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Abdulmalik

Active Member
As I was preparing the privacy release form to send to the other senator, the USCIS called me and told me to come for the interview on Thursday!:eek::D
I guess that call I made with USCIS yesterday did something.

Thanks again for your help!!
Good news , if I want to make call ? how could I do that !!!
because I tried infopass got denied....
 

Blade_

Well-Known Member
As I was preparing the privacy release form to send to the other senator, the USCIS called me and told me to come for the interview on Thursday!:eek::D
I guess that call I made with USCIS yesterday did something.

Thanks again for your help!!
Great update! don't forget to enter your info to the timeline. Goodluck!
 

miemie

Member
Good news , if I want to make call ? how could I do that !!!
because I tried infopass got denied....
I called the USCIS on their hotline: 1 (800) 375-5283. They have a very long waiting time, 60 to 90 mins approximately. I have called 3 times in the past two weeks
1. The first time I talked to tier 1 regarding bio and interview and they told me someone else (I believe tier 2) will back in a few days.
2. The second time I talked to another tier 1 and they told me I just need to wait for that call back. I didn't get the call (Yet)
3. The third time which was yesterday after having my bio taken, I called again and the person I talked to filled an inquiry request for me while I was on the call (which I believe triggered the interview call). My inquiry was categorized as an emergency.
 

DV21M

Well-Known Member
Oh ye of little faith! :rolleyes:

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Can't help but wonder how many cups of Starbucks chocolate drinks you already had today before this update :cool:
I might or might not be in line at the drive thru for one celebratory chocolate milk… :oops::oops:
Honestly, thank god there’s only one Starbucks and it’s 40 minutes from my house
 

Diamond_Water

Active Member
A call from USCIS of Alabama. Our cases have been approved and we will receive our Green Cards soon.

Like someone says in this forum Free at last. Free at last.... (I am still waiting to have the card in my hands)

I hope You're the next DV21M.

Congrats Byoldas. !!!!!

OMG NEW CARD IS BEING PRODUCED! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
MOM PLEASE FEEL FREE TO YELL AT ME! I WILL GIVE YOU MY PHONE NUMBER SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY YELL AT ME.
OMG I CANT EVEN BREATHE!
OMG Congratulations to you both!!!!!!
 

dhanu159

Well-Known Member
OMG NEW CARD IS BEING PRODUCED! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
MOM PLEASE FEEL FREE TO YELL AT ME! I WILL GIVE YOU MY PHONE NUMBER SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY YELL AT ME.
OMG I CANT EVEN BREATHE!
Although i didnt say anything all this time ..i was follwing you all this days and hoping the best for you !...congratualtions and enjoy you next chapter :)
 

peace2021

Member
Hi everyone!
@miemie I reply to your post as me (derivative) and my husband (main applicant) are in Nashville too.
@Sm1smom We had our biometric on 09/07/21 and the interview on 09/08/21 in Nashville FO. The interview went really well and we had pretty much the same experience as other users had in Nashville. At the end of the interview, the officer (a really nice and kind lady) said everything seems good and that she needs to run some extra checks in the system and if everything is good and she has no other questions we will receive our cards in a couple of weeks. (My husband is in J1 and has not the 2-year rule, I am in J2)
However, a couple of weeks have gone and online is still "my interview is completed and my case must be reviewed".
We initiated a congressional inquiry yesterday and we have not heard back from it yet.
Today in the late afternoon we tried to call but there was no way that we could connect to an agent, instead, we managed to initiate an expedite request -explaining the situation- with a live agent.
I am writing this post, as the deadline is approaching and we start being genuinely worried, and I really need your help on what else would be recommended to do.
Thank you everyone in advance!!
 

DV21M

Well-Known Member
Alright, I do not know where to begin... I even told the Starbucks lady that I got my green card, she was not amused lol
I am overwhelmed right now, I feel free and that is all thank to you guys.
@Sm1smom I will never be able to thank you for your patience with me. Your patience, your kindness, your knowledge and your willingness to helo total strangers that, admittedly, were annoying as f*** sometimes (it's me lol I am the annoying one).
@SusieQQQ I met you on another forum and you redirected me here, I would have completely blown up my application if it was not for that and this forum.
It really blows my mind that I ran into you both, that I found two people so patient and so kind that put up with, basically, my anxiety at its worse. Therapist make a lot of money for less!!!! You are a blessing to the diversity program selectees, and I will be forever grateful to you and for you.

@Blade_ @raphael1899 @Milz looool speaking of freaking out... thank you for putting up with me, thank you for lending me a hand accompanying me through these nerve racking months. Thank you for having faith for me when I was unable to.
@ritallight Girl, you need a tarot reading business like yesterday!!! Thank you for your prayers and for sharing this journey with me.

@Byoldas @Machidargos Thank you for being my New Orleans mates. Sharing this weeks with you and fighting for our cases alongside you made all the difference, I would have gone crazy without you

Everyone in this forum feels like family, we have been together for more than a year day in and day out. What am I gonna do without talking to you everyday? Can we like, stay all around here and just chat and hang around or something? lol

I still cannot believe today, I don't think I will fully grasp how much my life has changed with one 30 seconds phone call today.
Thank you with the biggest of hearts right now. Thank you all!
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi everyone!
@miemie I reply to your post as me (derivative) and my husband (main applicant) are in Nashville too.
@Sm1smom We had our biometric on 09/07/21 and the interview on 09/08/21 in Nashville FO. The interview went really well and we had pretty much the same experience as other users had in Nashville. At the end of the interview, the officer (a really nice and kind lady) said everything seems good and that she needs to run some extra checks in the system and if everything is good and she has no other questions we will receive our cards in a couple of weeks. (My husband is in J1 and has not the 2-year rule, I am in J2)
However, a couple of weeks have gone and online is still "my interview is completed and my case must be reviewed".
We initiated a congressional inquiry yesterday and we have not heard back from it yet.
Today in the late afternoon we tried to call but there was no way that we could connect to an agent, instead, we managed to initiate an expedite request -explaining the situation- with a live agent.
I am writing this post, as the deadline is approaching and we start being genuinely worried, and I really need your help on what else would be recommended to do.
Thank you everyone in advance!!
If the IO informed you they needed to run some extra checks in the system, that is an indication to me that your background check clearance was still pending at the time of your interview. Until that clears, the IO cannot approve your case, and there’s really nothing you can do except to remain patient and hopeful. The good news is your FO is familiar with DV cases. In general,USCIS tend to work really hard to get DV based applications processed and approved the closer the FY gets towards the end (this includes trying as much as they can to clear pending background check clearance). You’ve initiated a congressional inquiry, you’ve initiated an expedite request, all you can do at this point is to remain hopeful for now.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Alright, I do not know where to begin... I even told the Starbucks lady that I got my green card, she was not amused lol
I am overwhelmed right now, I feel free and that is all thank to you guys.
@Sm1smom I will never be able to thank you for your patience with me. Your patience, your kindness, your knowledge and your willingness to helo total strangers that, admittedly, were annoying as f*** sometimes (it's me lol I am the annoying one).
@SusieQQQ I met you on another forum and you redirected me here, I would have completely blown up my application if it was not for that and this forum.
It really blows my mind that I ran into you both, that I found two people so patient and so kind that put up with, basically, my anxiety at its worse. Therapist make a lot of money for less!!!! You are a blessing to the diversity program selectees, and I will be forever grateful to you and for you.

@Blade_ @raphael1899 @Milz looool speaking of freaking out... thank you for putting up with me, thank you for lending me a hand accompanying me through these nerve racking months. Thank you for having faith for me when I was unable to.
@ritallight Girl, you need a tarot reading business like yesterday!!! Thank you for your prayers and for sharing this journey with me.

@Byoldas @Machidargos Thank you for being my New Orleans mates. Sharing this weeks with you and fighting for our cases alongside you made all the difference, I would have gone crazy without you

Everyone in this forum feels like family, we have been together for more than a year day in and day out. What am I gonna do without talking to you everyday? Can we like, stay all around here and just chat and hang around or something? lol

I still cannot believe today, I don't think I will fully grasp how much my life has changed with one 30 seconds phone call today.
Thank you with the biggest of hearts right now. Thank you all!
Congratulations - this thread is about to become boring now that your case as been approved :confused:
While it is okay to want to shout this good news from the top of the highest mountain you can possibly find, don’t go blabbing to your school that you’re now a LPR until after you’ve received the actual GC.
 

peace2021

Member
If the IO informed you they needed to run some extra checks in the system, that is an indication to me that your background check clearance was still pending at the time of your interview. Until that clears, the IO cannot approve your case, and there’s really nothing you can do except to remain patient and hopeful. The good news is your FO is familiar with DV cases. In general,USCIS tend to work really hard to get DV based applications processed and approved the closer the FY gets towards the end (this includes trying as much as they can to clear pending background check clearance). You’ve initiated a congressional inquiry, you’ve initiated an expedite request, all you can do at this point is to remain hopeful for now.
Thank you very much! I really appreciate it !
 

DV21M

Well-Known Member
Congratulations - this thread is about to become boring now that your case as been approved :confused:
While it is okay to want to shout this good news from the top of the highest mountain you can possibly find, don’t go blabbing to your school that you’re now a LPR until after you’ve received the actual GC.
I… uhm… it’s only two professors that I told tho, the one that wrote me a letter for the application and the one I had class with today because I was bawling while smiling so it was either that or he was about to call someone lol see? I can’t go anywhere, I clearly am lost without you!
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
I… uhm… it’s only two professors that I told tho, the one that wrote me a letter for the application and the one I had class with today because I was bawling while smiling so it was either that or he was about to call someone lol see? I can’t go anywhere, I clearly am lost without you!
Oh boy! Why Am I not surprised :)
 

DV21M

Well-Known Member
Good luck everyone!!!
Piece of advice: don’t start crying until the IO has explained everything, otherwise you’ll miss it and will have to ask @Blade_ and @raphael1899 for clarification lol

Jokes aside, good luck!
 
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