I've been both a reader and poster for some time now. I wanted to share my journey because it has been a trying one especially with no lawyer.
I filed EB2NIW I140 in early July 2018. After 6 SRs, contacting both the ombudsman and the congresswoman, I received a RFE which I responded to promptly. After they received my response, it took about a month for them to respond after I filed another SR. This brings us to almost 2 years to get the I140 approved.
Once it was approved, I applied for AOS immediately, but my package was rejected due to an outdated but not expired I485. Again, I immediately downloaded the new form and resubmitted the application with my I693. It took 3 months to get a biometrics appointment, and now 16 days after the appointment, I received an approval email for my I485. I didn't have an interview, not did I have any RFE either. I never received the work authorization or advance parole even though I applied. I guess this is their redemption from the long processing for the I140. It's been a stressful journey, but I'm thankful that it's over. Your support, advice and general kindness here on this forum has helped relieve some of the stress and anxiety that come with this entire process. It's not over yet. I'll keep you guys posted on when the card arrives. I'll be happy to answer any questions you guys may have in the meanwhile. Stay safe and hang in there, God will make it happen for you too.
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