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Apologies if this has been asked before. I have browsed the last 8 pages and didn't see anything of similar entities. 

 

I applied for ROC in July 2016, and N400 in May 2017, based on the 3 year marriage ruling. I was interviewed in April 2018 for my N400 and advised that I would be approved, and I should hear back from them in 7-10 days for an oath date. In May 2018, I received a letter saying that my ROC had been transferred to NBC to speed up processing times. However after several infopass appointments, all the officers have advised me that my ROC is actually in Orlando (my field office) and not at the NBC hq. I have filed online out of processing times, and got the generic 'you should hear back in 90 days' and I am still to hear back. I have called the 800 number and been told that the dates are just an approximation and they vary. So, the last thing I can think of is to contact my congressperson. I have figured out who she is and how to contact, my question to the good people of Visa Journey is, what should I be telling her. Am I better to give too much information or is it best to keep it short and sweet? This is the final straw, as my patience has now worn thin and I am running out of ideas, to bring this long drawn process to an end. Obviously I have never gone through this before, so any help is much appreciated,

Thanks in advance. 

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28 minutes ago, NC1987 said:

I have figured out who she is and how to contact, my question to the good people of Visa Journey is, what should I be telling her. Am I better to give too much information or is it best to keep it short and sweet?

Mention the runaround that USCIS has done on the casework form: https://murphy.house.gov/forms/casework/ Other options are to contact the USCIS Ombudsman, your Senior U.S. Senator, or your Junior U.S. Senator.


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2 hours ago, NC1987 said:

Apologies if this has been asked before. I have browsed the last 8 pages and didn't see anything of similar entities. 

 

I applied for ROC in July 2016, and N400 in May 2017, based on the 3 year marriage ruling. I was interviewed in April 2018 for my N400 and advised that I would be approved, and I should hear back from them in 7-10 days for an oath date. In May 2018, I received a letter saying that my ROC had been transferred to NBC to speed up processing times. However after several infopass appointments, all the officers have advised me that my ROC is actually in Orlando (my field office) and not at the NBC hq. I have filed online out of processing times, and got the generic 'you should hear back in 90 days' and I am still to hear back. I have called the 800 number and been told that the dates are just an approximation and they vary. So, the last thing I can think of is to contact my congressperson. I have figured out who she is and how to contact, my question to the good people of Visa Journey is, what should I be telling her. Am I better to give too much information or is it best to keep it short and sweet? This is the final straw, as my patience has now worn thin and I am running out of ideas, to bring this long drawn process to an end. Obviously I have never gone through this before, so any help is much appreciated,

Thanks in advance. 

Congressman often has a form on his/her website to be filled with your case and all the information you need to share so they can check your case on behalf of you. From my experience with congressman in this matter, I strongly advice you to contact yours, and mention all your case details so they can help. They will have you fill in a form as an authorization so they can follow up on your case.

Best wishes.

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As long as you’re contacting your congressperson, also contact your Senators. My ROC was approved after an inquiry from my Senator’s office. (I reached out to my congressperson and both senators)

 

You ought to give them all the pertinent information, but as concisely as possible (a timeline with short descriptions maybe). Be sure to also fill out the privacy waiver that you will be able to find on their website. If you’re contacting more than one person, probably each form will be different (that was my experience, anyway!)

 

 


 

Is your timeline updated?


Oath Ceremony Dec 14th, 2018 I am finally a citizen and done with USCIS for good!

 

 

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: Dec 14, 2018

 

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Good Morning all,

 

Firstly, thanks for all the replies and advice given in the above messages. I have contacted all 3 option, my congresswoman, US Senior Senator and the Junior senator. At this stage, I am willing to try anything. Hopefully this helps expedite my case, as this whole situation is very draining. 

 

I will give any updates as and when I hear/ receive anything.

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Afternoon all, 

 

I received an email from my congresswoman on Friday, and it was positive. USCIS at Orlando, have said that I should receive an oath date within the next 30 business days. I originally reached out to my congresswoman on Monday 19th November and by the 30th I had positive news. I am glad I went down this route, just wish I had gone down it when I first contemplated it 2 months ago.

 

Thanks for all the help and advice.

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