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I-765 and l-131 fee not required if filing with I-485?

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If you file I-131 and I-765 concurrently with I-485, you only need to pay for the I-485 fee plus the biometrics fee.  You will need to send separate copies of certain pieces of evidence for each application, for instance, one scan of the passport for each application for a total of three, and two passport photographs for each application, for a total of six.  

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K1 Process:



8/20/2016: I-129F packet mailed

8/24/2016: NOA1 

10/20/2016:  NOA2

12/15/2016: Medical appointment

1/20/2017: Interview (approved!) 

1/27/2017: Visa received (157 days from NOA1)

2/20/2017: POE Philadelphia

3/18/2017: Wedding!



Adjustment of Status:


5/11/2017:  I-485, I-131, and I-765 packets mailed to Chicago lockbox

5/13/2017:  USPS delivers I-485, I-131, and I-765 packets to Chicago lockbox

5/18/2017:  Three text/email NOA1's received with a notice date of 5/17/2017

5/18/2017:  Check cashed by USCIS

5/22/2017:  Three hard copy NOA1's received with a priority date of 5/15/2017

5/26/2017:  Biometrics appointment letter received with an appointment date of 6/9/2017

5/30/2017:  Biometrics completed (walk-in, East Hartford, CT ASC) 

6/15/2017: I-485 case status changed to "ready to be scheduled for interview." 

8/9/2017:  Service request for I-765 submitted online (86 days from priority date). 

8/28/2017: Second service request submitted online (106 days from priority date).  

8/28/2017: Submitted case request to congresswoman. 

9/7/2017: Third service request for I-765 submitted online (116 days from priority date). 

9/29/2027: EAD in production (138 days from priority date) 

10/7/2017:  EAD/AP combo card received (146 days from PD)

11/9/2017: Text/e-mail notification of interview date (179 days from PD)

11/14/2017: Receive hard copy I-797C in mail with a notice date of 11/7/2017

12/14/2017: Interview! (214 days from PD)

12/18/2017 Approval notice received with a notice date of 12/14/2017

12/30/2017: GC received (230 days from PD)



9/15/2019: Eligible for ROC

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Correct - no fee when filed with the I-485. If you file them after the I-485, you can send in a copy of the I-485's NOA1 instead of payment.



AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received





12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017



5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE



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You don't need to send extra copies of documents required by more than one of the forms - most ppl just do this to make sure.... it specifically says in the instructions that you don't need to. We didn't and I was fine... but again.. if you want :)

K1 Visa & AOS


2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)



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Yes, the I-765 and I-131 fee are not required if filing with I-485, so the total fee will be the I-485 fee plus the biometric fee, which is $1,225.

Filed from Dallas, TX


PD - 08/29/2016
Biometric Notice - 09/10/2016
Biometric Done - 09/28/2016
I-485 Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview - 10/04/2016
EAD New Card Being Produced - 11/04/2016
EAD Card Was Picked Up By USPS - 11/16/2016
EAD Card Was Delivered - 11/18/2016
Interview Notice - 03/16/2017
Interview Done - 04/18/2017, still "Interview is Scheduled"
Infopass Appointment for pending Case Status - 05/16/2017
Case Status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced" - 05/18/2017
Case Was Approved - 05/18/2017
Card Was Mailed To Me - 05/23/2017
Card Was Delivered To Me - 05/25/2017


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