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gcwaiting17
09-15-2008, 03:34 AM
I got a RFE for my case and responded on Sep. 12th. My PD is current in this month. Any chance for me to get the approval before September ends? Is anybody in the same situation?

My case details:
PD: July 2003
EB2
NSC->CSC->NSC
I140 - approved (Non-concurrent filing)
I485 filed on July 2nd, 2007
FP - Nov. 5th, 2007
RFE - Responded on Sep. 12th

gccovet
09-15-2008, 08:26 AM
I got a RFE for my case and responded on Sep. 12th. My PD is current in this month. Any chance for me to get the approval before September ends? Is anybody in the same situation?

My case details:
PD: July 2003
EB2
NSC->CSC->NSC
I140 - approved (Non-concurrent filing)
I485 filed on July 2nd, 2007
FP - Nov. 5th, 2007
RFE - Responded on Sep. 12th

what was the RFE about? If it was simple RFE, there are very high chances you will get the welcome messages :-).
The fact that they have touched the file itself is good news.

Good luck.

GCCovet

smuppava
09-15-2008, 10:57 AM
Hi,

I am in the same situation as yours. I got a RFE on Aug 18th and I have responded to it. USCIS has received my RFE related documents on Aug 28th, 2008. My priority date is current in Aug as well as in Sep.

I see only a update online that USCIS has received my response on Aug 28th and they will notify their decision in 60 days. By the way, my priority date is Jan 25th, 2006 and the RFE was regarding my Birth Certificate, my spouse I-485 copy and Re-filling of the bio-graphic form.

I am hoping to receive USCIS decision by the end of Sep too.

Good luck with your case.

bastati
09-15-2008, 10:59 AM
I am replying for my RFE today. let me know if you get an approval.

Thanks

hopefulgc
09-15-2008, 11:01 AM
Oct bulletin said that there are no visas available in september.

quoting it http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_4357.html:
The CIS estimates have proven to be very high resulting in: 1) the “unavailability” of all Employment Third preference categories beginning in July, 2) the “unavailability” of numbers for China and India Employment Second preference adjustment of status cases during September, and 3) the establishment of many October Employment cut-off dates which are earlier than those which applied during FY-2008.

I know its disappointing :(



Hi,

I am in the same situation as yours. I got a RFE on Aug 18th and I have responded to it. USCIS has received my RFE related documents on Aug 28th, 2008. My priority date is current in Aug as well as in Sep.

I see only a update online that USCIS has received my response on Aug 28th and they will notify their decision in 60 days. By the way, my priority date is Jan 25th, 2006 and the RFE was regarding my Birth Certificate, my spouse I-485 copy and Re-filling of the bio-graphic form.

I am hoping to receive USCIS decision by the end of Sep too.

Good luck with your case.

yagw
09-15-2008, 12:06 PM
Oct bulletin said that there are no visas available in september.

quoting it http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_4357.html:
The CIS estimates have proven to be very high resulting in: 1) the “unavailability” of all Employment Third preference categories beginning in July, 2) the “unavailability” of numbers for China and India Employment Second preference adjustment of status cases during September, and 3) the establishment of many October Employment cut-off dates which are earlier than those which applied during FY-2008.

I know its disappointing :(

Still have a chance :) if they allotted a visa for you when they sent the RFE.

hopefulgc
09-15-2008, 12:08 PM
very true... and that gives hope..the common thing that keeps us all going



Still have a chance :) if they allotted a visa for you when they sent the RFE.

chanduv23
09-15-2008, 12:11 PM
very true... and that gives hope..the common thing that keeps us all going

I responded to NOID and got the same message "Response received , case reopened" - will send you a decision in 60 days. This was on AUG 25th. Then I had soft LUDs hitting my 485 till Aug 27th but nothing after that.

I have no hopes until my PD goes current again (EB2 March 2006)

rb_248
09-15-2008, 12:55 PM
I am in the same boat. My RFE was sent out today.....I am not expecting anything until 2009....see my PD in my signature.

However, there is a tiny bit of hope that USCIS realizes some more can be processed in the last 10 days.....you know, even the USCIS can't rely on their numbers about exhaustion of visas. I am not too hopeful though.

desi3933
09-15-2008, 01:03 PM
Still have a chance :) if they allotted a visa for you when they sent the RFE.


>> allotted a visa for you when they sent the RFE
Not Correct.

gcwaiting17
09-15-2008, 02:26 PM
My RFE is about birth certificate and marriage certificate.

bastati, what is your RFE about?

smuppava
09-15-2008, 02:33 PM
I have talked to a USCIS representative and she told me that a visa number is not alloted during the issuance of an RFE. It will be alloted to a case during the time of approval only.

Also, she had mentioned that if my case is subjected to approval, the case status will be changed to "Approved", but the card will be sent to the applicant only when the visa number is available again or when the priority date becomes current.

ZeroComplexity
09-15-2008, 02:50 PM
Replied to the RFE on Sep 9th, the status changes to case resumed on Sep 11th.

I think the card production is tied to Visa availability. Now that they don't have more visas, not sure how they would handle it.

I think we are left in limbo till there is Visa availability. Lets keep this thread alive and see whether any one of us gets an approval this month.

Good Luck.

gcwaiting17
09-15-2008, 02:56 PM
smuppava, thank you for the update.

ZeroComplexity, thanks for your response too.

Lets keep this thread alive.

Is anybody else in the same situation?

goodluck
09-15-2008, 03:05 PM
I got an RFE for my EB-2 and they approved it on sept 12th. My PD is March 06. Lets hope I hear something next year.

eb2_mumbai
09-15-2008, 03:12 PM
Count me in RFE response sent on 8/28.

smuppava, thank you for the update.

ZeroComplexity, thanks for your response too.

Lets keep this thread alive.

Is anybody else in the same situation?

bastati
09-15-2008, 03:44 PM
mine is W2, pay stubs and drivers liecence and wife's G325 (BIO)

smuppava
09-15-2008, 04:10 PM
Good Luck,

Congrats on getting your Green Card approval. Can you please confirm if you have received your card or according to the USCIS rep, are you still waiting for your GC card the next time visas are available?

Please let me know.

Thanks

ZeroComplexity
09-15-2008, 04:13 PM
Hey, Did they approve your I-485?

I got an RFE for my EB-2 and they approved it on sept 12th. My PD is March 06. Lets hope I hear something next year.

goodluck
09-15-2008, 04:15 PM
No not 485 approval. Just EB2 approval on sept 12th. sorry about the confusion.

conundrum
09-15-2008, 04:27 PM
Check out my signature!

gcwaiting17
09-16-2008, 02:36 PM
RFE response sent on Sep. 12th. Till now no updates in the site. Waiting ...

GSB
09-16-2008, 03:11 PM
Recd RFE on Sept 9 for EVL and birth cert. They might just be preparing cases for approval for whenever the dates become current again. Or perhaps issue approvals in last week of September , if they have any Visa Numbers left over.Good luck to everyone sailing in this boat :)

vvicky72
09-16-2008, 03:17 PM
My wife's application had an RFE. Received on Aug 12, Case resumed Aug 19. No decision yet.

immitul
09-16-2008, 03:40 PM
My wife's application had an RFE. Received on Aug 12, Case resumed Aug 19. No decision yet.

U mean...RFE response was received by USCIS on Aug 12 & case resumed on Aug19.

vvicky72
09-16-2008, 04:45 PM
U mean...RFE response was received by USCIS on Aug 12 & case resumed on Aug19.

No. We received the RFE on Aug 12th. We responded by Aug 18th (Fed ex delivery date). Aug 19th case status changes to "Response to request for evidence received, and case processing has resumed"

immitul
09-16-2008, 06:00 PM
No. We received the RFE on Aug 12th. We responded by Aug 18th (Fed ex delivery date). Aug 19th case status changes to "Response to request for evidence received, and case processing has resumed"

wow...that was a quick response to the RFE(in a week) :-)....thanks vvicky72.

gcwaiting17, did u send by fed-ex or regular mail. Its a bit surprise to see your case status has not changed yet, because in many other cases the status was in a day or two.

svm
09-16-2008, 06:17 PM
I and my wife got RFE about medicals as I hadnt given when I submitted 485. Submitted response Sept 15... Case status shows case resumed

richardl609
09-16-2008, 07:13 PM
I think Ron Gotcher from immigration-information.com will have an input if these RFE's can be approved or not, can somebody bring this to his notice or post this question on his forums. Hoping for all approvals for the RFE's before Oct 1st

thanks

colors
09-16-2008, 07:29 PM
RFE on aug 28th adn responded today. The status changed to case processing is resumed on mine as well as my wife's case.

RFE for BC and Marriage certificates.

All the best guys ..

gcwaiting17
09-16-2008, 08:50 PM
There is an update in USCIS website that it received the response.

cherupally
09-16-2008, 09:59 PM
I got an RFE for incomplete medicals. Online status changed to 'RFE Sent' on 9/2. Recdvd RFE in mail on 9/8. Collected the incomplete medicals and replied the RFE on 9/11. USCIS recvd RFE on 9/12 (as per USPS confirmation). No status change as of today.

EB2 - India
PD - July 2005
Texas Service Center

sheela
09-16-2008, 10:27 PM
I got an RFE for incomplete medicals. Online status changed to 'RFE Sent' on 9/2. Recdvd RFE in mail on 9/8. Collected the incomplete medicals and replied the RFE on 9/11. USCIS recvd RFE on 9/12 (as per USPS confirmation). No status change as of today.

EB2 - India
PD - July 2005
Texas Service Center


You know TSC is affected by hurricane Ike and is closed since 9/12

needinfo80
09-16-2008, 10:29 PM
We got RFE on medicals for me and my wife.There RFE was about doctor's oringial sign on the medical forms.
Got RFE on 07/Sep and sent reponse on 15/Sep by overnite USPS.
USCIS received RFE response at 11.00 am ans case status updated at 4 pm(case processing resumed).

I hope they are this fast in approving my GC.
God bless us all.:))

punjabi
09-17-2008, 01:10 AM
Can someone please share what kind of RFEs they get on I-485 except the medicals?

One of my friends got an RFE on why did he change his employer using AC21? I don't know what their attorney replied but they approved it.

Just wondering what do USCIS ask for in 485 RFEs!

Thanks.



I am replying for my RFE today. let me know if you get an approval.

Thanks

bastati
09-17-2008, 02:53 AM
does any one have the information (uscis law) about the start date of work after H1b transfer.

I started working after FEDEX receipt date. the original receipt date is 2 weeks after the FEDEX receipt date. i and my employer does not have FEDEX date because it was done in 2005.

Please let me know.

Thanks!!

drirshad
09-17-2008, 05:47 AM
I got an RFE for spouse on incomplete medicals. Online status changed to 'RFE Sent' on 8/26, Recdvd RFE in mail on 8/29. Collected the incomplete medicals and replied the RFE on 9/10. USCIS recvd RFE on 9/12 (as per USPS delivery confirmation). No status change as of today even called said no way they can know but if usps says delivered then received but can take 60 days to response.

Is TSC effected by Hurrican Ike, would they not process anymore apps for sometime.

eb2_mumbai
09-17-2008, 09:53 AM
Most common 485 RFE that I have seen are

1) Birth Certificate: Most cases it is non availiblity and so they want additional documents like NA Certificiate, School Documents as additional evidence etc

2) EVL: They want updated EVL with documentery evidnece like paystubs W2

3) Medicals: People who have incomplete medicals due to doctors negligence in filling forms or did not do medicals due to pregnency or could not get appointemnt in July 07 rush

4) Immigration History: rare but I have seen queries asking to prove status from 1st arrival in US. Especially people who have moved from F1 to H1 status.

5) Marriage certificate: this is for dependents along with additional evidence

Can someone please share what kind of RFEs they get on I-485 except the medicals?

One of my friends got an RFE on why did he change his employer using AC21? I don't know what their attorney replied but they approved it.

Just wondering what do USCIS ask for in 485 RFEs!

Thanks.

eb2_mumbai
09-17-2008, 10:01 AM
Can you confirm this? I had read some where on this forum that only the local office in Houston was closed and main TSC center which is in Dallas suburb was still functioning


You know TSC is affected by hurricane Ike and is closed since 9/12

transpass
09-17-2008, 11:44 AM
Can you confirm this? I had read some where on this forum that only the local office in Houston was closed and main TSC center which is in Dallas suburb was still functioning

That's what I think. I don't see a reason why TSC, which is located near Dallas should be closed...I don't believe that TSC is closed because of Ike...

gcfordesi
09-17-2008, 12:46 PM
Hi,

I got a RFE Alert from CRIS couple of hours back will post the details once i get more details .

EB3-I
PD-May-06

sheela
09-17-2008, 01:17 PM
Can you confirm this? I had read some where on this forum that only the local office in Houston was closed and main TSC center which is in Dallas suburb was still functioning

Go to USCIS web page. They were closed on 9/12 to 9/16 am not sure if they are working now onward..

transpass
09-17-2008, 01:40 PM
Go to USCIS web page. They were closed on 9/12 to 9/16 am not sure if they are working now onward..

I believe that's related only to Houston's offices, not Texas Service Center near Dallas...Dallas is nearly 200 miles away from houston...

gcwaiting17
09-17-2008, 02:20 PM
There is a soft LUD on my case today.

rnednur
09-17-2008, 04:29 PM
Do we get an email when we have Soft LUD.

sheela
09-17-2008, 04:38 PM
Do we get an email when we have Soft LUD.

Straight answer is NO that is why it is so-called 'soft lud'

rnednur
09-17-2008, 05:19 PM
then how does everyone get to know about Soft LUDs does it show up in online case status check

gcwaiting17
09-17-2008, 05:45 PM
then how does everyone get to know about Soft LUDs does it show up in online case status check

Change in 'Last Updated' date shows soft LUDs.

rnednur
09-17-2008, 05:48 PM
thx gcwaiting and sheela

REQUIRE_GC
09-17-2008, 09:11 PM
I received Email for RFE on 09/10 , Attorney Received Physical Document on 09/15 and We are sending the response to RFE tomorrow 09/18.

The RFE was regerding my All 797 , EAD approval after my Last lawful admission to USA. RFE was about I-94

ags123
09-17-2008, 11:43 PM
Soft LUD this afternoon 9/17.(please see signature for details)

richardl609
09-19-2008, 07:18 PM
any updates anybody, i had a lud update on 9/19, i received RFE on 8/25, submitted on 9/15, lud on 9/15, 9/16/, 9/19 waiting

ags123
09-19-2008, 07:52 PM
another soft LUD this morning.The suspense is mounting as 7 more working days remaining in sept 08.(see history in signature)

richardl609
09-19-2008, 08:07 PM
ags are you single or married? what was your rfe?

ags123
09-19-2008, 09:44 PM
Please see signature(details added)

gcdallas
09-19-2008, 09:52 PM
Ags123

Same is here. Almost everything as my case except that my PD is Dec 2004. Same kind of RFE, same response date and same LUDs.

REQUIRE_GC
09-19-2008, 10:24 PM
Please see signature(details added)

Did you receive any email stating that Your RFE has been received and case processing resumed?

ags123
09-19-2008, 11:12 PM
Yes I recieved CRIS RFE email at 11:00 am or so on 9/3
Got the physical RFE on 9/9.
Rushed back the RFE response on 9/11
Hard LUD and email saying recieved on 9/12

REQUIRE_GC
09-20-2008, 01:50 AM
Totally Makes sense. I agree with you. Logical

rb_248
09-20-2008, 09:17 AM
What if USCIS realizes that they still have some visa numbers left in the last 5-7 days and approve some more cases ? Wouldn't that be wonderful ? The odds can be compared to tail-enders hitting 24 runs in the last over chasing to win a match......if you understand cricket.

REQUIRE_GC
09-20-2008, 01:10 PM
I received Email for RFE on 09/10 , Attorney Received Physical Document on 09/15 and We are sending the response to RFE tomorrow 09/18.

The RFE was regerding my All 797 , EAD approval after my Last lawful admission to USA. RFE was about I-94

I Received RFE received and processing resumed Email from CRIS.

Anyone knows How long it takes after that?

Thanks

transpass
09-20-2008, 03:39 PM
What if USCIS realizes that they still have some visa numbers left in the last 5-7 days and approve some more cases ? Wouldn't that be wonderful ? The odds can be compared to tail-enders hitting 24 runs in the last over chasing to win a match......if you understand cricket.

Your hope is not that far fetched either...Let's see if something happens from Monday onwards. Dealing with CIS, anything can happen...

saileshdude
09-20-2008, 06:29 PM
Guys,

I had soft LUD on my I-485 couple of days ago. But no change in online status. I was wondering all you guys who received RFE had soft LUD few days before RFE.

I was laid off few months ago and joined another employer but have not filed AC21 yet.

gcwaiting17
09-22-2008, 07:37 PM
On Friday (19th) there was another soft LUD on my case.

saileshdude
09-22-2008, 11:10 PM
On Friday (19th) there was another soft LUD on my case.

Actually I had soft LUD on 18th and one of my friends had soft lud on friday 19th too. So not sure whats going on.

mchatrvd
09-25-2008, 01:09 PM
My response to RFE was received and case processing is resumed. Any idea if this status further changes to - "Case Received, Pending" as prior to RFE or "Approved" :) ?

rb_248
09-25-2008, 03:33 PM
I saw 2 soft LUDs on 9/22 and today after a hard LUD on 9/19. I understand 9/19 hard LUD is for receiving my RFE response. I can't understand 9/22 and today (9/25) soft LUDs.

ramaskar
09-25-2008, 05:55 PM
Got RFE email for me and my wife 485. Do the RFE's go to lawyer or you.

mchatrvd
09-25-2008, 06:04 PM
It will go to your lawyer

MYGC2008
09-25-2008, 06:13 PM
I sent RFE Response to USCIS on 9/22. Received by USCIS on 9/24.( per delivery confirmation by USPS)

Yet My status is not changed. I don't know how long it will take to change the status.

Still waiting.

Case @ NSC.

immitul
09-25-2008, 07:09 PM
I sent RFE Response to USCIS on 9/22. Received by USCIS on 9/24.( per delivery confirmation by USPS)

Yet My status is not changed. I don't know how long it will take to change the status.

Still waiting.

Case @ NSC.

What is your RFE about ? I got RFE for G28 & I-485 signautre, received by USCIS today...waiting for update.

cherupally
09-25-2008, 11:04 PM
After replying RFE (for incomplete medicals) on 9/12, I got hard LUD on 9/17 (status changed to "RFE recvd, case processing resumed) and after that soft LUD's on 9/18, 9/19, 9/22, 9/23, 9/24.. Donno whats going on.. so just waiting..

immitul
09-26-2008, 11:31 AM
USCIS received the RFE response on 25 Sep at 9am. Status changed to "RFE received and case processing resumed" at 6.3opm, same day. RFE is about EVL, G28, G325 & I-485 applications not signed properly.

Posting as it might be useful to others who had RFEs.

GCMember
09-26-2008, 11:37 AM
immitul,
Can you fedex the RFE to USCIS as it is a PO BOX or we should use USPS mail only?

MYGC2008
09-26-2008, 11:45 AM
My RFE was about Non Availability of Birth Certificate


What is your RFE about ? I got RFE for G28 & I-485 signautre, received by USCIS today...waiting for update.

mchatrvd
09-26-2008, 11:45 AM
You can certainly Fedex it. I fedexed mine overnight and was entered the very next day in their system. They have different address for courier packages.

immitul
09-26-2008, 11:46 AM
immitul,
Can you fedex the RFE to USCIS as it is a PO BOX or we should use USPS mail only?

My lawyer Fed-ex'ed the documents to USCIS. I saw in other posts that so many sent the doc., to USCIS via either fedex or UPS.

GCMember
09-26-2008, 12:54 PM
But on the RFE gold letter they clearly mention PO Box address. So still can we mail thru FEDEX?

mchatrvd
09-26-2008, 01:04 PM
yes, definitely you can FedEx it. Everyone gets the PO Address on the RFE notice.