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Interview Waver Consideration & 6 Months??


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

Hi VJ Members,

We recently received a letter from the USCIS advising us that, "Your case has been identified as a potential interview wavier". That's great an all, but it continues to say that, "Do to delays not associated with your case, we estimate the delay to be approximately 6 months from the date of this letter"!!! That an awfully long delay, don't you all think? :/

All the best over Christmas and New Year to you everyone!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

Sounds like the same message as with this thread from yesterday:


Can you say.... the tsunami-like after-effects of DACA and other immigration activities? There were over 573,000 DACA petitions received as of 8/12/13 !!


The whole system is awash with system overload, look at the USCIS Service Centers workload-shifting, NVC delays.....

Sounds like you may get an interview waiver. The question is when?????

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca




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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

You're absolutely right! Thanks for pointing out that thread to me. I'll review it and comment it I can add anything.

Unbelievable the amount of DACA cases filed!



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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Finland

They've been sending out those notices since August at least, possibly even earlier. Although I agree that it MIGHT be DACA-related overload, it's also just pretty standard USCIS delaying tactics. At least they have the courtesy of telling us this time, rather than posting misleading info on their processing date pages. It's also nothing as bad as the delays for CR-1s at the moment, small blessing anyway.

Anyway, yes, tons and tons and tons of people have gotten that letter. I'm fully expecting one for ourselves within a few weeks, unless we're one of the very lucky ones who doesn't get it. Prepare for a nice long wait.

Relationship since April 2006

K-1 Visa: I-129F filed November 6, 2012, NOA2 May 17, 2013, Interview and Approval July 24, 2013

POE San Diego, September 13, 2013, Wedding October 25, 2013

AOS filed November 19, 2013, EAD/AP received January 30, 2014, interview and AOS Approval on February 27, 2014.

ROC filed December 3, 2015, NOA1 12/4/15, Biometrics 12/31/15, ROC Approval on June 16, 2016, 10-Year Green Card received June 22, 2016.

N400 filed September 14, 2023, same day acceptance and Biometric Reuse notice, Interview on 2/13/24: Passed and same day oath. ALL DONE WITH USCIS.

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Detailed Timeline Below!


2006 April 01: Met online, music site, 2007 February 20: Met in person, Finland, 2007 - 2012 met several times in Finland and California

K-1 Visa:
2012 November 06: Sent I-129F (NOA1 on 11/9/2012)
2013 May 14: Contacted Congressman
2013 May 17: I-129F NOA2 Approved
2013 June 03: NVC Received (NVC left 6/6/13)
2013 June 10: Consulate Received, 2013 June 13: Medical, 2013 June 25: Sent Packet 3/4
2013 July 24: Interview in Helsinki, 2013 July 27: Visa Received
2013 September 13: POE to USA, San Diego

2013 October 22: SSN Received
2013 October 25: Wedding, San Marcos, CA
2013 November 19: AOS, AP, EAD sent (NOA 1 on 11/22/13)
2013 December 17: Biometrics, San Marcos, CA, 2013 December 24: Online status changed to Testing/Interview

2014 January 23: Interview notice mailed (for 2/27), 2014 January 24: EAD card production, AP approval (card received 1/30/2014)

2014 February 27: Interview and Approval, GC in production (card received March 6, 2014)



2015 December 03: mailed I-751 package

2015 December 04: NOA1 extension letter, 2015 December 31: Biometrics appointment

2016 June 16: Approval - Online status changed to Document Production, mailed 6/20/16

2016 June 22: 10-Year Green Card Received, done with USCIS for a while!


N-400 Citizenship:

2023 September 14: filed N-400 online

2023 September 14: same day acceptance notice and "Biometrics Reuse" notice

2023 December 28: notice of interview scheduled for February 13, 2024

2024 February 13: naturalization interview (five-year rule) passed, same day oath - now a US Citizen and done with USCIS!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

No matter the ultimate cause, with the likely protracted AOS processing times this is another good reason for folks who are preparing their AOS applications to concurrently submit their EAD/AP (I-765/I-131) applications.

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca




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