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  1. Heard this this morning and it gave me renewed fight (after making me cry) and rang true for those of us waiting in this visa process. 32 days/21 working days since interview The Impossible Dream by Andy Williams “To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go To right the unrightable wrong To love pure and chaste from afar To try when your arms are too weary To reach the unreachable star This is my quest, to follow that star No matter how hopeless, no matter how far To fight for the right Without question or pause To be willing to march Into hell for a heavenly cause And I know if I'll only be true To this glorious quest That my heart will lay peaceful and calm When I'm laid to my rest And the world will be better for this That one man (or woman)scorned and covered with scars Still strove with his (or her)last ounce of courage To fight the unbeatable foe To reach the unreachable star”
  2. hi guys!!! So let me give you a little run down of things....around 12/10/18 I received email from NVC that I am able to move to my next step I need to submit fees and documents etc..I went ahead and paid AOS and IV fees and around 12/14/18 once my fees were “paid” I was able to submit documents and it took NVC a few for them to let me know what’s accepted and what’s missing etc. so I believe 1/4/19 I received an email stating what else I need and what is missing so basically my spouses IV stuff was all accepted and I from my end needed to upload my w2 AGAIN and give my household member(my fathers) tax transcript and also I needed to fill out I864 instead of the ez and I’ve uploaded those and it’s been accepted 🙌🏻 Now I keep going back and fourth with them my w2 states next to it “accepted” they keep sending me messages that i need to send in every page and I’m pretty sure I’ve done that twice! It’s so frustrating I feel like I’ve been waiting forever I’ve submitted it all literally nothing is missing at this point here I am waiting another 2-3 weeks for them to review things yet again! Has anyone else had this problem? It sucks because it will obviously take them time to schedule an interview also 😭😭
  3. Hello! I apologise if this has been answered a million times before but I am not great at this and can't work out how to search for it... I started my ROC in April 2017 and filed with a waiver as my ex and I were divorced at the end of 2016 and are no longer on speaking terms. I have since then changed my name legally and I would rather not have my married name on my CG (if I am approved of course). I have heard that having a GC reissued costs a lot of money and I don't want a constant reminder of my not-so-great marriage every time I look at it. I have tried so many times to get an infopass appointment, even trying at midnight as it worked for me once before but I just can't seem to get an appointment. I am CSC so I have probably another 5 months of waiting until I hear anything but I'd love to get it out of the way if possible. If you have advice or if you can point me towards a thread that can advise, I will be so grateful. Thanks so much in advance!!
  4. It's six months waiting for interview and almost a year waiting for the entire process.... is that normal to wait 6 months or do i have to expect RFE....i am scared. Ft Myers Field office
  5. ‎ألسّلامُ عليكمُ و رحمةُ اللّهِ و بركاتهُ Starting in the Name of ALLAH( GOD), The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful I'm creating this Specific TOPIC on this Forum to help all those Pakistani people who are in middle of transition for applying K-1, K-3 I-29F visa or Spouse Visa and willing to help other Pakistani from their Experience. Please share your experience from Start to End. Filling Form NOA1 NOA2 NVC RFE Embassy/Consulate Medical Interview POE Experience Note : Please keep your post related to TOPIC .
  6. Mrs Ali

    I'm confused

    Hi everyone I summit ds_260 20th October 2018 now tell me How long does it take to schedule interview after your documents are verified...I m applying from Pakistan so need to know how long will it take?
  7. Hello guys. I wonder if you can help me on this one. My husband went to his interview on May 21, 2013 at the embassy in San Salvador. Our case is a returned case. The CO checked his papers and told him everything looked good. He then told my hubby he needed to bring the latest taxes of the year 2012 from my joint sponsor because we thought it wasn't needed. He did brought the W-2 but CO wanted the form 1040. I delivered the document a week later on May 26 and he sent it on May 27, along with his passport because the officer told him. The stuff arrived at the embassy the next day and we haven't heard from them since. The case status on the website says Administrative Processing with the latest update showing May 28. I want to know why is taking so long? Is he really in AP? Or it's because of the doc? My husband told me that he'll get his visa as soon as he send the doc but it's been more than 2 weeks and this Tuesday will be 3 weeks. I'm depressed because I was hoping he'll be here before his birthday on Tuesday and our third anniversary this Thursday. We have a 2 month baby and I really need him more than ever.
  8. Hi everyone, Has anyone filing for the i601a waiver heard about their interview with the consulate yet? Our case complete was May 9th. (Petitioning for my husband, who is from Mexico). I keep obsessively checking that chart thing, but it seems that the latest is still March filers getting their interview letters. Just curious if anyone else has heard? Getting nervous that the effed up political climate here is slowing things way down.
  9. So we are 5 days out of the estimated processing time established on the USCIS website (which I know isn't as long as others may have been waiting). But this has been 7+ months and we still have nothing. I submitted the case inquiry already but I have to wait until August 19th now! My question is, is there anything I can do to be more proactive? I've been seeing people call tier 2 agents? Who are these agents and is it effective to call or wait? I don't want to piss off the people that basically have my future in their hands.
  10. Has anyone, who filed around summer 2017, scheduled for i485 interview in San Antonio? I filed in July, 25 and received an email saying that my case is ready to be scheduled for interview but i have no idea how much time it will take. Would be nice to have any clues about who already got scheduled and who is still waiting. Thanks!
  11. The 5-7 months wait at the USCIS is a really long time. I have the app on my phone and I check it everyday. My application has been waiting for 88 days now (accepted April 24, 2018). The application check date is only on December 17, 2017 (today is July 15, 2018). ITs so long! Has the process gotten longer since Trump has been in Office? Also is the USCIS processing times include the NVC or is that time frame separate from the USCIS processing times? I really wish that he could visit me here instead of me flying to Dominican Republic. I am a school teacher and I cannot take off days at a time to visit but he could from his job. I really miss him and we do talk every night but I really miss hugging him. I have not had to get a lawyer and it is my impression that you only reach out to one if you have had a problem with the application and I have heard that they cannot make the process go any faster. Does anyone else feel like their application is in Limbo or collecting dust on top of a shelf somewhere?
  12. I am interested in other people's experiences as far as dealing with all of the changes from when you actually submitted the K1, to when you eventually ( ) got your interview. For my fiance and I, since we filed, we have both changed jobs, we have both moved, I am on the verge of having to change my passport because it will expire... and other little bits and things that are going to mean that, really, the detail in our application is irrelevant. How is this going to affect the interview if my case officer is asking me questions and I am consistently contradicting the information they have in front of them? We have kept them informed of address changes for the petitioner but other than that we are unable to update our files. I would like to think that they would understand that, due to the sheer length of this process, it is wholly unfeasible to just remain stagnant in our lives, while we wait on them, for fear of being driven mad but I am sure crazier things have happened. We have been waiting a long time now (and yes, I know others are waiting longer) and I would just feel like giving up on the whole process if I get to my interview and all of these changes cause them to question anything. Maybe it would be good to have some sort of official and secure online access to your own petition so that you are able to update details and add attachments of missing supporting docs etc. Hopefully, this will be something they take into consideration as they take the whole process online. Anyway, just some thoughts?
  13. It's now a year and 1/2 since we first applied for our AOS and we are at a standstill. Now the EAD is held up as well (filed in February 2018 to renew). Two weeks ago, I requested a status on the UCIS site. They said they will not respond until June 8th. Since our interview (July 2017), I have visited UCIS offices and called to inquire on our status countless times. No one is able to give us a status and although many folks are suffering over the same issue, I just can't rest easy until we receive his green card. Wouldn't we receive an RFE by now if there was anything missing? I have pondered up at least 8 to 9 scenarios as to why we're having to wait this long. One being simply being because we interviewed in New York and NY offices are overwhelmed with cases. Anyway, just thought I'd share a bit of what my husband and I are experiencing should anyone be in the same predicament. Thanks
  14. Hi All. My Fiancé applied for a K1 Visa for me in March and I'm hoping to get some insight from others in the same position - I know it's early days for us compared to some of you and I realize the current processing times are showing 5 - 7 months, but I also see case inquiries are back in November so I'm just wondering how long everyone's been waiting? I am a freelance designer so am able to work pretty much anywhere with my Australian clients, so I had been going back and forth between Australia and the US staying for 2weeks - 3months at a time (on a B1 tourist visa I attained a few years ago when I backpacked the US) But on my last visit to the US in January I was taken in for questioning and told it didn't look good that I was spending so much time there and I was only able to stay for 1 month and told that we needed to find an alternative arrangement if we wanted to continue our relationship, and so we got engaged (love also had something to do with it haha). So now I'm back in Australia waiting and continuously checking our visa status (a useless and heartbreaking process). Going 7+ months apart is looking extremely excruciating so I'd love to be able to go over midway for a few weeks to spend some time together but I'm scared they won't let me in with my history. Any ideas? How long is the process taking for others? Thanks and good luck everyone!
  15. Hello Everyone, Below is a link to my review about the US Embassy in Jamaica and my personal experience. Please check it out when you get a chance! http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?trim=no&cty=&cnty=&page=1&dfilter=5&topic=
  16. Hi everyone! Kinda a random question but I'm just wondering if there's a certain day of the week people generally receive the email stating when their interview will be? Also we had our NVC forms approved a week ago and we're wondering how long it has been taking other people to get their interviews from when NVC finalised their stuff? I have had a look through all the Visa Journey forms about timelines but would like to hear some more experiences! It seems that a lot of people stop updating by the time they make it to the interview so it's a bit difficult to gauge it. We're in Australia if that helps Thanks!!!
  17. Anyone with same time frame August 31 files MSC still waiting 230 days nothing.
  18. Hello, my aos is pending for one year and 3 months. I've been waiting and waiting for my interview letter. In the meantime, my EAD is going to expire in less than two weeks. I already sent the EAD renewal application (in February). As December 31 2017, my field office Oakland Park FL was processing November 2016 cases. With the new processing times system, seems even more slow. It's said they processing cases between 15 months and 22 months. I called uscis and the officer was not helpful at all. Telling me all information that already are available to me and that already I know. So I ask him I want to do a service request to inquire about my case but he said my case is in the normal processing time. He also said I don't need to do the infopass appointment but I still think it could be helpful to have more information about my case. I have a family event to attend in another state in August but I think I'll not have Id to travel (my work permit is expiring so also my state id). And it's so sad I can't even plan a trip to visit my family in my country because I don't know when I'll have my interview. Sorry for venting. Some days waiting is very frustrating ☹
  19. I have a question, once the NVC sends the consulate the packet from uscis how long after does the beneficiary get the instructions in the mail? and do we have to wait on that instructions packet to come in the mail in order to get the medical done?
  20. Just wanted to share that there is hope for those waiting for the ROC approval. My Wife Just received her approval yesterday dated 3/27/2018. This was with out interview. Here is the time line. So there is hope with the activating the original receipt number things seem to be moving along. Lifting Conditions Event Date CIS Office : California Service Center Date Filed : 2016-10-13 NOA Date : 2016-10-17 RFE(s) : Bio. Appt. : 2016-12-08 Interview Date : Approval / Denial Date : 2018-03-27 Approved : Yes Got I551 Stamp : Green Card Received : Comments :
  21. Hi everyone, I have a wedding planned in Canada in April 2018. I received the NOA1s for the I-485, I-765 and I-131 in November 29th and I thought it would be enough time for them to process and send me the AP and EAD, but we are one month away from the wedding and all my statuses are the same since November 29th (the cases weren’t even touched). I would like to know if you guys recomend me to contact USCIS and ask about my cases. If yes, should I call, email or walk in? Thanks in advance!
  22. Duncan & shif


    Hello I wane know how faster January 2018 filers will get NOA2? My gf received i797c on 8/1/18 frim California center ....
  23. Hello everyone. it is been two and half years sense day 1 visa journey . spouse visa The wife is American citizen born and raised in California and the husband is from Tunisia. getting the Visa took 13 month and may 2017 we took a plane and we got to USA. on my passport they give me 12 month visa I-551 Permanent Residence proof and i didn't get the green card to this time . anyone have similar situation? is it just my case or the Green Card issuing is on pause ?
  24. Is there anyone here waiting for the interview? And How long do i need to wait? Case Is In Line For An Interview On October 18, 2017, we started the interview scheduling process for your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization , Receipt Number NBC*xxxxxxxx. We will send you an interview notice. Please follow any instructions in the notice. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.
  25. Hi my wife is a US citizen n she applied for me on 24th march n the case was sent to NSC but didn't get my approval letter yet so I would like to know that how long should I need to wait to get my approval letter