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6 weeks since AOS Interview and no news from USCIS

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I've seen some old posts about this, but was wondering if anyone has any recent experience with this issue. Is anyone that completed their AOS interview STILL waiting for any decision activity/the card itself? I've posted about our AOS from K1 visa interview back on July 18. It went well, no red flags, IO said he was going to approve us but that the computer system was down so he couldn't put the decision in that day. He spent the rest of the interview talking to us about the ROC and citizenship process.

Hearing nothing, at three weeks, we made an InfoPass appointment at our field office. They hadn't seen any status change in the system and basically had no new information for us. They told us that officers have 60 days from interview to make a decision, so to come back if we didn't hear anything by then. Supposedly they sent a message to our officer about our case. In the meantime, we travelled together on her AP and came back into the country with no issues, but now it's September 1 and still--nothing. No online status change (that didn't even change when our interview was scheduled), no letter, nothing. And I know it's still within the 60 day window, but we're just discouraged/frustrated at yet another wait and having to hassle USCIS to do their jobs when we've done everything asked of us. Any one else in a similar situation and want to commiserate? Any advice to give?

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We interviewed on June 30. For some reason, the officer didn't have our full case, but we went through and hoped it would be brought to her during the interview - it wasn't. We weren't given a determination at the end of the interview, but were told we'd receive an answer in about 6 weeks or sooner. At the end of August, we still had nothing but had started trying to make contact at the 4-week mark. Spoke to a Tier 2 on a call and were told the case was being reviewed and to try again at the 6-week mark. On September 1st, we managed to get an InfoPass appointment for the 7th. Last night, we got an electronic update stating that our case had been approved on September 2nd, and to expect the approval notice in the mail. So, chanced cancelling today's InfoPass appointment and are waiting for the approval notice; hopefully, soon followed by the green card. If we don't have anything by next week, we plan to schedule another appointment.

Calling, even speaking to Tier 2, wasn't really helpful. Definitely try for an InfoPass appointment. It seems, for us, that at least triggered someone to pull our case and take a look at it.


K-1 Journey

 

08/09/2015: I-129F mailed
08/14/2015: NOA1 received by email; hardcopy received approximately 08/17/2015
09/14/2015: NOA2 received
09/30/2015: NVC received case
10/02/2015: CEAC status changed to "In Transit"
10/08/2015: CEAC status changed to "Ready"
10/09/2015: Consulate acknowledged receipt via phone; Hardcopy from US DoS with case number.
10/19/2015: Received information from Consulate.
10/28/2015: Medical Exam
11/17/2015: Interview...rescheduled due to computer problems. New date as yet unknown.
11/18/2015: Called in for interview and APPROVED!

11/24/2015: Picked up visa/passport and sealed packet from the Consulate! <happy dance>

02/14/2016: Arrived in the U.S. (POE was Bermuda)...CO was really nice!

02/18/2016: Married! :)

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AOS Journey

 

03/02/2016: AOS/EAD/AP Package mailed
03/14/2016: I-485/765/131 NOAs received by mail. USCIS Received Date 03/04/2016; USCIS Notice Date 03/10/2016
03/25/2016: Received biometrics appointment letter for I-485 & I-765
04/04/2016: Biometrics appointment
04/26/2016: Received notification that the I-131 was approved and the name was updated on the I-765
05/23/2016: Received notice that card was being produced for I-765.
05/28/2016: Received EAD/AP card.
06/01/2016: Received electronic notice that AOS interview has been scheduled.
06/30/2016: I-485 interview at USCIS Baltimore Field Office.
09/01/2016: InfoPass appointment made for 09/07/2016.
09/06/2016: Received electronic notification that I-485 was approved on 09/02/2016.
09/09/2016: Received approval letter.
09/14/2016: Green Card delivered! :)

 

ROC...

 

06/13/2018: I-751 package mailed to Vermont Service Center
06/25/2018: NOA/extension letter received, dated 06/19/2018

07/14/2018: Received ASC notice for Biometrics Appointment

 
 
 

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This is our 4th month and still no update or response! I even emailed an inquiry and no one got back to me. Just opened ans infopass today, keeping my fingers crossed for all of us!

4 months? Ugh, that's so frustrating. I hope the InfoPass is helpful for you!

We interviewed on June 30. For some reason, the officer didn't have our full case, but we went through and hoped it would be brought to her during the interview - it wasn't. We weren't given a determination at the end of the interview, but were told we'd receive an answer in about 6 weeks or sooner. At the end of August, we still had nothing but had started trying to make contact at the 4-week mark. Spoke to a Tier 2 on a call and were told the case was being reviewed and to try again at the 6-week mark. On September 1st, we managed to get an InfoPass appointment for the 7th. Last night, we got an electronic update stating that our case had been approved on September 2nd, and to expect the approval notice in the mail. So, chanced cancelling today's InfoPass appointment and are waiting for the approval notice; hopefully, soon followed by the green card. If we don't have anything by next week, we plan to schedule another appointment.

Calling, even speaking to Tier 2, wasn't really helpful. Definitely try for an InfoPass appointment. It seems, for us, that at least triggered someone to pull our case and take a look at it.

What a relief you got the approval update! Congratulations. Yes, I had heard that sometimes they don't have the full case when they scheduled the interview. In our case, the interviewer definitely had a file with our information in it. Unfortunately the InfoPass appointment we went to didn't tell us anything except that our case is still pending with the officer. >:( I had debated scheduling another appointment (which requires us to miss class and work to drive down) versus calling, but my experience with Tier 2 officers and service requests hasn't been terribly helpful, either.

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On 1/9/2016 at 6:24 PM, punchy said:

Hi,

Same here. It's been 1 month since the interview. We were verbally approved but never received official approval. Still waiting.

 

On 6/9/2016 at 7:55 PM, MilenaR01 said:

This is our 4th month and still no update or response! I even emailed an inquiry and no one got back to me. Just opened ans infopass today, keeping my fingers crossed for all of us!

 

On 8/9/2016 at 6:31 PM, julita26 said:

4 months? Ugh, that's so frustrating. I hope the InfoPass is helpful for you!

What a relief you got the approval update! Congratulations. Yes, I had heard that sometimes they don't have the full case when they scheduled the interview. In our case, the interviewer definitely had a file with our information in it. Unfortunately the InfoPass appointment we went to didn't tell us anything except that our case is still pending with the officer. >:( I had debated scheduling another appointment (which requires us to miss class and work to drive down) versus calling, but my experience with Tier 2 officers and service requests hasn't been terribly helpful, either.

 

 

Do any of you guys have any news about the case?

 

I/m in the same boat since I had the interview on december 9, but still no decision.


05/19/2016 [Day 0] - Filed I-130/I-485/EAD/AP

05/22/2016 [Day 3] - Package arrived at Chicago Lockbox and signed by R Mercado

05/23/2016 [Day 4] - Priority date sent on my NOA1 emails

05/27/2016 [Day 8] - Biometric fee received date (Checked on the website)

05/31/2016 [Day 12] - Checks cashed

06/01/2016 [Day 13] - x4 NOA1 emails and text received

06/04/2016 [Day 16] - x4 NOA1 Letters received with the A number and Priority Date

06/10/2016 [Day 22] - Biometrics letter received in the mail

06/13/2016 [Day 25] - Biometrics appointment early walk-in, Alexandria, VA

06/22/2016 [Day 34] - Biometrics appointment scheduled

07/12/2016 [Day 54] - Case updated online, RFIE I-485, I-864 proof of income (for real?)

07/16/2016 [Day 58] - Received RFIE yellow letter

07/26/2016 [Day 68] - Touch

07/28/2016 [Day 70] - Response to RFIE sent

07/30/2016 [Day 72] - Response to RFIE delivered

08/02/2016 [Day 75] - Response to RFIE received

08/11/2016 [Day 84] - EAD and AP approved, card being produced YASSS!!!

08/24/2016 [Day 97] - EAD on hand!

12/09/2016 [Day 205] - Interview date

02/16/2017 [Day 273] - GC Approval date

02/24/2017 [Day 281] - GC on hand

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We are STILL waiting! 8 months post interview at this point. We have spoken to them numerous times and have opened two infopass appointments only to be told everything is fine and it takes time even though we are way past the normal processing time. We spoke to tier 2 last week again and were told that our paperwork is at the final approval stage and if we don't hear anything back in 2 weeks to give them a call...again. Needless to say we are beyond frustrated!  I have even consulted and attorney and was told that there is nothing they can do at this point. Chicago office is a hot mess! 

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