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About UnaMexicana

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  1. Just to clarify: In Mexico you can get a B1/B2/BCC (which we call "visa") and it is not the sticker they put on your passport, but rather a plastic card. It is possible she lost the "visa" as it was separate from the passport. I know this was the way it was back in the day when I had mine... and up to 2018 when my relatives got theirs. For B1/B2/BCC visas we use the term "visa." UnaMexicana
  2. I can't offer advice on that, but I can certainly offer to keep your family in my prayers. God Bless you both. UnaMexicana
  3. Hi, My appointment is scheduled for May 3, 2021. Best, UnaMexicana
  4. I did not know there was a fluffy kitty posse at VJ! May I respectfully ask for membership?

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  5. Hello VJ Friends, SFR ASC center here. Filed June 30 and I was just notified of my Biometrics appointment notice. Patience is our friend with USCIS. Hugs, UnaMexicana
  6. Hello VJ Friends, Just wanted to drop by and quickly update you. Sooooo USCIS did call me (or so they claimed, never got the number in my missed calls). Anyway, I apparently missed their call. I decided to do nothing about it and the next day my case was updated and I can see my Biometric appointment notice has been mailed. I have the PDF version from the MyUSCIS page. Do you think I can just print that one out and bring it on the date of my appointment? Do we need to have the mailed out version? ALSO... you may already know this, but if you filed online you can see the notices/PDF appointment in the "Documents" tab. Thanks all... and yes: patience is our friend when it comes to USCIS. Hugs, UnaMexicana
  7. YEP! Same boat here. I posted this reply in the June filers as I am right in the edge of June/July '20. SFR office. This is the story of my waiting: I filed June 30, 2020. Got NOA1 July 1, 2020. Have not heard back since. Called to place a service request for SFR office in early November 2020. Answer took a month, and was basically "we'll call you when we'll call you." Then I spent a few months in Mexico with family, wishing they did not call me. I could have placed a request because my time was technically passed... but decided against it as I wanted to extend my family visit. I came back March horrified to see the processing times at SFR had jumped from a relatively healthy (by USCIS standards) 10 months to a whooping 20 months. Good Lord. I called USCIS today and it was HARD to try to get a human. ***Tip: Say "INFOPASS" and they will eventually connect you with a human. Said human placed a Tier 2 request for me. They will call me in 14 days. I received an email from them confirming that someone will give me a call. I am sharing the message here (it's in Spanish). So... still waiting, yes. Not surprising. Not even frustrating at this point. But can you image if I had waited until my green card was a couple years from expiring? I'd be SO nervous. Anyway. Good luck to you all! ❤️ Email from USCIS..... Gracias por contactarse con nosotros. Un oficial de inmigración le llamará o le enviará un correo electrónico muy pronto para responder a su pregunta(s), o para programar una cita para usted de ser necesaria. Los oficiales empiezan con las llamadas a partir de las 7am hora local. Si usted tiene… Le responderemos a usted una situación urgente dentro de 72 horas una pregunta que no es urgente dentro de 14 días un problema técnico como es restablecer la contraseña dentro de 2-3 días hábiles Si le respondemos por teléfono, el némero que aparecerá en su identificador de llamadas (ID, en inglés) es 202-838-2200. Si usted no tiene identificador de llamadas, el oficial de USCIS confirmará el número de artículo de servicio que se le entregó a usted cuando nos contactó por primera vez. Si usted pierde nuestra primera llamada, por favor sea paciente. Trataremos de llamarlo una segunda vez. Por favor no nos llame nuevamente a menos que usted pierda ambos intentos de llamada. El Centro de Contacto de USCIS está disponible de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m. hora del este. Si le respondemos por correo electrónico, el remitente será no-reply@uscis.dhs.gov. Por favor agregue esta dirección a su lista de contacto para asegurar que todos los mensajes no sean enviados a la carpeta de correo no deseado.
  8. Hello, yes. I filed June 30, 2020. Got NOA1 July 1, 2020 and have not heard back since. Called to place a service request for SFR office in early November. Answer took a month, and was basically "we'll call you when we'll call you." Then I spent a few months in Mexico with family, whishing they did not call me. I could have placed a request because my time was technically passed... but decided against it as I wanted to extend my family visit. I came back March horrified to see the processing times had jumped from a relatively healthy (by USCIS standards) 10 months to a whooping 20 months. Good Lord. I called USCIS today and it was HARD to try to get a human. ***Tip: Say "INFOPASS" and they will eventually connect you with a human. Said human placed a Tier 2 request for me. They will call me in 14 days. I received an email from them confirming that someone will give me a call. I am sharing the message here (it's in Spanish). So... still waiting, yes. Not surprising. Not even frustrating at this point. But can you image if I had waited until my green card was a couple years from expiring? I'd be SO nervous. Anyway. Good luck to you all! ❤️ Email from USCIS..... Gracias por contactarse con nosotros. Un oficial de inmigración le llamará o le enviará un correo electrónico muy pronto para responder a su pregunta(s), o para programar una cita para usted de ser necesaria. Los oficiales empiezan con las llamadas a partir de las 7am hora local. Si usted tiene… Le responderemos a usted una situación urgente dentro de 72 horas una pregunta que no es urgente dentro de 14 días un problema técnico como es restablecer la contraseña dentro de 2-3 días hábiles Si le respondemos por teléfono, el némero que aparecerá en su identificador de llamadas (ID, en inglés) es 202-838-2200. Si usted no tiene identificador de llamadas, el oficial de USCIS confirmará el número de artículo de servicio que se le entregó a usted cuando nos contactó por primera vez. Si usted pierde nuestra primera llamada, por favor sea paciente. Trataremos de llamarlo una segunda vez. Por favor no nos llame nuevamente a menos que usted pierda ambos intentos de llamada. El Centro de Contacto de USCIS está disponible de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m. hora del este. Si le respondemos por correo electrónico, el remitente será no-reply@uscis.dhs.gov. Por favor agregue esta dirección a su lista de contacto para asegurar que todos los mensajes no sean enviados a la carpeta de correo no deseado.
  9. I think that by calling, getting through to a human and asking them to look into your matter, you get some sort of clarity about where you stand. We are all hoping that our process moves forward, and taking action (by calling, for example) gives people a sense of ownership and action. I don't think anyone suggested that by calling you will "jump the queue." To be frank I doubt there is an actual "queue" that is respected: Some processes will take longer due to a myriad of factors. UnaMexicana
  10. Replying because I have first hand experience on this matter. Granted, every situation is different and the decision ultimately falls on the border agent. 1) This never caused any issues for me when I entered to visit my husband. I did it two or three times, and every time was upfront about my husband being a US citizen and living here in the US. Officials usually paused and asked why the husband did not file for me to become a resident, so I let them know that we were in process. I have a sense that if we had not been in the process it would not have made a difference. He can simply state the truth: that it is not in his plans to move to the US to live permanently. One thing to consider here is that I had ties to Mexico: a stable job, extended family, car payment; and a spotless history of business and tourist traveling of over six years. 2) I was in a similar situation as a wife of US citizen: I renewed my B1/B2 while the I-130 was in process. Had no issues, Simply stated in the application that my husband was a USC and that I intended to use the B1/B2 to come visit him pending I-130 approval. Visa was renewed without any issues and I was able to visit a few times in the two years and a half that the I-130 took to be approved. I UNDERSTAND THAT I MIGHT HAVE BEEN VERY LUCKY... but this is my experience. I had a job in a big company and I think my travel history helped. If they had asked for financials that might have been a different story, as I had no property other than the car payment I was making. But never encountered any issues. Hope it works out for you. UnaMexicana
  11. I am so happy for you! 👏👧 Thank you for sharing the good news, as it gives us all hope. Best, UnaMexicana
  12. I am sorry you are in the same boat. At least know that you are not alone, and based on the canned reply I received, clearly you are at least a bit ahead of me. Hang in there 💫 Una Mexicana
  13. This is the update that I received upon successfully calling and having the operator place a service request: On 11/04/2020, you or the designated representative shown below, contacted us about your case. Some of the key information given to us at that time was the following: Caller indicated they are: -- Applicant or Petitioner Case type: -- N400 Filing date: -- 06/30/2020 Receipt #: Type of service requested: -- Fingerprints/Biometrics The status of this service request is: Recently, you or your representative contacted USCIS concerning a biometric services appointment. Biometric appointments are scheduled based on application/petition requirements and/or the associated processing times. You will be scheduled for, and notified of, an appointment at the appropriate time. Your appointment notice (Form I-797C, Notice of Action) will include the date, time and location for your ASC appointment. You must take the appointment notice and photo ID to your appointment. We hope this information is helpful to you. Kind regards, USCIS ================================================= And the Oscar for "Best Non Answer ever" goes to... USCIS 😹😹😹😹😹 Thanks, UnaMexicana
  14. Hello All, A few days ago, I advised you to contact USCIS and get some anwers... I just thought I'd share the reply from USCIS: On 11/04/2020, you or the designated representative shown below, contacted us about your case. Some of the key information given to us at that time was the following: Caller indicated they are: -- Applicant or Petitioner Case type: -- N400 Filing date: -- 06/30/2020 Receipt #: Type of service requested: -- Fingerprints/Biometrics The status of this service request is: Recently, you or your representative contacted USCIS concerning a biometric services appointment. Biometric appointments are scheduled based on application/petition requirements and/or the associated processing times. You will be scheduled for, and notified of, an appointment at the appropriate time. Your appointment notice (Form I-797C, Notice of Action) will include the date, time and location for your ASC appointment. You must take the appointment notice and photo ID to your appointment. We hope this information is helpful to you. Kind regards, USCIS ================================================= I CAN NOT EVEN... 😹😹😹😹😹 Thanks, UnaMexicana
  15. Hi @jvip, Yes SFR = SF (I did not know this but she mentioned it when she gave me the service request confirmation number) I am sorry the agent did not do it, perhaps try again and choose option 2 to get to a Spanish speaking agent? She did say though that I was outside of the window (meaning I had not heard from them in over 60 days)... I did not even know that was a thing, but that's what she mentioned before creating the request To your last question, when I started the call I told her "my case status hasn't been updated since I filed and I'd like to know what is the status as the last I heard was the day after I filed...", but you know I was super nice and apologetic about it... and reassuring of her time spent bla bla. Hope this helps! See my timeline as it might also be helpful for an estimate. UnaMexicana
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