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NOA 1 Received 11/7/16, how much longer????

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Just need to vent. I see that plenty of people getting their NOA 2 well w/i in the time frame that I've already exceeded. It's driving me crazy. I received my NOA 1 on 11/7/2016. Should I worry that something is causing a hold up? I'm using Rapid Visa because I assumed they would help me avoid any of the common mistakes that might lead to a delay.

I check the website numerous times a day now. If USCIS can tell how frequently I check, they'll think I'm a psycho. I really just want to get my fiance (in the Philippines) here with me because I miss her so much and I want to give her the good news that we're one step closer.

Thanks for listening. Best of luck to everyone!

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Looking at the timelines, it doesn't seem like you are behind everyone at all. Especially because everyone takes time off during the holidays and delays are to be expected.. Just breathe! You shouldn't be worried in the least. If you want, you can download the USCIS app to check how cases near yours are being processed, although the Philippines are usually processed quicker than other countries so this is not always the best way to get accurate estimates either. Also, I recommend not to compare your journeys to others or it will drive you crazy! Of course, we all say that, and we all do it, and we all get frustrated. It's normal :) Good luck on your journey!

 

EDIT: Wait... July 11th, or November 7th? We do dates backwards in Mexico and now I'm not sure which date people mean... I was thinking you meant November 7th? 

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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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It's the holidays. Even USCIS people wanna take off early and get home during this time of year.

 

It will pick up again after new years. Should be soon don't worry.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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Ufff guys you answered my question too. I am in a similiar case my case for the K1 visa was recieved in Nov 1 of 2016 my fiancé is located in Dominican Republic. I recieved my NOA 1 in early November but still no NOA 2. I was beginning to get worried, but I was thinking that the USCIS were taking vacations. Meanwhile, I try to get my mind distracted I go to the movie theater, out to eat, I talk and chat with my friend, ect. Just because I know that if I concentrate on getting the approval it would seem as forever and I would go crazy just because I want him over here so bad I shouldn't stop living my normal life. 

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Néw Years

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yupp uscis and others are mostly on vaca i would by 2nd or 3rd week of January things will get to normal,  u also need to remember that many filed due to the price increase so there may be a backlog


 

AOS

05/04/17 - Biometric appointment

05/17/17 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07/20/17 - EAD/AP Approved

07/25/17 - GC interview scheduled

07/27/17 - EAD/AP in hand

08/14/17 - GC interview , approved =)

08/18/17 - GC approval notice letter

08/21/17 - GC in hand

 

 

ROC

05/16/19 - Earliest  to apply 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, afortunada said:

Looking at the timelines, it doesn't seem like you are behind everyone at all. Especially because everyone takes time off during the holidays and delays are to be expected.. Just breathe! You shouldn't be worried in the least. If you want, you can download the USCIS app to check how cases near yours are being processed, although the Philippines are usually processed quicker than other countries so this is not always the best way to get accurate estimates either. Also, I recommend not to compare your journeys to others or it will drive you crazy! Of course, we all say that, and we all do it, and we all get frustrated. It's normal :) Good luck on your journey!

 

EDIT: Wait... July 11th, or November 7th? We do dates backwards in Mexico and now I'm not sure which date people mean... I was thinking you meant November 7th? 

Which app are you referring to? 

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OP your in a normal processing time. USCIS states the have six months before your I'm a position to contact them and get an answer shirt of the standard response.

Once you get your text or email that your application is approved you can start the entire process for the Philippines.  You may find specific answers going forward in the Philippines sub forum. 

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/129-philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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This new website is so full of bugs that I can't add another paragraph so here goes.

OP once you have your approval notification you can set your interview date, pay your fee and schedule your medical. Help for these next steps are here:

http://tinyurl.com/ob9xoa8

 

 

 

 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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2 hours ago, Maagiclady said:

Which app are you referring to? 

You can download the USCIS Case Tracking App from the Apple App Store. It's free.

You will need your receipt number. My understanding is once it goes to NVC then will need to track it using a different method as it's now with the Department of State at that stage.


12-16-2016 - I-129f sent

12-19-2016 - I-129f received at Lockbox 
12-29-2016 - NOA1 (10 days)
3-22-2016- NOA2
 
Approved 93 Days from receive date.
 

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Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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It takes max 5-6 months but most of the time 1-3 months for an I-129F approval. One thing I've learned is to never ever compare your case or timelines to other cases and timelines. It won't help and every case is different. Plus, we're in a holiday season, that won't help either. 



 

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Try waiting 6 months like we did, you do go crazy after some time. :blink:


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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