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  1. It being late October, and no October filers for 2018 found on the site, so I started this one. I am a USC living in Brazil and petitioning for my Brazilian wife of 30 years. It's complicated, but the basics are that I am are applying for a resident visa for my wife for the second time, the first being granted in 1989 after our marriage in Texas in 1988. We lost the visa in 2014 in part because of my ignorance of immigration rules and because of family medical situations in Brazil that prevented my wife from traveling. In 1989 the procedure was very simple. Today it's become 10x more complicated due to 9/11. Since we both live outside the USA we are using a state-side lawyer to be sure all paperwork is as correct as possible. Turns out I would have submitted my I-130 in March, but due to using a lawyer, it was only submitted in October. I hope that at least it goes through without a hitch. On one hand she already has a SSN and it was necessary to include her old Resident Visa ID# on the application. Don't know if this will delay or speed up the process. Based on Oct 2017 filers, we might be looking at a long year ahead of us. 10/05/2018 I-130 sent 10/08/2018 I-130 received Chicago Lockbox
  2. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!
  3. Hi I'm hoping someone may be able to offer some advice! We received our hardcopy NOA1 yesterday but it only has my name listed. We put my son's name on the I-129F and we included a G-325a form for him. Does anyone know if it's standard for the K2 Name to not be listed on the NOA1 please?
  4. I’m US citizen Filed i130 for spouse in May, finally got Noa2 10/26/2018 now just waiting to see what happens next. Called NVC and they received petition but will not hear until 4-8 weeks just hoping others can share their timeline with dates and how long their process went and what to expect Thanks 😊😊😊
  5. Hello! I recently filed I-90 because my 2 year conditional green card had an error (wrong resident since date). I sent the application on December 3rd, 2018. According to the proof of delivery from FedEx, It was delivered and signed for on December 4th, 2018. It’s been 2 weeks or 14 days now and I still haven’t heard back from them even though I did send G-1445. My question is how long do I have to wait for NOA1 (receipt notice)? It’s been 14 days now and I’m getting kinda worried. Especially considering that I sent my original green card with that application. I thought I would at least get a text message by now saying they received it but so far nothing. I’d really appreciate any help I can get! Thank you!
  6. ‎ألسّلامُ عليكمُ و رحمةُ اللّهِ و بركاتهُ Starting in the Name of ALLAH( GOD), The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful I'm creating this Specific TOPIC on this Forum to help all those Pakistani people who are in middle of transition for applying K-1, K-3 I-29F visa or Spouse Visa and willing to help other Pakistani from their Experience. Please share your experience from Start to End. Filling Form NOA1 NOA2 NVC RFE Embassy/Consulate Medical Interview POE Experience Note : Please keep your post related to TOPIC .
  7. My husband and I want to travel to Vegas from Texas and back for SEMA next week. The 90 days have passed and we have submitted AOS. We have received a text confirming they have received but haven’t received the physical letter (NOA1) in the mail. Would it be safe to fly or would we run into issues? I’ve read mixed reviews and do not want there to be any issue or doubt before purchasing a ticket.
  8. I was wondering if I could get some testimony as to the accuracy of Visa Journey's NOA1 to NOA2 processing times for the I-129F? For the CSC, where my application was forwarded to, the current processing date has been floating around March 31st, 2017 for about a week now for some reason. I've seen it advance as far as April 2nd, then move right back to March 31st today. The processing time for the CSC, as reported by Visa Journey, had been steadily moving by a day with the passing of each day until recently. Additionally, USCIS reports that they are currently processing I-129F's from January of 2017 (on the web and over the phone), which I cannot understand as there seem to be people that have submitted their applications after that date (as late as March) and have already received NOA2 (from the reports I have seen on this site). Another question I had was how many days/months worth of I-129F applications does USCIS typically cover in a given month? The answer to that question may explain why there are so many discrepancies between Visa Journey's processing date and USCIS's processing date. Since USCIS updates where they currently are each month, I was thinking someone may have potentially determined this statistic. Here's a little background on my case. My I-129F was received by USCIS on April 28th, 2017, so it has been nearly 3 months, but I still haven't heard back from USCIS regarding NOA2. I realize this is to be expected on some level, but I am confused as to how this site calculates the estimated time in comparison to what USCIS is reporting and what is going on with the Visa Journey's processing date as of late. Maybe the algorithm Visa Journey uses to assess what date each service center is currently processing is gaining more data from users inputting data to support a particular date, but I am not sure. I was really hoping to potentially get NOA2 by early September at the latest, before I go to visit my fiancee in her country, so I could hand deliver the paperwork that is needed for her interview and avoid having to mail it there. However, I'm beginning to question whether that is a realistic possibility at this point. Thank you in advance for the advice. I am very thankful to have such an amazing community of people to consult regarding questions I have related to the visa process.
  9. Hey Everyone! I feel a bit ridiculous- but in the middle of a big house move, I have seemed to have misplaced my physical copy of the NOA1. I have read that I will 100% need my NOA2 once received, but does anyone know if I will ever need to present NOA1 in the future? Please let me know! Cheers, Sydney and Jamie
  10. Really confused about address change! My state of residence is Alaska and I need to keep my residency to keep my seasonal government job. However, I am visiting family in California for three months and also about to start temporary work here. I know I need to change an address with USCIS. We received our NOA1 May 16th. My permanent address should remain in Alaska, since that is where we plan to live.. Am I allowed to temporarily work out of state?? Or will that just make me look even more unstable ?
  11. After initial arrival to lockbox when does the clerk open the package to cash the check? The day it arrives or a few days later?
  12. Application package mailed Friday Dec. 29th. Package is in Dallas TX awaiting Tuesday morning. Here's to a new year full of happiness and love. I pray that all January 2018 applications are processed speedily and that we are able to reunite with our loved ones soon. jj
  13. We are in Georgia and my husband was issued a driver's license that expired on the one year anniversary of his NOA1 when he received his extension letter after filing his application for lifting conditions (not his green card expiration). So his GA DL expires 7/10/18 but his green card is extended until 9/29/18. Evidently that's how they do it here. Just wanted GA filers to know "Now, any applicant whose driver’s license will expire within 30 days or has already expired can provide the Georgia Department of Driver Services an original I-797, Receipt Notice, evidencing his or her extension of status request is pending with USCIS to obtain a temporary license valid for 120 days from the date of expiration of the applicant’s current license". So he had to pay $50 and now has a paper GA DL that is valid and expires Oct 29.... not sure how they did that math but it should be enough time to get the 10 year Green Card....applying N-400 tomorrow!
  14. Hello VJ members, Just a quick question, what date are you guys using for your NOA1 on your timelines, priority or notice? I see the priority date and notice date are a few days apart, I've been going by the notice date.
  15. Hola todos, bienvenidos al foro para quienes iniciaron su proceso para visa K1 en abril-18 o para quienes están por iniciarlo de cualquier parte de latinoamerica, este es un foro de apoyo en esta espera.
  16. Hello all! My Fiancée and I got our NOa1 a few days ago; and now the real waiting begins. I have a question though if you could help me out again On the NOA1 it has a section where it lists the beneficiary/ies. My fiancées name is listed, however he childs is not. Is this a problem and should I contact USCIS? Or is it fine. I put down her child as a child on the 129f, and put that she is living with her. thank you!
  17. Hey everyone! We just received our I-129F's NOA1 hardcopy yesterday, March 13th. I had my fiance show me a photo of the NOA1 because I wanted to check the notice date and all. Everything is perfect except for the third word in my first name missing a G Anyways, the notice states to call the USCIS National Customer Service 1-800 number. To all the experienced members or those who had the same issue as us, what is the best way for us to get a name correction - call USCIS as per the notice's instruction OR simply correct it at the K-1 visa interview, if we are approved and granted one? Would an uncorrected misspelled name on the NOA1 and NOA2 cause any issues at any stage in the future? I really just want out personal particulars to be accurate because truly I am worried about not being found on the system and it's gonna go crazy from there Any tips on getting to a human rep at the customer service's 1-800 number are welcomed too! Thank you in advance.
  18. Received Biometric notice same case number as on I -751 NOA1. Is this correct or I need to call uscis because I’ve seen people getting two case number and this number is not showing any status on case status.
  19. Hi, We sent my husband’s AOS packet April, 6th. About two weeks ago we recieved a rejection letter for his work permit application because he didn’t sign it (signed in the wrong spot), and an incorrect fee. We called USCIS about the fee since there’s not supposed to be one if you file with the i485 (they cashed the check for those required fees). They told us to sign the document and resend it with a copy of the i485 NOA1, when we told them we haven’t recieved it yet they told us to call back at a less popular time to have our case elevated to an Immigration Agent. So we recalled and they directed us to an Immigation Agent, but because of the high call volume an automated machine took our number and said someone would call us and no one ever did. My husband is getting really depressed, he can’t work and the strain has been really difficult. I don’t understand what’s happening. Why have we gotten the rejection notice for the work permit but nothing on the i485? I feel like we’re in limbo.
  20. Hi everyone, I need your help and advice! We applied K1 visa and got NOA1 by email on May 23, but we are still waiting for NOA1 LETTER!!! Our current status is "Document was returned to USCIS". The date is June 1!!! My fiancé applied to send again on USCIS web site and called USCIS almost EVERY WEEK, but we don't get the letter yet. We are waiting just a letter for THREE months!! USCIS staff doesn't deal with our problem!? They only say "Pls wait a letter". What should we do??? Is our process stopping until we get NOA1 letter??? Is there anyone who has same situation as us??? We will be able to get NOA2 in a month by estimate here...but I'm not sure if we can, cuz we don't get NOA1 letter. Actually I'm not sure that the letter is NOA1 or not, cuz USCIS stuff never tell us about information of the letter. It might be REF letter!? I'm so stressful for this problem Pls help me, all!!
  21. So it took 3 months from the date my I-129 was sent until I received the NOA1. This is such an outlier that I can't even create my VJ timeline because the the web form thinks I must've entered incorrect dates. I thought the whole point of this thing was to track true wait times no matter how long USCIS is taking to process forms. It gives me this error message: Time between when a petition (ex: I-129F) was mailed to the USCIS and the NOA1 (Notice of Receipt) may be too long. NOA1s (the date on the form itself) should be within four weeks (max) of the date you originally sent the form to the USCI What's even funnier is, I'm prerry sure the same date I called the customer service line, was the date of acceptance printed on the I-797. The representative told me I should write a letter. In addition, he said my case was transferred to a different service center than was printed on the NOA1. I had even hired an experienced legal representative to prepare my application. They made a phone call and wrote a letter on my behalf. So I guess we'll be waiting at least 7 more months, when it's the middle of winter. My fiancée has never experienced weather below 50°F. It will be an interesting transition for her.
  22. Hello, I am the petitioner, i live in ukraine with my fiancée, My application was sent to TX from Ukraine. I sent the application using Fedex on April 6th 2018. it was received in texas on April 11 2018( according to Fedex notification) I have not been contacted by USCIS nor the service center. I have not received NOA. I have not received any email from USCIS. Do any of you have insight into this situation? It has been 14 days. Is this normal for applications that are sent from abroad, beneficiary's country? I would appreciate your answer. Thanks.
  23. I got the NOA1 some time ago, but was reading over the instructions again and wanted to confirm my understanding of them (instead of misunderstanding them and being disappointed months later). The instructions read something like: I looked at the information and it looked correct (real info not in the above quote). There is not anything else I should do until NOA2 correct? I don't need to verify anything on their site or anything? I did notice that it only printed Last Name, First Name on the NOA1 Name column, am I correct to assume that it's fine that middle name isn't on there, they just put those two on the NOA1 form? Just wanted to confirm all this for some peace of mind.
  24. Hello! For my fiancé to get his police check, does he have to wait until we get the NOA2 and New case number? Or can he go ahead and get it done? (Will receive the NOA2 probably in the next week or so) Thank you!
  25. Captain Ewok

    I-130 NOA1