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How long does it usually take the I-485 to be approved after the combo card is sent?

I filed an I-140 under EB-1B with premium processing together with an I-485. I got I-140 approved in 3 business days, fingerprint done in 3 weeks, and received a combo card within a month. How long will it take for the I-485 to be approved? I am applying for an NIH career development award and July 1st is the start date. Thank you.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    I-485s can take 6 to 8 months for processing in many cases. Processing times can be checked on the USCIS web site.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    By filing the I-485 application, you would have received an Employment Authorization Card, we well as Travel Authorization. You will be able to work for any business or organization. The adjudication of the I-485 Application should only take a few months. You can always make inquiries with the USCIS.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The usual processing time for the I-485 is approximately 10 to 12 months from the filing date.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    The average processing time for I-485s is about 6-12 months. Each service center and local office have different processing time frames for adjudications. Check your specific service center for posted processing times.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    It varies, depending on your jurisdiction, but the process could take anywhere from 6-9 months.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends on where your I-485 is filed. Different service centers have different processing times. Currently, the California Service Center is the slowest: they are adjudicating I-485s filed in July 2015. Please check the receipt notice and look at the USCIS processing times.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The I-485 could take 6-12 monthsor longer if stuck in a security check.

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