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We filed i-1751 back in August 2015..  We never heard anything in all that time.. while it seemed everyone else was approved. We filed in the California service center. It seems they lost our application but no one would ever confirm. During the last 18 months we have filed 4 or 5 different service status requested based on case being outside of normal processing times. Each time only received a form letter saying we would hear something within 60 days, but each time 60 days came and went without no other contact or information. We probably called the 800 number about 10 times over the 18 months. We went to one infoPass appointment in July were the woman immigration officer actually threaten my wife saying if she was not happy with the time it was taking that she could just remove her application and start deportation proceedings. In October 2016 we went to our local congressman for help, but he lost his election and I don't think they did anything. So we went to our US Senator for help this last month and today we received a letter stating we need to go in for an Interview in 2 weeks. 

 

Can anyone help shed some light on why this may have taken so long, sense everyone else in our group on here in visa Journey the August 15 California Filers were approved within 4 to 6 months. We has ours taken 18 months and now we have an interview? Has anyone else had experiences like this? What should I expect in the Interview?

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You may never find out the reason it took so long.  Did your spouse file the N-400 after three years, or have you just been waiting for the I-751?

 

If they lost your package, then they will probably not admit it.  Just read about another package that was sent to a country where the couple had never even been, where it languished for 5 months!  Sometimes this process is DEFINITELY not fair.

 

So glad you got your Senator involved.  Just be prepared for the interview - make sure each of you know enough about your spouse and his/her family.  Hopefully, you'll finally get your 10-year green card!

 

Best of luck!

 

Sukie in NY

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Thanks, have been very stressed for a long time now. Also my mother has been sick and my father was seriously injured and hospitalized during this time and I could not leave the country because of this just dragging out. Do you have any idea if they will approve on the spot at the interview or will we have to wait even longer afterwards? We just filed our N-400 two weeks ago after contacting the US Senator because we had just been trying to wait for the ROC approval. Ended up costing us more because the fee we up on the 23rd. 

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We sent, joint tax returns, bank statements, electric bill, phone bills ect. Passport, green card pictures everything thing suggested in the application to send. I feel the problem is that I do not work, which I cannot get a job now with an expired greencard. My husband is much older than me and he already owned his house and cars and everything before we were married. So there is not a need for me to work and he enjoys having me at home. We do not have any kids and I was waiting to change my name when i get my citizenship, because we had heard of stories of name changes causing problems with the adjustment of status. 

 

We have no major purchases, we have no loans or debt. There was not a lot of formal documentation, other than joint car insurance, banks accounts and things and tax rental health insurance. We thought that was more than enough. He takes are of all the bills. Not sure what there is we can do to prove our marriage. Seems we are being penalized because we choose not to have children or go into debt and me not working. 

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May 2015 filer here....

I have had no RFE whatsoever, but after 20 months a notification of an interview was recently received out of the blue. I did not contact a senator either.

 

When it is ready, I will take a photo of the ridiculous stack of documents being taken to the interview, which is currently standing at around 9" high and counting. They want evidence, so they are going to get it in abundance.

 

It is yet another hoop to jump through in this infuriating saga, but it is progress nonetheless...

 

1 hour ago, Sukie said:

If they lost your package, then they will probably not admit it.  Just read about another package that was sent to a country where the couple had never even been, where it languished for 5 months!  Sometimes this process is DEFINITELY not fair.

 

You must be referring to my case.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, mindthegap said:

May 2015 filer here....

I have had no RFE whatsoever, but after 20 months a notification of an interview was recently received out of the blue. I did not contact a senator either.

 

When it is ready, I will take a photo of the ridiculous stack of documents being taken to the interview, which is currently standing at around 9" high and counting. They want evidence, so they are going to get it in abundance.

 

It is yet another hoop to jump through in this infuriating saga, but it is progress nonetheless...

 

 

You must be referring to my case.

 

 

 

Yes, MindTheGap - it WAS your case to which I was referring!

 

Sukie in NY

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