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Jacob C.

I-485 processing times and status

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Submitted the I-485 last year around May. Received a notice that we missed a box on the application in January, got that fixed and they received it February 6th. Case Status website has said "On February 6, 2018, we received your response to our Request for Evidence for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status" ever since. I know two other couples who filed around the same time we did, one in the same state and another further away, and both have already passed their interviews. We're getting frustrated that there hasn't been any movement for 5 months. I called the number on the USCIS Case Status website, but couldn't get through the robot machine to anyone. Processing times for our location say 10-23.5 months. Is there ANYTHING we can do to try to get the ball rolling again? 



Jacob C.

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Hi Jacob,

I can relate your frustration. i don't trust the processing time at all. I have seen March 2018 filers getting their interview.  The notion that RFIE restarts the clock does not hold water.  I received RFIE and responded however, my case reads ''we received your response to our Request for Evidence for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust'' for months now.

I have  personally seen 3 cases with RIFE, once they responded, their I-484 was approved.

Is very frustrating seeing cases that filed after you are approved.




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An RFIE only resets the clock in terms of USCIS determining if an application is outside normal processing timelines. In practicality, I haven't seen an actual difference between  RFE and RFIE processing timelines.


Nothing you can do but wait. If it becomes outside normal processing timelines, put in a service request.



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

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)





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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