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arrowUSCIS Revoke a mistake?
April 19, 2015, 10:25 pm Last comment by trini_prince

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I will like to know if my mother's i-130 can be reopened.


Based on an update from an administrative error service request sent out April 10th, 2015, it states her petition was revoked because NVC recieved  a letter withdrawing the petition which she never did. USCIS seems to had never check the name and signature from the letter. They only admitted the reason for the revocation after repeated service request and calls.


What happened was I who is the beneficiary, mistakenly got bad advice and sent a letter to NVC asking them to temporarily withdraw the petition thinking it was needed to apply for a non immigrant visa. I was 17 at the time and the case was already at the National Visa Canter since they sent out forms to me. I only returned the choice of agent. I at the moment as well wasn’t ready to migrate. Did not know i could have just kept contacting NVC once a year.


Correct me if I am wrong, Under US Law, only a petitioner can withdraw an approved I-130. My mom never sent any withdrawal letter. USCIS was supposed to look at this upon the receipt of the petition returned to them from the National Visa Canter and issue a NOIR. She never got any. The case status online was and still stuck on September 2007, the Department of State sent us your case, Receipt Number EACxxxxxxx, for review. We are reviewing it, and will notify you by mail when we are done.


I am now over 21, 27 to be exact and still unmarried. My mom had filed for me in 2002 when she was an LPR and priority date had come current in 2005.  After repeated service request at USCIS, they eventually admitted as to the reason why the case was revoked which wasin 2009. And no, my step father did not include me as a derivative beneficiary since they may have had no understanding of immigration law and those terms. She is now a US citizen.


Can this I-130 be reopened? If she refiles, it means having a new priority date and waiting years. Since finding out the reason for Revocation and no Notice of Intent to Revoke was ever sent, she has just opened a case with the USCIS ombudsman office and awaiting their response.

I can let her refile, but I read under immigration law, only if a petition was not revoked, then a priority date can be recaptured. Is this a USCIS error for not checking to see who sent a withdrawal letter? What are my options?

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arrowTrinidad DV Interview Experience
April 17, 2015, 3:01 pm Last comment by flying_postman

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I just walked out of the embassy 2 hrs ago, so here's how it went:


I arrived at exactly 7:15 am for my scheduled 7:30 am appointment. After the security personnel checked/verified my name and appointment letter, I joined the line and at around 7:40 was able to enter the embassy. After the security screening I got to reception and gave my appointment letter to the receptionist which she then numbered  and provided  a folder for my documents and I took a seat in the Immigrant Visa/US Citizens section.


And then I waited and waited......then at 10:45 am I heard my name called to go to window 3  and I went in to present my documents and she checked off all my documents (keeping originals and copies), took my fingerprints and gave me a slip to pay the fee to the cashier which I did and returned to window 3 with the receipt which she took and then told me to have a seat and wait until my name is called.


Mercifully this wasn't as long and approx 10 minutes later may name was called for the interview at window 2: Here's the rundown from this morning:


CO: Good Morning,



Then I proceeded to take the oath and confirm my finger prints (just my right  index)

CO: I see you're applying in the DV category just so we want you know that have a high bar for entry for this category

Me: Uhm... Ok.....


CO: What is the longest you stayed in the US?



CO: Are you married/have kids?

Me: No on both  (She joked if that was a headache for my Mom..)


CO: What is the major of your degree?



CO: What do you expect to do once you are in the US?

Me: Work and study...


All the while she was intensely looking over my high school certificates (CXC) which I have the bare minimum of 5 passes (She barely gave my Bachelor's and Masters a cursory glance) and 

then went to verify with her colleague the grades for CXC. (Just a bit of background prior to 1998 a grade 3 in any CXC subject was considered a fail and I failed English A twice but got a grade 2 in 1998). I was starting to get nervous after 2 minutes passed and I could see them behind the glass but couldn't hear what was taking place.

Then she returned to the window and cheerfully said that I meet the educational requirements and was approved she passed a slip of paper to me indicating that I was indeed approved.


CO: Best of luck with your new life in the US

Me: Thank you.


So that was it roughly 5-10 minutes that the interview lasted with the CO and I'm so relived that it's over Though I believe I was really,really close there with the educational requirements.

I just want to express my thanks to everyone on this site, especially to SusieQ and Britsimon since your advice was invaluable to me over the last year.


Thank you again and take care........

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arrowVawa greencard approved💃
April 11, 2015, 1:18 am Last comment by sweetswinks

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I am so happppppppy my greencard was approved today....yayyyyyyyyy..this journey is officially over and i am so excited to begin A new one...God is amazinggggggg...i dont think there is anyone that can tell me he isnt real...Romans 12:12 was my prayer🙏

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arrowCan I file?
April 9, 2015, 6:17 am Last comment by JimmyHou

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I applied for removal of conditions. Didn't receive my original Green Card yet. Can I still file for Naturalization when I qualify?

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arrowNY December 2014 AOS Filers
April 6, 2015, 12:56 pm Last comment by figatelli9

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Hello to all my fellow ny's just wanted to know if anyone received anything about an interview or an interview wavier

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