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Is NOA1 and priority date for IR5 the same thing?

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This is my understanding of the process for applying for an IR5 visa:

 

Submit I-130 -> NOA1 (Receipt of I-130) -> NOA2 (Approval of I-130 and application sent to NVC) -> Interview -> Get IR-5 stamp on passport

 

I've been seeing posts on this forum about a "Priority Date" for parents and when I go to https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/visa-availability-priority-dates it says

 

- The priority date is used to determine an immigrant’s place in the visa queue

- Immigrant visas for “immediate relatives” of U.S. citizens are unlimited, so they are always available. Immediate relatives include... The parents of U.S. citizens

 

Does this mean that the NOA1 and priority dates when filing an I-130 for parents are the same?

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1 hour ago, calberry said:

Does this mean that the NOA1 and priority dates when filing an I-130 for parents are the same?

You could say it like that.  There is no waiting in line "to become current". 


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On 7/7/2019 at 4:48 AM, missileman said:

You could say it like that.  There is no waiting in line "to become current". 

 

Just a FYI for anyone else having this question, I mailed the I-130 application (IR5 for my parents) on 7/9/2019 and on the I-197C Notice of Action it says:

 

Received Date: 7/11/2019

Priority Date: 7/11/2019

Notice Date: 7/15/2019

 

I'm still not fully sure if NOA1 (on this forum) refers to the received date or notice date but the "priority date" is the same as the "received date"

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NOA1 refers to the actual letter you received informing you of the date USCIS received your application, your priority date and the date the notice was sent out.

 

NOA1- Notice Of Action #1.

 

NOA2- Notice Of Action #2-  is the second notice to you by USCIS that your case was approved.

 

Hope this helps.

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