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Mailed in the I-129 packet 2 weeks ago (June 14th). It was processed through NYC (mailed it from abroad) on June 15th. We haven't received NOA1 yet, which I thought we would have by now. What can I do? Is it taking abnormally long, or is it still within the usual timeframe? I'm not quite sure when the package would have arrived at USCIS definitively. 

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  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
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37 minutes ago, cbro20 said:

Mailed in the I-129 packet 2 weeks ago (June 14th). It was processed through NYC (mailed it from abroad) on June 15th. We haven't received NOA1 yet, which I thought we would have by now. What can I do? Is it taking abnormally long, or is it still within the usual timeframe? I'm not quite sure when the package would have arrived at USCIS definitively. 

What do you mean by "processed through NYC"?  To what address did you mail it?

 

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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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2 minutes ago, missileman said:

What do you mean by "processed through NYC"?  To what address did you mail it?

 

Mailed it to the USCIS lockbox in Dallas. 

 

Last stage in the tracking (through USPS) is "in transit-received at NYC processing facility" 

 

Since it was mailed from abroad, we don't have a USPS tracking number. 

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Just now, cbro20 said:

 

Mailed it to the USCIS lockbox in Dallas. 

 

Last stage in the tracking (through USPS) is "in transit-received at NYC processing facility" 

 

Since it was mailed from abroad, we don't have a USPS tracking number. 

Oh...OK.    It is still very early.......I've seen cases taking a few weeks lately......


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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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1 minute ago, cbro20 said:

 

Mailed it to the USCIS lockbox in Dallas. 

 

Last stage in the tracking (through USPS) is "in transit-received at NYC processing facility" 

 

Since it was mailed from abroad, we don't have a USPS tracking number. 

Probably held up in customs. Happened to my NVC packet too. Even though it’s just documents, it can still be stopped and inspected by customs to ensure there is nothing illegal in there. There was a case on here once where the petition was rejected by customs as it contained a money order for the processing fee and it was not declared on the customs label. This was before USCIS accepted credit card payments. 


 

 

 

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Well that was just the update that it is at a USPS facility. Not at USCIS.

And even if it got there a day later it can still take up to 4 weeks for them to do the initial processing and send the NOA1. Keep an eye on if the check got cashed.

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I agree that it's in customs. I've had things I've bought that were held in customs that had the same usps tracking info. 

 

I mailed mine in Monday and got my e confirmation yesterday, so about 2 days once it arrived dallas.

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Thanks everyone. How long can it stay in customs? My fiance was the one who actually posted the package, so I'm not sure how she filled out the customs slip...I feel better knowing what might be going on, though. 

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26 minutes ago, Franlovera said:

I agree that it's in customs. I've had things I've bought that were held in customs that had the same usps tracking info. 

 

I mailed mine in Monday and got my e confirmation yesterday, so about 2 days once it arrived dallas.

That's awesome for you 😊 but this is not the case for everybody. I stick with my answer that it can take up to four weeks and not everybody who requests e-notification will receive one.

 

OP you're still in normal processing time 😊 I know it sucks not to know what is going on but you'll have to deal with it till visa in hand and even longer when going trough AOS, ROC....

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32 minutes ago, cbro20 said:

Thanks everyone. How long can it stay in customs? My fiance was the one who actually posted the package, so I'm not sure how she filled out the customs slip...I feel better knowing what might be going on, though. 

How long? As long as it takes. Mine was a couple of days at customs but reports of up to 4 weeks have been seen. 


 

 

 

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3 hours ago, cbro20 said:

 

Mailed it to the USCIS lockbox in Dallas. 

 

Last stage in the tracking (through USPS) is "in transit-received at NYC processing facility" 

 

Since it was mailed from abroad, we don't have a USPS tracking number. 

Good afternoon OP,

 

I know that I have mailed stuff by USPS when sending packages to family in Canada and have been able to track the item once it arrived in Canada with the USPS tracking number. There are also apps that you can download or check online if you enter a tracking number. I would suggest that next time you sent something to USCIS that you get a tracking number on it, even if it is sent from abroad. 


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4 hours ago, cbro20 said:

Mailed in the I-129 packet 2 weeks ago (June 14th). It was processed through NYC (mailed it from abroad) on June 15th. We haven't received NOA1 yet, which I thought we would have by now. What can I do? Is it taking abnormally long, or is it still within the usual timeframe? I'm not quite sure when the package would have arrived at USCIS definitively. 

If you have the foreign tracking, you can use either of these global trackers.  First one is better in my opinion, but try them both.    I order things from outside the US and they help.  NYC is a drop off for much of the mail and packages that come in form the Atlantic,  LA for the Pacific.  Sooner or later it will be assigned a new tracking number.. maybe..   Don't fret, you have years to go!  I remember when I was filing the 129, ages ago.  Wifes GC coming today!!!!

 

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4 hours ago, cbro20 said:

Mailed in the I-129 packet 2 weeks ago (June 14th). It was processed through NYC (mailed it from abroad) on June 15th. We haven't received NOA1 yet, which I thought we would have by now. What can I do? Is it taking abnormally long, or is it still within the usual timeframe? I'm not quite sure when the package would have arrived at USCIS definitively. 

This seems extremely fast for the USCIS lockbox facility to do their sorting to the proper USCIS service center, then processing at the USCIS service center????:o

 

It is difficult to actually tell where you are in your immigration journey. You mention "usual timeframe." Your VJ timeline is absent. :time: It really helps other VJ members to quickly see where you are in the process an provide appropriate advice quickly.

 

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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