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Hi all!

 

Who else is a fellow February filer? 

 

I posted my package international courier to the Chicago Lockbox 2/2, it’s still sitting in LA waiting to clear customs. Fingers crossed it clears soon! 

 

Good luck to everyone on this journey!


AOS with CR-1 Approved September 2014

Husband immigrated to New Zealand on a 2 year working visa with me November 2016

Petition for IR-1 February 2018

02/02/18 Sent to Chicago lockbox from Auckland NZ

02/05/18 Packet delivered to Chicago Lockbox

02/06/18 Packet received. Priority date for today per USCIS website

02/15/18 NOA 1 e-notification received. Routed to Nebraska Service Centre 😭

02/26/18 NOA 1 hard copy received in the mail

06/18/18 Checked online status and saw approval! Quick approval due to expedite

06/27/18 Notification that petition has been sent to DOS/NVC

06/28/18 NOA 2 hard copy received in the mail

07/12/18 NVC received

08/17/18 Consulate received 

08/21/18 Packet 3 recieved

07/30/18 Packet 3 sent to Consulate

08/06/18 Packet 4 received and interview date

08/06/18 Packet 4 sent to Consulate 

08/08/18 Medical at CityMed. Cannot say enough good things about that place!

08/10/18 NZ Police certificate completed and sent to Consulate

08/30/18 Interview - Approved! 

08/31/18 CEAC Status changed to Issued

09/03/19 Passport with visa received 

09/07/18 POE - Houston

09/16/18 Status changed to Card being Produced 

09/20/18 Status changed to Card was picked up by USPS

09/21/18 Green Card received! 🎉🎉🎉

06/07/21 Naturalization window opens

 

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Not sure if it applies in this forum, but I applied for my parents (I-130) in February as well.


Case History (parents):
 
USCIS / I-130
 
02/03/2018: Submitted I-130 packages to USPS
02/06/2018: I-130 delivered to USCIS Chicago Lockbox by USPS
02/14/2018: Checks cashed by USCIS
02/14/2018: Emails/ SMS received that USCIS has accepted the 2 cases and routed them to the Potomac Service Center
02/14/2018: NOA1
02/20/2018: NOA1 letter received
10/24/2018 NOA 2: I-130 approved!
11/04/2018: Case sent to Department of State for processing
12/17/2018: Case received by NVC
 
Case History:
 

 

USCIS/ I-130

04/05/2013- USCIS text(priority date 04/04/2013)
04/05/2013- NOA 1
04/08/2013-"Touched"
04/10/2013- NOA 1: Hardcopy Received: Transferred to USCIS NBC
11/14/2013- Case transferred to another office
11/15/2013- Case transferred to local office
11/15/2013-"Touched"
11/19/2013- Case being processed at a USCIS office
11/19/2013-"Touched"
11/19/2013-Received hard copy of the transfer notice. Transferred to NSC
01/10/2014-Alien Registration Number changed notice
01/13/2014-NOA 2!
01/16/2014-Case shipped to Department of State
 
NVC
 
01/28/2014-Case received by NVC
03/07/2014-Case entered by NVC into the system
03/10/2014-Called NVC and received the NVC Case Number and Invoice Identification Number (IIN)
03/11/2014-DS-261 became available and submitted
03/12/2014-AOS invoice received and paid online. Status shows 'IN PROCESS'
03/21/2014-AOS Fees appears as PAID
03/20/2014-IV invoice received and paid online. Status shows 'IN PROCESS'
03/24/2014-IV Fees appears as PAID
03/25/2014-AOS package mailed to NVC
03/29/2014-IV package mailed to NVC
03/29/2014- DS-260 submitted

03/31/2014- AOS and NVC packets DELIVERED to NVC by the courier

04/02/2014- AOS packet RECEIVED by NVC

04/02/2014- NVC packet RECEIVED by NVC

04/16/2014- False checklist generated for AOS form not received by NVC

04/18/2014- AOS Checklist received.

04/19/2014- Checklist response prepared and mailed to NVC

04/23/2014- Checklist response received by NVC

05/09/2014- Case Complete at NVC!

05/16/2014- Case Complete email received from NVC.

05/28/2014- Interview scheduled for 7/22/2014!.

05/29/2014- Interview letter received from NVC.

07/22/2014- Interview - APPROVED :D

07/28/2014-Case status changed to Administrative Processing

08/04/2014-Case status changed to Issued

08/06/2014-Passport/ Visa in hand!

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3 hours ago, ragex said:

Not sure if it applies in this forum, but I applied for my parents (I-130) in February as well.

That applies! It’s the same petition but a different category visa I believe. I hope your visa process is a quick one! 

Where will your parents be immigrating from?


AOS with CR-1 Approved September 2014

Husband immigrated to New Zealand on a 2 year working visa with me November 2016

Petition for IR-1 February 2018

02/02/18 Sent to Chicago lockbox from Auckland NZ

02/05/18 Packet delivered to Chicago Lockbox

02/06/18 Packet received. Priority date for today per USCIS website

02/15/18 NOA 1 e-notification received. Routed to Nebraska Service Centre 😭

02/26/18 NOA 1 hard copy received in the mail

06/18/18 Checked online status and saw approval! Quick approval due to expedite

06/27/18 Notification that petition has been sent to DOS/NVC

06/28/18 NOA 2 hard copy received in the mail

07/12/18 NVC received

08/17/18 Consulate received 

08/21/18 Packet 3 recieved

07/30/18 Packet 3 sent to Consulate

08/06/18 Packet 4 received and interview date

08/06/18 Packet 4 sent to Consulate 

08/08/18 Medical at CityMed. Cannot say enough good things about that place!

08/10/18 NZ Police certificate completed and sent to Consulate

08/30/18 Interview - Approved! 

08/31/18 CEAC Status changed to Issued

09/03/19 Passport with visa received 

09/07/18 POE - Houston

09/16/18 Status changed to Card being Produced 

09/20/18 Status changed to Card was picked up by USPS

09/21/18 Green Card received! 🎉🎉🎉

06/07/21 Naturalization window opens

 

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14 minutes ago, TheHills said:

That applies! It’s the same petition but a different category visa I believe. I hope your visa process is a quick one! 

Where will your parents be immigrating from?

Thanks! My parents will be immigrating from Pakistan.

 

I hope your process is also a quick and easy one! :)

 


Case History (parents):
 
USCIS / I-130
 
02/03/2018: Submitted I-130 packages to USPS
02/06/2018: I-130 delivered to USCIS Chicago Lockbox by USPS
02/14/2018: Checks cashed by USCIS
02/14/2018: Emails/ SMS received that USCIS has accepted the 2 cases and routed them to the Potomac Service Center
02/14/2018: NOA1
02/20/2018: NOA1 letter received
10/24/2018 NOA 2: I-130 approved!
11/04/2018: Case sent to Department of State for processing
12/17/2018: Case received by NVC
 
Case History:
 

 

USCIS/ I-130

04/05/2013- USCIS text(priority date 04/04/2013)
04/05/2013- NOA 1
04/08/2013-"Touched"
04/10/2013- NOA 1: Hardcopy Received: Transferred to USCIS NBC
11/14/2013- Case transferred to another office
11/15/2013- Case transferred to local office
11/15/2013-"Touched"
11/19/2013- Case being processed at a USCIS office
11/19/2013-"Touched"
11/19/2013-Received hard copy of the transfer notice. Transferred to NSC
01/10/2014-Alien Registration Number changed notice
01/13/2014-NOA 2!
01/16/2014-Case shipped to Department of State
 
NVC
 
01/28/2014-Case received by NVC
03/07/2014-Case entered by NVC into the system
03/10/2014-Called NVC and received the NVC Case Number and Invoice Identification Number (IIN)
03/11/2014-DS-261 became available and submitted
03/12/2014-AOS invoice received and paid online. Status shows 'IN PROCESS'
03/21/2014-AOS Fees appears as PAID
03/20/2014-IV invoice received and paid online. Status shows 'IN PROCESS'
03/24/2014-IV Fees appears as PAID
03/25/2014-AOS package mailed to NVC
03/29/2014-IV package mailed to NVC
03/29/2014- DS-260 submitted

03/31/2014- AOS and NVC packets DELIVERED to NVC by the courier

04/02/2014- AOS packet RECEIVED by NVC

04/02/2014- NVC packet RECEIVED by NVC

04/16/2014- False checklist generated for AOS form not received by NVC

04/18/2014- AOS Checklist received.

04/19/2014- Checklist response prepared and mailed to NVC

04/23/2014- Checklist response received by NVC

05/09/2014- Case Complete at NVC!

05/16/2014- Case Complete email received from NVC.

05/28/2014- Interview scheduled for 7/22/2014!.

05/29/2014- Interview letter received from NVC.

07/22/2014- Interview - APPROVED :D

07/28/2014-Case status changed to Administrative Processing

08/04/2014-Case status changed to Issued

08/06/2014-Passport/ Visa in hand!

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56 minutes ago, Mow said:

Hi,

I'm a Feb 2018 filer as well. Mailed off my I-130 yesterday, 2/8. Hoping all goes well for us!!!

Good luck!

 

Where will you be immigrating from?


AOS with CR-1 Approved September 2014

Husband immigrated to New Zealand on a 2 year working visa with me November 2016

Petition for IR-1 February 2018

02/02/18 Sent to Chicago lockbox from Auckland NZ

02/05/18 Packet delivered to Chicago Lockbox

02/06/18 Packet received. Priority date for today per USCIS website

02/15/18 NOA 1 e-notification received. Routed to Nebraska Service Centre 😭

02/26/18 NOA 1 hard copy received in the mail

06/18/18 Checked online status and saw approval! Quick approval due to expedite

06/27/18 Notification that petition has been sent to DOS/NVC

06/28/18 NOA 2 hard copy received in the mail

07/12/18 NVC received

08/17/18 Consulate received 

08/21/18 Packet 3 recieved

07/30/18 Packet 3 sent to Consulate

08/06/18 Packet 4 received and interview date

08/06/18 Packet 4 sent to Consulate 

08/08/18 Medical at CityMed. Cannot say enough good things about that place!

08/10/18 NZ Police certificate completed and sent to Consulate

08/30/18 Interview - Approved! 

08/31/18 CEAC Status changed to Issued

09/03/19 Passport with visa received 

09/07/18 POE - Houston

09/16/18 Status changed to Card being Produced 

09/20/18 Status changed to Card was picked up by USPS

09/21/18 Green Card received! 🎉🎉🎉

06/07/21 Naturalization window opens

 

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Any updates, folks?


Case History (parents):
 
USCIS / I-130
 
02/03/2018: Submitted I-130 packages to USPS
02/06/2018: I-130 delivered to USCIS Chicago Lockbox by USPS
02/14/2018: Checks cashed by USCIS
02/14/2018: Emails/ SMS received that USCIS has accepted the 2 cases and routed them to the Potomac Service Center
02/14/2018: NOA1
02/20/2018: NOA1 letter received
10/24/2018 NOA 2: I-130 approved!
11/04/2018: Case sent to Department of State for processing
12/17/2018: Case received by NVC
 
Case History:
 

 

USCIS/ I-130

04/05/2013- USCIS text(priority date 04/04/2013)
04/05/2013- NOA 1
04/08/2013-"Touched"
04/10/2013- NOA 1: Hardcopy Received: Transferred to USCIS NBC
11/14/2013- Case transferred to another office
11/15/2013- Case transferred to local office
11/15/2013-"Touched"
11/19/2013- Case being processed at a USCIS office
11/19/2013-"Touched"
11/19/2013-Received hard copy of the transfer notice. Transferred to NSC
01/10/2014-Alien Registration Number changed notice
01/13/2014-NOA 2!
01/16/2014-Case shipped to Department of State
 
NVC
 
01/28/2014-Case received by NVC
03/07/2014-Case entered by NVC into the system
03/10/2014-Called NVC and received the NVC Case Number and Invoice Identification Number (IIN)
03/11/2014-DS-261 became available and submitted
03/12/2014-AOS invoice received and paid online. Status shows 'IN PROCESS'
03/21/2014-AOS Fees appears as PAID
03/20/2014-IV invoice received and paid online. Status shows 'IN PROCESS'
03/24/2014-IV Fees appears as PAID
03/25/2014-AOS package mailed to NVC
03/29/2014-IV package mailed to NVC
03/29/2014- DS-260 submitted

03/31/2014- AOS and NVC packets DELIVERED to NVC by the courier

04/02/2014- AOS packet RECEIVED by NVC

04/02/2014- NVC packet RECEIVED by NVC

04/16/2014- False checklist generated for AOS form not received by NVC

04/18/2014- AOS Checklist received.

04/19/2014- Checklist response prepared and mailed to NVC

04/23/2014- Checklist response received by NVC

05/09/2014- Case Complete at NVC!

05/16/2014- Case Complete email received from NVC.

05/28/2014- Interview scheduled for 7/22/2014!.

05/29/2014- Interview letter received from NVC.

07/22/2014- Interview - APPROVED :D

07/28/2014-Case status changed to Administrative Processing

08/04/2014-Case status changed to Issued

08/06/2014-Passport/ Visa in hand!

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1 hour ago, ragex said:

Any updates, folks?

None yet. I think we have a little longer before we get our NOA 1’s


AOS with CR-1 Approved September 2014

Husband immigrated to New Zealand on a 2 year working visa with me November 2016

Petition for IR-1 February 2018

02/02/18 Sent to Chicago lockbox from Auckland NZ

02/05/18 Packet delivered to Chicago Lockbox

02/06/18 Packet received. Priority date for today per USCIS website

02/15/18 NOA 1 e-notification received. Routed to Nebraska Service Centre 😭

02/26/18 NOA 1 hard copy received in the mail

06/18/18 Checked online status and saw approval! Quick approval due to expedite

06/27/18 Notification that petition has been sent to DOS/NVC

06/28/18 NOA 2 hard copy received in the mail

07/12/18 NVC received

08/17/18 Consulate received 

08/21/18 Packet 3 recieved

07/30/18 Packet 3 sent to Consulate

08/06/18 Packet 4 received and interview date

08/06/18 Packet 4 sent to Consulate 

08/08/18 Medical at CityMed. Cannot say enough good things about that place!

08/10/18 NZ Police certificate completed and sent to Consulate

08/30/18 Interview - Approved! 

08/31/18 CEAC Status changed to Issued

09/03/19 Passport with visa received 

09/07/18 POE - Houston

09/16/18 Status changed to Card being Produced 

09/20/18 Status changed to Card was picked up by USPS

09/21/18 Green Card received! 🎉🎉🎉

06/07/21 Naturalization window opens

 

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1 hour ago, TheHills said:

None yet. I think we have a little longer before we get our NOA 1’s

Thanks. I thought the NOA1s usually came really quickly. 


Case History (parents):
 
USCIS / I-130
 
02/03/2018: Submitted I-130 packages to USPS
02/06/2018: I-130 delivered to USCIS Chicago Lockbox by USPS
02/14/2018: Checks cashed by USCIS
02/14/2018: Emails/ SMS received that USCIS has accepted the 2 cases and routed them to the Potomac Service Center
02/14/2018: NOA1
02/20/2018: NOA1 letter received
10/24/2018 NOA 2: I-130 approved!
11/04/2018: Case sent to Department of State for processing
12/17/2018: Case received by NVC
 
Case History:
 

 

USCIS/ I-130

04/05/2013- USCIS text(priority date 04/04/2013)
04/05/2013- NOA 1
04/08/2013-"Touched"
04/10/2013- NOA 1: Hardcopy Received: Transferred to USCIS NBC
11/14/2013- Case transferred to another office
11/15/2013- Case transferred to local office
11/15/2013-"Touched"
11/19/2013- Case being processed at a USCIS office
11/19/2013-"Touched"
11/19/2013-Received hard copy of the transfer notice. Transferred to NSC
01/10/2014-Alien Registration Number changed notice
01/13/2014-NOA 2!
01/16/2014-Case shipped to Department of State
 
NVC
 
01/28/2014-Case received by NVC
03/07/2014-Case entered by NVC into the system
03/10/2014-Called NVC and received the NVC Case Number and Invoice Identification Number (IIN)
03/11/2014-DS-261 became available and submitted
03/12/2014-AOS invoice received and paid online. Status shows 'IN PROCESS'
03/21/2014-AOS Fees appears as PAID
03/20/2014-IV invoice received and paid online. Status shows 'IN PROCESS'
03/24/2014-IV Fees appears as PAID
03/25/2014-AOS package mailed to NVC
03/29/2014-IV package mailed to NVC
03/29/2014- DS-260 submitted

03/31/2014- AOS and NVC packets DELIVERED to NVC by the courier

04/02/2014- AOS packet RECEIVED by NVC

04/02/2014- NVC packet RECEIVED by NVC

04/16/2014- False checklist generated for AOS form not received by NVC

04/18/2014- AOS Checklist received.

04/19/2014- Checklist response prepared and mailed to NVC

04/23/2014- Checklist response received by NVC

05/09/2014- Case Complete at NVC!

05/16/2014- Case Complete email received from NVC.

05/28/2014- Interview scheduled for 7/22/2014!.

05/29/2014- Interview letter received from NVC.

07/22/2014- Interview - APPROVED :D

07/28/2014-Case status changed to Administrative Processing

08/04/2014-Case status changed to Issued

08/06/2014-Passport/ Visa in hand!

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9 hours ago, ragex said:

Thanks. I thought the NOA1s usually came really quickly. 

They do come pretty quickly compared to everything else lol. I keep forgetting that they’re a day behind us in time difference too, so it will take a little longer for us. 

 

Probably 2-4 weeks to receive our e-notification of NOA 1 and then an additional month for the hard copy in the mail.


AOS with CR-1 Approved September 2014

Husband immigrated to New Zealand on a 2 year working visa with me November 2016

Petition for IR-1 February 2018

02/02/18 Sent to Chicago lockbox from Auckland NZ

02/05/18 Packet delivered to Chicago Lockbox

02/06/18 Packet received. Priority date for today per USCIS website

02/15/18 NOA 1 e-notification received. Routed to Nebraska Service Centre 😭

02/26/18 NOA 1 hard copy received in the mail

06/18/18 Checked online status and saw approval! Quick approval due to expedite

06/27/18 Notification that petition has been sent to DOS/NVC

06/28/18 NOA 2 hard copy received in the mail

07/12/18 NVC received

08/17/18 Consulate received 

08/21/18 Packet 3 recieved

07/30/18 Packet 3 sent to Consulate

08/06/18 Packet 4 received and interview date

08/06/18 Packet 4 sent to Consulate 

08/08/18 Medical at CityMed. Cannot say enough good things about that place!

08/10/18 NZ Police certificate completed and sent to Consulate

08/30/18 Interview - Approved! 

08/31/18 CEAC Status changed to Issued

09/03/19 Passport with visa received 

09/07/18 POE - Houston

09/16/18 Status changed to Card being Produced 

09/20/18 Status changed to Card was picked up by USPS

09/21/18 Green Card received! 🎉🎉🎉

06/07/21 Naturalization window opens

 

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8 minutes ago, forfars said:

My wife will be sending my petition off at the end of the week, good luck all :)

Good luck!


AOS with CR-1 Approved September 2014

Husband immigrated to New Zealand on a 2 year working visa with me November 2016

Petition for IR-1 February 2018

02/02/18 Sent to Chicago lockbox from Auckland NZ

02/05/18 Packet delivered to Chicago Lockbox

02/06/18 Packet received. Priority date for today per USCIS website

02/15/18 NOA 1 e-notification received. Routed to Nebraska Service Centre 😭

02/26/18 NOA 1 hard copy received in the mail

06/18/18 Checked online status and saw approval! Quick approval due to expedite

06/27/18 Notification that petition has been sent to DOS/NVC

06/28/18 NOA 2 hard copy received in the mail

07/12/18 NVC received

08/17/18 Consulate received 

08/21/18 Packet 3 recieved

07/30/18 Packet 3 sent to Consulate

08/06/18 Packet 4 received and interview date

08/06/18 Packet 4 sent to Consulate 

08/08/18 Medical at CityMed. Cannot say enough good things about that place!

08/10/18 NZ Police certificate completed and sent to Consulate

08/30/18 Interview - Approved! 

08/31/18 CEAC Status changed to Issued

09/03/19 Passport with visa received 

09/07/18 POE - Houston

09/16/18 Status changed to Card being Produced 

09/20/18 Status changed to Card was picked up by USPS

09/21/18 Green Card received! 🎉🎉🎉

06/07/21 Naturalization window opens

 

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9 hours ago, forfars said:

does anyone know how to works when it gets there? Is it literally just put in a queue to be dealt with or is it organised into countries etc?

I think once it gets there and they get their hands on it, that becomes its priority date. After that each I-130 petition for that date are put into a pile and then processed together. I’m not 100% though, that’s just based on what I’ve read.


AOS with CR-1 Approved September 2014

Husband immigrated to New Zealand on a 2 year working visa with me November 2016

Petition for IR-1 February 2018

02/02/18 Sent to Chicago lockbox from Auckland NZ

02/05/18 Packet delivered to Chicago Lockbox

02/06/18 Packet received. Priority date for today per USCIS website

02/15/18 NOA 1 e-notification received. Routed to Nebraska Service Centre 😭

02/26/18 NOA 1 hard copy received in the mail

06/18/18 Checked online status and saw approval! Quick approval due to expedite

06/27/18 Notification that petition has been sent to DOS/NVC

06/28/18 NOA 2 hard copy received in the mail

07/12/18 NVC received

08/17/18 Consulate received 

08/21/18 Packet 3 recieved

07/30/18 Packet 3 sent to Consulate

08/06/18 Packet 4 received and interview date

08/06/18 Packet 4 sent to Consulate 

08/08/18 Medical at CityMed. Cannot say enough good things about that place!

08/10/18 NZ Police certificate completed and sent to Consulate

08/30/18 Interview - Approved! 

08/31/18 CEAC Status changed to Issued

09/03/19 Passport with visa received 

09/07/18 POE - Houston

09/16/18 Status changed to Card being Produced 

09/20/18 Status changed to Card was picked up by USPS

09/21/18 Green Card received! 🎉🎉🎉

06/07/21 Naturalization window opens

 

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