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17 May 2012

Three Myths the Adjustment of Status Process

In reading some of the online immigration forums, we have noticed that there are a few myths on the internet about the adjustment of status, also known as the Green Card process. We hope this post helps to clear up any confusion you have about the process of getting your Green Card.

Myth # 1

USCIS must make a decision on your Green Card application (Form I-485) within 180 days after your interview.

There is no time limit on when USCIS must make a decision after an interview on an adjustment of status case. In fact, not all Form I-485 adjudications require an interview. This misconception may arise from the fact that USCIS has up to 120 days from the date of an applicant’s naturalization interview - not an interview for adjustment of status - to make a final decision on the applicant’s Form N-400. Even though there is no time limit to make a decision on an application for a Green Card, USCIS strives to adjudicate these cases within four months.

Myth # 2

You will get a decision on your Green Card application at the interview.

Often an applicant will not receive a decision on his or her adjustment of status application at the interview. Sometimes the Immigration Services Officer needs additional time to review a case and cannot provide the applicant with an immediate decision. This is especially true if additional information is requested at an interview or if additional documents are submitted at the time of the interview. There are a number of other reasons why a decision cannot be made at the interview, such as having to wait for a visa number to become available, or the need to complete security checks.

Myth # 3

In marriage-based adjustment of status cases, a wife must take her husband’s last name.

A married woman may choose a legal married name (take her husband’s surname), a legal pre-marriage name (keep her maiden name), or any form of either (for example, hyphenated name, maiden name and husband’s surname). USCIS does not require a female applicant to take her husband’s last name.

If permitted by law, a man can also take his wife’s surname, adopt a hyphenated combination of his name and his wife’s surname, or the couple may choose a hybrid of their surnames.

Do you still have questions about the Green Card application process that aren’t specific to your case? Ask your question below in the comments!

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At May 17, 2012 at 2:21:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

this still does not explains why USCIS, takes so long to process a green card I have been waiting for 17 years and according with the last letter I received I was approved and 17 years later Iam still waiing for my green card, can someone tell me what I can do

 
At May 17, 2012 at 2:23:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just went to my interview and the ISO needed more papers to support my application which I submitted that day also. So I wonder when I can get or receive a approval? Thanks.

 
At May 17, 2012 at 2:36:00 PM EDT , Blogger Fanny said...

How long is taking to process transferred processes to California, I-485 by family based? My case was transferred for California Center for a faster processing since December. My friend who wasn't transferred, had an interview and got her green card in 3 months. It's really a problem, because I wanted to apply for college but my k-1 visa is expired.

 
At May 17, 2012 at 2:58:00 PM EDT , Blogger luciapaulinha said...

Dear USCIS, I want to know more about PIP ( perole in place) for military spouses?! Thank you

 
At May 17, 2012 at 4:30:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Emilea said...

Thank you for clarifying Myth #1, many people have told me this and I did not know it was not true.

 
At May 17, 2012 at 5:37:00 PM EDT , Blogger socal said...

Couple of Questions & Suggestions

Question: -

So why the case once clears the process but does not get the final approval.

"Pre-Adjucated" which is a common term based on USCIS Status published online for each service center. Why USCIS cannot put that step online when someone lookup the case number.

Question/Suggestion ( not Sure): -

Also Why it is so difficult to put the applications into the queue based on priority date ( FIFO) when issuing the GC.

Also provide the Queue number to each applicant online ( which everyone agrees that it would be dynamic number) due to porting and other causes.

It will result in removal of all the questions and frustrations.

(C) Suggestion

We know that EB1C category is used heavily all the sudden. Does ICE ever made is mandatory to make the SITE VISIT to these cases? It will bring the true story out.

(D) Site Audit Mandatory for all the Porting Cases.

 
At May 17, 2012 at 6:16:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you be able to comment on pre adjudication as well? Is that something that the USCIS actively takes care of or is that a Myth? Do officers complete the process and wait for the visas to be available/dates to get current to "officially" approve an application?

 
At May 17, 2012 at 6:50:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is USCIS and/or DOS going to have reasonably accurate understanding of demand data in the employment based categories, so as to accurately predict the adjudication timeline for applications that have already been filed?

I am talking about the plight of people who have been waiting from 5-10 years in the legal line to obtain permanent residency. Even if no new adjustment of status applications are filed in the EB2 and EB3 India and China categories, when should the pending applicants expect to receive their permanent residency?

 
At May 18, 2012 at 12:14:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, thanks for this effort, really appreciated.

My question goes for the Employment Based categories that require sponsorship.

The great myth is: how log should the Green Card holder work for the sponsoring employee, after receiving the Green Card?

It would be great if some criteria is clearly defined by USCIS, so everyone can ensure to follow it when considering switching jobs, without putting in risk, the hardly earned benefit of permanent residency in the US.

The congress/USCIS made clear the individual can switch jobs "before" the I-485 approval, as long all the AC21 criteria are met. What about on the cases the permanent residency is already granted? Is the individual free to switch jobs? Does he/she has to follow any specific criteria?

Thanks again.

 
At May 18, 2012 at 12:35:00 AM EDT , Blogger Vane271 said...

If I made a petition for my mother (I-485) we are required for an interview? Also she has her I-94 but she lost her passport with visa Number (Visitor B1) , where can I found that information or can I leave it in blank on the application? Thanks

 
At May 18, 2012 at 11:55:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does USCIS send a notice after adjudication is completed even when visa number is unavailable?

 
At May 20, 2012 at 9:09:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I filed I130 for my mother and the case status shows USCIS received it on 10/21/2011. Nothing heard ever since. Where or who should I call to follow up since the estimated processing time is 5 months and it's been 7 months already. Please help.... Thank you.

 
At May 25, 2012 at 10:17:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does business visa get premium processing and not family visa? i do not understand why uscis is undermining the family values in america.

 
At May 26, 2012 at 7:04:00 AM EDT , Blogger Jim Bob said...

How does the green card application differ from other countries for example India

 
At May 26, 2012 at 9:48:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to have some information about the new law regarding the
Amount of time that an illegal spouse would have to spend outside of USA in order to obtain the green card?! I heard that this new law will cut the usually time that the spouse would have to spend outside of USA, instead of months or even years the process would take a couple weeks. I would like to know if this is true? If
The USCIS approved the new law?
Thanks

 
At May 31, 2012 at 10:31:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi
anybody can help my problem?first of all i'm a conditional green card holder!2nd all my biographic card i use my middle name when im single!3rd when I apply my philippne passport the embassy said that under the philippne law i cant use may middle name when im single instead use my maiden name as a middle name. now my problem is how can i change my name so that all my biographic card are they same to my passport.special my green card.please help me.

Thank you.

 
At June 1, 2012 at 2:26:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for an opprotunity to address Green Card process myths. I wanted to find out how possible it is after applying for a family based I485 petition since July 2008 with my siblings together and yet I have not received my Green card and they have received theirs. I have done two biometrics over the course of four years (the last one was march last year). I recently contacted USCIS by phone and they returned my service request saying "Although our systems show a pending I485 petition there is not a form I485 in this office" and that's referring to the Texas Service Center. I have had 3 info pass appointments in my local office (Baltimore) where I have been told the form is in Texas and then when I call the customer service someone will tell me the form is in Baltimore. There have been series of inconsistencies with my case and I really don't know whom to believe... Please respond to this post or address it during your online webcasts. Thanks.

 
At June 2, 2012 at 9:06:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Lorraine said...

This is all mute point when people have been waiting 10+ plus years for a green card number. The government needs to increase the number of available visa numbers; especially for sibling sponsorship. People can't get on with their lives and can't do anything about it. The whole process is rediculous when someone has to wait soooooo long. The last major overhaul of immigration laws was back when Martin Luther King Jr. was alive... really? It's time for a big change!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 9:04:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the EB3 category have the professionals, skilled workers and unskilled works bunched together? Should not there be separate categories for these different skill levels? It is not justified when USCIS has eb1 specifically for PhDs, scientists, and executives, eb2 for advanced degree holders all of whom have a category of their own. But EB3 does not have it that way. There is a mix of degrees holders as well as non degree holders and this is not fair. The professionals are suffering since you also have others in EB3 competing for visas. Why this discrimination?

 
At June 15, 2012 at 7:29:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow EB3 for India is still 22-Sep-2002. A lot of people with their I-140s approved are unable to apply for EAD as it is too back dated for EB3 or Unavailable as in EB2.

And today Obama Administration has decided to give Work Permits to 800,000 Illegal immigrants. Wow! Can you beleive that.

Serves people(suckers) right for entering the country legally, paying for VISAs, renewals, EAD fees, APs and doing everything right and patiently only to find that it would have been smoother if y had been here illegally.

What a country! What immigration policy! I am surprised that as of 7PM EST today it is still not in the blog yet.

 
At June 16, 2012 at 10:07:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi is there anyone here that can help me to explain why my green card doesn't arrive yet. It's been 3 months after the interview and still no decision is made. Is it because something is wrong with my application and a possible of denial?

 
At June 17, 2012 at 10:17:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is not correct, it took me 2 years sharp to have my green card, just to finish what is called FBI name check.

And now, I am stuck again for almost 1yr and half for my N400 application, I still did not go for an interview lol

on top of all there is no way to know what is your application status, like where is it now and how much have been done and so on, they have just a generic answer lol for years

 
At June 20, 2012 at 10:01:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the USCIS should inform applicants of their true status at USCIS. Is the case being truly worked on or sitting on someones desk waiting for some bureaucrat to rubber stamp it.
A better solution would be to have a queue for each form. For example.... I-129F has 30,000 applicants, you are number 29,999, your wait time is eternity.

 
At June 24, 2012 at 6:58:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

After getting married and filing for adjustment of status, do you file the I-485 in your spouse's married name? or maiden name, as in the fiance visa?

 
At June 28, 2012 at 6:11:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I filled in my petition for permanent residence
Iam English and my husband is a us citizen
How long will it take to receive notice and my code
Thanks

 
At July 2, 2012 at 10:57:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I was wondering if someone can advise me. The school board I was working for has been debarred for two years because of fraud and they ahd to lay off all the international teachers. I had been with them for 9 years on H1 B visa and my priority date became current 5 months after I was terminated. I did find another agency to apply for an H1B extension, but it has been denied. I also applied for an adjustment of status but could not get a letter from the previous employer because of the debarrment. I do have a work permit now. The new job has also sent in a motion to reopen the case for the H1B. I feel trapped and I don't know what next to do. Should I work on my work permit while I wait to see if I485 will be approved?

 
At July 2, 2012 at 11:06:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can my I485 application still be approved if my employer has been debarred for 2 years?

 
At July 10, 2012 at 10:19:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been 9months, no green card yet :(

K1-AOS

 
At July 12, 2012 at 3:42:00 PM EDT , Blogger agf831 said...

Hi,

I applied my I-485 after getting married using my husband name & now I am applying for I-131.
What name should I used Married name or Maiden mane?

If i will used my Married name with the form I-131 and it was approved, can i still use my Passport with maiden name? Will the immigration let me enter USA using this documents?

Changing the passport to married name will take 3 months and its not quite late for the travel date.

 
At July 16, 2012 at 7:04:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many I 485 applications of the parents of a US citizen are on average processed at California application process center ....as this category has no quota and therefore no waiting list

 
At July 16, 2012 at 9:03:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,I wanted to know that if i am marrying a green card holder residing in one state and me in a different one, what is the minimum time for both of us to move in together after our marriage n fulfillment of our commitments in our respective states....????

 
At July 16, 2012 at 10:38:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
I applied for I-485 in Dec in EB2 Employment based GC. Also included my wife's application with that. We both received finger print appointments together. The I received my green card in a month in March 2012. But we are still waiting for my wife's green card. USCIS has not responded for multiple enquiries with call center. Do you know why this delay could be?

 
At July 18, 2012 at 2:26:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apply for citizenship after 5years with the green card I pass my test and I was waiting for my oath ceremony after one month DHS send me a letter saying I didn't summit a letter 5years ago that they need so according to them I don't have a recidence can they do that?

 
At July 19, 2012 at 1:56:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all should direct your questions to uscis. Not sure anyone can answer them here. For those who have waited 10 plus years...you need to file a lawsuit against uscis or better still higher an immigration attorney immediately! Only a qualified attorney can answer your questions here!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:31:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had my I-485 interview yesterday. He asked for a document, which I provided, then ran through some questions. After half an hour or so he said "this looks approveable" and that I would hear within 15-30 days. Is this usual?

 
At July 21, 2012 at 5:30:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain why the published EB processing times at CSC are so much longer than the processing goal of 4 months (shown 55 months until June 2012 update, now 'only' 17 months. Yet if you look at the volumes processed they are consistently 2-4 times receipts

 
At July 21, 2012 at 9:44:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not been working any job these last couple years. My son supports me. Will this factor effect the result of my greencard application?

 
At July 24, 2012 at 2:52:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like to ask.. i am about to apply for the i-485 and my husband is my sponsor.. he just got laid off from his job.. does this mean that they will give me more problems to get my green card?wat are my chances?

 
At July 29, 2012 at 12:47:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wanna know my status but my receipt number us not accepted by the system, can you help me, my number is 1200017240

 
At July 29, 2012 at 1:17:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Applied in January 2011, had my interview in Nov 2011 but I forgot to bring my passport at the interview. The officer told me that my case was approvable but haven't gotten a documented response yet. I called them in May and they require 6 more months. I hope that's not bad news.:( Hope I am not one of those unluky ones who need to wait for 10 yrs to get their green card. I check my case at least 5 times a day. So worried.

 
At July 31, 2012 at 4:56:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, i file my adjustment of status for green card last january i done my biometric but never chance to have interview yet and my papers transferred to california now how long it takes they will have decesion my papers?

 
At August 3, 2012 at 6:09:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Comment from "July 29, 2012 12:47:00 AM EDT", your receipt number always starts with three letters like 'SRC0011223344'. Take a look at your i797 form and recheck your receipt number. Also, you don't need to call the service line for it. You can just create an account with uscis.gov and add your case to your portfolio. You can also sign up for email and mobile alert for any update on your case. Good luck!!!

 
At August 7, 2012 at 12:52:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI, i about to apply form i-130 & I-485. I would like to know if i should use my maiden name or my married name. I do not have any document or ID with the my married name, the only thing i have is the marriage license but it has my maiden name.

 
At August 15, 2012 at 1:22:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if in the 2 years with the conditional greencard the couple gets a divorce and the foreigner decides not to try and apply for a unconditional greencard and go back to the home-country - how will that persons future entry for in to the US again look and how will this affect this person visa?

 
At September 22, 2012 at 6:49:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an excellent point. They say check your status but when you submit the receipt # its just a general statement you get. It's very frustrating.

 
At October 26, 2012 at 10:17:00 AM EDT , Blogger Julia Knobloch said...

regarding filing for green card with married name: i intend to take my husband's name, but have all my documents, passport, visa etc. with my maiden name. when filing, i would like to already file with the new name, but don't want to wait until i have all my new german documents ready with the new name.
does this constitute a problem?
thank you

 
At November 21, 2012 at 11:42:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I have been waiting for a number visa to file my I-485. All other process previous are approved. I'm under EB3 category. What happens if I decide to leave the country? Do I loose the process?
What are my options besides waiting?
Thank you

 
At December 7, 2012 at 3:13:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Laful Permanent of the United States marries an F-1 Student. Can a Lawful Permanent of the United States file an I-130 for husband/wife for adjustment of status, even if the F-1 student discontinues his/her nonimmigrant status? What if the F-1 Student continues his/her nonimmigrant status?

 
At December 16, 2012 at 5:57:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have currently filed for a green card via my daughter, who is a US citizen. My daughter has currently listed herself as our sponsor. Since my daughter is my sponsor, do I have to live with her, or am I allowed to move?

I would appreciate any help you could provide me.
Thank you.

 
At January 14, 2013 at 4:51:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

is every applicant required to take a medical exam?
i was born and lived in Trinida all my life, recently married and my husband wants to file for me. before attending school, that is before age 5 all citizens of Trinidad andTobago are required to me properly immunised by law, i was immunised obviously because i went to school there but my immunization record is not computerised and has been misplaced years ago. what am i to do?

 
At January 15, 2013 at 11:14:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a us citizen, my mother is a lpr. She has travelled outside the us to see my grandma who is 96 years old, my mom is 71. She needs to stay more than 6 month but less than a year. Can she loose her status, my dad is here in the us and they are stilled married and living together. They are both retired and have their ss pension.

 
At January 17, 2013 at 8:31:00 PM EST , Blogger carlitostravieso said...

USCIS after the interview sent me a RFE. I sent all the documents required on may 2012. This is the time
(jan 2013 ) I haven't received an answer from them!
it means they will they 2 or 3 yrs?

 
At January 18, 2013 at 10:28:00 PM EST , Blogger Gary Nakamura said...

Does USCIS has intern lawyers who can help me file my I-751 by myself? I dont have the means to hire a lawyer, at the same time, i dont want to make a mistake on what and how to file. I have minor that has a conditional resident status as mine and i was told that when i file to remove the condition on my status, i can tag her along so she doesn't have to file by herself and she can have the same status as mine.

Would greatly appreciate your comment.

Thank you.

Liza Nakamura

 
At February 4, 2013 at 4:08:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a citizen and I am applying for a green card for my brother,he has a B2 visa and he lives in Mexico do I need to file form I-130 or just I-485?

 
At February 16, 2013 at 11:05:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which has a longer processing period: making application as a US citizen for an unmarried son/daughter over 21, or making application as a green card holder for unmarried son/daughter over 21.

 
At February 18, 2013 at 9:42:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been a terrible experience. With modern technology why do you have to wait so long. It will be a year I have been writing for my husband to get here. I filed a I129f For my husband to come while he waited. I filed for an expedite because of my health. Everything has been approved. But dose it seem strange it is going on a year. On the USCIS website. This is longer than the average times. I thought immigration was suppose to promote families being together. I missed my 1st year anniversary. This can destroy marriages that could have worked. It is not natural for married couples to be apart for long periods of time. Me and my husband are hanging in there. But something seriously needs to be done about the immigration process. It is horrific. I looked on the USCIS website 350 days straight. That is madness. Then you fill out the same paperwork twice. They get attitudes when you try to ask questions if you call them. They have got to do something about this. This is just to cruel. It is like we are in some kind of prison for a crime unknown. If some one starts a petition for change. I will surely sign.

 
At February 22, 2013 at 8:29:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
I have applied for I485 based on Asylum Granted a year ago. It's been 5months since i applied and did the biometrics, but my case status is still on Acceptance. Is this normal? What should I do now?

 
At February 28, 2013 at 12:42:00 PM EST , Anonymous Brian said...

What are they doing to increase the speed at Vermont for I-130 petitions for spouses of US citizens? Many of us have been waiting close to 9 months now with no response! It angers me that USCIS doesn't even mention the delay. And I can't believe how long this is taking. I've seen tons of late June and early July petitions approved but early June is being overlooked for some reason. Is it because they need to report average approval time to their stakeholders and approving those with a longer wait time would bring that average time down? Why don't you process I-130 petitions on a first come first serve basis? It's really upsetting to a lot of us and no one seems to care.

 
At March 12, 2013 at 3:58:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I have recently got married to a USA Citizen. I am on H1B visa. We are filing I-130 and I-485 together. Do I also need to file I-765? My H1B expires in August 31, 2013. Please help. Thanks!

 
At March 15, 2013 at 8:11:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long does it take the USCIS to update status of a case after an interview? I received a letter handed to me at the interview stating the case was under review but my case status still talks about the mail for the interview date.

 
At March 19, 2013 at 8:32:00 PM EDT , Anonymous mayrick said...

how long is the processing time for i-485 if applying from k1.. mine says it's being process in NBC but when i check the processing time there, the i-485 from k1 does not show.. please help me.. i want to know whats happening with the processing

 
At March 27, 2013 at 4:43:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you married and have a green card, and if you want to divorce does it revoke your green card? Or can you legally divorce with it and movie else where in the us?

 
At April 7, 2013 at 4:00:00 PM EDT , Blogger JSBevan said...

We filed for the I-485 back in June/July last year with the CSC. I'm still waiting for my green card and my work permit and driving permit are only valid up until July this year. I'm unable to take my driving test because it will mean that I will only be able to use my license up to July. I'm also currently working as a temp but if I'm taken on permanently and my work permit runs out what will happen then?

 
At April 24, 2013 at 12:23:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The email notification of acceptance by USCIS of the I-485 package specifies that the notice of acceptance does not grant any immigration benefits to the adjustment of status applicant.
What does this exactly mean?

In the case of an applicant who is applying for adjustment of status while finishing studying in the U.S. on an F-1 visa: if the applicant graduates AFTER receiving the acceptance notice, can he/she stay legally in the U.S. after the grace period while the case is being processed?

 
At April 26, 2013 at 10:30:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, I have first and last name is in my I-94 but right now I marriage n I change my last name,now im ready to apply for green card which name I used ? before I marriage name or new name from marriage licensed or document plz help me


 
At May 7, 2013 at 3:10:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myth #4: USCIS officers and employees are intelligent, organized and respectful people.

Myth #5: USCIS will open your case folder and take time to review some of the details of your case before you walk into the room for your interview, one of the most important meetings of your life.

Myth #6: If you receive an RFE that is vague, USCIS personnel will be happy to look up your case and answer your questions by providing clear direction.

Myth #7: The USCIS is a resource for American citizens, not an adversary that wields an arbitrary, unevenly-applied power that can seriously impact a couple's emotional and financial well-being.

Myth #8: USCIS employees are a happy bunch.

 
At May 16, 2013 at 4:47:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

can i send an i-485 & 130 pplications without police clearence and court documents because i d'ont have a valid ID to get them..what should i do ?
please someone help me
unconito

 
At May 18, 2013 at 5:28:00 AM EDT , Anonymous CBSE SSC Result 2013 said...

Hi I filled in my petition for permanent residence
Iam English and my husband is a us citizen
How long will it take to receive notice and my code
Thanks

 
At May 23, 2013 at 11:54:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a question. I have to file a" petition to remove conditions of residence", but I made a mistake with the signature and the print name. I accidentally switched places. Does that mean that it is invalid and I have to get a new form, or can I just white it out, or can I just make a note on the side. Your answer is greatly awaited!
Thank You

 
At June 11, 2013 at 4:49:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband who is a US citizen wants to petition for me. i have deferred action. is there any chance i will get my green card?

 
At June 24, 2013 at 8:23:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We won the DV lottery and our case number is current as of june 10, our lawyer sent our 5 apps. on June 12, and a week later we get a I-797c with a rejection because our files were submitted too early. Help anyone? we have to have the interview before Sep. 30 2013 or we miss this opportunity to adjust status

 
At July 12, 2013 at 11:32:00 AM EDT , Blogger Camelle said...

Hi I filed my I-485 in november 2012 my case is at new york field office since may 2-2013. My mom is very sick .......is it safe for me to apply for the advance parole traveling documents. I'm afraid to get stuck in my country and can not come back to the US what should I do?

 
At July 25, 2013 at 5:29:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! My husband is a US citizen and now we applied for I-485 AOS. Before I got my biometrics the status was Initial Review. I already had my biometrics and took it 2 months ago and I checked again my case status on the USCIS, it is in the first step (ACCEPTANCE).. and until now I never get mail from USCIS or a notice.. please help me.. or can someone explain.. thank u in advance!

 
At July 31, 2013 at 11:57:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need a certified copy of my marrige license. We were married in Thailand, where can I get a certified copy here in Houston area?

 
At August 6, 2013 at 12:17:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We filed for Adjustment of Status in May 2013. My husband's visa expires in 1 week. We did the biometrics and he received his EAD work card. We were told he would need an appointment for an interview in Baltimore. We are very nervous that the visa will expire while we are still waiting. What will happen?

 
At August 7, 2013 at 12:04:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Blogger Conditional Tags said...

Hi. I have recently got married to a USA Citizen. I am on H1B visa. We are filing I-130 and I-485 together. Do I also need to file I-765? My H1B expires in August 31, 2013. Please help. Thanks!

 
At August 14, 2013 at 4:41:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am married to a green card holder for six months now and I am residing is United States in a F1 visa status. Whats forms are needed for my green card process?

 
At September 7, 2013 at 1:42:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In September 2013 EB2 and EB3 priority dates for every country is moved forward about 6 months. While Many people are waiting to get approval with Jan/feb/Mar 2003 priority date and we see Aug/Sept 2003 priority dates are getting approved. Please clarify the order of processing what will happen if next month it will retrogress the date? What is the meaning of priority date? The immediate news alert will help anxiety in people who are waiting in line since 10+ years.

Keep up the good work USCIS.
Thanks

 
At September 8, 2013 at 11:01:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been noticing that Texas service working hard including Saturdays which is appreciated and USCIS is trying to process more no of I485 applications with in the last week.I heard many of my friends that with EB3 category cases are not approved in the order of Priority date nor receipts dates. The applications with a Priority date of later dates like June,August 2003 are approved and earlier dates like February 2003 and March 2003 are not approved. I wish if you could approve as per the PD or receipt dates

 
At September 16, 2013 at 2:11:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am green card holder and my spouse is on h1. We applied for greencard for him on my basis. Now USCIS need my offer latter.& my previous employer quit from his business. What should i do.? Help me

 
At September 22, 2013 at 11:18:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Josef said...

My Family and I recently got our immigrant visas, For how long (Maximum Months) are we allowed to stay in the Philippines before leaving for U.S. without violating any Laws? have to settle some things here. Thanks in advance....

 
At September 24, 2013 at 7:57:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

how long does it take for USCIS to process the i-485 form adjustment of status for a person who filed under the U-nonimmigrant status? is it the same as when applying under the employment base rules? or is it faster?

 
At September 30, 2013 at 11:34:00 AM EDT , Blogger Nikki Henry said...

I had my interview on September 5 and the person who saw me was only interviewing me because the place was about to close and they had many left be seen. She wasn't usual interviewer. My case was her only case. Talk about bad luck. I hope I will hear something soon. I have been impressed with USCIS up until my interview. But I know they're busy.

 
At September 30, 2013 at 1:42:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a Family based AOS interview no decision made.
1. I worked in USA for 13 years so I submitted I-864W (No Issue)
2 My wife use my work credit and submitted I-864W (No Issue)
3. My daughter is 16 years old and as per I-864 instruction she can use father or mother word credits. She submitted I-864W and Officer told me that you submitted wrong form you need I-864.
How do I inform the Officer that I am correct and you are wrong?

 
At September 30, 2013 at 3:36:00 PM EDT , Anonymous GATE Admit Card 2014 said...

I have been noticing that Texas service working hard including Saturdays which is appreciated and USCIS is trying to process more no of I485 applications with in the last week.I heard many of my friends that with EB3 category cases are not approved in the order of Priority date nor receipts dates. The applications with a Priority date of later dates like June,August 2003 are approved and earlier dates like February 2003 and March 2003 are not approved. I wish if you could approve as per the PD or receipt dates

 
At October 8, 2013 at 2:59:00 AM EDT , Anonymous manisha said...

I would like to have some information about the new law regarding the
Amount of time that an illegal spouse would have to spend outside of USA in order to obtain the green card?! I heard that this new law will cut the usually time that the spouse would have to spend outside of USA, instead of months or even years the process would take a couple weeks. I would like to know if this is true? If
The USCIS approved the new law?

 
At October 17, 2013 at 4:48:00 PM EDT , Blogger chester ong cheng said...

Pls help. My girlfriends parents are citizens in the US.they have applied for her to become a citizen/or have a green card.. the application is on going for 2years already.so during the waiting period can me and my girlfriend get married?I'm from singapore and she is from philippine. Pls advise. Chester

 
At October 25, 2013 at 11:17:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Erika said...

Please help USCIS, it seems there's something wrong your tool "My case status"...I filed by I-751 last March, on April 01 my status was updated to "Initial review" and since then it has been freezed. I received an RFE on August wich I replied almost immediately (2 weeks after) and nothing, my case is out of the regular window already (6 months), I called USCIS and they said they don't have any information about my case, they don't know if the service center received my RFE papers and they said I have you wait for Vermont's answer. I understand USCIS has a lot of work, thousand of people are trying to come to this country but I believe it is important to keep us updated otherwise we started to get anxious, I appreciate any help pn this pleae!

 
At November 11, 2013 at 8:21:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I am adoptive parent of two children who were from Mexico and now they are adults , I am also their sponser and I want to renounce their application how do I do this ? the adult children had put their case in for deport proceeding and we have been to immigration court 2 times now and I believe we will be going again sometime in 2014 . since then my son has married has two children and only the wife is working is it possiable for him to be allow to stay here if he is in immigration proceedings and because he has two children and also they entered by ewi .and he also has a police record for stealing and for abuse to his adoptive parents . thank you

 
At November 12, 2013 at 2:41:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to change my status now that I'm married , I want to know the forms I need to fill and where I need to go. Thanks a lot and God bless

 
At November 20, 2013 at 2:24:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Case Update doesn't work very well. Not sure what the point is for some of us. My case status hasn't been updated since 8/813. On 8/14/13 I rec'd an RFE and responded to it on 9/21/13 (rec'd by USCIS on 9/24/13) - case update never changed. Another thing I've noticed is people who had submitted RFE responses a week or so after me have heard back from USCIS within 2-3 weeks. I have yet to hear a peep from the organization. I even called to make sure my case wasn't lost 3 weeks ago and have yet to hear back. My 60-days is up this weekend and the wait has been killing. It's really not good that I have to see other people who submitted after me getting approved even before I can call back USCIS.

I really don't believe USCIS does FIFO - maybe high percentage of failed FIFO? Some of us waited over the normal processing time to find out that USCIS forgot to send out notices/USCIS forgot their case/lost their case/missing information - essentially lots of oops and no action until someone calls. Also many cases are being approved in 4 months or less. If cases are taking well below the 6 months period to approve, why put in 6 months? I think USCIS need to review the progress of their adjudicators more often - the variation is way too high. If Cpk is performed on your process it's probably not even 0.5. It is very frustrating for people who just aren't hearing back at all. And it worries us. Unfortunately I do not have a place to leave customer feedback - I guess USCIS just knows that there will be a lot of negative feedback and refuse to acknowledge it.

All I want to know is whether my case is ok. I am not hearing back and I really don't believe it takes that long - I just don't.

 
At November 20, 2013 at 3:20:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is: could I remove my first name when I become a citizen? I really want to use my middle name as my first name and get rid of the first, it's a boys name and I am a girl. I will be applying for the N600. Thank you

 
At November 25, 2013 at 2:40:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

My question is about Green Card processing time of four months. I received receipt for my Green Card (Employment-based Adjustment of Status Application I-485) on June 18, 2013 from Texas Service Center (TSC). The processing time at the TSC has been 4 four months for
Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applications ever since I started checking after receiving my case receipt.

Today is November 25, 2013, and my case is still pending. When I try to create an e-Request for 'application beyond processing time', it says my application is still within the processing time and an e-Request cannot be created.

I was wondering how this processing time works. Could you please help me understand what is going on?

I would really appreciate your help.

Thanks.

 
At December 2, 2013 at 1:24:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will go back to my original country right after I get married. How long does the temporary green card process, so I can go to my country with no problems?

 
At December 6, 2013 at 10:46:00 AM EST , Anonymous CBSE Class 12 Time Table 2014 said...

I have been noticing that Texas service working hard including Saturdays which is appreciated and USCIS is trying to process more no of I485 applications with in the last week.I heard many of my friends that with EB3 category cases are not approved in the order of Priority date nor receipts dates. The applications with a Priority date of later dates like June,August 2003 are approved and earlier dates like February 2003 and March 2003 are not approved. I wish if you could approve as per the PD or receipt dates

 
At December 12, 2013 at 5:11:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently filling out form I-134 Affidavit of Support for my fiance residing outside of the U.S. Today it is 12/12/13 and this form expires 12/31/13/. I cannot find another I-134 with a later expiration date. By the time the form reaches him , it will technically expire and I'm afraid we will have to do the whole I-134 process all over again. So my question is, when is a new form coming out or is there one with a later date I haven't been able to find. If i were to send him the form and it reaches him early January 2014, would he still be able to use that one at his interview?

 
At December 18, 2013 at 2:05:00 PM EST , Blogger Perla Segovia said...

I was 17 years old when I received my Green Card. I got married and want to change my last name. How do I go about doing that? Is there any fees? What is the application I must fill out?

 
At December 22, 2013 at 9:04:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son's Relative Visa has been approved but pending availability of visa numbers . He wants to change his name - can he change his last name to that of his step father ? Thanks.

 
At January 10, 2014 at 12:08:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my green card 14 months ago, and I married right after that, so my question is if I can applied for my spouse using the same financial support documents I used on my process? Thanks.

 
At January 15, 2014 at 6:40:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Green card will expire in August,2014. Planning to travel in May, can I still use my green card, or I need to renew it now?

 
At January 16, 2014 at 10:54:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband has an approved I-130 (since 2003) but we were told in the INS interview that he was ineligible to convert from his EWI status to apply for a green card. I believe some regulation may have changed (in the last 10 years) that would allow him to apply for a VISA within the US?

 
At January 20, 2014 at 3:44:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I filed for I-485 after my husband and I got married, together with the application for authority to work. After much research I decided to drop my middle name and take my maiden name (or birth name) as my middle name instead, in conformity with Philippine custom so as not to have any difficulty in the future ( I have every intention of retaining my Philippine citizenship), and filled out my application forms accordingly. I received my permit to work and SS number without any problem, both IDs listing my maiden name as my middle name, followed by my husband's surname. However, my husband got a call today from USCIS informing us we need to file for a name change. Pray, tell me, how can I file for a name change when Kentucky law (where we got married) allows me to take on my maiden name as my middle name after marriage, and the name the agency wants me to change is carried in my marriage certificate, permit to work and SS number? 7 FAM 1312 Appendix C (b) also says , a woman may always use either her given middle name or her
maiden name as a middle name.
I am confused. Please help.

 
At January 21, 2014 at 12:56:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it all comes down to the USCIS. . Keeping immigrants in the dark in regards to their cases, I wish they could give people a straight answer, none of the generic ones. If only they knew how frustrating, and painful it is just sitting there n hoping....#am almost a year post interview and nothing#

 
At January 26, 2014 at 1:55:00 AM EST , Blogger Than Htay said...

i was past citizen interview on september 25,2013 until now i didn't receive my certificated yet also oath celemory what the hell with uscis take so long.

 
At January 29, 2014 at 3:57:00 PM EST , Blogger Hernan Madero said...

Good day! My N400 application was processed in Harlingen, TX and my interview appointment was sent. Unfortunately, I will have to travel to Phoenix, AZ due to job requirements. May I schedule through Infopass and have the interview in Phoenix, AZ and take my letter for interview with me as evidence? or must I have the interview in Harlingen, TX?
Thank you.

 
At February 7, 2014 at 4:35:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

buenas tardes !!! mi pregunta es que puedo hacer o cuanto tiempo mas se debe esperar, en el siguiente caso, llene el formulario y realize el pago por medio de trajeta de credito visa, para dos personas por concepto de pago de tarifa de inmigrante USCIS, TODO ESTO SUCEDIO, el dia 2 de febrero y aun me aparece en proceso y no se me ha hecho el cobro, ayudenme por favor gracias..

 
At February 9, 2014 at 11:51:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I filed a 1-130 for my husband to come to america and live with me. I'm currently recieving government housing assistance due to being a single mother. Will he be denied to come here because of my housing?

 
At February 9, 2014 at 11:41:00 PM EST , Blogger Angela Colón said...

Hi. My question is this... I just received my appointment notice for my biometrics. It says I should bring an ID which I was planning on bringing my passport w.me but my passport shows my last name when I was single and not my husband's. I took my husband's last name. Will that be a problem? Can I just go to my appointment and show my marriage certificate w.my passport? Thank you for your time.

 
At February 10, 2014 at 2:27:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day! Can anyone tell me what does mean "relevant documents" for Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) 129 F?
Is it birth certificate? If yes, can you explain me please
Instruction says in 8. What Other Documents Do You Need? :
"c. If either you or the person for whom you are filing is using a name other than that shown on the relevant documents,
you must submit copies of the legal documents that made the change, such as a marriage certificate, adoption
decree, or court order."
So, if I beneficiary was married before and now use last name of my previous husband should i submit marriage certificate also or only divorse sertificate? Or both?
Thank you!

 
At February 12, 2014 at 1:15:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a greencard and i am gonna get engaged next month. I want to start greencard procedure for my fiance so can anyone tell me how long does it take for his greencard. Also we would do court marriage and then i would be applying for him under spouse category.

 
At February 13, 2014 at 3:31:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fiancee has her k1 visa approved. We plan to marry in her home country before going to the US and get married again here. Is it possible? Does it have any negative implications regarding her k1 visa?

 
At February 14, 2014 at 3:52:00 AM EST , Blogger khoedaksin said...

i done interview I485 on october 21 2013, after 3 month stil no decision ,then i call 1800........ 3 days later uscis sent me letter said my case is pending adjudicate.how long to be wait for pending adjudicate?

 
At February 18, 2014 at 3:28:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I filed my I-751 (Removal of Conditional Resident Status) for myself and my 2 kids. We are done with our biometrics already. I also receive an I-797 (Notice of Action) stating that my conditional status has been extended for 1 year. My 2 kids did not receive a Notice of Action for the extention. I am puzzled about this. My question is: Why didn't they get a notice of extention? Is it because they are my dependents and their status is dependent on mine? Please help. We are going on a cruise 3 weeks from now and I'm scared that I don't have any document (for them) to show to the immigration officer when we enter the US after the cruise. - Carla

 
At February 20, 2014 at 11:14:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello - i miss read my expire date on my green card and applied for renweal over a year before it expries.... will i get my money back? no one seems to be able to tell me?
thanks

 
At February 24, 2014 at 8:51:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone please help me find the answer to this question. My mother has to renew her expiring permanent green card. Her name is listed as follows first name maiden name last name. She has no middle name and her maiden name is listed in the middle as if it were her middle name. On Form I-90, it asks for family name (last name) given name (first name) where do I list her maiden name? The only option available is middle name but it isn't her middle name. I called the 800 number and was told to contact a lawyer or a forms preparer..PLEASE HELP!!!

February 24, 2014 at 8:23:25 PM EST

 
At February 26, 2014 at 10:13:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me what is "Adit processing" and how it impacts your adjustment of status for green card?

 
At February 27, 2014 at 11:27:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on a F-1 visa, then I got married in Nov last year. A month after that I filed my AOS form with my husband's last name, attached with the marriage certificate. Then I went to DMV, my bank changed my name from my maiden name to my married name using the marriage certificate. But I forgot to go to SSN department to change my name on my SSN card. And now, my status is in pending, all my F-1 documentation is expired. I am told by the SSN department that I won't be able to change my name on SSN card until I get my green card. But if my name on the SSN card is different from my name on the AOS forms and Driver's license, how can the USCIS review all my information. Would that cause a problem or delay due to inconsistency of my personal information?

 
At February 28, 2014 at 12:13:00 PM EST , Blogger Herve Kayo said...

hi I came to usa by the U.S. lottery in November and until now I have not received my green card. tell me the procedure to claim it. thank you

 
At March 3, 2014 at 1:11:00 PM EST , Blogger Viviana RODRIGUEZ REINA said...

I am going to apply for adjustment of status because I am a holder of a k- visa right now. Filling up the forms I have found that sometimes you ask for "family name" then "given name" So, my question is: I got married past Feb. 22nd and I want to keep remove my first name, keep my middle name, and use my husband last name, which confuses me when I am filling up the papers. I do not know if given name needs to be the name of my birth certificate or I can write my new name after married... I would like to know about it. Thanks

 
At March 3, 2014 at 11:23:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can I revoked my soon to be ex-wife's green card, I believe that I was scammed and lied to by my wife to obtain a green card.

 
At March 4, 2014 at 12:43:00 AM EST , Blogger Ravi Patel said...

If I made a petition for my mother (I-485) we are required for an interview? Also she has her I-94 but she lost her passport with visa Number (Visitor B1) , where can I found that information or can I leave it in blank on the application? Thanks
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At March 11, 2014 at 6:33:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know that if I am aware of a lady who married a man in order to gain U.S. Citizenship and was paid $10,000 to do so it legal for her to do this and is it my legal responsibility to report this. The lady I speak of has done this once before and has been married 5 times and I think that she is making a mockery of our immigration system. I am fearful of personal retaliation if I do report this but I need to know what I should do, can anyone help?

 
At March 13, 2014 at 11:28:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lost custody of my 10 year old daughter. She was included on my I-360 petition. What can I do if the father does not agree for the child to come with me at the interview.

 
At March 13, 2014 at 11:31:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband to be was born in Jamaica, and came here on a work visa. It has since expired, and was not renewed. I am a U.S. citizen, and have steady work. We have a home together, and wish to marry as soon as possible. Can we marry before he obtains a visa or a green card. What steps should we take now for him to stay here and pursue our marriage?

 
At March 14, 2014 at 9:04:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I came to USA 2 years after my mom got married. I've been here more than 7 months. My receipt date is in October 28th (form i-485, base on a employment- status adjust). I got my employment authorization card in December, but it;s been more than five moths and I still haven't received my green card. I'm 18, working and waiting for my green card so I can move back to San Diego and be able to cross to Mexico to see my family and go to college. How much more time does the green card take? Is it normal that is taking this long? And, what will happen if my petition gets denied?

 
At March 19, 2014 at 2:00:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

what status do you have after your K1 status expires but you have applied for adjustment of status? Can you apply for state ID's after your work authorization is approved prior to the approval or receipt of your green card?

 
At March 25, 2014 at 7:52:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I filed I601a for my wife like 6 months ago any of you know how long it takes to get answers she already send finger prints

 
At March 26, 2014 at 10:43:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So my aunt mailed in an i130 family petition for my mom on April 27, 2001. But the priority date is may 7 2001. This is a big problem because I don't qualify under 245i with that priority date. My question is, is there any way the immigration office put the wrong priority date. If so how can I fix it.

 
At March 29, 2014 at 1:24:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I have to PAY for THE GOVERNMENTS MISTAKE! You sent my green card with my name misspelled! Now I have to pay more money for your mistake, This is not right! What choice do I have if any. When I make a mistake it is my loss, when your people make a mistake I still lose. Not a very happy permanent resident. Have been here for over 50 years legally!

 
At April 15, 2014 at 2:58:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I will be submitting an AOS form soon. My k1 visa will exprire on April 29. Had our wedding last March 29, though still waiting for the copies of our marriage certificate. Is it just fine to file the I-485 AFTER my visa expiration (after of April 29) --- as we are still waiting for some needed documents to compile. Thank you

 
At May 13, 2014 at 8:08:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My spouse left the country 7 months ago, saying she will not return. She has not. I have filed for divorce by publication because I cannot find her in her home country to serve her the papers. only getting text messages periodically when I asked for her address. When does the Green Card get revoked? It is unlikely she will use it, but also there is the matter of the I-864 as well. What proof she has abandoned her residence in the USA?

 
At May 25, 2014 at 1:42:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently on an F1 visa status. However, I got married several months ago and, as of March 18th, my application or change of status due to marriage and an accompanying work authorization application have been under review. What happens if my F1 status expires before I receive the work authorization and/or permanent residency? Would I be in violation if I am in the country if F1 status has been terminated and the other one is still pending?

 
At May 27, 2014 at 3:35:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't my 10 year old son get a biometrics appointment? My wife and my 16 year old were scheduled but not my 10 year old. Thanks in advance Scott

 
At June 4, 2014 at 1:23:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello we recently got married and my wife is us citizen Now I want be with my wife as soon as possible can you tell me how long it will be talking for the entire process I'm looking forward to your good response

 
At June 15, 2014 at 3:14:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in J1 status. After my J1 status expires, I will have one month authorized stay in US for travel and departure. During this one month "grace period," do I have a lawful non-immigration status? Can I file 485 during this one month grace period? Thanks!

 
At June 16, 2014 at 6:51:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am ask by immigration to submit police record for countries i have lived in for more than 6mths, and i cannot get one for venezuela lived there for 2 yrs and didnt speak the language i do not know anyone there anymore.what do you think is gonna happen to my case the i130 has been approved and just submited the visa application

 
At June 18, 2014 at 2:33:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello everybody my name justine and i have maried a us citizen on march
,but now my husband said he want to divorced with me,
we have apply to adjust statut ,i do the print finger and i wait my greed car and employment ourorzation,but now he said i want to divorce and i will go back to my country,but i dont want to go back and i like to know what can i do ?when can i have my social security card,he said i will be deported but i didnt do something bad to him or here,i have inter here legaly,somebody can help me please

 
At June 25, 2014 at 2:53:00 AM EDT , Blogger Ana Florez said...

USPS LOST my employment authorization card I need that for my opt to start if not I will have to leave the country by July 21

 
At June 28, 2014 at 6:47:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received my work permit on my maiden name but would like to have my green card on my husband's name as I would love to carry his name. Will I be given the opportunity to change the name at the interview?

 
At June 30, 2014 at 8:29:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Erika. 54 years ago I entered the USA legally. Last September the 5th I applied for my a 10 year renewal Green Card. Today I received a letter stating that they are so backed up that it could take another 6 month for me to receive my card. I checked USCIS processing time information and it states that they are processing applications for the I-90 forms thru October 9, 2013. That's beyond my date. Anybody else with problems like this?

 
At July 1, 2014 at 12:46:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is just trying to scary you. You still can stay in US even after divorce him. You have to fill it up the right form. Check the form I 751 and read it the specs. I am glad to help you because I don't like to see women getting scared for their American husbands. He can't make you deport, he is just bluffing. I don't have that situation but makes me feel mad when I find this problems...God bless you and please, don't let nobody make you feel scared.

 
At July 7, 2014 at 2:26:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently married foreign national in the US. Filed the required documents and fees. Confirmed receipt via UPS to the appropriate USCIS location. Have not heard anything back from USCIS and my wife's V-Visa will expire soon. If I don't hear from USCIS then do I need to have my wife leave the country and return under a V-type visa or since the paperwork is in process and confirmed receipt (delivery to) USCIS location, can she remain in country and await further instructions from USCIS?

 
At July 8, 2014 at 2:58:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

my case cwas denied last year.while I was working..one day they Everify me it shows me that your work paper have expire.now I remarried my lovely wife.i apply for a new case..they send me a letter for my finger print can I use that letter to get my job back.because my boss need me back to work

 
At July 16, 2014 at 11:19:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello I have a grren card that dosent expire until 04/11/18. I have divorced in 2009 and kept the same name now was married on 05/24/2014. My question is do I have to change my name on the green card or can I keep the same card with the same name if I dont change my name or use a hyphenated name? My husband is an American and has lived in the USA his entire life.

 
At July 27, 2014 at 12:24:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. My fiance filed an I-129f visa last june 20, 2014, and we haven't receive our NOA1 is it normal that receipt notice will take that long? Thanks

 
At August 7, 2014 at 3:43:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife came from Nigeria about 6 months ago. Her behavior show that she used me to come to America. Even she mentioned that she did not love me from the beginning, that her parents forced against her will to marry me. Can her green card be revoked for sham marriage.

 
At August 13, 2014 at 5:50:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST APPLIED FOR CITIZENSHIP BUT GREENCARD HAS EXPIRED DO I HAVE TO RENEW CARD ASWELL, IF NOT CAN IT AFFECT CITIZESHIP STATUS OR DECISION.

 
At September 10, 2014 at 9:18:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

my interview was on 17th July 2014 in Atlanta Georgia, and they told me they need to review my case. its right now almost two months and I haven't head any feed back from them. I did everything they asked and I submitted all the documents!. does anybody knows how long is it going to take them making decision

 
At October 3, 2014 at 11:32:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why USCIS is not processing the employment based applications in order of priority date? My priority date is Aug 2006, and I see applications approved for 2009, and my case was not reviewed so far.

 
At October 15, 2014 at 1:43:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

after we filed the AOS we got a mail with two different middle initial...so we call right away to make it only one,,is it ok if I have two different middle initial?(combo card)(green card)

 
At October 20, 2014 at 9:07:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm applying for green card I-485 but my I-130 is expired.
Do I have to apply for I-130 again?

 
At November 24, 2014 at 6:30:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a US Citizen and I filed financial support for a relative who then got his green card. I have just come to know new facts and I will like to withdraw my financial support. What should I do?

 
At November 25, 2014 at 2:57:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i failed to apply for an appeal on time i 290b form. what is my next step.

 
At November 28, 2014 at 2:38:00 PM EST , Blogger Sansivar said...

I left the country before I got my green card,I was told it got send,I'm still outside the USA,how can I find out if I already am a permanent resident,help me please

 
At November 28, 2014 at 10:46:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend is waiting to adjust status under 245i, does he qualify under Obama's latest Nov 20 2014 announcement???

 
At December 3, 2014 at 5:22:00 AM EST , Blogger Shahid Khan said...

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Really Nice Post :)

happy new year 2015 sms

 

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