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Trying to make some sense out of the estimated wait times for NOA2.

We received NOA1 9/18 (priority date 9/17), then notice of transfer to Lees Summit, MO 9/21. Since then, nothing. Noticed some have received notice of transfer to a local office while others have not. Also, there are statements that a petition was "touched". Could some please explain what this means - did you see an update on the USCIS page?

Changed our Service Center from VSC to NBC after the transfer, which took our estimated approval time from early March to early December - really got our hopes up. Understand the Timeline is really a guesstimate based on VisaJourney participation, but still frustrating to see the time continue to go by with nothing.

A few questions for those that filed after 8/15, and are going through NBC:

1. Our Receipt Number begins with EAC. What determines this prefix and are there others with the same that are now

in NBC or MO?

2. We have not received notice of transfer to a local office since the transfer to MO; is that true for most of you

as well?

3. Any other NBC filers with Charlotte as their local office? Trying to get a feel for the schedule there.

Any comments to those with similar circumstances are welcome. I guess it all comes down to waiting it out, but misery loves company!

Thanks

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I don't know what EAC means. I'm sure someone will be able to enlighten us.

Mine stayed at the Missouri office and was labeled as MSC the entire time. Our NOA2 came after 40 days and I believe mine was that fastest through that center so far. Mine was not transferred there but was sent there right from the start.

Please, PLEASE, keep in mind that the timeline estimate is highly inaccurate for national benefits center as it is so random as to whether they process there or send them out. The fact that so many are sent out to local offices, where even the process isn't consistent with other locations, means that the estimated timeline being projected simply can't be accurate.

The more "normal" timeline is around 5 months for NOA2 to be received but there are many folks here who have been waiting a lot longer. Try to keep that in mind as you're waiting and instead be pleasantly surprised if you're able to get through quicker!


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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Not sure what EAC means either, but that is what our receipt number begins with.

Yes - I know it's a waiting game. 5 to 7 months for Vermont, which was our original service center. Anything better would be great. Just trying to get an idea of what others are experiencing.

Thanks for your comment

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You were at Vermont Originally and you were transferred due to all the transfers after August 15. Your last touched is when it arrived at your local office which is Charlotte. So here is answers to your questions:

1. Your EAC number means it was at Vermont originally. It was processed from there and then transferred to the NBC and then to a local office.

2. You will not receive a transfer notice to your local office but only to the NBC. This is normal...you can usually find out when it got to the local office by the "last touched".

3. I believe I've seen one maybe two people with approvals already. Don't worry...your time is soon. At least you're not in Atlanta where NOBODY has heard anything :D

Don't go by your timeline estimate on here...if I were to mine would have been approved beginning of November and now im almost 5 months. If you have anymore questions contact the Customer Service center and ask for an ISO. They can see your case and let you know where it is. In due time you will be okay my friend :thumbs:

Edited by abezyo

USCIS

08/13/2012: I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox from Jordan (Nahda Office)

08/21/2012: NOA1

8/21/2012 : NOA1 Hardcopy

8/28/2012 : 1-797C Action Transferred to NBC (Assuming sent to Atlanta Local office...but no telling)

O9/4/2012 : Last touched.

2/26/2013 : Infopass with Atlanta (confirmed file is there and no action yet. To be started in March)

03/18/2013 : 2nd Infopass (No review or processing of any stand-alone I-130s for 60-90 days. URGHHHHHHHHHH)

04/6/2013: NOA2 (228 days from NOA1)

NVC

05/10/13 USCIS Atlanta letter to me confirms this date as sent to NVC

05/20/13 NVC Received Case (Waiting on case number)
06/7/2013 NVC case number assinged
06/7/2013 Choice of agent complete now awaiting fees

Gave up tracking when I left overseas...but we are almost done biggrin.png!

TERMINATED SEPTEMBER 27, 2012.

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Thanks for your response.

How do we know that the case has actually been transferred to Charlotte? Is that assumed because it says a local office? The last notice we had said transferred to NBC - MO - nothing about Charlotte.

If you know of anyone else transferred to the Charlotte office in that time frame I would love to know who they are so I can track their posts!

Thanks again. Trying to be patient!

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The USC can call the USCIS and talk to an ISO (tier 2 human) and try to find out where the case is. Most often that is how we find out where our cases located. I can't, hubs won't call. I'm stuck in limbo too. Waiting on NOA2 impatiently.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Thanks for your response.

How do we know that the case has actually been transferred to Charlotte? Is that assumed because it says a local office? The last notice we had said transferred to NBC - MO - nothing about Charlotte.

If you know of anyone else transferred to the Charlotte office in that time frame I would love to know who they are so I can track their posts!

Thanks again. Trying to be patient!

Thats what USCIS says..that all cases after august 15 go to the NBC to YOUR designated local office. It could be charlotte could be somewhere else. Best thing to do is call customer service rep and ask for an ISO who can view your file.

Search thru the forums and find some approval topics. Ill search here in a bit to help you...I do believe some charlotte people have been approved. Will respond later!


USCIS

08/13/2012: I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox from Jordan (Nahda Office)

08/21/2012: NOA1

8/21/2012 : NOA1 Hardcopy

8/28/2012 : 1-797C Action Transferred to NBC (Assuming sent to Atlanta Local office...but no telling)

O9/4/2012 : Last touched.

2/26/2013 : Infopass with Atlanta (confirmed file is there and no action yet. To be started in March)

03/18/2013 : 2nd Infopass (No review or processing of any stand-alone I-130s for 60-90 days. URGHHHHHHHHHH)

04/6/2013: NOA2 (228 days from NOA1)

NVC

05/10/13 USCIS Atlanta letter to me confirms this date as sent to NVC

05/20/13 NVC Received Case (Waiting on case number)
06/7/2013 NVC case number assinged
06/7/2013 Choice of agent complete now awaiting fees

Gave up tracking when I left overseas...but we are almost done biggrin.png!

TERMINATED SEPTEMBER 27, 2012.

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Thanks for your response.

How do we know that the case has actually been transferred to Charlotte? Is that assumed because it says a local office? The last notice we had said transferred to NBC - MO - nothing about Charlotte.

If you know of anyone else transferred to the Charlotte office in that time frame I would love to know who they are so I can track their posts!

Thanks again. Trying to be patient!

We are at the Charleston Field Office. Which Field Office it got sent to is based on where the petitioner is from.

Received a NOID for my (beneficiary) birth certificate and have been in limbo since.

Hubby made an info pass appointment and was told that they were just waiting for the officer to make a decision and we should hear something in early January.

It all depends on the workers in the offices.

Good luck in your journey.

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Seems like the big field offices are more bogged down with paperwork than the small ones as well so it could be a fortunate thing to be at a small one. It's all a carpshoot. Cross your fingers and hope. I probably spend WAY too much time on this website. Winter in flatlands of Alberta sucks, I work a lot, spend time with my kid and the rest with my husband. I need a new hobby away from a computer me thinks. ;) But it interferes with spending that time with my daughter who isn't moving, and my husband. Sigh.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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We are at the Charleston Field Office. Which Field Office it got sent to is based on where the petitioner is from.

Received a NOID for my (beneficiary) birth certificate and have been in limbo since.

Hubby made an info pass appointment and was told that they were just waiting for the officer to make a decision and we should hear something in early January.

It all depends on the workers in the offices.

Good luck in your journey.

He had an appointment at the Charleston office? Did you receive any type notification that your case had been transferred to Charleston or did you discover this through a call to USCIS?

I called USCIS last week and was told that had I not received notice that the case was still in MO - I only talked to a CRS - will call back early next week to try and get an ISO.

Thanks all for the comments!

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He had an appointment at the Charleston office? Did you receive any type notification that your case had been transferred to Charleston or did you discover this through a call to USCIS?

I called USCIS last week and was told that had I not received notice that the case was still in MO - I only talked to a CRS - will call back early next week to try and get an ISO.

Thanks all for the comments!

Just on the USCIS website where it said the petition was transferred and is now being processed by a USCIS Office.

The NOID came from Charleston though.

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Thats what USCIS says..that all cases after august 15 go to the NBC to YOUR designated local office. It could be charlotte could be somewhere else. Best thing to do is call customer service rep and ask for an ISO who can view your file.

Search thru the forums and find some approval topics. Ill search here in a bit to help you...I do believe some charlotte people have been approved. Will respond later!

Just to add to the confusion... not ALL cases go to local offices. Some stay at NBC. Mine never left.


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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Yes..and you were approved in 40 days! Wish I knew your secret!! :)

If I knew it, I would share it. Nothing other than good fortune on my part.

My package was very simple, straight-forward. I dotted every 'i' and crossed every 't' and provided a simple package of 3 years' worth of pictures of my husband with my children and family both here and there. I included some boarding passes from when we took the kids to Disney World. I have some tickets from shows we've gone to and a scanned copy of a check from our joint account. I included an email with directions from the first time I visited him at his home. I included a membership for a club we belong to. I also included a copy of an email that we send out for the company he owns which included me in the comments. That was our evidence. Other than that, nothing exciting or creative.

I took a LOT of time reading Saylin's information, especially as it pertains to a Canadian application.

I may not be so fortunate in the next phase but hoping it will continue to be as smooth.


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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