Adjusting status from F1 to Permanent resident

Asked almost 4 years ago - Miami, FL

I filled my change of status (from F1 to permanent resident) on July 5, 2010. I am on category 2A, I showed to my residency interview on october 15. The official gave us the residency, after that he reopened the case asking for proofs that I was on a non-immigrant status (my status is F1). I sent it and he received it on November 1.

I have not received and answer yet. My priority date is January 31, 2008, today I checked the visa bulletin for January of 2011, and it has been reverted to January 1, 2008.

Can this affect my residency?

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Thank you for your answer. In February the visa numbers could be a bit better, but what will happen If they review my case in january? I do not believe they will wait until February, Will I have to fill the I485 again? What will happen with my status. Actually I am aos, Will I lose it ?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . Yes. If you are not granted permanent residence before the end of December, you will not be able to adjust your status in January. Hopefully, the February visa numbers will be a bit better, but there is no guarantee that they will.

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