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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Vietnam
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We just joined this website today and had one simple question with many varying answers. We are looking for the Alien Registration Number. On this site, I have read people say it's on the back of the I-94. I have also heard that it is the red number on the visa. My wife entered the US on a B1/B2 visa. Her visa does in fact have a red, 8-digit number on it, but not an A in front of the number. She has a 11-digit number on the front of her I-94, but absolutely no numbers on the back. And there are no NOAs. I have also heard it's possible to not have an Alien Registration Number. Can someone please help me get a definitive answer to this complicated, but common question? Mahalo.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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B1/B2 Visa's do not have an Alien Registration Number

We just joined this website today and had one simple question with many varying answers. We are looking for the Alien Registration Number. On this site, I have read people say it's on the back of the I-94. I have also heard that it is the red number on the visa. My wife entered the US on a B1/B2 visa. Her visa does in fact have a red, 8-digit number on it, but not an A in front of the number. She has a 11-digit number on the front of her I-94, but absolutely no numbers on the back. And there are no NOAs. I have also heard it's possible to not have an Alien Registration Number. Can someone please help me get a definitive answer to this complicated, but common question? Mahalo.

AOS/ROC/Citizenship Timeline

DO - Baltimore

2010/2011

Day 0 - Nov. 29: I-751(ROC) Package Sent

Day 1 - Nov. 30: I-751(ROC) Package Delivered @ VSC

Day 4 - Dec. 03: I-751(ROC) Check Cashed

Day 34 - Jan. 13-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Appointment Letter for 1/31/11

Day 46 - Jan. 31-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Completed

Day 138 - Jun. 09-2011: I-751(ROC) Approval Letter Received

2011

Day 0 - Oct. 26 '11: N400 Package Sent

Day 1 - Oct. 27 '11: N400 Package Delivered @ Lewisville, TX

Day 5 - Oct. 31 '11: N400 NOA-1

Day 34 - Nov. 28 '11: Email: Placed in line for interview

Day 57 - Dec. 22 '11: Received yellow letter

Day 144 - Mar. 17 '12: Received fingerprinting letter

Day 147 - Mar. 20 '12: Biometrics completed

Day 156 - Mar. 29 '12: Email: Interview scheduled, letter in mail

Day 190 - May. 02 '12: Interview Completed, Passed, Oath same day

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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As already said B1/B2 visa does not have an A#, if you are completing the AOS forms you have to put NONE where it asks for the alien number.

What about H1B visa? Do they have an A#?


AOS timeline:

1st March 2010 - AOS packet received at Chicago (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765)
9th March 2010 - Checks cashed
12th March 2010 - All 4 NOA's received
19th March 2010 - Applications touched biggrin.png
19th March 2010 - Received Biometrics letter for 2nd April
2nd April 2010 - Biometrics done
19th April 2010 - Received interview letter for May 21st biggrin.png
6th May 2010 - All applications touched. Status of I-765 changed to document production, status of I-131 changed to post decision activity.
10th May 2010 - Received approved AP in mail
21st May 2010 - AOS Interview, IO said he will approve the case... waiting for Green card smile.png
27th May 2010 - Received EAD card
17th June 2010 - Approval notice for I-130 received. Also received "Welcome to USA" letter biggrin.png
28th June 2010 - Finally received my GC.... Praise be to God smile.png

16th March 2012 - Sent ROC package
21st March 2012 - NOA1 date
20th April 2012 - Received Biometrics letter for 16th May

December 2012 - Received 10 year GC

01 Nov 2013 - Sent naturalization package

18 Feb 2014 - Oath ceremony done, naturalization complete!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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What about H1B visa? Do they have an A#?

Most non-immigrants (ex, H-1B visa) do not have alien registration numbers.


AOS/ROC/Citizenship Timeline

DO - Baltimore

2010/2011

Day 0 - Nov. 29: I-751(ROC) Package Sent

Day 1 - Nov. 30: I-751(ROC) Package Delivered @ VSC

Day 4 - Dec. 03: I-751(ROC) Check Cashed

Day 34 - Jan. 13-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Appointment Letter for 1/31/11

Day 46 - Jan. 31-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Completed

Day 138 - Jun. 09-2011: I-751(ROC) Approval Letter Received

2011

Day 0 - Oct. 26 '11: N400 Package Sent

Day 1 - Oct. 27 '11: N400 Package Delivered @ Lewisville, TX

Day 5 - Oct. 31 '11: N400 NOA-1

Day 34 - Nov. 28 '11: Email: Placed in line for interview

Day 57 - Dec. 22 '11: Received yellow letter

Day 144 - Mar. 17 '12: Received fingerprinting letter

Day 147 - Mar. 20 '12: Biometrics completed

Day 156 - Mar. 29 '12: Email: Interview scheduled, letter in mail

Day 190 - May. 02 '12: Interview Completed, Passed, Oath same day

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Laos
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I took my wife to Philadelphia last week for her biometrics. I filled out a form and handed it in to the guy at the counter. He asked where's A#? I said she doesn't have one yet. He said, yes she does. It's written on her biometric letter. I checked this number against her visa and I-94 and all the letters that I received. It doesn't match anything except the number on the NOA of the AOS. Under the APPLICANT section.


11-24-08 sent i-129 (VSC)

12-05-08 check cashed

12-08-08 received NOA 1

03-23-09 i-129f approved per online status - no email notice

03-31-09 recieved NOA 2

04-01-09 NVC IN

04-02-09 NVC OUT

04-10-09 to 05-01-09 2nd visit to Laos

04-23-09 Arrives at USEM

05-04-09 fiancee picks up packet at USEM

05-12, 6-12 and 7-13 Medical

09-30-09 Interview - Passed but they wanted copy of my passport of the 2nd visit

10-08-09 Visa issued

10-18-09 POE - Newark, NJ

10-26-09 Applied for marriage license

10-31-09 Recd license

11-13-09 Wedding

11-16-09 Applied for SSN

11-21-09 Recd SSN

12-05-09 Sent AOS

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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I took my wife to Philadelphia last week for her biometrics. I filled out a form and handed it in to the guy at the counter. He asked where's A#? I said she doesn't have one yet. He said, yes she does. It's written on her biometric letter. I checked this number against her visa and I-94 and all the letters that I received. It doesn't match anything except the number on the NOA of the AOS. Under the APPLICANT section.

I think I've heard this happen to someone here on VJ, not sure, i'm sure someone here can weigh in on this....But, I think from here on, the A# that matters is the one that is listed on your NOA for AOS.


AOS/ROC/Citizenship Timeline

DO - Baltimore

2010/2011

Day 0 - Nov. 29: I-751(ROC) Package Sent

Day 1 - Nov. 30: I-751(ROC) Package Delivered @ VSC

Day 4 - Dec. 03: I-751(ROC) Check Cashed

Day 34 - Jan. 13-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Appointment Letter for 1/31/11

Day 46 - Jan. 31-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Completed

Day 138 - Jun. 09-2011: I-751(ROC) Approval Letter Received

2011

Day 0 - Oct. 26 '11: N400 Package Sent

Day 1 - Oct. 27 '11: N400 Package Delivered @ Lewisville, TX

Day 5 - Oct. 31 '11: N400 NOA-1

Day 34 - Nov. 28 '11: Email: Placed in line for interview

Day 57 - Dec. 22 '11: Received yellow letter

Day 144 - Mar. 17 '12: Received fingerprinting letter

Day 147 - Mar. 20 '12: Biometrics completed

Day 156 - Mar. 29 '12: Email: Interview scheduled, letter in mail

Day 190 - May. 02 '12: Interview Completed, Passed, Oath same day

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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I think I've heard this happen to someone here on VJ, not sure, i'm sure someone here can weigh in on this....But, I think from here on, the A# that matters is the one that is listed on your NOA for AOS.

What about when you file the I-485 package? Do you leave it blank when you send the package and you will get the number when you receive the NOA?


AOS timeline:

1st March 2010 - AOS packet received at Chicago (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765)
9th March 2010 - Checks cashed
12th March 2010 - All 4 NOA's received
19th March 2010 - Applications touched biggrin.png
19th March 2010 - Received Biometrics letter for 2nd April
2nd April 2010 - Biometrics done
19th April 2010 - Received interview letter for May 21st biggrin.png
6th May 2010 - All applications touched. Status of I-765 changed to document production, status of I-131 changed to post decision activity.
10th May 2010 - Received approved AP in mail
21st May 2010 - AOS Interview, IO said he will approve the case... waiting for Green card smile.png
27th May 2010 - Received EAD card
17th June 2010 - Approval notice for I-130 received. Also received "Welcome to USA" letter biggrin.png
28th June 2010 - Finally received my GC.... Praise be to God smile.png

16th March 2012 - Sent ROC package
21st March 2012 - NOA1 date
20th April 2012 - Received Biometrics letter for 16th May

December 2012 - Received 10 year GC

01 Nov 2013 - Sent naturalization package

18 Feb 2014 - Oath ceremony done, naturalization complete!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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What about when you file the I-485 package? Do you leave it blank when you send the package and you will get the number when you receive the NOA?

If there is an A# in your visa on which you entered, then by all means enter that number when you file for AOS. USCIS will decide if that is going to be your permanent A#, if not they will issue you a new A# and it will be on your NOA1


AOS/ROC/Citizenship Timeline

DO - Baltimore

2010/2011

Day 0 - Nov. 29: I-751(ROC) Package Sent

Day 1 - Nov. 30: I-751(ROC) Package Delivered @ VSC

Day 4 - Dec. 03: I-751(ROC) Check Cashed

Day 34 - Jan. 13-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Appointment Letter for 1/31/11

Day 46 - Jan. 31-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Completed

Day 138 - Jun. 09-2011: I-751(ROC) Approval Letter Received

2011

Day 0 - Oct. 26 '11: N400 Package Sent

Day 1 - Oct. 27 '11: N400 Package Delivered @ Lewisville, TX

Day 5 - Oct. 31 '11: N400 NOA-1

Day 34 - Nov. 28 '11: Email: Placed in line for interview

Day 57 - Dec. 22 '11: Received yellow letter

Day 144 - Mar. 17 '12: Received fingerprinting letter

Day 147 - Mar. 20 '12: Biometrics completed

Day 156 - Mar. 29 '12: Email: Interview scheduled, letter in mail

Day 190 - May. 02 '12: Interview Completed, Passed, Oath same day

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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We just joined this website today and had one simple question with many varying answers. We are looking for the Alien Registration Number. On this site, I have read people say it's on the back of the I-94. I have also heard that it is the red number on the visa. My wife entered the US on a B1/B2 visa. Her visa does in fact have a red, 8-digit number on it, but not an A in front of the number. She has a 11-digit number on the front of her I-94, but absolutely no numbers on the back. And there are no NOAs. I have also heard it's possible to not have an Alien Registration Number. Can someone please help me get a definitive answer to this complicated, but common question? Mahalo.

She has None. Write None


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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I took my wife to Philadelphia last week for her biometrics. I filled out a form and handed it in to the guy at the counter. He asked where's A#? I said she doesn't have one yet. He said, yes she does. It's written on her biometric letter. I checked this number against her visa and I-94 and all the letters that I received. It doesn't match anything except the number on the NOA of the AOS. Under the APPLICANT section.

My I-94 didn't have my A# either - I found out from another poster that the A# that was on the back of their I-94 was handwritten by the Immigration Officer that examined their documents at their POE. If you entered on a K-1 visa, the A# will be listed under the "Annotation" - it always starts with A. You can also find it on the NOA from your I-129F petition and your AOS.


F & J

 

I-130 / IR-5 TIMELINE (Petition for Mother)

2016/11/14 — I-130 sent via USPS Priority Mail Express 1-Day

2016/11/15 — I-130 delivered at 11:20 am in PHOENIX, AZ 85034 to BANK ONE, signed for by J LOPEZ; Priority Date  |  2016/11/17 Receipt Date

2016/11/18 I-797C Notice Date; USCIS Acceptance Confirmation Email, case routed to Nebraska Service Center  |  2016/11/21I-797C Postmark

2017/01/18 I-797 Approval Notice Date  |  2017/01/19I-797 Postmark  |  2017/01/23 I-797 Approval Notice hard copy received

 

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What about someone ( Me) having an OPT - F1 CAP GAP with H1-b approved? Is A# the number on OPT card or is this the number on I-94?

My friend told me to leave this field blank.


What about someone ( Me) having an OPT - F1 CAP GAP with H1-b approved? Is A# the number on OPT card or is this the number on I-94?

My friend told me to leave this field blank.

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