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Hi everyone, 

 

Just wanna ask if someone from this group entered the US with a K1 visa and have successfully expedited their EAD combo card? I wanna know some stories because I know it is quite tricky since our petitioners have signed Affidavit of Support for us even from the very start...

 

I have expedited mine thru the congresswoman's office and got no update since Aug 2. The final update were the 2 generic updates in the case tracker (assigned to an officer, completed and sent a response) and with the email it said that: "We have received your request to expedite. Your case is under review. You will receive a decision or notice shortly.".. Getting anxious everyday. Huhu. 

 

Thank you for sharing! Excited to read your stories. :) 

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Many have successfully expedited. Many have tried but were denied. Your specific circumstances (and documentation of them) are the main factors on which group you will fall into.

 

Its been 2 business days plus some of today since your last update. Hopefully you hear back soon.


Timelines:

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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:

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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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5 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Many have successfully expedited. Many have tried but were denied. Your specific circumstances (and documentation of them) are the main factors on which group you will fall into.

 

Its been 2 business days plus some of today since your last update. Hopefully you hear back soon.

Hello kababayan!

 

Yes, hopefully. Praying for an update to come soon whatever that is. *fingers crossed* 

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I was able to get an expedited EAD for my wife. Took a little over 60,000 dollars in medical bills for emergency surgery, but they expidited it. Still took about a month for the whole process of expidite, with them processing and me faxing everything over to them. After I submitted my evidence, it only took a few days for approval.

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3 minutes ago, Loren Y said:

I was able to get an expedited EAD for my wife. Took a little over 60,000 dollars in medical bills for emergency surgery, but they expidited it. Still took about a month for the whole process of expidite, with them processing and me faxing everything over to them. After I submitted my evidence, it only took a few days for approval.

Oh I'm sorry to hear about the emergency surgery. I hope all is well with the both of you especially with whoever got the surgery. 

 

I am praying to have a positive response from them too. It is really hard to live here in the US especially depending on a single income on top of the monthly loans and obligations he has to pay. 

 

Thank you for sharing your story! I really appreciate it. :) 

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This is not official VJ guidance, personally I think it should be, but everybody should as part of the process seek an Expedite. The process has become so long it is silly not to.

 

I have certainly seen cases where it was approved with not an obvious case so you simply do not know what will and will not, there is no downside and it does not take that long to apply.


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40 minutes ago, Boiler said:

This is not official VJ guidance, personally I think it should be, but everybody should as part of the process seek an Expedite. The process has become so long it is silly not to.

 

I have certainly seen cases where it was approved with not an obvious case so you simply do not know what will and will not, there is no downside and it does not take that long to apply.

What does it take to get one?

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5 minutes ago, Andy & Val said:

What does it take to get one?

Apply with as good a basis as you can put together, most cases involved a job odder with financial difficulties, both are fairly easy to put together.

 

Keep your fingers crossed.


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11 minutes ago, Andy & Val said:

What does it take to get one?

https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-1-part-a-chapter-5


Timelines:

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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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1 hour ago, Boiler said:

This is not official VJ guidance, personally I think it should be, but everybody should as part of the process seek an Expedite. The process has become so long it is silly not to.

 

I have certainly seen cases where it was approved with not an obvious case so you simply do not know what will and will not, there is no downside and it does not take that long to apply.

Yes, I agree. Let's just take all the chances that we got than doing nothing to get it going (because waiting times are so unbearable). 

 

Thank you for your response!

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Here are the recent updates that I received from July 2.. 

 

What do you guys think will be the next notification? And with your experience, how long is the waiting time before a decision is made? 

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We recently had our EAD expedite approved. We received a letter in the mail asking for evidence one week after out initial phone call. We faxed our evidence within 5 days and received an email 6 days later that the EAD/AP card would be delivered within 30 days. We have not received the card; we just got the email on Monday.

 

So 18 days from initial phone call to approval email. Waiting for the actual card.

 

 

 


AOS - Concurrent filing
04/12/2019 - AOS package sent via FedEx to Chicago Lockbox
04/16/2019 - FedEx confirmation of delivery to USCIS
04/23/2019 - Email/Text notifications 
04/27/2019 - I-797 Notice of Action letters received by mail
05/14/2019 - Biometrics Appointment 
05/16/2019 - "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

07/18/2019 - Request EAD/AP expedite via phone

07/25/2019 - Received letter vis mail requesting evidence

07/30/2019 - Faxed evidence

08/05/2019 - Received email that EAD/AP card is being produced

08/09/2019 - Received hard copies of I-797 for EAD/AP via mail

08/10/2019- EAD/AP card delivered

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1 minute ago, pamawemo said:

We recently had our EAD expedite approved. We received a letter in the mail asking for evidence one week after out initial phone call. We faxed our evidence within 5 days and received an email 6 days later that the EAD/AP card would be delivered within 30 days. We have not received the card; we just got the email on Monday.

 

So 18 days from initial phone call to approval email. Waiting for the actual card.

 

 

 

Wow, that's a much needed motivation right now! Thank you for sharing your story. Congrats on your EAD! Happy working in the States ❤❤❤

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