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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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