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Alien number -- how many digits, exactly?? 8 or 9?

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I'm about to file AOS, and I was wondering if there is a specific # of digits for the alien number. The reason I ask is because my husband's NOA2 had an alien number on it that was nine digits, starting with "0", but at his port of entry, the officer wrote an alien number with EIGHT digits only, omitting the first "0". I've tried searching previous posts but found conflicting information.

My husband put the 8-digit number on all his application forms and photos -- but I want to make sure this is correct, otherwise we may need to redo everything, adding that first "0".

Any help is much appreciated!

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Not on my husband's visa. There is an 8-digit number in red, but that's the visa number. His Alien number (which appears on the NOA2 and on his I-94, and which is 9 or 8 digits, respectively, is the one that's confusing to me.)

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I checked on my NOA2 and my A# has 0 on it too. But when I applied for my AOS I omitted the first 0. The A# on the NOA2 and my visa shows the same numbers except that the one on NOA2 has a 0 digit following the letter A. I now got my EAD and AP and never had a problem with omitting the 0 on my A#.

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I checked on my NOA2 and my A# has 0 on it too. But when I applied for my AOS I omitted the first 0. The A# on the NOA2 and my visa shows the same numbers except that the one on NOA2 has a 0 digit following the letter A. I now got my EAD and AP and never had a problem with omitting the 0 on my A#.

Thanks for your help. I also did another quick VJ search an this and came up with a posting saying sometimes officers omit the "0" but it is the same number.

Good to know! And congratulations to you. Can't wait to get this part over with already!

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I'm about to file AOS, and I was wondering if there is a specific # of digits for the alien number.

Any help is much appreciated!

"The alien registration number is typically nine digits in length (preceded by an “A”), while the naturalization number is eight digits in length. "

http://bmv.ohio.gov/driver_license/hazmat_apptips.htm


Mom sponsoring for her son(my brother)

06/15/2010 : I-130 for son
06/23/2010 : Check Cashed
06/26/2010 : Received NOA
03/20/2012 : Received RFE(I-797E)
05/23/2012: Application approved after RFE response
06/29/2012: Received letter from NVC

06/03/2015: Change petition from F1 to F3 category


Checklist :
1. I-751(ROC)
2. Parents AOS
3. I-130(Son)
4. N-400(Spouse)

5. N-400(Parents)

6. K-1 & AOS & ROC TimeLine

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It's nine digits, with the first one usually being a zero, which sometimes is omitted. So don't sweat it, put A followed by 8 or 9 digits, it does not matter.

Edited by sweetpiano

10-Apr-08...Filing date for I-130/AOS/EAD/AP

02-May-08...Biometrics

31-Jul-08...EAD Card received

15-Sep-08...Interview (APPROVED)

27-Sep-08...GC received

03-Aug-10...Filed I-751 (Removal of Conditions)

06-Aug-10...NOA 1-yr Extension Letter

10-Sep-10...Biometrics

02-Dec-10...ROC approved! (Card production ordered)

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