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fridothecat     10/21/2019 19:18 PM

Just a quick update, my status *just* changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

My interview was Aug 22, San Diego office EB3 ROW.

I checked every 20 minutes and this time there was an update!!! This forum was very supportive during those uncertain days!!!

Stay strong and positive, it is coming!!

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Seenant     10/21/2019 18:56 PM

Hi guys,
I received update last week about my case,
They approved i485 and card was being produced
Then received tracking number for new card and today my card supposed to be delivered, but instead of new card I received i485j approval notice in the mail, and tracking says card is delivered.
Even the receipt number is not same as what shows on the system.
What should i do?

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NurseO     10/21/2019 15:12 PM

Good day all, I finally received my GC in the mail today. Thank you all for everything. This group was very supportive and informative. To all those waiting to receive theirs, You will get it by God’s grace, Amen! Message me if you have any questions in regards to the process.

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truthisgood1     10/21/2019 11:46 AM

Hello folks
Good Morning with Good hopes and wishes
I wanted to know, those who are waiting for their GC approvals and also those whose GC already been approved, the system is automatized for changing their existing status like from "Interview was scheduled......" to card in production or finger prints completed?

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Santosh1985     10/20/2019 23:10 PM

I got my employment based green card in hand 2 weeks ago and now employer is gonna layoff some employees including me. I am not a favorite one any more because i got in arguments with my boss on some strategies and he started disliking me. May be they will terminate me, if not for sure they gonna lay me off. I am very scared now as i heard i have work at least 6 months for the same employer after getting the green card otherwise uscis will give me a tough time at the time of naturalization.

In case they fire or lay me off, i can join another company with same job description of mine in same industry but pay is little bit less compare what i am currently taking but may be get better after 6 months of probatin.

Please help what should i do to be on safe side at time of naturalization.

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nicky_b3     10/20/2019 18:57 PM

I want to share my experience with you (employment base). I was a J1 visa holder, I switched to F1, I got CPT from school and found a job in July 2017. The company decided to sponsor me.
So this is the timeline for my 485 application:

02/13/2018 Priority Date
06/05/2018 PERM approved
11/16/2018 EAD and advance parole Approved
11/26/2018 received EAD/advance parole
04/16/2019 received R.F.E. letter for the i140
05/23/2019 i140 approved
07/22/2019 case transferred to another office
08/26/2019 case ready to be scheduled for interview
08/30/2019 interview was scheduled
09/07/2019 received interview letter
10/07/2019 interview (Baltimore office)
Case must be reviewed (because I changed employers, so I brought 485j form at the interview)
10/09/2019 Case approved
10/11/2019 card mailed
10/15/2019 Post Office picked up card & I got the 485 and 485j approval notice in my mail box
10/18/2019 card in hand

Thank you all for sharing your experiences here. I learned a lot during the process from this forum. That's why I decided to share it with you.
Interview was smooth (IO asked for my birth certificate, i20's, confirm name/d.o.b/name of parents, he asked for my last entry, i94), he asked if i work for the i140 petitioner, I said NO, then I gave him my 485j supplement. And then case had to be reviewed. I think the key point in all this process is to maintain status and to have patience.

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roykct     10/20/2019 16:21 PM

My Wife was the primary Applicant in EB1A,
Interview was at San Jose, CA Field office. Based on the Zip code it should have been in SFO.
Guess based on the workload distribution they assigned it to San Jose.

1. When I-485 Package sent to USCIS : 12/14/2018
2. When Package received by USCIS : 12/17/2018
3. Which Service Center reviewing : Nebraska Service Center
4. When I-140 PP Email notice received: N/A
5. When Physical Notices received : N/A
6. When I-140 approved: 12/14/2018
7. When FingerPrint notice sent : 01/03/2019
8. When FingerPrint notice received : 01/06/2019
9. When FingerPrint notice scheduled : 01/15/2019
10. When FingerPrint Done : 01/15/2019
11. When AP/EAD Text/Email approval : 03/06/19(wife),03/13/19(Self)
12. When AP/EAD Physical cards mailed : 03/06/19(wife),03/13/19(Self)
13. When case was transferred: 02/07/2019
14. My RFE Issued : 06/20/2019 (RFE on My Birth Certificate, I had to provide the NABC Certificate)
There was a system error RFE issued for my wife. RFE was showing in status however no RFE came in mail, We called L2 officer and he confirmed that there are no RFE issued.
15. My RFE was Received by USCIS: 07/31/2019
16. Interview Ready to be scheduled: 08/13/2019
17. When Interview was scheduled: 08/29/2019
18. Interview Canceled : 08/30/2019
19. When Interview was scheduled again: 09/04/2019
20. Actual Interview Date : 10/09/2019
21. When New Card Ordered : 10/10/2019
22. When I-485 approved : 10/11/2019
23. When Received the I485 Approval Letter: 10/18/2019
24. When GC card mailed : 10/16/2019
25. When Received the Physical Cards: 10/19/2019

Interview Experience:

Interview was at 2:00 PM, we Reached and cheked in around 1:30 PM

1. Checkin at the security, airport style security
2. Checkin at the reception counter to get the token nr
3. Wait in the waiting area, After 20 mins around 2:10 PM we were called for the interview
4. Had a long walk to reach the immigration officers room, Firstly the oath to say everything true, then attorney waiver form.
After that Interviewer took pic and scanned the fingerprints. Collected our Driving Licence, EAD and passports.
5. Questions were pretty straight forward, Name, Date of Birth and other Biographic informations
6. Where were we working, current employer name and address. EVL letter and most recent paystubs
7. All the yes/no questions of the 485 form, you need to listen very carefully and then answer the questions
8. The interviewer asked for the joined tax statments, marriage certicate, birth certificate, all w2's and marriage pictures
9. Then we were made to sign the I485 forms with the count of changes that were made, we made changes to our last travel history as we had used EAD to travel recently and the latest job details
10. Then the interviewer went over the Visa Bulletin and said that our date is current

Lastly Interviewer handed over a paper stating that the case is held for review.
Then the wait game started, however surprisingly next day 10/10/2019 at 6:00 PM the status got updated to approved and new card being produced.

Tips: Dress Professionally. Prepare the photocopies of all the docs, it saves time. Organize the folder with a index number and Sticky notes stickers its really helpful.
When in Doubt ask the officer to reapeat the question or clarify it before answering anything wrong in a hurry.

This forum was really helpful in the whole journey. Thanks All. Good luck to Everyone who's waiting for the Interview.
Let me know if anyone of you have any questions.

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nambhupi     10/20/2019 13:31 PM

Hi All,

Primary beneficiary: Indian Citizen
Spouse/Derivative beneficiary : Nepal Citizen

i140/i485/i765/i131 Filed : Concurrently on 07/29/2019 (Premium processing for i140)
i140 RFE Received: 08/07/2019
i485/765/i131, Fee waived Receipt notice : 08/09/2019
i131,i765 Approval notice : 08/27/2019
485 ASC (Biometrics) appointment notice : 08/27/2019
Biometrics Completed : 09/05/2019
EAD Card Received : 09/17/2019

i140 RFE Reponse Sent: 10/07/2019
i140 Approved: 10/10/2019
485 RFE or 485 Interview Notice : ? (Pending)

Does anyone have any idea how much time it takes to get the 485 interview/etc. I have not submitted the medical examinations docs (form 693) since my attorney told me that it can be submitted during interview time.
I know that its too early to get any update but if anyone has any suggestion or in similar situation?

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hope_     10/20/2019 13:25 PM

Hey guys!

is there anyone interviewed in August and got it the GC already? - for EB3?

My interview was August 28th and still "Interview was schedule".

Thank you!!!

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Zuke     10/20/2019 11:01 AM

PD 05/08/2018
ID 08/15/2019
FO St.Albans, VT

"New Card is being produced" on 10/10/2019
"Case was approved" on 10/12/2019
"Card was mailed" on 10/17/2019 - they provide the tracking number in the notification
"Card Was Picked Up By The USPS" on 10/18/2019
-Received I-797 approval notice in the mail on 10/18/2019
"Card Was Delivered To Me By the USPS" on 10/19/2019
-Received the card in the mail on 10/19/2019

I found the USCIS App very useful. Status change notifications pop up on the phone, didn't have to go on the website and check the status updates!

Hope this helps. Good luck!!

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