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Hello Gurus,

So my PD is May 2014; F2A category. My i-130 was transferred from one service center to another. Then today, I received a notice that its now routed back to my field office for interview.

i-130 and interview wasnt something I had heard of. Has anyone been through this? Please shed some insight to my confused mind.

Thanks,

Rup

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Hi,

I'm going through something similar. I-130 was originally sent to Texas Service Center. Later, it was transferred to National Benefits Center. Then it was transferred to local field office. I went for InfoPass to find out why and was told it was being scheduled for interview....in a year.

From what I understand from replies I got here, this is not normal processing so I can't give you any advice except to say you're not alone... :)

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Interviews at the USCIS level for standalone I-130s are extremely rare and not the norm.

They are usually only done in cases where the US citizen petitioner has convictions relevant under the Adam Walsh Act (which concern sexual offences against minors), or they obtained US citizenship through a marriage which ended in divorce and are now petitioning a new spouse.

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11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
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100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
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299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
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Interviews at the USCIS level for standalone I-130s are extremely rare and not the norm.

They are usually only done in cases where the US citizen petitioner has convictions relevant under the Adam Walsh Act (which concern sexual offences against minors), or they obtained US citizenship through a marriage which ended in divorce and are now petitioning a new spouse.

Neither one applies to me. " ( confused!

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Hi,

I'm going through something similar. I-130 was originally sent to Texas Service Center. Later, it was transferred to National Benefits Center. Then it was transferred to local field office. I went for InfoPass to find out why and was told it was being scheduled for interview....in a year.

From what I understand from replies I got here, this is not normal processing so I can't give you any advice except to say you're not alone... :)

Knowing i'm not alone is a relief, but feel bad for others that go through this. Whoaaaa... interview in a year?? that's crazy.

I had an infopass appointment today, and I was told that they werent certain on the interview date, and that they're processing. But the IO implied that it'd be about a month.

Geez!

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Insufficient proof of a bona fide marriage will usually result in an RFE, not an interview.


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AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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None of the above situations apply to me either so this is all very confusing to me. I hope you're interview is soon. Please let me know how it goes; I'll be very curious if they give you a reason for this!

Good luck!!

Any update on your i-130?

Mine's killing me. Went in with an infopass. Was told that it'd probably be another 6 months before an interview is scheduled. What??

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Any update on your i-130?

Mine's killing me. Went in with an infopass. Was told that it'd probably be another 6 months before an interview is scheduled. What??

Nope. No update yet. Although I went ahead and filed a K-3 petition to help keep my sanity by hoping that it might actually get processed before my interview came up. I also just filed an online service request. I've been trying for a month and kept being told it was too early to file one. But it finally went through so I'm waiting now to see if something comes of that. Last I heard, they said maybe an interview by the end of the year.

I don't understand the long delay. I don't mind an interview; I just don't see why they have to make us wait so long for it. The one good thing (assuming that the reason is because they are questioning the marriage??) is that the longer they wait, the more evidence we have since I have been to visit two more times now.

I will let you know if anything happens...please do the same! Thanks.

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Returned from Pakistan Sunday and collected my mail on Monday. Had notice for interview Oct. 1st. Only a couple of days so I'm happy for that! But the letter seems to indicate they expect the beneficiary to be there. I hope it's just a standard interview letter because it's impossible for him to be here.

So...I'm excited but nervous...

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Returned from Pakistan Sunday and collected my mail on Monday. Had notice for interview Oct. 1st. Only a couple of days so I'm happy for that! But the letter seems to indicate they expect the beneficiary to be there. I hope it's just a standard interview letter because it's impossible for him to be here.

So...I'm excited but nervous...

Awesome bud. Very glad for you. Let that nerve not get into 'happiness' that you've demonstrated such patience for. Good luck!

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