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Hi all,

I have noticed that many February filers received their NOA2 s in May. My NOA1 is dated May 8th and I have not heard anything yet. When I look at the USCIS official site, it shows they are processing February 1st. I am so very confused and anxious to have my fiancee join me soon. We have a December wedding in the works.

Any May filers still waiting or have received their NOA2 s??? Your input is much appreciated. 


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It's now taking at least 4 months to get NOA2. You'll likely hear from USCIS around September, the latest probably October. They seem to be very backed up at the moment. Also, it depends on where your fiancée is from and how long she's stuck in AP before getting the visa in hand.


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1 March 2018 (Thu): FedEx 2-Day 10.30 AM to Chicago, IL.
5 March 2017 (Fri): Delivered to Chicago, IL. <Signed for by: J. Chyba>
10 March 2018 (Sat): NOA1 hardcopy's date.
12 March 2018 (Mon): Check cashed.
13 March 2018 (Tue): Received text and e-mail notifications.
16 March 2018 (Fri): NOA1 hardcopy via normal mail.

16 March 2018 (Fri):: Biometrics appointment letter's date.

22 March 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment letter via normal mail.

5 April 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment at 9.00 am.

 

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19 July 2018 (Thu): Text and email notifications stating that as of 17 July 2018, case is ready to be scheduled for an interview and a notice will follow.

 

EAD + AP Updates Post-Biometrics

6 August 2018 (Mon): NOA2 hardcopy's date.

6 August 2018 (Mon): Text and e-mail notifications received. New card is ordered and being produced.

9 August 2018 (Thu): Text and e-mail notifications received. Card is picked up by USPS.

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It's currently taking 4 months on average for a NOA2 or RFE on an I-129F. Some are taking 5 or 6+ months. You're still in normal processing times.

 

Edit: And just as a reminder, do NOT purchase flights or put in deposits for a wedding that you aren't able to change or aren't willing to lose.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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The normal processing times are between 4-6 months so am guessing you should be getting it in september


19-APR-2017- K-1 Visa Granted

11-MAY-2017- Entered US

14-JUN-2017- Got married

_____________________________________________________________________________

05-AUG-2017- Sent AOS package to chicago lockbox

07-AUG-2017- AOS Package Reached Chicago lockbox

10-AUG-2017- Received E-Notifications for 3 forms at 12:30 in the night !!!

14-AUG-2017- Received NOA1 by mail

24-AUG-2017- Received letter for Biometrics

08-SEPT-2017-Biometrics done

13-DEC-2017- Received RFIE

31-JAN-2018- Response to RFIE Received by USCIS

01-FEB-2018- EAD Approved

08-FEB-2018- Received EAD Card

04-MAY-2018- AOS interview/ Approved on spot

10-MAY-2018- Received Approval letter & Green Card in mail

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2 minutes ago, geowrian said:

It's currently taking 4 months on average for a NOA2 or RFE on an I-129F. Some are taking 5 or 6+ months. You're still in normal processing times.

 

Edit: And just as a reminder, do NOT purchase flights or put in deposits for a wedding that you aren't able to change or aren't willing to lose.

Thanks, but I figured we re giving it enough time to plan the wedding for December. I am dying to know if there s a criteria they follow to grant NOA2 s, as there are some who receive them way before others. 


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7 minutes ago, KULtoATL said:

It's now taking at least 4 months to get NOA2. You'll likely hear from USCIS around September, the latest probably October. They seem to be very backed up at the moment. Also, it depends on where your fiancée is from and how long she's stuck in AP before getting the visa in hand.

I truly appreciate the info and hope you are right that I hear something next few weeks.

5 minutes ago, Aviinashh M said:

The normal processing times are between 4-6 months so am guessing you should be getting it in september

September, which is now, would be perfect. Thanks and best of luck to you.


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6 minutes ago, Derick said:

Thanks, but I figured we re giving it enough time to plan the wedding for December. I am dying to know if there s a criteria they follow to grant NOA2 s, as there are some who receive them way before others. 

There's some luck involved, sure. There's no method to make it go faster...just be complete to avoid an RFE and hope the person that takes your case is quick about it. People that get them "way" faster are usually expedites. The rest are just lucky.

 

I get what you're saying, but things happen. December may be alright, but it also may not be. You're going through one of the most difficult embassies, and extended AP is not uncommon. This isn't to scare you...just to keep an open mind and not to spend money you aren't willing to lose until the visa is in hand.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Remember once you get your NOA2 it then takes 2-4 weeks to go through NVC and then awhile to get an interview. When my fiance interviewed in Casa it took about 6 weeks to get an interview date which was 1 week before our NOA2 expired. 

 

I would not think there's any way she will be here by December but good luck to you 

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Just now, Derick said:

Does anyone know why the USCIS site says "processing February 1st" ?

Check the "as of" date - it's 2+ months out of date as of the date they post it. And they may still be going through some Feb. cases...that doesn't mean they haven't processed March onward cases yet.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

There's some luck involved, sure. There's no method to make it go faster...just be complete to avoid an RFE and hope the person that takes your case is quick about it. People that get them "way" faster are usually expedites. The rest are just lucky.

 

I get what you're saying, but things happen. December may be alright, but it also may not be. You're going through one of the most difficult embassies, and extended AP is not uncommon.

One of the most difficult embassies? that s not promising! why and how does one know what embassies are unfriendly? what are expedites?


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For me the whole process took me 5 months from my wife filing for I-129F and until packet 3 reached the embassy. July 2016-November2016. A lot of patience is involved in this and also in AOS and in ROC ... so build up your patience level :)


19-APR-2017- K-1 Visa Granted

11-MAY-2017- Entered US

14-JUN-2017- Got married

_____________________________________________________________________________

05-AUG-2017- Sent AOS package to chicago lockbox

07-AUG-2017- AOS Package Reached Chicago lockbox

10-AUG-2017- Received E-Notifications for 3 forms at 12:30 in the night !!!

14-AUG-2017- Received NOA1 by mail

24-AUG-2017- Received letter for Biometrics

08-SEPT-2017-Biometrics done

13-DEC-2017- Received RFIE

31-JAN-2018- Response to RFIE Received by USCIS

01-FEB-2018- EAD Approved

08-FEB-2018- Received EAD Card

04-MAY-2018- AOS interview/ Approved on spot

10-MAY-2018- Received Approval letter & Green Card in mail

______________________________________________________________________________

 

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Just now, Derick said:

One of the most difficult embassies? that s not promising! why and how does one know what embassies are unfriendly? what are expedites?

Yes...just ask the other Morracan users here. Morocco is considered high fraud, so they look at the cases very closely. Again, this is NOT to scare you...just to be prepared and provide lots of evidence. If your relationship is real and you have evidence of it, you should be alright.

 

Expedites must meet certain criteria (https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria) and have evidence to prove it meets that criteria (and they are pretty strict about it)


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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4 minutes ago, EandH0904 said:

Remember once you get your NOA2 it then takes 2-4 weeks to go through NVC and then awhile to get an interview. When my fiance interviewed in Casa it took about 6 weeks to get an interview date which was 1 week before our NOA2 expired. 

 

I would not think there's any way she will be here by December but good luck to you 

I appreciate the sad info lol Jk but why is it that someone here told me that the Moro embassy is one of the most difficult ones? any idea? 


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Just now, Aviinashh M said:

For me the whole process took me 5 months from my wife filing for I-129F and until packet 3 reached the embassy. July 2016-November2016. A lot of patience is involved in this and also in AOS and in ROC ... so build up your patience level :)

Well ...for now i guess it's North Korea


19-APR-2017- K-1 Visa Granted

11-MAY-2017- Entered US

14-JUN-2017- Got married

_____________________________________________________________________________

05-AUG-2017- Sent AOS package to chicago lockbox

07-AUG-2017- AOS Package Reached Chicago lockbox

10-AUG-2017- Received E-Notifications for 3 forms at 12:30 in the night !!!

14-AUG-2017- Received NOA1 by mail

24-AUG-2017- Received letter for Biometrics

08-SEPT-2017-Biometrics done

13-DEC-2017- Received RFIE

31-JAN-2018- Response to RFIE Received by USCIS

01-FEB-2018- EAD Approved

08-FEB-2018- Received EAD Card

04-MAY-2018- AOS interview/ Approved on spot

10-MAY-2018- Received Approval letter & Green Card in mail

______________________________________________________________________________

 

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