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F-1 waiting for opt from Potomac service center

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Hi everyone,

 

I am having a little trouble with the Potomac service center. My receipt number was a YSC which is coming up as an error in the system. I have called about 20 times and they just tell me everything is ok and there is nothing to do but wait. 

 

Also the uscis website says the Potomac Centre was on October 3rd as of November 30th but then it says at the bottom last updated Jan 11. Not sure which date to go by. Both agents gave me conflicting information. 

 

Any advice, info, or suggestions would be great. Thanks!  

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Are you talking about EAD for OPT? When did you apply? If you re-read your post you'll see that there is zero information in it about what you're trying to do.

The USCIS websites are extremely unreliable. It is very common to receive the error message with your receipt number. Nothing to worry about though. As for the processing time estimates, do not rely on them either. They are based on the last case processed which is pretty random. The "as of" date is the relevant one. The update date doesn't matter. 


03/04/2016 AOS (EB2-NIW concurrent with I-485) mailed to Lewisville TX Lockbox
03/07/2016 AOS delivered to USCIS and signed
03/12/2016 Case received by Nebraska Service Center (NSC)
03/14/2016 Text notification received for I-140/I-485/I-765/I-131.
04/08/2016 Biometrics notice received for 04/21
04/13/2016 Biometrics early walk-in completed.
04/15/2016 EAD/AP combo card received in mail.

 

Long wait begins...

 

11/04/2016 I-140/485 cases transferred from Nebraska to TCS
12/01/2016 Prepared package for EAD/AP renewal (expires 04/09/2017)
12/23/2016 USCIS suddenly changes several forms, invalidating my EAD/AP renewal package (not yet sent)
12/27/2016 USCIS suddenly reforms the entire NIW criteria system, replacing a 20 years old one. Uncharted waters. 
01/07/2017 (Saturday!) EAD/AP renewal package with new forms received in Phoenix "reception desk"
01/17/2017 EAD/AP renewal case accepted; text/email with receipt numbers was received
01/30/2017 Law firm finally confirms that USCIS has suspended processing all EB2-NIW cases due to new criteria. 
02/23/2017 USCIS slowly starts adjudicating NIW cases again.
04/21/2017 Extended EAD/AP received in mail. Valid for 2 years. 
05/06/2017 Received a massive RFE on I-140 NIW case.
07/20/2017 RFE response received by USCIS (a very long response with 30 pages of docs)
09/14/2017 I-140 NIW approved!!! 
11/28/2017 RFE for new medical issued (plus another request re Supp J for employment which is clearly issued in error)
12/04/2017 RFE received in mail
12/07/2017 repeated medical exam for I-485
12/08/2017 Attorney receives documents for responding to I-485 RFE
12/21/2017 Response to RFE received by USCIS 
02/09/2018 I-485 approval (text, email) :)
02/08/2018 I-485 approval notice issued (the "welcome letter") - I'm LPR now
02/16/2018 Green card received

 

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