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What does it mean when USCIS updated my case status this afternoon to N/A? The processing dates for the Vermont office keep going up while the office it was originally at (California Service Center) keep going down. They said they transferred it to the Vermont office for the efficiency of the case but I'm already over 9 months now and it's not approved so that doesn't seem to efficient to me.

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An I-129F transferred to Vermont is usually due to something popping up on the name (background) checks related to certain criminal activity. That's where they typically handle those types of cases, and would be one explanation for the delay.


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:

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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1 hour ago, geowrian said:

An I-129F transferred to Vermont is usually due to something popping up on the name (background) checks related to certain criminal activity. That's where they typically handle those types of cases, and would be one explanation for the delay.

Oh I see.  Why would they change my status to N/A, though? It just changed to N/A around like 4 p.m. and then I just received another text from the app showing what it said before the update which was showing the day it was transferred to Vermont Service Center. 

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17 minutes ago, JHop1979 said:

Oh I see.  Why would they change my status to N/A, though? It just changed to N/A around like 4 p.m. and then I just received another text from the app showing what it said before the update which was showing the day it was transferred to Vermont Service Center. 

Likely a blip in the system. The case tracker is known to be a bit flaky sometimes.


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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14 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Likely a blip in the system. The case tracker is known to be a bit flaky sometimes.

Ok because this happened before to my ex-wife's mom's petition to bring her here, they updated her status to N/A and then within a week it was with NVC.

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6 hours ago, JHop1979 said:

Ok because this happened before to my ex-wife's mom's petition to bring her here, they updated her status to N/A and then within a week it was with NVC.

Past experience usually is mirrored for future experience. 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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30 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Past experience usually is mirrored for future experience. 

I'm confused by what you said that past experience is mirrored for future experience. Are you trying to say that because that situation happened before with my ex-wife's mom's petition that it may happen again?

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Just now, JHop1979 said:

I'm confused by what you said that past experience is mirrored for future experience. Are you trying to say that because that situation happened before with my ex-wife's mom's petition that it may happen again. 

Yes. It currently is mirroring ex mom case. We don't see a lot of changes in how visas are processed.  Just tweaking along the way.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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4 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Yes. It currently is mirroring ex mom case. We don't see a lot of changes in how visas are processed.  Just tweaking along the way.

Oh ok thanks because I called the USCIS  right away  this morning and the 1st level officer could only tell me it's still processing so I requested to speak to a 2nd level officer. But why would it mirror her application because her petition was for an immigrant visa not a fiance Visa

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4 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Yes. It currently is mirroring ex mom case. We don't see a lot of changes in how visas are processed.  Just tweaking along the way.

 

8 minutes ago, JHop1979 said:

Oh ok thanks because I called the USCIS  right away  this morning and the 1st level officer could only tell me it's still processing so I requested to speak to a 2nd level officer. But why would it mirror her application because her petition was for an immigrant visa not a fiance Visa

I just finished talking to the 2nd level officer and she can only tell me that it's still processing. She said it's possible that it may have already been sent to the NVC but sometimes the system doesn't update on their end right away. 

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14 minutes ago, JHop1979 said:

Oh ok thanks because I called the USCIS  right away  this morning and the 1st level officer could only tell me it's still processing so I requested to speak to a 2nd level officer. But why would it mirror her application because her petition was for an immigrant visa not a fiance Visa

Think processing steps.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Think processing steps.

I am but this case has taken over 9 months already. I guess all I can do is wait for an approval.  I was told over a month ago that my case had already been through all the background checks prior to them transferring it to the Vermont office. 

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9 hours ago, geowrian said:

An I-129F transferred to Vermont is usually due to something popping up on the name (background) checks related to certain criminal activity. That's where they typically handle those types of cases, and would be one explanation for the delay.

USCIS told me this morning that all the service centers can handle cases with past criminal records. 

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27 minutes ago, JHop1979 said:

USCIS told me this morning that all the service centers can handle cases with past criminal records. 

Yes, although Vermont typically only handles certain types of criminal records for an I-129F specifically (AWA is the big one). All other I-129Fs for a fiance are handled at (and remain at) CSC.

It does not mean there is anything wrong either....sometimes 2 people with the same name come up with a hit on the initial checks, so they have to check manually to ensure it's not the same person.

Edited by geowrian

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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