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Was wondering if anyone else has had the long wait for AOS at the Washington field office. Our projected ETA has come and went and all we got was still processing more or less. I have used my representative in congress's liaison office near our district, several times over the course of this process. this time we received this,

The status of this service request is:
>
> On 11/21/2016, you or your representative contacted USCIS concerning your Form I-485 to notify us that you believe your case is outside of our normal processing time. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.
>
> Your application is still pending consideration. We regret that we are not able to give you a timeframe for when we will complete the review of your application. Our records reflect that your application is being transferred to the Washington Field Office. You will receive further correspondence concerning your case from the Field Office as soon as the next action is taken.
>
> What You Can Do
> Please see the "Online Services" below to check the status of your case in the near future. We apologize for the delay.
>
> We hope this information is helpful to you.
>


:angry: What is there to consider? We are married, over a 1 yr. and what exactly.

The customer service is lousy at least in the Washington area, how is that possible at the nation's capitol to get treated as of no significance, while other regional branches of the agency HSCIS finish in half the time?

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When did you file your AOS?


05/24/2016 [Day 0] Sent in I-130/I-485

05/26/2016 [Day 2] Package received at Chicago Office

06/01/2016 [Day 8] Received 2 acceptance notification emails

06/03/2016 [Day 10] Received NOA1, priority date 05/26/2016

06/18/2016 [Day 25] Received biometrics letter, 06/27/2016

06/27/2016 [Day 34] Went to Biometrics appointment

07/11/2016 [Day 49] RFIE issued

07/25/2016 [Day 49] Sent RFIE response (total 63 days since start, RFIE paused timer AFAIK)

07/28/2016 [Day 49] RFIE response arrived and signed for by M Sievers; Case updated to 'Response received' (total 66 days)

11/09/2016 [Day 153] Interview scheduled for 12/12/16!!! (total 170 days)

12/12/2016 [Day 186] Approved at the interview (total 203 days)

12/14/2016 [Day 188] Online status update to 'approved' for both I-130 and I-485 (total 205 days)

12/15/2016 [Day 189] Card was sent! (total 206 days)

12/17/2016 [Day 191] Received two I-797s for I-130/I-485 acceptance (total 208 days)

12/19/2016 [Day 193] Card received! (total 210 days)

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Please file in your timeline for your AOS application. I see that you had a long processing time for you K-1. Have you received an NOA1?, A Biometrics Appoinment? It's OK to rant but if you want some answers you need to provide additional information.


 
12/31/2015 - New Year's Eve 2015 Engagement
03/19/2016 - I-129F Package sent via Express Mail (Cashier's Check)

03/21/2016 - Notice of Receipt (Text/Email)

03/24/2016 - NOA1 Approval :dancing:

06/13/2016 - NOA2 Approval :dancing:

07/13/2016 - NVC Case received and Case # Assigned. YES!!!! :dancing:

07/19/2016 - K-1 document package arrives Tokyo, Japan Consulate

07/22/2016 - Packet 3 Received and Returned

08/07/2016 - Tokyo Embassy Interview...APPROVED!!! :dancing:

08/09/2016 - Passport & Visa Received from Embassy

09/29/2016 - POE San Francisco, CA

10/28/2016 - MARRIED!

11/09/2016 - AOS Package Received

11/18/2016 - Electronic I-131, I-765 NOA1, I-485 Biometrics Fee Acknowledged.

11/26/2016 - I-131, I-765 NOA1 Letters Received

11/27/2016 - I-485 NOA1 Received

12/14/2016 - Biometrics Done

02/11/2017  - RFE Recieved for EAD

02/13/2017 - Response to RFE Sent for EAD

02/21/2017 - EAD & I-131 Approved

03/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

 

 

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this was the first reply from our congressperson inquiry,

Form: I-485

Thank you for your inquiry regarding this constituent’s immigration matter. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) records confirm that your constituent’s case is pending background check clearance. USCIS is committed to adjudicating immigration benefits in a timely manner while also ensuring public safety and national security. A small percentage of applications and petitions have unresolved background check issues that temporarily delay adjudication. Although USCIS makes every effort to resolve such cases promptly, USCIS is unable to speculate when the background check will be completed.

If a background check reveals an issue that may impact an applicant’s eligibility for the requested immigration benefit, further inquiry is needed. The inquiry may include an additional interview and/or contact with another agency for updates or more comprehensive information. Upon gathering and assessing all available information, USCIS will adjudicate the application as quickly as possible.

USCIS realizes that your constituent may be frustrated by the progress of his or her case. However, the agency must balance individual inconvenience against broader issues of public safety and national security.

We hope the information provided is helpful. If we may be of assistance in the future, please let us know.

Thank you,

Immigration Services Officer

Congressional Unit

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

National Benefits Center

this one is from using their website and filing an inquiry since the date range for adjustment passed,

The status of this service request is:
>
> On 11/21/2016, you or your representative contacted USCIS concerning your Form I-485 to notify us that you believe your case is outside of our normal processing time. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.
>
> Your application is still pending consideration. We regret that we are not able to give you a timeframe for when we will complete the review of your application. Our records reflect that your application is being transferred to the Washington Field Office. You will receive further correspondence concerning your case from the Field Office as soon as the next action is taken.
>
> What You Can Do
> Please see the "Online Services" below to check the status of your case in the near future. We apologize for the delay.
>
> We hope this information is helpful to you.
>

My wife and step son want to go back to china to see her mother since she recently had heart surgery and not knowing when the interview will happen , is complicating the trip back. it is really unfair to pushed aside without consideration

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Please file in your timeline for your AOS application. I see that you had a long processing time for you K-1. Have you received an NOA1?, A Biometrics Appoinment? It's OK to rant but if you want some answers you need to provide additional information.

I will, but we are two steps behind you it appears, waiting on the decision of I-485

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~Moved from K1 Process to Fam.-based AOS Progress Forum~

~Inquiry is about AOS case status, past K-1~


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

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Was wondering if anyone else has had the long wait for AOS at the Washington field office. Our projected ETA has come and went and all we got was still processing more or less. I have used my representative in congress's liaison office near our district, several times over the course of this process. this time we received this,

...

:angry: What is there to consider? We are married, over a 1 yr. and what exactly.

The customer service is lousy at least in the Washington area, how is that possible at the nation's capitol to get treated as of no significance, while other regional branches of the agency HSCIS finish in half the time?

Sorry it's taking so long for you. That said, there is really nothing you can do at this point. USCIS is processes forms in the order they arrive, and there are many factors that come into play...some within their control and some not. It sounds like USCIS is held up with a background check. You just need to continue to be patient and wait for it to complete. There's no evidence that it's been pushed aside, neglected, or anybody is slacking in their duties. These guys are overworked as well...and they are almost entirely self-sufficient on form fees to function (which are going up this week...for the first time in 6(?) years).

What is there to consider? The same things they consider with every other applicant. How long you've been married doesn't change that.

Just out of curiosity, what exactly about their customer service is lousy? I realize you don't like the processing time, but I'm really not sure what else exactly they could do to help.

Again, best of luck and please be patient. That's the case for everybody here. :)


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Probably stateside AP due to being a Chinese national.


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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

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Please file in your timeline for your AOS application. I see that you had a long processing time for you K-1. Have you received an NOA1?, A Biometrics Appoinment? It's OK to rant but if you want some answers you need to provide additional information.

That was a very typical K1 timeline for Texas Service Center in 2014/2015. They were backlogged to the point that the VJ average was 210 days between NOA1 and NOA2. They were 244 with an RFE.


Marriage/ AOS Timeline:

23 Dec 2015: Legal marriage

23 Jan 2016: Wedding!

23 Jan 2016: "Blizzard of the Century", wedding canceled/rescheduled (thank goodness we were legally married first or we'd have had a big problem!) :sleepy:

24 Jan 2016: Small "civil ceremony" with friends and family who were snowed in with us. December was a bit of a secret and people had traveled internationally and knew we *had* to get married that weekend, and our December legal marriage was nothing but signing a piece of paper at our priest's kitchen table, without any sort of vows etc so this was actually a very special (if not legally significant) day. (L)

16 Apr 2016: Filed for AOS and EAD/AP (We delayed a bit-- no big rush, enjoying the USCIS break)

23 Apr 2016: Wedding! Finally! :luv:

27 Apr 2016: Electronic NOA1 for all 3 :dancing:
29 Apr 2016: NOA1 Hardcopy for all 3
29 Jul 2016: Online service request for late EAD (Day 104)
29 Jul 2016: EAD/AP Approved ~3 hours after online service request
04 Aug 2016: RFE for Green Card (requested medicals/ vaccination record. They already have it). :ranting:
05 Aug 2016: EAD/AP Combo Card arrived! (Day 111)
08 Aug 2016: Congressional constituent request to get guidance on the RFE. Hoping they see they have the form and approve!

K-1 Visa Timeline:

PLEASE NOTE. This timeline was during the period of time when TSC was working on I-129fs and had a huge backlog. The average processing time was 210+ days. This is in no way predictive of your own timeline if you filed during or after April 2015, unless CSC develops a backlog. A backlog is anything above the 5-month goal time listed on USCIS's site

14 Feb 2015: Mailed I-129f to Dallas Lockbox. (L) (Most expensive Valentine's card I've ever sent!)

17 Feb 2015: NOA1 "Received Date"
19 Feb 2015: NOA1 Notice Date
08 Aug 2015: NOA2 email! :luv: (173 days from NOA1)

17 Aug 2015: Sent to NVC

?? Aug 2015: Arrived at NVC

25 Aug 2015: NVC Case # Assigned

31 Aug 2015: Left NVC for Consulate in San Jose

09 Sep 2015: Consulate received :dancing: (32 days from NOA2)

11 Sep 2015: Packet 3 emailed from embassy to me, the petitioner (34 days from NOA2).

18 Sep 2015: Medicals complete

21 Sep 2015: Packet 3 complete, my boss puts a temporary moratorium on all time off due to work emergency :clock:

02 Oct 2015: Work emergency clears up, interview scheduled (soonest available was 5 business days away--Columbus Day was in there)

13 Oct 2015: Interview

13 Oct 2015: VISA APPROVED :thumbs: (236 days from NOA1)

19 Oct 2015: Visa-in-hand

24 Oct 2015: POE !

15 Dec 2015: Fiance's mother's B-2 visa interview: APPROVED! So happy she will be at the wedding! :thumbs:

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