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Recent Immigration Discussions:
NOA1 the beneficiaries middle name was not written on the NOA1 8:30 am today
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I need help.. we got the NOA1 on mail.. and i noticed the middle name of my fiance (beneficiary) is not written.. just the first and lastname.. but we wrote it on the I-129F we sent.. would that be a problem?
Aplicant 8:27 am today
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1 RepliesI paid my aos and iv fee online and the status was in progress but i got another iv invoice which changed the status from in progress to pay now and the money already withdrown from my bank account i contacted the nvc and they said send yiur bank statement so do have to send the bank statement or wait 2 to 3 days to see if clears . Thanks
F! visa denied 8:25 am today
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I recently applied for a tourist visa with my wife and got denied in Jan last year. I then applied for an F1 student Visa and got denied today, The CO told me his reason was that I had an engineering background and I was wanting to attend school for pre nursing. I still want to reapply, I don't know when I should again, What I should do to correct that? I have searched online but haven't found a clue. Please help with any advice. I'm thinking of reapplying with the same intent or do I switch back to Engineering on my iI20. Please comment with experience.
Creation date changed in CEAC- what does this mean? 7:58 am today
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Our creation date changed today although it still says AP? What does it mean? I am excited and terrified at the same time so please HELP!
I'd like to create a topic about case status on CEAC 5:45 am today
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The CEAC system has been updated with the case data. Interestingly this was made available at the exactly the same date as last year, and the year before.
This confirms my suspicion that there is a logic switch to only make the 2017 data available from 2017 (in pseudo code, show DV year data where year <= year extracted from sysdate). This is really BIZARRE programming and as I have stated before the US government really needs some help on their IT side!!!
Anyway a recap for those that are not aware of what the CEAC data is. CEAC is a government database/web page that allows people to enter their case number and get some basic status information. The site can be access at this link and you can enter the case number without leading zeros. So if your number is 2017AF00012345, you would enter that as 2017AF12345. If you enter a real case (not a hole ) a window pops up with some basic case status information. From this, for cases which are scheduled, we can see the number of derivatives on each case, the embassy, the original entry date, last updated date and so on.
So what do the status codes mean.
The first status for every case is AT NVC . You can ignore the text on the case the case has not been passed to NVC. What this status means is that the case is in one of the following situations.
- The case is not yet current.
- The case is current, BUT the DS260 has not be submitted at all, or it was submitted but not processed yet and therefore not scheduled.
- The case is current, the form is processed, but it is waiting to be scheduled (typically because the cases have not yet been sent to the embassies yet).
This status is shown for a brief period when KCC has scheduled the interview, and transferred the case to the embassy. However, the embassy has not yet updated CEAC to acknowledge they have received the case.
This is the next status after in transit. It means the case has arrived at the embassy for interview. Sometimes a case will continue to show ready even after the interview.
Pretty obviously this is the status we all want to see! The interview took place, was successful and the visa has been approved/issued.
This is the status no one wants to see, meaning the interview took place and the selectee was denied. A derivative can be refused, while the principal is approved. However, if the principal is refused all the derivatives are refused also even if the embassy fails to update CEAC.
This is when someone did not have all the documents at the interview OR some additional checks are needed before the case can be adjudicated. AP can last a few days or several months. The status updates during that time are meaningless.
For cases that are scheduled we can see the related derivative numbers. Case 01 is the principal and derivatives are case 02, 03 and so on.