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#1 srloring13



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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

Is anyone else having any trouble obtaining case status information for an I-130 Petition? I filed on October 23, 2012 and when I check the status, it says that the case can not be found. I have already received my NOA1 and my case starts with MSC.
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08/09/12 - Married in Lagos, Nigeria
10/23/12 - I-130 Delivered/USCIS Priority Date

01/17/13 - NOA2 Date (85 days)
02/05/13: NVC Received
02/21/13: Received Case number/IIN

04/09/13: Case complete

US Embassy Lagos

XX/XX/13: Embassy received

05/06/13: Medical Completed, Need to do Sputum Test

05/15/13: Sputum Test Done - Now the dreaded 8 week wait

06/13/13: Interview Date - Postponed pending results of Sputum Test

07/26/13: Received Medical Report - Negative Result for Sputum Test; sent request to get interview rescheduled
08/21/13: Interview scheduled - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING

10/15/13: Medicals Expire

10/21/13: Congressional Inquiries/Requests for Assistance

10/29/13: Hubby received email Administrative Processing is Complete

10/30/13: Hubby rec'd call from Consulate to drop off new medical and passport; Medical Completed

11/05/13: 2nd Sputum Done - 8 Week Wait Again!!!ranting33va.gif

01/17/14: 2nd Medical Done;Medical Report available for pickup

01/21/14: Hubby dropped off medical and passport. Consulate was closed on the 20th. Was told to pick up visa on Tuesday

01/23/14: CEAC Status says ISSUED

01/28/14: Visa in hand, paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 

01/31/14: POE Houston, TX

03/04/14: Applied for SSN - Not in SAVE

03/06/14: Green Card Production

03/14/14: Received Green Card via Priority Mail

05/03/14: Received SSN - Had to wait for DHS verification



12/29/15: Express mailed I-751

12/31/15: I-751 Receipt Date

01/05/16: Fee cleared account





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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

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#3 baby0916



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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

i have the same problem. i filed my petition last oct. 21 and i have received the NOA with priority date and it does state that they have received the petition and its on process.
why are we having problems obtaining case status through online even with a receipt number. and what does the priority date mean?
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#4 Ryan H

Ryan H

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to USCIS Service Centers forum; topic is about USCIS operations, specifically checking case status online which is applicable to all filings at USCIS and not just one petition type.
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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013:  Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014:  Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014:  New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

#5 ndu26


    Heiress...striving to live by FAITH!

Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

I had case sent to NBC also but I was able to check my case status online right from day one with my MSC #. I cant seem to figure out why when others are unable to see their case online.
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GOD has been WONDERFUL!!!
CR-1 (for Husband):
09/15/2012: Got Married
09/26/2012: Mailed I-130 from Nigeria( delayed by customs)
USCIS stage ( 66 days)
10/12/2012: NOA 1
12/17/2012: NOA 2 (case was transferred to NYC office 11/27/12)
NVC stage ( 20 days)
01/08/2013: Case # and IIN assigned ( file arrived NVC mail room 12/20/12)
01/09/2013: AOS invoiced and paid, DS-3032 emailed and mailed.
01/16/2013: IV invoiced &paid. AOS & IV mailed in one package(arrived 01/18).

01/28/2013: Case complete!!!
04/19/2013: Interview; APPROVED!!!!!
05/13/2013: POE; JFK

N-400: (3 months and 12 days)
Filed N-400 : 2011-06-17
Interview: 2011-09-27
Oath Ceremony: 2011-09-30

IR-5 for Mom Entire process took 5 months exactly
USCIS (22days)

mailed I-130 : 2011-09-30
NOA 1: 2011-10-03 (text & email)
NOA 2: 2011-10-25 (text and email)
NVC: (19 days)
Case entered and # assigned: 2011-11-18
NVC Case COMPLETED: 2011-12-07 ( 43 days from NOA 2 and 65 days from NOA 1)
Interview Date(Lagos): 2012-01- 23
Mom was late for interview
New Interview date: 2012-02-29 : VISA APPROVED

#6 Edward-Jenny0608



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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

Is there anyone else out there, who has an MSC receipt# recently been able to view their case status update on the USCIS.gov? Its exactly 2 weeks since I got a priority date, but still not able to check it online :crying: :crying:
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06/08/2006 - Bf & Gf
04/25/2011 - Married
10/22/2012 - I-130 sent
10/26/2012 - receipt# txt & email (MSC)Priority date 10/26
10/27/2012 - check cashed in
01/22/2013 - NOA2 hoorayyy!
01/23/2013 - Email Post Decision Activity
02/18/2013 - Received by NVC
03/11/2013 - Received email from NVC with DS-3032 &
AOS bill generated
03/13/2013 - Pay AOS bill ($88)
04/01/2013 - Received Email DS3032 accepted
04/01/2013 - Received Email IV bill been generated
04/02/2013 - Pay IV bill ($230)
04/06/2013 - IV bill shows Paid
04/10/2013 - Mailed AOS package

06/05/2013 - Mailed IV bill

06/21/2013 - Case Complete (via phonecall NVC)

06/28/2013 - Receive Confirmation Case complete (via Email)

07/15/2013 - Receive Email of Packet 4 (Interview date)

08/06/2013 - Scheduled Interview





#7 pocheros


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:10 AM

Glad to know I'm not alone! I have an MSC case number as well but it doesn't turn up anything on the UCIS site.
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#8 NikLR


    Canadian in Colorado

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

There only seems to be one or two people who can check their file, the rest of us are in the dark. Guess we'll just play the waiting game. :)
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- Dr. Seuss



#9 Kokonut



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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:27 AM

I logged on to ask exactly same question!

I filed my AOS on Oct 1 and got NOA on Oct 10. Today was the first time I tried to check the status on line but couldn't.

I wonder if it has anything to do with MSC cuz on the webpage it says "It begins with three letters such as (EAC, WAC, LIN, or SRC)."

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#10 moemac59



Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Glad to know I'm not alone! I have an MSC case number as well but it doesn't turn up anything on the UCIS site.

Me too! So frustrating trying to get an update and have to call USCIS every time to find out what the status is of my AOS app.
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Final paperwork sent to lawyer - 14-Dec-2015


GC-Date:      Resident Since 02/13/2013

Sent:         N-400 Sent 12/21/2015
NOA:          12/24/2015

Biometrics:   01/20/2016
In Line:      01/25/2016 
Int Ltr:      01/28/2016
Interview:    03/08/2016
Oath:         04/14/2016
Field Office: Buffalo NY


I am a US Citizen!!!

#11 Xanax


    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

Seems they are just behind in updating the online system :) Mine works fine but I filed in August :)
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We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

#12 moemac59



Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

I just called USCIS again to get an update on my status and the Tier 2 OP told me that it takes approximately 7-8 months start to finish to proces the application. Looks like I won't be receiving my temp GC until March.
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Final paperwork sent to lawyer - 14-Dec-2015


GC-Date:      Resident Since 02/13/2013

Sent:         N-400 Sent 12/21/2015
NOA:          12/24/2015

Biometrics:   01/20/2016
In Line:      01/25/2016 
Int Ltr:      01/28/2016
Interview:    03/08/2016
Oath:         04/14/2016
Field Office: Buffalo NY


I am a US Citizen!!!

#13 SerenityNOW


    Senior Member

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

Interesting information. My husband (now a USC) has filed an I130 for his child and the receipt did not come with the expected CSC, but MSC. Which apparently means we can't check the status online (I checked earlier) Well, at least it is good to find out we are not the only ones.
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[I am the USC and the wife/stepmother]
The prelude - 2007
November 22 - Married in Bulgaria.
CR-1 - 2008
January 7 I-130 sent - APPROVED in 106 days.
Interview - APPROVED 175 days from NOA-1 date
ROC - 2010-2011
October 5 - I-751 sent APPROVED 111 days from NOA-1 date, no interview.
APPROVED 79 days.
May 9 - Oath ceremony - in Oakland, CA.

*************Didn't have enough of the immigration process yet!! Starting again with 16-year-old (step)son****************
IR-2 - 2012-2013
Nov 15 - I-130 sent. NOA-1 received from MSC.
Jan 22 - APPROVED 65 days from NOA-1. Never transferred to field office.
Feb 4 - received @ NVC
Feb 26 - Got NVC Case # and Invoice ID #
----------------------------------slowing down the process a little... stepson can't come till nearly July-----------------------------
March 19 - Sent e-mail Choice of Agent, without scan of DS-3032. Paid AOS fee ($88).
April 1 - Choice of Agent information accepted (10th "working day" to accept).
April 3 - IV invoice appeared. Paid IV fee ($230).
April 11 - Sent IV package and AOS package TOGETHER. Confirmed delivery April 15.

April 26 - Case Complete (10th working day)

May 14 - Interview date assigned (12th working day)

June 5 - Interview in Sofia - VISA GRANTED!!!

June 16 - POE @ SFO. No problems. He's a citizen now!

Oct 4 - US Passport received. (SS card received some time in the summer; had to go to SSA office to obtain)

#14 let-it-be


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

I filed last Oct 3 & couldn't check the status of the case up until today ( Dec 12). I was on the phone waiting for the Tier 2 officer to pick up the phone. As I was waiting for more than 30 mins, I continued to checked in the case status & was shocked to see it changed from "Your case cannot be found.." to "Initial Review" with the date Dec 12. I immediately hang up the phone & added the case to my portfolio. I noticed that my other petition for my dad which was approved last Dec 3, the date of last updated changed to today's date. So, this means that the adjudicator has pulled these two cases & is piecing the two together. The FBI is doing a background check of me ( the petitioner). I'm hoping that my petition will be approved within this week.

Edited by let-it-be, 12 December 2012 - 12:27 PM.

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#15 Mntjc



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

For those of you who are now able to check their status online, please check this poll, we need to understand what's going on.
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CR-1 Spouse Visa, Filled abroad (I am the Beneficiary / Applicant)

2012 USCIS (MSC)

October 15: I-130 NOA1

December 15: NOA2


2013 NVC (BRS) Case number received 5 weeks after NOA2 - DS-3032
February 25: AOS and IV delivered to NVC

March 13: Case complete
April 3: Interview - Visa approved - USCIS Immigrant Fee paid

May: POE (Dallas Fort Worth Airport)



February 18: NOA I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

March 18: Biometrics appointment

August 17: approved

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