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  1. MN February filers? Where did you see that? I just received an email that our Interview was Scheduled (yay!) but we changed addresses and states so it should not be scheduled at the Minneapolis office. Now I'm just anxiously going to wait for the mailed notice to confirm (I have heard the horror stories of people moving, following the change of address process, but still getting scheduled in their old states...hope that's not the case here.
  2. Hi all, Recently posted about some woes with the Address Change process. Figured it out eventually. Filing the AR11 online did nothing to change the address in the USCIS systems. When I called them, they saw no request despite my confirmation receipt. So they put in a manual request to update the address on the I485, which they said goes to the field office that has jurisdiction over my case and they update it manually. About a week later, I received an email informing me that the address on my I-485 has been updated. The other thing I noticed is that in the online case tracker, the date changed. It used to say "As of March XX, your case is ready to be scheduled for an interview." Now it says, "As of August XX, your case is ready to be scheduled for an interview." Good so far. But I'm confused as to the whereabouts of my case. A USCIS rep told me that the address has been updated, the application shows it correctly, but they also said that my case has NOT been transferred. What does that mean? Is my file just sitting at a desk in the previous local field office? What has to happen for the new field office to request it? The rep just told me to wait and that there was nothing I can do about it. Shouldn't they contact the previous field office and request that the file be transferred back to the national service center and/or the new field office? Has anyone dealt with this situation before?
  3. I've had the issue since yesterday. Put it receipt number and then it just takes me to a blank page with no results. Tried from two computers and from a phone, same result. As for myUSCIS, I have an account there but I see no updates in that one. It just says "We have received your case and there is no action you need to take at this point. The eGov website gives me more details on the status of the case.
  4. I did the online change of address process and I am freaking out now. First of all, I filed two separate AR-11's online and my wife filed the third for the three pending applications (i-485, i-765, i-130). The system simply wouldn't let me add all of them on form. Fine. Got email confirmation for all three requests. Within 5 days, we received notices in the mail for the address change on i-765 and i-130...but no notice for the i-485, which is the one that really matters. I'm wondering whether the following is possible - the 765 and 130 were changed automatically on NVC level, but because the i-485 is already at the local field office in our old state, they are waiting for that office to respond to the service request and move the application to the field office in our new state? If I don't receive a notice in the next 5 days, I will call USCIS directly and see what I can find out there. But I also noticed that they changed one process - InfoPass appointments are no longer available for people within the U.S. So I can't schedule an appointment at the local office to confirm that they have the updated address and our application. Any additional advice? I feel pretty helpless here - not much I can do other than hope their system works as it was designed.
  5. Hi all, AOS applicant, EAD approved, I-485 status is "We are ready to schedule your interview as of..." We recently moved to a different state, changing jurisdictions. We already filed AR11 online for all pending applications, and we are about to mail i-865. The instructions for both i-864 and i-865 say nothing about needing new evidence of financial support if you relocate. I'm wondering what are people's experiences with this? Has anyone been asked to provide new evidence of financial support after they moved? Secondly, after filing AR11 online, I'm waiting for the verification letters to come in the mail, but I heard it's also wise to call USCIS and double-check to make sure the whole file is being moved from the old state to our new state. Anyone experience issues with that?
  6. Weird update on my case. I did biometrics last Friday, March 15. I765 status changed to: Biometrics Review complete I485 status still stuck on Biometrics fee received. Hopefully it's just a glitch. I specifically asked the lady at the biometrics office if it's going to apply to both applications.
  7. I wish I could give you a better answer, but this is a grey area. Technically, the official instructions ask for annual income for the current year (2019), so his new contract or employment verification letter should suffice. Technically, it shouldn't matter what he made last year. But in reality, they may ask for more evidence that he will make this amount in 2019. If willing to take a chance, you can file it like this and see if they send a RFIE, then you can send in a joint-sponsor form if need be. But I don't think anyone can predict how they are going to look at your initial application.
  8. I would not risk it. Get new photos at Walgreens, it will cost you less than $70 (they have coupons too). I believe last year there was a change for all government agencies regarding federally issued IDs - no glasses, no smiling with teeth showing (that has been the rule in the EU for quite a while). I could be wrong, but the person at Walgreens also reminded me not to smile and to take my glasses off. I know the whole process is expensive, but let's put it this way - are you willing to save $70 but risk getting an RFE and delaying the process by weeks, if not months?
  9. From what I've seen, the letter arrives 1.5 to 3 weeks before the actual appointment. My plan is to try a walk-in if it happens to be scheduled on a day that I am out of town, if that doesn't work...maybe I can reschedule my trip. My last resort is to mail the notice back and officially reschedule, but that will push the entire process (EAD and AP as well) by at least a month.
  10. You will hear conflicting views on this. Their instructions say don't leave anything blank, but some questions clearly say "skip." What I did, and what many others have also suggested, is put N/A in the first field of every block of questions that doesn't apply to you (for example, for Interpreter I put an N/A in the name field and left the following - address, phone, etc - blank; another N/A for Preparer)
  11. It doesn't hurt to try a walk-in. Rescheduling - there are some horror stories out there, but at best I think you are looking at 1 month off (which delays your EAD and the entire processing)
  12. Not an expert, but after looking into it a lot, I think this is the situation: - simply registering for an online account does not create a USCIS online account number for you (which makes sense, technically any Internet user can create an account there) - you get an USCIS online account number if/when you e-file an application (not all applications have a digital form), so you will most likely have one and use it if/when you apply for naturalization.
  13. I just realized I'm kind of in the wrong thread since I'm adjusting from F1, but considering this thread gets way more updates, I'll keep checking in here. Chicago lockbox received our package Tuesday, Feb 12, but we still haven't received any text messages from them, and the checks haven't been cashed yet. Starting to get anxious.
  14. Have you heard back yet? Mine was delivered last Tuesday and I have no texts yet.
  15. That would be my only reason. I guess I just didn't want to mess with it now, I wanted to get the process rolling as we were already falling behind schedule (EAD is a priority). And from what I understood, even with an AP, you can't simply exit/enter whenever you want, you still need a qualifying event, and you have to do an InfoPass, etc...
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