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My I-130 was approved on December 29. I checked online. Yet, I have not received a hard copy of NOA2 yet, and when I called the USCIS toll free number they told me that I had to wait 30 days before I could do anything about it. Since I have my NOA1 with the receipt number on it, is it possible to proceed with the NVC without the hard copy of NOA2 in my hands? If so, how do I contact them?

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My I-130 was approved on December 29. I checked online. Yet, I have not received a hard copy of NOA2 yet, and when I called the USCIS toll free number they told me that I had to wait 30 days before I could do anything about it. Since I have my NOA1 with the receipt number on it, is it possible to proceed with the NVC without the hard copy of NOA2 in my hands? If so, how do I contact them?

It took me about 6 days to receive my NOA2 hard copy in the mail. But if yours takes longer, no worries--you CAN proceed with NVC without it. Just call them up (NVC)(I'm at work, I don't have my phone, so hopefully someone can add that) and type your USCIS case number into the automated system, or give it to an operator to see if your case is in their system yet. Follow the guides to go from there!

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yup - can start bugging NVC (if you want to) but I claim to wait 2 weeks from NOA-2 approval date -

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My I-130 was approved on December 29. I checked online. Yet, I have not received a hard copy of NOA2 yet, and when I called the USCIS toll free number they told me that I had to wait 30 days before I could do anything about it. Since I have my NOA1 with the receipt number on it, is it possible to proceed with the NVC without the hard copy of NOA2 in my hands? If so, how do I contact them?

Yes! Don't wait! Call the NVC at 603-334-0700...use the automated system. There is an option that will allow you to enter your "CIS Receipt number"...this is the number on your NOA1. If the NVC has your case, which I bet they do if you were approved on 12/29, the system will then tell you your new NVC case #. If so, call back and this time choose to talk to an operator. Give the operator your email address to speed up future communication, then ask the operator if an IIN number has been generated yet. If so, you can go to their website and pay your first bill (AOS fee) immediately and also submit the DS-3032. My i-130 was approved on 12/21 and I too did not receive any notification, yet I was able to confirm that the NVC had my case, submit my email address, submit the DS-3032, get my IIN number, pay the AOS fee online and submit my AOS all before the actual NOA2 showed up in the mail, literally saving me weeks...if you haven't already done so, please read the LingChe NVC shortcuts document under the NVC Wiki on this site...it is invaluable!


USCIS

2010-09-07 I-130 Sent

2010-09-14 I-130 NOA1 received

2010-12-17 I-130 NOA2 (no email notification, no change in status on the USCIS website, hardcopy did not come in mail until 2011)

NVC

2010-12-21 NVC Received (was calling NVC every day, found out from them about approval over a week before NOA2 rec'd in mail)

2010-12-24 email address given to NVC, IIN number received from NVC operator

2010-12-24 I-864 AOS bill available - paid immediately

2010-12-24 DS-3032 emailed

2010-12-27 I-864 AOS bill showing as "paid", printed coversheet, mailed I-864 packet overnite

2010-12-27 Mailed "backup" DS-3032 overnite

2010-12-30 I-864 AOS delivered to NVC

2011-01-03 NOA2 finally received in mail...thanks

2011-01-03 DS-3032 has been accepted, per the automated message

2011-01-03 DS-230 IV bill available - paid immediately

2011-01-06 Rec'd last of the supporting DS-230 docs from beneficiary

2011-01-06 DS-230 IV bill showing as "paid", printed coversheet, mailed DS-230 packet overnite

2011-01-07 DS-230 packet delivered to NVC

2011-01-11 AVR indicates DS-230 was received, waiting on AOS still, however, confirmed with operator they have both pieces

2011-01-28 Website changed to SIF right after midnight eastern time...hmmm

2011-01-28 Case closed per AVR!!

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Yes! Don't wait! Call the NVC at 603-334-0700...use the automated system. There is an option that will allow you to enter your "CIS Receipt number"...this is the number on your NOA1. If the NVC has your case, which I bet they do if you were approved on 12/29, the system will then tell you your new NVC case #. If so, call back and this time choose to talk to an operator. Give the operator your email address to speed up future communication, then ask the operator if an IIN number has been generated yet. If so, you can go to their website and pay your first bill (AOS fee) immediately and also submit the DS-3032. My i-130 was approved on 12/21 and I too did not receive any notification, yet I was able to confirm that the NVC had my case, submit my email address, submit the DS-3032, get my IIN number, pay the AOS fee online and submit my AOS all before the actual NOA2 showed up in the mail, literally saving me weeks...if you haven't already done so, please read the LingChe NVC shortcuts document under the NVC Wiki on this site...it is invaluable!

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I called and used automated system, haven't received case yet!!

It takes a couple weeks for USCIS to pack and ship cases to NVC


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It takes a couple weeks for USCIS to pack and ship cases to NVC

Date on my NOA2 (when I finally received it) was 12/17....date NVC received case was 12/21....that's two business days and it was during the holiday season...I say, keep trying the phone every minute.


USCIS

2010-09-07 I-130 Sent

2010-09-14 I-130 NOA1 received

2010-12-17 I-130 NOA2 (no email notification, no change in status on the USCIS website, hardcopy did not come in mail until 2011)

NVC

2010-12-21 NVC Received (was calling NVC every day, found out from them about approval over a week before NOA2 rec'd in mail)

2010-12-24 email address given to NVC, IIN number received from NVC operator

2010-12-24 I-864 AOS bill available - paid immediately

2010-12-24 DS-3032 emailed

2010-12-27 I-864 AOS bill showing as "paid", printed coversheet, mailed I-864 packet overnite

2010-12-27 Mailed "backup" DS-3032 overnite

2010-12-30 I-864 AOS delivered to NVC

2011-01-03 NOA2 finally received in mail...thanks

2011-01-03 DS-3032 has been accepted, per the automated message

2011-01-03 DS-230 IV bill available - paid immediately

2011-01-06 Rec'd last of the supporting DS-230 docs from beneficiary

2011-01-06 DS-230 IV bill showing as "paid", printed coversheet, mailed DS-230 packet overnite

2011-01-07 DS-230 packet delivered to NVC

2011-01-11 AVR indicates DS-230 was received, waiting on AOS still, however, confirmed with operator they have both pieces

2011-01-28 Website changed to SIF right after midnight eastern time...hmmm

2011-01-28 Case closed per AVR!!

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Date on my NOA2 (when I finally received it) was 12/17....date NVC received case was 12/21....that's two business days and it was during the holiday season...I say, keep trying the phone every minute.

how did you know that your I-130 was approved if you never got any notification? Did you just guess and then decide to call NVC to see if they had your case?


7/2/10- NOA1

2/9/11- NOA2 (transferred to Texas)

NVC

2/28/11- case number received

3/2/11- Paid AOS bill

3/5/11- Paid IV bill

3/12/11- expedite to Bogota consulate approved!!!

3/14/11- left NVC to Bogota for further processing

3/17/11- received by Bogota, emailed consulate and was told to send DS-230 and DS-2100 (packet 3)

3/18/11- packet 3 emailed to Bogota consulate, email confirmation on March 23

3/31/11- Interview date! Approved!!!!!!

Keep the faith, everything works out for the very best

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how did you know that your I-130 was approved if you never got any notification? Did you just guess and then decide to call NVC to see if they had your case?

You can track your case online at the USCIS website by putting in the receipt number from your NOA-1. That is how I knew.

The NOA2 hard copy arrived today, though. Horray...but the NVC still has no record of it, on their automated system.

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You can track your case online at the USCIS website by putting in the receipt number from your NOA-1. That is how I knew.

The NOA2 hard copy arrived today, though. Horray...but the NVC still has no record of it, on their automated system.

I know that...sorry, my comment was directed at Smunie.


7/2/10- NOA1

2/9/11- NOA2 (transferred to Texas)

NVC

2/28/11- case number received

3/2/11- Paid AOS bill

3/5/11- Paid IV bill

3/12/11- expedite to Bogota consulate approved!!!

3/14/11- left NVC to Bogota for further processing

3/17/11- received by Bogota, emailed consulate and was told to send DS-230 and DS-2100 (packet 3)

3/18/11- packet 3 emailed to Bogota consulate, email confirmation on March 23

3/31/11- Interview date! Approved!!!!!!

Keep the faith, everything works out for the very best

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