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    Adjustment of Status (pending)
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    Seattle WA
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    United Kingdom

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  1. This might sound crazy but given the current wait times, maybe not. im filing in Seattle where the wait times are currently some of the longest in the country. I’ll hit two years later this year and I’ve seen other forum members who are in danger of making it to 3 years. Can you start the process of getting a US passport in year 3 without having had your AOS case approved and a green card issued?
  2. I just went through this process. Used these covering letters (but amended the list of enclosures). It may not all be required but when in doubt I usually just send it so put copies of the marriage cert in if you feel you need to. For I-765 I sent this Form I -765, Application for Employment Authorization Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance 2 x passport photographs Copy of passport and current K1 visa page Copy of I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt notice of pending I-485 Copy of my current Employment Authorization Document that expires within 180 days Copy of I-797, Notice of Action, approval notice of current I-766 Current I-94 For I-131 I sent this Form I-131, Application for Travel Document Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance Copy of I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt notice of pending I-485 Copy of my current Employment Authorization Document that says "Serves as I-512 Advance Parole" and expires within 180 days Copy of I-797, Notice of Action, approval notice of current I-766 2 x passport photos Current I-94 Copy of passport and current K1 visa page GET THE LATEST COPIES OF THE FORMS FROM USCIS AS SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN UPDATED. OLD VERSIONS COULD BE REJECTED.
  3. I'm at about 525 days. I've just renewed EAD and AP, it's fairly easy. LMK if you need any help.
  4. I’ve been waiting nearly 2 5 years and still don’t know when I’ll get my GC interview. You’re going to have to get comfortable being uncomfortable. One thing I’ve learned is that the seasoned contributors on this forum are rarely wrong. Take their advice.
  5. For those going through the same process here were my timelines: Sent renewal forms (AP & EAD) - 01 Nov Forms noted as received by USCIS - 04 Nov Received NOA (employer accepted this as right to continue working in US) - 18 Nov Received notification of approval - Dec 29th Received combo card - Jan 8th (same day old card expired).
  6. Thank you. Does the NOA then serve as an automatic extension of the existing EAD?
  7. Does anybody have any up to date info on how long it's taking to get the NOA back from an EAD renewal application?
  8. Yes, do keep checking it. My process sounds different to yours as @HRQX has pointed out. So perhaps it won't be exactly the same but I think mine went from "Case Received" to "Fingerprints Received" (that happened after a biometrics appointment I had to attend but again, you may not have to do that, perhaps someone else can comment? Then from there It went to "new card being produced/approved". I actually created and online USCIS account where I was able to input my receipt number. They then emailed me (and text) when there was a status change in any of my cases, which was handy. Regarding adjustment of status (AOS). My process has been straight forward enough so far, I'm adjusting from a K1 visa, meaning I married a US citizen. I researched and filed all my paperwork without any assistance other than the good folks on this forum. The main issue for me is the location I am filing from. I'm in Seattle, WA which has some of the longest wait times for AOS in the country. The wait time here is around 475 days from when the receive your case. For the vast majority of people, that is not the case. You can look for your local office (who I assume would handle your GC application) here. The associated processing time estimates from VJ are listed with them. VJ uses averages from other peoples cases to produce these stats, so they're not always on point but serve as a good guide. USCIS provide official estimates on their site too but they have a very wide range "12 - 19 months", for example. Again, I'm not sure how the mechanics of your case differs from mine due to the type of visa we're on but maybe others can help with that.
  9. Ah, thank you for the corrections! So would OP still have a receipt number on an NOA that they could use on the USCIS site to check progress, or it's totally different?
  10. I don't fully understand can you help with some more info? If I'm reading this correctly your husband is the green card holder and you are the sponsor. Do you have a US passport? Since you got married have you actually changed your name? That is to say, your social security number your driving license? What name did you book your tickets in your maiden name or your married name?
  11. Have you put the receipt number you got from your EAD into the USCIS website? That will tell you the latest update. The number will start with MSC. EAD is usually handled by the national service center in Chicago, not by the local office, so Vermont probably won't be able to update you on it.
  12. I don't know the inner workings of USCIS but I imagine if you present a passport of a different nationality to the one you had your K1 visa in, that is going to bring up some questions. Do they (USCIS) know you have two passports? If they don't and it's brand new information I'm sure that's going to raise some flags. If they do and you've already provided info about the second one, maybe not. So I'm not sure, but if it were me I'd take the time to get my Aussie one renewed and take that. On face value it's a smoother and clearer story that requires less explanation and therefore is less likely to cause you hassle.
  13. Are you going to renew your Australian passport? If it were me I'd take my old Aussie one, my new Aussie one and my British one. That way you've got all bases covered.
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