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Hello all,

 

If you are awaiting your i485 interview notice start preparing like the interview is tomorrow. My application was received on Jan 22, 2018.  I got my EAD on August 2nd and every time I checked the status online it says my case is ready to be scheduled even as at this morning it was still saying ready to schedule. I got a call from our lawyer's office on Friday 10/26/2018 at 5 pm that our notice for the interview came in that Friday and our interview is the following Monday! 10/29/2018. Our interview was today at 1:15 pm, I just checked the status online now after we got home at 8:18 pm and it says my card is being produced.

 

Good luck to everyone awaiting interview. Please be prepared don't wait for the notice to start preparing. Our interview was at the Baltimore field office.

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16 minutes ago, Shola90 said:

Hello all,

 

If you are awaiting your i485 interview notice start preparing like the interview is tomorrow. My application was received on Jan 22, 2018.  I got my EAD on August 2nd and every time I checked the status online it says my case is ready to be scheduled even as at this morning it was still saying ready to schedule. I got a call from our lawyer's office on Friday 10/26/2018 at 5 pm that our notice for the interview came in that Friday and our interview is the following Monday! 10/29/2018. Our interview was today at 1:15 pm, I just checked the status online now after we got home at 8:18 pm and it says my card is being produced.

 

Good luck to everyone awaiting interview. Please be prepared don't wait for the notice to start preparing. Our interview was at the Baltimore field office.

oh wow. only 3 day notice, what if you where out of town, or the USC was away? and congrats btw


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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Just now, Shola90 said:

Hello all,

 

If you are awaiting your i485 interview notice start preparing like the interview is tomorrow. My application was received on Jan 22, 2018.  I got my EAD on August 2nd and every time I checked the status online it says my case is ready to be scheduled even as at this morning it was still saying ready to schedule. I got a call from our lawyer's office on Friday 10/26/2018 at 5 pm that our notice for the interview came in that Friday and our interview is the following Monday! 10/29/2018. Our interview was today at 1:15 pm, I just checked the status online now after we got home at 8:18 pm and it says my card is being produced.

 

Good luck to everyone awaiting interview. Please be prepared don't wait for the notice to start preparing. Our interview was at the Baltimore field office.

Congratulations

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1 minute ago, Alabamak1 said:

oh wow. only 3 day notice, what if you where out of town, or the USC was away? and congrats btw

I know! Our lawyer said there have been cases of people receiving their interview notice a few days after the interview date.

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51 minutes ago, Shola90 said:

Hello all,

 

If you are awaiting your i485 interview notice start preparing like the interview is tomorrow. My application was received on Jan 22, 2018.  I got my EAD on August 2nd and every time I checked the status online it says my case is ready to be scheduled even as at this morning it was still saying ready to schedule. I got a call from our lawyer's office on Friday 10/26/2018 at 5 pm that our notice for the interview came in that Friday and our interview is the following Monday! 10/29/2018. Our interview was today at 1:15 pm, I just checked the status online now after we got home at 8:18 pm and it says my card is being produced.

 

Good luck to everyone awaiting interview. Please be prepared don't wait for the notice to start preparing. Our interview was at the Baltimore field office.

Your attorney stinks.  I would be willing to bet the letter arrived days or weeks earlier and they failed to notify you in a timely manner.  This is why most VJ'ers forgo attorneys and do it ourselves.  Congratulations!!

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Just now, David & Zoila said:

Your attorney stinks.  I would be willing to bet the letter arrived days or weeks earlier and they failed to notify you in a timely manner.  This is why most VJ'ers forgo attorneys and do it ourselves.  Congratulations!!

my husband said the same thing.

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21 minutes ago, David & Zoila said:

Your attorney stinks.  I would be willing to bet the letter arrived days or weeks earlier and they failed to notify you in a timely manner.  This is why most VJ'ers forgo attorneys and do it ourselves.  Congratulations!!

I agree 100%. That was my immediate thought when I read the post. Congratulations on the approval.

Just out of curiosity, ask for the envelope it came in so you can check the post date on the letter. I've got a hundo that says the attorney " misplaced" the envelope, and will not be able to produce it.

Edited by Loren Y

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8 minutes ago, Loren Y said:

I agree 100%. That was my immediate thought when I read the post. Congratulations on the approval.

but we usually get a copy of all the previous notices too at our address but we didn't receive the interview notice.

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17 hours ago, Shola90 said:

my husband said the same thing.

 

18 hours ago, David & Zoila said:

Your attorney stinks.  I would be willing to bet the letter arrived days or weeks earlier and they failed to notify you in a timely manner.  This is why most VJ'ers forgo attorneys and do it ourselves.  Congratulations!!

That's more than likely what happened or the intern/paralegal got it and never gave it to the attorney until that day they notified you. But glad at least you finally got an interview so go break a leg. 

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Agreed...interviews are not scheduled a couple/few days out. They almost certainly held onto it for some time before (luckily) noticing.

You can check a case's history on the new tracker site to see when the interview notice was actually sent out: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

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

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

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

 

K-1

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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Yet another reason to handle the immigration process yourself and not put it in the hands of someone else.

 

Congrats, don't hire this lawyer (or any lawyer for that matter) for the next step in your immigration journey. Maybe next time they won't even notify you at all and you miss the potential insterview.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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