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Hi all,

I have lost my NOA2 needed for AOS. I am hoping  the approval letter from the National Visa center will be good enough in place of the NOA2. I am however having a problem finding her A number. Is this the Emigrant number sticker in the passport from the Philippines? It is A followed by 7 numbers. If any Filipino passport holders could confirm whether its the A number I would appreciate it.

 

Thanks in advance!

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The A# is 8 or 9 digits long, so the number you're talking about is probably not it. Most communications you've received from USCIS, NVC, or the consulate in the Philippines after approval should have the A# on it. It should also have been filled in on the photocopy of your I-129F petition they (should) have mailed back to you with your acceptance. Sadly I don't think they include the A# on the actual K1 visa in the passport anymore. Other than that you'll have to make an appointment with USCIS (https://my.uscis.gov/appointment) in order for them to tell you what it is.

 You should get a new copy of the NOA2 notice, or you're likely to receive an RFE on your case. You can get it by filing form I-824 (though you'll need the A# for that).

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6 hours ago, Tom&Angie said:

Hi all,

I have lost my NOA2 needed for AOS. I am hoping  the approval letter from the National Visa center will be good enough in place of the NOA2. I am however having a problem finding her A number. Is this the Emigrant number sticker in the passport from the Philippines? It is A followed by 7 numbers. If any Filipino passport holders could confirm whether its the A number I would appreciate it.

 

Thanks in advance!

I don't know if Embassy in Philippines does this, but we got a digital copy of Approved 129F in the e-mail when it was time for us to schedule the interview. If you got that e-mail, you should be able to get A from that 129F attachment. 

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12 hours ago, Tom&Angie said:

Hi all,

I have lost my NOA2 needed for AOS. I am hoping  the approval letter from the National Visa center will be good enough in place of the NOA2. I am however having a problem finding her A number. Is this the Emigrant number sticker in the passport from the Philippines? It is A followed by 7 numbers. If any Filipino passport holders could confirm whether its the A number I would appreciate it.

 

Thanks in advance!

It is the MNL# not the A#

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I would suggest that you redouble your efforts to find your NOA2. As one respondent mentioned, you may have to resort to filling out Form I-824. Here is the kicker with that form, the filing fee is USD$465.00 !!! Cough...cough.... !!

 

There are prior threads of folks successfully submitting the electronic NOA2 notification, in lieu of the official Form I-797 Petition Approval (NOA2). Though I am not certain of the success rate. 

 

Here is the USCIS link to Form I-824:

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-824

 

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22 hours ago, ESZiarko said:

The A# is 8 or 9 digits long, so the number you're talking about is probably not it. Most communications you've received from USCIS, NVC, or the consulate in the Philippines after approval should have the A# on it. It should also have been filled in on the photocopy of your I-129F petition they (should) have mailed back to you with your acceptance. Sadly I don't think they include the A# on the actual K1 visa in the passport anymore. Other than that you'll have to make an appointment with USCIS (https://my.uscis.gov/appointment) in order for them to tell you what it is.

 You should get a new copy of the NOA2 notice, or you're likely to receive an RFE on your case. You can get it by filing form I-824 (though you'll need the A# for that).

The A# was hand written on the stamp in the passport at POE at LAX for my fiance....

Edited by boris64

Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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