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I-130 & I-485 Questions

#1 jueribizu

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:57 PM

Hello to everybody here on this forum. I have some questions about filing for Adjustment of Status.

I'm a US Citizen, my wife is out of status already but she came here legally, inspected with her I-94.
We got married last year after 3 years of being together here in US. We filed the I-130 last February and we got our Notice of Action (receipt number)
after 1 week.

We haven't filed the I-485 because we are waiting for the Approved I-130, because we followed the instruction that you have to attach a copy of
the Approved I-130 when you are filing the I-485. However, it says there that you can also apply concurrently so I'm confused how can you file it concurrently
when you don't have the Approved I-130 yet.

Now my question is do I have to wait for the Approved I-130 to send the I-485. And I found out that she has to take medical exam as well but she
doesn't have immunization records as well. How can she get immunization records?

Thanks for any help about my inquiry

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Adjusting from B1/B2
01-30-2012 - Mailed I-130 Petition thru USPS Express Mail
02-05-2012 - Received Email Confirmation with Receipt Number
02-09-2012 - Received I-797C NOA in the mail
05-23-2012 - Received Email that I-130 was Approved
05-29-2012 - Received I-797 Approval Notice
06-13-2012 - Mailed I-485 & I-765 Packet thru USPS Express Mail
06-15-2012 - Packets received by USCIS Chicago Lockbox
06-19-2012 - Received Email that application/petition transferred to National Benefits Center
06-23-2012 - Received I-797C NOA (for I-485 & I-765) in the mail with receipt #'s, USCIS# and payment information
07-12-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Biometrics Schedule Appointment in the mail
08-06-2012 - Biometrics Appointment taken at local USCIS Office
08-17-2012 - Received Email & Text Status Updated: Card Production for I-765 EAD
08-22-2012 - Received Email & Text Alert: EAD on Production & AOS Interview Schedule
08-22-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Initial Interview Schedule in the mail
08-25-2012 - Received EAD thru USPS Priority Mail
09-24-2012 - Interview date and we got Approved on the spot
09-24-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production for Green Card
09-25-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Decision: mailed a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status
09-28-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production: We mailed the new card directly to the address we have on file
10-01-2012 - Green Card Received in the mail with I-797 Welcome Notice

#2 Inky

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

Hello to everybody here on this forum. I have some questions about filing for Adjustment of Status.

I'm a US Citizen, my wife is out of status already but she came here legally, inspected with her I-94.
We got married last year after 3 years of being together here in US. We filed the I-130 last February and we got our Notice of Action (receipt number)
after 1 week.

We haven't filed the I-485 because we are waiting for the Approved I-130, because we followed the instruction that you have to attach a copy of
the Approved I-130 when you are filing the I-485. However, it says there that you can also apply concurrently so I'm confused how can you file it concurrently
when you don't have the Approved I-130 yet.

Now my question is do I have to wait for the Approved I-130 to send the I-485. And I found out that she has to take medical exam as well but she
doesn't have immunization records as well. How can she get immunization records?

Thanks for any help about my inquiry



You send them together in the same envelope to the same address and apply concurrently.
There is a whole step by step guide for this. http://www.visajourn...tent/i130guide2


She is required to have the medical for AOS you have to see a civil surgeon listed on the USCIS website.
If she does not have a record of her vaccinations she can have a blood titre taken to see what ones she needs and what ones she does not.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.
AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.
I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

#3 jueribizu

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:04 PM

You send them together in the same envelope to the same address and apply concurrently.
There is a whole step by step guide for this. http://www.visajourn...tent/i130guide2


She is required to have the medical for AOS you have to see a civil surgeon listed on the USCIS website.
If she does not have a record of her vaccinations she can have a blood titre taken to see what ones she needs and what ones she does not.


Thanks for the reply

But my question is I already sent the I-130, have not receive the approved I-130. Do I have to wait for the approved I-130 to send
the I-485 package or just send I-485 after I already sent the I-130 without approval
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Adjusting from B1/B2
01-30-2012 - Mailed I-130 Petition thru USPS Express Mail
02-05-2012 - Received Email Confirmation with Receipt Number
02-09-2012 - Received I-797C NOA in the mail
05-23-2012 - Received Email that I-130 was Approved
05-29-2012 - Received I-797 Approval Notice
06-13-2012 - Mailed I-485 & I-765 Packet thru USPS Express Mail
06-15-2012 - Packets received by USCIS Chicago Lockbox
06-19-2012 - Received Email that application/petition transferred to National Benefits Center
06-23-2012 - Received I-797C NOA (for I-485 & I-765) in the mail with receipt #'s, USCIS# and payment information
07-12-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Biometrics Schedule Appointment in the mail
08-06-2012 - Biometrics Appointment taken at local USCIS Office
08-17-2012 - Received Email & Text Status Updated: Card Production for I-765 EAD
08-22-2012 - Received Email & Text Alert: EAD on Production & AOS Interview Schedule
08-22-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Initial Interview Schedule in the mail
08-25-2012 - Received EAD thru USPS Priority Mail
09-24-2012 - Interview date and we got Approved on the spot
09-24-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production for Green Card
09-25-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Decision: mailed a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status
09-28-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production: We mailed the new card directly to the address we have on file
10-01-2012 - Green Card Received in the mail with I-797 Welcome Notice

#4 jueribizu

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

Hello to everybody here on this forum. I have some questions about filing for Adjustment of Status.

I'm a US Citizen, my wife is out of status already but she came here legally, inspected with her I-94.
We got married last year after 3 years of being together here in US. We filed the I-130 last February and we got our Notice of Action (receipt number)
after 1 week.

We haven't filed the I-485 because we are waiting for the Approved I-130, because we followed the instruction that you have to attach a copy of
the Approved I-130 when you are filing the I-485. However, it says there that you can also apply concurrently so I'm confused how can you file it concurrently
when you don't have the Approved I-130 yet.

Now my question is do I have to wait for the Approved I-130 to send the I-485. And I found out that she has to take medical exam as well but she
doesn't have immunization records as well. How can she get immunization records?

Thanks for any help about my inquiry

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Adjusting from B1/B2
01-30-2012 - Mailed I-130 Petition thru USPS Express Mail
02-05-2012 - Received Email Confirmation with Receipt Number
02-09-2012 - Received I-797C NOA in the mail
05-23-2012 - Received Email that I-130 was Approved
05-29-2012 - Received I-797 Approval Notice
06-13-2012 - Mailed I-485 & I-765 Packet thru USPS Express Mail
06-15-2012 - Packets received by USCIS Chicago Lockbox
06-19-2012 - Received Email that application/petition transferred to National Benefits Center
06-23-2012 - Received I-797C NOA (for I-485 & I-765) in the mail with receipt #'s, USCIS# and payment information
07-12-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Biometrics Schedule Appointment in the mail
08-06-2012 - Biometrics Appointment taken at local USCIS Office
08-17-2012 - Received Email & Text Status Updated: Card Production for I-765 EAD
08-22-2012 - Received Email & Text Alert: EAD on Production & AOS Interview Schedule
08-22-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Initial Interview Schedule in the mail
08-25-2012 - Received EAD thru USPS Priority Mail
09-24-2012 - Interview date and we got Approved on the spot
09-24-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production for Green Card
09-25-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Decision: mailed a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status
09-28-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production: We mailed the new card directly to the address we have on file
10-01-2012 - Green Card Received in the mail with I-797 Welcome Notice

#5 Tithen

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

We filed them all together. my 130 and 485's were approved on the same day.
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Ashley and Woody (Samuel)

Arrival: 04/18/2011
Married: 09/22/2011 in New Orleans
File date: 12/28/2011
Received: 12/30/2011
Biometrics: 02/27/2012
EAD received: 03/03/2012
SSN application: 03/23/2012
SSN received: 03/30/2012
Interview: 04/24/2012
GC approval: 04/26/2012
Welcome letter: 04/30/2012
GC arrival: 05/04/2012

ROC submitted: 04/07/2014

denied "not properly signed": 04/18/2014  :ranting: 

new packet mailed: 04/19/2014 

Receipt notice: 04/26/2014 

Biometrics Appointment: 05/19/2014 - reschedule request sent 

Biometrics Appiontment: 05/29/2014 - they're on their game

Green Card approved: 07/14/2014

Green Card arrived: 07/19/2014

 

Naturalization process to begin in 2015


#6 Little_My

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

You didn't quite read the instructions thoroughly enough. Concurrent filing of I-130 and I-485 means that you file them both together - i.e. you send them all to USCIS in one envelope. If you look at the very first section of the I-485 instructions, it reads:

Who May File Form I-485?

You may apply to adjust your status if:
A.An immigrant visa number is immediately available to you based on an approved immigrant petition; or

B. You are filing this application with a completed relative petition, special immigrant juvenile petition, or special immigrant military petition which, if approved, would make an immigrant visa number immediately available to you.

The I-130 is the complete relative petition which, if approved, makes an immigrant visa number immediately available.
However, hope is not lost. If I am not totally mistaken, you can now put together the I-485 application as quickly as you can, and send that to USCIS with the NOA1 from the I-130. They will match the forms together, and it will become a concurrent application.

Edited by Little_My, 26 April 2012 - 07:54 PM.

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Adjustment of Status from F-1 to Legal Permanent Resident

02/11/2011 Married at Manhattan City Hall

03/03/2011 - Day 0 - AOS -package mailed to Chicago Lockbox
03/04/2011 - Day 1 - AOS -package signed for at USCIS
03/09/2011 - Day 6 - E-mail notification received for all petitions
03/10/2011 - Day 7 - Checks cashed
03/11/2011 - Day 8 - NOA 1 received for all 4 forms
03/21/2011 - Day 18 - Biometrics letter received, biometrics scheduled for 04/14/2011
03/31/2011 - Day 28 - Successful walk-in biometrics done
05/12/2011 - Day 70 - EAD Arrived, issued on 05/02
06/14/2011 - Day 103 - E-mail notice: Interview letter mailed, interview scheduled for July 20th
07/20/2011 - Day 139 - Interview at Federal Plaza USCIS location
07/22/2011 - Day 141 - E-mail approval notice received (Card production)
07/27/2011 - Day 146 - 2nd Card Production Email received
07/28/2011 - Day 147 - Post-Decision Activity Email from USCIS
08/04/2011 - Day 154 - Husband returns home from abroad; Welcome Letter and GC have arrived in the mail
("Resident since" date on the GC is 07/20/2011

#7 Freedove7

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:29 AM

Hello to everybody here on this forum. I have some questions about filing for Adjustment of Status.

I'm a US Citizen, my wife is out of status already but she came here legally, inspected with her I-94.
We got married last year after 3 years of being together here in US. We filed the I-130 last February and we got our Notice of Action (receipt number)
after 1 week.

We haven't filed the I-485 because we are waiting for the Approved I-130, because we followed the instruction that you have to attach a copy of
the Approved I-130 when you are filing the I-485. However, it says there that you can also apply concurrently so I'm confused how can you file it concurrently
when you don't have the Approved I-130 yet.

Now my question is do I have to wait for the Approved I-130 to send the I-485. And I found out that she has to take medical exam as well but she
doesn't have immunization records as well. How can she get immunization records?

Thanks for any help about my inquiry


If you are a US citizen then you don't have to wait for the I 130 to be approved.Just attach a copy of the I130 receipt and write a brief letter requesting that USCIS make your case concurrent.This is what I did.My husband filed the I 130 in January and I sent the I 485 this month(April).It seems like my case is concurrent because my priority date is Jan.2012.I received my appointment letter for biometrics less than two weeks after sending my I485.Oh and your wife must complete the medical exam and receive the necessary immunizations.Hope this answer helps.Good luck.

Edited by Freedove7, 27 April 2012 - 01:30 AM.

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[b]Adjustment of Status from TPS to Permanent Resident

Married on December 28,2007 <3


01/18/2012 Sent I130 to USCIS
0/25/2012 NOA received
04/11/2012 Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox
04/17/2012 NOA recieved
4/23/2012 Biometric Appointment notice received
5/4/2012 Biometrics completed & the real waiting game begins !

#8 jueribizu

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

If you are a US citizen then you don't have to wait for the I 130 to be approved.Just attach a copy of the I130 receipt and write a brief letter requesting that USCIS make your case concurrent.This is what I did.My husband filed the I 130 in January and I sent the I 485 this month(April).It seems like my case is concurrent because my priority date is Jan.2012.I received my appointment letter for biometrics less than two weeks after sending my I485.Oh and your wife must complete the medical exam and receive the necessary immunizations.Hope this answer helps.Good luck.


Thank you very much for the information. It makes me feel better to know some information. We sent the I-130 around February so I will just prepare and
send the I-130 package.

We just have to look for some doctor to do her immunization.
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Adjusting from B1/B2
01-30-2012 - Mailed I-130 Petition thru USPS Express Mail
02-05-2012 - Received Email Confirmation with Receipt Number
02-09-2012 - Received I-797C NOA in the mail
05-23-2012 - Received Email that I-130 was Approved
05-29-2012 - Received I-797 Approval Notice
06-13-2012 - Mailed I-485 & I-765 Packet thru USPS Express Mail
06-15-2012 - Packets received by USCIS Chicago Lockbox
06-19-2012 - Received Email that application/petition transferred to National Benefits Center
06-23-2012 - Received I-797C NOA (for I-485 & I-765) in the mail with receipt #'s, USCIS# and payment information
07-12-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Biometrics Schedule Appointment in the mail
08-06-2012 - Biometrics Appointment taken at local USCIS Office
08-17-2012 - Received Email & Text Status Updated: Card Production for I-765 EAD
08-22-2012 - Received Email & Text Alert: EAD on Production & AOS Interview Schedule
08-22-2012 - Received I-797C NOA for Initial Interview Schedule in the mail
08-25-2012 - Received EAD thru USPS Priority Mail
09-24-2012 - Interview date and we got Approved on the spot
09-24-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production for Green Card
09-25-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Decision: mailed a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status
09-28-2012 - Received Text Status Update: Card / Document Production: We mailed the new card directly to the address we have on file
10-01-2012 - Green Card Received in the mail with I-797 Welcome Notice

#9 balingomingo

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

This is exactly what I just did, unfortunately :(
I'm glad I could find your thread here.
I sent my package today, so I will try to intercept tomorrow if not I will just wait.
I saw it took 5 months to have your I-130 approved!! That is a lot of time.
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#10 Little_My

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

You don't have to wait. Once you get the NOA for the I-130, you can send the I-485 along with a copy of the NOA of the I-130, and they will match the petitions at USCIS. If you wait for the I-130 to be approved, it will only delay your case by several months.
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Adjustment of Status from F-1 to Legal Permanent Resident

02/11/2011 Married at Manhattan City Hall

03/03/2011 - Day 0 - AOS -package mailed to Chicago Lockbox
03/04/2011 - Day 1 - AOS -package signed for at USCIS
03/09/2011 - Day 6 - E-mail notification received for all petitions
03/10/2011 - Day 7 - Checks cashed
03/11/2011 - Day 8 - NOA 1 received for all 4 forms
03/21/2011 - Day 18 - Biometrics letter received, biometrics scheduled for 04/14/2011
03/31/2011 - Day 28 - Successful walk-in biometrics done
05/12/2011 - Day 70 - EAD Arrived, issued on 05/02
06/14/2011 - Day 103 - E-mail notice: Interview letter mailed, interview scheduled for July 20th
07/20/2011 - Day 139 - Interview at Federal Plaza USCIS location
07/22/2011 - Day 141 - E-mail approval notice received (Card production)
07/27/2011 - Day 146 - 2nd Card Production Email received
07/28/2011 - Day 147 - Post-Decision Activity Email from USCIS
08/04/2011 - Day 154 - Husband returns home from abroad; Welcome Letter and GC have arrived in the mail
("Resident since" date on the GC is 07/20/2011

#11 balingomingo

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

You don't have to wait. Once you get the NOA for the I-130, you can send the I-485 along with a copy of the NOA of the I-130, and they will match the petitions at USCIS. If you wait for the I-130 to be approved, it will only delay your case by several months.


I did the same thing. TODAY I mailed my package with only the I-130 only to find out a couple of hours later that I should have mailed the other forms too since I'm in the US.
Do you think I should try to intercept my package tomorrow or just let it get to Chicago and then wait for my NOA and send the other forms?
Trying to intercept the package it will cost me a lot more (financially) and more headache. I am considering just let it get there, get the NOA and start working on the others forms and send them as soon as I get them ready.

What do you think?
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#12 Hypnos

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

Wait for the NOA for your I-130 (you will probably have it inside a couple of weeks) and then send your I-485, I-765 and I-131 (if you are filing them) and all supporting evidence, together with a copy of your I-130 NOA.

It will probably take a couple of weeks to get all the other things together anyway.
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#13 balingomingo

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

Wait for the NOA for your I-130 (you will probably have it inside a couple of weeks) and then send your I-485, I-765 and I-131 (if you are filing them) and all supporting evidence, together with a copy of your I-130 NOA.

It will probably take a couple of weeks to get all the other things together anyway.


Hypnos, after spending a whole night worried about it I've decided to do exactly what you said.
I though the same. It will take a couple of weeks for me to get the other forms and docs together and it would be a hassle to try to intercept the package, plus I feel more relieved that I already sent something to USCIS because I am out of status since I am not going to take classes this semester.

Thanks for the reply.
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#14 yugigi

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Thanks for this topic and all the replies. I had the same situation, and the worst part is i didn't do much research and I trusted what my lawyer said. Now my husband and I prepare the I-485 package and file it asap without our lawyer. I don't want to waste the money to the lawyer who is not helpful.
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09/23/2004 - Met my husband
09/04/2009 - Married after dating 5 years
02/15/2013 - Picked up I-693 and mailed AOS package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS 
02/19/2013 - AOS Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox at 11:00pm (Day 1)
02/26/2013 - Received NOA1 notifications via E-mail and text around midnight (Day 7)
02/27/2013 - Check cashed
03/05/2013 - NOA1 hard copy in the mail box (Day 12)
03/08/2013 - ASC Biometrics appointment notification (Day 15)
03/22/2013 - Biometircs done in Jacksonville, FL (Day 29)
03/27/2013 - Case status updated to Testing and Interview online(Day 34)

04/18/2013 - Case updated - Interview was scheduled on May 23rd (Day 56)

05/08/2013 - EAD Card Production notification via email/text (Day 76)

05/08/2013 - AP approved notification via email/text

05/13/2013 - EAD Card Production notification via email/text - 2nd notice

05/14/2013 - EAD mailed notification via email/text - 3rd notice 

05/14/2013 - EAD picked up notification by USPS via email - 4th notice (Day 82)

05/16/2013 - EAD/AP Combo card received 




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