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So here’s my story. I don’t know what to do next.

I filed for AOS/EAD/AP on April 21st and received electronic notifications for all three on 4/24. I never received the NOA1s by mail so on 5/29 I called to ask where my NOA1s were and they said they would submit a service request, resend the NOAs and mark the originals as ‘lost in mail’.

On June 13th the NOAs finally arrived but the postmarks on the envelopes say Apr 27th which makes me think these are the original letters. Weird huh?

Since then I’ve heard nothing. I should probably have also received a biometrics appointment by now so I called the USCIS again today to ask what was going on and I was told that another service request would be created and that if I hadn’t heard anything in 30 days to call again.

Is it me or does the whole ‘create a service request and wait 30 days’ system do nothing at all?

I checked with the USPS to make sure our mailbox has my name on it and they verified it does so I’m confident the USPS isn’t holding or returning any of the mail. They even said they would send a note to the route delivery guy to make extra sure our mail was being delivered right.

Is there anything I can do to find out what’s going on with my case other than submitting these service requests?? It’s now been 10 weeks since I filed and I know that patience is the key with this stuff but I’m way outside the standard processing times for a biometrics appointment.


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So here’s my story. I don’t know what to do next.

I filed for AOS/EAD/AP on April 21st and received electronic notifications for all three on 4/24. I never received the NOA1s by mail so on 5/29 I called to ask where my NOA1s were and they said they would submit a service request, resend the NOAs and mark the originals as ‘lost in mail’.

On June 13th the NOAs finally arrived but the postmarks on the envelopes say Apr 27th which makes me think these are the original letters. Weird huh?

Since then I’ve heard nothing. I should probably have also received a biometrics appointment by now so I called the USCIS again today to ask what was going on and I was told that another service request would be created and that if I hadn’t heard anything in 30 days to call again.

Is it me or does the whole ‘create a service request and wait 30 days’ system do nothing at all?

I checked with the USPS to make sure our mailbox has my name on it and they verified it does so I’m confident the USPS isn’t holding or returning any of the mail. They even said they would send a note to the route delivery guy to make extra sure our mail was being delivered right.

Is there anything I can do to find out what’s going on with my case other than submitting these service requests?? It’s now been 10 weeks since I filed and I know that patience is the key with this stuff but I’m way outside the standard processing times for a biometrics appointment.

Make an info pass or try to go to your field office for a Biometrics "walk in" saying that you think perhaps the biometrics letter

got lost. It may help it may not.

Or call back and request to speak to a tier 2 immigration officer, forget the people that answer the phone.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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I had to do a service request for one of the biometrics. Had an appointment within a week.

I have also known people to show up and say their letter didn't come and it's been 2.5 months, etc and the ASC generated a notice with barcodes on the spot and did it. Don't go when they are most busy..mornings. If the office is close enough, you might try that. Some are hours away.

Also your closest biometric office (ASC) is not necessarily the same place where infopasses and interviews happen at the USCIS office. Look it up. Our first one was in a strip shopping center, nowhere near the big Field Office.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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UPDATE:

Today I received a letter (dated 6/30) saying that my EAD and AP application has been approved. Also, the online case status thing has changed. Prior to today it said that 'Application has been received' for all 3. Now it says "Case was approved" for EAD and AP. For AOS it says "Post Office could not deliver".

Still no news on biometrics. I'm going to try calling them tomorrow to find out what's going on. Last time I spoke to them they said I had to wait 30 days but I'm hoping to argue that things have changed and I need new answers.

Is it normal to have my EAD and AP application approved before biometrics? My understanding is that biometrics has to happen first.


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