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Hello all, 

I would like to know how can I expedite the USCIS process its been now more than 4 mo ths now (submitted i130a and received NOA1 at 20th Mar 2020) and still got no answer. 

And can my husband transfer the filing from Nebraska center to Texas center because it's taking less time?? 

 

Last Q also 😊 is there anyone expat at the Sultanate of oman? 

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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5 minutes ago, NannaS said:

Hello all, 

I would like to know how can I expedite the USCIS process its been now more than 4 mo ths now (submitted i130a and received NOA1 at 20th Mar 2020) and still got no answer.  You can't just expedite because you're impatient.  There are specific criteria, available on USCIS.gov.  4 months is WELL within normal processing time.

And can my husband transfer the filing from Nebraska center to Texas center because it's taking less time?? No.  Don't you think everyone would do that?

 

Last Q also 😊 is there anyone expat at the Sultanate of oman? 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

 

Yes I guess I'm impatient, thanks for yr reply. 

Do you think if the petitioner was born in the US will differ (will be quicker) from the one who got his citizenship not by birth? 

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2 minutes ago, NannaS said:

Yes I guess I'm impatient, thanks for yr reply. 

Do you think if the petitioner was born in the US will differ (will be quicker) from the one who got his citizenship not by birth? 

Nope.

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When everybody tries to expedite, everyone had to wait longer. Limited resources, you know...

 

We're all/have all been impatient, but give them a chance to get to your file. Take a remote class. Sell the items you don't need. Keep yourself busy, it will be over soon.

 

I would love to visit Muscat.  On my list for post Covid travels!

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia
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1 hour ago, NannaS said:

Hello all, 

I would like to know how can I expedite the USCIS process its been now more than 4 mo ths now (submitted i130a and received NOA1 at 20th Mar 2020) and still got no answer. 

And can my husband transfer the filing from Nebraska center to Texas center because it's taking less time?? 

 

Last Q also 😊 is there anyone expat at the Sultanate of oman? 

 

what makes your case expedited  ? do you have a cause 


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  

22 Jan 2020: Writ of Mandamus Filed in Federal Court Against USCIS delay of AOS adjudication

 

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1 hour ago, NannaS said:

I would like to know how can I expedite the USCIS process its been now more than 4 mo ths now (submitted i130a and received NOA1 at 20th Mar 2020) and still got no answer. 

You're well within normal timeframes.

You can expedite with a valid reason. Every expedite is discretionary. It generally needs to be a reason that necessitates quick (in immigraiton terms) action.

https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-1-part-a-chapter-5

 

1 hour ago, NannaS said:

And can my husband transfer the filing from Nebraska center to Texas center because it's taking less time?? 

No. Cases are assigned based on USCIS priorities and internal load balancing. You cannot change the SC by request...everybody would do that.

 

1 hour ago, NannaS said:

Do you think if the petitioner was born in the US will differ (will be quicker) from the one who got his citizenship not by birth? 

Maybe by a few seconds to minutes, just to quickly look over their immigration history. The overwhelming majority of the time is sitting in a queue to be assigned and reviewed by the IO. The actual time spent on a single petition, on average, is measured in minutes.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

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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12 minutes ago, geowrian said:

You're well within normal timeframes.

You can expedite with a valid reason. Every expedite is discretionary. It generally needs to be a reason that necessitates quick (in immigraiton terms) action.

https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-1-part-a-chapter-5

 

No. Cases are assigned based on USCIS priorities and internal load balancing. You cannot change the SC by request...everybody would do that.

 

Maybe by a few seconds to minutes, just to quickly look over their immigration history. The overwhelming majority of the time is sitting in a queue to be assigned and reviewed by the IO. The actual time spent on a single petition, on average, is measured in minutes.

You my sister in law (who's born in USA, unlike my husband) she got married the same day and applied for her husband last February and got her NOA2 in 109 days only, but for us applied at March 20th and now it's 141 days and no notice recieved.. Thats why I got confused why us is taking longer.. But it seems like the queue is long or the Covid19 is affecting the process

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2 hours ago, NannaS said:

Hello all, 

I would like to know how can I expedite the USCIS process its been now more than 4 mo ths now (submitted i130a and received NOA1 at 20th Mar 2020) and still got no answer. 

And can my husband transfer the filing from Nebraska center to Texas center because it's taking less time?? 

 

Last Q also 😊 is there anyone expat at the Sultanate of oman? 

 

You can not change the service centers. They assign your petition at their own discretion. You can expedite your case if you've a valid reason such as one of those mentioned on USCIS website. 

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14 minutes ago, NannaS said:

You my sister in law (who's born in USA, unlike my husband) she got married the same day and applied for her husband last February and got her NOA2 in 109 days only, but for us applied at March 20th and now it's 141 days and no notice recieved.. Thats why I got confused why us is taking longer.. But it seems like the queue is long or the Covid19 is affecting the process

The queue is long. Only 109 days has not been the norm in a long, long while. Maybe they got lucky? Averages around that time were in the 9-10 months range (https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/historic-pt).

Current processing timelines are here: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

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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7 hours ago, Lemonslice said:

When everybody tries to expedite, everyone had to wait longer. Limited resources, you know...

 

We're all/have all been impatient, but give them a chance to get to your file. Take a remote class. Sell the items you don't need. Keep yourself busy, it will be over soon.

 

I would love to visit Muscat.  On my list for post Covid travels!

 

Go in June or July and enjoy the khareef around Salalah.  Very interesting to experience a Monsoon in a middle east country.  There's so many coconut and banana trees in the area is almost looks like Philippines.  

Then travel up the mountain to Thumrait and it looks like Mars :)

Oman (RAFO) is one of my customers so usually there at least twice a year.  Great folks!

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16 hours ago, NannaS said:

I would like to know how can I expedite the USCIS process its been now more than 4 mo ths now (submitted i130a and received NOA1 at 20th Mar 2020) and still got no answer. 

It may or may not be accurate right now, but the Visa Journey Processing Times calculations indicate average time at Nebraska is about 7 months.  It appears they are processing cases received in late December 2019. Of course, every case is different.

 


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16 hours ago, Lemonslice said:

When everybody tries to expedite, everyone had to wait longer. Limited resources, you know...

 

We're all/have all been impatient, but give them a chance to get to your file. Take a remote class. Sell the items you don't need. Keep yourself busy, it will be over soon.

 

I would love to visit Muscat.  On my list for post Covid travels!

 

Thanks for the advices, I have my job thank god and yes I'm thinking of having a class online.. Muscat and the whole country is amazing but unfortunately we've been under tough restrictions for Covid19 and curfew for 2 weeks now.. Highly recommended to come post Covid19 soon

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Kuwait
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14 hours ago, jskibo said:

Go in June or July and enjoy the khareef around Salalah.  Very interesting to experience a Monsoon in a middle east country.  There's so many coconut and banana trees in the area is almost looks like Philippines.  

Then travel up the mountain to Thumrait and it looks like Mars :)

Oman (RAFO) is one of my customers so usually there at least twice a year.  Great folks!

I loved Oman, went to Salalah last September for my birthday. It was the last trip I got to take with my husband. Our I 130 took 149 days, but now we are delayed because he is locked out of Kuwait. This Covid is a nightmare, unfortunately you just have to wait and pray that the time goes quickly and that countries will begin to reopen. Best of luck.

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