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No matter how many times I read about this crazy process, I feel like I won’t fully understand it until each step happens for me. I sent in my I-129 form in July. About a week later I received a letter saying my petition was received and listed the amount I paid and my beneficiary’s information. Is this considered the NOA1 ? or is this just a receipt telling me it was received? What am I waiting for next? 

 

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2 minutes ago, visaq123 said:

No matter how many times I read about this crazy process, I feel like I won’t fully understand it until each step happens for me. I sent in my I-129 form in July. About a week later I received a letter saying my petition was received and listed the amount I paid and my beneficiary’s information. Is this considered the NOA1 ? or is this just a receipt telling me it was received? What am I waiting for next? 

 

Thanks!!

NOA1 


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1 hour ago, visaq123 said:

No matter how many times I read about this crazy process, I feel like I won’t fully understand it until each step happens for me. I sent in my I-129 form in July. About a week later I received a letter saying my petition was received and listed the amount I paid and my beneficiary’s information. Is this considered the NOA1 ? or is this just a receipt telling me it was received? What am I waiting for next? 

 

Thanks!!

Yes that is the NOA1  = I-797 Notice of Action 1st one received.     Do keep this safe you will need it late after you are married, along with the NOA2   (2nd Notice of Action ;) :lol:  )   <  That Notice is the one you are really waiting for.... APPROVAL NOTICE!!  :)  

 

https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/uscis-petition-process.html

 

 

 

Edited by Hank_

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2 hours ago, Hank_ said:

Yes that is the NOA1  = I-797 Notice of Action 1st one received.     Do keep this safe you will need it late after you are married, along with the NOA2   (2nd Notice of Action ;) :lol:  )   <  That Notice is the one you are really waiting for.... APPROVAL NOTICE!!  :)  

 

https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/uscis-petition-process.html

 

 

 

thank you!!! why will i need it after marriage ? 

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8 minutes ago, visaq123 said:

thank you!!! why will i need it after marriage ? 

Because the noa2 is evidence needed for adjustment of status 

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38 minutes ago, visaq123 said:

thank you!!! why will i need it after marriage ? 

Both the NOA1 and the NOA2 are required documents for filing the I-485 for Adjustment of Status  to obtain a green card.   (only need to send copies, not the actual document)

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10 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

Both the NOA1 and the NOA2 are required documents for filing the I-485 for Adjustment of Status  to obtain a green card.   (only need to send copies, not the actual document)

Please reread the form paying attention to the conjunction "or"


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Appreciate. Thanks.  That's what I get for reading too fast.    And I see the "OR" is relating to the derivatives not the principal.  The principal applicant sends a copy of the NOA1 receipt notice (before the revision it was the NOA2 Approval Notice).   Interesting.

 

A. Your immigrant petition; or

B. A photocopy of Form I-797, Receipt Notice, for your immigrant petition.

 

If you are filing as a derivative applicant based on the principal applicant’s petition, you may submit your Form I-485 together with a photocopy of:

A. Form I-797, Approval or Receipt Notice, for the principal applicant’s immigrant petition (if applicable); and

B. Form I-797, Approval or Receipt Notice, for the principal applicant’s Form I-485 (if applicable) or a copy of the principal applicant’s Form I-551 (Green Card) (if applicable).


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16 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

Appreciate. Thanks.  That's what I get for reading too fast.    And I see the "OR" is relating to the derivatives not the principal.  The principal applicant sends a copy of the NOA1 receipt notice (before the revision it was the NOA2 Approval Notice).   Interesting.

 

A. Your immigrant petition; or

B. A photocopy of Form I-797, Receipt Notice, for your immigrant petition.

 

If you are filing as a derivative applicant based on the principal applicant’s petition, you may submit your Form I-485 together with a photocopy of:

A. Form I-797, Approval or Receipt Notice, for the principal applicant’s immigrant petition (if applicable); and

B. Form I-797, Approval or Receipt Notice, for the principal applicant’s Form I-485 (if applicable) or a copy of the principal applicant’s Form I-551 (Green Card) (if applicable).

According to the instructions, One could argue that since a k1 is not the result of an underlying immigrant petition,  that entire section of the instructions does not apply and therefore neither the noa1 or noa2 is required for a k1 adjustment but that would appear to be in direct conflict with the Note: on the i485 itself.  


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2 hours ago, payxibka said:

According to the instructions, One could argue that since a k1 is not the result of an underlying immigrant petition,  that entire section of the instructions does not apply and therefore neither the noa1 or noa2 is required for a k1 adjustment but that would appear to be in direct conflict with the Note: on the i485 itself.  

I-485 is only for those that did not enter the USA with an immigrant visa .. which is the K-1


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1 minute ago, Hank_ said:

I-485 is only for those that did not enter the USA with an immigrant visa .. which is the K-1

Really? Need to take your blinders off.   You forgetting that many applicants (non k1) require a concurrent or previously filed I130 (IMMIGRANT) petition. Which is what that section of the instructions is referring to. 


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8 hours ago, payxibka said:

Really? Need to take your blinders off.   You forgetting that many applicants (non k1) require a concurrent or previously filed I130 (IMMIGRANT) petition. Which is what that section of the instructions is referring to. 

Yes and those that file a concurrent I-130 are NOT immigrants   so what I said still stands .. the I-485 are for non-immigrants wanting to change their status.     Which the K-1 is ONE of ...


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1 hour ago, Hank_ said:

Yes and those that file a concurrent I-130 are NOT immigrants   so what I said still stands .. the I-485 are for non-immigrants wanting to change their status.     Which the K-1 is ONE of ...

Yes but at no time is a k1 the beneficiary of an immigrant petition to which my point still stands that the section in the  instructions does not pertain to a k1 adjustee


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1 hour ago, payxibka said:

Yes but at no time is a k1 the beneficiary of an immigrant petition to which my point still stands that the section in the  instructions does not pertain to a k1 adjustee

 

whatever ... :wacko:


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