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We are inquiring a about our petition it was filed on August 26. 2009 .. We would like to know why it is taking 2 years when the average is 5 months. We are told that we are in secuirity background check or the last 2 years. I dont believe that should take 2 years our government to check one US citizen background. We have computer that background check can be done is matter of minutes. Neither me or my fiance have done anything that is secuirity rick.We have sent several letters and made alots of calls and received no responce to our questions from the USCIS it has been a year

SO we would like to know what is going on to our petition it is my legal right to be able to marry someone from another country and should be able to get a visa to for her to come to USA. I feel like i am treated like a crimal in my own country. I being dinied a visa in timely a matter.

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It is indeed your legal right to marry someone from a different country but when it comes to immigration, then it's a whole different matter. It's a privilege. That being said, 2 years is a long time.

I'll start with the most likely reason why you're in background check however I don't know you personally so there could be other reasons. Sometimes, people have similar or identical names where it doesn't have to be you who did anything to cause a "hit". More likely, they HAVE to rule out that you are not the one that either posing a threat or something similar. The other reason for being stuck in background checks would be something in your own past that's causing a delay. It's modern times indeed but not all files are in a computer. If a file has to manually be sent to a location and it requires more attention, then there's no limit to how long it may take. Other couples are stuck in background checks after the interview for months and years. I admit, 2 years is even too much for me to comprehend.

All I know it that even if you decided to withdraw this petition, get married and file for a different one, you're likely to end up in the same background checks.

You have the NOA1(first notice of action/receipt) from filing the petition? Involving a congressman, I'm not sure how much help it's going to be other than them inquiring about the petition when it's in background checks.

K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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That sets the World Record on VJ. 2 and a half years since NOA1 and No Response..... There is no RFE's and even so, this Case demands a reply from USCIS.

Calling USCIS in the NOA1/NOA2 Phase does not help much since it is Automated: So I suggest a Info-Pass Appointment.


You have free access to your State Congressman's Office for even more help.

I never seen a Case go so far as this without a Reply.

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
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)


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I agree, I have not seen a case take that long for approval. Get on the phone to USCIS -- somehow fell through the crack. If you are not happy with the response from USCIS, call your congressman.

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2.5 years is extremely unusual, especially for background checks on the USC, not the beneficiary. Any idea why they did background checks in the first place? Does the USC have a criminal background, maybe related to sexual crimes, or brought over several foreign spouses/ fiancees? Are you sure your case has not been denied? And, sorry to ask, but if you are the beneficiary, are you sure the petition is in background checks, ie that your fiance isn;t just leading you on and no petition was filed?

What have you done for updates? Have you contacted your elected representatives?

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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very unusual :bonk:

All I know, is that I need you... I need you in my life as much as I need food or water or air to breathe - for the longest time, I've had this thirst deep inside... only to be known and understood and be loved for who I am. I have longed for someone, someone like you - to share my life with... all the ups and downs and everything in between. then out of no where - you walked into my life, quenching my thirst, satisfying my longing. and I know from every thing with in - that you are the one... you're the one I've been waiting for all this time. I want and I need you - more than I can usually find words to say... But today and always - please believe and know that you're the one for me and I'll hold you close and I'll never want to let you go...

June 2010: Met online via dating site

Oct.25,2010: He came here to meet me and my family and proposed in a lunch organized by my sister and me of course!

Nov.6, 2010: He went back to US

April 26, 2011: Came back for our wedding

May 17, 2011: The big day!!! We finally exchanged "I DO's"

Aug. 8, 2011: Sent complete Package of I-130

Aug. 26,2011: NOA1 (it was a very stressful long wait!)

March 1, 2012: NOA2 the moment we've been waiting finally here!!!

March 20, 2012: I called NVC got our MNL case# and IIN and sent my DS3032 via email

March 22, 2012: Received 2 Emails from NVC PAOSF I-130 and ACL

March 24, 2012: AOS paid online



April 04, 2012: IV bill paid

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