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Case verbally approved on 2/6 but no sign of approval notice

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Three weeks ago, my wife received a call from the officer that interviewed us telling her that her AOS is approved, but that new biometrics were needed so they can produce the card. Last week she had the biometrics done, but a full week later the case hasn't been updated online, we haven't received an approval notice, and the "help" line says the DO has 120 days to issue a written decision.

This worries me a bit because my wife's work permit expires on June 2, 2006, If USCIS decides to sit on her application for a full 120 days or more before dusting it off and giving us the approval, my wife's EAD will expire and she would have to quit her job.

How much longer can we wait before she has to apply for an EAD renewal without risking a lapsed EAD?

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08/28/2004 Engaged

09/22/2004 I-129F submitted

10/01/2004 I-129F Approved

12/15/2004 K1 Issued

12/30/2004 Arrival in US

02/19/2005 Married

01/30/2006 Conditional Green Card Approved

01/15/2008 Conditions Removed and 10 Year Card Issued

03/28/2009 N-400 mailed to Lockbox

07/17/2009 Interview Denver USCIS office RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

08/28/2009 Naturalization Ceremony - US District Court - Denver, Colorado[/b][/u]

09/04/2009 Applied for passport

09/22/2009 Passport approved and mailed

09/24/2009 Passport received

08/26/2009 Naturalization Certificate and Name Change Petition arrive back from State Department

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Three weeks ago, my wife received a call from the officer that interviewed us telling her that her AOS is approved, but that new biometrics were needed so they can produce the card. Last week she had the biometrics done, but a full week later the case hasn't been updated online, we haven't received an approval notice, and the "help" line says the DO has 120 days to issue a written decision.

This worries me a bit because my wife's work permit expires on June 2, 2006, If USCIS decides to sit on her application for a full 120 days or more before dusting it off and giving us the approval, my wife's EAD will expire and she would have to quit her job.

How much longer can we wait before she has to apply for an EAD renewal without risking a lapsed EAD?

It isn't unusual for the on-line updates to take a couple of weeks, sometimes longer. It usually takes a little while too for them to get the approval processed and you may not get an NOA at all, just the green card in the mail in a few weeks - that's what they did for me and my daughter.


Our journey started in 2001 and it's still not over. It's been a rollercoaster ride all the way! Let me off - I wanna be sick!

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Does she have any documentation from the biometrics appointment to show she was fingerprinted? I know they rubber-stamped my NOA when I had mine done. She probably has about 2 more weeks before she should apply for a new EAD if she wants to get it before her current one expires (they say you should apply 90 days before the current card expires). I would say if nothing happens in the next week or so, go back to your local office with the stamped form (if you have one) and ask whats happening. Personally I think it would be a waste of time and money to renew the EAD when you just KNOW she'll get her green card the day after you send the EAD application.

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We do have the stamped form. I was thinking of having my wife send a letter and a copy of the stamped notice to the officer who interviewed us asking him to contact us if they need anything else to complete processing of the application. If we still don't hear anything then we could do the InfoPass thing. Our local DO isn't that far away.


08/28/2004 Engaged

09/22/2004 I-129F submitted

10/01/2004 I-129F Approved

12/15/2004 K1 Issued

12/30/2004 Arrival in US

02/19/2005 Married

01/30/2006 Conditional Green Card Approved

01/15/2008 Conditions Removed and 10 Year Card Issued

03/28/2009 N-400 mailed to Lockbox

07/17/2009 Interview Denver USCIS office RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

08/28/2009 Naturalization Ceremony - US District Court - Denver, Colorado[/b][/u]

09/04/2009 Applied for passport

09/22/2009 Passport approved and mailed

09/24/2009 Passport received

08/26/2009 Naturalization Certificate and Name Change Petition arrive back from State Department

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I would definitely suggest an infopass appointment if this doesn't get cleared up soon. It would be a shame for her to have to leave her job, especially when you know she will definitely be approved after the biometrics.

I do know that the case status stuff is behind frequently. I wouldn't really base anything for sure on that.

Good luck with everything!

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Well... Looks like I was starting to panic for nothing...

Application Type: I485 , Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Current Status:

On February 22, 2006, after approving your application, we ordered you a new card. Your card will be mailed to you as soon as it is ready.


08/28/2004 Engaged

09/22/2004 I-129F submitted

10/01/2004 I-129F Approved

12/15/2004 K1 Issued

12/30/2004 Arrival in US

02/19/2005 Married

01/30/2006 Conditional Green Card Approved

01/15/2008 Conditions Removed and 10 Year Card Issued

03/28/2009 N-400 mailed to Lockbox

07/17/2009 Interview Denver USCIS office RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

08/28/2009 Naturalization Ceremony - US District Court - Denver, Colorado[/b][/u]

09/04/2009 Applied for passport

09/22/2009 Passport approved and mailed

09/24/2009 Passport received

08/26/2009 Naturalization Certificate and Name Change Petition arrive back from State Department

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