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Good Morning,

I posted in another forum, lots of views but no replies. Most my post in that forum are unanswered. So I thought I try this on. People are talking on other threads,. I am sorry for the semi-repost,

My process seems to be stuck. I received a letter (first of February) saying the NVC received my packet and next step they will send it to the consulate and contact my fiance. The process can take several weeks. I thought the process is slow, but my finacee has a friend that started about the same time as her and is already in the USA.

My fiance did move before the I-129F, and I called the consulate to let them know of the address change. They had me make a profile for her, and put her information in it. I have heard nothing since. I did call since that and tried to ask but they just babbled. My fiance has heard nothing either.

According to the guide on the site, my fiance should have already gotten an appointment as her friend did. I expect to at least heard something ,whether it's process or on hold for something.

I really don't know what to do, I'm at my wits end.

Thanks for the time,


Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? California Service Center on 20141224

Consulate : Hong Kong, China

I-129F Sent : 2014-12-17

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-12-24

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-01-15

NVC Received : 2015-02-06

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Ok, so I really cant tell you much about what to do, other than keep calling, putting in a service request and asking them where in the world it could be.

There was a case a few months back when a petition got sent to the wrong place, but you say you heard from them?

Have you called to find out about your invoice number, beneficiary ID and case number (all of which are assigned by NVC)? If you have those numbers, you can track your case on CEAC (apparently) to see where it is.

You could also call the embassy and ask if they ever got it.

You can also check out the post NOA2 threads for August, September or October, those people are either past the NVC or dealing with the NVC. If you ask directly in the forum, maybe you are more likely to get an answer?

I hope it shows up soon!

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Seeing as its been this long, the petition should be at the consulate by now. I was wondering if there is a possibility that they sent the packet 3 to her old address?

Try to send them an email inquiry. I read they are very responsive here:


Give them the case number that NVC provided and ask if they have the papers and if they can resend the packet 3 since beneficiary never got it.

Good luck

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08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

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12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

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dont be worry, every case is diferent, in my case for example i waited 4 months after the nvc forwarded my case to the embassy, and they contacted me via email, at the end they will contact your fiance, all what you can do is try to email the embassy and try to call them, good luck

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Though every case is different and no one can be sure,

but even cutting some slack for the case being held up a bit here and there,

waiting for consulate to contact your fiancee for 3 months seems way out of line.

I don't know if it's same for Hong Kong, but my fiancee (at the time) in Shanghai,

received her packet 3 via express mail from Guangzhou embassy 18 days after

NOA2 was issued.

I highly suspect that packet 3 was sent to the old address...

1) and the worst scenarios is if the packet was delivered (vs. returned),

embassy thinks it's your fiancee's turn to continue the processing.

2) if the packet was returned, it may sit around until they can figure out if there was

a address change...that is if they didn't lose it...and after awhile the case could return

back to NVC as undeliverable.

I wouldn't patiently wait in your case...in fact I would contact both NVC and embassy

ASAP and

1) Ask for case update

2) and make triple sure that they have her new address.

Also, I thought there was a way to track the delivery package between NVC to embassy,

but since I didn't had to do it...I forget the details... anyone???

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.
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08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Hi DesertJason,

It's my first time posting...not even sure I'm doing it right.

I am delayed at the NVC, too. My situation seems slightly different, though. I thought I'd share just in case it's helpful.

My I-129F California NOA2 is dated April 16 (~33 days ago) and I'm still waiting on the NVC to acknowledge receipt and issue a case number. When I called today I was told to email NVCResearch at state dot gov with a scanned image of the NOA2 and the NOA2 Receipt number in the subject line. The agent told me that they could help track it down.

I'm also expecting them to send the docs to the Hong Kong consulate eventually. I hope there isn't any particular problem with sending things to Hong Kong now...

Good luck - please post here again as you learn more.


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Tbqh, I'd have the fiance enquire about it too. They might just be blowing you off because you're not the one receiving the papers. All of this at this point is more between your fiance and the cosulate.

But call call call. That's the only way to get it done.

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Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013

The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               


04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              

 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            


04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 



05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
08/27/18 - 18 month extension received (Courtesy Copy)

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