F1申請綠卡 EB3時程分享(含準備材料/面試問題/I485配偶送件/EAD時程)

文章最後更新於 12/13/2020 by aillynotes

以下分享R先生和我的綠卡申請流程,走EB3申請,Service Center跟Interview office在北加州,配偶同時一起送件I485。文中附上加急方法(找議員,打電話等)、面試問題、準備資料、跟收到可以工作的EAD卡時程。

申請身份(兩人都是台灣人)

  • Status: F1 OPT
  • Category: EB3
  • Service Center: NSC Biometrics Office: San Francisco, CA
  • Interview Office: San Jose, CA

詳細時程

  • 04/25/2017 EM asked immigration team to start the GC process.
  • 06/06/2017 PERM – initiation. 08/10/2017 PERM – job description finalized.
  • 12/05/2017 PERM – PWD received. 01/31/2018 PERM – recruitment period finished.
  • 04/04/2018 PERM – filed. (priority date) 08/16/2018 PERM – approved.
  • 10/18/2018 I140/I485/I765/I131 – filed. 10/26/2018 I140 – approved.
  • 11/09/2018 I485/I765 – biometrics appointment scheduled.
  • 11/29/2018 I485/I765 – biometrics appointment. 12/19/2018 I765/I131 (spouse) – approved.
  • 01/09/2019 I131 – approved. 02/04/2019 I765 – approved.
  • 05/31/2019 I485 – interview scheduled. 07/05/2019 I485 – interviewed and approved.
  • 07/12/2019 I485 – GC received.

準備材料

下面是律師要我們面試準備的材料,我覺得非常有用,給大家參考。

  • Your original appointment letter (candidate and spouse)
  • Driver’s License (candidate and spouse)
  • EAD / AP combo card (candidate and spouse) ·Including any expired EAD Cards (e.g. F1 OPT)
  • Social Security Card (candidate and spouse)
  • Your most recent I-94 record (candidate and spouse)
  • Your Federal tax returns for the past 2 years (only one copy needed if filed jointly)
  • Form W-2s
  • Updated letter from your employer confirming your employment and salary
  • 3-4 Recent Paystubs/Pay statements
  • I-797 I-140 Approval Notice (soft copy is fine)
  • Valid Passport (candidate and spouse)
  • Expired passports that you have used to travel into the U.S. (candidate and spouse)
  • Original Birth Certificate, with English translation (if applicable) (candidate and spouse)
  • Original marriage certificate with translation (if applicable)
  • Evidence to show that your marriage is bona fide (if married):
    • joint bank or credit card statements
    • lease or evidence of joint property ownership
    • insurance beneficiary information, photos
  • Most recent I-20
  • If you can bring all prior I-20s that will be the best practice

[註1] 後面有括弧寫candidate and spouse的就是兩人都要帶, 沒有特別寫的,就是主申請人帶就可以。

[註2] 有加紅色顏色的,是我們實際面試當天有被要求要看的。

面試

從收到面試通知到實際面試大約是一個月,面試當天會安檢, 流程大概跟機場安檢差不多。 我們面試那天人很多,安檢整個大排長龍,排到樓外去了,請大家留點時間給安檢, 不要不小心遲到就不好了。 很幸運的是被問的都是非常基本的題目:

  1. 名字
  2. 出生年月日
  3. 你爸媽叫什麼名字
  4. 你之前是什麼身份(什麼VISA)
  5. 你最後一次入境是什麼時候 用什麼身份入境
  6. I485 yes/no 所有問題

面試完給了我們一張單子,說2到4週會有面試結果, 但是我們離開半小時就收到Status Update成New Card Is Being Produced, 一週後就收到綠卡了,算是效率蠻高的XD

[EAD 加急] 當初配偶的combo card比主申請人還早下來,明明就是一起送出申請,但R先生的EAD卡卻遲遲沒被approve。

因為當時OPT快要過期了,R先生很著急地想盡辦法想讓他快點下來, 於是就聯繫了轄區內的congresswoman還有加州的兩個senator。

議員怎麼找?怎麼請他們協助加急?

Congressman/Congresswoman 基本上你要上網用你的zipcode去查, 看管你轄區的是誰。

Senator就比較簡單,直接Google你的州名和Senator就可以, 一個州只會有兩個Senator。

找到後就去他們的官網上找他們的聯絡方式,基本上都會有個移民專區, 告訴你怎麼聯繫他們。 我遇到的都是線上填個問券,然後留自己的email,他們過幾天會回覆你。

幾本上議員本人不會自己回覆你,都是底下的工作人員跟你聯繫。 他們會寄給你一張表,你填完要簽名再傳回去給他們。 然後他們就會幫你打電話給移民局幫你「關切」一下。

除了聯絡議員,你也可以打給USCIS自己加急,但是電話要等很久, 我打了幾次都等了40幾分鐘才接通。 自己加急的話要跟接線員說明加急的理由,理由不能自己亂掰, USCIS官網上有列出4種他們接受的理由:

  1. Severe financial loss to a company or person, provided that the need for urgent action is not the result of the petitioner’s or applicant’s failure to: – File the benefit request or the expedite request in a reasonable time frame, or – Respond to any requests for additional evidence in a reasonably timely manner;
  2. Urgent humanitarian reasons;
  3. Compelling U.S. government interests (such as urgent cases for the Department of Defense or DHS, or other public safety or national security interests); or
  4. Clear USCIS error.

大家打電話前先看清楚是否自己的情況符合上面任何一條,不然可能會被接線員打槍, 這樣就浪費很多時間了。

Summary

以上是我們從2017-2019的綠卡總經驗,希望能給需要的人參考。也祝大家都申請順利~

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