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We received NOA2 back on Sept 27.  When I didn't hear anything late October, I contacted NVC.  They said, to paraphrase, "oh yeah, here's your case # with us, but we sent your case back to USCIS.  Direct all further inquiries to USCIS"  No further details or explanation.

 

I received the printed letter this thursday, about a week after the phone call.

 

I called USCIS last week, understandably concerned.  USCIS says, in a follow-up email today "huh?  we approved your case and sent it on to NVC.  Send your inquiries to NVC."

 

Come on, guys.  I know the new administration is trying to dial back immigration, but this seems a pretty cheesy tactic.  The classic circle of "we don't have it, call the other guy."

 

Frustrated and can't do a thing about it but wait.


12/10/2016: Met at Mactan-Cebu Airport

08/26/2017: Petitioner returned to United States

03/16/2018: I-129F sent to USCIS Dallas Lockbox via USPS

03/26/2018: Check was cashed; Received text and email from USCIS; case being transferred to CSC

03/29/2018: NOA1 Hard Copy Received

09/28/2018: NOA2 Email  (no text)
10/01/2018: NOA2 Hard Copy Received

 
10/19/2018: NVC Received I-129F 
10/19/2018: NVC Case Number Received

10/26/2018: NVC Returned Case to USCIS (no explanation)

11/08/2018: Case details presented to US Senator for investigation
11/13/2018: Case Re-affirmed by USCIS (no explanation) and re-sent to NVC

11/30/2018: Case arrived back at NVC

01/07/2018: NVC reaffirms case is now valid to proceed (printed snail mail)

01/08/2018: NVC forwards Case to Manila Embassy (email)

 

01/10/2019: DS160 Filed online

01/14/2019: Fee paid, interview scheduled for 07 Feb, registered for Medical
02/04/2018: Medical
02/07/2018: Interview 

xx/xx/2018: APPROVED!
xx/xx/2018: Visa in Hand
xx/xx/2018: POE at Las Vegas Airport

xx/xx/2018: Married

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I think you will find that your case was approved at USCIS, reviewed by NVC, and then returned to USCIS...that is probably where it is now.   Trump had no part in that happening.


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

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  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
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33 minutes ago, RayAndCrisnaLyn said:

We received NOA2 back on Sept 27.  When I didn't hear anything late October, I contacted NVC.  They said, to paraphrase, "oh yeah, here's your case # with us, but we sent your case back to USCIS.  Direct all further inquiries to USCIS"  No further details or explanation.

 

I received the printed letter this thursday, about a week after the phone call.

 

I called USCIS last week, understandably concerned.  USCIS says, in a follow-up email today "huh?  we approved your case and sent it on to NVC.  Send your inquiries to NVC."

 

Come on, guys.  I know the new administration is trying to dial back immigration, but this seems a pretty cheesy tactic.  The classic circle of "we don't have it, call the other guy."

 

Frustrated and can't do a thing about it but wait.

Like you just said yourself, you just need to be patient.

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8 hours ago, RayAndCrisnaLyn said:

We received NOA2 back on Sept 27.  When I didn't hear anything late October, I contacted NVC.  They said, to paraphrase, "oh yeah, here's your case # with us, but we sent your case back to USCIS.  Direct all further inquiries to USCIS"  No further details or explanation.

 

I received the printed letter this thursday, about a week after the phone call.

 

I called USCIS last week, understandably concerned.  USCIS says, in a follow-up email today "huh?  we approved your case and sent it on to NVC.  Send your inquiries to NVC."

 

Come on, guys.  I know the new administration is trying to dial back immigration, but this seems a pretty cheesy tactic.  The classic circle of "we don't have it, call the other guy."

 

Frustrated and can't do a thing about it but wait.

When NVC receives the approved I-129f from USCIS, they check to ensure that it’s been stamped. NVC is occasionally will receive a petition from USCIS and it does not have the appropriate approval stamp in the upper left-hand corner. They are also checking to make sure that the three criminal questions have been answered. He noted that there are times when the petitioner will forget to complete those questions and those questions are subsequently missed by the adjudicator.  In both of these instances the case will then be sent back to USCIS. If one of these things occur with a case file recently received from USCSI, NVC would know within the first week of receiving the case.

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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They are human. They process hundreds of cases a month. Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. Even VJer's)))


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22 hours ago, missileman said:

I think you will find that your case was approved at USCIS, reviewed by NVC, and then returned to USCIS...that is probably where it is now.   Trump had no part in that happening.

Blame Trump.

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23 hours ago, RayAndCrisnaLyn said:

We received NOA2 back on Sept 27.  When I didn't hear anything late October, I contacted NVC.  They said, to paraphrase, "oh yeah, here's your case # with us, but we sent your case back to USCIS.  Direct all further inquiries to USCIS"  No further details or explanation.

 

I received the printed letter this thursday, about a week after the phone call.

 

I called USCIS last week, understandably concerned.  USCIS says, in a follow-up email today "huh?  we approved your case and sent it on to NVC.  Send your inquiries to NVC."

 

Come on, guys.  I know the new administration is trying to dial back immigration, but this seems a pretty cheesy tactic.  The classic circle of "we don't have it, call the other guy."

 

Frustrated and can't do a thing about it but wait.

Please call USCIS and ask to speak to Tier 2 they can only give you real time update and keep calling them until they fix what need to be fixed and forwarded to NVC

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I had previously called both NVC and USCIS, both blaming the other and saying to contact the other.  I went to the office of our US Senator on election day and gave her office the details of our case and the emails and call logs involving both agencies.

 

Magically, I received printed notice today that our case was re-affirmed without any explanation for the delay.  We are now back in flow after a month of delay.image.thumb.png.7e0a04732865fa3aa5e2d8c9381c1da3.png


12/10/2016: Met at Mactan-Cebu Airport

08/26/2017: Petitioner returned to United States

03/16/2018: I-129F sent to USCIS Dallas Lockbox via USPS

03/26/2018: Check was cashed; Received text and email from USCIS; case being transferred to CSC

03/29/2018: NOA1 Hard Copy Received

09/28/2018: NOA2 Email  (no text)
10/01/2018: NOA2 Hard Copy Received

 
10/19/2018: NVC Received I-129F 
10/19/2018: NVC Case Number Received

10/26/2018: NVC Returned Case to USCIS (no explanation)

11/08/2018: Case details presented to US Senator for investigation
11/13/2018: Case Re-affirmed by USCIS (no explanation) and re-sent to NVC

11/30/2018: Case arrived back at NVC

01/07/2018: NVC reaffirms case is now valid to proceed (printed snail mail)

01/08/2018: NVC forwards Case to Manila Embassy (email)

 

01/10/2019: DS160 Filed online

01/14/2019: Fee paid, interview scheduled for 07 Feb, registered for Medical
02/04/2018: Medical
02/07/2018: Interview 

xx/xx/2018: APPROVED!
xx/xx/2018: Visa in Hand
xx/xx/2018: POE at Las Vegas Airport

xx/xx/2018: Married

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Sounds like USCIS made an error with the file, NVC found the error, and now USCIS has corrected it.......hopefully, it will be a smoother ride...


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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except for the fact that both agencies claimed to have no idea what I was talking about (the other guy has it) until the Sentor's office contacted them.  All the sudden..."oh yeah, here it is."


12/10/2016: Met at Mactan-Cebu Airport

08/26/2017: Petitioner returned to United States

03/16/2018: I-129F sent to USCIS Dallas Lockbox via USPS

03/26/2018: Check was cashed; Received text and email from USCIS; case being transferred to CSC

03/29/2018: NOA1 Hard Copy Received

09/28/2018: NOA2 Email  (no text)
10/01/2018: NOA2 Hard Copy Received

 
10/19/2018: NVC Received I-129F 
10/19/2018: NVC Case Number Received

10/26/2018: NVC Returned Case to USCIS (no explanation)

11/08/2018: Case details presented to US Senator for investigation
11/13/2018: Case Re-affirmed by USCIS (no explanation) and re-sent to NVC

11/30/2018: Case arrived back at NVC

01/07/2018: NVC reaffirms case is now valid to proceed (printed snail mail)

01/08/2018: NVC forwards Case to Manila Embassy (email)

 

01/10/2019: DS160 Filed online

01/14/2019: Fee paid, interview scheduled for 07 Feb, registered for Medical
02/04/2018: Medical
02/07/2018: Interview 

xx/xx/2018: APPROVED!
xx/xx/2018: Visa in Hand
xx/xx/2018: POE at Las Vegas Airport

xx/xx/2018: Married

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