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EB2-NIW I-485 Nebraska (any receipt date)

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Posted by natan111 (842) 15 hours 40 minutes ago#1301
to myi485hjf:

What are you trying to do at the 60-day mark? You can try talking to a Level 2 officer - don't have to wait for another SR, if that's what you are thinking.
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Posted by teckwhye (37) 6 hours 4 minutes ago#1302
Hi fellow NIWers, does anyone have experience attending infopass appointment, post interview?

My lawyer is suggesting that we do that since there is absolutely no update on our case after we attended interview on Jan 2nd 2018. Thanks in advance for your tips and advice.
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Posted by a1be (76) 5 hours 22 minutes ago#1303
to teckwhye:

SR's and InfoPass always result in generic non responses. I doubt it would hurt, but I also doubt it would help.

If you're concerned, then go through the thoughts of whether or not you are really eligible for the status. If you are, then don't worry, if you think there might be questions then you might want to at least consider alternative plans. I know it can be difficult to uproot your life, but it's even worse to not be prepared.

My guess is that everything is slow now, they are being extra cautious about whether or not people satisfy all the requirements and are checking every possible thing. That's the only reasonable conclusion I can come to regarding why it's tortuously slow now at USCIS.
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Posted by ahsaz (163) 5 hours 17 minutes ago#1304
I just finished calling with USCIS officer. The officer informed my that my I-485 is currently under "extended review". The officer did not mention anything of concern and that my case is actively pending and I just need to wait further. The officer also checked and confirmed that they see that my approved I-140 NIW application in the system and I just wait and call again in 60 days if there is no updates regarding my I-485.

Do you think having my case in extended review status is a good or bad sign? Based on your experience when should I expect an update if everything was in order with no issues? I also have an InfoPass appointment this Thursday.. Should I attend the InfoPass and try to get more details about my case status or just keep waiting?
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Posted by kxh359 (8) 5 hours ago#1305
I raised a service request on 01/04/2018 and got a response on 01/22/2018 saying that my case is in line to be reviewed by an officer. They ask me allowing additional time for this process to take place since they process these cases in the order received. Not surprised that it's a generic message without any updates for the process. Just FYI. Below are some info for my case.

I-140 PD: 10/07/2016.
I-140 RFE: 09/07/2017
I-140 RFE Received: 12/04/2017
I-140 Approval Date: 12/07/2017

I-485 RD: 02/14/2017 (concurrent)
I-485 Transferred: My case was transferred from TSC to NSC on 04/10/2017.
Service Request: 01/04/2018
SR response: 01/22/2018

Renewal Combo card (EAD/AP) application received: 12/22/2017
Renewal Combo card approved: 01/18/2018

I may wait a couple weeks and see how it goes. If I do not get any updates by early Feb, will call L2 or contact the congresswoman. Will keep you posted!

Good Luck to everyone!
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Posted by natan111 (842) 4 hours 28 minutes ago#1306
to kxh359:

Your I-140 was approved only on 12/07/2017? That's even less than the magic 60 days. Even in the good old days USCIS often responded with I-485 decisions more than 60 days after the I-140 approval. I would file my first SR at least 60 days after the I-140 approval.
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Posted by teckwhye (37) 4 hours ago#1307
to a1be:

Thanks a1be, appreciate your reply and suggestions. My case is straightforward and the IO even said we should receive the card in 7-10 days which is why I am worried now. Well, I wish we could conclude everything is very slow at USCIS but its not, plenty of folks getting some news of approval the very same or next day! Same old unpredictable USCIS I guess, just wait patiently for your time to come. Cant do much can we ?
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Posted by a1be (76) 3 hours 54 minutes ago#1308
to teckwhye:

I hope you get it soon, and it sounds like you should, but my point here and in other posts is that are are things you can do. It's very difficult to move out of the country for many of us, myself included (in my case it would likely end up ruining my life and making my childrens' lives bad too), but on the other hand if that's what it takes then so be it. I can be happy in any situation. I"m just saying, it might make sense to think of alternatives.

As for some people getting approved quickly, no one is "quick" these days. Some people are faster than others, but I wouldn't characterize anything as "fast". It is entirely possible that someone else has a simpler case, or there's something in your situation that is raising a concern and someone has to check something. Everything, or almost everything, is being combed over.
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Posted by teckwhye (37) 3 hours 32 minutes ago#1309
to a1be:

Thanks a1be, I wish you and your family the very best as well. We have no kids so far and I had left US after my PhD to spend 4 immigration hassle free years working in another country. I guess my only regret would be not saying there and doing consular processing and instead moving to US before the whole thing was over. And, you are right that every case has some sort of delay at some step from filing until GC is received. I wish the best to you and everyone else here, including me :)
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Posted by kuzmat (958) 2 hours 47 minutes ago#1310
Just received EAD/AP denial letters in the mail, lol. Just less than 6 months. But this is great because I am going to move and I haven't known what I should I answer AR-11 questions if I have pending petitions.
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Posted by a1be (76) 2 hours 41 minutes ago#1311
to teckwhye:

I'm sure if everything is in order then you will be approved. If it gets to be so long that you're worried the application was literally lost, then by all means raise a SR. FYI when I first moved to the US, the Social Security Administration lost my application for an SSN. But, because the instructions had said "wait and you'll receive the card in the mail" I waited and waited, and it got to the point where I didn't have money because I couldn't get paid. Finally I went to the SSA office and had to reapply lol.

My point is, since there's really no downside of filing a SR, don't wait until it gets uncomfortable. But, given the delays in everything don't get too worried either. I suspect that the President has engineered things at USCIS to be as careful as possible, and they are trying to find any last thing that might indicate a problem, especially one related to national security and employment -- those seem to be the hot button issues.

If you feel it's not right, by all means raise your voice via a SR, or better yet an InfoPass if you can get one.
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Posted by a1be (76) 2 hours 40 minutes ago#1312
to kuzmat:

When was your EAD/AP filed? Was it renewal? And most importantly -- WHY denied??

Sorry to hear that...
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Posted by a1be (76) 2 hours 38 minutes ago#1313
to a1be:

Oh sorry I didn't see that you have an approved green card. The EAD/AP's were denied because you already have a green card? It's odd they call that a denial, it should be more like a "withdrawal" or "applications rendered not necessary".
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Posted by iviajid (22) 2 hours 29 minutes ago#1314
to kuzmat:

I know you had gc approved a while back. But did you travel while your renewal application was pending? Do you think the denial is related to that?
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Posted by myi485hjf (36) 1 hour 59 minutes ago#1315
to natan111:

Thinking to do info pass.

My biggest problem is I filed through my company lawyer, SR, Info pass, Call to L2 officer.. all has to go through them. They refused to take any action until the 60days mark. any suggestion?

Thanks
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Posted by myi485hjf (36) 1 hour 56 minutes ago#1316
to kxh359:

Did you get your physical combo card?
I renewed in Oct 2017, so far no news on approval and physical card. Only received a receipt notice said it is auto approved for 6 months
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Posted by myi485hjf (36) 1 hour 53 minutes ago#1317
to kuzmat:

with your I485 approved, do you still need the EAD?
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Posted by kuzmat (958) 1 hour 45 minutes ago#1318
to a1be:

to iviajid and to myi485hjf:

No worries folks, I am already greened, so I don't need EAD/AP and this was the reason for denial. Funny, huh? I wonder if I should have withdrawn these petitions manually. Anyway, this is absolutely insane wasting workforce on a denial like this.

The most important thing is not to forget while filing N-400 (in 5 years!) answer a yes to the question asking if any of your forms got denied with USCIS. Kafka is jealous of a story like this :)
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Posted by teckwhye (37) 1 hour 39 minutes ago#1319
to a1be:

Not receiving SSN must have been such a harrowing experience! I will take your advice and wait until 1 month after interview and then start off with InfoPass. Thanks for the support a1be! I wish all goes smooth for you as well.
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Posted by kxh359 (8) 20 minutes ago#1320
to myi485hjf:

I have not received the physical card yet but guessing will get it in a couple of weeks. Yeah, once you have a pending renewal EAD/AP application, you are able to use it to work for up to 180 days but not 6 months.
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