I have some questions about the AOS process. Specifically timelines and adjusting from family-based visas. I've done some research, but the last person to ask about this was in 2009, so that feels like too long ago. From your experience:
1. Does it matter if you are adjusting from a K1, or a B2, etc? Does this specific part of the process make a difference? (I've seen that some people already have their EAD's from before marriage, so not sure if this is a factor.)
2. Where do the applications really go? Mine on the USCIS website says it's in Nebraska, but I have MSC in my number, which implies Missouri. Does this factor in when waiting that marathon wait for any action on EAD, AP, or AOS?
3. It says on the USCIS website that local offices don't approve the EAD. If that's the case, then shouldn't the approvals be more linear? Why are people who filed weeks after us approved weeks before us?
4. If you are being processed through the Los Angeles office, is it San Fernando office or LA? Does your local office (SFV, specifically) have a timeline I can look at? Would it have been more timely for us to file in, say, Wyoming?! ;) (small joke there)
5. Is it something to do with something in his file? We experienced the same frustration with timelines back when we were doing the K1 (not the paramount frustration that is TSC, but frustrating enough for our little corner of VJ), in that many many later February filers were blowing past us with NOA2's. Now the same is happening with August AOS filers.
6. Is my husband EVER going to be able to legally work in the US?!?! (rhetorical; don't answer that one. ;) )
I am happily supportive of people in my group getting their approvals and interviews scheduled, but I am so sick of this waiting game. Our estimate was somewhere between 2 weeks ago and last week. I know it's not a concrete thing, but man, I really wish the process was more transparent. :ph34r:
Thanks in advance!