We, (meaning I), may have been a bit too eager with our petition and application. So I'm not sure what happens now, seeking info.
I believe I had read, a number of times (on VJ and other sources), that the I-130 and I-485 packets could be filed together.
So we got them ready and filed them.
We submitted our I-130/I-130a petition packet (to Dallas Lockbox), and our I-485/I-864 packet (to Chicago Lockbox) at around the same time.
We received our NOA1 for the I-130. We haven't heard anything in relation to the I-485 application (which we tracked with USPS as delivered on Oct 14th, postmarked Oct 10th).
Some time passed and with a fresh outlook I started seeking info about when we might get a receipt letter for our I-485.
I then realised.. seeing I (Australian citizen) am not living in the US with my husband at the moment, the whole 'filing the I-130 & I-485 together' thing really isn't applicable to us...or is it?
So where does this leave us? Will our I-485 application likely be rejected? Or just held there ready to be processed once the I-130 is approved?
Beginning to second-guess what I've done now.