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Got CONFUSED about NOA! :(

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Is there anyone who could tell me, or explain to me about the NOA1 aND NOA2. Because we already got two(2) NOA,we received the first NOTICE OF ACTION after a week we filed the I-129F and that was Nov. 16, 2012 and then Dec. 17, 2012 my fiancee received another NOA with our case #. Now we are both confused about it. :( Your replies are much appreciated. thank you! :)

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When the USCIS receives your petition and sends you a response, people usually refer to that response as the NOA1. When the USCIS approves your petition and sends you a NOA, people usually refer to that NOA as their NOA2.

However, the petition-approval notice really should not be referred to as the NOA2 because in some cases the USCIS sends a NOA which is an RFE (Request for Evidence). That makes the RFE NOA a NOA2, which makes the petition-approval NOA a NOA3. You can see where this is going...

A NOA is a NOA is a NOA. The petition-approval NOA is not always a NOA2 and really shouldn't be referred to as such.

Hopefully, your second NOA is an approval notice...and not an RFE.

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Is there anyone who could tell me, or explain to me about the NOA1 aND NOA2. Because we already got two(2) NOA,we received the first NOTICE OF ACTION after a week we filed the I-129F and that was Nov. 16, 2012 and then Dec. 17, 2012 my fiancee received another NOA with our case #. Now we are both confused about it. :( Your replies are much appreciated. thank you! :)

The NOA1 is when USCIS receives your petition and will work on your petition according to that date. The NOA2 is your notice of approval.

On your letter, where it says "Notice Type" on your letter, if it says "Approval Notice", then it is your NOA2. If it is indeed your NOA2, congratulations!


Charles & Eun Hee's Timeline



Our Story
7/18/2010 Arrived in Korea and started my new job the next day
11/3/2010 First met at work!
1/25/2011 Became a couple
11/3/2011 Proposed <--- She said yes!
4/21/2012 I came back to America after spending almost 2 years in Korea, she came to visit for a month
5/22/2012 She went back to Korea
7/23-28/2012 Visited South Korea to see her


USCIS/NVC
2/17/2012 Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox
2/23/2012 NOA1 --> Vermont Service Center
8/15/2012 NOA2 (174 days)
8/18/2012 NOA2 Hardcopy received
8/27/2012 Received case number
8/29/2012 Left NVC for Seoul Embassy
9/4/2012 Received and signed by Seoul Embassy, 12:17 PM Local Time
9/6/2012 E-Packet 3 Received via email
10/13/2012 Medical
11/1/2012 Interview *APPROVED*
11/12/2012 POE - JFK, NY
12/3/2012 Married!!!


AOS
12/26/2012 Sent I-485 and EAD (I-765) to Chicago Lockbox
1/2/2013 NOA1
1/25/2013 Biometrics Appointment
2/25/2013 EAD (I-765) Approved
3/7/2013 EAD (I-765) Received

4/18/2013 AP (I-131) Sent

4/24/2013 NOA1

4/30/2013 AP (I-131 Approved)

5/4/2013 AP (I-131) Received

9/24/2013 NOA2

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