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Visa Journey members,

I am June filer as well. I filed at the beginning of June and biometric was done in third weeks of june. Since then i haven't heard anything from USCIS (meaning no online update). I spoke to second level officer and according to him, my application was placed in line for interview at the end of august. Also the officer said they will send me letter with detail reasons as to why, so i got letter from USCIS saying that "due to workload not related to your case, USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case." It has been over 3 months since application was put inline for interview yet haven't heard anything from USCIS. So i made infopass with local office, didn't get much help from there either. It was pretty much the same answer that second level officer gave over the phone.

As per online update, my field office was processing March 31st application as of Sept 30th which was updated in Nov.

Now my question is, should i approach to Senator to find whether the delay is due to new ELIS or something else has delayed my application (other than what has already told to me via letter and over the phone)? Or should i patiently wait until the file is pulled into interview schedule from inline for interview? note my application starts with IOE number so i am in the same boat as most of the others.

Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.

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I was reading somewhere that because of the election, USCIS has received 25% more applications than they normally do so that could explain the delay. Not sure if it's related to the fallout from the recent failure on the part of DHS to conduct proper background checks.

I would just wait, honestly. What's the rush?

Edited by jaagoda

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IMHO I would just wait, at least you know your case is live and being looked at, albeit a longer process than anticipated. I would worry if you were left behind and it hadn't been touched. It will come, you will just need to relax and wait for that moment. Let USCIS do their 'thing' whatever that thing is, they will get around to you.

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One of the reasons i wanted this ordeal to over is because my wife and daughter's 1-130 is filed as LPR, if i become citizen i can upgrade their petition as immediate relative of USC which would expedite the process for them to come over and stay with me.

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Thank you all guys for your input.

Charmander, i am not aware of anyone who has IOE receipt filed around the same time is already scheduled for interview.

I guess i just have to wait.

What's your field office?

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