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We got a letter this weekend from USCIS that said two important things:

(1) We have been flagged as a potential interview waiver case. (No interview needed.)

(2) Due to a workload problem, there may be a significant delay in processing the case. The anticipated delay is six months from the date of letter.

Wow! Six MORE months? We filed in July. Anybody else get this letter about the workload delays?

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Welcome to the club! :clock: there's an entire thread dedicated to the Potential Interview Waiver case if you'd like to join us over there! We filed in January, got our waiver letter in April and we're still waiting. Well over 6 months after the letter was received. But it does seem like the majority of people who get the letter get their approval near the 6 month mark.


K1

3/13/13: Filed K1 Application

3/20/13: NOA1

7/12/13: RFE

8/5/13: RFE Reply

8/26/13: NVC Received

9/4/13: Packet 4 received via email

9/23/13: Fiancee received his hard Packet 4

12/5/13: Interview, Visa Aprobada!

12/12/13: Visa Received

12/13/13: Entry into US

AOS

1/15/14: Filed AOS

1/22/14: NOA

2/13/14: Biometrics Appointment

3/25/14: EAD and AP Approved

3/31/14: EAD/AP Combo Card Received

4/28/14: Received Interview Waiver Letter

10/8/14: Called USCIS and was allowed to file a Service Request since we're outside of normal processing times for our local office. Should have a response in 15-30 days.

10/29/14: Received letter (dated 10/27/14, exactly 1 day before the 6 month mark) stating that our case would be transferred to the Houston field office for processing.

11/28/14: Received letter (dated 11/20/14) stating that our case had been received at the Sacremento office and would be processed there and if we don't hear from them in 60 days to contact NVC.

12/9/14: Card is in production

12/16/14: 2 year card in hand!

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Do not tell me this is Nebraska center??? Which office is handling your case???


N-400

N-400 Submitted online: July 24, 2018

N-400 NOA issued (viewed online before it is delivered by mail): July 24, 2018

Biometric Notice accessible online PDF: July 28, 2018 

Biometric Appointment: August 13, 2018

Interview letter updated online: May 6, 2019

Interview Date: June 12, 2019

Oath Ceremony: August 8, 2019

 

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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~Moved from Fam.-based AOS to Fam.-based AOS Progress Forum~

~Inquiry about case status~


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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Do not tell me this is Nebraska center??? Which office is handling your case???

I believe all the visa waivers are handled by the National Benefits Center. I think the Nebraska thing was a error in the system. I remember reading about that here a while ago.


Previous Visa & EAD/AP Timeline

 

K-1 Visa Timeline

22 March 2014 - Sent I-129F

See timeline for data in between these dates.

24 June 2014 - Interview

25 June 2014 - CEAC Status: Administrative Processing

26 June 2014 - CEAC Status: Issued

01 July 2014 - Received Visa

POE & Marriage

03 July 2014 - POE (BWI airport)

14 July 2014 - Marriage

Advanced Parole (I131)Timeline
21 July 2014 - Sent off
23 July 2014 - Initial Review - Received
31 July 2014 - NOA1 Received
27 September 2014 - EAD Combo Card Received
 
Employment Authorisation (I765) Timeline
21 July 2014 - Sent off
23 July 2014 - Initial Review - Received
30 July 2014 - NOA1 Received
20 September 2014 - Card in Production Update
22 September 2014 - Card in Production Update Again
25 September 2014 - Card Sent Update (Another update came later that day with USPS tracking code)
27 September 2014 - Card Received
 
Adjustment of Status (I-148) Timeline
21 July 2014 - Sent off
24 July 2014 - Acceptance - Fingerprint fee accepted and case processed at Nebraska Service Center
30 July 2014 - NOA1 Received
26 August 2014 - Biometrics Done
12 November 2014 - Notification of Potential Interview Waiver (NPIW) Received
26 March 2014 - Cleveland Field Office is requesting my file from NBC.
23 April 2014 - Green Card Ordered!
 
 

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Do not tell me this is Nebraska center??? Which office is handling your case???

I believe all the visa waivers are handled by the National Benefits Center. I think the Nebraska thing was a error in the system. I remember reading about that here a while ago.

Yes I believe the whole Nebraska thing was a system error too.


Spoiler

 

K1

15 November 2013: Sent I-129F Package 

21 November 2013: NOA1 

20 December 2013: NOA2

23 January 2014: Medical (London)

11 April 2014: Interview - Approved!

29 April 2014: POE Chicago

20 June 2014: Married in DC

AOS

7 July 2014: Mailed AOSEAD & AP forms via USPS

14 July 2014: NOA1 Text & E-Mails (x3) received at 23:52hrs (Received Date: 07/11/2014)

14 July 2014: Cheque cashed & I-485 transferred to Nebraska Service Centre

18 July 2014: NOA1 hardcopy received (x3)

22 July 2014: Biometrics Letter rec'd (Appointment 07/31/2014)

23 July 2014: Early Biometrics walk-in at Cincinnati office successful!

05 September 2014: EAD & AP approved! (texts rec'd 16:45hrs)

11 September 2014: EAD/AP card mailed

12 September 2014: EAD/AP card in hand (delivered 9:54am)

18 October 2014: Potential interview waiver letter rec'd (Dated: 10/15/2014)

19 May 2015: I-485 approved! (No interview) Welcome letter mailed!

23 May 2015: I-797 (NOA2) Welcome notice received

27 May 2015: Green card received

 

ROC

ROC filing window opens 18 February 2017

16 February 2017: ROC packet mailed to CSC

18 February 2017: USPS Tracking - Ready for collection from PO Box

25 February 2017: NOA1 received dated 02/21/2017

03 March 2017: Received biometrics appointment letter dated 25th February 2017. Appointment on 16 March 2017.

16 March 2017: Biometrics completed

08 March 2018: Case (allegedly) transferred to the National Benefits Center (presumably for a combo interview)

04 April 2019: ROC approved (as part of N-400 combo interview)

N-400

18 February 2018: N-400 Application submitted online

21 February 2018: NOA1 Rreceived

23 February 2018: Biometrics appointment letter received. Appointment 13 March 2018. 

27 April 2018: Interview notice received. Interview Date: June 5, 2018. Request to reschedule sent as out of the country at that time.

04 April 2019: Attended interview ... PASSED!

11 April 2019: Oath ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Can you link the other thread for me please? Or tell me which forum?

I assume this is the link they mean:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/452854-notice-of-potential-interview-waiver-case/page-28

We all are, or have been, in the same boat.

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K1 Visa
Feb. 29, 2012: I-129F sent
March 8, 2012: NOA1 (VSC)
August 30, 2012: NOA2
Oct. 1, 2012: Packet 3 received
Nov. 3, 2012: Packet 4 received
Nov. 15, 2012: Interview - approved!
Jan. 18, 2013: POE New York Seaport
Feb. 2, 2013: Wedding

AOS
March 6, 2013: AOS Package sent
March 12, 2013: I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA's
March 29, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

May 10, 2013: EAD/AP approved
Sept. 5, 2013: "Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter received
Nov. 2, 2013: AOS approved (no interview)

ROC
Aug. 4, 2015: I-751 sent
Aug. 6, 2015: NOA1 (CSC)
Sept. 4, 2015: Biometrics Appointment
Feb. 10, 2016: ROC approved

 

Dual Citizenship
Aug. 26, 2016: BBG application sent (permit to retain German citizenship)
Nov. 21, 2016: BBG approval notice received (p/u at German Honorary Consulate, OKC: Feb. 6, 2017)
Dec. 8, 2016: N-400 sent
Dec. 12, 2016: Priority Date (NBC)

Jan. 9, 2017: Biometrics Appointment

Aug. 31, 2017: In-Line for Interview

Sept. 6, 2017: Interview Scheduled

Oct. 16, 2017: Interview

Oct. 25, 2017: Oath Appointment Letter received

Nov. 1, 2017: Oath Ceremony

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We got a letter this weekend from USCIS that said two important things:

(1) We have been flagged as a potential interview waiver case. (No interview needed.)

(2) Due to a workload problem, there may be a significant delay in processing the case. The anticipated delay is six months from the date of letter.

Wow! Six MORE months? We filed in July. Anybody else get this letter about the workload delays?

So when you get this letter, and your file is now delayed six months, will you be required to submit new tax transcript for 2014?

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So when you get this letter, and your file is now delayed six months, will you be required to submit new tax transcript for 2014?

I doubt they would ask for any new information since filing (e.g 2014 tax,etc), and if they do it will probably be an RFE.

Edited by KVE

Previous Visa & EAD/AP Timeline

 

K-1 Visa Timeline

22 March 2014 - Sent I-129F

See timeline for data in between these dates.

24 June 2014 - Interview

25 June 2014 - CEAC Status: Administrative Processing

26 June 2014 - CEAC Status: Issued

01 July 2014 - Received Visa

POE & Marriage

03 July 2014 - POE (BWI airport)

14 July 2014 - Marriage

Advanced Parole (I131)Timeline
21 July 2014 - Sent off
23 July 2014 - Initial Review - Received
31 July 2014 - NOA1 Received
27 September 2014 - EAD Combo Card Received
 
Employment Authorisation (I765) Timeline
21 July 2014 - Sent off
23 July 2014 - Initial Review - Received
30 July 2014 - NOA1 Received
20 September 2014 - Card in Production Update
22 September 2014 - Card in Production Update Again
25 September 2014 - Card Sent Update (Another update came later that day with USPS tracking code)
27 September 2014 - Card Received
 
Adjustment of Status (I-148) Timeline
21 July 2014 - Sent off
24 July 2014 - Acceptance - Fingerprint fee accepted and case processed at Nebraska Service Center
30 July 2014 - NOA1 Received
26 August 2014 - Biometrics Done
12 November 2014 - Notification of Potential Interview Waiver (NPIW) Received
26 March 2014 - Cleveland Field Office is requesting my file from NBC.
23 April 2014 - Green Card Ordered!
 
 

Avatar Photo by Henry Mühlpfordt / CC-BY

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Just got the same letter too today. Oh my God!, It is an interview waiver letter and they are apologizing and expecting a delay of 6 months. from the date of the letter. Which means, May 2015. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez. What is happening? is there a layoff or something?


N-400

N-400 Submitted online: July 24, 2018

N-400 NOA issued (viewed online before it is delivered by mail): July 24, 2018

Biometric Notice accessible online PDF: July 28, 2018 

Biometric Appointment: August 13, 2018

Interview letter updated online: May 6, 2019

Interview Date: June 12, 2019

Oath Ceremony: August 8, 2019

 

 

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We got the same letter in June the 5th. We filed in February but they received our application in March 2014. We are 4 days away to reach the 6 months. I called USCIS november the 3rd to submit a case inquiry and the representative said that I should hear something within 15 to 30 days and in 2 days i have waited the 30 days and I would have to file another inquiry. This is frustrating.

Is there a forum with updates about this problem?

My case is in the National Benefits Center as well.

Let me know if you guys hear anything soon.

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We got the same letter in June the 5th. We filed in February but they received our application in March 2014. We are 4 days away to reach the 6 months. I called USCIS november the 3rd to submit a case inquiry and the representative said that I should hear something within 15 to 30 days and in 2 days i have waited the 30 days and I would have to file another inquiry. This is frustrating.

Is there a forum with updates about this problem?

My case is in the National Benefits Center as well.

Let me know if you guys hear anything soon.

Come join us over here ... http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/452854-notice-of-potential-interview-waiver-case/


Spoiler

 

K1

15 November 2013: Sent I-129F Package 

21 November 2013: NOA1 

20 December 2013: NOA2

23 January 2014: Medical (London)

11 April 2014: Interview - Approved!

29 April 2014: POE Chicago

20 June 2014: Married in DC

AOS

7 July 2014: Mailed AOSEAD & AP forms via USPS

14 July 2014: NOA1 Text & E-Mails (x3) received at 23:52hrs (Received Date: 07/11/2014)

14 July 2014: Cheque cashed & I-485 transferred to Nebraska Service Centre

18 July 2014: NOA1 hardcopy received (x3)

22 July 2014: Biometrics Letter rec'd (Appointment 07/31/2014)

23 July 2014: Early Biometrics walk-in at Cincinnati office successful!

05 September 2014: EAD & AP approved! (texts rec'd 16:45hrs)

11 September 2014: EAD/AP card mailed

12 September 2014: EAD/AP card in hand (delivered 9:54am)

18 October 2014: Potential interview waiver letter rec'd (Dated: 10/15/2014)

19 May 2015: I-485 approved! (No interview) Welcome letter mailed!

23 May 2015: I-797 (NOA2) Welcome notice received

27 May 2015: Green card received

 

ROC

ROC filing window opens 18 February 2017

16 February 2017: ROC packet mailed to CSC

18 February 2017: USPS Tracking - Ready for collection from PO Box

25 February 2017: NOA1 received dated 02/21/2017

03 March 2017: Received biometrics appointment letter dated 25th February 2017. Appointment on 16 March 2017.

16 March 2017: Biometrics completed

08 March 2018: Case (allegedly) transferred to the National Benefits Center (presumably for a combo interview)

04 April 2019: ROC approved (as part of N-400 combo interview)

N-400

18 February 2018: N-400 Application submitted online

21 February 2018: NOA1 Rreceived

23 February 2018: Biometrics appointment letter received. Appointment 13 March 2018. 

27 April 2018: Interview notice received. Interview Date: June 5, 2018. Request to reschedule sent as out of the country at that time.

04 April 2019: Attended interview ... PASSED!

11 April 2019: Oath ceremony

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