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We filed for removal of conditions in April 2020 and my wife's green card expired May 2020. We received the original 18 month extension letter around that time. Our case has been on "Case Was Updated To Show Fingerprints Were Taken" since May 2020. Most importantly, her 18 month extension has now expired and we have not received the updated 24 month extension. We have submitted a request for the letter via the website ("expect a response by 11/29") and we have called to schedule an infopass appointment ("expect a call with the appointment by 12/9"), but so far we still have nothing which shows that my wife is legally in the US and can not travel. Tomorrow, I will try to submit another online request, but otherwise it seems there is nothing else we can do.

Does anyone know of any other options we have overlooked? Is there any way to call and have things escalated?

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Call for an infopass again and wait in line. 

If you were to state you are urgently travelling in the next couple of days and need a passport stamp as the letter has expired it would be marked as urgent. 

Cases marked as urgent are stated to get a call back within 72hrs, but usually within a few hours and they will make an infopass for the same or next day. 

If you had a (fully refundable) flight booked as proof if they ask for this (they sometimes do, but not always but be prepared if so) you would be covered.


You need to stress the urgency here. If you don't you will be waiting weeks for a call back, if at all. 

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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.....

August 2023: Infopass for I-551 stamp number twelve....


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