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Hello everyone,

I am new to the community, but I have used your help extensively while filling for my I-130.

I am a current high school student at a boarding school in New Hampshire on F-1 status. My mother is a U.S. citizen and I am under 21, unmarried. We filled my I-485 application last month which was accepted by the USCIS on April 16, 2015. However, the problem stems in the fact that I will lose an upcoming $100,000+ college scholarship if I do not adjust my status before the fall term (September 2015) commences. So to avoid that we contacted Senator Shaheen's office in New Hampshire which was very helpful in communicating with the USCIS. They scheduled me for fingerprinting on April 22nd which I completed.

However, yesteday I received an email from the office in response to my application. After they spoke with the congressional liason, they were told that my applications are going through "front-end processing at NBC to determine prima facie eligibility and undergo initial background checks," upon whose completion I may file for expedite. I was also told to check up on the case in 30 days to determine if they are complete.

Now I assume that these front end processings are the FBI name/background check. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the expedition of I-485 and if you did how long did it take for these to complete. Also, do you have any suggestions on how should I proceed at this moment.

Thank you very much.

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Update to my case:

I called USCIS customer service yesterday regarding my expedite request and I was forwarded to an immigration officer. He made a new expedite request and today I got the following email:

"On May 5, 2015, you or your representative contacted USCIS to notify us concerning your I-485 Adjustment of Status to notify us that you are requesting expedited adjudication. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.

We have accepted your request for an expedited adjudication. Your application will be forwarded to the local field office, Manchester Field Office, for review. You will be contacted if an interview is required."

I would appreciate if anyone could help me understand whether this is an expedite approval or if there is anything else that I should do to try to get my case moving.

Thank you.

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Update to my case:

I called USCIS customer service yesterday regarding my expedite request and I was forwarded to an immigration officer. He made a new expedite request and today I got the following email:

"On May 5, 2015, you or your representative contacted USCIS to notify us concerning your I-485 Adjustment of Status to notify us that you are requesting expedited adjudication. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.

We have accepted your request for an expedited adjudication. Your application will be forwarded to the local field office, Manchester Field Office, for review. You will be contacted if an interview is required."

I would appreciate if anyone could help me understand whether this is an expedite approval or if there is anything else that I should do to try to get my case moving.

Thank you.

I have seen a expedite granted for school fees before. It does go to the NBC then when they are ready to adjudicate they send it to a local field office for interview or approval, depends on different factors. So yes it leaving the NBC is a good sign and yes there have been expedites before for school fees.


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Update to my case:

I called USCIS customer service yesterday regarding my expedite request and I was forwarded to an immigration officer. He made a new expedite request and today I got the following email:

"On May 5, 2015, you or your representative contacted USCIS to notify us concerning your I-485 Adjustment of Status to notify us that you are requesting expedited adjudication. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.

We have accepted your request for an expedited adjudication. Your application will be forwarded to the local field office, Manchester Field Office, for review. You will be contacted if an interview is required."

I would appreciate if anyone could help me understand whether this is an expedite approval or if there is anything else that I should do to try to get my case moving.

Thank you.

Pls I'd like to expedite my case as well..can you tell me the reason you gave them?

Update to my case:

I called USCIS customer service yesterday regarding my expedite request and I was forwarded to an immigration officer. He made a new expedite request and today I got the following email:

"On May 5, 2015, you or your representative contacted USCIS to notify us concerning your I-485 Adjustment of Status to notify us that you are requesting expedited adjudication. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.

We have accepted your request for an expedited adjudication. Your application will be forwarded to the local field office, Manchester Field Office, for review. You will be contacted if an interview is required."

I would appreciate if anyone could help me understand whether this is an expedite approval or if there is anything else that I should do to try to get my case moving.

Thank you.

Pls I'd like to expedite my case as well..can you tell me the reason you gave them?

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However, the problem stems in the fact that I will lose an upcoming $100,000+ college scholarship if I do not adjust my status before the fall term (September 2015) commences.

He said why.


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Hello everyone,

I am new to the community, but I have used your help extensively while filling for my I-130.

I am a current high school student at a boarding school in New Hampshire on F-1 status. My mother is a U.S. citizen and I am under 21, unmarried. We filled my I-485 application last month which was accepted by the USCIS on April 16, 2015. However, the problem stems in the fact that I will lose an upcoming $100,000+ college scholarship if I do not adjust my status before the fall term (September 2015) commences. So to avoid that we contacted Senator Shaheen's office in New Hampshire which was very helpful in communicating with the USCIS. They scheduled me for fingerprinting on April 22nd which I completed.

However, yesteday I received an email from the office in response to my application. After they spoke with the congressional liason, they were told that my applications are going through "front-end processing at NBC to determine prima facie eligibility and undergo initial background checks," upon whose completion I may file for expedite. I was also told to check up on the case in 30 days to determine if they are complete.

Now I assume that these front end processings are the FBI name/background check. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the expedition of I-485 and if you did how long did it take for these to complete. Also, do you have any suggestions on how should I proceed at this moment.

Thank you very much.

Congrats on your impending scholarship for the fall 2015.

Which school are you attending in NH? Dartmouth?

What will you be studying?

I'm requesting expedited I-485 processing.

They responded back to me in about a week.

I just need to submit documentation.

I'll be praying for yours.

All the best.


I-360
03/10/2014 - I-360 filed
4/14/2010 - Prima Facie determination

7/11/2014 - Request For Evidence (RFE)

10/10/2014 - Response to RFE
12/2/2014 - I-360 Approved

AOS
03/15/2015 - I-485, I-765
11/30/2010 - NOA received
12/13/2015 - Biometrics appointment letter received
04/23/2015 - Attended biometrics
05/3/2015 - Notice of I-485 transferred to NBC
10/23/2015 - Interview notice received for November 10th
06/02/2015 - EAD arrived
09/21/2015 - AP arrived
11/10/2015 - Attended interview
11/27/2015 - Received permanent resident card

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Similar situation - My I-765 and I-485 expedite requests were approved yesterday and today respectively. Any idea how long they take to print the green cards from the date they accept the expedite requests?

EB2
PD: June 2014 (Current)
RD: July 15 2015
I-765 Expedite Service Request submitted: Aug 6
Received email requesting supporting documentation: Aug 7
Submitted documentation: Aug 9
Received acceptance and approval of expedite request: Aug 24
I-485 AOS Expedite Service Request submitted: Aug 21
Received email requesting supporting documentation: Aug 24
Responded to email with documentation: Aug 24
Received acceptance and approval of expedite request: Aug 25

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Similar situation - My I-765 and I-485 expedite requests were approved yesterday and today respectively. Any idea how long they take to print the green cards from the date they accept the expedite requests?

EB2

PD: June 2014 (Current)

RD: July 15 2015

I-765 Expedite Service Request submitted: Aug 6

Received email requesting supporting documentation: Aug 7

Submitted documentation: Aug 9

Received acceptance and approval of expedite request: Aug 24

I-485 AOS Expedite Service Request submitted: Aug 21

Received email requesting supporting documentation: Aug 24

Responded to email with documentation: Aug 24

Received acceptance and approval of expedite request: Aug 25

Received I-485 Approval and Card Ordered for Production + Welcome Notice Sent: Sept 22

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