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I'm a bit confused...

On the USCIS website, my case update states:

Post Decision Activity

On December 28, 2012, we shipped this approved or re-affirmed case to the Department of State for visa processing. For more information, please contact them directly.

However, I just got the mailed copy of the NOA2 today. In the first part it says:

The above petition has been approved. The petition indicates that the person for whom you are petitioning is in the United States and will apply for adjustment of status. He or she should contact the local USCIS office to obtain Form I-485, Application for Permanent Residence. A copy of this notice should be submitted with the application.

-- Nowhere in the petition did it indicate that my wife is residing in the US yet. We both reside together overseas, but do not qualify for a DFC. --

The next paragraph says:

If the person for whom you are petitioning decides to apply for a visa outside the United States based on this petition, the petitioner should file I-864, Application for Action on an Approved Application or petition, to request that we send the file to the Department of State National Visa Center (NVC).

Now, I'm a bit confused as the NOA2 seems to say I need to submit another form before they send to the NVC. The website indicates that they have already sent to the NVC... Any ideas? :bonk:


Married: 2012-02-01

.:USCIS:.

11/16/2012 - I-130 Petition sent

11/20/2012 - Applied for PCC (Police Cert)

12/04/2012 - Received email NOA1

12/05/2012 - Faxed request to expedite to USCIS

12/19/2012 - Received I-797C NOA1 (notice date Dec 03, 2012)

12/26/2012 - Received PCC

12/28/2012 - Received email that approved case sent to Dept of State or NVC for visa processing

01/08/2013 - Received NOA2 (notice date Dec 19,2012) 16 Days from NOA1

.:NVC:.

01/08/2013 - Case arrived at NVC

01/09/2013 - Emailed NVC requesting expedited processing

01/12/2013 - Case # and IIN assigned

01/13/2013 - E-mailed DS-3032

01/13/2013 - AOS bill invoiced & PAID BILL

01/15/2013 - AOS bill appears as PAID

01/15/2013 - Expedite request approved. Case forwarded to KL Embassy

01/15/2013 - Sent to Embassy

.:Kuala Lumpur Embassy:.

01/23/2013: Embassy received

01/25/2013: Embassy mailed IV Packet 3. Completed and returned

01/25/2013: Emailed Embassy requesting expedited processing

02/06/2013: Medical

02/19/2013: Interview 78 days from I-130 NOA1 APPROVED

02/21/2013: Visa

02/25/2013: Chicago POE

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Immigration policies... Blah!

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