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Hello everyone!  I filed my husbands i-751 last year in December, revived bio metrics appointment, he went, received receipt notice, etc.  Haven't heard anything yet and his green card expires in March! When I check his case status all it says is "received by local office April 2018." Any ideas what is going on?  Anyone have any idea what number to call to actually get through to a human being?? Thanks! 

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Don't bother calling yet.

Processing times are waaaaay over a year. Depending on your service centre, waiting time on average is from 15 to 20 months.

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K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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Sounds like the normal waiting game.....


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Business as usual right now.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Normal 😡


ROC Timeline

Service Center: Vermont

90 Day Window Opened....08/08/17

I-751 Packet Sent..............08/14/17

NO1 Dated.........................

NO1 Received....................

Check Cashed....................

Biometrics Received..........

Biometrics Appointment.....

Approved...........................

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I-130 NOA1: 22 Dec 2014
I-130 NOA2: 25 Jan 2015
NVC Received: 06 Feb 2015
Pay AOS Bill: 07 Mar 2015
Pay IV Bill : 20 Mar 2015
Send IV/AOS Package: 23 Mar 2015
Submit DS-261: 26 Mar 2015
Case Completed at NVC: 24 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Approved: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Received: 03 Oct 2015 

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29 minutes ago, mmclaughlin said:

Hello everyone!  I filed my husbands i-751 last year in December, revived bio metrics appointment, he went, received receipt notice, etc.  Haven't heard anything yet and his green card expires in March! When I check his case status all it says is "received by local office April 2018." Any ideas what is going on?  Anyone have any idea what number to call to actually get through to a human being?? Thanks! 

He should receive an 18 moths Extension Letter (yes, to addition to his 1 year Letter he got after original  I-751 submission) - USCIS started issuing the 18 months Ext Letters since July-Aug. of this year.  If he doesn't receive this another, 18 months Ext. Letter, then you should make an Infopass, sometime closer to March of 2019, and get his passport stamped with I-551.

 

We filed in June, 2017. Got 1 year Ext. Letter about 2 weeks after submission.

1 year later, in August 2018 we received 18 months Ext. Letter. I-751 was approved in Sept. of 2018  So, the process took about 15 months. And I believe we were lucky, "quick" ones. 

 

If you filed in December of 2017 - as others said you are well within normal processing time. Depends on the USCIS office, but it takes over a year any way.

 

Good luck!!   

 

Edited by Ksenia_O

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43 minutes ago, mmclaughlin said:

Hello everyone!  I filed my husbands i-751 last year in December, revived bio metrics appointment, he went, received receipt notice, etc.  Haven't heard anything yet and his green card expires in March! When I check his case status all it says is "received by local office April 2018." Any ideas what is going on?  Anyone have any idea what number to call to actually get through to a human being?? Thanks! 

Yep. It sucks but this is the norm now.

 

Not only that, but the process is taking so long that USCIS is now issuing extensions for 18 months instead of the usual 1 year.

 

ETA: I agree that there is no point in calling. We (almost all of us) are in the same predicament.

Edited by NuestraUnion

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If you look at our timeline you will see we applied for ROC Mar 2016 and my wife finally received her approval in November of 2018...this only because they did a combo interview of her I751 and her N400.  Otherwise, I truly believe we would still be waiting.

Hate to say it:  You are within their processing times.  

Sit back..enjoy life...when you get to the time of applying for the N400...DO IT...don't delay..it won't delay your 751.

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Yes, ROC takes well over 1.5 years, almost 2 years now.

 

The best option is when you qualify for citizenship (3 years mark since you became LPR, and you've been married to a US citizen for those same 3 years), file the N-400. You can actually file the N-400 90 days before the 3 years mark. That will force them to do something.

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have to agree with everyone else.  We filed in May 2017.  still waiting, and the 18 month extension expires in February, 2019.  Grrrrrrr


K1 Visa timeline:

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

02/01/2014 - mailed our petition

07/25/2014 - Johan arrives in Los Angeles! 

*See updated timeline for specific dates.*

AOS timeline:~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

08/02/2014 - AOS, EAD, AP applications mailed. 

11/17/2014 - K2 gets an interview waiver letter in the mail (dated November 12th) (K1 has never gotten this letter)

08/24/2015 - Green cards are FINALLY in hand after nearly 13 months of waiting. 

ROC timeline: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

05/01/2017 - ROC application sent 

05/02/2017 - CSC receives our package

05/03/2017 - Official NOA1 date

05/10/2017 - MO cashed at our bank

05/12/2017 - NOA 1 is in the mailbox.

05/20/2017 - Biometrics letter in hand

05/31/2017 - biometrics appt (Oxnard, CA)

06/19/2018 - ROC still pending with no news but that wonky glitch back in February, so we went ahead and filed for citizenship

N-400 timeline: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

06/19/2018 - N-400 application filed online

06/20/2018 - NOA1 received online for Naturalization application

06/25/2018 - Biometrics notification online (PDF Document)

07/12/2018 - Biometrics appt (Oxnard, CA)

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14 minutes ago, Tina and Johan said:

have to agree with everyone else.  We filed in May 2017.  still waiting, and the 18 month extension expires in February, 2019.  Grrrrrrr

Can't believe you are still waiting... I' so sorry. 

Since you applied for citizenship,  I believe you should have a combo interview, having both, I-751 & N-400, at the same time.. Hopefully soon!

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14 minutes ago, Ksenia_O said:

Can't believe you are still waiting... I' so sorry. 

Since you applied for citizenship,  I believe you should have a combo interview, having both, I-751 & N-400, at the same time.. Hopefully soon!

We got an update just this morning, so fingers crossed.  


K1 Visa timeline:

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

02/01/2014 - mailed our petition

07/25/2014 - Johan arrives in Los Angeles! 

*See updated timeline for specific dates.*

AOS timeline:~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

08/02/2014 - AOS, EAD, AP applications mailed. 

11/17/2014 - K2 gets an interview waiver letter in the mail (dated November 12th) (K1 has never gotten this letter)

08/24/2015 - Green cards are FINALLY in hand after nearly 13 months of waiting. 

ROC timeline: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

05/01/2017 - ROC application sent 

05/02/2017 - CSC receives our package

05/03/2017 - Official NOA1 date

05/10/2017 - MO cashed at our bank

05/12/2017 - NOA 1 is in the mailbox.

05/20/2017 - Biometrics letter in hand

05/31/2017 - biometrics appt (Oxnard, CA)

06/19/2018 - ROC still pending with no news but that wonky glitch back in February, so we went ahead and filed for citizenship

N-400 timeline: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

06/19/2018 - N-400 application filed online

06/20/2018 - NOA1 received online for Naturalization application

06/25/2018 - Biometrics notification online (PDF Document)

07/12/2018 - Biometrics appt (Oxnard, CA)

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