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  • gaps0214
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    Originally posted by yeahbuddy View Post


    Hi!

    PD Dec 2017
    Received EAD in April 2018

    Now waiting for my EAD renewal and no interview notice yet. Hopefully it'll be soon.
    Hey Yeahbuddy,

    You have been quite patient there. So i'm assuming you are a Seattle Filer, and your PD was Dec. 2017 and its been 17 months since and you have no interview notice yet. I think you are ripe to make an Infopass appointment to check what's going on with your interview schedule. When is your EAD expiring?

    Which brings me to a head scratching realization that maybe Seattle Filers really have to wait between 17 to 21.5 months for AOS processing.

    Hope to read from you soon.

    Cheers,

    Married to USC, on C9 AOS, same-sex marriage, Seattle, WA
    PD: March 22, 2018
    RD: April 6, 2018
    Biometrics: April 27, 2018
    RFE: June 11, 2018
    RFE Resolved: June 21, 2018
    Requested expedite through ROC: Negative outcome
    July 9, 2018: I-485 Status Changed to Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
    August 15, 2018: EAD/AP Approval Notice Received by Email
    August 22, 2018: SS Card in Hand
    August 31, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in Hand
    September 1, 2018: Used EAD/AP Combo Card to apply for Canadian Visitors Visa
    September 3, 2018: Canadian TRV approved
    October 24, 2018: Travelled outside of US for medical purpose
    November 4, 2018: Crossed into US border from Canada using EAD/AP Combo Card, Parole Approved
    February 22, 2019: Sent Renewal Application for EAD/AP
    March 13, 2019: Received NOA on AP Renewal Application (new MSC reference number)
    March 27, 2019: Received NOA on EAD Renewal Application (new MSC reference number), no biometrics required

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  • yeahbuddy
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    Originally posted by gaps0214 View Post
    Hello Seattle Filers,

    Just bumping up the thread to get anyone to update their status on awaiting first interview.
    If you have a PD earlier than March 2018 and still haven't received an interview notice, we'd like to read from you.

    Will appreciate reading from you.

    Hi!

    PD Dec 2017
    Received EAD in April 2018

    Now waiting for my EAD renewal and no interview notice yet. Hopefully it'll be soon.

    Leave a comment:


  • gaps0214
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    Originally posted by nana.p View Post
    any September/October Seattle filers who haven't heard anything from their EADs? I've been waiting for 6 months any it's still fingerprint completed. so frustrating
    Stay positive. It will come.

    Cheers,

    Married to USC, on C9 AOS, same-sex marriage, Seattle, WA
    PD: March 22, 2018
    RD: April 6, 2018
    Biometrics: April 27, 2018
    RFE: June 11, 2018
    RFE Resolved: June 21, 2018
    Requested expedite through ROC: Negative outcome
    July 9, 2018: I-485 Status Changed to Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
    August 15, 2018: EAD/AP Approval Notice Received by Email
    August 22, 2018: SS Card in Hand
    August 31, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in Hand
    September 1, 2018: Used EAD/AP Combo Card to apply for Canadian Visitors Visa
    September 3, 2018: Canadian TRV approved
    October 24, 2018: Travelled outside of US for medical purpose
    November 4, 2018: Crossed into US border from Canada using EAD/AP Combo Card, Parole Approved
    February 22, 2019: Sent Renewal Application for EAD/AP
    March 13, 2019: Received NOA on AP Renewal Application (new MSC reference number)
    March 27, 2019: Received NOA on EAD Renewal Application (new MSC reference number), no biometrics required

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  • aosfilerdb
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    November Concurrent filer at Chicago Lockbox / Seattle field office. I had my biometrics reviewed on December 29 2018 and have had no change on EAD / Travel permit. 5 months with no updates.

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  • nana.p
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    any September/October Seattle filers who haven't heard anything from their EADs? I've been waiting for 6 months any it's still fingerprint completed. so frustrating

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  • gaps0214
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    Originally posted by kexistence View Post
    Just had our interview, which went smooth, casual and straightforward. We are Canadians and I work at a large tech company. Didn’t even need to show her our marriage or certificates… or ask even “how and when we met?”

    Answered the usual questions “What is your name? Address? date of birth?” and job-related questions “What is your title? What is your duties?”
    Then answered the long list of “Have you ever…”

    No instant verbal approval but she told us, she will review the medical exam and additional documentation for her decision.
    If it is approved or RFE, we would receive a notice in the mail and if all is good, we should have green card in our hands in a month.

    She did subtly mention that USCIS could have an update this evening…



    06/2016: PERM filed / PD
    ~
    02/2018: I-485 filed
    03/2018: Biometrics
    05/2018: I-765/I-131 approved and in hand - Expires 05/2019
    09/2018: I-140 #2 approved
    02/2018: I-485 transfered*
    ~Travelled twice with AP no issues*
    01/2019: I-765/I-131 Renewal submitted
    03/11/2019: I-485 missing I-693 (medical)
    03/12/2019: Ready to schedule interview*
    03/13/2019: Interview scheduled and mailed notice
    04/18/2019: Interview completed
    Thank you for posting your update.
    It does seem that the Seattle FO immigration folks are quite a nice straightforward.
    Have you heard from them yet?

    Married to USC, on C9 AOS, same-sex marriage, Seattle, WA
    PD: March 22, 2018
    RD: April 6, 2018
    Biometrics: April 27, 2018
    RFE: June 11, 2018
    RFE Resolved: June 21, 2018
    Requested expedite through ROC: Negative outcome
    July 9, 2018: I-485 Status Changed to Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
    August 15, 2018: EAD/AP Approval Notice Received by Email
    August 22, 2018: SS Card in Hand
    August 31, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in Hand
    September 1, 2018: Used EAD/AP Combo Card to apply for Canadian Visitors Visa
    September 3, 2018: Canadian TRV approved
    October 24, 2018: Travelled outside of US for medical purpose
    November 4, 2018: Crossed into US border from Canada using EAD/AP Combo Card, Parole Approved
    February 22, 2019: Sent Renewal Application for EAD/AP
    March 13, 2019: Received NOA on AP Renewal Application (new MSC reference number)
    March 27, 2019: Received NOA on EAD Renewal Application (new MSC reference number), no biometrics required

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  • kexistence
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    Just had our interview, which went smooth, casual and straightforward. We are Canadians and I work at a large tech company. Didn’t even need to show her our marriage or certificates… or ask even “how and when we met?”

    Answered the usual questions “What is your name? Address? date of birth?” and job-related questions “What is your title? What is your duties?”
    Then answered the long list of “Have you ever…”

    No instant verbal approval but she told us, she will review the medical exam and additional documentation for her decision.
    If it is approved or RFE, we would receive a notice in the mail and if all is good, we should have green card in our hands in a month.

    She did subtly mention that USCIS could have an update this evening…



    06/2016: PERM filed / PD
    ~
    02/2018: I-485 filed
    03/2018: Biometrics
    05/2018: I-765/I-131 approved and in hand - Expires 05/2019
    09/2018: I-140 #2 approved
    02/2018: I-485 transfered*
    ~Travelled twice with AP no issues*
    01/2019: I-765/I-131 Renewal submitted
    03/11/2019: I-485 missing I-693 (medical)
    03/12/2019: Ready to schedule interview*
    03/13/2019: Interview scheduled and mailed notice
    04/18/2019: Interview completed
    Last edited by kexistence; 04-18-2019, 02:55 PM.

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  • gaps0214
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    Hello Seattle Filers,

    Just bumping up the thread to get anyone to update their status on awaiting first interview.
    If you have a PD earlier than March 2018 and still haven't received an interview notice, we'd like to read from you.

    Will appreciate reading from you.

    Cheers,

    Married to USC, on C9 AOS, same-sex marriage, Seattle, WA
    PD: March 22, 2018
    RD: April 6, 2018
    Biometrics: April 27, 2018
    RFE: June 11, 2018
    RFE Resolved: June 21, 2018
    Requested expedite through ROC: Negative outcome
    July 9, 2018: I-485 Status Changed to Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
    August 15, 2018: EAD/AP Approval Notice Received by Email
    August 22, 2018: SS Card in Hand
    August 31, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in Hand
    September 1, 2018: Used EAD/AP Combo Card to apply for Canadian Visitors Visa
    September 3, 2018: Canadian TRV approved
    October 24, 2018: Travelled outside of US for medical purpose
    November 4, 2018: Crossed into US border from Canada using EAD/AP Combo Card, Parole Approved
    February 22, 2019: Sent Renewal Application for EAD/AP
    March 13, 2019: Received NOA on AP Renewal Application (new MSC reference number)
    March 27, 2019: Received NOA on EAD Renewal Application (new MSC reference number), no biometrics required

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  • gaps0214
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    Originally posted by Enub4 View Post

    My take on this, 1) is not necessary but is a good way to show 'conjoined finances', if you have other things (health, insurance, credit cards, mortgage, rent, cars, etc.), then 2) will be obvious that it makes sense, to your financial situation, that filing separately has an advantage. IRS gives the option to file one way or the other, USCIS should not impose one way if it means a financial disadvantage to your situation.
    Thank you for this. I really appreciated reading your response.

    Cheers,

    Married to USC, on C9 AOS, same-sex marriage, Seattle, WA
    PD: March 22, 2018
    RD: April 6, 2018
    Biometrics: April 27, 2018
    RFE: June 11, 2018
    RFE Resolved: June 21, 2018
    Requested expedite through ROC: Negative outcome
    July 9, 2018: I-485 Status Changed to Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
    August 15, 2018: EAD/AP Approval Notice Received by Email
    August 22, 2018: SS Card in Hand
    August 31, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in Hand
    September 1, 2018: Used EAD/AP Combo Card to apply for Canadian Visitors Visa
    September 3, 2018: Canadian TRV approved
    October 24, 2018: Travelled outside of US for medical purpose
    November 4, 2018: Crossed into US border from Canada using EAD/AP Combo Card, Parole Approved
    February 22, 2019: Sent Renewal Application for EAD/AP
    March 13, 2019: Received NOA on AP Renewal Application (new MSC reference number)
    March 27, 2019: Received NOA on EAD Renewal Application (new MSC reference number), no biometrics required

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  • gaps0214
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    Hello Seattle Filers,

    Just updating everyone on our wait for the first interview schedule for conditional GC on AOS c(9) application.

    So there was a general sense from other forum threads and in here as well about EAD/AP renewals, and how in some cases the application for renewal of EAD/AP triggers an interview schedule. Apparently not true in our case, we sent out EAD/AP renewals 180 days prior to EAD/AP combo card expiry date, and this is what happened:

    1.) I-797C Notice of Action for AP Renewal arrived first 3 weeks after we filed
    2.) I-797C Notice of Action for EAD Renewal arrived next more than 1 month after we filed

    I also want to share that the I-797C Notice of Action are issued new MSC reference numbers so that means an additional two numbers to keep track of.

    The upsides basically consist of (a) AP Renewal doesn't cost a single penny, and no action is required according to the NOA (b) EAD Renewal doesn't put you through another hoop with Biometrics as they acknowledge that your fingerprint records are in file and no further action is required as well.

    Cheers,

    Married to USC, on C9 AOS, same-sex marriage, Seattle, WA
    PD: March 22, 2018
    RD: April 6, 2018
    Biometrics: April 27, 2018
    RFE: June 11, 2018
    RFE Resolved: June 21, 2018
    Requested expedite through ROC: Negative outcome
    July 9, 2018: I-485 Status Changed to Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
    August 15, 2018: EAD/AP Approval Notice Received by Email
    August 22, 2018: SS Card in Hand
    August 31, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in Hand
    September 1, 2018: Used EAD/AP Combo Card to apply for Canadian Visitors Visa
    September 3, 2018: Canadian TRV approved
    October 24, 2018: Travelled outside of US for medical purpose
    November 4, 2018: Crossed into US border from Canada using EAD/AP Combo Card, Parole Approved
    February 22, 2019: Sent Renewal Application for EAD/AP
    March 13, 2019: Received NOA on AP Renewal Application (new MSC reference number)
    March 27, 2019: Received NOA on EAD Renewal Application (new MSC reference number), no biometrics required

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  • Enub4
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    Originally posted by gaps0214 View Post
    I have a question for the group regarding 2018 Tax Filing:

    1.) I recognize it is important to establish marriage with AOS application by establishing conjoined finances including JOINT tax filing, but is it necessary?
    2.) What if it makes more financial sense for me and my spouse to FILE SEPARATELY for purposes of financial planning? Is that something the immigration officer will understand?

    Anyone input would be gratefully appreciated.

    Cheers,
    My take on this, 1) is not necessary but is a good way to show 'conjoined finances', if you have other things (health, insurance, credit cards, mortgage, rent, cars, etc.), then 2) will be obvious that it makes sense, to your financial situation, that filing separately has an advantage. IRS gives the option to file one way or the other, USCIS should not impose one way if it means a financial disadvantage to your situation.

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  • gaps0214
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    2018 Tax Filing

    I have a question for the group regarding 2018 Tax Filing:

    1.) I recognize it is important to establish marriage with AOS application by establishing conjoined finances including JOINT tax filing, but is it necessary?
    2.) What if it makes more financial sense for me and my spouse to FILE SEPARATELY for purposes of financial planning? Is that something the immigration officer will understand?

    Anyone input would be gratefully appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Married to USC, on C9 AOS, same-sex marriage, Seattle, WA
    PD: March 22, 2018
    RD: April 6, 2018
    Biometrics: April 27, 2018
    RFE: June 11, 2018
    RFE Resolved: June 21, 2018
    Requested expedite through ROC: Negative outcome
    July 9, 2018: I-485 Status Changed to Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
    August 15, 2018: EAD/AP Approval Notice Received by Email
    August 22, 2018: SS Card in Hand
    August 31, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in Hand
    September 1, 2018: Used EAD/AP Combo Card to apply for Canadian Visitors Visa
    September 3, 2018: Canadian TRV approved
    October 24, 2018: Travelled outside of US for medical purpose
    November 4, 2018: Crossed into US border from Canada using EAD/AP Combo Card, Parole Approved
    February 22, 2019: Extension of EAD/AP Sent
    March 15, 2019: Received 797 on AP Renewal

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  • gaps0214
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    EAD/AP Renewal Application Status?

    Posting an update on my EAD/AP renewal.
    So I sent out my renewal for both EAD/AP together at 180 days to expiry date of my EAD/AP combo card.
    I-797 for AP Renewal received 3 weeks after, somehow the EAD Renewal is still finding its way through the system.
    I am secretly hoping that with the I-797 for EAD Renewal will lead to an Interview Notice shortly after as well.
    Happy St. Patrick's weekend to all.

    Cheers,

    Married to USC, on C9 AOS, same-sex marriage, Seattle, WA
    PD: March 22, 2018
    RD: April 6, 2018
    Biometrics: April 27, 2018
    RFE: June 11, 2018
    RFE Resolved: June 21, 2018
    Requested expedite through ROC: Negative outcome
    July 9, 2018: I-485 Status Changed to Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
    August 15, 2018: EAD/AP Approval Notice Received by Email
    August 22, 2018: SS Card in Hand
    August 31, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in Hand
    September 1, 2018: Used EAD/AP Combo Card to apply for Canadian Visitors Visa
    September 3, 2018: Canadian TRV approved
    October 24, 2018: Travelled outside of US for medical purpose
    November 4, 2018: Crossed into US border from Canada using EAD/AP Combo Card, Parole Approved
    February 22, 2019: Extension of EAD/AP Sent
    March 15, 2019: Received 797 on AP Renewal

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  • Dorothyguenther
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    EAD Renewal

    Originally posted by gaps0214 View Post
    Andie - this is some excellent sleuthing, thank you!
    It really puts the waiting time in perspective.
    It obviously differs from state to state and I get jealous the eastsiders in NYC and NJ seem to be getting a real good deal with their timelines, interviews in less than 12 months.

    Dorothy / Andie - have you sent out your EAD/AP renewal applications yet? I'm writing this on the fly so my apologies if you have replied to this question previously. It's going to be 3 weeks since I sent mine out to Chicago Lockbox and not a sign of I-767 Notice of Action from USCIS in my mailbox.

    Cheers!

    Married to USC, on C9 AOS, same-sex marriage, Seattle, WA
    PD: March 22, 2018
    RD: April 6, 2018
    Biometrics: April 27, 2018
    RFE: June 11, 2018
    RFE Resolved: June 21, 2018
    Requested expedite through ROC: Negative outcome
    July 9, 2018: I-485 Status Changed to Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
    August 15, 2018: EAD/AP Approval Notice Received by Email
    August 22, 2018: SS Card in Hand
    August 31, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in Hand
    September 1, 2018: Used EAD/AP Combo Card to apply for Canadian Visitors Visa
    September 3, 2018: Canadian TRV approved
    October 24, 2018: Travelled outside of US for medical purpose
    November 4, 2018: Crossed into US border from Canada using EAD/AP Combo Card, Parole Approved
    February 22, 2019: Extension of EAD/AP Sent
    We have not yet sent a renewal for the EAD. Planning to do so in the next week.

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  • Enub4
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    Originally posted by UB40 View Post
    Learning: if traveling after I-485 is approved, only travel internationally with the I-551 stamp, not the AP,

    Hope this helps, good luck
    That's very important, thank you for sharing. I have read that after I-485 approval the AP is no longer valid. It is good to know that they can do the I-551 stamp if you need to travel.

    Originally posted by kexistence View Post
    Wow! I got a scheduled interview one day after getting the "ready to schedule" notice via email.
    Definitely it has something to do with EB and not FB. I haven't seen a FB case that it only takes 1 day from ready to schedule to scheduled interview.

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