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Hi all! Online says that the German embassy takes about 2 months for the I-130 and we're nearing three months starting to get nervous/anxious. Has anyone received an approval for their I-130 recently from them?!

 

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On 6/25/2019 at 7:52 AM, NFBP said:

Hi all! Online says that the German embassy takes about 2 months for the I-130 and we're nearing three months starting to get nervous/anxious. Has anyone received an approval for their I-130 recently from them?!

 

Embassy or USCIS?


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Have you tried contacting them directly? By email or phone?


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

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12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

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30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office

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Hey guys!

 

On 6/25/2019 at 2:52 PM, NFBP said:

Hi all! Online says that the German embassy takes about 2 months for the I-130 and we're nearing three months starting to get nervous/anxious. Has anyone received an approval for their I-130 recently from them?!

 

My wife and I are literally in the same boat. We have been waiting for about 100 days so far when it was stated 90 days was the timelimit (approx). We haven't heard anything at all from them about the visa or the form besides the fact they recieved it on march 18th. 

4 hours ago, millefleur said:

Have you tried contacting them directly? By email or phone?

I have emailed them and called them. 
Email: Automated response from them and no response for over a week ( 8 business days )
Phone: I called the number they have listed and they just automate a bunch of places to look for info on things. Then it says "Transferring to a representative.." "The call can not be completed at this time. Please try again later." {click}. So it goes to say they don't have their operators standing by to field questions from people.

 

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1 hour ago, mcduffs said:

Hey guys!

 

My wife and I are literally in the same boat. We have been waiting for about 100 days so far when it was stated 90 days was the timelimit (approx). We haven't heard anything at all from them about the visa or the form besides the fact they recieved it on march 18th. 

I have emailed them and called them. 
Email: Automated response from them and no response for over a week ( 8 business days )
Phone: I called the number they have listed and they just automate a bunch of places to look for info on things. Then it says "Transferring to a representative.." "The call can not be completed at this time. Please try again later." {click}. So it goes to say they don't have their operators standing by to field questions from people.

 

Ugh that is so disappointing to hear 😕 

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4 hours ago, mcduffs said:

Email: Automated response from them and no response for over a week ( 8 business days )
Phone: I called the number they have listed and they just automate a bunch of places to look for info on things. Then it says "Transferring to a representative.." "The call can not be completed at this time. Please try again later." {click}. So it goes to say they don't have their operators standing by to field questions from people.

That's really frustrating....Have you tried making a physical appointment with USCIS Frankfurt? Maybe you can just go in person and ask what is up?


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

 

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

Spoiler

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

26-Jun-2019: Case ready to be scheduled for interview 

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

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

 

 

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Add us as another couple that is getting anxious. Hadn’t hit the 90 days yet but are getting close. Submitted the I-130 mid April and got 1st acceptance notification not long after. McDuffs can you post on here any updates you may get? Just gives us a timeline idea.

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Hi everybody! Any changes or updates? We just filed 4 weeks ago, but it would be good to know what to expect. I have already rescheduled my medical. We were a little too optimistic and we were planning on moving back in October/November

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47 minutes ago, SALKG said:

Hi everybody! Any changes or updates? We just filed 4 weeks ago, but it would be good to know what to expect. I have already rescheduled my medical. We were a little too optimistic and we were planning on moving back in October/November

😕 ... 

 

Still showing as 2 months

 

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7 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Yes that's true. Should have been updated on 15th of July ... 

Our two kids are also American citizens, - it is only me who needs to go through the process. 

 

Does anybody on here know how they handle travelling to the US while your immigration case it pending? I am reading conflicting statements online...  

I still have a job here and a household so not planning on staying of course - just visiting for 2 weeks. 

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4 hours ago, Paul & Mary said:

 

4 hours ago, SALKG said:

Yes that's true. Should have been updated on 15th of July ... 

Our two kids are also American citizens, - it is only me who needs to go through the process. 

 

Does anybody on here know how they handle travelling to the US while your immigration case it pending? I am reading conflicting statements online...  

I still have a job here and a household so not planning on staying of course - just visiting for 2 weeks. 

While the website does show two months from what I gather everyone that has applied from March on are all over 90+ days before they hear back from the first part. Not sure if we are all just unlucky in that respects or if that estimator is just way off 😕

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Skalg,

 

If I had to guess I would plan on 4.5 months from NOA1. I’m basing this on this users timeline as well as this thread discussion.

 

The website with the timelines is clearly wrong or is statistically skewed lower from submissions much earlier in the year.

 

We are still waiting on NOA2 and submitted it 3 weeks after NFPB.

 

NFPB, 

I bet you get NOA2 either this week or next week. I think it’s taking 100-120 days from NOA1. Then add another month to get the final packet. Can you repost in this thread to let us know once you get it? It will help others get a feel of more accurate timelines.

 

It sounds like the closure of all the USCIS offices overseas by 2020 to bring them back to the US to help with the border processing backlog will impact every DCF and significantly increase immigration timelines. I will be curious to see if the DCF USCIS immigration option is completely eliminated or if they will just transfer that role to the Embassies. My hunch is it will be eliminated and everyone will have to file through one of the lockbox facilities.

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/03/12/U-S-closing-immigration-offices-located-overseas/stories/201903130060

 

 

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2 hours ago, rangers90 said:

Skalg,

 

If I had to guess I would plan on 4.5 months from NOA1. I’m basing this on this users timeline as well as this thread discussion.

 

The website with the timelines is clearly wrong or is statistically skewed lower from submissions much earlier in the year.

 

We are still waiting on NOA2 and submitted it 3 weeks after NFPB.

 

NFPB, 

I bet you get NOA2 either this week or next week. I think it’s taking 100-120 days from NOA1. Then add another month to get the final packet. Can you repost in this thread to let us know once you get it? It will help others get a feel of more accurate timelines.

 

It sounds like the closure of all the USCIS offices overseas by 2020 to bring them back to the US to help with the border processing backlog will impact every DCF and significantly increase immigration timelines. I will be curious to see if the DCF USCIS immigration option is completely eliminated or if they will just transfer that role to the Embassies. My hunch is it will be eliminated and everyone will have to file through one of the lockbox facilities.

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/03/12/U-S-closing-immigration-offices-located-overseas/stories/201903130060

 

 

Yeah I will for sure post whenever we get it. Fingers crossed it comes this week and then we are about three weeks behind @MarcusMuc

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