NOA2 or Second Notice of Action
In about 4 to 6 months, the petitioner will receive the second Notice of Action or the famously known as NOA2 in the Visa world It is one of the most talked about in forums like Visa Journey because once you get it, you can then move on to getting your medical exam and interview schedule done!
The letter states that your petition has been approved and that it has been sent to NVC. So starting at this point, the NVC is the one that’s taking care of your petition. It is very frustrating when you think about waiting for it for a long time and getting it is like winning a lottery! Some get it in a month, some in a year so patience is really very important. In our case, we got the NOA2 on January 31st 2011, exactly 5 months after our NOA1 was received. Click the photo above to see how NOA2 looks like.
If you register for automatic case status updates by email and text message through this USCIS link, you will receive the NOA2 earlier because getting the hard copy will take a few days by mail. At this time, your case will then be forwarded to the NVC or National Visa Center. If your fiance haven’t completed the requirements yet, it is best to tell him or her to prepare the documentary requirements already for the upcoming interview because after the NOA2, things will really happen so fast! Also, if you can’t wait for the letter that your alien fiance should receive, call NVC after about 2 weeks at 603 334-0700 to know about your Case Number. You can tell your fiance about your case number so that he or she can start with the medical exam and interview schedule. Good luck! It’s getting closer now!