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Discuss with your CS. However, here's what USCIS has to say regarding validity of form I-693:

"A Form I-693 is valid only when a civil surgeon signs it no more than 60 days before the date an applicant files the application for the underlying immigration benefit; and USCIS adjudicates the application within 2 years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature. "
Thank you very much!
 
Hello all,

I received the IL. But it looks wierd to me. In the letter head it says Call-in letter. How are your interview letters looks like?

Then it mentioned the reason for appointment for "i-485 interview" which is fine. But it only asks me to bring my passport. No other documents was requested.

Is it normal? Does it look the same for you guys?
 
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Sm1smom

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Hello all,

I received the IL. But it looks wierd to me. In the letter head it says Call-in letter. How are your interview letters looks like?

Then it mentioned the reason for appointment for "i-485 interview" which is fine. But it only asks me to bring my passport. No other documents was requested.

Is it normal? Does it look the same for you guys?
There’s no specific template for the IL, each FO produces their own IL. You already got your IL, that’s all that matters. Focus on preparing for your interview. The letter may not provide you with a list of documents to bring, you’re still required to be fully prepared and have on hand any document that may help with your case - your IO can request to see any document deemed necessary for your case.
 
There’s no specific template for the IL, each FO produces their own IL. You already got your IL, that’s all that matters. Focus on preparing for your interview. The letter may not provide you with a list of documents to bring, you’re still required to be fully prepared and have on hand any document that may help with your case - your IO can request to see any document deemed necessary for your case.
Thsnk you so much. You are always helpful.
 
You’ll need to be interviewed and/or approved on or before September 30th.
Even though I have send all documents to USCIS, pay the fee, and get the receipt, Is it still possible I can't get green card if I am not notified to be interviewed before Sep 30th? I saw a paragraph on the website about the background as below, " If an applicant is reported documentarily qualified but allocation of a visa number is not possible because of a visa availability cut-off date, the demand is recorded at VO and an allocation is made as soon as the applicable cut-off date advances beyond the applicant's priority date. There is no need for such applicant to be reported a second time. "

Does it mean that I will still be available to have interview after Sep30 once I send document and get the receipt ????
Will they arrange the interview as soon as possible when the date is closer to Sep 30th since they have already received the fee I paid?
 

Sm1smom

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Even though I have send all documents to USCIS, pay the fee, and get the receipt, Is it still possible I can't get green card if I am not notified to be interviewed before Sep 30th? I saw a paragraph on the website about the background as below, " If an applicant is reported documentarily qualified but allocation of a visa number is not possible because of a visa availability cut-off date, the demand is recorded at VO and an allocation is made as soon as the applicable cut-off date advances beyond the applicant's priority date. There is no need for such applicant to be reported a second time. "

Does it mean that I will still be available to have interview after Sep30 once I send document and get the receipt ????
Will they arrange the interview as soon as possible when the date is closer to Sep 30th since they have already received the fee I paid?
What you quoted above is not DV applicable.

Again, regardless of if you have been issued with a NOA receipt or not, and regardless of if your payment was received and cashed, the entire process comes to an end on Sept. 30th. Even if you’re invited for an interview after Sept. 30th, (which has happened before), no GC will be issued because the applicable FY (fiscal year) is over.

“The adjustment of status process for diversity visa winners must be completed by September 30 of the fiscal year the lottery pertains to. Visas cannot be carried over to the next fiscal year.”
https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/diversity-visa

USCIS typically fast track DV based AOS petitions in general compared to all the other non AOS based petitions. They make additional effort at processing pending such cases as the year draws to an end. Your payment being received and cashed by USCIS does not not mean they have to adjudicate your petition before the end of the FY year.

You should spend some time going over the last couple of pages of past DV AOS threads in this forum for a better understanding of the process - and for stories of past selectees who became current towards the end of the FY.
 

Sm1smom

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Hello,
My CN will be current July.
Is it still risky to send my AOS package once my CN become current ?
Should I wait until the 1st day of July?
Thank you.
There’s always a slight risk associated with early filing. You’ll have to weigh the risk and decide on your own if you want to file early or not.
 
1. Answer yes if Asylum petition was filed after going out of status (that is if asylum petition was accepted by USCIS after I-90 expiration).
2. If answer is yes, instruction says "provide an explanation of the events and circumstances" applicable to your case, so I can't provide you with information on what you should write there.

Hi Mom, So i have applied for Asylum before my i-94 entry was expired. in other words, i was granted admission for 6 months and i have filed my asylum application before that 6 months end, (more precisely after 2 months from my entry to the U.S). So in this case just say No ?
 

Sm1smom

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Hi Mom, So i have applied for Asylum before my i-94 entry was expired. in other words, i was granted admission for 6 months and i have filed my asylum application before that 6 months end, (more precisely after 2 months from my entry to the U.S). So in this case just say No ?
Yes. I honestly think you should be able to figure out the right answer based on my previous response.
 
Hello Mom, I will be current in June. I am waiting for OPT approval that will come in May.
QN: I want to pay $330 fee (to avoid further delay waiting for the receipt), would this affect the OPT approval(do I show immigration intent by paying the fee??)
 

Sm1smom

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Hello Mom, I will be current in June. I am waiting for OPT approval that will come in May.
QN: I want to pay $330 fee (to avoid further delay waiting for the receipt), would this affect the OPT approval(do I show immigration intent by paying the fee??)
No, it will not impact OPT approval, yes it constitutes a demonstration on an immigrant intent.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Thank You, even if I send the whole AOS package won't impact OPT approval? (I wanna know if there is any necessity to wait for OPT approval).
I never said that, although it really shouldn’t. Well it never did, in the past, which is prior to this current administration and their view/stance on immigration issues of course.

I previously explained the significance of having an OPT approval in place before filing AOS - this gives you a fall back status (without any doubt) if AOS petition doesn’t get approved. You can of course submit AOS petition now if you like.
 
Hi Mom,
My no AS10xxx should be current next month and I am looking to proceed via AOS. I have already paid the Department of state as well as prepared the package accordingly.
What are my chances to get the interview? I am looking to submit package on the day it goes current.
Thanks
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi Mom,
My no AS10xxx should be current next month and I am looking to proceed via AOS. I have already paid the Department of state as well as prepared the package accordingly.
What are my chances to get the interview? I am looking to submit package on the day it goes current.
Thanks
It’s either 0% or 100%. I can’t predict anyone’s chances.
 
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