Thursday, January 22, 2009


The story about our train trip to Philadelphia will have to wait for the moment because....

We got great news this week, we received our NOA1!!!
So now our petition is in their system and this part of our journey has officially begun.
As I said, I got a bit nervous about not hearing anything yet, so Tuesday Jack decided to call the bank and see if the check was cashed. And it was, even more, it had our case number on the back. As it goes with this kind of stuff, off course the message was in the mailbox also the same day, but hey, who cares, it was great to enjoy being happy together for a few more hours extra.

Also, from now on we can check our status on line with the USCIS.
And through Visa Journey we got an estimate on when to expect our NOA2: "Based on timeline data, your I129f may be adjudicated between July 3, 2009 and July 20, 2009*."
This may go faster or slower, mostly depending on luck I guess.
So maybe if you guys just keep your fingers crossed, it might go faster.

Which would be nice, since I would like to use these for what they are meant to be, our wedding rings.


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Anonymous said...

Congrats both of you on the NOA1..I completly forgot to ask you yesterday in all the "fun chaos" Peet to show me your ring :'-(

What doe the NOA2 mean tov NOA1 ?


Petra said...

From this web-site:

NOA1 = Notice of Receipt of your petition.
NOA2 = Notice of Approval of your petition.

Once you submit your petition package to the USCIS Service Center having jurisdiction over your US place of residence, you will receive a Receipt Notice, commonly referred to on the internet as NOA1. The time it takes to receive the NOA1 varies.

The NOA1 Receipt Number is the number you can then use to track your case. You can do this by creating an account on the USCIS Case Status Online

On completition of the adjudication of the petition, you will then receive an Approval Notice, commonly referred to on the internet as NOA2. If the petition was filed for a fiance or fiancee for an eventual K1 visa, this NOA2 (Approval Notice) should be kept in a safe place as it will be needed when it comes to the Adjustment Of Status process once in the US.

You may receive other Notices Of Action prior to receiving yo