DV 2019 AOS Only

I just received a call from USCIS to tell me that my interview has been scheduled and that the notice letter will arrive in the mail in a few days. I was surprised because I haven't seen anyone being called before but FYI if you're in the DC area, you may get a call instead of a letter first! My interview is in less than 2 weeks :)
 
@Sm1smom

I had an employment-based process in progress before I was selected for the lottery: my PERM has been approved recently and my company's lawyers received the certified PERM document.
Now they are getting ready to file I-485/I-140 together and mentioned that the package have to be accepted by the end of October (end of the 6 months PERM).

1. Do you expect that filing the employment-based AOS can cause delay? I read somewhere in this forum that the IO might want to check other filings as well and it could cause some delay.
2. What happens to this AOS + petition if I get approved by the DV based AOS?

To be honest, I don't really want an employment-based GC if the lottery one works, mainly because it comes with one main drawback - I owe my company a number of years AFTER receiving the GC or package + lawyers fees from this point.
I have been transparent from the beginning with my company telling them that I filled my DV AOS already and they give me the option to start the employment based filing when I want to.
My idea is to tell them to start that process only if I did not have my interview scheduled at the end of August - I just did the bio appointment this week so I can get an interview in the next 3 months if all goes well.

Thanks!
 
Hi Mom and dear members,

I received my green card today)))) yay, what a relief, have been waiting for this moment 5 years since coming to the US. I played DV lottery 8 times))
Mom, there are no words to describe how grateful Iam to you, for youe support, advice and most importantly awesome spreadsheet)) if I didnt find this forum a year ago, I would end up having a lawyer and who knows how the process ended. Thank you thank you Mom)) needless to say that you run this forum and answer all the questions for free. You truly help hundreds of people. I am also thankful to you that every time I was panicking you told me to keep patient

Even though, I was not approved on spot, it took two weeks for the status to be changed. Also, the officer who interviewed me seemed to have knowledge about dv lotteries as he informed me that he would need a file from KCC to make a final decision and it would take 30days.

I wish everyone to have a successful interviews and get the green cards
 
Hi Mom and dear members,

I received my green card today)))) yay, what a relief, have been waiting for this moment 5 years since coming to the US. I played DV lottery 8 times))
Mom, there are no words to describe how grateful Iam to you, for youe support, advice and most importantly awesome spreadsheet)) if I didnt find this forum a year ago, I would end up having a lawyer and who knows how the process ended. Thank you thank you Mom)) needless to say that you run this forum and answer all the questions for free. You truly help hundreds of people. I am also thankful to you that every time I was panicking you told me to keep patient

Even though, I was not approved on spot, it took two weeks for the status to be changed. Also, the officer who interviewed me seemed to have knowledge about dv lotteries as he informed me that he would need a file from KCC to make a final decision and it would take 30days.

I wish everyone to have a successful interviews and get the green cards
Congrats!
 
I just received a call from USCIS to tell me that my interview has been scheduled and that the notice letter will arrive in the mail in a few days. I was surprised because I haven't seen anyone being called before but FYI if you're in the DC area, you may get a call instead of a letter first! My interview is in less than 2 weeks :)
Not unusual for some FOs to call. @damo1089, DV2019 selectee (now a LPR) did get a call also about his interview date.
 
@Sm1smom

I had an employment-based process in progress before I was selected for the lottery: my PERM has been approved recently and my company's lawyers received the certified PERM document.
Now they are getting ready to file I-485/I-140 together and mentioned that the package have to be accepted by the end of October (end of the 6 months PERM).

1. Do you expect that filing the employment-based AOS can cause delay? I read somewhere in this forum that the IO might want to check other filings as well and it could cause some delay.
2. What happens to this AOS + petition if I get approved by the DV based AOS?

To be honest, I don't really want an employment-based GC if the lottery one works, mainly because it comes with one main drawback - I owe my company a number of years AFTER receiving the GC or package + lawyers fees from this point.
I have been transparent from the beginning with my company telling them that I filled my DV AOS already and they give me the option to start the employment based filing when I want to.
My idea is to tell them to start that process only if I did not have my interview scheduled at the end of August - I just did the bio appointment this week so I can get an interview in the next 3 months if all goes well.

Thanks!
1. It isn’t unusual for an IO to wait until they receive case files for other petitions one may have in the system. So yes, waiting for those files to be received may result in a bit of a delay.

2. The second petition gets denied.

Yep, ask them to hold off the submission till the end of August or first/second week of September.
 
Not unusual for some FOs to call. @damo1089, DV2019 selectee (now a LPR) did get a call also about his interview date.
Now that you mention it, I do remember him receiving a phone call about his interview being rescheduled. I just was not expecting a call, but regardless, I'm excited my interview is this month! It looks like others at my FO had theirs about 90-100 days after their bio. I will update on my experience later and whether my background check has been cleared.
 
Hi, I have a question following my interview. It's been 2 month after I interviewed. Here is the following inquiry that I did.

- Service Request - got a mail say that case have been under review.
- Congressman - got a message that case have been under further review.

What's else should I do next? I can do the congressman again in about 6 weeks. When should plan to do the Ombudsman request.?

Thank you in advance for helping.
 
Check out the spreadsheet on the first page of this thread. It's seriously the best and has pretty much all the information you need about AOS! Reading it from beginning to end was what made me understand the process and all the documents I needed. Mom is a queen for having put together and maintained this spreadsheet.
Indeed it’s absolutely great. However I have few questions. As a F1 student do I have to fill I765 ? I don’t have a EAD card
 
Hi, I have a question following my interview. It's been 2 month after I interviewed. Here is the following inquiry that I did.

- Service Request - got a mail say that case have been under review.
- Congressman - got a message that case have been under further review.

What's else should I do next? I can do the congressman again in about 6 weeks. When should plan to do the Ombudsman request.?

Thank you in advance for helping.
Hey PT.

There is a guy above that attempted to get ombudsman help and they came back to him saying it was within the usual time frame (6 months) so they couldn't help him.

I think you should try the ombudsman asap, you're over the 6 months so you might have a bit more luck, as well as a "case outside normal processing time" inquiry.

Who knows whats going on in Chicago.
 
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