Unfortunately, long waits are a fact of life in the immigration world.
If you are waiting for U.S. government action on an immigration petition, visa, or other application, it is quite possible you have already experienced a longer wait than you would have expected—and are wondering why. Unfortunately, long waits are a fact of life in the immigration world.
Any immigration application that required you to have fingerprints (or "biometrics") taken will involve those prints being sent to the FBI and other security agencies for a check of your criminal and immigration record. This can add weeks or months to the process, particularly if you have a common name or an extensive record.
USCIS announced it would again extend the response deadlines extend the response deadlines for Request for Evidences (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) due to the coronavirus pandemic. If an RFE or NOID was issued between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, applicants now have an additional 60 days beyond the original deadline to respond to USCIS.
Foreign nationals and their employers can expect immigration processing delays in mid-May in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and parts of Asia during the observance Eid-al-Fitr, in addition to the delays already caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.