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How Long Does NOA1 Take?

#1 AlyssaM

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:44 AM

Did anyone else here have to wait for their NOA1? I sent in the form for a text or email, but nothing..
I haven't gotten the return receipt either. Now I'm worried, even though I checked the address several times.

Everyone seems to have gotten some kind of notification within 3 days, is there anyone else whose notification took longer?

Thanks.
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K1 Visa
I-129F Sent : 2011-10-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-27
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-03-13
NVC Left : 2012-03-22
Consulate Received : 2012-03-28
Packet 3 Received : 2012-04-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-05-02
Packet 4 Received : 2012-05-21 (No kidding, one day between P4 and interview)
Interview Date : 2012-05-22 (Approved, pending medical results)
Visa Received : 2012-06-21

#2 Mark&Fatima

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:47 AM

Mine took about a week. Be patient, you'll get it :yes:

(and yes, I realize you're applying for a K1 vs my CR-1, but the NOA1 is the same thing, just them letting you know they received your application)

Edited by Mark&Fatima, 27 October 2011 - 10:48 AM.

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#3 sheepp

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:59 AM

Hi, mine took 1 day and then about 5 days to get the hardcopy, but it varies so be patient, it`s sure you will get it, I have seen other cases like that and they are normal :) luck in your journey!! :star:
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*07-12-2011 --- Package sent :)
*07-13-2011 --- NOA1 , Vermont!
*07-20-2011 --- Touched.
*10-14-2011 --- NOA2!!! Yeeeeeeee!!!!
*10-19-2011 --- Hardcopy of NOA2 :)!!
*10-24-2011 --- NVC Received (no case number assigned yet)
*10-26-2011 --- NVC case number assigned :)
*10-28-2011 --- NVC sent to the embassy :)
*10-31-2011 --- Embassy receives package!!! :)
*12-05-2011 --- Medical! _____DONE AND PASSED!!! :)
*12-19-2011 --- Interview!!! :)!! APPROVED!!! WOOOHOOO!!!

*12-29-2011 --- Visa in hand! :D
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*02-24-2012 --- We got married! :) [/color][/font][/font]

#4 A16!!24A

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

Dont worry my NOA1 took a while, i sent my packet off 10/5, they got it 10/7 but i didnt get a notification till the 18th.. and the letter receipt via mail was received couple days later, and the receipt on the letter was dated 10/11.... so give it a bit, when did you send yours off????
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Wedding... 07-02-2011
NOA 1... 10-11-2011
Touched... 10-19-2011

... Tik... Tok....

NOA 2 ... 3-26-2012 167 Days


NVC Received :4-18-2012
Case # Assigned: 4-27-2012
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill: 4-30-2012

Pay I-864 Bill: 5-2-2012
I-864 bill shows as paid: 5-3-2012
I-864 packet mailed: 5-3-2012

AOS package delivered: 5-7-2012
DS-3032 accepted: 05-08-2012
AOS Packet Approved:05-09-2012

Receive IV Bill: 05-09-2012
Pay IV Bill: 05-09-2012
IV packet mailed: 05-10-2012

Case Complete: 05-17-2012

Medical / US Consulate / POE:

Medical Appointment: 06/20/12
Interview Date: 07/02/12
POE: SFO 07/12/12

 

I-751 Sent: 06/18/2014

NOA 1: 6/20/14 (Rec'd letter 6/26)

Biometrics: 07/16/14

 

Approval of I-751: 07/24/2014 (Rec'd 7/29)


#5 Sammy&Marq

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:03 AM

Did anyone else here have to wait for their NOA1? I sent in the form for a text or email, but nothing..
I haven't gotten the return receipt either. Now I'm worried, even though I checked the address several times.

Everyone seems to have gotten some kind of notification within 3 days, is there anyone else whose notification took longer?

Thanks.



When did you send it in, and did you get a USPS or courier tracking number? My fiance sent our I-129F on Friday (Oct 21st), checked USPS tracker, it got to the Dallas Lockbox Sunday night(Oct 23rd) and he got the email NOA1 last night (Oct 26th).

I wouldn't worry, I've been looking at peoples timelines and some people have waited 9+ days for their NOA1. I know you want to know it's safe, it should turn up soon.
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July 9, 2010 - I flew out to Phoenix to see Marques, initially for 1 month, changed to just short of 90 days
December 16, 2010 - I flew out to Marques for another 3 months. Christmas in Vegas!
December 31, 2010 - Marques proposed... I said yes! :)
March 10, 2011 - We flew back to London together, Marques met all my family and friends. He stayed for 2 weeks
June 23, 2011 - I flew out to see Marques again
September 19, 2011- I flew back to England alone :
December 30, 2011 - Marques will be here with me!!!
January 9, 2012 - Marques flew back to AZ :(


K-1 Timeline
October 21, 2011 - I-129F sent via USPS
October 23, 2011 - USPS delivery confirmation at Dallas Lockbox
October 26, 2011 - NOA1 email received - Check cashed
October 28, 2011 - Touched
October 31, 2011 - NOA1 Hard copy
March 5, 2012 - NOA2 email!! 131 Days
March 8, 2012 - NOA2 Hard copy
March 12, 2012 - NVC Received, case number issued - NVC spelled my name incorrectly!
March 21, 2012 - Embassy received our case
March 24, 2012 - Packet 3 letter arrived - Called and emailed Embassy to get my name spelled correctly.
March 28, 2012 - Medical
April 11, 2012 - Forms sent to Embassy
May 3, 2012 - Appointment letter received
May 9, 2012 - Embassy interview - APPROVED!
May 15, 2012 - Visa received
June 8, 2012 - POE Charlotte NC - Connection to Phoenix AZ

#6 AlyssaM

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:23 AM

Dont worry my NOA1 took a while, i sent my packet off 10/5, they got it 10/7 but i didnt get a notification till the 18th.. and the letter receipt via mail was received couple days later, and the receipt on the letter was dated 10/11.... so give it a bit, when did you send yours off????


I sent mine in on Friday from CA, so it should only take like two days to get there.
When you say they got it the 7th, you mean that's when they dated the return receipt or you found out later that's when they got it?

I'm sure tons of people are paranoid with this!! Thanks for your responses, everyone....
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K1 Visa
I-129F Sent : 2011-10-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-27
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-03-13
NVC Left : 2012-03-22
Consulate Received : 2012-03-28
Packet 3 Received : 2012-04-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-05-02
Packet 4 Received : 2012-05-21 (No kidding, one day between P4 and interview)
Interview Date : 2012-05-22 (Approved, pending medical results)
Visa Received : 2012-06-21

#7 steffbry

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 01:52 PM

Did anyone else here have to wait for their NOA1? I sent in the form for a text or email, but nothing..
I haven't gotten the return receipt either. Now I'm worried, even though I checked the address several times.

Everyone seems to have gotten some kind of notification within 3 days, is there anyone else whose notification took longer?

Thanks.


Just be patient. We received the NOA1 after 11 days.. yours will come soonest! :)
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K1 Visa Process
10/10/2011 - I-129F Sent
10/25/2011 - NOA1
04/18/2012 - NOA2 :)
05/16/2012 - Medical Done
05/30/2012 - Interview - Visa Approved!
06/09/2012 - Visa on Hand
06/28/2012 - POE (D.C)

AOS Process
08/17/2012 - I-485 and I-765 Sent
08/23/2012 - NOA1 (I485 and I-765)
08/24/2012 - Cash Checked
09/10/2012 - Biometrics Done
10/22/2012 - EAD Approved
10/29/2012 - EAD Card Received

#8 A16!!24A

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:59 PM

I sent mine in on Friday from CA, so it should only take like two days to get there.
When you say they got it the 7th, you mean that's when they dated the return receipt or you found out later that's when they got it?

I'm sure tons of people are paranoid with this!! Thanks for your responses, everyone....


i sent mine from california as well, i had the tracking receipt, so that way i can track it as it gets to chicago... but no worries it will get there, and you will get your NOA1... after that thats when the waiting begins lol

Edited by A16!!24A, 27 October 2011 - 05:00 PM.

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Wedding... 07-02-2011
NOA 1... 10-11-2011
Touched... 10-19-2011

... Tik... Tok....

NOA 2 ... 3-26-2012 167 Days


NVC Received :4-18-2012
Case # Assigned: 4-27-2012
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill: 4-30-2012

Pay I-864 Bill: 5-2-2012
I-864 bill shows as paid: 5-3-2012
I-864 packet mailed: 5-3-2012

AOS package delivered: 5-7-2012
DS-3032 accepted: 05-08-2012
AOS Packet Approved:05-09-2012

Receive IV Bill: 05-09-2012
Pay IV Bill: 05-09-2012
IV packet mailed: 05-10-2012

Case Complete: 05-17-2012

Medical / US Consulate / POE:

Medical Appointment: 06/20/12
Interview Date: 07/02/12
POE: SFO 07/12/12

 

I-751 Sent: 06/18/2014

NOA 1: 6/20/14 (Rec'd letter 6/26)

Biometrics: 07/16/14

 

Approval of I-751: 07/24/2014 (Rec'd 7/29)


#9 The Nature Boy

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:42 PM

Did anyone else here have to wait for their NOA1? I sent in the form for a text or email, but nothing..
I haven't gotten the return receipt either. Now I'm worried, even though I checked the address several times.

Everyone seems to have gotten some kind of notification within 3 days, is there anyone else whose notification took longer?

Thanks.


How long has it been and has your check been cashed ?
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#10 Misha & Ira

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:06 PM

Where did you send it?
How did you send it?
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July 5, 2011 - Mailed 129f
July 8, 2011 - NOA1
July 10, 2011 - Touch
October 4, 2011 - NOA2
October 18, 2011 - NVC Receive
October 20, 2011 - NVC Depart
October 24, 2011 - Consulate Receive
November 28, 2011 - Appointment scheduled.
November 28, 2011 - Visa Approved!
December 2, 2011 - Visa in hand,
December 22, 2011 - Fly to Russia.
January 5, 2012 - Return together - POE - IAD (Dulles)
February 25. 2012 - Marriage

#11 MalaysianGirl

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:01 PM

If you did everything correctly, your NOA1 will come sooner or later :) Hang in there!
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December 2009 -- Visit to Malaysia.
February 2010 -- Applied for B2 visa, approved.
March 2010 -- Visited US.
April 2010 -- Returned from US.
May 2010 -- Sent in K1 Visa application.
July 2010 -- Received NOA2 in 71 days from NOA1.
July 2010 -- Packet 3 received.
August 2010 -- Cancellation of K1 Visa application.


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#12 AlyssaM

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:27 PM

My check has not been cashed.

The tracking receipt says they received it early on Tuesday morning. That is a good sign, right? So hopefully it will only take a few days. It's just weird that some would be notified in one day and others take weeks. Oh well, it is the government after all, what can you do? :)

By the way, for those who asked, it was sent USPS return receipt requested, but not expedited.
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K1 Visa
I-129F Sent : 2011-10-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-27
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-03-13
NVC Left : 2012-03-22
Consulate Received : 2012-03-28
Packet 3 Received : 2012-04-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-05-02
Packet 4 Received : 2012-05-21 (No kidding, one day between P4 and interview)
Interview Date : 2012-05-22 (Approved, pending medical results)
Visa Received : 2012-06-21

#13 Misha & Ira

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:09 PM

Well, as long as it was sent to the correct place, you should receive NOA1 shortly.
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July 5, 2011 - Mailed 129f
July 8, 2011 - NOA1
July 10, 2011 - Touch
October 4, 2011 - NOA2
October 18, 2011 - NVC Receive
October 20, 2011 - NVC Depart
October 24, 2011 - Consulate Receive
November 28, 2011 - Appointment scheduled.
November 28, 2011 - Visa Approved!
December 2, 2011 - Visa in hand,
December 22, 2011 - Fly to Russia.
January 5, 2012 - Return together - POE - IAD (Dulles)
February 25. 2012 - Marriage

#14 kwbaille

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:13 PM

See sig. :)
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Sep 03, 2011 - Mailed I-129F (K-1)
Sep 17, 2011 - NOA1
Mar 09, 2012 - NOA2
Mar 23, 2012 - Packet 3
May 07, 2012 - Interview - Approved
May 21, 2012 - POE
Jun 03, 2012 - Married
Jul 06, 2012 - SSN Received
Aug 28, 2012 - Bio metrics



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