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When to get RFE for AOS?

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Hi everyone! I would just like to ask if anyone know when do you usually get an RFE for AOS, is it before or after biometrics?  After biometrics, is it the start of waiting time already for the interview and/or EAD,AP combo card? Thank you! 😊

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Almost always after biometrics, although nothing is guaranteed. Biometrics are usually weeks to a couple months after the application is filed.

 

EAD/AP is processed at the NBC. ETA: ~4-6 months, although some are waiting longer still.

AOS itself depends on local USCIS field office. Some may take a few months total, many are around a year, and some are 18+ months.

The processing of the above forms is done in parallel - it's not one-then-the-other.

Edited by geowrian

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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4 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Almost always after biometrics, although nothing is guaranteed. Biometrics are usually weeks to a couple months after the application is filed.

 

EAD/AP is processed at the NBC. ETA: ~4-6 months, although some are waiting longer still.

AOS itself depends on local USCIS field office. Some may take a few months total, many are around a year, and some are 18+ months.

The processing of the above forms is done in parallel - it's not one-then-the-other.

I just thought that I can breath well already of not having RFE since we got our biometrics appointment after one month of filing the AOS papers 😂

Yes I've heard it's a case to case basis and depends on what state how long they process the EAD, AP and AOS

Thanks so much @geowrian for the swift reply, as always! 😁😊

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1 hour ago, rashie said:

Hi everyone! I would just like to ask if anyone know when do you usually get an RFE for AOS, is it before or after biometrics?  After biometrics, is it the start of waiting time already for the interview and/or EAD,AP combo card? Thank you! 😊

Got one before my biometrics date was up. So got the bio letter and later the RFE.

You can still go to the biometrics despite the RFE.

 

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From my experiences of following others:

1. I485 RFEs come at the beginning of the I485 process.

2. I765/I131 RFEs come at the end of their process just before approval.

 

An RFE for any of them pauses the process for all.

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On 8/2/2019 at 5:46 PM, ineedadisplayname said:

Got one before my biometrics date was up. So got the bio letter and later the RFE.

You can still go to the biometrics despite the RFE.

 

Thanks for the info! May i know what was your RFE

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4 minutes ago, rashie said:

Thanks for the info! May i know what was your RFE

Tax extension. They didn't like that we sent in tax extension letter for 2017 so he needed to file his taxes early even tho it is legal to file in the fall if u requested the extension.

Edited by ineedadisplayname

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23 hours ago, K1visaHopeful said:

From my experiences of following others:

1. I485 RFEs come at the beginning of the I485 process.

2. I765/I131 RFEs come at the end of their process just before approval.

 

An RFE for any of them pauses the process for all.

Thank you for insights! 😊

2 minutes ago, ineedadisplayname said:

Tax extension. They didn't like that we sent in tax extension letter for 2017 so he needed to file his taxes early even tho it is legal to file in the fall.

Did you file this year or last year? I read that they are more strict to financial/tax records for the AOS

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1 hour ago, rashie said:

Thank you for insights! 😊

Did you file this year or last year? I read that they are more strict to financial/tax records for the AOS

Last year so they wanted the 2017 returns too, not just the extension letter. It was weird but whatever, he filed his taxes and we were back on track.

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