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Haven't heard from London DCF

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Hello

 

After a bit of craziness, we re-filed the I-130 application for my wife through DCF at the London embassy/USCIS. The package arrived through UPS 2 weeks ago but neither myself or our lawyer has received any notification yet. As a cashiers check was sent from our lawyer, the lawyer cannot see if the cheque was cashed as the funds are withdrawn immediately.

 

What should I do? Is this normal? How do I contact the embassy?

 

Thanks!

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Not sure if this applies to the London office but I'll give you my experience with the Mexico City office. I and another VJ user never received NOA1, only NOA2 once the application was approved. I received my NOA2 9 days after submitting. According to the USCIS processing times (https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ptIntlIntro.do) the Mexico City office has a processing time of less than one month, while the London office has a processing time of 1.8 months.

 

From this information I gather that your application should be approved within 2 months. If London is similar to Mexico City then you might not receive NOA1.

Edited by Jorge Valdivia

DCF Mexico

06/04/2017: Married

06/24/2017: Mailed I-130

06/27/2017: NOA1 (technically a RFE as we were missing beneficiary ID)

07/06/2017: NOA2

07/12/2017: Case assigned by Juarez embassy

07/17/2017: Packet 3 received

08/15/2017: Interview/Approval!

08/22/2017: Visa received via DHL

09/03/2017: POE

09/16/2017: Permanent Resident Card received

 

Total days from NOA1 to approval: 49

 

I wrote a DCF Mexico guide! http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php?title=DCF_Mexico

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One other thing, did you file the G-1145? It's the form that allows you to be notified via email. If you don't submit this form they'll notify you only via snail mail. I submitted the G-1145 and received NOA2 via email 1 day after approval, but received it via snail mail (they send both) 2 weeks after approval. If you didn't submit the G-1145 then your NOA1 may be in the mail.


DCF Mexico

06/04/2017: Married

06/24/2017: Mailed I-130

06/27/2017: NOA1 (technically a RFE as we were missing beneficiary ID)

07/06/2017: NOA2

07/12/2017: Case assigned by Juarez embassy

07/17/2017: Packet 3 received

08/15/2017: Interview/Approval!

08/22/2017: Visa received via DHL

09/03/2017: POE

09/16/2017: Permanent Resident Card received

 

Total days from NOA1 to approval: 49

 

I wrote a DCF Mexico guide! http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php?title=DCF_Mexico

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USCIS.london@uscis.dhs.gov

 

0 207 894 0700 (from within the United Kingdom)

 

You should of heard something by now!! Call or e-mail.

 

Also I never received anything by mail. Everything was done by e-mail. So make sure they have your e-mail.

Edited by Confusedtinybird

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Thanks for the advice guys.

 

I tried calling them and got an automated phone response. I sent them an email and got the following reply which left me more confused:

 

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Overseas USCIS Field Offices  are unable to provide email notifications, that service is only available from USCIS Domestic Offices.

 

We do not provide status updates on I-130, please do not request status updates unless our 90 day processing time has been exceeded and you have not received any correspondence from us.

 

 

Thank you,

 

USCIS - London

 

 

I assume that they are just not going to get the NOA1 email/snail mail?

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7 minutes ago, Confusedtinybird said:

Your lawyer has to cancel the original application. You can't have two applications going at the same time.

I don't have any evidence to back this up but I remember reading a thread on here a few months back where a similar thing happened. The conclusion was that you could have two applications going at once but that it wasn't ideal. I could be completely misremembering, though.


DCF Mexico

06/04/2017: Married

06/24/2017: Mailed I-130

06/27/2017: NOA1 (technically a RFE as we were missing beneficiary ID)

07/06/2017: NOA2

07/12/2017: Case assigned by Juarez embassy

07/17/2017: Packet 3 received

08/15/2017: Interview/Approval!

08/22/2017: Visa received via DHL

09/03/2017: POE

09/16/2017: Permanent Resident Card received

 

Total days from NOA1 to approval: 49

 

I wrote a DCF Mexico guide! http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php?title=DCF_Mexico

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On 7 September 2017 at 8:38 AM, fcheese said:

Hello

 

After a bit of craziness, we re-filed the I-130 application for my wife through DCF at the London embassy/USCIS. The package arrived through UPS 2 weeks ago but neither myself or our lawyer has received any notification yet. As a cashiers check was sent from our lawyer, the lawyer cannot see if the cheque was cashed as the funds are withdrawn immediately.

 

What should I do? Is this normal? How do I contact the embassy?

 

Thanks!

Took mine a month for approval of the petition. You need to be a bit more patient as its a time consuming process. Relax.

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