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Hi guy,

I was hoping I could get some advice. I sent an i 130 for my husband in July 2014 and since then have been waiting for noa2. Both service requests yielded the case is on processing hold due to background security checks. I emailed them about this issue and received:

USCIS records confirm that this Form I-130 has been assigned to a Nebraska Service Center officer for review. Please, allow extra time for an Officer to review this application. If the you do not received a decision or other notice of action on this case within 60 days, please contact us for additional updates.

We hope that this information will be of assistance to you. At this time I am closing your inquiry on this matter.

Not sure what to make of this email. Anyone have any advice?

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I've heard of processing (delays) at the embassy level, not upfront at I130.

It's obviously under an officer review; has it been 60 days since that USCIS message?


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Thank you for the reply.

No I received the email today. I had emailed them last week.

It's been 9 months since I sent in the i 130. No updates :/

When I log into the my uscis page it says the case was last updated 7-15-2014

Don't understand this at all

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Yeah the delay can understandably be quite frustrating. At least you know someone's on your case, it's not just languishing somewhere gathering dust.

At this stage, I'd advise patience; you're likely to hear back with a (hopefully positive) adjudication. Good luck!


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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You can try your senator or congressman however at the i-130 stage they can do background checks which is sounds like they are doing. Do either of you have any convictions or have ever been arrested? Has the beneficiary ever been through any immigration proceedings before?


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Thank you! Yes I suppose it's good to know that someone has the case. Just wish they would get a move along.

No. No arrests or convictions. Not even a speeding ticket for either.

Also I'm a global entry holder which is why the background checks puzzle me even more.

No. He's never been through any immigration proceedings. Neither have I (well I suppose naturalization counts? Through my parents)

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I would get in touch with your congressman. I did it for our case when our I-130 went 7 months without an approval. One week after our congressman emailed USCIS, we got approved. Who knows if it made a difference, but I'd say it wouldn't hurt, you are way outside the normal processing time.


11/06: Husband EWI from Mexico
11/08: Started dating

11/11: Husband got deported
1/11/14: Got married
3/13/14-11/2/14:
I-130
1/26/15-3/17/15: NVC

5/28/15: INTERVIEW - denied

6/8/15: I-601/I-212 waivers received

11/17/15: I-601/I-212 waivers APPROVED

12/11/15: HUBBY HOME!! :dance:

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Same happened with my father's petition. after seven months i started calling USCIS and each time reply was " security check". after eight months I approached immigration ombudsman office and they sent an enquiry into this case. Got the approval a month later. You may contact immigration ombudsman online.

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Thank you for the reply.

No I received the email today. I had emailed them last week.

It's been 9 months since I sent in the i 130. No updates :/

When I log into the my uscis page it says the case was last updated 7-15-2014

Don't understand this at all

Or you could contact your US senator


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

Marriage: 2012-04-23

I-130 Sent : 2014-07-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-07-24

I-130 RFE : 2015-02-03

I-130 RFE Sent : 2015/02/09

NOA2 Email Received: 2015/03/02

NOA2 Hardcopy Received: 2015/03/06

Case Sent from USCIS: 2015/03/11
NVC Received: 2015/03/17
Case # Assigned: 2015/03/24
DS-261 Completed: 2015/03/28
Paid AOS Fee: 2015/03/30
Sent in AOS and IV Package: 2015/04/01
Case Accepted for Expedite: 2015/05/05
Case Forwarded to Consulate: 2015/05/07
Completed DS-260: 2015/05/15
Interview Scheduled: 2015/05/20
Interview: 2015/07/15
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Thank you! Yes I suppose it's good to know that someone has the case. Just wish they would get a move along.

No. No arrests or convictions. Not even a speeding ticket for either.

Also I'm a global entry holder which is why the background checks puzzle me even more.

No. He's never been through any immigration proceedings. Neither have I (well I suppose naturalization counts? Through my parents)

Of course naturalization counts.You and you family obviously immigrated here if you went through naturalization



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Would having been naturalized contribute towards the current processing delay? I was naturalized 10 years ago

Thank you all for your advice. I will try the congressman and ombudsman.

Besides the information/receipt notice/ responses to service requests from uscis and copies of our passports, what other documents should I send to these offices?

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Update: what's happened so far... Basically nothing

I called uscis today and spoke with a tier 2 office and explained my situation.

He basically read off the response letter that stated that your case is still pending background checks.

I asked him specifically if they had received the results yet and he said that as of today we have not received the results of the background checks.

He referenced two acts (one being the Adam Walsh act and I don't remember the name of the other) but basically said that we have to make sure both of you are squeaky clean.

I asked specifically if they checked us both and he said yes.

He then sympathized with my frustration and told me to keep calling back every 30 days and that the next time I call he's hoping he can give me some good news :/

I also sent out all my documents to senator gillibrand and schumer and to my congressman.

Congress mans office told me that the person who handles immigration stuff has been out of the office and will likely return tomorrow.

Faxed senator gillibrands office on Monday and received a call on Tuesday that they had gotten my documents and would look into it.

No response from schumer.

I'm beyond frustrated and feel that even with inquiries from the senator and congressman it will just come back as background checks and nothing will be accomplished.

Gosh darn this waiting game!!!

I'll ipdate how the info pass appointment which is today goes but I don't expect much :(

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Oh my! You must be really frustrated at this point. I would be on the senator's back about this, until I see results. That is really unfair what is happening to you.

I have a question about your situation. What happens now when your i-130 does get approved? Will your relatively early priority date help in expediting the NVC process or will it still take the same 7 or so months it takes after NOA-2?


IR-1/CR-1

NOA-1 December 16, 2014

REF- June 24, 2015 ---------------190 days since NOA 1

RFE Respond- July 5, 2015 ----

NOA- 2 July 24, 2015 ------------- 220 days since NOA 1

NVC Sent- August 04, 2015 ----- 11 days since NOA 2

NVC Rcvd- August 18, 2015 ---- 14 days later
Case ID & IIN obtained- August 21, 2015 (over phone)

DS 261 completed- August 25, 2015

AOS Paid- August 25, 2015

Documents Sent- September 28

IV Paid- September 28, 2015

Document Scan- October 2, 2015

DS 260 Completed- October 5, 2015

Case Complete- October 29, 2015 --------- 27 days since Case Complete

Interview Scheduled- November 14, 2015 (Interview date- December 15, 2015)

Medical Done- November 23, 2015

Interview- December 15, 2015

Result- Need joint sponsor. Liquid assets not accepted.

... Looking for joint sponsor now.

Visa In Hand- .....

POE- .....

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I am very frustrated! 9.5 months have dragged by and I am still no where.

I call my congressmans office and senators office every week.

Out of the two senators that have received my documents only ones office is actively looking into it.

Congressmans office says I need to wait another 20 days for a response however they have received the request.

I have called and spoken to tier 2 officers every week.

Some say that it's out of background checks and with an officer others say they aren't privy to that information.

I get no answers that are consistent and feel like I'm being given the run around.

I have no idea about the NVC stage . I can only hope and pray that it flies through there.

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