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Hi friends,

I sent my I-129F petition a few weeks ago. I just received a form that says i-797C Notice of Action receipt in the mail. It has a receipt number, and I checked the status online. It says that it's being processed. What is the next thing to expect, and in the meantime, should I be doing something? I'm not sure what I should be doing to prepare. I've read a lot of things online, but I do not really understand the NOA1 or NOA2.

Anyone who can give me a brief run-through- I would so appreciate it.

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Congrats on sending in your petition.

Hopefully you guys wont have to wait as long as some of us.

How it works:

1. Send in I-129F to Dallas Lockbox

2. I-129F is routed to either California or Texas Service Centers. Once it is routed they send you "NOA1". Which is the I-797C Notice of Action that you already have. Save it! This is your NOA1!

3. Wait till the I-129F is reviewed

4. I-129F is reviewed. If no issues you will receive an NOA2. This is the approval of the I-129F. If you have issues, they will send you a request for evidence in which you will have to respond to.

5. Once everything is said and done they send it to National Visa Center to be processed and sent to Juarez.

6. Package is send to Juarez.

7. Juarez sends the Packet 3 (Instructions to gather needed material for Interview)

8. You gather everything and then contact Juarez and tell them you're ready for your interview.

***I get hazy here because I haven't gone through it yet but maybe someone can piggy-back off of this timetable***

Hope this helps.

FYI: If your Fiancé lives in Mexico City, he can do his medical exam downtown near Reforma.


K1 Visa Journey Texas Service Center

10/25/2014 - I-129F Sent

10/30/2014 - I-129F Arrives in Texas

11/04/2014 - I-129F NOA1 (Email and Text Message) (5 days)

11/05/2014 - I-129F Alien Registration Number Changed

11/08/2014 - I-129F NOA1 (Physical Letter)

06/09/2015 - I-129F NOA2 Electronic Notification!!! (222 Days)

06/15/2015 - I-129F NOA2 Physical Letter

06/19/2015 - I-129F Packet Mailed to NVC

07/01/2015 - NVC Assigned Case/Invoice Number

07/07/2015 - Package Arrives at Consulate (CDJ) *Case Ready*

07/10/2015 - Package 3 Sent out by Consulate

07/17/2015 - Package 3 Received

08/10/2015 - Medical Complete (Mexico City)

08/20/2015 - ACS Biometrics Complete (Juarez)

08/21/2015 - Interview Complete (Juarez) -- APPROVED!!!

08/24/2015 - Visa Printed and Left Consulate

08/25/2015 - Visa Arrived DHL in Mexico City

10/03/2015 - POE: LAX

10/08/2015 - Wedding Santa Barbara

AOS/EAD/AP Journey

12/16/2015 - AOS Sent (w/ EAD and AP)

12/18/2015 - AOS Packet Delivered to Chicago

01/29/2016 - Inquiry on Status of Biometrics Appointment Letter

02/16/2016 - USCIS Response: "Information has been entered into the system"

02/25/2016 - Biometrics Letter Received (March 3, 2016 Appointment)

03/03/2016 - Biometrics Completed (EAD and AOS)

03/21/2016 - Request of Status EAD/AP - "Expect Reply April 6"

04/06/2016 - Submit Second Request for Status

04/12/2016 - Ombudsman Request for Support

04/15/2016 - EAD and AP Approved!

04/19/2016 - EAD/AP Combo Card Mailed from USCIS

04/21/2016 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

05/23/2016 - AOS Interview Scheduled (6/27/2016)

06/27/2016 - AOS Interview Complete (Recommend Approval!)

06/28/2016 - New Card Ordered / Approved (Formal Notice)

06/30/2016 - Mailed Green Card

07/02/2016 - Green Card Received (2-year conditional)

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NOA1 is just a letter letting you know they have recieved your application now you can go on the USCIS website to check your status with the receipt number. NOA2 is a letter regarding the decison on your case. There is nothing you can do I guess you just have to pray and wait. In the mean time gather your document for NVC.

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Welcome to the forum.

Agree with jdwrentm's Mexico-specific advice. :thumbs: That will be useful down the road.

:guides: easily accessible at the top of the forum page. In particular, the K1 Flowchart: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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

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Prior apologies if I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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Hello, good day. I wanted to ask something. My fiance received an email yesterday stating that our case was accepted and in 7-10 days they will send an official receipt of Notice to him. What we don't understand and a bit worried is that they sent our packet to California instead of in Texas. He lives in New York, so our packet should be in Texas. Is that something we should worry? THANK YOU...

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Hello, good day. I wanted to ask something. My fiance received an email yesterday stating that our case was accepted and in 7-10 days they will send an official receipt of Notice to him. What we don't understand and a bit worried is that they sent our packet to California instead of in Texas. He lives in New York, so our packet should be in Texas. Is that something we should worry? THANK YOU...

Nope you're just one of the lucky people who the USCIS routed the petition to California. Most Mid March-April filers are going to California regardless of location.

So, congrats on what will be a quick approval.


Filed I-129f petition---------------- 01.07.2015

Hardcopy NOA1 rec.----------------01.23.2015

K1 Visa Received---------------------10.09.2015

Married--------------------------------- 12.12.2015

Filed AOS/EAD-------------------------02.02.2016

AOS/EAD NOA1 rec.------------------02.08.2016

EAD Approved--------------------------04.11.2016

:reading:You can read more about my immigration journey on my blog as well as get tips and information about the process.

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Thank you so much Stephanie. That was a relief. We where a bit worried.

You guys should be on CLOUD 9 right now!

You're going to CSC and will prob get approved before Oct/Nov filers....


K1 Visa Journey Texas Service Center

10/25/2014 - I-129F Sent

10/30/2014 - I-129F Arrives in Texas

11/04/2014 - I-129F NOA1 (Email and Text Message) (5 days)

11/05/2014 - I-129F Alien Registration Number Changed

11/08/2014 - I-129F NOA1 (Physical Letter)

06/09/2015 - I-129F NOA2 Electronic Notification!!! (222 Days)

06/15/2015 - I-129F NOA2 Physical Letter

06/19/2015 - I-129F Packet Mailed to NVC

07/01/2015 - NVC Assigned Case/Invoice Number

07/07/2015 - Package Arrives at Consulate (CDJ) *Case Ready*

07/10/2015 - Package 3 Sent out by Consulate

07/17/2015 - Package 3 Received

08/10/2015 - Medical Complete (Mexico City)

08/20/2015 - ACS Biometrics Complete (Juarez)

08/21/2015 - Interview Complete (Juarez) -- APPROVED!!!

08/24/2015 - Visa Printed and Left Consulate

08/25/2015 - Visa Arrived DHL in Mexico City

10/03/2015 - POE: LAX

10/08/2015 - Wedding Santa Barbara

AOS/EAD/AP Journey

12/16/2015 - AOS Sent (w/ EAD and AP)

12/18/2015 - AOS Packet Delivered to Chicago

01/29/2016 - Inquiry on Status of Biometrics Appointment Letter

02/16/2016 - USCIS Response: "Information has been entered into the system"

02/25/2016 - Biometrics Letter Received (March 3, 2016 Appointment)

03/03/2016 - Biometrics Completed (EAD and AOS)

03/21/2016 - Request of Status EAD/AP - "Expect Reply April 6"

04/06/2016 - Submit Second Request for Status

04/12/2016 - Ombudsman Request for Support

04/15/2016 - EAD and AP Approved!

04/19/2016 - EAD/AP Combo Card Mailed from USCIS

04/21/2016 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

05/23/2016 - AOS Interview Scheduled (6/27/2016)

06/27/2016 - AOS Interview Complete (Recommend Approval!)

06/28/2016 - New Card Ordered / Approved (Formal Notice)

06/30/2016 - Mailed Green Card

07/02/2016 - Green Card Received (2-year conditional)

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Since ours is also at the California Service Center, how long do you think it will be approximately on average before our interview? I actually didn't think this would be so fast. I planned for 6-8 months. My fiance won't even be ready to come for another 3 months probably.

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Hi friends,

I sent my I-129F petition a few weeks ago. I just received a form that says i-797C Notice of Action receipt in the mail. It has a receipt number, and I checked the status online. It says that it's being processed. What is the next thing to expect, and in the meantime, should I be doing something? I'm not sure what I should be doing to prepare. I've read a lot of things online, but I do not really understand the NOA1 or NOA2.

Anyone who can give me a brief run-through- I would so appreciate it.

get on a pc.

study in the Guides Section.

See the K-1 Flowchart link? Click it please !

Go Get Em, and Good Luck !

[handphones and tablets absolutely suck for the research yer about to do]


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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