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Why apply for I-765 and I-131? It looks like they take as long as Adjustment of Status Timeline

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Like above, applying for these is free with the I-485, and exactly, timelines are estimates. Generally could have the EAD/AP combo in 4-6 months, but the interview might not be for 10-13 months. 


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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They’re free if filed with (or after) the i485, so even if it takes as long as AOS you have nothing to lose, and in the event that AOS takes longer (estimates are not guaranteed), there would be a work and travel document Incase something arose.  

 

It doesn’t make sense to not apply for them. 

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Just the fact that their is free is good, but to me the fact that it makes some employee that processes EAD/AP have to suffer a little more with another application to process, makes me warm and fuzzy all over. I know the suffering on my side is extreme, so a chance to return the favor should not be missed. And another thing, you wouldn't want them to have to lay off anyone for lack of work! ( Serious sarcasm implied)

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because maybe the spouse wants to work. or go home to visit, or an emergency happens back home and they want/need to be there.

 

thats why.


i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite 5/22 faxed info

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

06/19/2019    Social Security Card received in mail

 

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56 minutes ago, David & Elizabeth said:

It looks like it takes 138 days to interview for Adjustment of Status in my area. It looks like the request for travel and work take at least that long. So, I don't understand why the point of applying for them is. 

Then dont apply for it. It's not mandatory. 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, David & Elizabeth said:

It looks like it takes 138 days to interview for Adjustment of Status in my area. It looks like the request for travel and work take at least that long. So, I don't understand why the point of applying for them is. 

Averages are averages; you don't know if your specific case will run into unexpected delays.

 

Also note that for most field offices, VJ averages are based on a fairly small sample size.

 

But basically it doesn't hurt anything to apply, and doesn't cost anything extra other than the cost of getting an extra 4 passport-style photos printed.


K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28
Interview date: 2019-02-14
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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There is an active thread in the AOS Progress forum where someone is asking about having to find out the particulars of emergency I-131 processing, due to a family emergency at her home country. Hard to say if having the AP app already in process  would help her. However, having to scramble around, find out the process and fill out that app, etc... I would suppose that she has her mind on something else more important than filling out an AP application at this emergent time. I hope that it all works out for her.

 

File your AOS/EAD/AP concurrently, avoid the fees, and avoid the possible rush.;)


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It's free to apply so you might as well - can't be sure no delays will happen with the i-485. My husband got his EAD and AP in September 2018 and just barely got his interview scheduled for next month...July 2019. 


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