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Hi All

I was wondering how long it will take until I get an interview date? Medical was done on the 3rd January and forms sent on the 4th. I called the "extortion" line and they advised it will be between 4 and 6 weeks? Is that a joke or something??? On the first letter that I got it says that I-130 process is taking 12 weeks to be processed, is this means 12 weeks to complete everything including interview or just to get an approval??

Once again, this is a joke, they should not play up with people's lives...

Thanks all

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my i-130 took about 2 months that just approved the interview is later on


Sept.12 2012- got Married to my best friend(Ms.Keyzz)

Nov.01 2012---- my wife went back home

Nov.08 2012---sent I-130

Nov.13 2012-- I-130 Case accepted and routed to U.SCIS National Benefits Center for processing

Nov.24 2012-Received R.F.E I-30

Nov.26 2012--Sent I-129f

Dec.24 2012--wife came back up for Christmas & new years

2013-01-04---I-130 approved

2013-02-04 ---send a letter to Cancel I-129f (can't remember date )& decided to file I-485

2013-04-15-sent I-485, I-130 approval hard copy and I-765 applications to lock box, Chicago, IL

2013-04-20- came back with a note stating the amount was wrong

2013-04-22- i-485 packet send to lock box, Chicago, IL ( the correct amount this time)

2013-04-25- email saying Case I-485 Case accepted

2013-04-29: Received both I-485 and I-765 NOA's hard copy in the mail and the Biometrics appointment letter

2013-05-21: Biometrics done & stamp on my I-797c

2013-05-31: check case on the USCIS web page & its said (your I-485 status is ready for Testing and Interview schedule ( NO EAD CARD)

2013-06-10-hard copy interview letter was mail( NO EAD CARD)

2013-06-12:case updated from testing & Interview schedule to Testing and Interview ( NO EAD CARD)

2013-06-15-Got hard copy A.O.S Interview letter in hand dancin5hr.gif( NO EAD CARD)

2013-07-10 - got a letter from NVC with a case number ( which we cancel from 04. feb. 2013)

2013-07-17- A.O.S approved on the spot ( less then 20 mins)

2013-07-18- Green Card was send out by usic

2013-07-22- Got OUR WELCOME LETTER TO AMERICA content.gifcontent.gifcontent.gifcontent.gifstar_smile.gif

2013-07-25- Green card in hand

2013-07-26-

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Will post the same as I just posted elsewhere:

The ONLY way of contacting the London immigrant visa unit is LondonIV@state.gov - don't bother wasting your money with the phone lines- the one the embassy gives you (0904-2450100) are for non immigrant appointments, and the embassy switchboard (0207-4999-000) will tell you it it not possible to be put through to the immigrant visa unit.

If you want an update or to at least speak to a human, then you can call the Dept Of State (from the UK, dial 001-202-663-1225 , option 1, then option 0 ) give them your case number and they will tell you if an interview has been scheduled or the last update on your case.

Other than that there is nothing they ,or you, can do except wait.


CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4.5 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

 

I-751 #1 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
May 2015: Notice of receipt/1yr extension received, dated day of receipt. This was forwarded to me outside the US, and no issues re-entering multiple times.
June 2015: Biometrics completed - walk in / argument, stressing proof of imminent travel and multiple prior inconvenient appointments & reschedules.
May 2016: Vermont Service Centre updated to processing May 2015 cases, therefore my case is now classed as outside normal processing time
May 2016: Service request sent (whatever that is) after calling to find out why I am still waiting after 12 months. Unable to tell me anything.
May 2016: Letter received in response, stating processing is on hold due to 'pending security checks' with no other information. Not helpful.
May 2016: (7am) - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp in passport.  (8am) - Returned to USCIS office for another I-551 stamp after realizing the dumbass put the expiry stamp as 2015 not 2017. Two entire passport pages wasted. Cheers. 

Oct 2016: Infopass appointment (not at local office). USCIS have sent my file to an overseas office, in a country that neither myself or my spouse have ever resided in. It has sat there untouched for five months. Why? Who knows. Internal query requesting urgent clarification is sent by USCIS officer.  
Oct 2016: An identical 'pending security check'  letter received, addressing precisely none of my or the immigration officers legitimate queries. 
Nov 2016: Infopass appointment: My file is now back in the US and at my local office...no other updates or progress. 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'       Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance - enough is enough. 
May 2017: Yet another infopass. No updates, interview of further progress. Still no response from Congressperson, Senator, or Ombudsman received. 
June 2017: 68 days after contacting them, the Ombudsman finally contacted USCIS. 'It may take up to 60 days to receive a response'.   
July 2017:  A follow up enquiry sent by Ombudsman to USCIS after receiving no response or action after 45 days. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. 
August 2017: 60 days has come and gone with no response from USCIS. Contacted the Ombudsman who will contact them AGAIN. 
August 2017: Email from Ombudsman - USCIS have scheduled an interview at the very end of August .  
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
September 2017: Now 4 weeks since interview, my file has not moved from the officers desk, and no decision is showing when I call and speak to a Tier 2.  
September 2017: Request filed for Senator assistance (a different senator - maybe I will get a reply & assistance from this one?). 
October 2017: 37 days since interview....and no decision.  W, and indeed, TF is going on???? 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS

I-751 #2 [Pending] 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  

October 2017: I-797C Receipt/extension letter received, dated day of receipt at VSC 

October 2017: Another I-551 stamp obtained at infopass appointment, as the extension letter is useless with a 2yr card that expired 2.5yrs ago! 

November 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in) 

2018: Re-entered US multiple times with second I-751 extension letter & stamp. Quick trip to secondary required to verify, and stamped in as normal

  

N-400 [Pending] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February 2018: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

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Will post the same as I just posted elsewhere:

The ONLY way of contacting the London immigrant visa unit is LondonIV@state.gov - don't bother wasting your money with the phone lines- the one the embassy gives you (0904-2450100) are for non immigrant appointments, and the embassy switchboard (0207-4999-000) will tell you it it not possible to be put through to the immigrant visa unit.

If you want an update or to at least speak to a human, then you can call the Dept Of State (from the UK, dial 001-202-663-1225 , option 1, then option 0 ) give them your case number and they will tell you if an interview has been scheduled or the last update on your case.

Other than that there is nothing they ,or you, can do except wait.

Just to clarify. Once you contacted embassy and they logged DS-2001 was it a month till interview? Thanks

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Will post the same as I just posted elsewhere:

The ONLY way of contacting the London immigrant visa unit is LondonIV@state.gov - don't bother wasting your money with the phone lines- the one the embassy gives you (0904-2450100) are for non immigrant appointments, and the embassy switchboard (0207-4999-000) will tell you it it not possible to be put through to the immigrant visa unit.

If you want an update or to at least speak to a human, then you can call the Dept Of State (from the UK, dial 001-202-663-1225 , option 1, then option 0 ) give them your case number and they will tell you if an interview has been scheduled or the last update on your case.

Other than that there is nothing they ,or you, can do except wait.

your interview letter- what date was typed on letter? Just curious as I contacted embassy last Friday and they have informed me that it will be 4-6 weeks before we will receive interview letter! Hoping it would come sooner...thanks

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My hubby had his medical on Feb 4 and I sent Ds230 part 1 about 2 weeks before that, then sent DS2001 the day of the medical. We've not heard anything yet. I've called the number mindthegap gave, and the person I spoke with said an interview had not been assigned. The waiting game continues...

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