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I was approved yesterday, but I have another update today...Is that OK? WHat does that mean?

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3/18/2008 Began I-129 F

3/26/2008 Touch/Update

7/11/2008 Sent Jorge Proof of Ongoing Relationship

7/22/2008 TOUCH!! *feels bubbley inside*

7/22/2008 NOA2 By e-mail! WOO!!

7/23/2008 Touch After Approval

7/23/2008 Jorge Received Proof of Ongoing Relationship Packet That I Sent Him

7/26/2008 Received NOA2 Hard Copy

7/28/2008 Petition Arrived to NVC - Got my new case number!

7/30/2008 NVC shipped petition to MEXICO!! Getting closer and closer!

7/30/2008 Petition Arrived to CDJ-(Electronically I suppose???)

8/04/2008 NVC hard copy in my mail box =D

8/30/2008 Packet 3

9/02/2008 Mailing Jorge Interview Packet- Cost me 93 USD; worth it. He will hopefully get it on Thursday evening.

9/04/2008 Jorge Received the packet I sent him for the interview. YAY

9/05/2008 Jorge Received his packet 3 (identical to the one I received)

9/07/2008 Jorge flies to Juarez for Med and Interview

9/08/2008 Medical Date- went well :) He stood in line since 5:30 Am. He finished at 11:15 AM - ish

9/09/2008 Interview- SUCCESS!

9/16/2008 POE

9/17/1008 Arrives to East Wenatchee, WA

9/27/2008 Marriage

AOS EAD Steps

11/07/2008 - And so it begins

11/13/2008 - Touch

11/18/2008 - Appt Letter YAY (Nov. 28)

11/28/2008 - Biometrics Appointment

11/28/2008 - Touch

1/23/2008 - Travel Doc Approved

1/27/2009 - EAD Card ordered

1/31/2009 - Card Recieved

2/18/2009 - First day at new Job :)

4/09/2009 -AOS interview

APPROVED WOO! We are complete!

4/20/2009- Resident Card Received NOW we're complete!

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I was approved yesterday, but I have another update today...Is that OK? WHat does that mean?

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It simply means they are getting it ready to ship to the National Visa Center (NVC) :)


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I got two touches after the apprroval date. You can click my timeline and see the touches in the comments. The last touch I got was the day NVC says it arrived there, but it was probably the day it was sent out. Who knows? From Vermont to NVC is close.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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It simply means they are getting it ready to ship to the National Visa Center (NVC) :)

How do you know this? What do you mean by "getting it ready"? If you have some insight into the inner workings of the CSC in regard to what happens after the NOA2 is mailed to the petitioner, I'd be interested in learning about that.

I've been trying to watch how quickly other NOA2s from the CSC are being received by the NVC to see if there's any rhyme or reason to this step. I'm sensitive to this right now, because many petitions approved after mine have already made it to the NVC and mine has not. My NOA2 was July 9, and I've already received the hard copy (that's all I've received).

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Lots of people are touched right after approval. A former adjuticator explained it as the petition being prepared for NVC. Obviously not everyone is 'touched' but it's frequent enough that people find they are touched and soon after their petition arrives at NVC.

CSC went through a spell not too long ago where it was stated they were holding petitions until a pallet was filled to ship across Country. It was taking quite some time for some people (bottom of the pallet). It does seem they are sending them right over now so i'm not sure about yours. Perhaps you (the USC) can make an infopass appointment to try to find out where it is.


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I got a another touch Friday (after NOA2) and I called NVC early this morning to see if my paperwork had gotten there, but they didn't have us in their system yet. Not sure how long it takes to get to NVC. Seems to vary. My files might not have even left CSC yet...could just have been filed with all the other ones destined to go to NVC and that's what caused the touch.

I just can't wait for the paperwork to be out of NVC and on the way to Costa Rica. This process is driving me crazy. :wacko:

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How do you know this? What do you mean by "getting it ready"? If you have some insight into the inner workings of the CSC in regard to what happens after the NOA2 is mailed to the petitioner, I'd be interested in learning about that.

I've been trying to watch how quickly other NOA2s from the CSC are being received by the NVC to see if there's any rhyme or reason to this step. I'm sensitive to this right now, because many petitions approved after mine have already made it to the NVC and mine has not. My NOA2 was July 9, and I've already received the hard copy (that's all I've received).

It means they send it down to the mail room. The people approving your petition don't do the mailing. The variable is how long it takes to leave the mail room. Kim was explaining that they used to save up a giant pile before sending from CSC but lately they go pretty quickly. From California to New Hampshire (NVC) is across country, so it takes longer just to get there by courier or mail or however they send them. Vermont to New Hampshire could be one day. Have you called the NVC? If you want to read a detailed explanation I just wrote, look up the thread for March filers at the CSC.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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[it means they send it down to the mail room. The people approving your petition don't do the mailing. The variable is how long it takes to leave the mail room. Kim was explaining that they used to save up a giant pile before sending from CSC but lately they go pretty quickly. From California to New Hampshire (NVC) is across country, so it takes longer just to get there by courier or mail or however they send them. Vermont to New Hampshire could be one day. Have you called the NVC? If you want to read a detailed explanation I just wrote, look up the thread for March filers at the CSC.

Thanks for the reply. I did look at what you wrote in the other thread. I think that's good information, but it's nothing I haven't already read before. I understand that the adjudicators don't personally mail out the approved petition. Have I tried calling the NVC? Several times each day!

Interesting update to my case......I just had a phone call returned from the USCIS office in DC.

I was frustrated with my circumstances.......petition apparently not yet received by the NVC, so I called the USCIS Deputy Director's office. I ended up speaking with a Customer Assistance person in DC. She looked into my case, and this is what she told me. She said that she spoke with the CSC, and they assured her that my petition is already at the Moscow Consulate. Now, the NVC still claims to have no record of my petition going through. The last touch I had was on July 9 (NOA2 date). I don't have any MOS case number, so I don't know that inquiring at the Moscow Consulate would do any good. Has anyone ever heard of an approved petition getting to a consulate with no record of it going through the NVC? Should I put any stock into what this woman in Washington DC told me today?

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[it means they send it down to the mail room. The people approving your petition don't do the mailing. The variable is how long it takes to leave the mail room. Kim was explaining that they used to save up a giant pile before sending from CSC but lately they go pretty quickly. From California to New Hampshire (NVC) is across country, so it takes longer just to get there by courier or mail or however they send them. Vermont to New Hampshire could be one day. Have you called the NVC? If you want to read a detailed explanation I just wrote, look up the thread for March filers at the CSC.

Thanks for the reply. I did look at what you wrote in the other thread. I think that's good information, but it's nothing I haven't already read before. I understand that the adjudicators don't personally mail out the approved petition. Have I tried calling the NVC? Several times each day!

Interesting update to my case......I just had a phone call returned from the USCIS office in DC.

I was frustrated with my circumstances.......petition apparently not yet received by the NVC, so I called the USCIS Deputy Director's office. I ended up speaking with a Customer Assistance person in DC. She looked into my case, and this is what she told me. She said that she spoke with the CSC, and they assured her that my petition is already at the Moscow Consulate. Now, the NVC still claims to have no record of my petition going through. The last touch I had was on July 9 (NOA2 date). I don't have any MOS case number, so I don't know that inquiring at the Moscow Consulate would do any good. Has anyone ever heard of an approved petition getting to a consulate with no record of it going through the NVC? Should I put any stock into what this woman in Washington DC told me today?

How does the Moscow consulate work? Do they mail packet 3 out to the beneficiary? Not sure if this is possible...but have you tried emailing them to see if the case is there? Let them know the whole situation behind the case...perhaps if you provided last names and birthdays they can actually see if they have it there.

Its instances like yours that make me worry about this whole process. I really hope everything clears up for you soon.

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The Moscow Consulate does not send out a packet 3. They just send out the packet 4 with a notice of an interview date that they've already assigned. I've read of some cases where the beneficiary never even receives the packet 4. But, in these cases, they were able to find out that the interview had been scheduled by referencing the MOS (or maybe it's MSC....I forget) case number.

The Consulate generally refers to the files by the case number assigned by the DOS...in this case an MOS (or whatever it is) number. I would think that they should be able to cross reference by name or even by the USCIS case number. I suppose that it's worth sending an email to inquire.

Yep, I know exactly what you mean. It's very difficult to know for sure just what is going on and why. Thanks for the good wishes!

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If it's in MOS, then the Dept of State can verify that.

DOS: (202) 663-1225, press 1, then 0

Can tell you if case was received by embassy, when Packet 3 sent out, and when interview is scheduled. They can look you up by your WAC number from USCIS, then they can tell you the new number.

They are useful in several steps. I found out the interview was scheduled before Packet 4 letter was delivered.

Normally you would get a letter from NVC, but maybe it slipped through. I really hope it's in Moscow.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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If it's in MOS, then the Dept of State can verify that.

DOS: (202) 663-1225, press 1, then 0

Can tell you if case was received by embassy, when Packet 3 sent out, and when interview is scheduled. They can look you up by your WAC number from USCIS, then they can tell you the new number.

They are useful in several steps. I found out the interview was scheduled before Packet 4 letter was delivered.

Normally you would get a letter from NVC, but maybe it slipped through. I really hope it's in Moscow.

Thanks for the info! I just tried calling, but their office just closed! :( I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks also for the well wishes!

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Are you calling the NVC and doing it through the automated system to see if your application has been recieved? Or are you actually talking to someone at NVC?

I called and called and just did the automated thing to see if they had recieved anything and they said no. Then yesterday I called like 10 times in a row really fast got through, put on hold as I had to wait for the next available CS rep. and she told me that my case had been recieved 7/21, and shipped to Juarez, Mexico 7/22. I couldn't believe it because the automated voice thing was saying they hadn't recieved anything yet... I don't know if this will help but I just wanted to let you know my experience......


K-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

I-129F Sent : 2008-02-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-02-12

I-129F RFE(s) : 2008-07-02(Rec'd hard copy 7-7-2008)

RFE Reply(s) : 2008-7-14 (Email saying they rec'd RFE)

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-07-16 (By E-Mail)

I-129F NOA2: 2008-07-19 Hardcopy by mail!! YEAH!! :)

NVC Received : 2008-07-21

NVC Left : 2008-7-22

Consulate Received : 2008-7-25

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date :

Visa Received :

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Are you calling the NVC and doing it through the automated system to see if your application has been recieved? Or are you actually talking to someone at NVC?

I called and called and just did the automated thing to see if they had recieved anything and they said no. Then yesterday I called like 10 times in a row really fast got through, put on hold as I had to wait for the next available CS rep. and she told me that my case had been recieved 7/21, and shipped to Juarez, Mexico 7/22. I couldn't believe it because the automated voice thing was saying they hadn't recieved anything yet... I don't know if this will help but I just wanted to let you know my experience......

Our cases aren't filed in the automated system, you'll always need to talk to an operator and give them your case number from CSC or VSC.

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I was approved yesterday, but I have another update today...Is that OK? WHat does that mean?

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upon reading this i checked ours online and got another update too,so i guess they're be forwarding it now to NVC :)

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