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485 NEVER expedited...true?

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USCIS screwed up our AOS package in so many ways it is difficult to believe. In order to get it fixed, I requested help from the US Senator. His liaison for immigration affairs has done a great job for us. She is getting our AP and EAD expedited. Asked her if they can just forget about those two and just push through the 485. She said no way it will happen. You are in the queue for a green card and you are just forced to wait. That is why they issue AP and EAD. Does anyone have a different experience?

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According to your timeline, you filed for AOS only in Jan 14 2015. You are still within USCIS normal processing timeline.

Be happy that your EAD is expedited, so that you work asap.


Done with K1, AOS and ROC

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No reason to get I-485 expedited. That's why you have EAD and AP until GC arrives.


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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The EAD/AP takes 60-90 days to receive after filing. The green card approvals are taking quite a few months. Those without interview are sometimes waiting 10-12+ months. You just filed last month, so says your timeline. They are correct. There is nothing more for you to do at this point but wait. When you receive the EAD/AP you can work and travel abroad and re-enter while waiting for your green card. That is their purpose.

~ Moved from AOS from Work, Student & Tourist Visas to AOS from Family Based Progress Reports sub-forum - topic is case status, AOS from K-1 ~


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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