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hello,

 

Currently waiting for our NOA2, received our NOA1 Dec 20 2016 Nebraska Service Center. 

I was just wondering how long does it take to get NOA2? my wife is a US citizen (born), I'm a Filipino married for 4 years going 5 this year have 2 kids...

 

Also,

I was wondering would it matter if we both have different Family names (Sure Name)? She haven't taken my family name . . But we included our marriage certificate on the package .

would this be an issue?or a problem for us in the whole process of the petition?

 

thank you

 

have a nice day.. 

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They target to review the I-130 in about 5 months (approximately 5 months between noa1 and noa2); however, Nebraska has been backed up and taking longer. Based on the current info, it looks like they are currently working on cases from October, so maybe another 2 months or so before they get to your case.

 

Having different last names (surnames) should not be a problem. It is entirely common in the US for spouses to have different last names.


Relationship:     First met 2015, Married since Oct 2016

Spoiler

2015 Apr - First met and started chatting online (he was in the US on a J-1 visa)

2015 Sep - J-1 visa expires (2 year home stay requirement)

2016 Feb - First trip to China (10 days): met friends and family, celebrated Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), lots of sightseeing (including seeing pandas), and lots of food

2016 Feb 06 - Purchase matching jade necklaces to mark engagement

2016 Jun/Jul - Second trip to China (10 days): lots more sightseeing, food, and time with friends/family

2016 Sep/Oct - Third trip to China (10 days) this time with my parents so that my parents could meet him and his mom, along with lots of sightseeing and food (i'm sure you've picked up on a trend by now :D)

2016 Oct - At the end of the time in China my parents, myself, and Xuan all traveled to Canada (7 days) so that we could get married, but unfortunately his mom couldn't come along with us.

2016 Oct 08 - Wedding day on top of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island, and it had just snowed the night before. (L)(L)

2017 Jan - Fourth trip to China (7 days), you guessed it: food, family, friends, spring festival, ...


The CR-1 Process:    NOA1 - PD 27 Dec 2016 (TSC)

Spoiler

2016 Dec 21 - Sent I-130 packet (along with G-1145 for e-notification) by USPS priority mail express (1-day), but missed the pick-up so it won't actually leave till the next day

2016 Dec 23 - Delivery confirmed by USPS

2017 Jan 03 - Payment drawn from bank account

2017 Jan 04 - Text and email confirming USCIS receipt of petition, assignment to Texas Service Center for processing and SRC case number

2017 Jan 09 - Received I-797c notice of action by mail (NOA1) with assigned priority date of 27 Dec 2016

2017 ??? ......... just waiting patiently for NOA2 (hopefully by April/May if they ever stop transferring cases from Nebraska)

 

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***** The K3 visa is obsolete and practically impossible to get, as it is usually administratively closed to NVC stage.  Thus, I am moving this thread to the CR-1 spousal visa forum ******


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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