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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to USCIS Service Centers forum; topic is about sending/receiving correspondence from USCIS.

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September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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Hi I have sent a waiver to USCIS 3 weeks ago and I haven't get the I-797 notice of action, does anyone knows how long it will take to get it?

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Do you mean NOA1? Did you receive an email or text notification?

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It can take up to 30 days to receive I-797 in the mail. if passed 30 days contact USCIS

AOS (from F-1 student visa)
09/21/2012 got married
03/29/2016 AOS package send (I-130, I-485, I-765) (day 0)
04/01/2016 Package delivered to USCIS ATTN:FBAS 131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60603-5517 (day 0)
04/11/2016 emails and texts notification received. Case routed to NBC (day 10)

PD 04/04/2016 (official day: day 1)
04/14/2016 received NOA1's hard copies. (day 11)

04/29/2016 received biometrics letter (day 26)
05/09/2016 biometrics appointment at 10AM (day 36)

:dancing:05/05/2016 walk-in biometrics (success) at 2pm (day 32) :dancing:

06/20/2016 online service request for EAD (day 78)

06/24/2016 EAD is being produced (day 82)

06/28/2016 EAD mailed (day 86)

07/01/2016 EAD received (day 89)

08/26/2016 Interview scheduled for 09/29/2016 (day 145)

09/29/2016 Interview day (day 181)


Useful Links
USCIS Account set up: https://egov.uscis.g...atus/landing.do
USCIS Process times: https://egov.uscis.g...sDisplayInit.do
USCIS Tel No: 1-800-375-5283
Lockbox support email: LockboxSupport@uscis.dhs.gov
Change of Address for live petitions: https://egov.uscis.g...ddressChange.do
Contact Congressman: http://www.house.gov...entatives/find/
Contact Senator: http://www.senate.go...nators/contact/
Social Security Info: https://www.ssa.gov/people/immigrants/
Civil Surgeon List: https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor
IRS Transcripts: https://www.irs.gov/.../Get-Transcript

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