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We submitted our documents, but we received an RFIE for my wife's tax document, we have submitted that ASAP. does this re-start the clock for the EAD?
I have received a job offer, but they only want to hire if I have my GC EAD to join on Jan 16th 2017, with the help of lawyer, we submitted the job offer letter along with the RFE. do USCIS expedite it incase of a job offer?
 
Input from people who faced this situation will be helpful. 
 
08/05/2016 - got married
 
09/26/2016 - sent files to USCIS
10/13/2016 - files received by USCIS
 
10/28/2016 - checks were cashed.
10/31/2016 - got notice of Actions of all forms sent.
 
11/04/2016 - Bio-metrics appointment notice and scheduled for 11/16/2016
11/16/2016 - Bio-metrics appointment done
 
12/6/2016 - RFE received for Initial evidence updated online
12/12/2016 - received RFE letter with why it was sent.
Responded by Lawyer.
12/19/2016- Response to RFE request was received.

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Make an infopass appointment and bring your job offer and all paperwork for your AoS. I have seen cases where this has expedited receipt of the EAD card.


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Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hi,

According to the website it will start over from the moment they received your response.
" The clock will also stop if USCIS issues a request for initial evidence pertaining to the principal application/petition that serves as the basis for your application for employment authorization."

However, for some it was just a small delay or nothing happened. It's a wild card with this one, honestly. Expedite on a job offer if you have a job letter stating when they want to hire you.

 

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6 minutes ago, Kastrs said:

Make an infopass appointment and bring your job offer and all paperwork for your AoS. I have seen cases where this has expedited receipt of the EAD card.

Thanks for the info Kastrs! :)

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6 minutes ago, Dutchster said:

Hi,

According to the website it will start over from the moment they received your response.
" The clock will also stop if USCIS issues a request for initial evidence pertaining to the principal application/petition that serves as the basis for your application for employment authorization."

However, for some it was just a small delay or nothing happened. It's a wild card with this one, honestly. Expedite on a job offer if you have a job letter stating when they want to hire you.

 

Thanks so much, are you in kind of the same boat as me, your timeline as well gives me a good idea for RFE cases.

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Correct. I received one for a missing tax return, I send the response back the next day after the RFIE came in the mail. It's such a grey area when it comes to when they will review your response, no one can really tell. You could expedite your EAD based on your job offer. If you call the USCIS, put in an expedite for severe financial loss, when they ask for evidence, send them all the supporting documents of your job offer. If pleased, you could also afterwards get in contact with your local congressman, telling them you have a job offer ready and an open expedite and if they could look into it.



 

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How long does it take once the EAD and AP card arrived at my residence for the Green Card Interview to be scheduled.

for I-485 AOS.

 

This is the timeline:

 

08/05/2016 - got married
 
09/26/2016 - sent files to USCIS
10/13/2016 - files received by USCIS
 
10/28/2016 - checks were cashed.
10/31/2016 - got notice of Actions of all forms sent.
 
11/04/2016 - Bio-metrics appointment notice and scheduled for 11/16/2016
11/16/2016 - Bio-metrics appointment done
 
12/6/2016 - RFE received for Initial evidence updated online
12/13/2016 - submitting RFE reply to USCIS
12/19/2016- Response to RFE request was received.
 
 1/25/2017 - New EAD Card is being produced/approved employment authorization
 1/30/2017 - Card has been shipped and AP is approved (received I-797 NOA)
2/2/2017 - Work Auth and AP Card is received. 

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Thread is moved from the Working & Traveling forum to the AOS/Family-Based Case Progress subforum -- topic involves that phase.


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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Thread is moved from the US Immigration News forum to the AOS/Family-Based Case Progress subforum and is merged with previous thread there.  Please avoid starting separate threads about the same issue.


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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I wanted to post this timeline because this forum has helped me a  lot, and in turn my experience will help someone else.
hence posting my timeline from start to finish. :)
 
08/05/2016 - got married
 
09/26/2016 - sent files to USCIS
 
10/13/2016 - Files received by USCIS
10/28/2016 - Checks were cashed.
10/31/2016 - Got notice of Actions of all forms sent.
 
11/04/2016 - Bio-metrics appointment notice and scheduled for 11/16/2016
11/16/2016 - Bio-metrics appointment done
 
12/6/2016 - RFE received for Initial evidence updated online
12/13/2016 - Submitting RFE reply to USCIS
12/19/2016- Response to RFE request was received.
 
 1/25/2017 - New EAD Card is being produced/approved employment auth
 1/30/2017 - Card shipped and AP is approved (received I-797 NOA)
 
 2/2/2017 - Work Auth and AP Card is received. 
5/24/2017 - Interview is scheduled for 6/27/2017
 
6/27/2017 - Interview is done successfully, officer said wait for online update
6/27/2017 - Online update that card is being produced
6/29/2017 - Card has been mailed to me
7/4/2017 - Recieved I-797 and Green Card (I-551)
 
Thanks everyone for your support!

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