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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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