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I called the USCIS call center to just ask a general question and they asked for my case number. If they pulled it up during the call, would that be considered a "touch" ?

Common sense tells me "yes"

Thanks for the input....

No it just means your case is in the sys.


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I called the USCIS call center to just ask a general question and they asked for my case number. If they pulled it up during the call, would that be considered a "touch" ?

Common sense tells me "yes"

Thanks for the input....

No it just means your case is in the sys.

Why would the date change when I log on to the USCIS site then? Yesterday I logged into view the case status and it just had the NOA1 date. I called the call center to ask a question, and then just logged in to look at the case status, and the date was updated to today under "last updated"

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Your online access was probably just set up. It happens to everyone. Calling USCIS won't get you any touches unless you are talking to an actual physical service center employee and not the paid contractors that answer the normal number.


NOA 2. Really?

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I called the USCIS call center to just ask a general question and they asked for my case number. If they pulled it up during the call, would that be considered a "touch" ?

Common sense tells me "yes"

Thanks for the input....

No it just means your case is in the sys.

Why would the date change when I log on to the USCIS site then? Yesterday I logged into view the case status and it just had the NOA1 date. I called the call center to ask a question, and then just logged in to look at the case status, and the date was updated to today under "last updated"

Your 1st post was lacking the info in this post :wacko:


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It could be that it is just a coincidence. Your call - to they were doing "something" with

your file.

Yeah, but I just sent my petition off recently, I would think it is far to soon to see anything updated. I was under the impression that the file would sit in a storage room until pulled for review by an AJ. The CSC rep told me they are now working on Feb/Mar petitions and working to meet the 5 month processing time for I-129F. I guess I'm a little confused to why the "last updated" date would change. My logic was that it was because of my phone call. I've been set up to view the case status from the second the check was cashed (sent I-129F on 6/30/09, they got it on 7/1/09, check cashed 7/2/09, NOA1 dated 7/2/09, NOA1 hard copy recv'd 7/8/09).

Do they update the status when the NOA1 is sent?

I called the USCIS call center to just ask a general question and they asked for my case number. If they pulled it up during the call, would that be considered a "touch" ?

Common sense tells me "yes"

Thanks for the input....

No it just means your case is in the sys.

Why would the date change when I log on to the USCIS site then? Yesterday I logged into view the case status and it just had the NOA1 date. I called the call center to ask a question, and then just logged in to look at the case status, and the date was updated to today under "last updated"

Your 1st post was lacking the info in this post :wacko:

Ah I know rookie mistake....

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It could be that it is just a coincidence. Your call - to they were doing "something" with

your file.

Yeah, but I just sent my petition off recently, I would think it is far to soon to see anything updated. I was under the impression that the file would sit in a storage room until pulled for review by an AJ. The CSC rep told me they are now working on Feb/Mar petitions and working to meet the 5 month processing time for I-129F. I guess I'm a little confused to why the "last updated" date would change. My logic was that it was because of my phone call. I've been set up to view the case status from the second the check was cashed (sent I-129F on 6/30/09, they got it on 7/1/09, check cashed 7/2/09, NOA1 dated 7/2/09, NOA1 hard copy recv'd 7/8/09).

Do they update the status when the NOA1 is sent?

I called the USCIS call center to just ask a general question and they asked for my case number. If they pulled it up during the call, would that be considered a "touch" ?

Common sense tells me "yes"

Thanks for the input....

No it just means your case is in the sys.

Why would the date change when I log on to the USCIS site then? Yesterday I logged into view the case status and it just had the NOA1 date. I called the call center to ask a question, and then just logged in to look at the case status, and the date was updated to today under "last updated"

Your 1st post was lacking the info in this post :wacko:

Ah I know rookie mistake....

BTW - What does a "touch" look like when you log into your case online? Maybe that's where I'm confused. Does the "last updated date" just get updated or are you able to see more info?

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yes. it was updated when your noa1 was generated.


Married: 02/12/2009

Mailed I130 (Chicago Lockbox): 04/23/2009

I130 Received (Chicago Lockbox): 04/26/2009

I130 Received CSC: 04/30/2009

I130 Processed CSC: 04/30/2009

NOA1 Mailed: 04/30/2009

Check Cashed: 05/04/2009

Touch1: 05/05/2009

Touch2: 05/14/2009Touch3: 05/15/2009 Address change online?

Touch4: 05/22/2009Touch5: 05/26/2009 Called to check on address change, change made over the phone?

Touch6: 08/11/2009 Hopefully beginning to be processedTouch7: 08/12/2009

Touch8: 08/20/2009 RFE !! Response 09/01/2009

Touch9: 09/14/2009 Touch10: 09/21/2009

I130 APPROVED!! 09/21/2009

NVC case # assigned: 10/02/2009

BABY GIRL BORN 10/5/2009!!!

AOS bill generated:10/14/2009 Paid 10/15/2009

DS3032 e-mailed and mailed:10/21/2009

I864 mailed:10/22/2009

DS3032 accepted:11/09/2009

Received checklist letter for missing ds230: 11/09/2009

IV bill generated/paid/IV docs overnighted to NVC: 11/10/2009

IV docs received 11/12/2009

AVR:all docs received: 11/19/2009

SIGN IN FAILED!! 11/28/2009 woot woot!!

CASE COMPLETE!! 11/30/2009

Received Interview Letter: 12/02/2009

INTERVIEW: JANUARY 12, 2010

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touch is when the "last updated" date changes.....sometimes the info given to you for your case status online changes and sometimes it does not. But the last updated date changes when someone handles your file.


Married: 02/12/2009

Mailed I130 (Chicago Lockbox): 04/23/2009

I130 Received (Chicago Lockbox): 04/26/2009

I130 Received CSC: 04/30/2009

I130 Processed CSC: 04/30/2009

NOA1 Mailed: 04/30/2009

Check Cashed: 05/04/2009

Touch1: 05/05/2009

Touch2: 05/14/2009Touch3: 05/15/2009 Address change online?

Touch4: 05/22/2009Touch5: 05/26/2009 Called to check on address change, change made over the phone?

Touch6: 08/11/2009 Hopefully beginning to be processedTouch7: 08/12/2009

Touch8: 08/20/2009 RFE !! Response 09/01/2009

Touch9: 09/14/2009 Touch10: 09/21/2009

I130 APPROVED!! 09/21/2009

NVC case # assigned: 10/02/2009

BABY GIRL BORN 10/5/2009!!!

AOS bill generated:10/14/2009 Paid 10/15/2009

DS3032 e-mailed and mailed:10/21/2009

I864 mailed:10/22/2009

DS3032 accepted:11/09/2009

Received checklist letter for missing ds230: 11/09/2009

IV bill generated/paid/IV docs overnighted to NVC: 11/10/2009

IV docs received 11/12/2009

AVR:all docs received: 11/19/2009

SIGN IN FAILED!! 11/28/2009 woot woot!!

CASE COMPLETE!! 11/30/2009

Received Interview Letter: 12/02/2009

INTERVIEW: JANUARY 12, 2010

APPROVED!!! : 01/11/2010 interviewed after medical on 11th

POE JFK : 02/11/2010

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There are 3 ways a "touch" could be generated. A call to the nonexistent RFE line. An email by a rep to Division 12 or an adjudicator processing your file.

I just went online and checked on the case status again today, and the "last updated" date has been updated to today's date. If it's to good to be true, it probably is. I seriously doubt they could be working on my petition this soon. I called the USCIS customer service line and got one of the robots over there. She told me that my case is being "worked on." I told her this is impossible as I just got my NOA1 several days ago. I asked her to define "worked on." She could not provide me with any additional information.

What are the typical reasons for a "last updated" date within the USCIS site being updated?

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There are 3 ways a "touch" could be generated. A call to the nonexistent RFE line. An email by a rep to Division 12 or an adjudicator processing your file.

I just went online and checked on the case status again today, and the "last updated" date has been updated to today's date. If it's to good to be true, it probably is. I seriously doubt they could be working on my petition this soon. I called the USCIS customer service line and got one of the robots over there. She told me that my case is being "worked on." I told her this is impossible as I just got my NOA1 several days ago. I asked her to define "worked on." She could not provide me with any additional information.

What are the typical reasons for a "last updated" date within the USCIS site being updated?

I just noticed this disclosure online when reviewing the case:

"* Note on "Last Updated" date:

Your case may have a new "Last Updated" date and you may receive an Email Notification of your case being updated, without the status of the case changing. This is due to internal USCIS processing being performed on your Case. This will be reflected in the "Last Updated" date, but may not result in a different status message."

What does "processing being performed on your case" mean? My file being placed in a storage box in some huge room filled with files?

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You were lucky to see any touch actually. A LOT of us never see any touches until the process is complete with the USCIS, and some never see any change status even though their files have been already sent to the NVC. I never saw any touchs until then. It generally just means that someone has looked at, or done something with your file. But I wouldn't count on it to mean anything significant unless it says Notice of action sent (ie, your NOA2).

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06-10-09: I-129F NOA2

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06-18-09: STUCK IN NVC AP

06-25-09: FINALLY petition on it's way to the embassy

06-29-09: DHL delivered our packet to the embassy in Amsterdam

07-01-09: Rec'd Packet 3!!!!

08-01-09: Rec'd Packet 4

08-25-09: Interview date...APPROVED!!!!

12/12/09: Fiancee arrival date WOOOT!

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