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coffeemonster

Well-Known Member
By that logic, everyone who did a walk-in would have had their applications denied.

Not if they showed up as requested, or if their case was already approved before the scheduled appointment. I have no way of knowing what people normally do, that's why I'm asking. Even if there's only a slight chance it could be a problem, I don't want to take any unnecessary risks.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Actually it does say that. It says if you fail to appear "as scheduled". That means date, time and place.
"As scheduled" doesn't necessarily mean "on the scheduled date". As scheduled could be "before the listed date". What matters is as long as you show up on or before the scheduled date. And like Susie already pointed out above, if it strictly means date, time and place, everyone who has done a walk-in (some doing so in none ASC assigned locations as a matter of fact) should have been deemed to have abandoned their application because they did not show up on the date, time and place assigned. Considering the amount of effort you expended on doing a walk-in, I'm just surprised at your current interpretation of "as scheduled". Anyway, your case, your time. Go ahead and make another visit to your ASC on your scheduled date and time.
 
Hi mom, forum. I have been waiting for an IL and early last week it showed in my informed delivery that it would be arriving soon (it was an image of a letter from my FO). I have since received post that was due to arrive on the same day as the IL, and post from days after, but no IL. I am beginning to think that it may be lost. Any advice on what action I could take aside from waiting? Thanks
 

nar31

Active Member
Hi mom, forum. I have been waiting for an IL and early last week it showed in my informed delivery that it would be arriving soon (it was an image of a letter from my FO). I have since received post that was due to arrive on the same day as the IL, and post from days after, but no IL. I am beginning to think that it may be lost. Any advice on what action I could take aside from waiting? Thanks
I would suggest to contact Emma and ask if she knows the date first of all, to not miss the interview as non shown. After that u can try to contact your postal office maybe
 

Blade_

Well-Known Member
Hi mom, forum. I have been waiting for an IL and early last week it showed in my informed delivery that it would be arriving soon (it was an image of a letter from my FO). I have since received post that was due to arrive on the same day as the IL, and post from days after, but no IL. I am beginning to think that it may be lost. Any advice on what action I could take aside from waiting? Thanks
If you have not received a mail that was in your informed delivery, you can mark "not recieved" for post to investigate. Alternatively, go to your local post office and ask them why you did not receive it. Do you have your name on your mailbox?
 
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Milz

Well-Known Member
Hi mom, forum. I have been waiting for an IL and early last week it showed in my informed delivery that it would be arriving soon (it was an image of a letter from my FO). I have since received post that was due to arrive on the same day as the IL, and post from days after, but no IL. I am beginning to think that it may be lost. Any advice on what action I could take aside from waiting? Thanks
Same thing happened to my friend in DC last week. He went to the FO, showed the screenshot (scan) of the IL from informed delivery. They printed out his IL right away.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Yes mom!
He just showed the screenshot of the mail (from informed delivery) to the security and explained the urgency of the case to them. Then he was allowed inside to talk to someone. The guy asked for his ID, went to the IO and gave him his IL print!
That’s great. Good to know that’s an option that could be explored under similar circumstances (of course no guarantee it will always work out same way)

Thanks for the update.
 

jeylohnen

Active Member
What is the trick of getting calls to go through to senators office. When I submitted my request to congressman's office I went there in person and even trying follow-up calls is a nightmare. I have to call 10 times at different times of the day to get through to talk to someone. Now that I am planning on submitting a request at the senator's office , its the same night mare. I have called almost 20 times and no answer. Went to the office last Friday and it was closed(an hour drive). I did send them an email but I wanted to talk to a person so I can explain the urgency of my case.
 

88lucky21

Member
Update for everyone! And special thanks to everyone who helped! Especially Susie and notably, of course, mom!

I had my interview today and was approved on the spot. My online status has been updated to "We ordered your new card".

Rundown of the interview:
After I got through security etc, by the time I got up I was just about 15 mins before my appointment time. 5 minutes to check in, another 5 waiting to be called, and went in 5 mins earlier than my appointment. The interview was quick, maybe 5-10 mins total.
1) Said she had all the documents she needed and just wanted my passport, US ID, and IL
2) She ran through my I-485, asking name, address, parents names, last time I came into the US
3) Some Y/N questions (I told her I had gotten parking tickets and one speeding ticket previously (didn't go to court for it though) and hadn't included it in the original document and she said it didn't matter. She noted it but said it wasn't relevant.)
4) Asked me about my education (where I got it, what it was)
5) If I had worked on my current F1-OPT status (which I had, in work that was related to my field of study), and what kind of work I did

That was it! She was extremely nice and it was very straight forward. She told me it all looked good and asked me to wait outside for 10 minutes for next steps. Came out and handed me a letter to hang onto to confirm I was approved until my card comes!

Thank you again mom for making what would be a lengthy, complicated, and anxiety-riddled journey so much smoother. Having your support and the support of this forum made it possible to navigate this with confidence!
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Update for everyone! And special thanks to everyone who helped! Especially Susie and notably, of course, mom!

I had my interview today and was approved on the spot. My online status has been updated to "We ordered your new card".

Rundown of the interview:
After I got through security etc, by the time I got up I was just about 15 mins before my appointment time. 5 minutes to check in, another 5 waiting to be called, and went in 5 mins earlier than my appointment. The interview was quick, maybe 5-10 mins total.
1) Said she had all the documents she needed and just wanted my passport, US ID, and IL
2) She ran through my I-485, asking name, address, parents names, last time I came into the US
3) Some Y/N questions (I told her I had gotten parking tickets and one speeding ticket previously (didn't go to court for it though) and hadn't included it in the original document and she said it didn't matter. She noted it but said it wasn't relevant.)
4) Asked me about my education (where I got it, what it was)
5) If I had worked on my current F1-OPT status (which I had, in work that was related to my field of study), and what kind of work I did

That was it! She was extremely nice and it was very straight forward. She told me it all looked good and asked me to wait outside for 10 minutes for next steps. Came out and handed me a letter to hang onto to confirm I was approved until my card comes!

Thank you again mom for making what would be a lengthy, complicated, and anxiety-riddled journey so much smoother. Having your support and the support of this forum made it possible to navigate this with confidence!
Congratulations.
 

Amba2021

New Member
Yes, you can go ahead and do that.
I went ahead and submitted a new I 485 on 16 August with all supporting documents. Today I received acknowledgement from NBC. I completedI biometric from old I485 submission on 18/8. My interview with appointment with rest of family from old case is this week. I have not received NOID. Should I go to the interview with rest of family?
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
What is the trick of getting calls to go through to senators office. When I submitted my request to congressman's office I went there in person and even trying follow-up calls is a nightmare. I have to call 10 times at different times of the day to get through to talk to someone. Now that I am planning on submitting a request at the senator's office , its the same night mare. I have called almost 20 times and no answer. Went to the office last Friday and it was closed(an hour drive). I did send them an email but I wanted to talk to a person so I can explain the urgency of my case.
I'm not aware of any such trick. AFAIK, some of those folks just happen to be more responsive to their constituents (and easier to reach) than others.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
What is the trick of getting calls to go through to senators office. When I submitted my request to congressman's office I went there in person and even trying follow-up calls is a nightmare. I have to call 10 times at different times of the day to get through to talk to someone. Now that I am planning on submitting a request at the senator's office , its the same night mare. I have called almost 20 times and no answer. Went to the office last Friday and it was closed(an hour drive). I did send them an email but I wanted to talk to a person so I can explain the urgency of my case.
There are 100 senators, what works for one may not work for the other 99. Also it seems to me your problems getting through might be simply because they prefer submissions via the forms on their website, maybe they simply do not have staff to be manning phones all day long.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
I went ahead and submitted a new I 485 on 16 August with all supporting documents. Today I received acknowledgement from NBC. I completedI biometric from old I485 submission on 18/8. My interview with appointment with rest of family from old case is this week. I have not received NOID. Should I go to the interview with rest of family?
Yes, go ahead and attend the interview with the rest of your family.
 

DV21M

Well-Known Member
Not if they showed up as requested, or if their case was already approved before the scheduled appointment. I have no way of knowing what people normally do, that's why I'm asking. Even if there's only a slight chance it could be a problem, I don't want to take any unnecessary risks.
I had my bio on 8/18 and did a walk in on 8/5 in a different state than I was scheduled in. My bio letter is stamped and if I ask EMMA, they acknowledge my biometrics were taken that day. You are in the system if they took your fingerprints, it’s not like it’s all gonna get lost in the cyberspace and they can’t see on your file/case that part was completed. That is why they scan your code and take your info.
 
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