I went to hartford today to find out if my case is there yet. I had infopass apt and so showed up at exact time and was called within 5 minutes. My case was transferred on 11/23 and the immigration officer checked and said that it came to Hartford on 11/30. Also she said that the FP2 report which was done on 11/03, came too. She said that they do not handle the EAD application anymore, so gave me an envelope and forms to send it to Chicago office. Never heard about a chicago office, but she said that things are very efficient (?) there. Also, asked about how long it takes for them to schedule an interview. She said several months. She said she can make up a number for the months, but it won't help as there is no exact number!!!!!!
The immigration officer was nice and efficient.They have a small office for taking pictures, so took pictures for the EAD and also had the fingerprint taken in the card for EAD and came back.
I went to Hartford INS this morning. I had carried almost all the papers I had so far gotten from INS.
My wife and I had different appointment times but they let us go together. It took us more than 45 minutes before we met the immgrations information officer. She was very polite and professional. She gave both of us temporary EAD without any hassel. So we got our EAD after 74th day. Getting the temporary card almost took more time than the time with the officer. For EAD she asked me to provide the I-485 TD receipt, Old EAD card and Biometric Fingerprint notice. I thanked her to make our holidays good!
So this proves the theory that they do give EAD documents if you walk in. It may differ from officer to officer, but there is no hard and fast rule that you cant not get before the 91st day.
On I-485 front I got the same standard reply, please wait. I dont want to give you any number about how many months.
1st FP 12/03/2002
2nd FP 6/30/2004
3rd FP 10/02/2004
4th FP 10/12/2004 !!!
1st EAD and AP ND 10/07/2004
1s EAD and AP Approved 11/16/2002
2nd EAD 09/15/2003
2nd EAD Approved 10/07/2003
3rd EAD 09/23/2004, Temporary EAD issued 12/08/04
I485 TD 06/18/2004 waiting for interview
My wife and I will go to Harford for stamping next week. I know we can take photos at Room_456 for the price of $11.00/2 photos.
Do I need to go to the office earlier to have the photos taken? Some folks mentioned that they only let you in 15 minutes before your scheduled time. I wonder if we have enough time to do this. Any experience?
Another questions is my wife's scheduled time is 30 minutes later than mine, can we go inside together to save some time?
This is the first time I'm reading a post from you. I'm curious to know how long did it take for you to get an appointment for interview after your case was transferred? And what was your receipt date?
As I indicated in my experience, Hartford Immigration experience was good. My wife I had an hours difference but they let us go together and immgration officer also let us do the same. I dont think that if you go there at 10:45 then it will matter. In my case we had to wait almost 45-50 minutes before we were able to talk to immigration officer. I think they let you take picture there and it may be more convenient.
There is always one motto I keep and that is Treat others as you would want to be treated. maybe due to the huge complaints in the way immigration officers are treating 2 nd class humans (ouselves as they believe we are) they have had to clean up there manners.
Any cases got transferred to hartford prior to June 2004 (TD) and still waiting ?
Gpt_Amit please update on your interview date and status on the interview. Also appreciate if you can publish the documentations INS requested in the interview letter !!
Thanks gpt_amit. All the best for your interview. Let us know how did it go ?
This CT-Transfer thread is awefully quiet -- probably because of only a few of us are waiting for the interview letter. I checked on the USCIS website for the HARTFORD INS processing date -- it is still showing Feb 1st 2004. God knows when will they move for a change !!
Please post/list all the cases pending interview at Hartford ?