Hi, My app was received on 19th Nov, I have been following your updates regularly as mine is also pretty close to the date as yours, mine still says initial review, have u any idea of people who have applied on 19th?
It's still lingering in "RFE Response Review." As of today (February 21, 2012), it's been about 6 days. I've noticed other cases like mine got their RFE Response Review completed in a week or so, so I hope that I will be getting an update very soon.
I read this forum and it relieved me somewhat. Apparently it is a common process that soon transitions into a decision, sometimes in as fast as a couple of days. My DSO also said to give it some time which I will for the time being. I will update anything new!
I woke up this morning and now I'm in Card / Document Production! The forum was right, the alien registration number change is a stepping stone towards an approval. It now says to allow 30 days for the card to be mailed to me.
It took 98 days to finally get this approva via the California Service Centerl, from the date the application was received (November 16, 2012) to the Card / Document Production notice this morning (February 22. 2013). One of my DSO's told me back in November last year that this would probably only take me 60 days or so. Totally not my case! But I am grateful things turned out positively for me. I will be updating again when I get my card. Good luck to any international citizens who are reading this! I hope things work out for you!