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My husband started the process on October 15, 2018. I have 10 and a half months without approval in Texas, my husband has called on other occasions and they always told him that everything was going well, he already filed the petition out of time and they gave him one more month to give you an answer

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Moved from K3 Process & Procedures to IR-1 Progress Reports.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Call and ask to speak to a tier 2 and then ask about the status of your background check. If you're still in background checks then it's probably going to take a while, if the background check has been completed, then you should hear soon. You might have to try calling a few times because they're reluctant to transfer people to tier 2 and also tier 2 are reluctant to look into things (the one we spoke to initially said nothing was wrong with our case).

 

As an example, we are September 2018 Texas filers and were just approved on August 22nd because our internal case status was still "in background checks" despite the fact that the results had actually come back 4 months before and it took tier 2 looking into it to figure that out (our case inquiry did nothing). In the week that we were approved, 7 other cases from our PD were acted on (approved or RFE) after very little movement from our PD for about 2 months (I'm assuming they were also caught in the same system bug that we were). 

It's highly unlikely that what happened to us is what has happened to your case but at this point it's almost certainly background checks or an internal error that is holding your case up. Basically be your own advocate and don't take "everything's fine" for an answer, because at this point, something is almost certainly holding it up!


CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" 🙄case now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

 

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On 8/31/2019 at 6:47 PM, DGF said:

Call and ask to speak to a tier 2 and then ask about the status of your background check. If you're still in background checks then it's probably going to take a while, if the background check has been completed, then you should hear soon. You might have to try calling a few times because they're reluctant to transfer people to tier 2 and also tier 2 are reluctant to look into things (the one we spoke to initially said nothing was wrong with our case).

 

As an example, we are September 2018 Texas filers and were just approved on August 22nd because our internal case status was still "in background checks" despite the fact that the results had actually come back 4 months before and it took tier 2 looking into it to figure that out (our case inquiry did nothing). In the week that we were approved, 7 other cases from our PD were acted on (approved or RFE) after very little movement from our PD for about 2 months (I'm assuming they were also caught in the same system bug that we were). 

It's highly unlikely that what happened to us is what has happened to your case but at this point it's almost certainly background checks or an internal error that is holding your case up. Basically be your own advocate and don't take "everything's fine" for an answer, because at this point, something is almost certainly holding it up!

Thank you for your answer .. My husband had today and I did not communicate with a level 2 agent, I only told him that within a month they give the answer since he made an inquiry on August 26 for out of time, I am desperate because they do not give more answer than that, I go for the 11 months without approval in Texas ...

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