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meauxna Aug 13th 2007 7:53 pm

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 

Originally Posted by Noorah101 (Post 5184596)
I think the OP was mainly interested in the I-765 as it pertains to being filed along with an AOS application.

The OP wanted to find out about any delay due to a (possible) extra load of applications being filed in one particular week due to the fee increase:

Wanted to dedicate this thread for an estimate of the processing timelines (receipt, approval..etc) of I-130/I-485/I-765/I-131 applications that were mailed right before/around the July 30, 2007 fee increase. This will possibly provide an idea of "delays" due to the July 30 rush and "quickening", if any, in processing times that has resulted from the increased fees.

khai ko Sep 12th 2007 2:11 am

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 
I was hoping to respond to this thread after I received my NOA1..but that has not yet happened and I am getting worried.

My AOS package was delivered at the Chicago lockbox on July 30. USCIS announced on their website on 8/31/2007 that they had completed data entry and issued receipt notices for applications and petitions received on or before 7/31/2007. I checked the website again today and I see that they are saying that as of 9/7/2007 that they have issued receipt notices for applications received on or after 8/15/2007.

Should I give it a few more days for it to come in the mail or should I go ahead and call the 800 number? Has anyone else with a similar timeline not yet received their NOA1?

khai ko Sep 13th 2007 3:02 am

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 
Still nothing in mail today. :(

trying to recall..does the Chicago lockbox facility process all I-485 (sent with I-130) and then generate and send the NOA to the applicant? Or does the application package, after being delivered at the lockbox facility, get forward to some other facility (district office?) who generate and send the NOAs?

If it is the Chicago lockbox office that sends the NOA, I do not understand why it does not appear to be processing & sending out the NOAs in the order it receives the application packages, although the USCIS weekly updates claims they're processing things in order. It appears (from a visajourney forum) that there are several applicants who sent their package later than me have already had their checks cashed and have received their NOAs. Any ideas?

Noorah101 Sep 13th 2007 3:36 am

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 

Originally Posted by khai ko (Post 5304949)
Still nothing in mail today. :(

trying to recall..does the Chicago lockbox facility process all I-485 (sent with I-130) and then generate and send the NOA to the applicant? Or does the application package, after being delivered at the lockbox facility, get forward to some other facility (district office?) who generate and send the NOAs?

If it is the Chicago lockbox office that sends the NOA, I do not understand why it does not appear to be processing & sending out the NOAs in the order it receives the application packages, although the USCIS weekly updates claims they're processing things in order. It appears (from a visajourney forum) that there are several applicants who sent their package later than me have already had their checks cashed and have received their NOAs. Any ideas?

The NOAs are generated at MSC, I believe (Missouri Service Center), otherwise known as National Benefits Center.

Rene

tamms_1965 Sep 13th 2007 7:55 pm

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 

Originally Posted by khai ko (Post 5304949)
Still nothing in mail today. :(

trying to recall..does the Chicago lockbox facility process all I-485 (sent with I-130) and then generate and send the NOA to the applicant? Or does the application package, after being delivered at the lockbox facility, get forward to some other facility (district office?) who generate and send the NOAs?

If it is the Chicago lockbox office that sends the NOA, I do not understand why it does not appear to be processing & sending out the NOAs in the order it receives the application packages, although the USCIS weekly updates claims they're processing things in order. It appears (from a visajourney forum) that there are several applicants who sent their package later than me have already had their checks cashed and have received their NOAs. Any ideas?

We mailed our I-130/I-485/I-765 to Chicago on 7/18/07. Hubby's biometrics appt. was 8/27 in Cincinnati. We received all of the NOAs (on separate days) from MSC 2 weeks ago (last week of August). Hopefully, the next piece of mail will be the actual EAD....not expecting it until at least end of next month and then I will be very surprised.

khai ko Sep 13th 2007 11:23 pm

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 
I sent the package to Chicago only 10 days later than you...You already have had the biometrics appt! It is amazing how much difference there appears to be in our timelines.

On a slightly brighter note, I see that my checks have been cashed today. I was barely able to read the case number assigned on the back of the checks..I think MSC are the starting letters..although I thought that USCIS case numbers could only start with EAC, LIN, WAC or SRC? And nothing comes up on the status when I enter the whole 13 digit number on the online status checking link.



Originally Posted by tamms_1965 (Post 5308393)
We mailed our I-130/I-485/I-765 to Chicago on 7/18/07. Hubby's biometrics appt. was 8/27 in Cincinnati. We received all of the NOAs (on separate days) from MSC 2 weeks ago (last week of August). Hopefully, the next piece of mail will be the actual EAD....not expecting it until at least end of next month and then I will be very surprised.


tamms_1965 Sep 14th 2007 9:28 pm

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 

Originally Posted by khai ko (Post 5309046)
I sent the package to Chicago only 10 days later than you...You already have had the biometrics appt! It is amazing how much difference there appears to be in our timelines.

On a slightly brighter note, I see that my checks have been cashed today. I was barely able to read the case number assigned on the back of the checks..I think MSC are the starting letters..although I thought that USCIS case numbers could only start with EAC, LIN, WAC or SRC? And nothing comes up on the status when I enter the whole 13 digit number on the online status checking link.

The I-130 and I-765 weren't online until a few days AFTER we received the NOAs. The I-485 is still not online.

khai ko Sep 17th 2007 12:02 am

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 
glad to report an update:

I-130/I-485/I-765/I-131 Package to Chicago Lockbox
Sent: 7/28/2007
Delivered: 7/30/2007
NOA1 received (for all 4): 9/15/2007 (status shows online as well)

there's some hope..

tamms_1965 Sep 21st 2007 1:05 am

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 

Originally Posted by tamms_1965 (Post 5180947)
My husband & I married 6/13/07 while he was on his third visit to me house since 2/07. It was not planned; he came with very little in his 2 suitcases. We acted on a whim and were somewhat ignorant of the immigration/marriage issues. Anyway, it's done and he was able to handle his finances/job/housing etc. from the U.S. through his sisters, solicitor, financial advisor, emails, faxes, and on and on.

We hired an attorney & the I-130/I-485/I-864EZ/I-765 were mailed out 7/18/07.

We did not apply for advance parole....our attorney advised it may be a waste of money if my husband had already taken care of his business matters, because we may get the AOS interview before AP approval. He said if an emergency came up and he needed to get back to England then he could possibly get emergency approval a little faster but it would still be some time.

The ASC appintment notice for the biometrics came in the mail 8/10/07. His appt. is for 8/27/07.

I'll keep you updated.

Tamms

EAD was ordered 9/19/07....hoorah!

khai ko Sep 21st 2007 3:04 am

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 
Great!

I'm curious, how did you learn that it was 'ordered'? Does it show online? Or did they send you a letter saying the card has been ordered?


Originally Posted by tamms_1965 (Post 5336436)
EAD was ordered 9/19/07....hoorah!


tamms_1965 Sep 21st 2007 7:15 pm

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 

Originally Posted by khai ko (Post 5336585)
Great!

I'm curious, how did you learn that it was 'ordered'? Does it show online? Or did they send you a letter saying the card has been ordered?

I check online every few days and there it was last night. Hubby is thrilled & so am I.

khai ko Sep 22nd 2007 2:31 pm

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 

Originally Posted by tamms_1965 (Post 5339076)
I check online every few days and there it was last night. Hubby is thrilled & so am I.

That's awesome! Looks like your application did not get caught up in the fee increase madness.

Some updates in mine:

I-130/I-485/I-765/I-131 to Chicago Lockbox (for TSC/south carolina)
Mailed: 28 July, 2007
Delivered: 30 July, 2007
NOA mailed: Sep 11, 2007
NOA received: Sep 15, 2007
Biometrics Letter received: Sep 20, 2007
Biometrcs: Oct 10, 2007

katrusya Sep 27th 2007 2:22 am

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 
My husband and I sent the whole package on July 23. We are going through the New York office.
On August 13 the checks got cashed and on August 15 I received a notice for the biometrics. The appointment was scheduled for September 5. I went through the fingerprinting on September 5, as I was supposed to.
On September 6, I received the NOAs (a bit reversed here)
Right now, writing this message on September 26, I received an email from USCIS saying that my card was ordered for production and it should take 30 days for it to get delivered.
All in all, the timeline is exactly the same as the USCIS posts on their website with regards to the New York processing center.

khai ko Sep 27th 2007 4:02 am

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 

Originally Posted by katrusya (Post 5358935)
My husband and I sent the whole package on July 23. We are going through the New York office.
On August 13 the checks got cashed and on August 15 I received a notice for the biometrics. The appointment was scheduled for September 5. I went through the fingerprinting on September 5, as I was supposed to.
On September 6, I received the NOAs (a bit reversed here)
Right now, writing this message on September 26, I received an email from USCIS saying that my card was ordered for production and it should take 30 days for it to get delivered.
All in all, the timeline is exactly the same as the USCIS posts on their website with regards to the New York processing center.

Seems like your application also did not get impacted by the fee increase rush. Just checking, it is the EAD card that has been ordered, no?

katrusya Sep 27th 2007 4:06 am

Re: Sent your I-130/I-485 around July 30, 2007..?
 
Yes, it is the EAD card, which was ordered. I wonder how many days it will actually take them to send the card.


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