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priti8888
07-23-2007, 04:12 PM
Guys, We just got the magic e-mail.!!
Card Production ordered
PD AUG 2004
RD DEC 2004
EB3 INDIA :) :) :)

thx everyone for your help and suppport!!

MYGCBY2010
07-23-2007, 04:16 PM
Hey you are mentioning that you are in EB3 India with a Priority date of AUG 2004. When did you file for the I-485. To my knowledge it was never until this July Fiasco. Can you please explain.

cheg
07-23-2007, 04:21 PM
Wow! Good for you! So when did you apply for your I-485? Please let us know the details so we can compare it with our situation. My husband is EB3 as well with PD Feb 2005 (Philippines). Thanks!

perm2gc
07-23-2007, 04:22 PM
Hey you are mentioning that you are in EB3 India with a Priority date of AUG 2004. When did you file for the I-485. To my knowledge it was never until this July Fiasco. Can you please explain.
Concurrent filing was present at that time :D

priti8888
07-23-2007, 04:30 PM
my PD were current in 2005.

One thing is confirmed:
When PD are "current" they approve cases based on RD.
My guess is in Oct or Nov 2007 PD would retrogress to jan/may-2004 for EB3 India. So hang in there guys!!..They will approve a lot of cases with older RD by Sept 30. They are hell bent on not wasting any visa numbers henceforth.

jonty_11
07-23-2007, 04:30 PM
one of those who got labor approved fast from BEC...and slipped thru quickly....yes, I mean quickly even though it took 2.5 years

priti8888
07-23-2007, 04:32 PM
Wow! Good for you! So when did you apply for your I-485? Please let us know the details so we can compare it with our situation. My husband is EB3 as well with PD Feb 2005 (Philippines). Thanks!


my PD Aug 2004
RD Feb 2005
eb3 india
Last fingerprint in March 2007

priti8888
07-23-2007, 04:35 PM
one of those who got labor approved fast from BEC...and slipped thru quickly....yes, I mean quickly even though it took 2.5 years


We suffered a lot as well..We applied first in 2001 and then my husband got laid off and had to start process all over again. We are on our 9th year H1 , so it was'nt all rosy for us ..

forever
07-23-2007, 04:38 PM
It is good to know someone with PD Aug 2004 in EB3 from India is getting approval. This gives me confidence that there are not many people waiting in line when the doors open in Oct 2007 with new quota.:)

EndlessWait
07-23-2007, 04:41 PM
Lets hope they process by PD. and stop further nonsense.

mdmd10
07-23-2007, 04:56 PM
It is good to know someone with PD Aug 2004 in EB3 from India is getting approval. This gives me confidence that there are not many people waiting in line when the doors open in Oct 2007 with new quota.:)


PD for EB3 India in the June Visa Bulletin was 1st June 2003, meaning all those whose Priority Date on the LC on or before 01st June 2003 are eligible to apply for the next 2 stages.

If so, how could someone with a PD of Aug 2004 in EB3 India apply? Perhaps I am missing something.

PrayForEveryone
07-23-2007, 04:57 PM
I know 3 friends of mine who got an email for USCIS rearding the GC approval. They all had priority dates around April-June 2004 EB3 India. These are the lucky ones who got labor cleared in 2-3 months (just prior to BEC/PERM) and had filed 485/140 concurrently.

eb3_2004
07-23-2007, 04:57 PM
That gives me some hope..My PD is EB3 India Oct 2004...I am filing 485 now..hope I get GC in 2 years from now!!!!

cheg
07-23-2007, 05:00 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. So in my case since my husband doesn't have a RD yet for our I-485 then once we do get our RD, we can calculate that 2 yrs from that time we'll have our card ordered as well. :D :D :D I'm crossing my fingers!

my PD Aug 2004
RD Feb 2005
eb3 india
Last fingerprint in March 2007

gc_chahiye
07-23-2007, 05:02 PM
this is a 2004 EB3 approval! This is the first one I am seeing from 2004. So looks like they have really cleaned the pipes here, and things should be better going forward.

The nicest thing of this whole fiasco is that they seem to have ignored country-limits and approved as many as possible. Last year they did only 9.8K EB Indians (teh final count was 17k, but that was due to ScheduleA). THis year (2007) if they have gotten 20-30K India applications out, the dates should move better in the future.

Eagerly awaiting 2 USCIS stats:
1. per-country per-category EB approvals in 2007
2. number of 485 applications received by August 17th

cheg
07-23-2007, 05:03 PM
"my PD were current in 2005.

One thing is confirmed:
When PD are "current" they approve cases based on RD.
My guess is in Oct or Nov 2007 PD would retrogress to jan/may-2004 for EB3 India. So hang in there guys!!..They will approve a lot of cases with older RD by Sept 30. They are hell bent on not wasting any visa numbers henceforth."


PD for EB3 India in the June Visa Bulletin was 1st June 2003, meaning all those whose Priority Date on the LC on or before 01st June 2003 are eligible to apply for the next 2 stages.

If so, how could someone with a PD of Aug 2004 in EB3 India apply? Perhaps I am missing something.

priti8888
07-23-2007, 05:08 PM
That gives me some hope..My PD is EB3 India Oct 2004...I am filing 485 now..hope I get GC in 2 years from now!!!!


I am sure you'll get GC by the end on this year or early next year. I might have called USCIS abt 15-20 times and from what I understand dates would retrogress for eb3 India, but not horribly. My guess in of the total applications in August 30% have older PD 02/03/04. Becuause pf PERM processing majority are 05/06/07.

eb3_2004
07-23-2007, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the reply and encouragement. This is what makes this Immigration Voice community different from others...

Suva
07-23-2007, 05:11 PM
Congratulation to you and your family.

priti8888
07-23-2007, 05:14 PM
this is a 2004 EB3 approval! This is the first one I am seeing from 2004. So looks like they have really cleaned the pipes here, and things should be better going forward.

The nicest thing of this whole fiasco is that they seem to have ignored country-limits and approved as many as possible. Last year they did only 9.8K EB Indians (teh final count was 17k, but that was due to ScheduleA). THis year (2007) if they have gotten 20-30K India applications out, the dates should move better in the future.

Eagerly awaiting 2 USCIS stats:
1. per-country per-category EB approvals in 2007
2. number of 485 applications received by August 17th


They indeed are clearing up the pipes, so the situation is not as horrible as it seems to be. A pd of 2004 is considered "old" so as soon as visa nos become available in october, they would be the first ones to get approved.

piperwarrior
07-23-2007, 05:16 PM
I got the e-mail today as well. My PD is Sep 2005 and my I-485 receipt date was Sep 30, 2005.

They indeed are clearing up the pipes, so the situation is not as horrible as it seems to be. A pd of 2004 is considered "old" so as soon as visa nos become available in october, they would be the first ones to get approved.

satishku_2000
07-23-2007, 05:26 PM
I got the e-mail today as well. My PD is Sep 2005 and my I-485 receipt date was Sep 30, 2005.


Couple of people I know got their approvals with PDs of 2004 and 2005 in EB2 and EB3.. Hopefully dates will look better in october visa bulletin.

jonty_11
07-23-2007, 05:56 PM
please provide more detail, Eb category, PD, Country of Birth...

piperwarrior
07-23-2007, 06:09 PM
EB-2, National Interest Waiver, Indian
I-140 and I-485 applied together
RD: 9/30/05 (VSC, transferred to NSC)
ND: 10/16/05
PD: 9/30/05
FP: Initially done in Dec 05, then did it again in May 07 (not sure why twice)
AD: 7/23/07

I got the e-mail today as well. My PD is Sep 2005 and my I-485 receipt date was Sep 30, 2005.

priti8888
07-23-2007, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the reply and encouragement. This is what makes this Immigration Voice community different from others...


no problem

Radhika
07-23-2007, 06:21 PM
Guys, We just got the magic e-mail.!!
Card Production ordered
PD AUG 2004
RD :FEB 2005
EB3 INDIA :) :) :)

thx everyone for your help and suppport!!

Congratulation!!!!!!!

Thats really great news.
My husband pd is SEP 2004

EB3 India

Hope we will also get GC in next 2 years

GCBy3000
07-23-2007, 06:21 PM
What will happen to IV in next few months if every one gets GC? Will there be a Pappu / waldenpond / whoever? I am seeing today lots of people getting GC. I am happy for them.

Assume one day there are no backlogs and no country quota limit. What will be IVs agenda? I want to be active member of IV even after getting my GC helping the future immigrants. At least I say that now :)

us-alien
07-23-2007, 06:22 PM
Guys, We just got the magic e-mail.!!
Card Production ordered
PD AUG 2004
RD :FEB 2005
EB3 INDIA :) :) :)

thx everyone for your help and suppport!!


Here's my analysis on how this case which a late PD could have been approved this fast:

1) this labor might have been approved from one those states which had fast approvals was able to able to apply for concurrent filing before jan 1st, 2005 when EB3 retrogressed.
2) since there were very less cases between 2003-2004 in I-485 (due to slow BEC processing), this particular case was selected based on RD.
3) but with the current openings, there will be a lot of cases between 2003-2004 enough to use up the numbers esp for india until the next several years.

So i dont think we can guess that the I-485 dates will now be at 2005 or later.

GCBy3000
07-23-2007, 06:31 PM
Until 2003 end most the people have filed 485. It all started when the cases were moved to BEC. Most of the cases were from 2004 and some from 2003/2/1/0. But eventually BEC cleared and some applied before 2005 Jan. So the dates moving forward for EB-3 India in next few months would be little by little roughly as below.

OCT 2007 - USCIS will start from 2003 Jun
NOV 2007 Dec 2003
DEC 2007 Mar 2004
JAN 2008 Jun 2004


Once it reaches Mar 2005, it is going to stop for long time. I have no idea on the mess created by USCIS, but it is going to be tough for immigrants, especially from India.

Lacris
07-23-2007, 06:38 PM
Congratulation!!!!!!!

Thats really great news.
My husband pd is SEP 2004

EB3 India

Hope we will also get GC in next 2 years

I wonder what will happen with our cases. My husband has a PD Oct 2003, EB2 ROW, but thanks to PBEC, it got approved in Jan 2007. Our RD is March 2007, TSC, concurrent. Got AP in April and EAD in May. No LUD on 485 after FP, 04/25/2007.

One more question: How many wives are here? It looks like some guys would rather let this matter to the ladies to handle.:D

eers
07-23-2007, 06:42 PM
Until 2003 end most the people have filed 485. It all started when the cases were moved to BEC. Most of the cases were from 2004 and some from 2003/2/1/0.


Our firm had five 2002/2003 LCs cleared in March , after uscis sent out notice to either convert them to RIR processing or abandon it. I guess there are many old cases to be still applied for 485.

cheg
07-23-2007, 06:53 PM
You're very observant. :) My husband depends on me to know our case. I'm H4 so all I do is read updates on immigration. I got addicted to IV! :D

I wonder what will happen with our cases. My husband has a PD Oct 2003, EB2 ROW, but thanks to PBEC, it got approved in Jan 2007. Our RD is March 2007, TSC, concurrent. Got AP in April and EAD in May. No LUD on 485 after FP, 04/25/2007.

One more question: How many wives are here? It looks like some guys would rather let this matter to the ladies to handle.:D

Lacris
07-23-2007, 06:58 PM
My husband doesn't even want to look. He says he'll become too agitated, so only let him know the good news. I'm addicted too, but this could become a problem for me, since this week I have finals at school:o

cheg
07-23-2007, 07:07 PM
That's going to be a problem! :p Good luck with school and good luck to us in getting our greencards!!!

My husband doesn't even want to look. He says he'll become too agitated, so only let him know the good news. I'm addicted too, but this could become a problem for me, since this week I have finals at school:o

priti8888
07-23-2007, 07:07 PM
My husband doesn't even want to look. He says he'll become too agitated, so only let him know the good news. I'm addicted too, but this could become a problem for me, since this week I have finals at school:o


I am the better half too!:) Anyway, just an FYI. Since you got your RD, i would suggest you inquire about your and your familys name check status in the next few months. As far as i know, name checks are cleared whithin a few months of RD or few months after 1st Fingerprint. This would just give you some peace of mind...

senthil
07-23-2007, 07:12 PM
couple of my friends who had PD's 2004 feb and april
EB3 india too got their I-485 approvals last week.

sunofeast_gc
07-23-2007, 07:15 PM
Guys, We just got the magic e-mail.!!
Card Production ordered
PD AUG 2004
RD :FEB 2005
EB3 INDIA :) :) :)

thx everyone for your help and suppport!!

Congratulation.

Ramba
07-23-2007, 07:18 PM
Guys, We just got the magic e-mail.!!
Card Production ordered
PD AUG 2004
RD :FEB 2005
EB3 INDIA :) :) :)

thx everyone for your help and suppport!!

This is aboslutly not possible; he/she is trying to fool every one. Before retrogression, the last date to file a 485 for a EB3-Indian with PD 08/2004 was 12/31/2004. From Jan 2005 till July 2007 EB3 Inida was retrogressed for his PD. So he/she could not apply 485 in Feb 2005. The other optins could be he/she may be in EB2 catagory or a Schulde A nurse.

I was in similar time frame; So I know the date well....

sunofeast_gc
07-23-2007, 07:27 PM
This is aboslutly not possible; he/she is trying to fool every one. Before retrogression, the last date to file a 485 for a EB3-Indian with PD 08/2004 was 12/31/2004. From Jan 2005 till July 2007 EB3 Inida was retrogressed for his PD. So he/she could not apply 485 in Feb 2005. The other optins could be he/she may be in EB2 catagory or a Schulde A nurse.

I was in similar time frame; So I know the date well....

Same thing came in my mind too....
it must be EB2 or a Schulde A nurse

anyway it good to know that someone got GC...

priti8888
07-23-2007, 07:30 PM
This is aboslutly not possible; he/she is trying to fool every one. Before retrogression, the last date to file a 485 for a EB3-Indian with PD 08/2004 was 12/31/2004. From Jan 2005 till July 2007 EB3 Inida was retrogressed for his PD. So he/she could not apply 485 in Feb 2005. The other optins could be he/she may be in EB2 catagory or a Schulde A nurse.

I was in similar time frame; So I know the date well....




correction..I got the EAD in Feb 05, My RD is Dec 04.

forever
07-23-2007, 07:31 PM
This is aboslutly not possible; he/she is trying to fool every one.
I think you are unnecessarily suspecting her posting. Retrogression kicked in Oct 2005 bulletin. So it is possible for her to apply in Feb 2005. I know for sure some people got their GC with similar priority dates. I think this whole immigration crap is turning everyone into cynical.

priti8888
07-23-2007, 07:34 PM
I think you are unnecessarily suspecting her posting. Retrogression kicked in Oct 2005 bulletin. So it is possible for her to apply in Feb 2005. I know for sure some people got their GC with similar priority dates. I think this whole immigration crap is turning everyone into cynical.

Thx!

Correction:-
My RD IS DEC 04 and I got Ead in feb 05...Mixed up the dates-Sorry!

priti8888
07-23-2007, 07:39 PM
Same thing came in my mind too....
it must be EB2 or a Schulde A nurse

anyway it good to know that someone got GC...

we are EB3 India---

ImmiLosers
07-23-2007, 07:41 PM
Guys, We just got the magic e-mail.!!
Card Production ordered
PD AUG 2004
RD DEC 2004
EB3 INDIA :) :) :)

thx everyone for your help and suppport!!

What is RD?

franklin
07-23-2007, 07:44 PM
I think you are unnecessarily suspecting her posting. Retrogression kicked in Oct 2005 bulletin. So it is possible for her to apply in Feb 2005. I know for sure some people got their GC with similar priority dates. I think this whole immigration crap is turning everyone into cynical.

Original poster has corrected the dates, however, as you can see, certain categories were retrogressed long before Oct 05

http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_2007.html

sunofeast_gc
07-23-2007, 07:50 PM
I think you are unnecessarily suspecting her posting. Retrogression kicked in Oct 2005 bulletin. So it is possible for her to apply in Feb 2005. I know for sure some people got their GC with similar priority dates. I think this whole immigration crap is turning everyone into cynical.

I think you are talking about EB2 India. EB3 india were retrogressed from Jan 2005. Correct me if I am wrong.

Since original poster already corrected RD so I think there is no more confusion...

sunny1000
07-23-2007, 07:53 PM
we are EB3 India---

Congrats! What are you doing in this forum arguing over dates?? Go out and enjoy your Permanent Residency with Champagne!!!:D :D :D Good luck:)

sunny1000
07-23-2007, 07:55 PM
What is RD?

It is the receipt date.

ilikekilo
07-23-2007, 07:55 PM
I am sure you'll get GC by the end on this year or early next year. I might have called USCIS abt 15-20 times and from what I understand dates would retrogress for eb3 India, but not horribly. My guess in of the total applications in August 30% have older PD 02/03/04. Becuause pf PERM processing majority are 05/06/07.



thanks for ur input and still sticking to IV ..

cheg
07-23-2007, 09:21 PM
Thanks for letting us know about your friends. At least we can see that USCIS is trying to clear 2004 applicants. They will be taking care of 2005 soon then. :D

couple of my friends who had PD's 2004 feb and april
EB3 india too got their I-485 approvals last week.

cheg
07-23-2007, 09:24 PM
Celebrate!!!

Congrats! What are you doing in this forum arguing over dates?? Go out and enjoy your Permanent Residency with Champagne!!!:D :D :D Good luck:)

krishnam70
07-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Thanks for letting us know about your friends. At least we can see that USCIS is trying to clear 2004 applicants. They will be taking care of 2005 soon then. :D


Dont mean to dampen your spirits, happy for the poster of this thread. Could have been lucky to get approved while people like me ( Sep 2003) PD waiting 485 filed 3 yrs ago.

anyway cheers -- go partying

fggc
07-23-2007, 10:27 PM
Dont mean to dampen your spirits, happy for the poster of this thread. Could have been lucky to get approved while people like me ( Sep 2003) PD waiting 485 filed 3 yrs ago.

anyway cheers -- go partying

I wish everyone here will get that magic email and be partying as well

smc
07-23-2007, 11:11 PM
Congratulations, enjoy it!

rdoib
07-23-2007, 11:33 PM
it is like a lottery..ya it is..noone knows whats comes out out of the matrix...:)

seahawks
07-24-2007, 12:46 AM
Dont mean to dampen your spirits, happy for the poster of this thread. Could have been lucky to get approved while people like me ( Sep 2003) PD waiting 485 filed 3 yrs ago.

anyway cheers -- go partying
mine too PD March 21 2003.... phew.. got stuck in BEC and then retrogression.. long wait.. and now 485 filed with long wait for EAD:)may be But hey, life is always that way, who knows what is next:)

priti8888
07-24-2007, 01:23 AM
mine too PD March 21 2003.... phew.. got stuck in BEC and then retrogression.. long wait.. and now 485 filed with long wait for EAD:)may be But hey, life is always that way, who knows what is next:)

March 2003!!??u were current in June.
If u applied 485 in June 07 u might have already been alloted a visa number...Call uscis to find out...A nicer IO may give u some details abt your case

anilsal
07-24-2007, 01:46 AM
Yeah, BEC was a great thing that happened to make everything a lottery IMHO.

LuckyPaji
07-24-2007, 06:42 AM
I think I have been very lucky so far. I don't think USCIS processes based on anything concrete, I think it's a little random. Or maybe I am just lucky.

I applied for PERM in Sep 2006 - EB3 - India.
I got approved for PERM in Mar 2007.

I applied for I-140 and I-485 concurrently in Jun 2007.
I-140 got approved July 20, 2007 and on July 23, 2007 I received all 4 receipts for I-140, I-485, EAD and AP. So my approval came before my receipt. I live in California so everything went to Nebraksa.

Lawyers emailed saying they also received the EAD card yesterday July 23, 2007.

Now I have to wait for only AP and Adjustment. And I still have 5 years left on my H1-B (2 years on this visa and then another extension).

So I say, anything is possible. I wake up every morning and pray to USCIS because they made my life better :) :) :)

swede
07-24-2007, 09:05 AM
Congrats to your approval!

I'm just waiting for them to start working on the 2002 cases now, since everyone who applied later already got their greencards it seems. :(
I think it is sooo unfair that someone who applied in 2005 already got a green card and taking the visa numbers when others have waited 3 or 4 more years(!) extra have to wait even longer. That is something for IV to fight for...

GOTGC
07-24-2007, 09:08 AM
March 2003!!??u were current in June.
If u applied 485 in June 07 u might have already been alloted a visa number...Call uscis to find out...A nicer IO may give u some details abt your case


Priti..
How can he get a visa number alloted(I suppose you mean he could have got approval)..NO WAY they can approve a person who applies in June.. Do you think they can approve 485 without Biometrics.NameCheck,Security checks etc.. Please do not provide wrong info and rise false hopes in people who already suffered a lot

insbaby
07-24-2007, 09:13 AM
I think I have been very lucky so far. I don't think USCIS processes based on anything concrete, I think it's a little random. Or maybe I am just lucky.

I applied for PERM in Sep 2006 - EB3 - India.
I got approved for PERM in Mar 2007.

I applied for I-140 and I-485 concurrently in Jun 2007.
I-140 got approved July 20, 2007 and on July 23, 2007 I received all 4 receipts for I-140, I-485, EAD and AP. So my approval came before my receipt. I live in California so everything went to Nebraksa.

Lawyers emailed saying they also received the EAD card yesterday July 23, 2007.

Now I have to wait for only AP and Adjustment. And I still have 5 years left on my H1-B (2 years on this visa and then another extension).

So I say, anything is possible. I wake up every morning and pray to USCIS because they made my life better :) :) :)

I applied for PERM in Sep 2006 - EB3 - India.
I applied for I-140 and I-485 concurrently in Jun 2007.

If your PD is Sep 2006, how could you file I-485 in Jun 2007? Your dates are current only in July 2007.

GOTGC
07-24-2007, 09:41 AM
I think I have been very lucky so far. I don't think USCIS processes based on anything concrete, I think it's a little random. Or maybe I am just lucky.

I applied for PERM in Sep 2006 - EB3 - India.
I got approved for PERM in Mar 2007.

I applied for I-140 and I-485 concurrently in Jun 2007.
I-140 got approved July 20, 2007 and on July 23, 2007 I received all 4 receipts for I-140, I-485, EAD and AP. So my approval came before my receipt. I live in California so everything went to Nebraksa.

Lawyers emailed saying they also received the EAD card yesterday July 23, 2007.

Now I have to wait for only AP and Adjustment. And I still have 5 years left on my H1-B (2 years on this visa and then another extension).

So I say, anything is possible. I wake up every morning and pray to USCIS because they made my life better :) :) :)



POSSIBLE ONLY IF YOU APPLIED UNDER EB1 ..IMPOSSIBLE FOR EB3 CATEGORY(EVEN ROW).. AND EB2(RETROGRESSED COUNTRIES)..

WHATEVER MENTIONED ABOVE IS IMPOSSIBLE

swadeshi
07-24-2007, 10:06 AM
I wonder what will happen with our cases. My husband has a PD Oct 2003, EB2 ROW, but thanks to PBEC, it got approved in Jan 2007. Our RD is March 2007, TSC, concurrent. Got AP in April and EAD in May. No LUD on 485 after FP, 04/25/2007.

One more question: How many wives are here? It looks like some guys would rather let this matter to the ladies to handle.:D

well as they say...women are good at multitasking, hence they can juggle a job, kids, home & posts on IV too

gc_chahiye
07-24-2007, 11:00 AM
I applied for PERM in Sep 2006 - EB3 - India.

I applied for I-140 and I-485 concurrently in Jun 2007.



on what date in June? Were you one of the July 2 filers? Because you were
not current in June, had you applied, your I-485 would be rejected.


I-140 got approved July 20, 2007 and on July 23, 2007 I received all 4 receipts for I-140, I-485, EAD and AP.

Lawyers emailed saying they also received the EAD card yesterday July 23, 2007.


no July filer has received a receipt for any filing, forget about getting an EAD within 2 weeks.

I-140 premium processing was stopped in July, and in regular NSC has been taking 6-8 months.

Nothing in your story is adding up...

gc_chahiye
07-24-2007, 11:02 AM
Priti..
How can he get a visa number alloted(I suppose you mean he could have got approval)..NO WAY they can approve a person who applies in June.. Do you think they can approve 485 without Biometrics.NameCheck,Security checks etc.. Please do not provide wrong info and rise false hopes in people who already suffered a lot

correct, its going to take atleast 2 months even in the fastest cases of 485 approvals. With a March 2003 PD his best hope is that he becomes current again 6 months or so from now and does not get stuck in namecheck

Leo
07-24-2007, 12:13 PM
congrats priti8888 ! enjoy your freedom.

gondalguru
07-24-2007, 12:19 PM
I don't think what u wrote is possible.

what is yoru priority date?

Do u have an older PD or Is it Sept 2006 EB-3 india then how can u file for I-485 in June 2007 when your PD was not current??

I think I have been very lucky so far. I don't think USCIS processes based on anything concrete, I think it's a little random. Or maybe I am just lucky.

I applied for PERM in Sep 2006 - EB3 - India.
I got approved for PERM in Mar 2007.

I applied for I-140 and I-485 concurrently in Jun 2007.
I-140 got approved July 20, 2007 and on July 23, 2007 I received all 4 receipts for I-140, I-485, EAD and AP. So my approval came before my receipt. I live in California so everything went to Nebraksa.

Lawyers emailed saying they also received the EAD card yesterday July 23, 2007.

Now I have to wait for only AP and Adjustment. And I still have 5 years left on my H1-B (2 years on this visa and then another extension).

So I say, anything is possible. I wake up every morning and pray to USCIS because they made my life better :) :) :)

priti8888
07-24-2007, 12:36 PM
correct, its going to take atleast 2 months even in the fastest cases of 485 approvals. With a March 2003 PD his best hope is that he becomes current again 6 months or so from now and does not get stuck in namecheck


From what I understand many 485 applications(not all)received in accordance to the June bulletin MAY have been preassigned a visa number(from the leftover 60,000 visas) NOT an approval.Although they are not supposed to pre assign numbers without name checks etc, is'nt it obvious that they might have done that??. They have a lot of cases to approve until Sept 30(from that 60,000 number)

gimmeliberty
07-24-2007, 12:39 PM
From what I understand many 485 applications(not all)received in accordance to the June bulletin MAY have been preassigned a visa number(from the leftover 60,000 visas) NOT an approval.Although they are not supposed to pre assign numbers without name checks etc, is'nt it obvious that they might have done that??. They have a lot of cases to approve until Sept 30(from that 60,000 number)



But how cud they accept and process the application if his date was not current in june ??

priti8888
07-24-2007, 12:42 PM
But how cud they accept and process the application if his date was not current in june ??


Correct, They would accept only if his dates were current in June

ilikekilo
07-24-2007, 12:47 PM
my own guess..with all these random approvals and stuff happening i am guessing that the PD for eb3 india would be in late 2003 (dec 2003) or early 2004 like jan/feb 2004...

tinamatthew
07-24-2007, 01:03 PM
my own guess..with all these random approvals and stuff happening i am guessing that the PD for eb3 india would be in late 2003 (dec 2003) or early 2004 like jan/feb 2004...

Let's hope for the best

jfredr
07-24-2007, 01:11 PM
Is it a credit card or Green card?

both are good enjoy.

onemorecame
07-24-2007, 01:14 PM
I think I have been very lucky so far. I don't think USCIS processes based on anything concrete, I think it's a little random. Or maybe I am just lucky.

I applied for PERM in Sep 2006 - EB3 - India.
I got approved for PERM in Mar 2007.

I applied for I-140 and I-485 concurrently in Jun 2007.
I-140 got approved July 20, 2007 and on July 23, 2007 I received all 4 receipts for I-140, I-485, EAD and AP. So my approval came before my receipt. I live in California so everything went to Nebraksa.

Lawyers emailed saying they also received the EAD card yesterday July 23, 2007.

Now I have to wait for only AP and Adjustment. And I still have 5 years left on my H1-B (2 years on this visa and then another extension).

So I say, anything is possible. I wake up every morning and pray to USCIS because they made my life better :) :) :)

how did you applied in i-485 on June 2007? or you applied on July 2nd?

gc_chahiye
07-24-2007, 01:15 PM
From what I understand many 485 applications(not all)received in accordance to the June bulletin MAY have been preassigned a visa number(from the leftover 60,000 visas) NOT an approval.


source of this information?

Although they are not supposed to pre assign numbers without name checks etc, is'nt it obvious that they might have done that??. They have a lot of cases to approve until Sept 30(from that 60,000 number)

no its not obvious. They have a big backlog of 485s still, and that 60,000 visa numbers can be used up without them having to assign some of those numbers to June 07 filers. See the ombudsmans report for details. If anything, they'll keep some of those visa numbers for people who have been in namecheck long enough, and are expected to get out soon.

there are too many people in teh system already!

mdmd10
07-24-2007, 01:52 PM
my PD Aug 2004
RD Feb 2005
eb3 india
Last fingerprint in March 2007

Can you confirm if your Priority date was earlier than Aug 2004? PD is the date you applied for your Labor Cert., not the date you got approved for your Labor Certification.

From the above you are saying that you applied for LC in Aug 2004 and it was approved by or little before Feb 2005. In Feb 2005 or say Jan 2005 you may have concurrently applied for I-140 and I-485, and hence you were already in the I-485 stage.

If this is the case, then you were pretty fortunate in getting your LC approved in only 6 months, and that too before PERM was introduced. (PERM was introduced on March 28 2005)

immi_twinges
07-24-2007, 01:53 PM
my PD Aug 2004
RD Feb 2005
eb3 india
Last fingerprint in March 2007

you said your RD is feb 2005...
If you got your gc then i have some hope

badluck
07-24-2007, 02:18 PM
I think I have been very lucky so far. I don't think USCIS processes based on anything concrete, I think it's a little random. Or maybe I am just lucky.

I applied for PERM in Sep 2006 - EB3 - India.
I got approved for PERM in Mar 2007.

I applied for I-140 and I-485 concurrently in Jun 2007.
I-140 got approved July 20, 2007 and on July 23, 2007 I received all 4 receipts for I-140, I-485, EAD and AP. So my approval came before my receipt. I live in California so everything went to Nebraksa.

Lawyers emailed saying they also received the EAD card yesterday July 23, 2007.

Now I have to wait for only AP and Adjustment. And I still have 5 years left on my H1-B (2 years on this visa and then another extension).

So I say, anything is possible. I wake up every morning and pray to USCIS because they made my life better :) :) :)

Something is wrong it is impossible.... wait a minute your name is luckypaji....may be you are sardarji...just kidding brother dont get mad.:cool:

GOTGC
07-24-2007, 02:35 PM
From what I understand many 485 applications(not all)received in accordance to the June bulletin MAY have been preassigned a visa number(from the leftover 60,000 visas) NOT an approval.Although they are not supposed to pre assign numbers without name checks etc, is'nt it obvious that they might have done that??. They have a lot of cases to approve until Sept 30(from that 60,000 number)


They have preassigned Visa numbers to cases that were pending in USCIS(NOT the ones filed in JUNE)...even though the PD was not current according to June Visa Bulletein... Eg: COnsider your approval and mine..We filed for 485 in 2004.. These cases are preadjudicated and just waiting for Visa number to become avilable..Once the july bulletein came into effect(or according to rumor even before) they assigned visa numbers to all pre approved cases that were pending...AGAIN USCIS DID NOT ASSIGN VISA NUMBERS TO CASES FILED IN JUNE

CaliHoneB
07-24-2007, 02:56 PM
Pardon my intrusion here! I searched various forums but I couldn't get any solid threads on visa number because it is so common term the search always yields wrong threads! so can some one tell me..what is a visa number after filing 485? is it same a A # ? or is there another number besides A#? Do we see it on 485 reciept? if not how do I find out? I


They have preassigned Visa numbers to cases that were pending in USCIS(NOT the ones filed in JUNE)...even though the PD was not current according to June Visa Bulletein... Eg: COnsider your approval and mine..We filed for 485 in 2004.. These cases are preadjudicated and just waiting for Visa number to become avilable..Once the july bulletein came into effect(or according to rumor even before) they assigned visa numbers to all pre approved cases that were pending...AGAIN USCIS DID NOT ASSIGN VISA NUMBERS TO CASES FILED IN JUNE

immm
07-24-2007, 03:00 PM
That gives me some hope..My PD is EB3 India Oct 2004...I am filing 485 now..hope I get GC in 2 years from now!!!!
Haha, me too! My PD is EB3 India mid-march 2002!! And I just filed I-485 thanks to BEC.
Talk about some people getting just so lucky!!

shreekhand
07-24-2007, 03:19 PM
A# is not a visa number but a file # assigned to each individiual applying for permanent immigration.

Visa number is something that is not visible to the petitioner but a way to count of how many visa are issued for the various categories by the DoS.

Pardon my intrusion here! I searched various forums but I couldn't get any solid threads on visa number because it is so common term the search always yields wrong threads! so can some one tell me..what is a visa number after filing 485? is it same a A # ? or is there another number besides A#? Do we see it on 485 reciept? if not how do I find out? I

LuckyPaji
07-24-2007, 03:21 PM
I don't know much about the process, I just came to America less than 1 year back, but I know my lawyer was supposed to mail application to reach on July 2, 2007 instead he made a mistake to reach on June 29, 2007 because he said July 1, 2007 was a Sunday so he would rather be early than late. USCIS accepted and receipted me.

I am the manager in my brother's gas station in LA. He got a investor visa when he came from Punjab but now he is citizen. I am on EB3. I have Bachelors in Business Administration from Panjab University in Chandigarh. I can't be EB1 or EB2, I barely made it through college :D

GOTGC
07-24-2007, 03:22 PM
Visa number is differnt from A #- which is application number.
Law allows only 140,000 EB visas per year, which are again subject to country quotas,EB categories etc
Every 485 approval uses a Visa number.
So for 485 approval there should be a visa number available.



In last quarter of every year, USCIS can approve 485s irrespective of country limits inorder to use up all visa numbers.
That is what happened in June/July and happening now- Inorder to exhaust remaning 60K visas for yr 2007, USCIS assigned a visa number to pending 485's before approving them.(Tons of approvals coming from NSC and TSC are for cases that had visa number preassigned before July 2nd Visa bulletein revision)

badluck
07-24-2007, 03:33 PM
Are you talking about emplyment based or family based.. may be your wife sponsord you.. please clear.

jonty_11
07-24-2007, 03:52 PM
I don't know much about the process, I just came to America less than 1 year back, but I know my lawyer was supposed to mail application to reach on July 2, 2007 instead he made a mistake to reach on June 29, 2007 because he said July 1, 2007 was a Sunday so he would rather be early than late. USCIS accepted and receipted me.

I am the manager in my brother's gas station in LA. He got a investor visa when he came from Punjab but now he is citizen. I am on EB3. I have Bachelors in Business Administration from Panjab University in Chandigarh. I can't be EB1 or EB2, I barely made it through college :D
makes no sense.....

EB3 India setp 2006 wasnt even current in Jun 2007....

rustamehind
07-24-2007, 04:03 PM
I don't know much about the process, I just came to America less than 1 year back, but I know my lawyer was supposed to mail application to reach on July 2, 2007 instead he made a mistake to reach on June 29, 2007 because he said July 1, 2007 was a Sunday so he would rather be early than late. USCIS accepted and receipted me.

I am the manager in my brother's gas station in LA. He got a investor visa when he came from Punjab but now he is citizen. I am on EB3. I have Bachelors in Business Administration from Panjab University in Chandigarh. I can't be EB1 or EB2, I barely made it through college :D

Paaji , Hope your are not from Punjab Police.Everyone is scared of them , that might be the reason , why your application was pocessed out of turn.:D

Just kidding , N'joy man , you are one lucky guy.

GOTGC
07-24-2007, 04:09 PM
makes no sense.....

EB3 India setp 2006 wasnt even current in Jun 2007....

Since LuckyPaji mentioned his brother came on investors visa, I'm thinking even he applied under INVESTOR CATEGORY-EB5..

Probably he is right that he got EAD, 140 and 485 receit notices etc...:) ..
Anyway he is not sure about his category..So it could be EB5 which was NEVER retrogressed..

espoir
07-24-2007, 04:38 PM
EB5 doesn't need I-140. In fact EB5 does not apply with I-485, EB5 application# is I-526. Either we are missing out some crucial information on LuckyPaji's case or he is having little fun at our expense. They haven't even completed receipting June 29 cases. This guy is just playing with us or his dates are completely wrong.


Since LuckyPaji mentioned his brother came on investors visa, I'm thinking even he applied under INVESTOR CATEGORY-EB5..

Probably he is right that he got EAD, 140 and 485 receit notices etc...:) ..
Anyway he is not sure about his category..So it could be EB5 which was NEVER retrogressed..

GOTGC
07-24-2007, 04:46 PM
EB5 doesn't need I-140. In fact EB5 does not apply with I-485, EB5 application# is I-526. Either we are missing out some crucial information on LuckyPaji's case or he is having little fun at our expense. They haven't even completed receipting June 29 cases. This guy is just playing with us or his dates are completely wrong.


Since it is absolutely impossible with EB3 Sep 2006 PD I thought he might have applied in a different category..Do not know the specifics of EB5...Incase what you said is true whatever that guy said is just a JOKE!

badluck
07-24-2007, 04:56 PM
Since it is absolutely impossible with EB3 Sep 2006 PD I thought he might have applied in a different category..Do not know the specifics of EB5...Incase what you said is true whatever that guy said is just a JOKE!

After all sardarji can make a joke:D

mdmd10
07-24-2007, 05:03 PM
After all sardarji can make a joke:D

Please refrain from making comments like that! You have no right to stereotype folks. Please remain objective in the discussions.

EndlessWait
07-24-2007, 05:19 PM
After all sardarji can make a joke:D

stop making sterotypical comments.

vjkypally
07-24-2007, 05:54 PM
I mean Stereotyping.

h1b_professional
07-24-2007, 06:15 PM
People are jumping into conclusion with a few approvals from 2004/2005, but what you are not considering is the number of people with 2001/2002 priority dates who just applied for 485 in June. There might be a lot of them (I am one of those). If there are not too many of them, it is good for everyone, but its very tough to predict.
From what I heard from my lawfirm, they expect the oct bulletin to go back to 2001 or early 2002. But with everyone filing 485, USCIS should be able to predict the number of applicants and move dates better compared to earlier when they were shooting in the dark and wasting visas.

Anyway, good luck to all

nlssubbu
07-24-2007, 07:05 PM
this is a 2004 EB3 approval! This is the first one I am seeing from 2004. So looks like they have really cleaned the pipes here, and things should be better going forward.

The nicest thing of this whole fiasco is that they seem to have ignored country-limits and approved as many as possible. Last year they did only 9.8K EB Indians (teh final count was 17k, but that was due to ScheduleA). THis year (2007) if they have gotten 20-30K India applications out, the dates should move better in the future.

Eagerly awaiting 2 USCIS stats:
1. per-country per-category EB approvals in 2007
2. number of 485 applications received by August 17th

Per country quota is not applicable based on AC21 rule when it is current for every one. This is what happened due to the July visa bulletin fiasco. As they are honouring that bulletin, they are also forced to approve across all country

GCBy3000
07-24-2007, 07:05 PM
If they are such smart to calculate numbers like you said, which is theoritically possible, they would not be creating mess like this for years.

Yes, it is easy for them to know how many applications are filed and from which country and how many are in which category etc etc. Based on visa numbers availability, they could very well process the applications are request the visa numbers from DHS. When USCIS handles all the 485 processing, then how come DHS is responsible for moving the dates in VB. It is insane and ridiculous for DHS to have this functionality when they do not have any idea on 485 apps with USCIS. They are scewing up immigrants deliberately without transparency between them.

People are jumping into conclusion with a few approvals from 2004/2005, but what you are not considering is the number of people with 2001/2002 priority dates who just applied for 485 in June. There might be a lot of them (I am one of those). If there are not too many of them, it is good for everyone, but its very tough to predict.
From what I heard from my lawfirm, they expect the oct bulletin to go back to 2001 or early 2002. But with everyone filing 485, USCIS should be able to predict the number of applicants and move dates better compared to earlier when they were shooting in the dark and wasting visas.

Anyway, good luck to all

GCBy3000
07-24-2007, 07:07 PM
This is good information to know. If this is the case, then at least once in a year they have to make all the categories current. May be for September every year so that they do not waste any VISA numbers.

Per country quota is not applicable based on AC21 rule when it is current for every one. This is what happened due to the July visa bulletin fiasco. As they are honouring that bulletin, they are also forced to approve across all country

nlssubbu
07-24-2007, 07:33 PM
This is good information to know. If this is the case, then at least once in a year they have to make all the categories current. May be for September every year so that they do not waste any VISA numbers.

Again that depends on the demand vs supply. To have every one approved in EB3 (esp back logged countries), EB1 (All countries), EB2 (All countries) has to be current. Then the extra visas flow down to EB3 (ROW) and to all back logged countries (India, China, etc).

I am still wondering how DOL made all countries current in July bulletin. I think it is mainly due to many Labor Applications in BEC is either replaced by PERM or might not make all the way up to I-485. Many of us 2001 / 2002 filers discussed this theory a lot and did came to the conclusion that such a back log is artificially created as DOL, DOE and USCIS, who does not know exactly how many are there in approvable condition.

That is proved beyond doubt by the July bulletin :)

Hey guys make hey while the sun shines. I wish all of you will get GC much faster than us.

Thanks

nlssubbu
07-24-2007, 07:42 PM
If they are such smart to calculate numbers like you said, which is theoritically possible, they would not be creating mess like this for years.

Yes, it is easy for them to know how many applications are filed and from which country and how many are in which category etc etc. Based on visa numbers availability, they could very well process the applications are request the visa numbers from DHS. When USCIS handles all the 485 processing, then how come DHS is responsible for moving the dates in VB. It is insane and ridiculous for DHS to have this functionality when they do not have any idea on 485 apps with USCIS. They are scewing up immigrants deliberately without transparency between them.

As I already stated, it is proven beyond the point that DOL and USCIS has only the ability to count the numbers. They do not even know exactly how much labor is pending by country. The same is true for I140 as well.

There is confusion even about how the count works. When your name is struck at FBI name check, it is not counted as backlog itself by USCIS anymore :( [I vaguely remember someone posting this quoting some reference from USCIS memo regarding reduction of processing times].

This is why in many cases you see the sudden forward movement in PD followed by heavy retrogression. Historically those who got approved when the PD is moved forward are always lucky.

Thanks

Milind123
07-24-2007, 08:19 PM
I keep reading people getting emails from USCIS. I don't remember providing my lawyer with my email address? When/where do you provide the email address? Tx

nlssubbu
07-24-2007, 08:41 PM
I keep reading people getting emails from USCIS. I don't remember providing my lawyer with my email address? When/where do you provide the email address? Tx

Please create an user id for you and add all the case numbers associated with you here:

https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/index.jsp

Whenever there is an update regarding the cases related to you, USCIS will send you an automatic mail.

Thanks

Imm_Exploited
07-24-2007, 11:59 PM
priti8888

Congratulations!! Enjoy your freedom.

My PD is October 2003 (EB2 India) and I have always detested the fact that in some states the LC used to be approved very fast. If I remember correctly, the LC approvals used to have a state-wise bulletins prior to PERM and there was a time when in states like Maine, some got their GCs within a year of filing their LC. The majority unlucky ones got stuck in red tape racist states and LCs were moved to BECs.

priti888's LC was approved before December 2004 and she was able to file I-140 + I-485 concurrently in December 2004 becuase EB3 India was 'C' in December 2004 VB (http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_1343.html).
The title of the thread if funny (like the Monday Headlines in Jay Leno's Show) - card production ordered!!! July 23th :) instead of July 23rd

LuckyPaji - I don't even want to attempt to respond to his case. His explanantion that he has an undergraduate degree from Punjab is too clean and too good to be true.


Visa Allotment or Assigning of Visas by USCIS - I cannot digest the assumption that USCIS/DOS/DOL are fools and there is no coordination among them to know who from which country has applied for GC under which category. These Govt. agencies are so efficient that they can even go through these forums and connect IDs here to applications. It is a piece of cake for them to find out the entire background of an applicant as soon as even the LC is filed. They very well know who is stuck with which employer in which state and what stage and to whom they are approving the GCs. If the employers are Americans, they can even call the DOL and ask them to hold the LC approval because they know that once their employees get their GCs they will quit them.

I am not trying to be negative and pessimistic, but please think about the chances of immigrants sueing these Govt. agencies during any of the stages in GC process and winning the lawsuit. And ofcourse, the immigration lawyers are too happy with the retrogressions and the way the immigration system works in this country.

GOTGC
07-25-2007, 08:56 AM
We applied in Nebraska in August 2003, Cleared in State on August 29th 2003, Transferred to Chicago DOL on Sept 1st 2003..Got Certfied on Oct 16th 2003...So yes..in some states Labor was VERY Quick.

danila
07-25-2007, 09:40 AM
As I already stated, it is proven beyond the point that DOL and USCIS has only the ability to count the numbers. They do not even know exactly how much labor is pending by country. The same is true for I140 as well.

There is confusion even about how the count works. When your name is struck at FBI name check, it is not counted as backlog itself by USCIS anymore :( [I vaguely remember someone posting this quoting some reference from USCIS memo regarding reduction of processing times].

This is why in many cases you see the sudden forward movement in PD followed by heavy retrogression. Historically those who got approved when the PD is moved forward are always lucky.

Thanks

It is mentioned in the Ombudsman report.

milind70
07-25-2007, 10:29 AM
We applied in Nebraska in August 2003, Cleared in State on August 29th 2003, Transferred to Chicago DOL on Sept 1st 2003..Got Certfied on Oct 16th 2003...So yes..in some states Labor was VERY Quick.
This is precisely the reason why PERM was introduced and backlog elimnation centers .People filing from Nebraska and Alabama were getting labour in 15 days to a months time .

nlssubbu
07-25-2007, 02:29 PM
priti8888


Visa Allotment or Assigning of Visas by USCIS - I cannot digest the assumption that USCIS/DOS/DOL are fools and there is no coordination among them to know who from which country has applied for GC under which category. These Govt. agencies are so efficient that they can even go through these forums and connect IDs here to applications. It is a piece of cake for them to find out the entire background of an applicant as soon as even the LC is filed. They very well know who is stuck with which employer in which state and what stage and to whom they are approving the GCs. If the employers are Americans, they can even call the DOL and ask them to hold the LC approval because they know that once their employees get their GCs they will quit them.

I am not trying to be negative and pessimistic, but please think about the chances of immigrants sueing these Govt. agencies during any of the stages in GC process and winning the lawsuit. And ofcourse, the immigration lawyers are too happy with the retrogressions and the way the immigration system works in this country.

Hi,

This issue was discussed in detail in Ombudsman report in 2006. Please look from page 29 which gives detail description of the inability to give accurate numbers and communicate effectively between USCIS and DOS.

It clearly states that DOS was unable to determin exact numbers and could not co-ordinate with DOL / USCIS regarding cut-off date, by country numbers and also the total number of cards issued resulting in not all allocated numbers are approved as well.

Thanks

priti8888
07-25-2007, 03:30 PM
We applied in Nebraska in August 2003, Cleared in State on August 29th 2003, Transferred to Chicago DOL on Sept 1st 2003..Got Certfied on Oct 16th 2003...So yes..in some states Labor was VERY Quick.


I agree. Ours was transfered to Denver DOL and got certified in 5 months

senthil
08-08-2007, 09:54 PM
just want to see how much time it takes. thanks

digital2k
08-08-2007, 10:43 PM
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natrajs
08-08-2007, 10:48 PM
Finally Good News
Best Wishes and Good Luck

Lacris
08-12-2007, 01:53 AM
one of those who got labor approved fast from BEC...and slipped thru quickly....yes, I mean quickly even though it took 2.5 years

What BEC? BECs were established in March 2005.

canleo98
08-12-2007, 02:00 AM
What BEC? BECs were established in March 2005.

BEC= Backlog Elimination Center, theywere for elimination of backlogs for LC's:o

p_kumar
08-12-2007, 02:09 AM
MESSAGE BOARD Message Board Home
I am seeing this kind of messages on different messageboards. are they pulling our legs or is it really true that people who applied in june 2007 are getting approvals?.:eek:

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Happy
05.45 485 approved! (6 replies)
Posted: 8/11/2007 4:57:36 PM

I got my 485 approved yesterday. I applied for my 485 this June 13th I got my approval yesterday I am very happy about it. I hope everyone who applied will get their approval soon. Basically I am in marketing I want to get trained in java to get into IT field. Please let me know you’re thought is this a good move.

gcpadmavyuh
08-12-2007, 02:16 AM
This is too good to be true.. How could you apply in June if you are Eb3 with PD Sept 2006? The PD was'nt current in June. Also, how did your 140 get approved in less than a month? Premium Processing was'nt there in July...


I think I have been very lucky so far. I don't think USCIS processes based on anything concrete, I think it's a little random. Or maybe I am just lucky.

I applied for PERM in Sep 2006 - EB3 - India.
I got approved for PERM in Mar 2007.

I applied for I-140 and I-485 concurrently in Jun 2007.
I-140 got approved July 20, 2007 and on July 23, 2007 I received all 4 receipts for I-140, I-485, EAD and AP. So my approval came before my receipt. I live in California so everything went to Nebraksa.

Lawyers emailed saying they also received the EAD card yesterday July 23, 2007.

Now I have to wait for only AP and Adjustment. And I still have 5 years left on my H1-B (2 years on this visa and then another extension).

So I say, anything is possible. I wake up every morning and pray to USCIS because they made my life better :) :) :)

techskill
08-12-2007, 03:34 AM
There is something fishy. Its not possible that he could apply for 485 with the PD of September 2006 in June 2007 . Only people with priority date with June 2003 and earlier could apply. I know this because our PD is July 2003 and we applied only in July 2007. Please people stop this.

Since your PD is June 2003, you could have applied in June 2007 because in June Visa bulletin(released in May ) it moved till April 2004.

Lacris
08-12-2007, 01:49 PM
BEC= Backlog Elimination Center, theywere for elimination of backlogs for LC's:o

Trust me, after waiting at PBEC for almost 2 years,I know what BEC is. I was just saying that a person who got LC certified in 2004 didn't have to go thru BEC. They started transferring cases at the beginning of 2005.

krishnam70
08-14-2007, 04:34 PM
Since your PD is June 2003, you could have applied in June 2007 because in June Visa bulletin(released in May ) it moved till April 2004.

This is too good to be true.. How could you apply in June if you are Eb3 with PD Sept 2003? The PD was'nt current in June. Also, how did your 140 get approved in less than a month? Premium Processing was'nt there in July...

I have a PD of Sep 2003. I filed my labor in Nebraska in Sep 2003 and state labor got cleared in a week and federal took 2 weeks. I had my Labour on Oct 2nd. I filed for my 140 and recd approval in 3 months. I had to wait for my 485 filing as I wanted to file it with my spouse who was out of country at that time. Rest of the details are in my signature.

BTW, those who are stuck in BEC's my sympathies are with you, its just pure bad luck your cases got stuck in there. PERM or no PERM this whole GC thing is just matter of timing.

As for the original post I dont understand the reason for the ah's and ooh's here. The original poster please correct the mistake here, gcpadmavyuh is right, you could not have applied for 485 in June if you had PD of sep 2003. You could have applied for your 485 as early as March 2005 when the PD dates retrogressed.

please clarify.
cheers

Lacris
08-17-2007, 10:07 PM
Hi,

Did anyone get a SSN with their passport expired?
My passport expired in April and the Romanian embassy doesn't renew passports for people who are not US permanent residents or citizens. What I could do was to make a letter of representation for someone in my country, get it certified at one of the Romanian consulates and send all the ORIGINAL documents thru mail in Romania. Since I'm a full time graduate student, even finding time to go to the nearest consulate was almost impossible. I was also worried that we might be asked to show up for an interview and would not have documents like passport or marriage certificate in hand. I talked to the lawyer and she said that if I don't plan to travel abroad, not having a valid passport is ok.

Yesterday I got the plastic card and today I went to apply for a SSN. The lady I talked to refused to take my application, saying that my Romanian passport is considered an "immigration document" and until I have an unexpired one, I should not try to get a SSN. Call me crazy, but since I am a permanent resident doesn't it mean I don't have to leave USA unless I want to???? And even more, how can a document issued by a foreign country be an immigration document, since I'm not applying for SSN based on a visa stamped in that passport.

If anyone went thru the same situation or has some advice for me, please answer.
Thank you

vxb2004
08-18-2007, 12:03 AM
Congrats!

mariusp
08-18-2007, 08:38 AM
That's BS. Go to a different office and use your state ID or driver's license and plastic GC as identification. Don't show them your passport :) The same happened to me at the DMV: My wife showed the H1 Approval Notice that had her maiden name on it and even though we had the marriage certificate and all the alternate supporting documents, the idiot at the office wouldn't take her documents because of the name difference. So we went in the next day and showed the I-94 and passport and this time everything was fine... Just goes to show you that these clerks are if-then-else rule based programmed robots that can't think on their own.

Good Luck (Bafta!)

Hi,

Did anyone get a SSN with their passport expired?
My passport expired in April and the Romanian embassy doesn't renew passports for people who are not US permanent residents or citizens. What I could do was to make a letter of representation for someone in my country, get it certified at one of the Romanian consulates and send all the ORIGINAL documents thru mail in Romania. Since I'm a full time graduate student, even finding time to go to the nearest consulate was almost impossible. I was also worried that we might be asked to show up for an interview and would not have documents like passport or marriage certificate in hand. I talked to the lawyer and she said that if I don't plan to travel abroad, not having a valid passport is ok.

Yesterday I got the plastic card and today I went to apply for a SSN. The lady I talked to refused to take my application, saying that my Romanian passport is considered an "immigration document" and until I have an unexpired one, I should not try to get a SSN. Call me crazy, but since I am a permanent resident doesn't it mean I don't have to leave USA unless I want to???? And even more, how can a document issued by a foreign country be an immigration document, since I'm not applying for SSN based on a visa stamped in that passport.

If anyone went thru the same situation or has some advice for me, please answer.
Thank you

reddy77
08-18-2007, 09:07 AM
Lacris, I went to SSA office to get SSN rejection letter for my wife as she is on h4 (DMV needs rejection letter to renew the license) and SSA Agent checked the passport of my wife for the expiry date, May be they are checking the expiry date now a days, I think you need to renew the passport and go to SSA office for SSN, But I may be wrong

Hi, ,

Did anyone get a SSN with their passport expired?
My passport expired in April and the Romanian embassy doesn't renew passports for people who are not US permanent residents or citizens. What I could do was to make a letter of representation for someone in my country, get it certified at one of the Romanian consulates and send all the ORIGINAL documents thru mail in Romania. Since I'm a full time graduate student, even finding time to go to the nearest consulate was almost impossible. I was also worried that we might be asked to show up for an interview and would not have documents like passport or marriage certificate in hand. I talked to the lawyer and she said that if I don't plan to travel abroad, not having a valid passport is ok.

Yesterday I got the plastic card and today I went to apply for a SSN. The lady I talked to refused to take my application, saying that my Romanian passport is considered an "immigration document" and until I have an unexpired one, I should not try to get a SSN. Call me crazy, but since I am a permanent resident doesn't it mean I don't have to leave USA unless I want to???? And even more, how can a document issued by a foreign country be an immigration document, since I'm not applying for SSN based on a visa stamped in that passport.

If anyone went thru the same situation or has some advice for me, please answer.
Thank you

immi2006
08-18-2007, 11:45 AM
There are a few hundred cases of Eb2 and 3 getting approved in my American company.

People are jumping into conclusion with a few approvals from 2004/2005, but what you are not considering is the number of people with 2001/2002 priority dates who just applied for 485 in June. There might be a lot of them (I am one of those). If there are not too many of them, it is good for everyone, but its very tough to predict.
From what I heard from my lawfirm, they expect the oct bulletin to go back to 2001 or early 2002. But with everyone filing 485, USCIS should be able to predict the number of applicants and move dates better compared to earlier when they were shooting in the dark and wasting visas.

Anyway, good luck to all

Lacris
08-18-2007, 12:15 PM
Lacris, I went to SSA office to get SSN rejection letter for my wife as she is on h4 (DMV needs rejection letter to renew the license) and SSA Agent checked the passport of my wife for the expiry date, May be they are checking the expiry date now a days, I think you need to renew the passport and go to SSA office for SSN, But I may be wrong


Reddy77, I understand that in your wife's case the person at SSA needed to see something to show your wife's immigration status (I took a letter like that for myself 3 years ago). But in my case, my passport doesn't say anything to her other than the fact that I have an H4 visa stamped in. The moment I got the GC, that visa is not valid anymore, so it shouldn't make any difference. But thank you for taking the time to answer.

Thanks mariusp, but she asked for the passport, didn't want to look at DL.In her defense, I checked the website and the original text of their Regulations and it doesn't have Permanent Resident card listed as an immigration document, but EAD is there.:D . I'll try again next week.

raybarrone
08-18-2007, 12:25 PM
What address is used by USCIS to send the notice and FP? The receipt # are sent to the lawyer and the applicant I guess. Is the FP notice also sent to the lawyer and applicant?What address is used by USCIS to send the FP? Is it the address we provide in 485,765 AND 131?