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What is OMB Control Number?

#1 Ana and Justin

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

Checking my case status today, and still says initial review. However, at the very bottom, there is an OMB control number and an expiration date. What is an OMB control number, and what is it for?
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#2 Matt & Rocio

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

Checking my case status today, and still says initial review. However, at the very bottom, there is an OMB control number and an expiration date. What is an OMB control number, and what is it for?


A number issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Forms issued by the federal government are required to have one of these numbers on them. For the purpose of your case status the number is meaningless.
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06/10/11 - Married

USCIS: (224 days)
07/22/11 - Mailed I-130 petitions for wife and step-daughter
07/28/11 - NOA1 for both
02/21/12 - RFE for both (received hardcopy on 2/25)
02/28/12 - Responded to RFE for both(received by CSC on 2/29)
03/02/12 - NOA2 for both(received hardcopy on 3/8)

NVC: (37 days)
03/12/12 - NVC Received both
03/21/12 - NVC case number and IIN received for both & Emailed Choice of Agent for both
03/23/12 - AOS bill invoiced & paid for both
03/26/12 - AOS bill shows paid & AOS Packets mailed for both
03/27/12 - Choice of Agent accepted for wife (sent another for step-daughter via email and express mail)
03/28/12 - Choice of Agent accepted for step-daughter & IV bill invoiced & paid for wife
03/29/12 - IV bill shows paid for wife & IV bill invoiced & paid for step-daughter
03/30/12 - IV bill shows paid for step-daughter & IV Packets mailed for both
04/04/12 - IV Packets reviewed. Checklist issued for Divorce Decree for my wife. Step-daughter's was accepted and her case closed
04/10/12 - Divorce Decree accepted after supervisor review & wife's case closed
04/16/12 - Expedite requested for both cases due to NVC error
04/18/12 - Expedite request approved for both cases and sent to Santiago Embassy

Embassy: (15 days)
04/24/12 - Embassy received both cases from NVC
04/25/12 - Wife went to Embassy for document review. Interview date assigned for both cases.
04/26/12 - Medical Exam for both. Result - approved.
05/07/12 - Interview date for both. Result - approved!
05/09/12 - Received both Visas

05/16/12 - POE Atlanta



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