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Dear All,

As we all know here is the only place that everyone understands you and your STRESSFUL situation as we are in the same boat! So, as my timeline shows, we replied what they asked in the RFE on Feb 25, but we never heard from them back, not even in the USCIS website!

What do you think? When are they going to inform us that they received AND more importantly how long does it take to be approved!

Our RFE was asking for more evidence that we met in person, hence we sent more pictures and our passport stamps and boarding passes.

Can't wait to read your positive comments on my post. B-)


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AOS I-485:

Package sent: October 10th

NOA1: October 18th

Biometric Letter: October 20th

Biometric apt: November 16th

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Dear All,

As we all know here is the only place that everyone understands you and your STRESSFUL situation as we are in the same boat! So, as my timeline shows, we replied what they asked in the RFE on Feb 25, but we never heard from them back, not even in the USCIS website!

What do you think? When are they going to inform us that they received AND more importantly how long does it take to be approved!

Our RFE was asking for more evidence that we met in person, hence we sent more pictures and our passport stamps and boarding passes.

Can't wait to read your positive comments on my post. B-)

By "positive" you mean "informative and correct" Right?

You expected to hear back in 3 days? I think most stress in the world is caused by unrealisitc expectations.

They will not send a notice they received anything, this is not the filing of a paid petition or application, you get no "receipt"

The online update system is notoriously unreliable. Would you listen to the weather if it was wrong 65% of time? Our case shows "initial review" and Alla is a citizen now. Stop looking at that. It may never be updated.

Expect to hear something in 2-4 weeks.

The visa is the easy part. I understand this because I have been through the entire process. Have you prepared for the interview? Have you prepared for her moving here? Have you collected her educational information, transcripts, had them translated? Medical records, dental records? Had them translated? What about shipping some of her clothes, books, kitchen utensils? You are moving a LIFE across the world and there is plenty to do besides look at unreliable government update systems.


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By "positive" you mean "informative and correct" Right?

You expected to hear back in 3 days? I think most stress in the world is caused by unrealisitc expectations.

They will not send a notice they received anything, this is not the filing of a paid petition or application, you get no "receipt"

The online update system is notoriously unreliable. Would you listen to the weather if it was wrong 65% of time? Our case shows "initial review" and Alla is a citizen now. Stop looking at that. It may never be updated.

Expect to hear something in 2-4 weeks.

The visa is the easy part. I understand this because I have been through the entire process. Have you prepared for the interview? Have you prepared for her moving here? Have you collected her educational information, transcripts, had them translated? Medical records, dental records? Had them translated? What about shipping some of her clothes, books, kitchen utensils? You are moving a LIFE across the world and there is plenty to do besides look at unreliable government update systems.

Thank you so much for your great reply! I really do appreciate it. Actually what I meant by "Positive" was positive, since I really feel good reading VJers comments which most of them are POSITIVE and while I'm reading them I feel like "thank God, this is not that difficult. But I should thank you again for your comment which is both Positive & informative.

Well, I don't expect the approval, but I was thinking that they may change my status to "Review the RFE" or something similar as I have read in different posts, apparently I was wrong. But it's really good to hear that this website is not reliable, I don't have to check it everyday from now on!

I really hope to hear from them (hopefully my NOA2) in couple of weeks and I wish you and Alla a very lovely life!

Thank you again!


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AOS I-485:

Package sent: October 10th

NOA1: October 18th

Biometric Letter: October 20th

Biometric apt: November 16th

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Dear All,

As we all know here is the only place that everyone understands you and your STRESSFUL situation as we are in the same boat! So, as my timeline shows, we replied what they asked in the RFE on Feb 25, but we never heard from them back, not even in the USCIS website!

What do you think? When are they going to inform us that they received AND more importantly how long does it take to be approved!

Our RFE was asking for more evidence that we met in person, hence we sent more pictures and our passport stamps and boarding passes.

Can't wait to read your positive comments on my post. B-)

Hi,

You aren't kidding this is stressful and not too many understand what you're going through. Thank goodness for VJ and its members.

I received an RFE and sent the response on 02.22.2012 and received an email/text that my case was in RFE response review on 02.24.2012 and was updated on the USCIS website on same day. So it's not unreasonable to expect to hear something by now. My petition has been touched 3 or 4 times and each time showed up on website. Some posters say it doesn't matter because some have never been notified or updated on the site but still get NOA2.

So I guess it depends on who is working your case as to whether you get a response or not. I'm just hoping that I have fulfilled their requests and will hear something soon.

But like the poster before me said, start preparing for your fiance's move here. There is lots to do to keep you otherwise occupied...lol

Good luck with your journey!

Edited by mad1nola


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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!!
11/17/2012-VISA FINALLY RECEIVED!
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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Hi,

You aren't kidding this is stressful and not too many understand what you're going through. Thank goodness for VJ and its members.

I received an RFE and sent the response on 02.22.2012 and received an email/text that my case was in RFE response review on 02.24.2012 and was updated on the USCIS website on same day. So it's not unreasonable to expect to hear something by now. My petition has been touched 3 or 4 times and each time showed up on website. Some posters say it doesn't matter because some have never been notified or updated on the site but still get NOA2.

So I guess it depends on who is working your case as to whether you get a response or not. I'm just hoping that I have fulfilled their requests and will hear something soon.

But like the poster before me said, start preparing for your fiance's move here. There is lots to do to keep you otherwise occupied...lol

Good luck with your journey!

Thank you so much! Wow, you guys are adorable! I believe in your words regarding the website. As we got both text and update notice when our status changed to RFE, now worried that it didn't change after we replied though! But time wise, they should have receive it! So, what do you think now? They may update the website later? By the way when was your NOA1?

Thank you for your post & which you luck!


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AOS I-485:

Package sent: October 10th

NOA1: October 18th

Biometric Letter: October 20th

Biometric apt: November 16th

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Thank you so much! Wow, you guys are adorable! I believe in your words regarding the website. As we got both text and update notice when our status changed to RFE, now worried that it didn't change after we replied though! But time wise, they should have receive it! So, what do you think now? They may update the website later? By the way when was your NOA1?

Thank you for your post & which you luck!

Here's my timeline:

01/23/2012-Express Mailed I-129F

01/24/2012-Received @ Dallas Lockbox

01/28/2012-Received E-mail/Text for NOA1

01/29/2012-Touched(file updated)

01/30/2012-Touched(file updated)

02/02/2012-Received NOA1 Hardcopy

02/08/2012-Received E-mail/Text RFE :bonk::crying:

02/10/2012-Received Hardcopy of RFE

02/22/2012-Mailed RFE response B-)

02/24/2012-Touched(file updated), RFE Response Review :thumbs:

Edited by mad1nola


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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!!
11/17/2012-VISA FINALLY RECEIVED!
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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Dear All,

As we all know here is the only place that everyone understands you and your STRESSFUL situation as we are in the same boat! So, as my timeline shows, we replied what they asked in the RFE on Feb 25, but we never heard from them back, not even in the USCIS website!

What do you think? When are they going to inform us that they received AND more importantly how long does it take to be approved!

Our RFE was asking for more evidence that we met in person, hence we sent more pictures and our passport stamps and boarding passes.

Can't wait to read your positive comments on my post. B-)

That is only 4 days ago, be patient. Did you send the reply back with signature receipt so that you know they actually have received it?

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That is only 4 days ago, be patient. Did you send the reply back with signature receipt so that you know they actually have received it?

Yes, I have to be patient! Thank you by the way!


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AOS I-485:

Package sent: October 10th

NOA1: October 18th

Biometric Letter: October 20th

Biometric apt: November 16th

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They may or may not update the status from hereon, but it is a little early to expect an update. Just give them a bit of time to receive and work on your file. And don't let anyone make you feel guilty for stressing - in most cases its the natural reaction. Try and keep busy with planning for the next steps as others have suggested - give it a few weeks. Best wishes (F)


Mar 2011 - After 5mths denied for lost docs - Attempts to follow up failed. Mar 18 2012 - I-129F sent - No sign of NOA1 but they have banked the check...Jul 24 - Update - USCIS has located our file
Infopass Apt - they sorted through everything - our 2011 and 2012 file keep getting mixed up - getting us a Case# (still waiting) Dec- Infopass Appt- expecting to get a case # in about a week ..Still no Case number

Mar 2013 Infopass - advised file was in a box somewhere,and it would be quicker for us to refile. Life gets in the way... New petition submitted July 2014 .
I-129F Sent : Jul 28 2014
TSC received: Aug 04 2014
I-129F NOA1 : Aug 06 2014
I-129F NOA2 : Feb 25 2015 (NOA2 copy rcd: Mar 02)

Sent to NVC: Mar 09 / Left NVC Apr 1 / Arr Embassy Apr 7 / Pkt 3 Rcd Apr 15 / Medical Apr 17 / Pkt 3 sent May 1 / Interview May 12

Left NZ May 15

Married Aug 10

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I mailed my RFE back on 02/17, I checked on the USCIS website and they mentioned it was received on 02/27. I am now patiently waiting and hoping that I will receive NOA2 soon. At the end of the day I've read through visa journey top to bottom and it varies for everyone, but most people have received their NOA2 within 2-3 weeks after sending reply.

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I got an RFE as well on Jan. 20th and seriously thought it was the end of the world. I packed my bags and was ready to quit school and my job because I could not handle the stress and some random third party determining my life.

However - I snapped back to reality, took a breath, and did as they said.

I would give them another week and then call USCIS to ask. It is true you cannot go crazy over everything and worry that much - but we all get the natural feeling! So, I would try to take my mind off of it by preparing other things and also staying in touch with your loved one with positive conversations and interactions instead of just talking about this crazy paperwork.

In the end, it all works out.

I feel your pain... (L)


I-129F Sent 07-29-2011

NOA1 08-04-2011

RFE 01-20-2012

RFE Sent Reply 02-24-2012

RFE Review 02-27-2012

NOA2 APPROVED 02-29-2012

NOA2 Hardcopy 03-05-2012

NVC Recieved 03-06-2012

NVC Sent 03-07-2012

Embassy Recieved 03-13-2012

Packet 3 Received 03-26-2012

Packet 3 Sent 03-28-2012

Packet 4 Received 04-02-2012

Interview Date 04-26-2012

K1 Visa Received 04-27-2012

POE Chicago 05-05-2012

[AOS Process]

Marriage 05-25-2012

AOS/EAD sent 06-12-2012

Case transfer CSC 07-03-2012

Biometrics 07-10-2012

EAD recieved 09-22-2012

GC Approved 04-09-2013

GC in hand!!!!!!! 04-13-2013

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I got an RFE as well on Jan. 20th and seriously thought it was the end of the world. I packed my bags and was ready to quit school and my job because I could not handle the stress and some random third party determining my life.

However - I snapped back to reality, took a breath, and did as they said.

I would give them another week and then call USCIS to ask. It is true you cannot go crazy over everything and worry that much - but we all get the natural feeling! So, I would try to take my mind off of it by preparing other things and also staying in touch with your loved one with positive conversations and interactions instead of just talking about this crazy paperwork.

In the end, it all works out.

I feel your pain... (L)

May I ask what your RFE was for and what happened when you called USCIS?

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I got the text/email for RFE on Jan. 20th. I did not recieve nothing in the mail at ALL. I waited and waited, and called and put in a request for service for them to resend one, and still nothing.

Finally on Feb. 14th my lawyer emailed me a scanned copy of the NOA Request for Evidence.

It stated I must submit "intent to marry" letters original from my fiance and from me signed and dated.

Also, last personal meeting evidence.

Therefore I submitted our two original intent to marry letters (signed, dated, notorize-along with a translation, certificate of translation, signed, dated and notorized).

So, luckily my fiance and I were fast and had relatives coming back from Montenegro on Feb 19th. I sent all additional evidence on 2/24, they got it 2/27, and approved it last night 2/29.

*Also along with my intent to marry letters, and passport stamps, itinerary, and pictures... I sent over more phone bills and my wedding dress reciept and emails from banquet halls i was interested in.

I felt this would improve my case even though it specifically stated that bills and letters would not justify as evidence for proof of last meeting in person.

Hope this helps (L)


I-129F Sent 07-29-2011

NOA1 08-04-2011

RFE 01-20-2012

RFE Sent Reply 02-24-2012

RFE Review 02-27-2012

NOA2 APPROVED 02-29-2012

NOA2 Hardcopy 03-05-2012

NVC Recieved 03-06-2012

NVC Sent 03-07-2012

Embassy Recieved 03-13-2012

Packet 3 Received 03-26-2012

Packet 3 Sent 03-28-2012

Packet 4 Received 04-02-2012

Interview Date 04-26-2012

K1 Visa Received 04-27-2012

POE Chicago 05-05-2012

[AOS Process]

Marriage 05-25-2012

AOS/EAD sent 06-12-2012

Case transfer CSC 07-03-2012

Biometrics 07-10-2012

EAD recieved 09-22-2012

GC Approved 04-09-2013

GC in hand!!!!!!! 04-13-2013

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I got the text/email for RFE on Jan. 20th. I did not recieve nothing in the mail at ALL. I waited and waited, and called and put in a request for service for them to resend one, and still nothing.

Finally on Feb. 14th my lawyer emailed me a scanned copy of the NOA Request for Evidence.

It stated I must submit "intent to marry" letters original from my fiance and from me signed and dated.

Also, last personal meeting evidence.

Therefore I submitted our two original intent to marry letters (signed, dated, notorize-along with a translation, certificate of translation, signed, dated and notorized).

So, luckily my fiance and I were fast and had relatives coming back from Montenegro on Feb 19th. I sent all additional evidence on 2/24, they got it 2/27, and approved it last night 2/29.

*Also along with my intent to marry letters, and passport stamps, itinerary, and pictures... I sent over more phone bills and my wedding dress reciept and emails from banquet halls i was interested in.

I felt this would improve my case even though it specifically stated that bills and letters would not justify as evidence for proof of last meeting in person.

Hope this helps (L)

Yes thanks for the reply, goodluck!

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