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how long to receive AP after approval?

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I mailed my I485, with the travel and work forms on September 28. My NOA1s are dated the 1st and 3rd or October. On October 25, I requested an expedite of the I-131 due to a medical emergency at home. I got an RFE for additional details from the doctors the following week, which I replied to immediately (note that for some stupid reason, everything they do is by USPS and so takes a week to arrive). After a few calls, I was finally approved for AP on November 18 (last Tuesday). My case for the I-131 shows approved on November 18 (we will mail your notice), and the I-765 shows "my card was sent to me".

With this good news, I booked my flights (medical emergency after all) and it is booked for Friday. Sadly, I have not yet received anything in the mail. I called yesterday, and was told there was nothing to be done, but I could try going into the field office. I did that this morning - and was told...A) their systems were down due to storms yesterday (convenient since there happened to not be a soul in the entire building the day before Thanksgiving), and B) even if they could get into the system, it would take a couple of days to process. I pointed out that it was already processed and approved, I just needed another copy of the notice...and was told it still takes a couple of days to type and print that out.

So, my questions are...

1. Does it normally take long to receive either the card or the approval notice? What is normal?

2. How does anyone justify this type of service for medical emergencies? All I can say is, thank goodness my mother made it over the hurdle in the meantime and hasn't died. It is appalling to me that this is acceptable service.

Note that I did try to book an appointment with them weeks ago and there are no appointments showing available for another 2 weeks still...At this point, I will have to cancel my flights since I will not risk my status by leaving without paperwork in hand.

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What does the status on the USCIS site say for you. They include the USPS tracking number. have you tracked the Mail with the card. If I am not mistaken the cards are printed and sent from an area that was hit by the Snow storms last week this could have delayed the mail. What does the tracking of your package say.


 

 

Service Center : California Service Center on 2014-03-17Consulate : London, United KingdomI-129F Sent : 2014-03-10I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-14I-129F NOA2 : 2014-04-07NVC Received :4/21/2014NVC Left :4/23/2014Consulate Received :2014-04-29Packet 3 Received :2014-05-01Packet 3 Sent :2014-05-01Medical Complete: 2014-05-07Packet 4 Received :2014-5-31Interview Date :2014-06-06Visa Issued: 2014-06-10Visa Package Received: 2014-06-13Arrival at POE Seattle: 2014-6-13

Married 07/07/2014

AOS Timeline
AOS package mailed 08/08/2014 (Chicago Lockbox)
NOA date 8/13/2014
Biometrics done 09/14/2014
INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 10/31/2014
Approval e-mail 10/31/2014
Card production e-mail 12/27/2011
GREEN CARD ARRIVED 11/08/201

Employment Authorization Document
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
Approved Date : 2014-09-25
Date Card Received : 2014-10-03

ADVANCED Parole
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-10-03


ROC Timeline
ROC package mailed to CSC 10/13/2016
NOA1 date 10/17/2016
Biometrics date 12/8/2016

Interview: None
Card production ordered: 03/27/2018
10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED

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It's a personal choice of course, but if I were in that situation, I would fly. You've been notified that the AP was approved, and that's what counts. I wouldn't do it for a less emergent situation.


Spouse-based AOS from out-of-status H-1B, May - Aug 2012

Removal of conditions, Aug - Nov 2014

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