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It being late October, and no October filers for 2018 found on the site,  so I started this one. I am a USC living in Brazil and petitioning for my Brazilian wife of 30 years.  It's complicated, but the basics are that I am are applying for a resident visa for my wife for the second time, the first being granted in 1989 after our marriage in Texas in 1988. We lost the visa in 2014 in part because of my ignorance of immigration rules and because of family medical situations in Brazil that prevented my wife from traveling.  In 1989 the procedure was very simple. Today it's become 10x more complicated due to 9/11. Since we both live outside the USA we are using a state-side lawyer to be sure all paperwork is as correct as possible. Turns out I would have submitted my I-130 in March, but due to using a lawyer, it was only submitted in October. I hope that at least it goes through without a hitch. On one hand she already has a SSN and it was necessary to include her old Resident Visa  ID# on the application. Don't know if this will delay or speed up the process. Based on Oct 2017 filers, we might be looking at a long year ahead of us.

 

10/05/2018  I-130 sent

10/08/2018  I-130 received Chicago Lockbox

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I am in a very similar case. I just filed for my wife’s immigration visa for the second time, first one was granted in October of 2011 right before my deployment. Life brought us back to Colombia for a few years, so she filed an I-407 until we were ready to head home. Well, the time has come! Since we are overseas, we had to send it to the Chicago Lockbox and it was assigned to the Texas Service Center (SRC).

 

I-130 PRIORITY DATE: 10/09/2018

 

I-130 Sent vía DHL: 10/05/2018

I-13 Received by USCIS: 10/08/2018

G-1450 Payment Processed: 10/11/2018

NOA1 Received: 10/15/2018 

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, ArmyVet said:

I-130 Sent vía DHL: 10/05/2018

I-13 Received by USCIS: 10/08/2018

G-1450 Payment Processed: 10/11/2018 

NOA1 Received: 10/15/2018 

You and I filed the same day and the I-130 was received the same day.. Difference may be I am going through a lawyer in Houston, that may be sitting on  the NOA1 notice... Once I get some number I can follow the process, but for now I am a little concerned at having no news. She tells me I will be notified when the USCIS number is available.

 

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7 minutes ago, James D said:

You and I filed the same day and the I-130 was received the same day.. Difference may be I am going through a lawyer in Houston, that may be sitting on  the NOA1 notice... Once I get some number I can follow the process, but for now I am a little concerned at having no news. She tells me I will be notified when the USCIS number is available.

 

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I believe if your lawyer filed a G-28, which they should have, they will be the one to receive the NOA1. The NOA1 will contain the receipt number which will allow you to follow your case. Make a myUSCIS.com account and add the receipt number for the most up to date status of your case. From the looks of it we have at least 4-5 months before approval.

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On 10/21/2018 at 10:10 AM, James D said:

It being late October, and no October filers for 2018 found on the site,  so I started this one. I am a USC living in Brazil and petitioning for my Brazilian wife of 30 years.  It's complicated, but the basics are that I am are applying for a resident visa for my wife for the second time, the first being granted in 1989 after our marriage in Texas in 1988. We lost the visa in 2014 in part because of my ignorance of immigration rules and because of family medical situations in Brazil that prevented my wife from traveling.  In 1989 the procedure was very simple. Today it's become 10x more complicated due to 9/11. Since we both live outside the USA we are using a state-side lawyer to be sure all paperwork is as correct as possible. Turns out I would have submitted my I-130 in March, but due to using a lawyer, it was only submitted in October. I hope that at least it goes through without a hitch. On one hand she already has a SSN and it was necessary to include her old Resident Visa  ID# on the application. Don't know if this will delay or speed up the process. Based on Oct 2017 filers, we might be looking at a long year ahead of us.

 

10/05/2018  I-130 sent

10/08/2018  I-130 received Chicago Lockbox

I sent my same day but they process payment October 23 now waiting for NOA1 

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2 hours ago, ArmyVet said:

Make a myUSCIS.com account and add the receipt number for the most up to date status of your case.

Is that account set up with the name of the petitioner or beneficiary? Suppose I as petitioner will set it up since I am the one tracking the progress of the paperwork. I'll be very happy if it only takes 4-6 months to for the NOA2.

 

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25 minutes ago, James D said:

Is that account set up with the name of the petitioner or beneficiary? Suppose I as petitioner will set it up since I am the one tracking the progress of the paperwork. I'll be very happy if it only takes 4-6 months to for the NOA2.

 

Anyone can sign up for an account and manually add a case with the Receipt number.

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I have also applied for I-130 for my husband.

10/9/2018   USCI received I-130 Packet 

10/12/18  USCI Cashes Personal Check 

10/20/18 We received the NOA1 from the Texas Service Center.

 

Best of luck to us all in this journey ❤️ 

Please keep us posted on any news! 

 

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Good news! Sent a letter late this evening to my lawyer regarding a delay in receiving our receipt number, hoping for a response tomorrow and she sent me the notice that it had been received! So now I have an NOA1! Have to update out timeline but it's late so it will wait. Your posts are what prompted me to email my lawyer and see what was taking so long, so THANKS to all!

 

I got the Nebraska Processing Center, not a fast one if memory serves. BTW the "priority date" is Oct. 9 and the"notice date" is Oct. 11. Preference Classification - 201B INA Spouse of USC...

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