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Hi,

Just curious as to whether anyone has ever received an actual phone call from USCIS? I had a missed call from someone on Saturday, no message left. This morning I had another missed call from the same number with a voicemail: This is Officer such and such...he is working on my case..and will try to call again. He spoke with a very thick foreign accent (not american) and said something like he wanted to ask me if we had an RFE with them. Weird. The call was from CA where we sent our rfe a month ago. I haven't left my phone alone haha. I tried calling the number back obviously, but each time it didn't dial, just had silence, then after a minute or so it disconnected...so I am assuming they don't allow calls to them. Of course. I have never heard of them calling us??!! One part of me is excited, because after 14 months of waiting it feels good to know something is being done, but my logical side is scared of what the hell they want now?? Our rfe was full of ridiculous requests, and repetitive things that we had already sent, plus them saying my medical was out of date etc...and I did not get another medical due to K1 not needing to according to their policy, despite it now being out of date due to their slowness. So, that is the only thing I can think of. But why not just send a letter like they usually do... Can you tell I am going slightly crazy here haha.

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Hi,

Just curious as to whether anyone has ever received an actual phone call from USCIS? I had a missed call from someone on Saturday, no message left. This morning I had another missed call from the same number with a voicemail: This is Officer such and such...he is working on my case..and will try to call again. He spoke with a very thick foreign accent (not american) and said something like he wanted to ask me if we had an RFE with them. Weird. The call was from CA where we sent our rfe a month ago. I haven't left my phone alone haha. I tried calling the number back obviously, but each time it didn't dial, just had silence, then after a minute or so it disconnected...so I am assuming they don't allow calls to them. Of course. I have never heard of them calling us??!! One part of me is excited, because after 14 months of waiting it feels good to know something is being done, but my logical side is scared of what the hell they want now?? Our rfe was full of ridiculous requests, and repetitive things that we had already sent, plus them saying my medical was out of date etc...and I did not get another medical due to K1 not needing to according to their policy, despite it now being out of date due to their slowness. So, that is the only thing I can think of. But why not just send a letter like they usually do... Can you tell I am going slightly crazy here haha.

I could be wrong, but I don't think that USCIS will ever call you. They will send you physical mail/letters and email notices (if you have registered with USCIS). I would be very careful about this as there are some current scams that are like this.

Call USCIS at their main number 1 (800) 375-5283. Or call your local office and request an infopass appointment.

Here is a link to their full contact page: http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/contact-us

Good luck!

Edited by _Paul&Jesica_

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i would suggest a long conversation with an ISO,

asking an ISO

to read the notes in the casefile,

and telling the ISO that the adjudicator was attempting to contact you, twice now,

and you want the ISO to tell you exactly what the adjudicator wants.

although it's rare for them to call, they do call, when something is strange after an RFE submittal (like yours).


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Thank you both Paul&Jessica and Darnell... I have contacted Uscis and they transferred me to tier 2 which of course means I have to wait for them to call back. The first officer couldnt give any info other than saying there are scams. So, hopefully the tier 2 will call back before the other guy haha.

Thanks again, will update when I find out more :)

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ya, you need a tier 2 to look at the internal notes on the casefile.

i would also ask if the adjudicator assigned to the case is still working or is off on vacation,

and ask when the adjudication might be finished.


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Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Gday,

I don't want to get your hopes up but I personally recieved a phone call from USCIS...well actually my new officer. I had been stuck for 2 years and she wanted to personally call me to tell me I had been approved. I was lucky enough that they called me back and I was able to take the call the 2nd time. It was the best birthday present I ever got. If you have any questions PM me...Btw where in Australia are you from...I am a Sydney girl.

TTFN

Kat


July 31st 2004 Married

Feb 13th 2006 AOS package sent

Reciept Feb 13th 2006

April 26th 2006 Biometrics

Interviewed May 3rd 2006 Denver Approved pending FBI Namecheck(AO extremly rude)

Long wait begins

August 2006 Inquiry on case....still pending

December 2006 Inquiry on case....still pending

Feb 16th 2007 Missed Grandmother's surprise 85th Birthday party in Australia.

April 2007 Inquiry on case....still pending

July 2007 Inquiry on case....still pending Informed they will not redo my biometrics till my FBI namecheck is back. Original AO retires.

Dec 26th 2007 Notice to appear for Biometrics

Jan 9th 2008 Biometrics

Jan 29th 2008 Missed telephone call from USCIS

Jan 30th 2008(my birthday) Returned phone call from USCIS AO (much nicer then original) personally called to confirm my mailing address an advise I am approved an will recieve 10yr card as I have been married more then 2yrs.

Feb 11th 2008 10yr greencard recieved in the mail with wrong info on card.

Feb 12th 2008 Start planning trip home to Australia

May 3rd 2008 Leave for Australia

May 5th 2008 Touch down in Australia 1st time since Dec 28th 1995 what a relief.

May 5th 2008 Suprise my grandmother with showing up at her door. Tears all around but well worth it.

May 25th 2008 Say Seeya Soon as I hate Goodbye...Come back to the US and start thinking about when We will wanna go home again.

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USCIS can and do call you sometimes; it doesn't happen often, but it does happen.


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Gday,

I don't want to get your hopes up but I personally recieved a phone call from USCIS...well actually my new officer. I had been stuck for 2 years and she wanted to personally call me to tell me I had been approved. I was lucky enough that they called me back and I was able to take the call the 2nd time. It was the best birthday present I ever got. If you have any questions PM me...Btw where in Australia are you from...I am a Sydney girl.

TTFN

Kat

Hi Kat!

I am a sydney girl too :) It turns out they were trying to call (not a scam haha) but never called back the 3rd time :( Of course I was glued to my phone for 3 entire days, didn't even go out for fear of being in the subway etc.

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Ok, so to update if anyone is interested: yes they were trying to call...and didn't call back the third time like they said (of course!) We had recently had an rfe and it must have been about that, to do with the medical. We received a letter a few days later for another rfe, for same medical. (I had disputed it, to no avail)

Thanks everyone!!

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phone on rubber ring around wrist now? Oh, I hope so !


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Thanks for the update, and good luck with it.


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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