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I called USCIS today to try to get info on my case since I've heard nothing. She said my case was not there, that once I received the Notice of Action (797-C), that it was no longer in their hands and would be in the hands of DOS. This contradicts ANYTHING I've ever heard or read. She also stated that I can't call DOS. That it's not allowed unless I have info that regards the case such as an address change etc. Im trying to find out how to request to expedite my case and I feel like I just took 500 steps backwards. Can I call DOS? Should I call DOS? Is my case really even there?? I received my notice of action for my 130 in august and my notice of action for my 129f in september. And according to this woman, as soon as that happened it went straight to DOS? UGH im so confused and frustrated....help crying.gif


USCIS:

I-130 RECEIVED: 8/2/13

I-129f RECEIVED: 8/21/13

I-130 & I-129f: TRANSFERRED TO CSC 2/7/14

I-130 & I-129f: APPROVED 2/20/14

NVC:

3/4/14: NVC Case Received

3/7/14: Email that case number and IIN assigned, DS 261 and AOS fee available to pay

3/14/14: JUST seen the email because I wasn't expecting it so soon. Paid AOS FEE & filed ds 261

3/21/14: AOS paid, cover sheet printed

4/28/14: AOS sent

4/28/14: IV paid

5/5/14: IV submitted

in the process of sending civil docs for IV package...thennnnnn...dun dun...NOOOO checklist i hope! lol

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They are going to tell you anything to get you off the phone. I suggest calling dos and giving them your uscis receipt number. They are alot nicer to deal with and yes you can call them. 1-202-485-7600. Press 1 then 0 and wait for operator


 

8/22/15 Received notice of interview "call in letter" for September 1st 8am

9/01/15 AOS Interview Houston-APPROVED!

9/01/15 Card in production, Welcome notice has been mailed

9/05/15 Welcome Notice Received

9/08/15 Greencard was mailed

9/10/15 GREENCARD RECEIVED!!!!!!!!

 

ROC

6/2/17 mailed I-751 to csc priority mail

7/1/17 I-751 returned rejected (multiple items)

7/3/17 I-751 mailed again with signature confirmation

7/6/17 second I-751 delivered and signed for by Daniel Manchaca

7/10/17  Check Cashed

7/10/17  NOA

7/22/17  Biometrics letter for 8/2/17

8/02/17 Biometrics appointment DONE

3/05/18 case moved to local office

8/25/18 Extension letter (18 months)

9/29/18 service request submitted

10/06/18 response to service request

10/11/18  approved. No RFE, no interview

10/16/18  approval letter received in the mail

10/19/18 greencard received

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Omg. .. thanks SOOOOO much... first thing I'm doing tomorrow! I called back to speak to a different person and he wasn't much different. Its like they have no clue where my case is. I asked him how to request an expedite And instead of telling me how he proceeded to tell me how hard and a waste of time it was. Well gee thanks but that's not my question! Grr


USCIS:

I-130 RECEIVED: 8/2/13

I-129f RECEIVED: 8/21/13

I-130 & I-129f: TRANSFERRED TO CSC 2/7/14

I-130 & I-129f: APPROVED 2/20/14

NVC:

3/4/14: NVC Case Received

3/7/14: Email that case number and IIN assigned, DS 261 and AOS fee available to pay

3/14/14: JUST seen the email because I wasn't expecting it so soon. Paid AOS FEE & filed ds 261

3/21/14: AOS paid, cover sheet printed

4/28/14: AOS sent

4/28/14: IV paid

5/5/14: IV submitted

in the process of sending civil docs for IV package...thennnnnn...dun dun...NOOOO checklist i hope! lol

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Petitioner. . Only received the noa1 receipts for both petitions back in august


USCIS:

I-130 RECEIVED: 8/2/13

I-129f RECEIVED: 8/21/13

I-130 & I-129f: TRANSFERRED TO CSC 2/7/14

I-130 & I-129f: APPROVED 2/20/14

NVC:

3/4/14: NVC Case Received

3/7/14: Email that case number and IIN assigned, DS 261 and AOS fee available to pay

3/14/14: JUST seen the email because I wasn't expecting it so soon. Paid AOS FEE & filed ds 261

3/21/14: AOS paid, cover sheet printed

4/28/14: AOS sent

4/28/14: IV paid

5/5/14: IV submitted

in the process of sending civil docs for IV package...thennnnnn...dun dun...NOOOO checklist i hope! lol

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My understanding is that three months for a CR1 or a K-1 is a bit soon to panic. Most of us here (regardless of Visa requested) have experienced about a wait of at least ONE YEAR from NOA-1 to Interview date... so you should be fine for giving birth. As much as it sucks, they rarely expedite cases for pregnancies. Even High-Risk... but it never hurts to ask.

The most recent CR-1 NOA-2 with an Interview actually scheduled received the NOA-2 back in August and May with NOA-1's of January and February

General Timelines for CR-1's are published here:

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=&op1=3&op2=d&op3=5&op4=1&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28,108,110,111,208,210,211&op6=All&op66=All&op7=Dominican%20Republic&dfile=No&adv=

And K-3's here:

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?op6=All&op7=Dominican%20Republic&dfile=No&op1=&op2=&op3=3&op4=1&op5=5%2C6%2C8%2C10%2C11%2C13%2C14%2C15%2C16%2C17%2C18%2C20%2C21%2C22%2C25%2C26%2C27%2C28


~ Jan ??,2013 ~ Service Center ~ Vermont I-129F Packet sent

NOTE: Actual sent date unknown due to lawyer negligence - I delivered ALLForms and PAID Lawyer on Nov 7, 2012 - Lawyer kept saying he sent the packet and USCIS must have lost it. When in reality he failed to send the package and only a new copy to USCIS after I made a legal written demand giving him 10 days to perform or return ALL monies paid to him, due to "non-performance".

(IMO it's better to save your money for visits to or from your Fiancé and just fill it out yourself using the K-1 Guide on VJ and Senior Members... They Rock!!!)

 

Jan 11, 2013 ~ I-129F Packet Rec'd by USCIS aka NOA 1

Feb 13, 2013 ~ Alien Number Changed/Assigned

May 24, 2013 ~ Case Transferred from Vermont to Texas Service Center (3 E~Notices May 24, 25 and 29 Only one via U.S. Mail)

July 2, 2013 ~ RFE Notification Email and Text Rec'd

July 8, 2013 ~ RFE Hardcopy Rec'd (Requesting Signed/Original "Intent to Marry within 90 days of Arrival" letter from both parties.)

Fiance Letter of Intent template can be downloaded here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

July 11, 2013 ~ Requested Evidence sent via Priority Mail to TSC

July 13, 2013 ~ USPS Notification ~ Package Delivered (a Saturday)

July 15, 2013 ~ RFE Response Rec'd by USCIS

July 18, 2013 ~ NOA2 - Petition Approved ~ No Text ~ No Email ~ Just showed up in the mail on July 22nd

Aug 6, 2013 ~ Sent to NVC

Aug 8, 2013 ~ Rec'd at NVC & Embassy specific Case Number Assigned (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)

Aug 12, 2013 ~ "In Transit" Status DOS Site ~ Sent Electronically Check Here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Aug 14, 2013 ~ "Ready" Status on DOS site (meaning Rec'd by Consulate/Embassy)
Sep 3, 2013 ~ Interview Date rec'd (for 2+ months later) by (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)
Sep 21, 2013 ~ Packet 4 Hardcopy rec'd via US Mail - Fiancee didn't receive his had to pick up a reprint at Embassy.
Nov 7, 2013 ~ Interview Date - Visa Approved!!!!
 

What to Do After Receiving NOA2 - Dominican Style!

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2

 

 

AOS Timeline

 
Sept 17, 2014 - NOA 1 for Adjustment of Status
         Oct. 13 - Job Offer received
         Oct. 14 - EAD Expedite requested
         Oct. 16 - Biometrics Taken
         Oct. 17 - Evidence/Offer letter sent
         Oct. 22 - Expedite Approved - Status changed to Card Production
         Oct. 28 - Card Mailed w/Tracking number
         Oct. 30 - EAD/AP Combo Card Rec'd!!! - Our Thanks to God!! Gracias a Dios!
 
Feb 24, 2015 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver dated Feb 18,2015. - Trusting God for a super fast GC Approval!
 
June 3, 2015 - Put in a Service Request regarding EAD upcoming expiration/potential renewal.
 
June 6, 2015 - Rec'd letter stating our case was being transferred to Los Angeles Field office.
 
June 15, 2015 - AOS Approved!! No text - No email - Online Case Status still on Fingerprint Fee Rec'd
June 19, 2015 - Received "Welcome Letter" via U.S Mail <3 Gracias a Papa Dios!!!! Thank you, God!!
June 22, 2015 - Email and Text update that Cond. Perm. Res. Card had been picked up by USPS
 
June 23, 2015 - Conditional Permanent Residence Card Delivered by USPS Priority Mail - Can't wait to see Hubby's face when he checks the mailbox!!
 
 
Removal of Conditions on Status
 
March 23, 2017- Packet Overnighted Packet
March 24, 2017- Packet Delivered to USCIS
 

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Oh don't get ne wrong. I realize I have a wait and I'm not panicked about my timing. I just want to know where my case is. And when people tell you something you KNOW can't be true...ya worry lol

The second guy said the same thing...that my case isn't there. Makes no sense.


USCIS:

I-130 RECEIVED: 8/2/13

I-129f RECEIVED: 8/21/13

I-130 & I-129f: TRANSFERRED TO CSC 2/7/14

I-130 & I-129f: APPROVED 2/20/14

NVC:

3/4/14: NVC Case Received

3/7/14: Email that case number and IIN assigned, DS 261 and AOS fee available to pay

3/14/14: JUST seen the email because I wasn't expecting it so soon. Paid AOS FEE & filed ds 261

3/21/14: AOS paid, cover sheet printed

4/28/14: AOS sent

4/28/14: IV paid

5/5/14: IV submitted

in the process of sending civil docs for IV package...thennnnnn...dun dun...NOOOO checklist i hope! lol

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Going by your official Vj timeline,

something is amiss.

Whatcha got, for today ?


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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My timeline is correct. the call center people just dont make any sense. since this post ive emailed santo domingo and they (very nice people) said they do not have it and told me to email nvc. emailed them weeks ago with no response. sent an email to my congress woman also. no response yet but i know they take a lil while to get back to you.


USCIS:

I-130 RECEIVED: 8/2/13

I-129f RECEIVED: 8/21/13

I-130 & I-129f: TRANSFERRED TO CSC 2/7/14

I-130 & I-129f: APPROVED 2/20/14

NVC:

3/4/14: NVC Case Received

3/7/14: Email that case number and IIN assigned, DS 261 and AOS fee available to pay

3/14/14: JUST seen the email because I wasn't expecting it so soon. Paid AOS FEE & filed ds 261

3/21/14: AOS paid, cover sheet printed

4/28/14: AOS sent

4/28/14: IV paid

5/5/14: IV submitted

in the process of sending civil docs for IV package...thennnnnn...dun dun...NOOOO checklist i hope! lol

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What does your case status say on the USCIS website?

my 130 isnt even trackable....apparently it was "never entered into the system" so it says your case cannot be found at this time blah blah blah

my 129f says my alien registration number was changed on sept 3rd due to my new 129f petition

my noa1 for the 130 is 8/2

for the 129f is 8/27 i think


USCIS:

I-130 RECEIVED: 8/2/13

I-129f RECEIVED: 8/21/13

I-130 & I-129f: TRANSFERRED TO CSC 2/7/14

I-130 & I-129f: APPROVED 2/20/14

NVC:

3/4/14: NVC Case Received

3/7/14: Email that case number and IIN assigned, DS 261 and AOS fee available to pay

3/14/14: JUST seen the email because I wasn't expecting it so soon. Paid AOS FEE & filed ds 261

3/21/14: AOS paid, cover sheet printed

4/28/14: AOS sent

4/28/14: IV paid

5/5/14: IV submitted

in the process of sending civil docs for IV package...thennnnnn...dun dun...NOOOO checklist i hope! lol

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my I-130 wasn't trackable online for two months after NOA1.

Have you been speaking to a tier 2 when you call the USCIS?


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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ya, given yer exact calendar,

best to get a Tier 2 Human, an ISO,

and find out the exact locations on the 2 casefiles (at a minimum)...

Go Get Em, and Good Luck ! ISO Chasing ain't for the weary or faint-at-heart.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

2mzcunl.gif

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my I-130 wasn't trackable online for two months after NOA1.

Have you been speaking to a tier 2 when you call the USCIS?

yea..its been 5 months. I dont think it will ever be entered. Yes..the first call was tier 1...second misinformation rep was tier 2.


USCIS:

I-130 RECEIVED: 8/2/13

I-129f RECEIVED: 8/21/13

I-130 & I-129f: TRANSFERRED TO CSC 2/7/14

I-130 & I-129f: APPROVED 2/20/14

NVC:

3/4/14: NVC Case Received

3/7/14: Email that case number and IIN assigned, DS 261 and AOS fee available to pay

3/14/14: JUST seen the email because I wasn't expecting it so soon. Paid AOS FEE & filed ds 261

3/21/14: AOS paid, cover sheet printed

4/28/14: AOS sent

4/28/14: IV paid

5/5/14: IV submitted

in the process of sending civil docs for IV package...thennnnnn...dun dun...NOOOO checklist i hope! lol

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ya, given yer exact calendar,

best to get a Tier 2 Human, an ISO,

and find out the exact locations on the 2 casefiles (at a minimum)...

Go Get Em, and Good Luck ! ISO Chasing ain't for the weary or faint-at-heart.

oh honey im almost 7 months pregnant...they dont know who their messin with or what my hormones are capable of...rofl.gif


USCIS:

I-130 RECEIVED: 8/2/13

I-129f RECEIVED: 8/21/13

I-130 & I-129f: TRANSFERRED TO CSC 2/7/14

I-130 & I-129f: APPROVED 2/20/14

NVC:

3/4/14: NVC Case Received

3/7/14: Email that case number and IIN assigned, DS 261 and AOS fee available to pay

3/14/14: JUST seen the email because I wasn't expecting it so soon. Paid AOS FEE & filed ds 261

3/21/14: AOS paid, cover sheet printed

4/28/14: AOS sent

4/28/14: IV paid

5/5/14: IV submitted

in the process of sending civil docs for IV package...thennnnnn...dun dun...NOOOO checklist i hope! lol

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