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Hi all,

 

I'm getting ready to submit the AOS package (from F1, marriage-based). I know that USCIS says you can submit i-693 later (even at the adjudication interview), but I got worried - if I send the package without i-693, I will receive an RFE, but will that delay/stop the process on adjudicating the i-765 application for a work permit (EAD)? I am in Minnesota, where processing times are incredibly long. On the one hand, I don't want to pay twice to get the medical examination if it expires, but at the same time I don't want to risk delaying receiving a temporary EAD.

 

What have been other people's experiences with this?

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No, the omission of the I-693 wont delay the approval of your EAD


05/24 PD
06/18/18 Bio apt
06/26/18 Fingerprint review was completed
09/27/18 RFE for I-864
11/04/18 Sent response to RFE
11/06/18 RFE response was received
11/07/18 Courtesy letter for I-693
11/19/18 Case is ready to be scheduled for interveiw
11/20/18 Interview was scheduled

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22 hours ago, 854Turbo said:

Okay, thank you.

 

psgma, I see your timeline in the signature? Did you apply for an EAD and did you receive it already?

Yes, I applied for it and received it 2 weeks after i responded to the RFE. You  should expect between 4 to 6 months to get your EAD


05/24 PD
06/18/18 Bio apt
06/26/18 Fingerprint review was completed
09/27/18 RFE for I-864
11/04/18 Sent response to RFE
11/06/18 RFE response was received
11/07/18 Courtesy letter for I-693
11/19/18 Case is ready to be scheduled for interveiw
11/20/18 Interview was scheduled

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On 12/16/2018 at 10:14 AM, 854Turbo said:

Hi all,

 

I'm getting ready to submit the AOS package (from F1, marriage-based). I know that USCIS says you can submit i-693 later (even at the adjudication interview), but I got worried - if I send the package without i-693, I will receive an RFE, but will that delay/stop the process on adjudicating the i-765 application for a work permit (EAD)? I am in Minnesota, where processing times are incredibly long. On the one hand, I don't want to pay twice to get the medical examination if it expires, but at the same time I don't want to risk delaying receiving a temporary EAD.

 

What have been other people's experiences with this?

We did not send the I-693 with the AOS package. USCIS recently updated the terms of validity for the I-693. If you file for AOS and submit your

I-693 within 60 days of completion of the I-693, then it remains valid for 2 years. 

 

It is entirely up to you.  If submit it now, then you get it out of the way. Otherwise, you may wait until USCIS schedules your interview. I am sure you are aware of the current processing times for the Minneapolis Field Office. 14 to 25 months. Our PD is 03-16-18 and we are still waiting. 

 

On that note, here is a link to the Minneapolis AOS page in this forum https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/656415-minneapolis-st-paul-mn-office-aos-filers/?page=31 

 

And here is a link to the Facebook group that someone started recently for Minneapolis AOS filers 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2019738121381235/

 

We have data of 3 people interviewing in January 2019 with priority dates of 09-2017 and 10-2017. That's as good as it gets with this field office. 

 

 


Marriage-based AOS - Concurrent filing.
03/14/2018 - AOS package sent via FedEx to Chicago Lockbox.
03/16/2018 - FedEx confirmation of delivery to USCIS.
03/28/2018 - Four Email/Text notifications 11:18pm; 11:21pm; 11:24pm; 11:27pm.
04/02/2018 - Four I-797 Notice of Action letters received by mail.
04/06/2018 - Biometrics Appointment Notice for 04/18/17.
04/12/2018 - Biometrics Walk-in - Mission accomplished.
04/13/2018 - "We reviewed your biometrics and are still processing your case" - updated 04/15/2018

04/23/2018 - "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

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16 hours ago, USC4SPOUSE said:

We did not send the I-693 with the AOS package. USCIS recently updated the terms of validity for the I-693. If you file for AOS and submit your

I-693 within 60 days of completion of the I-693, then it remains valid for 2 years. 

 

It is entirely up to you.  If submit it now, then you get it out of the way. Otherwise, you may wait until USCIS schedules your interview. I am sure you are aware of the current processing times for the Minneapolis Field Office. 14 to 25 months. Our PD is 03-16-18 and we are still waiting. 

 

On that note, here is a link to the Minneapolis AOS page in this forum https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/656415-minneapolis-st-paul-mn-office-aos-filers/?page=31 

 

And here is a link to the Facebook group that someone started recently for Minneapolis AOS filers 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2019738121381235/

 

We have data of 3 people interviewing in January 2019 with priority dates of 09-2017 and 10-2017. That's as good as it gets with this field office. 

 

 

Thank you for the links! I am more worried about delays in EAD/AP processing. I'm hoping for the standard 4-5 months. I had heard the Minneapolis Field Office is really backed up, that's why even with the change of the 693 rule, I'm hesitant to get it done early only to expire a month before the interview.

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9 hours ago, 854Turbo said:

Thank you for the links! I am more worried about delays in EAD/AP processing. I'm hoping for the standard 4-5 months. I had heard the Minneapolis Field Office is really backed up, that's why even with the change of the 693 rule, I'm hesitant to get it done early only to expire a month before the interview.

Be ready to wait for 6 moths.

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10 hours ago, 854Turbo said:

Thank you for the links! I am more worried about delays in EAD/AP processing. I'm hoping for the standard 4-5 months. I had heard the Minneapolis Field Office is really backed up, that's why even with the change of the 693 rule, I'm hesitant to get it done early only to expire a month before the interview.

The NBC processes the EAD/AP. It has been pretty consistent. I see most people getting the combo card within 4 to 6 months. You may, of course, request to expedite, if you meet the expedite criteria. 

 

Here is the data from the Minneapolis office. Some people have waited as little as 10 months & 5 days for the interview and others as long as 16 months & 26 days. Of course, the sample size is small but it gives you an idea of what to expect. The first thing that stands out is that they're not actually going in order. 

Interview Priority date Days Elapsed Years/Months/Days VJ UserName /FB Name Visa Approved
01-22-18 12-08-16 410 1 Years, 1 Months, 14 Days Sebastianshaw    
01-25-18 12-19-16 402 1 Years, 1 Months, 6 Days Apricot123 K-1  
02-28-18 02-22-17 371 1 Years, 0 Months, 6 Days USpatial F-1  
03-26-18 04-03-17 357 0 Years, 11 Months, 23 Days Schoenzen K-1 03-28-18
06-06-18 07-24-17 317 0 Years, 10 Months, 13 Days pickupel K-1 06-06-18
06-28-18 04-17-17 437 1 Years, 2 Months, 11 Days Kristy&Ryan K-1 06-28-18
07-10-18 05-05-17 431 1 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days clacknark K-1 07-13-18
07-25-18 06-26-17 394 1 Years, 0 Months, 29 Days MinGal   11-16-18
08-01-18 09-27-17 308 0 Years, 10 Months, 5 Days Mike V K-1 12-04-18
08-06-18 05-10-17 453 1 Years, 2 Months, 27 Days cool beans   09-06-18
08-08-18 05-22-17 443 1 Years, 2 Months, 17 Days Vik77 K-1 08-15-18
08-14-18 05-09-17 462 1 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days Mangorange K-1 11-29-18
08-23-18 08-04-17 384 1 Years, 0 Months, 19 Days tday K-1 08-23-18
09-06-18 05-17-17 477 1 Years, 3 Months, 20 Days Roy2017 F-1  
10-01-18 06-07-17 481 1 Years, 3 Months, 24 Days Mar_31 B-1 10-01-18
10-01-18 10-01-17 365 1 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days Nikki Underberg    
10-03-18 06-16-17 474 1 Years, 3 Months, 17 Days MapleLeaf29 K-1 11-16-18
10-09-18 09-18-17 386 1 Years, 0 Months, 21 Days natsusnowy1204 K-1 10-11-18
10-23-18 12-13-17 314 0 Years, 10 Months, 10 Days Jp&Cheryl K-1 10-30-18
10-25-18 07-11-17 471 1 Years, 3 Months, 14 Days mrmrsVang K-1  
10-25-18 07-12-17 470 1 Years, 3 Months, 13 Days   K-1 10-25-18
11-05-18 10-04-17 397 1 Years, 1 Months, 1 Days itsdonealready F-1 11-09-18
11-05-18 10-06-17 395 1 Years, 0 Months, 30 Days Sherry/Robert K-1  
11-19-18 07-22-17 485 1 Years, 3 Months, 28 Days Shami Marquina   11-19-18
12-13-18 07-17-17 514 1 Years, 4 Months, 26 Days July2017MN F-1  
12-20-18 07-18-17 520 1 Years, 5 Months, 2 Days      
01-09-19 09-15-17 481 1 Years, 3 Months, 25 Days Chelleyandaaron K-1  

Marriage-based AOS - Concurrent filing.
03/14/2018 - AOS package sent via FedEx to Chicago Lockbox.
03/16/2018 - FedEx confirmation of delivery to USCIS.
03/28/2018 - Four Email/Text notifications 11:18pm; 11:21pm; 11:24pm; 11:27pm.
04/02/2018 - Four I-797 Notice of Action letters received by mail.
04/06/2018 - Biometrics Appointment Notice for 04/18/17.
04/12/2018 - Biometrics Walk-in - Mission accomplished.
04/13/2018 - "We reviewed your biometrics and are still processing your case" - updated 04/15/2018

04/23/2018 - "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

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