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RFE received by USCIS, decision/ case update date?

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Hi all,

We received the response below from the USCIS after submitting the evidence requested in the RFE.

Just a quick question, does anyone know where they get the June 19th date from when they tell us that is when we should:

"receive a decision or case update by June 19, 2015, unless fingerprinting or an interview are needed."

Is June 19th the date they estimate that we should get a decision/ update, or is it a deadline that they HAVE to make a decision/ update by? Is the response below a standard copy and pasted response, or is it tailored to us specifically?

Thanks to anyone who can enlighten us :)

Response To USCIS' Request For Evidence Was Received

On April 20, 2015, we received your response to our Request for Evidence for your Form I-129F, Petition for Fiance(E), Receipt Number *****************. Our California Service Center office will begin working on your case again. We will mail you a decision or notify you if we need something from you. You should receive a decision or case update by June 19, 2015, unless fingerprinting or an interview are needed. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

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K1 VISA APPLICATION AND ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

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08/11/2015 Married!

10/15/2015 Moved into our new home in Bradenton, FL

11/02/2015 Filed package for AOS, EAD and AP

11/08/2015 NOA1 (Electronic) received for AOS, EAD and AP

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08/05/2016 "New Card Is Being Produced" USCIS Case Status update

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The way it's worded sounds like you should have a decision by then. I think most estimates on VJ state about a 30-day turnaround for an approval/denial.

Good luck.


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Thanks Chris. I couldn't work out where they got the June 19th figure from (approx 60 days from April 20th). Then they mentioned "unless fingerprinting or an interview are needed." Can't see why they would need to do either of those, so it seems weird they mentioned them. I guess it's back to the waiting game to see what they come up with. :clock:


K1 VISA APPLICATION AND ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08/10/2015 Flight to USA with K1 Visa - POE NYC JFK airport

08/11/2015 Married!

10/15/2015 Moved into our new home in Bradenton, FL

11/02/2015 Filed package for AOS, EAD and AP

11/08/2015 NOA1 (Electronic) received for AOS, EAD and AP

01/07/2016 Biometrics Appointment completed

01/20/2016 EAD/ AP (I-765/ I-131) approved. Text & email confirmation

01/25/2016 EAD/ AP (I-765/ I-131) USCIS confirmed card sent

01/26/2016 EAD/ AP Card received (85 days from filing AOS)

08/05/2016 "New Card Is Being Produced" USCIS Case Status update

08/10/2016 "Card has been mailed" USCIS Case Status Update

08/11/2016 Welcome Letter received

08/12/2016 Permanent Residency/ Green Card delivered by USPS

 

 

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Thanks April+Daniel. I'm hoping it is just a form response and that they won't "need something from you" again, nor will we need a "fingerprinting or an interview" (surely that's for when I go for the interview at the Embassy, not before the NOA2?!! Going by other people's timelines from K1's being processed by CSC, many have been approved by 30 days so it's a little frustrating to have our delayed by the RFE. Then again, we keep telling ourselves we could be being dealt with by TSC and facing a much longer wait.

We will keep checking our case status and hope to see it going to approved soon!


K1 VISA APPLICATION AND ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08/10/2015 Flight to USA with K1 Visa - POE NYC JFK airport

08/11/2015 Married!

10/15/2015 Moved into our new home in Bradenton, FL

11/02/2015 Filed package for AOS, EAD and AP

11/08/2015 NOA1 (Electronic) received for AOS, EAD and AP

01/07/2016 Biometrics Appointment completed

01/20/2016 EAD/ AP (I-765/ I-131) approved. Text & email confirmation

01/25/2016 EAD/ AP (I-765/ I-131) USCIS confirmed card sent

01/26/2016 EAD/ AP Card received (85 days from filing AOS)

08/05/2016 "New Card Is Being Produced" USCIS Case Status update

08/10/2016 "Card has been mailed" USCIS Case Status Update

08/11/2016 Welcome Letter received

08/12/2016 Permanent Residency/ Green Card delivered by USPS

 

 

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Thanks April+Daniel. I'm hoping it is just a form response and that they won't "need something from you" again, nor will we need a "fingerprinting or an interview" (surely that's for when I go for the interview at the Embassy, not before the NOA2?!! Going by other people's timelines from K1's being processed by CSC, many have been approved by 30 days so it's a little frustrating to have our delayed by the RFE. Then again, we keep telling ourselves we could be being dealt with by TSC and facing a much longer wait.

We will keep checking our case status and hope to see it going to approved soon!

Of course it is a generic response. You are never going to get something specifically written only to you.

USCIS processes a lot more than fiancé petitions. Fingerprinting and interview might be appropriate for adjustment of status, removing conditions, naturalization...all of which also get RFEs From USCIS.

Their standard response is saying give us 60 days and we'll have

1) a decision or

2) case update (which could say give us 60 more days)

The fingerprint or interview clause is to be ignored because you know USCIS does not fingerprint or interview K1 petitioners. It does not apply to your current case.

It probably will be approved by next week.

"..., many have been approved by 30 days so it's a little frustrating to have our delayed by the RFE...."

April is probably saying WAH WAH! to that.

Edited by Nich-Nick

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"..., many have been approved by 30 days so it's a little frustrating to have our delayed by the RFE...."

April is probably saying WAH WAH! to that.

I'm training my brain to send blurry vision signals to my eyes whenever something like this is written, I just gloss right over it. :thumbs:

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"..., many have been approved by 30 days so it's a little frustrating to have our delayed by the RFE...."

April is probably saying WAH WAH! to that.

LOL! I know, and I feel so much for April and all those stuck at TSC. We're feeling frustrated over the RFE, they're completely held up by the unfair processing times at Texas. I know it puts things into perspective that we are actually in a very fortunate position in comparison.

I guess we were hoping for as quick an approval as some of the other recent CSC filers. Thanks Nich-Nick for clarifying that the response was most likely a generic update, which with the fingerprint and interview comment suggests it most likely is as that won't apply to K1 filers at this stage.

April, I will cross all my fingers and more for you that you come out of the TSC black hole soon. I cannot see how the USCIS can justify the huge differences in processing times from one service centre to an other. Hoping that will change soon so that all those waiting will finally get to be with their loved ones. :thumbs:


K1 VISA APPLICATION AND ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08/10/2015 Flight to USA with K1 Visa - POE NYC JFK airport

08/11/2015 Married!

10/15/2015 Moved into our new home in Bradenton, FL

11/02/2015 Filed package for AOS, EAD and AP

11/08/2015 NOA1 (Electronic) received for AOS, EAD and AP

01/07/2016 Biometrics Appointment completed

01/20/2016 EAD/ AP (I-765/ I-131) approved. Text & email confirmation

01/25/2016 EAD/ AP (I-765/ I-131) USCIS confirmed card sent

01/26/2016 EAD/ AP Card received (85 days from filing AOS)

08/05/2016 "New Card Is Being Produced" USCIS Case Status update

08/10/2016 "Card has been mailed" USCIS Case Status Update

08/11/2016 Welcome Letter received

08/12/2016 Permanent Residency/ Green Card delivered by USPS

 

 

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