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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Hello! My I-130 has an NOA1 date of May 23, 2014. After I passed the five month mark waiting, I sent in an online service request to USCIS on Oct. 28, 2014. They replied back on Nov. 10, 2014 with the following:

Type of service requested:

-- Outside Normal Processing Times

The status of this service request is:

Recently, you contacted USCIS concerning your Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) to notify us that you believe your case is outside of our normal processing time. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.

Your petition is still pending consideration. We regret that we are not able to give you a timeframe for when we will complete the review of your petition.

I called USCIS today and was told that I have to wait an additional 30 days from their reply on Nov. 10 before they can do another service request, which they said would be Dec. 11.

Has anybody experienced this same situation before? Is it pretty much normal? Is there anything else I should do before Dec. 11, or go about it a different way , or just put in another service request on Dec. 11?

Thanks!

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That is the typical brush off to a service request. And yes you can't do another one until you wait 30 days from their last response. If they truly are outside normal processing time, getting a congressman or senator to inquire for you appears to help get you case finally looked at.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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I agree with Caryh. Waiting until Dec 11 is really all you can do right now. I think our case (we had tried to file an I-129F for a K-3 along with our I-130 petition) was reviewed a few days after their 30 days deadline. Otherwise, submit another service request (it doesn't let you electronically before Dec 11) and get your congressman, senator or ombudsman involved because that can really effect something! Good luck!


 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Mine own case is April 14, I have contacted them they told me am under investigation, I intact my senator as contact they and later I sent service request. I don't understand this

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the CR-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


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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Mine own case is April 14, I have contacted them they told me am under investigation, I intact my senator as contact they and later I sent service request. I don't understand this

If you're under AP, there is no timeline. Nothing to do but wait it out.


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Married : 2011-10-15
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Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
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Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
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Am not under AP, am still under USCIS SINCE April 14

OK what is Vermont's current timeline for CR-1's? If its 30 days over, getting a congressman or Senator involved can help. Some are more helpful than others, and some refuse to help at all. But you need to be over the current published timetable for your service center and your petition type. If your senator or congressman puts in an inquiry on your behalf, its fairly common to get a decision not too long afterwards. Its not 100%, but it does seem to suddenly get your file out of the log jam at the service center.


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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That is the typical brush off to a service request. And yes you can't do another one until you wait 30 days from their last response. If they truly are outside normal processing time, getting a congressman or senator to inquire for you appears to help get you case finally looked at.

My NOA1 date is May 23, 2014, and the processing time frame for Vermont is 5 months, so I am a month and a week outside of that now. Does submitting the service request online basically accomplish the same thing as calling the service center and having them initiate another service request? Is one way preferred over the other? Also, is a senator better than a congressman or vice verse to inquire?

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My NOA1 date is May 23, 2014, and the processing time frame for Vermont is 5 months, so I am a month and a week outside of that now. Does submitting the service request online basically accomplish the same thing as calling the service center and having them initiate another service request? Is one way preferred over the other? Also, is a senator better than a congressman or vice verse to inquire?

A service request appears to do nothing other than generate a letter to you saying they haven't gotten to your case yet, so wait longer. A request from a congressman or senator seems to generate a similar letter, but somehow this is also often closely followed by a decision. No real difference between a congressman or senator, except based on who works harder for you. In some cases you might find one or the other wants to do nothing or is very slow to do it. While the other will do things very quickly and communicate with you through the entire process, even getting back with you to see if you got the decision. Contact the congressman or senator's office directly. Talk with their immigration liaison. If they don't have one, or if you can't talk with them, you might want to try another one. You have one congressman, and two senators.


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Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Post has been edited in order to remove an objectionable remark and is returned to the thread as follows:

I pity anyone having to deal with VSC. We were 186 days, for a K-1 in 2013.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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Hello! My I-130 has an NOA1 date of May 23, 2014. After I passed the five month mark waiting, I sent in an online service request to USCIS on Oct. 28, 2014. They replied back on Nov. 10, 2014 with the following:

Type of service requested:

-- Outside Normal Processing Times

The status of this service request is:

Recently, you contacted USCIS concerning your Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) to notify us that you believe your case is outside of our normal processing time. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.

Your petition is still pending consideration. We regret that we are not able to give you a timeframe for when we will complete the review of your petition.

I called USCIS today and was told that I have to wait an additional 30 days from their reply on Nov. 10 before they can do another service request, which they said would be Dec. 11.

Has anybody experienced this same situation before? Is it pretty much normal? Is there anything else I should do before Dec. 11, or go about it a different way , or just put in another service request on Dec. 11?

Thanks!

I called. And mine was "wait 90 days. If still no response then call us and make another service request." 90 days!!! So we called yesterday again.(before the 90 days) They said they will reply in 30 days. Waiting and waiting….

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