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Dear Friends,

I have completed my biometrics last wed at my scheduled time. However, there is no update on my online case status till today. i-130, i-485 and the employment authorization are all under initial review... I remembered lots VJ friends have their cases touched right after biometrics is taken. Then, is my case normal?? What and how long should I expect after biometrics?

Thanks!!

Jo

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Dear Friends,

I have completed my biometrics last wed at my scheduled time. However, there is no update on my online case status till today. i-130, i-485 and the employment authorization are all under initial review... I remembered lots VJ friends have their cases touched right after biometrics is taken. Then, is my case normal?? What and how long should I expect after biometrics?

Thanks!!

Jo

It is nomal. No need to worry. From the day USCIS got your papers they have 90 days to issue EAD. Mine was approved in 77 days. First touch was over a month after biometrics

11/01/2010 - I-130 I-485 I-765 filed

11/08/2010 - Received at Chicago address Fed Ex delivered

11/14/2010 - Received Hard Copy NOA's

11/14/2010 - Biometrics appointment scheduled for December 7th

11/17/2010 - Touch

12/07/2010 - Successful Biometrics walk in

01/17/2011 - Email notification - Card/ Document Production; touch

01/21/2011 - Email notification - Card/ Document Production; touch

01/24/2011 - USCIS web status check- EAD approved and in the mail

01/27/2011 - EAD in my hands

02/11/2011 - Got SSN

I 130 I 485 no touch since 11/17/2010

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Thank you Pingwins, btw, what does TOUCH mean exactly? I only see initial review, decision, etc on the case status.

It is nomal. No need to worry. From the day USCIS got your papers they have 90 days to issue EAD. Mine was approved in 77 days. First touch was over a month after biometrics

11/01/2010 - I-130 I-485 I-765 filed

11/08/2010 - Received at Chicago address Fed Ex delivered

11/14/2010 - Received Hard Copy NOA's

11/14/2010 - Biometrics appointment scheduled for December 7th

11/17/2010 - Touch

12/07/2010 - Successful Biometrics walk in

01/17/2011 - Email notification - Card/ Document Production; touch

01/21/2011 - Email notification - Card/ Document Production; touch

01/24/2011 - USCIS web status check- EAD approved and in the mail

01/27/2011 - EAD in my hands

02/11/2011 - Got SSN

I 130 I 485 no touch since 11/17/2010

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Thank you Pingwins, btw, what does TOUCH mean exactly? I only see initial review, decision, etc on the case status.

You are welcome =)

Any time your application is handled by someone at a Service Center, the barcode is scanned, which results in an update to the "last date" for your case on the USCIS website. When the date changes, this mean that someone has physically handled or "touched" your case. There are many reasons your application may be "touched" - from simply being moved from one desk to another, to RFE's, to being approved.

There are 2 kinds of touches. There are the ones that show some kind of update, there are the ones that don't bring a new message. By logging into the account, take a look at the date that shows next to your case number. If it's changed, you've been touched.

By clicking on the case number, you get to check whether it was an update touch or not. The ones that don't show updates are connected with some kind of work done with regard to your case - it merely shows that they've taken a look at it somehow

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It's totally normal. Some people do get their EAD approved immediately after biometrics (my husband did) but from what I've seen that is often in cases where there is a backlog at the local office, so everything has already been processed and they are just waiting for biometrics. If you get your biometrics done quickly, you often have to wait longer for the approval but the timeline ends up being about the same in the end.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Wow I didnt know it's so long from the time you receive the biometrics appointment to the actual appointment date. I filed my papers around 10 days ago so I guess I'll be receiving the Hard copy of NOA and the biometrics scheduling soon.

Does anyone know if I can do an early walk in and get the biometrics done before the scheduling date to speed up the process a little bit

Thanks

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Wow I didnt know it's so long from the time you receive the biometrics appointment to the actual appointment date. I filed my papers around 10 days ago so I guess I'll be receiving the Hard copy of NOA and the biometrics scheduling soon.

Does anyone know if I can do an early walk in and get the biometrics done before the scheduling date to speed up the process a little bit

Thanks

Yes you could, but some offices and people that work there are not very nice and they might tell you to come back at exactly day and time of your appointment letter.

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Wow I didnt know it's so long from the time you receive the biometrics appointment to the actual appointment date. I filed my papers around 10 days ago so I guess I'll be receiving the Hard copy of NOA and the biometrics scheduling soon.

Does anyone know if I can do an early walk in and get the biometrics done before the scheduling date to speed up the process a little bit

Thanks

You can try. Whether or not you will be successful really depends on the office. We did a successful walk-in and it did speed up the EAD, but I don't think it really sped up anything with the green card - people who filed at the same time and waited until their appointments a few weeks later still had interviews and approvals at the same time as us.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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