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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I just need to vent with people who understand.

We filed for AP on November 18th, we had everything, including the two pictures. Belinda needs to travel to her brothers' wedding next week. In early February, we got the email saying we had an RFE. Didn't tell us what it was, but we would get it soon. Two weeks went by, nothing. How long does it take to mail something? I got my congressperson involved, after getting no response for 4 days, she finally heard back, we were missing the passport photos (I know we sent them, I put them in an envelope, sealed it with the application and marked them "PHOTOS" and paperclipped it.).

She gave us a name of a person in the office in Missiouri that handles this, so things look fine. We thought. We overnighted it to the office labeled "ATTN: (name of peron)." It arrived Saturday, but they still have not found it. The person who signed for it does not work at the office, so I am told. Now they have no idea where it is.

1. They lose the photos

2. They take more then two weeks to send out the RFE

3. They take four days to respond to my congressperson (they say the NBC is a nightmare to work with)

4. They have people sign for packages who don't work there.

Now we need to take two new photos, scan them, email them to the congressman's office, and hope for the best. She did say the person in the office is just as upset as we are, she is really trying. At least someone in that office cares.


Sent 129F to Nebraska on Feb. 1

Received Feb. 4

NOA1 received Feb. 11

NOA2 online April 19th. (Day 74)

NOA2 received snail mail April 25th. (Day 80)

Letter from <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->NVC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> arrived on May 9th.

Packet 3 sent in July 22nd.

Packet 4 received July 29th.

Interview scheduled for Sept. 14th.

VISA approved Sept. 14th!!

Belinda enters the U.S. on Oct. 16th, with me, in Blaine, WA

Marraige on November 18

AOS, <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->, and AP sent November 18

NOA1 for AOS, AP, but <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> returned, we forgot line 16 (December 2)

<!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> re-sent December 5th.

I-751 sent to Nebraska, March 25, 2008

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Spain
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Brian, do you want to take a $180 gamble? Cristina and I were in the same boat before Xmas. We had filed in early Oct. got our email notice to expect the AP in "60" days. Plenty of time to acquire one before our Dec 30 flight, right? Wrong! I tried the congressman routine, then bypassed that and scheduled 2 Infopass appts., the first went as I expected in early Dec., "we can't bypass all the people in front of you" routine. Our 2nd one I scheduled on the last day available in Dec (22nd) for appts. We brought with us our Noas and our purchased Plane tix (which we had purchased back in Oct after receiving our email notice of 60days processing time). The Spvr said, if you want to pay for another AP app. I'll give you a Emergency AP since we had already purchased the tix. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't. We were lucky...

By the by, we got the Regular AP good until 1/10/07 on 1/14/06


All done for the next 10 years...

Now more then ever..."and Miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep"

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I did allow for extra time in case something like this happened, and I am glad I did. Had they not lost the photos, we would have already had it in hand, but at least there still is a little bit of time. I am glad your case turned out ok. I was allowing for about 100 days, which should have been good enough if they had not lost the photos or if they knew who their employees are who sign for packages. :angry:


Sent 129F to Nebraska on Feb. 1

Received Feb. 4

NOA1 received Feb. 11

NOA2 online April 19th. (Day 74)

NOA2 received snail mail April 25th. (Day 80)

Letter from <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->NVC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> arrived on May 9th.

Packet 3 sent in July 22nd.

Packet 4 received July 29th.

Interview scheduled for Sept. 14th.

VISA approved Sept. 14th!!

Belinda enters the U.S. on Oct. 16th, with me, in Blaine, WA

Marraige on November 18

AOS, <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->, and AP sent November 18

NOA1 for AOS, AP, but <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> returned, we forgot line 16 (December 2)

<!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> re-sent December 5th.

I-751 sent to Nebraska, March 25, 2008

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Now the update is that the person in Missouri at the NBC can access the photos that Belinda will have taken tomorrow at her biometrics appointment and use those. That actually sounds efficient, too bad they could not do that for the fingerprints and photos she had taken at the border. That would be efficient.

My congressperson did say the person in Missouri has really tried hard, and really wants this to work out, so it is nice to know that someone there does care and does go the extra mile.


Sent 129F to Nebraska on Feb. 1

Received Feb. 4

NOA1 received Feb. 11

NOA2 online April 19th. (Day 74)

NOA2 received snail mail April 25th. (Day 80)

Letter from <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->NVC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> arrived on May 9th.

Packet 3 sent in July 22nd.

Packet 4 received July 29th.

Interview scheduled for Sept. 14th.

VISA approved Sept. 14th!!

Belinda enters the U.S. on Oct. 16th, with me, in Blaine, WA

Marraige on November 18

AOS, <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->, and AP sent November 18

NOA1 for AOS, AP, but <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> returned, we forgot line 16 (December 2)

<!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> re-sent December 5th.

I-751 sent to Nebraska, March 25, 2008

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cuba
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They totally screwed up the processing of our AP, we had to send it back to them 2 times, then they cashed the check, started the process, two months later they sent the app back to us requesting payment?? I sent it back with proof of payment. Bottom line, we applied 7/1/05, AP was received in December.


1/31/18 I-130 NOA 1 received Nebraska Service Center

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wow such incompetent people! I'm sorry guys one fellow vjers told us about uscis screwing up their vaccination supplement and their AOS application got denied.


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April 25,06 started working.

Aug. 18,06 passed the colorado driving test

Sept. 28,06 got my own car

Aug. 28,12 7th year wedding anniversary

July 11,2011 became a Citizen of US

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Crazy! I hope this works out for you in time Brian.


Heading Home!

Naturalization

Feb 28/2011 - sent paperwork

Mar 3/11 - received text & email notification - they have it!

Mar 15/11 - text, email, and notice sent - biometrics booked

April 12/11 - biometrics done - I start studying

May - get the letter

June 27 - Interview and oath ceremony - same day

Lifting Conditions

Feb 5/08 - Sent paperwork by USPS - priority

Feb 14/08 - NOA issued

Feb 28/08 - Biometrics letter received for The Bronx Office - have to reschedule

Mar 22/08 - Biometrics rescheduled - LOVE the Saturday appointment!

Feb ?/09 - done!

I'M HIGHLY OPINIONATED WHEN I WANT TO BE, BUT I NEVER SAID I WAS RIGHT

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My sympathies are with you. My receipt for the AP was 22nd November - I have heard NOTHING! My dad is sick, so I really really want to go home. I scheduled an infopass and went to the Phoenix office - but without a letter from his doctor stating his prognosis (which I don't feel like asking for - 'dad - I need a letter from your doctor witha prediction of how long you are going to be around for') they were unwilling to do anything. Yesterday (23rd Feb) I was touched - but that was it. So 94 days and counting. I'm half expecting to get a letter, like you did, telling me something's wrong. Please keep us posted on what happens. And yes, they are incompetent *********** idiots!!! Good luck.


November 22nd 2005: Received receipts for I485, I130 and I131

December 6th 2005: Received RFE for medical

December 15th 2005: Biometrics appointment

February 23rd 2006: I131 touched

February 25th 2006: I485 touched - medical has been received at Chicago Lockbox

March 31st 2006: I131 touched

April 3rd 2006: I131 touched

April 3rd 2006: I131 received!!!!

May 5th 2006: Interview notice received

June 21st 2006: Interview - APPROVED!!

May 2008: Applied to remove conditions at Nebraska service center

May 2008: forwarded to CSC

June 19th 2008: Biometrics

August 21st 2008 card production ordered - YAY California!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Bahamas
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i'm glad there is progress brian, but dang... even when you leave a wide window, they still managed to screw it up. i guess when i apply next month, i better not plan to travel till Christmas, just in case.


Adjustment of Status

July 1 2006 - Sent EAD & AOS packet

Sept 19 2006 - EAD APPROVED

Sept 22 2006 - AOS APPROVED

Sept 23 2006 - EAD card arrived

Sept 29 2006 - GC arrived!!!

Removal of Conditions

Jul 9 2008 - Filed @ VSC

Feb 25 2009 - Transferred to CSC

June 20 2009 - Card production ordered

NATURALIZATION

Aug 24 2009 - Mailed N-400 priority mail

Aug 26 2009 - rec'd at TX Lockbox

Aug 27 2009 - NOA1 (rec'd 8/31)

Aug 28 2009 - check cashed

Sept 4 2009 - biometrics notice [rec'd Sept 9]

Sept 25 2009 - Biometrics

Oct 17 2009 - Email about file transfer for interview

Oct 21 2009 - Interview Letter Rec'd

Dec 8 2009 - Interview - PASSED!!!!!!

Dec 19 2009 - Oath Letter rec'd

Jan 14 2010 - OATH CEREMONY!!!!

Jan 15 2010 - Passport app.

Jan 21 2010 - Nat. cert. returned

Jan 22 2010 - Passport rec'd

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thanks for the support. I do think most people get it in about 2-2.5 months, but there are exceptions. Claire, my congressman's assistant was a big help, perhaps you should make an inquiry with him or her, and give them your case number. The NBC is hard for them to deal with, but not impossible, someone can look into it, and since it has been so long, they should expedite it. When they found out that we have a wedding to go to in Canada very soon, the person at the NBC has been trying very hard to get it done for us in time.


Sent 129F to Nebraska on Feb. 1

Received Feb. 4

NOA1 received Feb. 11

NOA2 online April 19th. (Day 74)

NOA2 received snail mail April 25th. (Day 80)

Letter from <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->NVC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> arrived on May 9th.

Packet 3 sent in July 22nd.

Packet 4 received July 29th.

Interview scheduled for Sept. 14th.

VISA approved Sept. 14th!!

Belinda enters the U.S. on Oct. 16th, with me, in Blaine, WA

Marraige on November 18

AOS, <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->, and AP sent November 18

NOA1 for AOS, AP, but <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> returned, we forgot line 16 (December 2)

<!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> re-sent December 5th.

I-751 sent to Nebraska, March 25, 2008

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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I am thinking the same. Planing a trip to Canada in August. I better get my butt in gear and apply for AP now. :yes:


PEGGY & ROGER

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K-1/K-2 VISA'S APPROVED IN MONTREAL MAY 2, 2005

K-1/K-2 AOS APPROVED IN ATLANTA MAY 17, 2006

10 year GC Approved - APRIL 16th ,2009 - Peggy and Jonathan's......

Still waiting for our cards...Had to file I-90 as they sent them to the wrong address.

March 9th, 2010, Received GC that has been lost in the mail for 10 months. Still waiting for my son's that is lost as well.

Filed Waiver for my son's 10 year GC and it was approved. He finally received his GC after its been missing for 2 years.

Thanking God this is over for 10 years.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: England
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Brian,

Sorry to hear that this is taking so long. It seems as if you did plan ahead. As for the others here that are not sure when they should file. I would definitely file for AP as soon as possible after arriving to the US whether you have any specific plans or not. We made that mistake and Tony needed to travel in December back to the UK due to his father's terminal illness. Fortunately, he received emergency AP and was able to go see his father just before he died.

Good luck,

Karen


Karen ( USA ) and Tony ( UK ) now both residing in USA!!

2/28/05- I-129F sent to TSC

7/29/05- Interview date- Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/06/05-Tony comes home to Tennessee!!!

10/08/05-WE'RE MARRIED!!! I love this man!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/26/05-filed for emergency AP

11/29/05-filed for AOS/EAD

03/07/06-online EAD approval

03/10/06-received EAD in post and passed driving test (Wow what a day)

07/26/06-AOS Interview---APPROVED!!!!!!

07/31/06-received 'Welcome to America' Letter

08/07/06-received Green card in post wooooooooohoooooooo

03/30/09-received approval to remove conditions!

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Thanks for the advice Brian. I was touched yesterday - so if nothing moves next week I will try the congressman route. Hope your AP arrives soon.


November 22nd 2005: Received receipts for I485, I130 and I131

December 6th 2005: Received RFE for medical

December 15th 2005: Biometrics appointment

February 23rd 2006: I131 touched

February 25th 2006: I485 touched - medical has been received at Chicago Lockbox

March 31st 2006: I131 touched

April 3rd 2006: I131 touched

April 3rd 2006: I131 received!!!!

May 5th 2006: Interview notice received

June 21st 2006: Interview - APPROVED!!

May 2008: Applied to remove conditions at Nebraska service center

May 2008: forwarded to CSC

June 19th 2008: Biometrics

August 21st 2008 card production ordered - YAY California!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I just need to vent with people who understand.

We filed for AP on November 18th, we had everything, including the two pictures. Belinda needs to travel to her brothers' wedding next week. In early February, we got the email saying we had an RFE. Didn't tell us what it was, but we would get it soon. Two weeks went by, nothing. How long does it take to mail something? I got my congressperson involved, after getting no response for 4 days, she finally heard back, we were missing the passport photos (I know we sent them, I put them in an envelope, sealed it with the application and marked them "PHOTOS" and paperclipped it.).

She gave us a name of a person in the office in Missiouri that handles this, so things look fine. We thought. We overnighted it to the office labeled "ATTN: (name of peron)." It arrived Saturday, but they still have not found it. The person who signed for it does not work at the office, so I am told. Now they have no idea where it is.

1. They lose the photos

2. They take more then two weeks to send out the RFE

3. They take four days to respond to my congressperson (they say the NBC is a nightmare to work with)

4. They have people sign for packages who don't work there.

Now we need to take two new photos, scan them, email them to the congressman's office, and hope for the best. She did say the person in the office is just as upset as we are, she is really trying. At least someone in that office cares.

Is your case being processed in Lee's Summit, Mo?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Yes, it was being processed there at Lee's Summit. I did get the news today that I was hoping for, they have processed it, and are sending it overnight to us, so we should get it tomorrow. Not only that, but they also went ahead and processed the EAD, even though we had not received a biometrics letter yet. That will be sent by regular mail, so we will get that in a couple of weeks. That was a nice bonus, especially considering that at her biometrics appointement, they would not do her EAD biometrics without a letter.

Thanks for the support and the chance to vent, I hope those of you who have been waiting get your AP soon. Also, do know that congresspeople can help, and there are people in the office who really do want to get it done right. Apparantly the lady there in Lee's Summit was quite upset over what had happened to us, and was willing to stay late on a Friday night to help.

And I should also mention, because of the lessons learned here on VisaJourney, we planned everything with extra time allowed just in case something like this happened, and now I am very glad I did.

Edited by Brian_bellingham

Sent 129F to Nebraska on Feb. 1

Received Feb. 4

NOA1 received Feb. 11

NOA2 online April 19th. (Day 74)

NOA2 received snail mail April 25th. (Day 80)

Letter from <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->NVC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> arrived on May 9th.

Packet 3 sent in July 22nd.

Packet 4 received July 29th.

Interview scheduled for Sept. 14th.

VISA approved Sept. 14th!!

Belinda enters the U.S. on Oct. 16th, with me, in Blaine, WA

Marraige on November 18

AOS, <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->, and AP sent November 18

NOA1 for AOS, AP, but <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> returned, we forgot line 16 (December 2)

<!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> re-sent December 5th.

I-751 sent to Nebraska, March 25, 2008

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