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Hi guys so I want to know maybe what could be happening , so I am April 13 k1 fiancé visa we received our noa1 on April 18 this year and we have already 7 month and 7 days today and we have not received any noa2 yet , so I just wondering what could be happening ,because I don’t understand if I am April 13 they are approving May and even jun and we have not yet an answer so we submitted an inquiry of our case , so the answer was that they are not able to give us a exactly time of when we will receive even the approval or so ,so any advice guys? I am from Dominican repablic and my girlfriend from Queens New York 224 days today and still nothing , so guys could you tell me please what you guys things could be happy ,our case is at the California center and they say it is between 5 month to 7 and we have already 7 and a week

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On 11/23/2018 at 12:28 PM, Rell22 said:

I feel for everyone in here, because this system is broken. This process should take 2-3 months tops. The FBI background checks are just a screening of your name and the name of your love one to see if you pop up in their watch list, committed crimes, or have done some suspicious traveling. But, the FBI is about handeling cases not immigration. So, they get back to USCIS when it’s convenient for them. So while they wait, USCIS goes to the next case and starts processing them. When they get their results from the FBI, they finish the case they’re on and then go back to yours and scrutinize your packet and evidence. Which is why their approvals are all over the place, and not month by month. If they send an RFE, that bogs them down more because they will try to get back to those ASAP and scrutinize your packet again with the new evidence. Which is why they’re starting to decline applications more that are lacking some of the required items. You have to factor in, they are not well staffed and people take vacations and sick leave which leaves them undermanned. If they get overwhelmed, they will transfer your case to another office which can slow it down some more. Let’s not forget their HOL (Holiday Leave). There’s no sense of urgency in these offices.

 

The best thing we have for us, is we are not going through this alone. Pick each other up when we are down. Don’t lie to your love one and say “soon” or “should be this month”. That will give both of you anxiety when it doesn’t happen. Just tell each other to keep fighting and that you love them and willing to wait for them. I know telling my wife that calms her a lot. Also, stay busy and try not to focus so much on the case. Send letters to each other instead of the occasional text. Patience is the best virtue anyone can ever have. 

 

This is what another member posted in the I-130 May filers thread which may shed some light on things for you.

Edited by PersaisX

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1 hour ago, Yefri said:

Hi guys so I want to know maybe what could be happening , so I am April 13 k1 fiancé visa we received our noa1 on April 18 this year and we have already 7 month and 7 days today and we have not received any noa2 yet , so I just wondering what could be happening ,because I don’t understand if I am April 13 they are approving May and even jun and we have not yet an answer so we submitted an inquiry of our case , so the answer was that they are not able to give us a exactly time of when we will receive even the approval or so ,so any advice guys? I am from Dominican repablic and my girlfriend from Queens New York 224 days today and still nothing , so guys could you tell me please what you guys things could be happy ,our case is at the California center and they say it is between 5 month to 7 and we have already 7 and a week

I don't totally agree with his summation on this topic. I will give you a more involved summary that comes straight from USCIS and not "this is what I think" pontification. There is nothing that you really can do but wait. You are still in what is classified as "normal" processing time for USCIS. There are some individuals and some countries that take longer to adjudicate.

 

1 hour ago, PersaisX said:

This is what another member posted in the I-130 May filers thread which may shed some light on things for you.

I doubt that it takes 2 months to do a proper background check. Here is what takes place according to USCIS.

 

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 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.

 

I hope this helps.

Edited by Greenbaum

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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