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Should I be worried that I have not got any case updates for my advance parole application three months after USCIS received it?

We submitted our I-485 application through EB-5 including an application for advance parole (AP) three months ago. My I-485 case was updated to "ready to schedule an interview" after the biometrics appointment in May. However, my AP case status hasn’t been updated. Should I be worried? Who should I contact?

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You should definitely contact the USCIS to check the status of the AP. If the I-485 has been fed in and is showing in progress, then the AP should be as well, if you filed for the AP at the same time.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It may take longer than three months.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    I am seeing this more and more. AP is taking three to six months (and sometimes more!), and for some reason many green card applications are getting to the interview stages much faster! Really it's a good thing. The green card is the goal, right?

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    There may be a slight concern for the length your application may be pending. However, in terms of whom you should contact, the process is somehow longer because the USCIS presumes that a substantial amount of inquiries that used to go through its field offices can be addressed through online email submissions or calls to its toll free number. Thus, first check with the USCIS online status. Then, secondly try the USCIS Contact Center (formerly National Customer Center) by calling its toll free 800 number. Finally, if there is no resolution, then try to go through a face-to-face meeting with USCIS officials through the InfoPass process at a USCIS local office. As of now, InfoPass is not being offered in some of the USCIS offices anymore and you have to go through the first two procedures before you can secure an InfoPass appointment.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    No, many take much longer two to eight months.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    USCIS is taking six to seven months on these cases.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
    Answered on

    No. You should not be worried. USCIS is posting up to six months waiting times for the I-131 forms to be processed. Be patient.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You should not be worried. You may contact the USCIS for more information. You can call the USCIS at 800-375-5283 to inquire about the status of your advance parole.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    They can take five to eight months. Very slow now.

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