We got a receipt in the mail on Thursday for our I-600A, which was mailed on Monday. I was actually hoping (naively, I guess) that it was a letter with our fingerprinting appointments, but alas it was just a receipt. Craig and I both found it quite hilarious that we actually received a hand-written receipt for the check submitted with the form. I mean, it obviously came from one of those little books of receipts that results in triplicate copies. And this is the agency that handles citizenship and immigration requests for the entire country? Yikes.
It also came with a form letter describing processing times, how to find more information about USCIS, and so on. I got a chuckle out of this letter, since it included several examples of unnecessary quotation marks. Here’s one:
You can check out our website at http://www.uscis.gov for our current “processing times” for this kind of case at the particular office to which this case becomes assigned.
So, what are they saying about the processing times? They’re not really processing times? 🙂
And, speaking of processing times, I did look them up and right now, in mid-July, they are processing I-600A forms that were submitted in early March. This sort of makes me wish we’d submitted our form earlier. It can’t be fully processed until they have our home study, which won’t be ready for at least another month, so I don’t know if it would have made a difference or not to submit it earlier. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Indeed, we shall be waiting. (And then waiting and waiting and waiting some more throughout this entire process, I know!)