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Is anyone else waiting for their visa to be processed this long after their interview earlier this month? I called and they said that they just received Cherry's paperwork back yesterday and they are going over it again. I saw the signed paperwork they gave her and it had no further requests for documentation etc. This is just crazy. We even paid for the document review before the interview in advance. :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

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Is anyone else waiting for their visa to be processed this long after their interview earlier this month? I called and they said that they just received Cherry's paperwork back yesterday and they are going over it again. I saw the signed paperwork they gave her and it had no further requests for documentation etc. This is just crazy. We even paid for the document review before the interview in advance. :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

I hope our wait is not as long as yours!!! Hope you hear something soon... :(

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Is anyone else waiting for their visa to be processed this long after their interview earlier this month? I called and they said that they just received Cherry's paperwork back yesterday and they are going over it again. I saw the signed paperwork they gave her and it had no further requests for documentation etc. This is just crazy. We even paid for the document review before the interview in advance. :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Looks like you are in "AR prison" (as they call it). It usually takes 4-6 weeks before you can get out of it so you need to be patient and keep on calling USEM for updates. I know that it's unfair that you did everything right and yet it seems not enough for them to approve it right away, but that's how their system goes there.

Good luck!

--Mae


N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

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It usually happens, I had friends who went thru that and were told that they "checking" something. After a month, visa was released...so keep on calling for updates or status of your case at USEM...just be more patient.


NATURALIZATION TIMELINE

May 16, 2011~ mailed N-400

May 20, 2011~ received NOA1

May 31, 2011~ Biometrics letter received sked June 1st

June 01,2011~ Biometrics appt. DONE!

June 23, 2011~ email notification scheduled for Testing and Interview

June 27, 2011~ received interview letter by mail

Aug 01, 2011~ interview at Atlanta GA, PASSED!

Aug 05, 2011~ Oath taking at 1pm

ROC TIMELINE

Nov. 30, 2009~mailed I-751 (VSC)

Dec. 03, 2009~Extension letter and NOA1 received

Jan. 04, 2010~ Biometrics at Metairie, LA

March 10, 2010~ approved!

March 13, 2010~ approval notice sent

March 15, 2010~ received approval letter and GC in mail!

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yes dont give up on calling them...and be patient and pray...

goodluck!


Nov. 23, 2009 mailed the I-751- Lifting of Conditions

Nov. 30,2009 USCIS sent it back to me coz i sent it 1 day earlier

Dec. 05, 2009 mail it again

Dec. 15, 2009 NOA1 recieved - GC 1 year extension

Dec. 24, 2009 recieved Biometrics Appointment

Jan. 08, 2010 Biometrics

Jan. 27, 2010 Approved...my card will be here within 60days

Feb. 01, 2010 Recieved 10 yrs. GC in the mail

March 17, 2008 papers for son sent to chicago

March 19, 2008 chicago recieved the papers

March 27,2008 NOA1

June 03,2008 NOA2 Petition Approved

July 19, 2008 AOS fee bill send to me...with MNL case number.

Aug. 14 2008 notice for visa payment

Aug. 16, 2008 I-864 download instructions

Sept 4, 2008 DS-230 instruction recieved

Sept. 29, 2008 NVC asking for missing documents for my son

Oct.18,2008 mail the letter of consent from the father

Oct 20, 2008 NVC recieved the letter of consent

Nov. 4,2008 recieved letter from NVC with the date of interview

Dec.09,2008 Medical at St. Lukes

Dec 22,2008 Interview for my son at Manila embassy

Jan.7,2009 Submit the proof of relationship

Feb. 02, 2009 going home to Phils

Feb.20,2009 Fly to USA...Mnl-Detroit

Sept.1 2009 Embassy sent a re medical form (almost 9 months waiting)

Nov. 9, 2009 Son re medical at St. Lukes...passed!

Dec. 08, 2009 VISA issued...thanks God!

April 25, 2010 son flying to USA---nxt journey,CITIZENSHIP!

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Marlene's visa was delivered 19 days after a successful interview.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Is anyone else waiting for their visa to be processed this long after their interview earlier this month? I called and they said that they just received Cherry's paperwork back yesterday and they are going over it again. I saw the signed paperwork they gave her and it had no further requests for documentation etc. This is just crazy. We even paid for the document review before the interview in advance. :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Can't believe they can make people wait that long before giving them their visa. Guess that's the reason why we are not going to purchase my wife's flight ticket until we finally have her visa in hand. Gud luck!!


I-130 PETITION

May-11-07 Mailed I-130 to CSC

Sept-14-07 I-130 APPROVED!!!!..after 100 days!

NVC Process

Sept-24-07 NVC rec'd case/assigned number

Jan-04-08 NVC CASE COMPLETE

USEM

Feb-14-2008 INTERVIEW IN USEManila APPROVED!!!

Feb-19-2008 Visa in HAND!! Wohoo!!!

IN TEXAS

Feb-28-2008 POE DFW

Mar-24-2008 Receive Green Card on Mail..

REMOVING CONDITIONS NOV..

Jan-11-2010 Mailed I-175 to VSC

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Is anyone else waiting for their visa to be processed this long after their interview earlier this month? I called and they said that they just received Cherry's paperwork back yesterday and they are going over it again. I saw the signed paperwork they gave her and it had no further requests for documentation etc. This is just crazy. We even paid for the document review before the interview in advance. :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Can't believe they can make people wait that long before giving them their visa. Guess that's the reason why we are not going to purchase my wife's flight ticket until we finally have her visa in hand. Gud luck!!

I am replying in defense of the USEM in manila :wacko: <--- that's me Well reason it takes 1 month plus for them to do checks is depends on what they are checking. Say if they want to verify a birth certificate or a marriage liscense they have to contact NSO to release to them a copy of whatever document they need to verify problem it takes about 1 month for NSO to do anythig sometimes LONGER... So on the embassy's side their hands are tied... and also they get the blame for most of the holdups that is beyond their control... other checks i seen are backgroud checks.. if there is a hit returned on one of the background checks they have to wait on the FBI to respond with information and the problem with them is sometimes they will not respond in a timely manner in that the embassy's hands are tied as well so the embassy will take the blame on that as well.... On top of that us embassy manila has a heavy workload to juggle so they get held up backlogged and mistakes happen..... So don't put too much blame on the embassy and look at it objectively... We can only expect perfection from superman we can only hope for perfection in everyone else

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I am replying in defense of the USEM in manila :wacko: <--- that's me Well reason it takes 1 month plus for them to do checks is depends on what they are checking. Say if they want to verify a birth certificate or a marriage liscense they have to contact NSO to release to them a copy of whatever document they need to verify problem it takes about 1 month for NSO to do anythig sometimes LONGER... So on the embassy's side their hands are tied... and also they get the blame for most of the holdups that is beyond their control... other checks i seen are backgroud checks.. if there is a hit returned on one of the background checks they have to wait on the FBI to respond with information and the problem with them is sometimes they will not respond in a timely manner in that the embassy's hands are tied as well so the embassy will take the blame on that as well.... On top of that us embassy manila has a heavy workload to juggle so they get held up backlogged and mistakes happen..... So don't put too much blame on the embassy and look at it objectively... We can only expect perfection from superman we can only hope for perfection in everyone else

That's BullSh#t, they should hurry up and give us what we waited and paid for right away. It's hard enough they make us wait a year after filling for our spouse to be able to reunite with us again. Its not fair I say and am sticking to it!

No offense "luv2uallday".. ^_^

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I-130 PETITION

May-11-07 Mailed I-130 to CSC

Sept-14-07 I-130 APPROVED!!!!..after 100 days!

NVC Process

Sept-24-07 NVC rec'd case/assigned number

Jan-04-08 NVC CASE COMPLETE

USEM

Feb-14-2008 INTERVIEW IN USEManila APPROVED!!!

Feb-19-2008 Visa in HAND!! Wohoo!!!

IN TEXAS

Feb-28-2008 POE DFW

Mar-24-2008 Receive Green Card on Mail..

REMOVING CONDITIONS NOV..

Jan-11-2010 Mailed I-175 to VSC

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Sorry to be negative here luv2uallday, but if it takes NSO a month to verify documents then why does the Embassy request we pay for document verification two weeks before interview? Poor planning and inefficiency are imperfections that are easily overcome.


Naturalization

3/23/14 - N400 package sent to Phoenix

3/27/14 - N400 package delivered

4/3/14 - NOA1 receipt date

4/4/14 - check cashed

04/29/14 - biometrics date

07/01/14 - interview date

xx/xx/xx - Oath Ceremony

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Sorry to be negative here luv2uallday, but if it takes NSO a month to verify documents then why does the Embassy request we pay for document verification two weeks before interview? Poor planning and inefficiency are imperfections that are easily overcome.

Basically its a system that's being tested.. But it looks like its not working.. :no:

They need to rethink another System..

I feel that they don't need this Docs Verification thing.. That is just plain insult to NVC.. Well for us CR-IR's I say, cause we stay with NVC longer than K-Visas..

In my opinion.. I think CR-IR shouldn't get hit with this Docs Verification process since our docs were already verified here in the US.

I say it again.. Plain Insult to NVC!! :thumbs:


IR-1 Visa for Wife

NVC Case Complete = January 2, 2008

Received Packet 4 here in the US (Interview Packet) = January 18, 2008

Case Left NVC Forwarded to USEM Manila = January 23, 2008

SLEC Medical = Jan 31 and Feb 1, 2008 (2 days)

USEM Manila Interview = February 20, 2008 @ 8:30am = DONE! (Status: 2 Months wait is over APPROVED)

CFO Guidance & Counseling = April 17, 2008

Visa in Hand = April 18, 2008 (Our Wedding Anniversary)

Arrival in the US and POE = April 23, 2008 JFK Intl. Airport New York City

Social Security Card = May 2, 2008

Green Card in Hand = August 18,2008

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I have to tell you, I'm a Quality Director and work with both ISO and TS16949 quality systems. This system is so poorly implemented it wreaks of political ineffectiveness :angry: .

Right on brother!! :thumbs:


I-130 PETITION

May-11-07 Mailed I-130 to CSC

Sept-14-07 I-130 APPROVED!!!!..after 100 days!

NVC Process

Sept-24-07 NVC rec'd case/assigned number

Jan-04-08 NVC CASE COMPLETE

USEM

Feb-14-2008 INTERVIEW IN USEManila APPROVED!!!

Feb-19-2008 Visa in HAND!! Wohoo!!!

IN TEXAS

Feb-28-2008 POE DFW

Mar-24-2008 Receive Green Card on Mail..

REMOVING CONDITIONS NOV..

Jan-11-2010 Mailed I-175 to VSC

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Is anyone else waiting for their visa to be processed this long after their interview earlier this month? I called and they said that they just received Cherry's paperwork back yesterday and they are going over it again. I saw the signed paperwork they gave her and it had no further requests for documentation etc. This is just crazy. We even paid for the document review before the interview in advance. :wacko::wacko::wacko:

I had my interview on January 9 but will only get my visa on January 25, Friday tomorrow.


MY TIMELINE

K-1 Journey

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Singapore

05/21/07 : I-129F Sent

02/24/08 : INTERVIEW

12/12/07 : MEDICAL

01/09/08 : VISA IN HAND

03/06/08 : Arrive in the US, POE - DETROIT

AOS

03/28/08 : Mailed AOS Packet

04/12/08 : Receive NOA's AP, EAD

05/02/08 : BIOMETRICS

06/11/08 : EAD CARD IN THE MAIL!!!

07/02/08 : GREEN CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

07/07/08 : GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL & WORKING

03/27/09 : Driver's License issued

Removing Condition

04/03/10 : mailed to Vermont

04/08/10 : NOA1 & 1 yr extension

05/20/10 : Biometrics Appt.

11/19/10 : Interview/Approval

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Opss my fiancee now purchased our tickets to USA 10days after interview! :unsure::unsure::crying:


K-1 Visa

2007-06-09>>> Petition Sent to USCIS

2007-11-13>>> NOA1 got from mail

2007-11-05>>> RFE online

2007-11-15>>> Got RFE noticed

2007-11-05>>> USCIS received Additional evidence

2007-12-10>>> APPROVED

2007-12-11>>> Sent to NVC

2007-12-28>>> Packect 3 got in mail

2007-12-31>>> Sent to USE manila

2008-01-02>>> Embassy Received

2008-01-25>>> Got my Packet 4

2008-02-13>>> 1st day of early Medical

2008-02-14>>> 2nd day Early Medical

2008-02-15>>> PRISM counselling/yellow cert. given

2008-02-25>>> Orig. sched for medical

2008-02-28>>> My Honey will arrived from US

2008-03-03>>> Big Day ( Interview date) APPROVED

2008-03-08>>> Visa in Hand

2008-03-13>>> Sched Flight to SFO

2008-05-25>>>Got married

2008-15-08>>>Filed AOS

2008-05-12>>> EAD received

2009-02-02>>>Applied SSN

2009-18-02>>>ssn received

2009-20-02>>> welcome notice received

2009-21-02>>> Green card received

NO AOS INTERVIEW

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