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Hello. Anyone doing AoS through 245i using I-485 Supplement A in USA that is also in the FB1 Category?

 

What questions are asked in the interview and does the petitioner has to be there for an approved I-130?

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yes, the petitioner has to be at the interview

 

there aren't many questions, to make sure you qualify under the 245i law and that the affidavit of support is from the petitioner is enough  I suppose you paid the $1000 fine to adjust status in the US?

 

I adjusted under the 245i law, my US Citizen mom filed for me in 1999, I had the interview in 2005 and became a USC in 2010

 

 

 

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On 11/9/2017 at 6:27 PM, aleful said:

yes, the petitioner has to be at the interview

 

there aren't many questions, to make sure you qualify under the 245i law and that the affidavit of support is from the petitioner is enough  I suppose you paid the $1000 fine to adjust status in the US?

 

I adjusted under the 245i law, my US Citizen mom filed for me in 1999, I had the interview in 2005 and became a USC in 2010

 

 

 

It was done through an Immigration attorney. USC Mother filed for Unmarried Son over 2 in the FB1 category.

 

All paperwork completed through an Immigration Attorney:

 

Priority Date: 6/9/11.

NOA - I-130: Approved: 5/19/14.

Mailed application packet on 10/2/17.

NOA - I-485/Supplement A: Received:10/4/17  // I-485/Supplement A: Notice date: 10/11/17.

NOA - I-765: Received: 10/4/17 // I-765: Notice Date: 10/11/17 (Online case status only says 10/4/17 though).

NOA - ASC: Notice Date: 10/21/17. SSN is not listed and I am not sure why? SSN was submitted in the application. USCIS A# is listed on I-485, I-765 and ASC.

 

11/6/17: 2pm appointment date Biometrics completed with stamp.

 

Is the application moving fairly quickly or about the same timeline?

 

Affidavit of Support is from my Brother who is a USC and it was enough. I paid $,1000 and it looks like the I-485  NOA says:

 

Application/Petition Fee: $2,140.00.

Biometrics Fee: $85.

Total Amount Received: $2,225.00

Total Balance Due: $0.00.

 

Labor Certification (ETA) was submitted before the 4/30/01 before the deadline and it has the Supervisor/Manager date on there that they received it with a job code in California.

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im adjusting under 245i as a grandfathered derivative of lab cert petition filed by my father in 2001. here's my timeline

 

FILING FROM NY

FILING UNDER F2B 245i PD 05/2017

9/30/2016     I-693 MEDICAL EXAM

11/17/2016   AOS PACKET MAILED OUT VIA USPS PRIORITY (I-485, I-485 SUPA, I-765, I-131) FILED USING EARLY DATES

11/21/2016   AOS PACKET DELIVERED TO USCIS

11/25/2016   I-485, I-485 SUPA CHECKS CASHED

11/26/2016  3 EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS (3 CASE #s)

12/2/2016    3 NOAs IN MAIL (I-485, I-765, I-131)

12/9/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT NOTICE

12/23/2016  BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT DATE (COMPLETED)

2/7/2017      EAD SR (77 DAYS SINCE 11/21/2016)

2/16/2017    SR EMAIL RESPONSE. CASE UNDER REVIEW

2/21/2017    EAD CARD IN PRODUCTION

2/24/2017    EAD CARD MAILED OUT

2/28/2017    RECEIVED EAD/AP COMBO CARD (99 DAYS FROM FILING)

6/18/2017    I-485 SR RAISED - NO RESPONSE FOR 60 DAYS

8/7/2017      I-485 SR #2 RAISED

8/16/2017    I-485 SR #2 REPLY AOS APPLICATION IS PENDING AN INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT

9/18/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW SCHEDULED ON 10/24/2017 EMAIL NOTICE  + NOA IN MAIL

9/29/2017    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM UPDATED

10/24/2017  I-485 INTERVIEW

 

i was given "please wait 120 days for decision" letter after the interview was completed. nothing yet


FILING FROM NY
FILING UNDER F2B 245i PD 05/2017
09/30/2016    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM
11/17/2016    PACKET MAILED OUT VIA USPS PRIORITY (I-485, I-485 SUPA, I-765, I-131) FILED USING EARLY DATES
11/21/2016    PACKET DELIVERED TO USCIS

11/23/2016    CASE RECEIVED BY USCIS
11/25/2016    I-485, I-485 SUPA CHECKS CASHED
11/26/2016    3 EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS (3 CASE #s)
12/02/2016    3 NOAs IN MAIL (I-485, I-765, I-131)
12/09/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT NOTICE
12/23/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT DATE (COMPLETED)
02/07/2017    SR (77 DAYS SINCE 11/21/2016)
02/16/2017    SR EMAIL RESPONSE. CASE UNDER REVIEW
02/21/2017    CARD IN PRODUCTION
02/24/2017    CARD MAILED OUT
02/28/2017    RECEIVED  COMBO CARD (99 DAYS FROM FILING)

05/08/2017    WE ARE SCHEDULING YOUR INTERVIEW
06/18/2017    I-485 SR RAISED - NO RESPONSE FOR 60 DAYS
08/07/2017    I-485 SR #2 RAISED
08/16/2017    I-485 SR #2 REPLY APPLICATION IS PENDING AN INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT
09/18/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW SCHEDULED ON 10/24/2017 EMAIL NOTICE  + IN MAIL
09/29/2017    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM UPDATED
10/24/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW, GIVEN 120 DAYS FOR DECISION LETTER
12/22/2017    ONLINE SR REGARDING INTERVIEW DECISION
12/23/2017    I-765, I-131 /AP RENEWAL PACKET SENT
01/03/2018    2 NOAs IN MAIL (I-765, I-131) /AP RENEWAL
01/09/2018    INFO PASS AT FEDERAL PLAZA
02/12/2018    REPLY TO ONLINE SR REGARDING INTERVIEW. STILL UNDER REVIEW ALLOW ANOTHER 120 DAYS
02/21/2018    120 DAYS SINCE INTERVIEW. FILED INQUIRY WITH STATE SENATOR
02/28/2018    SENATOR'S OFFICE MAILED OUT THE INQUIRY TO USCIS
03/09/2018    CARD BEING PRODUCED AND WILL BE MAILED OUT

03/12/2018    CASE APPROVED

03/13/2018    GC MAILED OUT

03/16/2018    GC IN HAND

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1 hour ago, ybc said:

im adjusting under 245i as a grandfathered derivative of lab cert petition filed by my father in 2001. here's my timeline

 

FILING FROM NY

FILING UNDER F2B 245i PD 05/2017

9/30/2016     I-693 MEDICAL EXAM

11/17/2016   AOS PACKET MAILED OUT VIA USPS PRIORITY (I-485, I-485 SUPA, I-765, I-131) FILED USING EARLY DATES

11/21/2016   AOS PACKET DELIVERED TO USCIS

11/25/2016   I-485, I-485 SUPA CHECKS CASHED

11/26/2016  3 EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS (3 CASE #s)

12/2/2016    3 NOAs IN MAIL (I-485, I-765, I-131)

12/9/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT NOTICE

12/23/2016  BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT DATE (COMPLETED)

2/7/2017      EAD SR (77 DAYS SINCE 11/21/2016)

2/16/2017    SR EMAIL RESPONSE. CASE UNDER REVIEW

2/21/2017    EAD CARD IN PRODUCTION

2/24/2017    EAD CARD MAILED OUT

2/28/2017    RECEIVED EAD/AP COMBO CARD (99 DAYS FROM FILING)

6/18/2017    I-485 SR RAISED - NO RESPONSE FOR 60 DAYS

8/7/2017      I-485 SR #2 RAISED

8/16/2017    I-485 SR #2 REPLY AOS APPLICATION IS PENDING AN INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT

9/18/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW SCHEDULED ON 10/24/2017 EMAIL NOTICE  + NOA IN MAIL

9/29/2017    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM UPDATED

10/24/2017  I-485 INTERVIEW

 

i was given "please wait 120 days for decision" letter after the interview was completed. nothing yet

What kind of interview questions? Why 120 days?

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50 minutes ago, Visitor User said:

What kind of interview questions? Why 120 days?

from what i remember the questions were: what do i do for living, if im single (F2B category), if i ever left US since entering and then yes/no questions from i485 form. interview lasted probably 20 mins and for the most part IO was looking through my file.

 

it's the standard letter for people who don't get approved on the spot. it says that the'll make a decision within 120 days and if not you need to call them. IO said they need this time to perform more background checks. almost 3 weeks after my interview. still waiting.


FILING FROM NY
FILING UNDER F2B 245i PD 05/2017
09/30/2016    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM
11/17/2016    PACKET MAILED OUT VIA USPS PRIORITY (I-485, I-485 SUPA, I-765, I-131) FILED USING EARLY DATES
11/21/2016    PACKET DELIVERED TO USCIS

11/23/2016    CASE RECEIVED BY USCIS
11/25/2016    I-485, I-485 SUPA CHECKS CASHED
11/26/2016    3 EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS (3 CASE #s)
12/02/2016    3 NOAs IN MAIL (I-485, I-765, I-131)
12/09/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT NOTICE
12/23/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT DATE (COMPLETED)
02/07/2017    SR (77 DAYS SINCE 11/21/2016)
02/16/2017    SR EMAIL RESPONSE. CASE UNDER REVIEW
02/21/2017    CARD IN PRODUCTION
02/24/2017    CARD MAILED OUT
02/28/2017    RECEIVED  COMBO CARD (99 DAYS FROM FILING)

05/08/2017    WE ARE SCHEDULING YOUR INTERVIEW
06/18/2017    I-485 SR RAISED - NO RESPONSE FOR 60 DAYS
08/07/2017    I-485 SR #2 RAISED
08/16/2017    I-485 SR #2 REPLY APPLICATION IS PENDING AN INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT
09/18/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW SCHEDULED ON 10/24/2017 EMAIL NOTICE  + IN MAIL
09/29/2017    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM UPDATED
10/24/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW, GIVEN 120 DAYS FOR DECISION LETTER
12/22/2017    ONLINE SR REGARDING INTERVIEW DECISION
12/23/2017    I-765, I-131 /AP RENEWAL PACKET SENT
01/03/2018    2 NOAs IN MAIL (I-765, I-131) /AP RENEWAL
01/09/2018    INFO PASS AT FEDERAL PLAZA
02/12/2018    REPLY TO ONLINE SR REGARDING INTERVIEW. STILL UNDER REVIEW ALLOW ANOTHER 120 DAYS
02/21/2018    120 DAYS SINCE INTERVIEW. FILED INQUIRY WITH STATE SENATOR
02/28/2018    SENATOR'S OFFICE MAILED OUT THE INQUIRY TO USCIS
03/09/2018    CARD BEING PRODUCED AND WILL BE MAILED OUT

03/12/2018    CASE APPROVED

03/13/2018    GC MAILED OUT

03/16/2018    GC IN HAND

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8 hours ago, ybc said:

from what i remember the questions were: what do i do for living, if im single (F2B category), if i ever left US since entering and then yes/no questions from i485 form. interview lasted probably 20 mins and for the most part IO was looking through my file.

 

it's the standard letter for people who don't get approved on the spot. it says that the'll make a decision within 120 days and if not you need to call them. IO said they need this time to perform more background checks. almost 3 weeks after my interview. still waiting.

They already did background check after Biometrics. What other checks would be possible? So if someone were to getting then beneficiary would know after interview? The 120 wait is a good outcome because it guarantees acceptance?

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22 minutes ago, Visitor User said:

They already did background check after Biometrics. What other checks would be possible? So if someone were to getting then beneficiary would know after interview? The 120 wait is a good outcome because it guarantees acceptance?

it could be time needed for additional background checks or ongoing background check. that what i've read on i_m_m_i_h_e_l_p forum as i myself also assumed that the background check would be completed prior to the interview. i don't think acceptance is guaranteed unless approved on the spot at the time of the interview. the wait is definitely something that takes toll on the applicants throughout the whole aos period.

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FILING FROM NY
FILING UNDER F2B 245i PD 05/2017
09/30/2016    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM
11/17/2016    PACKET MAILED OUT VIA USPS PRIORITY (I-485, I-485 SUPA, I-765, I-131) FILED USING EARLY DATES
11/21/2016    PACKET DELIVERED TO USCIS

11/23/2016    CASE RECEIVED BY USCIS
11/25/2016    I-485, I-485 SUPA CHECKS CASHED
11/26/2016    3 EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS (3 CASE #s)
12/02/2016    3 NOAs IN MAIL (I-485, I-765, I-131)
12/09/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT NOTICE
12/23/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT DATE (COMPLETED)
02/07/2017    SR (77 DAYS SINCE 11/21/2016)
02/16/2017    SR EMAIL RESPONSE. CASE UNDER REVIEW
02/21/2017    CARD IN PRODUCTION
02/24/2017    CARD MAILED OUT
02/28/2017    RECEIVED  COMBO CARD (99 DAYS FROM FILING)

05/08/2017    WE ARE SCHEDULING YOUR INTERVIEW
06/18/2017    I-485 SR RAISED - NO RESPONSE FOR 60 DAYS
08/07/2017    I-485 SR #2 RAISED
08/16/2017    I-485 SR #2 REPLY APPLICATION IS PENDING AN INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT
09/18/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW SCHEDULED ON 10/24/2017 EMAIL NOTICE  + IN MAIL
09/29/2017    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM UPDATED
10/24/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW, GIVEN 120 DAYS FOR DECISION LETTER
12/22/2017    ONLINE SR REGARDING INTERVIEW DECISION
12/23/2017    I-765, I-131 /AP RENEWAL PACKET SENT
01/03/2018    2 NOAs IN MAIL (I-765, I-131) /AP RENEWAL
01/09/2018    INFO PASS AT FEDERAL PLAZA
02/12/2018    REPLY TO ONLINE SR REGARDING INTERVIEW. STILL UNDER REVIEW ALLOW ANOTHER 120 DAYS
02/21/2018    120 DAYS SINCE INTERVIEW. FILED INQUIRY WITH STATE SENATOR
02/28/2018    SENATOR'S OFFICE MAILED OUT THE INQUIRY TO USCIS
03/09/2018    CARD BEING PRODUCED AND WILL BE MAILED OUT

03/12/2018    CASE APPROVED

03/13/2018    GC MAILED OUT

03/16/2018    GC IN HAND

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On 11/17/2017 at 2:40 AM, ybc said:

it could be time needed for additional background checks or ongoing background check. that what i've read on i_m_m_i_h_e_l_p forum as i myself also assumed that the background check would be completed prior to the interview. i don't think acceptance is guaranteed unless approved on the spot at the time of the interview. the wait is definitely something that takes toll on the applicants throughout the whole aos period.

Were you approved?

 

My case tracker says: 

 

Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview.

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On 11/17/2017 at 2:40 AM, ybc said:

it could be time needed for additional background checks or ongoing background check. that what i've read on i_m_m_i_h_e_l_p forum as i myself also assumed that the background check would be completed prior to the interview. i don't think acceptance is guaranteed unless approved on the spot at the time of the interview. the wait is definitely something that takes toll on the applicants throughout the whole aos period.

Were you approved?

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6 hours ago, Visitor User said:

Were you approved?

yes. back in march. i had to wait for 120 days after the interview. contacted state senator office since i didnt hear anything after 120 days. after they sent inquiry i got it within few weeks.

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FILING FROM NY
FILING UNDER F2B 245i PD 05/2017
09/30/2016    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM
11/17/2016    PACKET MAILED OUT VIA USPS PRIORITY (I-485, I-485 SUPA, I-765, I-131) FILED USING EARLY DATES
11/21/2016    PACKET DELIVERED TO USCIS

11/23/2016    CASE RECEIVED BY USCIS
11/25/2016    I-485, I-485 SUPA CHECKS CASHED
11/26/2016    3 EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS (3 CASE #s)
12/02/2016    3 NOAs IN MAIL (I-485, I-765, I-131)
12/09/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT NOTICE
12/23/2016    BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT DATE (COMPLETED)
02/07/2017    SR (77 DAYS SINCE 11/21/2016)
02/16/2017    SR EMAIL RESPONSE. CASE UNDER REVIEW
02/21/2017    CARD IN PRODUCTION
02/24/2017    CARD MAILED OUT
02/28/2017    RECEIVED  COMBO CARD (99 DAYS FROM FILING)

05/08/2017    WE ARE SCHEDULING YOUR INTERVIEW
06/18/2017    I-485 SR RAISED - NO RESPONSE FOR 60 DAYS
08/07/2017    I-485 SR #2 RAISED
08/16/2017    I-485 SR #2 REPLY APPLICATION IS PENDING AN INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT
09/18/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW SCHEDULED ON 10/24/2017 EMAIL NOTICE  + IN MAIL
09/29/2017    I-693 MEDICAL EXAM UPDATED
10/24/2017    I-485 INTERVIEW, GIVEN 120 DAYS FOR DECISION LETTER
12/22/2017    ONLINE SR REGARDING INTERVIEW DECISION
12/23/2017    I-765, I-131 /AP RENEWAL PACKET SENT
01/03/2018    2 NOAs IN MAIL (I-765, I-131) /AP RENEWAL
01/09/2018    INFO PASS AT FEDERAL PLAZA
02/12/2018    REPLY TO ONLINE SR REGARDING INTERVIEW. STILL UNDER REVIEW ALLOW ANOTHER 120 DAYS
02/21/2018    120 DAYS SINCE INTERVIEW. FILED INQUIRY WITH STATE SENATOR
02/28/2018    SENATOR'S OFFICE MAILED OUT THE INQUIRY TO USCIS
03/09/2018    CARD BEING PRODUCED AND WILL BE MAILED OUT

03/12/2018    CASE APPROVED

03/13/2018    GC MAILED OUT

03/16/2018    GC IN HAND

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4 hours ago, ybc said:

yes. back in march. i had to wait for 120 days after the interview. contacted state senator office since i didnt hear anything after 120 days. after they sent inquiry i got it within few weeks.

Why did it take so long?

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