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How long would it take for USCIS to request original I-130 petition from NVC once filed AOS?

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Hi VJ fellows,  

 

Does anyone have an idea how long does it take for USCIS to ask for the I-130 petition that has been sent to NVC once they receive the I-485 package from the beneficiary on that I-130? For me, I did AOS after entering the State last December, and by that time my I-130 petition was already approved a few months ago and sitting at NVC. And for now, I already competed my I-485 interview at the local office. But due to the reason they told me that they are waiting for my original I-130 petition, they couldn't make a decision. I check on ceac.state.gov for my visa status using the visa number sent by NVC and it shows 'at NVC'. Does it mean my petition is still with NVC and USCIS hasn't requested for it? 

 

I remember on forums people said once you did AOS, USCIS would request your petition from NVC if it was not with them. But how soon would it take? 

 

Here is my timeline: 

I-130 PD: Feb. 2017

I-485 AOS: Dec. 2018

I-485 AOS interview: Mar. 2019

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Another question is 

 

is it always the case that the original petition is mandatory before they approve the AOS application? 

 

The time I sent my AOS application, I enclosed the copy of the approval notice of I-130. And at that time my petition was already sent to NVC

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Yes, they like to have the original petition documents with them before approval. You can ask USCIS about the status on if they have requested it from NVC. At the same time, you can also inform NVC that you’ll be doing AOS so they’ll put your case on hold and wait for transfer request from USCIS.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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10 minutes ago, arken said:

Yes, they like to have the original petition documents with them before approval. You can ask USCIS about the status on if they have requested it from NVC. At the same time, you can also inform NVC that you’ll be doing AOS so they’ll put your case on hold and wait for transfer request from USCIS.

Thank you very much for your reply. I will call the USCIS about my case. Then I will ask NVC if they receive any request from CIS.

 

For other VJs information, 

Indeed, I informed the NVC right away after my AOS application. They replied and asked me to certify the statement of doing AOS. After that they confirmed my statement and said they would let me know once USCIS request the petition from them. This happened like 3-4 months ago. But now they still send me that notice with invoice number as if nothing happened. 

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