We filed in April and were interviewed in July and since that day we haven't heard anything from the IO,we did call and went for InfoPass appointment but were told that we are still in the processing time ..does the processing time runs from the day we filed ( today it has been 5 months ) or from the day we were interviewed ? we hired a lawyer but he had to go out of town for a couple of months, does talking to the congressman now hurt the case approval as we heard ? whats considered normal time ?
SLOW DOWN .... RELAX.
The 'processing' time is from the date of the interview ... which appears to only be around 90 days.
You didn't tell us your nationality ... this makes a difference when they are conducting background checks.
Also, you didn't tell us how quickly you filed the AOS after entering the US, nor what kind of visa was used.
If you entered on visa waiver and/or used a B-2 and filed within 90 days of arrival ... that can cause delays ... they will be contacting the US Consul/CBP to see if you could have provided false information as to your intentions.
Wait for your lawyer to come back.
Don't wast time on a CongressPerson ... they never provide any valuable assistance in this type of case ... all they do is write letters.
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You had your interview in only 3 months. They may be waiting for background checks. Generally, the processing time starts when you file. You hired a lawyer, you should ask him.
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Whatever falls outside of the processing times as listed on www.uscis.gov. Yours is coming close to that.
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Probably waiting for background checks