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arqharold     11/09/2019 08:33 AM

To all of you who have been agonizing with the wait due to retrogression, the wait is coming to an end. I haven't received a letter on the mail, but last night I checked my status on http://myaccount.uscis.gov/ and my statues was updated, minutes ago I received an email confirming this information.

I have been also a silent participant in this forum, but decided to share my experience and give you hope to all of you who have been in the same situation, since July this year.

EB3 -
Interview Aug. 13 Salt Lake City UT.
Affected by retrogression
NO status update on: https://www.uscis.gov/
Statues updated on: http://myaccount.uscis.gov/

November 8, 2019
Case Was Approved
On November 08, 2019, we approved your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Receipt Number MSC19XXXXX. We will mail your approval notice. Please follow the instructions in the notice.

November 7, 2019
New Card Is Being Produced
On November 07, 2019, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number MSC199XXXXXX, and will mail it to the address you gave us.

Good luck and please take advantage of this opportunity to contribute and make this country a better place for all!!

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Yello221     11/08/2019 21:46 PM

365+ days after interview. Still no response from Uscis.
After interview I got letter stating that my case must be reviewed.
Cannot open SR because it is under normal processing time.
Called Uscis many time but was not helpful
Info-pass also not helpful.

Anyone in same situation ?

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asvb     11/08/2019 20:55 PM

Anyone travelled outside of US after their interview during retrogression time?

I have all valid travel document for like Advance parole, EAD card etc.

My GC interview was completed in Jan’2019 which went great and IO gave positive feedback. Then I moved to other state with same employer but other client location in June’2019. Also applied for change of address.

Now I am planning to travel to my home country,
However I am worried if, USCIS may schedule another interview?

Also while returning at US port of entry, do immi. Officer give hard time?

Appreciate your feedback if anybody has gone through similar situation?

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2019filler     11/08/2019 17:08 PM

Hi, I was curious if someone from Fairfax VA office received approval in October?

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pointm     11/08/2019 16:57 PM

Finally I received my approval letter today.
Notice date is 11/05/2019 and it says I'll receive the card within 3 weeks.
I'll post my timeline when I receive it.
Online status still "Interview Was Completed And My Case Must Be Reviewed"
EB3 ROW - ID: July 2nd 2019

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PTten     11/08/2019 16:54 PM

Do they always give interview decision notice letter after the interview? I’m still anxious about the fesult of my interview

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Sam1988     11/07/2019 17:19 PM

If any one had an interview at Santa Ana office please share your experience and any helpful info, I really appreciate it since my interview is coming in a couple of weeks.

Thank you

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Sam8080     11/07/2019 14:42 PM

Phoenix AZ
PD: 09/07/2018
File date: 01/29/2019
ID: 08/28/2019 (hit by the retrogression)
I-485 approval notice arrived in mail: 11/04/2019
GC arrived in mail: 11/06/2019 (70 days after the interview)

The online status was "Interview was completed and My case must be reviewed" until 11/07/19. As I have seen this pattern, most cases don't get updated online. Just keep an eye on your mailbox for the approval notice and your green card. Hopefully this never ending patience test will be over soon for you. Good Luck and wish you the best

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fistikcisahab     11/07/2019 14:10 PM

Hi All,

I have just received my green card and decided to share my timeline as well. Even though I-485 is out of scope for premium processing, I still requested my employer to file them concurrently. I'm not sure if that helped or not but I've read somewhere that they usually don't bother separating the forms and start processing them together.

Category: EB-2 (employer sponsored)
Country: All Others

10/29/2018: PERM Submitted
02/06/2019: PERM Approval Notice

04/01/2019: Concurrent Filing I-140/I-485/I-765/I-131 with Premium Processing (I-485/I-765/I-131 for both me and my wife)
04/03/2019: Online Status -> Package Received by USCIS
04/08/2019: USPS Receipts for I-485/I-765/I-131 arrived in mail

04/10/2019: I-140 Approval Email

04/20/2019: Biometric Appt Notice

04/23/2019: Online Status -> RFE request for spouse I-765/I-131
04/29/2019: Spouse RFE request arrived in mail (asking for hi-res color copies of her ID, even though it was included in the application)
04/30/2019: Spouse RFE response sent
05/02/2019: Online Status -> RFE response received (for spouse)

05/03/2019: Biometric Appointment

06/17/2019: Online Status -> I-485 update case transferred to NBC (National Benefits Center)
06/27/2019: Status Update -> My I-131/I-765 Approved, new card is being produced
08/02/2019: Status Update -> Spouse I-131/I-765 Approved, new card is being produced
08/30/2019: Pink slips for Medical Exam arrived in mail for both (asking to bring medical exam to the interview)

09/04/2019: Online Status -> Case ready to be scheduled for interview (for both)
09/12/2019: Online Status -> Interview was scheduled (for both)
09/18/2019: Interview notice arrived in mail

10/31/2019: Interview

11/04/2019: Approval Notice arrived in mail
11/05/2019: Online Status -> Card picked up by USPS
11/06/2019: Online Status -> Card was delivered by USPS

11/06/2019: Cards Arrived in mail

We arrived at our interview about 30 minutes early, went through security and ID verification, and settled in the waiting room.
The officer called us right at our interview time and told us she'll try to do both of us at the same time. My wife told the officer her English is not great and asked if I can translate for her if she doesn't understand. She told her not to worry about it and said she'll make sure to explain it in a different way for her if she doesn't understand something. That gesture itself took away all of our anxiety. In summary, She:
- Administered us the oath
- Asked for our medical exams and put them in our file after verifying.
- Asked if I still work for the same employer and if everything is still the same.
- Asked if I have any documentation from the employer, I handed in the Employment verification letter and recent pay stubs.
- Placed our files side by side on her desk, and started going through out I-485 forms at the same time verifying our names, DOB, addresses and etc.
- Made minor corrections to the form as we went through the questions
- Asked about a fourth of the infamous admissability questions
- Took our signatures
- Told us that everything looks complete and our priority date is current so she'll try to submit it the same day and we should get our cards in 2-4 weeks.

Overall we had a very pleasant interview experience with a genuinely kind officer. The interview took about half an hour.

And this concludes our GC journey which took almost 2.5 years including the labor certification process etc.

I wish everyone gets their GCs as fast as possible.

Good luck!

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coolk     11/07/2019 11:21 AM

Hello all,

We were interviewed on oct 24th 2019 and it was a standard interview. At the end of the interview, IO told us we will hear back decision in 1- 2 weeks and we will not have second interview. There was no update in our case until yesterday so I called the USCIS. After speaking to rep, about an hour later case status changed to Interview Was Completed And My Case Must Be Reviewed.

Anyone is similar boat and know how long is the wait now?

Thanks in advance!

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