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#1 Caroline and Phil

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:18 PM

My case is very delayed if compared to the other people here on VJ who filed in April 2011 same office as me. All them either had interview or have it scheduled but me. :(

My application is based on 3 years marriage to USC.

Here are the dates:

Application sent: 04/02/11

Check cashed: 04/07/11

NOA: 04/06/11

FPrints: 05/23/11

My online status says: Initial Review, the date is April 25 2011 biometrics appointment letter was sent.

My husband and I called Immigration some weeks ago and she said there was nothing wrong with my application and we should just wait. A few days later I got a yellow letter requesting me to bring driver's license or state id to interview (the letter was not an interview appointment letter though). This letter was dated 06/15/2011.

I'm worried. Fp was done 45 days ago and NOA 3 months ago. My fingerprints has never been readable but I always received another appointment letter (didn't happen this time).

Has anybody had this same delay here? Any suggestions what to do? :help:

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#2 v333k

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:35 PM

the yellow letter is a good sign! That means they are processing your application. Although it feels strange that you are "singled out" in comparison with others at the same location, but it sometimes happens... why? it is USCIS!!!

Since we don't track the yellow letter on VJ, probably many people receive it and they mention it in between posts, so there is no way to compare dates. However, given that it was the 4th of July weekend, it could be that the officer overlooking your petition was on vacation... give it a little more time... I am sure you will hear something soon.

Oh - I believe the waiting time is 4 months, so you can schedule an infopass if an office is near by and try that route.
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N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation
06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox
07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance
07/06/11 .. Check cashed
07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter
07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice
08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11
08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.
08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling
09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11
09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled
09/16/11 .. Received interview letter
10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED
10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled
10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

#3 Udella&Wiz

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:05 PM

I don't think you're delayed at all - getting the yellow letter is a good sign that your interview scheduling is imminent. I had to wait from March FPs until end of June to get an interview in July . You may want to check out the thread for the month you filed in to see other people's times.
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Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization
02/22/11 - Filed
02/28/11 - NOA
03/28/11 - FP
06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview
06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter
07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life
07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA
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Removal of Conditions
12/1/09 - received at VSC
12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter
01/12/10 - Biometrics completed
03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter
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#4 OKflyboy

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

I got my interview letter over 3.5 months after the FP appointment and 2.5 months after the yellow letter. The whole process will most likely take about 7 months for me (and I'm being optimistic about the Oath date).
Believe me, you do not have any delay.

Edited by OKflyboy, 07 July 2011 - 02:10 PM.

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Ara & Anya - Tucson, Arizona

IR-5 for my (Anya's) mother
 

I-130
00 Filed: 03/08/2013

536 POE: 08/26/2014

 

Father

00 I-130 mailed to Phoenix Lockbox: 05/28/2014

07 NOA-1 received in the mail: Priority date is 05/29/2014: 06/04/201

149 Approved; NOA-2 sent: 10/31/2014

 

NVC

 

 

Brother (7 years old, A2A through LPR mother)

I-130

00 Filed: 09/12/2014

03 Petition accepted at California Service Center, NOA-1 mailed: 09/15/2014

07 NOA-1 received; Priority date is 09/15/2014: 09/19/2014


#5 OKflyboy

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:13 PM

Oh - I believe the waiting time is 4 months, so you can schedule an infopass if an office is near by and try that route.


The national goal is 5 months, so is the national average at the moment, but it varies by office.
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Ara & Anya - Tucson, Arizona

IR-5 for my (Anya's) mother
 

I-130
00 Filed: 03/08/2013

536 POE: 08/26/2014

 

Father

00 I-130 mailed to Phoenix Lockbox: 05/28/2014

07 NOA-1 received in the mail: Priority date is 05/29/2014: 06/04/201

149 Approved; NOA-2 sent: 10/31/2014

 

NVC

 

 

Brother (7 years old, A2A through LPR mother)

I-130

00 Filed: 09/12/2014

03 Petition accepted at California Service Center, NOA-1 mailed: 09/15/2014

07 NOA-1 received; Priority date is 09/15/2014: 09/19/2014


#6 Saddle Bronc

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:21 PM

I applied N-400 2004/10/15, and got FP appointment at same time as NOA-1 for 2004/11/15. At FP, I was asked if I wanted to take the civics/English test to which I said yes--and passed. Nothing further happened until 2005/01/30, sometime after which I got an interview appointment letter for sometime in March 2005--and was finally naturalised 2005/04/25.
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2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras
2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14
2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai
2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date
2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW
2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI
2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago
2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go
2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!
2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)
2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed
2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed
2009/06/18 I-751 approved
2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!
2009/07/23 Pras files N-400
2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved
2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in
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#7 Caroline and Phil

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:03 AM

Yes, they mentioned about the yellow letter. Some people received it before or after me. And soon after that they had their status changed and mine keeps saying this:

Last Updated Form Number
04/25/2011 N400 APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION




That date means when they sent me my biometrics appointment letter (which I did on May 23rd).

Maybe I'm just kinda frustrated and should stop looking at dates,

the yellow letter is a good sign! That means they are processing your application. Although it feels strange that you are "singled out" in comparison with others at the same location, but it sometimes happens... why? it is USCIS!!!

Since we don't track the yellow letter on VJ, probably many people receive it and they mention it in between posts, so there is no way to compare dates. However, given that it was the 4th of July weekend, it could be that the officer overlooking your petition was on vacation... give it a little more time... I am sure you will hear something soon.

Oh - I believe the waiting time is 4 months, so you can schedule an infopass if an office is near by and try that route.


Edited by Lisa and Phil, 09 July 2011 - 10:06 AM.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:15 AM

I am also begining to be alert. I had my interview a month ago in Kansas City, MO. And still no appointment for Oath Cer. It says that a ceremony should take place within 45 days of recommended approval. And I have not even been scheduled.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:16 AM

Yes, I'm with them. Everybody but me (from my office) has interview date or already had it. And same thing on the other office (i'm from April 2011 filers thread).

Wow you waited for months! How was it after that? More delays or was it faster then?


I don't think you're delayed at all - getting the yellow letter is a good sign that your interview scheduling is imminent. I had to wait from March FPs until end of June to get an interview in July . You may want to check out the thread for the month you filed in to see other people's times.


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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:18 AM

Did you get approved or a decision could not be made?

I am also begining to be alert. I had my interview a month ago in Kansas City, MO. And still no appointment for Oath Cer. It says that a ceremony should take place within 45 days of recommended approval. And I have not even been scheduled.


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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:21 AM

The national goal is 5 months, so is the national average at the moment, but it varies by office.


I just feel worried because the whole process for my AOS took over a year. :bonk:
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:25 AM

I applied N-400 2004/10/15, and got FP appointment at same time as NOA-1 for 2004/11/15. At FP, I was asked if I wanted to take the civics/English test to which I said yes--and passed. Nothing further happened until 2005/01/30, sometime after which I got an interview appointment letter for sometime in March 2005--and was finally naturalised 2005/04/25.


Wow that was a long wait! As I said my AOS sucked because it took so long (over a year) this is why I am worried.

I am also begining to be alert. I had my interview a month ago in Kansas City, MO. And still no appointment for Oath Cer. It says that a ceremony should take place within 45 days of recommended approval. And I have not even been scheduled.


Oh sorry I just saw it was recommended to approval.Did you contact them after that?
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:08 AM

I live 4 hours away from Kansas City, so the Infopass option is no good. And when I called USCIS in the past they were pretty helpless answering questions for your case in particular. They just read ####### off their monitors like robots. Sorry for the harsh words but that is true.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:11 AM

And it is not that I am in a big rush to get my citizenship. I am not planning to enlist or serve on a jury, or vote in the near futute. My delivery due date is approaching and I don't feel like travelling to Kansas City with an infant.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

And it is not that I am in a big rush to get my citizenship. I am not planning to enlist or serve on a jury, or vote in the near futute. My delivery due date is approaching and I don't feel like travelling to Kansas City with an infant.


Still you could try calling them again and explain the situation.
My case keeps the same, didn't move one bit. :(

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