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On December 23th my online case status was updated to " We scheduled you for your interview and mailed you an interview notice. "  It said that my interview is on January 31st  and to please follow the instructions on the notice. Ever since I have been waiting and waiting to get that letter at my mailing address which is a P.O. Box, (same mailing address since beginning of application) and today I login to check my case status and it says

 

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Notice Was Returned To USCIS Because The Post Office Could Not Deliver It

On January 12, 2017, the Post Office returned a notice we sent you for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number MSCxxxxx, because they could not deliver it. This could have a serious effect on your case.  Please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request a copy of the notice immediately. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

 After immediately doing an e-request like they said, I got an email saying I should hear back from them by February 8th 2017!! that's a full week after my interview,  :cry:and I can't show up to an interview without that notice, I don't even have the time my interview was supposed to take place. I called them and it was no help, told me to do e-request and wait for copy in the mail :crying::crying::crying: has anyone had to deal with this? Is there a faster way to get that notice? why did it happen in the first place? I have been getting all other notices in that PO Box for the entire process I'm seriously freaking out :cry::cry::cry::cry:  does this mean my interview has already been moved? what do I do?

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Married the love of my life on May 14 2016

 

5/23/2016 Sent initial application for AOS (Forms: i-130, i-485, i-765 and G-1145)

 

Day 01 05/24/2016 USCIS received package (priority date)

Day 09 06/02/2016 Got USCIS Text (3). Case received form i-797 to follow in mail

Day 14 06/07/2016 We received i-797C for residence (i-485) and petition of relative (i-130 )

Day 20 06/13/2016 We received i-797C for employment app (i-765)

Day 25 06/18/2016 Received Biometrics Appt for July 1st

Day 38 07/01/2016 Biometrics Appt

Day 52 07/15/2016 Request for evidence: Missing Applicant Signature on form i-693 (page 1 of medical exams)

Day 83 08/15/2016 Change online status to "EAD: New Card Is Being Produced"

Day 86 08/18/2016 Change online status to "EAD: Card Was Mailed"

Day 90 08/22/2016 Received EAD card on the mail :thumbs:

Day 90 08/22/2016 Applied for SSN - card to be mailed in 30 to 90 days

Day 106     09/07/2016 Received SSN card on the mail (took 16 days!!)

Day 182     11/22/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 211    12/21/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 213    12/23/2016    Got USCIS Text. Case updated Online. Interview scheduled for January 31st 2017.
Day 238    01/17/2017   Case updated: Notice Was Returned To USCIS Because The Post Office Could Not Deliver It
Day 238    01/17/2017   Filed E-Request: Service Request for Non-Delivery of other notice
Day 243    01/22/2017    Received NEW COPY of Interview Notice in the Mail for Jan 31st Interview 
Day 252    01/31/2017    Interview Day ^_^
Day 252    01/31/2017    Case updated: Form i-130 and Form i-485 APPROVED!!! :dance::dance:
Day 254    02/02/2017    Change online status to "GC: My Card Was Mailed"
Day 258    02/06/2017    Received Green Card on Mail :dance::dance:;)

 

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Two things could happen: 1. The AoS process could be delayed and 2. Since it is not of your fault, you will be rescheduled. USCIS' has a strict  policy when it comes to applicants not attending interview scheduled. However, based on the fact that it was returned or undelivered and can be substantiated by USCIS; you have no worry. Were there several attempts made by the post office? Or maybe, you were not available during those delivery attempts. Let me know.:)

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First of all, @delilah2016 and @chars, Thank you for your kind support and encouragement.

 

I am extremely happy you let you know that I received a copy of my interview notification today through the mail. :D:rolleyes: Same address as before, only God knows what happened before.

 

Just a note to those that might be in the same situation, don't despair. As soon as you realize there is a problem follow the instructions,   It's scary and frustrating but YOU MUST CALL THEM AND BE PATIENT. If the first call is not helpful, call again and try again I talked to at least two 2nd tier agents and another handful of other agents before they offered a surefire solution.  One of the 2nd tier agents asked me to wait until 7 days before my interview (that is tomorrow Jan 23), and if I hadn't received the copy I requested (through the e-request ) by then he offered to give me a case number where he wrote down instructions to Fax me a copy if necessary. I am very glad I received the notice in the mail and I won't have to call them again, and I am even more grateful that this was caught in time before my interview.  Good luck to all of you!!! and fingers crossed it all goes well January 31st ^_^


Married the love of my life on May 14 2016

 

5/23/2016 Sent initial application for AOS (Forms: i-130, i-485, i-765 and G-1145)

 

Day 01 05/24/2016 USCIS received package (priority date)

Day 09 06/02/2016 Got USCIS Text (3). Case received form i-797 to follow in mail

Day 14 06/07/2016 We received i-797C for residence (i-485) and petition of relative (i-130 )

Day 20 06/13/2016 We received i-797C for employment app (i-765)

Day 25 06/18/2016 Received Biometrics Appt for July 1st

Day 38 07/01/2016 Biometrics Appt

Day 52 07/15/2016 Request for evidence: Missing Applicant Signature on form i-693 (page 1 of medical exams)

Day 83 08/15/2016 Change online status to "EAD: New Card Is Being Produced"

Day 86 08/18/2016 Change online status to "EAD: Card Was Mailed"

Day 90 08/22/2016 Received EAD card on the mail :thumbs:

Day 90 08/22/2016 Applied for SSN - card to be mailed in 30 to 90 days

Day 106     09/07/2016 Received SSN card on the mail (took 16 days!!)

Day 182     11/22/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 211    12/21/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 213    12/23/2016    Got USCIS Text. Case updated Online. Interview scheduled for January 31st 2017.
Day 238    01/17/2017   Case updated: Notice Was Returned To USCIS Because The Post Office Could Not Deliver It
Day 238    01/17/2017   Filed E-Request: Service Request for Non-Delivery of other notice
Day 243    01/22/2017    Received NEW COPY of Interview Notice in the Mail for Jan 31st Interview 
Day 252    01/31/2017    Interview Day ^_^
Day 252    01/31/2017    Case updated: Form i-130 and Form i-485 APPROVED!!! :dance::dance:
Day 254    02/02/2017    Change online status to "GC: My Card Was Mailed"
Day 258    02/06/2017    Received Green Card on Mail :dance::dance:;)

 

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3 hours ago, Calcif3r said:

First of all, @delilah2016 and @chars, Thank you for your kind support and encouragement.

 

I am extremely happy you let you know that I received a copy of my interview notification today through the mail. :D:rolleyes: Same address as before, only God knows what happened before.

 

Just a note to those that might be in the same situation, don't despair. As soon as you realize there is a problem follow the instructions,   It's scary and frustrating but YOU MUST CALL THEM AND BE PATIENT. If the first call is not helpful, call again and try again I talked to at least two 2nd tier agents and another handful of other agents before they offered a surefire solution.  One of the 2nd tier agents asked me to wait until 7 days before my interview (that is tomorrow Jan 23), and if I hadn't received the copy I requested (through the e-request ) by then he offered to give me a case number where he wrote down instructions to Fax me a copy if necessary. I am very glad I received the notice in the mail and I won't have to call them again, and I am even more grateful that this was caught in time before my interview.  Good luck to all of you!!! and fingers crossed it all goes well January 31st ^_^

Happy it worked out for you :)

Good luck on your interview!


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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16 hours ago, Suss&Camm said:

Happy it worked out for you :)

Good luck on your interview!

Thank you :D


Married the love of my life on May 14 2016

 

5/23/2016 Sent initial application for AOS (Forms: i-130, i-485, i-765 and G-1145)

 

Day 01 05/24/2016 USCIS received package (priority date)

Day 09 06/02/2016 Got USCIS Text (3). Case received form i-797 to follow in mail

Day 14 06/07/2016 We received i-797C for residence (i-485) and petition of relative (i-130 )

Day 20 06/13/2016 We received i-797C for employment app (i-765)

Day 25 06/18/2016 Received Biometrics Appt for July 1st

Day 38 07/01/2016 Biometrics Appt

Day 52 07/15/2016 Request for evidence: Missing Applicant Signature on form i-693 (page 1 of medical exams)

Day 83 08/15/2016 Change online status to "EAD: New Card Is Being Produced"

Day 86 08/18/2016 Change online status to "EAD: Card Was Mailed"

Day 90 08/22/2016 Received EAD card on the mail :thumbs:

Day 90 08/22/2016 Applied for SSN - card to be mailed in 30 to 90 days

Day 106     09/07/2016 Received SSN card on the mail (took 16 days!!)

Day 182     11/22/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 211    12/21/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 213    12/23/2016    Got USCIS Text. Case updated Online. Interview scheduled for January 31st 2017.
Day 238    01/17/2017   Case updated: Notice Was Returned To USCIS Because The Post Office Could Not Deliver It
Day 238    01/17/2017   Filed E-Request: Service Request for Non-Delivery of other notice
Day 243    01/22/2017    Received NEW COPY of Interview Notice in the Mail for Jan 31st Interview 
Day 252    01/31/2017    Interview Day ^_^
Day 252    01/31/2017    Case updated: Form i-130 and Form i-485 APPROVED!!! :dance::dance:
Day 254    02/02/2017    Change online status to "GC: My Card Was Mailed"
Day 258    02/06/2017    Received Green Card on Mail :dance::dance:;)

 

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Did you ever find out why it was not returned?? I just got the same notice and I'm freaking out! Was it automatically resent? Or did you get the notice on the 22nd because you did the e-request? Also, did you phone the post office to fix the issue? Help/reassurance would be fantastic!

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On 3/10/2017 at 6:34 PM, msw1992 said:

Did you ever find out why it was not returned?? I just got the same notice and I'm freaking out! Was it automatically resent? Or did you get the notice on the 22nd because you did the e-request? Also, did you phone the post office to fix the issue? Help/reassurance would be fantastic!

 

@msw1992 sorry I didn't get the chance to read your post before. I sincerely hope your case is all good by now :thumbs:.

 

To answer your question, No. I never got a "reason" as to why it was lost. I dealt with USCIS only. I never called USPS because I felt like the post office would be the most frustrating dead end, since they would probably "Start an investigation" but couldn't send me a copy of what they lost let alone find what they lost <_<.

 

Yes, I did receive a "copy of interview letter" BECAUSE I placed the e-request as soon as I realized there was a problem AND pestered the USCIS agents on the phone. Multiple calls, multiple 1st tier agents will tell you that all you should do now is wait for the copy, don't despair. Call again and try again, you WILL get a different agent.  I talked to at least two 2nd tier agents and another handful of other 1st tier agents, I did not desist until they offered a solution to the "what if it doesn't come in time?".  One of the 2nd tier agents asked me to wait until 7 days before my interview, and if I hadn't received the copy I requested (through the e-request ) by then, he offered to give me a case number where he wrote down instructions to Fax me a copy if necessary. Knowing that I had the option to request a faxed copy made it a little easier to wait and see IF the copy would come through the mail in time. and it came eight days before my interview. 

 

FYI, 6 days after my interview I received my greencard without any problem at all. Same address :rolleyes: oh USPS  <_<

 

Good luck and best wishes!!! 


Married the love of my life on May 14 2016

 

5/23/2016 Sent initial application for AOS (Forms: i-130, i-485, i-765 and G-1145)

 

Day 01 05/24/2016 USCIS received package (priority date)

Day 09 06/02/2016 Got USCIS Text (3). Case received form i-797 to follow in mail

Day 14 06/07/2016 We received i-797C for residence (i-485) and petition of relative (i-130 )

Day 20 06/13/2016 We received i-797C for employment app (i-765)

Day 25 06/18/2016 Received Biometrics Appt for July 1st

Day 38 07/01/2016 Biometrics Appt

Day 52 07/15/2016 Request for evidence: Missing Applicant Signature on form i-693 (page 1 of medical exams)

Day 83 08/15/2016 Change online status to "EAD: New Card Is Being Produced"

Day 86 08/18/2016 Change online status to "EAD: Card Was Mailed"

Day 90 08/22/2016 Received EAD card on the mail :thumbs:

Day 90 08/22/2016 Applied for SSN - card to be mailed in 30 to 90 days

Day 106     09/07/2016 Received SSN card on the mail (took 16 days!!)

Day 182     11/22/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 211    12/21/2016    called for update, said still within processing time and to give it a month:clock:
Day 213    12/23/2016    Got USCIS Text. Case updated Online. Interview scheduled for January 31st 2017.
Day 238    01/17/2017   Case updated: Notice Was Returned To USCIS Because The Post Office Could Not Deliver It
Day 238    01/17/2017   Filed E-Request: Service Request for Non-Delivery of other notice
Day 243    01/22/2017    Received NEW COPY of Interview Notice in the Mail for Jan 31st Interview 
Day 252    01/31/2017    Interview Day ^_^
Day 252    01/31/2017    Case updated: Form i-130 and Form i-485 APPROVED!!! :dance::dance:
Day 254    02/02/2017    Change online status to "GC: My Card Was Mailed"
Day 258    02/06/2017    Received Green Card on Mail :dance::dance:;)

 

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