These forums helped me cope with some of the stress related to waiting for a Green Card, so I decided to help out others the same way. Here is my timeline:
PERM filed in March 2015
PERM approved in October 2015
I-140 filed in December 2015
I-485 filed in February 2016
Biometrics taken in March 2016
AP/AD cards received in April 2016
I-140 approved in July 2016
I-485 approved in October 2016
Green Card received in mail in October 2016
This is a long and nerve racking process, but Im relieved things worked out for me. A few more comments that may help some people:
- Biometrics appointment was on a day I was supposed to travel out of the country, so I just did a walk-in. Pretty easy process and very quick.
- After Biometrics, online status changed to "In February XXX we received your Fingerprint Fee....". That status did not change at all since February until October. This was the worst part, because the that status is not very descriptive and it didnt change in what felt like forever.
- In October, online status changed to "New Card is being Produced", then to "Case was approved", and finally to "Card being delievered with a tracking number". This all happened in a time span of just 1 week in my experience.
As I was waiting for my Green Card, some friends of mine that applied under the same conditions as me (same country, category, etc), received their GC way faster than I did. That caused serious concern in me, but my attorneys said we just needed to wait. I still dont know why theirs came out so much faster, but there is little we can do other than wait. Even though its hard, be patient and hopefully things will work out for you too.
Good luck everyone and hope this is helpful to a few of you!
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