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Filed my I130 + I485 packet on 12/22, still no email confirmation and checks haven't been processed--getting worried!

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How long does it typically take for them to begin filing my packet? We filed both forms and put them in the mail on 12/22. I also filed the form to be notified via email when they receive my forms but I haven't received an email and they still haven't cashed the checks I sent for the filing fees.

 

I'm getting worried!

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17 minutes ago, OvernightSiren said:

How long does it typically take for them to begin filing my packet? We filed both forms and put them in the mail on 12/22. I also filed the form to be notified via email when they receive my forms but I haven't received an email and they still haven't cashed the checks I sent for the filing fees.

 

I'm getting worried!

Hey there, I would not encourage you to be worried as yet, the week of December 19th is slowing picking up from the 5th of January, but do bare in mind that your package would be received on the 23rd or after which would have taken USCIS some more time due to the changes to fees and forms and other updates on there websites. But you can check out this thread below to keep up with December AOS filers like myself. I would suggest giving them until the end of this week, if check not cashed or no NOA you could always give them a call. Best of luck!

 


AOS/EAD&AP Timeline

▪12/19/2016: AOS & EAD/AP mailed. (Day 00)

▪12/21/2016: Package signed for at Chicago Lockbox. (Day 02)

▪01/06/2017: Text/Email notification of acceptance confirmation from USCIS. (Day 18)

▪01/10/2017: Physical mail NOA received. (Day 22)

▪01/21/2017: Received Biometrics Appointment via mail (Bio. Appointment 01/30/2017). (Day 33)

▪03/01/2017: EAD/AP approved/sent for production. (Day 70)

▪03/06/2017: Received approval receipts by mail for both EAD & AP. (Day 75)

▪03/08/2017: Received EAD/AP combo card. (Day 77)

▪11/25/2017: Received Green card in mail. (Day 339)

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3 minutes ago, Brandja said:

Hey there, I would not encourage you to be worried as yet, the week of December 19th is slowing picking up from the 5th of January, but do bare in mind that your package would be received on the 23rd or after which would have taken USCIS some more time due to the changes to fees and forms and other updates on there websites. But you can check out this thread below to keep up with December AOS filers like myself. I would suggest giving them until the end of this week, if check not cashed or no NOA you could always give them a call. Best of luck!

 

Thank you, I'll wait this week out! What number should I call if I do call them?

 

Also, I was advised on here that as long as my package was postmarked 12/22 that I would still get by with checks for the previous filing fee instead of the new higher rates. Can you confirm this? 

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2 minutes ago, OvernightSiren said:

Thank you, I'll wait this week out! What number should I call if I do call them?

 

Also, I was advised on here that as long as my package was postmarked 12/22 that I would still get by with checks for the previous filing fee instead of the new higher rates. Can you confirm this? 

You're welcome, you could call USCIS customer service at 1-800-375-5283. 

I do see a lot of confusion with the new fees, but once postmarked or mailed before 12/23 you will be okay. They will simply look at the date this package was mailed off, which will show the 12/22. May I ask when exactly was your mail delivered? and also the G-1145 form for notification will be sent when they actually accept your forms and cash the checks not when the package was delivered. I'll attach a reference below in regards to December 23rd.

 

-USCIS published a final USCIS fee rule on October 24, 2016 [81 FR 73292]. The new fees became effective 60 days later, on December 23, 2016. "Applications or petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after December 23, 2016 must include the new fee."-


AOS/EAD&AP Timeline

▪12/19/2016: AOS & EAD/AP mailed. (Day 00)

▪12/21/2016: Package signed for at Chicago Lockbox. (Day 02)

▪01/06/2017: Text/Email notification of acceptance confirmation from USCIS. (Day 18)

▪01/10/2017: Physical mail NOA received. (Day 22)

▪01/21/2017: Received Biometrics Appointment via mail (Bio. Appointment 01/30/2017). (Day 33)

▪03/01/2017: EAD/AP approved/sent for production. (Day 70)

▪03/06/2017: Received approval receipts by mail for both EAD & AP. (Day 75)

▪03/08/2017: Received EAD/AP combo card. (Day 77)

▪11/25/2017: Received Green card in mail. (Day 339)

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3 hours ago, Karla230515 said:

Did you send the I-130 and the I-485 together? I read I can apply to send them together and Im gonna start with this process and I don't know where to send them. Can you help me please?

Yes you can concurrent file formanager I130, I485 but I'll also suggest you also include in that same package forms I864, I693, I765, I131 to avoid RFIE and also the G1145 form for E-notification. (If you're  Married to a USC!)


PD:10/21/2016

NOA1:11/7/2016

Hardcopy NOA:11/10/2016

Biometrics Notice:11/12/2016

Biometrics App:11/22/2016

I485 Status update: As of December 5 we are ready to schedule your I485 for interview....

I130:Case Received

I765: 1/17/2017, New card is being produced

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11 hours ago, OvernightSiren said:

How long does it typically take for them to begin filing my packet? We filed both forms and put them in the mail on 12/22. I also filed the form to be notified via email when they receive my forms but I haven't received an email and they still haven't cashed the checks I sent for the filing fees.

 

I'm getting worried!

It usually takes between 10-17 business days to receive a response from USCIS but due to the Christmas and New Year break it may take a bit longer. I'd advice you to be patient. Once it's not over 30 days it will be considered as normal processing time and that is the only information you'll get from calling USCIS if your application is under 30 days..


PD:10/21/2016

NOA1:11/7/2016

Hardcopy NOA:11/10/2016

Biometrics Notice:11/12/2016

Biometrics App:11/22/2016

I485 Status update: As of December 5 we are ready to schedule your I485 for interview....

I130:Case Received

I765: 1/17/2017, New card is being produced

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3 hours ago, Venice1012 said:

It usually takes between 10-17 business days to receive a response from USCIS but due to the Christmas and New Year break it may take a bit longer. I'd advice you to be patient. Once it's not over 30 days it will be considered as normal processing time and that is the only information you'll get from calling USCIS if your application is under 30 days..

I'm at day 18 though. When do you think I should try calling? 

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19 minutes ago, OvernightSiren said:

I'm at day 18 though. When do you think I should try calling? 

No you're at day 12!.  As i mentioned You'll not get any information unless it's out of normal processing time which is after 30days!


PD:10/21/2016

NOA1:11/7/2016

Hardcopy NOA:11/10/2016

Biometrics Notice:11/12/2016

Biometrics App:11/22/2016

I485 Status update: As of December 5 we are ready to schedule your I485 for interview....

I130:Case Received

I765: 1/17/2017, New card is being produced

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I mailed our packet on Dec 14th, didn't arrive until the 20th in Chicago and I only received the NOA via text and email (no mailed hard copy yet) on Jan 4th. I was also getting a little worried as it seemed to be slower than many people's timelines I'd seen, but it definitely seems things are slow bc of the holidays etc. I would expect you to get your electronic NOA sometime this week if your schedule is at all similar to mine. Take care!


03/11/2016 Met in person for first time (Talked online for nearly a year prior as friends playing online games)

03/29/2016 Officially started dating

09/29/2016 Engaged

10/20/2016 Married at SF Courthouse

12/14/2016 Mailed I-130, I-485 & I-765

12/20/2016 Delivered at Chicago Lock Box by UPS

01/04/2017 Received NOA via text and email for I-130, I-485 and I-765

01/05/2017 Both checks are cashed

01/09/2017 NOA received in mail for I-130, I-485 and I-765

01/23/2017 Biometrics Appointment notification received (Appt set for 02/02/17)

02/17/2017 I-485 Status updated to "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

03/23/2017 Case Status updated to "EAD Card is being produced."

08/30/2017 Case status updated to "Interview Scheduled"

09/28/2017 Interview! Status updated to "New Card is being produced" shortly after interview!

10/06/2017 Green Card arrived!

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Hey, I sent my package in on 12/20, and it was received 12/22. I just received my first NOA email today so don't lose hope! It's coming!


AOS Package sent: 12/20/2016

AOS Package received: 12/22/2016

Fees accepted: 01/05/2017

NOA email received: 01/09/2017

NOA letter received: 01/13/2017 (dated 01/06/2017)

Biometrics appointment letter received: 01/21/2017 (dated 01/14/2017)

Biometrics appointment date: 01/30/2017

Case status changed to ready to schedule interview: 02/10/2017

EAD card status changed to being produced: 03/24/2017

EAD card sent in the mail 04/03/2017

Interview scheduled for: 05/10/2017 (Case status changed on 04/04/2017)

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*** Thread is moved from the "AOS from WS&T Visas" main forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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On 1/9/2017 at 3:22 AM, Venice1012 said:

Yes you can concurrent file formanager I130, I485 but I'll also suggest you also include in that same package forms I864, I693, I765, I131 to avoid RFIE and also the G1145 form for E-notification. (If you're  Married to a USC!)

What's RFIE? My son is 15. Do you know if can he apply for citizenship after this?

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36 minutes ago, Karla230515 said:

What's RFIE? My son is 15. Do you know if can he apply for citizenship after this?

Request for initial evidence. Are you filing for your son?


PD:10/21/2016

NOA1:11/7/2016

Hardcopy NOA:11/10/2016

Biometrics Notice:11/12/2016

Biometrics App:11/22/2016

I485 Status update: As of December 5 we are ready to schedule your I485 for interview....

I130:Case Received

I765: 1/17/2017, New card is being produced

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