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Hi everyone,

I'm a I-751 waiver case and I realize that those take longer than usual, however, even though I filed for removal of conditions in april 2011 they havent sent me an interview notice yet,

only a RFE which was over two months ago and I responded right away. It will soon be 14th month since Ive been awaiting any notice of USCIS action, it seems like my case hasn't been touched since april 2011 either. I want to contact my congressman and see if this will speed up things a little. I found my representative via the House of Representatives website, do I contact his DC or a district office? Also... has anyone contacted his or her congressman before and could share the email as an example? It's going to take me forever to put together that message, what exactly should I include in it?

Thanks for your input

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Hi everyone,

I'm a I-751 waiver case and I realize that those take longer than usual, however, even though I filed for removal of conditions in april 2011 they havent sent me an interview notice yet,

only a RFE which was over two months ago and I responded right away. It will soon be 14th month since Ive been awaiting any notice of USCIS action, it seems like my case hasn't been touched since april 2011 either. I want to contact my congressman and see if this will speed up things a little. I found my representative via the House of Representatives website, do I contact his DC or a district office? Also... has anyone contacted his or her congressman before and could share the email as an example? It's going to take me forever to put together that message, what exactly should I include in it?

Thanks for your input

I had to use my congressman to get our biometrics appointment after ten total phone/written requests with USCIS. NOT ONE of the communications got through to the Support Center that does the biomentrics. With one phone call, my congressman got us in there the next business day.

Your congressman is going to be familiar with immigration cases because this system is so broken. I would call their office first and explain to the assistant what is going on with your case and they'll tell you what they need in writing.

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Did you try to call USCIS and speak with an immigration officer?

I would try that first, seen alot of cases where talking to an immigration officer and getting him/her to look at your case resolve issues.

If not, sure I would contact my congressman.

Hope you hear something soon.


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Yes, I made an infopass appointment at my local USCIS office when I had to get my passport stamped - and I was told I had to contact the customer service to get an update on my case.

I then called the customer service and received the email shortly after saying that theyre requesting a RFE from me - a request for more evidence.

However, that was back in march.

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Are you a divorce waiver? I am soon to be a divorce waiver too and wonder if my case also takes more than 1 year to process. So if they take that long, we will make an infopass appointment and have our passport stamped and then call USCIS to check our case? Did you file I-751 as soon as you have the finalised divorce decree or you waited till 90 days before your green card expired?

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Yes, I made an infopass appointment at my local USCIS office when I had to get my passport stamped - and I was told I had to contact the customer service to get an update on my case.

I then called the customer service and received the email shortly after saying that theyre requesting a RFE from me - a request for more evidence.

However, that was back in march.

could they be requesting another RFE, is that even possible!


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Don't worry you are NOT alone. Mine is close to 11 months and I recently just got a response from the USCIS after I contacted my congressman to give me a hand.

However you should first call them and put in a Service Request (SR), in which they should response to your request within written time on the letter. If they do NOT, then you should contact your congressman for help. Also if you are still married and qualify, you should file for Naturalization (N-400) to force them to make a decision on your ROC.

In my case I put in a SR in early Feb, got a letter a week later telling me that I'll get a response in 60 days. 90 days later I got nothing so I contacted my local congressman, within a week I got a response from USCIS.

Good luck! Sometimes I wonder if they troll us for sh*ts and giggles...

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Don't worry you are NOT alone. Mine is close to 11 months and I recently just got a response from the USCIS after I contacted my congressman to give me a hand.

However you should first call them and put in a Service Request (SR), in which they should response to your request within written time on the letter. If they do NOT, then you should contact your congressman for help. Also if you are still married and qualify, you should file for Naturalization (N-400) to force them to make a decision on your ROC.

In my case I put in a SR in early Feb, got a letter a week later telling me that I'll get a response in 60 days. 90 days later I got nothing so I contacted my local congressman, within a week I got a response from USCIS.

Good luck! Sometimes I wonder if they troll us for sh*ts and giggles...

Was the involvement of your congressman effective at all? I'm a divorce waiver, but those don't have a specific processing time, they should be processed as normal I-751.

I tried the SR and got an email response giving me a regular update on my case - something saying that they're still working on my case. However, that was back in march.

I just don't see why would I put in a request for another update, I was hoping that my congressman could expedite things a little bit. So what was the exact outcome of the congressman acting on your behalf?

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Was the involvement of your congressman effective at all? I'm a divorce waiver, but those don't have a specific processing time, they should be processed as normal I-751.

I tried the SR and got an email response giving me a regular update on my case - something saying that they're still working on my case. However, that was back in march.

I just don't see why would I put in a request for another update, I was hoping that my congressman could expedite things a little bit. So what was the exact outcome of the congressman acting on your behalf?

While I can't give you ever single detail but let me explain my timeline a bit.

I submitted my ROC in June in 2011. NOA1 and Bio was done on time. Then in a month I got a RFE, which I responded to in September (got a lawyer to make a complete RFE package, which took a while). In October I got a letter saying that my application has been "relocated to local office in Los Angeles". Then few months past, nothing was heard.

So I called in early February I put in an SR, in which I received a response from the local office that I "will receive a decision within 60 days from the date of that letter". After the 75 days I heard nothing, so I got my congressman involved.

Remember, what the congressman is looking for is that you have exhausted all your options, especially when USCIS did not kept their promise even after the SR response letter.

Mine just ask me to fill in an application and attach my GC copy, responses from the USCIS and a week later, I got a response from USCIS and my congressman, in the form of printed email from the director of USCIS. It did not state ANYTHING regarding why it was taking so long for my RIC but all it mentioned was that since I have a N-400 pending (which I applied late March and got my bio done, waiting interview) they are just going to "process both at the same time with N-400's decision to be priority", aka if my N-400 is approved my ROC application will be closed, otherwise they will process my ROC.

Did USCIS responded to your SR? If they send you a letter with a response period such as mine and the promise was never kept, then you have a valid case with the congressman.

Anyway it's a frustrating process for certain folks, even for married folks too! While other folks are lucky to have it done within 2-digit days, we are just being trolled by the jokers who work on all their cases with a passive aggressive authoritative mentality... Good luck with yours, I'm just going to count and believe on what the letter from USCIS says while awaits my N-400 interview.

*sigh*

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