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  1. Got a reply today that says "We have had to perform additional review and this has caused a delay in processing time". I'm thinking maybe it's because I realized I entered my mom's birthday in my dad's application in error and had to send them a written and signed letter requesting to correct the error (The tier 2 officer last week confirmed that my dad's birthday has been corrected in their system) U.S. Department of Homeland Security P. O. BOX 851488 - DEPT. A TEXAS SERVICE CENTER MESQUITE,TX 75185 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Monday, June 1, 2020 Emailed to xxxx Dear xxx xxx: On 05/22/2020, 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 Attorney Name: -- Information not available Case type: -- I130 Filing date: -- 07/11/2019 Receipt #: -- IOE-xx-xxx-xxxx Referral ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxTSC Beneficiary (if you filed for someone else): -- Information not available Your USCIS Account Number (A-number): -- xxxxxxxxx Type of service requested: -- Outside Normal Processing Times The status of this service request is: We have received your service request and researched the status of your case. We have had to perform additional review and this has caused a delay in processing time. Your case is currently in line for processing and adjudication. Cases are processed in the order in which they were received.
  2. Since India has a non convertible currency wouldn't that factor into this?
  3. Just wanted to post an update in case someone else is in the same boat. The Tier 1 agent today said this is normal and is just how they are processing applications during Covid where they can't see the beneficiary on their system but transferred me to Tier 2. Tier 2 agent (got a call back after 5 hours and was extremely nice) said everything looked fine in her system and there's no RFE and being outside normal processing time is nothing to worry about. I'll update again when/if I hear back from the case inquiry.
  4. Yes, apologies. I meant July 2019. Are there background checks at this stage? I assumed this would happen after it's in NVC I called to put in a case inquiry and got referral# for both my parents -- apparently I have to now wait for someone to contact me within 30 days. What worried me though is that she said the beneficiary's information is missing in her system (for both my parents) and that I should call on Tuesday to talk to someone in "Tier 2". I have no idea what this means but I didn't like the sound of that 😬 Does anyone have thoughts on what this might mean?
  5. Hi everyone. I filed I-130s for my parents in July 2020 Received Date: 7/11/2019 Priority Date: 7/11/2019 Notice Date: 7/15/2019 Texas Service Center https://my.uscis.gov says "In Process. Your benefit request has been accepted and is under review" and https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus says "Case Was Received and A Receipt Notice Was Emailed". We haven't received any further communication. It's going to be 11 months since we filed the I-130 -- does anyone know if we are still inside normal processing times and/or is there anything we can do besides just wait?
  6. I'm so sorry but I'm not sure I understand what either reply means 😬 I recall reading something about being a public charge that disqualifies applicants and want to make sure I understand the implications before shooting myself in the foot...
  7. Hi everyone. I have an active I-130 application that I filed for my parents July 2019 for their IR5 at the Texas Service Center Case status on my.uscis.gov says "February 14, 2020 In Process Your benefit request has been accepted and is under review" Case status on egov.uscis.gov says "Case Was Received and A Receipt Notice Was Emailed On July 15, 2019, we received your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative and mailed you a receipt notice" My [small] business has been affected by Covid-19 and I'm considering applying for the "Pandemic Unemployment assistance" and maybe an EIDL loan advance (both for California). I'm worried about how this would affect my parents I-130 application -- does anyone have opinions on this?
  8. Ok for anyone else in the future that might have the same question, I called USCIS and was told I just need to change the address at https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/displayCOAForm.do and since I haven't filed a I-864 (yet) I don't need to file the I-865
  9. I filed the I-130 for my parents in July and this month (October) I moved to a new address. I'm trying to figure out how to update the address on file with USCIS - As a USC I think I'm supposed to file https://www.uscis.gov/i-865 - Since my parents have receipt numbers do I also need to file https://www.uscis.gov/ar-11 for them? They don't live here so I was confused if they are the applicant on the AR-11... or is it me that needs to fill out the AR-11 since there's a line that says "Applicant or Petitioner Information"
  10. The I-797C notice says "Please verity your personal information listed above and immediately notify the USCIS Contact Center if there are any changes". So I called (hold time was 30 mins) and was told I need to send a letter to the Texas service center requesting to correct the date of birth for my dad. I ended up calling again to confirm what needs to be on the letter and this time he submitted a service request for me. For anyone else that needs to do this call 800-375-5283 and press 1 -> 2 -> 5 -> 3 -> 6. And apparently you can also correct typographical errors on your own at https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayTypoForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=typoError I'll mail the letter as well tomorrow to be safe
  11. I just got two I-797C (notice of action) for the I-130 I had submitted for my mom and dad. On the notices I noticed they have the same date of birth for my dad as my mom. When I checked the copy of the I-130 I submitted I realized I made a mistake for my dad's date of birth on page 5 and entered my mom's instead. I'm pretty bummed because I spent many days on the application and I can't believe I messed up the date of birth The copies of the passport and birth certificate I submitted obviously have the correct date of birth for my dad. Does anyone have suggestions on how to move forward to correct his date of birth?
  12. Just a FYI for anyone else having this question, I mailed the I-130 application (IR5 for my parents) on 7/9/2019 and on the I-197C Notice of Action it says: Received Date: 7/11/2019 Priority Date: 7/11/2019 Notice Date: 7/15/2019 I'm still not fully sure if NOA1 (on this forum) refers to the received date or notice date but the "priority date" is the same as the "received date"
  13. This is my understanding of the process for applying for an IR5 visa: Submit I-130 -> NOA1 (Receipt of I-130) -> NOA2 (Approval of I-130 and application sent to NVC) -> Interview -> Get IR-5 stamp on passport I've been seeing posts on this forum about a "Priority Date" for parents and when I go to https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/visa-availability-priority-dates it says - The priority date is used to determine an immigrant’s place in the visa queue - Immigrant visas for “immediate relatives” of U.S. citizens are unlimited, so they are always available. Immediate relatives include... The parents of U.S. citizens Does this mean that the NOA1 and priority dates when filing an I-130 for parents are the same?
  14. Thank you. Immigration forms always make me question myself even though it's in plain english haha. Still it's weird that they ask for the same information twice on the same form, and that too one right after another. Oh well.
  15. I'm filling out the I-130 for my parent and on line 21 it asks for the "Names of Beneficiary's Spouses". On lines 25-44 it asks again to "Provide information about the beneficiary's spouse and children." Am I missing something or are you supposed to repeat the same information on line 21 and line 25-44? See attached screenshot
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