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NOA2 without being 'touched' poll

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Hello all, I am curious. Has anybody gotten their NOA2 through the postal mail and not received a email or phone text 'touched' notice? I have heard that sometimes the notification system and the 'case status' does not work or change and it has been 2 months since mine was last touched. Thanks for your response. - Dave

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Technically I don't think my case was touched. The NOA1 date was 6/30, but it wasn't entered into the system until 7/1, so that was the date of last action prior to my NOA2 date. It took 22 days from NOA1 to NOA2 issue. I know that's not common, we were very lucky, but it can happen. Hope that helps.

Angela & Peter


K-1 Process (Condensed)

02/01/10: Took atty's bad advice and applied for B2 visa

02/16/10: B2 Visa Interview: DENIED - K1 Required

05/07/10: Atty sent I-129F Petition to Chicago Lockbox

05/31/10: Atty rec'd Petition back due to wrong location

06/01/10: I-129F pkg sent to VSC

06/11/10: NOA1 Rec'd/Touch


10/22/10: Marriage in the US

AOS Process

11/13/10: Mailed Packet to CHI Lockbox

11/18/10: NOA1 Rec'd via Text

11/20/10: Soc. Sec. fixed mistake/Processed SSN

11/23/10: Rec'd SSN

11/23/10: Touch

12/09/10: RFE - Supposedly didn't sign I-864 when I KNOW I did. (Copies to prove it.)

12/20/10: Biometrics Appt

12/20/10: RFE Response Rec'd/Processing Resumed

12/27/10: Transferred to CSC

12/29/10: Contacted Senator re: EAD Expedite Request

12/30/10: AOS Touch

12/30/10: EAD & AP Approved (Card Production Ordered)

01/05/11: AOS Touch (Rec'd @ CSC)

01/06/11: AOS Touch/EAD Mailed

01/08/11: EAD & AP Rec'd

01/10/11: AOS Touch

01/14/11: EAD Touch

01/26/11: AOS APPROVED!!

02/02/11: Green Card Received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil

I received my NOA1 on April 19th and then didn't hear anything until I got the email/text from USCIS about my petition being approved on June 21st. I checked every day, several times a day between those two dates and it was always in initial review and the date of last update never changed, until I got the email/text.


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Yes, it happens quite often. If you look at this thread, you will see similar experiences. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/269256-online-status-updates/


I-129F NOA1 : June 1, 2010

I-129F NOA2 : June 28, 2010

Interview Date : Sept 28, 2010

Wedding: Apr 16, 2011


Approved : July 25, 2011

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany

We received the NOA2 in the mail but we never received electronic notification (as requested) and our status was never updated beyond initial review on the USCIS website (and we now have the package 3 from the embassy) Electronic updates from the USCIS are completely inconsistent, so no worries if you don't get any.

May 17, 2010 - Mailed I-129F (overnight priority mail)

May 25, 2010 - NOA1 (rec'd in mail 5/29)

June 2 & 3, July 29 & 30, 2010 - "Touched"

July 29, 2010 - NOA2 (rec'd in mail 8/2)

August 3, 2010 - rec'd by NVC

August 5, 2010 - sent to Frankfurt embassy

August 6, 2010 - rec'd by Frankfurt embassy

August 14, 2010 - rec'd "packet 3" from embassy

August 16, 2010 - sent packet 3

August 18, 2010 - medical exam for Joern

August 27, 2010 - packet 4

September 15, 2010 - interview--approved!

October 1, 2010 - POE, S.F.

December 2, 2010 - Married

AOS Journey:

December 14, 2010 - Submitted I-485

December 21, 2010 - NOA

January 24, 2011 - Biometrics appt

March 21, 2011 - Interview--then received notice it was rescheduled to...

April 5, 2011 - Interview--approved!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

My fiances cousins fiance waited 100 days without anything beyond the NOA1. I convinced him to call after what I have read here. He called USCIS, got generic answers but was put on hold for 10 minutes while they "checked" something out. They came back and said everything looks fine.

The next day BAM!!! Petition approved.

I think his petition was approved a while ago, maybe 6 weeks earlier but the NOA2 was never sent and his file just sat somewhere.

He filed in Vermont which is averaging 43 days. Reading here, they would have known that and could have corrected this earlier.

Depending on where you filed, I'd considering giving them a call to get things going maybe.

November 2009- Met online

May 13,2010- Visited in Cebu, Philippines

July 01, 2010 I-129f mailed to Cali

July 06,2010- USCIS confirmed delivery

July 12,2010- NOA-1

July 21,2010- file touched

Nov. 19,2010- NOA2 Approved!!!!

Nov. 24, 2010- NVC received

Nov. 30,2010- Hardcopy recieved in mail

Nov. 30, 2010-case number received from NVC via phone

case forwarded to Manilla

Dec. 06, 2010- paid Visa fee at BPI

Dec. 07,2010-Embassy recieved

Dec. 28, 2010- Appt. finally scheduled

Jan. 11,2011- Medical exam

Jan. 18,2011- Interview APPROVED!!!

Jan. 19,2011- Visa printed

Jan. 22, 2011- Visa delivered

Jan. 30, 2011- Guam

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: France

For us, there was some "touched" on the on-line status check but we received the NOA2 in the mail without any on-line or e-mail or message of confirmation.

So it happens sometimes that they send papers in the mail without updating the on-line status check database

Good luck on your journey


K-1 2010 / 04 / 02 - I-129F sent
K-1 2010 / 08 / 18 - Interview at embassy in Paris, France
AOS 2011 / 01 / 15 - AOS package sent
AOS 2011 / 04 / 14 - Interview

ROC 2013 / 02 / 04 - ROC package sent
ROC 2013 / 07 / 27 - New GC received

CITIZENSHIP 2014 / 03 / 17 - N-400 package sent
CITIZENSHIP 2014 / 08 / 27 - Oath ceremony

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