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  1. USCIS is Suspending In-Person Services at all local offices effective March 18 to (at least) April 1st 7th May 3rd June 4th Due to Covid-19. This includes all scheduled interviews. Processing at USCIS offices not requiring face time will continue as normal. Full details from USCIS are here: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 Latest: source: https://www.uscis.gov/
  2. By the grace of God, my case approved by USCIS and I received everything from NVC very quickly even though they are moving very fast and I got my case and invoice number also and account activated in no time. Hopefully, they will continue the same pace and I will have my visa very soon.
  3. Hello everyone this is a question for a friend of mine who has his immigrant visa issued (spouse visa). when he was in the USCIS step, he submitted a G325 instead of I130a even though the form was already expired (he submitted the form in 10/2017). weird enough that the form was accepted and they did not send an RFE. he completed the journey and now has his visa issued. Will he face a problem at the POE when the CBP review his papers? thank you
  4. Hello all! As many of us, we recieved a RFE on May 20th (NOA 1 on December 9th, 2019) requesting aditional proof of two year meeting (quite strange of the request based on the large ammount and quality of the info we provided in our package). We submited what should be enough additional evidence last week, and war recieved on May 4th. Looking at VisaJourney timelines, for K1 visa, RFE to NOA2 processing times, had largely increased. We would like to know, based on your opinion and recent personal cases, what an estimate for NOA2 could be for us? Thanks a lot in advance!
  5. USCIS Offices Preparing to Reopen on June 4 On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centres (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after June 4. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the public while the offices are closed. While offices are temporarily closed, USCIS will continue to provide limited emergency in-person services. Please call the USCIS Contact Centre for assistance with emergency services. USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalisation ceremonies impacted by the extended temporary closure. USCIS asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule asylum interviews. When the interview is rescheduled, asylum applicants will receive a new interview notice with the new time, date and location of the interview. When USCIS again resumes operations for in-person services, USCIS will automatically reschedule ASC appointments due to the temporary office closure. Individuals will receive a new appointment letter in the mail. Those who had InfoPass or other appointments must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Centre once field offices are open to the public again. Please check to see if the respective office has been reopened before calling the Contact Centre. Please also visit uscis.gov/coronavirus for updates. For the latest information on the status of an office, visit https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-office-closings.
  6. Vox.com: USCIS could run out of money by summer’s end without a $1.2B bailout. https://www.vox.com/2020/5/16/21260966/uscis-bailout-coronavirus-immigration-agency Do you think they could save some money by allowing everyone to apply online and upload the numerous documents they require? They are operating like it's 1980. They spent $30 on postage rejecting my applications and sending them back to me. I'm begging them to cash my check and process our AOS...
  7. Hey Visa Journey!! With the uncertainty of how things are currently going I've decided to start the process to apply for my U.S. citizenship. I'm a bit stuck when it comes to the amount of evidence to upload on the website. For eg. how far back and how many pages of joint back statements should I submit? Are there specific pages of my taxes that I should submit? I figured because I'm filing online I don't need to upload every page of specific documents. Has anyone had any experience with filing form N-400 online? Any advice would be great thanks!!
  8. So about a week ago, I sent all the I-130 package to my immigration attorney and he then submitted it to the USCIS lock-box in Arizona. Since I got married to my lovely wife last month, we don't have any co-mingling financial resources, a baby that was born to the two of us, property we share together or anything like that. I explained that to my attorney, and he said that we should instead have our friends and family member sign an affidavit to attest our relationship. I provided him with the information about each one, and he then wrote the affidavits which I gave to them to sign & notarize shortly after. My question is: Should I expect any RFE's now because we didn't submit any joint bank account statement, or anything like that to prove that our marriage is bona fide? What do you think? Is it normal that people like us who are newly married don't have this kind of documents?
  9. Yesterday I received a rfe for a photo passport. I only submitted copy of passports, marriage certificates and copy of citizenship, but not birth certificates. am wondering if I can send photos of my wife and I ( us together) and birth certificate in order to avoid further rfes . I asked many lawyers if can do that. they told me to only submit the requested information. I am only wondering if someone has submitted evidences that were not requested before. Thanks
  10. Hello, I was wondering if anyone experienced this before or if anyone can help me figure out what I should do. My I130 was accepted 3/30/20 and was sent to NVC. I received an acceptance letter but just found out today that the NVC sent the I130 back to USCIS on 3/31/20 why would they send it back and what does this mean? Sorry, im just freaking out as I submitted the I130 on 7/29/19 and was really excited to have it continue on. Thank you
  11. My EB2-NIW case was approved in December 2018 and I received the approval notice, but NVC never received it to continue with consular processing despite the submitted and approved I-140 for my case included the request for consular processing (I am abroad US). It has been over 18 months and NVC has not received the case. (USCIS seems to have lost my file). I need ideas/advice on options to get my case to NVC. Background and what I’ve done so far: - Case approved Dec 2018. - Multiple Inquiries to NVC (apr to sep 2019). NVC claimed they never received the file. - After NVC contacted USCIS they asked me to file a duplicate petition - Duplicate filed in October 2019 per their guidance, but no receipt received. - Jan to Apr 2020: Multiple inquiries and calls to USCIS without success. Last inquiry suggested submitting a form I824 (6 to 12 month processing time!) as if I was requesting a change to consular processing (but the original submission already requested it) - March 2020: submitted claim to DHS ombudsman. Case was received but no progress yet. Any ideas what else I can do?! Any similar experiences?
  12. I was wondering if anyone is experiencing this very unusual delay with the Department of State? So i read thoroughly before applying for the J1 waiver based on hardship (US Government Funding involved). My time line below; At USCIS; 1. Filled November 16, 2017 2. Request for more evidence and responded same month in July 2018 3. Prima facie case was established and hence docket forwarded to DOS for non-uscis advisory opinion. At DOS: Item Action Date Sponsor Views Received January, 28 2019 Request for Sponsor Views Sent October, 16 2018 Form I-612 Received September, 23 2018 Form I-613 Received September, 23 2018 Change of Address Received April, 12 2018 Fee Received February, 14 2018 Form DS-3035 Received February, 14 2018 Form DS-2019 Received February, 14 2018 Statement Of Reason Received February, 14 2018 so from my timeline and the new processing time for Hardship waivers (16weeks to 24 weeks after 612/613 is received), i am outside the normal processing time at DOS. My last 3 emails to DoS has gone unanswered. My sponsor views was received almost 2 months ago. I want to know if anyone has or have had such stupid prolonging after 613/612 and sponsor views have been received?
  13. Hello everyone, I applied for F1 OPT's employment authorization card and my case was received on February 26th 2020. Apparently USCIS RFE'd my application on April 1st 2020, but they never updated in their website that they are requesting additional evidence for my EAD i-765 application. The worst case happen, the RFE mail never enter into my mail-box (I called them and informed them about this, and they told me they send the RFE mail to wrong address........), so I never had any idea about this whole RFE situation (I constantly check my case status and it only says 'received' until now). Luckily I called them yesterday and only then did USCIS staff directly inform me that my application has been RFE'd. I have been requesting them to send the RFE through e-mail instead. I called them 4 times, and the last call the staff mentioned it could take from 15-days to 30 days for the RFE request to be processed, so until now I still have no clue what additional documents that USCIS wanted from me to continue processing my case I have a job offer that starts in June 8th, I have already contacted the company but this entire situation still makes me feel uneasy and I will like to expedite the case if possible. Can anyone here please share advice on expediting the process? I really need all the help I could get right now Thank you
  14. Hi everyone! My husband and I are considering to move to a different apartment, however we have not received his work permit yet. We submitted his adjustment of status application in Dec 2019, and the work permit may come anytime between now through June 2020 (estimated). Also, our lease ends at our current place at the end of June. When submitting a change of address to USCIS, does that update in their system instantly? Or does it take some time to be processed? We are trying to make a decision about moving or not. It would be nice to move, but not if there is a risk with USCIS processing the change of address. Thanks for your help!
  15. Hi Everyone, My LPR husband was planning to apply for Form I130 for me (the beneficiary) online this weekend, but upon Trump's EO, i fear that our petition will not be processed until after June 4th. What effects does his EO have on my chance of immigrating to the United States ? What is the current timeline for F2A ? I currently reside in the United Kingdom. What actions should we take and what should we expect ? I'm so worried. Thank you!
  16. I am still confused about the executive order signed on Wednesday. Will it affect the existing LPR Cr1 Petitions in NVC process? Will it affect the new LPR Cr1 Petitions What will it do please Collaborate
  17. Hello, My mother just got married with and american, she is brazilian and i am too. I was being covered by her application for my visa, because I was under 21. But by accident her boyfriend called the bank and canceled the check he had sent to USCIS, they canceled my case and returned all documents. Now I am 21 years old and I cannot be part of my mother's wedding case to get the greencard. What I wanted to know is if I can resend the same documents to the same case with a new check, and if there is a chance that they will accept. Thanks.
  18. USCIS case number has the following format ("-" hyphens omitted): AAABBCCCDEEEE Where the values above are as follows: AAA The USCIS service center or office that received your case SRC - Texas Service Center (TSC) LIN - Nebraska Service Center (NSC) WAC - California Service Center (CSC) EAC - Vermont Service Center (VSC) MSC - Missouri Service Center (MSC) NBC - National Benefits Center (NBC) BB USCIS fiscal year (October 1 to September 30). Cases filed from 10/01/2013 to 09/30/2014 will have BB=14 CCC The working day of the fiscal year when your case is received. 10/01/13 = 001 D Internal USCIS use (typically 5) EEEE Starting at 0001, the order your case was recieved that day The USCIS I-797 Receipt Notice from USCIS (or automated email) Contains Your Receipt Notice: Checking Your USCIS Case Status With Your Receipt Number You can check your USCIS case via several methods: Online at the USCIS Case Status Page (preferred method) Via phone by calling 1 (800) 375-5283 Via email the appropriate USCIS Service Center that is processing your case: California Service Center: csc-ncsc-followup@dhs.gov Vermont Service Center: vsc.ncscfollowup@dhs.gov Nebraska Service Center: ncscfollowup.nsc@dhs.gov Texas Service Center: tsc.ncscfollowup@dhs.gov Tracking Your Case Using the VisaJourney Timeline You can create an immigration timeline here at VisaJourney giving you the following benefits: Estimated approval dates for each phase of your case Updates (turn on the auto timeline subscription tool to enable) when other members with similar cases are approved (meaning you will be soon after) Statistics on other cases, USCIS and consulate processing times Tracking of how many people are ahead of you in the queue (so you can see when you are close to being approved) Many other features as well!
  19. Hi there I'm very new here and don't know how to go trough proper question procedure. Sorry for that in advanced. On March 19, 2015, USCIS approved your Form I-130, Immigrant Petition for Relative, Fiance(E), or Orphan, Receipt Number WAC15900*****. Then it was sent to NVC for next steps. But today, my husband got another email from NVC that mention: "Dear Sir/Madam The National VISA Center (NVC) received your inquiry regarding the immigrant visa petition: DHK2015***** filled by *my husband's NAME* on behalf of *my NAME*. We returned immigrant visa petition DHK2015**** to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If you have more question about this case, please contact USCIS. USCIS CONTACT INFOMATION: .......................... .......................... .......................... Case Number: DHK2015**** Petitioner's Name: ******* Principal Applicant's Name: ****** Preference Category: F2A Your Priority Date: 03Nov2014 Foreign State Chargeability: Bangladesh Invoice ID Number: ******** U.S. Embassy" Now my question is, what does this mean? What should I supposed to do now? I'm totally get confused now and also upset for a such long delay. It's almost a year that I can't meet with my husband :-( Please someone guide me what should I do now? Thanks again
  20. (I-130 US Citizen applying for spouse) In Nov 2019, I received a letter from the NVC. They returned my case to USCIS upon request. I contacted USCIS multiple times and they still had not received my case. In April 2020, I contacted USCIS. They stated, "Our records indicate that on May 10, 2017, your case was sent to National Visa Center. Our records do not show the file being returned." I contacted the NVC again; they told me the case is with the USCIS. I called the USCIS again; they transfered me to a higher tier officer. The officer stated that my case is with the NVC and their records dont show the case being returned. The officer also told me that I should be receiving an interview date. I am confused because the NVC status info on the ceac website states that the NVC is waiting for supporting documents. But calling the NVC, they are telling me the case is not with them. What should I do? I think my case is lost.
  21. Hi there, First I hope everybody is safe at home with all this virus thing. I have a quick question because I didn't find a clear answer in the Forum. I'm about to submit my petition for my fiance and I already have a USCIS account number from when I got my naturalization. Even if this question sounds a little silly, should I use it, or say no and they'll assign me a new one? I think it could be useful that they have all my info already there, but I don't know if different process requires different USCIS number. Thank you so much in advance and good luck to all.
  22. Background: I am a petitioner (sponsorer), and got I-130 approved from USCIS. I live in the USA while beneficiary lives abroad. I filed I-864 with NVC. Beneficiary submitted DS-260 form and waiting for interview (does not have a date yet). Question: If I move to a new address within the USA, while application still pending with NVC, who and how to update about my change of address? Also, when to do it? USCIS webpage says to submit I-865 within 30 days of moving, while NVC webpage says simply submit this information via online public query form. My dilemma is, if the application is pending with NVC, am I required to I inform USCIS by submitting I-865? Also, if I-865 is even required for NVC? Please provide official reference to your response for being absolutely sure. Thanks you in advance.
  23. Hey I’ve my interview in few days, and I just got a fungal skin infection, Like there’s just few spots appeared and I rushed to the hospital, but they’ve taken my blood samples and urine already, now I’ve my second visit scheduled. Which is going to be medical examination and vaccines. Now the doctor just found out that I got fungal infection of skin, and wrote me some medicines. Haven’t started yet, what should I do?? Can I be denied due to this!! I’m panicking rn, they obviously will see the spots over my arms.
  24. Hi, I'm wondering whats taking USCIS so long to process my application for AOS along with application for EAD and also AP. We sent our application on the 12th of February through USPS, to Chicago IL. We had it tracked and it arrived at the 16th of february at their address. and so far nothing came in yet in the mail or notice though email/text with G-1145 on top of my application. I know that USCIS implemented the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule nationwide, including in Illinois, on Feb. 24, 2020. but our application came in earlier than that, ill post the note on the USCIS Website. " the rule affects postmark application starting on the 24th and after that date" Thank you for your time. Mahalo's ALERT: On Feb. 21, 2020, the Supreme Court stayed the statewide injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois affecting Illinois filers. USCIS implemented the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule nationwide, including in Illinois, on Feb. 24, 2020. USCIS will apply the final rule to all applications for adjustment of status, and applications and petitions for extension of nonimmigrant stay or change of nonimmigrant status postmarked (or, if applicable, submitted electronically) on or after that date. For applications and petitions that are sent by commercial courier (for example, UPS, FedEx, or DHL), the postmark date is the date reflected on the courier receipt. USCIS will reject any affected application or petition that does not adhere to the final rule, including those submitted by or on behalf of aliens living in Illinois, if postmarked on or after Feb. 24, 2020. The final rule requires applicants for adjustment of status who are subject to the public charge ground of inadmissibility and certain applicants and petitioners seeking extension of stay and change of status to report certain information related to public benefits. Due to litigation-related delays in the final rule’s implementation, USCIS is applying this requirement as though it refers to Feb. 24, 2020, rather than Oct. 15, 2019. Please read all references to Oct. 15, 2019, as though they refer to Feb. 24, 2020. USCIS will not consider, and applicants for adjustment of status do not need to report, the application for, certification or approval to receive, or receipt of certain previously excluded non-cash public benefits (such as SNAP, most forms of Medicaid, and public housing) before Feb. 24, 2020. Similarly, USCIS will not consider as a heavily weighted negative factor receipt of previously included public benefits (such as SSI and TANF) before Feb. 24, 2020, in a public charge inadmissibility determination. Certain classes of aliens are exempt from the public charge ground of inadmissibility (such as refugees, asylees, certain VAWA self-petitioners, U petitioners, and T applicants) and therefore, are not subject to the final rule.
  25. After entering USA , throu CR1 visa , I still have not received green card after 30 days of POE , and nor are there any status updates on the same on USCIS case status online . Should I be worried ? . Also I changed my address talking with cbp officer at the airport while POE . Does that affect my gc status ? . Nb :Poe was at chicago : O'Hare
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