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One of the items requested on our RFE was for missing blank pages. On the I-130, we checked the box and signed that we had not used a translator/attorney. The following page is where the translator or attorney would sign. Since that information was in blank - because we very obviously had already indicated that we did not have a translator/attorney - they said those pages were missing. Had to send in blank pages. (They also made a HUGE mistake looking over our information and we had to hire an attorney to resubmit everything that had already been submitted - costing us significantly more money and adding 3 months to the process.)

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10 hours ago, amp0101 said:

One of the items requested on our RFE was for missing blank pages. On the I-130, we checked the box and signed that we had not used a translator/attorney. The following page is where the translator or attorney would sign. Since that information was in blank - because we very obviously had already indicated that we did not have a translator/attorney - they said those pages were missing. Had to send in blank pages. (They also made a HUGE mistake looking over our information and we had to hire an attorney to resubmit everything that had already been submitted - costing us significantly more money and adding 3 months to the process.)

The missing pages , even if they are blank or marked N/A are absolutely required…and if they had caught the error when you first filed, they would have rejected your package.

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9 hours ago, Family said:

The missing pages , even if they are blank or marked N/A are absolutely required…and if they had caught the error when you first filed, they would have rejected your package.

Yes, I know that now, which is why I shared it on the "Stupid RFE" post. I wasn't looking for advice. The hope, as I understood the post to be intended, was that nobody else would make the same stupid mistake.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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A hijack post has been removed.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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A hijack post has been split into its own thread in this forum.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Myanmar
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1. Yes

 

2. Organize photos into a PDF file. Each page:

 

* is standard 8.5” x 11” in portrait layout

 

* has 4-6 photos per page

 

* has captions under or within (i do within) each page:

- who is in the photo

- where photo was taken

- date photo was taken

 

How many photos?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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~~Duplicate post hijack has been removed~~

Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Two hijack posts, from two different posters, have been removed.  Each poster already has his/her own thread.  Please post just once on a single matter.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Our case seems to now be completely stuck after our response to RFE was received. We sent our response back the day after we received our letter stating what they required. That was 29th September 2023. It's been nearly 5 months and they haven't even reviewed our response, making our application nearing 16 months since date of submission.

Is this quite common now? We are at Texas Service Centre and every time we speak to a live agent they simply say our case is processing normally, wait until after 18 month to submit an inquiry on our case. We are pretty devastated that simply missing a birth certificate from our initial evidence has caused upwards of 5 months of additional delays for us and counting. The birth certificate was not even listed on their check list as we provided a copy of my my husbands passport to prove US citizenship. It was a request for initial evidence, but tagged on to the last page was a request for additional evidence of bonafide marriage in which we had already provided more that many people who has been approved (including financial ties, photos, affidavits of support from family and friends - the works). It's like they never even opened our evidence that we supplied, yet we are now stuck in the endless loop of simply not having our case processed.

 

Anyone else in this boat with such delays after responding to and RFE? We've also had the State Senator and local Congressman submit an inquiry on our behalf, but same old response of "processing normally".

 

We are running out of hope now and its beginning to case us mental illness and stress, and me financial turmoil living separated still and in a really abusive job I can't leave because of not knowing how long we have ahead of us with out immigration journey. :(

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