Got Greened ..Finally (EB3 to EB2 Porting)


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My Case Information:

EB3 Labor : 04/26/2006(Approved)

EB3 I-140 : 07/28/2007(Approved) (Texas)

EB3 I-485 : 08/08/2007(Pending) (Texas)

EB2 Labor : 01/31/2012(Approved)

EB2 I-140 : 02/22/2012(Approved) (Texas)

I-485 : 03/05/2012(Approved) (Texas)

Green Card: 03/07/2012(Received)

Spouse I-485/EAD/AP was filed on 3/1/2012.Got receipt notices for her today.

Guys...Please try and port if you are stuck in the EB3 Mess..It really works...My company was kind enough to re-file in EB2 (got promoted twice and current job was EB2 eligible).

God is Great..

I have learnt a great deal from this forum.

I hope and pray everybody get their GCs soon.

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Great! Congrats!

I am on the similar boat:

My Case Information:

EB3 Labor :Apr, 2004(Approved)

EB3 I-140 : Oct, 2006 (Approved) (Texas)

EB3 I-485 : Jul, 2007 (Pending) (Texas)

EB2 Labor : Aug, 2011(Approved)

EB2 I-140 : Feb 14, 2012(Approved) (Texas)

If you wont mind, can you please answer these questions?

1. Did you have to send a letter to TSC requesting them to interfile?

2. Your EB2 140 seems to have been really fast - did you go through the priority filing?

3. Did you have to go through FPs again?

I had taken an infopass appt last week and the officer said that I'd have to send a letter (although, my EB2 140 has my A# and also my PD from 2004). I have the letter drafted from my lawyer and will be sending it out this week.

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@ vr23

1. First of all Hearty Congratulations on winning the game !

2. I am in a similar boat like yours. EB3 PD is October 2006 and I-485 files for myself on August 2007. I did a porting to EB2 with I-140 approved on October 2011. I filed my spouse I-485 on 4th December 2012. Since then i have been waiting for approvals.

I see your EB2-I140 was approved on 02/22/2012.

1. Did it take almost an year to get the I-485 approved or you were pretty sure that they were not approving it because your spouse's I-1485 was not yet filed. I see your spouse I-485 was filed on 3/1/2012 and they approved your GC on 3/5/2012.

2. Do you feel they were waiting for your spouse's I-485 to be filed and thats why it took almost an year for your GC approval ?

Please share your experiences.

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Great! Congrats!

I am on the similar boat:

My Case Information:

EB3 Labor :Apr, 2004(Approved)

EB3 I-140 : Oct, 2006 (Approved) (Texas)

EB3 I-485 : Jul, 2007 (Pending) (Texas)

EB2 Labor : Aug, 2011(Approved)

EB2 I-140 : Feb 14, 2012(Approved) (Texas)

If you wont mind, can you please answer these questions?

1. Did you have to send a letter to TSC requesting them to interfile?

2. Your EB2 140 seems to have been really fast - did you go through the priority filing?

3. Did you have to go through FPs again?

I had taken an infopass appt last week and the officer said that I'd have to send a letter (although, my EB2 140 has my A# and also my PD from 2004). I have the letter drafted from my lawyer and will be sending it out this week.

1) My lawyer sent a Interfile request on 3/1/2012.I doubt it had anything to do with my I-485 Approval as it was approved on 3/5/2012.

2) I filed my EB2 I-140 in Premium Processing. When it got approved it had the EB3 I-140 Priority date on it.This probably is the reason for the swift I-485 Approval

3) I didn't have to go for FPs again.

Does your EB2 I-140 has the EB3 Priority date?

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@ vr23

1. First of all Hearty Congratulations on winning the game !

2. I am in a similar boat like yours. EB3 PD is October 2006 and I-485 files for myself on August 2007. I did a porting to EB2 with I-140 approved on October 2011. I filed my spouse I-485 on 4th December 2012. Since then i have been waiting for approvals.

I see your EB2-I140 was approved on 02/22/2012.

1. Did it take almost an year to get the I-485 approved or you were pretty sure that they were not approving it because your spouse's I-1485 was not yet filed. I see your spouse I-485 was filed on 3/1/2012 and they approved your GC on 3/5/2012.

2. Do you feel they were waiting for your spouse's I-485 to be filed and thats why it took almost an year for your GC approval ?

Please share your experiences.

1) Thank You..Hope yours get approved soon.

2) My I-485 got approved withing 2 weeks of my EB2 I-140.

3) I dont believe so...

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I don't think we can draw similarities from identical cases. My case is,

EB3 Priority date: Aug 2003.

EB3 Labor : May, 2006(Approved)

EB3 I-140 : Dec, 2006 (Approved) (Texas)

EB3 I-485 : Jul, 2007 (Pending) (Texas)

EB2 Labor : Sep, 2011(Approved)

EB2 I-140 : Oct 3, 2011(Approved) (Texas) - It shows the old EB3 priority date and my A# on it.

I had sent a letter requesting porting in Feb, 2012.

It has been 5 and a half months; still waiting to hear something from USCIS. Already raised 3 SRs. Took infopass 2 times. They just read out the online status which means nothing.

Do I have any more options except waiting?

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@ ALL ,

Finally i got the mail from USCIS that the Card Production has been ordered and it will take 30 days for the card to reach. I went online and checked my case status. It shows Card Production.

Special Thanks to vr23, InfoSeeker and trackit for all your support !!

Good Luck !

Congrats...Did your wife's I-485 get approved too?

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I don't think we can draw similarities from identical cases. My case is,

EB3 Priority date: Aug 2003.

EB3 Labor : May, 2006(Approved)

EB3 I-140 : Dec, 2006 (Approved) (Texas)

EB3 I-485 : Jul, 2007 (Pending) (Texas)

EB2 Labor : Sep, 2011(Approved)

EB2 I-140 : Oct 3, 2011(Approved) (Texas) - It shows the old EB3 priority date and my A# on it.

I had sent a letter requesting porting in Feb, 2012.

It has been 5 and a half months; still waiting to hear something from USCIS. Already raised 3 SRs. Took infopass 2 times. They just read out the online status which means nothing.

Do I have any more options except waiting?

CPO 2 weeks after I-140 approval is remarkable! Congrats!

Did you have to submit a letter or did it just happen automatically?

Also, when your I-140 (EB2) came about, did it have your A# and the PD from your initial EB3 application?

Please share your comments, vr23

I filed my EB2 I-140 in Premium Processing. When it got approved it had the EB3 I-140 Priority date and Same A# on it.This probably is the reason for the swift I-485 Approval.

My lawyer sent a Interfile request on 3/1/2012.I doubt it had anything to do with my I-485 Approval as it was approved on 3/5/2012.

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Thanks vr23 for your input. My EB2 140 approval also has my initial PD from 2004; I am just hoping they are working on my file. I sent a letter requesting them to interfile this week (it wont reach until tomorrow); every case is unique, but yours is providing some optimism!

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@ vr23,

For both of us the current ONLINE status is :-

On March 16, 2012, we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status. Please follow any instructions on the notice. Your new permanent resident card should be mailed within 60 days following this registration or after you complete any ADIT processing referred to in the welcome notice, whichever is later. If you move before receiving your card, please call our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

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