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When looking up my case online it reads: 

"On July 18, 2019, we received your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, Receipt Number IOEXXXXXXXXXX, and mailed you a receipt notice. It is being processed at our Integrated Operating Env location. The notice describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address."

 

Would this mean Potomac or could it still be anything?

 

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13 hours ago, Micaella said:

When looking up my case online it reads: 

"On July 18, 2019, we received your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, Receipt Number IOEXXXXXXXXXX, and mailed you a receipt notice. It is being processed at our Integrated Operating Env location. The notice describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address."

 

Would this mean Potomac or could it still be anything?

 

It Could be Anything, I'm at Nebraska Service center.. It Sucks.

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On 7/21/2019 at 10:37 PM, Micaella said:

When looking up my case online it reads: 

"On July 18, 2019, we received your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, Receipt Number IOEXXXXXXXXXX, and mailed you a receipt notice. It is being processed at our Integrated Operating Env location. The notice describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address."

 

Would this mean Potomac or could it still be anything?

 

@Micaella Which lockbox address did you use to file your I-130? I filed a I-130 case on September but sent it to the old Chicago lockbox address by mistake (a few months ago the USCIS updated their I-130 filing address to Texas and Arizona and no longer Chicago.

 

To my surprise the USCIS still accepted and processed my I-130 submission, charged my credit card, and gave me a IOE case number. 
 

What's odder is that when I called to request an expedite processing, it create a expedite ticket to be reviewed by a Vermont Service center immigration officer even though L1 center rep told me my I-130 was assigned to the California Service Center. Normally, expedite requests are reviewed by officers in the same service center that the case is assigned to.

 

What is weirder is that the L1 call center rep confirmed that the case looks strange for them too- they (L1) cannot see the I-130 beneficiary name. In addition, the USCIS case status shows "Case Was Received and A Receipt Notice Was Emailed" even though no receipt notices were emailed and that this case status is normally associated with e-filed forms like the N400 (I-130 cannot be e-filed)

 

Odd odd and odd!

Edited by ultrasoul

I-130 JOURNEY FOR FATHER (2019, Immediate Relative of USC IR-5)

01/18/19 NOA1 Texas Service Center received I-130

08/02/19 Called USCIS to expedite I-130 after 196 days pending

08/06/19 Emailed Texas Service Center with requested evidence for I-130

08/09/19 Expedite approved by Texas Service Center

08/13/19: I-130 Approved by USCIS

08/29/19: USCIS sent petition file to NVC

09/09/19: NVC receives I-130 petition from USCIS
10/03/19: NVC generates case & invoice number, ready for AOS and IV fees to be paid

10/07/19: AOS and IV documents uploaded to CEAC

11/25/19: NVC Case Complete

12/18/19: NVC emails interview schedule date

1/6/20: IR-5 Interview in Manila Philippines embassy (MNL); forgot original signed I-864 resulted in 221G
2/4/20: USEM receives original signed I-864 via 2GO courier
TBD: Waiting for Administrative Processing to be completed and subsequent Visa 
Issuance

 

I-130/ I-485 JOURNEY FOR MOTHER (2019, Immediate Relative of USC IR-5)

01/18/19: NOA1 Texas Service Center received I-130 (not concurrently filed with I-485 as we were not sure if we were going to CP or AOS)
06/17/19: Mailed I-485 package adjustment of status (filing with I-131, and I-765) from B2 Visa via 2 day Priority Mail

06/19/19: USPS delivered I-485 package to lockbox
06/24/19: Credit card charged

06/25/19: USCIS mails out NOA1 with receipt numbers (assigned to MSC National Benefits center)
07/02/19: Received NOA1 from USPS

07/05/19:  USCIS mailsout biometrics appointment notice with appointment date 07/24/19

07/11/19: Received biometrics notice letter from USPS
07/12/19: Walk-in biometrics completed

07/18/19: Called USCIS to expedite EAD

07/26/19: Received mailed USCIS instructions on where to fax expedite evidence from USPS 

07/27/19: Faxed requested evidence for EAD expedite
07/31/19: USCIS approves EAD I-765 and Advanced Parole I-131

08/02/19: USCIS mails out combo EAD/ AP card

08/07/19: Received combo EAD/ AP card via USPS Priority Mail

08/08/19: I-486 Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview.
08/26/19: I-130 Approved (NOA2) by USCIS (Texas Service Center)

12/10/19: Greer SC FO sends out I-485 interview appointment details
01/28/20: I-485 Interview at Greer SC FO

02/05/20: Green card ordered

02/06/20: I-485 case approved and NOA2 mailed
02/10/20: Green card produced and mailed out

02/12/20: Received Green card in mail

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6 minutes ago, ultrasoul said:

@Micaella Which lockbox address did you use to file your I-130? I filed a I-130 case on September but sent it to the old Chicago lockbox address by mistake (a few months ago the USCIS updated their I-130 filing address to Texas and Arizona and no longer Chicago.

 

To my surprise the USCIS still accepted and processed my I-130 submission, charged my credit card, and gave me a IOE case number. 
 

What's odder is that when I called to request an expedite processing, it create a expedite ticket to be reviewed by a Vermont Service center immigration officer even though L1 center rep told me my I-130 was assigned to the California Service Center. Normally, expedite requests are reviewed by officers in the same service center that the case is assigned to.

 

What is weirder is that the L1 call center rep confirmed that the case looks strange for them too- they (L1) cannot see the I-130 beneficiary name. In addition, the USCIS case status shows "Case Was Received and A Receipt Notice Was Emailed" even though no receipt notices were emailed and that this case status is normally associated with e-filed forms like the N400 (I-130 cannot be e-filed)

 

Odd odd and odd!

Oh wow thats a new one. I'm surprised you were given an expedite ticket over the phone. They all seem to get denied. I submitted mine through the mail and I'm still waiting on a response. Maybe because its an IOE and all online that any service center can easily pull up your information electionically. I'm not sure, but that's my thought process. Let me know if you find anything else out and good luck to you with your expedite! 

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3 minutes ago, Micaella said:

Oh wow thats a new one. I'm surprised you were given an expedite ticket over the phone. They all seem to get denied. I submitted mine through the mail and I'm still waiting on a response. Maybe because its an IOE and all online that any service center can easily pull up your information electionically. I'm not sure, but that's my thought process. Let me know if you find anything else out and good luck to you with your expedite! 

@MicaellaExpedite requests can only be made thru the USCIS phone lines (though once the request is made, you will be asked to either fax in, mail in, or email in the evidence for expedite depending on the service center processing it) Or thru your state's rep/ senator's office. Personally I've found the first to be faster than the latter though I would recommend anyone in need of an expedite to do all 3 (USCIS expedite thru call center, 1 senator office, 1 representative office). 

 

Just read the other thread that explains this IOE situation- apparently it was a pilot (and is not more a pilot) of digitizing all paperwork so officers can adjudicate based on the images thus cutting down the physical file transfer times.


However judging by the other thread, it took NVC 4 months to digitally receive the I-130 approved electronic files so I guess this pilot aint working too well? 

Edited by ultrasoul

I-130 JOURNEY FOR FATHER (2019, Immediate Relative of USC IR-5)

01/18/19 NOA1 Texas Service Center received I-130

08/02/19 Called USCIS to expedite I-130 after 196 days pending

08/06/19 Emailed Texas Service Center with requested evidence for I-130

08/09/19 Expedite approved by Texas Service Center

08/13/19: I-130 Approved by USCIS

08/29/19: USCIS sent petition file to NVC

09/09/19: NVC receives I-130 petition from USCIS
10/03/19: NVC generates case & invoice number, ready for AOS and IV fees to be paid

10/07/19: AOS and IV documents uploaded to CEAC

11/25/19: NVC Case Complete

12/18/19: NVC emails interview schedule date

1/6/20: IR-5 Interview in Manila Philippines embassy (MNL); forgot original signed I-864 resulted in 221G
2/4/20: USEM receives original signed I-864 via 2GO courier
TBD: Waiting for Administrative Processing to be completed and subsequent Visa 
Issuance

 

I-130/ I-485 JOURNEY FOR MOTHER (2019, Immediate Relative of USC IR-5)

01/18/19: NOA1 Texas Service Center received I-130 (not concurrently filed with I-485 as we were not sure if we were going to CP or AOS)
06/17/19: Mailed I-485 package adjustment of status (filing with I-131, and I-765) from B2 Visa via 2 day Priority Mail

06/19/19: USPS delivered I-485 package to lockbox
06/24/19: Credit card charged

06/25/19: USCIS mails out NOA1 with receipt numbers (assigned to MSC National Benefits center)
07/02/19: Received NOA1 from USPS

07/05/19:  USCIS mailsout biometrics appointment notice with appointment date 07/24/19

07/11/19: Received biometrics notice letter from USPS
07/12/19: Walk-in biometrics completed

07/18/19: Called USCIS to expedite EAD

07/26/19: Received mailed USCIS instructions on where to fax expedite evidence from USPS 

07/27/19: Faxed requested evidence for EAD expedite
07/31/19: USCIS approves EAD I-765 and Advanced Parole I-131

08/02/19: USCIS mails out combo EAD/ AP card

08/07/19: Received combo EAD/ AP card via USPS Priority Mail

08/08/19: I-486 Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview.
08/26/19: I-130 Approved (NOA2) by USCIS (Texas Service Center)

12/10/19: Greer SC FO sends out I-485 interview appointment details
01/28/20: I-485 Interview at Greer SC FO

02/05/20: Green card ordered

02/06/20: I-485 case approved and NOA2 mailed
02/10/20: Green card produced and mailed out

02/12/20: Received Green card in mail

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19 minutes ago, ultrasoul said:

@MicaellaExpedite requests can only be made thru the USCIS phone lines (though once the request is made, you will be asked to either fax in, mail in, or email in the evidence for expedite depending on the service center processing it) Or thru your state's rep/ senator's office. Personally I've found the first to be faster than the latter though I would recommend anyone in need of an expedite to do all 3 (USCIS expedite thru call center, 1 senator office, 1 representative office). 

 

Just read the other thread that explains this IOE situation- apparently it was a pilot (and is not more a pilot) of digitizing all paperwork so officers can adjudicate based on the images thus cutting down the physical file transfer times.


However judging by the other thread, it took NVC 4 months to digitally receive the I-130 approved electronic files so I guess this pilot aint working too well? 

Are you a member of any of the Facebook groups for visas? There are plenty of people who have only been able to expedite through the mail. I'm legitimately surprised by your response. I've been denied twice over the phone because of lack of evidence, but I was never given a chance to provide evidence. The rep seemed confused the second time because she said someone should have called me to request my evidence. It was such an odd situation. She told me to try mailing it and if I dont see anything in two weeks to call back to speak to Tier 2.

 

yeah I keep reading that it is no longer a pilot, but somehow IOEs are still averaging 4 months and NVC 3-4 months as well. I figured NVC would be the quickest part of the process.

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7 hours ago, Micaella said:

Are you a member of any of the Facebook groups for visas? There are plenty of people who have only been able to expedite through the mail. I'm legitimately surprised by your response. I've been denied twice over the phone because of lack of evidence, but I was never given a chance to provide evidence. The rep seemed confused the second time because she said someone should have called me to request my evidence. It was such an odd situation. She told me to try mailing it and if I dont see anything in two weeks to call back to speak to Tier 2.

 

yeah I keep reading that it is no longer a pilot, but somehow IOEs are still averaging 4 months and NVC 3-4 months as well. I figured NVC would be the quickest part of the process.

@Micaella Thanks for sharing I really didn't think that mail was a viable option of requesting an expedite. May I ask what address you send the correspondence to?

 

Non IOE I-130's do take a long time- I had two filled in January 2019 SRC case numbers that were untouched for 8 months until I put in expedite requests. Shame that these 2 weren't part of the IOE pilot even though the pilot started earlier this year.

 

The only good thing about non IOE I-130's is that you can be sure that with 10 days of approval the NVC would receive it for sure (though it takes them another 30 days to input it into their systems to get the NVC case number)


I-130 JOURNEY FOR FATHER (2019, Immediate Relative of USC IR-5)

01/18/19 NOA1 Texas Service Center received I-130

08/02/19 Called USCIS to expedite I-130 after 196 days pending

08/06/19 Emailed Texas Service Center with requested evidence for I-130

08/09/19 Expedite approved by Texas Service Center

08/13/19: I-130 Approved by USCIS

08/29/19: USCIS sent petition file to NVC

09/09/19: NVC receives I-130 petition from USCIS
10/03/19: NVC generates case & invoice number, ready for AOS and IV fees to be paid

10/07/19: AOS and IV documents uploaded to CEAC

11/25/19: NVC Case Complete

12/18/19: NVC emails interview schedule date

1/6/20: IR-5 Interview in Manila Philippines embassy (MNL); forgot original signed I-864 resulted in 221G
2/4/20: USEM receives original signed I-864 via 2GO courier
TBD: Waiting for Administrative Processing to be completed and subsequent Visa 
Issuance

 

I-130/ I-485 JOURNEY FOR MOTHER (2019, Immediate Relative of USC IR-5)

01/18/19: NOA1 Texas Service Center received I-130 (not concurrently filed with I-485 as we were not sure if we were going to CP or AOS)
06/17/19: Mailed I-485 package adjustment of status (filing with I-131, and I-765) from B2 Visa via 2 day Priority Mail

06/19/19: USPS delivered I-485 package to lockbox
06/24/19: Credit card charged

06/25/19: USCIS mails out NOA1 with receipt numbers (assigned to MSC National Benefits center)
07/02/19: Received NOA1 from USPS

07/05/19:  USCIS mailsout biometrics appointment notice with appointment date 07/24/19

07/11/19: Received biometrics notice letter from USPS
07/12/19: Walk-in biometrics completed

07/18/19: Called USCIS to expedite EAD

07/26/19: Received mailed USCIS instructions on where to fax expedite evidence from USPS 

07/27/19: Faxed requested evidence for EAD expedite
07/31/19: USCIS approves EAD I-765 and Advanced Parole I-131

08/02/19: USCIS mails out combo EAD/ AP card

08/07/19: Received combo EAD/ AP card via USPS Priority Mail

08/08/19: I-486 Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview.
08/26/19: I-130 Approved (NOA2) by USCIS (Texas Service Center)

12/10/19: Greer SC FO sends out I-485 interview appointment details
01/28/20: I-485 Interview at Greer SC FO

02/05/20: Green card ordered

02/06/20: I-485 case approved and NOA2 mailed
02/10/20: Green card produced and mailed out

02/12/20: Received Green card in mail

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13 hours ago, ultrasoul said:

@Micaella Thanks for sharing I really didn't think that mail was a viable option of requesting an expedite. May I ask what address you send the correspondence to?

 

Non IOE I-130's do take a long time- I had two filled in January 2019 SRC case numbers that were untouched for 8 months until I put in expedite requests. Shame that these 2 weren't part of the IOE pilot even though the pilot started earlier this year.

 

The only good thing about non IOE I-130's is that you can be sure that with 10 days of approval the NVC would receive it for sure (though it takes them another 30 days to input it into their systems to get the NVC case number)

I'm at work so I don't have the address on me. 4-5 of us used the return address on our NOA1. It worked for all of them, but I have yet to get a response of confirmation that they received it. The non-IOEs seem to be very frustrated with NVC timing as of late. Alot of them waited two months just to get a case number. 

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