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Hi all,

I am in desperate need of help. I arrived in the US on Dec. 21 and filed for the I131, I765, and all else in January. They sent me letter confirming the receiving of all the documents early February. I requested my documents to be expedited, specifically the travel document, so that I can attend my brother's wedding on April 3, 2015 (this week!) They didn't approve it. Throughout the process I have been checking my status and each one would state that my case is in process and that the receipt was sent. This is was the same for the I 131 (Travel document) except USCIS forgot to include my apartment number, so the letter ended up being sent back to them which took a total of 5 weeks. After that the status was updated to "My Document Was Sent." I called the National Benefits Centre and asked what the status was about, I talked to 11 different agents just to confirm that they all give me the same answer, which they did. Each one told me that my travel document was approved and was sent on March 10. I ended up going back and forth from post office to post office. I talked to the mailman almost daily to make sure that if this document came, it wouldn't be sent back. I went ahead and bought a dress for the wedding. I have yet to book my flight. I have been planning my brother's wedding well over a year now. You can imagine how heartbroken I am right now that there is a chance I won't be attending it.I would be missing from wedding family photos. I would do anything to be there this friday. Finally the lawyer emailed a director at the local office, and he told him that it hasn't been approved. This is after calling the National Benefits Center everyday and even talking to an Immigration officer there, and they ALL told me I was approved. I am devastated and feeling helpless. I have a info pass appointment tomorrow which is my last straw. I have been crying for days now at the situation and my lawyer isn't too hopeful anything will change at the appointment. I am desperate and don't know what will happen tomorrow or what to do. Any help is much appreciated.

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*** Thread moved from USCIS Service Centers forum to the AOS/Family-Based Case Progress subforum, where similar issues are often discussed. ***


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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