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186 How many days/weeks/months does it take to get a I-485 approval?




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186 How many days/weeks/months does it take to get a I-485 approval?



The times below will not apply because the I-485 processing will
now be done at Service Centers NOT locally. It is estimated that
the processing should take appx. 150 days.

THE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO WIDE VARIATIONS. PLEASE CONFIRM THESE TIMES
BEFORE MAKING ANY PLANS.


INS OFFICE TIME CHECKED IN
------------- ------ ----------
Albany, NY 5 Months (Jan. 96)
Atlanta, GA ?
Arlington, VA 6 Months (Jan. 96)
Baltimore, MD 6 Months (Jan. 96)
Boston, MA 6 Months (Jan. 96)
Buffalo, NY ?
Charlotte, NC ?
Chicago, IL 1 Year (Jan. 96)
Cleveland, OH 4-6 Months (Jan. 96)
Detroit, MI 4-6 Months (Jan. 96)
Fort Lauderdale, FL ?
Hartford, CT 4 Months (Nov. 96)
Jacksonville, FL ?
Key West, FL ?
Los Angeles, CA 14 Months (Feb. 96)
Louisville, KY ?
Memphis ?
Miami, FL ?
Newark, NJ 7 Months (Jan. 96)
New Orleans, LA 5 Months (Dec. 95)
New York City, NY ?
Norfolk, VA ?
Omaha, NE 3 months (May 96)
Philadelphia, PA 3 Months (Jan. 96)
Pittsburgh, PA ?
Portland, ME
Providence, RI ?
Saint Albans, VT ?
Saint Paul, MN 3 months (Dec. 95)
Tampa, FL ?
W. Palm Beach, FL ?
(More Stuff Will Be added)



Q: Can netters please provide their experience in adjustment of status
(I-485) interviews)?

San Jose, CA

I have been regularly reading this newsgroup for the last few months.
It has often been useful.
I had applied for adjustment of status on July 1, '95. We got a response
from INS at the end of last May. The interview was waived, and they gave
us appointment for July 19th (yesterday) for the clerical processing of
the application - called adit processing.
We presented ourselves there on time. The INS had my wife's name and our
address wrong (typo). We told the person who was handling the adit
processing of this when we were asked to sign the application. She
corrected it right away. After that we signed the application and our
finger prints were affixed on it. Then we went to the neighboring
counter where the officer affixed the permanent residence stamp on our
passport and we were on our way! This stamp will serve as the "green
card" till the actual card arrives.

The INS people we met were very nice. The whole thing lasted a
pleasant 7 minutes or so.
Hope the above helps. Best of luck!
Suresh




 

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