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My case shows "Case was approved ... we will mail your approval notice" on the myUSCIS case status page with an activity date of Sept 2, 2016. I have not received a physical mailing. A few questions;

1. Does the physical mail have any information that I need? Is it just informational, or does it contain actionable information or tracking numbers that I need to take a next step?

2 I know US Post is abysmal, but should I be concerned I have not received a physical letter after two weeks? It was about 1 week between the site case status update and the physical letter for NOA1.

2. Is this the same as NOA2? Or is NOA2 different than this "Approved" status change?


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1- basically the physical letter does not contain any action or instructions to follow for the next step. it has the Alien Number which you will need later when you fill for AOS. and of course you need to submit a copy of this letter with the AOS package.

2- you should not be concerned after 2 weeks only. after 30 days and still nothing you can call and ask for a second copy to be mailed to you.

3- this is the NOA2 or the I-797 notice letter.

K-1 Visa:


05/12/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
05/16/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX
05/19/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to California Center (WAC) ==== NOA1 Date 05/18/2016
05/24/2016 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail
07/20/2016 -- NOA2 email from USCIS case Status and USCIS App ===== Case approved in 63 Days
07/27/2016 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail
08/02/2016 -- NVC Case Received
08/03/2016 -- NVC Case # and Invoice ID Assigned
08/05/2016 -- Case In Transit to embassy
08/10/2016 -- Case ready at embassy
08/15/2016 -- Packet 3 Received (email)

08/17/2016 -- NVC Letter Received in mail (nothing important ... Useless)

09/19/2016 -- Finally the embassy open interview date after long wait ... 35 Days (interview scheduled for Oct 10)

10/05/2016 -- Medical done. but no sealed envelope given.

10/10/2016 -- Interview day 1 ( pay the fee, deliver paperwork, finger printed ... and told to comeback tomorrow to be interviewed by a CO )

10/11/2016 -- Interview day 2 ( AP with g221 for missing medical )

10/17/2016 -- Medical received and delivered to embassy

10/19/2016 -- VISA ISSUED

10/23/2016 -- VISA in hand 



12/22/2016 -- POE

12/30/2016 -- Marriage

01/14/2017 -- AOS mailed to Chicago, IL

01/17/2017 -- AOS delivered to Chicago, IL

01/25/2017 -- 3 NOA1 emails and texts (I-485 / I-765 / I-131), case routed to MSC

01/30/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-485 only, Notice date January 24th

01/31/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-765 & I-131, Notice date January 24th

02/06/2017 -- Biometrics Appointment Notice Received in mail, Appointment Feb 13, 2017

02/13/2017 -- Biometrics Done

04/20/2017 -- EAD (only) Approval text & email notification (day 96 since case filled, 93 since received, 86 since NOA1)

04/24/2017 -- EAD & AP NOA2 Approval notice received in mail

04/25/2017 -- EAD (only) text & email notification that card was mailed

04/28/2017 -- EAD /AP combo card in hand

09/01/2017 -- AOS Approval text & email notification (day 230 since case filled, 227 since received, 220 since NOA1) Approved in 7.5 Month, Interview waived

09/05/2017 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail for I-485, Notice date September 1st

09/06/2017 -- Text & email notification Green card was mailed

09/09/2017 -- Green card in hand



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