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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
Timeline

Hi All,

My recieve date for I-129F (K3) was May 4, 2006. I have been waiting for the IMBRA RFE to come in the mail so that eventually the visa gets approved. Nothing has come so far. Last time the case was touched was on August 26. Does anyone have any suggestion on what I can do? I live in Texas.

In desperation, I have tried calling the USCIS hotline, but there is nothing they can tell me.

Thanks for your help.


K3 Timeline

03/19/2006 --- Married

I-130

04/07/06 I-130 sent

04/21/06 NOA1 Receipt issued

10/29/06 Congressman says the case is with a 'special department'

02/--/07 Infopass appointment: Background check

02/08/07 Touched

05/08/07 Congressman:"case is still pending the NAME CHECK with a special department"

06/06/08 Touched

06/11/08 RFE mailed

06/12/08 Touched

06/20/08 RFE in mail: Evidence required to prove bonafide marriage

07/14/08 Evidence package mailed to USCIS

07/24/08 Email from USCIS: package received

I-129F

04/23/06 Sent I-129

05/04/06 NOA1 Receipt issued

01/31/07 Touched

06/06/08 RFE mailed

06/09/08 Touched

06/12/08 RFE in mail: IMBRA

06/21/08 Touched

07/07/08 RFE mailed to USCIS

07/13/08 Email from USCIS: RFE received

07/15/08 Touched

09/08/08 APPROVAL NOTICE RECEIVED!!!

09/23/08 NVC receives case

09/25/08 Case sent to Islamabad embassy Alhamdulillah

10/08/08 Embassy says they'll send packet 3.5 within 7-10 days

10/14/08 Received Packet 3.5 - Incomplete.

10/21/08 Received Packet 3.5 upon request - WRONG packet! UGGGHHH!

10/23/08 Sent 3.5

11/14/08 Packet 4

11/20/08 Medical

11/26/08 INTERVIEW --- APPROVED Alhamdulillah!

12/19/08 VISA IN HAND

12/26/08 POE Washington D.C.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
Timeline

The best thing you can do is contact your state senators or congressman. Start by finding their websites and download the privacy form - usually under "constituent services". Fill it out with your case information and fax to their office. Call to follow up and ask for the name of the case worker, email and direct phone number so you have a way to follow up.

If you do a search here you will also find several good "form" letters to use when writing a letter to the senator or congressman. You can also use Gary C's posted timeline as proof that people who filed long after you already received their RFEs and approvals. If one senator's office is not familiar with IMBRA or doesn't seem interested in helping you, move on to the next - no need to waste your valuable time educating them, in my opinion. Also don't waste your time with USCIS. Best of luck.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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They seem to have found a lost stack of applications this week, ours and other old files were there, maybe yours too.

We just got the RFE e-mail last night, and other March member (MrLonely) without RFE got his on Monday, so maybe they'll send yours this week too....I think I saw another May NOA1 member's post about an RFE today, so hopefully your file is in this batch too.

Kitkat's advice is right on, we contacted our senator and our congressman and also the customer service number, not sure which one worked but it doesn't hurt to try.

Hope you get good news soon!


May 1996: Met in Mexico
K1
March 7th, 2006: Sent 129F to NSC
March 9th, 2006: NOA1 Day 1
June 15th, 2006: Notice of transfer to CSC
October 3rd, 2006: IMBRA RFE e-mail
October 17th, 2006 CSC e-mail confirming RFE receipt.
October 18th, 2006: NOA2!!!!!!!! 224 days!
October 25th, 2006: NVC received file
November 10th, 2006: Received Packet from CDJ
January 5th, 2007: Visa approved!!!! 302 days!
February 16th, 2007: Civil Ceremony
AOS
February 21st, 2007: Mailed AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago
March 1st, 2007: NOA1 - Day 1
March 26th, 2007: I-485 transferred to CSC - Day 25
March 30th, 2007: Biometrics appointment - Day 29
April 14th, 2007: Big Wedding!!!!
May 8th, 2007: AP Approved - Day 68
May 10th, 2007: EAD Approved- Day 70
September 20th, 2007: SECOND Biometrics appointment - Day 203
December 4th, 2007: AOS approved!!!! 278 days!
December 10th, 2007: Received GC - Day 284
Removal of Conditions
August 31st, 2009: Mailed I-751 to CSC
September 2nd, 2009: NOA1 - Day 1
October 15th, 2009: Biometrics appointment - Day 44
October 26th, 2009: 10 year GC approved!! - Day 55
October 31st, 2009: Received GC - Day 60

NATURALIZATION

May 7th, 2013: Mailed N-400

May 9th, 2013: NOA1 - Day 1

June 10th, 2013: Biometrics Appointment - Day 33

September 5th, 2013: Interview - Day

September 27th, 2013: Oath Ceremony- Day

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
Timeline

E&K

YAY - That is GREAT news that you finally got the RFE email!!! Of course you'll send it back ASAP following William's guidelines for marking the envelope and fingers crossed for a speedy approval immediately after!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
Timeline

Hola Kitkat!

I've already sent Keith an e-mail with William's tips so he knows what to do when the RFE finally comes in the mail :D

1000 gracias por tu ayuda!


May 1996: Met in Mexico
K1
March 7th, 2006: Sent 129F to NSC
March 9th, 2006: NOA1 Day 1
June 15th, 2006: Notice of transfer to CSC
October 3rd, 2006: IMBRA RFE e-mail
October 17th, 2006 CSC e-mail confirming RFE receipt.
October 18th, 2006: NOA2!!!!!!!! 224 days!
October 25th, 2006: NVC received file
November 10th, 2006: Received Packet from CDJ
January 5th, 2007: Visa approved!!!! 302 days!
February 16th, 2007: Civil Ceremony
AOS
February 21st, 2007: Mailed AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago
March 1st, 2007: NOA1 - Day 1
March 26th, 2007: I-485 transferred to CSC - Day 25
March 30th, 2007: Biometrics appointment - Day 29
April 14th, 2007: Big Wedding!!!!
May 8th, 2007: AP Approved - Day 68
May 10th, 2007: EAD Approved- Day 70
September 20th, 2007: SECOND Biometrics appointment - Day 203
December 4th, 2007: AOS approved!!!! 278 days!
December 10th, 2007: Received GC - Day 284
Removal of Conditions
August 31st, 2009: Mailed I-751 to CSC
September 2nd, 2009: NOA1 - Day 1
October 15th, 2009: Biometrics appointment - Day 44
October 26th, 2009: 10 year GC approved!! - Day 55
October 31st, 2009: Received GC - Day 60

NATURALIZATION

May 7th, 2013: Mailed N-400

May 9th, 2013: NOA1 - Day 1

June 10th, 2013: Biometrics Appointment - Day 33

September 5th, 2013: Interview - Day

September 27th, 2013: Oath Ceremony- Day

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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Hola Kitkat!

I've already sent Keith an e-mail with William's tips so he knows what to do when the RFE finally comes in the mail :D

1000 gracias por tu ayuda!

E&K,

Thank goodness you finally got notification, hopefully this is a sign your case is back to normal speed again. Here's to your case going smoothly and rapidly from now on! :yes:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
Timeline

Thank you Lewis!!!


May 1996: Met in Mexico
K1
March 7th, 2006: Sent 129F to NSC
March 9th, 2006: NOA1 Day 1
June 15th, 2006: Notice of transfer to CSC
October 3rd, 2006: IMBRA RFE e-mail
October 17th, 2006 CSC e-mail confirming RFE receipt.
October 18th, 2006: NOA2!!!!!!!! 224 days!
October 25th, 2006: NVC received file
November 10th, 2006: Received Packet from CDJ
January 5th, 2007: Visa approved!!!! 302 days!
February 16th, 2007: Civil Ceremony
AOS
February 21st, 2007: Mailed AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago
March 1st, 2007: NOA1 - Day 1
March 26th, 2007: I-485 transferred to CSC - Day 25
March 30th, 2007: Biometrics appointment - Day 29
April 14th, 2007: Big Wedding!!!!
May 8th, 2007: AP Approved - Day 68
May 10th, 2007: EAD Approved- Day 70
September 20th, 2007: SECOND Biometrics appointment - Day 203
December 4th, 2007: AOS approved!!!! 278 days!
December 10th, 2007: Received GC - Day 284
Removal of Conditions
August 31st, 2009: Mailed I-751 to CSC
September 2nd, 2009: NOA1 - Day 1
October 15th, 2009: Biometrics appointment - Day 44
October 26th, 2009: 10 year GC approved!! - Day 55
October 31st, 2009: Received GC - Day 60

NATURALIZATION

May 7th, 2013: Mailed N-400

May 9th, 2013: NOA1 - Day 1

June 10th, 2013: Biometrics Appointment - Day 33

September 5th, 2013: Interview - Day

September 27th, 2013: Oath Ceremony- Day

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Filed: Other Timeline
Hi All,

My recieve date for I-129F (K3) was May 4, 2006. I have been waiting for the IMBRA RFE to come in the mail so that eventually the visa gets approved. Nothing has come so far. Last time the case was touched was on August 26. Does anyone have any suggestion on what I can do? I live in Texas.

In desperation, I have tried calling the USCIS hotline, but there is nothing they can tell me.

Thanks for your help.

I was in the same situation as you.. everyone getting the RFE but me!

Finally, I called my congress lady. Her staff calle USCIS and they finally sent me and the congress ladies staff the RFE.

I returned the RFE but nothing has happend since.

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