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Old 11-11-2010, 11:14 AM
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Default AP renewal - e-filing

Hello Friends,
My current AP expires on 2/18/11. My PD (EB-2) has been current since Sept 2010 but no sign of GC yet. I would like to renew my AP and have decided to file myself Vs using the attorney. Has anybody used the e-filing option OR is it better to send in a hard copy of the application.?

If somebody can kindly direct me to the appropriate links on IV for folks who have filed themselves - i would greatly appreciate that. Any advice on supporting documents, etc. would be really helpful.

Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:29 AM
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Default it's easy

go to uscis.gov and sign up for e-filing. fill in the I-131 form for urself and wife et al. u will seriously save a ton of money that can be done in 15 minutes and follow uscis instructions only.

did that 3 months ago. got an RFE about photographs not being compliant with us passport requirements. sending response as I type.

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Old 11-11-2010, 12:32 PM
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thanks chakdepatte !...where do u mail all the docs...?? I read somewhere about a lock box and NOT directly to service center.?
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:45 PM
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I just read the instructions for E-filing of AP. This is what it says -

Who is Not Eligible to e-File This Form:
You are not eligible to electronically file this form if:

You have a pending I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence Status or Adjust Status currently at a USCIS office and you are eligible to file the I-131 for no additional fee.

Does that mean that only if your 485 application is @ a local office. My 485 is @ NBC, Biometrics is next week. I was told by my attorney that my application will then be transferred to local office for a interview. Don't know when though. Am i still eligible to E-file. Would appreciate any advice.

Thanks !
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:07 PM
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I would appreciate any advice whether E-filing is eligible for folks have I-485 case pending.

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Old 11-11-2010, 09:27 PM
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Ok, this applies to applicants who filed I-485 after 2007 fee increase, and those guys can renew their AP without any fee. From your profile its evident that you filed your I-485 before the fee increase and hence you are eligible for e-filing, and you will have to pay the required fee for your AP.

If you have not downloaded the I-131 instructions already, get it from here - http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-131instr.pdf

BTW, I e-filed for AP multiple times for myself and spouse and got it approved each time without any RFE. I just followed the instructions in the above document. I hope this helps.

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I just read the instructions for E-filing of AP. This is what it says -

Who is Not Eligible to e-File This Form:
You are not eligible to electronically file this form if:

You have a pending I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence Status or Adjust Status currently at a USCIS office and you are eligible to file the I-131 for no additional fee.

Does that mean that only if your 485 application is @ a local office. My 485 is @ NBC, Biometrics is next week. I was told by my attorney that my application will then be transferred to local office for a interview. Don't know when though. Am i still eligible to E-file. Would appreciate any advice.

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Old 11-12-2010, 10:59 AM
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thanks desertfox ! i I did apply before July 30, 2007 (recd. date for 485 is 7/17/07) which means that i do have to pay the fees for AP. I will go ahead and apply online.

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Old 11-12-2010, 11:09 AM
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Default Make sure to send supporting documents after e-Filing AP

I e-filed my AP and did not send any documents and just received an RFE requesting 2 photographs(write alien number with pencil in the back) and a preferably color photocopy of a photo ID.

So, please make sure that you send those supporting documents with the e file receipt to USCIS. They give out the address and instructions at the end of the application which are easy to follow.

Nevertheless, I e Filed EAD too and did not send any supporting documents and they approved it without issuing any RFE. They used an older picture from my previous EAD.

My 2 paise!!!
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how long it took for your EAD approval?
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I e-filed my AP and did not send any documents and just received an RFE requesting 2 photographs(write alien number with pencil in the back) and a preferably color photocopy of a photo ID.

So, please make sure that you send those supporting documents with the e file receipt to USCIS. They give out the address and instructions at the end of the application which are easy to follow.

Nevertheless, I e Filed EAD too and did not send any supporting documents and they approved it without issuing any RFE. They used an older picture from my previous EAD.

My 2 paise!!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:33 AM
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Thumbs up took around 4 months

i called them after 90 days. they had no clue why it was not processed so they threw in a RFE for fotographs. send response, all cleared. in 15 days.

if ur case goes beyond 90 days, dont hesitate to call. all my 10 yrs with USCIS, They are are simply lazy and only know how to raise fees keeping immigrants as hostage.

All the best.
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