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Form I-129F, Petition for K-1 Fiancée Package

Request for Expedited Service

Receipt Number: EAC-**-***-*****

...

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Vermont Service Center

75 Lower Welden St.

Saint Albans, Vermont 05479 9/26/2006

Re: Request for Expedited Service

Receipt Number: EAC-**-***-*****

Dear Sir or Madam:

On July 28, 2006, you received my response to your request for evidence or information. You stated that preliminary processing was complete, and the remaining processing time will be less than the maximum stated in this message. On your website it stated that I’ll receive a written decision on this case within 60 days of USCIS receiving the requested information.

I called the USCIS phone line and the message confirms that I should have had a decision or another request for evidence or information within 60 days of USCIS receiving the information. The customer service line says to contact the USCIS by phone if you have not heard anything within the 60 days. I called and was instructed by a customer service representative to fax a request for expedited service as I am outside normal processing times.

As suggested by the USCIS customer service line. I would like to request that the processing of my petition, and request for evidence, or information receive expedited service for being outside the normal 60 day processing time given for a request for evidence or information.

I would also like to mention that I belong to a public forum, which is geared towards the I-129f process. I have noticed that 237 or more people, who filed their petition after mine, have received a decision on their petition. I have not even received an update on the USCIS case status web-page since July 29, 2006.

Please take my request into consideration as I feel completely lost and in the dark. This period of absence between my fiancée and I has been very heavy on our hearts. We miss each other entirely too much and are eagerly looking forward to spending our lives together. I ask you to please put yourself in my situation and see what can be done. Thank you!! J

Sincerely,

Andrew James Solomon Date:

Petitioner


06/30/06- sent I-129F petition to VSC.

07/11/06- NOA1 (received in mail)

07/19/06- RFE received in mail, IMBRA

07/28/06- e-mail, IMBRA RFE received at VSC

09/11/06- called VSC, told I'm with an adjudicating officer

09/25/06- called VSC, told to file expedited service, outside 60 days of RFE received date

09/26/06- sent expedited service request to VSC via fax and snail mail

09/26/06- Senators and Congressman making inquiries into my petition

09/29/06- expedited service request approved by VSC director

10/04/06- e-mail NOA2 approved!!!!!!

10/05/06- NVC received

10/06/06- NVC forwarded to Poland Embassy

10/16/06- Packet #3 received

10/17/06- Packet #3 sent to US Embassy Warsaw

10/30/06- Packet #4 received

10/30/06- Interview scheduled for November 22nd!!!

11/30/06- Visa in hand, via DHL!!!!

12/05/06- Ania and I arrive together in the USA

02/11/07- Ania applied for Social Security Card

02/17/07- Ania and I were MARRIED!!!!!!

07/24/07- Social Security Card in hand- after some minor issues and a little procrastination :)

10/14/07- I-485, I-765, and permission to travel mailed to USCIS

10/17/07- Received NOA1

12/17/07- I-485 shipped to California Service Center for faster service

12/17/07- I-765 approved new card should be mailed within 30 days, Advanced parole approved

02/28/08- AOS APPROVED!!!! PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD RECEIVED!!!!! (card received couple weeks after approval)

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I've recently started a writing and editing business, and I actually have a couple of suggestions. I've worked to make you more concise and to the point, as well as taking out anything that will put you in a position of relative weakness (e.g. anything emotional). Stick to the facts. It's the facts, if anything, that will matter and make a dent with these people. Put your date at the top, in your heading, rather than at the bottom of your letter. See suggested edits to the body of your text below:

Dear Sir or Madam:

On July 28, 2006, I complied with a USCIS request for evidence or information dated [insert date of request]. USCIS's [insert date] reply subsequently stated that preliminary processing of my case was complete, and that remaining processing time would be less than the maximum stated in the message. The USCIS website and call center similarly state that I should have received a written decision on my case within 60 days of receipt of the requested information. USCIS additionally advises a phone inquiry should no news be received within the stated 60 days.

On [insert date], I followed recommended procedure and called USCIS. A customer service representative suggested that I fax a request for expedited service as I am now easily outside normal processing times. I thus write to request this expedited processing of my case, recourse for which USCIS policy provides.

I would like to add that I belong to a public forum that both supports those going through the K-1 visa process and compiles statistics derived from the experience of its members. Due to its size, the group provides an excellent representative sample. I have noticed that while I have not even received an update on my case, at least 237 forum members who filed after me have received decisions on their K-1 petitions since July 29, 2006. It would seem that something has gone quite amiss.

I very much appreciate your attention to my concerns and request for expedited processing. I look forward to a timely response and resolution.

Sincerely,

Andrew James Solomon

Petitioner

I'll be praying for you!! :thumbs:

Edited by Kirsten L

January 2004: Met Laurent at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris

February 2004: We became an actual couple

January 29th, 2006: I left France to return to the United States--AWFUL to say goodbye!

June 2006: Finally convinced Laurent that a K-1 visa would be more time-effective than trying to get an H-1

August 1st, 2006: The K-1 petition is finally in the mail and on its way to Nebraska...WooHoooo!! And yes, I remembered to attach the check! :-)

August 3rd, 2006: USPS online tracking shows that my petition (sent certified) was received at the NSC at 5:05am

August 14th, 2006: NOA1 received USPS!! (I-129F recv'd at CSC: 8/4; NOA date: 8/10; last touched: 8/11)

October 2nd, 2006: I MISTAKENLY thought we had an approval...False alarm...Back to waiting...

October 3rd, 2006: TOUCHED!!

October 4th, 2006: REALLY AND TRULY APPROVED!!! Email notification lists 10/3 as the NOA2 date.

Later that same day: TOUCHED...AGAIN! Hope that means I'm in a cozy box and moving to NVC this week...

October 10th, 2006: Received official NOA2 via snail mail.

October 19th, 2006: Case received at NVC!! AWESOME!!

October 20th, 2006: Case forwarded to Paris!! DHL says two shipments were headed that way. Must be in there somewhere...

October 27th, 2006: Received official receipt letter from NVC via USPS.

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Well stated! That should get something moving unless they are completely cold hearted... well, that's entirely possible, but we have to think on the bright side.

I think you will get your decision soon after sending this. It just needs to be brought to their immediate attention.


K-1 VISA:

3/4/06: I-129F Sent to CSC

3/14/06: NOA1

7/21/06: IMBRA RFE received by CSC

8/22/06: NOA2

9/8/06: Case arrives at NVC

9/16/06: NVC departure letter received

9/22/06: Left NVC bound for China

10/6/06: Case arrives at Guangzhou consulate

10/20/06: Received Packet 3

10/26/06: Sent DS-230 back to consulate

11/9/06: Sent OF-169 back to consulate

11/17/06: Received Packet 4

11/25/06: Completed Medical Exam in Beijing

12/15/06: Interview in Guangzhou (Success!!)

12/19/06: Received K-1 visa

1/12/07: Entered U.S. (POE: SFO)

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS:

1/26/07: Applied for SSN

2/8/07: Medical exam for vaccinations

2/9/07: Received SSN

3/3/07: Married!! (WooHoo!!)

3/16/07: Changed name on SSN

4/3/07: Sent AOS application to Chicago

4/5/07: AOS application arrived in Chicago

4/16/07: Received NOAs for AOS, EAD, & AP (NOA date: 4/12)

4/24/07: Received biometrics appt. letter

5/7/07: Biometrics appointment

5/25/07: Received interview appt. letter

6/25/07: Received AP documents

6/28/07: Received EAD card

7/18/07: AOS Interview (Approved!)

7/30/07: Received 2-year green card

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS:

4/24/09: I-751 sent to CSC

4/27/09: I-751 arrived at CSC

5/13/09: Received NOA letter (NOA date: 4/27)

6/4/09: Received biometrics appt. letter

6/13/09: Biometrics appointment

8/6/09: Card production ordered

8/12/09: Received card in mail

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Kirsten's letter is really good Andy, and your original tells the whole story. Facts, facts and facts. I think it should get the job done. Good luck, and keep us posted. Im sure you will. ;)


2-14-2006- Engaged on a snowy night in Kiev

2-19-2006- Filed I129F

2-23-2006- NOA1 generated-REJECTED- (they said no fee attached, but I sent THE SAME CHECK back)

3-13-2006- NOA1 generated, reciept date of application

6-2-2006- (Sasha's bday) Transferred to CSC

6-14-2006- Recieved at CSC

6-23-2006- RFE generated IMBRA

6-30-2006-RFE recieved and returned by me.

7-8-2006-RFE recieved by CSC

7-11-2006-"touched" I just figured this out!!! ;)

8-3-2006 - Touched!

8-4-2006 - Touched again!

8-6-2006 - Touched again again!

8-25-2006 - Touched! Its been almost three weeks since the last one...forgot how that felt!

9-7-2006- Touched...but only because I called. :( So dissapointed right now....

9-8-2006- Touched...a real one...not because I called. Hope it actually means something like it did for Gary!

9-11-2006-APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9-12-2006-Touched again today...to NVC?

9-16-2006-NOA2 recieved in mail

10-4-2006-Petition sent to NVC

10-21-2006-Touched??? #######?!?

10-25-2006-Touched again??

10-27-2006-NVC case received!

10-30-2006-NVC sent case to Consulate in Kiev!!! Come come on hurry up!!!

11-30-2006-Interview...PASSED!

12-8-2006-arriving together at Portland International Airport!!!

1-25-2007-MARRIED!

3-6-2007-Filed EAD, AP, and I485

3-13-2007-NOA1's for all of the above. ONE year exactly from NOA1 of 129f. ;)

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Andy, we are looking forward to hearing your progress.

Best of luck to you :idea:

Ps. the letter that edited by Kirsten L is fine.


Robert (U.S.A.)------^--^------Waenphetch (Thailand)

September 27' 2005 -------------------------(Met online)

May 16' 2006---------- (Mailed application from Chiangmai, Thailand) to NSC

June 9' 2006--------- (NOA 1 Receipt date) ---CSC----

September 7' 2006------------(NOA 2 Receipt date)

December 20' 2006 (7 a.m.) -----------INTERVIEW Approved IMBRA discussed[/color]

December 24' 2006 ---------- POE - LA

December 26' 2006 ------------ Civil Marriage

December 28' 2006 ------------ Applied for SSN

January' 19' 2007 ------------- SSN Received

AOS Chicago

December 29' 2006 ----------- Mailed I-485

January' 5' 2007 -------------- NOA Receipt date (MSC)

January' 23' 2007 ------------ I-485 Transferred to CSC

January 26' 2007 ------------ Biometric done

February 7' 2007 ------------ Case pending at CSC

October 19, 2007 ------------ Approved email from CRIS (welcome notice sent on Oct 18)

March 14, 2007 ------------ Mailed I - 765

May 4, 2007 ----------- I-765 approved

May 30, 2007 ----------- got a great job at www.swipeclock.com as an Accountant

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Hi Andy,

did you think about contacting your congressman? We were in a similar situation - no approval, no touch, nothing - way after the normal processing times. We contacted a congressman and 2 days later we were approved! i dont think it was a coincidence... I would at least try it on your place. Have a look at our timeline... I wish you good luck and all the best for your future together!

Mimi


K1 - Texas Service Center/California Service Center

Jan 26 2006 filed petition to TSC

Feb 1 2006 NOA 1 from CSC

Jul 5 2006 contacted congressman (he called CSC: our case is on somebody´s desk processing now...??!!)

waiting...150++ days... :-(

Jul 7 2006 APPROVED (e-mail notification)

Jul 14 2006 NOA2 by mail

Jul 17 2006 NVC received our case (e-mail notification)

Jul 19 2006 Medical

Jul 24 2006 Package 3 received

Jul 25 2006 Package 3 send back

Aug 15 2006 Fingerprints for FBI background check

Sep 2 2006 Package 4 received

Sep 27 2006 INTERVIEW - APPROVED

13 Oct 2006 flight to the US

Personal Timeline

Aug 2004 first met in Germany

Dez 2004 he went back to the States

July 2005 I visited him in the States

Oct 2005 tried to fly to the States again - got deported

Nov 2005 applied for a B2 Visa

Dez 2005 entered the States on a B2 Visa

Dez 24 2005 Engagement

Mar 2006 went back to Germany

Jun 2006 he came to visit me in Germany

Jun 17 2006 big official engagement party

Jun 30 2006 he went back to the States

...missing my baby...

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Ok, I faxed it and mailed it. I'm going to contact my congressman as well. They shouldn't give themselves a 60 window if they can't comply. I know they cover there bases on this and don't have to give an answer. At least it gives me a reason to start prying for information.


06/30/06- sent I-129F petition to VSC.

07/11/06- NOA1 (received in mail)

07/19/06- RFE received in mail, IMBRA

07/28/06- e-mail, IMBRA RFE received at VSC

09/11/06- called VSC, told I'm with an adjudicating officer

09/25/06- called VSC, told to file expedited service, outside 60 days of RFE received date

09/26/06- sent expedited service request to VSC via fax and snail mail

09/26/06- Senators and Congressman making inquiries into my petition

09/29/06- expedited service request approved by VSC director

10/04/06- e-mail NOA2 approved!!!!!!

10/05/06- NVC received

10/06/06- NVC forwarded to Poland Embassy

10/16/06- Packet #3 received

10/17/06- Packet #3 sent to US Embassy Warsaw

10/30/06- Packet #4 received

10/30/06- Interview scheduled for November 22nd!!!

11/30/06- Visa in hand, via DHL!!!!

12/05/06- Ania and I arrive together in the USA

02/11/07- Ania applied for Social Security Card

02/17/07- Ania and I were MARRIED!!!!!!

07/24/07- Social Security Card in hand- after some minor issues and a little procrastination :)

10/14/07- I-485, I-765, and permission to travel mailed to USCIS

10/17/07- Received NOA1

12/17/07- I-485 shipped to California Service Center for faster service

12/17/07- I-765 approved new card should be mailed within 30 days, Advanced parole approved

02/28/08- AOS APPROVED!!!! PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD RECEIVED!!!!! (card received couple weeks after approval)

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Good luck Andy. This is ridiculous now - I really hope that something can be done. Let me know if we should start a VSC petition for you :D

Mo


timeline.gif

Full timeline can be seen in my profile

PAST - From K-1 to Citizenship (a love story)
K-1: Aug 12, 2006 to Jan 17, 2007 - mailed I-129F
AOS: Feb 26, 2007 - Jul 26, 2007
REMOVING CONDITIONS: May 4, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009
CITIZENSHIP: Nov 27, 2012 - May 9, 2013

Note: I immigrated from Canada, not T&T - the timeline is reflective of this.

PRESENT - IR-5 Story (reuniting a family)
I-130 for Parents - 2013
Aug ?? - mailed I-130 packages for both mother and father
Sept 10 - NOA1 date
Sept 16 - NOA1s received

2014

Feb 25 - got emails saying that the cases had been transferred to another office for processing

Feb 26 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred to my local office for processing

Feb 28 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred and are being processed

Mar 17 - got email, attached to one case number only, saying that my A number was changed relating to the I-130 filing

Mar 18 - got emails saying that the petitions are approved smile.png




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I just wanted to let everyone know that I did use Kristen's letter. Thanks for all the help, advice, and support

!!


06/30/06- sent I-129F petition to VSC.

07/11/06- NOA1 (received in mail)

07/19/06- RFE received in mail, IMBRA

07/28/06- e-mail, IMBRA RFE received at VSC

09/11/06- called VSC, told I'm with an adjudicating officer

09/25/06- called VSC, told to file expedited service, outside 60 days of RFE received date

09/26/06- sent expedited service request to VSC via fax and snail mail

09/26/06- Senators and Congressman making inquiries into my petition

09/29/06- expedited service request approved by VSC director

10/04/06- e-mail NOA2 approved!!!!!!

10/05/06- NVC received

10/06/06- NVC forwarded to Poland Embassy

10/16/06- Packet #3 received

10/17/06- Packet #3 sent to US Embassy Warsaw

10/30/06- Packet #4 received

10/30/06- Interview scheduled for November 22nd!!!

11/30/06- Visa in hand, via DHL!!!!

12/05/06- Ania and I arrive together in the USA

02/11/07- Ania applied for Social Security Card

02/17/07- Ania and I were MARRIED!!!!!!

07/24/07- Social Security Card in hand- after some minor issues and a little procrastination :)

10/14/07- I-485, I-765, and permission to travel mailed to USCIS

10/17/07- Received NOA1

12/17/07- I-485 shipped to California Service Center for faster service

12/17/07- I-765 approved new card should be mailed within 30 days, Advanced parole approved

02/28/08- AOS APPROVED!!!! PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD RECEIVED!!!!! (card received couple weeks after approval)

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Even if your case isn't entitled to an expedition, it will mean someone has to pick up your file and hopefully they will see what you've been trying to tell them - it's abnormally late for a VSC petition.

Good luck. 80% :D

Edited by michellek1976

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