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#1 jskipins

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:14 AM

This is so damn frustrating, hopefully someone can give me some insight. I receive the RFE today after 5 months at USCIS. The RFE states the following items:
*All foreign language documents must be submitted with complete word-for-word English translations. The translator must certify that the translation is complete and accurate, and that he or she is competent to translate. [This is EXACTLY what I did]

The petitioner is advised to submit a copy of the front page of the passport showing name as well as the pages of stamped entry into Brazil [Problem with that since my fiance is Ukrainian and neither of us have ever been to Brazil] If the meeting took place at another location please provide evidence (passport entries) indicating both parties were at the same location at the same time. Provide photos if available. It goes on to say REQUIREMENT THAT PETITIONER AND BENEFICIARY HAVE MET IN PERSON: Circumstances of Meeting and Last Personal Meeting [I supplied how we met, my passport copy with stamps of entry and exit from Kiev, boarding passes and ticket stubs, photos of us together with clear background of common sites in Kiev, lodging receipts - essentially everything the RFE is requesting]

What am I missing here? The fact they talk about Brazil, can they have our package confused with someone else's file? What is the best way to proceed? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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#2 I+H

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:21 AM

Was there no mention of Brazil in both of your passports or any where else in your case? If not that seems a little odd :blink:
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12-27-2010: I-129F arrived at USCIS sent packet on 12/23
12-29-2010: Notice date on NOA1
12-31-2010:
Check cleared
01-02-2011: NOA1 received via SMS & E-Mail
01-06-2011:
NOA1 hardcopy received via USPS[/color]
2-17-2011:Touched
04/12/2011:NOA2!!!!!
4-18-11: Received by NVC
4-20-11: Left NVC
4-24-11: Received by the consulate in Abu Dhabi
4-27-11:Received both packet 3 & 4 via e-mail from Abu Dhabi
7-25-11:Interview date-Administrative Processing
8-3-11:Administrative Processing ended - APPROVED!!!!!! :D
8-25-11:POE-SFO
9-10-11:Married!!!
9-26-11:Sent AOS Packet
10-6-11:Received NOA1s via text and E-mail
10-9-11:NOA1 hardcopies received, along with biometrics appointment letter
10-25-11:Biometrics Appointment

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:23 AM

Call USCIS and ask to speak to a Tier 2 officer. It's possible they have you confused, and also possible they lost your eividence. They lost my photos I sent.

Edited by Norwood, 01 May 2011 - 02:24 AM.

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06/28/2010: Sent I-130
07/24/2010: Date of Rejection Notice (my wife's zip code was missing)
08/04/2010: Rec'd Rejection Notice hardcopy
08/06/2010: Sent I-130 again
08/25/2010: NOA1
09/01/2010: Touched
11/02/2010: Transferred to TSC
11/30/2010: Rec'd update saying petition sent to local USCIS office
01/26/2011: Called NCSC and put in service request
02/03/2011: RFE
02/11/2011: RFE hardcopy rec'd: passport photos missing
02/14/2011: RFE response sent
02/16/2011: RFE response rec'd by TSC
03/01/2011: Touched
03/09/2011: NOA2
03/17/2011: Shipped to NVC
03/21/2011: Touched
03/23/2011: NVC case number assigned
03/24/2011: Emailed choice of agent
03/28/2011: AOS fee paid and packet sent
03/29/2011: Paid DS-230 fee
03/31/2011: DS-230 packet sent to NVC
04/08/2011: RFE for AOS packet
04/16/2011: Resent corrected I-864
04/28/2011: Sign in failed
04/29/2011: NVC Case Complete
05/20/2011: Case forwarded to US Embassy Manila
06/01/2011: Medical exam completed at St. Luke's
06/10/2011: Interview - approved pending CENOMAR reverification from NSO
06/17/2011: Embassy received CENOMAR
06/29/2011: Visa in hand!!
07/01/2011: POE San Fransisco

05/14/2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

05/20/2013: NOA1

05/23/2013: Check cleared

06/18/2013: Biometrics appt.

08/27/2013: Email from USCIS saying new card approved/ordered

09/03/2013: Green card received

07/01/2014: N-400 sent to Dallas lockbox


#4 jskipins

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:27 AM

Was there no mention of Brazil in both of your passports or any where else in your case? If not that seems a little odd :blink:


Exactly what I was thinking, neither of us have been to Brazil and I definitely did not mention anything about Brazil.
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#5 jskipins

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:29 AM

Call USCIS and ask to speak to a Tier 2 officer. It's possible they have you confused, and also possible they lost your eividence. They lost my photos I sent.


Thanks for the quick response, I will do that on Monday and see if I can gather what is going on.
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#6 I+H

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:20 AM

Exactly what I was thinking, neither of us have been to Brazil and I definitely did not mention anything about Brazil.


You should definatly call!!!!
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12-27-2010: I-129F arrived at USCIS sent packet on 12/23
12-29-2010: Notice date on NOA1
12-31-2010:
Check cleared
01-02-2011: NOA1 received via SMS & E-Mail
01-06-2011:
NOA1 hardcopy received via USPS[/color]
2-17-2011:Touched
04/12/2011:NOA2!!!!!
4-18-11: Received by NVC
4-20-11: Left NVC
4-24-11: Received by the consulate in Abu Dhabi
4-27-11:Received both packet 3 & 4 via e-mail from Abu Dhabi
7-25-11:Interview date-Administrative Processing
8-3-11:Administrative Processing ended - APPROVED!!!!!! :D
8-25-11:POE-SFO
9-10-11:Married!!!
9-26-11:Sent AOS Packet
10-6-11:Received NOA1s via text and E-mail
10-9-11:NOA1 hardcopies received, along with biometrics appointment letter
10-25-11:Biometrics Appointment

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#7 Mariye & Ky

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:29 PM

:thumbs: If this is a clerical error by the USCIS... guess what you qualify for? :whistle:

http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD

By the way, from this point on pleaes remember to send USCIS an email requesting reason for Brazilian evidence when your petition clearly states your Fiance is from Ukraine. Then, make the call in addition to that but take notes of who and when you spoke to them. Then, you can attach any information given to you, in black and white to them (to verify what you say is true and correct and the possible error by USCIS). Everything in writing and good documentation from you, OK? :thumbs:

Good Luck and keep us posted!
Mari

Edited by Mari & Kadir, 01 May 2011 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:28 PM

Wow, this is so weird. You should call them as you soon as you can. Your case is on hold since you received this RFE, and they are only going to check it again after you send the response, and since you and your fianc has anything to do with BRazil, call them soon.

Good luck to you guys, we received a RFE too after the 5 months, so annoying.
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I-29F sent: Nov-12-2010
I-29F NOA1: Nov-17-2010
RFE: Apr-19-2011
*I-29F NOA2: May-23-2011 - Thank you Lord!
Package Left from NVC: Jun-1-2011
Interview Date: Aug-5-2011
K1 Visa Received: Aug-10-2011
US Entry: Aug-12-2011
*Wedding Date: Aug-21-2011!!!

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*SSN received: Sep-09-2011
AOS and EAD process sent (USPS): Sep-26-2011
NOA1 sms notice: Oct-14-2011
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NOA1 hardcopies for I-485 & I-765: Oct-21-2011
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:36 PM

:thumbs: If this is a clerical error by the USCIS... guess what you qualify for? :whistle:

http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD


Ooooo good lookin' out girl!!!! :thumbs:
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12-27-2010: I-129F arrived at USCIS sent packet on 12/23
12-29-2010: Notice date on NOA1
12-31-2010:
Check cleared
01-02-2011: NOA1 received via SMS & E-Mail
01-06-2011:
NOA1 hardcopy received via USPS[/color]
2-17-2011:Touched
04/12/2011:NOA2!!!!!
4-18-11: Received by NVC
4-20-11: Left NVC
4-24-11: Received by the consulate in Abu Dhabi
4-27-11:Received both packet 3 & 4 via e-mail from Abu Dhabi
7-25-11:Interview date-Administrative Processing
8-3-11:Administrative Processing ended - APPROVED!!!!!! :D
8-25-11:POE-SFO
9-10-11:Married!!!
9-26-11:Sent AOS Packet
10-6-11:Received NOA1s via text and E-mail
10-9-11:NOA1 hardcopies received, along with biometrics appointment letter
10-25-11:Biometrics Appointment

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#10 jskipins

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 01:08 AM

:thumbs: If this is a clerical error by the USCIS... guess what you qualify for? :whistle:

http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD

By the way, from this point on pleaes remember to send USCIS an email requesting reason for Brazilian evidence when your petition clearly states your Fiance is from Ukraine. Then, make the call in addition to that but take notes of who and when you spoke to them. Then, you can attach any information given to you, in black and white to them (to verify what you say is true and correct and the possible error by USCIS). Everything in writing and good documentation from you, OK? :thumbs:

Good Luck and keep us posted!
Mari


Thanks for the advice Mari, I appreciate it. Will inform once I get further information.
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:06 AM

This is so damn frustrating, hopefully someone can give me some insight. I receive the RFE today after 5 months at USCIS. The RFE states the following items:
*All foreign language documents must be submitted with complete word-for-word English translations. The translator must certify that the translation is complete and accurate, and that he or she is competent to translate. [This is EXACTLY what I did]

The petitioner is advised to submit a copy of the front page of the passport showing name as well as the pages of stamped entry into Brazil [Problem with that since my fiance is Ukrainian and neither of us have ever been to Brazil] If the meeting took place at another location please provide evidence (passport entries) indicating both parties were at the same location at the same time. Provide photos if available. It goes on to say REQUIREMENT THAT PETITIONER AND BENEFICIARY HAVE MET IN PERSON: Circumstances of Meeting and Last Personal Meeting [I supplied how we met, my passport copy with stamps of entry and exit from Kiev, boarding passes and ticket stubs, photos of us together with clear background of common sites in Kiev, lodging receipts - essentially everything the RFE is requesting]

What am I missing here? The fact they talk about Brazil, can they have our package confused with someone else's file? What is the best way to proceed? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks!



When I got my RFE back in February,they had some female name as my husband,I immediatly responded and they corrected.Same officer sends these RFE's probably forgot to clear his computer for the person he sent RFE before you and you got mixed message..
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05/27/2010 MARRIED

08/04/2010 I-130 SENT
08/11/2010 NOA1
08/25/2010 TOUCHED
11/02/2010 TOUCHED
11/03/2010 CASE SENT FROM CSC TO TSC
11/04/2010 TOUCHED
11/10/2010 TOUCHED
11/18/2010 TOUCHED
11/19/2010 TOUCHED
11/24/2010 TOUCHED
02/14/2011 RFE (MISSING EVIDENCE)
02/15/2011 RFE RESPOND SENT
03/10/2011 NOA2 APPROVAL(exactly 7 months)211 days

03/14/2011 NOA2 HARD COPY RECEIVED
03/16/2011 FILE SENT TO NVC

NVC
03/18/2011 CASE NUMBER ASSIGNED
03/21/2011 RECEIVED IIN,GAVE E-MAILS,3032 SENT
03/22/2011 SENT PAYMENT FOR AOS FEE
03/23/2011 DS-3032 E-MAIL ACCEPTED,AOS SHOWS PAID,SENT AOS PACKAGE
03/24/2011 IV FEE RECEIVED AND PAID
03/28/2011 IV FEE SHOWS PAID,SENT IV PACKAGE
04/08/2011 SIF (SIGN IN FAILED)
04/10/2011 CASE COMPLETE

EMBASSY
05/25/2011 MEDICAL COMPLETED
05/02/2011 INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW RESULTS: APPROVED

POE 05/24/2011 HOUSTON,TEXAS

THANK GOD, IT'S OVER! FINAL! FINISHED! BITTI!

#12 Mariye & Ky

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:27 AM

Thanks for the advice Mari, I appreciate it. Will inform once I get further information.



Please remember: EVERYTHING PUT IN WRITING WHEN CORRESPONDING from this point fwd (and yes, you can also call but know later, you will be required proof and dates from both you and them). You can do email which is quick and you get a response faster than snail mail. Or, you can snail mail them but by the time they get to your hardcopy ... it wil be Kingdom Come! Email is preferred. You can also CC your Senator or Congressman at the bottom of your email and include them in this email header. Do you have the USCIS Dept Head's name & email yet? Or, your Congressman's email?

Be sure to write your letter briefly, stating facts only which is why you need to scan copy of your proof and attach this (no whining or emotional outbursting --- this is a business letter). Also, if they do not answer you within 3 business days, then fwd this same email AND then follow up and tell them, please scroll for previously sent letter and attachments (again make sure to attach your proof). Also when sending email to USCIS, et.al, then be sure to CC yourself and beneficiary!!!!! You want to be sure you are creating a paper trail always. :thumbs:

Since you are out of normal processing times (didn't you say you were at 5+ mos?), then you can also make this statement, but know that if you're at VSC then they are looking at 6 mos goal time for processing.


Oh one last thing: Did the Petitioner send ALL PAGES of their Passport? *(this is not a requirement of the I-129F unless you do not have your US Birth Certificate but I sent in both anyways ---BC & all pages of passport). Also, if possible your beneficiary's passport as well. If not, please scan this in colour and attach this with your email. ALL PAGES and do not skip this because at this point everything must be proof enough to stand on its own without prejudice. OK? This is a I-129F or IR-1/CR-1? Your VJ profile doesn't say?? Please fill this in.:time:


Good luck,
Mari



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#13 jskipins

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:52 AM

Thanks again Mari for all your information. Some questions for clarification:
1. No, I do not have the USCIS Dept Head's name & email yet. What is the best way to get that, call the California Service Center?
2. Is the ultimate purpose of the email to get clarification from USCIS before I send in the informational response (proof) via snail mail or can the email replace the snail mail response USCIS has requested?
3. I did not scan all the pages of my passport (petitioner's)but will do so now. Getting a scan of all pages of my fiance's (beneficiary's) passport will be a bit more problematic. How critical do you think it is for me to have hers?
4. My submission is a I-129F

Wow, I just looked at the RFE attached to the I-797E, Notice of Action. The I-797E has the correct Receipt # but the RFE has a totally different number (it was under the staple). They have sent me the wrong RFE!
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#14 Mariye & Ky

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 08:47 PM

Thanks again Mari for all your information. Some questions for clarification:
1. No, I do not have the USCIS Dept Head's name & email yet. What is the best way to get that, call the California Service Center?
2. Is the ultimate purpose of the email to get clarification from USCIS before I send in the informational response (proof) via snail mail or can the email replace the snail mail response USCIS has requested?
3. I did not scan all the pages of my passport (petitioner's)but will do so now. Getting a scan of all pages of my fiance's (beneficiary's) passport will be a bit more problematic. How critical do you think it is for me to have hers?
4. My submission is a I-129F

Wow, I just looked at the RFE attached to the I-797E, Notice of Action. The I-797E has the correct Receipt # but the RFE has a totally different number (it was under the staple). They have sent me the wrong RFE!



THIS Is why it's crucial to do everything in writing... as I suspected, it's more than likely a Clerical Error! Thus, you are out of the Goal Time *(beyond 5 mos), thus you can expedite!


Clarifying:


1. You can look on the USCIS website for CSC first. If you dont' see it then use the contact information and call them.

2. Your email paper trail (per se), is proof of correspondence with them; you can scan and attach all evidence BUT YOU STILL MUST SEND IN THE DOCUMENTS US SNAIL MAIL (cert recpt return).

3. Passports: You would be good to say you were never in Brazil and to also prove that nor was she. Further, this will lock in the fact that your RFE is not yours to begin with!!! See? Always have proof in black and white, on its face to defend itself without you or her standing there! ALWAYS.

4. Congratulations on your Engagement!

You can also email me here on VJ if you need to cuz I don't always check a thread or get notification unless you "quote me"

It's all good... lol.... Aren't you happy now? ITs PROBABLY THEIR ERROR!!!

Mari :star:
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:08 AM

I suspect the OP has already done this but a call to USCIS Tier 2 is what needs to be done here. Petitioner's aren't going to get a direct call to CSC, ain't gonna happen. However if Tier 2 officer can't help call your senator/member of congress. Their offices CAN call CSC direct and get this resolved. Don't waste time with email.
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06/28/2010: Sent I-130
07/24/2010: Date of Rejection Notice (my wife's zip code was missing)
08/04/2010: Rec'd Rejection Notice hardcopy
08/06/2010: Sent I-130 again
08/25/2010: NOA1
09/01/2010: Touched
11/02/2010: Transferred to TSC
11/30/2010: Rec'd update saying petition sent to local USCIS office
01/26/2011: Called NCSC and put in service request
02/03/2011: RFE
02/11/2011: RFE hardcopy rec'd: passport photos missing
02/14/2011: RFE response sent
02/16/2011: RFE response rec'd by TSC
03/01/2011: Touched
03/09/2011: NOA2
03/17/2011: Shipped to NVC
03/21/2011: Touched
03/23/2011: NVC case number assigned
03/24/2011: Emailed choice of agent
03/28/2011: AOS fee paid and packet sent
03/29/2011: Paid DS-230 fee
03/31/2011: DS-230 packet sent to NVC
04/08/2011: RFE for AOS packet
04/16/2011: Resent corrected I-864
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04/29/2011: NVC Case Complete
05/20/2011: Case forwarded to US Embassy Manila
06/01/2011: Medical exam completed at St. Luke's
06/10/2011: Interview - approved pending CENOMAR reverification from NSO
06/17/2011: Embassy received CENOMAR
06/29/2011: Visa in hand!!
07/01/2011: POE San Fransisco

05/14/2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

05/20/2013: NOA1

05/23/2013: Check cleared

06/18/2013: Biometrics appt.

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