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Advance Parole and EAD Processing times - Adjusting from K1 - 2017

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Hi,

 

I have found mixed information on various sites so Creating this forum to discuss the processing times and case movements for Advance Parole and EAD when filing for adjustment of status. 

Does USCIS still hold that '90 days processing' for EAD/AP ? or has it increased over the last few months? 

Anyone has received the AP in less than 90 days here? 

Its been more than 70 days for me today and I have started worrying a little. (Travel issues, and I need a job :( ) 

Many people in these forums abandon their profiles when they get their final cards or dont update it regularly so I dont expect those timelines to be very accurate. 

 

Please reply if the you adjusted status and filed EAD/AP and how did your processing go? 

Thanks all and all the best!

 

Edited by Ray&Ash

09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card received

16 July 2018 - Filed for EAD/AP Renewal

26 Feb 2019 - Interview 

 

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Earlier in the 129F forum we had a tech genius who helped us with the case movements and number... @geowrian Can a similar thing be done for EAD/AP too? Maybe later someone in this forum can help :) 


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card received

16 July 2018 - Filed for EAD/AP Renewal

26 Feb 2019 - Interview 

 

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It's currently taking a little over 90 days now. I would say the average range is anywhere from 90-120 days for AP/EAD approval. I believe you can make a service request online once you are past 90 days. 


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October 13, 2017 : RFIE letter received in mail (they want an English translated Birth Certificate, which we included in the original petition...)

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Thanks. Yeah i also think its a lil over 90 days but it also might be cos the USCIS doesnt update the details online (so thats not accurate) and mostly the people posting on forums are the ones with delayed timelines. So in order to get a clearer picture and not to stress, I thought itll be good for all if people could post the no. of days it took for them esp if it was less than 90 days :)  


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card received

16 July 2018 - Filed for EAD/AP Renewal

26 Feb 2019 - Interview 

 

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Very rare that processing is under 90 days atm. 90-140 days or so ... It started getting longer and longer after the JAnuary policy change. I'd say 4 months is average atm.

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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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The service request can be after the 75 day mark. An RFE pauses the timer and an RFIE resets it. Actual processing timelines seem unaffected by an RFE/RFIE, though.

 

The average is closer to 120 days now, unfortunately. Some are around the 90 day marks, but there's no way to know if they just got lucky or they got tired of waiting and did an expedite due to a job offer or something.

 

7 minutes ago, Ray&Ash said:

Earlier in the 129F forum we had a tech genius who helped us with the case movements and number... @geowrian Can a similar thing be done for EAD/AP too? Maybe later someone in this forum can help :) 

Can it? Probably...I'd have to check. It's not a major change in code, but the online tracker is a bit of a mess now....I've seen a lot of people saying the cases aren't showing up or don't show updates. So I'm not sure how good of an indicator it would be, unfortunately.


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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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

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

 

NVC

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

 

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Just now, bad4tatt said:

As stated before I can confirm 90-120 days. Mine took 104 PD April 10th and I was not able to do a SR until day 90.

Oh until 90 days? I called USCIS and they said I can raise one after 75 days. You called them for SR or the system didn't allow you to create one? 


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card received

16 July 2018 - Filed for EAD/AP Renewal

26 Feb 2019 - Interview 

 

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2 minutes ago, bad4tatt said:

As stated before I can confirm 90-120 days. Mine took 104 PD April 10th and I was not able to do a SR until day 90.

Hey there. I was just looking at your time and it shows you had RFE for the original 485. So you 90 days clock for EAD/AP also had to reset after they received your response. So technically your EAD got approved before 90 days period :) 


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card received

16 July 2018 - Filed for EAD/AP Renewal

26 Feb 2019 - Interview 

 

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Just now, Ray&Ash said:

Oh until 90 days? I called USCIS and they said I can raise one after 75 days. You called them for SR or the system didn't allow you to create one? 

I tried at the 75 day mark but was then told NBC was still within it's processing time. Seems like times keep going backwards. Very frustrating. You can expedite if you fall into certain categories but you will be required to provide proof. Mine would have taken longer than the 104 days but I expedited mine due to potential huge financial loss which I was required to provide proof.

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2 minutes ago, Ray&Ash said:

Hey there. I was just looking at your time and it shows you had RFE for the original 485. So you 90 days clock for EAD/AP also had to reset after they received your response. So technically your EAD got approved before 90 days period :) 

I had to expedite mine. With RFE apparently as per the IO, EAD/AP stop.

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As said above by fellow VJ member it's taking time between 90-120 days. Early 2017 people did receive their EAD/AP combo cards within 90 days frame period but now there's a delay. You and I share a close timeline. I filed mine on August 5th and USCIS received my AOS package on August 8th. You didn't update about biometrics for AOS. Hope you didn't miss the mail and appointment


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11-MAY-2017- Entered US

14-JUN-2017- Got married

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05-AUG-2017- Sent AOS package to chicago lockbox

07-AUG-2017- AOS Package Reached Chicago lockbox

10-AUG-2017- Received E-Notifications for 3 forms at 12:30 in the night !!!

14-AUG-2017- Received NOA1 by mail

24-AUG-2017- Received letter for Biometrics

08-SEPT-2017-Biometrics done

13-DEC-2017- Received RFIE

31-JAN-2018- Response to RFIE Received by USCIS

01-FEB-2018- EAD Approved

08-FEB-2018- Received EAD Card

04-MAY-2018- AOS interview/ Approved on spot

10-MAY-2018- Received Approval letter & Green Card in mail

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1 hour ago, Ray&Ash said:

Hi,

 

I have found mixed information on various sites so Creating this forum to discuss the processing times and case movements for Advance Parole and EAD when filing for adjustment of status. 

Does USCIS still hold that '90 days processing' for EAD/AP ? or has it increased over the last few months? 

Anyone has received the AP in less than 90 days here? 

Its been more than 70 days for me today and I have started worrying a little. (Travel issues, and I need a job :( ) 

Many people in these forums abandon their profiles when they get their final cards or dont update it regularly so I dont expect those timelines to be very accurate. 

 

Please reply if the you adjusted status and filed EAD/AP and how did your processing go? 

Thanks all and all the best!

 

As others have said on here do NOT expect the EAD/AP for at least 90 days up until 140 days after you file. The timelines have got pushed significantly back this year due to everyone filing for AOS, ROC, and Naturalization. 

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2 hours ago, Ray&Ash said:

Please reply if the you adjusted status and filed EAD/AP and how did your processing go? 

Hi, I just got my EAD/AP card 109 days after my priority date...you'll have to have a little more patience, they are now processing/producing mid June fillers cards.

Good luck!


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02/01/2017 - MARRIED!!!

05/28/2017 - Package Sent

05/30/2017 - Package delivered 

06/09/2017 - Package returned (outdated I-130)

06/12/2017 - New package sent

06/14/2017 - New Package delivered

06/20/2017 - Check cashed

06/21/2017 - e-mails and texts received

06/24/2017 - Notice of action (Acceptance letter) received in the mail.

06/30/2017 - Biometrics appointment received in mail.

07/03/2017 - Biometrics done! (it was a successful walk in, my appointment was 07/10)

09/02/2017 - Service Request for EAD.

09/25/2017 - Call to tier 2 after no update on SR.

09/25/2017 - New Card Is Being Produced!!! (YAY)

09/30/2017 - EAD in hands!!!

04/08/2018 - Online Status Changed! - Interview Scheduled!!!

04/11/2018 - Inteview letter on the mail!

05/11/2018 - Interview at West Palm Beach field Office - Approved on spot!!!

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5 hours ago, Ray&Ash said:

Hi,

 

I have found mixed information on various sites so Creating this forum to discuss the processing times and case movements for Advance Parole and EAD when filing for adjustment of status. 

Does USCIS still hold that '90 days processing' for EAD/AP ? or has it increased over the last few months? 

Anyone has received the AP in less than 90 days here? 

Its been more than 70 days for me today and I have started worrying a little. (Travel issues, and I need a job :( ) 

Many people in these forums abandon their profiles when they get their final cards or dont update it regularly so I dont expect those timelines to be very accurate. 

 

Please reply if the you adjusted status and filed EAD/AP and how did your processing go? 

Thanks all and all the best!

 

We are currently at 118 days.  We submitted on June 16th, had our biometrics on August 2nd, and haven't heard anything since.  We called them last week and they said they would get back to us within five business days; we are calling again tomorrow.  We reached out to our congressman and just heard back from him today; he said that it is currently taking around 180 days and that he can't help us unless we submit evidence that we qualify for an expedite (which we don't).  It's very frustrating.  

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11/19/2016                 Mailed I-129F packet
11/21/2016                 NOA1 received date
11/25/2016                 Date on NOA1 hard copy
11/28/2016                 NOA1 arrived in the mail
02/16/2017                 NOA2 (USCIS website and Case Tracker app)
02/21/2017                 NOA2 arrived in the mail
03/08/2017                 Case arrived at the NVC
03/09/2017                 NVC assigned case number
03/13/2017                 Case left the NVC
03/17/2017                 Case arrived in Montreal; status updated to "Ready"
03/17/2017                 Submitted DS-160
03/18/2017                 E-mailed Packet 3 to Montreal
03/20/2017                 Received Packet 4
04/26/2017                 Visa interview in Montreal - Approved!!!
04/27/2017                 CEAC status changed from "Administrative Processing" to "Visa Issued".
04/28/2017                 Visa arrived
05/29/2017                 POE Toronto (Pre-Clearance)/Minneapolis
06/01/2017                 Legal marriage
07/29/2017                 Wedding ceremony with family and friends

 

Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status:

06/16/2017                 Mailed AOS packet to Chicago lockbox

06/19/2017                 Chicago lockbox received

07/03/2017                 Notification texts & e-mails

07/12/2017                 NOA hard copies arrived in the mail

07/25/2017                 Biometrics letter arrived

08/02/2017                 Biometrics appointment

11/06/2017                 EAD and AP approval notice arrived in the mail

11/08/2017                 EAD card arrived (145 days after we sent our AOS packet)

03/15/2018                 Status changed to "Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview"

07/21/2018                 Submitted paperwork to renew EAD/AP

09/01/2018                 Interview notice arrived in the mail

10/03/2018                 AOS interview (474 days after we mailed our paperwork)

11/08/2018                 InfoPass appointment to inquire about green card.  Learned that our file had been moved to the
                                       storage room for approved cases, but had not been marked "approved" in the computer system.

11/16/2018                 Online case status changed to "approved" (44 days after AOS interview)

11/21/2018                 Green card was mailed

11/24/2018                 Green card arrived!!!!!  (526 days after applying for AOS)

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