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admchaitu
04-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Hi All,

I have filed for my 485, 765 and 131 couple of days back and they have reached to USCIS yesterday morning, I have a international plan for my marriage and leaving country day after tomorrow. My lawyer says, better not to leave country until you get your receipts. i have a valid H1 stamping until end of next year.

Any previous experiences on this? i have looked at posts in forum and my findings are 50-50 opinions, But i dont find posts people mentioning they had problems for their 485 as they have not waited for their receipts.


Thank you

100mya
04-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Sharing my experience

I was in the same boat as you at the beginning of this year. I got current and also had plans to go to India. I filed for my I-485, EAD/AP and just waited for the confirmation of fedex that it reached them, I did not wait for my receipts. My attorney mentioned that you need a valid i-94 to file for i-485 and once its filed you can leave the country. But i had a different scenario which I guess you might also face. I got my FP notice to appear in 4 weeks within 2 weeks of filing 485. But luckily my attorney had it covered as he also gets a copy of the FP notice and he rescheduled it for a later date, so you might want to look out for it and request your attorney to reschedule it for a date after your arrival.

Also just to add I did not have my h1 stamped in my passport so went for stamping and had no issues. When i returned after 6 weeks from my vacation I had my combo card and new FP notice :) in the mailbox

All the best!!!!

admchaitu
04-12-2012, 12:18 PM
I should appreciate your guts to leave country when you don't have valid H1 stamping, Thanks for sharing your experience. I will ask my lawyer to watch out for my FP notices. I will be coming back exactly after one month. Hope i will have my combo card in my mail box when i come back, Too much to ask :)


Thank you

sunny1000
04-14-2012, 10:53 PM
Hi All,

I have filed for my 485, 765 and 131 couple of days back and they have reached to USCIS yesterday morning, I have a international plan for my marriage and leaving country day after tomorrow. My lawyer says, better not to leave country until you get your receipts. i have a valid H1 stamping until end of next year.

Any previous experiences on this? i have looked at posts in forum and my findings are 50-50 opinions, But i dont find posts people mentioning they had problems for their 485 as they have not waited for their receipts.


Thank you

I think you should be ok. The only reason you may want to wait until the receipts come thru is that if you have missed any of the initial evidence with your application, they will send it back and you will have to refile. If you are confident that the applications are complete in all aspects, you are good to go.

Have a nice, safe trip and a great wedding!