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Received I-130 approval notice after interview but no status update and questions

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So we went to our interview on December 13 and our I-485 case was updated online with "Interview Was Completed And My Case Must Be Reviewed". A couple days later we received the approval notice for the I-130 but the online status still says "Case Was Received" and it hasn't change since 08/03/2017. 

 

We also filed I-765 & I-131 renewal and it's been pending for 189 days. I submitted a Case inquiry however it states that it is currently not assigned for processing and I should hear back in January.

 

Now given that the I-130 didn't have an update online is it possible that we might just receive the Green card in the mail without an online update also?

 

After the interview the officer told us it could take up to 4 weeks for us to receive the Green card and also advised us to do an Infopass appointment so my husband can get the I-551 stamp in his passport. I know the infopass appointments are going away in 2019 so I don't know how this is going to be accomplished if needed.

 

Maybe I'm just too impatient but we are sooo close to the finish line and I would love for my husband to be able to travel again as we didn't receive a 180 extension to the I-131, only the I-765. 

Edited by little immigrant

Spoiler

2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2013-03-05 Biometrics
2013-03-24 Approved
2013-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-12-08 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 

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The online thing is not very reliable. I did get the "approved" and "GC on its way" updates for I-130 in a timely manner, but another one of the three cases (I forget which one) triggered a text message 9 months after we were all approved and done. Scared the ####### out of me, receiving a text from USCIS about a case status update out of nowhere.

 

I got my physical card about a week after the approval decision. If you have USPS Informed Delivery, the tracking number for the card should appear in your dashboard.

 

What's the deal with infopass going away in 2019?  O_o  Is that really a thing?


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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17 hours ago, True_South said:

What's the deal with infopass going away in 2019?  O_o  Is that really a thing?

Unfortunately:

 

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-expand-information-services-modernization-program-key-locations

 

I actually was able to schedule an infopass this morning which will be on January 7. Hopefully they will allow us the I-551 stamp. 

Edited by little immigrant

Spoiler

2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2013-03-05 Biometrics
2013-03-24 Approved
2013-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-12-08 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 

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21 hours ago, True_South said:

What's the deal with infopass going away in 2019?  O_o  Is that really a thing?

Yes, but if you read the link @little immigrant provided USCIS can still schedule certain in person services like getting the I-551 stamp: "transitioning from the InfoPass appointment system to the Information Services Modernization Program has improved the delivery of emergency and other services that can only be provided in person and made operations more efficient overall."

Edited by lummo

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Good to know. I hope they will give us the stamp at our appointment.


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2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2013-03-05 Biometrics
2013-03-24 Approved
2013-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-12-08 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 

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Posted (edited)

Today I received an update "New Card Is Being Produced" 😊

 

I cannot cancel my infopass because my PIN doesn't work. What if I just don't show up?

Edited by little immigrant

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2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2013-03-05 Biometrics
2013-03-24 Approved
2013-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-12-08 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 

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