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i 130, i 485
Hi everyone!

Please help me(
So I applied for i 130 in July 2017 (based on marriage with US resident). It’s passed 2 years and 4 months but I have no news(. Did anyone apply for i 130 in July 2017?
I already have work authorization and social security, but no news about my Green Card. I just want to know how long I need to wait, I haven’t seen my family forever, please if anyone has experience tell me.

Thank You so much!
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Expedite EAD
Hello Folks -

Hope everyone is doing great. I have applied for GC through marriage back in august 2019. I have the biometrics done in september 2019 and as of now the status says "Fingerprint review is complete".

I have a job offer now and trying to see what exactly i need to submit to expedite the EAD?
For financial hardships what exact documents are needed and is there a sample letter for it.

Appreciate any responses.

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REF for long form birth certificate of US citizen
Hi guys,
Have anyone got the REF for long form birth certificate of US citizen and how did you guys respond to it? It takes a long time to get one. Thanks a lot.
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PD:April 2019
Hello All,
Married to GC
We filled I-130 in October 2017 (approval pending).
Filled I-765, I-1465, I-131 in April19, 2019
Bio: May 10, 2019
Review completed: May 29, 2019
In July 2019, USCIS transferred my I-130 file to NBC.After that no updates from USCIS, I am so confused and don't know what to do next. I am still waiting for EAD. Any help is appreciated.
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Hi ,

In the i485 interview invitation letter , there is a long list of documents that are being asked to be bought to interview . Is it standard list they send to all ?

It starts saying “ you must bring following documents with you “

Pls advise
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Received Green Card – Category: F2B – Adult Child of LPR
Happy to receive Permanent Resident Card at hand. It took around 7 years from I-130 submission date. The timeline is:
Priority date: Dec 2012
I-485 received by USCIS: Sep 2018
Priority date became current (Visa Bulletin): May 2019
Interview letter received:3rd week of Aug 2019
Interview location: Houston
Interview held: 24 Sep, 2019
Green Card in hand through mail: 28 Sep 2019
Two important things I would like to add about interview:
(1) Took my father who is my petitioner. It really helped to get the approval at the end of the interview.
(2) I took a letter from my employer stating my position, direct employee, full time employment and my annual salary. This letter was also a great help to get my GC approval.

Good luck to all of you to this journey! Hope to interact with you again in the citizenship forum after ~5 years.
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I-130 for F4 Processing Time

My brother (US citizen) had submitted the I-130 for me in January 2015 for the F4 category. It’s November 2019 now, but still it says “your case was received” when we check for updates in the USCIS site. The center that’s handling this case is California.

Can someone tell me usually how long does it take for an I-130 for F4 handled by California Service Center to get approved?


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Okc filer.
I have a silent reader on this website. It has helped me a lot. Long story short. Met my spouse a few years ago. Got married and moved from dc to Oklahoma. I actually quit my job and business to relocate in okc.
We filled on August 1st 2019.
Fingerprinting was scheduled for August 30th but we had to travel so we walked in on August 21st and got them done.
Interview was done today at 130pm In okc.
Approved on the spot.

The iO didn’t really ask to many questions. She asked how we met and how long we dated before getting married. My wife was a strident and out of stayed since she went out of status. She also explained to the IO that she worked without papers. My wife also has two DUI with one still going on. All we had to show was they all had been paid including all the receipts and that was it.

She looked at our photo album and some of our bills together.

She didn’t take any new evidence except the latest DUI paperwork.

Then she said approved and your card should be in the mail in 10days

Total time was 3months from filing to approval. No ead. Just green card.

Good luck to everyone.
This website really help me understand and be patient.
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Pending I485
Married to USC and waiting for my Greencard interview.

If im working as independent consultant 40 hrs per week , can I use my income for my GC application when my wife’s income is not sufficient? Pls advise as I make very good income as a independent consultant on 1099.
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I-130 pending
Hey All,

I wanted to share my green card processing timeline (it is still pending). We applied I-130 in 2017 October based on my Husband (GC holder). We were waiting to get an approval notice for I-130 to apply for I-485 and didn't follow visa bulletin (wasted few months to apply for I-485). In April 2019 we applied for I-485 along with I765 and I-131 (went to NBC) and in May 2019 had my fingerprint appointment. In July 2019, my I-130 application was transferred to NBC from California center. Is there any way to find out about my I-130 application status as I can't check processing time for I-130 for NBC (its not there in the dropdown option). I am still waiting for my EAD too, is there any way I can expedite the process as my PD is October 2017.

Thank you so much in advance.
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