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Hi all, I am new to this forum but wanted some advice given my rather frustrating ordeal. I filed my N400 sometime late last year - around September or October. I went through most of the steps and was scheduled to have an interview in July this year. However, I had just moved before I got the letter and submitted a change of address while the letter was on its way to my old address (it got forwarded to me eventually, but I obviously could not go). So my interview is rescheduled to the last week of August in my new city and I thought everything would proceed nicely. However, the night before the interview I get a call from USCIS telling me that my application had not been received by the processing center in my new city. I received a letter stating the same in writing. 

 

I figured that this was not a big deal given the size and scope of the organization so I waited for two months before asking what has been going on. I have called USCIS and used the online help multiple times and all I got a response in the mail saying my application is pending and no timeline of when things will progress. Currently, I'm trying to find an infopass time, but I have been unable to get an appointment for the past week. Has anyone else experienced such delays? What is my best case of action here? I grow weary of using my lunch breaks to call USCIS, although I do appreciate the customer service guys being patient and nice. Thanks!

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1 hour ago, hawkeye12 said:

Hi all, I am new to this forum but wanted some advice given my rather frustrating ordeal. I filed my N400 sometime late last year - around September or October. I went through most of the steps and was scheduled to have an interview in July this year. However, I had just moved before I got the letter and submitted a change of address while the letter was on its way to my old address (it got forwarded to me eventually, but I obviously could not go). So my interview is rescheduled to the last week of August in my new city and I thought everything would proceed nicely. However, the night before the interview I get a call from USCIS telling me that my application had not been received by the processing center in my new city. I received a letter stating the same in writing. 

 

I figured that this was not a big deal given the size and scope of the organization so I waited for two months before asking what has been going on. I have called USCIS and used the online help multiple times and all I got a response in the mail saying my application is pending and no timeline of when things will progress. Currently, I'm trying to find an infopass time, but I have been unable to get an appointment for the past week. Has anyone else experienced such delays? What is my best case of action here? I grow weary of using my lunch breaks to call USCIS, although I do appreciate the customer service guys being patient and nice. Thanks!

I am very sorry that you have had to deal with all of this. Considering how long your case has been in processing I would suggest contacting your state representative or a state senator's office. They usually can rattle USCIS's cage quite effectively. 

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15 hours ago, hawkeye12 said:

Hi all, I am new to this forum but wanted some advice given my rather frustrating ordeal. I filed my N400 sometime late last year - around September or October. I went through most of the steps and was scheduled to have an interview in July this year. However, I had just moved before I got the letter and submitted a change of address while the letter was on its way to my old address (it got forwarded to me eventually, but I obviously could not go). So my interview is rescheduled to the last week of August in my new city and I thought everything would proceed nicely. However, the night before the interview I get a call from USCIS telling me that my application had not been received by the processing center in my new city. I received a letter stating the same in writing. 

 

I figured that this was not a big deal given the size and scope of the organization so I waited for two months before asking what has been going on. I have called USCIS and used the online help multiple times and all I got a response in the mail saying my application is pending and no timeline of when things will progress. Currently, I'm trying to find an infopass time, but I have been unable to get an appointment for the past week. Has anyone else experienced such delays? What is my best case of action here? I grow weary of using my lunch breaks to call USCIS, although I do appreciate the customer service guys being patient and nice. Thanks!

I don't know much about the  N400 process,  not got to that stage yet, but I am wondering if you moved state?  If so don't you have to be residing in that new state for 3 months before filing for N400.  Not sure if its connected or you moved state but just a though.  As for the info pass, perhaps try around midnight or very early morning  to get an appointment. If that doesnt work then try every 15 minutes,, in case there is a cancellation.  If you still have no  success moving your case forward you can contact your senator, or the Ombudsman.


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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Hello, i have a similar situation where my processing time passed 1 year and 2 months, i have contacted USCIS 2 months ago and they said we will contact Indianapolis office to assign an officer since you're outside processing times,  30 days and we will contact you within that time, i said alright,  30 days passed with nothing new, i called again and waited again 2 weeks.. today morning i got a response on email, not Case update, just an email saying that USCIS still looking to your backrgound and unable to render final decision, as the required investigation your background remains pending.

 

well excuse me, i've been outstanding resident, i paid my tax, i worked hard, i have clean background, never had even a speeding ticket, never got into trouble, i have a carrying firearm permit (Work Related) after going through background checks from FBI and State police and everything is great!, yet USCIS having issues finalizing my background check. in 4 months i would have been married for 6 years and been in the state for 5 years so there is no time resident time issues. i have visited my family in my previous country twice (Each time less than a month) in all that time and passing through airport security was easy and smooth, i have no red flags or anything that gets USCIS to do this. 

 

whats your thoughts?

 

 

 

Adding a video proves i am not hostile or misused my firearm permit, i am a peaceful man and wont harm anyone or anything.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, JorJoe said:

Hello, i have a similar situation where my processing time passed 1 year and 2 months, i have contacted USCIS 2 months ago and they said we will contact Indianapolis office to assign an officer since you're outside processing times,  30 days and we will contact you within that time, i said alright,  30 days passed with nothing new, i called again and waited again 2 weeks.. today morning i got a response on email, not Case update, just an email saying that USCIS still looking to your backrgound and unable to render final decision, as the required investigation your background remains pending.

 

well excuse me, i've been outstanding resident, i paid my tax, i worked hard, i have clean background, never had even a speeding ticket, never got into trouble, i have a carrying firearm permit (Work Related) after going through background checks from FBI and State police and everything is great!, yet USCIS having issues finalizing my background check. in 4 months i would have been married for 6 years and been in the state for 5 years so there is no time resident time issues. i have visited my family in my previous country twice (Each time less than a month) in all that time and passing through airport security was easy and smooth, i have no red flags or anything that gets USCIS to do this. 

 

whats your thoughts?

I think that its a security check and there is not much you can do that if it is so, they can take their merry time. If it was me waiting that long I would be thinking of contacting a senator to see if they move it along or find out more information regarding your case.  14 months is a long time to wait for N400. I feel for you, not sure if your travel even though only twice might have delayed things, because N400 does ask where you have travelled since you became a resident.


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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3 hours ago, JorJoe said:

well excuse me, i've been outstanding resident, i paid my tax, i worked hard, i have clean background, never had even a speeding ticket, never got into trouble, i have a carrying firearm permit (Work Related) after going through background checks from FBI and State police and everything is great!,

a lot of times the background check is delayed because of multiple name hits - so if in the US there are 5-10 individuals with your name , they need to check each of those with hits on the FBI background check to make sure they are not you and vice versa -


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*** Thread is moved from the US Citizenship main forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


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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