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Has anyone else been waiting months just for a biometrics appointment? We are going on 5 months and can’t even get an appointment. I don’t know what else to do whom else to call. This is completely frustrating and I am tired of talking to USCIS because they don’t care. Someone else tell me I’m not alone and what I can do please. I am getting so frustrated. 

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Unfortunately you're in the same position as a lot of us. Looking at your timeline it looks as if you got your NOA right before all ASCs shut down due to COVID. Many are reopening this and next week, so we are all hoping to start hearing about appointment letters being received soon.


A magical mystery tour of many US visas prior to AOS...

 

EAD/AP - NOA received May 18, 2020

AOS - NOA received May 18, 2020

Biometrics (Code 2) - August 5, 2020

Biometrics take 2 (Code 3) - August 27, 2020

Ready to be Scheduled for Interview - September 8, 2020

EAD/AP Approval Notice - October  1, 2020

EAD Card Received - October 13, 2020

Interview Scheduled Notification - March 1, 2021

Interview Scheduled - April 6, 2021

GC Approved - May 7, 2021

GC Mailed - May 11, 2021

GC Delivered - May 11, 2021

Removal of Conditions File Date - January 6, 2023

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
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USCIS cares and that’s why they are taking time to safely open those application support centers that you shall go for biometrics. 

Edited by arken

Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Country: Algeria
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Thank you for showing me I’m not the only one. It surely doesn’t feel like they care when you called so many times and not one person can give you a correct answer. This is beyond frustrating I hate Covid I have this process. 

Edited by Crystal&Saido

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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32 minutes ago, Crystal&Saido said:

Has anyone else been waiting months just for a biometrics appointment? We are going on 5 months and can’t even get an appointment. I don’t know what else to do whom else to call. This is completely frustrating and I am tired of talking to USCIS because they don’t care. Someone else tell me I’m not alone and what I can do please. I am getting so frustrated. 

Application support centers have been closed. No one has received biometrics since the beginning of March. Have you googled your local app support center?! You can't do anything until they open and hope your state government is actually taking precautions and caring about their residents. Otherwise these centers will stay closed.

Edited by Luckycuds

Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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Country: Algeria
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11 minutes ago, Luckycuds said:

Application support centers have been closed. No one has received biometrics since the beginning of March. Have you googled your local app support center?! You can't do anything until they open and hope your state government is actually taking precautions and caring about their residents. Otherwise these centers will stay closed.

I have and I finally heard from USCIS that it’ll open here next Monday. So I guess we will see what happens. Do they have to meet the time line the five on cases ? Because to says 4.5-6.5 months and still says that. What if they don’t meet that ? 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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9 minutes ago, Crystal&Saido said:

I have and I finally heard from USCIS that it’ll open here next Monday. So I guess we will see what happens. Do they have to meet the time line the five on cases ? Because to says 4.5-6.5 months and still says that. What if they don’t meet that ? 

I'm sorry I don't understand; what are you trying to say? What timeline?

 

Positive news is that your center opens next week.


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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1 hour ago, Crystal&Saido said:

Has anyone else been waiting months just for a biometrics appointment? We are going on 5 months and can’t even get an appointment. I don’t know what else to do whom else to call. This is completely frustrating and I am tired of talking to USCIS because they don’t care. Someone else tell me I’m not alone and what I can do please. I am getting so frustrated. 

1000's are folks are just waiting like you. If that sends peace to your mind

 

Iam waiting from Jan 2020 

Edited by James120383

31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
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17 minutes ago, Crystal&Saido said:

I have and I finally heard from USCIS that it’ll open here next Monday. So I guess we will see what happens. Do they have to meet the time line the five on cases ? Because to says 4.5-6.5 months and still says that. What if they don’t meet that ? 

They don’t meet the timeline, they change the timeline based on the processing times actually taken.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Iraq
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You are not alone - literally everyone that filed close to or after March 18th, when everything closed, is waiting for their biometrics appointment.

On top of that, USCIS employees are facing a furlough for 70% of their staff, along with catching up to just going back to regular work (theoretically). It's probably less that they don't care, but more that it's not in their hand.

You can look up all re-opening dates here, under the "Application Support Centers" drop down. Since your NOA1 date is the date before the lock down, you might get lucky and be relatively in front of the line, after all de-scheduled appointments have been re-scheduled https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-office-closings

 

Literally everyone here is going through this - consider yourself lucky that you are in the US, and get to be with your loved one. Many of us are stuck separated with embassy closures (and now backlogs, and travel/visa suspensions) just as long as the ASC centers have been closed :)

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Iraq
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21 minutes ago, Crystal&Saido said:

Do they have to meet the time line the five on cases ? Because to says 4.5-6.5 months and still says that. What if they don’t meet that ?

They don't have to meet anything - timelines are only estimates, and no promise. It takes as long as it takes. Immigration requires patience, now even more so than ever. Try to occupy your mind with something else - I know it's hard, but you don't want to drive yourself crazy over this :)

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Country: Algeria
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20 minutes ago, Quarknase said:

They don't have to meet anything - timelines are only estimates, and no promise. It takes as long as it takes. Immigration requires patience, now even more so than ever. Try to occupy your mind with something else - I know it's hard, but you don't want to drive yourself crazy over this :)

Thank you for that is honestly made me relax a little. I am trying hard not to focus on it. It’s just super ahhh but your right at least I have my loved one here. My heart goes out for others that do not. Thank you and everyone else for putting me back in perspective!! 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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We all know how frustrating this process is, I'm sure I have a lot more gray hairs on my head since starting this long arduous journey. If I can give you any advise at all, it would be to enjoy your new life with your loved one since you are together and just let these circumstances just play out. My wife and I have 2 gardens and Many flowers. We both love to go out and watch them develop and grow just like our love for one another. Just know it will happen when it happens. Please don't put yourself under so much stress, it's not good for anyone. God is Great and has and will always be with you! God Bless!

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@Crystal&Saido   It looks like the Las Vegas ASC Office is reopening July 20.

You can go to the link below and click on Application Support Center to see when different offices are opening.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-office-closings

Edited by Rick & Apple

Naturalization Timeline

01/05/2020.......Filed N-400 online.

01/07/2020.......I-751 transferred from Texas Service Center to Lee's Summit.

01/31/2020.......Biometrics Appointment.

03/06/2020.......Interview Scheduled 04/16/2020.

06/16/2020.......Interview Rescheduled 07/08/2020

07/08/2020.......Approved

08/20/2020.......Oath Ceremony

 

N400 January 2020 filers spread sheet  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bxlnPL1_Ln6rGAZcTwEf6e-dNjQkBmr02wYi6baeIF0/edit#gid=0

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This might offer some reassurance but we just had our EAD approved today with no biometrics appointment. Never had biometrics taken. Looks like they might be making exceptions for the EAD.


  • 2020-02-14: Date Filed
  • 2020-02-19: NOA1
  • 2020-03-13: Biometrics appointment (Rescheduled due to conflict)
  • 2020-04-01: Biometrics appointment (Rescheduled due to COVID)
  • 2020-07-15: EAD approved (no biometrics taken)
  • 2020-08-10: Biometrics Appointment (Success)
  • 2020-08-20: EAD in hand
  • 2020-09-21: AOS Interview Scheduled
  • 2020-11-05: AOS Interview + Approval

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