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Once my fiancé enters the country and we marry we will file for AOS as soon as possible. My question is, does the National visa Center handle AOS or who does this because I want to know who to contact for a question. The question and situation is as follows: we were approved for our fiancé petition on February 20th 2015 and never received our NoA2 letter in the mail. I keep calling to complain and they just now responded that I have to pay to receive a duplicate! It is unjust because it's not my fault my mail was lost. I read that I need the copy of the approval notice to file for AOS. I have the emails that notified me that I was approved. I want to contact the NVC and ask if that is enough since USCIS has yet to send me my letter, again. I will also call USCIS again and ask to speak to a secondary customer service officer which is what an agent from USCIS told me after I last called and explained my situation. My fiancé will enter the country tomorrow and we will marry in two weeks. Our only hold back for filing AOS is that NOA2

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Practical solution: pay for the duplicate and move forward with your plans.

Alternative: Make an Infopass appointment at your local USCIS office and explain to someone that can do something about it and maybe get lucky and not have to pay for the notice. The phone support staff are not the decision makers.

I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318


PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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~Moved from K1 Process to Fam.-based AOS Forum~

~Inquiry about AOS-associated processes~

(mod hat off)

As you know, the hardcopy NOA2 notice is the best document that you need and have requested to no apparent avail. Though not optimum, there have been forum reports of folks successfully sending in copies of the email NOA2 visa approval notification with their AOS package. Suggest using the Forum custom Google search function and research that option in the AOS forums.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

Edited by Pitaya

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:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

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

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How much is the duplicate and where can it be ordered?? I am in the same situation and am having trouble getting off work during the business hours to call. Sorry your in your situation, it is frustrating.

The duplicate would be $405 and it can be ordered on the USCIS website here: http://www.uscis.gov/i-824just read the instructions

To answer your other question: I just took the copy of the email I received from USCIS to the interview and the first NOA1 to the interview and they didn't even ask for it because they also have it themselves on file or else they wouldn't grant an interview knowing that we weren't approved for the I-129f. Don't worry :D!!

I am definitely going to take the route of using the emails and confirmation page from USCIS about my approval of the I-129f and send that in. I will also try calling USCIS once again and speak to a secondary customer service rep to try and get the NOA2 as well.

Here is a thread I found about our situation.

And thank you all for all the help, once again!!


Oh and here's one more thread as well http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/323385-filing-for-aos-with-lost-noa2/

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Awesome, I just printed my status update in USCIS and I have all of my emails saved. One more question though, my alien registration number was changed and it isn't on my NOA-1. Where can I find this since I will need it if I don't have my NOA-2?? Also, wouldn't it save so much time if when logging into USCIS they made it accessible for us to print our NOA's. if only right???

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Hi, sorry for the late reply, but I was doing PoE with my fiancé on Monday and moving but here I am. I don't know where you could find your new alien registration number :/ just ask on here where to find the new one. Why did yours change?

And yes! A NOA option to print online for us would be ideal!!

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