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K3 teleconference with Ombudsman's office

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Brazil

I attended the Ombudsmans teleconference today for the K3 process. There were a lot of VJ'ers there, way to represent!!

This was my first one and I was unfamiliar with the format, so I was expecting answers. But the format of the teleconference is that callers can raise issues and questions, which are collected by a meeting moderator, and then passed on to USCIS. Later, the USCIS responses will be posted on the ombudsman's site here:


So there weren't a lot of answers, but there were a lot of good questions raised. I think the most important failures in the K3 process were bubbled up in the call.

There were a few things that our moderator Wendy said that I felt might be helpful to post here because they won't be included in the responses that are published later:

If ever we have problems when dealing with the USCIS customer support, we are encouraged to call the ombudsman's office. You should ask for the name and ID of the representative your speaking with, and then call the ombudsman office at one of the following numbers:

Operator Number: 202-282-8000

Comment Line: 202-282-8495

One caller was explaining that they were being told by USCIS to "wait" more time because of processing times, and Wendy said this was not what they should be doing. She said this is a good reason call the Ombudsman's office.

If you have suggestions for improvements to the immigration process, she encouraged us to send those in an email to CISOmbudsman.Publicaffairs@dhs.gov

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Our timeline:

2007-06-25 Married in Brazil


2007-07-16 Filed I-130 with Nebraska

2007-07-27 NOA1 received

2007-07-28 Touched; no idea why..

2008-01-29 thru 02-01,03 Touched

2008-02-05 Called RFE line, was told my app is on HOLD because I CALLED TOO MUCH!!!!

2008-02-13 my app was assigned to an adjudicator

2008-02-19,20,25,26 Touched

2008-03-04 Congressman called; USCIS called him and told him my cases were being processed any day now... SERÁ??

2008-03-04,05,10,11,12,13,14,17,18 Touched

2008-03-28 Received RFE, dated the 18th (delayed 10 days to receive)

2008-04-08 Sent requested evidence

2008-04-11,13,14 Touched

2008-04-21 RECEIVED NOA2 APPROVAL!!! (Date shows 4-14)


2007-09-19 Filed I-129F/K3; sent directly to CSC

2007-09-21 NOA1 received

2007-09-25 Touched: Filing fee waived

2008-01-30 thru 02-01,03,04,05,10,11,13,14 Touched

2008-04-14 Touched

2008-04-21 RECEIVED NOA2 APPROVAL!!! (Date shows 4-14)

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