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My husband filed for the I 130 in January and we sent the I485 in April.I attached the I 130 receipt notice and my priority date is January 23,2012.Since my case is now concurrent,which I believe means that my petitions are combined together as if I filed them at once,why would I have to wait an additional 4-6 months till the process concludes? I know they are separate petitions,but doesn't having a priority date of jan 23,2012(the date my I 130 was filed) mean that my case is now concurrent? And doesn't concurrent mean I filed everything together ?


Adjustment of Status from TPS to Permanent Resident

Married on December 28,2007 <3

01/18/2012 Sent I130 to USCIS

0/25/2012 NOA received

04/11/2012 Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

04/17/2012 NOA recieved

4/23/2012 Biometric Appointment notice received

5/4/2012 Biometrics completed & the real waiting game begins !

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Filed: Country: Haiti
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oops...This is a relative petition.


Adjustment of Status from TPS to Permanent Resident

Married on December 28,2007 <3

01/18/2012 Sent I130 to USCIS

0/25/2012 NOA received

04/11/2012 Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

04/17/2012 NOA recieved

4/23/2012 Biometric Appointment notice received

5/4/2012 Biometrics completed & the real waiting game begins !

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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You already asked this question the other day and it was answered...

You have to wait 4-6 months..lthats how long it takes to process an I-485.


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Concurrent means they are together - now. If they have indeed already been put together; they may still be separated at this point. But as was mentioned before, the I-485 alone has 4-6 months of processing time. That starts the day it is received, regardless of what else was filed.


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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Filed: Country: Haiti
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Concurrent means they are together - now. If they have indeed already been put together; they may still be separated at this point. But as was mentioned before, the I-485 alone has 4-6 months of processing time. That starts the day it is received, regardless of what else was filed.

I think I read somewhere that both forms are approvable at the same time.A decision is considered for both at the same time.Whats the point of making a case concurrent if it has no affect on the speed or the way a petition is processed?


Adjustment of Status from TPS to Permanent Resident

Married on December 28,2007 <3

01/18/2012 Sent I130 to USCIS

0/25/2012 NOA received

04/11/2012 Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

04/17/2012 NOA recieved

4/23/2012 Biometric Appointment notice received

5/4/2012 Biometrics completed & the real waiting game begins !

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You did it the "wrong" way originally - "wrong" meaning that "concurrent filing" means that usually, the I-130 and I-485 are submitted together from the get-go. The I-130 only establishes that the foreigner is eligible for a GC because of the marriage to a US citizen - the rest of the process is all dependent on the I-485. The fact that you sent out the I-130 separately has no bearing on the processing time of the I-485, as has been noted by several other people already.


Adjustment of Status from F-1 to Legal Permanent Resident

02/11/2011 Married at Manhattan City Hall

03/03/2011 - Day 0 - AOS -package mailed to Chicago Lockbox

03/04/2011 - Day 1 - AOS -package signed for at USCIS

03/09/2011 - Day 6 - E-mail notification received for all petitions

03/10/2011 - Day 7 - Checks cashed

03/11/2011 - Day 8 - NOA 1 received for all 4 forms

03/21/2011 - Day 18 - Biometrics letter received, biometrics scheduled for 04/14/2011

03/31/2011 - Day 28 - Successful walk-in biometrics done

05/12/2011 - Day 70 - EAD Arrived, issued on 05/02

06/14/2011 - Day 103 - E-mail notice: Interview letter mailed, interview scheduled for July 20th

07/20/2011 - Day 139 - Interview at Federal Plaza USCIS location

07/22/2011 - Day 141 - E-mail approval notice received (Card production)

07/27/2011 - Day 146 - 2nd Card Production Email received

07/28/2011 - Day 147 - Post-Decision Activity Email from USCIS

08/04/2011 - Day 154 - Husband returns home from abroad; Welcome Letter and GC have arrived in the mail

("Resident since" date on the GC is 07/20/2011

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I think I read somewhere that both forms are approvable at the same time.A decision is considered for both at the same time.Whats the point of making a case concurrent if it has no affect on the speed or the way a petition is processed?

Processing forms takes time. The I-485 takes 4-6mths. It is this application that gives you AOS, not I-130. They don't take the application, put it on a shelf and 4-6mths later do everything and send you an interview. The process starts when they receive the application and keeps going until you are approved or denied this takes time. 4-6mths is a good average. Some a little sooner, some a little longer.


03/05/12 (Day 01) Sent package

03/08/12 (Day 03) Package received

03/16/12 (Day 11) Bio Appt recieved

03/17/12 (Day 12) NOA received

03/19/12 (Day 14) Early Bio walk in

03/26/12 (Day 21) RFE notification

03/28/12 (Day 23) RFE returned

04/09/12 (Day 36) Original Bio date

04/20/12 (Day 47) Interview Appt recieved

05/03/12 (Day 60) EAD Approved

05/08/12 (Day 65) 2nd Approval

05/09/12 (Day 66) EAD Mailed

05/10/12 (Day 67) USPS picked up card

05/11/12 (Day 68) EAD in hand

05/23/12 (Day 79) Interview

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Filed: Country: Haiti
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Guys,I know I may have asked a similar question and I know what the difference bewtween the forms are.I just wanted some clarification...or maybe im just too much in a hurry !


Adjustment of Status from TPS to Permanent Resident

Married on December 28,2007 <3

01/18/2012 Sent I130 to USCIS

0/25/2012 NOA received

04/11/2012 Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

04/17/2012 NOA recieved

4/23/2012 Biometric Appointment notice received

5/4/2012 Biometrics completed & the real waiting game begins !

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I think I read somewhere that both forms are approvable at the same time.A decision is considered for both at the same time.Whats the point of making a case concurrent if it has no affect on the speed or the way a petition is processed?

You are looking at it just a bit off...

Look at it this way.

Say you filed seperately and waited for your I-130 to be processed before filing I-485. That could take you till June-July, and then you file the I-485...you could be as late as next January before having that go through

Doing it as you have, you may very well have shaved a couple months off. Given a late April filing you could be anywhere from August to October depending on your location.

That's a heck of a lot better than January, isn't it?

Yes, you are in too much of a hurry. Chillax and enjoy the next few months.

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July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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I think I read somewhere that both forms are approvable at the same time.A decision is considered for both at the same time.Whats the point of making a case concurrent if it has no affect on the speed or the way a petition is processed?

Because otherwise you would wait however long the I-130 takes to be approved (6 months or so), THEN submit the I-485 and wait ANOTHER 4-6 months. So about a year total. By now submitting the I-485 and making them concurrent you have only wasted 3 months waiting on the I-130 and now will be processed in the normal 4-6 months. So your total time will be 7-9 months instead of a year or more. So you DID speed up your process by filing the I-485 now but it won't be as quick as had you followed the directions from the start. Your January priority date is ONLY for your I-130 so at most that could be approved quicker but the I-130 is not your petition and gives you NO legal standing or authorization.


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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You are looking at it just a bit off...

Look at it this way.

Say you filed seperately and waited for your I-130 to be processed before filing I-485. That could take you till June-July, and then you file the I-485...you could be as late as next January before having that go through

Doing it as you have, you may very well have shaved a couple months off. Given a late April filing you could be anywhere from August to October depending on your location.

That's a heck of a lot better than January, isn't it?

Yes, you are in too much of a hurry. Chillax and enjoy the next few months.

I have a much better understanding now.Thanks for the clarification.And yes,Aug-Oct. is much better than waiting till January.I hope to return to school soon and I am waiting on the greencard to do so,because I will need to apply for financial aid.I will miss the deadline to apply for next spring semester which is September 15th.I guess I should plan to go back next fall instead.I can't wait! I'll try my best to chillax during the AOS process :D


Adjustment of Status from TPS to Permanent Resident

Married on December 28,2007 <3

01/18/2012 Sent I130 to USCIS

0/25/2012 NOA received

04/11/2012 Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

04/17/2012 NOA recieved

4/23/2012 Biometric Appointment notice received

5/4/2012 Biometrics completed & the real waiting game begins !

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Because otherwise you would wait however long the I-130 takes to be approved (6 months or so), THEN submit the I-485 and wait ANOTHER 4-6 months. So about a year total. By now submitting the I-485 and making them concurrent you have only wasted 3 months waiting on the I-130 and now will be processed in the normal 4-6 months. So your total time will be 7-9 months instead of a year or more. So you DID speed up your process by filing the I-485 now but it won't be as quick as had you followed the directions from the start. Your January priority date is ONLY for your I-130 so at most that could be approved quicker but the I-130 is not your petition and gives you NO legal standing or authorization.

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I don't think I ever need to ask this question again :P It wasn't about not following directions.I didn't have all of the money for the AOS ,but I had enough for the I130.I didn't want to spend it so I went ahead and sent it.I had all of the money for the whole package before and I had to use it for an emergency.I didn't want the same thing to happen.Plus,when I read that I could make my case concurrent,I thought it would take 4-6 months from the time I sent the I130 to have the AOS petition approved.I know,thinking that doesn't make sense because they're two separate petitions...But thanks to you and some other members for clarifying !Now,I shall wait !


Adjustment of Status from TPS to Permanent Resident

Married on December 28,2007 <3

01/18/2012 Sent I130 to USCIS

0/25/2012 NOA received

04/11/2012 Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

04/17/2012 NOA recieved

4/23/2012 Biometric Appointment notice received

5/4/2012 Biometrics completed & the real waiting game begins !

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It's understandable. It's also possible you will be approved prior to September (5 months from now so it's definitely possible). What is your local office?


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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It's understandable. It's also possible you will be approved prior to September (5 months from now so it's definitely possible). What is your local office?

Well I live in NY.How do I find out what my local office is ?


Adjustment of Status from TPS to Permanent Resident

Married on December 28,2007 <3

01/18/2012 Sent I130 to USCIS

0/25/2012 NOA received

04/11/2012 Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

04/17/2012 NOA recieved

4/23/2012 Biometric Appointment notice received

5/4/2012 Biometrics completed & the real waiting game begins !

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