Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Six months and counting

USCIS has had our I-129F application for six months now. I'm told that they have a deadline on my application of 1/15/09 which makes no sense at all considering their website says their processing times are "six months".

So naturally, I'm annoyed.

It seems like such a simple thing. I fill out the application, they look over it and either approve or deny. But, the trouble is, their backed up. Really, very backed up. And how do they handle that back up? By requiring you to file even more paperwork. It's got to be the most inefficient thing I've experienced in my life.

However, I have a solution. We're heading towards a recession (if we're not in one already) and tons of people are losing their jobs. Well there we go! Give them jobs at USCIS processing Visa applications. Everyone wins!

Of course that won't happen and I'll have to sit and wait and wait and wait to be with truly the most wonderful man in the world.

This wouldn't be nearly as annoying if it weren't for the fact that there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to how applications are processed. I know people who have applied about the same time (some even after) who have been approved already. And in most cases, two months ago!

I call USCIS and ask for an explanation and I get "blah blah blah blah". The real answer is, it's all arbitrary. Whoever's desk my application landed on is just slower than the desk other applications have landed on. So it would seem the person occupying the desk with our application is an idiot.

And now we're at the holiday season and I can only assume that they will allow themselves every bit of that time until 1/15/09. And, should they decide to take longer, I won't be told why, or given a new date. I'll just be told what I've been told all along so far, "shut up, sit in the corner and wait".

I'm picturing my idiot sitting at her desk gossiping with her cube neighbor about what she did this weekend and what she'll be doing for the holidays with family; unaware and uncaring that I'll be spending those holidays without the man I love.

I'd wish she gets hit by a bus* except that would only further delay my application.

*No USCIS employee's were harmed in the writing of this blog. But, I can always dream.

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