I agree with my colleague that there's little reason this would come up in the context of the I-130 - they would likely approve it without ever asking if there has been a change in how the "marriage" portion of I-130 was answered.
But, my concern isn't so much USCIS on the I-130, but how the Department of State will handle processing at the consulate. The forms for this (online DS-260) do ask for information on any previous spouse, and presumably this would need to be disclosed. The State...
I agree with my colleague - this is often what happens, for several reasons. It may be just that when they check "approved" they are worried about additional inquiries.
It also may be that, for several possible reasons, a supervisor must sign off on the case before it is "officially" approved (so they may not be able to officially approve it yet).
My guess would be that everything is fine - give it longer than the one week (say, a month), but I would expect you would get an oath letter...
No. The relationship with the person you would be filing for (marriage) must have existed when you were granted asylum. There may be other requirements not met, depending on when you were granted your green card (would need to be less than two years ago at time of filing).
Speak with a lawyer for further guidance..
I am not completely clear on your question, but I can tell you that Biometrics (fingerprinting) occurs near the beginning of the process - about a month to six weeks after filing. The complete I-751 Petition to Remove Condition process can take eight to eleven months; it is one of the slower USCIS processes.
So, if a long time passes after fingerprinting without your hearing anything, it doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong.
It sounds like you are going abroad and returning with a new SEVIS number/new I-20, so no gap in status. I don't think status would be the problem here - at worst, yopu could obtain the H-1B stamp abroad and reenter.
The problem is, it doesn't sound like you will graduate from your program until after the H-1B petition would be filed. If this is a Master's program and you plan to qualify based on your existing bachelor's degree, this may not be a problem - but if this is a Bachelor's...
No, the ISL number is just a number assigned your case by NVC for consular processing purposes.
The immigrant visa number isn't something you need to give them - or ever actually really know or need to know. It is a number USCIS will request from the State Department (which controls Immigrant Visa availability) if/when they decide to approve your I-485.
What you need to give USCIS is the I-130 petition approval notice (a copy) along with a copy of your father's naturalization certificate...
Did the right thing by bringing evidence of ties to home country (property abroad), temporary nature of visit (wedding invitation) even if they failed to look at them.
Would NOT say you did the wrong thing by withdrawing request for admission; no long term harm here where if you don't they can put you through "expedited removal" - quick, at-the-border deportation with five-year bar to coming back.
Would NOT try to go through different post, all info will be in computer PLUS it will look...
If you enter on an F-1 to attend school, F-1 will be your status. To then work under an H-1B, you would need to do one of two things: either re-do an H-1B petition to change your status to H-1B in the US, OR leave to get the H-1B stamp (assuming the visa stamp application is ultimately approved) and enter the US on the H-1B.
If you simply start working for the US H-1B employer while here on the F-1, you will be violating your F-1 status and not legally working (the employer wouldn't be...
I'm assuming that you filed an I-539 to change status to F-1 from B-2, and that this was filed before the B-2 expired.
An InfoPass appointment may be a good way to force an answer. You might also go to the office of a local Representative from your district and ask for assistance.
Then, when you figure out what is actually going on, speak with an attorney - you may have some serious difficulties depending on where this case stands now, impacting your ability to reenter if you leave.
If you really want to explore the opportunity with company B, I suggest speaking with an immigration lawyer.
An L-1B visa is for intracompany transferees, and you can't simply transfer it to Company B unless you had worked for an overseas company related to Company B for one year out of the three before you came to the U.S. (if this isn't the situation, you aren't an intracompany transferee and don't qualify for an L-1).
Assuming this is not the case, you would need some other visa type...