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  1. Hello, April filers! My field office is Chicago, IL, and per Processing Times page, it shows: Estimated time range Form type Case inquiry date 9.5 Months to 23 Months Employment-based adjustment applications May 10, 2016 11.5 Months to 32 Months Family-based adjustment applications August 13, 2015 However, on March 23rd, I had received in the mail both the approval notice and the green card itself. I was surprised as the online status is still showing as "Fingerprint Fee Was Received." I also had not received any text or email notification to this date. Timeline: (Adjusting from K-1; No RFE; No Interview) Received Date: April 3, 2017 Approved Date: March 17, 2018 Green Card Received: March 23, 2018 Good luck to anyone who is still waiting. May you receive yours soon, too!
  2. Same status here since April 3.
  3. I checked the USCIS website, and what I found is that effective Oct. 1st, they will begin to phase-in interviews for (1) employment-based I-485/AOS applications and (2) refugee/asylee relative petitions. The site also states that they are planning an incremental expansion of interviews to other benefit types. Since they are just "planning to," I think this means interview waivers for marriage-based AOS are still possible. πŸ™‚ Here's the link in case you would want to read it yourself. https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-to-expand-in-person-interview-requirements-for-certain-permanent-residency-applicants
  4. lovewins2016

    Sending Large amount of Money to PH, Advice Please

    @IheartAsia I am sorry to hear about your girlfriend's living conditions. I apologize, too, if I had offended you in any way by my previous response. @Hank_ I only saw Remitly on Facebook ads and comments from first-hand users are not so good that's why we didn't use it. I will try to use it next time. Thank you for the tip. πŸ™‚
  5. lovewins2016

    Sending Large amount of Money to PH, Advice Please

    1. If they are only going to rent, then there is no such thing as a one-time payment. There is an advance payment which is usually just up to 6 months or a year. But a real one-time payment for rent? Impossible. 2. If they are buying the house with just a $10,000 one-time payment, I would agree with what @Ehri&Mark has posted. It is way too cheap for a house located in Taguig. If what they meant by "one-time payment" is actually a "down payment," then for sure, there will be more payments needed. Please be careful. Ask them questions. $10,000 is half a million pesos, and that is, by all accounts, already considered a large amount of money in the Philippines. Good luck. EDIT: We use Xoom to send money to PH. It works best if wired to a BDO account as the transfer is almost real-time. With BPI, there is a delay of a few hours (4-5 hours max, based on my experience.)
  6. Wow, 5 months into the process and they only sent it now. Unbelievable. Good thing your EAD and AP have already been approved. I hope they fix their online status page as receiving a letter with no corresponding change in the online status would scare anyone who has experienced shitty post service. πŸ˜” Just send them loads of evidence. I hope it will increase your chance of getting an approval without an interview. All the best of luck to you and your spouse.
  7. OMG! I also OMG-ed upon reading your post. With RFE but no-interview approval, wow! 😱That is super fantastic! Congratulations to you! 😁
  8. Hi @strider4! My Received Date is April 3, and I-485 is still at "Fingerprint Fee Was Received." As an AOS applicant who's adjusting from K-1, I do welcome this rather long wait as it somehow gives me hope that I might get an interview waiver. πŸ™‚ After all, I already have my EAD/AP combo card and it makes waiting for the GC bearable. If you are also adjusting from K-1, I suggest you just patiently wait. If you're adjusting from a non-K-1 visa, I've read that you are most definitely going be scheduled for an interview. When? The timetable for your local office would be a good gauge. If you are really worried or obssessed about it, I don't see how an InfoPass could hurt. Good luck, and may you receive favorable news. πŸ™‚
  9. @soulstriker Congratulations! It is so nice to read about positive interview outcomes. πŸ™‚ @narakthisud I tried signing up for that but unfortunately, I couldn't pass the online verification as our address is still tied to the former owner. πŸ˜” I would go to the nearest branch once I have my State ID to have it fixed. Thank you. πŸ™‚
  10. @OBGYNKENOBI I echo what @strider4 has just posted. What a relief! Thank you for updating us. I know you didn't ask me, but I will answer anyway. From what I've read, in the event that the AOS gets approved first, the EAD and AP cases will then be closed. Their statuses will become "Case Closed Benefit Received By Other Means." @yutekao Congratulations to you and your wife! So happy that the IO did not give you a hard time. I can only wish that those who will be having their interviews will be as lucky as you were with their IOs. @zilionyte.egle Congratulations to you and your husband! Yes, I agree that 1.5 years without dealing with USCIS sounds amazing. @cyanmavi I just saw that your interview is on Sept. 9th. Good luck, and I do hope you also get an on-the-spot approval.
  11. @MAYNYCFiler2017 That's good! I am hoping that you receive your card any day this week. @OBGYNKENOBI Congratulations on your case's progress! I am somewhat bothered by the fact that your online status did not change to "Interview is Scheduled." It is scary that aside from the physical letter, there's no other indication that your case is already scheduled for an interview. πŸ˜– What if the letter did not arrive and the online status did not change at all? πŸ˜– But anyways, good thing you got yours. πŸ‘πŸΌ As for the I-693, if your K-1 medical and DS-3025 (vaccination worksheet) are still within 1 year at the time of your interview, then I think you should be fine. A word of caution though: there are posts claiming that not all IOs are aware of this. πŸ˜”
  12. @ExieLeen I got the old one, too, but it's okay. Maybe our GCs will be of new design, πŸ˜†. Congrats to you and your wife! πŸ™‚
  13. @MAYNYCFiler2017 Here are the new card designs, as released by USCIS on their Twitter account. The photo posted by another user is the old design. https://mobile.twitter.com/uscis/status/859830323370237958?lang=en Hope this helps.
  14. @leeahsue Congratulations on your case's progress! A handful of people on this thread (and March as well) have already gone and passed their interviews. You may want to read their posts. πŸ™‚ Again, congratulations and best of luck.
  15. @Ninatica 😰 I'm sorry about the slowness of your case's processing. Maybe you could try calling until there's a Tier 1 agent who's willing to escalate your issue to a Tier 2?