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Hi Everyone,

We hit 5 months of waiting for our NOA2 yesterday so I called USCIS today. They were way nicer than I expected, gave me some info that I wanted to pass on to all of you. May or may not be the truth.

The first person I spoke to was very nice but yes, clearly reading off her script. She acknowledged that my case was outside the 5 month waiting period for a reply and said she couldn't access any more information on her computer so she was going to "escalate my call". The next guy I got was not reading off a script and was also very nice. He said that what I see on the USCIS website (check your case status, etc.) actually has some fine print on the bottom that has the "last updated" date and it was currently 10/31/10 so more than likely he had more current info in his system. (Who knew?) Then he told me that USCIS (perhaps he was just referring to VSC) is currently processing K-1s that were filed on 7/10 and that mine was filed on 7/16 (my NOA1 was actually 7/21, but maybe 7/16 is when they received it???) So he said they are scheduled to give me a decision in 6 days. I told him I would be calling back in 6 days if I had no new info and he told me to please go ahead and do that but that I should have a decision in 6 days. He said he was an immigration officer.

Then I asked him about the information that is floating around that USCIS (specifically VSC) is backed up processing Temp Status Protection visas for Haitian refugees and that K-1s have been put on hold for that. He was like "where on earth did you get a story like that?" I told him someone who called USCIS was told that. He said no way would USCIS ever say or do that because the first thing that would happen in response would be that everyone who had filed before the Haitians would start complaining that things were happening out of order.

What do you all think? Anyone hear a story like this when they called USCIS? Do you think there's any truth in it?

Mari

NOA1 - 7/21 (VSC)

NOA2 - hoping for something in 6 days :)

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i want to thank you too for the info, its good to know exactly what dates are being processed at this time, my date is 10/15/2010, omg!, i stll have a long wait, but its good to know where my place in line is, good luck!


K1 Visa Timeline

10/11/2010 - I-129F sent via USPS

10/19/2010 - NOA1 hard copy received, dated 10/15/2010

04/08/2011- received NOA2 hard copy, dated 04/05/2011

04/12/2011- NVC received petition

04/18/2011- received letter from NVC

04/18/2011- Manila embassy received petition

04/27/2011- medical exam passed

05/04/2011- appointment letter received dated 06/01/2011

06/01/2011- appointment date, put on administrative review

06/24/2011- visa granted

06/29/2011- received visa

07/18/2011- cfo class

07/21/2011- arrived in America

09/02/2011- happily married!

AOS Timeline

12/01/2011- AOS packet sent

12/06/2011- received email and text from USCIS with MSC number

12/07/2011- check was cashed

12/10/2011- received NOA hard copy dated 12/05/2011

12/12/2011- received NOA hard copy for biometrics appointment for 12/28/2011

12/24/2011- received NOA hard copy stating that our case was transfered to CSC on 12/20/2011

12/28/2011- biometrics appointment completed

06/25/2012- put in service request

09/12/2012- AOS approved

09/17/2012- card production

09/21/2012- greencard in hand

ROC Timeline

08/04/2014 - sent ROC packet

08/13/2014 - received I-797, NOA, dated 08/08/2014

08/28/2014 - received biometric appt. letter for 09/11/2014

02/25/2015- ROC approved

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Hi Everyone,

We hit 5 months of waiting for our NOA2 yesterday so I called USCIS today. They were way nicer than I expected, gave me some info that I wanted to pass on to all of you. May or may not be the truth.

The first person I spoke to was very nice but yes, clearly reading off her script. She acknowledged that my case was outside the 5 month waiting period for a reply and said she couldn't access any more information on her computer so she was going to "escalate my call". The next guy I got was not reading off a script and was also very nice. He said that what I see on the USCIS website (check your case status, etc.) actually has some fine print on the bottom that has the "last updated" date and it was currently 10/31/10 so more than likely he had more current info in his system. (Who knew?) Then he told me that USCIS (perhaps he was just referring to VSC) is currently processing K-1s that were filed on 7/10 and that mine was filed on 7/16 (my NOA1 was actually 7/21, but maybe 7/16 is when they received it???) So he said they are scheduled to give me a decision in 6 days. I told him I would be calling back in 6 days if I had no new info and he told me to please go ahead and do that but that I should have a decision in 6 days. He said he was an immigration officer.

Then I asked him about the information that is floating around that USCIS (specifically VSC) is backed up processing Temp Status Protection visas for Haitian refugees and that K-1s have been put on hold for that. He was like "where on earth did you get a story like that?" I told him someone who called USCIS was told that. He said no way would USCIS ever say or do that because the first thing that would happen in response would be that everyone who had filed before the Haitians would start complaining that things were happening out of order.

What do you all think? Anyone hear a story like this when they called USCIS? Do you think there's any truth in it?

Mari

NOA1 - 7/21 (VSC)

NOA2 - hoping for something in 6 days :)

Wow! Thank you for posting this. I really hope you get your NOA2 in 6 days.

Keep us updated, this gives us all hope that VCS has not forgotten us. We are not far behind you, our NOA1 is 7/30/2010.

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:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: thank u for the info.

i want to thank you too for the info, its good to know exactly what dates are being processed at this time, my date is 10/15/2010, omg!, i stll have a long wait, but its good to know where my place in line is, good luck!

:yes: :yes: :yes: yep our turn will be by next yr. let us just enjoy the x-mas and new yr. :luv:


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May 9, 2017: N-400 packet was sent
May 15, 2017: NOA1 
June 05, 2017: Biometric Done
June 19, 2017: Case is in Line for an Interview
June 25, 2018: USCIS Scheduled an Interview
Aug. 02, 2018: Interview Date- APPROVED!
Aug. 09, 2018: Oath Ceremony

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Nice to read a positive post with a realistic conversation. I know there are people working for the government who actually care. Hope you hear something soon, at least you had some comfort knowing they have your case and will be working on it soon!

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Hi Everyone,

We hit 5 months of waiting for our NOA2 yesterday so I called USCIS today. They were way nicer than I expected, gave me some info that I wanted to pass on to all of you. May or may not be the truth.

The first person I spoke to was very nice but yes, clearly reading off her script. She acknowledged that my case was outside the 5 month waiting period for a reply and said she couldn't access any more information on her computer so she was going to "escalate my call". The next guy I got was not reading off a script and was also very nice. He said that what I see on the USCIS website (check your case status, etc.) actually has some fine print on the bottom that has the "last updated" date and it was currently 10/31/10 so more than likely he had more current info in his system. (Who knew?) Then he told me that USCIS (perhaps he was just referring to VSC) is currently processing K-1s that were filed on 7/10 and that mine was filed on 7/16 (my NOA1 was actually 7/21, but maybe 7/16 is when they received it???) So he said they are scheduled to give me a decision in 6 days. I told him I would be calling back in 6 days if I had no new info and he told me to please go ahead and do that but that I should have a decision in 6 days. He said he was an immigration officer.

Then I asked him about the information that is floating around that USCIS (specifically VSC) is backed up processing Temp Status Protection visas for Haitian refugees and that K-1s have been put on hold for that. He was like "where on earth did you get a story like that?" I told him someone who called USCIS was told that. He said no way would USCIS ever say or do that because the first thing that would happen in response would be that everyone who had filed before the Haitians would start complaining that things were happening out of order.

What do you all think? Anyone hear a story like this when they called USCIS? Do you think there's any truth in it?

Mari

NOA1 - 7/21 (VSC)

NOA2 - hoping for something in 6 days :)

I read a post last week that someone called USCIS at Vermont and and asked what date they were processing. Funny thing, they were also told that they were doing petitions dated 7/10.

You only have to look at Igors list, on this site, to see that they have processed petitions beyond your NOA1 date already and that there are petitions still waiting from 7/03. Proof if any were needed that they do not process in receipt order.

And do you really expect them to say, "yes we have processed a whole bunch of TPS visas ahead of yours". Look at the USCIS website to see the facts, that they have processed 217,093 TPS petitions since August, way more that is usual. In the same timeframe they only processed 7531 I-129F petitions. With each month since August being fewer pettitons processed since November 08.

If you want further proof, i have put my receipt number into the USCIS website, put a number in 9000 beyond my # and guess what. it is a TPS petition which was approved back in october.

The facts speak for themselves. They have had more intake of petitons than they could deal with, and becuase TPS petitons took priority, I-129F petitons were shelved (hence the mass group touch of 10/03) to allow them to do this.

The good news is that TPS receipts have dropped dramatically in the past few months, so i would hope that we will all see more movement with our petitons in the new year.

I hope that your NOA2 is just around the corner :thumbs:


ROC Timeline

4-26-13------Eligible to file for ROC

6-17-13------Sent off I-751 Package

6-19-13------VSC Received our package. Signed for by K. Fitzgerald

6-24-13------Received NOA in the mail, dated 6-20-13

6-24-13------Check Cashed

7-05-13------Received Biometrics Appointment letter in the mail for 7-18-13

7-18-13------Biometrics done

8-20-13------Case Transferred to CSC for further processing

8-24-13------Transfer notice arrived in the mail today

10-21-13----ROC Approved!

10-25-13----Received approval letter in the mail

10-28-13----Production of 10 Yr Green Card ordered

11-01-13----Card has been mailed!....Received USPS tracking number

11-04-13----10yr Green Card arrived in the mail today....Yay!!

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Hi Everyone,

We hit 5 months of waiting for our NOA2 yesterday so I called USCIS today. They were way nicer than I expected, gave me some info that I wanted to pass on to all of you. May or may not be the truth.

The first person I spoke to was very nice but yes, clearly reading off her script. She acknowledged that my case was outside the 5 month waiting period for a reply and said she couldn't access any more information on her computer so she was going to "escalate my call". The next guy I got was not reading off a script and was also very nice. He said that what I see on the USCIS website (check your case status, etc.) actually has some fine print on the bottom that has the "last updated" date and it was currently 10/31/10 so more than likely he had more current info in his system. (Who knew?) Then he told me that USCIS (perhaps he was just referring to VSC) is currently processing K-1s that were filed on 7/10 and that mine was filed on 7/16 (my NOA1 was actually 7/21, but maybe 7/16 is when they received it???) So he said they are scheduled to give me a decision in 6 days. I told him I would be calling back in 6 days if I had no new info and he told me to please go ahead and do that but that I should have a decision in 6 days. He said he was an immigration officer.

Then I asked him about the information that is floating around that USCIS (specifically VSC) is backed up processing Temp Status Protection visas for Haitian refugees and that K-1s have been put on hold for that. He was like "where on earth did you get a story like that?" I told him someone who called USCIS was told that. He said no way would USCIS ever say or do that because the first thing that would happen in response would be that everyone who had filed before the Haitians would start complaining that things were happening out of order.

What do you all think? Anyone hear a story like this when they called USCIS? Do you think there's any truth in it?

Mari

NOA1 - 7/21 (VSC)

NOA2 - hoping for something in 6 days :)

I do hope you get NOA2 within a week. But I would recommend not holding your breath... USCIS just has a way of doing things at their own pace.


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

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Hi Everyone,

We hit 5 months of waiting for our NOA2 yesterday so I called USCIS today. They were way nicer than I expected, gave me some info that I wanted to pass on to all of you. May or may not be the truth.

The first person I spoke to was very nice but yes, clearly reading off her script. She acknowledged that my case was outside the 5 month waiting period for a reply and said she couldn't access any more information on her computer so she was going to "escalate my call". The next guy I got was not reading off a script and was also very nice. He said that what I see on the USCIS website (check your case status, etc.) actually has some fine print on the bottom that has the "last updated" date and it was currently 10/31/10 so more than likely he had more current info in his system. (Who knew?) Then he told me that USCIS (perhaps he was just referring to VSC) is currently processing K-1s that were filed on 7/10 and that mine was filed on 7/16 (my NOA1 was actually 7/21, but maybe 7/16 is when they received it???) So he said they are scheduled to give me a decision in 6 days. I told him I would be calling back in 6 days if I had no new info and he told me to please go ahead and do that but that I should have a decision in 6 days. He said he was an immigration officer.

Then I asked him about the information that is floating around that USCIS (specifically VSC) is backed up processing Temp Status Protection visas for Haitian refugees and that K-1s have been put on hold for that. He was like "where on earth did you get a story like that?" I told him someone who called USCIS was told that. He said no way would USCIS ever say or do that because the first thing that would happen in response would be that everyone who had filed before the Haitians would start complaining that things were happening out of order.

What do you all think? Anyone hear a story like this when they called USCIS? Do you think there's any truth in it?

Mari

NOA1 - 7/21 (VSC)

NOA2 - hoping for something in 6 days :)

Hi,

I just looked at your timeline it is same as ours.Our NOA1 on July 21 we got NOA2 on December 18.I thought it will be delay but didn't.I am sure yours on it way to you.Keep faith :thumbs::D

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Thanks for your update. Very nice effort from you. However,being nice doesn't necessarily mean they are telling you the truth. The whole thing is crystal clear and it doesn't need any explanation. Numbers talk. Just a quick look at the charts on the USCIS website itself shows you how many TPS applications have been processed in the past few months. In the meantime, K1 visas declined dramatically because of that.

Second thing, I don't even believe a single word of the VSC people, because every day they have a different story. One time they say they are currently processing July 11th applications, then they say they are doing the 10th!! I really wish you get in 6 days. I wish myself the best of luck, too.

However, the only thing I am hoping for is that the number of TPS application has already declined, and the holidays will be over soon. So hope things will start moving again in January..

Good luck for all of us, and I hope that we have enough patience.


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Hi,

I don't mean to argue with you regarding the unusual priorities that our immigration authorities seem to have developed over the last few years. I would not doubt for a second that TPS petitions may have been processed out of order in order to appease those who scream the loudest (or have beeter lobbyists). However, I am afraid that you fell prey to a bit of bad luck and misunderstanding of the process. NOA1 numbers are issued sequentially and not necessarily by type of visa. The fact that you hit a TPS approval after inserting a number that was 9000 higher than you actual number is merely a case of evil coincidence. I did exactly as you suggested and I got an employment authorization from late last year (a process that is significantly faster than I129F).

I want to believe that our country still works for Us (US citizens) and that our needs come beofre anyone else's regardless of hunanitarian reasons. Keep up your faith and, hopefully, you will be reunited with your loved one soon enough.

PS: Our own ordeal has been going on for 5 years (too long a story to recount here), we have an NOA1 dated August 10th and are anxiously awaiting what is surely the end of our process. Thankfully, we are still together and feeling better than ever about each other and Us.

I read a post last week that someone called USCIS at Vermont and and asked what date they were processing. Funny thing, they were also told that they were doing petitions dated 7/10.

You only have to look at Igors list, on this site, to see that they have processed petitions beyond your NOA1 date already and that there are petitions still waiting from 7/03. Proof if any were needed that they do not process in receipt order.

And do you really expect them to say, "yes we have processed a whole bunch of TPS visas ahead of yours". Look at the USCIS website to see the facts, that they have processed 217,093 TPS petitions since August, way more that is usual. In the same timeframe they only processed 7531 I-129F petitions. With each month since August being fewer pettitons processed since November 08.

If you want further proof, i have put my receipt number into the USCIS website, put a number in 9000 beyond my # and guess what. it is a TPS petition which was approved back in october.

The facts speak for themselves. They have had more intake of petitons than they could deal with, and becuase TPS petitons took priority, I-129F petitons were shelved (hence the mass group touch of 10/03) to allow them to do this.

The good news is that TPS receipts have dropped dramatically in the past few months, so i would hope that we will all see more movement with our petitons in the new year.

I hope that your NOA2 is just around the corner :thumbs:

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NOA1 numbers are issued sequentially and not necessarily by type of visa. The fact that you hit a TPS approval after inserting a number that was 9000 higher than you actual number is merely a case of evil coincidence. I did exactly as you suggested and I got an employment authorization from late last year (a process that is significantly faster than I129F).

I know that they are issued sequentially. I hit an approved TPS application 10, 20 30, 40, etc numbers on from my receipt number. I put such a large number in, to prove a point of our applications being shelved.

And I have absolutly no problem with USCIS dealing with TPS humanitarian applications first. I know that i wouldn't want to be in their situation.

A bit more truthful openess about the reasons for the backlog from USCIS when someone calls up would be nice though. Ref OP's call to USCIS.

We will all be adjudicated eventually. Eventually is a word that we all have to deal with when dealing with any government agency.


ROC Timeline

4-26-13------Eligible to file for ROC

6-17-13------Sent off I-751 Package

6-19-13------VSC Received our package. Signed for by K. Fitzgerald

6-24-13------Received NOA in the mail, dated 6-20-13

6-24-13------Check Cashed

7-05-13------Received Biometrics Appointment letter in the mail for 7-18-13

7-18-13------Biometrics done

8-20-13------Case Transferred to CSC for further processing

8-24-13------Transfer notice arrived in the mail today

10-21-13----ROC Approved!

10-25-13----Received approval letter in the mail

10-28-13----Production of 10 Yr Green Card ordered

11-01-13----Card has been mailed!....Received USPS tracking number

11-04-13----10yr Green Card arrived in the mail today....Yay!!

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Thank you Mari for the update. Please let us know if you get anything in a week!!!


2/1980 – foreign exchange student to Santiago Chile

3/80 – Met Daniel at school

4/80 – we became high school sweethearts

2/81 – returned to the USA, Daniel arrived late at the airport to say goodbye

1981 – 2009 - Life happens. We both married others and divorced

7/23/2009 – Daniel found me via classmates.com

9/18/09 – Traveled to Chile to spend time with Daniel

10/09 – engaged!!

11/10/09 – returned to the USA

1/10 – Daniel began gathering his paperwork to start the K1

2/10 – earthquake in Chile delays everything

3/10 – went to Chile for less than a week

6/10 – received Daniels paperwork, started preparing K1

7/10 – K1 refused due to typo

8/12/10 – received NOA1!!

2/2/2011 - Received NOA2!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi Everyone,

We hit 5 months of waiting for our NOA2 yesterday so I called USCIS today. They were way nicer than I expected, gave me some info that I wanted to pass on to all of you. May or may not be the truth.

The first person I spoke to was very nice but yes, clearly reading off her script. She acknowledged that my case was outside the 5 month waiting period for a reply and said she couldn't access any more information on her computer so she was going to "escalate my call". The next guy I got was not reading off a script and was also very nice. He said that what I see on the USCIS website (check your case status, etc.) actually has some fine print on the bottom that has the "last updated" date and it was currently 10/31/10 so more than likely he had more current info in his system. (Who knew?) Then he told me that USCIS (perhaps he was just referring to VSC) is currently processing K-1s that were filed on 7/10 and that mine was filed on 7/16 (my NOA1 was actually 7/21, but maybe 7/16 is when they received it???) So he said they are scheduled to give me a decision in 6 days. I told him I would be calling back in 6 days if I had no new info and he told me to please go ahead and do that but that I should have a decision in 6 days. He said he was an immigration officer.

Then I asked him about the information that is floating around that USCIS (specifically VSC) is backed up processing Temp Status Protection visas for Haitian refugees and that K-1s have been put on hold for that. He was like "where on earth did you get a story like that?" I told him someone who called USCIS was told that. He said no way would USCIS ever say or do that because the first thing that would happen in response would be that everyone who had filed before the Haitians would start complaining that things were happening out of order.

What do you all think? Anyone hear a story like this when they called USCIS? Do you think there's any truth in it?

Mari

NOA1 - 7/21 (VSC)

NOA2 - hoping for something in 6 days :)

Thank you for posting your conversation with the USCIS officer. It feels good to hear something very relevant and realistic rather than simply waiting and waiting and reading speculation and rumors from various posts on this site that turn out to be false.

I have just crossed the 4-month waiting mark, and I'm expecting my fiancee's visa will surpass the 5-month mark next month. But I would like to know one thing. How did you reach a USCIS officer on the phone? Which numbers did you dial in their automated system to reach an actual person? Your information is much appreciated.

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