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Hi all,

So I submitted my I-485 last year and my finger prints were received on May 13th 2014. This is where my USCIS case status has been ever since.

I received a potential interview waiver on August 16th 2014 and was told it could take up to 6 months for this to be processed, which would be February 16th 2015.

By March 6th 2015 I still had not heard anything so put in a service request. I just called back today, 30 days later, only to be told that 3 days ago I was mailed an update that stated something to the effect that they were aware that this was outside of the normal processing time and apologize for the inconvenience etc and was essentially told that I just have to continue waiting. They didn't provide me with a time frame or anything like that for when I can expect the next action to take place.

My EAD card expires on July 22nd, so I suppose I should start the process of getting that renewed.

Has any body got any advice or can anybody provide any insight on what I can do to speed this up? Has my case fallen into a black hole?

My employer is offering to have our lawyers help out if need be (we deal with a lot of H1Bs at my company so our lawyers are immigration specialists). The benefit of this is that I wouldn't need to pay them, but I have heard some horror stories about getting lawyers involved. What does everyone think about going this route?

Any insight from the community would be great appreciated.

Thanks!


My K-1 visa interview review: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=13931 Sorry for the grammar mistakes! I wrote this very quickly and am not able to go back and edit it!

My POE interview review: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/poereviews.php?trim=no&poe=JFK&page=1&dfilter=0

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Two year long-distance relationship

I-129f sent - 10th September 2013

I-129f NOA1 - 24th September 2013

NOA2 - 18th October 2013 (so fast!!)

DS-160 sent - 14th November 2013

Readiness form submitted - 4th January 2014

Medical examination - 13th January 2014

Interview date - 11th February 2014

Visa approved!

Entered the US at JFK - 30th March 2014

Married! - 25th April 2014

Mailed AOS package - 8th May 2014

Recieved NOA for AOS - 12th May 2014

EAD/AP approved - 23rd July 2014

Received EAD/AP - 31st July 2014

Began working again! - 1st August 2014

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For I-485, a lot of people are still waiting and it could take up to 1 year+ at this time. Did you contact your Congressman, Senator, and/or Ombudsman?

You can renew your EAD within 120 days from expiration date and do it as soon as possible. Good luck.


New Journey AOS:

My fiancee came to US on the 8th of March, 2014 under K-1 visa at Newark, NJ Airport for POE.

Applied Social Security Number on the 10 of March, 2014.

Married on the 13th of March, 2014.

Sent I-485, I-765, and I-131 on the 15th of March, 2014.

Received EAD on June 7, 2014.

Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver on July 1, 2014 date 6/27

Contacted Ombudsman on 01/12/2015.

Ombudsman contacted USCIS on 02/20/2015.

Ombudsman sent a follow up to USCIS on 03/18/2015.

I-485 approved on 03/31/2015 ( we ordered your card).

Welcome notice was mailed on 04/01/2015.

Received Welcome Notice on 04/08/2015.

Card was mailed to me/picked up by USPS on 04/08/2015.

Received GC on 4/10/2015.

Prediction 04/08/2015

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My sister is still waiting since July 2014, everything is backlogged now. We contacted USCIS and they said it was in normal processing time.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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For I-485, a lot of people are still waiting and it could take up to 1 year+ at this time. Did you contact your Congressman, Senator, and/or Ombudsman?

You can renew your EAD within 120 days from expiration date and do it as soon as possible. Good luck.

Thanks for the advice. I will file for a renewal of my EAD right now. How long can I expect a renewal to take?

I am also in to process of contacting my Congresswoman. How can I find out which Ombudsman I should contact?


My K-1 visa interview review: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=13931 Sorry for the grammar mistakes! I wrote this very quickly and am not able to go back and edit it!

My POE interview review: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/poereviews.php?trim=no&poe=JFK&page=1&dfilter=0

Native Northumbrian

100px-Flag_of_Northumberland.svg.png

Adopted New Yorker

100px-Flag_of_New_York_City.svg.png

Met in London, UK - 8th October, 2010

Fiancee moved back to NYC - October 2011

Two year long-distance relationship

I-129f sent - 10th September 2013

I-129f NOA1 - 24th September 2013

NOA2 - 18th October 2013 (so fast!!)

DS-160 sent - 14th November 2013

Readiness form submitted - 4th January 2014

Medical examination - 13th January 2014

Interview date - 11th February 2014

Visa approved!

Entered the US at JFK - 30th March 2014

Married! - 25th April 2014

Mailed AOS package - 8th May 2014

Recieved NOA for AOS - 12th May 2014

EAD/AP approved - 23rd July 2014

Received EAD/AP - 31st July 2014

Began working again! - 1st August 2014

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Thanks for the advice. I will file for a renewal of my EAD right now. How long can I expect a renewal to take?

I am also in to process of contacting my Congresswoman. How can I find out which Ombudsman I should contact?

I filed renewal for EAD on 2/9/2015 and I have not heard anything from them yet after biometric appointment.

I went to this website to submit the case assistance https://cisomb.dhs.gov/oca/form7001.aspx

or you can give them a call:

Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman

U.S. Department of Homeland Security DB1KM2TD3NC4

Washington, DC 20528-0180

Toll-Free: 1-855-882-8100

Phone: 202-357-8100

Email: cisombudsman@hq.dhs.gov

Web: www.dhs.gov/cisombudsman

/JB

I just got approved recently and I am not sure whether it comes from Senator or Ombudsman. However, it seems that someone got approved because Ombudsman involved.


New Journey AOS:

My fiancee came to US on the 8th of March, 2014 under K-1 visa at Newark, NJ Airport for POE.

Applied Social Security Number on the 10 of March, 2014.

Married on the 13th of March, 2014.

Sent I-485, I-765, and I-131 on the 15th of March, 2014.

Received EAD on June 7, 2014.

Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver on July 1, 2014 date 6/27

Contacted Ombudsman on 01/12/2015.

Ombudsman contacted USCIS on 02/20/2015.

Ombudsman sent a follow up to USCIS on 03/18/2015.

I-485 approved on 03/31/2015 ( we ordered your card).

Welcome notice was mailed on 04/01/2015.

Received Welcome Notice on 04/08/2015.

Card was mailed to me/picked up by USPS on 04/08/2015.

Received GC on 4/10/2015.

Prediction 04/08/2015

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~Moved from Fam.-based AOS to Fam.-based AOS Progress Forum~

~Inquiry about case status~


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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I filed renewal for EAD on 2/9/2015 and I have not heard anything from them yet after biometric appointment.

I went to this website to submit the case assistance https://cisomb.dhs.gov/oca/form7001.aspx

or you can give them a call:

Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman

U.S. Department of Homeland Security DB1KM2TD3NC4

Washington, DC 20528-0180

Toll-Free: 1-855-882-8100

Phone: 202-357-8100

Email: cisombudsman@hq.dhs.gov

Web: www.dhs.gov/cisombudsman

/JB

I just got approved recently and I am not sure whether it comes from Senator or Ombudsman. However, it seems that someone got approved because Ombudsman involved.

Thanks very much! I will contact the ombudsman. How long did it take for them to respond to you?


My K-1 visa interview review: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=13931 Sorry for the grammar mistakes! I wrote this very quickly and am not able to go back and edit it!

My POE interview review: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/poereviews.php?trim=no&poe=JFK&page=1&dfilter=0

Native Northumbrian

100px-Flag_of_Northumberland.svg.png

Adopted New Yorker

100px-Flag_of_New_York_City.svg.png

Met in London, UK - 8th October, 2010

Fiancee moved back to NYC - October 2011

Two year long-distance relationship

I-129f sent - 10th September 2013

I-129f NOA1 - 24th September 2013

NOA2 - 18th October 2013 (so fast!!)

DS-160 sent - 14th November 2013

Readiness form submitted - 4th January 2014

Medical examination - 13th January 2014

Interview date - 11th February 2014

Visa approved!

Entered the US at JFK - 30th March 2014

Married! - 25th April 2014

Mailed AOS package - 8th May 2014

Recieved NOA for AOS - 12th May 2014

EAD/AP approved - 23rd July 2014

Received EAD/AP - 31st July 2014

Began working again! - 1st August 2014

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