My wife and I were completely surprised to receive our green cards in the mail just now. (Her company had applied for her under EB1). We thought we would have to go for some interviews after receiving the next set of approvals, etc and hence thought it would be at least a few months, if not years. But all we provided were the biometrics some months ago (apart from the documentation submitted along with the forms). Is this expected? Has something changed in policies? Excited+confused!

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Wow first of all congrats!!! Quick question - when did you guys submit your medical records? I did biometrics a couple of weeks ago, but had a RFE for medical records (which I didn’t submit originally) wondering if you had submitted yours with the original i-485 filing

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Lawyers generally suggest providing the medicals with the I485 to avoid the RFE.

Congrats! Since the start of the Biden administration, USCIS has moved away from mandatory interviews for employment-based cases. That was the norm prior to 2017, so it’s a welcome change. Honestly nothing to worry about. Enjoy your new status as an LPR and remember to never vote in any U.S. election until you’re a citizen (if you choose to become one of us).

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Got it! Thank you for clarifying that!

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OP are you Indian/Chinese or Rest of World (RoW) candidate? And what was your employment based category and priority date?

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This is the case for most people these days. Interviews are being waived so as long as you do your biometrics and nothing was missing from your application then you're golden. Congratulations!

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Many congratulations! It is always nice to have a pleasant surprise :) thanks for sharing. Always good to see positive stories. Take care.

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Congrats OP. You dint provide medicals at all ? Interviews can be waived.

Congrats, if you don’t when did you submit the green card application ?

What did you do between Jan 2019 and Q3 2020? Sorry didn’t understand this piece

Did you see any update in your case status online before the card arrived? Our last update was also the biometric back in April. Haven’t heard of anything for I485 or EAD

There will be a few updates — Card production ordered Case approved Card was mailed to you

Congrats . Did you get any other letter after biometrics was completed? I’ve heard people getting 485j, did you get it ?

We did get some letter some months ago but it was some acceptance of application or something. It was something trivial so we didn’t bother much with it.

Congrats OP! Did you submit i140 and i485 together? Also, did you submit medical record with them?

Wow! Awesome! We are filing concurrently, so I guess we can file with the medical records

Congratulations!!!! What was your processing centers,m

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