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I am opening this thread since the first one has been closed, and to hear the people like me that filed in May 2016 and are still awaiting for their Green Card.

 

Next Friday I have an Infopass to request why my case has been pending decision after more than a month of the interview.

 

 


05/19/2016 [Day 0] - Filed I-130/I-485/EAD/AP

05/22/2016 [Day 3] - Package arrived at Chicago Lockbox and signed by R Mercado

05/23/2016 [Day 4] - Priority date sent on my NOA1 emails

05/27/2016 [Day 8] - Biometric fee received date (Checked on the website)

05/31/2016 [Day 12] - Checks cashed

06/01/2016 [Day 13] - x4 NOA1 emails and text received

06/04/2016 [Day 16] - x4 NOA1 Letters received with the A number and Priority Date

06/10/2016 [Day 22] - Biometrics letter received in the mail

06/13/2016 [Day 25] - Biometrics appointment early walk-in, Alexandria, VA

06/22/2016 [Day 34] - Biometrics appointment scheduled

07/12/2016 [Day 54] - Case updated online, RFIE I-485, I-864 proof of income (for real?)

07/16/2016 [Day 58] - Received RFIE yellow letter

07/26/2016 [Day 68] - Touch

07/28/2016 [Day 70] - Response to RFIE sent

07/30/2016 [Day 72] - Response to RFIE delivered

08/02/2016 [Day 75] - Response to RFIE received

08/11/2016 [Day 84] - EAD and AP approved, card being produced YASSS!!!

08/24/2016 [Day 97] - EAD on hand!

12/09/2016 [Day 205] - Interview date

02/16/2017 [Day 273] - GC Approval date

02/24/2017 [Day 281] - GC on hand

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Our processing has taken so long that now we get to experience the shade from VisaJourney. Joy. 

 

Hope everyone we've built this community with over this past year is able to find this thread. For me this website is almost as densely confusing as trying to get a Tier 2 officer. 

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3 minutes ago, daveyjoe! said:

Can we all agree that we can officially rename Infopass, InfoFAIL because honesty. 

?????info fail Indeed

Never give up, always have your spirits up. Like I always give encouragement to myself. It's not the number of times you fall that matter but the number of times you can get up. ? 

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anyone has their case in Houston Field Office? My case was transferred there since Aug 15, 2016 (at least what the IO told me) and it haven't been touched since the last update on July 26, 2016 which is "Fingerprint fee received on June 1, 2016".

 

I am confused and frustrated 'coz it seems like my case has been buried or forgotten already. Everytime i call the USCIS customer service they give me conflicting answers. 

 

227 days for me since i filed and still no GC or interview scheduled. :clock::cry::help:


 


 

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1 hour ago, RainbowMonkey said:

anyone has their case in Houston Field Office? My case was transferred there since Aug 15, 2016 (at least what the IO told me) and it haven't been touched since the last update on July 26, 2016 which is "Fingerprint fee received on June 1, 2016".

 

I am confused and frustrated 'coz it seems like my case has been buried or forgotten already. Everytime i call the USCIS customer service they give me conflicting answers. 

 

227 days for me since i filed and still no GC or interview scheduled. :clock::cry::help:

For me I gave up calling them. Try calling them and they more you call the more conflicting answers they give. I'm around 215 days and counting. 

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On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 10:00 AM, RainbowMonkey said:

anyone has their case in Houston Field Office? My case was transferred there since Aug 15, 2016 (at least what the IO told me) and it haven't been touched since the last update on July 26, 2016 which is "Fingerprint fee received on June 1, 2016".

 

I am confused and frustrated 'coz it seems like my case has been buried or forgotten already. Everytime i call the USCIS customer service they give me conflicting answers. 

 

227 days for me since i filed and still no GC or interview scheduled. :clock::cry::help:

Yes I am in Houston field office.

 

According to the USCIS website, Field Office processing time for Houston is January 18th 2016 as of November 30, 2016 so taking a rough estimate, the office is looking at March applications. My finger print fee has not changed neither but I'm not going to waste my time right now worrying about it...


Our Journey

Nov 17th 2003: Met in New Orleans 

Nov 30th 2004: Married in Belize

May 1st 2006: Moved from Louisiana to Scotland

Nov 3rd 2006: Jessica was born

Jan 18th 2011: Ellie was born

Feb 28th 2011: Moved to Mumbai, India

Jan 16th 2014: Moved back to the US

AOS - 2016
May 23rd: I-130, AOS, EAD and AP received
June 1st: Checks cashed
June 6th: Hard copy receipts received for I-130, AOS and EAD. AP receipt not received (however lawyer sent me copies of his receipts which included the AP)
June 6th: Receipt numbers work on USCIS.
June 11th: Biometrics notification
June 13th: Biometrics (walk in)

Aug 13th: Text notification for EAD. Card being produced

Aug 15th: Text notification for EAD & AP. Case approved

Aug 18th: Text notification for EAD. Card has been mailed

Aug 20th: EAD/AP Combo card delivered

2017

April 16th: Applied for EAD/AP renewal

April 25th: EAD/AP case received

May 16th: Text notification received for AOS case status update: interview is scheduled

June 06th: Redo medical

June 20th: Interview date. Evening email: "We ordered your new card"

June 21st: Email received "Case was approved"

June 23rd: Email received "Card was mailed to me"

June 27th: 10 year Green Card delivered 

 

March 22nd 2020: N-400 window opens

 

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1 hour ago, HackyMoto said:

Yes I am in Houston field office.

 

According to the USCIS website, Field Office processing time for Houston is January 18th 2016 as of November 30, 2016 so taking a rough estimate, the office is looking at March applications. My finger print fee has not changed neither but I'm not going to waste my time right now worrying about it...

 

I'm just confused why my case is at Houston Field Office when the closest field office to me is Jacksonville, FL. 


 


 

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum but kinda stumbled on to this thread as was wondering if I was the only person who applied for AOS in May 2016 that hadn't received an interview yet. My status on USCIS website still says fingerprint fee received since July 27th 2016 and been no updates since then. It's reassuring that I'm not the only one who applied in May 2016 that is still waiting. My local field office is Los Angeles County and I'm now officially outside their processing times like many of you. I filed a Service Request online over 30 days ago which was not assigned. I've tried calling about my case for an update but can't really get anywhere so I'm just resigned to waiting. My biggest fear is getting a letter for an interview and the letter getting lost by the postal service and me missing my interview as I know they consider that as an abandonment of my application.

 

There seems to be no sense to the process. I know another person from same country as me who applied for same AOS, under the same conditions as me (married USC), four months after me and they got their green card last week so applications don't appear to be processed in order of receipt.

 

Anyway I don't have a question I just wanted to say hi and hope all remaining May 2016 filers get some good news this week!

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Two IOs so far have told me that when a case is transferred to a field office other than the one closest to you, it probably means they'll make a decision without interview (because they don't need you to appear in person, it doesn't matter which office handles your paperwork). Happened to me too, my case was ultimately decided in Arizona (after it had been circulated through a few others).

 

Keep your spirits up. USCIS works in strange and mysterious ways. When your cases fall out of normal processing times, get your representatives involved. Seems to help. 


Met: June 2004

Face-to-Face 1st time: June 2010

 

 

07/19/14 Sent I-129F

07/29/14 NOA1 (According to USCIS Status Check)

08/06/14 NOA1 Hardcopy 

08/22/14 Officially engaged with a ring, haha!

10/30/14 NOA

12/01/14 Packet 3

01/19/15 Physical Exa

03/09/15 Interview & Approved

LAX 08/09/15 POE

09/07/15 Married 

10/16/15 AOS/EAD/AP sent

11/17/15 Biometrics

1/8/2016 EAD/AP received 

07/05/16 SR: "USCIS anticipates delay"

One year anniversary from application...

 10/21/16 EAD/AP renewal

11/03/16 SR: no response. Congresswoman SR 10/27/16, Application is in Florida (!?)

 11/18/16 walk-in 11/09/16 EAD Biometrics

11/10/16 RFE: Expired I-693 Medical exam and vaccinations (day 391)

11/17/16 RFE response: (1-day priority with signature, delivered but signature waived)

Tier 2 SR: 12/21/16´-- "Case pending decision" (Los Angeles Office should not have responded, file is not with them)

01/13/17 Infopass:  -- "You probably have nothing to worry about. Your case is in Arizona. Previous SR wrongly responded, new SR to the right office."

01/17/17 SR: -- "Pending. We expect decision or other notice in 45 days." Congresswoman's office confirms RFE response has been received.

01/27/17  GC Approved (amid Tr$mp EO chaos)

02/03/17 Card in hand (445 days, non-complicated case (no previous visas, no overstay, no divorces, not high fraud country, no co-sponsor. Just unlucky.))

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1 hour ago, kevinc said:

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum but kinda stumbled on to this thread as was wondering if I was the only person who applied for AOS in May 2016 that hadn't received an interview yet. My status on USCIS website still says fingerprint fee received since July 27th 2016 and been no updates since then. It's reassuring that I'm not the only one who applied in May 2016 that is still waiting. My local field office is Los Angeles County and I'm now officially outside their processing times like many of you. I filed a Service Request online over 30 days ago which was not assigned. I've tried calling about my case for an update but can't really get anywhere so I'm just resigned to waiting. My biggest fear is getting a letter for an interview and the letter getting lost by the postal service and me missing my interview as I know they consider that as an abandonment of my application.

 

There seems to be no sense to the process. I know another person from same country as me who applied for same AOS, under the same conditions as me (married USC), four months after me and they got their green card last week so applications don't appear to be processed in order of receipt.

 

Anyway I don't have a question I just wanted to say hi and hope all remaining May 2016 filers get some good news this week!

Hi Back from Washington, DC:)

 

You are not the only ona waiting in here xD

 

I had my interview on December 9, and even though the IO said everything was OK, I still have not gotten any news.

 

Went to an infopass appointment last Tuesday, and filed an inquiry to my IO asking for an update, let's see...


05/19/2016 [Day 0] - Filed I-130/I-485/EAD/AP

05/22/2016 [Day 3] - Package arrived at Chicago Lockbox and signed by R Mercado

05/23/2016 [Day 4] - Priority date sent on my NOA1 emails

05/27/2016 [Day 8] - Biometric fee received date (Checked on the website)

05/31/2016 [Day 12] - Checks cashed

06/01/2016 [Day 13] - x4 NOA1 emails and text received

06/04/2016 [Day 16] - x4 NOA1 Letters received with the A number and Priority Date

06/10/2016 [Day 22] - Biometrics letter received in the mail

06/13/2016 [Day 25] - Biometrics appointment early walk-in, Alexandria, VA

06/22/2016 [Day 34] - Biometrics appointment scheduled

07/12/2016 [Day 54] - Case updated online, RFIE I-485, I-864 proof of income (for real?)

07/16/2016 [Day 58] - Received RFIE yellow letter

07/26/2016 [Day 68] - Touch

07/28/2016 [Day 70] - Response to RFIE sent

07/30/2016 [Day 72] - Response to RFIE delivered

08/02/2016 [Day 75] - Response to RFIE received

08/11/2016 [Day 84] - EAD and AP approved, card being produced YASSS!!!

08/24/2016 [Day 97] - EAD on hand!

12/09/2016 [Day 205] - Interview date

02/16/2017 [Day 273] - GC Approval date

02/24/2017 [Day 281] - GC on hand

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10 minutes ago, Ninahi said:

Two IOs so far have told me that when a case is transferred to a field office other than the one closest to you, it probably means they'll make a decision without interview (because they don't need you to appear in person, it doesn't matter which office handles your paperwork). Happened to me too, my case was ultimately decided in Arizona (after it had been circulated through a few others).

 

Keep your spirits up. USCIS works in strange and mysterious ways. When your cases fall out of normal processing times, get your representatives involved. Seems to help. 

There was a person in this thread who got her case transferred to Houston, but still had to appear for an interview in Norfolk, VA, so I don't think that's very accurate lol


05/19/2016 [Day 0] - Filed I-130/I-485/EAD/AP

05/22/2016 [Day 3] - Package arrived at Chicago Lockbox and signed by R Mercado

05/23/2016 [Day 4] - Priority date sent on my NOA1 emails

05/27/2016 [Day 8] - Biometric fee received date (Checked on the website)

05/31/2016 [Day 12] - Checks cashed

06/01/2016 [Day 13] - x4 NOA1 emails and text received

06/04/2016 [Day 16] - x4 NOA1 Letters received with the A number and Priority Date

06/10/2016 [Day 22] - Biometrics letter received in the mail

06/13/2016 [Day 25] - Biometrics appointment early walk-in, Alexandria, VA

06/22/2016 [Day 34] - Biometrics appointment scheduled

07/12/2016 [Day 54] - Case updated online, RFIE I-485, I-864 proof of income (for real?)

07/16/2016 [Day 58] - Received RFIE yellow letter

07/26/2016 [Day 68] - Touch

07/28/2016 [Day 70] - Response to RFIE sent

07/30/2016 [Day 72] - Response to RFIE delivered

08/02/2016 [Day 75] - Response to RFIE received

08/11/2016 [Day 84] - EAD and AP approved, card being produced YASSS!!!

08/24/2016 [Day 97] - EAD on hand!

12/09/2016 [Day 205] - Interview date

02/16/2017 [Day 273] - GC Approval date

02/24/2017 [Day 281] - GC on hand

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Since I filed at the end of May I stuck around June filers :blink: just now found this thread.. oops.

Yesterday I had my green card interview (on day 252) It went well and we got approved within an hour of leaving the interview.

 

To those from May who are still waiting, Just hang in there and best of luck. I'll try to update my timeline on this post in case it gives anyone some hope.


Married the love of my life on May 14 2016

 

5/23/2016 Sent initial application for AOS (Forms: i-130, i-485, i-765 and G-1145)

 

Day 01 05/24/2016 USCIS received package (priority date)

Day 09 06/02/2016 Got USCIS Text (3). Case received form i-797 to follow in mail

Day 14 06/07/2016 We received i-797C for residence (i-485) and petition of relative (i-130 )

Day 20 06/13/2016 We received i-797C for employment app (i-765)

Day 25 06/18/2016 Received Biometrics Appt for July 1st

Day 38 07/01/2016 Biometrics Appt

Day 52 07/15/2016 Request for evidence: Missing Applicant Signature on form i-693 (page 1 of medical exams)

Day 83 08/15/2016 Change online status to "EAD: New Card Is Being Produced"

Day 86 08/18/2016 Change online status to "EAD: Card Was Mailed"

Day 90 08/22/2016 Received EAD card on the mail :thumbs:

Day 90 08/22/2016 Applied for SSN - card to be mailed in 30 to 90 days

Day 106     09/07/2016 Received SSN card on the mail (took 16 days!!)

Day 182     11/22/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 211    12/21/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 213    12/23/2016    Got USCIS Text. Case updated Online. Interview scheduled for January 31st 2017.
Day 238    01/17/2017   Case updated: Notice Was Returned To USCIS Because The Post Office Could Not Deliver It
Day 238    01/17/2017   Filed E-Request: Service Request for Non-Delivery of other notice
Day 243    01/22/2017    Received NEW COPY of Interview Notice in the Mail for Jan 31st Interview 
Day 252    01/31/2017    Interview Day ^_^
Day 252    01/31/2017    Case updated: Form i-130 and Form i-485 APPROVED!!! :dance::dance:
Day 254    02/02/2017    Change online status to "GC: My Card Was Mailed"
Day 258    02/06/2017    Received Green Card on Mail :dance::dance:;)

 

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