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    Hi every one ,I have posted here before about my I751 which is pending in LA, California.

    But every body here in this board are mainly from east coast.
    My I751 is almost getting over 2 years and I am about to get an other extension stamp on my passport(Third stamp)

    As I said I have been married with my USC spouse almost over 6 years and INS still saying that they are behind because I called them last week.They said "Hopefully I get the result within 2 months" But I am really not sure .
    I am thinking They might have lost some of my paper work and I may need to hire an attorney to go and look.
    Any body in this board has any experience with California center ,
    Is this true that they shift their personel to different depatment and I751 are the least priorities and always the easiest one to postpon.
    Any idea would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi every one ,I have posted here before about my I751 which is pending in LA, California.

    But every body here in this board are mainly from east coast.
    My I751 is almost getting over 2 years and I am about to get an other extension stamp on my passport(Third stamp)

    As I said I have been married with my USC spouse almost over 6 years and INS still saying that they are behind because I called them last week.They said "Hopefully I get the result within 2 months" But I am really not sure .
    I am thinking They might have lost some of my paper work and I may need to hire an attorney to go and look.
    Any body in this board has any experience with California center ,
    Is this true that they shift their personel to different depatment and I751 are the least priorities and always the easiest one to postpon.
    Any idea would be greatly appreciated.

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    • #3
      Hello minasa,

      It's not just California that is behind with the I-751's. The VSC is also about 2 years behind (at least my case). I have been also married for 6 years, and no word about my I-751. Did you check the processing times on the BCIS's web site? It will give you an idea where your case should be at this point. Good luck.

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      • #4
        I did not file my I-751 yet but after one year (2nd stamp) its for sure due to call 800 number and your local congressmen.

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        • #5
          Hi minasa,
          I have applied for that I-751 in August 2001 in CA service center got a notice extending my work and travel for 11 months so in summer 2002 I contacted an immigration laywer or better "liar" who conviced me that I better apply for the N400 and by the new year 2003 you'll have a US passport, so I listen to his advice and filed N-400 in September 2002 and in October 2002 had the fingerprinting done.
          Meanwhile the DMV wanted me to show them a document that I was legally here, to get a CA driver licence so in April 2003 I went to the San Bernardino office and they did stamp my passport , another year visa till April 2004.
          I sent several letters to the Service Center inquiring about my case you know is driving me nuts, it is 2 and a half years since I applied for the I751 and a year and a half since I applied for the N-400.
          I don't know what's wrong with the CA center don't they have enough employees there? and when I call the customer service they tell me just to wait, wait till when?

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          • #6
            dielli:

            Contact your local congressperson, wirte them a letter with all the facts and copies of the receipts filed with CSC and they will contact them to see what's going, waiting 2.5 years for I-751 is RIDICULOUS not even VSC makes you wait that long.

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            • #7
              Yes I have sent a letter to the CA senator(B.Boxer) last week and today I just mail one to the Congressman, but I have heard that because of the big volume of letters they get takes few weeks to hear sth from them is that right and does it really helps asking the congressman?

              How about you minasa when did you file your I-751 ? You are in CA is that right?

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              • #8
                Minasa and Dielli,

                Believe it or not, the processing time of I-751 at CSC is 2/19/2003. I could understand Chri, Daniel, Vivek and myself that we have waited so long and I am still waiting by the way and my marriage is heading toward the fifth aniversary this summer, because we all filed N-400 while I-751 was pending, which provided a possible excuse for VSC that two cases might be processed the same time at the district office. You did not file N-400 or just recently did. I understand that at this point you should contact NCSC, the representive greets you by their first names, write down the person's first name and his/her employee ID. Don't be afraid of asking, they must tell you. As you have to show some attampts having been made before asking help from congressional office.

                I still cannot say N-400 do help the process of I-751 as they are independent, however, they are somewhat connected. Look, CIS can NOT naturalized a conditional resident unless the law would be changed one day, so by filing N-400, you set up a deadline for your I-751, the latest date would be your N-400 interview date since your conditional must be removed before naturalization can go on.

                I very much appreciated the information I obtained from this board and the experience that other members shared with me. Like Vivek, his clear filing dates of his own applications have been very helpful for me to understand the following process that might happen to me. I do hope that people post their own tips, experience, regardless bad or good so that we can refer to.

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                • #9
                  So, is it true that the reason that we waited so long is that we filled for N400 and our I751 applications are transferred to local office? However, I never received any notice from VSC regarding the transfer. I have a citizenship interview coming up within two weeks, and yet still no word for my I751 application, it has been 2 years.. Can I ask the local INS to help me with the I751 case? Thanks for any help.

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                  • #10
                    No its not true... if they transferred ur application to local office, that is for interview ...and in that case u should receive a letter informing u abt it .... Its just a long wait and they haven't gotten a chance to proceed with ur case...good luck...

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                    • #11
                      I hope that Paddy reads this because he started a thread about someone's I-751 and N-400 if I'm remembering correctly. But I thought it was about Daniel and Daniel just posted? So, Paddy, who was it? Seems like this person had interview scheduled for n-400 and the I-751 hadn't been processed so the n-400 was delayed a few weeks till they could get the I-751 file into their office and then both were processed at once?

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                      • #12
                        Hi Jack

                        Your N400 had nothing to do with delay on your I751. VSC timeframe was running at 24 months on 751. Your app should be approved any day now, and probably will be at the same time as interview for citizenship/or right before. You may in fact be postponed for the N400 interview if they have not managed to get the 751 approved. They will reschedule you. None the less Looks like it will all be finished inside of a month from now. Good Luck and come back and let the board know.

                        Also look at threads for Daniel and others that had apps running concurently for 751 & n400.

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                        • #13
                          All,
                          Thanks for the response. I just got my I751 aprroval yesterday - just 5 days ahead of Nat interview. It was so close. The strange thing is the notice did not come with the official NOA type of paper. It was printed on a plain white paper with the center director's signature.

                          Yes I do remember reading Daniel's post, in which case he was adjudicated for both I751 and N400 at the same interview, one after the other.

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                          • #14
                            The question is do you have to get the official removal of conditions to apply for USC?
                            Because first of all the law says that you can apply for USC after 3 years.
                            Second, if you are 2 years behind that means you got your first GC 4 years ago (since you had to apply for removing of cond/ after 2yrs).
                            That means you were married to your wife for about 2 years (4+2=6) before applying for initial GC.
                            I micht be wrong, but if that is the case you should have received an unconditional GC in the first place.

                            But anyway,
                            1. Check whith attorney, see if you can apply for USC without wasting anymore time (unless you have any reason not to apply for it)
                            2. As long as you have your stamp in passport and married who cares when will they process it?

                            Good luck

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                            • #15
                              If your petition gets approved and by that date u r married for more than 2 yrs means u will get unconditional 10 yrs GC ... if not then they issue conditional one .... U can still apply for NATZ in time period 3yrs ( from approval of petition) – 90 days , even if conditions are not removed ... in that case if conditions are still not removed and u get NATZ interview ... both application will be proceeded together... but the fact is without removing conditions u cant have ur NATZ completed ...they will work simultaneously on both ones...

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