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I am still at the beginning of my AOS concurrent filing process. Received sms/emails but still waiting for the NOA in the mail.

 

I received a job offer yesterday. The employer understands my situation and agreed to a start day which is a month from now.

 

Can I expedite my EAD right after doing biometrics? Or that will be too soon and I'll need to wait 70/90 days? 


Aug 18, 2017       Concurrent Filing to Adjust Status (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131, I-864) 

Aug 21, 2017       AOS Package Delivered to USCIS Chicago Lockbox

Aug 29, 2017       SMS and Emails Received

Sep 01, 2017       4 NOAs Received in the Mail

Sep 08, 2017       Biometrics Appointment Received in Mail (Appointment for Sep 18) 

Sep 08, 2017       Biometrics Walk-in Successful

Sep 08, 2017       Called USCIS and Requested to Expedite I-765

Sep 09, 2017       Received Email From USCIS to Fax Job Offer (Faxed Job Offer on the Same Day)

Sep 23, 2017       Received RFIE for I-864. Response to RFIE sent on Sep 25

Sep 28, 2017       I-485 Status changed to "Response To Request For Evidence Was Received"

Sep 29, 2017       EAD New Card is Approved on Day 42 (2 hours after submitting a 2nd expedite request)

Oct 06, 2017        EAD Compo Card in Hand. Status on USCIS still showing Card Being Produced

 

 

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2 minutes ago, LionessDeon said:

You can request an expedite online.  Explain you have a job offer. Try to get something in writing from the employer stating that. 

Thanks. I have the offer in writing.

 

Could you please explain how to expedite online? Do you mean scheduling and InfoPass? I thought I will have to call USCIS and place a service request.

 

I am assuming that I should do my biometrics first?

 

 


Aug 18, 2017       Concurrent Filing to Adjust Status (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131, I-864) 

Aug 21, 2017       AOS Package Delivered to USCIS Chicago Lockbox

Aug 29, 2017       SMS and Emails Received

Sep 01, 2017       4 NOAs Received in the Mail

Sep 08, 2017       Biometrics Appointment Received in Mail (Appointment for Sep 18) 

Sep 08, 2017       Biometrics Walk-in Successful

Sep 08, 2017       Called USCIS and Requested to Expedite I-765

Sep 09, 2017       Received Email From USCIS to Fax Job Offer (Faxed Job Offer on the Same Day)

Sep 23, 2017       Received RFIE for I-864. Response to RFIE sent on Sep 25

Sep 28, 2017       I-485 Status changed to "Response To Request For Evidence Was Received"

Sep 29, 2017       EAD New Card is Approved on Day 42 (2 hours after submitting a 2nd expedite request)

Oct 06, 2017        EAD Compo Card in Hand. Status on USCIS still showing Card Being Produced

 

 

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37 minutes ago, LionessDeon said:

Biometrics has to do with the I-485. 

 

Go to USCIS.gov --- case status---service request. Enter the asked for information. 

I-765 also requires biometrics.

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K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

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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On 8/31/2017 at 5:05 PM, Raouf said:

Thanks. I have the offer in writing.

 

Could you please explain how to expedite online? Do you mean scheduling and InfoPass? I thought I will have to call USCIS and place a service request.

 

I am assuming that I should do my biometrics first?

 

 

I was not allowed to ask for an expedite until I did my biometrics. I did a walk-in and put in a service request asking for an expedite as soon as I left the field office.


05/11/2017: Mailed I-485, I-130, I-131, 1-765 

05/12/2017: Packet Delivered and Signed For

05/17/2017: NOA (text) Received for I-485 and I-765

05/18/2017: NOA (text) Received for I-130 and I-131

05/19/2017: Checks cashed 

05/22/2017: NOA (hard copy) Received in Mail (dated 05/17/2017)

05/26/2017: Biometrics Received (scheduled for 06/07/2017)

05/30/2017: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

05/30/2017: SR to expedite I-765

06/05/2017: Received RFE for I-130A (dated 06/01/2017)

06/06/2017: Response to RFE Delivered

06/08/2017: Response To USCIS' Request For Evidence Was Received

06/12/2017: SR to expedite I-765 (with help from Congressman)

06/15/2017: EAD Approved! (34 days)

06/20/2017: EAD/AP Mailed

06/22/2017: EAD/AP Arrived in Mail (41 days)

07/06/2017-07/12/2017: Traveled on AP (POE: MIA)

12/20/2017: Letter with interview date (222 DAYS)

01/23/2018: INTERVIEW DATE!

01/24/2018: AOS Approved! (257 DAYS)

01/27/2018: Welcome to USA Letter Received (260 DAYS)

01/30/2018: Green Card Received (263 DAYS)

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5 hours ago, EMBELL_17 said:

I was not allowed to ask for an expedite until I did my biometrics. I did a walk-in and put in a service request asking for an expedite as soon as I left the field office.

Thank you.

 

What was the basis for your expedite request?

Did they deny your request initially? 

At what point did you seek congressman's help?

 


Aug 18, 2017       Concurrent Filing to Adjust Status (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131, I-864) 

Aug 21, 2017       AOS Package Delivered to USCIS Chicago Lockbox

Aug 29, 2017       SMS and Emails Received

Sep 01, 2017       4 NOAs Received in the Mail

Sep 08, 2017       Biometrics Appointment Received in Mail (Appointment for Sep 18) 

Sep 08, 2017       Biometrics Walk-in Successful

Sep 08, 2017       Called USCIS and Requested to Expedite I-765

Sep 09, 2017       Received Email From USCIS to Fax Job Offer (Faxed Job Offer on the Same Day)

Sep 23, 2017       Received RFIE for I-864. Response to RFIE sent on Sep 25

Sep 28, 2017       I-485 Status changed to "Response To Request For Evidence Was Received"

Sep 29, 2017       EAD New Card is Approved on Day 42 (2 hours after submitting a 2nd expedite request)

Oct 06, 2017        EAD Compo Card in Hand. Status on USCIS still showing Card Being Produced

 

 

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With job offer in your hand, you can request expedite processing anytime based on personal financial loss. 

This is highly discretionary and subjective, however, depending on who reviews your request.

But you can still officially request expedite processing. 

 

I would recommend to include not only the job offer, but also a special letter from your employer's HR or your supervisor's letter stating that they would like to request help from USCIS so the employer can do the business without interruption. 

This will definitely increase the chance as compared to the case without special letter. 

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2 hours ago, xillini said:

With job offer in your hand, you can request expedite processing anytime based on personal financial loss. 

This is highly discretionary and subjective, however, depending on who reviews your request.

But you can still officially request expedite processing. 

 

I would recommend to include not only the job offer, but also a special letter from your employer's HR or your supervisor's letter stating that they would like to request help from USCIS so the employer can do the business without interruption. 

This will definitely increase the chance as compared to the case without special letter. 

You can only expedite after you've done the biometrics.

Edited by Suss&Camm

K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

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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6 hours ago, Raouf said:

Thank you.

 

What was the basis for your expedite request?

Did they deny your request initially? 

At what point did you seek congressman's help?

 

I was already employed and risked losing my job as my EAD was about to expire. 

I was denied once because I hadn't done my biometrics, and another time because they issued an RFE for my I130A. 

I sought congressman help the day I mailed my application. 


05/11/2017: Mailed I-485, I-130, I-131, 1-765 

05/12/2017: Packet Delivered and Signed For

05/17/2017: NOA (text) Received for I-485 and I-765

05/18/2017: NOA (text) Received for I-130 and I-131

05/19/2017: Checks cashed 

05/22/2017: NOA (hard copy) Received in Mail (dated 05/17/2017)

05/26/2017: Biometrics Received (scheduled for 06/07/2017)

05/30/2017: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

05/30/2017: SR to expedite I-765

06/05/2017: Received RFE for I-130A (dated 06/01/2017)

06/06/2017: Response to RFE Delivered

06/08/2017: Response To USCIS' Request For Evidence Was Received

06/12/2017: SR to expedite I-765 (with help from Congressman)

06/15/2017: EAD Approved! (34 days)

06/20/2017: EAD/AP Mailed

06/22/2017: EAD/AP Arrived in Mail (41 days)

07/06/2017-07/12/2017: Traveled on AP (POE: MIA)

12/20/2017: Letter with interview date (222 DAYS)

01/23/2018: INTERVIEW DATE!

01/24/2018: AOS Approved! (257 DAYS)

01/27/2018: Welcome to USA Letter Received (260 DAYS)

01/30/2018: Green Card Received (263 DAYS)

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I applied for my i-765 on December 6th, 2017. I have about two months before my start date since I applied for EAD. After reading online forums on expedition, I thought it would be good to apply for expedition. I went to field office in Kansas City, officer asked me to mail the request letter and supporting documents to mailing address (Potomac service center) listed on my I 797-c. I wrote letter based on severe financial loss to me and company with justification. I included my offer letter, house leasing form and other supporting documents for my expedition.

Time Frame:

12/06/2017 – Packet received at USICS

01/05/2018 – Expedition letter sent to USICS (Potomac service center)

01/11/2018 – Expedition got approved and sent to officer for review

01/16/2018 – Card sent to production

01/19/2018 – Card was mailed to me

01/24/2018 – Received EAD card

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My experience trying to expedite at MSC / NBC has been poor.

 

Firstly, don't use the online system as suggested on this thread. The online system only lets you raise an SR. An SR is not the same thing as an expedite, and you don't want to raise an SR. You can only expedite by calling them, by mail, or through your congressman. SRs show up on the 'Next Steps' part of the USCIS case checking system (right side), Expedite will show up under 'Case History' and will have a code like T1D...WKD or similar, presumably standing for Tier 1. SRs look like SR..MSC, for example.

 

I raised an expedite request on 1/2 and on 1/3 they sent a request for more information through regular mail. They didn't email or call me even though they had all the details required to do so. The letter arrived on 1/9 and it asked for more supporting information, providing an "Attn" line for the team handling my request, plus the fax number. I faxed my supporting documentation with a cover letter on 1/9. On 1/23 (2 weeks later) I called USCIS again. They said they have no record I even faxed the documents! I faxed them again yesterday.

 

The expedite process seems to be very 'hit or miss'. I wish you the best of luck with it.


Spousal I-130 + I-485 adjustment from non-immigrant E-2 visa.

 

Sent USPS Priority Mail: 10/13/2017

Received (USPS tracking): 10/16/2017

Received by USCIS / Priority date: 10/17/2017

NOA1 Text/Emails: 10/25/2017

NOA1 Received by Mail: 10/30/2017

Biometrics Appt Notice by Mail: 11/3/2017

Biometrics Appt: 11/15/2017

Interview Appt Notice by Mail: 1/8/2018

I-485 Case Status Updated Online to 'Interview is Scheduled': 1/9/2018

Interview Appt: 2/7/2018

'Further Review' indicated after Interview: 2/7/2018

I-131 Case Status Updated Online to 'Case Was Approved': 2/8/2018

I-765 Case Status Updated Online to 'Card Was Mailed To Me': 2/8/2018

I-485 Case Status Updated Online to 'New Card Is Being Produced': 2/8/2018 (!!)

I-797 (Approval) for I-131 + I-765 Received by Mail: 2/9/2018

EAD/AP Combo Card Received by Mail: 2/10/2018

I-485 Case Status Updated Online to 'Card Was Mailed To Me': 2/13/2018

US Permanent Resident Card Received by Mail: 2/16/2018

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On 1/24/2018 at 11:43 PM, ajs1984 said:

My experience trying to expedite at MSC / NBC has been poor.

 

Firstly, don't use the online system as suggested on this thread. The online system only lets you raise an SR. An SR is not the same thing as an expedite, and you don't want to raise an SR. You can only expedite by calling them, by mail, or through your congressman. SRs show up on the 'Next Steps' part of the USCIS case checking system (right side), Expedite will show up under 'Case History' and will have a code like T1D...WKD or similar, presumably standing for Tier 1. SRs look like SR..MSC, for example.

 

I raised an expedite request on 1/2 and on 1/3 they sent a request for more information through regular mail. They didn't email or call me even though they had all the details required to do so. The letter arrived on 1/9 and it asked for more supporting information, providing an "Attn" line for the team handling my request, plus the fax number. I faxed my supporting documentation with a cover letter on 1/9. On 1/23 (2 weeks later) I called USCIS again. They said they have no record I even faxed the documents! I faxed them again yesterday.

 

The expedite process seems to be very 'hit or miss'. I wish you the best of luck with it.

Hey, 

Any update on your case? I am in a very similar situation as you. I called for expedite, and they emailed me back saying "case under review. You will hear from us shortly."

This was 10 days ago. 

 

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On 8/31/2017 at 6:03 PM, Suss&Camm said:

I-765 also requires biometrics.

Interesting...I believe this usually is the case, but is there a reference for your claim?

 

I got my EAD/AP combo card, with "fingerprint not available" written on the lower right corner, and my fingerprint appointment is next week.

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EB-5 PD: 9/25/2015, California Service Center
I-485 filed: 12/5/2017, California Service Center
I-485 check cashed: 12/15/2017
I-485 NOA1 date: 12/14/2017
EAD/AP approved: 1/24/2018
Fingerprint: 2/12/2018

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