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Hi all,

I had Noa1 on March 19, 2015 and my NOA 2 on April 8, 2015.

What would be the next step?

I've read this part already..

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

...but my real concern is.. what happened to my approved I-129F now?

where is it?

how soon can i get case number?

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You can read my About Me. This will give you some idea.


08/01/12-Married08/17/12-Applied for Social Security Card09/23/12-Husband received his Social Security card!09/27/12-Filed AOS09/28/12-AOS package received10/01/12-Text message from USCIS10/03/12-Check cashed10/09/12-NOA1 for I485,I765,I131 AND Biometrics Appointment Letter10/24/12-Biometrics Appointment12/11/12-EAD and AP Approved-75 days12/14/12-EAD/AP Card Production ordered12/21/12-EAD/AP Card came in the mail06/22/13-Green Card Approved06/27/13-Greed Card Production Ordered06/29/13-Green Card came in the mail<p>

04/09/15-Mailed ROC

04/10/2015-Package received

04/14/2015-Check cashed

06/02/2015-Called Service Center (still no NOA1) Service request found out wrong address on paperwork! :(

06/03/2015-Called to get address updated Ar11 online add change didnt work-got infopass for June 10th

06/10/2015-Went to info pass appt. Hubby got a 1yr. Extension stamp in his passport and biometrics done

08/12/2015-ROC Approved. Got letter in the mail.

08/29/2015-received new card in the mail.

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You should get an update from USCIS saying your petition was send to the department of state. You'll call NVC to receive your case number


October 30, 2014 - Sent I-129F

November 5, 2014 -USCIS received petition

November 9, 2014 - Check pending

November 10, 2014 - Check cashed and NOA1 received

November 17, 2014 - NOA1 hard copy received

************NO RFE...***************

April 2, 2015 - NOA2 (143 days) (L)

April 8, 2015 - NOA2 hardcopy

April 14, 2015 - Send to NVC

April 21, 2015 - NVC Received petition

April 23, 2015 - Case number assigned

April 25, 2015 - In transit

April 23, 2015 - Package 3 received (Email)

April 27, 2015 - Consulate received petition

May 5, 2015 - Package 3 completed & NVC letter received

May 18, 2015 - Medical

May 27, 2015 - Pick up medical results

May 29, 2015 - Interview ----- APPROVED! :dancing:

June 8, 2015 - Administrative Processing

June 9, 2015 - ISSUED! :luv:

June 12, 2015 - Visa Received :dancing:

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You can read my About Me. This will give you some idea.

how did you know your case was sent to NVC?

You should get an update from USCIS saying your petition was send to the department of state. You'll call NVC to receive your case number

will it show on the uscis status tracking that the case was sent to department of state? is that the NVC? thank you

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how did you know your case was sent to NVC?

Did you check your status on USCIS website at all during the process or did you just go by the letters they sent? If you do check your status it will say there that your case was sent to the Department of State for visa processing.






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Did you check your status on USCIS website at all during the process or did you just go by the letters they sent? If you do check your status it will say there that your case was sent to the Department of State for visa processing.

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ohh. yes i check uscis website all the time. the status was still saying case approved since april 8.. i'll check again some other time.

Thank you

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ohh. yes i check uscis website all the time. the status was still saying case approved since april 8.. i'll check again some other time.

Thank you

It can take quite a while before it changes :)






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You should get an update from USCIS saying your petition was send to the department of state. You'll call NVC to receive your case number

Did you check your status on USCIS website at all during the process or did you just go by the letters they sent? If you do check your status it will say there that your case was sent to the Department of State for visa processing.

CSC does not do that, only TSC does.

OP- assuming your case went to CSC- you will just have to call NVC to find out if it's received your petition. Your status on the USCIS website will NOT change from its current one.

Edited to add: CSC often takes more than 2 weeks to get files to NVC. No need to call NVC until after 14 or more days have passed since your NOA2. Don't be surprised if it takes closer to 30 days.

Edited by usmsbow

Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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CSC does not do that, only TSC does.

OP- assuming your case went to CSC- you will just have to call NVC to find out if it's received your petition. Your status on the USCIS website will NOT change from its current one.

Cool, I did not know that. Learned something new today :)






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CSC does not do that, only TSC does.

OP- assuming your case went to CSC- you will just have to call NVC to find out if it's received your petition. Your status on the USCIS website will NOT change from its current one.

Edited to add: CSC often takes more than 2 weeks to get files to NVC. No need to call NVC until after 14 or more days have passed since your NOA2. Don't be surprised if it takes closer to 30 days.

OMG!!!! usmsbow! I just looked at your timeline and seen that it took 5 months for your case to get from USCIS to NVC?????

Was your petition part of the blunder that CSC did when TSC transferred the old petitions, then they were sent to the wrong DOS area? What happened? In hindsight, do you think you could have prevented such a long wait?

I am waiting to hear about my DOS transfer now. I can vouch for what you are saying - that CSC does not update or notify petitioners when the case is transferred!


K-1 fiance visa journey

 

July 22, 2014 - First connection through website ** March 4, 2015 - First meeting in person in a third country (first visa stress!) ** March 18, 2015 - Sent Form I-129F ** March 19, 2015 - Received by Dallas Lockbox at 8:09 AM CST ** March 24, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 9:04 PM CST - NOA1 ** April 7, 2015 - Received USCIS approval confirmation text and e-mail at 9:30 PM CST - NOA2 ** April 24, 2015 - Called NVC and confirmed receipt ** April 25, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In NVC' ** April 29, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In Transit' ** May 5, 2015 - Petition arrived at embassy - 'Ready' status ** June 14, 2015 - Received Packet 3 and 4 (Interview and document list combined) ** June 29, 2015 - Medical exam ** July 7, 2015 - Embassy interview!!...then...CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Administrative Processing' ** August 4, 2015 - Received call from US Embassy to drop off his passport!! ** September 3, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Ready' and Nonimmigrant!!!!!!! TOMORROW!.....no...still waiting... ** October 13, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting 'Administrative Processing' ** October 15, 2015 - CEAC.GOV now says 'Issued' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 10, 2015 - Dallas POE! He's here

November 16, 2015 - Our marriage :)

Adjustment of Status journey ~ ROC Date December 21, 2017 ~

 

December 9, 2015 - Mailed AOS package (Day 0) ** December 10, 2015 - Received by Chicago Lockbox at 1:06 PM CST (Day 1) ** December 14, 2015 - Initiated county name change petition ** December 22, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 11:34 PM CST - NOA (Day 13) ** January 4, 2016 - Additional information delivered to NBC at 10:10 AM CST (Day 26) ** January 11, 2016 - Fingerprint fee accepted for Form I-485 (Day 33) ** January 19, 2016 - Received Selective Service registration card ** January 20, 2016 - Service request initiated and completed for biometric appointment (Day 42) ** January 23, 2016 - Received biometric letter dated January 16, 2016 (Day 45) ** February 5, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 58) ** February 19, 2016 - Request for Initial Evidence for EAD/AP (Day 72) ** February 25, 2016 - Received RFIE (Day 78) ** February 26, 2016 - Mailed response to RFIE (Day 79) ** February 29, 2016 - Response to RFE delivered to NBC at 11:06 AM CST (Day 82) ** March 3, 2016 - EAD status update to RFE response received March 1, 2016 (Day 85) ** March 4, 2016 - EAD/AP approved/card being produced (Day 86) ** March 9, 2016 - EAD/AP card mailed (Day 91) ** March 12, 2016 - EAD/AP received (Day 94) ** March 21, 2016 - GC approved/card being produced (Day 103) ** March 24, 2016 - GC mailed and name change completed (should have been February 4, 2016...) (Day 106) ** March 26, 2016 - Conditional GC received (Day 108)

Removal of Conditions journey ~ USC Date December 21, 2018 ~

Spoiler

December 21, 2017 - Mailed ROC package (Day 0) ** December 26, 2017 - Received by Laguna Niguel Lockbox  at 12:40 PM CST (Day 1) ** January 2, 2018 Check cashed (Day 7) ** January 6, 2018 Received NOA1 dated December 26, 2017 (Day 11) ** February 13, 2018 - Service request initiated for biometric appointment (Day 49) ** February 23, 2018 - Received service request letter response dated January 19, 2018 instructing us to wait (Day 59) ** March 5, 2018 - Case Received at Local Office (Day 69) ** June 15, 2018 - Case Transferred to Another Office (Day 171) ** June 18, 2018 - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction (Day 174) ** August 24, 2018 - Rec'd extended NOA1 dated August 18, 2018 (Day 241) **

 

 

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OMG!!!! usmsbow! I just looked at your timeline and seen that it took 5 months for your case to get from USCIS to NVC?????

Was your petition part of the blunder that CSC did when TSC transferred the old petitions, then they were sent to the wrong DOS area? What happened? In hindsight, do you think you could have prevented such a long wait?

I am waiting to hear about my DOS transfer now. I can vouch for what you are saying - that CSC does not update or notify petitioners when the case is transferred!

There were around 20 of us on VJ who went through that experience. No more than half of us were transfers from TSC. The only thing connecting us all was we received our NOA2 between mid-September and mid-October (perhaps a couple were after that, I don't remember exactly). We never found out what really happened, but finally in December USCIS admitted that our files had never been sent to NVC. For some, the petitions were sent to the NRC instead and had to be re-directed to the NVC. I never got a clear response from USCIS until they told me they sent it to NVC in early January (and even then I was worried since they had earlier said they had shipped it, when they really hadn't).

No, there was nothing I nor any of the others could have done to prevent such a long wait. Maybe if I had contacted USCIS sooner and put in a service request, it would have sped it up but probably no more than a few weeks.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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Do you have to call NVC to get your case number? Do they send you anything to say they have received your petition? How do you get notified it has left NVC and on to the embassy. Is anything required between NOA2 and over to embassy? Sorry, this step seems vague to me :-)

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Do you have to call NVC to get your case number? Do they send you anything to say they have received your petition? How do you get notified it has left NVC and on to the embassy. Is anything required between NOA2 and over to embassy? Sorry, this step seems vague to me :-)

It's vague for me too! From what I've learned is that since you are TSC, your USCIS account should show that you have been transferred. The good thing is that K-1's don't hang out in NVC like spousal visas do. The NVC should be sending the US beneficiary a letter with all the pertinent info, but calling can be a good way to get it as well (and tying up the phone lines - getting through to the NVC is as easy as getting a US visa! You can wait just as long!).

When the embassy gets the petition, they follow local guidelines, which are all different. For example, Kabul will send out emails only and doesn't bother with postal mail to give the detailed info on what to bring and setting up the interview and medical...blah, blah, blah. But other than keeping an eye out in the mail and/or trying to call the NVC as early or late as possible without needing to re-dail 45 times in a day, I don't think there is anything else the petitioner or beneficiary needs to do. Just gather the financial documents as the beneficiary needs to send a wet signature for the affidavit of support.


K-1 fiance visa journey

 

July 22, 2014 - First connection through website ** March 4, 2015 - First meeting in person in a third country (first visa stress!) ** March 18, 2015 - Sent Form I-129F ** March 19, 2015 - Received by Dallas Lockbox at 8:09 AM CST ** March 24, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 9:04 PM CST - NOA1 ** April 7, 2015 - Received USCIS approval confirmation text and e-mail at 9:30 PM CST - NOA2 ** April 24, 2015 - Called NVC and confirmed receipt ** April 25, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In NVC' ** April 29, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In Transit' ** May 5, 2015 - Petition arrived at embassy - 'Ready' status ** June 14, 2015 - Received Packet 3 and 4 (Interview and document list combined) ** June 29, 2015 - Medical exam ** July 7, 2015 - Embassy interview!!...then...CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Administrative Processing' ** August 4, 2015 - Received call from US Embassy to drop off his passport!! ** September 3, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Ready' and Nonimmigrant!!!!!!! TOMORROW!.....no...still waiting... ** October 13, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting 'Administrative Processing' ** October 15, 2015 - CEAC.GOV now says 'Issued' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 10, 2015 - Dallas POE! He's here

November 16, 2015 - Our marriage :)

Adjustment of Status journey ~ ROC Date December 21, 2017 ~

 

December 9, 2015 - Mailed AOS package (Day 0) ** December 10, 2015 - Received by Chicago Lockbox at 1:06 PM CST (Day 1) ** December 14, 2015 - Initiated county name change petition ** December 22, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 11:34 PM CST - NOA (Day 13) ** January 4, 2016 - Additional information delivered to NBC at 10:10 AM CST (Day 26) ** January 11, 2016 - Fingerprint fee accepted for Form I-485 (Day 33) ** January 19, 2016 - Received Selective Service registration card ** January 20, 2016 - Service request initiated and completed for biometric appointment (Day 42) ** January 23, 2016 - Received biometric letter dated January 16, 2016 (Day 45) ** February 5, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 58) ** February 19, 2016 - Request for Initial Evidence for EAD/AP (Day 72) ** February 25, 2016 - Received RFIE (Day 78) ** February 26, 2016 - Mailed response to RFIE (Day 79) ** February 29, 2016 - Response to RFE delivered to NBC at 11:06 AM CST (Day 82) ** March 3, 2016 - EAD status update to RFE response received March 1, 2016 (Day 85) ** March 4, 2016 - EAD/AP approved/card being produced (Day 86) ** March 9, 2016 - EAD/AP card mailed (Day 91) ** March 12, 2016 - EAD/AP received (Day 94) ** March 21, 2016 - GC approved/card being produced (Day 103) ** March 24, 2016 - GC mailed and name change completed (should have been February 4, 2016...) (Day 106) ** March 26, 2016 - Conditional GC received (Day 108)

Removal of Conditions journey ~ USC Date December 21, 2018 ~

Spoiler

December 21, 2017 - Mailed ROC package (Day 0) ** December 26, 2017 - Received by Laguna Niguel Lockbox  at 12:40 PM CST (Day 1) ** January 2, 2018 Check cashed (Day 7) ** January 6, 2018 Received NOA1 dated December 26, 2017 (Day 11) ** February 13, 2018 - Service request initiated for biometric appointment (Day 49) ** February 23, 2018 - Received service request letter response dated January 19, 2018 instructing us to wait (Day 59) ** March 5, 2018 - Case Received at Local Office (Day 69) ** June 15, 2018 - Case Transferred to Another Office (Day 171) ** June 18, 2018 - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction (Day 174) ** August 24, 2018 - Rec'd extended NOA1 dated August 18, 2018 (Day 241) **

 

 

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Thanks Amhara! I have heard its a long phone process, so i was hoping to get notified that NVC recieved my information and also when it has left. I guess there is no way to check online.

For many of us, NVC doesn't send us anything. We are only contacted once our petitions reach the embassy. People call NVC for peace of mind more than anything since the case # is only needed to track your petition on the State Dept website.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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