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Hello, well finally received NOA2 after 5 1/2 months what a long wait! My question about the I-797 in Beneficiary box there is this above name  the letter "A" followed by 9 numbers, what is this? Tried calling USCIS but the wait is too long.



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Congratulations first of all!! You received your approval letter. Consider yourself lucky that you got it in 5 1/2 months. We are still waiting and it's been almost 11 months. The A123456789 is your fiancee alien #. Now that you are officially in the immigration database, you are assigned an alien # that will follow your fiance in their immigration journey. This # will also be on the visa (if approved) and any employment authorization and permanent resident cards 😁 now you get to go to the NVC stage 👍 


  • Met on Facebook - September 18, 2016
  • Started Dating - December 30, 2016
  • Met in Person - September 25, 2017 (Surprised him for his birthday)
  • Got Engaged! - September 28, 2017 ♥
  • Filed for I-129F - December 22, 2017
  • Rec'd NOA1(Text/Email) - January 2, 2018 :D
  • Rec'd Hard Copy NOA1 (Letter) - Jan. 3, 2018 (letter dated Dec. 29, 2017)
  • Rec'd RFE notice (email 7/24/18) - Pending hard copy letter :whistle:
  • Rec'd RFE letter in mail (July 27, 2018). Needs details about previous petition <_<
  • Mailed RFE - Sept. 06, 2018 (will be rec'd Saturday and picked up by Monday)
  • USCIS confirmed RFE rec'd (email, text & USCIS App) - Sept, 11, 2018
  • NOA2 Approval Letter - rec'd Nov. 17, 2018 (dated Nov. 09, 2018) - approximately  10 1/2 months of waiting! 😞
  • NVC Rec'd Petition - Nov. 23, 2018
  • NVC Case # - PENDING 👈
  • Case # Rec'd - December 06, 2018
  • Arrived at Casablanca Embassy - PENDING 🤩




A very priceless video my sweetheart made about our time together and our engagement! :wub:

I LOVE this man! Can't wait to marry him! :P:D


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