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Hi Yurika - sorry to bother you...I have been depressed recently about my case. I'm a 2012 March filer (vermont) and my case is still in pending status currently - no approval letter even no RFE notification. Contacted uscis a few days ago and they confirmed they are still working on my case. As you can see, almost half of April filers have been approved already in this forum. I don't know what's going on with my case!!! Honestly, I would rather receive RFE or interview notification, at least indicating my case is making progress!! I just want to ask if you have seen similar situations before...I am just sooooooooo frustrated right now - an unexpected bad beginning for the new year....sigh....

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Still married? Has it been 3 years - 90 days on your "PR Since Date" on your GC?

If so, go ahead and file for N-400 and become a citizen.

If you want to that is, get hold of your congressman and ask them for some assistant.

However N-400 would be a better route.

I had to use that route as my ROC was taking longer than a year.

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Thank you Steve D. At the end, did they at least tell you what caused your I751 case delayed for such a long period? I mean there got to be a reason why the majority of cases filed in the same month got approved, leaving only a few pending forever. What's their reason for that? I just don't get it.

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Thank you Steve D. At the end, did they at least tell you what caused your I751 case delayed for such a long period? I mean there got to be a reason why the majority of cases filed in the same month got approved, leaving only a few pending forever. What's their reason for that? I just don't get it.

Nope. Not a thing.

After I got hold of my congressman who submitted an inquiry regarding my ROC, his office received a response from the director of USCIS regarding my case, in 48 hours.

In the letter to my congressman, all it said was since I have filed for N-400, they (USCIS) are just going to "ignore" my ROC if my N-400 gets approved.

I received RFE and was told my file has been transferred to local office (downtown LA). I think they lost my file...

Reasons ROC being delayed can vary. We have a VJ member had multiple stokes interviews and end up with a denial after 5 years of torture. Some of them were asked to be interviewed only to find out the files weren't located. Some of them just have no explanation what-so-ever.

Don't be surprised if you end up like me, naturalized citizen with a pending ROC.

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Hi jack, sorry about your situation...

I read your other thread Feel helpfuless.... You got some response there and looks like you already put service request...

I see some people filed before you are still waiting without apparent reason like you. And some cases take almost a year!!

I don't know why some cases took long time and I don't see any pattern or anything... Maybe their files are misplaced? Just some person in charge are slow at their job? Mystery...!!

Sorry, I can't answer your question well... All I can say is you are not alone! Don't be stressed out and hang in there...!

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Thanks Steve D, Yurika and Bigdog for your help!

I just want to clarify one thing with Steve D - so you did receive RFE for I751 after filing N400, correct? Did you eventually respond to their RFE? Also, from what I heard, N400 petition usually cannot be approved until I751 gets approved, please correct me if my understanding is wrong.

There might be 2 scenarios for my case besides getting a I-751 approval either before or after filing N400:

1. receive I-751 RFE before I'm filing for N400 - do I need to respond to the RFE, or I can file for N400 directly without responding to RFE?

2. receive I-751 RFE after I'm filing for N400 - do I need to respond to the RFE, or just ignore it?

I contacted the congressman via the Internet service request. So far I haven't heard anything back. Steve D., did you actually go to their office for assistance?

Also, Bigdog - I looked at the website you offered. It looks helpful, though I've never heard of it before. Do you know anyone's case actually made progress because of using this service?

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Thanks Steve D, Yurika and Bigdog for your help!

I just want to clarify one thing with Steve D - so you did receive RFE for I751 after filing N400, correct? Did you eventually respond to their RFE? Also, from what I heard, N400 petition usually cannot be approved until I751 gets approved, please correct me if my understanding is wrong.

There might be 2 scenarios for my case besides getting a I-751 approval either before or after filing N400:

1. receive I-751 RFE before I'm filing for N400 - do I need to respond to the RFE, or I can file for N400 directly without responding to RFE?

2. receive I-751 RFE after I'm filing for N400 - do I need to respond to the RFE, or just ignore it?

I contacted the congressman via the Internet service request. So far I haven't heard anything back. Steve D., did you actually go to their office for assistance?

Also, Bigdog - I looked at the website you offered. It looks helpful, though I've never heard of it before. Do you know anyone's case actually made progress because of using this service?

I called my congressman office and was transfered to an immigration specialist. She asked me to fill out a disclosure form, send all the information (i.e. copy of the GC, NOA, written notice I received after the call) via fax and it goes from there.

Let me give you my timeline.

June 11: Filed ROC

July 11: Received RFE

August 11: Responded RFE

October 11: "Relocation Notice" received, stated expect an interview.

February 12: Contacted USCIS regarding longer than usual process. Received a written statement with "a decision will be made within 60 days".

April 12: Contacted congressman, filed N-400 at the same time. 2 week later received biometrics for N-400, response from congressman with answer from USCIS director stating "ROC will be ignored if N-400 gets approved".

May 12: Made an INFOPASS and put an I-551 stamp on passport.

August 12: N-400 interview

September 12: Oath Ceremony.

Bottomline, no matter what do respond to the RFE, even if your N-400 is in the process. Technically N-400 would not be processed if ROC decision has not been made, however by doing so you are forcing USCIS to make a decision on your ROC.

You gotta push them instead of letting them jerk you around. Get proactive and take care the situation yourself.

Edited by Steve D.

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I just want to clarify one thing with Steve D - so you did receive RFE for I751 after filing N400, correct? Did you eventually respond to their RFE? Also, from what I heard, N400 petition usually cannot be approved until I751 gets approved, please correct me if my understanding is wrong.

There might be 2 scenarios for my case besides getting a I-751 approval either before or after filing N400:

1. receive I-751 RFE before I'm filing for N400 - do I need to respond to the RFE, or I can file for N400 directly without responding to RFE?

2. receive I-751 RFE after I'm filing for N400 - do I need to respond to the RFE, or just ignore it?

Sometimes ROC takes a while for no apparent reason. I wish there was another answer but there just isn't one. Thankfully your status is still secure and if you're planning on filing N-400 you still do so within the window. As happened with Steve D they will push through the I-751 in order to process the N-400. While technically he never got notified of an approval, his N-400 was based on 3 years of marriage to a USC. If they had a problem with the ROC they would have interviewed him harder for his N-400 or given him an RFE for more relationship info.

In regards to your questions my answer would be the same, reply to ANY RFE you get. Never ever ignore it because that could result in denial. Better to be safe than sorry.

I agree with the other responses that said if you're planning on filing N-400 just file it now and remember, even though the ROC process is still pending, you are still legal. You can go and get an I-551 stamp in your passport if your letter is going to expire.

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Hi Yurika - sorry to bother you...I have been depressed recently about my case. I'm a 2012 March filer (vermont) and my case is still in pending status currently - no approval letter even no RFE notification. Contacted uscis a few days ago and they confirmed they are still working on my case. As you can see, almost half of April filers have been approved already in this forum. I don't know what's going on with my case!!! Honestly, I would rather receive RFE or interview notification, at least indicating my case is making progress!! I just want to ask if you have seen similar situations before...I am just sooooooooo frustrated right now - an unexpected bad beginning for the new year....sigh....

Hi,

I know this question was not for me ,but i hope you dont mind me asking why are you depressed about that? From what i know vermont centre is the slowest of all service centres. I applied in the middle of september 2012 for ROC in the california centre which i beleive is one of the fastest. After my biometrics on november the 1st of last year,nothing has happened for me,its almost 6 mnths since i applied and from what i heard apparently CSC is still processing June 2012 applicants,so imagine my plight!! so chill my friend.

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Hi,

I know this question was not for me ,but i hope you dont mind me asking why are you depressed about that? From what i know vermont centre is the slowest of all service centres. I applied in the middle of september 2012 for ROC in the california centre which i beleive is one of the fastest. After my biometrics on november the 1st of last year,nothing has happened for me,its almost 6 mnths since i applied and from what i heard apparently CSC is still processing June 2012 applicants,so imagine my plight!! so chill my friend.

FYI, jack999 got approved just 2 days after he posted this ;)

My friends - after more than 300 days of waiting, my case was finally approved today!!!!! Receive both text message and email notifications just now!!! Special thanks to Yurika, Steve D. And Bigdog - it was your kind assistance and support constantly reminding me that I was not alone!!! What a relief! What a joyful start of 2013!

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Hi Yurika - sorry to bother you...I have been depressed recently about my case. I'm a 2012 March filer (vermont) and my case is still in pending status currently - no approval letter even no RFE notification. Contacted uscis a few days ago and they confirmed they are still working on my case. As you can see, almost half of April filers have been approved already in this forum. I don't know what's going on with my case!!! Honestly, I would rather receive RFE or interview notification, at least indicating my case is making progress!! I just want to ask if you have seen similar situations before...I am just sooooooooo frustrated right now - an unexpected bad beginning for the new year....sigh....

Why frustrated? You have your extension letter and no changes to your benefits have/will occur. You can still file for citizenship if that time comes up during the wait. You can also get an extension on your extension with a visit to the local USCIS office. ROCs are taking a long time right now and comparing yourself to other months is simply causing you stress. Stop it. Enjoy life, go on about your business and this will happen when it happens.


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