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Delay in getting Notice of Approval(is this normal)

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Hi,

It's been over 6 years since my citizen parent petitioned for me (unmarried over 21). I have only received the receipt notice with the priority date and I am yet to receive the notice of approval. I checked the visa bulletin for October 2019 and my priority is less than 6 months from being current. Is this delay normal? Can anyone shed some light on this delay? Thanks in advance.

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14 minutes ago, Brad2020 said:

Vermont

USCIS shows (https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/😞

78 Months to 101.5 Months (U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21)

Inquiry Date: June 13, 2011

 

So technically you're still within normal processing timelines for the I-130. That said, it might not be a bad idea to submit a case inquiry anyway...most similar cases tend to be processed at CSC instead, which is only 47 to 61 months instead.


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

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: 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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3 minutes ago, geowrian said:

USCIS shows (https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/😞

78 Months to 101.5 Months (U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21)

Inquiry Date: June 13, 2011

 

So technically you're still within normal processing timelines for the I-130. That said, it might not be a bad idea to submit a case inquiry anyway...most similar cases tend to be processed at CSC instead, which is only 47 to 61 months instead.

Thanks for replying. I did submit a case inquiry, and the response was we're still reviewing your case and we will mail you a response once we have made a decision. The thing is on the visa bulletin my priority date is current on the dates for filing section and less than 6 months from being current in the Final Action section so the fact that I haven't received the NOA is bit concerning.

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2 hours ago, Brad2020 said:

Thanks for replying. I did submit a case inquiry, and the response was we're still reviewing your case and we will mail you a response once we have made a decision. The thing is on the visa bulletin my priority date is current on the dates for filing section and less than 6 months from being current in the Final Action section so the fact that I haven't received the NOA is bit concerning

I don't believe there is a correlation between the DOS bulletin dates and USCIS petition approval times

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Posted (edited)

I’ve similar issue as well, my PD is Nov 2014, and my processing center is Vermont. They only sent the receipt notice and up till now, I’ve not received the approval notice. 
 

I have a friend whose processing center was also Vermont, her Pd was Feb 2013, she got her approval notice 2015.. 

 

I also have another friend i met on this forum, his Pd was Dec 2013, he’s yet to get his approval notice as we speak.

 

I really don’t know what’s wrong with Vermont center.. we really need someone to shed more light on what to do now please. 

Edited by Danova

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54 minutes ago, Danova said:

I’ve similar issue as well, my PD is Nov 2014, and my processing center is Vermont. They only sent the receipt notice and up till now, I’ve not received the approval notice. 
 

I have a friend whose processing center was also Vermont, her Pd was Feb 2013, she got her approval notice 2015.. 

 

I also have another friend i met on this forum, his Pd was Dec 2013, he’s yet to get his approval notice as we speak.

 

I really don’t know what’s wrong with Vermont center.. we really need someone to shed more light on what to do now please. 

Did you try contacting them? I also have an acquaintance who received his NOA 3 months after his receipt notice. I’m very confused and I don’t know what to do. I have even contacted lawyers for advice and they keep saying the centers are backlogged. Please let’s keep in touch. 

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On 10/7/2019 at 9:53 PM, Brad2020 said:

Did you try contacting them? I also have an acquaintance who received his NOA 3 months after his receipt notice. I’m very confused and I don’t know what to do. I have even contacted lawyers for advice and they keep saying the centers are backlogged. Please let’s keep in touch. 

Well, I gave them a call today, a woman picked, and below is our conversation: 

 

me: hello

center: Good morning, how may I help you?

me: I call to know the status of my case and why it has not been approved?

center: what’s your receipt number 

me: I stated it

center: what’s your last name?

me: I told her 

center: are you the petitioner? 
Me: no

center: well, since you are not the petitioner, I can not tell you any further information but I can tell you how long your case will take to process. 
me: really, so you can’t tell me why my case haven’t been approved? 
center: yes please 

me: ok. So how long will the case take to process since that’s all you can tell me.

center: is your petitioner a citizen? 
me: yes

center: are you married? 
me: no

center: hold on a sec 

center: it will take 101 months to process. 
 

That was our conversation today! Hope this help someone 

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Wow...so that’s 8 years before an approval 

1 hour ago, Danova said:

Well, I gave them a call today, a woman picked, and below is our conversation: 

 

me: hello

center: Good morning, how may I help you?

me: I call to know the status of my case and why it has not been approved?

center: what’s your receipt number 

me: I stated it

center: what’s your last name?

me: I told her 

center: are you the petitioner? 
Me: no

center: well, since you are not the petitioner, I can not tell you any further information but I can tell you how long your case will take to process. 
me: really, so you can’t tell me why my case haven’t been approved? 
center: yes please 

me: ok. So how long will the case take to process since that’s all you can tell me.

center: is your petitioner a citizen? 
me: yes

center: are you married? 
me: no

center: hold on a sec 

center: it will take 101 months to process. 
 

That was our conversation today! Hope this help someone 

Wow so that’s approx 8 years before an approval 

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15 minutes ago, Brad2020 said:

Wow...so that’s 8 years before an approval 

Wow so that’s approx 8 years before an approval 

No that’s not what she meant, I think she meant, it will take about 101 months for a visa to be available for an unmarried child of a usc over 21yrs. The approval will come before then. 
 

She simply stated what’s in the uscis case processing time in the uscis website, it’s just a general approximation. 

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57 minutes ago, Danova said:

No that’s not what she meant, I think she meant, it will take about 101 months for a visa to be available for an unmarried child of a usc over 21yrs. The approval will come before then. 
 

She simply stated what’s in the uscis case processing time in the uscis website, it’s just a general approximation. 

Ok. All we can continue to do is wait patiently and hope for the best. 

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