first I want to thank the people working on this blog for all the great articles they post. They are very helpful and written in a way, that people who are new to all the immigration topics – like me – can understand them easily. Thank you.
I have a question regarding the latest blog post: “[url=http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/07/fb-category-frequently-asked-questions.html]FB Category - Frequently Asked Questions[/url]”. It is mentioned, that I-485 can be filed even if I-130 is pending, once the PD becomes current. The part that confuses me is, do I have to be already in the US for this or can I also file I-485 if I’m currently waiting for my PD to become current in another country (going through consular processing). Can/Should I still file for I-485 when my PD becomes current?
Thank you for the kind word and sorry for the confusion. I will make the blog post more clear.
You can either file I-485 or go for consular processing. If you are outside US, you can only go for consular processing. Since you are going for consular processing, you will have to wait for I-130 to be approved before you can do consular processing.
I have added a link in the blog post from USCIS explaining all steps for consular processing. That should also help. Let us know if something is not clear.
How is this affected by a visit to US through the Visa Waiver Program - Is it possible to file I-485 while being in the US with this permission?
(F2A, PD became current)