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Thread: A strange situation with I-130/I-485, Please help

  1. #1
    I am a US citizen. I sponsored my parents' green card application in this summer. Their I-130 and I-485 were filed concurrently to Chicago office in June. My parents are now in US. In September, all their files (I-130 & I-485) were transferred to a California center local office. Today I received a letter said that my mother's I-130 was approved. However, it instructs my mother to contact a local office to obtain Form I-485. It also said that this letter should be submitted with the application. This is very strange because her I-485 was already filed along with I-130. Anyone has faced the same situation? Is there any thing wrong?

    Any advice would be appreciated!

  2. #2
    I am a US citizen. I sponsored my parents' green card application in this summer. Their I-130 and I-485 were filed concurrently to Chicago office in June. My parents are now in US. In September, all their files (I-130 & I-485) were transferred to a California center local office. Today I received a letter said that my mother's I-130 was approved. However, it instructs my mother to contact a local office to obtain Form I-485. It also said that this letter should be submitted with the application. This is very strange because her I-485 was already filed along with I-130. Anyone has faced the same situation? Is there any thing wrong?

    Any advice would be appreciated!

  3. #3
    You may have bigger problems than an errant letter arising from a bureaucratic snafu. How did your parents get into the U.S.? If they entered on a visitor visa they may have committed visa fraud and entered illegally.

    The basic premise upon which one (usually) receives a visitor visa is that they have demonstrated to the consular officer and border official that they DO NOT have an intention of immigrating.

  4. #4
    No problem, what's happended is your Mothers original 1-485 cannont be processed until her prioity number becomes current. Don't worry.

  5. #5
    Guest
    Visa numbers for parents of US citizens are immediately available. No need to wait for a priority number to become current.

    Waiting... sorry, cant help. It looks like CSC either missed (misplaced) or has never received I-485. You can always try to talk to someone in your local office...

  6. #6
    i think you shouldnt have filed both forms togehter. you probably should have waited for the i-130 approval and then you probably can start the i-485. however, i am not a pro and i am just assuming!!!

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