Posted July 11, 2007
Visa numbers WERE available July 2nd!!
We have confirmed with a knowledgeable official in the Department of State Visa Office that USCIS was requesting visa numbers on Sunday July 1st, and Monday morning July 2nd - and that visa numbers were still being issued as late as the morning of July 2nd!
In fact, close to 30,000 visa numbers were requested and issued in July - through the morning of July 2nd. And we believe that many - if not most - of the requests made in the first two days of July were for applicants whose priority dates were not current in June!
So how can USCIS refuse to accept I-485 filings received BEFORE the State Department issued its notice that all visa numbers had been used???? We have not yet confirmed the return of any I-485s filed in July. But we do know that applications were reaching the USCIS before the State Department announcement - and while the USCIS was frantically working to use up the entire year's allocation.
USCIS did not use all visa numbers before July 2nd.
Did USCIS actually use the visa numbers it requested????
Historically, the USCIS doesn't request a visa number from the Department of State until it is ready to grant the adjustment of status application. US Consuls overseas request visa numbers the month before they intend to issue the immigrant visa. This is the reason why consuls return about ten percent of the visa numbers requested - and why USCIS does not generally return any numbers.
In fact, in making allocations of visa numbers, the Department of State factors in an expected return rate for consuls - but not for the USCIS. And the USCIS - before this June - used about 85% of the total immigrant visa numbers available.
However, already this month, the USCIS has been returning visa numbers. This confirms our earlier suspicion that the only way the USCIS could request 68,000 visa numbers in a matter of weeks was to request them in advance of adjudicating cases.
We believe USCIS exhausted the visa numbers by simply requesting them - not by using them. If so, and for reasons we will post shortly, we believe that over 30,000 visa numbers requested by USCIS will go unused - and will be wasted this year!
Posted July 9, 2007
And one more thing is for skin test we have wait couple of days.
From my experience I recommend others to go for x-ray. In my case my immigration doctor, he written 5mm as reaction for skin test. USCIS sent RFE on this to go for x-ray.
I gone for x-ray and answered the RFE immediately.
A chest x-ray is required only if the reaction to the TB skin test is 5mm or greater.
Thanks for all the information,
how long after the first medical test do you get the results?
say for example I go for medical exam on May 18th and then re-visit for skin test results on May 21st. when would I get the medical results (sealed in envelope etc)?
also if they suggest some vaccination, do we have to get those vaccination and then re-take medical exams etc?
it was an experience in itself, a good one
with lasting memories
We will contact them on Monday but in the worst case scenario, if they have lost it. Do I need to apply for a new I-94 or a copy will suffice.
You will need the original while going out of the country. For other stuff, usually they only need a copy.
They do that sometimes. No matter. They will pass on your message. I had the same experience with Rep. Hinojosa's office. Key is though to call all of the congressmen and let your concerns known. All the others were very polite in talking.
and you should be the first one to ask for action items (since I guess you have really donated 2400 dollars) ..or are you planning to donate 5000 dollars more without asking anything in return ? (yr money ..but as the saying goes ..a fool and his money soon part ways) ..well this is my last post ..bye and good luck !!
You are just incredible....a lot of talk in many threads but no real action....just suggesting, lets start an action item, run that campaign etc etc. When asked specific questions you ignore and now in protest, you want to quit ?
You asked a question and I answered in this thread, you conveniently ignored and yet keep calling for action, making statements of intent with no real action.
here is what I said in the below thread:
Here is the process that folks here have been told to follow in the past: come up with a basic plan (should not be a statement of intent but a proper sequential plan with steps), start a thread, contact core by sending them an email. Gather support in the thread while the core discusses and comes back with feedback. Whatever support in terms of logistics, money, advice, contacts etc are then provided by IV core who will work with a 'sub-team' for the proposal.
Just keep saying, lets start an action item blah blah....come up with a plan, not glorious statements of intent. Is that what you do at work ? Come up with pompous statements and expect others to work ? Let me guess, you are a CEO and just involve yourself in strategic thinking and do not want to muddy yourself with details ? is that right ? I do not see strategy either. If you are still logging in and reading this, atleast do a better job in your personal/professional life. Good luck.
...and what's the point of this discussion here? The point is not lost on anyone here that such bill(s) are needed and passed. So I am not quite sure what you hope to achieve by this poll - will this lead to any action on your part to write up such a bill or talk to your congressmen/women about the points discussed here? :confused:
I think a lot of people here just like to discuss the hell out of this topic just make themselves feel better! :rolleyes:
suggestion: while sending emails that there is a reply to your post, they should also add the actions they have been/ or planning to take.
Good luck with that - They will respond when they want to. Atleast seems like it.
PD May 25th 2006
Approved May 5th 2011 - No SR, no infopass, no phone calls, no contacting senators
$ Contribution to IV: more than $800(kinda lost track now).
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Very Nice idea .. Thanks
Welcome to IV, 'Padmaja'!
Everyone, please bring ONE member to IV by December 31
Do we get a confirmation once a "referred friend" becomes a member? I want to keep tab on who has signed up so that I can follow up with them.
I went to the DC embassy to submit my passport on December 9th. The line was long and the lady was efficient. the only problem is if you don't have any of the docs, you are out...need to come back again..and the DC website is the worst of all...does not give all the documents required. I had all of mine and was done in an hours time. I was asked to come back on Jan 29th thats a month and a half later.
I come back and the place is like a movie ticket counter for the first day first show..no queue..not organized...people just walk in the front of the counter and gather even though they see a line..also the lady at the counter was RUDE...throws the passport right at you...there was favoritism to the department of state guys who came seeking visas!
I think last year they did around 3000 odd applications for even at this rate it takes 30+ years and there is no relief in sight...
We have spent enough time already in thinking about ways... ONLY one way that works is some kind of legislative relief.. IV Core knows about it... These days every time i meet a friend or relative I have only one Message please join IV and contribute and if you dont want to contribute atleast please participate in any initiatives that IV Core might recommend.
I am in for the best i could do as we did in CIR 2007.
A quick reponse is greatly appreciated.
Can you please give his contact info?
Other folks - any thoughts?