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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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Hi there everyone! Ok, here's the scenario -

We filed to the CSC on June 1 and received the certified mail receipt stamped June 3. 30 days passed and still no NOA1 receipt, so I called and they said the receipt was sent June 8 and was returned. Apparently when I moved and had my mail forwarded (I used the new and correct address when I filed) the postman forgot to put my name on the inside of the box, so it was marked return to sender. I got it straightened out and they said a new receipt would be mailed. I was also assured by the representative that the application was still in process, and that this would not affect processing time.

I received the 2nd receipt around the 2nd week of July (case was touched July 9) but I have not heard a peep since then. No touches, nothing...and when I check online it still gives me the message saying 'on June xx 2010 your receipt was returned to us, etc, etc, you have 180 days to call this number, blah blah.' Since I can't call and complain because it hasn't been an exorbitant amount of time passed since the original date of filing, I'm just left to wonder. It's been 76 days since they received the paperwork...

Should I be concerned or is this fairly normal? I just keep seeing so many people getting approvals within a month or so and mine just seems to be going so long...

Thanks in advance for any help/advice/comfort/support! :)

Edited by Linds n Flem

- Met online 2002

- Fell in love 2007

- Met in person for the first time August 2008, the flight to Copenhagen was long but worth it!

- Engaged May 17 2010...he proposed on a knee on the beach in Coronado, CA :)

I-129F sent to CA Service Center 06/01/2010...the wait begins.

Received return certified mail receipt stamped 06/03/2010 in the mail on 06/05/10

Received NOA1 06/08/2010

Touched! 07/09/2010

RFE received 11/09/2010, mailed back same day.

NOA2 approval 11/23/2010!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Hi there everyone! Ok, here's the scenario -

We filed to the CSC on June 1 and received the certified mail receipt stamped June 3. 30 days passed and still no NOA1 receipt, so I called and they said the receipt was sent June 8 and was returned. Apparently when I moved and had my mail forwarded (I used the new and correct address when I filed) the postman forgot to put my name on the inside of the box, so it was marked return to sender. I got it straightened out and they said a new receipt would be mailed. I was also assured by the representative that the application was still in process, and that this would not affect processing time.

I received the 2nd receipt around the 2nd week of July (case was touched July 9) but I have not heard a peep since then. No touches, nothing...and when I check online it still gives me the message saying 'on June xx 2010 your receipt was returned to us, etc, etc, you have 180 days to call this number, blah blah.' Since I can't call and complain because it hasn't been an exorbitant amount of time passed since the original date of filing, I'm just left to wonder. It's been 76 days since they received the paperwork...

Should I be concerned or is this fairly normal? I just keep seeing so many people getting approvals within a month or so and mine just seems to be going so long...

Thanks in advance for any help/advice/comfort/support! :)

Hang in there...CSC seems to be taking a little longer lately. Your experience is well within normal and if you haven't received an RFE there's no reason to worry yet.

Edited by Ellen&Joern

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: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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I wouldn't worry too much about the online status. They probably just did not update it after sending your new NOA1. It is very common for the status to be incorrect. 2 months is not very long to be waiting for a touch. I know it seems like forever, but you are within normal processing times, so I don't think you don't need to worry that the address confusion caused some kind of problem. You received the notice at your new address right? So they have the correct info on file for you. Our case took nearly 5 months, and that was without an update the whole time. Luckily, things seem to be moving much faster now, so hopefully you will have a response soon. Your timeline data says you should have an answer by the end of the month. While it isn't perfect, it is often a close approximation. Hang in there--the wait will be over soon!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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Thanks so much Ellen&Joern and menina. It feels like an eternity!!


- Met online 2002

- Fell in love 2007

- Met in person for the first time August 2008, the flight to Copenhagen was long but worth it!

- Engaged May 17 2010...he proposed on a knee on the beach in Coronado, CA :)

I-129F sent to CA Service Center 06/01/2010...the wait begins.

Received return certified mail receipt stamped 06/03/2010 in the mail on 06/05/10

Received NOA1 06/08/2010

Touched! 07/09/2010

RFE received 11/09/2010, mailed back same day.

NOA2 approval 11/23/2010!!!!

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Be glad you didn't submit last year, the wait was easily 3-4 months average.


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Sent: 7/21/12

NOA1: 7/23/12

Touch: 7/24/2012

Biometrics: 8/24/2012

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We filed at CSC June 30th and it's been stuck on July 9th as well. Nothing since the NOA1, not even a touch for nearly 2 months. (sigh)


Naturalization Process (FINALLY!)

05.29.14 - N-400 filed

06.02.14 - Packet received at the Lewisville Texas Center

06.05.14 - Check cleared

06.04.14 - NOA date

06.13.14 - Biometrics letter received

07.02.14 - Biometrics appointment

07.07.14 - In line

07.17.14 - 'Yellow Paper' date

09.10.14 - Interview scheduled NOA date

10.15.14 - Interview date

10.15.14 - RFE (missing documentation)

10.21.14 - RFE response received in NYC facility

11.04.14 - Oath ceremony scheduled, approved!

11.19.14 - Oath ceremony (8:30am) in Brooklyn - Completed! DONE WITH USCIS!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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We filed at CSC June 30th and it's been stuck on July 9th as well. Nothing since the NOA1, not even a touch for nearly 2 months. (sigh)

I know they are understaffed but I don't get how some people get approvals in a matter of a few weeks and others...nothing? So frustrating! :(


- Met online 2002

- Fell in love 2007

- Met in person for the first time August 2008, the flight to Copenhagen was long but worth it!

- Engaged May 17 2010...he proposed on a knee on the beach in Coronado, CA :)

I-129F sent to CA Service Center 06/01/2010...the wait begins.

Received return certified mail receipt stamped 06/03/2010 in the mail on 06/05/10

Received NOA1 06/08/2010

Touched! 07/09/2010

RFE received 11/09/2010, mailed back same day.

NOA2 approval 11/23/2010!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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I know they are understaffed but I don't get how some people get approvals in a matter of a few weeks and others...nothing? So frustrating! :(

That's probably the most frequently asked question on these boards. I've read that anyone in the military is expedited, but I have no idea if that's true. Seems like it's just luck. Check out Igor's list... My link

If it makes you feel any better at all, CSC mostly hasn't gotten to the June filers yet. Or you may be approved and not even know it yet. We were approved but the USCIS website was never updated...I got the hardcopy NOA2 in the mail 4 days later.

Waiting for the NOA2 seems like the hardest part (so far). Things have moved pretty quickly after that. Best of luck!


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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