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Documents received by uscis September 20, 2018 still no EAD. Biometric done november 20

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We are getting pretty frustrated. My wife really wants to work, we have a 3 year old that goes to preschool and she wants to help support her family back home. I looked into getting her EAD expedited and since she is unskilled worker chances look slim.

 

Can anybody give me an idea what to expect or some advice to get things moving? We got the receipts and never had any RFA (which is good) but our time is taking much longer than some of our other friends. 

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Sorry to say but you will have to wait. Part of the process going to k1 route. If English isn’t her first language look for classes for her to take to fill her time.


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I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Packet 4 Received : never received ..does it even exist?

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved 

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Unless you're well outside the processing time, I don't know that contacting your congressperson will do much, though you can certainly try.

 

Honestly, 4.5 months doesn't seem out of the ordinary when many EADs/APs are taking over 5. You could request an expedite if she has a job offer or provides evidence of severe financial hardship should she not get it soon, but approval for those reasons seems unlikely in your case. 


AOS from TN Status

 

07/07/2018 -- Married

12/01/2018 -- Mailed AOS Package (I-130/I-130A, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131) to Chicago Lockbox

12/03/2018 [Day 1] -- AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

12/07/2018 [Day 4] -- Credit card charged $1760 for I-130, I-485 + biometrics fee (via Form G-1450)

12/11/2018 [Day 8] -- Four (4) text alerts confirming receipt of case (12:23AM, 12:28AM, 12:29AM, 12:29AM)  

12/17/2018 [Day 14] -- Four (4) Form I-797C (Notice of Action) received in mail (Notice Date: 12/10/2018) 

12/21/2018 [Day 18] -- Biometrics Appointment Notice received (Appointment Date: 01/02/2019)

12/24/2018 [Day 21] -- Courtesy letter received re: I-693 (not submitted with initial petition)

01/02/2019 [Day 30] -- Biometrics completed 

01/07/2019 [Day 35] -- Biometrics review completed (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

02/13/2019 [Day 72] -- Case is "Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" (Case Tracker status updated for I-485)

 

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On 2/7/2019 at 2:11 AM, Joekay123 said:

We are getting pretty frustrated. My wife really wants to work, we have a 3 year old that goes to preschool and she wants to help support her family back home. I looked into getting her EAD expedited and since she is unskilled worker chances look slim.

 

Can anybody give me an idea what to expect or some advice to get things moving? We got the receipts and never had any RFA (which is good) but our time is taking much longer than some of our other friends. 

Nothing you can do at this point really. I am a September 12 filer (received date 9/12, NOA date 9/18) and got my EAD/AP approved yesterday. So I think you're going to get a decision shortly! Hang in there, most people wait 5,5 months for EAD/AP

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Can get help from a congressperson with a job offer. But the challenge is getting a job offer that's willing to wait on help from your congressperson. 


4/14/2018 - Mailed I-129f

4/17/2018 - NOA1

10/16/2018 - NOA2

11/13/2018 - NVC received 

11/20/2018 - Case # assigned

11/27/2018 - Left NVC

11/29/2018 - Consulate received

12/12/2018 - P3 received

12/31/2018 - P3 sent

1/10/2019 - P4
3/27/2019 - Interview

 

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On 2/6/2019 at 11:11 PM, Joekay123 said:

We are getting pretty frustrated. My wife really wants to work, we have a 3 year old that goes to preschool and she wants to help support her family back home. I looked into getting her EAD expedited and since she is unskilled worker chances look slim.

 

Can anybody give me an idea what to expect or some advice to get things moving? We got the receipts and never had any RFA (which is good) but our time is taking much longer than some of our other friends. 

Unfortunately, it takes 4-6 months.  If you fill in your timeline here, you will get an estimate for when to expect the EAD/AP.  My husband's biometric was 11/30, and our estimate is showing April.

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6 hours ago, C90 said:

 Nothing you can do at this point really. I am a September 12 filer (received date 9/12, NOA date 9/18) and got my EAD/AP approved yesterday. So I think you're going to get a decision shortly! Hang in there, most people wait 5,5 months for EAD/AP

 

Wow, this gives us a little hope! Seems like at this point the Congresswoman thing would be a lot of work for something that may be on the way within the next few days/weeks. 

 

So the fact that we have not gotten any RFA's means that everything is more than likely squared away? We have several friends that received RFA's a few months after they had sent their initial paperwork in.  Also, when would we find out if an interview is necessary? We have a very strong case with a lot of paperwork (proof we lived 4 years in PI together, A child, joint bank, both names on rent ETC.) Strong paper evidence, not anecdotal pictures and stuff. 

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6 minutes ago, Joekay123 said:

Wow, this gives us a little hope! Seems like at this point the Congresswoman thing would be a lot of work for something that may be on the way within the next few days/weeks. There's no point in getting a congresswoman involved, they prob won't help you either. You can use one if you're severely outside the processing time, you're perfectly on schedule. 

 

So the fact that we have not gotten any RFA's means that everything is more than likely squared away? We have several friends that received RFA's a few months after they had sent their initial paperwork in.  Also, when would we find out if an interview is necessary? We have a very strong case with a lot of paperwork (proof we lived 4 years in PI together, A child, joint bank, both names on rent ETC.) Strong paper evidence, not anecdotal pictures and stuff. What are you adjusting from? If it's from K1 your wife won't get an interview for EAD/AP, just AOS. Also, the RFE's can be send at any time. Mine was send out right after I filed AOS so I got very lucky, but some people get them and right after they respond get their approval. Don't worry too much about it, there's not a lot you can get an RFE for when you file for EAD.

 

Also, please fill out your timeline so we can help you better, it's really hard to advise people when there's no info available

 

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On 2/8/2019 at 7:42 PM, C90 said:

 

Thank you, I will fill out my timeline over the weekend. My wife is here on K1 visa. Also, when your card gets sent out do they change anything on the uscis check status page? Or will we receive the parcel first?

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I was doing the timeline couldn't remember some of the dates and when I went back saw that my I485 was "ready to schedule an interview".

 

Since the i485 is ready to schedule and interview does that mean that there are no RFE

 

So as far as the EAD goes does that typically update around the same time? 

 

My wife keeps saying that her friends are saying she is "Direct to Greencard". What does that mean and is there any truth in that? 

 

It's just nice to see the ball rolling! Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

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1 hour ago, Joekay123 said:

I was doing the timeline couldn't remember some of the dates and when I went back saw that my I485 was "ready to schedule an interview".

 

Since the i485 is ready to schedule and interview does that mean that there are no RFE

 

So as far as the EAD goes does that typically update around the same time? 

 

My wife keeps saying that her friends are saying she is "Direct to Greencard". What does that mean and is there any truth in that? 

 

It's just nice to see the ball rolling! Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

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Ready for interview does mean that your I-485 is complete and you're in the que at your local office for an interview. Depending on your field office it can take 1+ year to get an interview, some field offices are faster. You can check the estimated processing times of your local field office via https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/.

 

Once the EAD/AP is approved the status usually changes to 'card is being produced' and/or 'we approved your case'. Keep in mind that online sometimes there's a delay but they usually do update the status.

 

No clue what 'direct to green card' means. She has to go through the process like everyone else that came here on K1.

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