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I am granted asylum from Aug 2014. I applied in Aug 2015 & I

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Hi, I am granted asylum from...
Hi,
I am granted asylum from Aug 2014. I applied for PR in Aug 2015 & I did my fringe print in Sep 2015. Since that time my status is pending. And I wanna know how could I follow up my case. I applied two times for expediting my case but both of them our rejected.
What should I do now? As normally as I know it should take 4-6 months to get your green card after your finger print
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Unfortunately, no expedited requests are possible for lawful permanent resident status applications. So there is no way to "fast track" them. You can check on the application however, and speak to an officer, by making an infopass appointment. They should be able to estimate how much longer it would take, and where in the process the application is now. See HERE.

While applications normally take 6 months, it is not unusual for them to take 8 months, or even a year. Sometimes more. It depends on what country you are from, what documents have to be reviewed and verified, and how busy the USCIS is.

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Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago

PS - You can also get limited information on status here, by tracking the application:

egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am from Iran. I went to the USCIS office and they said that my case is in background check process in Mesquite texas
Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago

Hello,

If you are from Iran, your application is likely taking an extra long time due to security. I am sorry to say that you can likely expect a longer wait than average.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I could only wait?
Could I apply for travel document?
Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago

Yes, the only thing you can do is wait. I am afraid there is nothing else. You can as explained, check on the status but that would only get you an estimate of how much longer you have to wait.

If you wish to travel outside USA, it is imperative to get a travel document prior to leaving - the I-131. yes, you can apply to it. Leaving USA without it will void your application!

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