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F1 Student filling I485 May 2014 (Family Based)

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Hi, All,

I was under F1 student visa (during OPT) and got married on May 7, 2014.

My case was received by Nebraska Service Center on May 30, 2014.

I did the Biometrics on 6/30/2014, and my EAD card was approved on 8/11/2014.

(My OPT expires on 7/30/2014.)

I haven't heard back from USCIS for any update...

I wonder if there's anyone here has similar situation as mine?

I didn't receive PIW (potential interview waiver) letter.

My husband contacted our congresswoman.

On 2/18/2014 Immigration Services Officer replied the congresswoman's email saying that my case is identified as a "possible interview waiver" case.

In the email, the ISO says "The interview waiver cases are being shipped to the local USCIS field offices or adjudication based on field office capacity and not necessarily office of jurisdiction."

On 2/25/2014, my lawyer emailed me saying that she called and my case is currently in the NYC filed office. She asked that I can either do infopass to get more info or just wait for the interview notice...

(very confusing...do I or do I not have to do the interview???!!!)

So, I showed my lawyer the letter from the congresswoman...And my lawyer said "They do not know what they are talking about. 100% you need interview. no way of waiver as it is the law. disregard the letter."

And I called again today to USCIS, got transferred to higher level customer service lady (she called me back) just now. She said there's no record that my case is PIW, and no record shows that my case is in NYC field office (which my lawyer said it is).

The higher level customer service lady did mention that since the email is from the ISO of the Congressional Unit, the information might be more accurate than whatever in the USCIS customer service computer system...

But the higher level customer service lady said that my case is definitely not in NYC field office...

I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON... THESE PEOPLE ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY.


5/07/2014 Got Married! F1 student with OPT

5/30/2014 I485 fingerprint fee received

6/30/2014 Biometrics done

7/30/2014 OPT Expired

8/11/2014 EAD card approved

2/18/2015 Immigration Services Officer told my congresswoman that my case is PIW

2/23/2015 My lawyer said my case is in NYC field office (not sure if it's true)

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WOW, so sorry to read this.

I have no clue as to how to proceed.


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July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VT.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VT.

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USCIS really does some strange things and you just happen to have fallen underneath their cracks. Normally as a prior F1 to an adjustment applicant, you should have been interviewed not even remotely be a "potential interview waiver" candidate person like someone who entered on a K1 visa or a minor derivative on a I-485 application. Considering you even filed since May you should've had your interview by now no matter what backlog your local USCIS office must've had. You'll have to schedule an info pass at your local office to really sort his stuff out.


Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/8/2014: Went in for biometrics.

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.

 

Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.

 

Naturalization:

12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USCIS really does some strange things and you just happen to have fallen underneath their cracks. Normally as a prior F1 to an adjustment applicant, you should have been interviewed not even remotely be a "potential interview waiver" candidate person like someone who entered on a K1 visa or a minor derivative on a I-485 application. Considering you even filed since May you should've had your interview by now no matter what backlog your local USCIS office must've had. You'll have to schedule an info pass at your local office to really sort his stuff out.

yea..I've tried to do infopass, but New York City field office has been very booked. I couldn't get a spot at all :(

My friend filed at the end of last August, and she was interviewed and already received her GC!

She came in the B1/B2!

I feel like it's just luck...


5/07/2014 Got Married! F1 student with OPT

5/30/2014 I485 fingerprint fee received

6/30/2014 Biometrics done

7/30/2014 OPT Expired

8/11/2014 EAD card approved

2/18/2015 Immigration Services Officer told my congresswoman that my case is PIW

2/23/2015 My lawyer said my case is in NYC field office (not sure if it's true)

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yea..I've tried to do infopass, but New York City field office has been very booked. I couldn't get a spot at all :(

My friend filed at the end of last August, and she was interviewed and already received her GC!

She came in the B1/B2!

I feel like it's just luck...

Glad to see you have found some F1 vjer's. Good luck, sure you will hear shortly.


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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Glad to see you have found some F1 vjer's. Good luck, sure you will hear shortly.

:dancing: thank you! I'll surely share any good news when I receive one!


5/07/2014 Got Married! F1 student with OPT

5/30/2014 I485 fingerprint fee received

6/30/2014 Biometrics done

7/30/2014 OPT Expired

8/11/2014 EAD card approved

2/18/2015 Immigration Services Officer told my congresswoman that my case is PIW

2/23/2015 My lawyer said my case is in NYC field office (not sure if it's true)

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AOS from F-1 visa MUST have interview. There is no interview waiver for AOS from tourist/student visa.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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You will interview. It sounds as if the NY USCIS office is quite backlogged and taking a long time to schedule you. You can put in a service request and ask for help from the Ombudsman > http://www.dhs.gov/case-assistance

~ Moved from AOS from Work, Student & Tourist Visas main forum to Progress Reports sub-forum - topic is case status ~


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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