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Ok this is our situation.

Mailed in I-751 in February 2012. Received RFE in October and sent in reply on 11/16/12 with signed confirmation.

I called the uscis yesterday because we haven't heard anything since sending in the RFE reply. At first we talked to a tier 1 ISO and because there weren't anything this person could help us with, he willingly sent us on to a tier 2 ISO.

This one was kind of rude and quite short in her answers. The tier 1 ISO said that because it was past the 60 days of receiving the RFE dated for 10/23/12 then we would qualify for putting in a service request on the I-751. The tier 2 said that we couldn't do a service request until after the date of them receiving the documents for the RFE. My question, is that she wouldn't have known that I had gotten a signed confirmation on the 16 of November except I had told her when talking about our case. I felt like she was brushing me off because she wanted to get off the phone.

I told her that because it has taken this long the extension letter that was sent to my husband was on the cusp of expiring. She suggested to go to the local office and get a stamp.

We will do this if necessary but what else can I do to get a fire lit under them? One way or the other, we need results.

Any suggestions?


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POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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One possibility is to file for citizenship. That will force them to adjudicate the ROC.


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02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
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02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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Ok this is our situation.

Mailed in I-751 in February 2012. Received RFE in October and sent in reply on 11/16/12 with signed confirmation.

I called the uscis yesterday because we haven't heard anything since sending in the RFE reply. At first we talked to a tier 1 ISO and because there weren't anything this person could help us with, he willingly sent us on to a tier 2 ISO.

This one was kind of rude and quite short in her answers. The tier 1 ISO said that because it was past the 60 days of receiving the RFE dated for 10/23/12 then we would qualify for putting in a service request on the I-751. The tier 2 said that we couldn't do a service request until after the date of them receiving the documents for the RFE. My question, is that she wouldn't have known that I had gotten a signed confirmation on the 16 of November except I had told her when talking about our case. I felt like she was brushing me off because she wanted to get off the phone.

I told her that because it has taken this long the extension letter that was sent to my husband was on the cusp of expiring. She suggested to go to the local office and get a stamp.

We will do this if necessary but what else can I do to get a fire lit under them? One way or the other, we need results.

Any suggestions?

You and I must have had the same IO. She was miserable when I spoke to her.


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One possibility is to file for citizenship. That will force them to adjudicate the ROC.

Well he will be eligible on 04/18/13, so I guess maybe that is what we need to do. Can you do that with the ROC depending?


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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You and I must have had the same IO. She was miserable when I spoke to her.

She told me her name was Officer Andrews. No help at all.

I ended up sending an email. I'm not sure what their response time is via email but considering I was told to wait until the 16th, it should be about the same time I guess. I emailed to the VSC, vsc.ncscfollowup@dhs.gov

Hopefully it'll do some good!


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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Well he will be eligible on 04/18/13, so I guess maybe that is what we need to do. Can you do that with the ROC depending?

Actually it's 4/18/13 minus 90 days. N-400 window is identical to ROC, 90 days.

So technically he's eligible to file for N-400 when 18th of this month rolls around.

Use this tool: http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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Actually it's 4/18/13 minus 90 days. N-400 window is identical to ROC, 90 days.

So technically he's eligible to file for N-400 when 18th of this month rolls around.

Use this tool: http://www.uscis.gov...Calculator.html

hmm thank you!! So technically we can send out the N-400 then? And what, make copies of the expired green card and the extension letter?


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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hmm thank you!! So technically we can send out the N-400 then? And what, make copies of the expired green card and the extension letter?

No not until at least 18th of this month.

Go to the USCIS website and download the N-400 application and follow the instructions. It's WAY easier than ROC.

Few things while you are at it and you can do it NOW. Go to IRS and order the tax return TRANSCRIPTS starting the years you filed jointly. They are free and turn around time is about a week, perfect for N-400 application and it is required.

Other requirement documents will be listed in the N-400 application packet. Yes your GC and NOA-1 needs to be copied and included in the package.

ALSO I suggest you make an InfoPass appointment to your local USCIS office and ask for an I-551 stamp to be stamped on your passport to extend your current status for another year. You don't want to go out of status during your N-400 application.

Good luck! I went through the exact same thing and more.

Edited by Steve D.

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I'm sorry that u have waited so long. Another month would be 1 year since they received ur I751. Those customer service people at USCIS are not helpful (I experienced). U can apply for American citizenship ( it is better to consult immigration lawyer for help) when u r qualified or keep waiting to get approved 10 years green card. Did u consult with immigration lawyer when u filed I751 or answered RFE? I know the attorney fee is expensive, but it really worths it. I only paid $100 to attorney (she taught me how to organize paper, send correct paperworks) Because if u don't know how to organize papers or send them unnecessary papers, the process will take longer. Good luck to u. Pray with god and be patient with VSC.

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U can apply for American citizenship ( it is better to consult immigration lawyer for help)

There's no need to consult an immigration lawyer on this. Just file N-400 when eligible. End of story.


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There's no need to consult an immigration lawyer on this. Just file N-400 when eligible. End of story.

I don't know about ur case. About my case, I received RFE for 10 years green card. If I paid $100 at the beginning to consult attorney, I did never received RFE and wasted another month, time and efforts to prepare a lot of paper works again. I got approved after 4-5 days USCIS received my RFE response. If USCIS will not satisfy with RFE u send, for sure will be an interview, dont u think it is too much?

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I don't know about ur case. About my case, I received RFE for 10 years green card. If I paid $100 at the beginning to consult attorney, I did never received RFE and wasted another month, time and efforts to prepare a lot of paper works again. I got approved after 4-5 days USCIS received my RFE response. If USCIS will not satisfy with RFE u send, for sure will be an interview, dont u think it is too much?

I received an RFE too, and I end up applying for N-400 myself, got approved and taken oath, end of story.

Keep in mind filing N-400 will force them make a decision on your ROC, RFE or not.

As for lawyers... optional at best. If you have money to throw away then sure.

Edited by Steve D.

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I received an RFE too, and I end up applying for N-400 myself, got approved and taken oath, end of story.

Keep in mind filing N-400 will force them make a decision on your ROC, RFE or not.

As for lawyers... optional at best. If you have money to throw away then sure.

Time does matter for some people. If people can go ahead applying American citizenship without 10 years green card, there is not a matter anymore. I don't like attorney to do everything for me (they charge too much and they can mess up ur case), but throwing $100 or $200 to get the best result and save u time and other troubles are not bad. U spent $600 to get 10 years green card but failed, and u r ok about that?

I put my 10 years green card in the safety box in the bank because I'm really worried to lose it. Whenever I think about how much stress and patience and time I spent on that card, no money can compare. I hope other people will keep their card or American passport in the safest place. It makes me sad to see there are some topics in here that people keep losing their card.

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