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  • #61
    Originally posted by tauraos View Post
    progress

    got text messages last night too. All cases accepted.
    How did you arrange to get updates per text message?
    Employment-based AOS (I-140, I-485, I-131, I-765)
    08-24-18: Case was Received
    10-10-18: Biometrics appointment
    10-11-18: I-131 and I-765 approved
    10-18-18: Combo Card in hand
    01-31-19: I-140 approved
    Current: "we completed our review of your fingerprints and are working on your Form I-485 at our Nebraska Service Center location." Local office: Phoenix

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Chrissy1234 View Post

      How did you arrange to get updates per text message?
      You create an online account on both websites, then add your cases and select the SMS/email option.
      Nov 2018 - Package sent - EB - Texas Service Center
      Day 1 - Package received at lockbox
      Day 12 - Case/Fingerprint Fee Received
      Day 34 - Fingerprint appointment
      Day 104/105 - EAD - New card is being produced (principal/spouse & child)

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      • #63
        Originally posted by TXMarch2019 View Post
        Does anyone know if I can apply for an ID or driver's license with my receipts in TX. I haven't gotten an EAD yet but I have a ssn that says with DHS authorization
        I'm glad you asked this question because although I was under the assumption that you couldn't apply, I still decided to look it up and indeed you can apply for a driver's license with your i797 and alien number in the state of TEXAS.

        https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLice...ulPresence.pdf

        The link above shows the requirements. I'm going to look further into it, give them a call in the morning and if it checks out, I will be applying/renewing mine.
        March 2019 Filer B2, 131/131A, 765, 485, 693-sealed, 864, G1145 - Houston

        03/13/2019 - Fedex Ground confirms delivery. Chicago 3rd Floor.
        03/19/2019 - Case received (3 texts messages (with receipt #) each duplicated totaling 6 texts received).
        03/20/2019 - Money orders were cashed.
        03/23/2019 - Received 3 i797C NOA letters in the mail for i130, i485 and i765.
        03/29/2019 - i797C Biometrics appointment received.
        04/09/2019 - Biometrics done.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by celosia89 View Post

          I did biometric on 29 March, still no change on my status, just case was received on I765 and RFE on i485 (I sent on 1 April, they process on 4 April, no update)
          Oh my goodness! After like an uncountable amount of refresher clicks on the case tracker app, I finally got notified that my fingerprint review was completed.

          Updated timeline:
          Application Filed: 03/20/2019
          USCIS received: 03/21/2019
          SMS Notifications: 03/26/2019
          $1760 Check Cashed: 03/28/2019
          I-797C NOAs (4) : 04/01/2019
          Mailed Request for Correction for I-130/I-485 to USCIS: 04/02/2019
          Biometrics Appointment Received: 04/04/2019
          Biometrics Early Walk-in: 04/05/2019
          Received I-693 Courtesy Letter: 04/08/2019
          Requested Expeditious EAD through Congressman: 04/10/19
          Requested Expeditious EAD through USCIS: 04/10/19
          Fingerprint Review was updated for I-485 and I-765: 04/14/19
          ... Awaiting EAD/AP combo card...

          Updated timeline:
          Application Filed: 03/20/2019
          USCIS received: 03/21/2019
          SMS Notifications: 03/26/2019
          $1760 Check Cashed: 03/28/2019
          I-797C NOAs (4) : 04/01/2019
          Mailed Request for Correction for I-130/I-485 to USCIS: 04/02/2019
          Biometrics Appointment Received: 04/04/2019
          Biometrics Early Walk-in: 04/05/2019
          Received I-693 Courtesy Letter: 04/08/2019
          Requested Expeditious EAD through Congressman: 04/10/19
          Requested Expeditious EAD through USCIS: 04/10/19

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          • #65
            Status changed to Finger review was done
            How long does it take for an EAD typically?
            Concurrently filed i130, i485, i131 and i765 at Chicago
            Package Sent to USCIS - 03/08/2019
            i130, i131, i1765, i485 accepted - 03/12/2019
            Fingerprint fee received - 03/14/2019
            Biometrics Done - 04/12/2019
            Fingerprint review was completed - 04/15/2019

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            • #66
              Originally posted by tauraos View Post
              Status changed to Finger review was done
              How long does it take for an EAD typically?
              From what I read most reports say 6-7 months, some even have the interview before the EAD.

              BTW your signature say biometrics done 03/12/2019 and review completed 03/15/2019, maybe the dates are 04/12 and 04/15?
              Nov 2018 - Package sent - EB - Texas Service Center
              Day 1 - Package received at lockbox
              Day 12 - Case/Fingerprint Fee Received
              Day 34 - Fingerprint appointment
              Day 104/105 - EAD - New card is being produced (principal/spouse & child)

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Enub4 View Post

                From what I read most reports say 6-7 months, some even have the interview before the EAD.

                BTW your signature say biometrics done 03/12/2019 and review completed 03/15/2019, maybe the dates are 04/12 and 04/15?
                thanks..

                Yes you are right. on the dates
                Concurrently filed i130, i485, i131 and i765 at Chicago
                Package Sent to USCIS - 03/08/2019
                i130, i131, i1765, i485 accepted - 03/12/2019
                Fingerprint fee received - 03/14/2019
                Biometrics Done - 04/12/2019
                Fingerprint review was completed - 04/15/2019

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                • #68
                  filed 485 765 131
                  Package sent to chicago lockbox on 3/21/19
                  rec'd receipt # and checks cashed on 4/10/19
                  awaiting mail for following steps....

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                  • #69
                    Hey guys quick question. I submitted i864 and I made a mistake. Instead of selecting I am petitioner option I accidentally selected join sponsor. Do you think they will reject the case or send RFE
                    Concurrently filed i130, i485, i131 and i765 at Chicago
                    Package Sent to USCIS - 03/08/2019
                    i130, i131, i1765, i485 accepted - 03/12/2019
                    Fingerprint fee received - 03/14/2019
                    Biometrics Done - 04/12/2019
                    Fingerprint review was completed - 04/15/2019

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by JAM-US View Post

                      Personal experience. As a student, my other international student friends and myself had to use our I-20s and F1 Visa to show that we maintained a lawful residence in the country. Once, I graduated and transferred over to OPT, I could not use my NOA (receipts) as a means to show lawful residence. Therefore, I gathered that the receipts only show that its holder is being processed for said lawful residence. In our friends case, he will have to wait until his EAD is in to show that he still has lawful residence in the USA. Also, please refer to the link: https://www.dps.texas.gov/driverlice...forlicense.htm I am currently awaiting my EAD too so that I can have my license renewed.

                      UPDATE: You can renew your license: https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLice...ulPresence.pdf Just show you I-797 for pending I-485. I am sorry- I will verify with my DMV soon. Good luck.
                      I went to the Texas-DPS and gave them my bank transcript and one of my USCIS letters to qualify as two forms of proof of Texas residency. My international passport as proof of ID. Finally, the i797c for pending i485 as proof of lawful presence. They did the first check and it failed, so they switched to the second step (SAVE) they say this takes about two weeks. Now, they have given me a website and a long serial number with which to check my approval for a DL in the next 5-7 working days. If the DHS approves then i will return to DPS and go through the written DL test and then the road test and will be issued a license. Fee if approved will be $25.
                      March 2019 Filer B2, 131/131A, 765, 485, 693-sealed, 864, G1145 - Houston

                      03/13/2019 - Fedex Ground confirms delivery. Chicago 3rd Floor.
                      03/19/2019 - Case received (3 texts messages (with receipt #) each duplicated totaling 6 texts received).
                      03/20/2019 - Money orders were cashed.
                      03/23/2019 - Received 3 i797C NOA letters in the mail for i130, i485 and i765.
                      03/29/2019 - i797C Biometrics appointment received.
                      04/09/2019 - Biometrics done.

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                      • #71
                        Is anyone aware of any pattern regarding how long family vs. employment based cases take? Or, this really all depends on a processing office?
                        3/3/2019 - 485, 131, 765 filed (140 had been approved)
                        3/6/2019 - packet received by USCIS
                        3/12/2019 - text messages received, checks cashed
                        3/16/2019 - receipt notices received in the mail
                        3/23/2019 - biometrics notices for 4/4/2019
                        3/29/2019 - biometrics walk-in

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Enub4 View Post

                          You create an online account on both websites, then add your cases and select the SMS/email option.
                          Thank you! I already had an account, but didn't notice the SMS option. I turned it on now.
                          Though this website has never updated for me as of yet. I've got my I-140 as well as my I-485 in there, and both still say 'received' and nothing else, while my I-140 has been approved back in January. My case does update on egov.uscis.gov but there you can't get SMS updates, correct?
                          Employment-based AOS (I-140, I-485, I-131, I-765)
                          08-24-18: Case was Received
                          10-10-18: Biometrics appointment
                          10-11-18: I-131 and I-765 approved
                          10-18-18: Combo Card in hand
                          01-31-19: I-140 approved
                          Current: "we completed our review of your fingerprints and are working on your Form I-485 at our Nebraska Service Center location." Local office: Phoenix

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Chrissy1234 View Post

                            Thank you! I already had an account, but didn't notice the SMS option. I turned it on now.
                            Though this website has never updated for me as of yet. I've got my I-140 as well as my I-485 in there, and both still say 'received' and nothing else, while my I-140 has been approved back in January. My case does update on egov.uscis.gov but there you can't get SMS updates, correct?
                            I do have my cel phone listed there and the SMS option active.
                            Nov 2018 - Package sent - EB - Texas Service Center
                            Day 1 - Package received at lockbox
                            Day 12 - Case/Fingerprint Fee Received
                            Day 34 - Fingerprint appointment
                            Day 104/105 - EAD - New card is being produced (principal/spouse & child)

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by JAM-US View Post

                              Oh my goodness! After like an uncountable amount of refresher clicks on the case tracker app, I finally got notified that my fingerprint review was completed.
                              The status was updated in dhs or USCIS site? My status does not show any update after biometric done. USCIS still shows "fingerprint fee received", DHS shows "case received". What app are you using?
                              AOS timeline:
                              Day 0 -- Sent to USCIS
                              Day 1 -- Received by USCIS
                              Day 22 -- Received Biometrics appointment
                              Day 23 -- Received NOA letters
                              Day 30 -- Biometrics done (walkin)

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                              • #75
                                Hi everyone,

                                we are about to send my AOS application. I got two photos taken for the application and now I need to complete it to 6 to send the package. My question is is it okay if I am in clothing in one set and in other set of pictures?

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