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10 months, no Green Card

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Are we the only ones who have been waiting 10 months for a green card approval? We applied December 2011. No RFEs, no nothing. I tried calling to put in a service request, but they said we cannot put in a service request for family based green cards. Is this true? I sent a letter to the local congresswoman, but so far still nothing. Any other advice? Anybody else in the same situation?

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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I've never heard that you can't put a service request for family base green cards. Try calling again for a service request. Contact your Senator's office for help and again your congresswoman if no news. You are way past the USCIS timeframe.

Here is the December 2011 AOS filers thread: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/343245-december-2011-aos-filers/page__st__135

And in general, browse the AOS Filing and Progress Reports sub-forum: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/131-adjustment-of-status-case-filing-and-progress-reports/


K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

N-400 Timeline

- Dec 29th, 2021 - Filed online. Got notice that biometrics will be reused.

- Now waiting...

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Unfortunately K-1 AoS can take the best part of the year, and sometimes longer, as you are finding out.

No service requests for family-based green cards is bunk and completely untrue.

You can:

(1) Make an Infopass appointment at your local USCIS office and seek the latest case status.

(2) Ask your federal representatives to get involved (as you have done). You have one congressman in the House and two Senators, and can contact as many as you like.

(3) Call USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 and ask to talk to a tier 2 officer about your case status.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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We filed in October 2011 and were transferred to CSC. No news for us until I contacted Senator's office. Just now (literally), we received notice that the card is in production stage. No interview!

I would highly recommend contacting a Senator.


I-129F:

10/18/2010 - Mailed I-129F via UPS 2nd Day air

10/21/2010 - Petition received at Dallas Lockbox (signed by FULLER) - yes - Petition delivery delayed 1 day.

10/26/2010 - NOA1 via text and email

10/30/2010 - NOA1 hard copy (Notice date 10/26/10)

11/01/2010 - Arrived CSC

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/06/2010 - Received refund from UPS (for delay in shipment)

03/28/2011 - NOA2 via text and email

04/01/2011 - NOA2 hard copy

04/11/2011 - Received Packet 3 information

04/15/2011 - Sent out DS230 Part 1

05/11/2011 - Medical Exam (Passed)

05/20/2011 - Sent out Packet 3 to Consulate in Sydney

05/24/2011 - Packet 3 Received by Consulate

06/03/2011 - Received Packet 4

06/07/2011 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!!!

06/20/2011 - POE Los Angeles

08/06/2011 - Wedding!!

AOS and EAD/AP:

10/31/2011 - I-485 Packet Received at Chicago Lockbox

11/03/2011 - I-797C, Notice of Action - ASC Appointment Notice (Biometrics)

11/19/2011 - I-797C, Notice of Action - case transferred to CSC

12/01/2011 - Biometrics Appointment completed

12/30/2011 - EAD/AP Approved

01/09/2012 - Received approved EAD/AP

09/24/2012 - Contacted Senator Dan Coats' office for assistance

09/28/2012 - Received letter from Senator Coat's office stating they will be making inquiry on our behalf.

10/03/2012 - Received telephone call from Senator's office. They were told case was "with officer." Will keep looking into it.

10/10/2012 - Received text/email notification that case is in card production stage.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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We are not in the your boat, but our has been out for over six months and we have not heard anything either.

I called today to put in a service request and guess what?

They were having technical difficulties, so please call back in a few hours.Now I get to go back through the same mess all over again and see if the next person is able to put in a service request or not because of technical difficulties.

I work in IT and this is a bunch of BS the government not having systems available or redundant systems. If not where is all of our tax dollars going?

I think I need to ask for a tier II officer, forgot to do that when I was on the Phone, but will do on the next call.


06/10/11 Embassy Interview ( Said we were approved but, no visa due to birth certificate correction )

07/12/11 New Appointment to hand in the Original Birth Certificate Finial Approval

07/25/11 Still waiting for Visa to be received

08/04/11 POE at Orlando International

08/20/11 Married

Filed for AOS

Sent AOS,EAD & AP in same package 3/19/2012

Package Tracking Shows it was received 3/21/2012

Check cashed 03/26/2012

Waiting for NOA

Received EAD & AP May 28 2012

Received 2yr green card Sept 15 2012

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Filed: Other Country: Ireland
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Friend of mine, adjusting from the K-1, just got his GC 11 months (to the day) after he filed for AOS.


K-1 Visa Journey
08/05/2011 I-129F sent
08/09/2011 I-129F recieved and signed for by C.Viella @ Lewisville, TX
08/11/2011 NOA1 email recieved
08/12/2011 Cheque cashed by USCIS
08/16/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy recieved
12/05/2011 NOA2 Email recieved: Approved
12/09/2011 NOA2 Hard Copy recieved: Approved
01/10/2012 Medical
01/24/2012 NVC received File
01/26/2012 NVC transferred to Embassy
02/06/2012 Embassy Received
02/08/2012 Packet 3 Received
02/16/2012 Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
02/17/2012 Embassy Received
03/01/2012 Packet 4 Received
03/13/2012 Interview Date: APPROVED
04/05/2012 POE: Dublin, Ireland

Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

04/25/2012 AOS sent
04/30/2012 AOS Received and signed for by CHYBA @ Chicago, IL
05/03/2012 Cheque cashed by USCIS
05/04/2012 Biometrics letter sent
05/29/2012 I-485 transferred to CSC
06/01/2012 Biometrics appointment
07/06/2012 EAD+AP Card Production (68 days)
07/14/2012 EAD+AP Card Received

04/18/2013 Filed for EAD+AP renewal
04/19/2013 Contacted Congressman
04/19/2013 RFE for form I-693
05/06/2013 RFE response under review
05/21/2013 AOS APPROVED!
05/25/2013 Green Card IN HAND!

Your AOS was approved in 392 days from your send-date.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Thank you all for the replies. I called USCIS again yesterday to put in a service request. This rep told me that the normal processing times are 6 1/2 months whereas the last rep i spoke with said there is no processing timeframe for family based green cards. Confusing to say the least. Anyway, i asked her about putting in another service request, but she said my wife had already done that 13 days ago (my wife didn't realize she did) so we have to wait 2 more days for a response before putting in another request. This whole process to me, is quite ridiculous. I thought getting the fiance visa was bad, but this is much worse. USCIS is so hard to deal with.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
Timeline

Contact your Senator...


K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

N-400 Timeline

- Dec 29th, 2021 - Filed online. Got notice that biometrics will be reused.

- Now waiting...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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You’re not alone. I took Irina into our congressman’s office yesterday and had her sign the privacy of information paper so they could look into it.

I-797C, NOA, Transfer Notice dated Feb. 27, 2012 states “This is to advise you that in order to speed up processing we have transferred the above case to the following USCIS office for processing: California Service Center, 2nd Flr, 24000 Avila Road, Laguna Niguel CA.”

If this does not work the next step is a visit Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office.

Event Date

CIS Office : Salt Lake City UT

Date Filed : 2011-12-19

NOA Date : 2011-12-28

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-20

AOS Transfer** : 2012-02-27


First email 2004-09-05

Visit her in Russia 2009-09-18 to 2009-11-02

I-129F Sent : 2010-07-14

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-08-11

Touch : 2010-08-18

NOA2 :2010-01-13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread shifted from main AOS/Family-Based forum to AOS/Family-Based Case Filing & Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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