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Hi everybody

I would like to get some experts advice on two things related the filling of I485. I'm currently on F1 visa, haven’t been out of status. I'm planning to adjust status as I have been selected by DV2014 program.

(1) My I-94 does not indicate expiration date and it sates "DS". In I-485 it ask the expiration date of my status and it only accept numbers and I cant say "duration of status". How should I answer to this? My I-20 expires in 8-15-2015 and my visa expires in 2018.

(2) When I submit my I-485 is it a good idea to attach a copy of my I-20 as well. In their instruction sheet, USCIS has not asked to attach it though.

I would highly appreciate your response on this.

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Hi everybody

I would like to get some experts advice on two things related the filling of I485. I'm currently on F1 visa, haven’t been out of status. I'm planning to adjust status as I have been selected by DV2014 program.

(1) My I-94 does not indicate expiration date and it sates "DS". In I-485 it ask the expiration date of my status and it only accept numbers and I cant say "duration of status". How should I answer to this? My I-20 expires in 8-15-2015 and my visa expires in 2018.

(2) When I submit my I-485 is it a good idea to attach a copy of my I-20 as well. In their instruction sheet, USCIS has not asked to attach it though.

I would highly appreciate your response on this.

1) I just wrote in D/S for my expiration date

2) I didn't include a copy of my i-20

Edited by mngoalie

Adjusting from F-1
AOS

08/23/2013 - Package Mailed

08/25/2013 - Package delivered
08/29/2013 - Email/text notifications received
09/03/2013 - NOA hard copies received

09/09/2013 - Biometric appointment letter received
09/23/2013 - Biometrics appointment (completed)

10/01/2013 - status online changed to "Testing and Interview"

10/28/2013 - EAD in production
11/06/2013 - EAD received
11/08/2013 - Interview/Approved with RFE for long form birth certificate

12/03/2013 - sent in birth certificate

12/14/2013 - got notification green card in production
12/24/2013 - Green card

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1) I just wrote in D/S for my expiration date

2) I didn't include a copy of my i-20

Thanks mngoalie,

I'm just curious, I see a time line under your reply. Is it the actual time line of you AOS? If so it looks like they process it quite fast.

Thanks

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That is the actual timeline for our AOS. It would've been about a month faster if we would've had our long form birth certificate in hand.. Times do vary depending on how busy your local office is. I haven't seen any major reports about San Antonio being backed up so you should be good.


Adjusting from F-1
AOS

08/23/2013 - Package Mailed

08/25/2013 - Package delivered
08/29/2013 - Email/text notifications received
09/03/2013 - NOA hard copies received

09/09/2013 - Biometric appointment letter received
09/23/2013 - Biometrics appointment (completed)

10/01/2013 - status online changed to "Testing and Interview"

10/28/2013 - EAD in production
11/06/2013 - EAD received
11/08/2013 - Interview/Approved with RFE for long form birth certificate

12/03/2013 - sent in birth certificate

12/14/2013 - got notification green card in production
12/24/2013 - Green card

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That is the actual timeline for our AOS. It would've been about a month faster if we would've had our long form birth certificate in hand.. Times do vary depending on how busy your local office is. I haven't seen any major reports about San Antonio being backed up so you should be good.

Awsome!!! Few more tidbits if you dont mind..

Did you use FedEx or USPS

Also would like to find out if I have to photo copy the entire passport including blank pages. What pages did you copy?

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Did you use FedEx or USPS

Also would like to find out if I have to photo copy the entire passport including blank pages. What pages did you copy?

USPS

I just copied the photo page and the page where my I-94 was stapled.


Adjusting from F-1
AOS

08/23/2013 - Package Mailed

08/25/2013 - Package delivered
08/29/2013 - Email/text notifications received
09/03/2013 - NOA hard copies received

09/09/2013 - Biometric appointment letter received
09/23/2013 - Biometrics appointment (completed)

10/01/2013 - status online changed to "Testing and Interview"

10/28/2013 - EAD in production
11/06/2013 - EAD received
11/08/2013 - Interview/Approved with RFE for long form birth certificate

12/03/2013 - sent in birth certificate

12/14/2013 - got notification green card in production
12/24/2013 - Green card

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@Cottonb: But don't forget your AOS is different than his so the timeline will not reflect yours. You are going through the DV lottery system! So I think yours will take longer, your number has to become current etc. Anyway, good luck! Just thought I'd remind you before you follow his timeline.

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@Cottonb: But don't forget your AOS is different than his so the timeline will not reflect yours. You are going through the DV lottery system! So I think yours will take longer, your number has to become current etc. Anyway, good luck! Just thought I'd remind you before you follow his timeline.

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