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Me and my husband are going to begin the i485 process this May after being married for a year. I’m in Dallas, TX but noticed the processing times for El Paso, TX and Harlingten, TX are significantly lower. Am I able to submit our application to one of those centers? Thank you!

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15 minutes ago, xxkala said:

Am I able to submit our application to one of those centers?

No. All applications that meet the following criteria are sent to the Chicago Lockbox; https://www.uscis.gov/i-485-addresses:

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You are applying for adjustment of status under one of the following eligibility categories:

  1. Spouse, parent, unmarried son/daughter under age 21 of a U.S. citizen with either an approved Form I-130 or you are filing Form I-485 together with Form I-130
  2. Beneficiary of an approved Form I-130 filed by a qualifying relative
  3. Spouse or child of an immigrant who has applied for adjustment of status or has been granted lawful permanent residence through a family sponsored visa category that allows derivative status for spouses and children
  4. K-1 fiancé(e) (and K-2 dependents) whose Form I-485 is based on an approved Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)
  5. Beneficiary of an accepted, approved or concurrently filed Form I-360, Petitioner for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, classified as an Amerasian, a widow(er) of a U.S. citizen who died within the past two (2) years, a Special Immigrant Juvenile, or a Special Immigrant Armed Forces member
  6. Applicant, including the spouse or child of a qualifying Cuban principal applicant, who is eligible under the Cuban Adjustment Act of November 2, 1966 (Mark the first box labeled “The Cuban Adjustment Act” under 1.f. Special Programs Based on Certain Public Laws in Part 2 of Form I-485. Do not mark the second box labeled “The Cuban Adjustment Act for battered spouses and children” unless you are an abused spouse or abused child.)
  7. Registry applicant filing Form I-485 based on continuous residence in the U.S. since before January 1, 1972
  8. Diversity lottery winner eligible to file Form I-485
  9. Public interest parolee from certain former Soviet and Southeast Asian countries filing Form I-485 under Public Law 101-167 (the “Lautenberg Amendment”)
  10. Registry applicant filing Form I-485 based on birth in the U.S. to a foreign diplomat officer
  11. Former diplomat filing Form I-485 under Section 13 of the Immigration Act of 1957
  12. Applicant who is a beneficiary of a private bill

They initially send it to the National Benefits Center. Then they send it to your local Field Office. If you move during the process, then fill out a change of address within 10 days: https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/displayCOAInitForm.do

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On 4/6/2019 at 5:33 PM, xxkala said:

Me and my husband are going to begin the i485 process this May after being married for a year. I’m in Dallas, TX but noticed the processing times for El Paso, TX and Harlingten, TX are significantly lower. Am I able to submit our application to one of those centers? Thank you!

On I-485 you enter your local field office. That being said, I think they assign your local office based on the zip code for the address you list in the application. In other words, If you live in Dallas, I do not think you can put the Harlingen or El Paso field office, i think you will automatically be assigned to the closest field office based on your zip code.


c9 AOS Concurrently filed I-130 & I-130A, I-485, I-131, I-765

 

2019-02-21 Package sent to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

2019-02-27 Package received

2019-02-27 Priority Date

2019-03-04 Notice Date

2019-03-09 Notice received via USPS

2019-03-15 Biometrics Appointment Notice received

2019-03-26 Attended Biometrics Appointment

2019-04-01 Case is ready to to be scheduled for an interview

2019-04-22 Interview Notice received via USPS

2019-05-20 Interview

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They will use the field office covering the zip code of your residence. You cannot choose you field office.

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices


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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