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  • #61
    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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    • #62
      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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      • #63
        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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        • #64
          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.
          Nov 2018 - Package sent - EB - Texas Service Center
          Day 1 - Package received at the lockbox
          Day 12/34 - Case and Fingerprint Fee Received / Biometrics appointment
          Day 112 - EAD delivered
          Day 195 - Letter for missing I-693
          Day 5xx - no news (retrogression)
          EAD Renewal: 2 approved in 24 days, 1 in 133 days

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          • #65
            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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            • #66
              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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              • #67
                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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                • #68
                  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.
                  06/2016: PERM filed <-- Priority Date / Canadian / EB-2
                  09/2016: PERM approve
                  10/2016: I-140 filed
                  06/2017: I-140 approved
                  02/2018: I-140 #2 filed due to company entity changed
                  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
                  01/2019: I-765/I-131 Renewal submitted
                  03/2018: I-485 missing I-693 (medical) & ready to schedule interview
                  ...

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                  • #69
                    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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                    • #70
                      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
                      AOS from F1, spouse of USC - Seattle, WA
                      I-485 + I-130 + I-765
                      10/20/2018: packet sent
                      10/24/2018: PD
                      10/31/2018: 3 texts received
                      11/05/2018: 3 NOAs received
                      11/14/2018: bio appt letter received
                      11/21/2018: Bio appt
                      12/05/2018: Fingerprint review completed
                      03/05/2019: RFIE for I-130
                      03/14/2019: RFIE received by USCIS
                      03/29/2019: Case ready to be scheduled for interview
                      04/02/2019: got I-693
                      06/04/2019: EAD card being produced

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                      • #71
                        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.
                        Concurrent i-485, i-130, i-765, i-131 (Lawyer) (Canadian married to USC)

                        Field Office - Seattle

                        11/23/18 - Case Received at National Benefits Center
                        12/07/18 - Notice for Biometrics
                        12/28/18 - Biometrics completed at Seattle field office
                        12/30/18 - Review of Biometrics Completed

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                        • #72
                          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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                          • #73
                            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.

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                            • #74
                              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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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by gaps0214 View Post

                                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.
                                Correct, Seattle filer, PD mid-Dec 2017.

                                My EAD card had an expiry date of the end of April 2019. I have received the NOA for the renewal, so it's valid for another 180 days, but now no AP. I wish I'd sent my renewal in a little earlier. I didn't realise the automatic extension didn't apply to the AP.

                                Really hoping the interview notice comes soon. At the same time, my 2 yr wedding anniversary is in July, so also wouldn't mind waiting until after that so we get the 10 year GC!

                                eta: my status changed to 'case is ready to be scheduled for an interview' in March 2018.
                                Last edited by yeahbuddy; 05-19-2019, 08:54 PM.

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