Member Profile: dash (9 posts)

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Hello, I'm dash (report this user)

  • I am from Australia
  • I last logged in on 22 Apr 2020
  • I have been a member since 29 Dec 2007
  • I have added 9 posts in trackitt forums
  • I added my last post on 05 Aug 2016

dash's Immigration Cases

I-485 case: Approved in 399 days (267 days less than average)
Australia
Australia
primary
Vermont
EB1A
09 Dec 2002
04 Aug 2004
06 Aug 2004
13 Aug 2004
EAC-04-234-xxxxx
non-concurrent
regular
16 Mar 2005
21 Mar 2005
16 Apr 2005
no
Field Office
16 Jun 2005
not sure
approved
07 Sep 2005
07 Sep 2005
03 Oct 2005
yes
yes
31 Aug 2004
01 Sep 2004
27 days
28 days
229 days
399 days
03 Jan 2010
Applied I-485 after previous concurrent I-485 denied because of I-140/NIW denial. Second EAD approved 6/14/2005. Second AP not requested. Second fingerprinting because of unusable prints on first try.
30 Nov -0001
13 Apr 2011
Applied I-485 after previous concurrent I-485 denied because of I-140/NIW denial. Second EAD approved 6/14/2005. Second AP not requested. Second fingerprinting because of unusable prints on first try.

I-485 case:
Australia
Australia
primary
Nebraska
EB2-NIW
10 Jan 2003
08 Jan 2003
10 Jan 2003
17 Jan 2003
LIN-03-084-xxxxx
concurrent
regular
16 Mar 2005
20 Feb 2003
no
not sure
denied
29 Mar 2004
yes
yes
43 days
446 days
01 Nov 2009
I-485 denied because of I-140/NIW denial. EAD/AP also denied. 90-day interim EAD's approved 6/16/2003 and 2/2/2004.
30 Nov -0001
13 Apr 2011
I-485 denied because of I-140/NIW denial. EAD/AP also denied. 90-day interim EAD's approved 6/16/2003 and 2/2/2004.

I-140 case: Approved in 830 days (653 days more than average)
Australia
primary
Vermont
EB1A
09 Dec 2002
07 Dec 2002
09 Dec 2002
17 Dec 2002
EAC-03-059-xxxxx
non-concurrent
regular
no
approved
16 Mar 2005
830 days
04 Nov 2007
30 Nov -0001
13 Apr 2011
Took a very long time but the approval seemed routine when it came.

I-140 case:
Australia
primary
Nebraska
EB2-NIW
10 Jan 2003
08 Jan 2003
10 Jan 2003
17 Jan 2003
LIN-03-084-xxxxx
concurrent
regular
yes
11 Jul 2003
failure to satisfy the NYSDOT "three prong" test for NIW cases in the initial submission
03 Oct 2003
denied
29 Mar 2004
446 days
12 Aug 2007
30 Nov -0001
13 Apr 2011
Substantial additional evidence was submitted with the RFE response but this did not seem to sway the examiner. Both the RFE and denial letters were quite detailed indicated the examiner had read through the case carefully.

AOS Interview case:
Australia
09 Dec 2002
06 Aug 2004
14 Jun 2005
21 Jul 2005
24 Jul 2005
07 Sep 2005
Hartford, CT
Unknown. Possible factors in the decision to require an interview: Previous denial; self-sponsored case (EB1-EA); dual citizenship with some paperwork showing conflicting citizenship (some forms showed Australia, some forms showed Canada).
cleared
Case was actually transferred to the local office, not the 'National Benefits Center'. I think the NBC process did not exist in 2005. Was sworn in and told that if the interview identified any missing evidence needed to approve my case, the officer would give me a letter and 30 days to produce the evidence. Was asked to show various documents--eg passport, driver's licence, EAD. Officer made photocopies. Was asked why some documents show Australian citizenship and some show Canadian citizenship. Explained I am a dual citizen of Australia and Canada and have not lived in Australia since childhood, but was using the Australian passport for the GC process as it is good for 10 years. Offered to show proof of Canadian citizenship but officer was not interested. Was asked whether I was working. I was self employed with my own corporation which I explained was legal as I had EAD and this was a self-sponsored EB1-EA case. Provided letter stating this as well as a copy of a recent large check from a client as proof of income. This seemed to satisfy the officer. Was asked whether I had ever been in court over a traffic violation. I explained I went to court over an allegedly running a red light but the judge dismissed the ticket. Was asked whether I did in fact run the red light. This was tricky because the original ticket was dismissed on a technicality without my having to testify, whereas I was now under oath at the GC interview. Replied that to the best of my knowledge I did not run the red light, but admitted my memory could be hazy--but reiterated that the judge dismissed the ticket. This seemed to satisfy the immigration officer. Was asked when my most recent entry to the US was. Replied that I had been paroled with AP a few months earlier and the officer made some notes to update my records. Was asked whether I had applied I-485 before the expiration of my last H-1B and I said that I had. Was asked whether I'd been filing tax returns. Replied that I had as the officer thumbed through the tax returns in my file. This was a tricky moment as the tax return he was looking at was at the time under audit by the IRS (subsequently resolved). However he did not pursue the question of my tax status further and said he was ready to approve my case. He explained he would stamp my passport with a 1-year I-551 stamp but would keep my last I-94 and EAD as I no longer needed them. He took me for an index finger print and signature on a signature card. Escorted me back to the waiting room and asked me to wait a few minutes for passport stamping. He returned the passport with the I-551 stamp about 10 minutes later. Told me to expect the plastic card in about 1 month but to wait 6 months before inquiring if it took longer. He shook my hand, congratulated me, and wished me a safe trip home.
30 Nov -0001
22 Apr 2020
Approved at interview--all documents in order at the interview. Note that priority date is the date the I-140 was filed as there was no labor certification (EB1-EA self sponsored case).

US Citizenship case:
Australia
Phoenix
09 Apr 2011
11 Apr 2011
13 Apr 2011
18 Apr 2011
11 Apr 2011
29 Apr 2011
20 May 2011
12 Aug 2011
08 Sep 2011
08 Sep 2011
23 Sep 2011
Seattle, WA
27 Sep 2011
28 Sep 2011
3338 days
13 Apr 2011
29 Sep 2011
US Citizen! Successful end of a very long journey :) !

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