Hi, I like to know how long it usually takes to process an i-485 under 245i. this is my timeline so far, 08/06/2010 - Mailed to Chicago office Express Mail (i485, i485a, i864, i765, i131 etc.) 08/09/2010 - Received by Chicago USCIS Chicago Express. 08/18/2010 - Checks cashed 08/21/2010 - NOA's received in the mail 08/30/2010 - Biometrics appointment letter received (for 9/22) 09/22/2010 - Had biometrics done 09/27/2010 - Email/txt about EAD ordered 10/02/2010 - Received AP approval letters 10/04/2010 - Recevied EAD cards in the mail 10/05/2010 - Applied for SS# at the SSA office ......Waiting for an interview letter, im in NYC. im actually the derivative, my aunt(USC) petitioned for my dad based on FB4. QUESTION*** My dad has a record where he was arrested over ten years ago for a dispute at a restaurant(they thought he and his friends were drunk so they added buncha things to the bill and my father refused to pay), however, due to the language barrier and since he was abit intoxicated, he was arrested. He was fingerprinted, paid the fine, and was released. I got his court disposition letter saying everything was dismissed. We gave it to the lawyer so he can mail it with our AOS application as well as an explanation letter. Now the question is, do you think this is whats holding up the process? Im sure his fingerprints are gonna raise a red flag initially from the FBI name/fingerprint check. I'm dying to see that interview letter... ACCORDING TO MY LAWYER*** i-485 cases take usually 6 months, however, in the case of 245i, it's longer, he said 1 to 2 years long. how true is this? im crossing my fingers because I can't believe its gonna be another year or 2...ughhhhh can anyone add their input?