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Current processing times for biometrics and other steps

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Hello,

 

My wife and I mailed in her AOS packet back in early October. We included the adjustment of status, travel permit, and work permit in the packet. We got the e-notification and letter in the mail showing that each item had been received. I'm curious now when to expect the next step. My understanding was that the Biometrics appointment letter was expected within 3-5 weeks, but I believe we're already a little past that now. Does anyone have a feel for the current wait time? I'm pretty patient about all of this, but my wife gets antsy with the anticipation and keeps asking for an update.

 

Also, my understanding was that the combo card/work-travel permit would likely come before the final green card. Is that correct? Would anyone be able to offer some guidance as to the expected time frame when we could expect to receive each of those, assuming there is no RFE or something else that delays the process?

 

Any input is much appreciated!

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Sometimes due to a fast field office, slow EAD/AP processing, or both, you'll get a green card before a combo card; in that case you won't get the combo card at all. But it's not likely.


NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16

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13 minutes ago, kmartinkc said:

Hello,

 

My wife and I mailed in her AOS packet back in early October. We included the adjustment of status, travel permit, and work permit in the packet. We got the e-notification and letter in the mail showing that each item had been received. I'm curious now when to expect the next step. My understanding was that the Biometrics appointment letter was expected within 3-5 weeks, but I believe we're already a little past that now. Does anyone have a feel for the current wait time? Usually a month from your NOA1 date. Give or take a bit. I'm pretty patient about all of this, but my wife gets antsy with the anticipation and keeps asking for an update.

 

Also, my understanding was that the combo card/work-travel permit would likely come before the final green card. Is that correct? Yes. More than likely. All K1 Combo Cards are processed at the NBC in MO. Currently the processing time there is 4 to 6 months. Would anyone be able to offer some guidance as to the expected time frame when we could expect to receive each of those, assuming there is no RFE or something else that delays the process?

 

Any input is much appreciated!

Your I485 will be sent to your local field office after security checks at the NBC. From there it can sit for months or years depending on how busy your local FO is.

 

You can find your local FO here by inputting your zip code:

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices

 

And you can check the local processing times of your local FO here by selecting "I485" in the top box and your local FO in the next box:

https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

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3 hours ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Your I485 will be sent to your local field office after security checks at the NBC. From there it can sit for months or years depending on how busy your local FO is.

 

You can find your local FO here by inputting your zip code:

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices

 

And you can check the local processing times of your local FO here by selecting "I485" in the top box and your local FO in the next box:

https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

Thank you. I finished my AOS interview last week and was not approved. Now I kind of remember, during my interview, the IO might have mentioned that they will do background checks. After NBC finished security checks, there are checks to be done? :clock:

 

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