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About kcoyclay1

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  • Birthday December 2
  • Member # 58493

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    NewYork
  • State
    New York

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    Naturalization (approved)
  • Place benefits filed at
    National Benefits Center
  • Local Office
    New York City NY
  • Country
    Jamaica
  • Our Story
    July '05 - Met my husband while both of us undergoing cancer treatment.
    Aug 16, '05 - had first date found out we had so many things in common; he was the male version of me. Same likes, dislikes and was ending each other sentences... sweet creepy!!
    Aug 18, '05 - had radiation surgery and he stayed with me and drove me home
    Aug 25, '05 - had second radiation surgery and he stayed again and took me home
    Sept 3, '05 - feeling stronger, went to church together. Began our love journey ( he was my blessing, genuine, kind, respectful and loving. A great listener..me a great yapper lol.
    April 11, '07 - Rings were bought.
    April 16, '07 - got marriage license and decided to get married the next day. (We already knew that we were going to get married to each other)
    December '07 - Got bad report from the doctor - the cancer returned aggressively
    Dec '07 - Dec '08 - main focus was to make sure my darling was comfortable as he went through chemo, pain-filled days, being sick and admitted in the hospital over and over.
    Dec 15, '08 - Admitted once again with multiple blood clots in lungs. This is serious!!
    Dec 29, '08 - Doctor can't explain but CT Scan shows that clots are dissolving
    Jan 3, '09 - Husband feeling stronger. No pain. Preparing papers
    Jan 15, '09 - mailed documents. Husband doing well and eating. Absolutely no pain.
    Oct 13, '09 - My darling husband passed away after battling with cancer. I am devastated, but I thank God that I shared in his life even for a short time.

    Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later)

    Mar 28, 2014 - Mailed N-400
    Apr 09, 2014 - Receive Notice letter Priority date
    Apr 11, 2014 - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
    May 08, 2014 - Biometrics done
    May 12, 2014 - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
    Jul 12, 2014 - Touched - Pre-interview letter

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  1. That sounds like a service center situation and not an administration problem. If it were the latter, then all service centers would have the same approval time. Maybe the service centers that had a long approval time is now on a rotation, and to be fair, NSC is now in the long waiting queue. It could also mean that more petitions are being sent to NSC as they had the fastest approval time and it has slowed down the process. It’s hard when we are the ones waiting. I would be anxious too. I was anxious during the process as I got RFEs; however, it took 4 months for my mom to be approved - her priority date was April 3, 2019. I petitioned for her after 3 months of her being in the USA - we can do that. She was approved in New York without an interview. However, a friend of mine who also lives in New York petitioned for her mom in November 2016 and it took exactly 2 years before she was approved. It’s the same state and service center but look at the difference in the timeline. Truth is, we don’t know of a fact the reason for the delays; it just sucks when we are waiting. I hope something works out so that whatever delays they are experiencing will be brought up to date and they will be able to move the process along so that your parent can get here soon. All the best.
  2. Hi ultrasoul, Thank you. My mom’s file was sent to Federal Plaza for approval. I received both approval letters in the same envelop and the address at the bottom of the notice stated that it came from the National Benefit Center, PO Box 648003, Lee’s Summit MO 64002. It takes a bit longer when an interview is to be scheduled. I know of someone who petitioned for her mom in November 2016, had her interview in November 2017, and received her green card in November 2018. Hope the process goes through sooner for you and your mom.
  3. Received mom’s green card today 03/30/19: Application mailed 04/03/19: Priority Date 04/26/19: Biometrics date 5/2/19 in NY - mom did a walk in in Florida on 4/26/19 (completed) 04/26/19: Received RFE for most recent tax document 04/26/19: RFE mailed 05/01/19: Touched: RFE received by USCIS 06/27/19: Received REF for mom's medical 07/14/19: Medical mailed 07/18/19: Mail delivered to 26 Federal Plaza NY 08/17/19: Received approval notices/Welcome letter for I-130 and I-485. Awaiting green card (to be received within 3 weeks as per letter) 08/21/19: Green card received in mail
  4. Mom’s Green Card received. From priority date to approval is 4 months 10 days. All the best guys. 03/30/19: Application mailed 04/03/19: Priority Date 04/26/19: Biometrics date 5/2/19 in NY - mom did a walk in in Florida on 4/26/19 (completed) 04/26/19: Received RFE for most recent tax document 04/26/19: RFE mailed 05/01/19: Touched: RFE received by USCIS 06/27/19: Received REF for mom's medical 07/14/19: Medical mailed 07/18/19: Mail delivered to 26 Federal Plaza NY 08/17/19: Received approval notices/Welcome letter for I-130 and I-485. Awaiting green card (to be received within 3 weeks as per letter) 08/21/19: Green card received in mail
  5. So I discovered that the USCIS app isn’t working, thus no updates. I went to the website and checked the case and noted that my mom’s card was mailed on 8/16/19. Will let you guys know when it’s received. Happy Sunday.
  6. Thanks SusieQQQ. Thanks for your response and I apologize for not responding sooner as I am just seeing this. My mom was approved, I am responsible for my two sons as well until 2022. My older son is doing well in his job and my younger is in college. Financial responsibility and healthcare cost is not an issue but thank you for the reminder as they are important factors that are often overlooked by many.
  7. I had received a courtesy letter from the National Benefit Center for evidence (Medical Report) which we deliberately did not do until asked as I did not know how long the process would take and did not want the medical to expire should the process be over a year. The letter stated: "If you receive an interview notice, you must bring the information and evidence required to your interview appointment . . . If your case does not require an interview, you will receive a Request for Evidence with further instructions". I received the latter, so I knew mom was not going to get an interview. As your mom's status is showing that she is awaiting appointment by local office, it means she will be interviewed. As per USCIS parents and minor are not normally interviewed - key word being normally - but I personally know of a mother who was interviewed a year after filing, and it took a year after the interview for her to get her green card. She was on a B2 visa as well and she is in her 50s. My sister was not interviewed when her son filed for her and his dad but my brother- in-law was interviewed as a formality; it was quick and easy. He got an interview within 3 months after the application. My sister waited over a year before getting her green card with no interview. So I guess it all depends on the officer who is handling the case. I hope it will be quick for your mom. Don't forget to post each activity so that others can follow the timeline and learn from your experience. I will let you guys know when the card is received. All the best.
  8. Approved! I just got my mom's approval/ welcome to America letter. No interview! Green card will be mailed and I should receive it in 3 weeks. 03/30/19: Application mailed 04/03/19: Priority Date 04/26/19: Biometrics date 5/2/19 in NY - mom did a walk in in Florida on 4/26/19 (completed) 04/26/19: Received RFE for most recent tax document 04/26/19: RFE mailed 05/01/19: Touched: RFE received by USCIS 06/27/19: Received REF for mom's medical 07/14/19: Medical mailed 07/18/19: Mail delivered to 23 Federal Plaza NY 08/17/19: Received approval notices/Welcome letter for I-130 and I-485. Awaiting green card (to be received within 3 weeks as per letter)
  9. Approved! I just got my mom's approval/ welcome to America letter. No interview! Green card will be mailed and I should receive it in 3 weeks. 03/30/19: Application mailed 04/03/19: Priority Date 04/26/19: Biometrics date 5/2/19 in NY - mom did a walk in in Florida on 4/26/19 (completed) 04/26/19: Received RFE for most recent tax document 04/26/19: RFE mailed 05/01/19: Touched: RFE received by USCIS 06/27/19: Received REF for mom's medical 07/14/19: Medical mailed 07/18/19: Mail delivered to 23 Federal Plaza NY 08/17/19: Received approval notices/Welcome letter for I-130 and I-485. Awaiting green card (to be received within 3 weeks as per letter)
  10. Hi guys, checking if anyone has petitioned for a parent to live with another family member in another state. I’m a citizen and my mom is 81 years old. I live in NY but it’s too cold for my arthritic mom plus she cannot use the stairs. It’s easier for her to live with my sister who is presently a green card holder in Florida where it’s warmer, who is home during the week, and whose home is one level. Have anyone on VJ submitted a petition - which has been approved - similar to what I’m asking? Thank you.
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