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I didn't see one of these so I thought I'd start one! We were married on 8/18/18 and sent our¬†package on 9/18/18. Our lawyer¬†advised against including the G-1145 so we're waiting on good old-fashioned snail mail but it should be here any day now¬†ūüėĀ
 

Who else filed this month? 


CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" ūüôĄcase now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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Why did your lawyer advise against G-1145? It's simply a request for electronic notification. I swear I've seen so much weird and unnecessary advice from lawyers... it's there for your convenience, it makes no difference at all in the application.

 

Anyway, hope you get the NOA1 soon! Good luck.


CR1 Visa Timeline

 

Texas Service Center

10th August 2018: I-130 Petition Filed

15th August 2018: I-130 Payment taken

23rd August 2018: NOA1 Received

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44 minutes ago, Muna_93 said:

Why did your lawyer advise against G-1145? It's simply a request for electronic notification. I swear I've seen so much weird and unnecessary advice from lawyers... it's there for your convenience, it makes no difference at all in the application.

 

Anyway, hope you get the NOA1 soon! Good luck.

It was my husband that spoke to the lawyer about it but the gist of it is the information on the form is often inputted incorrectly (I believe that because I've definitely read people here talk about submitting it and not getting an email) and it's better if we keep our package as simple as possible. 

 

Thanks, you too! 


CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" ūüôĄcase now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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Hello all! I'm married on Jul 2017 and sent the package to Chicago lockbox on Sep 11, 2018, and i saw the fees was deducted (via credit card account) on Sep 13, 2018.

But I haven't receive any notification/ mail yet.... not sure if it is normal.. still waiting....

 

 

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15 hours ago, yinlee said:

Hello all! I'm married on Jul 2017 and sent the package to Chicago lockbox on Sep 11, 2018, and i saw the fees was deducted (via credit card account) on Sep 13, 2018.

But I haven't receive any notification/ mail yet.... not sure if it is normal.. still waiting....

 

 

Hi! I believe that when the fee is deducted that means that they've accepted your package so that's a good sign! I've heard 7-10 days for the NOA1 is pretty standard, but I don't think that includes mailing time. Did you include the¬†G-1145 for email notifications?¬†If you didn't, you should be getting it in the mail soon¬†ūüôā


CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" ūüôĄcase now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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Yep, you'll still get a copy in the mail! 


CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" ūüôĄcase now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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3 hours ago, yinlee said:

thanks!ūüėÄ and I did submit the G-1145¬†the same time! will we still get it in the mail if we signed up for email? hopefully will get the email or mail soon!

I signed up when I did my petition in 10/2017. You will get notification that your petition was received. A USCIS Acceptance Confirmation followed by the hard copy (I-797) via mail indicating your receipt number where you will be able to follow your status online through the USCIS website. 


Met: 01-31-2013

Married: 05-24-2017

 

USCIS 
10-18-2017: Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room via USPS Priority Express

10-19-2017: Chicago Lockbox received package

10-24-2017: Received email case was accepted / Routed to Texas Service Center / SRC # provided 

10-28-2017 Received I-797C, NOA1 via mail - Receipt date 10-20-17

04-19-2018: Received I-797, NOA2 vía mail. Petition was approved - Notice Date 04-13-2018

05-03-2018: Received text & email petition is being sent to NVC for processing. 

 

NVC 

05-10-2018: NVC received package from USCIS

07-11-2018: Received Case & Invoice # via phone w/ NVC Rep. Pending email  / Completed DS-261 online

07-13-2018: Received (Ben -PAOSF & Pet - ACL) NVC Welcome letter  w/ case & invoice number via email / Paid AOS fee online

07-17-2018: CEAC website indicates AOS "PAID"

07-19-2018: Received IV Bill / Unable to pay website under maintenance

07-24-2018: Mailed AOS / IV package via USPS Priority Express

07-25-2018: NVC received AOS / IV package 

07-31-2018: FINALLY!! Website back up / Paid IV fee

08-02-2018: Completed DS-260 online 

08-10-2018: Received Email NVC checklist 

08-11-2018: Corrected error on I-864EZ / Resent I-864EZ via USPS Priority Express

08-13-2018: NVC received corrected I-864EZ package

08-23-2018: Received Email NVC checklist 2nd time / Resent I-864EZ  via USPS Priority Express

08-24-2018: NVC received corrected I-864EZ package

09-08-2018: Resend DUPLICATE I-864-EZ package. NVC misplaced package 

09-11-2018: NVC received DUPLICATE I-864EZ 

09-19-2018: Case Complete: At NVC status (Confirmed w/Rep and Checked online)

09-26-2018: Received email case complete from NVC in que for interview. 

10-01-2018: Received email confirmation of Interview Letter 

11-20-2018: Visa Approved!! 

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19 minutes ago, Beltre0519 said:

I signed up when I did my petition in 10/2017. You will get notification that your petition was received. A USCIS Acceptance Confirmation followed by the hard copy (I-797) via mail indicating your receipt number where you will be able to follow your status online through the USCIS website. 

Use the website below to find out your case status. You have to sign up. Follow the instructions it’s fairly simple 

https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/

 


Met: 01-31-2013

Married: 05-24-2017

 

USCIS 
10-18-2017: Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room via USPS Priority Express

10-19-2017: Chicago Lockbox received package

10-24-2017: Received email case was accepted / Routed to Texas Service Center / SRC # provided 

10-28-2017 Received I-797C, NOA1 via mail - Receipt date 10-20-17

04-19-2018: Received I-797, NOA2 vía mail. Petition was approved - Notice Date 04-13-2018

05-03-2018: Received text & email petition is being sent to NVC for processing. 

 

NVC 

05-10-2018: NVC received package from USCIS

07-11-2018: Received Case & Invoice # via phone w/ NVC Rep. Pending email  / Completed DS-261 online

07-13-2018: Received (Ben -PAOSF & Pet - ACL) NVC Welcome letter  w/ case & invoice number via email / Paid AOS fee online

07-17-2018: CEAC website indicates AOS "PAID"

07-19-2018: Received IV Bill / Unable to pay website under maintenance

07-24-2018: Mailed AOS / IV package via USPS Priority Express

07-25-2018: NVC received AOS / IV package 

07-31-2018: FINALLY!! Website back up / Paid IV fee

08-02-2018: Completed DS-260 online 

08-10-2018: Received Email NVC checklist 

08-11-2018: Corrected error on I-864EZ / Resent I-864EZ via USPS Priority Express

08-13-2018: NVC received corrected I-864EZ package

08-23-2018: Received Email NVC checklist 2nd time / Resent I-864EZ  via USPS Priority Express

08-24-2018: NVC received corrected I-864EZ package

09-08-2018: Resend DUPLICATE I-864-EZ package. NVC misplaced package 

09-11-2018: NVC received DUPLICATE I-864EZ 

09-19-2018: Case Complete: At NVC status (Confirmed w/Rep and Checked online)

09-26-2018: Received email case complete from NVC in que for interview. 

10-01-2018: Received email confirmation of Interview Letter 

11-20-2018: Visa Approved!! 

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1 hour ago, Az&Naz said:

Can't see to find the CR1 i130 August 2018 filers can someone point me in the right direction? 

Yep, it can be found here or you can search in the top right hand corner of the site. 


CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" ūüôĄcase now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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Hi, 

I have a question - my spouse (US CITIZEN) is planning to file  I-130, my spouse lives currently outside the United States but on visitor status in Canada. So do we have to send our application to chicago lockbox or we can do DCF? 

Secondly, do I (beneficiary) have to include my passport and birth certificate with I-130? 

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21 hours ago, realmadridfc said:

Hi, 

I have a question - my spouse (US CITIZEN) is planning to file  I-130, my spouse lives currently outside the United States but on visitor status in Canada. So do we have to send our application to chicago lockbox or we can do DCF? 

Secondly, do I (beneficiary) have to include my passport and birth certificate with I-130? 

There is a very helpful guide for the IR1/CR1 process on this site. I recommend starting with the guide and then also checking out the Canada forum for Canada specific questions. 


CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" ūüôĄcase now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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My package was received on 9/26. Fee was deducted from my account on 10/2. Have not heard anything back from them yet. I didn't even know there was a such thing as G1145 =(, no idea how I missed that. I think I overlooked it since it is optional.

 

Does fee deduction mean everything was accepted or simply that they have begun reviewing my petition?

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1 hour ago, hpizzle said:

My package was received on 9/26. Fee was deducted from my account on 10/2. Have not heard anything back from them yet. I didn't even know there was a such thing as G1145 =(, no idea how I missed that. I think I overlooked it since it is optional.

 

Does fee deduction mean everything was accepted or simply that they have begun reviewing my petition?

Fee deduction means that they have accepted your package. They won't start reviewing it for quite a few months (I believe the average is 6 but it depends on where it was sent). If you fill out your timeline I think it'll give you an estimate of when it will be approved once you get your PD. 

We sent a certified cheque so I don't know if we can even check to see if it's been cashed or not and I'm getting nervous since we sent ours on 9/18 and haven't heard anything yet. Ours was sent to the Phoenix lockbox and I know in the past they've been slow, and that technically anything under 30 days is normal, even when most people get their NOA1 in about 10 days, but I'm just so anxious! 


CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" ūüôĄcase now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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