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Hi friends,

Ok, just got my first e-mail from USCIS. So I think I'm officially in the game now. This looks like an e-mail telling me I'm past the NOA1 gate. The only strange thing about it is that I live in South Carolina...and looking at their web site for the the the service center that handles my area, I should be handled by the USCIS Texas Service Center. But...this is what I got:

Dear Applicant/Petitioner:

Your USCIS application/petition has been received and routed to the California Service Center for processing. Within 7-10 days by standard mail you will receive your official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) with your Receipt Number XXXXXXXXXXXXX. With the official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) you may visit www.uscis.gov where you can check the status of your application using My Case Status. We suggest you wait until you have received your Form I-797 before checking My Case Status.

This confirmation provides notification of the date USCIS received your application/petition. This notice does NOT grant any immigration status or benefit. You MAY NOT present this notice as evidence that you have been granted any immigration status or benefit. Further, this notice does NOT constitute evidence that your application remains pending with USCIS. The current status of your application/petition must be verified with USCIS.

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE

So they sent me to the California Service Center...is that normal? Or will I get forwarded to the Texas Service Center later? I know things have been very weird in 2010, but I'm just curious how I wound up way out west. Not a crisis, but anybody else had this happen. BTW, they received this in August, but I guess I'm really in the September group. Is that the way it works?


ROC

06/15/2013 - I-751 Sent

06/19/2013 - NOA 1

07/17/2013 - Biometrics

08/19/2013 - Case transferred from VSC to CSC

09/17/2013 - Approved!

09/23/2013 - Received approval notice.

10/09/2013 - Card received. Fini!

N400

12/18/2017 - N400 submitted

12/19/2017 - NOA

01/09/2018 - Biometrics

04/10/2018 - Interview

04/27/2018 - Oath

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There is a form called G-1145 which is supposed to send you email correspondence of receipt of your petition.

It sounds like this email is in response to your G-form. You should get your official NOA1 in the mail fairly soon.

Good luck !


CR-1 Visa Was Approved :-)

Entry Date to USA: 2/3/2011

12-10-2012 - Sent off I-751 packet visa USPS

I751 Was approved - 10 Year GC was granted

N-400 Progress

4/10/2014: Package Mailed
4/11/2014: Package Received
4/14/2014: Notice Date
x/x/2014: Biometrics appointment

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Hi friends,

So they sent me to the California Service Center...is that normal? Or will I get forwarded to the Texas Service Center later? I know things have been very weird in 2010, but I'm just curious how I wound up way out west. Not a crisis, but anybody else had this happen. BTW, they received this in August, but I guess I'm really in the September group. Is that the way it works?

It is normal, magdasal. CSC is now handling bulk of I-130 petitions across the country. Not to worry!

It normally will be completed in CSC itself.

Loto


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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Just some statistical data between CSC and VSC.

CSC: http://dashboard.uscis.gov/index.cfm?formtype=4&office=2&charttype=2

VSC: http://dashboard.uscis.gov/index.cfm?formtype=4&office=6&charttype=2

You (I know you are software guy) can download raw excel data for both SC receipts for all prior months until June 2010. CSC has more horsepower than VSC :star:

Loto


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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Love ya Loto! :D

Seriously, thanks for staying on top of things! Yeah, I'm a software guy, like you, and those links are great!

Thanks too to bobby_kvisa.

Like I said...I think I'm in the game now!

It's a small victory, but a very sweet one for me and my wife...It doesn't take much to make me happy!


ROC

06/15/2013 - I-751 Sent

06/19/2013 - NOA 1

07/17/2013 - Biometrics

08/19/2013 - Case transferred from VSC to CSC

09/17/2013 - Approved!

09/23/2013 - Received approval notice.

10/09/2013 - Card received. Fini!

N400

12/18/2017 - N400 submitted

12/19/2017 - NOA

01/09/2018 - Biometrics

04/10/2018 - Interview

04/27/2018 - Oath

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Love ya Loto! :D

Seriously, thanks for staying on top of things! Yeah, I'm a software guy, like you, and those links are great!

Thanks too to bobby_kvisa.

Like I said...I think I'm in the game now!

It's a small victory, but a very sweet one for me and my wife...It doesn't take much to make me happy!

magdasal, Yes, you are in the game now. Your I-130 is accepted :dance: :dance: :dance: We both are in the same boat now :star:

Loto


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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There is a form called G-1145 which is supposed to send you email correspondence of receipt of your petition.

It sounds like this email is in response to your G-form. You should get your official NOA1 in the mail fairly soon.

Good luck !

Yep bobby_kvisa...I made sure to include that.


ROC

06/15/2013 - I-751 Sent

06/19/2013 - NOA 1

07/17/2013 - Biometrics

08/19/2013 - Case transferred from VSC to CSC

09/17/2013 - Approved!

09/23/2013 - Received approval notice.

10/09/2013 - Card received. Fini!

N400

12/18/2017 - N400 submitted

12/19/2017 - NOA

01/09/2018 - Biometrics

04/10/2018 - Interview

04/27/2018 - Oath

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Hi friends,

Ok, just got my first e-mail from USCIS. So I think I'm officially in the game now. This looks like an e-mail telling me I'm past the NOA1 gate. The only strange thing about it is that I live in South Carolina...and looking at their web site for the the the service center that handles my area, I should be handled by the USCIS Texas Service Center. But...this is what I got:

So they sent me to the California Service Center...is that normal? Or will I get forwarded to the Texas Service Center later? I know things have been very weird in 2010, but I'm just curious how I wound up way out west. Not a crisis, but anybody else had this happen. BTW, they received this in August, but I guess I'm really in the September group. Is that the way it works?

I just had this same question, I posted in the August filers thread! Great (or confused?) minds think alike ;-). I live in Georgia, but mine was sent to California. Glad to hear this isn't out of the ordinary.


IR-5

  • USCIS scan date - 11/07/2014
  • NVC scan date - 03/06/2015
  • NVC case complete - 08/01/2015
  • Interview scheduled - 09/14/2015
  • Interview - 10/08/2015

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Why would you expect that an I-130 petition, leading to a CR-1/IR-1 visa, would be processed at the Texas Service Center?

as to 'where it goes' -

it's up to the Lockbox Operations unit in Chicago -

and

they receive their 'daily instructions' from VSC and CSC, is some 'load computation' performed. So when VSC is 'backed up', for example, and yer 'homed' to VSC, the casefile goes to CSC.

Congrats on the notice ! Good Luck !

Edited by Darnell

Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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I just had this same question, I posted in the August filers thread! Great (or confused?) minds think alike ;-). I live in Georgia, but mine was sent to California. Glad to hear this isn't out of the ordinary.

Looks like we are in the same boat my friend. Just hope we're headed for a happy destination.


ROC

06/15/2013 - I-751 Sent

06/19/2013 - NOA 1

07/17/2013 - Biometrics

08/19/2013 - Case transferred from VSC to CSC

09/17/2013 - Approved!

09/23/2013 - Received approval notice.

10/09/2013 - Card received. Fini!

N400

12/18/2017 - N400 submitted

12/19/2017 - NOA

01/09/2018 - Biometrics

04/10/2018 - Interview

04/27/2018 - Oath

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Why would you expect that an I-130 petition, leading to a CR-1/IR-1 visa, would be processed at the Texas Service Center?

Hi Darnell,

I was looking at the USCIS site which described which service centers service which parts of the the country. My state fell under the Texas Service Center...I think I've read quite a few timelines where I-130 petitions were routed to regional service centers from Chicago. Looks like that has changed (or maybe this is normal, I don't know), so I was just curious about it.

Congrats on the notice ! Good Luck !

Thank you so much!

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ROC

06/15/2013 - I-751 Sent

06/19/2013 - NOA 1

07/17/2013 - Biometrics

08/19/2013 - Case transferred from VSC to CSC

09/17/2013 - Approved!

09/23/2013 - Received approval notice.

10/09/2013 - Card received. Fini!

N400

12/18/2017 - N400 submitted

12/19/2017 - NOA

01/09/2018 - Biometrics

04/10/2018 - Interview

04/27/2018 - Oath

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Looks like we are in the same boat my friend. Just hope we're headed for a happy destination.

Indeed! I'll be looking forward to your updates--good luck!


IR-5

  • USCIS scan date - 11/07/2014
  • NVC scan date - 03/06/2015
  • NVC case complete - 08/01/2015
  • Interview scheduled - 09/14/2015
  • Interview - 10/08/2015

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Hi Darnell,

I was looking at the USCIS site which described which service centers service which parts of the the country. My state fell under the Texas Service Center...I think I've read quite a few timelines where I-130 petitions were routed to regional service centers from Chicago. Looks like that has changed (or maybe this is normal, I don't know), so I was just curious about it.

1. there's some data error at VJ - any 'DCF'd I-130' has 'Texas Service Center' in the VJ timelines section.

2. if you see any 'actual processing' at TSC, it's OLD

3. 'local USCIS' offices (not regional) get routed the I-130s if the USC Petitioner is to be interviewd/biometrics, prior to I-130 approval. This is a very bad thing, slows down the I-130 approval by another 4 to 12 months MORE, and is some 'question' about the USC Petitioner.

Good Luck ! CSC is a good thing !


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Hi Magdasl,

They are sending anything that was received after I believe August the 5th, to the Texas location so that is correct.

Not for I-130s, alas. Lot's of I-129F movement for K-1 visa hopefuls, though - is new lockbox operations in Texas for the I-129F for a K-1 visa.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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