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I-130 before/after/concurrent with I-485

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So I noticed the I-130 has an area to enter your SSN and Alien registration number.

 

My wife entered on a Tourist Visa and we are now completing the documents. Should we file the I-485 (to get the Alien Registration Number) and EAD (which is needed to get the SSN) FIRST, then fill out the I-130?

 

I thought we could send them both together, but it looks like we need the NOA number to complete the I-130,

 

Can anyone offer some insight? Thanks

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Concurrently.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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The I-485 means nothing unless there is an immigrant petition (such as I-130 for a family member) establishing eligibility to receive a green card. It's like saying, why is she applying to be a green card holder when she hasn't established proof of why she's eligible to do so? What makes her eligible is the I-130 proving her relationship to you as a married couple. That's why you need to either send the I-130 first, or file them together as most people do. 

 

If she doesn't have a SSN or A-number, that's fine to leave it blank. She'll get an A-number when they process her case. 

Edited by Cadence

05/24/2016 [Day 0] Sent in I-130/I-485

05/26/2016 [Day 2] Package received at Chicago Office

06/01/2016 [Day 8] Received 2 acceptance notification emails

06/03/2016 [Day 10] Received NOA1, priority date 05/26/2016

06/18/2016 [Day 25] Received biometrics letter, 06/27/2016

06/27/2016 [Day 34] Went to Biometrics appointment

07/11/2016 [Day 49] RFIE issued

07/25/2016 [Day 49] Sent RFIE response (total 63 days since start, RFIE paused timer AFAIK)

07/28/2016 [Day 49] RFIE response arrived and signed for by M Sievers; Case updated to 'Response received' (total 66 days)

11/09/2016 [Day 153] Interview scheduled for 12/12/16!!! (total 170 days)

12/12/2016 [Day 186] Approved at the interview (total 203 days)

12/14/2016 [Day 188] Online status update to 'approved' for both I-130 and I-485 (total 205 days)

12/15/2016 [Day 189] Card was sent! (total 206 days)

12/17/2016 [Day 191] Received two I-797s for I-130/I-485 acceptance (total 208 days)

12/19/2016 [Day 193] Card received! (total 210 days)

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Just now, Cadence said:

The I-485 means nothing unless there is an immigrant petition (such as I-130 for a family member) establishing eligibility to receive a green card. It's like saying, why is she applying to be a green card holder when she hasn't established proof of why she's eligible to do so? What makes her eligible is the I-130 proving her relationship to you as a married couple. That's why you need to either send the I-130 first, or file them together as most people do. 

 

So in other situations (k-1) they already have the alien registration number before they send the i-130?

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No, K-1s would send an I-129 (a petition for the same purpose of I-130, but establishing intent to get married as fiance and ongoing relationship instead of marriage and ongoing marriage) and for people who've never filed anything with USCIS before would not have an A number. That's fine. 


05/24/2016 [Day 0] Sent in I-130/I-485

05/26/2016 [Day 2] Package received at Chicago Office

06/01/2016 [Day 8] Received 2 acceptance notification emails

06/03/2016 [Day 10] Received NOA1, priority date 05/26/2016

06/18/2016 [Day 25] Received biometrics letter, 06/27/2016

06/27/2016 [Day 34] Went to Biometrics appointment

07/11/2016 [Day 49] RFIE issued

07/25/2016 [Day 49] Sent RFIE response (total 63 days since start, RFIE paused timer AFAIK)

07/28/2016 [Day 49] RFIE response arrived and signed for by M Sievers; Case updated to 'Response received' (total 66 days)

11/09/2016 [Day 153] Interview scheduled for 12/12/16!!! (total 170 days)

12/12/2016 [Day 186] Approved at the interview (total 203 days)

12/14/2016 [Day 188] Online status update to 'approved' for both I-130 and I-485 (total 205 days)

12/15/2016 [Day 189] Card was sent! (total 206 days)

12/17/2016 [Day 191] Received two I-797s for I-130/I-485 acceptance (total 208 days)

12/19/2016 [Day 193] Card received! (total 210 days)

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