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I'm becoming frustrated with this process. Every day I check USCIS - though I have signed up for email notification - to see if there is any good news.

My wife is in Iran and you probably know about the situation there. I'm just praying to get her out of the country ASAP, safe and sound. :(

What can/should I do?

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I'm becoming frustrated with this process. Every day I check USCIS - though I have signed up for email notification - to see if there is any good news.

My wife is in Iran and you probably know about the situation there. I'm just praying to get her out of the country ASAP, safe and sound. :(

What can/should I do?

All you can do is wait. DON'T rely on the emails from USCIS. My case is already complete and I have an interview scheduled and the USCIS site STILL has the last info as of 3/5 when the NOA1 was generated.


VISA JOURNEY

USCIS Journey

02/23/09 ............I-130 sent

03/27/09.............NOA2

TOTAL 32 DAYS

NVC Journey

04/15/09.............Case # Assigned

07/10/09.............Interview assigned

TOTAL 105 DAYS

Embassy Journey

07/14/09.............Forward the case to Embassy in Dakar, Senegal

09/28/09.............Visa in Hand

TOTAL 80 DAYS

VISA GRAND TOTAL 217 DAYS

US CITIZENSHIP JOURNEY

Conditional Resident Journey

09/29/09.............POE New York PIECE OF CAKE!!!

10/27/09.............2 year Green card received

TOTAL 29 DAYS

Removal of Conditions Journey

07/18/11.............I-751 packet sent

03/23/12............10yr GC Received

TOTAL 249 DAYS

Naturalization Journey

07/03/12.............N-400 packet sent

07/23/12.............Resent N-400 packet (husband FORGOT check!)

08/23/12.............Biometrics done

09/12/12.............Interview letter received

10/16/12.............Interview scheduled

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Waiting is the toughest part but sadly it is all you can do. I hope your wife stays safe

Good luck.


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
Timeline

I say "complain".. I see people who don't complain and then get the denial notice.. we were about too also, but I fought for my wife.. :star: haha, I'm frustrated with people saying to wait.. we can do more than that..

this is an example of what happens if you "wait".. they did something, but not enough.. how much effort are you willing to put into saving your case and marriage? I have seen people get divorced too..

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=206014

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I-130 STAGE 1 : 533 days - 1 year 6 months (4/16/2007 to 9/22/2008)

Priority Date I-130 : 4/16/2007 ( 533 days , APPROVED 9/22/2008)
Transferred to local office based on "security checks" : 11/27/2007
wrote hundreds of letters - received letter from FBI Records Management Chief stating no security checks
local office interview : 2/21/2008 - brought my parents too (result : you will get approval within 2-3 weeks)

5/2/2008 - (lawsuit) Writ of Mandamus - OFFICIAL DATE (7/29/2008)
9/22/2008 - CALL AND EMAIL COPY OF APPROVAL NOTICE FROM LAWYER

NVC STAGE 2 : 99 days - 3 months (9/30/2008 to 1/7/2009)

NVC Received : 9/30/2008
Received Packet 3 (I-864/DS-230) : 11/10/2008
NVC says "RFE sent out 12/9/08 for missing documents" : 12/10/2008
CASE COMPLETE - 1/7/2009

CONSULATE STAGE 3 : 96 days - 3 months (1/8/2009 to 4/14/2009)
CLEARED CUSTOMS - 3/10/2009
**APPOINTMENT DATE : 4/14/2009, 7:15AM**
** BLUE SLIP **

AP STAGE 4 : 97 days - 3 months (4/14/2009 to 7/20/2009)
DOS call to receive I-601 (Waiver of Grounds for Inadmissibility - basically denial) from Guangzhou : 6/24/2009

REMOVAL OF I-601 due to my letters to the USCIS Director, Michael Aytes: 6/29/2009
CALL-IN LETTER NOTIFIED : 7/8/2009
CALL-IN LETTER (APPROVAL)!! : 7/16/2009
ALL DONE!! (got both GREEN CARD & SSN CARD) : 10/1/2009

"http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/194075-feel-like-a-cr-1-csc-castaway/page-60" (pages 53-63) for more updates and letter I wrote to Director Michael Aytes and his replies and back and forth..

HER PARENTS - 10 months so far

I-130 Sent In : 1/7/2013

I-130 Approval : 3/28/2013

Transfer to NVC : 6/12/2013

Case Complete : 8/25/2013

"Ready for Interview" (Ready to wait for 1-3 Months, this is official NVC letter transfer date) : 9/9/2013

DHL Tracking : arrived 9/24/2013

P4 Letter : 11/21/2013

Interview Date : 12/9/2013, originally 12/3, stupid lawyer filled out her dad's passport number wrong..

Interview Passed : 12/9/2013

Visa "Issued" on CEAC : 12/10/2013

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I'm becoming frustrated with this process. Every day I check USCIS - though I have signed up for email notification - to see if there is any good news.

My wife is in Iran and you probably know about the situation there. I'm just praying to get her out of the country ASAP, safe and sound. :(

What can/should I do?

All you can do is wait. DON'T rely on the emails from USCIS. My case is already complete and I have an interview scheduled and the USCIS site STILL has the last info as of 3/5 when the NOA1 was generated.

Does that mean you only found out via mail or did you phone them? I'm just wondering koz your timeline is so quick!

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I'm becoming frustrated with this process. Every day I check USCIS - though I have signed up for email notification - to see if there is any good news.

My wife is in Iran and you probably know about the situation there. I'm just praying to get her out of the country ASAP, safe and sound. :(

What can/should I do?

All you can do is wait. DON'T rely on the emails from USCIS. My case is already complete and I have an interview scheduled and the USCIS site STILL has the last info as of 3/5 when the NOA1 was generated.

Armin, I second this. Exact same thing is with my case, USCIS site is useless and so is their personnel.

However, you can research the next phase, prepare your documentation (birth certificates, marriage cert., taxes, financials,... do all the translations needed, etc. Be as ready for NVC as you can be by reading the guides and reading the forums.

Most importantly, work on your relationship with your wife, this process sucks the life out of you, my husband and I were so many times at a braking point since we started this process, we have never felt more distant to one another than through this process. At the same time, when we tried to make it better, then it was never as good as it was when we would successfully complete a part of it. So, just keep in mind to talk to her openly and calmly about everything and don't let the wait suck you two dry.

Good luck.

If you have any questions, PM me and I will answer to the best of my abilities. Husband and I are currently awaiting an interview...

Again, I wish you the best of luck!


12/05/11.......................Filed I-751

12/06/11.......................NOA

01/03/12......................BIO

09/10/12..................... Approved

09/21/12..................... Received GC

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Filed: Timeline

Thanks dear friends. :)

I have already prepared every thing for NVC and maybe that's the reason I'm becoming frustrated.

The other issue is I was expecting NOA2 by late Aug or later but then I checked Vermont processing time and it says 5 month for I-130 and mine is already 5 months and 17 days... and counting... Do you think if goes into 6 month time, should I contact USCIS or it's a waste of time and maybe writing a letter to senator and explaining the situation might be of little help?

ps) hopefully so far things have been gr8 b/w my wife and I, knock on wood though :)

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Thanks dear friends. :)

I have already prepared every thing for NVC and maybe that's the reason I'm becoming frustrated.

The other issue is I was expecting NOA2 by late Aug or later but then I checked Vermont processing time and it says 5 month for I-130 and mine is already 5 months and 17 days... and counting... Do you think if goes into 6 month time, should I contact USCIS or it's a waste of time and maybe writing a letter to senator and explaining the situation might be of little help?

ps) hopefully so far things have been gr8 b/w my wife and I, knock on wood though :)

I remember when I was calling to check on our status they kept telling me that it takes 6 months for approval, so definitely once it hits the 6 month mark you can dig in with your teeth and request to speak with supervisors, senators, whoever ... Because their "standard processing time" IS 6 months as they state, before then you really don't have any grounds to request that they look at your case. 6 month mark, however, is a whole 'nother ball park

I wish I can be of help, but it seems all you can do for the next couple weeks is just wait...

At least you are all complete with NVC stuff, because that phase is a breeze if you got all documents ready!


12/05/11.......................Filed I-751

12/06/11.......................NOA

01/03/12......................BIO

09/10/12..................... Approved

09/21/12..................... Received GC

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Thanks dear friends. :)

I have already prepared every thing for NVC and maybe that's the reason I'm becoming frustrated.

The other issue is I was expecting NOA2 by late Aug or later but then I checked Vermont processing time and it says 5 month for I-130 and mine is already 5 months and 17 days... and counting... Do you think if goes into 6 month time, should I contact USCIS or it's a waste of time and maybe writing a letter to senator and explaining the situation might be of little help?

ps) hopefully so far things have been gr8 b/w my wife and I, knock on wood though :)

I remember when I was calling to check on our status they kept telling me that it takes 6 months for approval, so definitely once it hits the 6 month mark you can dig in with your teeth and request to speak with supervisors, senators, whoever ... Because their "standard processing time" IS 6 months as they state, before then you really don't have any grounds to request that they look at your case. 6 month mark, however, is a whole 'nother ball park

I wish I can be of help, but it seems all you can do for the next couple weeks is just wait...

At least you are all complete with NVC stuff, because that phase is a breeze if you got all documents ready!

Thanks my friend. Appreciate your help.

July 28 would mark the 6 month and July 29 I'm after them :)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India
Timeline

senator or congres man won't work....at least n my case it did not work..USCIS is now used to seeign letter form these guys and treatign them normally.

write to CIS OMBUDSMAN( googel it, there is form you have to fill out). The chiar man of the Ombuds man reports to President. They will definetely go after your case and do everything posibble.

http://www.dhs.gov/ximgtn/programs/editorial_0497.shtm


I-130 Visa Application

204 days to approve I-130

NVC

43 Days To approve appliation at NVC

Removign Condition from greencard

2011-09-25 ; Greencard Expire

2011-06-27 : application filed 91 days to go before Greencard expire

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senator or congres man won't work....at least n my case it did not work..USCIS is now used to seeign letter form these guys and treatign them normally.

write to CIS OMBUDSMAN( googel it, there is form you have to fill out). The chiar man of the Ombuds man reports to President. They will definetely go after your case and do everything posibble.

http://www.dhs.gov/ximgtn/programs/editorial_0497.shtm

Wow :) a ray of hope in case I go beyond 6 month.

Best,

appreciate it alot.

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I'm becoming frustrated with this process. Every day I check USCIS - though I have signed up for email notification - to see if there is any good news.

My wife is in Iran and you probably know about the situation there. I'm just praying to get her out of the country ASAP, safe and sound. :(

What can/should I do?

All you can do is wait. DON'T rely on the emails from USCIS. My case is already complete and I have an interview scheduled and the USCIS site STILL has the last info as of 3/5 when the NOA1 was generated.

Does that mean you only found out via mail or did you phone them? I'm just wondering koz your timeline is so quick!

I just waited until it came in the mail. I went through CSC though when they were REALLY quick. Things all around have slowed to molasses speed. Sorry.


VISA JOURNEY

USCIS Journey

02/23/09 ............I-130 sent

03/27/09.............NOA2

TOTAL 32 DAYS

NVC Journey

04/15/09.............Case # Assigned

07/10/09.............Interview assigned

TOTAL 105 DAYS

Embassy Journey

07/14/09.............Forward the case to Embassy in Dakar, Senegal

09/28/09.............Visa in Hand

TOTAL 80 DAYS

VISA GRAND TOTAL 217 DAYS

US CITIZENSHIP JOURNEY

Conditional Resident Journey

09/29/09.............POE New York PIECE OF CAKE!!!

10/27/09.............2 year Green card received

TOTAL 29 DAYS

Removal of Conditions Journey

07/18/11.............I-751 packet sent

03/23/12............10yr GC Received

TOTAL 249 DAYS

Naturalization Journey

07/03/12.............N-400 packet sent

07/23/12.............Resent N-400 packet (husband FORGOT check!)

08/23/12.............Biometrics done

09/12/12.............Interview letter received

10/16/12.............Interview scheduled

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