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Eb3 ROW card in production
After almost exactly one year, my journey is complete. I normally do not post in online forums but wanted to share since this has been a really supportive group during the journey. Some lessons I have learned during the process to lessen the stress involves signing up for myuscis account and enabling email notifications. That takes the pressure of checking USCIS tracker everyday expecting an update and getting disappointed.

Timeline below

ROW priority date June 2019
I485 filed 15th october,2019
Fingerprint 21 Nov 2019
EAD/AP Jan 15 2020
Medical RFE September 8 2020
RFE Response sent 24 Sep 2020
2nd RFE October 8 2020 Lawyer failed to include medical documents
2nd RFE Response sent October 14 2020
Card in Production October 28 2020
Field office San Diego Ca
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EB3 - Interview waived
Priority Date - 08/27/2019
i-140/ i-485 filed - 12/17/2019
i-140 approved - 1/6/2020
Fingerprints and photo - 1/7/2020
EAD/ Advance Parole card received - 1/14/2020
Interview scheduled - 2/20/2020
Interview cancelled - 4/1/2020
EAD and Advance Parole Renewals filed - 7/13/2020
EAD/ Advance Parole card received - 10/8/2020
i-485 approval notice received - 10/23/2020
Green card in hand - 10/27/2020

This website was really helpful during my journey. Wish good luck to everyone!
Thank you!
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Bringing children to field office
Hi. I have an interview but the thing is it is written i should not bring children with me. My kids are under 5 yr . 4.5, 3, and 1 yr old and I don't have any family here n interview is at 7 am . Can I bring atlest my 1yr old with me
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EB-3 ROW I-485 Approved; Interview Waived
Posting my timeline in case it helps anyone -
7/10/2019: Priority Date
10/18/2019: I-485 Received Date
11/1/2019: Biometrics scheduled
11/12/2019: Biometrics appointment
11/21/2019: I-485 Case transferred to another office
1/3/2020: EAD - new card is being produced
1/6/2020: Advance Parole - approved
1/7/2020: EAD - new card mailed
1/28/2020: Interview ready to be scheduled
3/26/2020: Interview cancelled
6/25/2020: RFE issued (was issued by Brooklyn field office)
7/6/2020: RFE response mailed
7/7/2020: RFE response delivered (USPS tracking result)
9/2/2020: I-131 and I-765 renewal received by USCIS
9/11/2020: Fingerprints applied for I-765 EAD
10/20/2020: I-485 Approved
10/23/2020: Chatted with Emma and found out case was approved (special thanks to user @josear04 whose post prompted me to check Emma)
10/23/2020: USPS picked up card

When I mailed my RFE response in July, the case status online never updated to "RFE response received". It showed "RFE sent on 6/25" up until 10/25/2020, when it finally updated to "Card was Picked Up by USPS". I did call in August and September, and one of the immigration officers confirmed that my RFE response was received, but the online status wasn't accurate.

I came to the U.S. in 2006 (yes, 14 years ago), and went through F2, H4, F1, H1B statuses until getting my green card just now. My English is way better than my native language at this point, and it's honestly been a long time coming. I never liked hearing "you just have to wait" from people even when they meant well, because they couldn't imagine how excruciating the wait is. I do hope that all of you will get your green card soon.
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Recent RFE or any notice From Texas Service Center for EB3/EB
Just wondering if anyone has received any recent notice from TSC in last month or so. I have not heard anyone whose case is in TSC got any recent notice and was wondering why TSC is way slower then NBC when the processing time for both service center is showing same amount of time (9.5 or so for eb).
PD is sept 2019 and still stuck on fingerprints received notification from last 6/7 months.
Thank you
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EB# Journey - Relief
EB3 _ category - All Chargeability Areas Except Those listed _ Subsahara Africa

Houston-Texas filer

Priority Date: 04/09/2019

7/30/2019 _ Concurrent filing I-140(premium processing), I-485, I-485J, I-765, I-131
08/09/2019 _ RFE for Form I-140 (requested job description/qualification clarification)
09/03/2019 _ new combo card (EAD & Advanced Parole) was ordered I-765 & I-131
09/06/2019 _ USCIS received response of RFE for Form I-140
09/09/2019 _ new combo card (EAD & Advanced Parole) was received in hand I-765 & I-131
09/11/2019 _ I-140 approval notice
10/09/2019 _ I-145 & I-485J was transfer to another USCIS office (Houston Field office)
10/25/2019 _ RFE for form I-485 (requested "FULL" translation of birth certificate in english)
11/16/2019 _ USCIS received response of RFE for form I-485
12/20/2019 _ I-485 status update "We are ready to schedule your Form I-485...for an interview"
3/26/2020 _ I-485 status update "We cancelled the scheduled interview for your Form I-485"
4/15/2020 _ I was laid off due to Covid-19 effect on my employer.
4/21/2020 _ RFE for form I-485 (requested additional copies of my divorce decree)
05/19/2020 _ after receiving RFE response I-485 form was transfered to the Natinal benefits center(NBC). due to visa retrogression (No visa available for my PD), officer couldn't adjudicate my case.
07/01/2019 _ file renewal for combo card (EAD & Advanced Parole)
09/22/2020 _ renewal combo card (EAD & Advanced Parole) was ordered I-765 & I-131
09/26/2020 _ new combo card (EAD & Advanced Parole) was received in hand I-765 & I-131
10/16/2020 _ Approval notice I-485 "Welcome to America"
10/23/2020 _ Green card in hand last update was on 9/26/2020 did not show any update so far since I created the account early in October 2020
Form I-485J still only shows case transferred 10/09/2016
Form I-131 initial and renewal do not show approval

I hope these information help some in this platform. Be safe and courage . . .
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EB3 Row Approved
Guys, I think finally my day has arrived. I just chatted with Emma this morning and they confirmed my case was approved yesterday. None of the 2 websites shows that information. I originally applied to Texas. They transferred my case to NBC back on March. They never scheduled an interview and I submitted medicals with application. Agent mentioned up to 60 days to get card on the mail. Hopefully I get it very soon.

PD is May 1 2019
RD July 30 2019

If any questions feel free to ask.
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EB3 ROW- One year after interview and after 22 months of submission of I-485
Hello all,

We had our adjustment of status interview on oct 24th 2019. At the end of the interview, officer stated we will hear the decision in mail within two weeks. Unfortunately that did not happen and here I am. After 5 SR's and multiple phone calls all I got was the default response of pending review.

However, when my lawyer submitted SR this time, they responded to the SR very next day with response as "Your case is currently under review.
You should receive a decision or notice of other action within 60 days of the date of this letter"

Has anyone here heard this response before or has experienced this response? Is it the light at the end of the tunnel?

I am really frustrated at this point..

Thank you!
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No receipt number after 3 weeks and no news on I-140
Hello everyone! My I-485 application package was delivered to USCIS on Oct 1. It’s been 3 weeks and I still don’t have any receipt notice. Does it usually take this long before receipt notices are issued? Is anyone experiencing the same thing?

Also, my I-140 (EB3) was filed since March 2020, with a priority date of March 31, 2020. October is almost ending and it still hasn’t been approved. Any ideas what might be the cause?

I appreciate your feedback and responses!
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Hi all!

Today I got the approval update on my.uscis account for I485 (no update on

I have been reading this forum regularly to get a sense of how the applications are moving, so I want to share my experience as well. It seems like the number of approvals are picking up, and I hope everyone will get the approvals soon.

Here's my timeline:

FO Detroit
PD: June 2019

1. When I-485 Package sent to USCIS: 15 Nov 2019
2. When Package received by USCIS: 18 Nov 2019
4. Which Service Center reviewing: NBC
7. When Fingerprint notice sent: 10/25/2019
10. When Fingerprint Done: 18 Dec 2019
11. When Interview is ready to be scheduled: 6 Mar 2020
12. When Interview was scheduled: 1/30/2020
13. Interview Date: 6 Apr 2019 (CANCELLED)
14. When i485 J Approved: 6 Aug 2019
15. Case transferred to NBC : 19 Aug 2019
16. When "New Card is Being Produced": 20 Oct 2019 (only on my.uscis account)
15. When I-485 approved: 20 Oct 2019 (only on my.uscis account - no physical notice yet)
16. When GC card mailed: ?

I will post once I receive the card, too. Good luck everyone!
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