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Filed: Timeline

Hi All,

I have applied for the citizenship to Phoenix lockbox and they received my application on apr 29. Received my NOA on May 17 dates May 14. NOA has 13 digit application number and which I using to check my application status online. But everytime I try to enter it, it says that the case number could not be found. I calls USCIS and talk to the second level rep. She said that the system cannot find it because it has a '*' in it. And when I try entering it without it, it says that it has to be 13 digit. So Im confused in what to do. Has anyone else came across the same problem? Or any ideas in what to do.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

what to do ? wait for the next postal letter.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany

Your number will most likely start to work whenever they send the biometrics appointment letter out. This was there case for me and many others.


Mar 06, 2007: mailed I751!

Mar 09, 2007: I751 arrived at TSC

Mar 13, 2007: checks cleared bank

Mar 24, 2007: biometrics receipt dated Mar 09

Mar 28, 2007: NOA1 dated Mar 09

Mar 28, 2007: biometrics letter dated Mar 22

Apr 06, 2007: biometrics appointment

(Oct 09, 2007: called USCIS: service request sent to TSC)

Jan 31, 2008: case transferred to VSC (last touch date changed from 04/07/07 to 02/01/08)

Feb 01, 2008: touch

Feb 04, 2008: touch

(Feb 05, 2008: infopass appointment)

Feb 07, 2008: transfer notice dated Feb 01, 08

Feb 13, 2008: touch (Current Status: This case is now pending at the office to which it was transferred.)

Feb 25, 2008: touch

Apr 11, 2008: approval email! (only took 1 year, 34 days!)

Apr 13, 2008: 2 more approval emails

Apr 16, 2008: email notice: "Approval notice sent"

Apr 18, 2008: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!! card received!


04/22/2010 N400 mailed

05/05/2010 check cashed

05/07/2010 NOA1 dated 05/04/2010

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

You do need to enter the * as part of the number. Hopefully it will start working after you get the biometrics. The 'operator' who told you it wouldn't work because of the * had no idea what she was talking about proving once again why it is called the "Misinformation Line". I did find that the updates for my citizenship application, however, were the worst - it never updated at all after the initial 'received' status. It could be that they haven't entered yours into the status update system yet at all. Since you have the NOA, they have, obviously, entered it into their system :) .

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia

What really tees me off about case status, is that everyone knows it never works, but the USCIS, ombudsman, and even your congressman treats it like it was engraved in stone.

We have an I-130 for my unmarried step son, just look at it every couple of months, sometimes the processing time is 9 month, next time its 99 months.

I-751 drove us nuts, while everyone was checking our case status for Nebraska, no one knew our application was moved and misplaced in California. Seems like they are changing wherever you send your application to every five minutes and now with these lock boxes where you have no idea where your application is sent to. Unless you get your letter.

Really no big deal with the N-400 as long as you have your ten year card, what's the rush? Besides also having to have to maintain your foreign passports, then you have to maintain a US passport as well.

Best proof that they received your application is to pay by personal check and print out the cashed check, apparently its cheaper for them to scan your check than to return it to you. Then just camp out at your mailbox.

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