Jump to content
olah007

Help! my I 485 has been pending for 2yrs 5 months

13 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone,

i got married in jan 2015 in Indiana, my hubby , who is a US citizen filed for me in june of 2015. they set an interview for aug 2015. a few days to our interview, it was cancelled, and because we didn't check the mail, we went to uscis and we were told my background check is not out and that they will reschedule us soon as its out.

we waited for 3months and when we heard nothing, we started contacting USICS. for the longest time, they kept saying that it is  due to workload not related to my case, not that i had issues. then in sept 2016, they said i was on the interview queue that i should be expecting a mail in 90 days. when we didn't hear from them, we called and called, we also requested info pass several times.

Eventually, they lady at the indianapolis downtown USCIS, told me that my file was sent to Los Angelis USCIS, instead of Indianapolis that she will request expedite request on my case. she also added that my background check has been out and that is should have been scheduled a long time ago. she told me that it will about 60 days or so.

A week later, i got a mail from the LA USCIS that they are still reviewing my case that they cant give me timeframe from when it will be completed. At this time, my case was about 2yrs. when i went back downtown again, the lady told me she has requested my case be transferred 2times already and she then told me that its my background again. i was surprised because she told me the last time that my background was out already.

Anyway, when i hit a dead end again, the LA USCIS sent me another mail saying they are still reviewing. i then reached out to the senate representative in my district and when they enquired for me, they sent me the reply USCIS sent to them and its the same thing: background check. another dead end.

i have called and called since then. Nothing! they at some point started telling me that there is nothing ANYBODY can do, that all i have to do is wait and wait.its been 2yrs and 5 months now. Even lawyers i contacted said they have not worked on cases like mine before, so they are not sure how to handle it.
please i need advice on what to do. all they do is renew my EAD.  i was a student b4 i got married.

thank you  

Edited by olah007
typo error

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Contact your congressman or senator's immigration liaison- complete the release of information forms and do a walk in to their local office. They have direct line of communication with USCIS (email, phone) and can sort this out. 

 


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, milimelo said:

Contact your congressman or senator's immigration liaison- complete the release of information forms and do a walk in to their local office. They have direct line of communication with USCIS (email, phone) and can sort this out. 

 

Thank you. i have done that already and they sent me a copy of USCIS reply to them. Usic is still saying background check. I dont get at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When we were in NWI Congressman Visclosky's immigration aide helped us get my GC that USCIS never produced. This was in 2007. She later stayed on top after I sent my removal of conditions paperwork though we didn't have any issues with that. 

 

I'd say be the squeaky wheel - so senator's office said it's pending background checks. Follow up weekly on the status so they can follow up weekly for you. 

 

Still do the ombudsman's assistance request. 


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, milimelo said:

When we were in NWI Congressman Visclosky's immigration aide helped us get my GC that USCIS never produced. This was in 2007. She later stayed on top after I sent my removal of conditions paperwork though we didn't have any issues with that. 

 

I'd say be the squeaky wheel - so senator's office said it's pending background checks. Follow up weekly on the status so they can follow up weekly for you. 

 

Still do the ombudsman's assistance request. 

ohk.. thank you! will e mail them right now. i just submitted the ombudsman's request a few mins ago. i hope all goes well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like others day, contact your congressman.

My case was pending for 16 months and all USCIS says was my case was pending security checks.

I contacted my congressman and he contacted UCSIC straight away and they finally started moving my case.

In my case, after 16 months of waiting, they decided to ask for RFE. I am very very angry about

USCIS's services. They obviously left my file somewhere on the shelf or something for too long and noone cared

until congressman was involved.

 

 


:idea: KC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am going to assume you are adjusting from an F1

~~moved to AOS from work, student, and tourist visa progress reports from US citizenship discussion~~


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, NikLR said:

What visa are you adjusting status from?

:time:

i will take time to fill my timeline tonight. 

i came in as a visitor, although it was not my first time in US. I came in in 2013 and i filed for AOS to F1 (STUDENT) thru my college in early Oct. By Dec 15, it was approved.

I got married in Jan and my husband filed I485 for me..so yes, my status as at when I filed for i485 was F1

Edited by olah007
added info

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, KC & SC said:

Like others day, contact your congressman.

My case was pending for 16 months and all USCIS says was my case was pending security checks.

I contacted my congressman and he contacted UCSIC straight away and they finally started moving my case.

In my case, after 16 months of waiting, they decided to ask for RFE. I am very very angry about

USCIS's services. They obviously left my file somewhere on the shelf or something for too long and noone cared

until congressman was involved.

 

 

I contacted the congressman but that made no difference because it was the same reply USCIS gave them: background check is pending! i also have this feeling deep in my heart that maybe my case is just sitting somewhere or it has been misplaced because they are not asking for no additional info or anything! I mean, what kind of background check can they be doing for 2 yrs and 5 months..and still counting! i even submitted ALL pages of my last 2 passports so they can see where i have been and my timeline of travel in general..maybe i did a little too much! :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/5/2017 at 1:03 AM, olah007 said:

Thank you. i have done that already and they sent me a copy of USCIS reply to them. Usic is still saying background check. I dont get at all.

Have you heard anything about your case?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×