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At the end of August, we sent our AOS package to the Chicago Lock Box.

We received receipt notices on 4 Sep.  So we are now at 180 days since it was received.

If there was going to be an RFE, it should have been received by now?

 

I came home from work, and she's been crying.

She wants to go home to see her family, and I do understand her frustration.

 

Calling the USCIS was an exercise in futility.

 

Advice?

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, DakotaKid said:

At the end of August, we sent our AOS package to the Chicago Lock Box.

We received receipt notices on 4 Sep.  So we are now at 180 days since it was received.

If there was going to be an RFE, it should have been received by now?

 

I came home from work, and she's been crying.

She wants to go home to see her family, and I do understand her frustration.

 

Calling the USCIS was an exercise in futility.

 

Advice?

 

 

 

Do you not have EAD or AP yet?

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I see that Texas is your filing location, that seems to only be for asylum or employment based? But it looks like you're applying for K-1 also? Are these up to date or have you already been married? It looks like marriage based AOS processing times in Chicago are 13-34 months. You could try applying for AP (I-131 - permission to travel outside the country) on the basis of a pending AOS. They're currently taking about 5 months to process. 

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Did she get her appointment letter to have her fingerprints taken?


K-1 Met:2002 Dating :2003 I-129F Sent : 2013-06-01 I-129F NOA2 : 2013-08-20 Medical: 2013-12-20 Interview Date : 2014-01-22 POE: 2014-02-19 Wedding: 2014-03-18

AOS/EAD Date Filed : 2014-04-04 BioAppt: 2014-05-13 EAD in Production: 2014-07-08 Interview date: 2014-07-14 Green Card received: 2014-07-19

ROC Date Filed: 2016-04-26 Cheque Cashed: 2016-05-10 NOA1: 2016-04-28 Biometrics: 2016-06-30 Approved: 11-08-2016 Green Card Received: 11-18-2016

 

Citizenship Date Filed: 2017-04-18 Cheque Cashed: 2017-04-24- NOA1:2017-04-21  Biometrics: 2017-05-19 Inline: 2017-07-12 Interview Date: 2018-02-13 Oath: 2018-03-15

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25 minutes ago, clare240 said:

I see that Texas is your filing location, that seems to only be for asylum or employment based? But it looks like you're applying for K-1 also? Are these up to date or have you already been married? It looks like marriage based AOS processing times in Chicago are 13-34 months. You could try applying for AP (I-131 - permission to travel outside the country) on the basis of a pending AOS. They're currently taking about 5 months to process. 

Yes the original K1 paperwork was sent to the Texas Lock Box.  K1 issued, she came to the US, we got married

Filed the AOS (I-131/I-485/I-765) paperwork to the Chicago Lock Box.  Case was assigned to the National Benefits Center and received by them on 4 Sep. 

 

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She is more concerned about getting the AP than the EAD.  What really has her frustrated, 2 other girls that we both know came from Thailand in the same 4 week period.  One has her combo card since December, and the other has interviewed and been approved for her Green Card

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1 minute ago, DakotaKid said:

Yes the original K1 paperwork was sent to the Texas Lock Box.  K1 issued, she came to the US, we got married

Filed the AOS (I-131/I-485/I-765) paperwork to the Chicago Lock Box.  Case was assigned to the National Benefits Center and received by them on 4 Sep. 

 

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You are outside of normal processing times at the NBC for your EAD. Today they are processing Sept 11th. You can make a Service Request.

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11 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

You are outside of normal processing times at the NBC for your EAD. Today they are processing Sept 11th. You can make a Service Request.

I did fill out the case inquiry for cases outside normal times.  The email I got back said I could expect a response by 18 March. 

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In my wife's case, we filed end of January 18, 2018 (i485, i131, i765) and didn't get her EAD/AP card until mid July.  Interview noticed was then sent in January 2019 (a year later) to us and was scheduled for 2/27/19.  We had her interview, but were told they haven't processed her old i129f yet (something about making copies and shredding the originals).  We have to wait for them to clear that before they can approve her i485.  I'm not too sure on the processing time in Texas, but sometimes these things can take a VERY long time...  Hoping for the best for you two!

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Checked the status and saw this:

 

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I had emailed both of my Senators and both were going to submit an inquiry on our case.  Emailed them today that it wouldn't be necessary.

 

This is from the EAD case status.  AP still says Case received.  Is it safe to assume the Combo Card is being produced?

 

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4 minutes ago, DakotaKid said:

Checked the status and saw this:

 

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I had emailed both of my Senators and both were going to submit an inquiry on our case.  Emailed them today that it wouldn't be necessary.

 

This is from the EAD case status.  AP still says Case received.  Is it safe to assume the Combo Card is being produced?

 

Yes, you can safely assume that the Combo card is being produced right now. I would expect it within the next couple of weeks. 

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