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what's form I-797? Im confuse

#1 gracy_byron

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 06:43 AM

Hi guys, I'm wonderin what is this form about and where I can maybe take a view of it, any help will be very much appreciated
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#2 YuAndDan

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 06:48 AM

I-797 is NOA2 Approval Notice (DO NOT LOOSE THIS)

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I-797C is the receipt NOA1

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Edited by YuAndDan, 31 January 2007 - 06:49 AM.

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#3 Yodrak

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 11:26 AM

gracy_byron,

I-797 (and I-797C) is a paper with a fancy background on which the USCIS prints the Notice of Action. NOAs come in many flavors, the most loved being Receipt Notice (aka NOA1) and Approval Notice (aka NOA2).

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Hi guys, I'm wonderin what is this form about and where I can maybe take a view of it, any help will be very much appreciated


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Posted 31 January 2007 - 06:29 PM

THANKS GUYS APPRECIATE YOUR HELP ON ENLIGHTENING ME WHAT ITS ABOUT, THEY SENT US AN RFE AND WHEN I CALLED THEM THEY SAID THEY SENT AN I- 797 FORM
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#5 Yodrak

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 06:32 PM

gracy_brown,

That's one of the flavors of NOA that is not so well loved.

Yodrak

THANKS GUYS APPRECIATE YOUR HELP ON ENLIGHTENING ME WHAT ITS ABOUT, THEY SENT US AN RFE AND WHEN I CALLED THEM THEY SAID THEY SENT AN I- 797 FORM


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#6 jimpark

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:14 PM

What does the "validy date" mean?


I-797 is NOA2 Approval Notice (DO NOT LOOSE THIS)

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I-797C is the receipt NOA1

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#7 KarenCee

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:20 PM

That is how long the K1 is valid for use.
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#8 TracyTN

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:30 PM

That is how long the K1 is valid for use.


I thought that was how long the approved petition was valid.
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#9 bszoom42

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:43 PM

That is how long the K1 is valid for use.


I thought that was how long the approved petition was valid.


The validity date in this context is the validity of the I-129F petition. The consular official has the ability to extend the period of validity if they want to.
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#10 TimsDaisy

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:47 PM

Validity date refers to how long the USCIS approval is good for -HOWEVER - if that date is approaching for you, don't panic! Many embassies are familiar with the fact that processing times on their end get people past the validity date of the USCIS approval. For many embassies, extending that date is done automatically or requires just an email or letter for their records. If that date is approaching for anyone and you are nervous, check your regional forum here and confirm the process for your applicable embassy.

The approval is generally valid - on paper - for 4 months (I believe - but since we STILL don't have our damn paper copy, can't confirm - but that's what I recall reading here!).
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I-129F/K1
1-12-07 mailed to CSC
1-22-07 DHS cashes the I-129F check
1-23-07 NOA1 Notice Date
1-26-07 NOA1 arrives in the post
4-25-07 Touched!
4-26-07 Touched again!
5-3-07 NOA2!!! Two approval emails received at 11:36am
5-10-07 Arrived at NVC/5-14-07 Left NVC - London-bound!
5-17-07??? London receives?
5-20-07 Packet 3 mailed
5-26-07 Packet 3 received
5-29-07 Packet 3 returned, few days later than planned due to bank holiday weekend
6-06-07 Medical in London (called to schedule on May 29)
6-11-07 "Medical in file" at Embassy
6-14-07 Resent packet 3 to Embassy after hearing nothing about first try
6-22-07 DOS says "applicant now eligible for interview," ie: they enter p3 into their system
6-25-07 DOS says interview date is August 21
6-28-07 Help from our congressional representative gives us new interview date: July 6
7-06-07 Interview at 9:00 am at the London Embassy - Approved.
7-16-07 Visa delivered after 'security checks' completed

I-129F approved in 111 days; Interview 174 days from filing
Handy numbers:
NVC: (603) 334-0700 - press 1, 5; US State Department: (202) 663-1225 - press 1, 0

*Be afraid or be informed - the choice is yours.*

#11 Urge To Race

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:38 PM

gracy_brown,

That's one of the flavors of NOA that is not so well loved.

Yodrak

THANKS GUYS APPRECIATE YOUR HELP ON ENLIGHTENING ME WHAT ITS ABOUT, THEY SENT US AN RFE AND WHEN I CALLED THEM THEY SAID THEY SENT AN I- 797 FORM


:lol: Yep, you got that right :yes:
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03/12/2007 - Married to my beautiful wife
04/16/2007 - Sent I-130 to VSC via USPS Express Mail
05/12/2007 - NOA1 received by snail mail after a loooong wait
05/14/2007 - Sent I-129F for K3 to Chicago Lockbox via USPS Express Mail
10/22/2007 - I129F APPROVED (161 days), I130 APPROVED (188 days)
11/08/2007 - I129F received at NVC, embassy case number generated.
11/13/2007 - I129F forwarded to embassy.
11/18/2007 - 129F petition received at embassy
01/09/2008 - finally, DOS gives me the interview date, April 16, 2007 (ouch)
01/23/2008 - never got packet 4, emailed embassy
04/11/2008 - picked up packet 4, did medical
04/14/2008 - medical report pickup, no problems
04/16/2008 - interview date- APPROVED!!!!!
04/18/2008 - both of us are home at last, POE JFK!
05/21/2008 - sent AOS and EAD
05/27/2008 - received NOA1 for AOS and for EAD
06/02/2008 - received Biometrics appt letter
06/19/2008 - Biometrics appointment scheduled - DONE
06/19/2008 - both AOS and EAD touched because of biometrics
07/29/2008 - EAD approved.
05/13/2009 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!/ Card production ordered email
05/18/2009 - Welcome Letter received
06/12/2009 - Second card production ordered email
06/19/2009 - Approval notice send email
06/22/2009 - Green Card received
04/09/2012 - Applied for Citizenship by Express Mailing N400 to NBC
04/10/2012 - N400 received by USCIS
06/23/2012 - Biometrics appointment
07/27/2012 - Appointment scheduled for N400 interview
09/05/2012 - Interview passed, oath ceremony completed, and Naturalization certificate received.

#12 KarenCee

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:44 PM

That is how long the K1 is valid for use.


I thought that was how long the approved petition was valid.

The length of time you have to use it is what I meant...in that you have until the expiry date to enter the US. Maybe I was thinking of something else...in any case I apologise if I gave out wrong information. :)

Edited by KarenCee, 21 June 2007 - 01:45 PM.

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#13 TimsDaisy

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:59 PM

That is how long the K1 is valid for use.


I thought that was how long the approved petition was valid.

The length of time you have to use it is what I meant...in that you have until the expiry date to enter the US. Maybe I was thinking of something else...in any case I apologise if I gave out wrong information. :)



I think we're merging two dates in this one thread. There are too many expiration dates to keep straight!

The NOA2 validity date covers the time the USCIS approval is valid.

The K1 visa itself, issued by the State Department, has an expiration date as well - it can be used once to enter the US at any time between its issuance and 6 months later. Once IN the US, of course, you then have 90 days to get married.

The 3 dates - the NOA2 validity, the K1 expiration date, and that 90 day period to marry can all be different dates and quite likely are different dates. Once you have the K1 in hand, you need to worry about the K1's date. Then once you get to the US, don't worry about the K1 date, start counting to 90.

But again, to ease any fears out there: because the process take SO LONG frequently, the Embassies are totally aware that the USCIS validity date may come and go while you wait for them to schedule an interview. I haven't seen yet where extending that date is a problem.
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I-129F/K1
1-12-07 mailed to CSC
1-22-07 DHS cashes the I-129F check
1-23-07 NOA1 Notice Date
1-26-07 NOA1 arrives in the post
4-25-07 Touched!
4-26-07 Touched again!
5-3-07 NOA2!!! Two approval emails received at 11:36am
5-10-07 Arrived at NVC/5-14-07 Left NVC - London-bound!
5-17-07??? London receives?
5-20-07 Packet 3 mailed
5-26-07 Packet 3 received
5-29-07 Packet 3 returned, few days later than planned due to bank holiday weekend
6-06-07 Medical in London (called to schedule on May 29)
6-11-07 "Medical in file" at Embassy
6-14-07 Resent packet 3 to Embassy after hearing nothing about first try
6-22-07 DOS says "applicant now eligible for interview," ie: they enter p3 into their system
6-25-07 DOS says interview date is August 21
6-28-07 Help from our congressional representative gives us new interview date: July 6
7-06-07 Interview at 9:00 am at the London Embassy - Approved.
7-16-07 Visa delivered after 'security checks' completed

I-129F approved in 111 days; Interview 174 days from filing
Handy numbers:
NVC: (603) 334-0700 - press 1, 5; US State Department: (202) 663-1225 - press 1, 0

*Be afraid or be informed - the choice is yours.*

#14 KarenCee

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 02:54 PM

That is how long the K1 is valid for use.


I thought that was how long the approved petition was valid.

The length of time you have to use it is what I meant...in that you have until the expiry date to enter the US. Maybe I was thinking of something else...in any case I apologise if I gave out wrong information. :)



I think we're merging two dates in this one thread. There are too many expiration dates to keep straight!

The NOA2 validity date covers the time the USCIS approval is valid.

The K1 visa itself, issued by the State Department, has an expiration date as well - it can be used once to enter the US at any time between its issuance and 6 months later. Once IN the US, of course, you then have 90 days to get married.

The 3 dates - the NOA2 validity, the K1 expiration date, and that 90 day period to marry can all be different dates and quite likely are different dates. Once you have the K1 in hand, you need to worry about the K1's date. Then once you get to the US, don't worry about the K1 date, start counting to 90.

But again, to ease any fears out there: because the process take SO LONG frequently, the Embassies are totally aware that the USCIS validity date may come and go while you wait for them to schedule an interview. I haven't seen yet where extending that date is a problem.

Yep you're right...once I dug out our file (a good 8 inches thick if not more) I realised just how many expiry dates there are! Makes ya head spin! :wacko:
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#15 jimpark

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:17 PM

Thanks, for the input. Seems like another needless stumbling block.

That is how long the K1 is valid for use.


I thought that was how long the approved petition was valid.

The length of time you have to use it is what I meant...in that you have until the expiry date to enter the US. Maybe I was thinking of something else...in any case I apologise if I gave out wrong information. :)



I think we're merging two dates in this one thread. There are too many expiration dates to keep straight!

The NOA2 validity date covers the time the USCIS approval is valid.

The K1 visa itself, issued by the State Department, has an expiration date as well - it can be used once to enter the US at any time between its issuance and 6 months later. Once IN the US, of course, you then have 90 days to get married.

The 3 dates - the NOA2 validity, the K1 expiration date, and that 90 day period to marry can all be different dates and quite likely are different dates. Once you have the K1 in hand, you need to worry about the K1's date. Then once you get to the US, don't worry about the K1 date, start counting to 90.

But again, to ease any fears out there: because the process take SO LONG frequently, the Embassies are totally aware that the USCIS validity date may come and go while you wait for them to schedule an interview. I haven't seen yet where extending that date is a problem.


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