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So i just called the Customer Service Center. I was polite and didnt go off on the Tier 1. I called a week prior to my 5 months because i was curious that March k1 were being approved and i was left behind. The Tier 1 i spoke to prior told me to call back on the 14th when it hit my 5 month mark so i patiently waited 2 weeks. ok now i just called Customer Service today, the Women seemed like she didnt want to work but i wasent ####### or mean i told her my info she told me to hold so i did.she came back and said well the service center that your papers are located is backlogged and Vermont is doing January 16 petitioners and wont do the service request.i was in disbelief because im always on VJ looking at approvals.anyway she told me to please wait 30 days and call back. Im a patient person but its starting to get irritating knowing you cant do anything. im thinking of calling again to speak to a tier 2 because i totally forgot, i was just anxious at the time.Well im thinking of contacting my senator today or calling back again.i dont know im losing patience. Sorry guys im just venting haha i know everyone gone through this and even had a longer wait.your inputs are much needed..

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Absolutely the next step should be to call USCIS and talk to tier 2. We recently had a tier 1 person on this site answering questions... She made a couple of important points: First they only have access to the same information that we have on the website (tier 1 still thinks I am waiting for my NOA2 when USCIS sent out the hard copy nearly a month ago) and they really can't help with any individual problems. They have two basic functions: Provide information that is already available on the website, and to act as a filter for the tier 2 people.

Call and talk to tier 2 - you will at least know the information is up to date...


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5 Months plus 31 days. Basically, 6 months. Then you can ask for a Service Request.

Remember, you are asking for a Service Request and not an Expedite. I know this from experience. Other Members say they had luck but I suggest not to make an Issue out of it. They keep track of all your calls.

Go by the date on your NOA1. This they know.

When I was past 5 months I called. The CSR said: Wait until 6 months. In a few days I had a RFE. :devil: . So my NOA2 took just shy of 6 months. HOPE THIS HELPS


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3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
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8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

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thanks guys.. i guess i'll wait till 6 months or more likely to call later haha its just depressing to know you have to wait even longer. i mean im an american i have to speak up i know my rights haha i'll try to call tomorrow and speak to a tier 2 but if you said wait it out i guess i should. i guess it depends on how i feel. thanks for your inputs though much appreciated..

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thanks guys.. i guess i'll wait till 6 months or more likely to call later haha its just depressing to know you have to wait even longer. i mean im an american i have to speak up i know my rights haha i'll try to call tomorrow and speak to a tier 2 but if you said wait it out i guess i should. i guess it depends on how i feel. thanks for your inputs though much appreciated..

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TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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I suggest you call USCIS again. Politely insist that you be transferred to a Tier 2 Immigration Officer. State that you are past the 5 month normal processing period as stated on the website and would like to submit a service request.

I did this last month at our 5 month mark (June 13) and they complied. They also recommended I call back in 30 days should the petition remain unadjudicated, at which point I could request "expeditious processing".

30 days have now just about passed, and while the service request appears to have been utterly ineffectual, we are in a position to request an expedite. This we'll do tomorrow. You can also e-mail VSC to request expeditious processing once you are past the 6 month mark using this address: VSC.ncscfollowup@dhs.gov

I would suggest writing your member of congress also. We did this and after faxing over our I-797 NOA1 and a privacy release form, they contacted VSC. A few days ago, VSC responded:

"Our records reflect that the file has been forwarded to an Immigration Services Officer for adjudication processing. Accordingly, the petitioner should hear from USCIS in the near future."

Noncommittal and vague, but reassurance that your petition is accounted for and not lost.

Edited by faust-yusov

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