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Just got home and opened my mail, I saw a letter from Homeland Security and was thinking it was going to be an RFE or something of that nature, I was wrong. It was our NOA2!! I can't believe it! (CSA for those who are wondering).

I noticed on the NOA2 is stated that the petition is approved and "forwarded to the listed consulate." However, there isn't a consulate listed anywhere on the form. I am assuming it is the Embassy in Tokyo. Where do I go to confirm that?

Also, my fiance scheduled a trip next month to come to the US for our friend's wedding (not ours) for 10 days. Will that be a problem?

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.


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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Congrats!!!! I think that your NOA2 is forwarded to NVC and then sent from NVC to your consulate. There is a timeline here to check out with this info. http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow


Me and Matan

10/20/2012: Met in Israel

10/23/2012: First date

01/04/2013: Moved-in together

03/13/2013: Officially engaged!!!!!!!!! biggrin.png

USCIS/CSC

03/21/2013: Sent I-129F

03/28/2013: I-129F Received

04/01/2013: NOA 1

07/10/2013: NOA 2

NVC

10/03/2013: NVC Receives Case

xx/xx/2013: NVC Forwards Case to Jerusalem

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Congrats :)


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07.22.2011 Met the other half of my soul for first time In the US
06.08.2012 Got engaged
08.01.2012 I-129F submitted
08.07.2012 NOA1 received
04.18.2013 RFE email & Txt

04.24.2013 RFE email & Txt again!

04.28.2013 RFE hard copy rec'vd

05.03.2013 RFE response mailed to CSC

05.06.2013 RFE response received at CSC

05.09.2013 NOA2 text!!!!!!

05.13.2013 NOA2 Hard Copy received YAY!!!!

07.24.2013 Date of Packet 4

07.26.2013 Received packet 4

08.30.2013 Interview at London Embassy

APPROVED!!!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!!!

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Congratulations!! I just checked your status today and it was still no NOA2 on your timeline. Good to hear you have been approved! On my NOA there is a box that says "Notice Type: Approval Notice Valid from 05/13/2013 to 09/12/2013 Consulate: TOKYO". I wonder why yours doesn't say which consulate.

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Congratulations!! I just checked your status today and it was still no NOA2 on your timeline. Good to hear you have been approved! On my NOA there is a box that says "Notice Type: Approval Notice Valid from 05/13/2013 to 09/12/2013 Consulate: TOKYO". I wonder why yours doesn't say which consulate.

Thanks!!!

Yeah, I thought that was strange. It does say: Notice Type: Valid from 05/16/2013 - 09/15/2013. But the rest of the box is empty. Guess I will have to call them.

I adjusted my timeline right away, maybe in my excitement I forgot to click save! Haa haa! I'll check it again!

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Thanks!!!

Yeah, I thought that was strange. It does say: Notice Type: Valid from 05/16/2013 - 09/15/2013. But the rest of the box is empty. Guess I will have to call them.

I adjusted my timeline right away, maybe in my excitement I forgot to click save! Haa haa! I'll check it again!

I haven't called NVC yet for the MNL#. I wonder if when you call there, if they can tell you which Embassy it will be forwarded to. I'm assuming on your I129F you indicated Tokyo. Happy to hear your fiancee is visiting, did you read the whole thread about traveling during K1 process? My fiancee didn't believe me when I told her she could visit. Tell your fiancee to be honest, maybe even bring a copy of the NOA2 or the packet, shows that you are going about it the legal way. When the NOA2 process was slow, I decided to visit my fiancee, flying to Japan in a few weeks. Will work on the rest of the K1 after our trip together.

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I haven't called NVC yet for the MNL#. I wonder if when you call there, if they can tell you which Embassy it will be forwarded to. I'm assuming on your I129F you indicated Tokyo. Happy to hear your fiancee is visiting, did you read the whole thread about traveling during K1 process? My fiancee didn't believe me when I told her she could visit. Tell your fiancee to be honest, maybe even bring a copy of the NOA2 or the packet, shows that you are going about it the legal way. When the NOA2 process was slow, I decided to visit my fiancee, flying to Japan in a few weeks. Will work on the rest of the K1 after our trip together.

MNL is the case file prefix for the Manila embassy. Unless your fiancé)e) is having their interview in Manila, it is unlikely that your case file number will have a "MNL" prefix. ohmy.png

Just got home and opened my mail, I saw a letter from Homeland Security and was thinking it was going to be an RFE or something of that nature, I was wrong. It was our NOA2!! I can't believe it! (CSA for those who are wondering).

I noticed on the NOA2 is stated that the petition is approved and "forwarded to the listed consulate." However, there isn't a consulate listed anywhere on the form. I am assuming it is the Embassy in Tokyo. Where do I go to confirm that?

Also, my fiance scheduled a trip next month to come to the US for our friend's wedding (not ours) for 10 days. Will that be a problem?

Congrats!!! :dancing:


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

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MNL is the case file prefix for the Manila embassy. Unless your fiancé)e) is having their interview in Manila, it is unlikely that your case file number will have a "MNL" prefix. ohmy.png

Congrats!!! dancin5hr.gif

Ooops! I read so many threads regarding the Philippines embassy that I thought all case numbers were MNL, haha! Thanks for the clarification, I would of felt like an idiot asking for my MNL number for Tokyo oops8rh.gif

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congrats!!!


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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