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Hi,

 

I did not see a thread for the local office here so I started one.

From what I heard the average waiting time for an interview to be scheduled is 13 - 14 months in this office.

 

Note that I do not intend to complain. Given their work-load (cases from 3.5 states - MN, ND, SD and some counties in WI) and the office relocation this year, the delay is expected.

Just wanna know if there is any other filers here so that we stay together and keep everyone update about the current situation.

 

The processing time on USCIS website for this office is (for Sep 30, 2017)

I-485 - July 16, 2016

 

Cheers everyone!


09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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Slowest USCIS office in the continental US. I don't see how their workload is that heavy:

 

Population served by Minneapolis/St. Paul office: approx 7 million. Offices moved in April 2016. Processing time of Minneapolis/St. Paul office for I485 (Sep 30, 2017): July 16, 2016.

 

IL population: 13 million. There's only one USCIS office in IL (Chicago). Processing time of Chicago office for I485 (Sep 30, 2017): Dec 21, 2016. The Chicago office probably handles more paperwork (based on overall population and immigrant population), and is faster than Mn/StP. 

 

Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston in late August. Processing time of Houston office for I485 (Sep 30, 2017): Sep 22, 2016. The Houston office  was interrupted by a major natural disaster, and is faster than Mn/StP.  

 

 

 

 

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@Datallone @sausa @sebastianshaw @Matisyahu adding a few other MN filers I know for their experience. But yeah, MN filed office is slooooow. :)


 

AOS for Parent (From B1/B2 visa)

12/14/2016 Day 01 AOS Package delivered @ Chicago lockbox (Mailed out 12/14/2016)
12/27/2016 Day 13 E-notification for I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765 NOAs (check cashed 12/22)

12/31/2016 Day 17 I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765 NOAs delivered
01/07/2017 Day 24 Received Bio metric letter(I-765 & I-485) set for January 18 (Day 35)

04/10/2017 Day 117 E-notification Card Production for EAD(I-765) & AP(I-131) approval
04/20/2017 Day 127 Received EAD & AP combo card

06/02/2017 Day 170 E-notification for AOS (I-485) Interview July 7, 2017 @ Phoenix

07/07/2017 Day 205 AOS approved on the spot. {E-alerts: Card production on                             07/10/2017 Day 208 E-notifications: I-130 & I-485 approvals  "We mailed card.." (07/12)}

07/14/2017 Day 212 GC delivered

Click tab below to show more

 

Married  01/06/2012

AOS from F-1

02/13/2012 Day 00 Mailed AOS Package to USICS Chicago lockbox
02/14/2012 Day 01 AOS Package delivered @ Chicago lockbox
02/21/2012 Day 08 E-notification for I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765 NOAs
03/19/2012 Day 35 Received ASC Bio appointment letter(I-765 & I-485) set for April 5 (Walk-in 03/19)
04/05/2012 Day 52 E-notification for AOS (I-485) Interview set for May 7, 2012
04/1 1/2012 Day 58 E-notification Card Production for EAD(I-765) & AP(I-131) approval
04/20/2012 Day 67 Received EAD & AP combo card
05/07/2012 Day 84 AOS(I-485) Interview, No decision on the spot. E-notification for approval next day
05/16/2012 Day 93 Conditional Green card received
ROC
02/08/2014 Day 00 Mailed ROC Package to USCIS CSC
02/12/2014 Day 04 I-751 Payment Check drawn from account
02/14/2014 Day 06 Received NOA1 letter dated 02/10/2014
02/21/2014 Day 13 Received ASC Bio appointment letter set for 03/07/14
05/28/2014 Day 109 E-notification for ROC approved
06/04/2014 Day 116 10 year Green card received

Naturalization
03/11/2015 Day 00 Mailed N400 Package to Phoenix Lock-Box
03/16/2015 Day 05 E-notification for N400 NOA
03/21/2015 Day 10 Received NOA letter dated 03/16/2015
03/27/2015 Day 16 Received ASC Bio appointment letter set for 04/07/15
04/09/2015 Day 29 In line for N400 Interview
06/1 1/2015 Day 92 Received N-400 Interview letter set for 07/14/15
07/14/2015 Day 125 Naturalization Interview (Recommended for Approval)

08/12/2015 Day 154 Received Oath Ceremony letter set for 09/09/2015

09/09/2015 Day 182 Nu American! Register to vote & Apply for US Passport ...@ same Bloomington city Hall

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What are your Priority Dates?


April 26 2017: Package sent to USCIS Chicago Lockbox
April 27 2017: Package received by USCIS
May 8 2017: NOA1 Received by Emails and Texts
May 9 2017: Checks Cashed by USCIS
May 12 2017: All 4 NOA1's received by Mail.

May 19 2017: Biometrics Letter Received, Appointment on June 2

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On 12/14/2017 at 12:14 PM, itsdonealready said:

Hi,

 

I did not see a thread for the local office here so I started one.

From what I heard the average waiting time for an interview to be scheduled is 13 - 14 months in this office.

 

Note that I do not intend to complain. Given their work-load (cases from 3.5 states - MN, ND, SD and some counties in WI) and the office relocation this year, the delay is expected.

Just wanna know if there is any other filers here so that we stay together and keep everyone update about the current situation.

 

The processing time on USCIS website for this office is (for Sep 30, 2017)

I-485 - July 16, 2016

 

Cheers everyone!

Not everyone is interviewed


YMMV

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15 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Not everyone is interviewed

I understand, but I am filing as a F-1 so I think I will definitely be interviewed

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09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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11 hours ago, ClassyBee said:

@Datallone @sausa @sebastianshaw @Matisyahu adding a few other MN filers I know for their experience. But yeah, MN filed office is slooooow. :)

Thanks!

26 minutes ago, Matisyahu said:

What are your Priority Dates?

Mine is 09/28/2017, I've done biometrics at the end of October. No updates on combo card yet


09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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On 12/19/2017 at 1:43 PM, USpatial said:

Slowest USCIS office in the continental US. I don't see how their workload is that heavy:

 

Population served by Minneapolis/St. Paul office: approx 7 million. Offices moved in April 2016. Processing time of Minneapolis/St. Paul office for I485 (Sep 30, 2017): July 16, 2016.

 

IL population: 13 million. There's only one USCIS office in IL (Chicago). Processing time of Chicago office for I485 (Sep 30, 2017): Dec 21, 2016. The Chicago office probably handles more paperwork (based on overall population and immigrant population), and is faster than Mn/StP. 

 

Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston in late August. Processing time of Houston office for I485 (Sep 30, 2017): Sep 22, 2016. The Houston office  was interrupted by a major natural disaster, and is faster than Mn/StP.  

 

 

 

 

I was wondering maybe they don't have enough employees ....?


09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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As everybody guessed rightly the MSP office is officially the slowest in the country. However, i must add that the online posted times are inaccurate. @sausa got interviewed on October 31, 2017 with a priority date of Dec 7, 2016. 

 

And today i got my interview letter for Jan 22, 2018, my priority date is Dec 8, 2016. 

 

Best of luck to all the people who are waiting. You need to be patient in general and Doubly patient for Minnesota Filers.

 

Cheers. 


 

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Day 00~12/08/2016: Package received at USCIS PO Box (Concurrent Filing I-130, I-485, I765, I-131)

Day 07~12/15/2016: Checks En-cashed
Day 08~12/16/2016: Electronic NOA's

Day 15~12/23/2016: Physical NOA1 for all 4 petitions

Day 23~12/31/2016: Received Bio-metrics appointment letter for 01/09/2017

Day 32~01/09/2017: Bio-metrics complete as per scheduled appointment

Day 80~02/27/2017: Raised an Online E-Request (SR) for an update on my I-765 which was closed on 3/13 

Day 98~03/16/2017: Tier II officer confirmed status quo for I-765 "Under Review, case should be adjudicated soon"

Day 98~03/16/2017: EAD card is being produced

Day111~03/29/2017: EAD+AP Combo card in hand

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4 hours ago, sebastianshaw said:

As everybody guessed rightly the MSP office is officially the slowest in the country. However, i must add that the online posted times are inaccurate. @sausa got interviewed on October 31, 2017 with a priority date of Dec 7, 2016. 

 

And today i got my interview letter for Jan 22, 2018, my priority date is Dec 8, 2016. 

 

Best of luck to all the people who are waiting. You need to be patient in general and Doubly patient for Minnesota Filers.

 

Cheers. 

Thanks for the update! Happy holidays and good luck for your interview!


09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! It is literally freezing here in MN, stay warm


09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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Hoping someone could help me out here. So my local office is Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN and it appears they are processing cases from 31st July 2016. My current status is 'Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview' as of June 13, 2017. What I am worried about is will I have to file for a combo card extension/renewal? My combo card expires on May 15th 2018. Does does that come with more costs? Also wondering if my case will be waived, but I guess not if it says it's ready to be scheduled for an interview? One other thing, will I have to redo a medical since it's been over a year now or give more information towards that since it's been over a year now? Thanks! 

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2 hours ago, Daithi182 said:

Hoping someone could help me out here. So my local office is Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN and it appears they are processing cases from 31st July 2016. My current status is 'Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview' as of June 13, 2017. What I am worried about is will I have to file for a combo card extension/renewal? My combo card expires on May 15th 2018. Does does that come with more costs? Also wondering if my case will be waived, but I guess not if it says it's ready to be scheduled for an interview? One other thing, will I have to redo a medical since it's been over a year now or give more information towards that since it's been over a year now? Thanks! 

From what I know, you will HAVE TO get extension for combo card because our local office is moving slow. That should be free. However, redoing the medical will cost extra, and that is why our attorney suggest us not to do it until we get an interview scheduled. Do you come with K1 or other visa types? K1 would be a little bit faster but still like 11 months wait


09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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For some reason USCIS got a new processing update today. Our office is processing 15 days of cases every month. Last time (sep 30 2017) it said july 16 2016.

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09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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On 12/22/2017 at 9:37 AM, sebastianshaw said:

As everybody guessed rightly the MSP office is officially the slowest in the country. However, i must add that the online posted times are inaccurate. @sausa got interviewed on October 31, 2017 with a priority date of Dec 7, 2016. 

 

And today i got my interview letter for Jan 22, 2018, my priority date is Dec 8, 2016. 

 

Best of luck to all the people who are waiting. You need to be patient in general and Doubly patient for Minnesota Filers.

 

Cheers. 

So it took them about 80 days to schedule an appointment of an application with a priority date one day apart...

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