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I-485 case: Approved in 290 days (372 days less than average)
Iran
Iran
primary
Texas
EB2-NIW
04 May 2015
21 Dec 2015
21 Dec 2015
24 Dec 2015
non-concurrent
regular
17 Nov 2015
13 Jan 2016
approved
06 Oct 2016
yes
yes
23 Feb 2016
23 Feb 2016
64 days
64 days
23 days
290 days
18 Jan 2016
06 Oct 2016


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Posted by ChrisOppenheim
14 Jul 2016 #1
I see that our lives crossed paths again. Waiting on I-485 this time around...
Posted by TheGuy
18 Jul 2016 #2
@ChrisOppenheim, he he he, that's true my friend. What is your schedule for making history this time? Last time you were almost correct! :))
Posted by ChrisOppenheim
18 Jul 2016 #3
Well, history is sort of made already...it's just that I'm on the wrong side of it. 9 months into I-485 filing and it looks like there is a backlog until October.
I'm chilling and taking things less seriously....as a recent pop song says: I'm taking my time on my ride...ha ha!
Hope yours doesn't take that long.
Posted by TheGuy
29 Aug 2016 #4
@ChrisOppenheim, Such a quiet days my friend! Did you use your EAD for employment? Do you know what will happen after a year when the EAD card expires?
Posted by ChrisOppenheim
29 Aug 2016 #5
I haven't used my EAD for employment, as I'm on H1b. Although, I used my AP for traveling in and out of the country, so I a'm not sure whether or not this has put me on EAD automatically. It's so much complication that I have stopped thinking about it and I'm not sure my true status is.

As for the EAD/AP expiration, as long a you have a pending I-485 you can request a renewal. I don't anticipate any problem with that. As for I-485, we're doomed until October 1st when, hopefully, we become current. I never thought I would become statistic, but here we are....lol.
Posted by TheGuy
29 Aug 2016 #6
Thanks for the info. I hope we get current and flow soon! In the meantime, let me share something that my attorney wrote to me a few months ago. You may find it helpful. My status is similar to yours, meaning that I am on H1b visa and have used my AP for entering the country. Before traveling out, I asked my lawyer about the aftermaths of using the AP for traveling and here is her answer:

"Once you enter on the AP, you will be in ‘parolee’ status. At that point, you should give your employer a copy of your EAD card as proof of authorization to work. The H1B is still valid, but you will not be in H1B status. You will be a parolee. There is no issue in this regard."

I thought you may want to give a copy of your EAD to your employer as well. Good luck to all of us!




Posted by TheGuy
29 Aug 2016 #7
Thanks for the info. I hope we get current and flow soon! In the meantime, let me share something that my attorney wrote to me a few months ago. You may find it helpful. My status is similar to yours, meaning that I am on H1b visa and have used my AP for entering the country. Before traveling out, I asked my lawyer about the aftermaths of using the AP for traveling and here is her answer:

"Once you enter on the AP, you will be in ‘parolee’ status. At that point, you should give your employer a copy of your EAD card as proof of authorization to work. The H1B is still valid, but you will not be in H1B status. You will be a parolee. There is no issue in this regard."

I thought you may want to give a copy of your EAD to your employer as well. Good luck to all of us!




Posted by ChrisOppenheim
29 Aug 2016 #8
Thanks for the insight! and you brought up a very important issue here. To add to the complication, here's the detail of my situation:

1) My H1b expired in February 2016. However, the renewal was filed by employer before that. My employer told me there is a 240 days grace period between expiration of H1b and approval of the renewal. And I can legally work in those 240 days. This seems to be true according to USCIS webpages.
2) I traveled out of the country in that 240 gray area, and admitted back as parolee.
3) My H1b renewal is now approved.

guess what's my status now? Am I back on H1b? or am going to be a parolee until I get my green card? I really don't know, and I appreciate any input!

I am hoping that our I-485s would get approved around October and we'll all have it good. :)
Posted by ChrisOppenheim
29 Aug 2016 #9
Thanks for the insight! and you brought up a very important issue here. To add to the complication, here's the detail of my situation:

1) My H1b expired in February 2016. However, the renewal was filed by employer before that. My employer told me there is a 240 days grace period between expiration of H1b and approval of the renewal. And I can legally work in those 240 days. This seems to be true according to USCIS webpages.
2) I traveled out of the country in that 240 gray area, and admitted back as parolee.
3) My H1b renewal is now approved.

guess what's my status now? Am I back on H1b? or am going to be a parolee until I get my green card? I really don't know, and I appreciate any input!

I am hoping that our I-485s would get approved around October and we'll all have it good. :)
Posted by TheGuy
30 Aug 2016 #10
Your case is complicated my friend. I wish I could help, but whatever I say would be uneducated speculation. Better to remain silent!
Posted by ChrisOppenheim
06 Oct 2016 #11
Congratulations buddy!!! I'm glad to see your case is approved! One of us had to be first, and it's all you! Enjoy the night!
Not much changed on my side. You know those annoying outliers on graphs? I guess my case is becoming one of those... lol
Still waiting... my case is almost 1-year-old now and, if anything, I expect to get a medical RFE or alike. well... it is what is. But let's focus on your success for now!

Cheers!
Posted by TheGuy
06 Oct 2016 #12
My fingers are crossed for you. I am sure you too will hear the good news soon.
Posted by TheGuy
06 Oct 2016 #13
My fingers are crossed for you. I am sure you too will hear the good news soon.

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