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Just got back from infopass appointment to ask about my name check, and of course it has not cleared yet. I also inquired about why i have not been finger printed yet even though we had our AOS interview back in June, the answer i got is its because i was finger printed last year for a different case. I was also told that my name check was initiated last year for that other case and has not been completed yet even though that case was withdrawn and that last year's name check would still be good and acceptable once completed.

The officer also mentioned something very interesting, and this is for all you who have filed AOS apps and have not recieved interview appointments yet: He said local offices have received a memo from USCIS headquarters stating that beginning 2007, AOS interview appointments will NOT be scheduled until the name check clears. He also mentioned that they have almost 1000 cases (in that local offices) that have been completed and interviewed but they cannot do anything with them because they are waiting on name checks.

I also found out that there are 7 million name checks in the pipe line so far and only 500 employees at the FBI handling them.

So basically, the officer said that in general, things will get worse before they get better as far as immigration is concerened.

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Wow, that is unbelievable thank you for sharing. :yes::thumbs:

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08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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We've been talking about this and just can't believe what a huge backlog this is.......

I really think USCIS or the FBI owes us all some sort of explanation as to how they EVER expect to clear this kind of backlog.

I have absolutely NO CLUE as to how many cases per day can be processed by one person. I took an average of 10 and the math comes out to 1400 business days. That's seven years........

I was told by the FBI office in Clarksburg last week that they received 3.5 million requests last year. If the information that waiting1 was given today is correct, that means the backlog has DOUBLED in less than 10 months.

They need to extend EAD and AP expirations to at LEAST 2 years - or the fee for renewing them needs to be waived...

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We've been talking about this and just can't believe what a huge backlog this is.......

I really think USCIS or the FBI owes us all some sort of explanation as to how they EVER expect to clear this kind of backlog.

I have absolutely NO CLUE as to how many cases per day can be processed by one person. I took an average of 10 and the math comes out to 1400 business days. That's seven years........

I was told by the FBI office in Clarksburg last week that they received 3.5 million requests last year. If the information that waiting1 was given today is correct, that means the backlog has DOUBLED in less than 10 months.

They need to extend EAD and AP expirations to at LEAST 2 years - or the fee for renewing them needs to be waived...

I am processing through the Las Vegas office.

Extending expiration dates for AP and EAD will probably never happen because its a cash cow for USCIS. Actually I remember that 3 years ago, there was talk about extending the validity of EAD untill your case is adjudicated, but that idea of course was immediately abandoned when USIC realized how much money they will NOT be making.

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We've been talking about this and just can't believe what a huge backlog this is.......

I really think USCIS or the FBI owes us all some sort of explanation as to how they EVER expect to clear this kind of backlog.

I have absolutely NO CLUE as to how many cases per day can be processed by one person. I took an average of 10 and the math comes out to 1400 business days. That's seven years........

I was told by the FBI office in Clarksburg last week that they received 3.5 million requests last year. If the information that waiting1 was given today is correct, that means the backlog has DOUBLED in less than 10 months.

They need to extend EAD and AP expirations to at LEAST 2 years - or the fee for renewing them needs to be waived...

I am processing through the Las Vegas office.

Extending expiration dates for AP and EAD will probably never happen because its a cash cow for USCIS. Actually I remember that 3 years ago, there was talk about extending the validity of EAD untill your case is adjudicated, but that idea of course was immediately abandoned when USIC realized how much money they will NOT be making.

Yes, but they will also save time by not processing all those EAD/AP applications, and people who come in for biometrics will be cut down too!


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7/17/06 received biometrics appt notice

7/27/06 biometrics completed

9/7/06 AP approved

9/13/06 EAD approved

11/6/06 received appointment notice for Dec 19th

12/19/06 Interviewed, approved, received stamp in passport

12/27/06 card production ordered

01/03/07 received green card (envelope postmarked 12/30/06)

09/20/08 Mailed I-751 to remove conditions

09/26/08 NOA date

10/16/08 Received biometrics notice

10/31/08 Biometrics

03/10/09 Transferred from VSC to CSC

05/15/09 I-751 approval noticed received in mail

12/01/09 Mailed N-400 for naturalization

12/07/09 NOA date

12/15/09 Received biometrics notice

01/04/10 Biometrics

02/17/10 Interview, approval, and oath

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Just got back from infopass appointment to ask about my name check, and of course it has not cleared yet. I also inquired about why i have not been finger printed yet even though we had our AOS interview back in June, the answer i got is its because i was finger printed last year for a different case. I was also told that my name check was initiated last year for that other case and has not been completed yet even though that case was withdrawn and that last year's name check would still be good and acceptable once completed.

this makes me wonder if we will have to re-do the biometrics for the renewal then.

thanks for the info waiting-1... i feel i will be writing several letters to my congressmen/senators shortly NOT about my case, but the rediculousness of it all.

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I forgot to say that the officer i spoke to today also mentioned that the time required to complete a name check for a particular individual depends on how fast they recieve info from the applicants country of origin, whether the name is common and whether there are other individuals with similar names and birth dates around the birth date of the applicant subject to the name check.

The officer also suggested that a good way to solve the problem is for everyone to write letters to their congressman or senator urging them to bring the issue of name checks up in washington.

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holy cow! that number is un-freaking-believable.


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That is nutso. :wacko:

What about all these people getting approved quickly through CSC? Why is this happening to them while other people have to wait months and months on namechecks since they had a traditional interview? Is the namecheck done before a possible transfer so CSC knows they can process the case fast?


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That is nutso. :wacko:

What about all these people getting approved quickly through CSC? Why is this happening to them while other people have to wait months and months on namechecks since they had a traditional interview? Is the namecheck done before a possible transfer so CSC knows they can process the case fast?

I'd like to know the answer to that one myself.

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Just got back from infopass appointment to ask about my name check, and of course it has not cleared yet. I also inquired about why i have not been finger printed yet even though we had our AOS interview back in June, the answer i got is its because i was finger printed last year for a different case. I was also told that my name check was initiated last year for that other case and has not been completed yet even though that case was withdrawn and that last year's name check would still be good and acceptable once completed.

this makes me wonder if we will have to re-do the biometrics for the renewal then.

thanks for the info waiting-1... i feel i will be writing several letters to my congressmen/senators shortly NOT about my case, but the rediculousness of it all.

totally contrary to what you were told waiting-1 :lol: I just called the unhelpful line. They confirmed my DH will need to do biometrics again because this is a new application. Fingerprints expire after 15 months for an application that is long running, but EAD - yes, she said will need new biometrics.

who knows if its correct or not, and at least we did not have to pay for them.

Edited by lal_brandow

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Backlogs like these are understandable when laws are passed without the funding to adequately staff for the additional workload. Increasing the size of government staffs has never been a popular move while increasing what is expected of them is.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

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04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Backlogs like these are understandable when laws are passed without the funding to adequately staff for the additional workload. Increasing the size of government staffs has never been a popular move while increasing what is expected of them is.

Spoken like a true civil servant? B)

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Backlogs like these are understandable when laws are passed without the funding to adequately staff for the additional workload. Increasing the size of government staffs has never been a popular move while increasing what is expected of them is.

Spoken like a true civil servant? B)

I'm not a civil servant -- not even after the Holiday Inn Express.

I am a realist.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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