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ROC approved in 4 months. I feel so lucky!

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That’s just ridiculous. 

CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

I-751 #1- May 2015 [Denied]


Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'   Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS. No opportunity given to review & refute allegations  - contrary to USCIS policy.


I-751 #2 - Oct 2017 [Denied] 


October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  
Dec 2019: Filed FOIA request for full A# file
Feb 2020: FOIA request completed - entire A# file received as a .PDF; 197 pages fully redacted, and 80 partially redacted. Don't waste your time!
March 2021: I-751 #2 denied for lack of evidence. No RFE, no interview, and evidence in previous I-751 not reviewed - contrary to policy. Huge errors in adjudication.


 N-400 - Feb 2018 [Denied] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February  2019: Interview - cancelled after a four hour wait due to 'missing paperwork' on their end. Promised Expedited reschedule.

March 2021: Interview letter received, strangely dated after I-751 denial. No I-751 interview conducted. N-400 interview and test passed, given 'cannot make a decision at this time' paper due to the ongoing I-751 nightmare...

April 2021: N-400 denial received citing recent I-751 denial as basis for ineligibility, even though it should have been a combo interview 🤯



I-751 Service Motion - March 2021 [Sent via FedEx & COMPLETELY IGNORED by USCIS]

March 2021: Service Motion request sent overnight addressed direectly to field office director, requesting urgent review and re-opening, based on errors in adjudication - citing USCIS policy, AFM and memorandums as basis for errors. This was completely ignored by USCIS.


I-290B - April 2021 [Withdrawn]

April 2021: I-290B motion to re-open ($675) filed 


I-751 #3 - June 2021 [Pending]

June 2021: I-751 #3 (27lbs of paperwork) & another $680 sent to USCIS via FedEx ($300+..thanks) .... IT'S GROUNDHOG DAY

June 2021: Receipt issued, card charged, biometrics waived, infopass scheduled for I-551 stamp number ten.....

Feb 2022: RFIE (no, not an RFE, a Request For Initial Evidence) received, for copies of the divorce paperwork that they already have 😑

July 2022: Infopass for I-551 stamp number eleven.....



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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Ghana
2 hours ago, Roadtoglory said:

I don’t know what worked. I filed my ROC just 4 months ago in June, got emails saying case is approved and that they ordered my card. I thought (still think) it was a joke. I still think it’s a glitch and won’t believe it until I have the card in my hands. 


What’s your priority date ? June what? Mine is July 24th and I will like to know how soon I might hear back from them . By the way, congratulations!!!!🎉 

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Sometimes these weird things happen! When we filed the K1, we received the Noa1 in a week and my Noa2 3 weeks later. Our case was ready for interview at the embassy less than 2 months later. It was so crazy considering the wait time is almost a year by the time it gets to the embassy. Sometimes these things happen! CONGRATS!

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9 hours ago, Roadtoglory said:

don’t know what worked.

I take it you were a K1 (or other) and had an AOS interview?

March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

December 10, 2021 US Passport Issued

August 12, 2022 PHL Dual Nationality Re-established & Passport Approved 

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Congratulations! 🎊 May I ask what is your original visa?



Edited by frank19910210

I-751 --> Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (September 2020) - MM/DD/YYYY

  • 09/11/2020 First of 90-day window
  • 09/14/2020 : Sent to USCIS Arizona Lockbox by UPS
  • 09/15/2020 : Arrived at Arizona Lockbox
  • 09/23/2020 : Receipt Msg, Service center: EAC
  • 09/25/2020 : NOA Received, dated 09/18/2020
  • 10/03/2020 : Biometrics waived. Fingerprints from previous petition are applied
  • 04/25/2021 : New Card Is Being Produced


N-400 --> Citizenship application (September 2021) - MM/DD/YYYY

  • 09/11/2021 First of 90-day window

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Myanmar
11 hours ago, Junior818 said:

Hi @Roadtoglory what joint documents did you submitted?

Yes I too am interested in knowing what proofs of bonafide relationship were submitted for this. Thanks.  

Edited by Mike E

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That is awesome and congratulations on the good news.

To everyone else hoping on the same result;

Sometimes cases get fast tracked, there is no rhyme or reason. There have been rumors that some files get pulled to make the numbers look better, but nobody really knows. Some people get lucky, I had this happen with my AOS and nobody knows why. Copying the petition package does not guarantee a speedy processing.

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