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Hi there,

 

I moved to the US (Phoenix, Arizona) in October 2018 on a K1 Visa and just received my NOA1's for my AOS application. 

 

I was wondering if anyone, who recently got their Advance Parole application approved, could tell me how long it took them. I've of course looked around VisaJourney and some profiles are saying 4-5 months or more and yet some got their Green Cards super quickly and didn't even need the Advance Parole (or Employment Authorization) which is confusing.

 

The average processing time here on VisaJourney says about 135 days right now, but I'm confused since there seem to be such huge differences in processing times. It's estimated I'll get it approved early/mid May (if nothing goes wrong), and I will need to travel to my home country in mid June - can I trust that it'll be approved in time for this?

 

Thank you in advance!

 

Sincerely,

Nadia 

 

 

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It depends on the local office. Some are quick some are extremely slow, Houston is one of them. You need to check the timeline on the USCIS website rather than relying on the information collected on this forum. Many members never update their timeline.

For AP and EAD, it should take 4-6 months. Be ready to wait for at least 4 months because I haven't seen any cases getting EAD/AP in less than 4 months without expedition.

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Thanks! I really hope I get it in time. 

 

How do I know what service center it'll be processed at? I sent it to Chicago but live in Phoenix, AZ so which office would it actually get processed at? And how can I expedite it?

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The EAD/AP will be processed at the NBC.

The I-485 will be processed at your local USCIS field office (https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices).

 

You can request an expedite - if you have a valid reason for expedite - by calling USCIS.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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Welcome to Phoenix - We hope you like it here!


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry

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8 hours ago, geowrian said:

The EAD/AP will be processed at the NBC.

The I-485 will be processed at your local USCIS field office (https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices).

 

You can request an expedite - if you have a valid reason for expedite - by calling USCIS.

In addition, local office can issue AP for emergency purpose.

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I expedited my EAD after 6 months of waiting and got it approved in ONE day because it was outside normal processing time but didnt get my AP yet. Called USICS today and the officer told me it wont be a combo card. So still waiting for my AP. 6 months and counting now.


  • June 28, 2018 : USCIS applications (I-130, I-130A, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131) received by USPS.
  • July 5, 2018: SMS/Email Notifications that cases have been received
  • July 12, 2018: All NOA paper receipts
  • July 17, 2018: Bio-metrics Appointment Letter received
  • July 23, 2018 :Received RFE (I-693 Medical Exam) in mail
  • July 26, 2018: Bio-metrics Appointment at 3:00 PM (Done by 1:50PM)
  • July 30, 2018: Case is Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
  • December 28,2018: EAD Approved/Card in Production

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14 hours ago, killadocg23 said:

I expedited my EAD after 6 months of waiting and got it approved in ONE day because it was outside normal processing time but didnt get my AP yet. Called USICS today and the officer told me it wont be a combo card. So still waiting for my AP. 6 months and counting now.

Dang that is so weird. They prolly want to make sure you’re “parolable”. :D

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We received our EAD/AP combo card in 4 months. And we also sent it to the Chicago Lockbox which got forwarded to the NBC. I hope this info builds your confidence on the matter.


AOS

April-06-2018 - Married

Jul-31-2018 - Mailed AOS Package (I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131)

Aug-02-2018 - AOS Package Delivered (According to USPS) 

Aug-09-2018 - Email & text notifications package received, money orders cashed 

Aug-13-2018 - Hardcopy NOA for I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131 

Aug-17-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Schedule

Aug-28-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Successful 

Nov-01-2018 - Change of Address Forms Sent

Nov-06-2018 - 90 Days since application received USCIS

Dec-13-2018 - Text Notification about Scheduling Interview

Dec-19-2018 - Text Notification that the EAD card is in Production

Dec-21-2018 - Text Notification that EAD card is on its way - arrive before Jan. 5

Dec-22-2018 -  Hardcopy Letter EAD and Advanced Parole card on its way

Dec-28-2018 - Received EAD/AP Combo Card

 

 

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