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Please forgive me. I'm completely confused by an email (and text) i received just now from USCIS-CaseStatus@dhs.gov.

I'll post the complete email message below. I thought the i129f process (in California Service Center) required around 147 days. The text and email appear to indicate the case is already approved. They only sent the NOA1 on Feb 2. Could they really have already approved it in just 15 days? If not, then what does this email indicate as the status of the case? Sorry for the question. I wasn't expecting any news from them for another 4.5 months.


from USCIS <USCIS-CaseStatus@dhs.gov>

to XXXXXXX@gmail.com

date Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:15 PM

subject Case Status Information for Receipt Number: WACXXXXXXXX

hide details 5:15 PM (10 minutes ago)


The last processing action taken on your case

Receipt Number: WACXXXXXXXXX

Application Type: I129F , PETITION FOR FIANCE(E)

Your Case Status: Post Decision Activity

On February 17, 2011, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E). Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283.

For approved applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center or the Department of State. For denied applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include the processing of an appeal and/or motions to reopen or reconsider and revocations.

If you have questions or concerns about your application or the case status results

listed above, or if you have not received a decision from USCIS within the current

processing time listed*, please contact USCIS Customer Service at (800) 375-5283.

*Current processing times can be found on the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov under Check Processing Times.

*** Please do not respond to this e-mail message.


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)"

Even on the USCIS website, when I enter my number, my case is listed as:

"Post Decision Activity"

What does this mean? Are they already sending me the NOA2?

Thanks for any assistance and knowledge regarding this.

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I say you got lucky!

That's pretty awesome.

June 7, 2010 - Will asked me to marry him, and I said YES!!
October 4, 2010 - Will sent away the I-129F Petition
October 12, 2010 - NOA1 received!
October 15, 2010 - First "touch"
October 18, 2010 - Second "touch"
March 7, 2011 - NOA2!!!
March 18, 2011 - NVC forwarded our case to the Montreal Consulate....NOT where we wanted it to go!
March 25, 2011 - Email from Montreal saying that our case would be forwarded to Vancouver - only took one night for a reply from them smile.png
April 5, 2011 - Vancouver has our package!
April 6, 2011 - Received Packet 3 via email - now just waiting on my police certificate.
April 13, 2011 - faxed Packet 3 to Vancouver
April 14, 2011 - received Packet 4 via email
May 4, 2011 - Medical appointment
May 5, 2011 - Interview!! APPROVED smile.png

June 16, 2011 - POE at Blaine Peace Arch Crossing
June 28, 2011 - Got married by Elvis in Vegas!
Aug 8, 2011 - Received SSN in the mail.

Aug 31, 2011 - Sent off AOS Package
Sept 7, 2011 - Package received by USCIS
Sept 9, 2011 - Notice of Action email for AOS, EAD, and AP.
Sept 16, 2011 - Received my Biometrics Appt. letter for the 30th.
Sept 22, 2011 - RFE sad.png
Sept 30, 2011 - Biometrics Appt.
Oct 26, 2011 - Received interview letter for Dec 1st
Nov 4, 2011 - EAD/AP approved
Nov 12, 2011 - Received combo card in the mail
Dec 1, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED smile.png
Dec 9, 2011 - Greencard arrived in the mail!

Oct 18, 2013 - I-751 Package signed for at CA Service Center

Mar 5, 2014 - Approved! Awaiting greencard in the mail

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CONGRATS! :thumbs: Wow that was fast! :dance:

AOS Journey

09/08/2011 ~ NOA1 for AOS,EAD & AP

09/09/2011 ~ Text & email notification

09/10/2011 ~ Updated!

09/19/2011 ~ ASC Appointment Notice date for 10/17/2011 Biometrics Appointment

09/30/2011 ~ Email notification - AOS was transferred to another office

10/06/2011 ~ Received hardcopy of AOS CSC Transfer Notice.. 9:45 pm Updated!

10/07/2011 ~ Biometrics walk in SUCCESSFUL!!!

11/02/2011 ~ EAD Card/Document Production

11/07/2011 ~ EAD updated

11/08/2011 ~ EAD Post Decision Activity

11/12/2011 ~ EAD/AP card on hand!!!

02/02/2012 ~ RFE for lost medical and divorce decree, got the notice on Feb. 9, 2012

02/17/2012 ~ Submitted rfe, USCIS received it Feb. 21,2012

03/08/2012 ~ Card/Doc production, Decision

March 15,2012 ~ GC on hand! Permanent Resident since 28 February 2012

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Way To Be! :thumbs:

3-18-10 Mailed I-129F to CSC
3-22-10 NAO1
5-12-10 NOA2 Sent to NVC
6-11.10 Called USEM and scheduled interview appointment
7-08-09 Physical at St Lukes-Passed
7-29-10 Interview in Manila-RFE
8-16-10 Submitted requested documents
8-20-10 VISA Approved
8-24-10 VISA delivered by Air21
9-24-10 POE Guam
9-27-10 Married

11-15-10 Mailed AOS application to Chicago LockBox
11-17-10 Received by USCIS
11-23-10 NOA1 issued for AOS,EAD & AP
11-30-10 NOA1 hard copies received
12-18-10 Biometrics Appt. letter received
01-06-11 Biometrics in Denver, CO
01-27-11 EAD and AP approved
01-29-11 Received AP papers
02-03-11 Received EAD card
03-29-11 AOS Approved
04-07-11 Received Green Card

01-16-13 Mailed I-751 petition to CSC
01-23-13 Package signed for at CSC
01-23-13 NOA1
01-25-13 Check cashed
02-26-13 Biometrics

06-12-13 Approved with no RFE or interview

06-22-13 Received Green Card

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It happens where they find a case that is just really easy and really fast to get through and they are done!

Ours was approved 5 days after the NOA1 and I was freaking out too lol.

Congrats! :star:

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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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Does the NOA2 get sent automatically to the NVC (Manila?) I'm way behind the research curve. I thought I'd have 5 months to prepare for the next step.

NOA2 is a notice of action. It's sent only to you. Your case file will pass through NVC on its way to Manila.

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Does the NOA2 get sent automatically to the NVC (Manila?) I'm way behind the research curve. I thought I'd have 5 months to prepare for the next step.

First, congrats on the swift journey. You are REALLY lucky!

Your petition will be in Portsmouth, NH in just a couple of days. It will then be forwarded to Manila and when it has been forwarded you will get a letter from the NVC telling you. BUT you can get a head start by reading this thread: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/293624-after-noa2-detailed-summary/

Jessa paid her visa fee Friday morning, Manila time. When I woke up this morning I went online and scheduled her interview. It will be on March 23, that was the first opening they had :(


Edited by Kevz


08/14/2010 I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX address for USPS Express Mail

08/16/2010 Packet forwarded to Dallas, TX

08/18/2010 Arrived at Dallas location (signed for by T GRIMMELT)

08/19/2010 NOA1

08/23/2010 Touched

08/23/2010 Received NOA1 hardcopy

08/25/2010 Touch #2

08/26/2010 Touch #3

10/03/2010 Touch again.... (hopefully moving to the adjudicators desk :-)

01/31/2011 NOA2

02/08/2011 Petition forwarded to Manila by the NVC

02/09/2011 Letter from NVC sent telling us the Case Number

02/17/2011 Visa Fee paid, interview scheduled

02/28/2011 Medical, Day 1

03/01/2011 Medical, Day 2 (Passed!)

03/14/2011 Interview, PASSED!!!!!

03/19/2011 Visa received (SHOCKINGLY fast!)

?????????? CFO Seminar

04/08/2011 POE Detroit

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Yep, everything will get sent to Manila. She will be assigned a case number beginning with MNL in a few weeks. Once you have the case number she can schedule her physical at Saint Lukes and assemble all the documents she needs. Then she can schedule the inteview at the Embassy. You guys haven't been together long, so gather all the "proof of relationsip" stuff that you can.

I submitted mine in January last year. My wife, (then fiancee), came to the states in July, and we had a three week delay. This was bacause at the interview the Embassy wanted an additional NBI clearance for a misspelling on her birth certificate.

After the case number was assigned my wife got a packet by courier from the Embassy detailing everything she would need.

Best of luck


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Thanks so much for the link Kevin. I've no clue. I'll call it pure luck and just be so thankful. I should quickly buy a lottery ticket.

I think you used up all your lucky on this one and then some. Congrats...hopefully they will knock out the rest of ours quickly as well. I say all VJ'ers to the front of the line... lol.

James and Oksana


Traveled to Novosibirsk, Russia (thats in Siberia) over holidays

Engaged on ----------------- New Years

Send I-129F package ---- 1/15/2011

Package Received -------- 1/18/2011 10:13 AM signed for by J BRADSHAW


E-Notification of NOA1---- 1/24/2011 1:09 AM & check cashed, sent to CSC

Hard Copy NOA1------------1/27/2011

Surprise Visit Fiancée-----4/12/2011 - 4/18/2011 (see picture as she was shocked!)


Birthday Visit------------------5/18/2011 - 5/25/2011

VISA APPROVED!!!----------7/13/2011

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It happens where they find a case that is just really easy and really fast to get through and they are done!

Ours was approved 5 days after the NOA1 and I was freaking out too lol.

Congrats! :star:

When you say really easy & really fast... what makes a case easy & fast at this stage? I know that there are differences once you get to the embassy/consulate stage... but at I-129F stage, it seems to me that 99% of them are easy & fast... nothing to them.

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