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How long did it take for your senator/congress person to make an inquiry?

#1 Adnan&Liane

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

Hey VJ'ers...

For those of you who contacted your senator or congress-person...how long did they take to get back to you? I contacted my senator (Kirsten Gillibrand - New York) about a month ago (03/19) and I am still waiting to hear back...I'm sure they are busy because it's a New York office and I'm sure the embassy also takes a while to respond to the inquiry...but I'm getting anxious...I talked to them over the phone a while ago and they had all of the info they needed...but how long should I expect to wait for a response? This whole process really tests your patience...

Hope some of us hear good news this week! Good luck all! :star:
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#2 tany1157

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Hey VJ'ers...

For those of you who contacted your senator or congress-person...how long did they take to get back to you? I contacted my senator (Kirsten Gillibrand - New York) about a month ago (03/19) and I am still waiting to hear back...I'm sure they are busy because it's a New York office and I'm sure the embassy also takes a while to respond to the inquiry...but I'm getting anxious...I talked to them over the phone a while ago and they had all of the info they needed...but how long should I expect to wait for a response? This whole process really tests your patience...

Hope some of us hear good news this week! Good luck all! :star:


My congressman always got back to me (in email form) no more than a week, with the response from the consulate or USCIS. She would also send me snail mail of the same info, which took a bit longer. I live in NH.
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-Interview in Casablanca March 2011
-Results DENIED

-USCIS received May 10, 2011
-NOIR received January 30, 2012
-NOIR sent February 21, 2012
-NOIR received by USCIS February 22, 2012
-NOIR response February 28, 2012--REAFFIRMED!
-NVC received petition March 19, 2012
-Petition sent to Casa March 20, 2012
-Consulate called husband to set interview March 26, 2012
-Interview set for April 2, 2012 at 3pm!!
-Interview results--APPROVED!
-Civil documents in--April 5, 2012
-Consulate called April 6, 2012 to pick up visa following Monday
-IR1 received--April 9, 2012
-POE--May 9, 2012
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#3 YJPlove

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

When my now hubby went to their congressman's office to ask for help it only took 3 days then we got our NOA2 via email saying we got approved.
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#4 feli114

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

Find another congressman
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#5 tany1157

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

Find another congressman

:thumbs: A month is too long to wait. I had three elected officials on my case in the beginning, but stuck with one because she cared about us, and got the job done. I never even had to tell her to inquire, she always did at the right time, and she stuck with us since our first denial in January of 2010. Some offices are better than others.
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Never give up on anything God has told you to believe for; never quit doing anything He has clearly shown you to do. Your diligence will pay off with a blessing from God." -Joyce Meyers


K1 Journey

-Filed August 2009
-Approved October 2009
-Interview in Casablanca January 2010
-Results DENIED

CR1 Journey

-Married March 2010
-Filed June 2010
-Approved October 2010
-NVC Journey 13 Weeks
-Interview in Casablanca March 2011
-Results DENIED

-USCIS received May 10, 2011
-NOIR received January 30, 2012
-NOIR sent February 21, 2012
-NOIR received by USCIS February 22, 2012
-NOIR response February 28, 2012--REAFFIRMED!
-NVC received petition March 19, 2012
-Petition sent to Casa March 20, 2012
-Consulate called husband to set interview March 26, 2012
-Interview set for April 2, 2012 at 3pm!!
-Interview results--APPROVED!
-Civil documents in--April 5, 2012
-Consulate called April 6, 2012 to pick up visa following Monday
-IR1 received--April 9, 2012
-POE--May 9, 2012
-Applied SS card--May 23, 2012
-Received SS card--May 26, 2012
-Received Welcome Letter--May 29, 2012
-GC mailed--June 1, 2012
-Received 10 year GC--June 4, 2012

#6 Gosia & Tito

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

Hey VJ'ers...

For those of you who contacted your senator or congress-person...how long did they take to get back to you? I contacted my senator (Kirsten Gillibrand - New York) about a month ago (03/19) and I am still waiting to hear back...I'm sure they are busy because it's a New York office and I'm sure the embassy also takes a while to respond to the inquiry...but I'm getting anxious...I talked to them over the phone a while ago and they had all of the info they needed...but how long should I expect to wait for a response? This whole process really tests your patience...

Hope some of us hear good news this week! Good luck all! :star:


3 days. This is in TX. Following day I've got the NOA2 approval e-mail.
You might want to follow up with phone call.

Edited by Gosia & Tito, 16 April 2012 - 12:49 PM.

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#7 together4evr

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

3 hours from my fax. I never called. She called me 3 hrs after sending fax with nvc number, petioner and benefiary names and facts only. Interview for spouse visa jan 19. Administravive processing. I would appreciate a congressional inquiry. Contact your senator. I am in illinois
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May 24, 2011 NOA1
Sept 11, 2011 NOA2-took 19 days to get case number
Sept 30, 2011 NVC number and IIN received Friday-gotta wait till Monday
Oct 13, 2011 Case Completed- 13 days from receiving case number Took 32 days from NOA2
Nov 30, 2011 Notified of Interview date
January 19, 2012 Interview- 240 days from NOA1
INTERVIEW RESULTS-APPROVED WITH 14 WEEKS AP--but he got his visa in 56 days!!!!!!

PLEASE EDIT YOUR TIMELINE IN YOUR PROFILE SO OTHERS CAN LEARN HOW LONG EACH STEP TAKES IN THIS PROCESS

#8 Adnan&Liane

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I did contact my senator's office and they did respond right away...but I am referring to how long it took for them to actually make the inquiry w/the embassy and get back to you with what they found out about your case...
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#9 tany1157

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I did contact my senator's office and they did respond right away...but I am referring to how long it took for them to actually make the inquiry w/the embassy and get back to you with what they found out about your case...

I think most of us are referring to just that. My congressman always got a prompt reply from USCiS and the consulate. Never waited longer than a week.
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Never give up on anything God has told you to believe for; never quit doing anything He has clearly shown you to do. Your diligence will pay off with a blessing from God." -Joyce Meyers


K1 Journey

-Filed August 2009
-Approved October 2009
-Interview in Casablanca January 2010
-Results DENIED

CR1 Journey

-Married March 2010
-Filed June 2010
-Approved October 2010
-NVC Journey 13 Weeks
-Interview in Casablanca March 2011
-Results DENIED

-USCIS received May 10, 2011
-NOIR received January 30, 2012
-NOIR sent February 21, 2012
-NOIR received by USCIS February 22, 2012
-NOIR response February 28, 2012--REAFFIRMED!
-NVC received petition March 19, 2012
-Petition sent to Casa March 20, 2012
-Consulate called husband to set interview March 26, 2012
-Interview set for April 2, 2012 at 3pm!!
-Interview results--APPROVED!
-Civil documents in--April 5, 2012
-Consulate called April 6, 2012 to pick up visa following Monday
-IR1 received--April 9, 2012
-POE--May 9, 2012
-Applied SS card--May 23, 2012
-Received SS card--May 26, 2012
-Received Welcome Letter--May 29, 2012
-GC mailed--June 1, 2012
-Received 10 year GC--June 4, 2012

#10 manou_and_med

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:37 PM

I contacted also this senator (Kirsten Gillibrand) one week ago, I left a message with all the info, but she didn't get back to me. Now I am contacting my congresswoman, I just spoke to her and she had already make the inquiry on my behalf.
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#11 together4evr

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

I sent at fax @ 630 am and at 930 am she called my cell to tell me she called dos and then told me what all she would continue to do for me. I emailed her later to ask her to email the embassy to make sure they printed the visa and she emailed back within a couple hours with their response. What are you sating to yours and how are you contacting them. Try not to be emotional. Just give them facts
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May 24, 2011 NOA1
Sept 11, 2011 NOA2-took 19 days to get case number
Sept 30, 2011 NVC number and IIN received Friday-gotta wait till Monday
Oct 13, 2011 Case Completed- 13 days from receiving case number Took 32 days from NOA2
Nov 30, 2011 Notified of Interview date
January 19, 2012 Interview- 240 days from NOA1
INTERVIEW RESULTS-APPROVED WITH 14 WEEKS AP--but he got his visa in 56 days!!!!!!

PLEASE EDIT YOUR TIMELINE IN YOUR PROFILE SO OTHERS CAN LEARN HOW LONG EACH STEP TAKES IN THIS PROCESS

#12 Adnan&Liane

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

I contacted also this senator (Kirsten Gillibrand) one week ago, I left a message with all the info, but she didn't get back to me. Now I am contacting my congresswoman, I just spoke to her and she had already make the inquiry on my behalf.


Hi manou_and_med - thanks for the feedback! Who else did you contact after you tried Gillibrand?
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#13 Adnan&Liane

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

I sent at fax @ 630 am and at 930 am she called my cell to tell me she called dos and then told me what all she would continue to do for me. I emailed her later to ask her to email the embassy to make sure they printed the visa and she emailed back within a couple hours with their response. What are you sating to yours and how are you contacting them. Try not to be emotional. Just give them facts


I contacted them through Gillibrand's website on 03/19...it has a form for immigration cases...I briefly stated the facts of our case. I also faxed the consent form and supporting documents - they called that day and requested a copy of our NOA2. I faxed it the next day...I called again on 03/26 to make sure they had gotten it as I had not heard back. They said they did get the NOA2 but they hadn't made the inquiry yet (but would within the next couple of days) as they are a NY office that gets a lot of immigration inquiries...they said my case was assigned to someone who would inquire within a couple of days and get back to me when they hear back from the embassy...

Haven't heard anything since...
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#14 Adnan&Liane

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

I think most of us are referring to just that. My congressman always got a prompt reply from USCiS and the consulate. Never waited longer than a week.


Wow...it sounds like I need to find another office to inquire into my case! Thank you for sharing!
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#15 tany1157

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

Wow...it sounds like I need to find another office to inquire into my case! Thank you for sharing!


No problem :) I remember I had a senator that didn't care enough to even remember me. I am talking like I would speak with her about our case, and a few days later, she would have to be reminded of who we were, and what we needed. After this happened 4 times, I dropped her. Some are just more competent than others....good luck!
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Never give up on anything God has told you to believe for; never quit doing anything He has clearly shown you to do. Your diligence will pay off with a blessing from God." -Joyce Meyers


K1 Journey

-Filed August 2009
-Approved October 2009
-Interview in Casablanca January 2010
-Results DENIED

CR1 Journey

-Married March 2010
-Filed June 2010
-Approved October 2010
-NVC Journey 13 Weeks
-Interview in Casablanca March 2011
-Results DENIED

-USCIS received May 10, 2011
-NOIR received January 30, 2012
-NOIR sent February 21, 2012
-NOIR received by USCIS February 22, 2012
-NOIR response February 28, 2012--REAFFIRMED!
-NVC received petition March 19, 2012
-Petition sent to Casa March 20, 2012
-Consulate called husband to set interview March 26, 2012
-Interview set for April 2, 2012 at 3pm!!
-Interview results--APPROVED!
-Civil documents in--April 5, 2012
-Consulate called April 6, 2012 to pick up visa following Monday
-IR1 received--April 9, 2012
-POE--May 9, 2012
-Applied SS card--May 23, 2012
-Received SS card--May 26, 2012
-Received Welcome Letter--May 29, 2012
-GC mailed--June 1, 2012
-Received 10 year GC--June 4, 2012



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