I-751 waiver

Asked 12 months ago - Atlanta, GA

had my interview this past tuesday, immigration officer told me she will approve my case because i have enough documents, and after my interview i never heard anything from uscis(mail or email) or any update on my case online still says INITIAL REVIEW? and its almost 1 week now, pls help atty, thank you so much for your info!

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Relax. The government doesn't move that quickly.

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    Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar


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    Answered . Ignore the USCIS website altogether now, since it's never accurate and lags behind. You'll get your green card in the mail and the site will still read "initial review." One week is not long in the immigration world, no matter what the officer might have told you.. Now must get her supervisor's approval, etc. I say it'll take another month or even two. Be patient. You'll get it. It's only a matter of time now. You've waited so long already..

    Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that... more
  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Don't be so impatient. They don't work on Sat/Sun and the officer probably needed to get approval from a supervisor.

    Plus, the online system isn't updated over the weekend.

    If it is over 30 days ... then you will have cause for concern.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  4. David Nabow Soloway

    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . The USCIS is inconsistent in the amount of time it takes to complete the adjudication process, but generally after a successful I-751 interview at the USCIS's Atlanta Field Office one may expect to receive a "Green Card" in the mail in 10 - 20 days, but the process could take significantly longer. As others have mentioned, the USCIS does not consistently and timely update its online status service, and so that often is an unreliable indicator.

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