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Hi!! I just wanted to know if contacting a congressman or a senator would help? I don't understand how it would speed things up and how do you contact a congressman or a senator anyways? lol I'm just curious though but your responses would truly be appreciated. Thanks! :)


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If you have been waiting over the expected period of time "5 months" then you can contact your congressmen to find out why your petition is taking so long. Most people say that they wont do anything till around 6 months.

If you have been waiting over the expected period of time "5 months" then you can contact your congressmen to find out why your petition is taking so long. Most people say that they wont do anything till around 6 months.


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
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Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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Yor way to early to even worry about that for now. But, the scenerio is: 6 months. If you call before that time period the response from your Congressman is that USCIS well pass-on you are in Normal Time-Guildlines. Be aware an RFE can change that. So I suggest; Avoid Tidal Waves. Your fine for now.

Your way to early to worry much less Contact a Congressman. Your Timeline indicates 3 months 2 weeks. Not 5 or 6 months.

Edited by Tim/Mav

TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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Yor way to early to even worry about that for now. But, the scenerio is: 6 months. If you call before that time period the response from your Congressman is that USCIS well pass-on you are in Normal Time-Guildlines. Be aware an RFE can change that. So I suggest; Avoid Tidal Waves. Your fine for now.

Your way to early to worry much less Contact a Congressman. Your Timeline indicates 3 months 2 weeks. Not 5 or 6 months.

hehe I know lol I'm just curious hehe and just excited to be with my man again haha:) well we just gotta wait like the rest hehe:) Thanks Tim/Mav! :)


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Additionally: People always jump to calling a Congressman. You don't need one, they have no control over USCIS.

What yourself and/or your Congressman is doing is simply asking for a Service Request to pull and review your File/Petition. You don't need a Tier 2 Representitive to do this as well. You just call.

Be alittle more patient for now.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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Additionally: People always jump to calling a Congressman. You don't need one, they have no control over USCIS.

What yourself and/or your Congressman is doing is simply asking for a Service Request to pull and review your File/Petition. You don't need a Tier 2 Representitive to do this as well. You just call.

Be alittle more patient for now.

hehe okay!! thank you! :) will do that for sure when we're over 6 months! haha


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hehe okay!! thank you! :) will do that for sure when we're over 6 months! haha

Hopefully you don't get over 6 months! Good luck!


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
---
Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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I contacted my congressman, both senators and even sent letters to the state department about two months into waiting for the NOA2. Look at my timeline and look how my interview got way delayed. I think I ticked somebody off. When I contacted those same offices to try and expedite the interview at the Embassy they all submitted my request for an expedited interview and they all got declined.

LESSON LEARNED: If you want to use your elected officials to help expedite your petition, save your energy. If you want to get on a first name basis with the Constituent Services Director at each of their offices and get on fundraiser mailing lists during the next election cycle, then feel free to contact them all.

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I would advise you to contact your local congressman only after the allotted waiting time has passed for your case at that particular Service Center. I contacted my local congressman after the 5-month mark and they helped expedite my case. If you try to expedite your case via your Congressman, not much will happen.

Just wait.


VisaJourney Time Line:

K1 Visa

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: New Delhi, India

I-129F Sent: 2011-06-07

I-129F NOA1: 2011-06-10

I-129F NOA2: 2011-12-15

NVC Received: 2012-01-10

Packet 3 Recd: 2012-01-23

Packet 3 Sent: 2012-01-24

Packet 4 Sent: 2012-02-24

Medical Exam: 2012-02-24

Interview: 2012-03-12 - Approved!

US Entry: 2012-05-07 - POE Dallas, TX

Marriage: 2012-05-15

6 months, 5 days from NOA1 to NOA2; No RFE's.

Contacted local congressman to help expedite case at VSC for NOA2. (Definitely helped!)

Contact me if you need any info on a K-1 Visa for India, more than happy to help.

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I think it depends on the situation. A waiting period is a waiting period. Its tough to feel like you are sitting on your hands but there will be an end. Just be patient, its crazy how soon your forget about it once its over.

Contacting your elected officials can make a big difference when the process goes awry. So save it for then.

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