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So they claimed it was sent but my dad never got any letter of interview invitation. when we told chicago office the said he will have to wait for a couple months prior to another interview invitation. how come these things cannot be communicated via email? just frustrated with the whole process!


May your VJ be a fruitful one! Dad petition for Nne Visa type: Family Based 2APD - Jan 27, 20071st interview..12/14/2010Appointment for DNA Collection in Nig..March 30,2011VISA GRANTED!!!!!!!!! No questions...May 23rd, 2011Mom petition for DuumVisa type: Family Based 2BPD...............May 21, 2005Approval notice..June 10, 2009Received Choice of Agent.........October 15, 2010Mailed CoA to NVC................Dec 17, 2010IV bill generated................Jan 04, 2011IV bill & AOS bill rec'd & paid..Jan 10, 2011AOS mailed to NVC................Jan 14, 2011IV packet mailed to NVC..........Feb 01, 2011IV packet received by NVC........Feb 14, 2011Case completed at NVC............Feb 23rd, 2011Interview...................................June 14, 2013 DNA sample collection for July 8Visa approval upon receipt of DNA result.. Now in the USA! (Sept, 2013)<p>Dad petition for ZeeVisa type: Family Based 2B - Upgraded to F1 12/2011PD...............Jan 27,2007 Approval notice..Aug 06, 2009, Rec'd COA & AOS request 12/16/2011 3/14/2014 interview.. visa granted! Dad for Kay FB2 - Upgraded to F1 12/2011 PD..........March 28, 2008Approval notice........Oct 27, 2009, Interview for 01/21/2016. Visa granted! no DNA requested!

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There is fortunately, a way to track specifically the N-400 application with email/text. You basically needed to send in the Form G-1145( E-Notification of Application/petition Acceptance) along with your application. USCIS emails you when your case is accepted, is under processing, is scheduled for interview/testing or is waiting for the Oath ceremony.

If you missed sending in the Form G-1145( E-Notification of Application/petition Acceptance) form during filing, you can register your case with USCIS at www.uscis.gov with your application receipt number and email notification for specific changes. I suggest, you should do this now so that you at least have a fair enough idea when USCIS is trying to correspond with you.

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So they claimed it was sent but my dad never got any letter of interview invitation. when we told chicago office the said he will have to wait for a couple months prior to another interview invitation. how come these things cannot be communicated via email? just frustrated with the whole process!

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If I were you, I will sign up for Email and Text notifications. That way, you know when your case is being updated. Here's where you can do so: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/selectusertype.jsp

Good luck!


N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

"Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty.

The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are;

you end up being complete with your loved ones."

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If I were you, I will sign up for Email and Text notifications. That way, you know when your case is being updated. Here's where you can do so: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/selectusertype.jsp

Good luck!

:thumbs: Works extremely well--as we did that for Pras, and got notifications up to interview.

The one case where email notification WON't be sent (for those who signed up for it) is for oath ceremony if there is name-change integrated into N-400 app.

Edited by Saddle Bronc

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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can always call uscis, ask if any returned mail for your case and name, verify (with Tier 2 rep) the address.

IF it's the 'right address'

then it's time to get chummy with yer postal carrier, make sure they know you live there.

USUALLY a new name card taped onto the inside of the box, with a plate of brownies, works wonders.

Otherwise the postal carrier will simply return it to the sender (USCIS) as undeliverable.

Brownies Rock !


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If I were you, I will sign up for Email and Text notifications. That way, you know when your case is being updated. Here's where you can do so: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/selectusertype.jsp

Good luck!

Thank you so much for that info. I had signed up on the website but just checked now and realize that email alert and mobile alert were not on! :bonk: That would have saved us a lot of headache! I just fixed that so hopefully my dad does not miss the next invitation. I sure hope it does not end up taking too long for he gets reinvited for interview :(


May your VJ be a fruitful one! Dad petition for Nne Visa type: Family Based 2APD - Jan 27, 20071st interview..12/14/2010Appointment for DNA Collection in Nig..March 30,2011VISA GRANTED!!!!!!!!! No questions...May 23rd, 2011Mom petition for DuumVisa type: Family Based 2BPD...............May 21, 2005Approval notice..June 10, 2009Received Choice of Agent.........October 15, 2010Mailed CoA to NVC................Dec 17, 2010IV bill generated................Jan 04, 2011IV bill & AOS bill rec'd & paid..Jan 10, 2011AOS mailed to NVC................Jan 14, 2011IV packet mailed to NVC..........Feb 01, 2011IV packet received by NVC........Feb 14, 2011Case completed at NVC............Feb 23rd, 2011Interview...................................June 14, 2013 DNA sample collection for July 8Visa approval upon receipt of DNA result.. Now in the USA! (Sept, 2013)<p>Dad petition for ZeeVisa type: Family Based 2B - Upgraded to F1 12/2011PD...............Jan 27,2007 Approval notice..Aug 06, 2009, Rec'd COA & AOS request 12/16/2011 3/14/2014 interview.. visa granted! Dad for Kay FB2 - Upgraded to F1 12/2011 PD..........March 28, 2008Approval notice........Oct 27, 2009, Interview for 01/21/2016. Visa granted! no DNA requested!

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There is fortunately, a way to track specifically the N-400 application with email/text. You basically needed to send in the Form G-1145( E-Notification of Application/petition Acceptance) along with your application. USCIS emails you when your case is accepted, is under processing, is scheduled for interview/testing or is waiting for the Oath ceremony.

If you missed sending in the Form G-1145( E-Notification of Application/petition Acceptance) form during filing, you can register your case with USCIS at www.uscis.gov with your application receipt number and email notification for specific changes. I suggest, you should do this now so that you at least have a fair enough idea when USCIS is trying to correspond with you.

HTH

Thanks a lot for your quick response I followed your advice :thumbs: Hoping for the best now :)


May your VJ be a fruitful one! Dad petition for Nne Visa type: Family Based 2APD - Jan 27, 20071st interview..12/14/2010Appointment for DNA Collection in Nig..March 30,2011VISA GRANTED!!!!!!!!! No questions...May 23rd, 2011Mom petition for DuumVisa type: Family Based 2BPD...............May 21, 2005Approval notice..June 10, 2009Received Choice of Agent.........October 15, 2010Mailed CoA to NVC................Dec 17, 2010IV bill generated................Jan 04, 2011IV bill & AOS bill rec'd & paid..Jan 10, 2011AOS mailed to NVC................Jan 14, 2011IV packet mailed to NVC..........Feb 01, 2011IV packet received by NVC........Feb 14, 2011Case completed at NVC............Feb 23rd, 2011Interview...................................June 14, 2013 DNA sample collection for July 8Visa approval upon receipt of DNA result.. Now in the USA! (Sept, 2013)<p>Dad petition for ZeeVisa type: Family Based 2B - Upgraded to F1 12/2011PD...............Jan 27,2007 Approval notice..Aug 06, 2009, Rec'd COA & AOS request 12/16/2011 3/14/2014 interview.. visa granted! Dad for Kay FB2 - Upgraded to F1 12/2011 PD..........March 28, 2008Approval notice........Oct 27, 2009, Interview for 01/21/2016. Visa granted! no DNA requested!

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nne m ndo. the same thing happen to me. uscis sent me a notice of action for my biometrics but usps returned it as undeliverable. so when i checked my update it say's we mailed you a NOA but USPS return it as undeliverable. so when i went to the post office they advised me to stick my name in my mail box if not i might not be receiving all my mails especially those with return odder. thank God i rectified it and i now receives all my mails. just ensure to write and stick your dad's name inside the mail box that will help. ngozi diri gi nwannem. aha dara ka aha ndi igbo


Entered usa with B2 VISA: 05.23.2010
met my wife: 06.02.2010
Got married : 10.28.2010
sent AOS: 03.11.2011
receieved by USCIS: 03.15.2011
NOA received : 03.26.2011
Case touched : 03.14.2011
Online update: inital review, the notice of action we sent to u was returend as undeliverable by us post authority. call uscis for rectification as this will affect the processing of your case.
called uscis: asking them to resend the notice of action and that i never change address.
Biomeric letter received: 05.02.2011 { for 05.17.2011}
walk in biomeric: 05.04.2011
another biometric letter received: 05.11.2011
went back for biometric centre: 05.12.2011 { was told that my last biometrics was good}
email and text massage recived: 05.14.2010{we have approved your EAC}
EAC received in the mail: 05.14.2011
applied for SSN. : 05.16.2011
Received SSN in mail: 05.21.2011
Tesxt massage: your case have been updated, status change to testing and interview. 07.26.2011
interview: 07/26/2011 APPROVED
update: Green card production 07/26/2011
08/03/2011: GREEN CARD ARRIVED.
GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROC

Mail out I-751 to Vermont office : May 14th 2013.

Received by USCIS : May 17th 2013.

Received NOA Dated 5/20/13 on : may 28th 2013

Biometric notice received on June 1st 2013 dated 06/26/13

Walk in Biometric : June 5th 2013

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nne m ndo. the same thing happen to me. uscis sent me a notice of action for my biometrics but usps returned it as undeliverable. so when i checked my update it say's we mailed you a NOA but USPS return it as undeliverable. so when i went to the post office they advised me to stick my name in my mail box if not i might not be receiving all my mails especially those with return odder. thank God i rectified it and i now receives all my mails. just ensure to write and stick your dad's name inside the mail box that will help. ngozi diri gi nwannem. aha dara ka aha ndi igbo

Certainly your responsibility to maintain your mailbox, but wondered why all government agencies send everything out via first class mail. Especially key documents, first class mail is not traceable.

Can't say we had any good luck with e-mail alerts, never received updates, just the NOA for the very first time from that lockbox outfit. Not sure who sends out the biometrics, but the letter comes from Missouri. I know the field office sends out the interview notice, our field office in St. Paul doesn't do that, so must be up to the field office to decide whether to send out appointments or not.

But if you did receive an email alert, what do you do? Camp out at your mailbox? Can't recall the number of times, said to myself, maybe tomorrow, but you can get many tomorrows that can lead up to weeks or month. They don't tell when they sent it out, so what help is that?

We like to wish each other good luck, besides not running into bad weather, traffic jams or accidents, getting a not so good IO, perhaps receiving your interview letter should be added to having good luck.

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Sorry to hear about this. Could it be that someone maybe intercepted your letter? Call me paranoid, but don't rule out the possibility of someone trying to block your blessings. Just my thoughts. But what is yours, is yours and when God says yes, no being can so no.

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NickD, when you sign up for email alert (sorry you never had any luck with them) it tells you a timeframe as to when you will receive the notice in the mail. Now, if you didn't get the physical letter after the certain dates, you can at least call and have an idea about the infos of the appointments, and they'll probably even resend you your appointment.


N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

"Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty.

The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are;

you end up being complete with your loved ones."

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NickD, when you sign up for email alert (sorry you never had any luck with them) it tells you a timeframe as to when you will receive the notice in the mail. Now, if you didn't get the physical letter after the certain dates, you can at least call and have an idea about the infos of the appointments, and they'll probably even resend you your appointment.

Ha, after playing house over the telephone for two years, we never even thought about the USCIS when we could actually play in the same house together. We didn't mind spending our honeymoon time together filling out USCIS forms, we were together finally. Was a bit of stress of finding a USCIS approved doctor that wouldn't rob us to death, but we found one. We got the NOA for our applications, was told my wife was legal here now, so just forgot about the USCIS.

The real stress came in our life during the ROC stage, that was a battle, with senators help, got those ten year cards just ten days before that one year extension would have expired. During this mass period of frustration with all the BS we received from the USCIS, like look at your processing dates, we elected to apply for the N-400 exactly 88 days before her third anniversary. Did sign up for that email alert stuff, just got one, received your application, expect to hear something in 330 days. Still hasn't changed, but we didn't care, wife had a renewed foreign passport and a fresh ten year card.

But just two months later she received her interview notice, oh my God, have to study for that civics test. Did tell her if she passed to ask about the oath letter, was told she should get it within two weeks, we weren't really concerned, let seven weeks go by, so picked up the phone and called my senator again. You feel like you are in the twilight zone again. Just two hours after that call, St. Paul sent us an oath letter, email, with her oath scheduled in three days and a letter of apology from the office manage. Hardly enough time to schedule a day off, but got it done. Processing site, still there for her, this is like three years later, still says to expect to hear something in 330 days.

Stepdaughter played around, was rejected by the USCIS because she barely turned 18, but had an opportunity to study in England and needed a US passport. That went real quick for her until she got a letter that a decision cannot be made at this time. Rather than fooling around, called my senators office again. Learned the USCIS has a two word vocabulary, "misplaced" and "miscommunication".

While your interview letter says to contact your IO if you have any questions, positively no way to contact them, just like calling that 800 number and speaking to whoever is on the other end of the line never became familiar with USCIS instructions, forms, or anything else.

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Wow, that's quite an ordeal for a journey. Thank goodness USCIS has been easy on me from the time we did K1 till this very day. My only problem now is it's taking quite some time for them to schedule my oath ceremony. BUT, since the IO told me that it could take 2 mos -- email notice said I should get the sched in 45 days when they put my case on oath taking queue -- I'm keeping still and not too worried about it. Now, after 45 days and still nothing, then it's time for me to make some phone calls.


N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

"Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty.

The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are;

you end up being complete with your loved ones."

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nne m ndo. the same thing happen to me. uscis sent me a notice of action for my biometrics but usps returned it as undeliverable. so when i checked my update it say's we mailed you a NOA but USPS return it as undeliverable. so when i went to the post office they advised me to stick my name in my mail box if not i might not be receiving all my mails especially those with return odder. thank God i rectified it and i now receives all my mails. just ensure to write and stick your dad's name inside the mail box that will help. ngozi diri gi nwannem. aha dara ka aha ndi igbo

Nna ndewo! Thanks for responding, appreciate the support. I will do the name sticking thing, but even if that is the case (that the case was undeliverable) shouldn't USCIS have received the undeliverable mail back? They did not mention such s thing. I think they are very inefficient. Still waiting to hear from them about a new date. ya gaziera gi na nwanyi gi!


May your VJ be a fruitful one! Dad petition for Nne Visa type: Family Based 2APD - Jan 27, 20071st interview..12/14/2010Appointment for DNA Collection in Nig..March 30,2011VISA GRANTED!!!!!!!!! No questions...May 23rd, 2011Mom petition for DuumVisa type: Family Based 2BPD...............May 21, 2005Approval notice..June 10, 2009Received Choice of Agent.........October 15, 2010Mailed CoA to NVC................Dec 17, 2010IV bill generated................Jan 04, 2011IV bill & AOS bill rec'd & paid..Jan 10, 2011AOS mailed to NVC................Jan 14, 2011IV packet mailed to NVC..........Feb 01, 2011IV packet received by NVC........Feb 14, 2011Case completed at NVC............Feb 23rd, 2011Interview...................................June 14, 2013 DNA sample collection for July 8Visa approval upon receipt of DNA result.. Now in the USA! (Sept, 2013)<p>Dad petition for ZeeVisa type: Family Based 2B - Upgraded to F1 12/2011PD...............Jan 27,2007 Approval notice..Aug 06, 2009, Rec'd COA & AOS request 12/16/2011 3/14/2014 interview.. visa granted! Dad for Kay FB2 - Upgraded to F1 12/2011 PD..........March 28, 2008Approval notice........Oct 27, 2009, Interview for 01/21/2016. Visa granted! no DNA requested!

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Sorry to hear about this. Could it be that someone maybe intercepted your letter? Call me paranoid, but don't rule out the possibility of someone trying to block your blessings. Just my thoughts. But what is yours, is yours and when God says yes, no being can so no.

Thanks for your concern, I hear you but no worries, I am too blessed to be bothered.....I have come too far to not believe that God fights my battles.


May your VJ be a fruitful one! Dad petition for Nne Visa type: Family Based 2APD - Jan 27, 20071st interview..12/14/2010Appointment for DNA Collection in Nig..March 30,2011VISA GRANTED!!!!!!!!! No questions...May 23rd, 2011Mom petition for DuumVisa type: Family Based 2BPD...............May 21, 2005Approval notice..June 10, 2009Received Choice of Agent.........October 15, 2010Mailed CoA to NVC................Dec 17, 2010IV bill generated................Jan 04, 2011IV bill & AOS bill rec'd & paid..Jan 10, 2011AOS mailed to NVC................Jan 14, 2011IV packet mailed to NVC..........Feb 01, 2011IV packet received by NVC........Feb 14, 2011Case completed at NVC............Feb 23rd, 2011Interview...................................June 14, 2013 DNA sample collection for July 8Visa approval upon receipt of DNA result.. Now in the USA! (Sept, 2013)<p>Dad petition for ZeeVisa type: Family Based 2B - Upgraded to F1 12/2011PD...............Jan 27,2007 Approval notice..Aug 06, 2009, Rec'd COA & AOS request 12/16/2011 3/14/2014 interview.. visa granted! Dad for Kay FB2 - Upgraded to F1 12/2011 PD..........March 28, 2008Approval notice........Oct 27, 2009, Interview for 01/21/2016. Visa granted! no DNA requested!

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