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It's now a year and 1/2 since we first applied for our AOS and we are at a standstill.

Now the EAD is held up as well (filed in February 2018 to renew).

 

Two weeks ago, I requested a status on the UCIS site. They said they will not respond until June 8th.

Since our interview (July 2017), I have visited UCIS offices and called to inquire on our status countless times. No one is able to give us a status and although many folks are suffering over the same issue, I just can't rest easy until we receive his green card. 

 

Wouldn't we receive an RFE by now if there was anything missing?

I have pondered up at least 8 to 9 scenarios as to why we're having to wait this long. One being simply being because we interviewed in New York and NY offices are overwhelmed with cases.

 

Anyway, just thought I'd share a bit of what my husband and I are experiencing should anyone be in the same predicament.

 

Thanks

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11 hours ago, DRKALEMAR said:

It's now a year and 1/2 since we first applied for our AOS and we are at a standstill.

Now the EAD is held up as well (filed in February 2018 to renew).

 

Two weeks ago, I requested a status on the UCIS site. They said they will not respond until June 8th.

Since our interview (July 2017), I have visited UCIS offices and called to inquire on our status countless times. No one is able to give us a status and although many folks are suffering over the same issue, I just can't rest easy until we receive his green card. 

 

Wouldn't we receive an RFE by now if there was anything missing?

I have pondered up at least 8 to 9 scenarios as to why we're having to wait this long. One being simply being because we interviewed in New York and NY offices are overwhelmed with cases.

 

Anyway, just thought I'd share a bit of what my husband and I are experiencing should anyone be in the same predicament.

 

Thanks

Frustrating situation. NYC is backed up but to not hear something 11 months AFTER the interview, that's ridiculous. 

 

Options I can think of: 1) contact the ombudsman, supposed to be a neutral party (www.dhs.gov/topic/cis-ombudsman); 2) reach out to your congressmen (you have 2 senators and a congressman) and have them inquire; 3) request a FOIA (www.uscis.gov/g-639) to get all the info on your case - it's free, however this could add to the delay because the FOIA people have to pull your physical records; 4) call USCIS again and again and ask to speak to tier 2 representative; 5) make an infopass appointment to try and hurry them along (https://my.uscis.gov/appointment); 6) start the process of filing court action against them. I've seen a couple cases where just the threat of this speeds them along. 

 

What are they telling you when they call? Is it in administrative processing? Did the CO conducting your interview indicate you'd be approved or that there was something more he needed?

 

Can you also post your review of the interview? I'm an NYC filer as well so would love the input. (http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=&cty=New+York+City+NY&dfilter=5)

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On 6/8/2018 at 2:33 AM, Teemo said:

 

Frustrating situation. NYC is backed up but to not hear something 11 months AFTER the interview, that's ridiculous. 

 

Options I can think of: 1) contact the ombudsman, supposed to be a neutral party (www.dhs.gov/topic/cis-ombudsman); 2) reach out to your congressmen (you have 2 senators and a congressman) and have them inquire; 3) request a FOIA (www.uscis.gov/g-639) to get all the info on your case - it's free, however this could add to the delay because the FOIA people have to pull your physical records; 4) call USCIS again and again and ask to speak to tier 2 representative; 5) make an infopass appointment to try and hurry them along (https://my.uscis.gov/appointment); 6) start the process of filing court action against them. I've seen a couple cases where just the threat of this speeds them along. 

 

What are they telling you when they call? Is it in administrative processing? Did the CO conducting your interview indicate you'd be approved or that there was something more he needed?

 

Can you also post your review of the interview? I'm an NYC filer as well so would love the input. (http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=&cty=New+York+City+NY&dfilter=5)

Thanks for the input! So far, I tried requesting an FOIA but now I think i'd like to try calling USCIS again to ask for "tier 2". That's something new I haven't tried.

Infopass is nearly impossible in NY. They haven't had open slots to meet in person in months and the one time I was able to speak to someone in person, they gave me the same exact information as the website. 

 

I don't know why i've been hesitating on writing my congressman but I definitely think that will need to happy very soon.

 

Thanks again and I will certainly post a review on our interview (although I think i didn't include that on my profile).

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DRkalemar --  If speaking to the tier 2 officer doesn't help - try your local congressman's office for sure. I wrote to my local congressman's office in Miami, FL and they contacted me within a week to hear the situation with the case. 

I too am a Dec 21, 2016 filer and I received and RFE within a month or so of filing 2/2017 and my case was in Lees Summit, Mo till recently 5/2018. Early this month, we went to our local field office and they mentioned our case was finally at the office. Its a huge sign of relief for us. Let's see how long they keep us waiting on the decision.

 

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3 hours ago, DRKALEMAR said:

Thanks for the input! So far, I tried requesting an FOIA but now I think i'd like to try calling USCIS again to ask for "tier 2". That's something new I haven't tried.

Infopass is nearly impossible in NY. They haven't had open slots to meet in person in months and the one time I was able to speak to someone in person, they gave me the same exact information as the website. 

 

I don't know why i've been hesitating on writing my congressman but I definitely think that will need to happy very soon.

 

Thanks again and I will certainly post a review on our interview (although I think i didn't include that on my profile).

Here's the secret to infopass:

 

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On 6/8/2018 at 2:33 AM, Teemo said:

 

Frustrating situation. NYC is backed up but to not hear something 11 months AFTER the interview, that's ridiculous. 

 

Options I can think of: 1) contact the ombudsman, supposed to be a neutral party (www.dhs.gov/topic/cis-ombudsman); 2) reach out to your congressmen (you have 2 senators and a congressman) and have them inquire; 3) request a FOIA (www.uscis.gov/g-639) to get all the info on your case - it's free, however this could add to the delay because the FOIA people have to pull your physical records; 4) call USCIS again and again and ask to speak to tier 2 representative; 5) make an infopass appointment to try and hurry them along (https://my.uscis.gov/appointment); 6) start the process of filing court action against them. I've seen a couple cases where just the threat of this speeds them along. 

 

What are they telling you when they call? Is it in administrative processing? Did the CO conducting your interview indicate you'd be approved or that there was something more he needed?

 

Can you also post your review of the interview? I'm an NYC filer as well so would love the input. (http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=&cty=New+York+City+NY&dfilter=5)

FYI - Wrote my letter both NYC congressmen. THANKS!

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On 6/11/2018 at 4:49 PM, DRKALEMAR said:

FYI - Wrote my letter both NYC congressmen. THANKS!

Even better news, Senator Gillibrand is having our EAD expedited! Unfortunately, our I-485 is still considered within normal waiting period.

That's is wild to know we still need to wait this out but at least it's one more assurance that nothing funky is happening to our case.

 

THANKS For the advise!

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