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My wife and I are happily married for 2 years and expecting a baby in November of this year. She is not good with legal or medical documents and always asks me to take care of it (which I'm fine with because I am very detail oriented).

She is conditional permanent resident from India, which she received from K-1 visa then we were married in USA. We just submitted i-751 and her permanent residence was extended, we are awaiting an interview date. The USCIS website does not recognize our receipt number, and when I tried to speak to human at USCIS, she would not give me any information unless she can speak to my wife (I am at work, wife is at home).

I guess I understand they think some abusive husband might try to find out where his wife is or whatever, but it's like they are treating me like a criminal based on nothing. Same thing happened when I tried to find out when my wife's OBGYN appointment was (they needed to talk to the wife). My wife likes when I talk to people on phone because sometimes they speak too fast or she doesn't understand exactly what they said, and she is too shy to say that sometimes.

I just wanted a place to rant. I don't like being treated badly, I love my wife and perhaps giving someone the benefit of a doubt once in a while shouldn't be a bad thing. I think these people are just so paranoid about psycho ex-husbands that they treat all husbands like criminals.

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Welcome to the forum.

Regarding finding out your wife's current case status: re-read paragraph 5 of the Form I-797 (NOA1) I-751 Receipt/Extension letter. You should use the case number that will come with your wife's Biometrics appointment letter to check for progress.

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For doctor, she should've received a release form and listed you as a person who can talk with the medical personnel on all her matters and they'll talk to you.

Can't you go with her to one of the appointments and have her tell the doc she wants you to deal with them and sign whatever paperwork is needed?


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

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6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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A person's privacy is taken seriously. How is the USCIS or the doctor to know you are who you say you are? They have the obligation to protect her privacy. Because she may have issues communicating you can easily do a three way call or use the speaker phone when speaking to the USCIS or her doctors. Best yet, attend any doctor appointments WITH her. :)


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My husband set up all appointments for my medical examination and have no problem at all. Yes, when the doctor called and my husband answered the phone, the doctor will asked to speak with me directly which my husband understand.

Also, he always there when I had my appointment and in fact I always have him in inside the room when they did medical exam for me.


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What’s criminal about a doctor’s office respecting your wife’s privacy or USCIS handling your wife’s application with confidentiality?

Nothing to do with benefit of doubt; neither USCIS nor the doctor can distinguish between Joe or Jogesh over the phone. No one likes being treated badly, and neither are you; privacy laws are rightfully enforced uniformly.


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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I'm not commenting on the communication pieces BUT for your receipt not working, it is the receipt number from the biometrics letter that you need. Have you received that letter? If you look at the NOA you first received it actually says right on it that you will need the number from your biometrics appointment in order to check your status online.

if you don't have that number from your biometrics appointment then you won't be able to check anything.


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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It's worth mentioning you can call and then have your wife say "I authorize you to disclose X and Y to my husband regarding my petition during the course of this phone call" and they will go ahead and do it. As others have said, it's a privacy thing. I've never had USCIS or other companies not allow me to update my wife's account or information when calling in and then having her give the verbal thumbs up. It takes half a minute, and although I've never done a conference call, I bet you could have a three-way call with you at work, your wife, and the organization in question. Then once she gives the okay she can hang up.

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Yeah it's a privacy thing. Unless she lists you as another person to talk to they will deal only with the person mentioned in whatever document they have in front of them. While it may be an annoyance now, someday you will be thankful they followed that when it concerns your privacy.

An example of that is when we got a contractor for our house. He wouldn't deal with anyone but my husband whose name was on the contract although the house is in my name and so is the mortgage.

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It's worth mentioning you can call and then have your wife say "I authorize you to disclose X and Y to my husband regarding my petition during the course of this phone call" and they will go ahead and do it. As others have said, it's a privacy thing. I've never had USCIS or other companies not allow me to update my wife's account or information when calling in and then having her give the verbal thumbs up. It takes half a minute, and although I've never done a conference call, I bet you could have a three-way call with you at work, your wife, and the organization in question. Then once she gives the okay she can hang up.

Three way call sounds like a great idea. Whenever I have called USCIS I make sure my wife is sitting next to me. I start the conversation with them and tell them she is sitting next to me if they need to talk to her. They always say yes and ask her if it's ok for them to discuss whatever with me and she says yes and hands the phone back to me. I have never had an issue talking with them like that. As far as Doctors just have her make it a part of her medical record that they can discuss her records with you. My wife has that on hers and usually seems to work ok. You may have to tell them it's on there though.

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I had a great many times during my marriage when I would make a call (usually to a bank or credit card company) and say "I would like to discuss my wife's account with you. I will put her on the phone and she will give you permission" and then do just that.

Of course all you actually need if you want to game the system is a female to whom you give all her relevant identity information like SSN, DOB, mother's maiden name, etc. Theoretically if it could be proven someday that you or someone else impersonated her, there could be complications.

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Of course all you actually need if you want to game the system is a female to whom you give all her relevant identity information like SSN, DOB, mother's maiden name, etc. Theoretically if it could be proven someday that you or someone else impersonated her, there could be complications.

Please don't tell people how to game the system, even as an example. The reason we have such security measures is because of misuse...

~~edited to reflect my response~~

Edited by NLR

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What's legitimate about gaming the system? Plenty pressure on any expecting couple without complicating things further.


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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