My Predictions came true for the better part from USCIS! April Visa Bulletin just got Released, Check the Link for details.
I was a bit conservative on the predictions, but USCIS and DHS have exceeded our expectations with the latest bulletin.
Attaching the I-797C, Notice of Action received from USCIS on them being able to reuse the biometrics given for I-485. No need for another biometrics for EAD/AP for the next 15 months, hope we get greened soon!
All the very best folks! You will get the good news soon!
Today's Youtube Live from Charles Oppenheim is an invaluable asset from
U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs and I wish they continue this tradition going forward. If you have not seen the video, You can take a look at the recorded Live Stream here
Based on the prediction from the Video, the following is my calculated prediction.Category Apr 21 - Filing Date Apr 21 - FA Date May 21 - Filing Date May 21 - FA Date Forward Moment (Days)# EB1-India Current Current Current Current EB2-India 15-May-11 1-May-10 15-May-11 1-Sep-10 123 EB3-India 1-Jan-14 1-Sep-10 1-Jan-14 15-Feb-11 167 EB1-China Current Current Current Current EB2-China 1-Jan-17 1-Sep-16 1-Jan-17 11/1/16 61 EB3-China 1-Aug-18 15-Mar-18 1-Aug-18 4/20/18 36 EB4-El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras 1-Nov-18 1-Aug-18 1-Nov-18 9/15/18 45 EB4-Mexico Current 1-Feb-19 Current 3/5/19 32
We have applied for EAD/AP on October 2020 and have completed the biometrics together. But only primary applicant got the approval one week after the biometric, derivative applicants EAD/AP application still says “Case Was Received and A Receipt notice was Emailed”
Anyone in the same boat? When will they process the derivative’s Application? 😑
Me and My wife just had our first Biometric appointment for I485 in Port Chester, NY today. Overall our experience was great and the whole process took around 15 minutes of time.
List of Documents we carried for our appointmentOriginal Passport Fingerprint Appointment Notice AIW Form (Filled manually) that comes with the Appointment Notice Wear your Masks - This is MANDATORY!
These are the Steps that the ASC officers take during your appointmentDocument Verification at the entrance (Keep your passport/EAD card (if renewing) & Original ASC Biometric notice ready) COVID-19 Questionnaire - Answer honestly to the questions Bio-Data Entry, The officer writes your receipt # to the Bio Form and make you wait. This is where they stamp the appointment notice to say the Fingerprints are taken. Bio Area - This is where the officer asks you to take your Masks and glasses (if you wear one) off and take your picture Fingerprints - First the left four, right four and each thumbs like Port of Entry. Fingerprints from Individual fingers - The office take your hand and take finger prints from each of 10 fingers fully. (Leave your hand to the officer to guide and don't push or press your hand as this may not register your finger prints properly. They ask you to Sign in a digital sign pad.
The Bio Area officer hand over the passport and stamped notice to your as receipt.
Hope this helps to prepare for your ASC Fingerprint appointment, Please share your experience here.
For folks who applied for I485/I765/I131 on October 2020, I wanted to share the metrics on how long it took to get the EAD/AP Card Produced status.
Please be patient, good things happen at a slow pace! Hang tight and you will receive good news soon from USCIS. 👍
Received Date - 10/26
Receipt Date - 12/2
Biometrics - 03/02
Card Produced - 03/10
Still waiting for my card to come out, Hitting refresh in USPS Informed Delivery Portal 😁 📬
It's Party time for EB1, EB2 & EB3 India 🍾
Final Action Dates
EB1 India - Current - 8 Months Movement to become Current.
EB2 India - 01-May-2010 - 4.5 Months Movement
EB3 India - 01-Sep-2010 - 2 Months Movement
No Movement on Filing Dates.
Check my April 2021 Predictions and see How well i did and add your comments below.
Following are my predictions based on historical bulletin analysis and spillover data.
Final Action MovesEB1 for India will move 75-90 days forward EB2 for India will move 14-21 days forward EB3 for India will move >90 days forward EB1 for China will move >61 days forward EB2 for China will move 15-20 days forward EB3 for China will move 20-30 days forward EB4 for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras will move 35-50 days forward EB4 for Mexico will move 15-45 days forward
No movement for Dates of Filing forIndia EB2 and EB3 categories. Dates of Filing for China EB1 will move 25-35 days forward and remain current. Dates of Filing for China EB2 and EB3 categories. Dates of Filing for EB4 for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras.
Dates of Filing for India EB1 will remain current.
What do you guys think?