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EB-3 & ROW, New York, NY

Posted my timeline a few weeks ago but there’s been some update so wanted to share:

Visa & nationality: EB-3 & ROW
Location: New York, NY

Jul 9, 2019 – priority date
Oct 09, 2019 – mailed I-140 (premium), EAD combo card, and I-485 applications to USCIS
Oct 10, 2010 – receipt date for I-140 (premium), EAD combo card, and I-485 applications
Oct 21, 2019 – I-140 approved
Nov 08, 2019 – received biometrics appointment letter
Nov 19, 2019 – biometrics completed
Nov 21, 2019 – case was transferred from Nebraska to NBC
Jan 8, 2020 - EAD combo card being ordered
Jan 10, 2020 – received letter re I-693 (medical form) not submitted, my lawyer recommends to only get this done after an interview date is scheduled
Jan 14, 2020 – EAD combo card delivered
Jan 14, 2020 – your case is ready to be scheduled for an interview
Jan 31, 2020 – received interview letter
Feb 3, 2020 – completed I-693 medical exam and received sealed envelope from surgeon
Mar 4, 2020 – interview at NYC field office

Interview went well, all in about 20 minutes, it was really more verification of info and making sure nothing has changed (job, address, etc.) since I filed the application. Officer mentioned at the end that my case was “approvable” but due to retrogression, they can’t issue the green card now. I was then handed an interview result paper, which stated that my interview is complete, but my priority date is not current, so my case will be transferred to TSC or NBC, once my priority date becomes current, they will make the final decision on my case.

Lawyer estimates EB-3 would become current in the summer, it's purely a guess, no stats to back this up. Fingers-crossed it will be the case so I won't have to wait until the new fiscal year in Oct 2020.

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