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Hello Everyone,

My fiance sent the package on 02/02. We got the NOA1 on 02/10 and now we are waiting for the NOA2.

Checking some posts from people on the forum, I read a guy's case who got an RFE because he had forgotten to tick a box on the I-129F form (Part 2 - Question 15. Has your fiancee ever been in the USA?), and for another thing I do not remember right now . So, I checked the scanned copy of the I-129F package, and noticed that he had missed ticking that box too (all the scan was ok, but this page was illegible, and since it has several questions that dont applied to my case, I didnt check this page thoroughly)

So, my question is, is it likely that we will get a RFE? If so, I have a couple of questions.

1) Does USCIS send him back the whole package he had sent or just the form they need to be completed?

2) How many time will it delay the process?

3) Once we send the RFE, do they accept our case quickly?

I'm both mad and dissapointed :ranting::cry: . I don't know how I could miss that question. I double checked everything because I didnt want any delay, and the only page I didn't check, has the mistake.

Anyway, at least, I know what to expect since now, and I wont get the surprise in a few day when instead of finding an aproval, I find a RFE.

I only hope we can get it soon, so we can fix it soon.

Edited by diane79

K1

02-02-2015 Package Sent by Express Mail

02-10-2015 NOA1

02-19-2015 NOA1 Hard Copy

02-25-2015 NOA2

03-02-2015 NOA2 Hard Copy

03-18-2015 NVC Left

03-25-2015 Argentinian Embassy received

04-09-2015 Packet 3 received

05-11-2015 Packet 3 sent

05-19-2015 Packet 4 recieved

06-15-2015 Interview: APPROVED :dancing:

07-01-2015 Visa in Hand

09-06-2015 POE

09-25-2015 Went to SSN Office

10-03-2015 SSC in hand

10-09-2015 Wedding (L):wub:

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AOS

11-09-2015 AOS, EAD & AP Sent by Express Mail (Dearborn Address)

11-10-2015 Package Delivered

11-19-2015 AOS, EAD & AP confirmation e-mails received

11-23-2015 NOAs received in the mail

11-30-2015 Biometrics appointment letter received (for Dic 11th)

12-11-2015 Biometrics not taken due to a difference in names in passport and appointment letter.

12-14-2015 Biometrics completed

01-06-2016 AOS Approved :dance:

01-11-2016 GREEN CARD in hand!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ROC

11-06-2017 Package Sent by Express Mail 

11-13-2017 NOA received

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1. They will send you a letter detailing the RFE and what you need to send to complete it.

Most likely will not be the entire form.

2. You have 60 days to respond to an RFE. All depends on how fast you send it back.

3. Not sure what you mean by accept your case, the noa1 was the case acceptance. This would just mean your case is being looked at, but usually I find that approvals are not far behind.

Some advice-

Just because someone received an RFE is no indication that you will.

Worrying and stressing over it will make the process slow.

Just sit back, relax and forget about it for now.

If it happens it happens and you can deal with it when it does.

You've only been waiting three weeks also, be patient.

Edited by Cody and Daisy

My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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I got an RFE for not matching my fiancee's birthday on 2 separate pages. Stupid mistake on my part. They sent a single page explaining they wanted a birth certificate for evidence of the correct date. I had 90 days to respond. I replied within a week and about 2 weeks later I received NOA2. So, my estimate is it delayed things about 3 weeks or so.

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If you receive an RFE, the typical time to respond is 87 days (84 days plus 3 day allotment for mailing). The sooner you respond, the sooner your case can resume processing.

FAM 10.5(b)(3) http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-1067/0-0-0-1318.html#0-0-0-280

Maximum Response Times .


The maximum response time is 12 weeks for an RFE. Extensions of time to submit evidence beyond the 12-week limit for RFEs or the 30-day period for NOIDs are not permitted. The regulations state that when an RFE is served by mail, the response is timely filed if it is received no more than three days after the due date. 8 CFR 103.5a(b) . USCIS has determined that as a matter of policy that additional mailing time should be given to applicants/petitioners residing outside the United States. See Appendix 10-9 for standard mailing times. Extensions of time to submit evidence beyond the 12-week limit for RFEs or the 30-day period for NOIDs are not permitted.
Edited by KayDeeCee

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Thanks all you guys for un answers, it is really frustating this situation, I can't believe they don't accept the most minimal error. Well, I guess it is for avoid any kind of fraud. Also, they put the questions kinda hidden, they should think of how to make a form to make it easy for others, so they won't make any mistake, and it's a win-win lol.


K1

02-02-2015 Package Sent by Express Mail

02-10-2015 NOA1

02-19-2015 NOA1 Hard Copy

02-25-2015 NOA2

03-02-2015 NOA2 Hard Copy

03-18-2015 NVC Left

03-25-2015 Argentinian Embassy received

04-09-2015 Packet 3 received

05-11-2015 Packet 3 sent

05-19-2015 Packet 4 recieved

06-15-2015 Interview: APPROVED :dancing:

07-01-2015 Visa in Hand

09-06-2015 POE

09-25-2015 Went to SSN Office

10-03-2015 SSC in hand

10-09-2015 Wedding (L):wub:

----------------------------------------------------------

AOS

11-09-2015 AOS, EAD & AP Sent by Express Mail (Dearborn Address)

11-10-2015 Package Delivered

11-19-2015 AOS, EAD & AP confirmation e-mails received

11-23-2015 NOAs received in the mail

11-30-2015 Biometrics appointment letter received (for Dic 11th)

12-11-2015 Biometrics not taken due to a difference in names in passport and appointment letter.

12-14-2015 Biometrics completed

01-06-2016 AOS Approved :dance:

01-11-2016 GREEN CARD in hand!!!!!!!!!!!!

----------------------------------------------------------

ROC

11-06-2017 Package Sent by Express Mail 

11-13-2017 NOA received

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Definitely understand your feelings of frustration! I left my fiancé's letter of intent in my copy machine. We just got the RFE letter requesting that over the weekend, and I got it right back into the mail. The instructions in the RFE letter were pretty straightforward at least. We're hoping it only adds about 2 weeks to the whole process.

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Definitely understand your feelings of frustration! I left my fiancé's letter of intent in my copy machine. We just got the RFE letter requesting that over the weekend, and I got it right back into the mail. The instructions in the RFE letter were pretty straightforward at least. We're hoping it only adds about 2 weeks to the whole process.

I hope to get as much 3 weeks of delay. But I have to wait first until they change the status on the web page. I noticed the mistake before they give us the RFE. I feel so anxious. I must calm down


K1

02-02-2015 Package Sent by Express Mail

02-10-2015 NOA1

02-19-2015 NOA1 Hard Copy

02-25-2015 NOA2

03-02-2015 NOA2 Hard Copy

03-18-2015 NVC Left

03-25-2015 Argentinian Embassy received

04-09-2015 Packet 3 received

05-11-2015 Packet 3 sent

05-19-2015 Packet 4 recieved

06-15-2015 Interview: APPROVED :dancing:

07-01-2015 Visa in Hand

09-06-2015 POE

09-25-2015 Went to SSN Office

10-03-2015 SSC in hand

10-09-2015 Wedding (L):wub:

----------------------------------------------------------

AOS

11-09-2015 AOS, EAD & AP Sent by Express Mail (Dearborn Address)

11-10-2015 Package Delivered

11-19-2015 AOS, EAD & AP confirmation e-mails received

11-23-2015 NOAs received in the mail

11-30-2015 Biometrics appointment letter received (for Dic 11th)

12-11-2015 Biometrics not taken due to a difference in names in passport and appointment letter.

12-14-2015 Biometrics completed

01-06-2016 AOS Approved :dance:

01-11-2016 GREEN CARD in hand!!!!!!!!!!!!

----------------------------------------------------------

ROC

11-06-2017 Package Sent by Express Mail 

11-13-2017 NOA received

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Trust me, you just begun the very first step into this long journey to the US citizenship

and there will be plenty of additional documents to submit,

so don't fret over what's done as it will not improve anything

other than to raise your blood pressure.

Rather, let this be a good lesson to double and triple check

everything in future documents.

It's such a minor error, so perhaps they could oversee (?) it???

But if you get RFE, it should be a simple fix to reply.

Edited by DualityOneness

10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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I just got my case approved tonight (2 am), without RFE!!!! :dancing:

I had suscribed to USCIS for any update of my case just about 1 hour before, bc I didnt want to check my case twice a day, so, I thought, let's wait until I get an e-mail... and then, I got the email.. I couldnt believe my eyes... I went to the USCIS web page, just to make sure, and yes, my case had been approved....

Im so excited that I want to cry.

One step closer to my bubu :wub:


K1

02-02-2015 Package Sent by Express Mail

02-10-2015 NOA1

02-19-2015 NOA1 Hard Copy

02-25-2015 NOA2

03-02-2015 NOA2 Hard Copy

03-18-2015 NVC Left

03-25-2015 Argentinian Embassy received

04-09-2015 Packet 3 received

05-11-2015 Packet 3 sent

05-19-2015 Packet 4 recieved

06-15-2015 Interview: APPROVED :dancing:

07-01-2015 Visa in Hand

09-06-2015 POE

09-25-2015 Went to SSN Office

10-03-2015 SSC in hand

10-09-2015 Wedding (L):wub:

----------------------------------------------------------

AOS

11-09-2015 AOS, EAD & AP Sent by Express Mail (Dearborn Address)

11-10-2015 Package Delivered

11-19-2015 AOS, EAD & AP confirmation e-mails received

11-23-2015 NOAs received in the mail

11-30-2015 Biometrics appointment letter received (for Dic 11th)

12-11-2015 Biometrics not taken due to a difference in names in passport and appointment letter.

12-14-2015 Biometrics completed

01-06-2016 AOS Approved :dance:

01-11-2016 GREEN CARD in hand!!!!!!!!!!!!

----------------------------------------------------------

ROC

11-06-2017 Package Sent by Express Mail 

11-13-2017 NOA received

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