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Once we receive the receipt number and the paper stating our petition was received, what is our next step? USCIS is telling us that we are to follow the instructions listed on that paper, but there are no instructions, other than what to do if our address changes.

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Here on Visajourney.com you can go to the "Processing Times" and see how longs yours should take. Typically it takes around 6 months until you receive your second Notice Of Actions (NOA2). If you did some mistakes in the petition it might even take longer. But let's not hope for that! 😉

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11 hours ago, Pedro and Hailee said:

Once we receive the receipt number and the paper stating our petition was received, what is our next step? USCIS is telling us that we are to follow the instructions listed on that paper, but there are no instructions, other than what to do if our address changes.

Hi, 

 

You will receive I-797 NOA stating whether your case was approved and that your petition was sent to NVC (National Visa Center). It took my case roughly 6 months to get the letter the petition was approved. 

 

You can see the status of your case through the USCIS website just sign up

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

 

Once it sent to NVC you can check your status pay for fees etc through the website below. You need a case and invoice number to log on. Which you can get by calling the NVC customer phone number

 

https://ceac.state.gov/IV/Login.aspx

NVC Phone Number: 603 -334 -0700

 

I-130 visa journey guideline: 

https://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

 

Just basically read read read. This website and the members here have been very helpful answering my questions.

 

Good Luck! 


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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