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Hi all, first time on the board. Nice to find a community of like-minded folks helping eachother.

I am in Japan, filed the I-130 and got the e-notification that I'll get the NOA1 in a week or so. I'm outside the US, so it looks like we can't file the I-129. Should I be doing anything (besides waiting) to get ready? And once I get the NOA1, what's next?

Also, is anyone familiar with the form required to get a police certificate in Japan? They seem to want an official letter from the UCSIS -- will the NOA1 be sufficient? Or is there something I can download?

All the best,

Colin

One more question -- is the "Receipt Number" (eg. WAC#########) that I received the same as a "visa number"? Is this the number that the consulate/embassy will use to process our case?

Thanks again,

Colin

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Hi all, first time on the board. Nice to find a community of like-minded folks helping eachother.

I am in Japan, filed the I-130 and got the e-notification that I'll get the NOA1 in a week or so. I'm outside the US, so it looks like we can't file the I-129. Should I be doing anything (besides waiting) to get ready? And once I get the NOA1, what's next?

Also, is anyone familiar with the form required to get a police certificate in Japan? They seem to want an official letter from the UCSIS -- will the NOA1 be sufficient? Or is there something I can download?

All the best,

Colin

One more question -- is the "Receipt Number" (eg. WAC#########) that I received the same as a "visa number"? Is this the number that the consulate/embassy will use to process our case?

Thanks again,

Colin

The WAC number is ur petition number. WAC indicates that your petition is with the California Service Center. Once your petition is approved and goes to NVC, you'll be assigned a case number, which is what you'll carry forward with you until your interview.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Also, is anyone familiar with the form required to get a police certificate in Japan? They seem to want an official letter from the UCSIS -- will the NOA1 be sufficient? Or is there something I can download?

A photocopy of the NOA1 (with the original on hand) and a printout of the NOA2 notification email was what my wife used in Tokyo a few months ago to get her police certificate. They really only cared about the NOA1 and she said they looked at it for about 3 seconds before giving it back to her.

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well, since you filed from abroad, you've an excellent chance of getting into that auto-expedited queue of 'filed from abroad'

where

you'll hear something about the approval within 30 days of the NOA-1 receipt date.

since you have electronic notification and the receipt #, you can log in to the USCIS web portal and check yer status.

Good Luck !

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Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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