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miemie

Member
Don't just seat back waiting for a USCIS call back to reschedule. Start visiting every ASC far and near to see if you can get the bio done ASAP (like @Blade_ already posted above). Time is not on your side. You need to get cracking if you really want to give yourself a shot at getting this GC. Take a look at the Timeline spreadsheet to see the different locations where others have successfully done bio walk-ins, then put a plan of action in place on how to go from one to the other until you find one where you can successfully do a walk-in.
Once you complete the bio (in the next couple of days hopefully), get back to your congressman/woman for further assistance in getting scheduled for an interview before the FY is over. You have less than 2 weeks to make this happen!
Thanks a lot! I will go to all the ASC I can possibly go to starting on Monday. The congressman wasn't really helpful with scheduling an interview, he said he can't do anything about it. :( I will call him again on Monday and try to convince him again. Meanwhile, is there any other way I can get an interview faster?
 

miemie

Member
If you already have a bio appointment letter, go to every single ASC that you can possibly go in your vicinity to get that taken. In your tier 2 call back ask for interview. There is no chance for an earlier bio appointment. Even if it was, it takes 7 days for the letter to get to you and you can't do anything w/o the bio letter.

PS: I went to get mine taken in another state. I don't have the luxury or owning a car and went there with a train.
PS2: you can ask the congressional caseworker for an early bio b/c they tend to email you a copy of the appointment letter as soon as they get it and you can print and use that. However, your priority should be to take care of that by doing a walk-in.
Thanks a lot for your advise. I will go to all the nearest ASC starting on Monday. Hopefully I can get it taken.

How did you get your interview scheduled?
 

Milz

Well-Known Member
Thanks a lot! I will go to all the ASC I can possibly go to starting on Monday. The congressman wasn't really helpful with scheduling an interview, he said he can't do anything about it. :( I will call him again on Monday and try to convince him again. Meanwhile, is there any other way I can get an interview faster?
- WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR LOCAL OFFICE NOW! SO THAT THEY RECEIVE IT BY MONDAY MORNING!
- ASAP Tier 2 call back (talk to tier 1 first to schedule that)
- senator (instead of congressman/woman)
- try visiting the FO in person
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Thanks a lot! I will go to all the ASC I can possibly go to starting on Monday. The congressman wasn't really helpful with scheduling an interview, he said he can't do anything about it. :( I will call him again on Monday and try to convince him again. Meanwhile, is there any other way I can get an interview faster?
Contact one of your Senators right away in that case and seek.
 

ritallight

Active Member
Thanks a lot for your advise. I will go to all the nearest ASC starting on Monday. Hopefully I can get it taken.

How did you get your interview scheduled?
Monday very early visit the FO and if not accepted visit the 2nd one. If you get to walk in Same time insist with the Senator. I sent a copy of my stamped Bio with a letter to the IO but in my case the interview was before, I dont know if it worked but you can try
 

DV21M

Well-Known Member
Thanks a lot for your advise. I will go to all the nearest ASC starting on Monday. Hopefully I can get it taken.

How did you get your interview scheduled?
If you are in Nashville it is a little bit far away, but I do know that Jackson takes walk ins. Also Norridge in Chicago does but towards the end of the week
 
why are you writing to a FO that doesn’t have jurisdiction over your case?
I wrote to my office in Sacramento, where I was interviewed. Did you mean San Francisco? But my case is related to the case of my husband, and his case is in San Francisco and we have problems because of his case, since it is either lost either during verification or something else, we cannot find out ...
All offices were initially interested in my husband's case, so my officer said that he would request my husband's case, but there was no answer and we could not find out what was happening with his case ..
.The same problem with obtaining an SSN, 5 times the SSN office made a request and USCIS does not confirm our status, although we are all in one package, we all have the same status, but SSN got only to my daughter, but she does not have a case, she is in my husband's case and in my case.
Everyone has a work permit and it has a different status: for my husband and my daughter C08, I have A05 ...
USCIS San Francisco did something wrong and now we have a problem because of this, so I still haven't received my decision .. but it's not my fault and where I call we are told everything looks good ..
Only the SSN office says that we have a problem with USCIS, and USCIS is silent or pretends that everything is fine ..
Sorry for my english, but I hope you can understand ..
 

Machidargos

Active Member
Thanks a lot! I will go to all the ASC I can possibly go to starting on Monday. The congressman wasn't really helpful with scheduling an interview, he said he can't do anything about it. :( I will call him again on Monday and try to convince him again. Meanwhile, is there any other way I can get an interview faster?
Houston could be a possibility. I did an early walk in there with only one person before me.
We were only my family and two persons inside !
 

Machidargos

Active Member
Update about my case, I have received today a message from my Senator :
Thank you for returning the needed authorization so quickly. Although it was good to hear from you, I deeply regret the circumstances which prompted your writing. Please be assured that I will do all I can to try and help you.

In an effort to be of assistance, I have contacted USCIS on your behalf. I explained your situation as it was outlined in the information you provided and asked that your case be given immediate consideration.

I hope that my efforts prove helpful. Thank you for contacting my office and please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. I welcome the opportunity to be of service in any way I can and hope you will always feel free to call on me.


Sincerely
 

coffeemonster

Well-Known Member
If you are in Nashville it is a little bit far away, but I do know that Jackson takes walk ins. Also Norridge in Chicago does but towards the end of the week

+1 on Chicago - it's an ASC-rich environment up there. I visited 3 in one day. You could manage 4 if you plan it correctly. Although the 3 I visited turned me away, it was Monday, which is the busiest day, and every one of them said I would probably be ok to do a walk-in later in the week. In the end, I went back to Norridge on Thursday and was allowed to do the walk in. Just make sure you explain that it's extremely time-sensitive and they will usually hear you out.
 

Blade_

Well-Known Member
Thanks a lot for your advise. I will go to all the nearest ASC starting on Monday. Hopefully I can get it taken.

How did you get your interview scheduled?
* Take a two week break from work/studies. Invest the time in your AOS application.

* Locate the ASC offices near you here.

* Manage to go to as many ASCs possible in each day. If they did not let you, ask if another time the same day would work. If no, ask if another day of the week would work.

* If you did not get lucky by Wednesday, get a plane ticket and head to Norridge, IL ASC. At least 5 users here have walked-in on Thursday and Friday.

* Fill out the inquiry form with your senator. There is a specific form in their website, fill that out first before you try calling them or anything. If you were not sure what to write, you can share it here and people will comment.

* Ask the tier 1 or tier 2 to submit an inquiry on your behalf to your FO asking for an interview.

I got my interview by waiting. I initiated a congressional inqury on August 6. The congressional caseworker got back to me on Monday August 9 saying that he will follow up w/ FO. On August 10 he sent me the IL in the email. The IL was dated August 6. So it was just a matter of post delivering it at that point. I received the IL in the mailbox the day after.

REMEMBER: If you drive b/w ASCs, don't speed. Being alive is more important than having a GC.
 

Blade_

Well-Known Member
Update about my case, I have received today a message from my Senator :
Thank you for returning the needed authorization so quickly. Although it was good to hear from you, I deeply regret the circumstances which prompted your writing. Please be assured that I will do all I can to try and help you.

In an effort to be of assistance, I have contacted USCIS on your behalf. I explained your situation as it was outlined in the information you provided and asked that your case be given immediate consideration.

I hope that my efforts prove helpful. Thank you for contacting my office and please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. I welcome the opportunity to be of service in any way I can and hope you will always feel free to call on me.


Sincerely
Very nice and polite! Hope it proves to be fruitful.
 

miemie

Member
* Take a two week break from work/studies.
Thank yo so much!

* I plan to take off days and do this. Thanks a lot for the advise!

* I notice on the spreadsheets that the Atlanta takes walk ins as well (please correct me if I am wrong), if Nashville and Memphis fail me that will be my next stop. And then Chicago.

* I have filled out the form on the senators website, they need to be mailed though, so I will send them tomorrow. I have shared what I wrote in, could you please help me review

* I think I will also try to walk in to an FO, what documents should I take with me?

I will sure try to stay alive!:)
 

miemie

Member
+1 on Chicago - it's an ASC-rich environment up there. I visited 3 in one day. You could manage 4 if you plan it correctly. Although the 3 I visited turned me away, it was Monday, which is the busiest day, and every one of them said I would probably be ok to do a walk-in later in the week. In the end, I went back to Norridge on Thursday and was allowed to do the walk in. Just make sure you explain that it's extremely time-sensitive and they will usually hear you out.
Alright, thanks for this! I will plan to go there later in the week if the closest ASC fail me.
 

miemie

Member
Contact one of your Senators right away in that case and seek.
Could you please review my letter to the senator?


"Please help me schedule my green card interview appointment with the USCIS Nashville field Office and the biometrics appointment with the USCIS Nashville Application Support Center (ASC) before the end of the DV lottery fiscal date (September 30th 2021) by submitting an appointment inquiry for me to the respective offices.

On June 6th, 2020, I was selected for further processing in the DV lottery program (case number: 2021XX000XXX). Because I was already in the US and couldn’t travel to XXXX because of COVID-19, I decided to file for my green card using AOS. My case number became current in XXXXX and I sent the I-485 form and all the documents required for AOS (including the application fees ($1225) and the required medical examination report in the package) to the Chicago box. My package was received by the USCIS National Benefits Center on XXXXXX and I received my notice of action receipt on XXXXX.

I have a biometrics appointment for October 4th and don’t have an interview appointment from the USCIS field office. I need help expediting both the biometrics appointment and scheduling for an interview considering that the DV fiscal year ends on September 30th, 2021."
 

Blade_

Well-Known Member
* I have filled out the form on the senators website, they need to be mailed though, so I will send them tomorrow. I have shared what I wrote in, could you please help me review
My suggestion is to use express or priority mail to send the application.
 

miemie

Member
- WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR LOCAL OFFICE NOW! SO THAT THEY RECEIVE IT BY MONDAY MORNING!
- ASAP Tier 2 call back (talk to tier 1 first to schedule that)
- senator (instead of congressman/woman)
- try visiting the FO in person
Thanks for this. I will send a letter tomorrow morning.

Thanks!
 

Blade_

Well-Known Member
I have shared what I wrote in, could you please help me review
Sounds alright, just a quick suggestion: make it short and to the point. I'm adding my own request if any parts of it is useful for you or the future applicants:

"I'm a selected applicant for the 2021 diversity immigrant visa program. I have submitted my application for adjustment of status (form I-485) to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (receipt # MSCXXX). The deadline for approval of the 2021 diversity visa program applications is September 30, 2021, which also applies to the applicants for adjustment of status through USCIS. As of today, there are only 12 days left from the fiscal year, and I'm still waiting for the USCIS XXX field office to schedule my interview appointments.

I'm looking for USCIS XXX field office to schedule my interview appointments ASAP, before the end of the fiscal year."


PS: Attach your NOA.
 
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