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I sent my I-130 on 04/20/2010 and got my NOAA1 on 04/27/2010. I'm not anxious or relentless but I'm bored of this waiting. I prepared everything I need for the NVC already. Got all the craps in order. I had my spouse apply for PCC which is gonna take anywhere from 1 month to 2 months from what I hear.

Meanwhile, I never called USCIS in my life. Should I call them to say hi and what's up? So I can at least get a feel for what's it like to talk to an USCIS agent. What number should I dial and what are the secret button combinations to get to a live person without having to waddle through the long-azz menu that I'm sure USCIS has.


N400 CITIZENSHIP STAGE

23-DEC-2016 -:- N400 form mailed to Dallas, TX Lockbox (USPS EXPRESS)

27-DEC-2016 -:- N400 form delivered/picked up by USCIS

01-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form fee check cashed by USCIS

04-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form received per NOA1

09-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 notice date

14-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 on hand through USPS

30-JAN-2017 -:- N400 fingerprint taken

01-FEB-2017 -:- N400 interview schedule process started

26-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview date set (01SEP2017)

29-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview letter on hand

01-SEP-2017 -:- N400 interview date - Interview passed

10-OCT-2017-:- N400 oath ceremony letter on hand (oath on 26OCT2017)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Even if you do get through to a live person all you are going to be told is your application is within the processing guidelines and call back once your application is beyond the published guides or after 6 months whichever comes first.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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If you really want to talk to them and have the full experience...you should look on your NOA1 for the # and then wade through the phone menu yourself. Then, once you get to the operator, you can answer their 1004 questions that have nothing to do with you and have them read you what it says on your NOA1 (word for word) and then like Nigeria said, they will tell you that you are still within the current processing times. If you really want to, knock yourself out!


*~Cr1 Journey~* CSC

-NOA 1 Receipt date: 3/1/10 (sent 2/18/10)

-Touched 4 different times in between

-APPROVED: 6/2/10

93 days from NOA1 to NOA2

-Received NVC case number: 6/9/10/10

-Gave NVC my e-mail address & e-mailed DS3032: 6/10/10

-Received NVC e-mails (DS3032 and AOS Fee)& paid AOS fee: 6/11/10

-AOS Fee shows as PAID & paid IV Bill: 6/15/10

-IV Bill shows as paid: 6/6/10

-Received IV instruction packet: 6/8/10

-Received dox from co-sponsor: 10/14/15/10

-Sent AOS package: 10/18/10

-AOS package received: 10/19/10-J.Desmond

-IV Package mailed out: 11/3/10

-AVR says I have an RFE: 11/5/10

-NVC operator told me what my RFE's are: 11/8/10

-NVC sent checklist letter (for the 2 AOS RFE's): 11/13/10

-NVC operator says the IV package has been entered: 11/18/10

-E-mailed SUE to see if that would do anything (3 diff times...): 11/29/30/10

-Sent AOS RFE's: 12/1/10

-AOS RFE's received: 12/2/10

-Checked payment portal for fun (SIF!!!!): 12/3/10

-AVR still say AOS missing info: 12/3/10

-NVC operator says case was shipped to USE in Lima: 12/3/10

-Received interview date (12/13/10): JANUARY 6th, 2011!!

-Medical: 12/21/10- Passed :)

-Interivew: 1/6/11- PASSED :D

-Visa received- 1/13/11

-POE FLL- 1/23/11 YES! BUTTTTTTT....still not reunited :'( (Reunited on the 24th)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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It's not even been 2 months so I suggest don't bother. It's only gonna to make you want to tear off your hair.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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It's too early and there is no point in wasting your time calling them...Relax and enjoy the World Cup, read a book or go play some games online or something.


Alex A

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9/16/2009 - Married

USCIS

1/22/2010 - I-130 sent

1/27/2010 - USPS tracking - Delivered, CHICAGO, IL 60680

2/02/2010 - NOA1

2/07/2010 - NOA1 - Hard copy

3/31/2010 - NOA2

4/1/2010 - NOA2 - Email & Text (~58 days)

4/5/2010 - NOA2 - Hard copy

NVC - Taking my time with it...

4/8/2010 - got NVC case # & gave them email address (~ 1 week)

4/13/2010 - Choice of Agent email from NVC (~ 5 days)

4/14/2010 - Email sent to NVC with "Choice of Agent

4/19/2010 - NVC email confirming "Choice of Agent" email (~5 days)

4/20/2010 - NVC email with AOS and IV bill

4/23/2010 - AOS fee paid & package send

4/26/2010 - IV fee paid

5/21/2010 - IV pack mailed to NVC

5/28/2010 - NVC received IV packet

6/10/2010 - SIF & RFE (for PCC different for Sir Lanka)

6/11/2010 - CC (with RFE)

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How about if you wanna call in and ask for an expedited processing? Is it the same process?


Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Manilla, Philipines
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2010-02-26
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-03-08
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-06-24
NVC Received : 2010-07-07
Emailed DS-3032: 2010-07-07
Mailed DS-3032: 2010-07-09
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-07-08
Pay I-864 Bill: 2010-07-08
Expedite request sent via email: 2010-07-08
DS3032 approved: 2010-07-13
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-07-20
Return Completed I-864 : 2010-07-20
Receive IV Bill : 2010-07-14
Pay IV Bill : 2010-07-14
Sent DS230: 2010-07-16
Expedite request result: approved 2010-07-21
Receive Instruction Package : none
NVC Left : 2010-07-22
Consulate Received : 2010-07-26
Packet 3 Received : none
Packet 3 Sent : none
Packet 4 Claimed at Embassy : 2010-07-27
Medical exam date: 2010-08-02 Passed!
Interview Date : Aug 11
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 108 days from your NOA1 date.
**My USCIS status is still stuck at "INITIAL REVIEW" but obviously, I've been past that... don't lose hope, be patient, prepare the things you have control over, and most importantly, PRAY.**

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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if you are that bored, you should prep for the 2nd game in FIFA World Cup.

or go to neighbors house, weed the garden.

or go volunteer with a homeless shelter.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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if you are that bored, you should prep for the 2nd game in FIFA World Cup.

or go to neighbors house, weed the garden.

or go volunteer with a homeless shelter.

Great idea Darnell. :thumbs: Giving to others is the best way to take your mind off of yourself!


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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