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It has been 5 months since NOA1. Should I give the USCIS a call or not? Just to ask what's going on w/ my case? perhaps put in a service request? I know some people say it doesn't do anything but some say it helps. Give me your opinion/experience.... Thanks ladies and gentlemen...

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Things have slowed down some from other posts I read, plus its the holidays so I am not expecting things to pick up until after the new year. Yours taking longer means mine will take longer .... :angry:

Not sure if making a call will light any fires just because of the holidays... trust me I want you to get yours ASAP as that moves mine closer to someones desk.

Last time I checked my timeline the estimate has moved out two more weeks so I think the trend is longer waits.... :crying:


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It has been 5 months since NOA1. Should I give the USCIS a call or not? Just to ask what's going on w/ my case? perhaps put in a service request? I know some people say it doesn't do anything but some say it helps. Give me your opinion/experience.... Thanks ladies and gentlemen...

I do not know sist' what have to say. But, it's no harm to try, just to give you a peace of mind. *HUGS*


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You have passed the 5 month timeline that USCIS states.You can contact congressional/state representatives to inquire about your petition.


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I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

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P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

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Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

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It has been 5 months since NOA1. Should I give the USCIS a call or not? Just to ask what's going on w/ my case? perhaps put in a service request? I know some people say it doesn't do anything but some say it helps. Give me your opinion/experience.... Thanks ladies and gentlemen...

Five months is a long time to wait for anything but it is common for this type of thing with USCIS now. Its unlikely there is any real problem with your case; they are simply busy. The holidays dont help of course but they just add a few days really.

These service requests are also common. Everyone I have seen resulted in the same thing which was a message saying they were working on the case as time would allow.

Doesnt hurt to call but may just add to the overall frustration when it produces no real results. Same for trying to get help from a politician. They all have staff trained to placate people on these issues. Our Senators office was worthless even though they had people with over 20 years of experiance. It took two months to get an answer which they sent to the wrong address. My husband found out more himself & the Senators office admitted the info they found was outdated & wrong. These are the same people that havent dont anything about the immigration process for 60 years.

I am an expert in waiting after the 408 days my case took. My husband met with USCIS several times in person trying to see what was going on. They could not say why it was taking so long. The responce he got was "this just never happens". Really? It happens to many of us as we see here all the time.

The good thing is you are at the 5 month mark so it really wont be too much longer.

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I just sent a letter to my rep. Had the letter written since last Wed....now sent it off.

Fingers crossed, hope i hear something positive that will make mee screaaamm. Aghhhhhhhh!!!

Go for it. Write the congressional office. It would hurt...unless u have like broken fingers and you're typing a long letter! lol

All the best,

Ro


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Jun 08, 2011- NOA1 Received I-129F

Jun 13, 2011- USCIS Acceptance confirmation (via Email)

Jun 16, 2011- Received NOA1 Hardcopy

Nov 15, 2011- Put in Service Request (Over 5months)

Nov 23, 2011- Response via email to SR (case "Pending")

Nov 28, 2011- Wrote letter to My district's Representative thru webpage (Gregory Meeks)

Dec 02, 2011- Went to the Local Reps office to have them look into the case further

Dec 07, 2011- Wrote email to the vermont service center ( the got back to me Dec 20, of course to tell me I was approved due to the congressman's inquiry)

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It has been 5 months since NOA1. Should I give the USCIS a call or not? Just to ask what's going on w/ my case? perhaps put in a service request? I know some people say it doesn't do anything but some say it helps. Give me your opinion/experience.... Thanks ladies and gentlemen...

It took me just over 6 months to get NOA2. Calling them didn't help at all. They just say call back in 30 days. The people that answer the phones are contractors that read from a script.


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5 Months is their Normal Processing time. CALL THEM!


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I-129F RFE Received 9/8/11
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I-129F NOA2 Received 11/17/11
NVC Received from USCIS 11/21/11
NVC Sent to Embassy 11/25/11
Embassy Received 12/2/11
Packet 3.5 Received 12/8/11
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Packet 4 Received 1/13/12
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Sadly enough, five months is "still within normal processing times". Our petition took almost 6 months. You can call, it doesn't hurt to do so. I called three times and finally was able to put in a service request (after I started to cry, LOL). After that request, our petition was approved three weeks later...not sure if that had anything to do with it or not. I think not as it was close to 6 months. Hang in there, it will come. Good luck with everything.


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It has been 5 months since NOA1. Should I give the USCIS a call or not? Just to ask what's going on w/ my case? perhaps put in a service request? I know some people say it doesn't do anything but some say it helps. Give me your opinion/experience.... Thanks ladies and gentlemen...

If you are going to call be sure to speak to a Tier 2 ISO otherwise you are going to get nothing conclusive. I suggest to call your congress persons local office and have them send you the release form to authorize them to contact USCIS on your behalf. They will probably tell you that they won't do anything until you are 30 days outside of normal processing times. At least mind did, but it will give you an open case file in their office if you do need them to inquire in the future.

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