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Hi, I’m getting ready to file form I-765 along with other forms. I’m stuck with some questions, so if anybody can help me, i appreciate it very much.


okay here are the questions that I’m stuck with.


on part 2 under Information About Your Last Arrival in the United States


21.a They asked for my I-94 which I have. So I put that in

21.b They asked for passport number of my most recent issued passport.  I have a new passport that I renewed 3 years go. So I’m guessing that’s what I’ll put in it.

21.c Travel document number. I don’t have any.

21.e expiration date of passport. So are they asking about my current passport? Because the passport where my I-94 is attached expired a long time ago. 


And on Form I-485 what is a derivative applicant?


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I think it's expiration date of the passport you used to enter the U.S..  otherwise,  it will say expiration date of most recent issued passport.  

The instruction says:

Passport and Travel Document Numbers. If you used a passport or travel document to travel to the United States, enter 
either the passport or travel document information in the appropriate space on the application, even if the passport or 
travel document is currently expired.


On the I-485, you are the principal and your dependents (e.g. foreign spouse,  children) are the derivatives.


Aug 2011 - Arrived on F1 visa

09/06/2015 Started exchanging messages

10/13/2015 We met in person

07/01/2017 We got engaged!

10/31/2017 We got married!

11/08/2017 AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) sent via USPS - Chicago Lockbox

                      (Priority Mail - USPS autocorrected zipcode to 60680-4187)

11/12/2017 Package delivered (Delayed due to USPS mistakenly took it to 60624 and Veteran's Day) 

11/13/2017 Received Date (Priority Date)

11/21/2017 Received 4 e-mails & 4 text notifications (01:30 AM EST); checks cashed

11/28/2017 Received 4 NOA1 hard copies

12/09/2017 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter (for i-485 and i-765)

12/21/2017 Biometrics Appointment

01/08/2018 **I-765 and I-131 Approved** (61 days)

01/16/2018 %%Received combo card%% (tracking shows USCIS sent it on Jan 11 from MO, then Jan 15 USPS closed for MLK day) 

01/20/2018 Received approval letters for EAD and AP

09/20/2018 Received text 'Interview was scheduled' and interview notice will be mailed

09/27/2018 Received Interview notice by mail

10/25/2018 Interview day

10/26/2018 I-485 case status updated to "We ordered your new card"

10/29/2018 Case Status updated to "We approved your Form I-485"

10/31/2018 Case Status updated to "We mailed your new card"

11/01/2018 My card was picked up by the USPS with tracking number assigned

11/05/2018 Green Card Received 


Side note: I turned my maiden name into second middle name. In the combo card, my given name is First Firstmiddleinitial, however on the back of the card, they attempted to list my second middle name. 


My application package:

Interview Experience:



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