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Hi Friends,

I went to the Alexandria center and got done with my bio-metrics today. I asked the lady who did my bio-metrics about my EAD and she told me you should get in your mail box 3-4 weeks from now.

USCIS received my package on 30th August and it took so long for Bio-metrics because of address change and I was fool not to now let them know and to trust the USPS forwarding option. So I have these three questions :

1) According to you guys, when should I get the final interview?

2) Can someone tell me how long it took for them to get EAD after their bio-metrics was done ?

3) Since My case is somehow already delayed , Can I ask them for an earlier interview or should I just wait for it?

4) Can I still get an RFE?

I would really appreciate your replies.


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1) Usually within ~3 - 4 months of application

2) EAD based on a pending I-485 is usually granted within 90 days, although an RFE can delay this.

3) No.

4) Yes.

In addition, USPS will not forward USCIS mail; it will be returned to them as undeliverable if they cannot deliver it to you. This will further delay your case.

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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
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299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card



Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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1) Interview is usually (if no RFE and no problems) 5 months from the day of filling. I have seen applications get accepted within 4 months and some 3 months. I hope we will be from the lucky ones.

2) EAD takes 90 days then again I have seen EAD's coming 2 months only after filling and (2-3) weeks from biometrics appointment .

3) Im not sure about the earlier interview thing but I would say "call them" and they might do it quicker. I have seen people calling to expedite EAD (maybe the same thing with interview??? I dunno)

4) Unfortunately, YES. You can even get an RFE on the date of the interview.

11/16/2013 - AOS Package sent via UPS ground shipping (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765)
11/20/2013 (DAY01) Package delivered to Chicago and signed by CHYBA
11/26/2013 (DAY06) NOA Text messages and emails received

12/05/2013 (DAY16) Biometrics letter recieved for 12-19-2013

12/09/2013 (DAY20) Biometrics done in Buffalo (early walk in)

12/18/2013 (DAY29) I-485 status changed to testing and interview

01/06/2014 (DAY 48)- Interview notice for February 10

01/24/2014 ( DAY 66)- EAD AND AP approved

01/30/2014 ( Day 72)- EAD combo card arrived

02/10/2014 (Day 83) Interview date : APPROVED on the spot!! Passport stamped and card production ordered.

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