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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

I am out of the country for 6 weeks (visiting my fiancee and such), so I have temporarily forwarded my postal mail to my parents house since the post office will only hold it for 30 days... and of course, they sent my NOA1 to me just after I left. Well, most gov't envelopes have "Do Not Forward" printed on them, and the post office seems to return mail to sender when it's marked like that (usually, although sometimes they let it through)... so, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me...

1. If you've received NOA1 or similar, did the envelope have "do not forward" marked on it?

2. Does the NOA1 have any instructions for some action that I must take quickly, or just a notice?

3. Does anyone know, if USCIS receives a returned letter like this, would it cause them to stop or hold up processing on a case, even though it otherwise has no problems (i.e. it's not a RFE).

Thanks in advance for any help or advice...

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I am out of the country for 6 weeks (visiting my fiancee and such), so I have temporarily forwarded my postal mail to my parents house since the post office will only hold it for 30 days... and of course, they sent my NOA1 to me just after I left. Well, most gov't envelopes have "Do Not Forward" printed on them, and the post office seems to return mail to sender when it's marked like that (usually, although sometimes they let it through)... so, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me...

1. If you've received NOA1 or similar, did the envelope have "do not forward" marked on it?

2. Does the NOA1 have any instructions for some action that I must take quickly, or just a notice?

3. Does anyone know, if USCIS receives a returned letter like this, would it cause them to stop or hold up processing on a case, even though it otherwise has no problems (i.e. it's not a RFE).

Thanks in advance for any help or advice...

Just checked both my NOA1 and NOA2 envelopes, no "Do not forward" directions on the front or back. Payato


"Better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you are not!"

Timeline:

22 Jul 06 - Received NOA-1

18 Sep 06 - Received NOA2 in mail

11 Oct 06 - Case MNL783xxx received by Manila Embassy... guess NVC lied

26 Dec 06 - Received Packet 4

18-19 Jan 07 - Medical complete early, scheduled 8 Feb

19 Jan - CFO completed after SLE shots... have to go back for the stamp after visa approval

15 Feb 07 - Interview Approved

24 Feb 07 - Arrive at Honolulu POE

2 Apr 07 - Married, civil ceremony, mailed AOS

17 Apr 07 - Checks cashed for AOS & AP

22 Apr 07 - Filed Expedite for AP

8 May 07 - Biometrics Appt

8 May 07 - Filed complaint with local USCIS for no action on Expedite request

9 May 07 - AP Expedite approved via email

14 May 07 - received AP I-512L documents in the mail

25 Jun 07 - AOS Interview scheduled but cancelled due to deployment and family emergency

29 Nov 07 - Visited local USCIS to reschedule AOS interview

15 Jan 08 - Local USCIS finally forwards reschedule request after formal complaint

8 Feb 08 - Received new Interview date

28 Mar 08 - AOS Interview ..investigation reopened due to incorrect birthdate that was identified 05/07

16 Apr 08 - CRIS Notice of GC approval and welcome notice via email

25 Apr 08 - GC received finally!

15 Jan 10 - Mailed Lifting of Conditions Package

19 Jan 10 - Package received at VT USCIS

22 Jan 10 - Checked cashed by USCIS

26 Jan 10 - Received NOA dated 20 Jan 10

29 Jan 10 - Received NOA for Biometrics

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Filed: Timeline

We had this happen to us... fiancé was transferred to another state immediately following our application submission. Of course, the NOA1 was sent prior to the time we informed USCIS of the change of address and the post office would not forward to the transition address. However, it did not make any difference one way or the other. They continued to process the case without any delays because all it is is a notification letter.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
Timeline
I am out of the country for 6 weeks (visiting my fiancee and such), so I have temporarily forwarded my postal mail to my parents house since the post office will only hold it for 30 days... and of course, they sent my NOA1 to me just after I left. Well, most gov't envelopes have "Do Not Forward" printed on them, and the post office seems to return mail to sender when it's marked like that (usually, although sometimes they let it through)... so, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me...

1. If you've received NOA1 or similar, did the envelope have "do not forward" marked on it?

2. Does the NOA1 have any instructions for some action that I must take quickly, or just a notice?

3. Does anyone know, if USCIS receives a returned letter like this, would it cause them to stop or hold up processing on a case, even though it otherwise has no problems (i.e. it's not a RFE).

Thanks in advance for any help or advice...

USCIS NOA1s are forwardable. There's nothing on the envelope that states otherwise. It is not marked "Do not forward".


Fernanda's Timeline

K-1

June 2, 2006 - Mailed K1 Petition

Jun 28, 2006 - NOA1

Oct 05, 2006 - NOA2 - APPROVED after 122 days

Dec 05, 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Consulate

Dec 11, 2006 - Medical Examination in Belo Horizonte

Jan 10, 2007 - Returned Packet #3 to Consulate (SEDEX-10)

Mar 13, 2007 - INTERVIEW SUCCESS! We have our K-1 VISA !!

POE & Texas Wedding

Mar 27, 2007 - POE Houston, TX. No questions. Gone in 10 minutes.

Mar 28, 2007 - Marriage License app

April 4, 2007 - Our Wedding Day!

April 12, 2007 - Apply for SS card with married name

April 20, 2007 - Received SS card

AOS

June 4, 2007 - Mailed AOS

June 6, 2007 - USCIS received

June 11, 2007 - NOA1 for I-485

July 18, 2007 - Biometrics completed

July 20, 2007 - Case transferred from MSC to CSC

July 31, 2007 - AOS Approved - 57 days - Without an Interview!

Aug 06, 2007 - Received Green Card in the mail today!

Jan 8, 2009 @ 8:18PM - Our son was born tonight !!

I-751 - Remove Conditions

July 11, 2009 - Certified Mail to VSC I-751 Package

July 14, 2009 - Check cleared bank

July 20, 2009 - NOA1 & 1 yr extension - Receipt date is July 14. Case# assigned

Sept 1, 2009 - Biometrics completed

Nov 25, 2009 - I-751 is approved. No Interview.

Dec 14, 2009 - 10yr Green Card arrived !

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