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Sent out initial I-129F packet 1/3/11, how long until notification of acceptance?

#1 JP & Antje

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:43 PM

Hi all,

Playing the waiting game now. Sent out the initial I-129F packet on Monday January 3rd, 2011 (about two weeks ago). In the packet I included Form G-1145, Notification of Acceptance of Application/Petition. My first impression of doing this was that I would receive an e-mail once they received the packet and started to process it. I'm now thinking the e-mail will be sent only after they've gone through the whole packet and accepted it. Can others who have done the same as me explain how long it took until you received any notification from their end? Upon checking my online banking right now, they've not cashed the check either. Just hoping to get a bit of a time frame until I hear anything from them.

Thanks & best to you all,
JP
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K-1 Visa Timeline:
04/03/2008 - Met by chance while vacationing in Costa Rica. Travel 3 weeks together. We kiss on final night together
06/05/2008 - I visit her in Germany, travel and stay together for 5 weeks. We hit it off big time
11/27/2008 - She moves in with me while I live and work in England on 2 year working VISA
08/03/2010 - 2 year working VISA expires, I move back to the States, sadly leave her behind in England
11/16/2010 - Fly her out to Paris and propose to her in front of Eiffel Tower. She says yes :)

01/03/2011 - I-129F, K-1 Packet sent to Dallas lockbox via USPS registered mail
01/07/2011 - Delivered, January 07, 2011, 6:38 am, DALLAS, TX
01/18/2011 - Packet rejected (incomplete, missing info)

01/19/2011 - Scrap USA plans, decide to live in UK few more years
01/28/2011 - Biometrics Complete & UK Visitor Marriage Visa Fed Ex'd next day delivery w/Priority Service


To come:
03/26/2011 - Our marriage in London
- EEA Family Permit (6 months right to live and work in UK)
- EEA2 Visa (5 years right to live in UK)
??/??/201? - Move back to America to raise family once kids come into the picture

#2 Inky

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:50 PM

Most people never get notified from that form some people do. I wouldn't count on being notified. Just keep watching for the check to get cashed then watch for the NOA1 in the mail. May take around 3 weeks for them to cash the check, keep in mind they have a HUGE volume of petitions flowing in every single day.


You can make an account on USCIS website with a password and ID and when you have your case number from the NOA1 you can periodically check for updates on there or sign up for text msgs for major updates. I found the text msg one was the most reliable when I went through it same for the AOS part as well. I always got texted when something happend with my case and was able to check what the update was right away.
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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.
AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

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I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

#3 JP & Antje

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:59 PM

I will definitely make an account on USCIS to keep up better with the process. My only concern now is I've seen somebody who also sent out their K1 packet on the same day as me and had this in their timeline:

01/03/2011 - K-1 Packet sent.
01/05/2011 - Arrived in TX @ 9:56am. NOA1 Receipt Date.
01/11/2011 - Electronic acceptance e-mail @ 12:22 am. Check cashed.
01/15/2011 - NOA1 arrived via snail-mail.

This individual received electronic acceptance as well as NOA1, whereas I've not received anything from their end yet? I'm a bit concerned and confused...
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K-1 Visa Timeline:
04/03/2008 - Met by chance while vacationing in Costa Rica. Travel 3 weeks together. We kiss on final night together
06/05/2008 - I visit her in Germany, travel and stay together for 5 weeks. We hit it off big time
11/27/2008 - She moves in with me while I live and work in England on 2 year working VISA
08/03/2010 - 2 year working VISA expires, I move back to the States, sadly leave her behind in England
11/16/2010 - Fly her out to Paris and propose to her in front of Eiffel Tower. She says yes :)

01/03/2011 - I-129F, K-1 Packet sent to Dallas lockbox via USPS registered mail
01/07/2011 - Delivered, January 07, 2011, 6:38 am, DALLAS, TX
01/18/2011 - Packet rejected (incomplete, missing info)

01/19/2011 - Scrap USA plans, decide to live in UK few more years
01/28/2011 - Biometrics Complete & UK Visitor Marriage Visa Fed Ex'd next day delivery w/Priority Service


To come:
03/26/2011 - Our marriage in London
- EEA Family Permit (6 months right to live and work in UK)
- EEA2 Visa (5 years right to live in UK)
??/??/201? - Move back to America to raise family once kids come into the picture

#4 thelastpetitioner

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:22 PM

if you have received noa 1,then it will take you five months,give or take ( usually give ) a couple of days
PS: i just saw that you havent,keep in mind the snow has slowed down the mailing system and what not,i would relax if i were you.you have a long wait ahead of you,dont stress yourself from day one

Edited by thelastpetitioner, 16 January 2011 - 01:23 PM.

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#5 JP & Antje

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:23 PM

I've not yet received NOA1. No notification whatsoever from their end yet. The only thing I know is that it has arrived in TX via tracking on the USPS website
edit- just saw your edit

Just interesting that someone else, who also happened to mail it from Chicago, got their electronic notification and NOA1 yesterday when I've not received any type of contact from their end yet.

Gonna just do my best to be patient here :yes:

Edited by J.P., 16 January 2011 - 01:27 PM.

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K-1 Visa Timeline:
04/03/2008 - Met by chance while vacationing in Costa Rica. Travel 3 weeks together. We kiss on final night together
06/05/2008 - I visit her in Germany, travel and stay together for 5 weeks. We hit it off big time
11/27/2008 - She moves in with me while I live and work in England on 2 year working VISA
08/03/2010 - 2 year working VISA expires, I move back to the States, sadly leave her behind in England
11/16/2010 - Fly her out to Paris and propose to her in front of Eiffel Tower. She says yes :)

01/03/2011 - I-129F, K-1 Packet sent to Dallas lockbox via USPS registered mail
01/07/2011 - Delivered, January 07, 2011, 6:38 am, DALLAS, TX
01/18/2011 - Packet rejected (incomplete, missing info)

01/19/2011 - Scrap USA plans, decide to live in UK few more years
01/28/2011 - Biometrics Complete & UK Visitor Marriage Visa Fed Ex'd next day delivery w/Priority Service


To come:
03/26/2011 - Our marriage in London
- EEA Family Permit (6 months right to live and work in UK)
- EEA2 Visa (5 years right to live in UK)
??/??/201? - Move back to America to raise family once kids come into the picture

#6 Barbara J

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:28 PM

Hi all,

Playing the waiting game now. Sent out the initial I-129F packet on Monday January 3rd, 2011 (about two weeks ago). In the packet I included Form G-1145, Notification of Acceptance of Application/Petition. My first impression of doing this was that I would receive an e-mail once they received the packet and started to process it. I'm now thinking the e-mail will be sent only after they've gone through the whole packet and accepted it. Can others who have done the same as me explain how long it took until you received any notification from their end? Upon checking my online banking right now, they've not cashed the check either. Just hoping to get a bit of a time frame until I hear anything from them.

Thanks & best to you all,
JP



Don't worry you will hear soon it takes a few weeks and you may never get an email just wait till you get your NOA1 and receipt number then you can log into USCIS and check from there. I noticed you have country of Beneficiary Germany but your consulate is England. I take it they are originally from Germany? Don't panic yet
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#7 JP & Antje

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:31 PM

Don't worry you will hear soon it takes a few weeks and you may never get an email just wait till you get your NOA1 and receipt number then you can log into USCIS and check from there. I noticed you have country of Beneficiary Germany but your consulate is England. I take it they are originally from Germany? Don't panic yet

Yes, my fiance is from Germany but living in England. Was a bit confused when filling out that information on my profile but think I did it correctly :)
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K-1 Visa Timeline:
04/03/2008 - Met by chance while vacationing in Costa Rica. Travel 3 weeks together. We kiss on final night together
06/05/2008 - I visit her in Germany, travel and stay together for 5 weeks. We hit it off big time
11/27/2008 - She moves in with me while I live and work in England on 2 year working VISA
08/03/2010 - 2 year working VISA expires, I move back to the States, sadly leave her behind in England
11/16/2010 - Fly her out to Paris and propose to her in front of Eiffel Tower. She says yes :)

01/03/2011 - I-129F, K-1 Packet sent to Dallas lockbox via USPS registered mail
01/07/2011 - Delivered, January 07, 2011, 6:38 am, DALLAS, TX
01/18/2011 - Packet rejected (incomplete, missing info)

01/19/2011 - Scrap USA plans, decide to live in UK few more years
01/28/2011 - Biometrics Complete & UK Visitor Marriage Visa Fed Ex'd next day delivery w/Priority Service


To come:
03/26/2011 - Our marriage in London
- EEA Family Permit (6 months right to live and work in UK)
- EEA2 Visa (5 years right to live in UK)
??/??/201? - Move back to America to raise family once kids come into the picture

#8 Barbara J

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:37 PM

Yes, my fiance is from Germany but living in England. Was a bit confused when filling out that information on my profile but think I did it correctly :)



Yeah you did its cool now have a relaxing week as I am sure you will hear in the next week or so
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#9 Diana and Chris

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 02:18 PM

Hey JP! Here is the link for the January FIlers, if you wanna see and join. TwoCats has made the posts so you can compare our signature timelines there. We are all on the same boat!

http://www.visajourn...ary-2011-filers


God bless!


Diana
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K1 VISA                                                                                                     
01/07/2011-> Packet Sent.                                                                        
01/12/2011-> NOA1                                                                                   
05/11/2011-> NOA2                                                                                   
05/19/2011-> NVC Receives we have our No.                                               
05/20/2011-> Case sent to the Consulate.                                                   
05/25/2011-> Consulate Received Package.                                                
05/28/2011-> Received Packet 4 with my Interview Letter.                              
06/01/2011-> Medical Exam.                                                                        
07/14/2011-> Interview at 8:00 am. APPROVED!!!                                          
07/18/2011-> Pick up Visa at the Embassy.                                                 
08/03/2011-> P.O.E.                                                                                    
10/15/2011-> MARRIED!                                                                             

 

AOS

11/07/2011-> AOS Packet Sent.

11/09/2011-> AOS Packet delivered.

11/10/2011-> NOA Date According email & online status.

11/15/2011-> E-mail Notification. Received.

11/16/2011-> Check Cashed.

11/19/2011-> Hard Copies & Biometrics App. Letter.

11/23/2011-> Biometrics Walk In. (Original App. 12/06/2011)

02/07/2012-> AOS transferred to CSC.

02/09/2012-> EAD Approved and Card Production E-mail.

02/17/2012-> EAD Card Received in Mail.

05/04/2012-> Green Card Production Ordered.

05/10/2012-> Green Card and Welcome Letter Received.

ROC

02/03/2014-> ROC Packet Sent.

02/07/2014-> ROC Packet Delivered.

02/10/2014-> NOA1 Date according to Hard Copy.

02/12/2014-> Check Cashed.

03/11/2014-> Biometrics Date.

08/01/2014-> Approved (Letter Rcvd. 08/07/14)

08/14/2014-> 10 Year Green Card Received.

 


#10 JP & Antje

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 02:50 PM

Diana, love the thread! Just joined! Will keep posted....

Seems I'm the only 1/3/11er who's not had their check cashed yet. This will be a lesson in patience! :)
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K-1 Visa Timeline:
04/03/2008 - Met by chance while vacationing in Costa Rica. Travel 3 weeks together. We kiss on final night together
06/05/2008 - I visit her in Germany, travel and stay together for 5 weeks. We hit it off big time
11/27/2008 - She moves in with me while I live and work in England on 2 year working VISA
08/03/2010 - 2 year working VISA expires, I move back to the States, sadly leave her behind in England
11/16/2010 - Fly her out to Paris and propose to her in front of Eiffel Tower. She says yes :)

01/03/2011 - I-129F, K-1 Packet sent to Dallas lockbox via USPS registered mail
01/07/2011 - Delivered, January 07, 2011, 6:38 am, DALLAS, TX
01/18/2011 - Packet rejected (incomplete, missing info)

01/19/2011 - Scrap USA plans, decide to live in UK few more years
01/28/2011 - Biometrics Complete & UK Visitor Marriage Visa Fed Ex'd next day delivery w/Priority Service


To come:
03/26/2011 - Our marriage in London
- EEA Family Permit (6 months right to live and work in UK)
- EEA2 Visa (5 years right to live in UK)
??/??/201? - Move back to America to raise family once kids come into the picture

#11 Diana and Chris

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 02:54 PM

Diana, love the thread! Just joined! Will keep posted....

Seems I'm the only 1/3/11er who's not had their check cashed yet. This will be a lesson in patience! :)


Yup, but there is one from the 4th... I think :rofl: Well, love is worth the wait! :)
We had to wait 2 weeks for our package to be sent back :blink: but we're hanging in there! =)
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K1 VISA                                                                                                     
01/07/2011-> Packet Sent.                                                                        
01/12/2011-> NOA1                                                                                   
05/11/2011-> NOA2                                                                                   
05/19/2011-> NVC Receives we have our No.                                               
05/20/2011-> Case sent to the Consulate.                                                   
05/25/2011-> Consulate Received Package.                                                
05/28/2011-> Received Packet 4 with my Interview Letter.                              
06/01/2011-> Medical Exam.                                                                        
07/14/2011-> Interview at 8:00 am. APPROVED!!!                                          
07/18/2011-> Pick up Visa at the Embassy.                                                 
08/03/2011-> P.O.E.                                                                                    
10/15/2011-> MARRIED!                                                                             

 

AOS

11/07/2011-> AOS Packet Sent.

11/09/2011-> AOS Packet delivered.

11/10/2011-> NOA Date According email & online status.

11/15/2011-> E-mail Notification. Received.

11/16/2011-> Check Cashed.

11/19/2011-> Hard Copies & Biometrics App. Letter.

11/23/2011-> Biometrics Walk In. (Original App. 12/06/2011)

02/07/2012-> AOS transferred to CSC.

02/09/2012-> EAD Approved and Card Production E-mail.

02/17/2012-> EAD Card Received in Mail.

05/04/2012-> Green Card Production Ordered.

05/10/2012-> Green Card and Welcome Letter Received.

ROC

02/03/2014-> ROC Packet Sent.

02/07/2014-> ROC Packet Delivered.

02/10/2014-> NOA1 Date according to Hard Copy.

02/12/2014-> Check Cashed.

03/11/2014-> Biometrics Date.

08/01/2014-> Approved (Letter Rcvd. 08/07/14)

08/14/2014-> 10 Year Green Card Received.

 


#12 Palladin

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:42 PM

Your sending the package using registered mail was a mistake. The USPS is pretty prompt and reliable in deliverying the mail. But who will be there in USCIS to sign a signature to receive your package? You should never ever require a return signature when sending something to USCIS.

I mailed my K-1 package Dec. 14, 2010, using priority mail to their express mail carrier address. On Dec. 17, 2010 they received it as that's how they acknowledge it. The formal acceptance date is Dec. 20, 2010, which I guess is the date they reviewed the package to make sure the application package is complete with signature, and deposited the check. Dec. 21, 2010 I received email acknowledgement. Paper NOA1 received the next day.

That was the fast part. Now I am enduring the slow part of the whole K-1 process.

Edited by Palladin, 16 January 2011 - 03:43 PM.

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#13 Caroline + Angelo

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:50 PM

Your sending the package using registered mail was a mistake. The USPS is pretty prompt and reliable in deliverying the mail. But who will be there in USCIS to sign a signature to receive your package? You should never ever require a return signature when sending something to USCIS.

I mailed my K-1 package Dec. 14, 2010, using priority mail to their express mail carrier address. On Dec. 17, 2010 they received it as that's how they acknowledge it. The formal acceptance date is Dec. 20, 2010, which I guess is the date they reviewed the package to make sure the application package is complete with signature, and deposited the check. Dec. 21, 2010 I received email acknowledgement. Paper NOA1 received the next day.

That was the fast part. Now I am enduring the slow part of the whole K-1 process.


I wouldn't call it a mistake. Lots of people do it, we did too and it was signed for. :) They probably have something like an incoming post station with a live person signing for things like these, I'd gues...
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K1 Visa Timeline
01-12-2011 Sent out I-129F packet to Lewisville, TX, via Fedex
01-18-2011 NOA1
01-24-2011 NOA1 hard copy received in the mail [dated 01-18-2011]
05-12-2011 NOA2 (approved in 114 days)
05-18-2011 NVC received, new case number assigned
05-20-2011 NVC left
06-01-2011 Embassy received
06-06-2011 Packet 3 sent
06-10-2011 Packet 4 received
07-21-2011 Interview at 9:30am - APPROVED!!
07-29-2011 Visa in hand
10-02-2011 Wedding

AOS Timeline
10-04-2011 Sent out AOS, EAD and AP application via UPS Overnight to Chicago, IL
10-05-2011 AOS application delivered @ 9:22am
10-07-2011 E-Notification via Email and Text @ 5:37pm for AOS, EAD and AP
10-26-2011 Biometrics Appointment
10-31-2011 AOS transferred to CSC
12-06-2011 E-Notifications via Email and Text - GC approved!!!!!!! (in 63 days)
12-07-2011 E-Notifications via Email and Text - EAD and AP approved (in 64 days)
12-12-2011 GREEN CARD rec'vd in mail!!!

 

Removing Conditions Timeline

10-19-2013 Sent out I-751 petition via USPS Priority Express

10-21-2013 I-751 petition delivered @ 12:12pm

10-25-2013 NOA received in the mail [dated 10-22-2013]

11-22-2013 Case transferred to CSC

02-05-2014 Card production ordered


#14 JP & Antje

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 04:08 PM

I wouldn't call it a mistake. Lots of people do it, we did too and it was signed for. :) They probably have something like an incoming post station with a live person signing for things like these, I'd gues...

My question is then how do you see who signed for it? When I track my packet on USPS.com, I only see this: Delivered, January 07, 2011, 6:38 am, DALLAS, TX. Says nothing about somebody singing it? Do you reckon maybe it was delivered but never signed for so just sitting there at the moment??
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K-1 Visa Timeline:
04/03/2008 - Met by chance while vacationing in Costa Rica. Travel 3 weeks together. We kiss on final night together
06/05/2008 - I visit her in Germany, travel and stay together for 5 weeks. We hit it off big time
11/27/2008 - She moves in with me while I live and work in England on 2 year working VISA
08/03/2010 - 2 year working VISA expires, I move back to the States, sadly leave her behind in England
11/16/2010 - Fly her out to Paris and propose to her in front of Eiffel Tower. She says yes :)

01/03/2011 - I-129F, K-1 Packet sent to Dallas lockbox via USPS registered mail
01/07/2011 - Delivered, January 07, 2011, 6:38 am, DALLAS, TX
01/18/2011 - Packet rejected (incomplete, missing info)

01/19/2011 - Scrap USA plans, decide to live in UK few more years
01/28/2011 - Biometrics Complete & UK Visitor Marriage Visa Fed Ex'd next day delivery w/Priority Service


To come:
03/26/2011 - Our marriage in London
- EEA Family Permit (6 months right to live and work in UK)
- EEA2 Visa (5 years right to live in UK)
??/??/201? - Move back to America to raise family once kids come into the picture

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 04:21 PM

Only because you don't see any information on who signed for it doesn't mean that it wasn't. Maybe USPS doesn't provide that info through their tracking service...with Fedex, it shows delivered and below that Signed by: J. Cates.

And if you paid for registered mail service, USPS wouldn't deliver it without getting a signature in return. ;) So I doub't it's just "sitting there somewhere"...maybe wait a few more days and then try contacting VSC or CSC (sorry, I don't know which service center Chicago belongs to) if they received your petition from TX?
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K1 Visa Timeline
01-12-2011 Sent out I-129F packet to Lewisville, TX, via Fedex
01-18-2011 NOA1
01-24-2011 NOA1 hard copy received in the mail [dated 01-18-2011]
05-12-2011 NOA2 (approved in 114 days)
05-18-2011 NVC received, new case number assigned
05-20-2011 NVC left
06-01-2011 Embassy received
06-06-2011 Packet 3 sent
06-10-2011 Packet 4 received
07-21-2011 Interview at 9:30am - APPROVED!!
07-29-2011 Visa in hand
10-02-2011 Wedding

AOS Timeline
10-04-2011 Sent out AOS, EAD and AP application via UPS Overnight to Chicago, IL
10-05-2011 AOS application delivered @ 9:22am
10-07-2011 E-Notification via Email and Text @ 5:37pm for AOS, EAD and AP
10-26-2011 Biometrics Appointment
10-31-2011 AOS transferred to CSC
12-06-2011 E-Notifications via Email and Text - GC approved!!!!!!! (in 63 days)
12-07-2011 E-Notifications via Email and Text - EAD and AP approved (in 64 days)
12-12-2011 GREEN CARD rec'vd in mail!!!

 

Removing Conditions Timeline

10-19-2013 Sent out I-751 petition via USPS Priority Express

10-21-2013 I-751 petition delivered @ 12:12pm

10-25-2013 NOA received in the mail [dated 10-22-2013]

11-22-2013 Case transferred to CSC

02-05-2014 Card production ordered




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