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Who's Going Through EB-5--Based AOS? [split topic]

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Hi everyone,

Sorry for posting in an ancient thread. Is there anyone who is going through EB-5 based AOS at this time? Just want to find a few fellas.


Priority Date APRIL 2014

Category: Employment-Based 5th

AOS Timeline

2/3/15 (day 00) - Sent I-485, I-765, I-131 via Fedex to Dallas Lockbox

2/4/15 (day 01) - Package delivered

2/10/15 (day 07) - Check cashed

2/18/15 (day 15) - Hardcopy NOAs received

3/3/15 (day 28) - Biometrics appointment received for 3/26/15 at Manhattan ASC (Only I-485 number shown)

3/4/15 (day 29) - Walk-in biometrics done

3/26/15 (day 51) - Original biometrics appointment

3/30/15 (day 55) - EAD/AP approved! New card ordered.

4/4/15 (day 59) - EAD approval NOA received

4/6/15 (day 61) - AP approval NOA received

4/6/15 (day 61) - EAD/AP combo card mailed, tracking number appeared later this day

4/8/15 (day 63) - EAD/AP combo card delivered

3/25/16 (day 416) - EAD/AP renewal - NOAs received

5/12/16 (day 464) - EAD/AP renewal - approved (2 years)/ New card ordered

5/17/16 (day 469) - EAD/AP renewal - new card sent

1/1/17 (day 699) - Priority Date became current again

2/24/17 (day 733) - Created service request over the phone

2/28/17 (day 737) - Service request response received - told to wait 45 days

3/31/17 (day 788) - Contacted congressman

4/14/17 (day 802) - Congressman's office responded - case with an officer for adjudication

4/17/17 (day 805) - RFE issued - expired medical

5/5/17 (day 823) - RFE Response Received

5/22/17 (day 840) - Approved/Card Production Ordered

5/24/17 (day 842) - I-551 Stamp in Passport

5/27/17 (day 845) - Green Card received

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Topic split from now-closed older thread.

VJ Moderation


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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You talk about the EB-5, but your timeline mentions adjusting from F-1.

Are you doing both, or are you referring to two different individuals?


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10 Year Green Card Process

July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VT.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VT.

August 25, 2017 BIO completed. 32 days since ROC received in VT.

August 11, 2018  18 month extension letter received.  Critical number  297

September - October 2018  10 year card expected ????

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You talk about the EB-5, but your timeline mentions adjusting from F-1.

Are you doing both, or are you referring to two different individuals?

I'm doing both.

I'm adjusting from F-1 based on an approved EB-5 petition.


Priority Date APRIL 2014

Category: Employment-Based 5th

AOS Timeline

2/3/15 (day 00) - Sent I-485, I-765, I-131 via Fedex to Dallas Lockbox

2/4/15 (day 01) - Package delivered

2/10/15 (day 07) - Check cashed

2/18/15 (day 15) - Hardcopy NOAs received

3/3/15 (day 28) - Biometrics appointment received for 3/26/15 at Manhattan ASC (Only I-485 number shown)

3/4/15 (day 29) - Walk-in biometrics done

3/26/15 (day 51) - Original biometrics appointment

3/30/15 (day 55) - EAD/AP approved! New card ordered.

4/4/15 (day 59) - EAD approval NOA received

4/6/15 (day 61) - AP approval NOA received

4/6/15 (day 61) - EAD/AP combo card mailed, tracking number appeared later this day

4/8/15 (day 63) - EAD/AP combo card delivered

3/25/16 (day 416) - EAD/AP renewal - NOAs received

5/12/16 (day 464) - EAD/AP renewal - approved (2 years)/ New card ordered

5/17/16 (day 469) - EAD/AP renewal - new card sent

1/1/17 (day 699) - Priority Date became current again

2/24/17 (day 733) - Created service request over the phone

2/28/17 (day 737) - Service request response received - told to wait 45 days

3/31/17 (day 788) - Contacted congressman

4/14/17 (day 802) - Congressman's office responded - case with an officer for adjudication

4/17/17 (day 805) - RFE issued - expired medical

5/5/17 (day 823) - RFE Response Received

5/22/17 (day 840) - Approved/Card Production Ordered

5/24/17 (day 842) - I-551 Stamp in Passport

5/27/17 (day 845) - Green Card received

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