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Can anyone answer this: Why did our NOA not indicate at that time something was missing, we received a RFE 5 months after the NOA, anyone experience a similiar situation? We have since sent out the RFE and they received it Jan. 25. Any reassuring thoughts our way will help us deal with the wait and we would be most appreciative to hear back from couples experiencing a similar time frame...THANK YOU !!!!!!


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which NOA are you referring to? The NOA1?

The NOA1 is merely an acknowledgment that they received your file for initial review. At the end of that review, that is when they send you an RFE, if any...or an approval if there are no problems with your petition.

After they review what you sent in compliance with your RFE, they should have a decision soon.

Can anyone answer this: Why did our NOA not indicate at that time something was missing, we received a RFE 5 months after the NOA, anyone experience a similiar situation? We have since sent out the RFE and they received it Jan. 25. Any reassuring thoughts our way will help us deal with the wait and we would be most appreciative to hear back from couples experiencing a similar time frame...THANK YOU !!!!!!


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The NOA is just a document that states that they agree to process it as is. It means that enough things are there, and signatures are correct, etc. Furthermore, I think the person who initially inspects it is a mailroom clerk, not an Immigration Officer who has power and training to make a decision. The mailroom policy must be to accept any petition they can, and only reject for lack of signatures/wrong fee etc. Then the petition goes in a box for 5 months, because there are so many petitions ahead of it. Then when an IO looked at the petition, they saw there was need to send an RFE, and sent it. Good news is, that your petition is currently waiting on that IO's desk for you to respond, and once you do, then they will send off your approval. Not much more time now. Good luck.

Also, a good read:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/adjudicator-q-and-a

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8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Don't panic! Our RFE came 5 months and 2 weeks after our NOA1, and our NOA2 followed 11 days after they acknowledged receipt of our "new" evidence (missed checking ONE rather important box on one form).

Your case is in adjudication! That is great news!


April, 2009 - We met

May, 2009 - We wooed

June, 2010 - We got engaged, looking forward to a small August 2010 wedding

** Reality Check: K-1 Process**

July 22, 2010 - NOA1

**5 months of patient waiting**

December 29, 2011 - call around for information about delay

January 5, 2011 - RFE notice (first online status update yet!)

January 10, 2011 - RFE Hardcopy

January 13, 2011 - RFE Response acknowledged

January 24, 2011 - NOA2 (at last!!)

February 3, 2011 - application sent from NVC to Montreal (aka. the Abyss?)

March 7, 2011 - Packet 3 sent to me

March 10, 2011 - Packet 3 delivered to Montreal

March 21, 2011 - Packet 4 sent to me

April 5, 2011 - Medical

April 13, 2011 - Interview - approved!

April 20, 2011 - visa in hand

May 9, 2011 - POE (Buffalo, NY)

May 10, 2011 - wedding :)

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You can get an RFE through the whole process, even at the interview they can give you one.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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We received one 7 months after the NOA1, after a service request and an inquiry from the Senator.

Can anyone answer this: Why did our NOA not indicate at that time something was missing, we received a RFE 5 months after the NOA, anyone experience a similiar situation? We have since sent out the RFE and they received it Jan. 25. Any reassuring thoughts our way will help us deal with the wait and we would be most appreciative to hear back from couples experiencing a similar time frame...THANK YOU !!!!!!


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Met in December 2008

Married in Morocco December 22, 2009

Filed IR1/CR1 - April 2010

NOA1 - April 29, 2010

RFE - November 12, 2010

Response to RFE - December 22, 2010

NOA2 - January 18, 2011

Paid AOS and IV Bill - January 27, 2011

Sent AOS/IV documents - March 15 2011

NVC received/signed for documents - March 17

Interview May 10

APPROVED

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which NOA are you referring to? The NOA1?

The NOA1 is merely an acknowledgment that they received your file for initial review. At the end of that review, that is when they send you an RFE, if any...or an approval if there are no problems with your petition.

After they review what you sent in compliance with your RFE, they should have a decision soon.

thank you sorry I neglected to say NOA1....thank you for the reply I appreciate it...


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thank you sorry I neglected to say NOA1....thank you for the reply I appreciate it...

NOA 1 only acknowledges your petition submission. NOA1 is a receipt notice and, as you know, they also cash your check right away. USCIS does not look at your packet, at this point, to check for accuracy and completeness. That is what you need to wait months; for an adjudicator to look over your petition packet and decide whether to deny or approve your petition or to request evidence to reach a decision. I hope your RFE is resolved and you receive your approval notice soon. Best wishes!


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

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I forgot to say that our petition was approved 3 weeks after we sent back the documents for the RFE, so maybe you will also have a quick decision. Good luck! :)

Can anyone answer this: Why did our NOA not indicate at that time something was missing, we received a RFE 5 months after the NOA, anyone experience a similiar situation? We have since sent out the RFE and they received it Jan. 25. Any reassuring thoughts our way will help us deal with the wait and we would be most appreciative to hear back from couples experiencing a similar time frame...THANK YOU !!!!!!


Moroccan-Americanflag.jpg

Met in December 2008

Married in Morocco December 22, 2009

Filed IR1/CR1 - April 2010

NOA1 - April 29, 2010

RFE - November 12, 2010

Response to RFE - December 22, 2010

NOA2 - January 18, 2011

Paid AOS and IV Bill - January 27, 2011

Sent AOS/IV documents - March 15 2011

NVC received/signed for documents - March 17

Interview May 10

APPROVED

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THANK YOU everyone....and your good wishes mean a lot to us...wishing everyone all the best on their journey too....what forum do I go to find out how to enter a "ticker" time line on my profile


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you can click the picture in my signature, it will take you to the ticker website, you can pick from many options. When you made a ticker you like it will give you a code. You need to copy that code then go to your VJ webpage, find settings on the top right corner, go to profile. Then select forum signature, there is a box you paste the code into and save it. The ticker will show up on every post you make after that.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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If you click on someone else's ticker it will take you to a website where you can make one, and then go to "edit profile" on the upper right side of your profile page. Once you are there, go to "Change Signature" and you can add one there. I had one but got bored with it and now need to make a new one lol :)

THANK YOU everyone....and your good wishes mean a lot to us...wishing everyone all the best on their journey too....what forum do I go to find out how to enter a "ticker" time line on my profile


Moroccan-Americanflag.jpg

Met in December 2008

Married in Morocco December 22, 2009

Filed IR1/CR1 - April 2010

NOA1 - April 29, 2010

RFE - November 12, 2010

Response to RFE - December 22, 2010

NOA2 - January 18, 2011

Paid AOS and IV Bill - January 27, 2011

Sent AOS/IV documents - March 15 2011

NVC received/signed for documents - March 17

Interview May 10

APPROVED

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Inky-------thanks I finally saw your reply on how to insert the time lines....I am still learning all about forums and posts...I guess I need to now figure out notification settings so I see when someone replies to my questions...THANK INKY :)

you can click the picture in my signature, it will take you to the ticker website, you can pick from many options. When you made a ticker you like it will give you a code. You need to copy that code then go to your VJ webpage, find settings on the top right corner, go to profile. Then select forum signature, there is a box you paste the code into and save it. The ticker will show up on every post you make after that.

thanks Lisa Marie and everyone about the tinker lines...gosh still trying to learn about posts and forums and getting replies...etc...I'll get there, probably the same time we get approved..:whistle:


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I wish everyone would stop refering to "NOA1" and "NOA2".

The first notice normally received is simply a receipt for your payment. Just call it a receipt notice instead of "NOA1".

The second notice you recieve could either be an RFE or an apporval notice. Both are "NOA2"s but it would end some confusion if an approval notice was just called an approval notice instead of a NOA2.

Just my pet peeve.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 2008-12-02

I-129F Receipt Notice : 2008-12-05

RFE: 2009-02-26

Approval Notice: 2009-03-13

NVC Received: 2009-03-23

Left NVC: 2009-05-12

Stuck at NVC 50 days

Interview: 2009-06-23 Passed!

Visa picked up: 2009-06-25

POE Detroit: 2009-07-04

Married: 2009-09-11

Filed for AOS: 2009-09-22

Biometrics taken: 2009-10-29

Advance Parole approved 2009-11-04

Employment Authorization approved 2009-11-04

AOS Appointment 2009-12-15

AOS Approved 2009-12-15

Green Card Received 2010-01-02

Filed for ROC: 2011-09-17

ROC approved 2012-03-21

Green Card Received 2012-03-26

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'Matt & Bing' [/size]timestamp='1296148584' post='4435839']

I wish everyone would stop refering to "NOA1" and "NOA2".

The first notice normally received is simply a receipt for your payment. Just call it a receipt notice instead of "NOA1".

The second notice you recieve could either be an RFE or an apporval notice. Both are "NOA2"s but it would end some confusion if an approval notice was just called an approval notice instead of a NOA2.

Just my pet peeve.

Perhaps post your pet peeve, oh experienced one on another forum- ....there are more helpful people here helping us newbies ...perhaps set up a new FORUM for this soul purpose, to educate us all on the correct terminolgy, I seems that most do;however, use NOA1 and NOA2, I will however keep your pet peeve in mind ..cheers


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