Jump to content
humamandrifa

Case I-130 outside normal processing times cr-1 USCIS

13 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi I have a case I-130 from USCIS in Nebraska Service Center is now passed my PD date (At December 9th 2016 now) and my PD is Dec 6th 2016. I am a US Citizen filing for my wife.

Well its been  almost 10 months wait, called USCIS even to Tier 1 and Tier 2 (Although its hard to get to Tier 2 because they will keep saying its the same), and no good response.

I already submitted inquiry last week and USCIS says to wait 30 days for it. also submitted letter to senator/congressman last week, no response from either one. Does anyone know any other way to get by this or any other tips? are they gona send me any NOA-2 noticed from E-mail, Text OR physical mail OR the USCIS app? and is there a chance that they might send an RFE because I am hoping not even after this long period of wait. Im already waiting 10 months almost and im just told to wait, and if they send me a physical mail how long is that and is it from a letter from USPS or UPS?. Thank you in advance.

Edited by humamandrifa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some of us have emailed a Mr Neufeld at USCIS. Check the all Nebraska forum for his email address in a post from yesterday. The more people reporting this to him might help along the cases. I am at 9 months today. I also plan to email him every day until i get a response. Gonna be on him like white on rice. Like a fat kid who loves cake.


Visa - CR1

Service Center - Nebraska

PD - January 26, 2017

NOA1 - January 31, 2017

NOA2 - November 3, 2017

State Department - Sent November 7, 2017

NVC Received - November 9, 2017

 

 


 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Longingfor said:

Some of us have emailed a Mr Neufeld at USCIS. Check the all Nebraska forum for his email address in a post from yesterday. The more people reporting this to him might help along the cases. I am at 9 months today. I also plan to email him every day until i get a response. Gonna be on him like white on rice. Like a fat kid who loves cake.

Do you have a link or info for this or the exact forum you are talking about? I will do whatever I can just like you haha just to get a response from USCIS, this is ridiculous having to wait this long. Thanks so much. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These were the two contacts at USCIS you can contact:
1) Donald Neufeld - Associate Director, Service Center Operations Directorate
Email: Donald.W.Neufeld@uscis.dhs.gov
2) James McCament - Deputy Associate Director, Service Center Operations

Email: james.w.mccament@uscis.dhs.gov

 

UCSIS Headquarters
111 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC 20529-2140

 

Donald Neufeld bio

Donald Neufeld is the associate director for Service Center Operations. In his current role, Neufeld oversees all activities at the five USCIS service centers located in Dallas, Texas (Texas Service Center); Laguna Nigel, California (California Service Center); Lincoln, Nebraska (Nebraska Service Center); Burlington, Vermont  (Vermont Service Center); and Arlington, Virginia (Potomac Service Center).

 

James McCament bio

James McCament began serving as the permanent deputy director of USCIS on March 31. Until the nomination and Senate confirmation of our next USCIS director, McCament will also serve as acting director of USCIS.  Since August 2015, McCament has served in the capacity of deputy associate director, Service Center Operations, overseeing the work of the five USCIS service centers in their processing of more than four million applications annually.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, acidrain said:

These were the two contacts at USCIS you can contact:
1) Donald Neufeld - Associate Director, Service Center Operations Directorate
Email: Donald.W.Neufeld@uscis.dhs.gov
2) James McCament - Deputy Associate Director, Service Center Operations

Email: james.w.mccament@uscis.dhs.gov

 

UCSIS Headquarters
111 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC 20529-2140

 

Donald Neufeld bio

Donald Neufeld is the associate director for Service Center Operations. In his current role, Neufeld oversees all activities at the five USCIS service centers located in Dallas, Texas (Texas Service Center); Laguna Nigel, California (California Service Center); Lincoln, Nebraska (Nebraska Service Center); Burlington, Vermont  (Vermont Service Center); and Arlington, Virginia (Potomac Service Center).

 

James McCament bio

James McCament began serving as the permanent deputy director of USCIS on March 31. Until the nomination and Senate confirmation of our next USCIS director, McCament will also serve as acting director of USCIS.  Since August 2015, McCament has served in the capacity of deputy associate director, Service Center Operations, overseeing the work of the five USCIS service centers in their processing of more than four million applications annually.

Wow thanks for this info this might help me out if I contact them. Which one in your opinion is the best or i can send to both?

Also this wont affect my case in any way right? like at least if i get a response might be lucky? and what do i say to them as a brief email to start with? Thanks for the info and i really appreciate it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the information off of the USCIS website and looked up their email addresses by doing a google search. I sent an email today but have not heard anything back. I also sent hard copies of my letters via Xpresspost.

 

I got the idea after searching through previous threads that described Nebraska having a similar issue in 2013. In the previous case the emails appeared to have gotten something going. I don't think anybody heard from these people directly. All we can hope is if enough people send messages they will hear our collective voice and do something about this office.

 

If you are fortunate to have a Senator or Congressperson who has good constituency assistants they have contacts within USCIS. But it's a hit or miss whether the politician you contact is of any help. Have you considered contacting other political representatives?

Edited by acidrain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This link was useful for me:

 

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/contact-us

 

Basically I followed all the steps listed at that link. 1st did a service request via tier 2 on the phone, then after getting a useless letter reply for the service request, I e-mailed CSC saying ####### (in a polite way), can I get some more help please? After that, e-mailed Service Center Operations (that oversees all the service centers), who responded in 1-2 hours,  telling CSC to resolve my situation ASAP (best day ever). I also contacted the USCIS omsbudsman at the same time, who quickly responded, and said they'd look into it. Miracle of miracles, my issue was resolved w/in 48 hours after that. 

 

That whole process took about 6 weeks though. Mine was also a K-1 and not IR-1/CR-1, but I don't think it makes much difference when trying to make USCIS responsive to your problem...

 

 


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

USCIS is Miss Trunchbull and we're Bruce Bogtrotter, trying to finish that damn big a$$ cake.

Yes, total Matilda reference. 

 

I say if you reached 7-8 months waiting you should send e-mails, e-requests, call. Maybe they think they don't have to address the significant backlog because they just assume we have to take it, and I mean we kind of do, but we will at least be somewhat loud about it. Hear me desperately sigh and groan, Nebraska! 


🇲🇽  & 🇺🇸

➺ 01/07/17 Got married in Cozumel ❤️

➺ 01/15/17 Delays: Mexican bureaucracy 

➺ 02/04/17 Petition mailed, here we go 

➺ 02/08/17 Case Assigned to USCIS Nebraska, sigh. 

➺ 02/13/17 We got our NOA1! PD: February 8th 

➺ 12/15/17 NOA2 finally! after 10 1/2 painful months. 

➺ 12/21/17 NVC confirmed they received our file 

➺ 01/11/18 Case number and IIN assigned! 

➺ 01/12/18 DS-261, choice of agent  filled 

➺ 01/15/18 AOS bill invoiced and paid 

➺ 01/20/18 AOS and IV packages completed 

➺ 01/22/18 Documents sent to Rapidvisa 

01/25/18 NVC replied! IV bill invoiced and paid

➺ 01/28/18  DS-260 completed! 

➺ 02/02/18 AOS and civil documents sent to NVC!

➺ 02/05/18  NVC received our package 

➺ 02/09/18  Scan date, more waiting... 

03/15/18 Case complete!  Yas queen! 

06/27/18  We got our Interview date! August 28th 

08/28/18 The interview!!! we got approved!!!! 

 

561 days from when we filed the I-130 to interview.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody,  

you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

— When Harry Met Sally


 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/27/2017 at 6:24 AM, humamandrifa said:

Hi I have a case I-130 from USCIS in Nebraska Service Center is now passed my PD date (At December 9th 2016 now) and my PD is Dec 6th 2016. I am a US Citizen filing for my wife.

Well its been  almost 10 months wait, called USCIS even to Tier 1 and Tier 2 (Although its hard to get to Tier 2 because they will keep saying its the same), and no good response.

I already submitted inquiry last week and USCIS says to wait 30 days for it. also submitted letter to senator/congressman last week, no response from either one. Does anyone know any other way to get by this or any other tips? are they gona send me any NOA-2 noticed from E-mail, Text OR physical mail OR the USCIS app? and is there a chance that they might send an RFE because I am hoping not even after this long period of wait. Im already waiting 10 months almost and im just told to wait, and if they send me a physical mail how long is that and is it from a letter from USPS or UPS?. Thank you in advance.

Try scheduling an appointment with USCIS local office they would give you more info on your case IN PERSON.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/tools/your-guide-infopass

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/26/2017 at 3:54 PM, acidrain said:

I got the information off of the USCIS website and looked up their email addresses by doing a google search. I sent an email today but have not heard anything back. I also sent hard copies of my letters via Xpresspost.

 

I got the idea after searching through previous threads that described Nebraska having a similar issue in 2013. In the previous case the emails appeared to have gotten something going. I don't think anybody heard from these people directly. All we can hope is if enough people send messages they will hear our collective voice and do something about this office.

 

If you are fortunate to have a Senator or Congressperson who has good constituency assistants they have contacts within USCIS. But it's a hit or miss whether the politician you contact is of any help. Have you considered contacting other political representatives?

This is pretty useful im going to try it out Thank you!. I have now contacted ombudsman and senator already, and im not sure who else to contact for help. Its been a nightmare waiting for all this i dont even know what they are doing to the cases on backlog.

Edited by humamandrifa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Nattie_Bry said:

Try scheduling an appointment with USCIS local office they would give you more info on your case IN PERSON.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/tools/your-guide-infopass

There is no available appointment in the LA area that I checked in next 14 days. I think i checked last month also. are these locations exists or is there any walkins? Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Dianalorena said:

USCIS is Miss Trunchbull and we're Bruce Bogtrotter, trying to finish that damn big a$$ cake.

Yes, total Matilda reference. 

 

I say if you reached 7-8 months waiting you should send e-mails, e-requests, call. Maybe they think they don't have to address the significant backlog because they just assume we have to take it, and I mean we kind of do, but we will at least be somewhat loud about it. Hear me desperately sigh and groan, Nebraska! 

I love your analogy, ofc referencing Matilda and her father is the same way HAHA!

 

Anyways im trying everything I can. all they can say is wait 30-45 days and i think they are maximizing the wait time so we have to keep calling. I just dont even know what to do next. contacted ombudsman and senator but not yet responded..i might just phone them too. but then again what are they doing to the backlogs now. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, humamandrifa said:

There is no available appointment in the LA area that I checked in next 14 days. I think i checked last month also. are these locations exists or is there any walkins? Thanks!

Yes is it quite fully booked in the area my husband is from there as well.

It took him 4 consecutive early mornings attempting to book an available slot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×