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I filed the I-130 in July 2007 and from that date until January 2008 I kept calling USCIS because even though my money order was cashed, I never received the NOA1. No one could find my application and they kept telling me to give it more time because of the number of applications they received due to the fee increase. In January, one of the reps suggested that I start over instead of wasting any more time, which I did in February and paid again. Lord behold, I just received the NOA2 for that old app, it has been approved with a notice date of July 17th 2008. A year after it was received, so now what?????? How do I cancel the other one? will I receive a refund? I chose not to request a refund when I reapplied because I certainly didn't want to give USCIS a reason to hold my application any longer than they usually do... Any advice will be helpful. Also how long does the NVC processing take in average? Thank you all for your help.

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I filed the I-130 in July 2007 and from that date until January 2008 I kept calling USCIS because even though my money order was cashed, I never received the NOA1. No one could find my application and they kept telling me to give it more time because of the number of applications they received due to the fee increase. In January, one of the reps suggested that I start over instead of wasting any more time, which I did in February and paid again. Lord behold, I just received the NOA2 for that old app, it has been approved with a notice date of July 17th 2008. A year after it was received, so now what?????? How do I cancel the other one? will I receive a refund? I chose not to request a refund when I reapplied because I certainly didn't want to give USCIS a reason to hold my application any longer than they usually do... Any advice will be helpful. Also how long does the NVC processing take in average? Thank you all for your help.

Isn't it funny how they manage to take your money but can't find the damn paperwork! Since you are taking the K3 route, did you receive approval for both the I-130 and I-129f???

I would just run with the approved petition because I would be scared that if I emailed them to cancel the petition you sent in Feb 08, I'd be worried they'd stuff it up and cancel the wrong one. You would also wonder whether they would go ahead and approve a couple's petition for the 2nd time if they already had an approval for your names.


CR-1/IR-1 Journey for Self

12th April 08 - Married in Australia

21st April 08 - Mailed off I-130 but with incorrect title on cheques

30th April 08 - USCIS returned petitions requesting correct title on cheques

2nd May 08 - Mailed out I-130s again! Finally on our way!!!

9th May 08 - NOA-1

7th Nov 08 - Tranferred to CSC

4th Dec 08 - Approved!!!

22nd Dec 08 - NVC # assigned

23rd June 09 - Case Complete at NVC (We slowed down the process on purpose to time interview accordingly)

18th August 09 - Medical

25th August 09 - Interview Date - Approved!!!

19th February 10 - POE L.A (No dramas, just SLOW)

2nd March 10 - Welcome to America Letter

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i guess it goes to show that they just throw our petitions around, leave it messed up on the floor, put it aside and then they forget about it.


feb. 26,2008-----noa1

aug. 26, 2008----transferred to csc

sept. 19, 2008--- approved

NVC:

sept. 26, 2008----got case # from a live operator

oct. 6, 2008 ------received AOS bill/paid online

oct. 7, 2008 ------shows PAID

oct. 14,2008 -----IV fee generated/ paid online

oct. 15,2008 -----shows PAID

oct. 16,2008 -----mailed DS230 overnight

oct. 23,2008 ---- RFE

nov. 3,2008 ----- case complete

nov. 26,2008 --- medical exam

aug. 14,2009 --- remedical finally, passed

aug. 24, 2009 -- interview , passed

aug. 29, 2009 -- visa in hand

sept. 24, 2009 -- POE LAX

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I filed the I-130 in July 2007 and from that date until January 2008 I kept calling USCIS because even though my money order was cashed, I never received the NOA1. No one could find my application and they kept telling me to give it more time because of the number of applications they received due to the fee increase. In January, one of the reps suggested that I start over instead of wasting any more time, which I did in February and paid again. Lord behold, I just received the NOA2 for that old app, it has been approved with a notice date of July 17th 2008. A year after it was received, so now what?????? How do I cancel the other one? will I receive a refund? I chose not to request a refund when I reapplied because I certainly didn't want to give USCIS a reason to hold my application any longer than they usually do... Any advice will be helpful. Also how long does the NVC processing take in average? Thank you all for your help.

Congratulations on the approval..

I would just grab whatever approval I have and go ahead with that, since you are at Vermont, it will probably take a few months before they get to the one you filed in Feb 2008. Until that time comes, they won't even know you have a second petition. I would not cancel anything right now, just in case they cancel the wrong one! I would probably send them a letter explaining the situation, out of courtesy, once the visa is in hand.

Leah


USCIS

03/15/08 Mailed I-130 package

07/17 I-130 package delivered to Chicago lockbox

03/26 NOA1 received (Priority date 03/24/08)

04/18 Touched

06/05 Expedite request on humanitarian ground (medical emergency)

06/16, 06/17, 06/18, 06/19, 06/20 Touched

06/28 Received RFE dated 06/23

06/30 mailed RFE express mail to CSC

07/02, 07/03 Touched

07/08 07/09 Touched. "RFE received & processing resumed"

07/11 Congress aide found out I-130 was approved on 07/09!!!

07/17 NOA2 hardcopy dated 07/09

07/21 Approval notice hardcopy dated 07/11 I-130 was approved in 116 days from filing date (expedited).

NVC

07/15 NVC received and assigned case #

07/16 Emailed expedite request & supporting documents

07/17 DS-3032 and AOS fee bill generated, Emailed DS-3032.

07/21 Received DS-3032 & AOS fee bill hardcopy.

07/24 NVC approved expedite request

US Consulate

07/31 Package arrived at US consulate

08/01 Was told to pick up packet 3 on 08/04

08/04 Req packet 3 send by mail.

08/09 Received packet 3

08/11 Returned packet 3

08/15 Picked up packet 4 & medical check up

08/28 Submitted civil docs & paid $400 IV fee. Visa Interview & approved !!!

08/29 Visa in hand

09/30 POE IR1 visa interview took 166 days from the I-130 filing date (expedited).

10/04 Applied for SSN in married name.

11/11 Welcome notice received (dated 11/04)

11/15 Received Green card.

11/21 2nd Welcome notice received (dated 11/13)

11/24 Received SS card in maiden name.

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So guys? what can you suggest, paying through Money order or Check for I-130?

MOM's VISAJOURNEY

USCIS

02-15-2013-- Sent I-130

02-20-2013-- NOA

08-01-2013-- Change of Address

10-22-2013-- Transferred to Local USCIS Office

11-19-2013-- Requested for Expedite processing (R/T Typhoon Haiyan)

11-25-2013-- APPROVED!!! (after 4 business days!)

11-26-2013-- Shipped to NVC

12-18-2013-- Received by NVC

01-09-2014-- Request for Expedite Processing

01-10-2014-- Got NVC case number and Invoice ID Number

01-13-2014-- Expedite Processing Approved

01-17-2014-- Completed DS-261 (Choice of agent)

01-21-2014-- Pay AOS fee

01-23-2014-- AOS showing PAID

01-27-2014-- Pay IV fee

01-28-2014-- IV FEE PAID

01-29-2014-- submitted DS-260 online

01-29-2014-- Mailed AOS Packet and IV Supporting documents

02-03-2014-- AOS & IV packet received by NVC

02-26-2014-- RFE

02-27-2014-- Sent Corrected, Signed I-864

03-06-2014-- CASE COMPLETE!!! CASE forwarded to US Embassy-Manila, Philippines

04-04-2014-- Interview, 6:30AM @ Manila Embassy-Manila- APPROVED!!!

04-19-2014-- FLIGHT POE at DALLAS FORTH WORTH, TX

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I'm happy for you.

I am cracking up at the refund part! You won't get far with that. Take it as a lesson learned and run with your approval.

Good luck to a speedy ending to this part of the journey.


Life's just a crazy ride on a run away train

You can't go back for what you've missed

So make it count, hold on tight find a way to make it right

You only get one trip

So make it good, make it last 'cause it all flies by so fast

You only get one trip

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