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Should i Get a lawyer involved because of RFE fiasco? RFE was issued on July 30th (which we only found out by calling the USCIS!) and still not received anything is post even tho its supposedly been sent twice now. Have a infopass meeting on Monday but got a feeling it will be waste of time and they will just give us the same "we will resend" rubbish they said before. This has turned it to a fiasco and has added a month to our overal wait time unnecessarily.

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What can a lawyer do for you?

Have you checked with the post office about returned mail or with your mailman about why letters aren't arriving?

Edited by Harpa Timsah

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I would not waste money on an attorney, personally.


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Attorney can't really help you because they can't do anything you are unable to do using knowledge from other members. I wouldn't look at the Infopass appointment as a waste of time - you need to try a variety of approaches. First thing to do is confirm the address USCIS has for you and check with the post office.

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A lawyer can only either do exactly what you're already doing or sue them, but I doubt a few week's delay is really grounds for that (no matter how frustrating, stress-inducing, and aggravating it is for you - and I have no doubt it absolutely is). Not to mention, there are so many stories on here of people whose lawyers only made things worse (whether on purpose to be able to charge more money or just out of ignorance or laziness).

I'm assuming you double-checked your address with them... right? Did you get your NOA1 with no issues?

I wouldn't discount the infopass appointment just yet. People have had success with it. Use the options available to you first. If the problems keep happening, ask if there is a workaround. If this gets ridiculously out of hand (as in, your file is held up for a very unreasonable amount of time) and USCIS will not work with you, then and only then perhaps consider getting an attorney.


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A lawyer can only either do exactly what you're already doing or sue them, but I doubt a few week's delay is really grounds for that (no matter how frustrating, stress-inducing, and aggravating it is for you - and I have no doubt it absolutely is). Not to mention, there are so many stories on here of people whose lawyers only made things worse (whether on purpose to be able to charge more money or just out of ignorance or laziness).

I'm assuming you double-checked your address with them... right? Did you get your NOA1 with no issues?

I wouldn't discount the infopass appointment just yet. People have had success with it. Use the options available to you first. If the problems keep happening, ask if there is a workaround. If this gets ridiculously out of hand (as in, your file is held up for a very unreasonable amount of time) and USCIS will not work with you, then and only then perhaps consider getting an attorney.

They defo have correct address because we received our NOA1 straight away and we also received a letter from them after we called to ask what was happening and they said they would resend it. The letter basically just read what was said during telephone call.

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Should i Get a lawyer involved because of RFE fiasco? RFE was issued on July 30th (which we only found out by calling the USCIS!) and still not received anything is post even tho its supposedly been sent twice now. Have a infopass meeting on Monday but got a feeling it will be waste of time and they will just give us the same "we will resend" rubbish they said before. This has turned it to a fiasco and has added a month to our overal wait time unnecessarily.

A lawyer will not make it any quicker, can slow it down further and you spend more of your money.


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I know you have started many threads on this, but the details are scattered. Would you re-write a concise summary of the dates and all steps, if you spoke to a Tier 2 person or just the first level, if your name is on your mailbox, etc.


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I know you have started many threads on this, but the details are scattered. Would you re-write a concise summary of the dates and all steps, if you spoke to a Tier 2 person or just the first level, if your name is on your mailbox, etc.

We filed in April and received NOA1 on April 25th

On July 30th my online status changed so we called USCIS on August 1st to find out why.

They said that on July 30th a RFE was sent out.

We did not receive RFE after 15 days so called again and they said they would resend again.

We received a letter in post saying about the phone call we had a few days before and a email saying the same.

No RFE arrives in post again.

On advice of a friend who is a lawyer we went online and booked a INFO PASS which is on Monday 24th.

We have spoke to tier 2 officers twice.

They have correct email address and correct address to send letters to as we have received everything else via them they just don't seem to be sending any RFEs in post like they said they would and no emails with regards to RFEs.

Edited by RichieMMA

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Nich-Nick makes a good point about name on mailbox. There was a thread recently where someone was having intermittent receipt of mail from USCIS (same as you), and the problem turned out to be that they didn't have their name on the box. Normal mail was received, even an item or two from USCIS, but maybe their mailperson just decided that official-looking mail couldn't be left in an unidentified box or something like that *shrugs* Either way, once it was placed on there they didn't have another problem.


Met in person for the first time: April 23, 2011 in Docklands, London, UK
Engaged: October 29th, 2012 at the John Hancock Building in Chicago, US

Filed K-1 visa application: April 4, 2013
Received text/email notification: April 12, 2013
Received NOA1 in mail: April 17, 2013
Received NOA2 text/email: August 6th, 2013 (at 9:45pm!)

NVC received packet: August 30th, 2013

Beneficiary rcvd "Packet 3" instructions: September 13, 2013

Embassy rcvd completed "Packet 3": September 24, 2013

Police certificate rcvd: September 27, 2013

Medical Appointment: October 2, 2013

Medical Received at Embassy: October 17, 2013 (delay due to request for further info)

Embassy appointment/Visa Approved!!!: November 21st, 2013

VISA RECEIVED!!!: November 28th, 2013

Beneficiary Arrived!!!: December 5th, 2013

Married December 22nd, 2013

Filing to POE: 8 months, 1 day

Filed AoS application: April 5th, 2014

Received NOA1 in mail: April 11th, 2014 (no text/email)

Received NOA2 in mail: September 2nd, 2014 (still no text/email)

Separated: September 2015

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We filed in April and received NOA1 on April 25th

On July 30th my online status changed so we called USCIS on August 1st to find out why.

They said that on July 30th a RFE was sent out.

We did not receive RFE after 15 days so called again and they said they would resend again.

We received a letter in post saying about the phone call we had a few days before and a email saying the same.

No RFE arrives in post again.

On advice of a friend who is a lawyer we went online and booked a INFO PASS which is on Monday 24th.

We have spoke to tier 2 officers twice.

They have correct email address and correct address to send letters to as we have received everything else via them they just don't seem to be sending any RFEs in post like they said they would and no emails with regards to RFEs.

Don't get a lawyer, get a comgressman involved.

We've been through something similar, our RFE never arived, 15 days later, my fiancé called USCIS and put a service request on it, they said it'd take 30 days just to process the darn service request. Got an infopass and nothing, just another service request. 20 days after the rfe being sent we got a sentor's help. The person responsible for immigration issues gave them a call, talked to some people and all. A week after that, my fiancé got a call from TSC saying that they would disconsider the RFE and approve us anyway. We got our noa 2 that same day, 11 days later our case was shipped to the DOS.

Now, for them to CALL, the senator's person must have done something!

That's my advice.

Good luck.

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We filed in April and received NOA1 on April 25th

On July 30th my online status changed so we called USCIS on August 1st to find out why.

They said that on July 30th a RFE was sent out.

We did not receive RFE after 15 days so called again and they said they would resend again.

We received a letter in post saying about the phone call we had a few days before and a email saying the same.

No RFE arrives in post again.

On advice of a friend who is a lawyer we went online and booked a INFO PASS which is on Monday 24th.

We have spoke to tier 2 officers twice.

They have correct email address and correct address to send letters to as we have received everything else via them they just don't seem to be sending any RFEs in post like they said they would and no emails with regards to RFEs.

You online status "changed" but it didn't say RFE on it? You needed to call and find out why? I thought an RFE said "we send you a request for evidence." What did your status change say?

I suspect there is no RFE. 3 months from start to RFE is not a realistic timeline. Your case was probably transferred or something.

Edited by Harpa Timsah

AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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You online status "changed" but it didn't say RFE on it? You needed to call and find out why? I thought an RFE said "we send you a request for evidence." What did your status change say?

I suspect there is no RFE. 3 months from start to RFE is not a realistic timeline. Your case was probably transferred or something.

This is what it turned in to and has said since July 30th......

At this time USCIS cannot provide you with information for your case. Please contact the NCSC 1 (800) 375-5283 for additional information.

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This is what it turned in to and has said since July 30th......

At this time USCIS cannot provide you with information for your case. Please contact the NCSC 1 (800) 375-5283 for additional information.

Okay, so that doesn't say RFE.

It just says the online thing isn't working for your case (which is not a problem).

I really think you are chasing a phantom RFE. ANyone else think so?

How did you come to believe you had one? A Tier one person said this?


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Okay, so that doesn't say RFE.

It just says the online thing isn't working for your case (which is not a problem).

I really think you are chasing a phantom RFE. ANyone else think so?

How did you come to believe you had one? A Tier one person said this?

Both times we called and got calL back from a tier 2 officer they said we had been issued a RFE.

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