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Previously, USCIS issued a NOID or outright denial only if there was a "no chance" standard of being eligible for the benefit being sought. This policy was revised to no longer issue RFEs for what are deemed "placeholder" applications.

 

RFEs are still being issued all the time. But they are less likely to occur when basic required documentation is missing.

 

Note: USCIS handled petitions, not visas. There are no K-1 applicants at USCIS. The K-1 comes into play later.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

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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:

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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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26-Jul-2016: Married abroad (USC + Russian husband) 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sept-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions - NBC (Apr-2019-???) 📝 MSC I-751 filers: Track your case here!

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28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office  

??-???-2019: TBA...

Mar-30-2020: N-400 early filing window opens! 🇺🇸

 

 

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FWIW, if someone's reported an outright denial here (not a rejection due to providing an out of date form or missing payment or something like that, where they don't charge you) of an I-129F without an RFE since this policy change, it's news to me.


K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28
Interview date: 2019-02-14
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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22 hours ago, Summerleaf said:

Is is true that USCIS removed the RFE for K1 applicants? and will cause automatic denial of application if found lack of requirements? @Greenbaum

We had a RFE in January - our attorney missed a check box.  So they where still sending them out then.  

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On 4/11/2019 at 6:57 AM, RT&MB said:

We had a RFE in January - our attorney missed a check box.  So they where still sending them out then.  

Thank you for the answear dearly, i feel relieved now.. Good luck and best wishes. 🙏🙏🙏

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On 4/10/2019 at 8:39 AM, geowrian said:

Previously, USCIS issued a NOID or outright denial only if there was a "no chance" standard of being eligible for the benefit being sought. This policy was revised to no longer issue RFEs for what are deemed "placeholder" applications.

 

RFEs are still being issued all the time. But they are less likely to occur when basic required documentation is missing.

 

Note: USCIS handled petitions, not visas. There are no K-1 applicants at USCIS. The K-1 comes into play later.

Thank you for the answer. I posted because I failed to include the intent to marry letter as a beneficiary, only my fiancé was able to create his intent to marry. I was worried. 

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I received an RFE notice today. Well, a notification that one has been mailed. We were incredibly thorough in our application. Could be something simple like they need all pages of a divorce decree or a box that should be checked wasn’t. But long story long, we have an RFE so they are still handing them out. 

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