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It means when the USCIS looks at your case not and actual decision but they are working on it.You can tell by your rcpt date and the date you find online at USCIS.gov case status. Good Luck


Service Center : California Service Center

I-130 Sent : 2005-10-14

I-130 NOA1 : 2005-11-10

I-129F Sent : 2006-01-27

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-01-31

Direct Consular Filing : 2006-06-04


2006-07-12 On our way home

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when you log on to your case via uscis.gov website and you notice the dates have changed you have been "touched"



1/3/06: Mailed Petition CSC

1/4/06: Package received per fedex.com

1/12/06: NOA 1

2/3/06: Touched

5/2/06: Received email notification that petition approved on 5/1/06

5/5/06: Received NOA 2 via snail mail

5/17/06: NVC issues case #

I-129F - K3

1/31/06: Mailed Petition to Chicago

2/3/06: Received

2/7/06: NOA 1

4/17/06: NOA 2 - Notified by email; petition approved on April 13th

4/20/06: Received NOA 2 via snail mail

5/19/06: Still waiting on NVC to receive approved 129-F....(what's the hold up)

6/10/06: Involved congress person

6/19/06: Rec'd letter stating that inquiry was made to both NVC and USCIS regarding status of my petition

6/21/06: Travelled to go see my better half (boy was I excited)

7/3/06: Left my love once again (hopefully we shall see eachother soonest)

7/10/06: Followed up with congress person

7/10/06: Notified case was sent to the wrong place (go figure...how does it take 90 days to push paper from one location to the next) and has now been forwarded to NVC

7/18/06: NVC received case and has now issued a case number

7/20/06: NVC forwarded case to embassy

7/28/06: Lagos embassy confirms receipt of case into system

8/1/06: Pick up packet 3 and 4

8/25/06: Interview Date


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Being "touched" is a good thing, it means someone is working on your case, hopefully things will go smoothly for you, good luck


03/29/06-Mailed to TSC

04/03/06-Recieved I-130 @TSC forwarded to CSC


04/11/06-Recieved NOA1

07/18/06-NOA-2- Approved

02/09/07-CASE COMPLETED!!!!!!

02/13/07-Case forwarded to Dublin Embassy!!!


04/26/07- VISA in Hand!!!!

July-2007-Niall finishes work & comes home!!!

We had delays in our journey that were not part of the immigration process, please do not use our "timeline" as an accurate guide!

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