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I-693 RFE: My experience.

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Hi everyone I know there has been some confusion as to whether the I-693 has to be sent with your AOS application.I finally have the answer. I received a letter from USCIS yesterday(not an RFE) that says in summary:

" While processing your initial evidence for AOS we noticed you either did not send the I-693 or it is incomplete. If an interview is required for your application bring the I-693 to your interview, if an interview is not required you will receive an RFE at a later date to send the I-693 paperwork. DO NOT SEND in anything at this time it will slow down your case processing."

My wife's parents are required to have an interview as they came on b/2 visas. So we will bring the I-693 to the interview. So the answer to whether the i-693 is required at time of filing is, it depends. if your required to have interview, then no, if you wont need an interview yes it is required.

Hope this helps someone,


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I delayed my AOS application by a week and a half because of the I-693. Better safe than sorry.

AOS FROM - F1 OPT (Married Apr 28, 2016)                                                                                                ROC
Day 00 - Jun-08-2016 - AOS Package Delivered [Chicago Lockbox]                                                                              Day 00 - Mar-12-2018 - ROC Package Delivered [California Service Center]        

Day 13 - Jun-21-2016 - Hardcopy NOA  for I-485, I-130, I-765                                                                                         Day 09 - Mar-21-2018- Check Cashed                                                                                        

Day 17 - Jun-25-2016 - Biometrics Letter [Appointment July 5]                                                                                      Day 11 - Mar-23-2018-Received NOA Letter

Day 50 - Jul-28-2016 -  Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled for an Interview                                                                      Day 68 - May-18-2018 - Received Biometrics WAIVER Letter

Day 61 - Aug-08-2016 - AOS Interview Letter [interview Date Sept 7]                                                                             Day 159 -Aug-17-2018 - Received 18 Month Extension Letter

Day 71 - Aug-17-2016 - Interview Cancellation Letter [unforeseen Circumstances]

Day 79 - Aug-25-2016 - New AOS Interview Letter [New Interview Date Sept 27]

Day 85 - Aug-31-2016 - Received EAD Card

Day 112 -Sep-27-2016 - AOS Interview [Case Status: New Card Is Being Produced] 

Day 118 -Oct-03-2016 -  Received AOS Approval Letter

Day 121 -Oct-06-2016 - Received Green Card [ROC opens ~ Mar 10, 2018]

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I delayed my AOS application by a week and a half because of the I-693. Better safe than sorry.

King, That's a great point, if you can send it it why not? We also sent a very detailed letter explaining uscis own policies on the matter, some immigration officers might not know it recently changed. We were in a position where it wouldn't work out to wait. But at least this is some kind of info on the subject.


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