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I sent my package in december got RFE in january and sent my response in same january, got my EAD in February. It's been 8 to 9 months now no interview notice. Sent a service request last month and got an email stating they've backlog. Has anyone file in Seattle and having same issue?

Please i need some advice.

Thank you in advance

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Moved to Progress Reports.

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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Based on processing times https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do, your case is overdue even considering Seattle's backlog. Processing times may be outdated though and the backlog may be worse.

At this point I would take it to your US representative. Figure out who your congressperson is http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/, go to their website, and contact them about your case. Be insistent and don't be afraid to be a squeaky wheel.


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Simply put, call USCIS! Call them! And keep calling them!

-------F1----- Aug 2008 F1 Entry; Oct 2010 First OPT-first EAD; Oct 2011 OPT-Stem 17 months-second EAD; Mar 2013 OPT Expired. Filed K1, left US in May

--------K1----- Jul 2013 NOA2; Aug 2013 NOA3; Dec 2013 Physical Exam; Dec 2013 Interview; Jan 2014 K1 Approved; Apr 2014 Back to the US 

----------AOS 2014----------

July 1 - Sent AOS Package via UPS; July 3- Package received by USCIS Chicago lockbox

July 20- NOA1 of AOS (texted Sunday night at 11:55)-the actual notice date is July 18th 2014; July 24- Received NOA1 in mail

Aug 12- No biometrics appointment letter. Called USCIS

Aug 13- Received response email from USCIS saying appointment scheduled on 8/19/2014; Letter was mailed on 08/02/2014. Called again to ask them to fax me the appointment letter; Aug 14- Received the fax. Successful walk in at the Durham location 3:30 pm. Received the biometric letter in the mail after I got back from the walk in. So ironic!

Sep 5- I131 approved; Sep 23- No change on I765. Called USCIS and they filed a request for me. 

Sep 24- I765 approved (after I complained)

Oct 3- Combo card received; Oct 18- Received "Notice of Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter, dated Oct 15, 2014

---2015 (6 months after received the waiver with no movement of the case, I started to call USCIS and complain)---

May 18- Made the third Service Request of I485- no response in 30 days. Case was sent to Miami according to Tier 2

June 18- Made the fourth Service Request - no response as of July 16

July 16- Talked with Tier2. Tier 2 said someone started to work on my case on the 16th, same day! At 6 pm, received notification saying Card in Production

July 17- Notification updated to welcome letter mailed; July 20- Received Welcome Letter

Aug 18- Received Greencard (after I called several times complaining about not receiving the card)

----------ROC 2017----------

Apr 25 - Sent ROC package via USPS

Apr 26 - Shown package delivered

May 09 - Check cashed

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Seattleite over here ... We filed in early September 2014 and had my interview in March 2015 and no decision was made. I made an InfoPass appt that was of no help, then called them twice which did nothing. Our case was outside their processing times but then on Aug 7th, we got an email stating that my husband's case was approved! It was a loooooong wait but thank the Lord it is now over. Now we're just waiting for the actual green card to arrive but the letter states it will arrive within 3 weeks.

I know, first hand, easier said than done but you just have to be very, very patient!! May God bless you!!!


8/1/09- Married (L)

9/5/14- Sent AOS Package

9/10/14- Received texts with receipt numbers, Online status updated for all four cases to " Acceptance" & " Initial review "

9/20/14- Biometrics letter recieved ( Date set for 9/30/14 )

9/30/14- Biometrics completed

10/8/14- Case moved to "Testing and interview "

10/16/14- EAD and AP Approved

10/22/14- EAD Mailed

10/24/14- EAD Delivered

03/23/15- Interview... no decision,

08/07/15- Rec'd email that my husband is APPROVED!!! Praise the LORD!!!!! Thank you, JESUS!!!!

08/11/15- Welcome Notice rec'd in mail

08/25/15- Green Card has been mailed!!!!!

...waiting on Green Card

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