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I know the uscis site says 5.5 months but I see some April and March filers are getting approved. It's just so unfair!!!!! It pisses me off don't get me wrong I'm happy for them but it's hard to wait!!

Anyway my question is does anybody here ever call their congressman?? How did it go? I called my senator office they ask me to release a privacy form. Any suggestions

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I know the uscis site says 5.5 months but I see some April and March filers are getting approved. It's just so unfair!!!!! It pisses me off don't get me wrong I'm happy for them but it's hard to wait!!

Anyway my question is does anybody here ever call their congressman?? How did it go? I called my senator office they ask me to release a privacy form. Any suggestions

You can try. There are many people here successful with calling them. The main thing you have prepared when they asked you what the reason you need some help. Good luck and I am sorry to hear you have waited so long.


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I know the uscis site says 5.5 months but I see some April and March filers are getting approved. It's just so unfair!!!!! It pisses me off don't get me wrong I'm happy for them but it's hard to wait!!

Anyway my question is does anybody here ever call their congressman?? How did it go? I called my senator office they ask me to release a privacy form. Any suggestions

It actually says "Texas Service Center - 6.0 Month(s)" on https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard/ProcTimes.do. You should get it soon though.


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Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

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Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

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Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

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I know the uscis site says 5.5 months but I see some April and March filers are getting approved. It's just so unfair!!!!! It pisses me off don't get me wrong I'm happy for them but it's hard to wait!!

Anyway my question is does anybody here ever call their congressman?? How did it go? I called my senator office they ask me to release a privacy form. Any suggestions

It's 6 months now. Your congressman will just get told it's within normal processing time. You can try though. April and May were transferred to California, Hence their approvals. Good luck x


Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 2014-03-03

I-129F NOA1: 2014-03-10

I-129F NOA2: 2014-08-28

Sent to NVC: 2014-09-03

Arrived at NVC: 2014-09-12

Case Number: 2014-09-16

Embassy Received Case: 2014-09-23

Medical (Passed). 2014-10-23

Interview (APPROVED) 2014-12-18

Visa In Hand. 2014-12-30

MOVING DAY!!! 2015-01-02

Wedding!! 2015-01-24

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Try. There's no harm in trying. It won't hurt you.


Noa1: Feb 12, 2014ARN: Feb 19, 2014Noa2: July 15, 2014NVC: July 22, 2014Left NVC: July 29, 2014CONSULATE: July 31, 2014PACKET 4: Aug 25, 2014INTERVIEW: Sept 18, 2014 APPROVED!!!!!!!US ENTRY: Oct 10,2014MARRIAGE: Nov 7,2014

AOS: Feb filersSent AOS packet via FedEx : Feb 13, 2015FedEx confirmed delivery: Feb 17, 2015Texts & Emails confirming receipt: Feb 20, 2015Check cashed: Feb 20, 2015NOA 1:received Feb 26, 2015 dated Feb 19, 2015Biometrics letter received: Feb 27, 2015Biometrics appt: Mar 12, 2015EAD Approved: Apr 24, 2015

AP Approved: Apr 24, 2015

Combo Card to Be Mailed:Combo Card Received: early MayInterview : waiver letter received :clock:Sept 15: APPROVED status online changed to "On September 15, 2015, we registered your permanent resident status and mailed you a Welcome Notice for Receipt Number MSCXXXXXXXX. Please follow the instructions in the notice." Welcome Letter received:Sept 21,2015!!!!!!

Green Card received: Sept 2015

ROC received in Vermont: Sept 1, 2017

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I know the uscis site says 5.5 months but I see some April and March filers are getting approved. It's just so unfair!!!!! It pisses me off don't get me wrong I'm happy for them but it's hard to wait!!

Anyway my question is does anybody here ever call their congressman?? How did it go? I called my senator office they ask me to release a privacy form. Any suggestions

Yours will come soon. It seems like they are working on early march applications.

Our senator has been nothing but helpful, we contacted at just over 5 months, and his assistant got our case with an officer within a week.

We're now however at 6 1/2 months because of pending security checks - not much more a senator can do. So don't feel down, there are many others in the same position! Lots of cases around my receipt number have RFE's still, 6 of us haven't heard anything and we're late jan/early feb filers!


12.31.2013 - Got engaged!

01.27.2014 - I-129f sent

01.31.2014 - I-129f received

02.04.2014 - NOA1

04.09.2014 - Alien Reg changed

07.10.2014 - Contacted Senator

07.18.2014 - Case with an officer, security checks begin!

08.08.2014 - Update on case, processing hold w/security checks :-(

09.09.2014 - Update on case, SECURITY CHECKS COMPLETE!! case routed to an officer again.

09.12.2014 - NOA2 (221 DAYS FROM NOA1- Shocking USCIS!)

09.17.2014 - Case sent to NVC

09.25.2014 - Case arrived at NVC

09.26.2014 - Case forwarded to London embassy

10.06.2014 - Case arrived at London embassy, status "Ready"

10.06.2014 - Applicant readiness form submitted and DS-160

10.08.2014 - Medical appointment

11.12.2014 - Interview - APPROVED!

11.18.2014 - Visa Issued

11.20.2014 - DX courier emailed for delivery on 11.21.2014

11.29.2014 - POE

12.27.2014 - Civil Ceremony

05.24.2015 - The big fancy wedding with a church blessing!!

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I know the uscis site says 5.5 months but I see some April and March filers are getting approved. It's just so unfair!!!!! It pisses me off don't get me wrong I'm happy for them but it's hard to wait!!

Anyway my question is does anybody here ever call their congressman?? How did it go? I called my senator office they ask me to release a privacy form. Any suggestions

Not to discourage you, but we just started our seventh month. Its not worth being stressed out so early. Take the advise all give here about contacting senators and all, but don't raise your hopes that it will get you an answer/NOA2. I do wish that you do, but for your sanity I would advise you to keep no expectations after contacting them.

Wish you the best!


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January 15th, 2014 - Submitted I-129f

January 22nd, 2014 - NOA 1 approved - Case shows up online

January 24th, 2014 - Received NOA 1 hard copy in mail

..

LONG ### WAIT!

..

May 21st - Joined this forum to find some hope...

Sep 12th, 2014 - NOA2 approved, case shows up online

Sep 15th, 2014 - Checked USCIS to find out that we were approved on the 12th, no txts or email although we were signed up.

Sep 15th, 2014 - Case shipped to NVC

Sep 25th, 2014 - Case arrived at NVC

Sep 26th, 2014 - Called and received case # from NVC.

Sep 29th,2014 - Case in transit to New Delhi

Sep 30th,2014 - Case shows "ready" online

Oct 2nd, 2014 - Submitted DS-160 online.

Oct 16th, 2014 - Police Certificate in hand.

Oct 20th, 2014 - Will have medical Report in hand

Oct 21st, 2014 - Scheduled fingerprinting

Oct 22nd, 2014 - INTERVIEW ......

Nov 12th, 2014 - Passport in hand with Approved VISA

Nov 27th, 2014- Arrived in the USA via Miami

....

GREEN CARD PROCESS STARTS

....

Dec 4th, 2014 - Married

Dec 11th, 2014 - Submitted I485, I765

Dec19th, 2014- Received several I797C - one for 485, 765 and one more (cant remember)

Jan 12th, 2015 - Biometrics.

Feb 5th, 2015 - Written Drivers test - PASSED

Feb 12th, 2015 - Road Test...... fingers crossed....PASSED... mailed the card. Said would get it for a year

Feb 13th, 2015 - EAD card in production... waiting to get it in hand

Feb 20th, 2015 - EAD card produced and mailed... now should be waiting to get it in hand...expecting it in a day or so.

Feb 24th, 2015 - EAD Card in hand with new married name!!!

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I just want to say to everyone waiting out this Texas 129F nightmare...Im really sorry for you guys. This is not complex paperwork and it should never take this long.

However, I doubt its the fault of the people in Texas at the center....I dont know what the truth is, but I have a feeling someone higher up gave them other work to do and they were unable to ramp up their staff to deal with their normal work load.

Im not trying to be partisan at all, just in general our politicians often fail to look at all the consequences of their actions.....if you start a new program or law, it should not end up penalizing an innocent group of people.....

6 months is just way way too long for a 129F.....its not that complicated normally to evaluate a 129F.

An USC (with no problem history) should be able to get approval to ask for a visa for a fiancee (with no problem history) in a few weeks tops.

Part of the solution to illegal immigration would be to make legal immigration quicker and more user friendly.

If the pols want to make a new policy then they should set that up in such a way that there are not innocent casualties....

Best of luck to you all.....I do think its a good idea to contact your senators and congress people and make them aware of the problem.

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I know the uscis site says 5.5 months but I see some April and March filers are getting approved. It's just so unfair!!!!! It pisses me off don't get me wrong I'm happy for them but it's hard to wait!!

Anyway my question is does anybody here ever call their congressman?? How did it go? I called my senator office they ask me to release a privacy form. Any suggestions

I wouldn't call them, but I would go to the "How Can I Help You" sections on their websites, look under "immigration" and find the privacy waiver and the addresses to send the completed privacy waiver for each of them to (for both your senators AND for your congressman). I typed up a professional-sounding cover letter with all my case/personal info on it, described the situation and why I thought it was unfair, attached it to the privacy waivers and mailed ALL of them out the day before my case hit 5.5 months so that they would get it on the day it hit 5.5 months (even though the wait time had changed to 6 months the day before that). I received typed responses from each of them stating that they all inquired as to the status of my case on the 11th of August and on the 12th of August I received my NOA2. There's a chance this could be a coincidence, as many people inquire and don't receive approval for weeks or even months, but I have feeling it's not.

I feel you, the wait is definitely unfair and the immigration system is very flawed, but you'll get through it. I know it's hard to stay positive when you're so nervous about receiving approval. Keep in mind many of those being approved so quickly are either expedited cases (such as those where the beneficiary is from the Philippines) or their cases are at the California Service Center. There is a backlog at the Texas Service center for a number of reasons. One of them, of course, is political in nature. But it also has to do with the uneven spatial distribution of population and the geographic regions assigned to the service centers. From sheer population alone, Texas has a larger case load to deal with. It's ridiculous, but it's just the way it is.

You're not even at 5 months yet according to your timeline, so hang on a bit longer before contacting anyone. They won't be able to do anything for you if your case isn't beyond the average processing time. The good news is many of the April & May petitions have been transferred away from the TSC, so you may receive approval more quickly than those before you (many at 7 months and even I was at more than 5.5 months). You'll probably hear something very soon! Good luck! :)

Edited by caiti92

I am the petitioner.

02/11/14 - Mailed I-129F petition to Texas Lock Box

02/20/14 - NOA1 Received Electronically

02/25/14 - Alien Registration Number changed

08/08/14 - Contacted Congressman/Senators

08/12/14 - NOA2 Received Electronically (173 days)

08/12/14 - Medical Exam in Blackrock

08/16/14 - NOA2 Hard Copy Received

08/18/14 - Case sent to NVC from TSC

08/26/14 - NVC Received

08/27/14 - NVC Case # Assigned

08/29/14 - NVC Left

09/04/14 - Dublin Embassy Received

09/04/14 - Packet 3 Received

09/08/14 - Packet 3 Returned

09/11/14 - Packet 4 Received

09/22/14 - Interview Date - APPROVED!

10/22/14 - POE (Dublin)

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One day after 6 months, call every congresman, Senator, in your state..,.,.,.,.PLEASE point out the difference between CSC and TSC.,.,.,and ask for "congressional inquiry as to why the "huge difference?????!

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