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the other day someone answered the question: what are touches and how do you find out if your petition has been touched @ uscis? I can't seem to find where I found it so if someone could answer that for me again would really appreciate it.



01/23/2012-Express Mailed I-129F
01/24/2012-Received @ Dallas Lockbox
01/28/2012-E-mail/Text for NOA1, hardcopy 02/02/2012
01/29/2012-Touched(file updated)
01/30/2012-Touched(file updated)
02/08/2012-E-mail/Text RFE, hardcopy 02/10/2012
02/22/2012-Mailed RFE response
02/24/2012-Touched(file updated), RFE Response Review
02/29/2012-NOA2 Approved E-mail/Text, hardcopy 03/20/2012
03/02/2012-Received at NVC
03/07/2012-Sent to Santo Domingo Embassy, Received notice 03/12/2012
04/12/2012-Picked up Packet 4 at SDO Embassy(Ugh!)
04/12/2012-Medical Done(Results to be sent to Embassy)
05/03/2012-Interview! APPROVED!
10/18/2012-Medical done AGAIN!!
12/14/2012-Arrived in U.S., POE: Atlanta, Destination: California
01/01/2013-Became Mr&Mrs in Las Vegas!!!
02/04/2013-Express Mailed AOS/EAD/Travel Parole Applications to Chicago Lockbox
02/05/2013-Received @ Chicago Lockbox
02/11/2013- 3 E-mails/texts that applications were accepted and EAD/AP in Initial Review!!! Hardcopies received 02/20/2013. Biometrics 03/11/2013, done
03/19/2013-Text/E-mail that we are inline for interview!
03/22/2013-Text/E-mail that interview 04/26/2013, hardcopy 03/25/2013
04/01/2013-Text/E-mail EAD in production, AP name updated
04/04/2013-Another Text/E-mail EAD in production, mailed 04/05/2013, received 04/08/2013
04/26/2013-AOS interview....APPROVED...e-mails notifying card ordered, status of PR registered!!!!!

05/01/2013-E-mail card ordered in production, mailed 05/02/2013

05/07/2013-Received Green Card!!!!

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register for an account and you will be able to add the receipt number from your noa1 to your profile, then you can check the updates anytime you want. If the date updated has changed that is considered a "touch"


29 DEC 2011: I-129F sent

12 JAN 2012: NOA1 via E-mail

17 JAN 2012: Mil. Expedite Request Sent to CSC

19 JAN 2012: NOA1 Hard Copy

25 JAN 2012: Call USCIS to ask if file is at CSC yet, was informed of an email requesting documents that I never received

25 JAN 2012: Response for 'Typographical Error' in the email from the 20th(no wonder I didnt get it)

25 JAN 2012: Documents requested sent back to Case Officer

30 JAN 2012: NOA2 Hard Copy Via Snail Mail


30 JAN 2012: I-129F Packet Arrives

31 JAN 2012: Case forwarded to Embassy


03 FEB 2012: Signed for at USEM

23 FEB 2012: Packet 3 arrives

28 FEB 2012: Packet 3 sent

05 MAR 2012: Packet 4 arrives

23 MAR 2012: Interview/221(g)

02 APR 2012: Approval!

04 APR 2012: Visa in hand ^_^

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Pssssttt - touches dont' mean anything. You can get 'touched' 10,000 times or you can never be touched

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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Pssssttt - touches dont' mean anything. You can get 'touched' 10,000 times or you can never be touched

Good luck

This is correct. Touches don't mean your petition is making any progress. Just means someone literally touched it. I never touched and I was approved in about 5 weeks.

01/01/2008 - Met
04/27/2010 - Engaged
08/23/2011 - Married
10/03/2011 - I-130 Sent (USPS priority w/ delivery confirmation)
10/05/2011 - Package arrived at chicago lockbox
10/06/2011 - NOA1
11/09/2011 - NOA2 (no RFE's)
11/14/2011 - Petition received by NVC/ Received NOA2 by mail
11/21/2011 - NVC case # received by email/ Got AOS fee by email/ Called NVC to provide beneficiary email
11/27/2011 - Choice of agent (DS-3023) sent to NVC by email
.....took a break from process to delay interview....
01/26/2012 - Payed IV fee
01/27/2012 - IV fee status shown as PAID
02/07/2012 - Payed AOS fee
02/08/2012 - AOS fee status shown as PAID
02/09/ 2012 - DS-230 package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/06/2012 - AOS package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/12/2012 - Called NVC and found out about checklist. Sent revision to NVC that same day.
03/16/2012 - CASE COMPLETE!
04/11/2012 - Informed of interview via phone by DOS/ Got P4 email from NVC a few hours later that same day (May 4th)
04/19/2012 - Medical
05/04/2012 - Interview (APPROVED)
05/10/2012 - Visa ready and picked up at domex
05/15/2012 - POE in Boston (together)
U. S. A
05/29/2012 - Went to SS office to apply for SS card
06/01/2012 - Welcome letter arrived (Received about 3 of these)
06/05/2012 - Green card arrived
06/15/2012- Back to SS office with green card to reapply and inquire about delay
06/18/2012 - Picked up SSN at SSA office
06/22/2012 - SS card arrived by mail

04/24/14 - Sent I-751 to remove conditions

06/09/14 - Biometrics

11/2014 - RFE from USCIS requesting more evidence before approval

Late Jan - Sent further evidence of marriage

03/05/2015 - Got letter of approval for removal of conditions

03/15/2015 - Permanent 10 yr green card received via mail

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Pssssttt - touches dont' mean anything. You can get 'touched' 10,000 times or you can never be touched

Good luck

Absolutely. We didn't receive a touch until the day our petition was approved.




07/14/2011 - I-129F sent via FedEx to USCIS
07/15/2011 - Arrived at CSC, signed for by E. Jameson
07/15/2011 - NOA-1 (E-Mail)
07/19/2011 - NOA-1 (Hard Copy)
08/01/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - NOA-2 (E-Mail)
12/22/2011 - X-Ray
12/22/2011 - Lab Work
12/23/2011 - NOA-2 (Hard Copy)
12/27/2011 - NVC Received
12/28/2011 - San Jose Embassy Case Number Assigned
12/29/2011 - NVC Sent Petition via DHL to Embassy
12/30/2011 - Embassy Received Petition, signed for by J. Rodriguez
01/04/2011 - Medical
01/09/2011 - Packet 3 Received
01/12/2011 - Embassy Interview - Approved
01/19/2011 - Visa Received
01/21/2012 - POE (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - USA)
01/23/2012 - SSA Issued Fresy's SSN
02/18/2012 - Wedding


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