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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India


I applied for I130 for my spouse on July 8th.

Noa 1- July 8th, 2010

Transferred the case form CSC to texas because CSC was busy on Nov 29th, 2010.

They then transferred back the case to CSC on Feb 10th, 2011 after I called and put in a request to see what was going on with my case.

On Feb11th I received a notice saying my I130 was approved and USCIS website showed status as Post decision activity.

Today (Feb 27th, 2011) I received a text form USCIS saying that on Feb 10th, 2011 they send me a transfer notice form TSC to CSC and my case went back to initial review on the USCIS website.

I do have the I-797 notice which states that my I130 was approved and has been transferred to NVC though I havent received a NVC case number yet.

Is this possible? My case went from initial review to post decision activity and back to initial review after they send me the approval notice for I-130(noa2).

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

If you received your NOA-2 then there shouldn't be an issue. Maybe the status changed when they sent the petition over to NVC. Start calling NVC to get your case number.

What is your NOA-2 date?

Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India

My NOA2 date was Feb 11, 2011. Both the email I received and the I-797 notice I received in the mail said the date was Feb 11.

I would like to believe its an error too. Tired of waiting. :( I shall call them tomm I guess.

I called NVC on Feb 25th and they said its still not in the system yet. Hopefully soon.

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The same happen to me today. I was approved on 2/17/2010 and got approval email, txt and paper. Today my status changed to initial review. #######?


10/01/11: I-130 application mailed

10/04/11: Priority Date

10/08/11: Notice Date (NOA1 - CSC)

03/29/12: Approval Email (NOA2)

04/05/12: NOA2 Hard copy received


04/16/12: NVC Received

04/30/12: NVC Case# and IIN received

04/30/12: DS-3032 Email sent

05/02/12: I-864(AOS) invoice email received

05/03/12: I-864(AOS) Paid

05/09/12: DS-3032 acceptance received

05/09/12: DS-230(IV) invoice email received

05/09/12: DS-230(IV) Paid

05/16/12: I-864(AOS) and DS-230(IV) sent (same envelop, attn: CMR)

05/17/12: I-864(AOS) and DS-230(IV) delivered to NVC

05/27/12: Case Sent To US Embassy


06/05/12:Embassy Received

06/07/12:Interview Scheduled



XX/XX/XX:Visa received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India

Same thing happened to me as well...this sucks so much...i dont understand what is going on...

08-25-2010: Mailed I-130 to Chicago

08-26-2010: Received NOA 1

11-2-2010: Transferred to TSC

11-4-2010: Touch

11-10-2010: Transferred to a local office

11-19-2010: Touch

11-24-2010: Touch

2-22-2011 : Touch

2-22-2011 : NOA2 approval

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Filed: Timeline

Yep, same thing happened to me -- reverting from the approved

"Post Decision Activity" to "Initial Review".

Thanks to Google I was able to find you post :-)

I'm guessing that it is an "accidental update" by USCIS.

Because it can't go from "Initial Review" to approved

"Post Decision Activity" unless it was actually approved.

Since this happened on a Sunday for me (2/27/2011), I'm guessing that

a program that runs on the weekend accidently updated everybody's

status to "Initial Review".

At least, that is what I'm hoping!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

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I was guessing the same thing. Hopefully we are all right. :)

It happens to me i got a text and e-mail and i read in the website that my case was approved and today it goes to initial review...hope its and error...

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Same thing happened to me! This morning I get a text and email saying my case was sent back to TSC when it was actually approved on 1/14 and transferred to NVC on 2/23. Don't trust the USCIS emails!


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Hey all, the same thing happened to me. I just called the NVC and they say the have my case on their building even thought the USCIS email says it was transfered to CSC... So, it must be an error on the USCIS side. If anyone calls the USCIS please post here!!

USCIS (200 days)

2010-07-21: I-130 Sent

2010-07-29: NOA1

2011-02-14: NOA2

NVC (65 days)

2011-03-01: Received NVC case#, IIN# and Beneficiary ID#

2011-03-02: Gave NVC Operator e-mail addresses. Sent OPTIN email.

2011-03-03: Sent DS-261 (online)

2011-03-04: Received and paid AOS fee. Received DS3032 by email.

2011-03-07: AOS fee appears PAID

2011-03-08: NVC Received DS-261 according to AVR.

2011-03-08: Received IV fee bill by email but Online Payment portal not working! L(

2011-03-10: Sent AOS package by email.

2011-03-14: Finally NVC portal working... Paid IV fee.

2011-03-14: OPTIN email accepted! (12 days after sent)

2011-03-15: IV fee appears as PAID. Submitted DS-260 online form & documents by email.

2011-04-01: Review completed but showing missing docs that were there. Sent to supervisor for a second review.

2011-04-14: Second review completed but still rejecting Argentine PCC. Off to getting a new one :(

2011-04-27: New Argentine PCC sent (checklist response)

2011-05-04: SIF & CC!!!!!!!

2011-05-13: Interview date assigned

Medical / US Consulate / POE

2011-05-25: Medical in Montreal

2011-06-21: Interview

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco

Same things happened to me, we got approved on 02/22 and got this email on 02/27.

My husband called the USCIS at 8:00 this morning and provided our case number, the rep told him that this application was approved on 02/22 and that he doesnt know for sure why this email is sent for.


07-15-2010: I-130 package mailed.

07-21-2010: Received NOA1 hard copy.

11-02-2010: Case transfered from CSC to TSC

11-03-2010: Updated

11-04-2010: Updated

11-24-2010: Updated (Case transfered to a USCIS office !!!)

02/09/2011: Updated

02/11/2011: Updated

02/22/2011: Approved

02/23/2011: Updated

02/28/2011: Updated


03/10/2011: Case number assigned

03/14/2011: Email of the DS-3032 form

03/15/2011: Acceptance of the DS-3032 form

03/16/2011: AOS Fee in process

03/17/2011: IV Fee in process

03/19/2011: AOS Fee PAID

03/19/2011: IV Fee PAID

03/18/2011: Sent IV package to my husband

03/23/2011: IV and AOS packages sent to NVC


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam

Same thing happened to me - Status changed to Post decision activity on 16/feb/2011 and today received email notification indicating that I am back in the Initial review phase. Seeing the number of people with the same problem, I'm hoping that this is just a computer glitch. Status in the Supervisor's computers does say that the petition has been approved.

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