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  #526  
Old 09-10-2009, 10:57 PM
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Just getting tired of waiting now...checking gmail and online system like 100 times a day...Kubmilega ye GC?
I am still waiting
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  #527  
Old 09-10-2009, 11:22 PM
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I cant say this enough. Keep calling USCIS, open SRs, follow up with USCIS. This is your time.
Hi GCNirvana: Could we raise more than one SR? Here is my situation.
I raised an SR on 08/25/2009 , took infopass on 09/02/2009, and was told that mine was pre-approved on 08/28/2009 (probably the SR helped), later on I received a letter dated 8/26/09, from uscis saying that
"Based on your request we researched the status of your case. We are actively processing, but need to perform additional review on your case... Wait for 60 days and then call us." what do they mean by additional review?
I called uscis again, and I got connected to a supervisor who spoke so rude to me, she said that no visa numbers are available and I am supposed to have patience, and wait for 60 days for any action to be taken.
So, I don't dare call uscis again. If so, what should the reason be for raising the SR. Anyway, they would ask me to "Wait".
Also called senators office, they said that they could not help with my case, and the only thing I could do is to "WAIT".
I'm not sure what else to do. It is highly frustrating.
PD : July-04, RD: 08/17/2007 ND: 10/15/2007.- TSC
Is anybody in the same case as mine. Like Pre-approved but all under additional review?
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  #528  
Old 09-10-2009, 11:44 PM
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I got the magic mail 30 mins back. Looks like they might have lots of visa numbers available to consume and are working overtime
ND - 10/01/2007
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  #529  
Old 09-10-2009, 11:46 PM
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Angry Any one approved with Recent FP done?

Hi Guys,

Dose any one got their 485 approved in September, had an FP done in recent months?..i had mine and my spouse's FP done for second time in August and there was LUD's on our cases on the same day..no activity after that, dose FP trigers for Name check and Backgroud checks again?..i am worndering that might be the reason why our cases are not approved yet..

Guys this GC porcess is so F'd up porcess..i hate this process..
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  #530  
Old 09-10-2009, 11:54 PM
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Hi GCNirvana: Could we raise more than one SR? Here is my situation.
I raised an SR on 08/25/2009 , took infopass on 09/02/2009, and was told that mine was pre-approved on 08/28/2009 (probably the SR helped), later on I received a letter dated 8/26/09, from uscis saying that
"Based on your request we researched the status of your case. We are actively processing, but need to perform additional review on your case... Wait for 60 days and then call us." what do they mean by additional review?
I called uscis again, and I got connected to a supervisor who spoke so rude to me, she said that no visa numbers are available and I am supposed to have patience, and wait for 60 days for any action to be taken.
So, I don't dare call uscis again. If so, what should the reason be for raising the SR. Anyway, they would ask me to "Wait".
Also called senators office, they said that they could not help with my case, and the only thing I could do is to "WAIT".
I'm not sure what else to do. It is highly frustrating.
PD : July-04, RD: 08/17/2007 ND: 10/15/2007.- TSC
Is anybody in the same case as mine. Like Pre-approved but all under additional review?
If your case is clean, you have every right to call and being affirmative. Call them again and tell them, you are current and why its not approved?. Let them answer. Dont even talk about SR. Ask your SENATOR, why cant he/she help now that you are current. Tell them you are waiting for 5 yrs dealing with this bull. Say exactly that, you got nothig to worry. You pay money to them, its not like they are doing free service. Next time you talk to an IO, he better talk normal, he got no right to be rude. They are rude coz we let them be. He has a job coz of you.

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Old 09-10-2009, 11:58 PM
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@Santa - regiater at .com - pulling data is very easy.
@natraj - did you do anything special since Sept 1? phone calls, SRs etc?
Opened SR and got a standard reply that your application pending.

Called again on Sept 4th, CSR repeated the online status and told that my case is Pre Adj.

Attorney had sent a letter through AILA liason and waiting for the reply

Send fax to Senator's Immigration liason office and waiting for their call.

I may call TSC again tommorrow. So far I haven't scheduled infopass, I may try that by next week

I am hoping something will trigger the approval
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  #532  
Old 09-11-2009, 02:11 AM
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I had 2 labors DEc 17 04 and Sept 05 (PERM). I 485 approval I got this month is with the Dec 04 labor filing.
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  #533  
Old 09-11-2009, 03:29 AM
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Yesterday I received response to SR I opened on 3rd Sept 09 saying that there is not visa available because I am in EB3. Mine is EB2 - PD july 2004. So I opened another SR yesterday mentioning about the issue with the EB classfication and today got the repsose back saying that the information they provided is correct and there is no visa available and my case is awaiting review by an officer. I called USCIS again and got connected to a rude 2nd Level CSR/Supervisor who was very rude and asked me to wiat for 90 days as my case is under extended review. She is unable to tell under what category I am in and not cooperating even after explaining the issue. She is saying that they are get lot of calls from applicants and wants us to have patience.

See the two responses for the SR's :

SR1 :

"Based on your request we researched the status of your I-485 application. We are actively processing this case. However, Employment-Based, 3rd Preference, India, does not have a VISA available at this time according to the September 2009 Visa Bulletin. You may visit the State Department website at www.travel.state.gov/visas to view this information regarding VISA availability. Service records indicate your case is currently waiting to be reviewed by an officer. You will receive a decision or notice of other action once your case is adjudicated. The Service is waiting for Visa availability."

SR2:

"Service records indicate that your priority date and category are correct. We cannot make any corrections to this information. Your application/petition remains awaiting review by an Officer and you will be notified as soon as a decision is made. The Service is waiting for VISA availability. Please check the visa bulletin website to check visa availability dates at www.travel.state.gov"


My lawyer saw these responses and looks like he also doen't know how to handle this issue. Yesterday he advised me to send a letter to NSC explaining the issue but I am not sure where to send and if NSC will do anything about it.

I am not sure what to do now.
Take an Infopass appointment, you will get the answer.
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08/20/2008: Received a call from Senator's offfice to submit further evidence for my complaints (RFE from Senator office)
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  #534  
Old 09-11-2009, 05:48 AM
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Talking Ah! Finally!

Another saga finally comes to a close...
11yrs in the US; 8yrs on H1B; 6yrs in the same job; ~5yrs since filing for the GC and finally, at 6:30pm PDT (8:30pm at NSC), my wife and I received the long-awaited magic email - it said "CPO" and that was sufficient.
My wife and I spent several minutes pinching/slapping ourselves (well at least figuratively), reading the emails over and over again, word for word and we are finally convinced it is for real!

My most sincere wishes for everyone eagerly awaiting their approvals. It certainly is encouraging that next month's VB continues to show us all current (and thankfully more). Good luck to all again!

Hopefully these further notes will answer some questions out there or prove useful nevertheless...(if you find any of this info useful, PLEASE consider a recurring monthly contribution to IV - the org. has been a huge asset in helping the EB community at large and has also served as a crutch to many struggling to maintain sanity during these trying times)

- Married for just under two months when filing for I-485 (thankfully, the burden of proving our marriage was bona fide didn't descend on us)
- First FP in Jan 2008; second FP in May 2009
- moved once (in May '08) since filing for I-485
- Infopass appt. last year - learnt that NC cleared a week before visa nos ran out
- RFE April 2009 - reg. signatures in the I-485 (during the July '07 rush, attorney had written our names down rather than bother sending the apps back to us for signatures)
- Infopass appt. last week - not very informative
- SR opened last week - learnt this week that file is under review with officer
- 2 EAD approvals and 3 AP renewals (one still in the mail approved Aug. 31, 2009)
- I can't think of any more interesting statistics...if I do, I'll jot more down when my feet touch the ground again.

Good luck all!
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:06 AM
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Got the card in the mail. Praise the lord......praise IV and praise my family's patience.
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  #536  
Old 09-11-2009, 11:00 AM
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I had Infopass this morning and the IO said that she cannot see the EB classification but told me that the case was Preadjudicated on 04/13/2009 (I got multiple soft Luds till 04/14/2009) and the current status of the case is "Under Review". (She explained that is being actively processed). From her answer I am assuming that the IO did not know what "Under Review" means. One other thing I came to know that there was a Name Change record on my case dt 04/13/2009. I never mad a name change. Then the IO created a Internal Service request asking about the name change and Current EB classification. Also asked me to write to USCIS in detail about the previous service request and the name change. Its a never ending story.... My case is so simple never had any problems till now.
Just last month I got AP and EAD renewal in 10 days. Still working for the same Sponsoring employer on 9th Year H1B expiring 03/2010. Never used EAD or AC21 still have to go through crap.
But I am staying positive and determined and will try all avenues to reach my goal.

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Old 09-11-2009, 11:08 AM
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Hi VX,

Have you received your cards?
I spoke with IO, as you mentioned, she asked me to wait for 30 days for any decision but did not create a SR.
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Default Finally the online status changed too

Folks,
The GC for me and wife were approved on 9/4/09 and finally the online status changed to Card Production ordered on 9/11/09. All I can say it was a long journey but not too bad, been through one lay off, have to pass some good promotions. Arrived in US in Aug 2000 for MS so total 9 years.
I owe this approval to the nicest IO at Memphis field office as I made my INFOPASS for Sept 4 and she was so nice that she called and emailed TSC asking my file to be assigned to an IO. On Tuesday 9/8 she called (yes the IO called me) my cell and informed me that our cases were approved on 9/4/09 however the biometrics upload is needed before cards can be ordered and she said she will keep bugging TSC untill they upload (IT goof in TSC).
So if your field office is Memphis take an INFOPASS and if you get to speak to her you will be Greened.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:10 AM
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It is likely that they have not uploaded you biometrics in system. I am in same situation where TSC IO told me that i am approved but Biometrics need upload before card can be ordered. Just call them and followup to get Biometrics uploaded if they have it in the system if not they may ask for another FP but no worries you are good.
Hi VX,

Have you received your cards?
I spoke with IO, as you mentioned, she asked me to wait for 30 days for any decision but did not create a SR.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:13 AM
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I had Infopass this morning and the IO said that she cannot see the EB classification but told me that the case was Preadjudicated on 04/13/2009 (I got multiple soft Luds till 04/14/2009) and the current status of the case is "Under Review". (She explained that is being actively processed). From her answer I am assuming that the IO did not know what "Under Review" means. One other thing I came to know that there was a Name Change record on my case dt 04/13/2009. I never mad a name change. Then the IO created a Internal Service request asking about the name change and Current EB classification. Also asked me to write to USCIS in detail about the previous service request and the name change. Its a never ending story.... My case is so simple never had any problems till now.
Just last month I got AP and EAD renewal in 10 days. Still working for the same Sponsoring employer on 9th Year H1B expiring 03/2010. Never used EAD or AC21 still have to go through crap.
But I am staying positive and determined and will try all avenues to reach my goal.
You will get your GC soon! Contact your Congressman or Senator, and have them also intercede on your behalf!
No matter what, I have a feeling that you will get it soon!
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