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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Hi All!

Here I am with another question. I got my NOA2 via text message on 10/17. Yesterday I received two identical I-797 forms. The notices are identical, except for the date. One is dated 10/17 and one is dated 10/18. Also, the notice says, that the packet will be forwarded to the listed consulate. However, there is no consulate listed anywhere on the form.

I called USCIS this morning. First, I inquired about the duplicate NOA2. They had no idea how this could have happened, and suggested that I discard one. (Of course, I will do no such thing.) Then I asked about the consulate not being listed. The level one rep became very confused. She put me on hold multiple times. Then she transferred me to an "officer". He said, "I suppose it will go to Russia, but I don't know... I don't know how this could have happened... Call NVC in a week and make sure they know where it needs to go. We have no control over it."

Did anybody have to dial with anything like this? Is there a chance, that the petition will get lost somewhere? I am now beginning to worry. Is there a way for me to ensure that it ends up at an appropriate consulate?

I tried to call NVC, but their number is always busy, i.e. impossible to get through.

Thanks.

I appreciate every bit of help.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to K1 Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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That is confusing :huh: I have seen other people here on VJ have this happen to them. If it were me that received two I would keep both because when you file the AOS here in the states you will need a copy of that and throwing away one might not be wise. Also now that you have been approved your petition will be forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC) it will remain there for 2 - 3 weeks before being sent to your embassy. You can call NVC for an update at 1-603-334-0700 they are very nice people to speak with. You can register at the uscis website to see your updates as your case progresses if you haven't already done that. Good Luck to you :)

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I can't offer any advice on the duplicate I-797 forms, but I can tell you that mine also did not have the consulate listed. After puzzling over this for a few moments, I decided that the statement could be interpreted as "...will be forwarded to the consulate listed (in your I-129F application)", even though the part in parenthesis is not actually stated. I may be wrong on that assumption, but I didn't worry about it and I had no problems. Mine went right through to the correct embassy.


Our Visa Journey:
I-129F packet mailed: 3/2/2012
NOA1: 3/7/2012
NOA2: 9/18/2012
NVC Issued Case #: 9/25/2012
Manila Interview: 10/24/2012 - Approved
US Entry: 11/15/2012
Marriage: 12/8/2012

AOS/EAD/AP packet mailed: 1/17/2013
NOA1 date for all three: 1/28/2013
Biometrics: 2/21/2013
Received EAD/AP card: 3/26/2013

AOS approved: 9/6/2013

Green Card received: 9/14/2013

 

ROC packet mailed: 6/13/2015

NOA1: 6/16/2015

Biometrics: 7/15/2015

ROC approved: 3/30/2016

10-year Green Card received: 4/6/2016

 

N-400 packet mailed: 11/17/2016

NOA1: 11/23/2017

Biometrics: 12/19/2016

Interview: 2/21/2017

Oath Ceremony: 4/12/2017

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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That is confusing :huh: I have seen other people here on VJ have this happen to them. If it were me that received two I would keep both because when you file the AOS here in the states you will need a copy of that and throwing away one might not be wise. Also now that you have been approved your petition will be forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC) it will remain there for 2 - 3 weeks before being sent to your embassy. You can call NVC for an update at 1-603-334-0700 they are very nice people to speak with. You can register at the uscis website to see your updates as your case progresses if you haven't already done that. Good Luck to you :)

https://egov.uscis.g...ntextType=CU_EN

Thank You very much!

I definitely will contact NVC. Their line is almost impossible to break through, but I will persist.

Thanks!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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I can't offer any advice on the duplicate I-797 forms, but I can tell you that mine also did not have the consulate listed. After puzzling over this for a few moments, I decided that the statement could be interpreted as "...will be forwarded to the consulate listed (in your I-129F application)", even though the part in parenthesis is not actually stated. I may be wrong on that assumption, but I didn't worry about it and I had no problems. Mine went right through to the correct embassy.

Thanks!

That was my initial assumption too, but what threw me off is that when I called, USCIS people became very confused and, for the lack of better word, disoriented. They had no idea why the consulate did not appear on I-797, which tells me that I will have to chase this, just to ensure that it doesn't end up in a void.

As far as duplicates go, I will hold on to both of them, and send them both in for the AOS.

Thanks!

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Thanks!

That was my initial assumption too, but what threw me off is that when I called, USCIS people became very confused and, for the lack of better word, disoriented. They had no idea why the consulate did not appear on I-797, which tells me that I will have to chase this, just to ensure that it doesn't end up in a void.

As far as duplicates go, I will hold on to both of them, and send them both in for the AOS.

Thanks!

I definitely see why USCIS's reaction alarmed you. It wouldn't surprise me if that would be their phone rep's reaction even if it is stardard procedure for the letter not to include the consulate. I figured if I called them to ask about it, that would be the type of answer I might get (after having received no help from them with other questions I had at the early stages of filing). So I decided just to ask NVC about it after they received my case. I waited a week, called them, and when they gave me a case number with the correct embassy letters I knew I was okay. Best of luck to you!


Our Visa Journey:
I-129F packet mailed: 3/2/2012
NOA1: 3/7/2012
NOA2: 9/18/2012
NVC Issued Case #: 9/25/2012
Manila Interview: 10/24/2012 - Approved
US Entry: 11/15/2012
Marriage: 12/8/2012

AOS/EAD/AP packet mailed: 1/17/2013
NOA1 date for all three: 1/28/2013
Biometrics: 2/21/2013
Received EAD/AP card: 3/26/2013

AOS approved: 9/6/2013

Green Card received: 9/14/2013

 

ROC packet mailed: 6/13/2015

NOA1: 6/16/2015

Biometrics: 7/15/2015

ROC approved: 3/30/2016

10-year Green Card received: 4/6/2016

 

N-400 packet mailed: 11/17/2016

NOA1: 11/23/2017

Biometrics: 12/19/2016

Interview: 2/21/2017

Oath Ceremony: 4/12/2017

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Thank You very much!

I definitely will contact NVC. Their line is almost impossible to break through, but I will persist.

Thanks!

best time to call NVC is early in the morning when they just open or close to when there are about to close in the nights. the NVC letter should state the consulate that the petition is being forwarded to. good luck


AOS

10/16/2012 Mailed I-485, I-765, I-131
10/19/2012 NOA1
11/09/2012 Biometrics Apt @ 3pm
12/25/2012 EAD/AP Approval
01/05/2013 Received EAD/AP in mail

06/20/2013 AOS APPROVED!!!!!

LIFTING OF CONDITIONS

3/23/15 Mailed I-751

3/25/15 NOA1

3/28/15 NOA1 Received in the Mail

4/28/15 Biometrics Apt.

11/13/15 ROC Approved

11/18/15 Approval Letter Received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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Mine didn't say which consulate either.

This is all it said:

"You will receive notification by mail when NVC has sent your petition to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate."

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi All!

Here I am with another question. I got my NOA2 via text message on 10/17. Yesterday I received two identical I-797 forms. The notices are identical, except for the date. One is dated 10/17 and one is dated 10/18. Also, the notice says, that the packet will be forwarded to the listed consulate. However, there is no consulate listed anywhere on the form.

I called USCIS this morning. First, I inquired about the duplicate NOA2. They had no idea how this could have happened, and suggested that I discard one. (Of course, I will do no such thing.) Then I asked about the consulate not being listed.

Thanks.

I appreciate every bit of help.

Mine also did not have an embassy listed, I called and they said I should check with State Department (NVC) and wait for Manila Embassy to send the packet. Was the petition number exactly the same?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Mine also did not have an embassy listed, I called and they said I should check with State Department (NVC) and wait for Manila Embassy to send the packet. Was the petition number exactly the same?

You do not need to wait the packet. You can call NVC and they will give you the MNL# which is 10 numbers long and it will be in the following format MNL 201279800X MNL= Manila 2012 = year 79800x= case number assigned with x being the number of case numbers assigned that day. So MNL2012798009 would be the 9th case number issued for Manila that day. Hopefully that helps you.

Once you get the Case # you can pay for the visas.

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Hi All!

Here I am with another question. I got my NOA2 via text message on 10/17. Yesterday I received two identical I-797 forms. The notices are identical, except for the date. One is dated 10/17 and one is dated 10/18. Also, the notice says, that the packet will be forwarded to the listed consulate. However, there is no consulate listed anywhere on the form.

I called USCIS this morning. First, I inquired about the duplicate NOA2. They had no idea how this could have happened, and suggested that I discard one. (Of course, I will do no such thing.) Then I asked about the consulate not being listed. The level one rep became very confused. She put me on hold multiple times. Then she transferred me to an "officer". He said, "I suppose it will go to Russia, but I don't know... I don't know how this could have happened... Call NVC in a week and make sure they know where it needs to go. We have no control over it."

Did anybody have to dial with anything like this? Is there a chance, that the petition will get lost somewhere? I am now beginning to worry. Is there a way for me to ensure that it ends up at an appropriate consulate?

I tried to call NVC, but their number is always busy, i.e. impossible to get through.

Thanks.

I appreciate every bit of help.

A duplicate NOA2 could just be a fluke. The "consulate listed" I took to mean the consulate listed on my petition. There was no specific consulate listed on my NOA2 either. I wouldn't worry about it getting lost because of that. NVC received my case a week after my NOA2 letter was received. The case number they assign you will begin with 3 letters representing a sort of abbreviation for the consulate. For example, mine goes to Manila, Philippines. My case number begins with MNL so that along with confirming the consulate with the NVC representative should ease your worries. Once it has been forwarded, give it a couple days, and the electronic file should already be at the embassy. You can verify this by emailing the embassy. They responded to my email rather quickly. As far as calling NVC goes, that wait is normal. Some say call early morning or late at night(open 'til midnight). I called twice in the early evening. Both times took about 20 minutes to get through. Just put it on speaker phone and do other things if you have to.


Our K-1 and AOS Journey

05/12-05/22/10-met my sweetheart and family(had lots of fun!)
12/13-12/26/11-met again for engagement/Christmas
04/10/12-I-129F petition sent
04/13/12-USPS delivery confirmation
04/18/12-NOA1 text/email
04/21/12-NOA1(receipt 04/17/12)
10/10/12-NOA2 text
10/15/12-NOA2 letter received
10/27/12-NVC letter received
11/28/12-Medical Exam-PASSED
12/07/12-K-1 Interview-APPROVED

02/12/13-POE-Atlanta
03/04/13-Wedding
03/27/13-AOS,EAD,AP delivered
04/03/13-NOAs text/email
04/08/13-NOAs received
04/26/13-Biometrics appointment(walk-in done 04/17)

06/03/13-EAD card production/AP post decision approval

06/10/13-EAD/AP combo card received

04/04/14-AOS card production/decision

04/11/14-NOA2 welcome to the USA

04/12/14-Received GC

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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A duplicate NOA2 could just be a fluke. The "consulate listed" I took to mean the consulate listed on my petition. There was no specific consulate listed on my NOA2 either. I wouldn't worry about it getting lost because of that. NVC received my case a week after my NOA2 letter was received. The case number they assign you will begin with 3 letters representing a sort of abbreviation for the consulate. For example, mine goes to Manila, Philippines. My case number begins with MNL so that along with confirming the consulate with the NVC representative should ease your worries. Once it has been forwarded, give it a couple days, and the electronic file should already be at the embassy. You can verify this by emailing the embassy. They responded to my email rather quickly. As far as calling NVC goes, that wait is normal. Some say call early morning or late at night(open 'til midnight). I called twice in the early evening. Both times took about 20 minutes to get through. Just put it on speaker phone and do other things if you have to.

Ditto...no consulate listed on the noa2 here either but just like ToddnJessa said "I took to mean the consulate listed on my petition"


03/21/2011: Met Online

07/03/2011: Met in Manila for the first time

01/29/2012: Met in Manila for the second time

03/09/2012: Mailed I-129F

03/12/2012: I-129F Delivered

03/15/2012: NOA1

09/28/2012: NOA2

10/15/2012-10/16/2012: Medical at St. Luke's-PASSED!

10/25/2012: Interview-APPROVED!

10/31/2012: Visa received

11/20/2012: POE: JFK

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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I would like to thank everyone for your replies!

I called the NVC today. Got through, but was on hold for about 10 minutes. The representative was very polite, professional, and far more knowledgeable than at USCIS. She explained that they know to which consulate to send the packet based on the beneficiary's address, and the fact that it was not listed on I-797 is not a big deal. She also said not to worry about the duplicate, because it's probably a fluke and should not impact anything. Then she gave me the MOS number.

Once again, Thank You everybody for answering my question! I'm sure I will have more down the road.

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