Sanket Naik
Dec 8, 2022
This worked out quite well!! 🎉🎉🥳🥳
I wasn’t sure when I started this journey whether I’m in it for a few months or a few years, or forever. I am in awe with this outcome and overjoyed to get a decision so soon. I am grateful to this community and to everyone who shared their stories. It helped me stay positive and put out good vibes into the universe. I wish everyone who is still waiting for their decisions the very best of luck. P.S. AOS Case moved from TSC to NBC on October 25th. Then it moved to Cincinnati Field Office as per my chat conversation with a live agent on December 5th.

EB1-3

Multinational executive or manager

Total Days: 166 days
Case
2022-06-24
2022-12-07
I-140
117 Days
I-485
166 Days
Texas Service Center: I-140 National Benefits Center: I-485
Timeline Map
2022-06-24
I-485
I-140
Priority Date
2022-06-24
I-485
I-140
Submission to USCIS
2022-08-04
I-485
D+41
Biometrics, i.e. fingerprint and photo
2022-10-19
I-140
D+117
Decision (Approval or Denial)
2022-10-25
I-485
Added
D+123
Case was transferred to another office (NBC)
2022-12-07
I-485
D+166
Decision (Approval or Denial)
2022-12-17
I-485
Added
D+176
Card was mailed to me
2022-12-19
I-485
Added
D+178
Card was picked up by USPS
2022-12-21
I-485
Added
D+180
Card was delivered to the mailbox
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April A.Dec 8, 2022
Congrats Sanket!👏👏👏👏
k bDec 8, 2022
this confirms - there is no order of execution. my case is from Texas and sent to NBc in sept and pd is may 2022. I see your pd is June 2022. if a case from June has processed and may is pending - confirms the order of processing!!
Sanket NaikDec 8, 2022
Thanks April! 🙌🙌 All the best to you. I hope that yours comes in soon. Your case was moving ahead of mine so I have a strong feeling it’s close to a decision as well I will keep you posted on when I receive the card in the mail
Sanket NaikDec 8, 2022
@kish bans I agree with what you’ve said regarding the overall process and also want to add that there are nuances where it seems each case moves at different speeds through each step as well April’s case was ahead of mine on biometrics by a week and ahead by almost a month on the transfer to NBC
k bDec 8, 2022
absolutely!! happy for you bro!!!
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April A.Dec 8, 2022
Thank you so much Sanket for your wishes. I also feel the same it will come soon. I am sending positive signals to the universe☺️will keep you posted.. It's time to relax for you, enjoy your time🥳
Sanket NaikDec 8, 2022
Thank you kish bans 😊
Sanket NaikDec 8, 2022
My pleasure April and and thank you! 😊 You’ve been very kind with sharing your updates and letting me know what to do next in terms of contacting USCIS This process would’ve been stressful and a lot more confusing if not for you and others in the community who shared updates, stories and guidance Keep up on the positive signals and the universe will reward you soon 😊
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S RDec 9, 2022
@Sanket, you came to know that the case transferred from TCS to NBC only after chatting with the agent or you had any intimation or update in your case when it happened in October? just trying to understand how we will know either case is transferred to NBC or not. I have similar timeline, where EAD approved in first week of September then I-140 approved at end of the October, other than that, do not see any status on 485 transfer to NBC from NCS till now.
Sanket NaikDec 9, 2022
@S R I received an online update and a letter in the mail notifying me of transfer of case from TSC to NBC. As per the letter, this was done to speed up processing of the case. The transfer to Cincinnati Field Office became known to me only after I spoke with an agent.
Sanket NaikDec 9, 2022
@ S R based on the information you’ve shared, it seems your case hasn’t been transferred yet.
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S RDec 9, 2022
Thank you Sanket for the response. Yes, I haven’t received any case transfer letter, just thinking to chat with an agent and see if that would help on case transfer, any thoughts on what to ask them? never did chat with them and it’s my first time. sorry missed to wish earlier, congratulations on your GC approvals.
Sanket NaikDec 9, 2022
@S R Thank you so much! No need to apologize, I can completely understand your current state of mind. Not having clear information about your application with a life altering process like this is very unsettling. When I had a chat with an agent prior to the NBC transfer I pushed for an update regarding my Advance Parole document saying I have travel plans. The agent didn’t give any specific response, just told me to expect either an interview or a decision as the next update, and did not give me a timeline. Also, when I followed up the first time after transfer of the case to NBC, around November 28th, the agent told me my case is at the Dallas Field Office. These agents on chat are highly unreliable and very flippant in my experience. I would suggest that you keep following up every week requesting a status update and do not be disheartened by their crappy attitude. I wish you the best. You will get the updates and a decision soon.
k bDec 9, 2022
I just talked to live agent - he/she said my case is still with NBC and there is no timeline when it be sent to FO. they also mentioned- not all cases are being sent to FO
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S RDec 9, 2022
@Sanket, thank you so much for all the inputs, really appreciate.
Sanket NaikDec 10, 2022
So the cases that won’t go to a field office will be adjudicated at NBC? What does it mean if a case isn’t transferred to a field office?
Sanket NaikDec 10, 2022
You’re welcome S R
k bDec 10, 2022
I still don’t know the role of NBC vs FO
Arijit DeDec 11, 2022
congrats Sanket. My case got transferred to NBC on Nov 1. Emma agent still says its with NBC. Normally what you suggest to followup every week for field office update? also the status doesn't change after field office transfer?
Sanket NaikDec 11, 2022
Hi Arijit, thanks! I would suggest to follow up and ask for estimated processing time. They will ask you to check on the website, just respond back saying there is no estimate available for NBC. That’s when they will provide a field office name if and when your case has been transferred. At least that’s how I found out. Yes, case status does not update when a field office transfer occurs.
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Vikas NigamDec 11, 2022
Hi Sanket .. My I-485 was transfered to NBC MO office on 26-Sep-22. Since then no movement and not any update too. when I try Emma I am always presnted to their uscis FO list page and hence frustating . can you please suggest as to what can I type in the Chat with Emma to know where my application is ?
Sanket NaikDec 12, 2022
Hi Vikas, You should tell the agent that there is no way to find estimated processing time for NBC. Sooner or later they will tell you which field office your case is at, provided the case has transferred to a field office. I say this because some cases are not getting transferred apparently, based on others’ experiences on Lawfully. But this is how I found out about my case. Hope this helps.
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Jado AlioDec 12, 2022
Sharing my experience - when I called USCIS after NBC transfer in Aug 2022, they told me it was at NY field office, then I asked them a week ago if they can check when was the last time an adjudication officer touched it & they said early Nov, so no movement on my case by the officer since early Nov. I’m just curious now why no movement on the case after 2 months, medicals were already submitted with original filing…but at least I know its in NY field office…
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Vikas NigamDec 12, 2022
Thanks Sanket actually I am not sure if I am the one not able to place my wuestion to emma properly since it gives the standard answers and redirects to other pages. also while I try to connect the USCIS number that is even automated and gives recites the same status as online . so I m not able to connect the actual person there . Is there any specific contact number for the customer care ?
Sanket NaikDec 12, 2022
Hi Vikas, When the chat window opens type in ‘live agent’. The bot should then give you options to select from, regarding the purpose for your request. Select the first option ‘case status’. After that it will ask you to enter your case # or A #. Provide that information and then it should connect you to a live agent. Ask for further guidance as you need. All the best!
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Vikas NigamDec 12, 2022
thanks a lot
R SDec 12, 2022
Hello Congrats on your approval. I sent my 485 in Oct. 140 was approved before sending 485.. Cases have directly gone to NBC.. receipt no starts with MSC…
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Vikas NigamDec 12, 2022
thanks Sanket for your help and I enquired the way you suggested. The agent mentioned my case is with NBC only for eversince it was transfered there for past 2.5 months and not been transfered to any FO
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Anto JDec 14, 2022
@Sanket - Have you submitted ur medicals initially while filing ?
Sanket NaikDec 14, 2022
Hi Anto, Yes, I did submit medicals with the application
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Anto JDec 14, 2022
ok, Thanks
Sanket NaikDec 18, 2022
Card was mailed to me today, December 17th
Arijit DeDec 18, 2022
hey Sanket, is Cincinnati your closest field office?
Sanket NaikDec 18, 2022
Hi Arijit, no it’s not Dallas field office is the closest
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April A.Dec 19, 2022
Hi Sanket, glad to hear your GC was mailed to you. You are lucky i saw that EB1 is not current anymore in January bulletin for China and India.
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April A.Dec 19, 2022
I am from Europe no impact on my case.
k bDec 19, 2022
so they ran out of visas my pd is may 2022
Sanket NaikDec 19, 2022
Thanks April! I was really praying for it to get done by end of year. I had a feeling it wasn’t going to be as easy in 2023. Glad that I got done before the end of the year. Got the USPS tracking information today. Says it’ll be in the mailbox by Wednesday.
Sanket NaikDec 19, 2022
Glad to hear that your case won’t be impacted by EB1 retrogression. Keep us posted on the progress of your application, on your thread or here. 😊
Sanket NaikDec 19, 2022
That’s really unfortunate and unfair kish bans. I wish you will get your approval soon too.
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Jado AlioDec 20, 2022
qq guys, I’m in EB-2 & ROW, pd June 2021, do visas run out? can someone briefly explain what does visas run out mean? thanks!
Sanket NaikDec 20, 2022
Hi Jado Alio, to my understanding visas run out when the annual country cap is reached before the end of that year, for a specific country
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April A.Dec 20, 2022
@kish bans, don't lose your hope. yesterday I saw on Trackitt a person from India filed eb1c on 2nd of May 2022 concurrently was approved on 13th of December. I hope you will get it till the end of year.
k bDec 20, 2022
thanks a lot April. I just got to know that my PD is may 2021 ( as per my approved i140) . I am hoping to hear back soon. appreciate your prayers!!
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April A.Dec 20, 2022
great to hear that your PD is earlier. you have more chance to get it. happy holidays!
k bDec 20, 2022
same to you!!! take care !
Arijit DeDec 20, 2022
the priority date should be earlier than final action date for GC visa number to be issued. is this correct?
Sanket NaikDec 21, 2022
Hi Arijit, that’s correct
Sanket NaikDec 21, 2022
My card was delivered today, December 21st
k bDec 21, 2022
congratulations
Sanket NaikDec 21, 2022
Thank you!
Arijit DeDec 21, 2022
great. congrats. feeling very frustrated. my priority date is June 21st 2022. Not sure how many ages now it will take.
Sanket NaikDec 21, 2022
Thank you Arijit. I can understand your pain. Have faith. Your case will move ahead, there is still time before the end of the year.
L MuDec 22, 2022
Hi Sanket, congratulation to you. My application was filed Oct 21 to Texas center , when I was in California , this year I moved to. Chicago. I changed my address and by sep 15 I got my EAD and a Oct 12 I got notice that your case moved to NBC and later they updated that status we are using your fingerprints and jurisication of local field office . and then after no status. I haven’t received my I 140 yet. does retrogression will impact my case they filing date and final action date both are from April and June 22 and my case was filed last year . do you use any specific no. connect the USCIS . please suggest , it would be helpful. thank you
Sanket NaikDec 23, 2022
Hi Prasenjit I believe your priority date is from last year as you filed last year. Based on this I believe retrogression should not affect your case. I contacted USCIS using the live chat feature, I have never called their number. Hope this helps. All the best.
L MuDec 23, 2022
@sanket..thanks for your reply
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ije ijeDec 26, 2022
congratulations so happy for you. 🍾🎉🎊 i just pray for a good news like this too 🥹
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gabka tthDec 26, 2022
did you do premium for the i-140?
k bDec 28, 2022
I had a word with the live agent again and shockingly he mentioned - my case is still with TSC and not transferred to NBC ever. last time they said it’s with NBC. now I am confused whst does the status - cases has been transferred to an office which has jurisdiction means which was updated 4 months back
Arijit DeDec 28, 2022
do you have transfer notice?
k bDec 28, 2022
yes I have a transfer notice which clearly mention that the case was moved to NBC MO . that’s why I am shocked when the agent said it was never moved to NbC ever
Arijit DeDec 28, 2022
it's Emma agent fault. try calling USCIS
k bDec 29, 2022
sanket today I got to know my case is with buffalo FO - any idea how much time they take and how much time they took in your case??
Sanket NaikDec 30, 2022
Hi kish bans, My case moved to NBC on 25th October and I found out about Field Office transfer from an agent on December 5th. Case was approved on December 7th. Not sure how long it was at NBC and when it moved to the Cincinnati Field Office, during that timeframe.
Sanket NaikDec 30, 2022
Hi ije ije, Thank you! 🙏 Keep putting out that positive energy. It worked for me and I am sure it will work for you. Don’t be disheartened or worried. It will not add any value, and will only disturb your peace and health.
Sanket NaikDec 30, 2022
Hi gabka tth, No, I didn’t do premium processing. I wasn’t eligible.
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lg galDec 31, 2022
hi
J DJan 1, 2023
hi @sanket I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for all your detailed responses here. this is massively helpful to many of us !! thank you !!
J DJan 1, 2023
also one question to this group. if few of us have an approved EAD, and I 140 and the I485 case has been transferred to an NBC - then will the retrogression affect us as well ? I would like to think no because I read somewhere that only cases that have an approved visa number are transferred to Nbc for faster processing. thanks.
Arijit DeJan 1, 2023
@deepak J that would be great. can you share the link please.
J DJan 2, 2023
it unclear if the visa is is already allocated or if it is a general statement … comments on the trackkit thread has some details.
Sanket NaikJan 2, 2023
Thank you Deepak! I am just paying it forward The language from USCIS on this trackitt post suggests that a visa number would be allotted at NBC in case the proiroty date is current. I mean that’s the way I understand it.
J DJan 2, 2023
yes I agree with you Sanket.
Cool J kerzoJan 4, 2023
how to contact an agent?please can someone share experience with me?
Hardeepsingh SalujaJan 23, 2023
I connected to an Agent and got to know my case was transferred to Cincinnati as well on 21st December. Its been more than a month it is with FO, hoping to hear soon !
Arijit DeJan 23, 2023
great. when was your priority date?
Hardeepsingh SalujaJan 23, 2023
it was July 2021

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