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Filed: Country: Canada
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Hello,

I followed some advices here and filed both I-129F &I-130 together in late October 2007. NOA-1 for 129F arrived one week later. The $355 check has just been cleared last week (01/18/2008). Am I supposed to get NOA1 for I-130 at all or not util after I-129F gets approved? Since I filed both I-129F and I-130 together I don't really know what to expect.

thanks,

viktor


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**USCIS**

Sept 2, 2007: we got married in Ottawa, Canada

Oct 24, 2007: I-129F & 130 package arrived at Vermont Service Center

Oct 31, 2007: received NOA1 for I-129F in the mail. Case status available online (pending)

Jan 18, 2008: check cleared

March 12, 2008: I-130 approved - case forwarded to NVC

**NVC** sent payments in April 2008

May 5, 2008: DS230 generated

May 14, 2008: Mailed I864 and DS230 package

May 24, 2008: received RFE letter - requesting Vietnam police certificate!!

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Hello,

I followed some advices here and filed both I-129F &I-130 together in late October 2007. NOA-1 for 129F arrived one week later. The $355 check has just been cleared last week (01/18/2008). Am I supposed to get NOA1 for I-130 at all or not util after I-129F gets approved? Since I filed both I-129F and I-130 together I don't really know what to expect.

thanks,

viktor

Sounds like we are in the same boat. I also filed oct 22nd in vermont, my check wasn't cashed till 1/14. I still haven't received NOA1. We need help big time!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Brazil
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a lot of people who filed in AUGUST are still waiting for their NOA1s... so hang in there! You're in for a long wait :)


dd/mmm/aaaa

05/jun/2007 - Got married

I-130

08/aug/2007 - I-130 Packet sent to NSC

09/aug/2007 - I-130 Packet received

19/sep/2007 - NOA1 receipt date

25/sep/2007 - NOA1 arrived

23/apr/2008 - APPROVED

Timeline estimated adjudication on March 4, 2008. It was adjudicated on April 23.

Our I-130 was approved in 258 days.

I-129F

09/oct/2007 - I-129F Packet sent to CSC

10/oct/2007 - I-129F Packet received

12/oct/2007 - NOA1 receipt date

20/oct/2007 - NOA1 received

23/apr/2008 - APPROVED

Timeline estimated adjudication on April 4, 2008. It was adjudicated on April 23.

Our I-129f was approved in 197 days.

NVC

08/may/2008 - replied to my e-mail sent on april 30, saying that our petition has been sent to the consulate.

Consulate

20/JUN/2008 - Interview - APPROVED!!!

AOS

18/mar/2009 - Packet delivered

24/mar/2009 - NOA for AOS and EAD date

25/mar/2009 - Check cashed

15/apr/2009 - Biometrics done

22/may/2009 - EAD approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I feel like I am the only October filer who hasn't received a NOA1 yet for the i-130. My was received at the Vermont Service center on 10/22/2007 and my check has not been cashed yet. Is there anyone else out there in the same boat. Please let me know because I am feeling they lost my application. :crying:


NVC Journey Total days: 75

04.09.2008: Case# assigned

05.12.2008: DS230 Entered into System

06.18.2008: Case Complete (So upset that it took this long 37days)

US Embassy:

10.29.2008: Interview Date Assigned

11.17.2008: Medical Appointment

12.03.2008: Interview Date (FINALLY!!!)**APPROVED**

12.08.2008: Visa Delivered

12.21.2008: POE JFK

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I feel like I am the only October filer who hasn't received a NOA1 yet for the i-130. My was received at the Vermont Service center on 10/22/2007 and my check has not been cashed yet. Is there anyone else out there in the same boat. Please let me know because I am feeling they lost my application. :crying:

Give it a little more time. Mine was done around the time yours was and I got the NOA1 just this week. I didn't see a check cashed until last night so that was _after_ I received the NOA. I'm sure you NOA will show up soon. Chin up!


Sent I-130 to VT 25-Oct-2007

I-130 Moved to California 6-August-2008

My petition has been in 3 states (1, twice) in 9 months!

Rec'd by CSC 8/9, touched 8/11, 8/12, 8/15, 8/20, 8/25

Approved Tuesday, 25-August-2008

10 months since we mailed the petition

Rec'd NVC 9/3, Invoice Generated 9/10, DS-3032 emailed 9/11.

Rec'd AOS invoice 9/15, paid online 9/15, Accepted as Paid 9/18, mailed I-864EZ 9/19

IV Invoiced 9/18, paid online 9/19, Accepted as paid 9/22

DS-230 sent 10/2

Case complete @NVC 10/8 - 11 months, 1 week and 6 days

Interview in Montreal December 18, 2008 - scheduled 1 year, 1 week and 3 days after the start of our journey. Takes place 1 year, 1 month, 3 weeks and 2 days after the start...

[X] Passed [ ] Failed Interview

Thursday, April 2, 2009 Activated Visa - 1 year, 5 months, 1 week and 1 day

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Thanks...I hope so though. This is more than I expected. :wacko: By the way congratulations..


NVC Journey Total days: 75

04.09.2008: Case# assigned

05.12.2008: DS230 Entered into System

06.18.2008: Case Complete (So upset that it took this long 37days)

US Embassy:

10.29.2008: Interview Date Assigned

11.17.2008: Medical Appointment

12.03.2008: Interview Date (FINALLY!!!)**APPROVED**

12.08.2008: Visa Delivered

12.21.2008: POE JFK

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: China
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I feel like I am the only October filer who hasn't received a NOA1 yet for the i-130. My was received at the Vermont Service center on 10/22/2007 and my check has not been cashed yet. Is there anyone else out there in the same boat. Please let me know because I am feeling they lost my application. :crying:

don't feel alone,i sent mine in september,i still don't have an NOA1,nor a check cashed.

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how is eveyone doing with their NOAs?

i bet someone must be right about the rules. there are obviously no rules in this game. They deposited my check on 1/10/14, check cleared 0n 1/14---but (1) i still haven't received NOA1. (2) I am unable to check my case status online using the EAD number i got from the back of the cancelled check. (3) I called 603-334-0700, ext 1,5 and the person i spoke to couldn't tell me anything about my case. He said the uscis should be the one to send me the approval... and i said, wait... i haven't even received the 1st recipt notice... he added that he was in NH, not VT and that he couldn't give timelines and bla bla bla...

hey - maybe they will send me both notices at the sme time. do they send priority or regular mail does anyone know?

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Brazil
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how is eveyone doing with their NOAs?

i bet someone must be right about the rules. there are obviously no rules in this game. They deposited my check on 1/10/14, check cleared 0n 1/14---but (1) i still haven't received NOA1. (2) I am unable to check my case status online using the EAD number i got from the back of the cancelled check. (3) I called 603-334-0700, ext 1,5 and the person i spoke to couldn't tell me anything about my case. He said the uscis should be the one to send me the approval... and i said, wait... i haven't even received the 1st recipt notice... he added that he was in NH, not VT and that he couldn't give timelines and bla bla bla...

hey - maybe they will send me both notices at the sme time. do they send priority or regular mail does anyone know?

don't expect anthing from this process to sound right, follow procedure or make sense at all

keep your expectations for USCIS as low as you can, or you're in for a lot of disappointment


dd/mmm/aaaa

05/jun/2007 - Got married

I-130

08/aug/2007 - I-130 Packet sent to NSC

09/aug/2007 - I-130 Packet received

19/sep/2007 - NOA1 receipt date

25/sep/2007 - NOA1 arrived

23/apr/2008 - APPROVED

Timeline estimated adjudication on March 4, 2008. It was adjudicated on April 23.

Our I-130 was approved in 258 days.

I-129F

09/oct/2007 - I-129F Packet sent to CSC

10/oct/2007 - I-129F Packet received

12/oct/2007 - NOA1 receipt date

20/oct/2007 - NOA1 received

23/apr/2008 - APPROVED

Timeline estimated adjudication on April 4, 2008. It was adjudicated on April 23.

Our I-129f was approved in 197 days.

NVC

08/may/2008 - replied to my e-mail sent on april 30, saying that our petition has been sent to the consulate.

Consulate

20/JUN/2008 - Interview - APPROVED!!!

AOS

18/mar/2009 - Packet delivered

24/mar/2009 - NOA for AOS and EAD date

25/mar/2009 - Check cashed

15/apr/2009 - Biometrics done

22/may/2009 - EAD approved

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Not sure if I am the only LPR in here, but I spoke to Customer Service today asking about my case for whom i couldn't even view the status online (got the case number from the back of my cancelled check). I was told that VSC is trying to bit the backlog and therfor keeping case numbers off the electronic system. They couldn't provide any further info.

Does anyone understand what that means? Has anyone been told the same thing?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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hmmmmm... well i will be calling them today or tomorrow with the same question and will let you know what they say.


10-12-07 -mailed i130 to VSC

10-16-07- received by VSC

1-11-08- i130 NOA1

2-24-08-view case online

4-19-08- i130 NOA2

4-24-08- NOA2 hardcopy received

4-24-08- NVC CASE #ASSIGNED MDR

5-04-08- EMAILED CHOICE OF AGENT TO NVC

5-05-08- DS3032 AND AOS fee bill was generated today

5-05-08- paid AOS fee bill $70 online

5-07-08- AOS FEE now says PAID online, can print cover sht.

5-07-08*cald NVC and msg says AOS $recvd

5-12-08-DS3032 EMAIL Accepted

5-13-08*cald NVC and msg now says DS3032 choice of agent has been received.

5-13-08-mailed AOS i864 packet w/printed cover sheet from online payment (certified mail- priority)

5-15-08-AOS packet received by NVC

5-18-08 iv FEE bill invoiced

5-18-08 iv fee $400 paid online

5-20-08-iv fee cleared, able to print covr shet online

5-21-08-mailed DS230 packet to NVC via priority mail

5-29-08 aos ACCEPTED

5-29-08- DS 230 entered in system

6-3-08-cse cmplte.

6-11-08 case left NVC to chennai via DHL

6-16-08 case reached chennai

7-2-08 appt letter received by beneficiary

7-4-08 medical done in chennai

7-28-08 interview- AP for 4-6 weeks (awaiting name chk clearance-told by chenai operator)

8-20-08 chennai forwarded file to DOS- according to inquiry from congressmans office

(also confirmed by DOS)

8-28-08 file reached DOS- told by operator

9-2-08- last update to case,told by DOS

12-12-08 emailed chennai embassy asking status of our case, and got email to send passport..

12-15-08 submitted passport to vfs

12-19-08 VISA ISSUED! in hand!

12-25-08 hubbys arrival! smooth POE!

1-16-09 green card arrives

1-27-09 SSN card in mail

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Algeria
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Hi, this is my first time here so please be patient with me if I'm posting incorrectly.

I sent both the I-129-F and I-130 petitions to processing at the Vermont Service Center in August. I felt trouble was ahead when I went to the post office to mail the I-130 at the end of the August and saw dozens of others in line with packages going to the same address. I knew there would be a backlog because of the significant fee increase at the end of August....and, like me, I knew everyone was trying to beat the clock on the fee.

Anyway, for some reason things have gone smoothly for my husband and I thus far. It was a long time before USCIS cashed my check and it cleared the bank so I remained worried, but just before Christmas I received a letter asking for evidence of our marriage....I had tons of evidence and sent it off promptly before the holiday.

On January 10, 2008 my husband and I were in Egypt together when I received email notice that our I-130 Petition had been approved and sent to the National Visa Center.

Now, here's my problem...

I am finding what seems like such remarkably conflicting information online about what happens now that our petition has been approved and sent to the NVC. Can anyone give me the lowdown on the process? I'm back in the US now and my husband is back home in Algeria. Does anyone know what we should expect at this point?

I'd be so grateful for any help or advice you can send my way.

Thanks!

Mimi

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Hi, this is my first time here so please be patient with me if I'm posting incorrectly.

I sent both the I-129-F and I-130 petitions to processing at the Vermont Service Center in August. I felt trouble was ahead when I went to the post office to mail the I-130 at the end of the August and saw dozens of others in line with packages going to the same address. I knew there would be a backlog because of the significant fee increase at the end of August....and, like me, I knew everyone was trying to beat the clock on the fee.

Anyway, for some reason things have gone smoothly for my husband and I thus far. It was a long time before USCIS cashed my check and it cleared the bank so I remained worried, but just before Christmas I received a letter asking for evidence of our marriage....I had tons of evidence and sent it off promptly before the holiday.

On January 10, 2008 my husband and I were in Egypt together when I received email notice that our I-130 Petition had been approved and sent to the National Visa Center.

Now, here's my problem...

I am finding what seems like such remarkably conflicting information online about what happens now that our petition has been approved and sent to the NVC. Can anyone give me the lowdown on the process? I'm back in the US now and my husband is back home in Algeria. Does anyone know what we should expect at this point?

I'd be so grateful for any help or advice you can send my way.

Thanks!

Mimi

I would definitely recommend that you speak to an immigration attorney before you move on. Please do not take this lightly or you will find yourself in an undesirable situation like mine... take a look at my postings when you get a sec.

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