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NOA1 -01/10/18 NOA2 09/25/18

Today makes 6 weeks after NOA2 and no case number as of today. I was able to officially open a research request with NVC today.  I also got an email from uscis stating my case was transferred to NVC on 10/31/18 and when I called today the officer said he didn’t see anywhere in his system where it has transferred. I also opened a congressional inquiry today. Now I know each case is different but so many cases with NOA2 dates after mine have received their case number and even an interview date. My question is has this happened to you? And would be a possible reason for delay? 

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2 hours ago, Hazelsky07 said:

NOA1 -01/10/18 NOA2 09/25/18

Today makes 6 weeks after NOA2 and no case number as of today. I was able to officially open a research request with NVC today.  I also got an email from uscis stating my case was transferred to NVC on 10/31/18 and when I called today the officer said he didn’t see anywhere in his system where it has transferred. I also opened a congressional inquiry today. Now I know each case is different but so many cases with NOA2 dates after mine have received their case number and even an interview date. My question is has this happened to you? And would be a possible reason for delay? 

 Let me share with you what takes place in the USCIS adjudication process. I wish it were as simple as you would like but we live in another era.

 

As part of its benefits adjudication process and as required by law, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducts background checks on petitioners and applicants who seek certain immigration benefits. These background checks consist of four separate checks against systems within Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In order to facilitate the collection and transmission of information necessary to complete background check processes, USCIS maintains five information technology electronic systems: the Fingerprint Masthead Notification System (FMNS), the Customer Identity Capture System (CICS), the FD-258 Tracking System - Mainframe (FD-258 MF), the Benefits Biometrics Support System (BBSS), and the Interagency Border Inspection System (IBIS) Manifest. USCIS is conducting this privacy impact assessment (PIA) because FMNS, CICS, FD-258 MF, BBSS, and IBIS Manifest collect, use, and share personally identifiable information (PII). This PIA replaces the previously published USCIS PIA for the "Background Check Service (BCS)" which describes planned background check-related systems that were never implemented. Upon publication of this PIA, the BCS PIA will be retired.

 

Additional screening and background checks based on country of birth, citizenship, or residency in the “State Sponsors of Terrorism” (T-7) list: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria; or from the “List of 26”: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Yemen. This is a mandatory stop list and allegedly takes 2 to 4 days, thanks in part to the partially rolled out PATRIOT (Pre-Adjudicated Threat Recognition and Intelligence Operations Team) system managed by ICE, but often take 3 to 6 weeks and if there is a hit who knows how long.

 

Security Advisory Opinion (SAO) or Washington Special Clearance,[1] commonly called security clearance, administrative clearance, or administrative processing,[2] is a process the United States Department of State and the diplomatic missions of the United States use in deciding to grant or deny a United States visa to certain visa applicants. The process involves sending a request from the visa issuing post to the Department of State's headquarters in Washington, D.C., to investigate an individual's case for possible espionage, terrorism, and illegal export of technology out of the United States.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/content/adjudicator-q-and-a

 

RE: I-129F Case

USCIS records confirm that the referenced 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 the constituent may be frustrated by the progress of their case. However, the agency must balance individual inconvenience against broader issues of public safety and national security.

 

The process is not taken lightly by USCIS. They are responsible to not let in anyone that would want to harm these United States or the citizens thereof into the country. Put yourself in the shoes of a USCIS agent who adjudicated the case for the couple who were involved in the December 2, 2015 shooting where 14 people were killed and 22 others were seriously injured in a terrorist attack. Please don't be so free flowing with your comments.

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Spoiler

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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It’s your opinion as to how you perceived my comments. That being said,  taking into consideration that we already been approved,  In comparing country of origin to our case it’s out of the normal processing times to transfer to NVC.   As far as our backgrounds no criminal record for both of us. 

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3 hours ago, Hazelsky07 said:

NOA1 -01/10/18 NOA2 09/25/18

Today makes 6 weeks after NOA2 and no case number as of today. I was able to officially open a research request with NVC today.  I also got an email from uscis stating my case was transferred to NVC on 10/31/18 and when I called today the officer said he didn’t see anywhere in his system where it has transferred. I also opened a congressional inquiry today. Now I know each case is different but so many cases with NOA2 dates after mine have received their case number and even an interview date. My question is has this happened to you? And would be a possible reason for delay? 

Reason for the delay for other cases is inconsequential to your case.  You have taken all the steps that are available, let's hope the system now starts to work in your favor


YMMV

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