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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada


I needed some clarification. I understand after Chicago Lock Box, the AOS application goes to National Benefits Center (MSC) then if they decide to transfer to CSC or local office. But some people here say that from Chicago it goes straight to CSC. Can anyone verify this?


12/13/07 - Married to the girl of my dreams

01/10/08 - Sent AOS, EAD, and AP via Fedex

01/11/08 - AOS, EAD, and AP Received

01/18/08 - NOA1 for all three & soft touch

01/25/08 - Biometrics Appointment Letter

01/26/08 - RFE for I-864

02/05/08 - RFE mailed

02/07/08 - Biometrics Appointment and CRIS Email that RFE Rec'd and Case Processing has Resumed

07/15/08 - Interview Notice Dated

07/19/08 - Interview Noticed Rec'd

09/09/08 - Interview - Los Angeles DO -- APPROVED

09/09/08 - Card Production Ordered


09/12/10 Conditions Removed


07/13/11 Filed N400

07/15/11 Priority Date

07/17/11 NOA1 Rec'd

08/16/11 Biometrics Appointment

09/14/11 NOA for Interview Rec'd

10/31/11 Interview

11/3/11 NOA in Queue for Oath Scheduling

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
mine went to MSC the to CSC


بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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Wish I would know where mine is,cant even view my case online lol

I'm in the same situation. Can't see either my wife's or stepdaughter's online. thank goodness for snail mail !! :unsure: :unsure:

I-130 Process

3-20-07 NOA 1

3-23-07 Touched

9-12-07 Touched ( because of phone call )

9-13-07 APPROVED

9-19-07 NOA 2

I-129f Process

4-06-07 NOA 1

4-09-07 Touched

4-17-07 Transferred to CSC

4-18-07 Touched

4-19-07 Touched

4-23-07 Hard copy transfer NOA

5-07-07 Pending at CSC

9-12-07 Touched ( because of phone call )

9-13-07 Touched

9-14-07 APPROVED

9-19-07 NOA 2

10-22-07 NVC received

10-24-07 NVC left

10-31-07 Consulate received

11-28-07 Medical

12-04-07 Interview

12-06-07 Visa pickup

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada

Mine also just went from MSC to CSC. Funny, I always thought MSC stood for Missouri Service Centre. Why isn't the National Benefits Centre called NBC? that's a rhetorical question...

K-1 Journey

04/09/06 - met for the first time

03/24/07 - proposed!

03/28/07 - sent I-129 to NVC

04/04/07 - NVC received I-129

06/26/07 - NVC sent approval

07/12/07 - Montreal Consulate recieved approved petition

07/20/07 - recieved Packet 3 from Montreal

07/24/07 - sent Packet 3 back to Montreal

** obtained police certificate

08/07/07 - Montreal confirmed that they recieved Packet 3


10/17/07 - Completed Medical (took 5 minutes!)

11/09/07 - Visa APPROVED in Montreal (should receive in 2-3 weeks)

11/16/07 - picked up visa at the post office today (2-3 weeks my a$$)

Entered US December 4th!!

Married December 22nd

AOS Journey

01/11/08 - sent AOS package to Chicago Lockbox

01/13/08 - USPS confirmed delivery of AOS package

01/14/08 - received new SSN with married name

01/19/08 - received all 3 NOA's

02/04/08 - case transferred to CSC (notified online)

02/11/08 - biometrics

02/14/08 - case received at CSC

03/08/08 - approval notice for travel document sent (notified online)

03/12/08 - EAD card approved

03/14/08 - received AP

03/15/08 - received EAD

03/16/08 - AP and EAD touched?? I have already received them.

03/26/08 - AOS touched!!

03/27/08 - AOS touched again...

05/12/08 - Card Production Ordered!!

05/13/08 - Welcome letter has been sent

Lifting of Conditions I-751

02/12/10 - Mailed petition to Vermont

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Mine also just went from MSC to CSC. Funny, I always thought MSC stood for Missouri Service Centre. Why isn't the National Benefits Centre called NBC? that's a rhetorical question...

MSC is the same thing/place as NBC.

As for clarification on the workflow - one memo USCIS put out stated receipt notices would come from MSC, and later on directly from CSC (if they were to ultimately be transferred). I havent heard of any NOA's out of CSC for family based happening at all yet , so I am going to go with they stuck with the same workflow:

Chicago---->MSC------> Local Office *or* CSC

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