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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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I had posted before here. We will have everything ready to mail this Saturday and we are willing to pay extra fees to get it there on Monday to the Chicago Lock box.

I'm thinking the best way is express mail overnite via USPS to their PO box. Please suggest or confirm this is the best way.

Also how long to get the NOA1? I see on other's timeline this takes a few days. If we overnight it does that help?

I plan on sending the e-notification form G-1145. Does that count as an NOA1?


Her: Ukraine

Me: USC

Met online: 07/2013

Met in person- Ukraine: 11/2013

We were not serious but just friends.

She visited 05/2014

Engaged 07/2014

Married 08/2014

Mailed I-130, I-485, I-765, G-1145: 11/22/2014

Electronic text/email NOA1 with 3 receipt numbers: 12/02/2014

NOA1 - I-797 in mail: 12/05/14

Biometrics Notice I-797c: 12/12/14

Biometrics Taken: 12/23/14

Email interview notice: 01/06/15

I-765 EAD Approved: 02/03/15

Interview Date: 02/10/15 - Approved notice and card ordered via email 4 hours after interview.

I-130 approved: 02/10/15

I-485 approved: 02/10/15

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I had posted before here. We will have everything ready to mail this Saturday and we are willing to pay extra fees to get it there on Monday to the Chicago Lock box.

I'm thinking the best way is express mail overnite via USPS to their PO box. Please suggest or confirm this is the best way. See below.

Also how long to get the NOA1? It can take from a couple of days up to 30 days. I see on other's timeline this takes a few days. If we overnight it does that help? No, it is like hurry-up, and then wait...

I plan on sending the e-notification form G-1145. Does that count as an NOA1? No, filing a Form G-1145 means that USCIS should send you an email that confirming that they have initally received your paperwork. There will not be a receipt number associated with the G-1145 message. There will be a receipt number on the Form I-797c, that is the NOA1.

We have had great luck following the VJ Guides recommendations on mailing our assorted applications and petitions, using regular USPS PO Box delivery. Here is a quote from the Guide:

Where to File Everything:

Applicants are required to mail applications to a national mailbox (Chicago) as stated on the form (not your local USCIS office). Be sure to mail the package with return receipt requested / delivery confirmation. Send via USPS.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

Edited by A&B

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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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I didn't find that overnighting it made any difference. We used USPS and sent it using whichever service gave me tracking and insurance, but I think it took 2 days. If memory serves, I used one of the flat rate boxes.

The extra $$ for overnight wasn't worth it to me in this case, but not everyone feels the same. Of course some people's AOS journey is much shorter than mine, but for mine, 1 or 2 days made zero difference...

We also used personal checks so we could verify when they cashed them. We got our NOA1s shortly after that.


First Entered US with TN Status: 04/13/2012
Engaged: 08/24/2012
Married: 08/10/2013

Adjustment of Status from TN Status to Permanent Resident:
Day 00: AOS mailed by USPS priority Post: 05/19/2014
Day 02: AOS package arrived: 05/21/2014
Day 08: Text/email notice of acceptance: 05/27/2014
Day 11: NOAs for I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 received, 05/30/2014
Day 14: Biometrics notice received with an appointment of June 17, 2914 at 3pm. 06/02/2014
Day 15: attempted walk-in successful after a very long wait 06/03/2014
Day 38: email notice that I-485 has moved to testing & interview! 06/26/2014
Day 77: EAD/AP - card production 08/06/2014
Day 84: EAD/AP card received 08/13/2014
Day 129: Infopass appointment for an update (very helpful!) 09/24/2014
Day 136: Email received with interview date 10/01/2014
Day 138: Interview notice received! 10/03/2014
Day 170: Green Card Approved on the Spot! 11/04/2014
Day 178: Green Card Received 11/12/2014

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS:

Day 00: ROC Package (Weighing 1.7kg -- 3lbs 13oz) mailed by USPS Priority Post: 09/13/2016

Day 03: ROC Package Received: 09/16/2016

Day 07: Check Cashed: 09/20/2016

Day Too many to count: Received Approval 02/05/2018

NATURALIZATION

Day 00: Submitted file online for N400 -- 07/31/2020

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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~~Post removed and listed below to remove personal information~~

mailed Saturday via fedex. delivered 11/24.

I just received text messages and emails due to the G-1145 request that gave me 3 MSCxxxxxxxxxx numbers for I-130, I-485, and I-765. (We did not apply for I-131)

I do have a question about the I-797c NOA1 that will follow in the mail... Will that be enough for my wife to legally be here in country?

I ask because of the part of the notice I bolded and enlarged:

Your case has been accepted and routed to the USCIS National Benefits Center for processing. Within 7-10 days by standard mail you will receive your official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) with your Receipt Number MSCxxxxxxxxx. With the official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) you may visit www.uscis.gov where you can check the status of your case using My Case Status. We suggest you wait until you have received your Form I-797 before checking My Case Status.

This confirmation provides notification of the date USCIS received your case. This notice does NOT grant any immigration status or benefit. You MAY NOT present this notice as evidence that you have been granted any immigration status or benefit. Further, this notice does NOT constitute evidence that your case remains pending with USCIS. The current status of your case must be verified with USCIS.

The new 797-c's since 2012 have this same verbiage right on top of the form:

Capture-797c.JPG

I'm sure I'm missing something.

And... for this matter if the electronic and paper both have this verbiage then the electronic version should be just as much evidence as the hard copy. In either case an immigration official (From ICE for instance) could not take action to deport an individual without checking with USCIS anyway.

Using this thinking I say this electronic NOA1 hold just as much relevance as a hard copy NOA1 and since it gives us three individual MSC numbers it is the same. We have our NOA1.

If I am wrong correct me and tell me why. For instance - give me a case where someone received an electronic email or text NOA1 and it was later determined to not be an NOA1 and they rejected the application.

With those MSC receipt numbers I was able to create an account at USCIS and add all three MSC's to my account. Here is status of one of those:

noa1_online.png

We're happy.

:)

Edited by Ontarkie

Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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Thanks Ontarkie.


Her: Ukraine

Me: USC

Met online: 07/2013

Met in person- Ukraine: 11/2013

We were not serious but just friends.

She visited 05/2014

Engaged 07/2014

Married 08/2014

Mailed I-130, I-485, I-765, G-1145: 11/22/2014

Electronic text/email NOA1 with 3 receipt numbers: 12/02/2014

NOA1 - I-797 in mail: 12/05/14

Biometrics Notice I-797c: 12/12/14

Biometrics Taken: 12/23/14

Email interview notice: 01/06/15

I-765 EAD Approved: 02/03/15

Interview Date: 02/10/15 - Approved notice and card ordered via email 4 hours after interview.

I-130 approved: 02/10/15

I-485 approved: 02/10/15

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