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  • Sabinan
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    Originally posted by Fru-Fru View Post
    Hello guys! It’s been almost one year of waiting game , I’m loosing my patience. My timeline: got approved on 12/7/2017 ( asylum based) , applied for GC on 11/30/2018 TSC .
    I feel your pain! We applied on March 2018 still waiting!! That’s TSC!!!

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  • Fru-Fru
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    Hello guys! It’s been almost one year of waiting game , I’m loosing my patience. My timeline: got approved on 12/7/2017 ( asylum based) , applied for GC on 11/30/2018 TSC .

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  • mekus21
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    Originally posted by elena007 View Post
    Hello, good people!

    Anyone received a GC from TSC recently? When did you file?

    I filed in May 2019, no news so far. Status states "processing".
    TSC is taking about 12 months on average.

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  • elena007
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    Hello, good people!

    Anyone received a GC from TSC recently? When did you file?

    I filed in May 2019, no news so far. Status states "processing".

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  • mekus21
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    Originally posted by chaddhaaman View Post

    Thanks for your reply, but when ever i asked they say you are not able to use your national passport to travel if you are LPR in direct reason of asylum you have to use TD to travel.
    can i make appointment with immigration to confirm. i just asked one of the attorney he says we can travel but it could be problem its safe to travel on TD.....

    STILL CONFUSE....
    A lot of opinions exist as regards to this topic. Back to 10 years ago up until about 2016, it was safer to travel with TD for LPRs based on asylum. With revised USCIS policies, all LPRs (regardless of how it was gotten) are all safe to travel. LPRs based on asylum are also free to visit their COP, but frequent visits become suspicious and may be an issue if and when they apply for citizenship, as this gives USCIS one last chance to review your entire immigration records again and the frequent or extended COP visits might come up. Now if you plan to remain an LPR forever, visiting your COP may not be an issue but just not frequently. At the port of entry, not all border officials are up-to-date with this revised policy and some officials may illegally harass you at the POE for visiting your COP. Some former LPR friends of mine based on asylum are now citizens and their COP travel(s) was barely an issue at their N400 interview. 3 recently became citizens last and this month. A friend, LPR based on asylum, recently visited her COP and returned safely and later visited Canada and upon return to the US, the border official found her COP entry stamp on her passport and wanted to make an issue out of it but his supervisor came out and cleared her and educated him on the latest policy. She also returned safely as well. If you do eventually plan to apply for citizenship, I would keep my COP visits (if necessary) very brief, few and far between.

    At the end of the day, you decide which works for you.

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  • chaddhaaman
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    Originally posted by mekus21 View Post

    Is Thailand the country of persecution (COP) you claimed asylum from? If not, you may travel freely with your TD. However, the TD is NOT a US passport and if no visa is required for US citizens, you would need to obtain a Thai visa on your travel document to be able to use it to travel, because you are not yet a citizen.

    If Thailand is visa-free for Indian citizens, you still may be able to use your Indian passport to travel to Thailand. You need to understand that, and it was made clear by USCIS, all green card holders are free to travel the whole world with their national passport. A former asylee who adjusted to green card holder has voluntarily 'dis-availed' himself of his asylee status and its protections thereof, and has become a permanent resident just like others, and is free to travel around the world with their national passport or a TD if they choose. However, excessive multiple travels to and/or extended periods of stay in one's COP might be a possible cause for concern during the citizenship interview. One or two trips to COP isn't usually an issue at the N400 interview, especially if well explained why you had to travel and actions you took to keep yourself safe while there. Several permanent residents based on asylum with one or two trips to their COP have obtained citizenship recently without any issues whatsoever.

    https://my.uscis.gov/exploremyoption...anent_resident
    Thanks for your reply, but when ever i asked they say you are not able to use your national passport to travel if you are LPR in direct reason of asylum you have to use TD to travel.
    can i make appointment with immigration to confirm. i just asked one of the attorney he says we can travel but it could be problem its safe to travel on TD.....

    STILL CONFUSE....

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  • luckycharm4111
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    Originally posted by Mouhannad View Post
    Hello everyone,
    my timeline is:
    - on May 16 2018 i-485 application receive to NSC (live in Portland, Oregon)
    - on October 31 2018 interview was done
    - the status now “Case was transferred for jurisdiction”
    I did submit 2-3 e-requests but the only response (pending).
    it’s now 18 months of waiting.
    a question for the people who got their approval after more than a year of the application, is it possible to receive the approval without retaking the medical, or They will ask me to take the medical again?

    Thanks
    1. Are you a primary or derivative asylee?
    2. How was your experience with interview? What did they ask?

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  • Mouhannad
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    mekus21
    yes it’s based on granted asylum

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  • mekus21
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    Originally posted by Mouhannad View Post
    Hello everyone,
    my timeline is:
    - on May 16 2018 i-485 application receive to NSC (live in Portland, Oregon)
    - on October 31 2018 interview was done
    - the status now “Case was transferred for jurisdiction”
    I did submit 2-3 e-requests but the only response (pending).
    it’s now 18 months of waiting.
    a question for the people who got their approval after more than a year of the application, is it possible to receive the approval without retaking the medical, or They will ask me to take the medical again?

    Thanks
    On what basis was your filed I485 on?

    Asylee-based I485?

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  • mekus21
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    Originally posted by Bek0107 View Post
    mekus21 hey first of all congratulations!!! Quick question though, did you have an interview? Thanks
    No. For the most part, no interview for asylee-based I485 applicants. Except in rare cases.

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  • alexkim
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    Originally posted by mekus21 View Post

    This usually happens if the USCIS officer reviewing the file doubts the merit of the asylee's status and transfers the application to her asylum office to re-evaluate the applicant's asylum status for a final review.

    Has anything significantly changed between your times of grant of asylum and application for I485? For example, asylum was obtained based on sexual orientation but you are now married to the opposite sex as of filing for the green card? Or asylum obtained based on religious persecution (minority Christian in a majority Islamic country) and you now practice Islam?
    Thank you for your respond. Nothing has changed between times of grant of asylum and application for I485. Same sex, same religion, same political opinion. I've married, but my wife has Green Card and I didn't include her in my application. This transfer looks weird

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  • Mouhannad
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    Hello everyone,
    my timeline is:
    - on May 16 2018 i-485 application receive to NSC (live in Portland, Oregon)
    - on October 31 2018 interview was done
    - the status now “Case was transferred for jurisdiction”
    I did submit 2-3 e-requests but the only response (pending).
    it’s now 18 months of waiting.
    a question for the people who got their approval after more than a year of the application, is it possible to receive the approval without retaking the medical, or They will ask me to take the medical again?

    Thanks

    Leave a comment:


  • Bek0107
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    mekus21 hey first of all congratulations!!! Quick question though, did you have an interview? Thanks

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  • luckycharm4111
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    Originally posted by mekus21 View Post
    New Card Is Being Produced


    On November 14, 2019, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number LIN1234567890, and will mail it to the address you gave us. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

    Goodnews in the house!!!

    TIMELINE:
    SENT APPLICATION: JUNE 10, 2019
    APPLICATION DELIVERED (AT NSC): JUNE 19, 2019 (as per tracking info)
    NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE (AT NSC): JULY 19, 2019 (applied with a fee waiver, took about 1 month from package delivery at USCIS to be approved and for the case to be in queue)
    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT: AUG 20, 2019
    GREEN CARD APPROVAL: NOV 14, 2019

    Overall, the processing took less than 4 months from application acceptance to green card approval. My sister is expecting her green card in the mail in a few weeks!

    For those still waiting, please hang in there! Goodluck
    Congratulations!!!

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  • mekus21
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    Originally posted by alexkim View Post
    Case Was Transferred To An Asylum Office

    On February 21, 2019, we transferred your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Receipt Number #0000000000, to an asylum office for processing. That office will mail you a decision or send you a request if it needs something from you.


    Has anybody had same status as me? I wrote dozen letters to Asylum Office and they said: "Your application is under review". Almost 9 month gone and nothing changed
    This usually happens if the USCIS officer reviewing the file doubts the merit of the asylee's status and transfers the application to her asylum office to re-evaluate the applicant's asylum status for a final review.

    Has anything significantly changed between your times of grant of asylum and application for I485? For example, asylum was obtained based on sexual orientation but you are now married to the opposite sex as of filing for the green card? Or asylum obtained based on religious persecution (minority Christian in a majority Islamic country) and you now practice Islam?

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