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I hope someone can advise me on this. I file I 130 for my wife dated 10/6/2011. After 7 months I contacted USCIS thru senator's office and got following reply:

"A check of USCIS records indicates that this case is currently under extensive background check review and it should be processed within 180 days. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience caused. Thank you and have a wonderful day."

Neither me or my wife ever broke any law (except speeding tickets). She never been to USA. We have wedding videos, pictures.....anything they can ask for to proof that we are married. They didnt ask for RFE.

I got my citizenship thru prior marriage which lasted over 5 years. We got divorce in good term, wasn't a massy divorce.

My questis are:

1. Did any one of you had similar situation? If yes how long it took you to go thru the process?

2. Do you advise that I should file I 129f?

3. I contacted Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman today. Will it help?

Hope someone can help me.

Thanks

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hope someone can advise me on this. I file I 130 for my wife dated 10/6/2011. After 7 months I contacted USCIS thru senator's office and got following reply:

"A check of USCIS records indicates that this case is currently under extensive background check review and it should be processed within 180 days. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience caused. Thank you and have a wonderful day."

Neither me or my wife ever broke any law (except speeding tickets). She never been to USA. We have wedding videos, pictures.....anything they can ask for to proof that we are married. They didnt ask for RFE.

I got my citizenship thru prior marriage which lasted over 5 years. We got divorce in good term, wasn't a massy divorce.

My questis are:

1. Did any one of you had similar situation? If yes how long it took you to go thru the process?

2. Do you advise that I should file I 129f?

3. I contacted Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman today. Will it help?

Hope someone can help me.

Thanks

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hope someone can advise me on this. I file I 130 for my wife dated 10/6/2011. After 7 months I contacted USCIS thru senator's office and got following reply:

"A check of USCIS records indicates that this case is currently under extensive background check review and it should be processed within 180 days. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience caused. Thank you and have a wonderful day."

Neither me or my wife ever broke any law (except speeding tickets). She never been to USA. We have wedding videos, pictures.....anything they can ask for to proof that we are married. They didnt ask for RFE.

I got my citizenship thru prior marriage which lasted over 5 years. We got divorce in good term, wasn't a massy divorce.

My questis are:

1. Did any one of you had similar situation? If yes how long it took you to go thru the process?

2. Do you advise that I should file I 129f?

3. I contacted Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman today. Will it help?

Hope someone can help me.

Thanks

It's possible they saw some kind of red flag in processing your application. I'm not sure if contacting the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman will do you much good, you may just have to wait out the background checks.

Edited by gwdenton

09/25/2009 - Married!

CR1 Timeline
12/11/2009 - I-130 Sent

12/17/2009 - NOA1
03/01/2010 - NOA2
03/05/2010 - DS-3032 Emailed
03/08/2010 - DS-3032/I-864 Bill received/DS-3032 Email resent / AOS Paid
03/09/2010 - NVC received AOS Payment
03/10/2010 - DS-3032 accepted
03/11/2010 - IV Bill received
03/12/2010 - I-864 Bill shows as PAID
03/16/2010 - Sent I-864 Package
03/19/2010 - Pay IV Bill Online
03/22/2010 - IV Bill shows as PAID
03/23/2010 - DS-230 and Documents Sent
04/08/2010 - SIF
04/08/2010 - AVR updated to "Case Completed"
04/13/2010 - Interview Date Assigned
04/21/2010 - Case Sent to Embassy
04/25/2010 - Case Received at Embassy
04/30/2010 - Medical Exam - Passed!

05/06/2010 - Interview 9:30am in Auckland - APPROVED!
05/10/2010 - Visa Received!
05/13/2010 - POE LAX!

Removal of Conditions Timeline
04/25/2012 - I-751 Package sent (a little late)

05/01/2012 - USCIS Received Package
05/14/2012 - NOA
06/01/2012 - Biometrics (Omaha, NE)

11/20/2012 - Approved
11/29/2012 - Card Received!

Naturalization Timeline
06/06/2015 - N-400 Sent to Phoenix Lockbox
06/10/2015 - Case Received
06/15/2015 - NOA
07/07/2015 - Biometrics (Omaha, NE)

09/01/2015 - Interview - Approved!

10/09/2015 - Oath Ceremony!

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I got my citizenship thru prior marriage which lasted over 5 years.

This is a major Red Flag being that you are petitioning someone into the U.S. as if the first marriage was staged!!

You just have to wait it out, good luck! :unsure:

Edited by WrightFamily

USCIS

05/29/2011: Married

08/12/2011: Sent I-130 packet.

08/15/2011: NOA1, Priority Date

02/22/2012: NOA2 - Approved

02/25/2012: NOA2 - Received hard copy in mail

NVC

03/06/2012: NVC received

03/07/2012: NVC Case Number, BIN & IIN Assigned

03/08/2012: DS3032 sent by email (auto response received immediately)

03/13/2012: Re-send DS3032 by email (auto response received immediately)

03/13/2012: Received (2)Email with DS-3032 Kit and AOS Bill instructions

03/14/2012: AOS bill appears as PAID

03/16/2012: Mailed AOS package (I-864)USPS EXPRESS

03/16/2012: DS-3032 Accepted Via Beneficiary Email (Took 8 DAYS from 1st Email)

03/20/2012: IV bill invoiced & paid $404.00

03/21/2012: IV bill Payment reflecting PAID / AOS checklist received

03/30/2012: IV package DS-230 sent via USPS Priority

04/02/2012: IV package Delivered @ 11:55 am w/signature

04/12/2012: Re-Sent DS-230 Part 1 W/Photocopy of receipt from Hong Kong Police Via USPS EXPRESS

04/13/2012: DS-230 Part 1 package Delivered to NVC ATTN:DR @11:52am

04/17/2012: CASE COMPLETE (41 Days @NVC)

04/22/2012: Request Expedite

04/24/2012: Expedite Approved!(2days)

04/25/2012: Case sent to U.S. Consulate General in HONG KONG

Medical / US Consulate / POE:

04/30/2012: U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong received

05/16/2012: Interview Scheduled May 22, 2012

05/22/2012: Interview APPROVED!!!!!!

05/26/2012: Visa in Hand (9 months 11 days from NOA1)

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It's possible they saw some kind of red flag in processing your application. I'm not sure if contacting the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman will do you much good, you may just have to wait out the background checks.

The I 129F is a fiancee visa, you're already married so there's no point in trying to file for it.

i 129f is also k-3 visa..non immigrant visa for spouse. this was used many years ago when the wait for the i 130 was very long. Now the and cr1/ir1 are processed much faster making the k-3/129f obsolete



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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Sorry - you've a red flag, so they (USCIS) is pulling the prior casefiles for review. This takes time.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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same here we are waiting over 6mths now going to 7-God forbid.

Not sure what else to do at this point besides calling uscis everyday.

I guess maybe it is time to get the senator involved.

It seem someone lazy took over from the efficient person who started processing octbober filers in late march, then whole of april we were waiting, then came May and we are still waiting.

if memory serves me right i think it happened to some sept filers too.

Fingers crossed though.

goodluck


I-129F @ VSC-Jan 27 2010

NOA 1- Dated Feb 1 2010

NOA 2- Dated April 27 2010 (85days after NOA1)

Interview-October 2010- outcome AP

Interview-July 2011-outcome-Recommendation for revocation

March 2012- Petition received by a USCIS office

May 11 2012- Petiton sent to another USCIS office for processing

May 15 2012- Petition is now being processed at a USCIS office

May 17 2012- letter rec'd from CSC Petition officially closed

Oct 26, 2011- Sent 1-130 Oct 27, 2011- NOA1 priority date

July 2012- NOID I-130 petition

July 16, 2012 e-mail notification for NOA2

NVC Process

July 23, 2012- nvc received

Aug 13,2012- called nvc to receive case# and IIN

Aug 14,2012- DS-3032 Email sent

Aug 15,2012- AOS Fee $88 invoiced, paid and in process

Aug 16,2012- AOS shows as paid

Aug 17,2012- I-864 overnighted to NVC

Aug 24,2012- DS-3032 acceptance received

Aug 24,2012- DS-230 invoiced/paid

Sept 4,2012- DS-230 overnighted to NVC (forgot to date page 2 waoo???, can't stop beating myself now, pls no RFE)

Sept 5,2012- DS-230 received by NVC; Oct 4- date received via email for scheduled interview

Sept 14, 2012-checklist requested for docs already submitted

Sept 20,2012- Case complete at NVC

Embassy

November 2, 2012 Interview -APPROVED

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This is a major Red Flag being that you are petitioning someone into the U.S. as if the first marriage was staged!!

You just have to wait it out, good luck! :unsure:

I was married about 5 years and we lived together and went thru all the imigration process extensively including multiple interviews. Even USCIS took us separely and asked same questions. Everything went smoothly. USCIS should have all the records, pics, extended family pic etc. It's very unfortunate that we got divorce but things happens. Not sure why USCIS is making big deal about it now, since they already did background check very throughly first time.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Things that hold you up are name hits. Your could be the best person in the world but if you name is Ima Crook you will probably take longer. ( or if you share the name with a bad guy) If either of you are from terror sponsoring countries it will take longer. You also have a past where you got here though marriage that lasted just a little longer than the ink drying on your papers. Many less than honorable people pay someone to marry them to get them here than turn right around and sponsor their partner that has been waiting. It might not be your case but USCIS wants to be sure.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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I hope someone can advise me on this. I file I 130 for my wife dated 10/6/2011. After 7 months I contacted USCIS thru senator's office and got following reply:

"A check of USCIS records indicates that this case is currently under extensive background check review and it should be processed within 180 days. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience caused. Thank you and have a wonderful day."

Neither me or my wife ever broke any law (except speeding tickets). She never been to USA. We have wedding videos, pictures.....anything they can ask for to proof that we are married. They didnt ask for RFE.

I got my citizenship thru prior marriage which lasted over 5 years. We got divorce in good term, wasn't a massy divorce.

My questis are:

1. Did any one of you had similar situation? If yes how long it took you to go thru the process?

2. Do you advise that I should file I 129f?

3. I contacted Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman today. Will it help?

Hope someone can help me.

Thanks

It took us 8 months going 9 mos. to get the NOA2 approval, my husband applied August 2011, received approval from USCIS for i-130 on May 2, 2012. No RFE's requested, non of us broke any laws, USCIS guys took long to review our case for some reason we don know why.

Edited by HazelConrad

Our Story:

Oct. 2007 - First Meeting

June 2008 - Got Engaged

Jan.- March 2009 - Second Visit

July 26, 2010 - 3RD Visit - Got Married

Got Pregnant to our First Child - Yaaayyy.. :)))

Dec. 2010 - 4TH Visit

March 22, 2011 - 5TH Visit - Gave Birth To Arizona Jolena Hawkins aka "Zoey"

March 27 2011 - 6TH Visit - Hubby came home for Zoey's birth "One Happy Family :))

Jan. 2012 - 7TH Visit

Feb. 2012 - Zoey got her American Passport and US Citizenship

May 2012 - 8TH Visit

Visa Journey:

Augusy 2011 - Filed I-130

August 23, 2011 - NOA1 Received

May 2, 2012 - NOA2 - I-797 Received - APPROVED

June 5 , 2012 - NVC received Petition

June 9, 2012 - Received DS3032 and AOS Invoice Bill

June 9, 2012 - AOS Fee Showed PAID

June 13, 2012 - DS3032 sent via email- received auto response from NVC

June 20, 2012 - DS3032 received by NVC

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I was married about 5 years and we lived together and went thru all the imigration process extensively including multiple interviews. Even USCIS took us separely and asked same questions. Everything went smoothly. USCIS should have all the records, pics, extended family pic etc. It's very unfortunate that we got divorce but things happens. Not sure why USCIS is making big deal about it now, since they already did background check very throughly first time.

Please learn more, that stuff in bold, above.

Have you seen anyone went thru similar processing?

Thanks for all the replies!

Yup, and they've posted their experiences here on VJ.

Have you found the 'advanced search tool' yet?


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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I was married about 5 years and we lived together and went thru all the imigration process extensively including multiple interviews. Even USCIS took us separely and asked same questions. Everything went smoothly. USCIS should have all the records, pics, extended family pic etc. It's very unfortunate that we got divorce but things happens. Not sure why USCIS is making big deal about it now, since they already did background check very throughly first time.

This is a big deal NOW because you are trying to bring another person to the United States. USCIS has no control over your divorce, but they do have power now. This kinds of scam where a person scams an USC for permanent status, divorce, then apply the real love to the states happens a lot. You just have to wait!

If I was in their shoes, you are waiving a red flag.


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CR-1 Process

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06/10/2011 - I-130 package sent USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/14/2011 - NOA1

10/21/2011 - I-130 approved (NOA2)

11/19/2011 - NVC recevied case

11/21/2011 - Called NVC for AOS bill and DS-3032

11/21/2011 - Paid AOS Bill

11/21/2011 - EP request and DS-3032 to NVC

11/23/2011 - EP came and DS-3032 accepted

11/23/2011 - Submit I-864

11/28/2011 - Paid IV Bill

11/29/2011 - Submit DS-230

12/05/2011 - Case completed

12/08/2011 - Interview date set

12/11/2011 - Medical exam

01/11/2011 - Document intake day

01/12/2012 - Interview - Approved

03/09/2012 - POE - LAX

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I hope someone can advise me on this. I file I 130 for my wife dated 10/6/2011. After 7 months I contacted USCIS thru senator's office and got following reply:

"A check of USCIS records indicates that this case is currently under extensive background check review and it should be processed within 180 days. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience caused. Thank you and have a wonderful day."

Neither me or my wife ever broke any law (except speeding tickets). She never been to USA. We have wedding videos, pictures.....anything they can ask for to proof that we are married. They didnt ask for RFE.

I got my citizenship thru prior marriage which lasted over 5 years. We got divorce in good term, wasn't a massy divorce.

My questis are:

1. Did any one of you had similar situation? If yes how long it took you to go thru the process?

2. Do you advise that I should file I 129f?

3. I contacted Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman today. Will it help?

Hope someone can help me.

Thanks

Seems to me that your case has been put into Administrative Processing. This can happen at the USCIS phase when a more thorough background check is required for the petitioner. What country are you from originally?

I'm not aware of a way to speed up this process unfortunately.


06/10/11 - Married

USCIS: (224 days)

07/22/11 - Mailed I-130 petitions for wife and step-daughter

07/28/11 - NOA1 for both

02/21/12 - RFE for both (received hardcopy on 2/25)

02/28/12 - Responded to RFE for both(received by CSC on 2/29)

03/02/12 - NOA2 for both(received hardcopy on 3/8)

NVC: (37 days)

03/12/12 - NVC Received both

03/21/12 - NVC case number and IIN received for both & Emailed Choice of Agent for both

03/23/12 - AOS bill invoiced & paid for both

03/26/12 - AOS bill shows paid & AOS Packets mailed for both

03/27/12 - Choice of Agent accepted for wife (sent another for step-daughter via email and express mail)

03/28/12 - Choice of Agent accepted for step-daughter & IV bill invoiced & paid for wife

03/29/12 - IV bill shows paid for wife & IV bill invoiced & paid for step-daughter

03/30/12 - IV bill shows paid for step-daughter & IV Packets mailed for both

04/04/12 - IV Packets reviewed. Checklist issued for Divorce Decree for my wife. Step-daughter's was accepted and her case closed

04/10/12 - Divorce Decree accepted after supervisor review & wife's case closed

04/16/12 - Expedite requested for both cases due to NVC error

04/18/12 - Expedite request approved for both cases and sent to Santiago Embassy

Embassy: (15 days)

04/24/12 - Embassy received both cases from NVC

04/25/12 - Wife went to Embassy for document review. Interview date assigned for both cases.

04/26/12 - Medical Exam for both. Result - approved.

05/07/12 - Interview date for both. Result - approved!

05/09/12 - Received both Visas

05/16/12 - POE Atlanta

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