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NOA1 to the NOA2

#1 Angie'nMark

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:39 AM

Many people look like their Noa2 comes about a month after the NOA1....We are like a month and a half. California service center....for I-130. I am so frustrated. I can't seem to figure out an estimate of how long this is going to take. NOA1 was received in early November. Anyone in the same boat as me??? I am so impatient.


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#2 Flames9_RN

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    Canadian Guy in Nicaragua



Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:42 AM

http://www.visajourn...showtopic=94768
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Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:
1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer
2) Be confident in ur replies
3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!
4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!
5) Pack light! No job resumes with you
6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)
7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!
8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

#3 Angie'nMark

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE (Flames9_RN @ Dec 19 2009, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>




Am I an idiot or does that not address my question at all?? It seems to show time between Noa2 and beyond....maybe I am just dumb.
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#4 Wyatt's Torch

Wyatt's Torch

    Home sweet home!



Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:45 AM

Averages do tend to fluctuate, which is why the USCIS says that it could take up to five months to process. It's all but impossible to know exactly how backlogged they are at any given time. Judging by recent data, it should be very soon for you. Just be patient, and prepare yourself for a few more waits even after you get your NOA2. I'm not saying that to be cruel...just being realistic. The embassy step is currently the one taking the longest. NVC will take about five or six weeks.

Good luck!
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Married: 07-03-09
I-130 filed: 08-11-09
NOA1: 09-04-09
NOA2: 10-01-09
NVC received: 10-14-09
Opted In to Electronic Processing: 10-19-09
Case complete @ NVC: 11-13-09
Interview assigned: 01-22-10 (70 days between case complete and interview assignment)
Medical in Vancouver: 01-28-10
Interview @ Montreal: 03-05-10 -- APPROVED!
POE @ Blaine (Pacific Highway): 03-10-10
3000 mile drive from Vancouver to DC: 03-10-10 to 3-12-10
Green card received: 04-02-10
SSN received: 04-07-10
------------------------------------------
Mailed I-751: 12-27-11
Arrived at USCIS: 12-29-11
I-751 NOA1: 12-30-11 Check cashed: 01-04-12
Biometrics: 02-24-12
10-year GC finally approved: 12-20-12
Received 10-year GC: 01-10-13
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Better to be very overprepared than even slightly underprepared!


#5 Wyatt's Torch

Wyatt's Torch

    Home sweet home!



Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE (Angie'nMark @ Dec 19 2009, 08:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Flames9_RN @ Dec 19 2009, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>




Am I an idiot or does that not address my question at all?? It seems to show time between Noa2 and beyond....maybe I am just dumb.


No, you're not dumb! I think Flames posted that just to show how long the process takes after you get your NOA2.

Six weeks between NOA1 and NOA2 isn't too bad yet, despite what other averages have been. I'd give it a couple more weeks before contacting USCIS about it.
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Married: 07-03-09
I-130 filed: 08-11-09
NOA1: 09-04-09
NOA2: 10-01-09
NVC received: 10-14-09
Opted In to Electronic Processing: 10-19-09
Case complete @ NVC: 11-13-09
Interview assigned: 01-22-10 (70 days between case complete and interview assignment)
Medical in Vancouver: 01-28-10
Interview @ Montreal: 03-05-10 -- APPROVED!
POE @ Blaine (Pacific Highway): 03-10-10
3000 mile drive from Vancouver to DC: 03-10-10 to 3-12-10
Green card received: 04-02-10
SSN received: 04-07-10
------------------------------------------
Mailed I-751: 12-27-11
Arrived at USCIS: 12-29-11
I-751 NOA1: 12-30-11 Check cashed: 01-04-12
Biometrics: 02-24-12
10-year GC finally approved: 12-20-12
Received 10-year GC: 01-10-13
------------------------------------------


Better to be very overprepared than even slightly underprepared!


#6 Angie'nMark

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:49 AM

QUOTE (Wyatt's Torch @ Dec 19 2009, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Averages do tend to fluctuate, which is why the USCIS says that it could take up to five months to process. It's all but impossible to know exactly how backlogged they are at any given time. Judging by recent data, it should be very soon for you. Just be patient, and prepare yourself for a few more waits even after you get your NOA2. I'm not saying that to be cruel...just being realistic. The embassy step is currently the one taking the longest. NVC will take about five or six weeks.

Good luck!


Thanks...oh I know there will be many more periods of longer waiting. I appreciate your input Wyatt's Torch. I guess I am just wishing for signs that ours will be lucky. I hate living this life of suspended animation....hoping for Christmas miracles I suppose. I can't believe how stupid this whole thing is. Why can't their be easier routes for legit families to be together? Sorry for griping...I was just looking at other people's happy timelines and wondering why not me....
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#7 ValerieA

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:53 AM

They still seem to be working through the September filers; all of us but one who filed in October are still waiting. They seem to have slowed down over the last couple of months. We're hoping they catch up after the holidays again.
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Post on Adjudicators's Field Manual re: AOS and Intent: My link
Wedding Date: 06/14/2009
POE at Pearson Airport - for a visit, did not intend to stay - 10/09/2009
Found VisaJourney and created an account - 10/19/2009

I-130 (approved as part of the CR-1 process):
Sent 10/01/2009
NOA1 10/07/2009
NOA2 02/10/2010

AOS:
NOA 05/14/2010
Interview - approved! 07/29/10 need to send in completed I-693 (doctor missed answering a couple of questions) - sent back same day
Green card received 08/20/10

ROC:
Sent 06/01/2012
Approved 02/27/2013

Green card received 05/08/2013


#8 Angie'nMark

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE (ValerieA @ Dec 19 2009, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They still seem to be working through the September filers; all of us but one who filed in October are still waiting. They seem to have slowed down over the last couple of months. We're hoping they catch up after the holidays again.


Ok ValerieA that gives me an idea...thanks for response. I am just chimping out a little before the holidays. Feeling a little crazy is all! Best to you.
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#9 ValerieA

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE (Angie'nMark @ Dec 19 2009, 11:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (ValerieA @ Dec 19 2009, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They still seem to be working through the September filers; all of us but one who filed in October are still waiting. They seem to have slowed down over the last couple of months. We're hoping they catch up after the holidays again.


Ok ValerieA that gives me an idea...thanks for response. I am just chimping out a little before the holidays. Feeling a little crazy is all! Best to you.


Welcome to the club cool.gif Here's hoping we all get our approvals soon!
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Post on Adjudicators's Field Manual re: AOS and Intent: My link
Wedding Date: 06/14/2009
POE at Pearson Airport - for a visit, did not intend to stay - 10/09/2009
Found VisaJourney and created an account - 10/19/2009

I-130 (approved as part of the CR-1 process):
Sent 10/01/2009
NOA1 10/07/2009
NOA2 02/10/2010

AOS:
NOA 05/14/2010
Interview - approved! 07/29/10 need to send in completed I-693 (doctor missed answering a couple of questions) - sent back same day
Green card received 08/20/10

ROC:
Sent 06/01/2012
Approved 02/27/2013

Green card received 05/08/2013


#10 Greg_n_Lien

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (Angie'nMark @ Dec 19 2009, 10:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Many people look like their Noa2 comes about a month after the NOA1....We are like a month and a half. California service center....for I-130. I am so frustrated. I can't seem to figure out an estimate of how long this is going to take. NOA1 was received in early November. Anyone in the same boat as me??? I am so impatient.



I am in the same BOAT!!! I also post a thread very very similar to yours about 10 days ago. I am 90+ days now for NOA1. I did see a lot of 30day NOA2 timelines also. BUT the normal from the CSC is 5 months mad.gif WAITING WAITING WAITING TIRED OF WAITING.
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#11 sachinky

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    We just look a lot better under the blue lights.



Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:38 PM

Tons of September and October filers still waiting. Hopefully, they'll pick up pace from Monday.

93 days from my NOA1 today.
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03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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