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  • Originally posted by UScitizenFilingforspouse View Post


    Eric_1,

    if I remember correctly, we called USCIS and escalated the call to a tier2. He did a lot of clicking and I think he volunteered the fact that the background checks were complete. How can you check? You could ask a tier2. A better question to ask is if your case is on the pick list for interviews. Their system is very manual.

    Best,

    USCFFS
    Thank you very much for your response, USCFFS. I saw some posts on this forum that even after one's case was scheduled for an interview and the interview was complete, they would still have to wait for their background checks to be complete. Some even waited as long as 2 years. So I was wondering if they are practicing this, i.e., scheduling and doing an interview first before background checks are complete. Thanks and all the best,

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    • Originally posted by Eric_1 View Post

      Thank you very much for your response, USCFFS. I saw some posts on this forum that even after one's case was scheduled for an interview and the interview was complete, they would still have to wait for their background checks to be complete. Some even waited as long as 2 years. So I was wondering if they are practicing this, i.e., scheduling and doing an interview first before background checks are complete. Thanks and all the best,
      Eric_1,

      every officer is different and tends to do what their field office does. I guess I do not have an answer to your question. I can offer you some educated speculation, though along with some observations.
      Their system is very manual. It’s not one system. Background checks run on 5 different systems, which are not linked to each other. It takes a human being to reconcile the results of each background check.
      Background checks and interviews run on different factory lines. Some states have fast field offices. Some are fast because officers are efficient and some are fast because they have a low case load. Most background checks tend to resolve between 3 and 6 months. According to a Level 2 officer I talked to, they’re always running checks every 6 months or so to keep checks current.

      Best wishes on your journey,

      USCFFS
      (c)9 AOS; PD 03-16-18; Same Sex Couple
      4-02 - Four I-797 NOA
      4-12 - Bio Walk-in
      4-13 - Bio reviewed + case still processing
      4-17 - I-693 Letter
      4-23 - Ready to be scheduled for interview
      6-28 - Background checks complete - per Tier 2
      7-31 - I-765 New Card being produced
      8-04 - Combo Card in hand
      8-08 - Change of address completed
      8-09 - Ready to be scheduled for interview
      8-10 - 8-09 Interview Cancelled
      8-11 - SS card in hand

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      • I just found out this gem of a thread today. We filed my I-130 ONLINE in Jan 2020, and since then I had this troubling thought on the back of the mind:

        We uploaded all the evidence that we could possibly think of, but the issue is that uploaded documents are listed in some random order on the website. There is no cover letter explaining the full history or to provide additional context to the submitted documents. There are no colorful tabs. I did name each of the documents clearly like "Lease from Dec 2018 - Dec 2019", "Lease from Dec 2019- Dec 2020", etc. All the photos that I uploaded I put the date in the file name, like "2013-xx-xx First Camping Trip in San Juan Islands", etc. So I tried, but I have this thought that this is not packaged as nicely as one could with a paper application.

        I am curious, if anyone has any tips around how they structured their online filing documents?
        I am thinking to go upload an additional document - a cover letter - 6 months after the original filing - so that I can provide context to the documents we submitted as evidence. Will this be viewed positively or negatively?
        Last edited by sandeep.iiit; 09-27-2020, 12:27 AM.
        F2A, Spouse of LPR.
        8/10/20 I-485,I-131,I-765 sent
        8/12 Application received by USCIS
        8/26 Mobile Notifications received
        9/05 Received I-797 Receipt
        9/08 RFIE sent for lack of I-864 (even though I am EXEMPT)
        9/09 Got email notification about RFIE
        9/14 I received the RFIE in mail
        9/22 Responded to RFIE with I-864
        9/24 USCIS received the response to RFIE
        10/2 USCIS sent I-693 Deficiency Notice (no email notifications)
        10/9 Received I-693 notice.

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        • Guys, I have a problem. I have an joint sponsor helping me to submit my AOS but is their any problem if he provide you with 3 YEARS TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPTS, PLUS 6 MONTH PAYSTUB, COPY OF W2s and 1040s but don’t have EMPLOYMENT LETTER ON HAND rn . Would this Affect my application of status?
          Last edited by Upnext1975; 08-27-2020, 02:58 AM.

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          • Originally posted by Upnext1975 View Post
            Guys, I have a problem. I have an joint sponsor helping me to submit my AOS but is their any problem if he provide you with 3 YEARS TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPTS, PLUS 6 MONTH PAYSTUB, COPY OF W2s and 1040s but don’t have EMPLOYMENT LETTER ON HAND rn . Would this Affect my application of status?
            3 Years tax It’s ok. USCIS accepted Transcript.
            6 months paystub is ok. You do not need an employment letter.




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            • I am the beneficiary (currently on an o1-b) and am filing an AOS this month for a GC as i married a USC a year ago. as like most of you, I / We are doing all the filing ourselves. Im a British citizen and holder of Australian P.R - My o1-b was prepared by a lawyer, as was my Australian P.R. I feel like im mostly on top of it, but I just have a few questions for everyone who has already been through this:

              Do the passport style photos we submit need to be on any particular type of paper? I read somewhere that it must be glossy - is this the case?

              Ive made notes directly on the supporting evidence (didnt think to use sticky notes) and have also highlighted sections. Will the direct notes cause issues?

              Is it worth typing out a rough relationship timeline and adding it to the top of the pile of the supporting evidence (ie bank stats, photos, trip plans etc) ?

              Our plan was to: put each set of forms in their own file / envelope, with a file / envelope of supporting documents underneath with cover notes on each file detailing its contents. I was also going to paper trip documents (flights / air bnbs etc) together with the photos from each trip. Is that a good idea? OR is it better to file all the photos together , then all the vacation things on another pile, then all the financial things in another pile etc ?

              What supporting evidence did everyone else add for the i-864 other than 3yrs of tax returns? Both myself and my partner are self employed.

              Thankyou so much! Im really nervous!


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