Discuss caloct2014's OPT USCIS Case

OPT case: Approved in 136 days (-58 days more than average)
India
yes
California
28 Oct 2014
regular
30 Oct 2014
no
approved
13 Mar 2015
20 Mar 2015
136 days
28 Jan 2015
20 Mar 2015
case approved after a long Security check delay!


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Users currently watching this case: ayarl, caloct2014, sshahinfo, mrahmanme 26 Comments

Posted by ayarl
28 Jan 2015 #1
Is that ur Initial OPT or Extension?
Posted by caloct2014
28 Jan 2015 #2
Initial OPT
Posted by ourworld
29 Jan 2015 #3
We are on the same boat. Security check may take up to 180 days. In most cases, it will take about 30 days. But I've seen people have OPT pending for more than 8 months.
Posted by caloct2014
30 Jan 2015 #4
its almost been 30 days for me since I got the email regarding security checks....just dont want to be stuck for 6months!!!!!
Posted by ayarl
02 Feb 2015 #5
Any Update?
Posted by caloct2014
02 Feb 2015 #6
nothing.... what about you?
Posted by ayarl
02 Feb 2015 #7
No Update for me too.Frustrated by this
Posted by caloct2014
02 Feb 2015 #8
ayarl: Have you tried to expedite? what response have you got?
Posted by ayarl
02 Feb 2015 #9
I called them last week and raised a service request let me see what happens next.
Posted by ayarl
04 Feb 2015 #10
caloct: i got an email today saying that "Our records show that your I-765 is currently pending adjudication. We regret that we are unable to provide you with a completion date at this time. We apologize for the delay." Do u have any idea whats going on...?
Posted by caloct2014
04 Feb 2015 #11
i guess it just means that it is pending a decision... just another way of saying that they haven't reached any decision
Posted by ayarl
09 Feb 2015 #12
Any Update?
Posted by caloct2014
09 Feb 2015 #13
no nothing....what abt you?
Posted by ayarl
09 Feb 2015 #14
Nothing for me too Still waiting....
Posted by caloct2014
18 Feb 2015 #15
anyone whose case is in security checks has any updates?
Posted by sshahinfo
24 Feb 2015 #16
Hey caloct2014, any updates on your case?
Posted by caloct2014
24 Feb 2015 #17
no nothing...what about you?
Posted by caloct2014
05 Mar 2015 #18
sshahinfo: do you have any updates? any luck?
Posted by sshahinfo
10 Mar 2015 #19
nothing yet!
Posted by sshahinfo
10 Mar 2015 #20
did you try ombudsman? or anything else?
Posted by caloct2014
10 Mar 2015 #21
Tried contacting the senator...USCIS gave them the same info that my case is pending due to security checks and they say they cannot do anything in this case. So that door is closed too!

Have u heard anything from ombudsman?
Posted by sshahinfo
17 Mar 2015 #22
I received this email from ombudsman's office on march 10. Hopefully I will have their positive response soon..

The Ombudsman's Office has reviewed your submission and contacted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding your case.
Our expedite inquiry was sent on 3/10/15. We will notify you when we receive information from USCIS.
If your circumstances change substantially, you may contact us at cisombudsman@hq.dhs.gov and reference your unique submission number xxxx1497.

Sincerely,
Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528-0180
Toll-Free: 1-855-882-8100
Phone: 202-357-8100
Email: cisombudsman@hq.dhs.gov
Web: www.dhs.gov/cisombudsman
Posted by sshahinfo
17 Mar 2015 #23
anything on your case? except security hold cases all other cases getting approved within 90 days timeline, thats what i have noticed.
Posted by caloct2014
20 Mar 2015 #24
@sshahinfo: my case got approved on 13th March; I don't know what helped - Ombudsman or Senator or whether it happened on its own.
Hope you get your approval soon. Best wishes!
Posted by sshahinfo
20 Mar 2015 #25
wow!!! thats cool buddy, congratulations!!! finally it came. whatever it may be but you got big relief at last :-) Hope mine will also come soon!!! anyway, thanks for letting us know. good luck.
Posted by mrahmanme
07 Jan 2016 #26
After waiting 6months or 8months, did everyone got 12months full time or just got the remaining time from 12months?

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