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Will the shutdown of Baltimore Federal Offices affect my processing?

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Hi All,

My application to adjust from H1B (we got married on March 17th) is currently being handled by national benefits center but it will be being passed over to the Baltimore office at some point as my local office. I'm trying to figure out whether my processing will be delayed by the federal shutdown in Baltimore? I had my biometrics taken last week (on April 21st), and I don't know when in the process the transfer usually happens. If anyone has any info on a) when in the process the transfer to local offices happens, and b) what happens when local offices are shut, it would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Kate.


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Be patient, everything will be fine.


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Thanks Nancy!

I'm good with patience (I know that this can be a *long* process), but it did make me realize that I don't know the answer to my 2 questions (when transfers usually happen from MSC to local offices, and what happens if an office is in shutdown), so I'd really appreciate it if anyone does have the answers to those points (and sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place - let me know and I can move it).


AOS Journey

3.25 Pack sent to Chicago Lockbox (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) by Overnight FedEx

3.26 Pack arrived at Chicago Lockbox

3.31 Email and texts arrived saying case was received, receipt # allocated, all MSC numbers

4.6 NOIs received by mail

4.17 Letter with biometrics appointment date received

4.21 Walked in early to ASC for biometrics appointment (original date was 4.27) and was seen

6.16 Put in request with service center as EAD over 75 days

6.17 Called State Senator's office and asked for their help with chasing USCIS for the EAD

6.18 Status updated saying EAD card being shipped

6.19 EAD arrived

6.28 i-485 status updated to "Ready for Interview"

9.27 Interview attended

10.05 Green card received

 

ROC Journey

*realizes that ROC window opens 24 days after I'm due to give birth to first child, panics, and starts to figure out the prep now, even through it's January and 5 months early*

 

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Thanks Nancy!

I'm good with patience (I know that this can be a *long* process), but it did make me realize that I don't know the answer to my 2 questions (when transfers usually happen from MSC to local offices, and what happens if an office is in shutdown), so I'd really appreciate it if anyone does have the answers to those points (and sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place - let me know and I can move it).

Well, then it seems we have to wait for couple days more, it doesn't take that long with shutdowns. Good luck.


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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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