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Got Interview waiver but has been almost 6 months

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hey All,

I was wondering how many of you have experience with the interview waiver letter and how long you ended up waiting.

It says up to 6 months on the letter but its been 5 months 18 days and there still hasn't been a change of status on my case.

They can't really tell me anything other than what is on the website or the automated voice when I call to check status. So what do we do? Does anyone know how to find out what is going on?

I feel like My life is in limbo. I can't even get a drivers licenses because The people at the DMV wont accept my fiancée visa because it expired even though I have the work authorization and letters proving I'm waiting for adjustment of status. Yes I tried to get one before it expired and they sent me away saying I needed even MORE proof than it says on their website.

Does anyone have any advice other than wait? I'd like to be a bit more proactive...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the AOS/Family-Based case progress subforum -- OP is past the K-1 phase. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Hey All,

I was wondering how many of you have experience with the interview waiver letter and how long you ended up waiting.

It says up to 6 months on the letter but its been 5 months 18 days and there still hasn't been a change of status on my case.

They can't really tell me anything other than what is on the website or the automated voice when I call to check status. So what do we do? Does anyone know how to find out what is going on?

I feel like My life is in limbo. I can't even get a drivers licenses because The people at the DMV wont accept my fiancée visa because it expired even though I have the work authorization and letters proving I'm waiting for adjustment of status. Yes I tried to get one before it expired and they sent me away saying I needed even MORE proof than it says on their website.

Does anyone have any advice other than wait? I'd like to be a bit more proactive...

I'd get back down to the DMV with your unexpired EAD card and ask to speak to a supervisor. It sounds like your being told BS. The DMV's job is to establish lawful presence. Your EAD card and I-485 receipt notice do that.

I take it you follow the main waiver thread? http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/452854-notice-of-potential-interview-waiver-case/

I've recently seen other January 2014 / February 2014 filers confirming that they are still waiting so you're not alone.

Good luck.


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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I'd get back down to the DMV with your unexpired EAD card and ask to speak to a supervisor. It sounds like your being told BS. The DMV's job is to establish lawful presence. Your EAD card and I-485 receipt notice do that.

I take it you follow the main waiver thread? http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/452854-notice-of-potential-interview-waiver-case/

I've recently seen other January 2014 / February 2014 filers confirming that they are still waiting so you're not alone.

Good luck.

I was going to say the same, as I had no problems getting a non-driver ID in New York State with my EAD and SSN. It has the same expiry date as the EAD, but I can renew to a 10-year card once I get my green card.

But, I looked at the Tennessee DMV website and sure enough, it states:

  • Anyone who is not a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident will not qualify for the issuance of a driver license or identification only license.
Edited by GiuseppeG

2013 7/15 I-129F sent, 7/18 received Dallas lockbox, 7/22 NOA1, 10/22 NOA2, 11/15 NVC Case Created, 11/20 NVC Shipped, 11/25 Consulate received, 11/28 Packet 3 received/returned, 11/29 Medical, 12/9 Packet 4 received

2014 1/9 Interview - Approved, 1/15 CEAC - Issued, 1/17 Visa in hand, 2/5 POE: LAX, 4/4 Married!, 4/8 AOS/EAD/AP filed, 4/14 NOA1, 5/7 Walk-in biometrics, 5/19 EAD/AP approved (expedited), 5/22 EAD/AP mailed, 5/23 EAD/AP received, 7/29 Interview waiver letter

2015 4/13 AOS approved (no interview), 4/22 Green card received

2017 1/17 I-751 ROC filed (VSC), 1/23 NOA, 2/28 Biometrics

2018 1/31 ROC approved

2020 1/14 N400 filed

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Hey All,

I was wondering how many of you have experience with the interview waiver letter and how long you ended up waiting.

It says up to 6 months on the letter but its been 5 months 18 days and there still hasn't been a change of status on my case.

They can't really tell me anything other than what is on the website or the automated voice when I call to check status. So what do we do? Does anyone know how to find out what is going on?

I feel like My life is in limbo. I can't even get a drivers licenses because The people at the DMV wont accept my fiancée visa because it expired even though I have the work authorization and letters proving I'm waiting for adjustment of status. Yes I tried to get one before it expired and they sent me away saying I needed even MORE proof than it says on their website.

Does anyone have any advice other than wait? I'd like to be a bit more proactive...

I was going to say the same, as I had no problems getting a non-driver ID in New York State with my EAD and SSN. It has the same expiry date as the EAD, but I can renew to a 10-year card once I get my green card.

But, I looked at the Tennessee DMV website and sure enough, it states:

  • Anyone who is not a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident will not qualify for the issuance of a driver license or identification only license.

Valliy, what have the DMV said about a temporary licence? Their own handbook suggests that you would qualify for one of them. Here in Ohio it's similar but instead of calling them 'temporary' they call them 'Non-renewable/Non-transferrable'. As GiuseppeG says, they expire on the same day as your EAD.

http://www.tn.gov/safety/dlhandbook/DL_Manual2011.pdf (Pages 4 & 8)

Temporary Driver Licenses (TDL) are issued to Tennessee residents who are not U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents but have temporary legal presence status and authorized stay in the United States. Their presence in the U.S. has been authorized by the federal government for a specific purpose and for a specific time period. All other applicants for Tennessee Driver Licenses or Identification Only Licenses must provide proof of U.S.
Citizenship (USC) or Lawful Permanent Residency (LPR). Proof of temporary legal presence is generally made with one or more of the following documents:
(a) Conditional Resident Alien Card(I-551),
(b) Temporary Resident Identification Card (I-688),
©Employment Authorization Card (I-766), or
(d) Valid Foreign
Passport with a valid Visa and I-94 attached. Valid Foreign
Passport with an I-94W. (Holders of F1 or F2 status should also
present a valid SEVIS I-20. Holders of J1 or J2 status should
also present a valid DS-2019)
This license type is issued as proof that the holder has successfully passed Tennessee’s driver license examinations/requirements for the operation of Class D and/or Class M vehicles. The Temporary Driver License (TDL) also serves as a valid identification document.
A Temporary Identification License (TID) is also now available for those non-driving applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents but have proof of temporary legal presence status and authorized stay in the United States. The Temporary Identification card will be shown as Class XID.
The expiration date of the TID will be tied to the
corresponding dates of the legal presence documentation.
• Maximum length of time a TID can be issued is five (5)
years
Applicants for either the Temporary Driver License or Temporary Identification card must meet all other identification and residency requirements as mandated in Handbook Chapter A2 of this manual.
Edited by Derwood

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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