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Hi all,

My husband just received a letter in the mail (on 9/9/15) stating that USCIS identified his application as a potential "interview waiver" case, meaning they may not need to interview him to finish his application. This is awesome. He was super nervous about the interview since his English isn't the best under pressure. However, the letter also states "Due to workload factors not related to your case, USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case. Presently, we anticipate that delay to be approximately 6 months from the date of this letter". Not awesome.

I mean, it's not THAT big of a deal, just a small bummer about the delay.

Did anyone else get a letter like this? I'm curious if it's because of our local office or if it's a nationwide thing.

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Hi all,

My husband just received a letter in the mail (on 9/9/15) stating that USCIS identified his application as a potential "interview waiver" case, meaning they may not need to interview him to finish his application. This is awesome. He was super nervous about the interview since his English isn't the best under pressure. However, the letter also states "Due to workload factors not related to your case, USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case. Presently, we anticipate that delay to be approximately 6 months from the date of this letter". Not awesome.

I mean, it's not THAT big of a deal, just a small bummer about the delay.

Did anyone else get a letter like this? I'm curious if it's because of our local office or if it's a nationwide thing.

We received the same exact letter today, and we are from DC.

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This is a very common letter. I already received it back when my conditional GC was processing 2 years ago. You may want to take a look at this thread: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/560617-notice-of-potential-interview-waiver-case-part-iii/


K1 Visa
Feb. 29, 2012: I-129F sent
March 8, 2012: NOA1 (VSC)
August 30, 2012: NOA2
Oct. 1, 2012: Packet 3 received
Nov. 3, 2012: Packet 4 received
Nov. 15, 2012: Interview - approved!
Jan. 18, 2013: POE New York Seaport
Feb. 2, 2013: Wedding

AOS
March 6, 2013: AOS Package sent
March 12, 2013: I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA's
March 29, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

May 10, 2013: EAD/AP approved
Sept. 5, 2013: "Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter received
Nov. 2, 2013: AOS approved (no interview)

ROC
Aug. 4, 2015: I-751 sent
Aug. 6, 2015: NOA1 (CSC)
Sept. 4, 2015: Biometrics Appointment
Feb. 10, 2016: ROC approved

 

Dual Citizenship
Aug. 26, 2016: BBG application sent (permit to retain German citizenship)
Nov. 21, 2016: BBG approval notice received (p/u at German Honorary Consulate, OKC: Feb. 6, 2017)
Dec. 8, 2016: N-400 sent
Dec. 12, 2016: Priority Date (NBC)

Jan. 9, 2017: Biometrics Appointment

Aug. 31, 2017: In-Line for Interview

Sept. 6, 2017: Interview Scheduled

Oct. 16, 2017: Interview

Oct. 25, 2017: Oath Appointment Letter received

Nov. 1, 2017: Oath Ceremony

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Most adjustees from a K visa receive the letter.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

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Hi all,

My husband just received a letter in the mail (on 9/9/15) stating that USCIS identified his application as a potential "interview waiver" case, meaning they may not need to interview him to finish his application. This is awesome. He was super nervous about the interview since his English isn't the best under pressure. However, the letter also states "Due to workload factors not related to your case, USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case. Presently, we anticipate that delay to be approximately 6 months from the date of this letter". Not awesome.

I mean, it's not THAT big of a deal, just a small bummer about the delay.

Did anyone else get a letter like this? I'm curious if it's because of our local office or if it's a nationwide thing.

We received this letter two years ago and we are from NY. We received the letter on 09/13/13 and my husband received his green card on 11/26/13. It also stated there were delays and to be approximately 6 months but we got it 2 months later. Hope this helps!


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Removal of Conditions
08/25/2015: I-751 Sent 08/28/2015: I-751 Delivered

09/04/2015: NOA1 Received 09/25/2015: Biometrics Appointment
TBA: Interview Appointment TBA: Removal of Conditions Approved

AOS
06/11/2013: I-485 & I-765 Sent
06/13/2013: NOA1 Received (AOS & EAD)
07/11/2013: Biometrics Appointment 08/15/2013: EAD Approved
08/26/2013: EAD Card Received 09/16/2013: Interview Waived Letter Received
11/20/2013: AOS Approved

K-1
06/21/2012: I-129F Sent 06/27/2012: I-129F NOA1

12/21/2012: NVC Received 12/28/2012: NVC Left
01/07/2013: Consulate Received 02/27/2013: Interview Date

03/05/2013: Visa Received 03/15/2013: US Entry

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My husband got this letter back in Jan. We just did an inquiry and got the response to expect something in the next 210 days. It will be a year in October since we filed AOS.


Our Immigration Journey Originated with:

K-1 Visa -  Date of arrival to US  Aug 30, 2014

                  Married September 26, 2014

AOS:

Oct 6, 2014 Sent in I-485, I-131, I-765

Dec 27th, 2014 Received EAD/AP card in mail

Jan 15th, 2015 Notice of Potential Interview Waiver received.

Sept 3rd, 2015 Inquiry requested and placed by USCIS as to status of Green Card/ AOS

Sept 8th, 2015 Notification on USCIS website that "response has been sent" regarding inquiry and inquiry is now closed.

No changes elsewhere on website information. Form letter stating we should hear something within 210 days.

Sept 8th, 2015 Sent in Renewal EAD application.

Sept 19th, 2015 Website update: New Card is Being Produced! !!!

SEPT 24th, 2015 GREEN CARD RECEIVED !! 

 

ROC:

July 3rd, 2017   Mailed original application and documents.

July 6th, 2017   NOA

July 31st, 2017  Biometrics appointment.   (Received letter of appt on 7-21-17)

Oct 10, 2018    Approval of ROC  :) via online USCIS site.  

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Not everyone, but many.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

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Hi all,

My husband just received a letter in the mail (on 9/9/15) stating that USCIS identified his application as a potential "interview waiver" case, meaning they may not need to interview him to finish his application. This is awesome. He was super nervous about the interview since his English isn't the best under pressure. However, the letter also states "Due to workload factors not related to your case, USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case. Presently, we anticipate that delay to be approximately 6 months from the date of this letter". Not awesome.

I mean, it's not THAT big of a deal, just a small bummer about the delay.

Did anyone else get a letter like this? I'm curious if it's because of our local office or if it's a nationwide thing.

My wife got a letter like that a month after she received her EAD & AP Combo card around August 2014, she did not get her green card until mid April 2015. That said, she had no interview but was still able to have a job. So it may be more than 6 months. Her green card was processed in Vermont if that helps.

Edited by Mike-eeh and Odie

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i got the same letter on 9/9/15, unfortunately. I am in PA. I have no idea why we are getting this letter. i would rather go for an interview if that would help me to get a greencard faster.

Hi all,

My husband just received a letter in the mail (on 9/9/15) stating that USCIS identified his application as a potential "interview waiver" case, meaning they may not need to interview him to finish his application. This is awesome. He was super nervous about the interview since his English isn't the best under pressure. However, the letter also states "Due to workload factors not related to your case, USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case. Presently, we anticipate that delay to be approximately 6 months from the date of this letter". Not awesome.

I mean, it's not THAT big of a deal, just a small bummer about the delay.

Did anyone else get a letter like this? I'm curious if it's because of our local office or if it's a nationwide thing.

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I received this letter in April, still waiting for my GC.


I 129F sent: 29/04/2011
Noa1: 02/05/2011
Noa2: 19/07/2011 (took 77 days to get approved )
NVC received: 08/08/2011
NVC left: 24/08/2011
Consulate received : 29/08/2011
Packet 3 received : 10/09/2011
Packet 3 sent back to embassy : 15/09/2011
Packet 4 received : 07/10/2011
INTERVIEW : 13/10/2011
APPROVED
Visa in hand : 20/10/2011
POE: 21/10/2011
WEDDING : 3/12/2011

Filed AOS in December 2014

After 1 year and 5 months I got approved (one RFE and a letter 1 year ago of a potential waiver interview)

Approval 13 May 2016! :dancing:

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