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Hi everyone,

Today I received a text confirmation of my I-129F application. It is as follows: "USCIS: Your case was received. Receipt # WAC (deleted numbers for privacy purposes). Official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) to follow in mail. Msg & Data rates may apply. DO NOT REPLY". However, I am scared that I have been sent a rejection because my cousin whom filed and got approved also received an email shortly after that it has been forwarded, and I did not. Is this a bad thing? I have also tried pulling up the WAC number and it does not show anything. I recieved the text today and did not get a follow up email.

Thank you.


July 7th, 2016 – Engaged

September 1st, 2016- I-129F Sent to Lockbox Facility in Lewisville

September 6th, 2016- NOA1

- No RFE’s -

October 3rd, 2016- NOA 2 (Via USCIS application)

- Hardcopy came a week and a half after –

October 27th, 2016- NVC received case (after many weeks of calling)

October 28, 2016- Case was assigned a number

November 4th, 2016- Case left NVC for Bosnia and Herzegovina

( According to DHL website tracking my case will be received by the consulate on November 7th,2016)

November 7th, 2016- Interview (APPROVED)

November 22nd, 2016- POE: Salt Lake City. WE ARE FINALLY TOGETHER.

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Being approved and receiving a notice or receipt are two different things.

Your notice states that they have received your application at the service center. You will get an approval or RFE in several months time. No need to worry! And it usually takes a week or two to be able to track it in the system, hence why nothing shows up yet.

Good luck on the rest of your journey!

Edited by jacklynriquelme

Married: 5-July-2015
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I-130 Petition Sent: 11-May-2016
NSC Received (Our Priority Date): 12-May-2016
NOA2 Received: 30-September-2016 141 days for I-130 approval
**Note: We received four text messages at 6:45 AM CST (Friday) about our case status update. We never received an e-mail nor alert from the app**
NOA2 Hard Copy Received: 06-October-2016
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Petition Sent to NVC: 17-October-2016 17 days for petition to be sent to NVC
**No alert of any kind received for this update; saw the change by logging into USCIS website**
NVC Received: 21-October-2016 4 days to be received at NVC
NVC Case Number Assigned: 31-October-2016 10 days for case number to be assigned
**Called NVC on 2-November-2016 and she said case and invoice number had been assigned 31-October.**
NVC Welcome Letter Received: 3-November-2016 @ 12:10 AM 3 days from case number assigned until Welcome Letter received and invoices unlocked
IV and AOS Fees Unlocked: 3-November-2016 @ 7:00 AM
IV and AOS Fees Paid: 3-November-2016
DS-260 Unlocked: 7-November-2016 2.5 business days for DS-260 to be unlocked
DS-260 Submitted: 8-November-2016
AOS & IV Documents Sent: 9-November-2016
Scan Date: 14-November-2016 5 days to receive scan date due to a holiday/weekend
Medical expedite requested: 14-December-2016
Medical expedite approved at consulate: 19-December-2016 Expedite approved with consulate but denied at NVC; still need to wait for case complete
Case on Supervisor Review: 22-December-2016
Case sent to the Review Department: 13-January-2017
Case Complete: 24-January-2017     10 weeks and 2 days at NVC before case completed
Case arrived at consulate/CEAC status "Ready": 1-February-2017
Interview: 21-February-2017   We scheduled our own interview because we had an approved medical expedite with the consulate. By sheer luck we got such a quick interview date because someone cancelled their appointment less than 20 minutes prior
Interview Result: Approved!!
Visa Issued: 21-February-2017     Visa issued same day as interview
DHL tracking information received: 22-February-2017     DHL tracking number appeared 28 hours after interview, scheduled for delivery the next day
Visa in hand: 23-Feb-2017
US POE (Minneapolis): 26-Feb-2017
 
 
 
 

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This is your receipt notice that your petition has been received and is now going to be processed at the CSC, which is why your receipt# starts with WAC. Your timeline info is wrong. You did not send your petition to the TSC, and the TSC is not processing it. Currently all I-129F petitions are being processed at the CSC, but this post may still help > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/538432-process-for-the-mailing-and-receiving-of-i-129f-petitions/

And just to add, if your petition was going to be rejected, then it would have been. You would not have received a receipt notice with receipt number for a petition that is being rejected and mailed back to you.

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This is your receipt notice that your petition has been received and is now going to be processed at the CSC, which is why your receipt# starts with WAC. Your timeline info is wrong. You did not send your petition to the TSC, and the TSC is not processing it. Currently all I-129F petitions are being processed at the CSC, but this post may still help > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/538432-process-for-the-mailing-and-receiving-of-i-129f-petitions/

And just to add, if your petition was going to be rejected, then it would have been. You would not have received a receipt notice with receipt number for a petition that is being rejected and mailed back to you.

~ Moved from K-1 Process to K-1 Case Filing and Progress Reports -topic is filing/case status ~

Thank you for replying. This was very helpful. I did not refer to getting approved for the entire process, but if I was good to go with having it sent to the NVC with the LOA1 . I have heard stories of people receiving these WAC numbers and having their forms sent back to them because they missed something. I really hope your case is true, that comforts me a lot. I just hope I didn't make some small mistake that could have been prevented.


July 7th, 2016 – Engaged

September 1st, 2016- I-129F Sent to Lockbox Facility in Lewisville

September 6th, 2016- NOA1

- No RFE’s -

October 3rd, 2016- NOA 2 (Via USCIS application)

- Hardcopy came a week and a half after –

October 27th, 2016- NVC received case (after many weeks of calling)

October 28, 2016- Case was assigned a number

November 4th, 2016- Case left NVC for Bosnia and Herzegovina

( According to DHL website tracking my case will be received by the consulate on November 7th,2016)

November 7th, 2016- Interview (APPROVED)

November 22nd, 2016- POE: Salt Lake City. WE ARE FINALLY TOGETHER.

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Thank you for replying. This was very helpful. I did not refer to getting approved for the entire process, but if I was good to go with having it sent to the NVC with the LOA1 . I have heard stories of people receiving these WAC numbers and having their forms sent back to them because they missed something. I really hope your case is true, that comforts me a lot. I just hope I didn't make some small mistake that could have been prevented.

You should correct your timeline so that the info on processing estimates can be more accurate. All the timeline info here is linked, so those that have mistakes in their timelines also mess things up for the estimates of others.

You do not have the petition sent to the NVC until it is approved. The NOA1 is just the receipt notice, an acknowledgement that they received your submission and cashed your check. It also provides your receipt number and states what service center is processing your petition, which is California. WAC = California Service Center, formally known as Western Adjudication Center. That is currently where your petition is, awaiting adjudication.

If you made a mistake or left out something, then you can receive an RFE. That is not a rejection. That is a Request For Evidence.

The NOA2, as it is known around here, is the approval notice. Once your petition has been approved, you will receive notice of that. Once approved, THEN the petition will pass through the NVC on its way to your consulate.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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