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  1. Currently been contacted by USCIS. After logging on, it was noticed my son who is 21 is not on the case but my other two children are. I added him and fulfilled the necessary requirements and submitted it in. How long does it take for NVC to review an added beneficiary family member to case? That is , accept or deny the request?
  2. I would like everyone to give me their honest opinion. Please Judge my Situation before my Interview. CR1•Waiting on Interview Letter•(1Beneficiary) Petitioner (Male) - Age 29 - No kids - Income $21,000 - Never Used Government Benefits - No health Issues or Disabilities - Has Health Insurance (Wife will be added when in USA) - High School Education - Working at the Same Job 3years - Not Specialized in any skilled (Maybe Customer Service) Current Savings in bank ($10,000) - No Credit Score (applied for a Credit Card to build Score) Household Member (Petitioner Mom) - Income $26,000 - 2 years with Current Job - No Dependants - No health Issues or Disabilities - Never Used Government Benefits - Has health Insurance - No assets (One Car) - Age 62 - Good Credit Score Beneficiary (only one) - Age 30 - No kids - No health Issues or Disabilities - University Diploma
  3. Please can we get this petition signed to lift the ban on immigration into the USA until the end of the year. It’s only June and 6 months is not a joke in waiting to join with loved ones. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/cancellation-proclamation-suspending-legal-immigration-united-states-june-22-2020
  4. Hello everyone! I (American) filed the application for my husband (Indian) in February when I was still in India and unemployed. I then returned to the US on March 12, started working on June 2nd, and will move to a new apartment on June 27. The application is still being reviewed according to the USCIS website. Should I be uploading my job offer/verification letter and apartment lease to help with our case? Will this help in decision? We're still on the first stage (when they check if our marriage is real).
  5. 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.
  6. hey, i got my invoice id on may 2019. my grandfather was the petitioner and unfortunately he passed in 2017. so my grandmother who is living there submiited an application to nvc to make her the substitute sponsor/petitioner and proceed with the case since she's old and sick. NVC sent the case back to USCIS for administrative action. and it's there since 15 april 2020. I want to know what does this administrative action mean and how long does this take?
  7. Hi, Here is my time line for J1 2 years rule waiver ! My case was based on No Objection Statement. 12/28/2017 : sent my document to DOS and Consulate. 01/02/2018 : Consulate received my document (USPS Tracking check) 01/03/2018 : DOS received my document (USPS Tracking check) 01/16/2018 : 'All document was received' Updated on DOS website 01/23/2018 : Consulate sent my No Objection Statement to Embassy 01/30/2018 : Embassy sent my No Objection Statement to DOS 02/06/2018 : 'No Objection Statement was received' Updated on DOS website 02/15/2018 : DOS sent Recommendation to USCIS 02/20/2018 : My lawyer received Recommendation letter from DOS 02/20/2018 : USCIS received my document 03/05/2018 : My lawyer received I-797C (Notice date : 02/23/2018) 03/08/2018 : J-1 WAIVER WAS APPROVED 03/12/2018 : My lawyer received I-797 (Notice date : 03/08/2018) USCIS website is still showing that my case status is 'Case was received At Another USCIS Office'
  8. We just received a notification that on June 4th our case was approved by USCIS! We're beyond excited and going to wait until the NOA2 arrives in the mail. But does anyone else, who recently got theirs approved (this year during pandemic) know what to expect next?
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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/
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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!!
  15. 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?
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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?
  19. 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?
  20. 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
  21. 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!
  22. 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!
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
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