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Please someone help me!!!!!! I am freaking out. I sent in the I -751. UPS confirmed it was received on 9/7/17 but I haven't received a NOA1. And its 9/22/17. I know I sent in everything and signed the form!!!. I don't even know who to call. I sent in a cashiers check from our Bank of America account. I have no idea if they cashed it. I see people received their NOA 1 within 2 days. My spouse's green card is going to expire on 10/10. I can't sleep. I have no idea what to do. Do they return the whole package if something is missing??? And if so how long does it take?? 

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21 minutes ago, midnightblue said:

Please someone help me!!!!!! I am freaking out. I sent in the I -751. UPS confirmed it was received on 9/7/17 but I haven't received a NOA1. And its 9/22/17. I know I sent in everything and signed the form!!!. I don't even know who to call. I sent in a cashiers check from our Bank of America account. I have no idea if they cashed it. I see people received their NOA 1 within 2 days. My spouse's green card is going to expire on 10/10. I can't sleep. I have no idea what to do. Do they return the whole package if something is missing??? And if so how long does it take?? 

If this helps calm you down a bit....your spouse's green card expiring does not mean his status as a resident expires, so don't worry too much about the expiry date.  So long as you filed the application before the expiry date (they determine this by postmark  or date of delivery, not the date they open your package), you are fine in terms of the GC expiring.

 

As far as your method of payment is concerned, you can call/visit most banks and ask them if the check has been cashed.  I assume you kept the receipt portion when you purchased it to give them pertinent info they need.

 

 

Edited by Going through

Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

Applied for US Passport - requested Routine/ Regular Service

Oct. 27, 2017 (Day 00) - Submitted Passport Application, filed in person at Post Office

Oct. 30, 2017 (Day 03) - Online tracker shows application has been received and is under processing

Nov. 08, 2017 (Day 12) - Online tracker shows "in final stages" and projected completion time of 11/13/2017

Nov. 09, 2017 (Day 13) - Passport received in the mail.

Nov. 10, 2017 (Day 14) - Naturalization Certificate received back in the mail.

 

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Calm down -it can take 30-45 (and even sometimes up to 60 days) to get the NOA1. 

I can swear to you no one gets it in 2 days. I have no idea where you got that idea.


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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I have been seeing from other people's timelines that they state NOA  at least 2 days after mail received if they filed Sept 2017.:mellow: I called the bank and the check has not been cashed yet!!!!

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2 hours ago, Going through said:

If this helps calm you down a bit....your spouse's green card expiring does not mean his status as a resident expires, so don't worry too much about the expiry date.  So long as you filed the application before the expiry date (they determine this by postmark  or date of delivery, not the date they open your package), you are fine in terms of the GC expiring.

 

As far as your method of payment is concerned, you can call/visit most banks and ask them if the check has been cashed.  I assume you kept the receipt portion when you purchased it to give them pertinent info they need.

 

 

I called and they stated that it has not been cashed yet. 

 

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3 minutes ago, midnightblue said:

I called and they stated that it has not been cashed yet. 

 

ok well then at least now you know.  They won't send out the NOA until it's cashed, most likely.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

Applied for US Passport - requested Routine/ Regular Service

Oct. 27, 2017 (Day 00) - Submitted Passport Application, filed in person at Post Office

Oct. 30, 2017 (Day 03) - Online tracker shows application has been received and is under processing

Nov. 08, 2017 (Day 12) - Online tracker shows "in final stages" and projected completion time of 11/13/2017

Nov. 09, 2017 (Day 13) - Passport received in the mail.

Nov. 10, 2017 (Day 14) - Naturalization Certificate received back in the mail.

 

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You can start breathing now.  The average is 7-21 business.  Note that I say average.  Some are faster, some are slower.  If you have receipt of delivery, then you know it got there.

 

Sukie in NY


Spoiler

 

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Our Prior Journey

N-400 Naturalization

18-Feb-2018 - submitted N-400 online, credit card charged

18-Feb-2018 - NOA1

12-Mar-2018 - Biometrics 

18-June-2018 - Notice of interview received

26-July-2018 - Interview  - APPROVED!!!

26-July-2018 - Oath Ceremony Scheduled

17-Aug-2018 - Oath Ceremony

 

 

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5 hours ago, midnightblue said:

Do they return the whole package if something is missing??? And if so how long does it take?? 

Yes, I didn't include my marriage license because I thought they already have one from my I485. They returned the whole thing a few weeks later and I had to re-send the whole thing. Overall it doesn't take longer than 3 weeks. Did you send it certified? If yes, you can check when they receive it based on the tracking #.

 

 


Conditional GC expired : 10/18/16

 

I751 journey - CSC

09/12/16 : package received

10/11/16: Biometrics

07/28/17: I551 stamp on passport expired 07/27/18

10/25/17: Combined interview N 400 and I 751. I751 approved on the spot. Read the I 751 interview Here.

 

N400 journey : Dallas Field Office

07/26/17 : applied online, got NOA online, CC charged

07/28/17 : biometrics scheduled online

08/01/17: NOA received on the mail

08/02/17 : biometrics online PDF posted

08/05/17 : biometrics letter received on the mail

08/15/17 : biometrics done

08/19/17 : Online MYUSCIS and ELLIS posted interview scheduled and will mail interview letter

09/20/17: received text messages and emails that interview has been scheduled

09/22/17: Interview PDF posted online on MYUSCIS

09/27/17: Interview Letter received on the mail

10/25/17: Interview Date...Passed the test and case recommended for approval . Read the N400 and I 751 interview here.

10/25/17: In line for Oath Scheduling

10/27/17: Online MYUSCIS and ELLIS posted oath ceremony scheduled

10/30/17: Oath ceremony PDF posted online for 11/20/17

11/20/17: I am a citizen of The United States of America!!!:D

 

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5 hours ago, midnightblue said:

 I see people received their NOA 1 within 2 days. 

Didn't happen. 


CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4.5 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

 

I-751 #1 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
May 2015: Notice of receipt/1yr extension received, dated day of receipt. This was forwarded to me outside the US, and no issues re-entering multiple times.
June 2015: Biometrics completed - walk in / argument, stressing proof of imminent travel and multiple prior inconvenient appointments & reschedules.
May 2016: Vermont Service Centre updated to processing May 2015 cases, therefore my case is now classed as outside normal processing time
May 2016: Service request sent (whatever that is) after calling to find out why I am still waiting after 12 months. Unable to tell me anything.
May 2016: Letter received in response, stating processing is on hold due to 'pending security checks' with no other information. Not helpful.
May 2016: (7am) - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp in passport.  (8am) - Returned to USCIS office for another I-551 stamp after realizing the dumbass put the expiry stamp as 2015 not 2017. Two entire passport pages wasted. Cheers. 

Oct 2016: Infopass appointment (not at local office). USCIS have sent my file to an overseas office, in a country that neither myself or my spouse have ever resided in. It has sat there untouched for five months. Why? Who knows. Internal query requesting urgent clarification is sent by USCIS officer.  
Oct 2016: An identical 'pending security check'  letter received, addressing precisely none of my or the immigration officers legitimate queries. 
Nov 2016: Infopass appointment: My file is now back in the US and at my local office...no other updates or progress. 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'       Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance - enough is enough. 
May 2017: Yet another infopass. No updates, interview of further progress. Still no response from Congressperson, Senator, or Ombudsman received. 
June 2017: 68 days after contacting them, the Ombudsman finally contacted USCIS. 'It may take up to 60 days to receive a response'.   
July 2017:  A follow up enquiry sent by Ombudsman to USCIS after receiving no response or action after 45 days. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. 
August 2017: 60 days has come and gone with no response from USCIS. Contacted the Ombudsman who will contact them AGAIN. 
August 2017: Email from Ombudsman - USCIS have scheduled an interview at the very end of August .  
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
September 2017: Now 4 weeks since interview, my file has not moved from the officers desk, and no decision is showing when I call and speak to a Tier 2.  
September 2017: Request filed for Senator assistance (a different senator - maybe I will get a reply & assistance from this one?). 
October 2017: 37 days since interview....and no decision.  W, and indeed, TF is going on???? 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS

I-751 #2 [Pending] 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  

October 2017: I-797C Receipt/extension letter received, dated day of receipt at VSC 

October 2017: Another I-551 stamp obtained at infopass appointment, as the extension letter is useless with a 2yr card that expired 2.5yrs ago! 

November 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in) 

2018: Re-entered US multiple times with second I-751 extension letter & stamp. Quick trip to secondary required to verify, and stamped in as normal

  

N-400 [Pending] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February 2018: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

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50 minutes ago, ARDallas said:

Yes, I didn't include my marriage license because I thought they already have one from my I485. They returned the whole thing a few weeks later and I had to re-send the whole thing. Overall it doesn't take longer than 3 weeks. Did you send it certified? If yes, you can check when they receive it based on the tracking #.

 

 

Yes I sent it thru UPS. I tracked it and it was received on 9/7/17. I am just praying that everything is ok. Especially, when its above to expire. 

2 hours ago, Sukie said:

You can start breathing now.  The average is 7-21 business.  Note that I say average.  Some are faster, some are slower.  If you have receipt of delivery, then you know it got there.

 

Sukie in NY

Thank you for replying.

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On September 22, 2017 at 11:47 AM, ARDallas said:

Yes, I didn't include my marriage license because I thought they already have one from my I485. They returned the whole thing a few weeks later and I had to re-send the whole thing. Overall it doesn't take longer than 3 weeks. Did you send it certified? If yes, you can check when they receive it based on the tracking #.

 

 

Thank God. I did forget something actually 2 pages. They sent the package back and I just sent it back. Thanks.

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