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Hi guys,

Our petition was finally approved and out of Texas Service Center which was a total wait of 5 months exact.

BTW we were doing the I-130 and then were going to go through NVC and consular interview in my home country but it so happens that I am currently here in Arizona visiting on my B1-B2 visa. I arrived on the 13th of July and was admitted by CBP given up to 6 months to stay as a tourist as per normal though I usually stay for a max of a month and go back to work.

We have read that since I am currently here LEGALLY and was admitted by CBP, have an approved I-130 petition and there is no visa limit since I am the spouse of a US Citizen I can apply for Adjustment of Status.

The big question is, does anyone have experience doing this and how long does it usually take as well as, what forms do we need to submit and to who do we submit this forms in order to proceed.

Naturally our files would go to NVC next but we do not want that, what do we do to make sure that USCIS knows that we want to adjust status.

Thank You

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Yes you can.

Follow this guide: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?autocom=custom&page=i130guide2 if this is the option you wish to pursue. It will take approximately 3-6 months, depending on the caseload at your local office where you will be interviewed.

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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card



Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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