Hi, I had an I-130 interview in march ( I was in removal proceedings ) and still waiting on my I-485 interview. My question is, how long does it normally take? Is it similar to the I-130 interview?
if your court case is terminated, then in about 4-6 months you have your 485 interview ans yes is similar.
A few months. Your should stay on top of this or you may find yourself waiting long.
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Yes, it is similar to the I-130 interview. The timing will depend on the local USCIS office, but generally it is 4 to 6 months after filing the I-485.
First off, nothing is "automatic". Once your I-130 is approved by CIS, your attorney will need to do some hard work and file a joint motion with ICE to terminate the removal proceedings against you and proceed with the filiing of an I-485 AOS with CIS.
The time for the AOS interview will vary, depending on how busy your particular CIS district office is, and the importance/priority that district office gives to cases like yours. We normally file a motion to dismiss the case without prejudice once I-130 is approved, maybe within a month of the I-130 approval, to allow for new biometrics to be taken. Once you have biometrics and have ascertain your prima facie eligibility to adjust, we file a motion to dismiss with the office of district counsel, with a request to join us in the motion. Once they agree, in L.A. it takes 45 days, in San Diego takes less than a week sometimes. In VA could take forever? Then, and only then, you submit it to the court, may take another month..
The I-485 interview risks being as nasty as the I-130 was, but this time the bona fides of the marriage should no longer be the issue, but instead your eligibility to adjust status.
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The answer depends upon whether you are still in removal proceedings. You typically will be interviewed within six months of the termination of your removal proceedings. If you are still in removal proceedings (or they were administratively closed), it will be longer as only the immigration judge has jurisdiction over your Form I-485. The interview is typically must shorter than the Form I-130 interview and focuses on your eligibility for a green card not the nature of your marriage.
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