I applied for COS for my wife on Nov 18 2016 and it went to California Center for processing. My wife colleague applied on 14 Nov 2016 and she got RFE ine first week of Feb. I was hoping to hear some progress on my case but it did not move forward. I checked USCIS processing time yesterday and it showed processing cases of 2nd December as of 31 December 2016. Time is way passed my application date. I am not sure what has caused problem in my case. I raised service request and am yet to hear from them. I have heard most of the service request get generic inputs as to security or background checks are pending and it might take around 6 months.
Would it be good decision to travel to India and get F1 stamped rather than waiting for COS to be approved. I thought if COS is approved before Summer, my wife could do internship in summer.
Can you please advice what can be reason my case has not progressed and is it ok to travel with COS pending and getting F1 stamped?