When is a reasonable time to contact USCIS?

Our Adjustment of Status interview was yesterday. I've been asking questions about my case on here and what a visa availability request is. I know for a fact that immigration officers who conduct interviews are only suppose to request a visa when the case is ready to be approved. And I also know that these request usually get processed the same day. I know it's only been a day but from what he did or at least said he did, our case is ready for approval. My question is if he told us that he sent in a visa availability request, why has our cases not gotten approved yet? At what point should we contact USCIS? We filed for AOS in March 2013 Our Priority Date is April 17, 2001 4th prefrence (currently current and at time of applying) We applied under 245i Visa overstayed from 1988

West Palm Beach, FL -

Attorney Answers (6)

Jeffrey Adam Devore

Jeffrey Adam Devore

Immigration Attorney - West Palm Beach, FL
Answered

Yes, it's only been a day. You've waited this long. Be patient. Give it a rest. Even if you were told it was approved at your interview you wouldn't have walked out the door with anything in hand. If you don't hear something in 60 days then consider following up.

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Shahzad Ahmed

Shahzad Ahmed

Immigration Attorney - Orlando, FL
Answered

You should allow 30 days before follow up.

Christine T Photenhauer

Christine T Photenhauer

Immigration Attorney - Sterling Heights, MI
Answered

I agree with 30 to 60 days. Here is the USCIS link to check your case status. https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard/CaseStatu...
Good luck.

William Michael Cavanaugh

William Michael Cavanaugh

Immigration Attorney - West Palm Beach, FL
Answered

30 to 60 days is reasonable, I would not do much earlier than 30 (consider the amount of cases they deal with per week and consider you are dealing with a Government bureaucracy) but I would also not let it sit longer than 60 days. Based on your post(s), my guess is you will probably get an approval notice within a few weeks and the card not long after. West Palm Beach field office, to my knowledge, is no longer issuing I-551 stamps upon Adjustment of Status approval. So you will have to wait for the card.

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Jorge Luis Delgado

Jorge Luis Delgado

Immigration Attorney - Hollywood, FL
Answered

I agree with my colleagues.

J Charles Ferrari

J Charles Ferrari

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

After it has been at least 30 days from the interview, preferably 60.

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