My wife and me had an interview 4 months ago in Houston,TX. The officer said we should wait 120 days for an answer. Still didn't get any response, not in mail nor electronically. Should we wait until after Christmas holidays and give them a call or just to wait still? We called 800 number a month ago and they said is still in process. So any advice on this case or just to expect response soon?
Thank you ahead
What kind of interview?
Let me guess .... one of you is married to a US citizen.
Quite often it will take more than 180 days for background checks.
Also, if the non-citizen has been in the US a long time and/or has overstayed, or otherwise violated their visa ... it can take a very long time.
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The waiting period can depend on a variety of factors. There could have been a problem with a background check, the field office (the place you had your interview) could be backlogged, USCIS could be investigated something, your paperwork just keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the pile. You could call USCIS or file a "service request" online at uscis.gov. If you call the 1-800 number and they tell you that your case is within current processing times, ask what dates they are currently processing.
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The USCIS may be investigating the bona fides of your marriage.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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