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Well, as you all know, I'm outside the 60 day RFE processing times.

As suggested by USCIS, I sent an Expedite Request in today via fax and snail mail.

I have also begun to contact my elected officials:

Robert E. Ehrlich- Governor

Roscoe G. Bartlett- Congressman

Barbara A. Mikulski- US Senator

Paul S. Sarbanes- US Senator

Ehrlich's office told me to write a letter requesting an inquire be done on my behalf. They then will ask VSC to send me some type of update.

Bartletts office is already on the ball. They took my information and already sent an e-mail to VSC. The very nice lady handling my case at his office said they have there own response team in VSC, whatever that means. I just need to send over the Privacy Release form now, with a quick letter of explanation.

Mikulski's office needs me to fax a letter with all my information and explanation and they will do an inquire.

Sarbabes's office is already in motion, taking my information and sending an inquire to the VSC. She said they usually respond the same day.

Everyone seems really nice and willing to help.

My question is...

Since I already have 2 out of 4 on the move, should I wait to use the other 2? I could really flood the USCIS with inquires and get a good push for my case. The problem is, these elected officials wouldn't want to hear from me again for another 30 days or so. Maybe I should use 2 this week, wait two weeks and use the other 2. This way I have someone to look into things in the begging and end of each month. But really, how many more months can I be there for????

Maybe I should just open the flood gates and see what happends. What do you think?


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 think you're good with the four that you have.

From what I've seen Service Centers seems to jump when elected officials say "jump". So, if the people you've contacted do what they say I'm willing to bet that you will have either an approval or solid information by the end of the week.

Good luck!! And way to be an activist!!


6/29 - NEW I-129 mailed to CSC

7/21 - NOA1 issued

9/21 - finally ... my first touch!!

9/21 - NOA2 issued

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My thoughts are to follow your instincts and keep a couple of aces in your pockets. Not only will you have another 2 people to 'sick on em' next week or so, but how happy will these people be if they find out that you have asked all 4 of them to do the same exact job from the get go. Remember, if one of these people feel that they can swoop down and save the day (i.e. be a big hero) then they are more likely to push the envelope for you.

Mo


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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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Well, as you all know, I'm outside the 60 day RFE processing times.

As suggested by USCIS, I sent an Expedite Request in today via fax and snail mail.

I have also begun to contact my elected officials:

Robert E. Ehrlich- Governor

Roscoe G. Bartlett- Congressman

Barbara A. Mikulski- US Senator

Paul S. Sarbanes- US Senator

Ehrlich's office told me to write a letter requesting an inquire be done on my behalf. They then will ask VSC to send me some type of update.

Bartletts office is already on the ball. They took my information and already sent an e-mail to VSC. The very nice lady handling my case at his office said they have there own response team in VSC, whatever that means. I just need to send over the Privacy Release form now, with a quick letter of explanation.

Mikulski's office needs me to fax a letter with all my information and explanation and they will do an inquire.

Sarbabes's office is already in motion, taking my information and sending an inquire to the VSC. She said they usually respond the same day.

Everyone seems really nice and willing to help.

My question is...

Since I already have 2 out of 4 on the move, should I wait to use the other 2? I could really flood the USCIS with inquires and get a good push for my case. The problem is, these elected officials wouldn't want to hear from me again for another 30 days or so. Maybe I should use 2 this week, wait two weeks and use the other 2. This way I have someone to look into things in the begging and end of each month. But really, how many more months can I be there for????

Maybe I should just open the flood gates and see what happends. What do you think?

Andy, chill dude!

You faxed & called yesterday. Relax a bit.

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Devilette,

Bring it on USCIS!!! I told you it was war!!! :lol:

I mean, what else am I going to do?

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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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Devilette,

Bring it on USCIS!!! I told you it was war!!! :lol:

I mean, what else am I going to do?

Well, you faxed yesterday. RELAX.

Call a senator if you want.

Every day I see 2 new posts from you about what to do. It feels like overkill.

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*ducks shyly*

I have to agree with devilette... it seems like a little bit of overkill. It seems like a lot more people have been waiting a lot longer. Eheh, in any case...

*inches away slowly*


Our K-1 Visa/AOS/RoC timeline can be found here.

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Just my instincts (i.e., no experience), but I'd keep the other two in reserve. They're not going to do much now as it's not like having two more officials bug the VSC is going to yield double the information, and it seems as though your Congressman is on the ball.

It's hard to relax, but you're barely three months into the process! So have a glass of wine and chill. You've done all you can for the moment.


AOS

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Filed: 8/1/07

NOA1:9/7/07

Biometrics: 9/28/07

EAD/AP: 10/17/07

EAD card ordered again (who knows, maybe we got the two-fer deal): 10/23/-7

Transferred to CSC: 10/26/07

Approved: 11/21/07

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Andy

I don't blame you at all for being one bit anxious as you have filed through VSC and people who filed after you (like me... sorry) got approved first.

Have you thought of sending a case of wine over? This may help loosen em up a little.

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 agree with Devilette. You've sent the fax - give them some time to respond. Technically they have 72 hours for an expedite request as posted on their website.

It's fine to ask a senator to make an official inquiry on your behalf. But I wouldn't have FOUR offices all doing exactly the same thing. After all, what's the point? If you have one senate contact who is helpful, that is enough to make an inquiry. Since you know your case is with an adjudicator and not lost somewhere or waiting for an RFE to be sent to you, the best thing to do now is try to be patient and wait for a response.

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Hopefully you'll hear something soon.

Good luck and best wishes.


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Andy

I don't blame you at all for being one bit anxious as you have filed through VSC and people who filed after you (like me... sorry) got approved first.

Have you thought of sending a case of wine over? This may help loosen em up a little.

Mo

Mozplay,

you said it exactly. I am understanding of the IMBRA delay. I know lots of people had to wait a long time for there approvals. As I've posted before, I'm no longer a part of that delay, and neither is anyone else. We are back to normal processing times. My case is not normal!! I've seen tons of approvals for later filers from CSC and VSC. I'm still waiting. You can say what you want. But I know it's not normal for VSC to take this long, except for a few cases. Apparently that's me.

Sure, I could be reactive and wait another month or so, "ohh, this is normal, I'll just wait"

or I can be pro active and try to push the issue.


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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Andy,

You've done exactly what you needed to do this week to make a push forward on your case. Now take a deep breath and wait again. This time it is a wait for a response to what has happened to your case, not just a unended wait for approval. Follow up next monday if you need to.

Here is some major mojo your way to hear some positive news soon and to get you through the week..... :dance::dance::dance:(L):dance::dance::dance:


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24 March 2009 I-751 received by USCIS

27 March 2009 Check Cashed

30 March 2009 NOA received

8 April 2009 Biometric notice arrived by mail

24 April 2009 Biometrics scheduled

26 April 2009 Touched

...once again waiting

1 September 2009 (just over 5 months) Approved and card production ordered.

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No one's said to wait another month and do nothing, just that having four offices request the exact same information isn't likely to yield much beyond the same information, repeated four times.


AOS

-

Filed: 8/1/07

NOA1:9/7/07

Biometrics: 9/28/07

EAD/AP: 10/17/07

EAD card ordered again (who knows, maybe we got the two-fer deal): 10/23/-7

Transferred to CSC: 10/26/07

Approved: 11/21/07

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