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    Hello everyone,

    I am freaking out a bit here so please tell me if anyone has gone through this or something similar:

    I was current under OPT on a F-1 visa and had my EAD card and a A-number because of that. I applied to change status through marriage with US citizen and when I received the Form I-797C - Receipt notice I saw that USCIS changed my A-number and assigmend me a completely new A-number. My old A-number is not mentioned anywhere. Is this an error or common practice because I am changing from non-migrant to immigrant category?

    Thank you a lot for any help!

  • #2
    Nothing to worry about. Many cases with changed A number from F1 OPT to AOS.
    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


    • #3
      Based on my experience thru all my AOS process I was given a total of 3 different A numbers. When I talked to a USCIS Officer during my GC interview she said it was just that the system generated different A numbers everyone they entered my name in the system differently. I’m Hispanic therefore I got two last names so they probably messed it up a few times. Nothing to worry about, at the end they reconcile all the numbers and put the info in each together.