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I-797C - is this a call to action?

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So we filed our I-130 petition at the end of August 2016 and very quickly received our I-797C NOA form. Both of us read the form and did not see a call to action within it. However...now it is December and we are still waiting for an update beyond that it has been sent to Nebraska but I suddenly got a horrible feeling that we had been asked something in our letter and hadn't read it properly.

There is a sentence in there that says word for word: "Please verify your personal information listed above and immediately notify USCIS National Customer Service Centre at the phone number listed below if there are any changes."

Initially we both read that as "verify this information and if it's incorrect or changed then call immediately to rectify it". However, NOW I'm reading it as "contact us to verify this information and also if there are any changes"

What does this sentence mean to anyone else? I am in the UK right now freaking out that we've just wasted four months waiting for nothing but our own stupid selves lol. I can't call them myself right now but hubby will be doing so first thing in the morning PST.

Can anyone tell me if we incorrectly interpreted this or whether it wasn't actually a call to action?

Sincerely hoping we didn't interpret it wrongly.

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Don't worry - you interpreted it right the first time. If all information is correct, no action needed. You're still within usual processing time for the I130. Breathe, hang in there and happy holidays!

If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.


K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit


9/4/16: Wedding!


AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)


ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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Nope, you shouldn't have to do anything as long as the info is correct! I pulled out my NOA1, and it says the exact same thing, and I never had to do anything to move the process along. Four months is pretty normal, AFAIK, so don't worry too much!

(L) Married: April 23, 2016 (L)


CR-1 Timeline


USCIS Timeline
2016-04-30     Filed I-130
2016-05-02     Received NOA1
2016-08-31     Received NOA2
2016-09-27     Case sent to the NVC (151 days at USCIS)
NVC Timeline
2016-10-03     NVC Received Case
2016-10-14     Received Welcome Letter and Case Number via Email
2016-10-14     AOS Fee Invoiced, Paid AOS Fee
2016-10-14     Submitted Choice of Agent (DS-261)
2016-10-22     IV Fee Invoiced, Paid IV Fee
2016-10-25     Emailed AOS Package
2016-10-26     Submitted IV Application (DS-260)
2016-10-27     Scan Date
2016-12-07     Received Checklist via Phone, Emailed Checklist Documents
2016-12-08     Case Entered Supervisor Review
2016-12-13     Case Complete Received via Phone
2016-12-15     Interview Date Received via Phone
2016-12-16     Received Interview Letter via Email (Packet 4)
2016-12-16     Case sent to Embassy (75 days at NVC)
Montreal Embassy Timeline
2016-12-19     Embassy Received Case
2017-01-03     Medical
2017-01-26     Interview! (272 days from filing date)
2017-01-26     Interview Results - Approved!
2017-01-27     Visa Issued
2017-01-30     Visa Received
USA Timeline
2017-02-09     POE

2017-02-21     Received SSN
0000-00-00     Received Green Card


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