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Don't worry, you will probably get it very soon. I know (as we all do) what an anxious time it is to go through this whole process but,  with the benefit of hindsight, patience and don't stress too much would be the best advice I could offer. The wheels turn slowly at uscis but they get there eventually.

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Check out the July 2017 thread: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/639733-i-751-july-2017-filers/?page=49

It sounds like your peers are also waiting for their biometrics letter. That's how slow it is now.

 

 


 

 



07/09/2008: F-1 Interview - Successful
05/01/2013: (L) Married (L)

AOS from F-1:
07/09/2013: AOS package (I-130/I-485/I-756/I-131) fedexed
09/25/2013: AOS Interview with my husband at Milwaukee, WI
03/03/2014: AOS Approved

I-751 Removal of Conditions:

11/13/2015: Received reminder notice dated 11/08 from USCIS to apply for ROC
Day 00 - 12/04/2015: Mailed I-751 package to CSC via USPS Priority Mail
Day 03 - 12/07/2015: I-751 package delivered
Day 05 - 12/09/2015: Check cashed
Day 07 - 12/11/2015: NOA1 received dated 12/07/15
Day 22 - 12/26/2015: Biometric appointment notice received dated 12/19/15
Day 35 - 01/08/2016: Biometric appointment

Day 235 - 07/26/2016: Approved (E-notification of Card Production)

Day 238 - 07/29/2016: Status changed to 'Card Was Mailed to Me'

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: CSC returned original docs that were submitted at the time of application.

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: New status update 'Card was picked up by the United States Postal Service' Priority Mail 2-Day with tracking number provided.

Day 243 - 08/03/2016: Received 10 year Green Card

Day 255 - 08/15/2016: Received NOA2 with approval dated 07/26/2016

Click here for a sample of my cover letter, list of evidence, package assembly & shipping box

Click here for a sample of my I-751 notarized affidavit from a friend

 

 

N-400 Naturalization:

12/03/2016: Eligible

Day 00: 12/12/2016 Mailed N-400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox via USPS Priority Express

Day 01: 12/13/2016 N-400 application delivered

Day 03: 12/15/2016 Credit card charged

Day 07: 12/19/2016 Text & e-mail notification received with a NBC receipt #

Day 11: 12/23/2016 NOA received via mail with priority date 12/13/16

Day 16: 12/28/2016 Received E-mail notification reg. biometrics scheduling

Day 19: 12/31/2016 Received Biometric notice via mail with notice date 12/24/2016

Day 32: 01/13/2017 Biometric appointment

Day 53: 02/03/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am "in line" for interview scheduling

Day 144: 05/05/2017 Filed an e-request that interview notice was not yet mailed to me

Day 148: 05/09/2017 Received e-mail notification that interview has been scheduled after being in line for 95 days

Day 151: 05/12/2017 Received N-400 Interview notice via USPS

Day 183: 06/13/2017 N-400 Interview at USCIS Milwaukee, WI field office (Approved!) ***To read about my interview experience, click here***

Day 192: 06/22/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am placed in line for oath ceremony

Day 206: 07/06/2017 Received e-mail notification stating oath ceremony notice was mailed

Day 210: 07/10/2017 Received oath ceremony notice (N-445) via USPS

Day 227: 07/27/2017 Oath Ceremony at Milwaukee, WI!

Dual citizen (France & U.S.A) / OCI card holder

 

Day 00: 07/27/2017 U.S. passport application at Milwaukee, WI (routine processing)

Day 05: 08/01/2017 Passport application locator number provided

Day 06: 08/02/2017 Checks cashed

Day 12: 08/08/2017 Received 2 e-mails stating that passport processing is over and it has been mailed with tracking # provided

Day 15: 08/11/2017 Received passport book via Priority Mail

Day 18: 08/14/2017 Received passport card via First Class Mail

Day 22: 08/18/2017 Received naturalization certificate back via Priority Mail / Updated citizenship status with SSA
 

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2 hours ago, CookieCat said:

Check out the July 2017 thread: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/639733-i-751-july-2017-filers/?page=49

It sounds like your peers are also waiting for their biometrics letter. That's how slow it is now.

 

 

Awww... 😔 Thank you so much for the information. 

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2 hours ago, kakadu said:

Don't worry, you will probably get it very soon. I know (as we all do) what an anxious time it is to go through this whole process but,  with the benefit of hindsight, patience and don't stress too much would be the best advice I could offer. The wheels turn slowly at uscis but they get there eventually.

Hi there. I appreciate your prompt reply. Thank you very much. 😘

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There is a possibility that you might not need to have your biometrics taken. My wife never received her biometrics appointment letter and after calling USCIS and speaking to a Tier-2 officer, we received a notice in the mail that USCIS was able to re-use the biometrics from her AOS petition so there is no need for new biometrics. The letter also stated that there would not be a refund of the $85 biometrics fee, unfortunately.


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ROC Journey

09 MAY 2017: Mailed I-751 to California Svc Center (CSC)

11 MAY 2017: I-751 package delivered to CSC

15 MAY 2017: NOA1 sent (got lost in the mail)

31 MAY 2017: Biometrics letter received

05 JUN 2017: Completed biometrics (walk-in)

23 JUN 2017: Received replacement copy of NOA1
 

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N-400 Journey

14 MAY 2018: Mailed N-400 to Dallas Lockbox

17 MAY 2018: Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

04 JUN 2018: Received NOA1

08 JUN 2018: Received biometrics letter

21 JUN 2018: Completed biometrics

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13 minutes ago, frontgear said:

There is a possibility that you might not need to have your biometrics taken. My wife never received her biometrics appointment letter and after calling USCIS and speaking to a Tier-2 officer, we received a notice in the mail that USCIS was able to re-use the biometrics from her AOS petition so there is no need for new biometrics. The letter also stated that there would not be a refund of the $85 biometrics fee, unfortunately.

Oh yeah? If that's the case when do you think is the best time for me to call the USCIS? Your input is appreciated. Thank you! ☺

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On 9/3/2017 at 0:33 AM, newbieUS said:

Oh yeah? If that's the case when do you think is the best time for me to call the USCIS? Your input is appreciated. Thank you! ☺

I would wait 30 days from the date on your NOA and if you still haven't received it by then, give them a call.


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ROC Journey

09 MAY 2017: Mailed I-751 to California Svc Center (CSC)

11 MAY 2017: I-751 package delivered to CSC

15 MAY 2017: NOA1 sent (got lost in the mail)

31 MAY 2017: Biometrics letter received

05 JUN 2017: Completed biometrics (walk-in)

23 JUN 2017: Received replacement copy of NOA1
 

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N-400 Journey

14 MAY 2018: Mailed N-400 to Dallas Lockbox

17 MAY 2018: Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

04 JUN 2018: Received NOA1

08 JUN 2018: Received biometrics letter

21 JUN 2018: Completed biometrics

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It's almost one month now that I've been waiting for the biometrics appointment letter. Below is my timeline:
 

ROC:

10/13/2017: ROC package sent (delivered on 10/16/2017)

10/23/2017: Cheque cashed

10/25/2017: NOA1 received (dated 10/17/2017)

mm/dd/yyyy: Biometrics letter received (appointment date: mm/dd/yyyy) 

mm/dd/yyyy: Biometrics completed

 

I was hoping to receive the biometric appt in my hand so I could just do a walk in and get it done before leaving the country in December to go see my family. My plan was to get  the I-551 stamped on my passport so I'd have peace of mind. As it turns out i haven't received it and haven't booked my ticket yet and I don't want to risk missing the appt when I'm not in the country. 

 

Does anybody else have similar time lines without the ASC letter?

 

Thanks,

Dave

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On 11/18/2017 at 6:56 PM, David1987 said:

It's almost one month now that I've been waiting for the biometrics appointment letter.

 

I was hoping to receive the biometric appt in my hand so I could just do a walk in and get it done before leaving the country in December to go see my family. My plan was to get  the I-551 stamped on my passport so I'd have peace of mind. As it turns out i haven't received it and haven't booked my ticket yet and I don't want to risk missing the appt when I'm not in the country. 

If there are still people waiting for biometrics letters who filed in July, the likelihood is that you won't have the biometrics letter in hand before Christmas. My best advice is to just go on with your life. This process will go on for a very long time. 

The up side is that you have your NOA (the extension letter) so you can travel with no problem (by the way, they almost certainly won't give you a stamp when you still have an extension letter that's good for a year. Usually you can't get one until almost the anniversary date).  Go ahead and book your trip - go see your family.

Have someone check your mail for you while you're gone, and in the unlikely event that you get your bio appt letter while you're gone AND (even more unlikely, given the current speed of processing) the actual appointment is before you're meant to get back, you can decide whether to fly home early or to reschedule your appointment.

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Is your timeline updated?


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ENROLL conf. email: 2014-06-05               Submitted AOS documents:2014-06-08                    IV fee email received: 2014-06-23 

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Removal of Conditions - I-751:

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Biometrics Letter Rec'd: Sept 30, 2016     Walk-In Biometrics Oct 6, 2016                                    Infopass for I-551 stamp Aug 17, 2017   

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Naturalization - N-400: 

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NOA: Feb 8, 2018                                          Biometrics: Feb 26, 2018                                               In Line for Interview: ???????

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There is no rhyme or reason behind USCIS. Some of us from November 2017 already recieved our biometrics appointments for ROC a week later. That is what’s causing the concern, I would still call tier 2.


11-1-17 Filed Removal of Conditions

11-3-17 Check Cashed

11-6-17 NOA Received

11-17-17 Biometrics Appointment Received

11-27-17 Schedule of Biometrics

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17 hours ago, OmarandRico said:

There is no rhyme or reason behind USCIS. Some of us from November 2017 already recieved our biometrics appointments for ROC a week later. That is what’s causing the concern, I would still call tier 2.

How do you call tier 2?

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Hello,

 

How is everyone's case so far? Have you received your biometric appointment?

It has been over 3 months since I received my NOA and I still have not received my appointment. I am very worried and don't know what to do.

I called USCIS after I had received my NOA for over a month. They just put in a request info for my case and then send me an email with very general info like this "On 02/08/2018, you or your representative contacted USCIS concerning your I-751 / CRI89 to notify us that you have not received your biometrics appointment notice. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.
Thank you for your inquiry regarding an appointment to have your biometric images processed at an Application Support Center (ASC). We are unfortunately experiencing a longer processing period than what is reflected on your Form I-751 Receipt Notice for this process. Please know that your name will be electronically added to the appointment scheduler if needed. Some applicants will be able to have their prior biometrics copied into our systems and will not be scheduled for a new appointment. You will receive an ASC appointment notice by mail once an appointment date has been established for you if you in fact require an appointment."

 

So, They just don't let me know if I need to give my fingerprint or not. I am very anxious :(:(

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