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  • Originally posted by dolcevita View Post


    Oh really??? My lawyer said I do need AP... I will try to find some info online, I never read anything like that.
    I think your lawyer is not competent and has no experience in this situation. If your asylum status was granted you don't need AP to travel abroad. You just need Refugee Travel Document (Form I-131). I've visit Italy and France from September, 3 2019 till September 14, 2019 and returned back to USA without any problems. During immigration control I showed my Refugee Travel Document, California ID and Work Authorization card. Officer asked me few regular questions like: "What countries you have visited", "How long you was out of US" etc. Than I was sent to additional document check. During this check I was asked same questions one more time and few additional questions like: "Where do you live in US", "What is your occupation", "Do you want to return to your home country". Additional check took 3-4 minutes and after that I was admitted to US.

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    • 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". More than 7 month gone and nothing changed
      Last edited by alexkim; 09-29-2019, 08:46 PM.

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      • Any latest green card approvals?

        How long does it take to get the I131 travel document from the Nebraska Service Center?

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        • Heads up:

          For those with pending or long-pending I485 applications (especially at TSC) whose travel documents are about to expire or have expired, you could renew your travel document for FREE while the I485 is still pending. All you need to do is file for the renewal and attach a copy of your I797 (pending i485 application) to your package as proof of payment.

          Goodluck!
          Last edited by mekus21; 10-18-2019, 12:18 AM.

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          • I applied for i485 in November 2018 and it is still pending at TSC. As everyone knows how slow USCIS is processing these days, I'm not surprised by their urgency. I would be grateful if someone can answer these questions I have. Thank you

            First Question:
            Does anyone have an idea if someone you know or from this thread got their Asylee based i485 approved at TSC who applied around November-December 2019 or any latest approval updates? (I did look up the processing times websites but many say they are not accurate).


            Second Question:
            Let's say I get my green card after 16 months of processing time, as an Asylee I can apply for Citizenship after 4 years. "Will the additional/unusual waiting period for i485 application be deducted from the 4 years as well ?? or is it 4 years after we receive the green card??". In other words, people whose i485 has been approved after a long delay, normally they would have backdated it by 1 year, what's the issue date printed on your Green Card. Thank you


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            Last edited by ravinmish; 10-09-2019, 05:41 PM.

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            • I come bearing good news! My Green Card is sent to production. A little history, I applied in March 2018 to Nebraska Service Center, In July 2018, My case was transferred for faster processing at the Texas Service Center. After waiting so long , 18 months which is unprecedented for an asylee to wait for a green card. I wrote to my congressman in New York, and the U.S. Ombudsman, Then today, I received an email from my congressman office that my application was approved yesterday and sent to production. I want to thank everyone for sharing their experience with me. Don't be discouraged! Take all the necessary steps like I did, after waiting reach out to the relevant people for assistance, I got an almost immediate response, and I am actually impressed, All I did was explained to my congressman that I am following the immigration rules and regulations and I cannot be following the Nationality and Immigration Act and being punished with long wait times.

              I wish everyone well! Citizenship is next, I will update everyone once the card comes in the mail.

              New Card Is Being Produced

              On October 8, 2019, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number LINXXXXXXXXXX, 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.

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              • Originally posted by Asylee Expert View Post
                I come bearing good news! My Green Card is sent to production. A little history, I applied in March 2018 to Nebraska Service Center, In July 2018, My case was transferred for faster processing at the Texas Service Center. After waiting so long , 18 months which is unprecedented for an asylee to wait for a green card. I wrote to my congressman in New York, and the U.S. Ombudsman, Then today, I received an email from my congressman office that my application was approved yesterday and sent to production. I want to thank everyone for sharing their experience with me. Don't be discouraged! Take all the necessary steps like I did, after waiting reach out to the relevant people for assistance, I got an almost immediate response, and I am actually impressed, All I did was explained to my congressman that I am following the immigration rules and regulations and I cannot be following the Nationality and Immigration Act and being punished with long wait times.

                I wish everyone well! Citizenship is next, I will update everyone once the card comes in the mail.

                New Card Is Being Produced

                On October 8, 2019, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number LINXXXXXXXXXX, 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.
                finally mate! Happy for you, congratulations!

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                • Originally posted by Asylee Expert View Post
                  I come bearing good news! My Green Card is sent to production. A little history, I applied in March 2018 to Nebraska Service Center, In July 2018, My case was transferred for faster processing at the Texas Service Center. After waiting so long , 18 months which is unprecedented for an asylee to wait for a green card. I wrote to my congressman in New York, and the U.S. Ombudsman, Then today, I received an email from my congressman office that my application was approved yesterday and sent to production. I want to thank everyone for sharing their experience with me. Don't be discouraged! Take all the necessary steps like I did, after waiting reach out to the relevant people for assistance, I got an almost immediate response, and I am actually impressed, All I did was explained to my congressman that I am following the immigration rules and regulations and I cannot be following the Nationality and Immigration Act and being punished with long wait times.

                  I wish everyone well! Citizenship is next, I will update everyone once the card comes in the mail.

                  New Card Is Being Produced

                  On October 8, 2019, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number LINXXXXXXXXXX, 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.
                  Hey !!! So happy for you. We are still waiting with the same exact timeframe as you . Did they tell you resubmit medical exam?

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                  • Originally posted by Sabinan View Post

                    Hey !!! So happy for you. We are still waiting with the same exact timeframe as you . Did they tell you resubmit medical exam?
                    Thank you! I did not resubmit a new medical which is good news for me. I didn't want to spend anymore money anyways. I don't think this had much bearing on their decision for me not to resubmit a medical but in my paperwork to thr confressman and thr U.S. obudsman, I did explain it would be a undue burden on me to pay and redo the medical examination which was submitted in a timely manner.

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                    • Originally posted by Asylee Expert View Post
                      I come bearing good news! My Green Card is sent to production. A little history, I applied in March 2018 to Nebraska Service Center, In July 2018, My case was transferred for faster processing at the Texas Service Center. After waiting so long , 18 months which is unprecedented for an asylee to wait for a green card. I wrote to my congressman in New York, and the U.S. Ombudsman, Then today, I received an email from my congressman office that my application was approved yesterday and sent to production. I want to thank everyone for sharing their experience with me. Don't be discouraged! Take all the necessary steps like I did, after waiting reach out to the relevant people for assistance, I got an almost immediate response, and I am actually impressed, All I did was explained to my congressman that I am following the immigration rules and regulations and I cannot be following the Nationality and Immigration Act and being punished with long wait times.

                      I wish everyone well! Citizenship is next, I will update everyone once the card comes in the mail.

                      New Card Is Being Produced

                      On October 8, 2019, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number LINXXXXXXXXXX, 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.
                      First of all, many many Congratulations to you, I'm glad the wait was finally over.

                      But why did you apply to NSC in the beginning, isn't TSC the i485 filing address for NY residents?

                      Also, I have seen from the previous threads that people often say they wrote to their Congress to speed up their process and that helped them. Can you explain how you approached the Congressman (email, phone, mail??) and any documents you need to send. Thank you
                      Last edited by ravinmish; 10-10-2019, 12:52 PM.

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                      • Originally posted by Asylee Expert View Post
                        I come bearing good news! My Green Card is sent to production. A little history, I applied in March 2018 to Nebraska Service Center, In July 2018, My case was transferred for faster processing at the Texas Service Center. After waiting so long , 18 months which is unprecedented for an asylee to wait for a green card. I wrote to my congressman in New York, and the U.S. Ombudsman, Then today, I received an email from my congressman office that my application was approved yesterday and sent to production. I want to thank everyone for sharing their experience with me. Don't be discouraged! Take all the necessary steps like I did, after waiting reach out to the relevant people for assistance, I got an almost immediate response, and I am actually impressed, All I did was explained to my congressman that I am following the immigration rules and regulations and I cannot be following the Nationality and Immigration Act and being punished with long wait times.

                        I wish everyone well! Citizenship is next, I will update everyone once the card comes in the mail.

                        New Card Is Being Produced

                        On October 8, 2019, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number LINXXXXXXXXXX, 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.
                        Congratulations ! I am very glad to know at least someone with a similar timeline got their gc. This a great news and huge hope for people like me.

                        If you don’t mind sharing with us a sample of that letter to the congressman. I know many people wrote to their congressman but not a lot of people got result such as yours. That would be helpful. Congrats again!
                        Last edited by Asylee2017; 10-10-2019, 04:46 PM.

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                        • Originally posted by Asylee Expert View Post
                          I come bearing good news! My Green Card is sent to production. A little history, I applied in March 2018 to Nebraska Service Center, In July 2018, My case was transferred for faster processing at the Texas Service Center. After waiting so long , 18 months which is unprecedented for an asylee to wait for a green card. I wrote to my congressman in New York, and the U.S. Ombudsman, Then today, I received an email from my congressman office that my application was approved yesterday and sent to production. I want to thank everyone for sharing their experience with me. Don't be discouraged! Take all the necessary steps like I did, after waiting reach out to the relevant people for assistance, I got an almost immediate response, and I am actually impressed, All I did was explained to my congressman that I am following the immigration rules and regulations and I cannot be following the Nationality and Immigration Act and being punished with long wait times.

                          I wish everyone well! Citizenship is next, I will update everyone once the card comes in the mail.

                          New Card Is Being Produced

                          On October 8, 2019, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number LINXXXXXXXXXX, 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.
                          Congrats, finally one of us (those whose case was transferred) got his Green Card
                          And also, as everybody mentioned above, please share with us more info about how to submit request to congressman etc. Probably we all going to do the same
                          Keep us posted.

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                          • Originally posted by gunmeikaz View Post

                            Congrats, finally one of us (those whose case was transferred) got his Green Card
                            And also, as everybody mentioned above, please share with us more info about how to submit request to congressman etc. Probably we all going to do the same
                            Keep us posted.
                            Thank you very much! I requested assistance from two sources, the U.S. Obudsman Case Assistance and from my Senator, Congressman here in New York. It is important to note, this measure is not for those who have just filed, This is a last resort if you don't wish to sue the government as that measure will cost you and to hire an attorney. In my personal opinion, If you have been waiting over a year, You can try both of the options listed below.

                            I wish everyone well, If you have any other questions, Don't hesitate to ask me.

                            The link below is the Obudsman Case Assistance website.
                            https://www.dhs.gov/case-assistance

                            This is the link to find the Senator for where you live. After finding your representative go to the Senator's website and fill out the form for Immigration Case Assistance.

                            https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/current

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                            • Originally posted by ravinmish View Post
                              I applied for i485 in November 2018 and it is still pending at TSC. As everyone knows how slow USCIS is processing these days, I'm not surprised by their urgency. I would be grateful if someone can answer these questions I have. Thank you

                              First Question:
                              Does anyone have an idea if someone you know or from this thread got their Asylee based i485 approved at TSC who applied around November-December 2019 or any latest approval updates? (I did look up the processing times websites but many say they are not accurate).


                              Second Question:
                              Let's say I get my green card after 16 months of processing time, as an Asylee I can apply for Citizenship after 4 years. "Will the additional/unusual waiting period for i485 application be deducted from the 4 years as well ?? or is it 4 years after we receive the green card??". In other words, people whose i485 has been approved after a long delay, normally they would have backdated it by 1 year, what's the issue date printed on your Green Card. Thank you


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                              1) TSC is taking about 1 year now I believe. I know a recent approval last month from TSC who applied around September/October last year.
                              2) Unfortunately, the extra time delay while your I485 is pending isn't counted towards your wait time for citizenship. If you waited 16 months for your GC approval, USCIS will only backdate it by 12 months, and these 12 months actually cover the 12 months you had to wait as an asylee to apply for your green card. Thus, any time delay spent while waiting for i485 approval is lost time, be it 5 months at NSC or 12 months at TSC. This lost time is shorter for NSC applicants vs TSC applicants. Your wait time towards citizenship starts counting from the 'permanent resident since xx/yy' date on your green card, thus the pending wait time for the I485 is really lost time.

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                              • Originally posted by ravinmish View Post

                                First of all, many many Congratulations to you, I'm glad the wait was finally over.

                                But why did you apply to NSC in the beginning, isn't TSC the i485 filing address for NY residents?

                                Also, I have seen from the previous threads that people often say they wrote to their Congress to speed up their process and that helped them. Can you explain how you approached the Congressman (email, phone, mail??) and any documents you need to send. Thank you
                                The actual determinant of which office processes the asylee I485 application is the current address lived as at the time of filing. If you file at a different office and upon review of your file a few months later, it will be discovered and the file will be moved to the office holding proper jurisdiction, thus why his case got transferred.

                                I approached my congressman after waiting for about 12 months at TSC. They gave me a form to fill out with my details and a small box to explain my situation which I did. They have a simple form (and I believe many congressman offices do) because they are used to immigration cases like this. They contacted USCIS afterwards on my behalf. USCIS did respond with a generic response, as they would, but actually took an action behind the scene as I received an RFE the following weeks after to resubmit my medicals which I did and I got approved shortly thereafter.

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