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Member Profile: xtsb (22 posts)

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Hello, I'm xtsb (report this user)
I am from Germany
I last logged in on 09 Jan 2018
I have been a member since 10 Jul 2017
I have added 22 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 09 Jan 2018
xtsb's Immigration Cases
 
I-485 case: Approved in 158 days (506 days less than average)   (13 comments)
User: xtsb Nationality: Germany
Country of Chargeability:GermanyApplicant Type:primary
Service Center:NebraskaCategory:EB2
Priority Date:13 Feb 2017Application Filed:30 Jun 2017
USCIS Received Date:03 Jul 2017USCIS Notice Date:03 Jul 2017
USCIS Receipt Number:I-140/485 Filing:concurrent
I-140 Processing Type:premiumI-140 Approval Date:13 Jul 2017
First Fingerprint Date:18 Aug 2017Second Fingerprint Date:
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Case Transferred to:NBCTransfer Date:25 Sep 2017
Name Check Status:Name Check Approval Date:
I-485 Status:approvedI-485 Approval/Denial Date:05 Dec 2017
Card Production Ordered:05 Dec 2017Card Received Date:12 Dec 2017
EAD Applied?:yesAP Applied?:yes
EAD Approval Date:26 Oct 2017AP Approval Date:26 Oct 2017
EAD Received:03 Nov 2017AP Received:03 Nov 2017
Time to Get EAD Approval:118 daysTime to Get AP Approval:118 days
Time to Get Fingerprinting Done:49 daysTotal Time to Get GC:158 days
Most Recent LUD:Days Elapsed:
Experience:10/27/2017 Interview scheduled for 11/29/2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Case Added to Tracker: 10 Jul 2017 Last Updated: 29 Dec 2017
Notes: 10/27/2017 Interview scheduled for 11/29/2017 in San Francisco, CA.

I-140 case: Approved in 13 days (161 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: xtsb Nationality: Germany
Applicant Type:primaryService Center:Nebraska
Category:EB2Priority Date:13 Feb 2017
Application Filed:30 Jun 2017USCIS Received Date:03 Jul 2017
USCIS Notice Date:06 Jul 2017USCIS Receipt Number:
I-140/485 Filing:concurrentProcessing Type:premium
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:13 Jul 2017
Total Processing Time:13 daysMost Recent LUD:
Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 10 Jul 2017 Last Updated: 13 Jul 2017
Notes:

I-765 case: Approved in 118 days (48 days more than average)   (2 comments)
User: xtsb Nationality: Germany
Application Type:new applicationService Center:Nebraska
Filing Method:paper-basedApplication Filed:30 Jun 2017
USCIS Received Date:03 Jul 2017USCIS Notice Date:05 Jul 2017
USCIS Receipt Number:RFE Received?:
RFE Received Date:Reason for RFE:
RFE Replied Date:Application Status:approved
Approval/Denial Date:26 Oct 2017Card Production Ordered:26 Oct 2017
EAD Received:03 Nov 2017Total Processing Time:118 days
Most Recent LUD:Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 10 Jul 2017 Last Updated: 03 Nov 2017
Notes:

I-131 case: Approved in 118 days (57 days more than average)   (0 comments)
User: xtsb Nationality: Germany
Service Center:NebraskaUSCIS District Office:
Filing Method:paper-basedApplication Filed:30 Jun 2017
USCIS Received Date:03 Jul 2017USCIS Notice Date:05 Jul 2017
USCIS Receipt Number:RFE Received?:
RFE Received Date:Reason for RFE:
RFE Replied Date:Application Status:approved
Approval/Denial Date:26 Oct 2017AP Received:03 Nov 2017
Total Processing Time:118 daysMost Recent LUD:
Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 10 Jul 2017 Last Updated: 03 Nov 2017
Notes:

PERM case: Approved in 87 days (147 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: xtsb Nationality: Germany
Priority Date:13 Feb 2017Category:EB2
Audit Received?:noAudit Received Date:
Reason for Audit:Audit Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:11 May 2017
Total Processing Time:87 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 10 Jul 2017 Last Updated: 10 Jul 2017
Notes:
xtsb's Posts
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 09 Jan 2018
Topic: HR 392 or H4EAD

It seems like a lot of people have the misconception that H.R. 392 will "clear the backlog" and H4 EAD, AC21 etc... will not matter. But it looks like the unfortunate reality is that India (including dependents) alone is applying for more green cards every year than there are available in any given year. Meaning, even with H.R. 392 and (hypothetically) no other countries applying for green cards you would still see a rapidly accumulating backlog.

While I think that per-country limits in employment based immigration are a ridiculous, IV and friends should do the math and set realistic expectations. An immigration system where you have a limited supply of visas per year and an applicant pool that consistently exceeds that supply every year is unworkable if you assign visas by priority date. That's why it is a mystery to me why IV is lobbying for a fix that gives short-term relief to a few instead of throwing their weight behind a system that is workable in the long term. I think there is a window of opportunity here in the current congress/administration.

For example, Canadas skilled immigration system, while also having a finite supply of visas every year, does not create backlogs by design. You either meet or don't meet the point cutoff. They don't put people into indefinite limbo.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 08 Jan 2018
Topic: HR 392 or H4EAD

Probably depends on your priority date. If you have a recent priority date (e.g. 2017) and H.R. 329 passes today you are probably looking at a wait time of 12+ years (regardless of your country of birth and assuming no wastage of visa numbers). I think it is unlikely that the current EB immigration system will last this long so H4 EAD might be of more immediate concern for you.

If you have an old priority date (e.g. 2009/2010) you still might get a GC under the current laws and might be OK with no H4 EAD for a couple years.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 01 Jan 2018
Topic: Impact of proposed H-1B changes on ROW applicants

I don't think ROW currently qualifies for the 3 year extension. Neither the per-country limit applies nor is the category "unavailable" as a whole, not even during the summer as there is always some cutoff priority date.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 17 Dec 2017
Topic: IV Call today Dec 17th

> is eligible to be granted that status but for application of the per country limitations

Mh, if H.R. 392 passes (abolishing the per country limitations) seems like you wouldn't be able to extend H-1B status beyond 6 years under that paragraph either.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 13 Dec 2017
Topic: I-485 interviews for SF bay area

Field office: SF
Interview: 11/29
Approval: 12/05
Approval received: 12/09
GC received: 12/12
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 10 Dec 2017
Topic: I-485 interviews for SF bay area

I think we are talking about the same tool. Have you frozen your Equifax Credit Report? If so you have to temporarily unfreeze it for it to work.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 10 Dec 2017
Topic: I-485 interviews for SF bay area

Huh, still not seeing it. Part 4 on the new I-485 form is “Information About Your Parents”, Part 4 on the old I-485 form (which I filed) is “Accommodations for Individuals With Disabilities and/or Impairments”.

The G-28 has 4.2.a/4.2.b as you describe and both boxes are checked.

Public Service Announcement: Since USCIS case status is not updating you can verify that your card has been produced with the E-Verify self-check tool. It let's you enter your A-Number and I-485 receipt number and seems to have real-time information.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 10 Dec 2017
Topic: I-485 interviews for SF bay area

The G-28 indicates that the card should be delivered to the attorney. I didn't find any delivery instructions on the I-485 form itself.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 10 Dec 2017
Topic: I-485 interviews for SF bay area

No, online status is still "Interview is Scheduled". It seems to be pretty rare to get updated for cases adjudicated at field offices.

I assume the card itself will go to my attorney (the EAD/AP did as well).
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 09 Dec 2017
Topic: I-485 interviews for SF bay area

I got my approval notice today, dated Dec 05. Good luck everyone!
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 09 Dec 2017
Topic: September 2017 transfer from TSC to NBC

xtsb: Sep 25 / Oct 27 / Nov 29 / San Francisco, CA / EB-2 ROW

I got my approval notice today, dated Dec 05.

Thanks everyone for contributing to this community and good luck!
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 05 Dec 2017
Topic: I-485 interviews for SF bay area

No, I did not receive any paper notice from the officer.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 30 Nov 2017
Topic: I-485 interviews for SF bay area

I had my interview in SF yesterday and it seems to be mostly inline with other peoples experiences. The interview was friendly and took around 25 minutes.

Questions asked were mostly to confirm information provided on form I485 (things like day and place of birth, name of parents, date of last entry into the U.S. etc…) as well as reconfirming the yes/no admissibility questions.

Documents requested: Passport, EAD, employment verification letter and pay stubs.

(Though, given the generic nature of the interview notice I prepared and brought a _lot_ more documents, anything that I could think of that could possibly be of relevance.)

At the end the officer said there are no issues and to expect to hear back within 90 days.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 30 Nov 2017
Topic: September 2017 transfer from TSC to NBC

I had my interview in SF yesterday and it seems to be mostly inline with other peoples experiences. The interview was friendly and took around 25 minutes.

Questions asked were mostly to confirm information provided on form I485 (things like day and place of birth, name of parents, date of last entry into the U.S. etc…) as well as reconfirming the yes/no admissibility questions.

Documents requested: Passport, EAD, employment verification letter and pay stubs.

(Though, given the generic nature of the interview notice I prepared and brought a _lot_ more documents, anything that I could think of that could possibly be of relevance.)

At the end the officer said there are no issues and to expect to hear back within 90 days.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 09 Nov 2017
Topic: is there a way to know how many pending cases at a local field

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Posted in I-485 Forum on 07 Nov 2017
Topic: I485 - Case Was Transferred to NBC

@Huzy:

When were you asked to provide Supplement J? At the time of interview or in a prior RFE?

Thanks!
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 07 Nov 2017
Topic: I485 - Case Was Transferred to NBC

I know, it is ambiguous. Ideally one would have a recent Supplement J available for the odd chance that it may be asked for at the time of interview. However, I would strongly hope USCIS makes that decision at the NBC when they prepare the case for interview, but you never know :)
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 07 Nov 2017
Topic: I485 - Case Was Transferred to NBC

USCIS says:

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NOTE: You do not have to submit Supplement J at the time you file Form I-485 together with Form I-140. In adjudicating Form I-140, USCIS examines whether the job offer is bona fide. If Form I-140 is approved, USCIS may consider the approved Form I-140 and supporting documents, along with your filed Form I-485, as prima facie evidence that the job offer is bona fide and that you, the applicant, intend to accept the job offer if your Form I-485 is approved. However, depending on factors, such as the length of time it takes to adjudicate the underlying Form I-140 and your filed Form I-485, USCIS may request that you submit Supplement J to confirm that the job offer in the underlying Form I-140 is bona fide and still available to you prior to final processing of your Form I-485, or that you have ported to a new, permanent job offer under INA section 204(j).
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Source: I-485 Supplement J Instructions
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 07 Nov 2017
Topic: I485 - Case Was Transferred to NBC

The amount of time passed between concurrent filing and I-485 adjudication may also play a role. Did you file a Supplement J in response to an RFE and then were asked to provide _another_ one at the time of interview?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 06 Nov 2017
Topic: September 2017 transfer from TSC to NBC

I received the appointment notice in the mail a couple days after the online status change (around noon). However, the notice is dated two days before the online status change. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Good luck!
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