they are trying to get them completed as best they can. We were taken to an interview room and the officer asked to take a oath even before we were seated. After the oath was completed, we were asked to sit.
First thing the officer mentioned was that she already checked for the VISA availability and VISA is available for my category. She also mentioned that she has already gone through files and she is ready to start the interview.

My VISA scenario:
------------------------------------------
Here is a little overview about my scenario. I was in USA from 2000 to 2008. During 2004, my then employer applied for PERM, I-140, and 485. My PD was Aug 2004. Due to some personal family reasons, we had to leave USA during 2008. During this time, our I-140 had cleared and our I-485 was in progress. I was on a H1-B VISA during this 2000-2008 time period. My wife was also on a H1-B VISA. We knew that if we leave USA during the 485 in-process state, we will abandon the process. At that time, due to the situation, we had to leave USA. We reached India during 2008.

We came back to USA once again during 2017 September. This time, my wife came through L1 VISA and I had to resign my job in India and I followed my wife through L2 VISA as a dependent. I prepared all documents for filing a L2-EAD within 3 days after landing USA during September. Got my L2 EAD during Jan 2018 and I got a job during Feb 2018. My company lawyer filed for PERM and I-140 premium in EB2 category. During I-140 process lawyers made sure to port my OLD priority date from 2004 to my current I-140. My 485 process started during July 2019. I was the primary applicant for GC (I am on L2 VISA). So, we could file for GC even if you are in L2 VISA.

Interview questions:
------------------------------------------
The officer started with the first question.
Q) Why did you abandon your initial 485?.
We explained our family scenario during 2008 and she made some notes based on what we said. Next question was
Q) please show me your passport and VISA page
Q) How did you end up joining my current company.
Q) What is your annual salary
Q) can I see your employment verification letter : I provided my EVL, 3 months paystubs, and 2 years of W2. She took EVL, paystubs, and W2 and stapled it and placed it in my file.
Q) What do you do at this current job
Q) Do you have any people reporting to you : I said no. I am an individual contributor
Q) Please tell me your fathers name and mothers name
Q) Please tell me your wife-s name
Q) how may kids we have and what is their age : We explained about our kids and the officer also shared some of her stories with her kids.
Q) please show me your original Birth Certificate and Marriage certificate. We had marriage certificate only from church and she looked at both certificates and gave back the certificate to me.
These were the questions asked to me. To my wife, she did ask if I am her husband. Officer also asked my wife to tell the names of her parents. My wife was also asked to show her passport and her VISA stamping.
Finally, the officer asked all YES/NO questions from the 485 form and she again marked all our answers. Our answers were NO to all of them.
Finally, she mentioned that she is approving our GC and we should get our card in 2-3 weeks. The whole interview process took around 15-20 minutes. The officer was very friendly and polite throughout during the interview process.

After Interview Experience:
------------------------------------------
We reached home around 12:20 PM and I was checking the USCIS page through out my UBER journey from USCIS office to my home. I got a text message from USCIS around 2:15 PM saying that my case has been updated, please check My case status. I immediately checked the status and found that status changed to New Card Is Being Produced for both of us. Looks like we will get the GC in another 5-7 business days.

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Interview experience - EB2 - India - Received GC. FO = San Diego
Received my physical yesterday, Feb 6th 2020. Valid for 10 years. Here is my complete timeline.
Employment Based. EB2. PD Aug 2004. FO = San Diego, CA

2018-12-05: Labor filed
2018-12-05: Questionnaire responded by employer
2019-03-27: Received notification that labor is certified
2019-04-10: Labor PERM Approved notification received
2019-05-30: Filed 140 Premium
2019-06-13: 40 Approved
2019-07-25: Applied 485, EAD, and AP
2019-07-29: Receipt date for 485, EAD, and AP
2019-08-10: Biometrics Appointment Scheduled
2019-08-20: Biometrics Collection in USCIS San Diego
2019-10-16: EAD and AP approved
2019-10-23: EAD and AP Combo Cards Received
2019-12-03: Case ready for interview
2019-12-12: Interview was scheduled
2019-12-19: Received interview notice. Interview scheduled for Jan 30th
2020-01-30: Interview finished
2020-01-30: Status changed to to New Card Is Being Produced
2020-02-06: Physical GC received for me and my spouse. Valid for 10 years.

Here is my interview experience:

Our appointment was @ 10:15 AM. Me and my wife reached the San Diego USCIS office around 9:20 AM.
We both dressed in a formal attire. I had white shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a black jacket. My wife also wore a similar attire as mine.

Security check-in Experience:
------------------------------------------
As soon we got in, we were asked why we are here. We told them that we are here for the interview. Security officer asked for the interview letter and ID. Both provided our letter and ID. After verification of those two, we were asked to go through a security check very similar to the one in airport. We ended up removing shoes, belts, jackets. Once security checking was complete, we were asked to go to 3rd floor. This whole process took around 5-10 minutes for both of us.

Photo and fingerprinting experience:
------------------------------------------
In 3rd floor, there were two booths. We were asked to sit in a booth. An officer asked for the interview letters. Officer took photo and took fingerprinting for both of us. This took around 5-10 minutes. Officer put a seal in our interview letters, and we were asked to go to 4th floor for another check-in.

Interview check-in experience:
------------------------------------------
In 4th floor, there were two counters. We gave our interview letter. There was a gentleman who was responsible to get our File from a file cabinet. The gentleman took 2 huge files (around 2 inches thick each) This is the file which has all our details. We mentioned that we are together, and they put our file together. They wrote a number in our interview letter indicating our position for today-s interview. We were asked to wait in the interview room.

Interview waiting room experience:
------------------------------------------
We reached the interview room exactly @ 9:45 am. The interview room is so huge. I saw a sign which says the room can occupy 199 people. As soon as, we entered the room, we sat close to a door (Door 1) which leads to the interview cubicles. This door was located close to the rest room. We thought this was the only door through which all people can enter and exit the. Within 5 minutes, we found that they had another door (Door 2) which was around 25 feet from this door. Interview officers was calling people-s name from 2 doors almost every 5-10 minutes. We were able to hear the names very clearly if the officer calls from Door 1. If an office calls from Door 2, were not able to hear. So, we ended up looking backwards to the door 2 every 1-2 minutes. Again, the room was around 75% occupied and we could find another spot in the middle of the interview room. If you get an opportunity, please sit in the middle of the interview room. By this way, you can hear your name is called either from Door 1 or Door 2. We could use cell phone inside the room. Due to the number of people sitting in the room, the interview room was loud. People were talking most of the times. So, pay attention to the officers who is calling people-s name for interview. We though, our names will be called by 10:30 AM. Sitting in the interview room felt like we were waiting for days. We checked our watch almost every minute. Time kept ticking and it was 11:15 AM. By this time, all people who came with us and after us was called in for the interview. Finally, around 11:30 AM, a female officer from door 2 called my first name and we immediately approached door 2. Don-t panic if people came after you were called-in for the interview before you. I don-t know what the priority order is.

Officer greeted both of us and we greeted her back. She apologized for the long wait and she mentioned that they had lots of appointments today and they are trying to get them completed as best they can. We were taken to an interview room and the officer asked to take a oath even before we were seated. After the oath was completed, we were asked to sit.
First thing the officer mentioned was that she already checked for the VISA availability and VISA is available for my category. She also mentioned that she has already gone through files and she is ready to start the interview.

My VISA scenario:
------------------------------------------
Here is a little overview about my scenario. I was in USA from 2000 to 2008. During 2004, my then employer applied for PERM, I-140, and 485. My PD was Aug 2004. Due to some personal family reasons, we had to leave USA during 2008. During this time, our I-140 had cleared and our I-485 was in progress. I was on a H1-B VISA during this 2000-2008 time period. My wife was also on a H1-B VISA. We knew that if we leave USA during the 485 in-process state, we will abandon the process. At that time, due to the situation, we had to leave USA. We reached India during 2008.

We came back to USA once again during 2017 September. This time, my wife came through L1 VISA and I had to resign my job in India and I followed my wife through L2 VISA as a dependent. I prepared all documents for filing a L2-EAD within 3 days after landing USA during September. Got my L2 EAD during Jan 2018 and I got a job during Feb 2018. My company lawyer filed for PERM and I-140 premium in EB2 category. During I-140 process lawyers made sure to port my OLD priority date from 2004 to my current I-140. My 485 process started during July 2019. I was the primary applicant for GC (I am on L2 VISA). So, we could file for GC even if you are in L2 VISA.

Interview questions:
------------------------------------------
The officer started with the first question.
Q) Why did you abandon your initial 485?.
We explained our family scenario during 2008 and she made some notes based on what we said. Next question was
Q) please show me your passport and VISA page
Q) How did you end up joining my current company.
Q) What is your annual salary
Q) can I see your employment verification letter : I provided my EVL, 3 months paystubs, and 2 years of W2. She took EVL, paystubs, and W2 and stapled it and placed it in my file.
Q) What do you do at this current job
Q) Do you have any people reporting to you : I said no. I am an individual contributor
Q) Please tell me your fathers name and mothers name
Q) Please tell me your wife-s name
Q) how may kids we have and what is their age : We explained about our kids and the officer also shared some of her stories with her kids.
Q) please show me your original Birth Certificate and Marriage certificate. We had marriage certificate only from church and she looked at both certificates and gave back the certificate to me.
These were the questions asked to me. To my wife, she did ask if I am her husband. Officer also asked my wife to tell the names of her parents. My wife was also asked to show her passport and her VISA stamping.
Finally, the officer asked all YES/NO questions from the 485 form and she again marked all our answers. Our answers were NO to all of them.
Finally, she mentioned that she is approving our GC and we should get our card in 2-3 weeks. The whole interview process took around 15-20 minutes. The officer was very friendly and polite throughout during the interview process.

After Interview Experience:
------------------------------------------
We reached home around 12:20 PM and I was checking the USCIS page through out my UBER journey from USCIS office to my home. I got a text message from USCIS around 2:15 PM saying that my case has been updated, please check My case status. I immediately checked the status and found that status changed to New Card Is Being Produced for both of us. Looks like we will get the GC in another 5-7 business days.

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EB3 FROM F1
MY TIMELINE
PD JULY 2019
12 OCT: CONCURRENT FILLING I140, I485, I765
25 OCT RECEIPT FOR immigration.
2 NOV: BIOMETRIC NOTICE:
7 NOV: RFE I140
25 NOV: RFE SUBMITTED
2 DEC: I140 APPROVED
10 JAN: CASE TRANSFERED TO NBC from Nebraska service center
4 FEB: NEW CARD BEING PRODUCED FOR I765

So once I received my EAD I have to work full time for the sponsoring company? Because I am also on an f1 status. Wouldn't impact my f1 status right or I can work part-time for sponsoring company as I am a full-time student. Once I received my GC then work full time for sponsoring the company. How does that process work?
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EB3 ROW interview without EAD i-765
Hi guys,

anyone has experience with going to the interview without the EAD i-765?

 I just have my from EAD from F1-OPT and I'm on my H1b now.
USCIS just mailed out the i-765 EAD today and my interview is next monday. So I'm thinking I probably wont be able to get it in time to the interview.
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NOA receipt notice: EB3-ROW
Has anyone getting delayed NOAs lately? My application got delivered on 21 Jan, I have neither gotten any NOAs nor checks cashed.
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The wait begins
Hello just had my interview today i want to share my timeline

EB3- Philipines

March 6 2019 - filing on i140 - priority date
June 8 2019- approval of i140
July 29 filed i-485
Aug 1 - txt receipt notice
Aug 5 - paper receipt notice
Aug 9- biometrics notice received
Aug 17- approval of i485j
Aug 21 biometircs
Aug 24 approval of biometrics
Oct 4 - card produce ead/parole
Dec 28- interview scheduled
Jan 3 physical interview notice
Feb 4 interview

I forgot my interview notice paper, had to show them my notice from my phone. They gave me a number and i waited for about 2 hours. The interview itself was less than 15mins. IO was super nice, verified my identity, and went over the i485. Asked me if i wanted to give him anything like tax returns etc. i gave him my paystub, and W4. That was basically it. Unfortunately my priority date isnt current. So he had to give me the paper saying my case would be transferred until my date is priority.

Goodluck everyone hope my experience help.
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