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I can't seem to locate my NOA2 notification and I understand it is needed for the AOS.  Is it necessary to file an I-824 at the cost of $465 !!! or can I get AOS without it?   I located a post from 2011 that stated it is NOT NECESSARY but I was looking for confirmation to the effect that this is still true.

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NOA2 is necessary for AOS. We didn't get our hardcopy last year, you can just call USCIS (only the petitioner can) or you can file an inquiry online. They usually can't resend the NOA2 (ours came a month after we got an email from the NVC that we were approved), but they can send you an email that they approved your case and that could serve as NOA2. You did get an online message that you're approved right? 

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There is a way that another VJ'r used and I will quote it below with a link to the original thread. I hope this helps.


There is a lot of contention over whether or not a NOA2 is required for an adjustment of status. We lost ours and have spent the past 2 weeks getting to the bottom of this. Here is the answer YOU DON'T NEED IT.


I called the USCIS and was told that an NOA2 IS ABSOLUTELY required to file. I was told on the phone that I needed to file an I-824 for a replacement at a cost of $405 dollars, and a processing time of 3-6 months. This was devastating news to us, and cast a shadow over our wedding day as we prepared to live the next 9 months on one income. I called back and was told the same thing by an immigration officer after demanding to be transferred. So I wrote a check and paid the $405 and filed. I figured if it take 6 months I better do it asap. I made an info pass appointment and scheduled a meeting with our congressman's secretary to discuss our case. The congressman's secretary told us that is was required but that she would chase it up and try and see if she could get our I-824 expedited but offered no promises. Then we went to our info pass appointment..


Surprise surprise, she told us exactly what I expected to hear: Of course you don't need your NOA2 to file because you have a K1 visa in your passport. More importantly that K1 visa has your receipt number, and your A number recorded in it. She showed us that our receipt number could be used to instantly pull up our file on their system which showed our I-129F status as approved. She printed out a copy of this for us to use in our AOS application. She told us she was sorry that we had been misinformed but could not stop the I-824 from going through; We would just have to eat the $405 fee.


For any of you out there that have lost your NOA2 (aka I-797): RELAX and DO NOT FILE AN I-824!! If you want reassurance make an infopass appointment and ask for a printed copy of your approval on their system. If you don't have a receipt number on your K1 visa they will give it to you if you provide your A number (on your K1 and I-94).


It happens to people all the time, it is not a big deal, and it should not hold up your application.


Hope this makes someone feel better.


From <http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/323385-filing-for-aos-with-lost-noa2/>


Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]


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We applied for AOS last October and neither me"beneficiary" and petitioner"my husband" received a NOA2 we submitted nvc letter and explain about not having a NOA2 or A number and yay aos interview is tomorrow! No rfe application been so smooth

Edited by icanbenobody

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Moved from K1 Progress Reports to Adjustment of Status from K Visas forum.

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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