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Hi. I have just had my biometric appt. The visa journey time line estimate states that my case may be looked at sometime in May. My visa expires in early March. Can someone please shed some light on the timeline approximation by visa journey, or, do I just start preparing myself to have to leave in a few months. Thx.

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Don't panic!

 

You have filed for AOS after entering on K1, correct? The expiration date on your visa does not matter at this point. The NOA1 you received for the I-485 is proof of your current status as a pending applicant for permanent residency; that allows you to stay in the US while your application is being processed. In fact, do not leave US before a decision is made, or you receive approval for AP. If you leave before receiving either, then your application is considered abandoned and will be denied.

 

The timeline approximation dates offered by VJ are averages based on the timelines self-reported by other users. They are handy to get an idea of how fast (or slow rather) the process is currently going others. But it is not official in any way, and no indication of how long your individual case will take.

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AOS from J-1

2/26/2018 AOS packet sent

3/01/2018 AOS packet delivered to Lockbox

3/12/2018 NOA1

4/02/2018 Biometrics appointment

7/17/2018 EAD & AP approved - card in production

8/16/2018 Interview scheduled

9/20/2018 Interview date - Approved! - card in production

9/28/2018 Green card received

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Thank you!

 

What is the next communication I should expect post my Biometric appt yesterday,  and how many weeks/months should I expect to wait for that first communication to occur? I am on the USCIS site with my case numbers, so am hoping to get alerted with any movement.

 

Thank you so much.

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22 hours ago, Wismer said:

Thank you!

 

What is the next communication I should expect post my Biometric appt yesterday,  and how many weeks/months should I expect to wait for that first communication to occur? I am on the USCIS site with my case numbers, so am hoping to get alerted with any movement.

 

Thank you so much.

I think you are just over stressing on it.

 

If you don't get any RFE there should be two more updates before the interview is scheduled status.

One will be they completed the review of the fingerprints and one when your case was finished at NBC and ready to be scheduled for an interview.

For me between submitting the application and receiving the "Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" took around a month and a half with an RFE. Currently there is a partial government shutdown which might affect the background checks run by other agencies. The USCIS is self funded so they are open, but other law enforcement agencies might work with reduced staff which might cause delays...

 

Between ready to be scheduled for an interview  and interview scheduled can be months depending on your local office. You can find out your local office speed on this website. https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

You fill find a min and max number after entering the type of form and local office. The lower number in months is for 50% of the completed applications while the bigger number is 90% completed of the submitted application.

 

Sometimes the website get stuck and won't update until the next step meaning for example I am stuck at fingerprint review was completed even tho if I call the USCIS customer hotline they tell me that the case is ready for interview.  There are two websites, depending on your luck one of them is showing the right information

https://egov.uscis.gov

https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov

 

Suggest try to not stress too much about it. If it's available sign up for USPS informed delivery and check your status time to time, but not daily. Try to enjoy and explore your new surroundings, it makes time pass faster :)

 

 

 

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