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                               :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
  • "..case ready to be scheduled for interview" on 5/29/2019
 

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1 hour ago, missileman said:

People at USCIS are doing their job but for some reason democrats are still not able to digest their defeat from 2016. The only way for them to win in 2020 is whining about immigration and waste tax payers money on investigations.

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12 minutes ago, cd37 said:

People at USCIS are doing their job but for some reason democrats are still not able to digest their defeat from 2016. The only way for them to win in 2020 is whining about immigration and waste tax payers money on investigations.

Let me start by stating that I despise Trump. On the other hand, I agree that corporate democrats are unable to digest their defeat. Russia investigation was a scam. It completely diverted attention from the fact that Hillary was a terrible candidate, and corporate democrats are basically 1990s republicans with terrible vision. On the other hand please don't pretend that Republicans didn't waste taxpayer money with dumb investigations like Benghazi and 1000 repeal votes against Obamacare. 

 

As far as to this article, I just think the major increase in Naturalization approvals is simply driven by the massive increase in applications since Trump became president to gain citizenship protections from deportation and travel, not because Trump is benevolent towards immigrants. I also believe the backlogs in N400 applications is largely also driven by the same factor, not because of the sinister nature of the USCIS now that it is lead by the Trump administration. 

 

If the media focused on Trumps horrific tax, healthcare, trade and education policies rather than the dumb Russian investigation, he'd be defeated in a landslide in the next election. But they seem to be repeating 2016 with Joe Biden, who I predict will lose to Trump handily. 

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N-400 Naturalization acpplication

 

 

9/9/2018: 90 day window early application opened. (3 year rule)

9/9/2018: N-400 Application submitted ONLINE. Estimated case completion: November 2019 (14 months).

9/10/2018: NOA

9/15/2018:Scheduled for Biometrics appointment. Scheduled for 10/1/2018

10/1/2018: Biometrics completed. 

4/11/2019: Scheduled for Interview.

5/20/2019: Interview day, APPROVED!

5/30/2019: Oath Ceremony. Officially a US citizen! Time to Vote :D

 

AOS / AP / EAD

 

7/22/2015: Mailed I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765

7/28/2015: Received electronic notification that USCIS has received my case and they are forwarding it to national benefits center.

8/1/2015: Received Hard copy of NOA of all 4 forms by mail.

8/6/2015: Received Biometrics appointment in mail, date 8/20

8/20/2015: Biometrics completed.

8/31/2015: Case updated to Interview scheduled for 10/1/2015

9/1/2015: Received interview letter hardcopy by mail

9/28/2015: EAD / AP Card in production

10/1/2015: Interview completed, unfortunately will need further review...

10/3/2015: Recieved EAD / AP combo card in mail

11/16/2015: Completed first Infopass. J1 file still pending from DOS

12/9/2015: I485 / I130 approved. I-485 updated to "New Card is being produced"!!!

12/14/2015: Received I130/I485 approval / Welcome letter

12/15/2015: Received Green Card in mail!!!!

 

J1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver Timeline:

 

12/18/2014: Form DS-3035 was received by the DOS

11/2014-2/2015: We collected letters of support from Family

2/15/2015: Last DS-2019 was received.

2/27/2015: Sent I-612 + Affidavit and supporting documents (This was sent to California Service Center)

3/4/2015: USCIS received I-612 and sent Form I-797C notice of action in mail which I received later on.

4/9/2015: USCIS requested another non-USCIS advisory opinion for Form I-612

4/14/2015: From I-612 and I-613 were received by the DOS

5/6/2015: DOS: Post input: received,

6/27/2015: DOS decision turned to Favorable recommendation, Recommendation sent on 6/26

7/2/2015: USCIS approved I-612 application online

7/9/2015: Received Hard copy approval in mail

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This thread wasn't intended to be a political debate.  It is simply pointing out the fact that N-400 approvals are up...which is good news for all of us....


                               :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
  • "..case ready to be scheduled for interview" on 5/29/2019
 

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I think being able to submit the application online has played a small catalyst role as well. But truth be told the volume of N400 applications have increased greatly since 2016.

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2 minutes ago, NikLR said:

I think it's because more people are terrified of having their green cards taken away and wanting to be able to vote next time too. 

People will be terrified only if they got their green cards through fraud otherwise there is no reason to be terrified. 

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21 minutes ago, cd37 said:

People will be terrified only if they got their green cards through fraud otherwise there is no reason to be terrified. 

Agreed, for the most part.  However, every time I leave the US, I have a little apprehension about my return, just because there is the chance (however slim) that I would be denied entry bc I am not a citizen.  My husband rolls his eyes at me every single time.  Also, I feel like anyone who obtained a gc fraudulently wouldn’t have the sense to be terrified bc they think they are smarter than the system they cheated.  

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1 hour ago, cd37 said:

People will be terrified only if they got their green cards through fraud otherwise there is no reason to be terrified. 

no people will be terrified because people don't understand and the media misleads them. 


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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MAGA.... that is all.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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15 hours ago, medicalguy said:

Let me start by stating that I despise Trump. On the other hand, I agree that corporate democrats are unable to digest their defeat. Russia investigation was a scam. It completely diverted attention from the fact that Hillary was a terrible candidate, and corporate democrats are basically 1990s republicans with terrible vision. On the other hand please don't pretend that Republicans didn't waste taxpayer money with dumb investigations like Benghazi and 1000 repeal votes against Obamacare. 

 

As far as to this article, I just think the major increase in Naturalization approvals is simply driven by the massive increase in applications since Trump became president to gain citizenship protections from deportation and travel, not because Trump is benevolent towards immigrants. I also believe the backlogs in N400 applications is largely also driven by the same factor, not because of the sinister nature of the USCIS now that it is lead by the Trump administration. 

 

If the media focused on Trumps horrific tax, healthcare, trade and education policies rather than the dumb Russian investigation, he'd be defeated in a landslide in the next election. But they seem to be repeating 2016 with Joe Biden, who I predict will lose to Trump handily. 

Sorry to be bad news, but the Russia investigation was not a scam. if you read all 448 pages as i did you will know. Forget what the news said but read. Plus trump own high ranking people he trusted are sitting in Federal prison, plus over 20 Russian were indicted and many more. If you called that a scam then you need to remove your partisan glasses. Facts are facts. Plus all the USA intelligent agencies under the Trump administration said Russia meddled and interred in our elections. trump is the only one in denial.

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15 hours ago, MateR said:

Be nice if tax payer money got wasted on investigations opposed to lining the pockets of corrupt.

Government waste money everyday. Democrats or republicans. It is always wasteful spending on both sides.

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Thread that cannot help but remain political is moved from the US Immigration News forum to the Current Events forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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