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    Determining I-130 Request for Evidence Turnaround Time
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    In October 2020 I received an RFE notice for information regarding my adopted son, who I am petitioning for with the I-130. I was able to use the USCIS online account to upload the needed documentation. It was received by them on November 3, 2020 and after further inquiry, they have indicated that the information is being reviewed. It has been 4 months now, and I still have not received notification of completion. Is this a long time to wait for RFE turnaround? Is there any way to estimate the time? Anything I can do to make the process speed up? Thanks!

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    Court ordered name change BEFORE or AFTER submitting I-485?
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    Hi, my fiancee and I just got married (she came on a K1) and she changed her surname to my surname legally, via the marriage process.

    However, her middle name is still her old middle name but in our culture, the wife would change her middle name to my (the husband's) first name. The only way to do this in NY is to file a petition and get a court order granted, then publish it in a newspaper. Seems like a lot of work for just a middle name change (her first name won't change). It says this can take 1-6 months or longer.

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    Can application for passport be submitted in the same building where oath ceremony is?

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      Hi! I have also applied from Miami Beach. My receipt notice date is July 7th and haven’t heard anything yet. No biometrics nothing. My  estimate case completion date is April but estimated wait time says ; We are taking longer than expected to process your case. 
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      Hey I read a post by you asking for Indian police certificate for your parents even though they've been living in Canada for a while so thought I'd ask.  I just got my USCIS approval and am now in the process of uploading my documents for NVC. I'm a Canadian citizen and have been living in Canada since the age of 17. I'm being asked to upload all police certificates for countries I have lived 6 months or more which would not only include Canada but India as well as I was living there from the age of 16-17. When I look at the type of police certificate needed from the US govt website it is not possible for Foreign nationals applying outside of India to obtain a police certificate which contradicts the requirement. Did you end up needing the Indian police certificate for your parents at all or no? If not, did you mentioned anything on the DS-260 form? Thanks for all your help!
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      If you talk on Facebook Message and Video Chat.  You can take screen shots that you are communicating as often as you can.  Also print off your Facebook Messages, emails and cards and letters.  That is some proof of a relationship.  
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