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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Maybe this is one of the many mysteries of USCIS but maybe someone will know. I was just wondering if anyone knew the actual working hours of the employees who process applications at USCIS. I've seen people on here saying they've gotten emails at 11pm Eastern time (my time zone) or even 5am in some cases. Does that mean there is actually a person sitting at a desk at that time approving things or is it just put into the system during regular 9 to 5 hours and automated later?

Thanks!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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They work holidays and weekends too.


K-1 journey, AOS/EAD and ROC in my timeline

2011 March 31 - Sent off Naturalization pkg overnight to Texas

2011 April 1 - Arrived in Texas at 10:21 am

2011 April 1 - NOA (rec'd via snail mail April 8)

2011 April 7 - Cheque cashed

2011 May 5 - Biometrics (letter rec'd via snail mail April 15)

2011 May 9 - Placed in line for interview scheduling

2011 June 13 - Rec'd yellow letter (no change in status online)

2011 June 23 - Rec'd text that my case has been scheduled for interview

2011 August 1 - Interview (rec'd via snail mail June 27) PASSED

2011 August 3 - Rec'd email that my case has been scheduled for Oath

2011 September 1 - Oath ceremony (rec'd snail mail Aug 5)

2011 September 1 - All done, yeah.

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Maybe this is one of the many mysteries of USCIS but maybe someone will know. I was just wondering if anyone knew the actual working hours of the employees who process applications at USCIS. I've seen people on here saying they've gotten emails at 11pm Eastern time (my time zone) or even 5am in some cases. Does that mean there is actually a person sitting at a desk at that time approving things or is it just put into the system during regular 9 to 5 hours and automated later?

Thanks!

automated later.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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If you look at the line of people waiting for the VSC, you would think 35 - 40 hours a MONTH!!!! Jeez


I-485 (Adjustment of Status)

09-03-05: Package mailed to Chicago (I-130, I-485, I-765, and I-131)

09-05-05: (Day 000) Package received in Chicago

09-09-05: (Day 004) NOA1

10-22-05: (Day 047) AOS/EAD Biometrics Done

11-15-05: (Day 073) EAD Arrived

11-17-05: (Day 075) AP Arrived

12-07-05: (Day 094) AOS Interview Letter Arrives

01-25-06: (Day 143) AOS Approved!!!

02-02-06: (Day 151) Welcome to America Letter Arrives

02-06-06: (Day 155) Green Card Arrived!!!

I-751 (Removal of conditions)

10-29-07: Package Sent

10-31-07: (Day 000) Package Received at VSC

11-02-07: (Day 002) NOA1

12-20-07: (Day 050) Biometrics

09-03-08: (Day 308) Touched

09-09-08: (Day 314) I-751 Approved!!!

N-400 (Naturalization)

10-20-11: Package Sent

10-21-11: (Day 000) Package received in Phoenix

10-26-11: (Day 005) Check Cashed

10-28-11: (Day 007) NOA1

11-05-11: (Day 015) Biometrics Letter Arrives - Appointment on 11/15/11

11-10-11: (Day 020) Biometrics Completed

01-23-12: (Day 094) Interview Date

03-19-12: (Day 150) Oath Scheduled Notice

03-30-12: (Day 161) Oath Ceremony

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If you haven't read the interview posted here on VJ by a former USCIS person, it explains a lot of things about how they work. Some work from home. Contractors work late hours. etc etc

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...dicator-q-and-a

Also I happened to read a document on the Dept of State website yesterday that reported numbers of visas approved. In the fiscal year 2007, there were 51,935 K visas approved. That's 1000 a week. The numbers we see here in VJ timelines is just a fraction of the petitions they approve.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Maybe this is one of the many mysteries of USCIS but maybe someone will know. I was just wondering if anyone knew the actual working hours of the employees who process applications at USCIS. I've seen people on here saying they've gotten emails at 11pm Eastern time (my time zone) or even 5am in some cases. Does that mean there is actually a person sitting at a desk at that time approving things or is it just put into the system during regular 9 to 5 hours and automated later?

Thanks!

CRIS computer system works 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day. Process batches of information including automated letters/e-mails at various times throughout the day and week.


YMMV

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Thanks to everyone for the replies. For someone like me who is only 5 days away from being outside the processing times it is so nervous about the CRIS sending notifications 24 hours a day because it means mine could be approved but it is sitting there waiting to be sent out with the automatic notification.

Oh well, only time will tell.

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