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I need some guidance on how to handle my situation where the USCIS received my I-485 application in Nov. 2015 and my wife and I still haven't received our interview letter for GC. My lawyer has been contacting them online and he's not going to get a response til Jan. 2017. We've been told from the beginning that my wife and I have nothing to worry about, relax, and enjoy life and we should get the interview letter within 4-6 months......here we are over a year later with no interview letter and work permit expiring soon. We also sent my work permit renewal application that they received end of October 2016 since my work permit ends in Feb. 2017 and I can't afford to lose my job. I received a letter from work that I will be terminated if I don't provide them with new documents for recertification. I've been HAPPILY married for over a year now as well to an American citizen that was born and raised here. I made a schedule with InfoPass within a week to hopefully get an update on my work permit renewal and maybe my I-485 status. Is there anything else that my wife and can be doing while we're waiting? I'm very worried because Feb. is coming closer each day passes. We could use some advice, Thank you.

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If it's been that long and you have no idea what is going on, I'd fire the lawyer... You can call USCIS yourself and see what is going on. Best of luck



K1 Visa

Service Center :California Service Center

I-129F Sent : 2013-09-21

I-129F NOA1 : 2013-09-26

I-129F NOA2 : 2013-11-15

NVC Received : 2014-01-04

Packet 3 Received : 2014-01-15

Packet 3 Sent : 2014-01-27

Packet 4 Received :2014-02-07

Interview Date :2014-02-18

Visa Received : 2014-02-27

US Entry : 2014-03-17

Marriage : 2014-03-18

Adjustment of Status, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2014-04-25

NOA Date : 2014-05-02

Interview: 2014-07-09

Approval: 2014-07-09

Green Card Mailed: 2014-07-15

Green Card Received: 2014-07-18

Lifting of Conditions

Filed: 2016-04-13

NOA Date : 2016-04-21

Biometrics: 2016-05-04

RFE - 2016-11-22

Approved -2016-12-15

Card Mailed 1016-12-20

Card in hands : 2016-12-23


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I heard you can expedite your EAD based on "severe financial loss", which would be the case of losing your job. I've seen several cases on VJ about people expediting it with a job offer letter, or employment letter stating they would be terminated if not renewed on time. 

I would say talk to your lawyer about it or call USCIS directly and ask to expedite it. 

- ~ AOS Journey ~ -
[Day 0] 03/02/2016 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-765 and I-131 to Chicago Lockbox via USPS Priority Express
[Day 2] 03/04 - Delivered and Signed at Chicago Lockbox
[Day 9] 03/11 - Checks cleared
[Day 15] 03/17 - Received 4 NOA letters by mail with Notice Date 03/11/2016
[Day 24] 03/26 - Received biometrics appointment letter by mail
[Day 36] 04/07 - Biometrics appointment at ASC
[Day 56] 04/27 - I-765 status changed to "New Card is Being Produced"

I-131 status changed to "Case was Approved"

[Day 61] 05/02 - Approval Notice letter for I-131 received by mail

[Day 62] 05/03 - Received EAD/AP combo card by mail

Applied to change name with Social Security (got a letter that said it would take up to 4 weeks)

[Day 96] 06/06 - Social Security processed my name change (34 days later)

[Day 113] 06/22 - Got my CO Driver's License (had to take written and drive test)

[Day 286] 12/12 - Received appointment letter with interview scheduled for 01/24/2017 (online status still shows "Fingerprint Fee Received")

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