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August/September filers i need your help!!! i've been trying to make an infopass appointment in new york ever since i got my extension letter and i've had 0 luck. I literally set my alarm to wake up all sorts of hours of the morning and nothing (3AM-6AM) I've checked throughout the day as well as at nights and even a little after midnight as someone suggested on here but still...NOTHING. I've tried all the field offices in New York and they don't have appointments available. Anyone on here has any tips on how i can get an appointment? i really need this stamp.

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7 minutes ago, Shanny89 said:

August/September filers i need your help!!! i've been trying to make an infopass appointment in new york ever since i got my extension letter and i've had 0 luck. I literally set my alarm to wake up all sorts of hours of the morning and nothing (3AM-6AM) I've checked throughout the day as well as at nights and even a little after midnight as someone suggested on here but still...NOTHING. I've tried all the field offices in New York and they don't have appointments available. Anyone on here has any tips on how i can get an appointment? i really need this stamp.

Hello, I tried to but the NYC Infopass is completely booked. Since this is a Federal Matter, I tried Hartford, CT which had tons of spots available (Train ride from NYS), Newark, NJ has a few. Hope that helps?

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1 minute ago, NYCruiser said:

Hello, I tried to but the NYC Infopass is completely booked. Since this is a Federal Matter, I tried Hartford, CT which had tons of spots available (Train ride from NYS), Newark, NJ has a few. Hope that helps?

Did they assist you there? i saw lots of slots open in Boston and i sometimes work there but before i made an appointment i called USCIS customer service and they said i can't go outside of NY because only the field offices that are close to my zip has my case. Therefore if i got to Boston they won't have my case and i've read on here that some NY people went to NJ and they were refused.

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You just have to keep trying online.

 

Also, is the USCIS office closeby? You could try to walk in or make an appointment right there.

The Los Angeles USCIS office has automatic kiosks to make appointments. I am guessing those are free of glitches, unlike the website.

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On 9/27/2017 at 9:30 AM, Shanny89 said:

@NYCruiser

Did they assist you there? i saw lots of slots open in Boston and i sometimes work there but before i made an appointment i called USCIS customer service and they said i can't go outside of NY because only the field offices that are close to my zip has my case. Therefore if i got to Boston they won't have my case and i've read on here that some NY people went to NJ and they were refused.

Immigration is Federal Law. Not sure why they would say that. Unlike the National 'discussion' Federal Officers at the Field Offices have access to your information irrespective of State or location

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8 hours ago, NYCruiser said:

Immigration is Federal Law. Not sure why they would say that. Unlike the National 'discussion' Federal Officers at the Field Offices have access to your information irrespective of State or location

Exactly, thats why i called back today and spoke to someone else and they said it was ok and that i can go to any office. So to Boston i go....:)fingers crossed

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I just looked now 

On 9/27/2017 at 9:18 AM, Shanny89 said:

August/September filers i need your help!!! i've been trying to make an infopass appointment in new york ever since i got my extension letter and i've had 0 luck. I literally set my alarm to wake up all sorts of hours of the morning and nothing (3AM-6AM) I've checked throughout the day as well as at nights and even a little after midnight as someone suggested on here but still...NOTHING. I've tried all the field offices in New York and they don't have appointments available. Anyone on here has any tips on how i can get an appointment? i really need this stamp.

I just looked now for NYC.. there are plenty of slots open for Week of Oct 11 to 15 

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On 9/29/2017 at 5:36 PM, dnp2014 said:

I just looked now 

I just looked now for NYC.. there are plenty of slots open for Week of Oct 11 to 15 

Really? wow! unbelievable, i went on there and still can't see anything i even used different browsers.

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I myself made an NYC (federal plaza) appointment just a few days ago and have made lots in the past, so try again. You do have to be reasonably quick, but it is not THAT hard.

 

Keep checking from 10 or 11pm on a Sunday until around 2am.  In the unlikely event that nothing appears, check again from around 5 or 6am onwards.

These are not exact times, and sometimes they appear earlier and later than this.

It is exactly the same procedure every day except Friday and Saturday where nothing will appear.

 

 

Occasionally the system is borked, but generally above is how to get one. There are self service kiosks in the reception of federal plaza, but they only show the same availability as online, so aren't much use really.

 

 

 

And yes, for an infopass you can go to any office - unless you encounter a real muppet who doesn't know that you are allowed to, and refuses to help you.

 

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CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4.5 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

 

I-751 #1 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
May 2015: Notice of receipt/1yr extension received, dated day of receipt. This was forwarded to me outside the US, and no issues re-entering multiple times.
June 2015: Biometrics completed - walk in / argument, stressing proof of imminent travel and multiple prior inconvenient appointments & reschedules.
May 2016: Vermont Service Centre updated to processing May 2015 cases, therefore my case is now classed as outside normal processing time
May 2016: Service request sent (whatever that is) after calling to find out why I am still waiting after 12 months. Unable to tell me anything.
May 2016: Letter received in response, stating processing is on hold due to 'pending security checks' with no other information. Not helpful.
May 2016: (7am) - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp in passport.  (8am) - Returned to USCIS office for another I-551 stamp after realizing the dumbass put the expiry stamp as 2015 not 2017. Two entire passport pages wasted. Cheers. 

Oct 2016: Infopass appointment (not at local office). USCIS have sent my file to an overseas office, in a country that neither myself or my spouse have ever resided in. It has sat there untouched for five months. Why? Who knows. Internal query requesting urgent clarification is sent by USCIS officer.  
Oct 2016: An identical 'pending security check'  letter received, addressing precisely none of my or the immigration officers legitimate queries. 
Nov 2016: Infopass appointment: My file is now back in the US and at my local office...no other updates or progress. 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'       Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance - enough is enough. 
May 2017: Yet another infopass. No updates, interview of further progress. Still no response from Congressperson, Senator, or Ombudsman received. 
June 2017: 68 days after contacting them, the Ombudsman finally contacted USCIS. 'It may take up to 60 days to receive a response'.   
July 2017:  A follow up enquiry sent by Ombudsman to USCIS after receiving no response or action after 45 days. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. 
August 2017: 60 days has come and gone with no response from USCIS. Contacted the Ombudsman who will contact them AGAIN. 
August 2017: Email from Ombudsman - USCIS have scheduled an interview at the very end of August .  
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
September 2017: Now 4 weeks since interview, my file has not moved from the officers desk, and no decision is showing when I call and speak to a Tier 2.  
September 2017: Request filed for Senator assistance (a different senator - maybe I will get a reply & assistance from this one?). 
October 2017: 37 days since interview....and no decision.  W, and indeed, TF is going on???? 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS

I-751 #2 [Pending] 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  

October 2017: I-797C Receipt/extension letter received, dated day of receipt at VSC 

October 2017: Another I-551 stamp obtained at infopass appointment, as the extension letter is useless with a 2yr card that expired 2.5yrs ago! 

November 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in) 

2018: Re-entered US multiple times with second I-751 extension letter & stamp. Quick trip to secondary required to verify, and stamped in as normal

  

N-400 [Pending] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February 2018: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

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Hi @Shanny89!

 

None of my business, but why do you need the stamp? I can't see anything on your timeline but from what you've posted it sounds like you just got your NOA/extension letter. 

 

If that's true, and you still have your (expired or about to expire) green card, you don't need the stamp for another year after the green card expiry date; before that you use your (expired) green card and your NOA (extension) letter, which extends the validity of your green card for a year.

 

PS it would really help us to help you if you would:time:so that others can check to see what stage you're at, which helps us to give more pertinent advice.


 

Is your timeline updated?


event.png Approved Nov 2, 2018! Oath Ceremony TBA

 

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa:                            

Marriage: 2013-08-05                                   I-130 Sent: 2013-10-07                                                 I-130 NOA1: 2013-10-09                               

I-130 transferred to VSC: 2014-03-12        I-130 NOA2: 2014-03-24                                              NVC Received: 2014-04-07 

Case Number and IIN: 2014-05-05             Sent ENROLL email for EP: 2014-05-06                    Gave email addresses to NVC: 2014-05-08             

DS261 submitted: 2014-05-09                    AOS invoiced and paid: 2014-05-12                           DS261 re-submitted - GRRRR! 2014-05-21               

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

IV fee available and paid: 2014-06-24       DS260  submitted: 2014-06-26                                   Case Complete: 2014-07-31                                       

Interview: 2014-09-19 APPROVED!!!          Visa in Hand: 2014-09-24 (Loomis depot)                POE (Pac Hwy Crossing, BC) 2014-11-08 

SSN Card arrived (approx) 2014-11-26     Green Card arrived (approx) 2014-12-17 

Removal of Conditions - I-751:

I-751 Mailed (USPS) Aug 10, 2016             NOA: August 17, 2016 (received Aug 23)                  Biometrics Letter Sent: Sept 23, 2016

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

Service Request: Dec 27, 2017                   SR Response: Jan 10, 2018 (no prediction)              Senator Inquiry: Jan 5, 2018

Senator Resp: Jan 8, 2018 (60 days)         Service Request 2: Mar 8 2018                                   Senator Inquiry 2: Mar 9 2018

SR 2 Response: Mar 12 (security checks) Senator Response 2: Mar 13, 2018                            Approval (via phone!): Mar 14, 2018

New Green Card Arrived: Mar 22, 2018

Naturalization - N-400: 

Submitted N-400 Online: Feb 4, 2018       Denied for Payment Failure: Feb 8, 2018                     Resubmitted N-400 Online Feb 8, 2018

NOA: Feb 8, 2018                                          Biometrics: Feb 26, 2018                                                Interview: Nov 2,2018 (approved)

Oath: ?????????

 

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15 hours ago, Shanny89 said:

Really? wow! unbelievable, i went on there and still can't see anything i even used different browsers.

I checked Fri 1 PM.. there were several Manhattan office... nothing for Long Island 

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10 hours ago, nightingalejules said:

Hi @Shanny89!

 

None of my business, but why do you need the stamp? I can't see anything on your timeline but from what you've posted it sounds like you just got your NOA/extension letter. 

 

If that's true, and you still have your (expired or about to expire) green card, you don't need the stamp for another year after the green card expiry date; before that you use your (expired) green card and your NOA (extension) letter, which extends the validity of your green card for a year.

 

PS it would really help us to help you if you would:time:so that others can check to see what stage you're at, which helps us to give more pertinent advice.

 @nightingalejules From my previous posts on here, i've stated that i lost my green card. While it would have been nice to keep travelling while i still had a card until it expired, that doesn't relate to me since i have no card at all and i need proof of travel/status.

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Ah, I see. 


 

Is your timeline updated?


event.png Approved Nov 2, 2018! Oath Ceremony TBA

 

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa:                            

Marriage: 2013-08-05                                   I-130 Sent: 2013-10-07                                                 I-130 NOA1: 2013-10-09                               

I-130 transferred to VSC: 2014-03-12        I-130 NOA2: 2014-03-24                                              NVC Received: 2014-04-07 

Case Number and IIN: 2014-05-05             Sent ENROLL email for EP: 2014-05-06                    Gave email addresses to NVC: 2014-05-08             

DS261 submitted: 2014-05-09                    AOS invoiced and paid: 2014-05-12                           DS261 re-submitted - GRRRR! 2014-05-21               

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

IV fee available and paid: 2014-06-24       DS260  submitted: 2014-06-26                                   Case Complete: 2014-07-31                                       

Interview: 2014-09-19 APPROVED!!!          Visa in Hand: 2014-09-24 (Loomis depot)                POE (Pac Hwy Crossing, BC) 2014-11-08 

SSN Card arrived (approx) 2014-11-26     Green Card arrived (approx) 2014-12-17 

Removal of Conditions - I-751:

I-751 Mailed (USPS) Aug 10, 2016             NOA: August 17, 2016 (received Aug 23)                  Biometrics Letter Sent: Sept 23, 2016

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

Service Request: Dec 27, 2017                   SR Response: Jan 10, 2018 (no prediction)              Senator Inquiry: Jan 5, 2018

Senator Resp: Jan 8, 2018 (60 days)         Service Request 2: Mar 8 2018                                   Senator Inquiry 2: Mar 9 2018

SR 2 Response: Mar 12 (security checks) Senator Response 2: Mar 13, 2018                            Approval (via phone!): Mar 14, 2018

New Green Card Arrived: Mar 22, 2018

Naturalization - N-400: 

Submitted N-400 Online: Feb 4, 2018       Denied for Payment Failure: Feb 8, 2018                     Resubmitted N-400 Online Feb 8, 2018

NOA: Feb 8, 2018                                          Biometrics: Feb 26, 2018                                                Interview: Nov 2,2018 (approved)

Oath: ?????????

 

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Hi! I'm trying to make an infopass appointment for NYC (Federal Plaza), but i don't see at all they are available. (Always "Currently, there are no available appointments) It seems LI office refresh the site and show the new slots at 0:01am every day, but nothing happen to NYC office. I really need to make an appointment since my sticker attached to my greencard will be expired next month. I appreciate if you give me any advice how I can make an infopass appointment. I'm checking so often every day..... (yes, followed above advice. 10pm to 2 am, very early morning, but still does not work) I cannot go to LI office and my choice is only Federal Plaza.

 

I truly appreciate your help!!!!!

 

Thank you in advance.

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I followed the advice of others who commented on this post, tried at like 1pm and 2 pm and they had appointments available. Its a gamble and also if you have time to visit the city you can take a trip there and use the infopass kiosk that they have there, maybe that can also boost your luck. As for me i went to a different state and it was not easy because you can't just walk into any service centre but after much convincing i was able to get the stamp.

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