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No NOA1. Should I Worry?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

Hello everyone.

I sent my Petition package, and it was signed for and received in Texas on 1/18/2011. 3 weeks later, and I haven't received an NOA1, or an email, nor has the check been cashed.

Just curious if I should be concerned, or if this is the normal process? I had thought they would send me an email (filled out G-1125A), saying they received it...maybe I assumed incorrectly.

I would appreciate any feedback from folks who have submitted their I-129f Petitions...thank you :)


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Did u mail it with tracking number or delivery confirmation? If the check has not been cashed, i think u should give them a call. Normally it takes average of 2 weeks to cash the check. Another week for you to get the NOA1. I would start spamming their phone line if i were u.

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To me, 3 weeks is a little long.. the check should have been cashed by now.. But wait till Friday and if nothing still, then call? Or start calling now just to ask.. Goodluck :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

Thanks both for your feedback :)

yep, sent it UPS with tracking, and have confirmation that it was received and signed for on 1/18/2011.

Do you have the phone number for them? I found an email, and have sent one to them (today, so haven't heard back yet). Phone call sounds better, but don't see the number anywhere.

Thanks so much!


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Did you send the correct fee? If the check hasn't been cashed yet and you didn't get an e-notification either, there might be something wrong with the petition and you might get it back in the mail with a rejection notice telling you what exactly to correct and then to re-file. I hope for you you get your NOA1 soon though! :)

Edited by Caroline + Angelo

K1 Visa Timeline
01-12-2011 Sent out I-129F packet to Lewisville, TX, via Fedex
01-18-2011 NOA1
01-24-2011 NOA1 hard copy received in the mail [dated 01-18-2011]
05-12-2011 NOA2 (approved in 114 days)
05-18-2011 NVC received, new case number assigned
05-20-2011 NVC left
06-01-2011 Embassy received
06-06-2011 Packet 3 sent
06-10-2011 Packet 4 received
07-21-2011 Interview at 9:30am - APPROVED!!
07-29-2011 Visa in hand
10-02-2011 Wedding

AOS Timeline
10-04-2011 Sent out AOS, EAD and AP application via UPS Overnight to Chicago, IL
10-05-2011 AOS application delivered @ 9:22am
10-07-2011 E-Notification via Email and Text @ 5:37pm for AOS, EAD and AP
10-26-2011 Biometrics Appointment
10-31-2011 AOS transferred to CSC
12-06-2011 E-Notifications via Email and Text - GC approved!!!!!!! (in 63 days)
12-07-2011 E-Notifications via Email and Text - EAD and AP approved (in 64 days)
12-12-2011 GREEN CARD rec'vd in mail!!!

Removing Conditions Timeline

10-19-2013 Sent out I-751 petition via USPS Priority Express

10-21-2013 I-751 petition delivered @ 12:12pm

10-25-2013 NOA received in the mail [dated 10-22-2013]

11-22-2013 Case transferred to CSC

02-05-2014 Card production ordered

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; My advice is to call immediately, although I have seen some cases where couples received their NOA1 in the 4th week.

But still, it's a long time from the date you two sent the package. The check hasn't been cashed yet (The Service Centers are darn fast cashing them :whistle: ) Don't wait til next week, just call and hopefully they'll provide you the answer you are looking for :thumbs:

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!

Edited by Channah&Aaron


heart-119.gif August 28th, 2011: Wedding heart-119.giflove-182.gif

August 31th, 2011: applied for SS#
September 6th: received SS#
September 26th, 2011: AOS sent
September 30th, 2011: NOA1
October 6th, 2011: NOA1 hard copy
October 26th,2011: Biometrics
October 28th, 2011: case transferred to California for faster processing
December 5th, 2011: received EAD/AP card
February 22nd, 2012: Green card in production
February 27th, 2012: GREEN CARD in hand, yaaay!!!

November 10th, 2013: ROC

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

Thanks for the advice everybody :)

I didn't even get a chance to call them. Literally within 5 minutes of sending them an email, they replied back with my receipt number. And now this morning I see they've cashed the check also.

It almost seems like the package was sitting there until I said something to them (but I don't think it's supposed to work that way) :huh:

OK, I'm breathing again :no:

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