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NVC Filers - May 2012

#1 Saylin

Saylin

    Spreadsheet Sensei Superhero, Immigration Fairy



Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:30 AM

Welcome to another monthly thread for NVC! In this first post, you'll find useful links as well as phone numbers/email addresses. In the second post, I've compiled a FAQ and at the end summarized the NVC process. Please read through everything before posting questions as it's very likely that your question can be answered by reading through the links and FAQ.

Some helpful information:

Here's some guides for those in NVC:

-How Do I Bring My Spouse to Live in the United States

-EZGuideSpouse

-LingChe NVC Shortcut

-NVC for Montreal Beneficiaries - Electronic Processing and New Online Forms


-NVC Electronic Processing [note: if doing EP in China, only optin AFTER the invoicing of the AOS bill]

And some other useful links:

-DS-3032 Email Template


-Country-Specific Documents (choose beneficiary's country from drop-down)

-Eligibility for Electronic Processing and Online Forms (table at bottom)

-Payment Portal

-Online Forms Portal (site to fill out DS-261 and DS-260 for those eligible)


-NVC


-NVC processing times spreadsheet (created by me, Saylin)

-Flowchart for IR-1/CR-1 Visa Applicants (created by me, Saylin)

Phone numbers:

NVC - 603-334-0700 (press 1 then 5 to speak with an operator) [HOURS: 7am - 12am EST, M-F, AVR hours: 24/7]
DOS - 202-663-1225 (press 1 then 0 to speak with a visa specialist) [HOURS: 8:30am - 5pm EST, M-F. Closed 11am-12pm on Wednesday's]

Email addresses:

NVCInquiry@state.gov - to email DS-3032, expedite requests, and/or questions
NVCElectronic@state.gov - to email optin for EP and for scanned packages
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My Personal Blog - Journey Through Immigration
IR-1/CR-1 Flowchart
Montreal Consulate Pictures/Maps
Wiki for Canadian Spouses for NVC (electronic processing and online forms)
NVC Processing Times Spreadsheet (If you want to be added/updated, fill out this form here [light version] or the new, extended version here)
Wiki on NVC Process
 
 
Immigration Timeline (Click "Show" to see full immigration timeline)

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#2 Saylin

Saylin

    Spreadsheet Sensei Superhero, Immigration Fairy



Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:34 AM

Upon suggestion of a VJ member (thanks foobaz123), I have decided to create a FAQ of the most common questions I see here on VJ concerning the NVC process. If you know of a common question that isn't mentioned here, please inform me through a reply in this thread or PM me. I'd be more than happy to include it here.

FAQ

How long does it take to get a case number assigned after NOA2?

As of recently, it's been taking 4+ weeks. Check my spreadsheet (linked in post 1) to see where NVC is currently assigning case numbers.

When (and how often) should I start calling NVC about the case number?

Wait at least a week or two from your NOA2 date, then start calling. And call every single day afterwards until you get it.

What happens if my case doesn't arrive in a timely manner? (Timely manner being the current wait time)

VJ member tokinaija suggests: "Call USCIS, and specifically request to be connected to a Tier 2 supervisor (bypassing the contract customer reps). When connected to a Tier 2 representative, request that you want confirmation that your approved case has been physically shipped to NVC. In amenable words, request for the specific date that the package was shipped. If you are lucky, you will get someone who wold take the time to confirm this for you."

Will I receive XXXX (initial information package, invoices, instructions, interview letter, etc) by email or snail mail?

As long as you give over the email addresses of both the petitioner and beneficiary (once you have a case number), ALL correspondence from NVC will be sent through email.

What do I do after my case number is assigned?

Get the IIN from an operator (ask for the 'Invoice Identification Number', not IIN). Give over the email addresses of the beneficiary and petitioner. Email the DS-3032 (from the beneficiary's email address) following the template linked above.

When can I email the DS-3032?

Right after you get your case number. There's a chance it could get rejected (because they got to your email before they're ready to take documents), but if that's the case, just re-send it. On the flip side, there's also a chance it could get accepted and you wouldn't have wasted any time.

Note: if you have a lawyer, they're already designated as agent due to the G-28 included in the I-130 package, so no need to send the DS-3032, unless you fire your lawyer.

Note: if doing online forms (check link above for eligibility), then fill out the DS-261 found online at the above link. Do NOT send the DS-3032.

I got an email from NVC that contains a bar-coded DS-3032 (along with other information). Do I re-send the DS-3032?

NO. Do NOT email another DS-3032. NVC automatically generates these emails and do not care if you've already sent in a DS-3032 or not; they include a DS-3032 anyways. Only if NVC responds to your first DS-3032 with a rejection do you send another one.

After the case number is assigned, how long does it take for the AOS bill to be invoiced?

Usually just a few days.

How much are the two bills? And how do I pay them?

The AOS costs $88 (per case) and the IV is $230 (per person). They have to be paid with a US banking account on the payment portal (site linked in first post). See information here: http://travel.state..../info_3906.html If you can't or don't want to pay online, here's a link to how to pay through the mail: http://travel.state..../info_3905.html .

Help! I can't sign into the payment portal. Why?

If you're getting an error message ("Please be advised that the case that you have attempted to access is not eligible for further processing by the National Visa Center at this time…" or "This case is in the process of termination. Fee payments and online forms can no longer be accepted…" or "You cannot make online payments for your case at this time. Please contact the NVC if you have questions or need further information."), do NOT panic. This is actually good news! If you just got your case number, then this message means NVC is inputting your case in their system. If you get this message a few days after case number generation, then it's a good possibility that NVC is invoicing your AOS bill. And if this message appears a few days after DS-3032 acceptance, then there's a good chance the IV bill is being invoiced. And finally, if this message is appearing a few days or more after NVC received your packages, this is a good indication of case complete at NVC!

What is needed in the AOS package?

Generally, the following is needed:

With no joint sponsors:

- Bar-coded cover sheet from payment portal
- Cover letter (optional)
- Completed, signed, and dated I-864 form by petitioner
- Tax information* of petitioner (either just the last year OR the last 3 years)
- Employment letter of petitioner (optional, but good proof of CURRENT income)
- Pay stub(s) of petitioner (optional, but good proof of CURRENT income)

With joint sponsors:

- All of the above of the petitioner
- Completed, signed, and dated I-864 of joint sponsor
- Tax information* of joint sponsor (either just the last year OR the last 3 years)
- Proof of US citizenship/residency of joint sponsor (ex: copy of US passport, US birth certificate, US naturalization certificate, or front & back of green card)
- Employment letter of joint sponsor (optional, but good proof of CURRENT income)
- Pay stub(s) of joint sponsor (optional, but good proof of CURRENT income)

If the joint sponsor is a household/family member, also include proof of that relationship (example: if a parent is a joint sponsor, include the petitioner's birth certificate with parents' name on it to show link).

*You have two choices here of what to send in:

- Tax return transcripts ordered from IRS (preferred by NVC and of most consulates/embassies) RECOMMENDED
OR
- Tax returns (1040) and W2s and any other schedules (if applicable)

What if I (the petitioner) live with my spouse in their foreign country? Do I need to include anything in either package?

You'll need to provide proof of US domicile with the AOS package, as well as bring it with you to the interview. Please read the I-864 instructions (pages 5 and 6) for information about it. This is NOT needed if the petitioner is living in the US. Here is a sample cover letter to include in the package (it lists MANY possible documents, some may not be applicable of course, to prove that you have, or will re-establish, domicile in the US):

NAME
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
FORM I-1864
No. 15 Country of Domicile

I, XXXX, am currently residing in FOREIGN COUNTRY with my spouse, SPOUSE'S NAME. Below you will find a list of attached documents to show that my principle residence is in the US and the steps that I have taken to return to the US with my family.

Steps I have taken to maintain US Domicile:
• Maintained my XXXX voter registration
• Maintained my XXXX credit card registered in the US with a US PO box
• Maintained my bank account at the XXXX Credit Union
• Maintained my bank account at XXXX Bank
• Maintained my XXXX drivers license
• Maintained my US retirement fund through XXXX
• Maintained my US investment account with XXXX
• Maintained my US PO box
• Maintained licensure by the XXXX
• Maintained membership in the XXXX
• Maintained my automobile in care of my parents

Supporting Documents for the above steps I have taken:
• Voter registration card showing permanent US address
• XXXX credit card statement showing US billing address
• XXXX Credit Union statement showing permanent US address
• XXXX Bank statement showing permanent US address
• XXXX drivers license showing permanent US address
• Retirement fund statement showing permanent US address
• Mutual fund statement showing permanent US address
• XXXX license currently up to date
• Renewal of XXXX membership
• County tax bill showing I still own a vehicle

Steps I have taken to return to the US to take up residence:
• Made arrangements for us to have a house to live in
• Contacted schools for requirements of things to bring to register my children in school
• Contacted my auto insurance company to find out about re-instating my insurance on my car
• Contacted shipping company for estimate of costs to ship belongings

Supporting documents for the above steps I have taken:
• Lease agreement for our house
• Email from schools regarding registration requirements
• Email from my former auto insurance company regarding my inquiry
• Email from XXXX with estimate and correspondence regarding shipping our belongings

I declare that I intend in good faith to re-establish my domicile in the United States no later than the date of spouse's admission into the US.

I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the statements in this letter and all accompanying evidence are true and correct.

Signature: ____________________________________________________ Date: ______________________
NAME

Thanks to VJ member lemayz for this suggestion!

I sent the AOS package but got a checklist for the IV package (which I either have sent or not sent yet) [or vice versa]. What's going on?

If you sent the packages separately, then get a checklist for the other one, just ignore it; it's a false checklist. The same applies if you sent just one of the packages and get a checklist for the other. Please understand that as soon as NVC reviews a package, they very frequently generate a checklist for the other package, without even checking if they have it in the building first. If you do get a checklist for one of the packages, you do NOT have to use that bar-coded cover sheet; you can still use the one from the payment portal.

The only time a checklist is real (and not false) is if it asks for something very specific missing in a package (like a police certificate, for example). If it asks for something general, like the entire package, then you can assume it's false. Call up an operator at NVC to confirm.

Thanks to VJ member sulhaq for this suggestion!

When does the IV bill get invoiced?

After you send the DS-3032, NVC will most likely respond in a week or so with an acceptance email (or rejection). A few days after acceptance, the IV bill will be invoiced.

What is needed in the IV package?

Generally, the following is needed:

- Bar-coded cover sheet from payment portal
- Completed, signed, and dated DS-230 form by beneficiary (do NOT sign or date part 2; this is done at the interview) [note: if doing online forms (DS-260), the DS-230 is obviously not needed]
- Two passport-style photographs (2" x 2") of beneficiary (on the back, write: beneficiary's full name, date of birth, and case number)
- Copy of bio-data page of beneficiary's unexpired passport
- Original or Certified Copy of beneficiary's birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY
- Original or Certified Copy of marriage certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY
- Original police certificate(s)

Please read: http://travel.state..../info_3195.html for additional documents if applicable.

Also read the country-specific documents linked in the first post. There may be additional documents needed not listed above.

If my documents are not in English, do they need to be translated?

NVC's website states:

"All documents not written in English, or in the official language of the country in which application for a visa is being made, must be accompanied by certified translations and submitted to the NVC. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator stating that the:

-Translation is accurate, and

-Translator is competent to translate."

Despite this, I have seen cases of people getting checklists for not having translations of non-English documents. I'd suggest you get everything translated anyways to be on the safe side. It's not needed, but highly recommended.

How long does it take for a bill to appear as PAID in the payment portal after paying it?

Usually just a day or two.

Do I have to wait for NVC to email me instructions before mailing packages?

NO. If you wait on NVC for this, it can take WEEKS to get anything from them. As long as the respective bill appears as PAID in the payment portal, you can send in your package.

What address do I send the AOS and IV packages?

You will find their addresses on their respective bar-coded cover sheets, which are printed off the payment portal.

Can the packages be sent from abroad or does it have to be from within the US?

Doesn't matter where the package is sent from; NVC just needs to receive it.

Do the packages have to be sent separately or can they be sent together?

Either one or the other works. Again, as long as NVC receives both needed packages, they don't really care. Each way has their pros and cons.

After sending in the packages, how long does it take to get a case complete?

Lately, it's been taking just a few days to a week after the last package is received.

Do I get an email if my packages have been accepted?

No, not that I have seen. You have to call NVC every day and ask for updates on your case to find out if a package has been reviewed and accepted.

Do I get an email when my case is completed?

Generally, no. Only those doing EP (electronic processing) get the case complete emails. There are some non-EP folk that get case complete emails, but it's rare. Again, to find out if your case is complete, call an operator at NVC and ask.

After the case is completed, what happens?

In most cases: the case is put in a queue to get an interview date scheduled. Once an interview date is scheduled, the case is shipped out to the consulate/embassy.

Who should I be calling to find out my interview date?

You should be calling both NVC and DOS. Both have access to your case information. Their numbers are linked above.

How long does it take to get an interview date after a case complete?

This varies by country and consulate/embassy. Some people find out within a day or two, others a few weeks, then the few unfortunate that wait a few months (ex: Ghana). To get the best estimate for YOUR country is to search, using the timeline feature, when others got case completes and when they got their interview dates scheduled.

When do interview dates get scheduled?

If you talk to operators at NVC, they'll always tell you they ONLY schedule during the second week of each month. This is a LIE. They schedule interviews ALL month long. Many people (like myself) have gotten scheduled during the last week of the month. I repeat, they schedule ALL month long.

How long does it take for NVC to mail my case out after getting an interview date scheduled?

Usually it's the next day, but it can take up to a week or more in rare cases.

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Please note: the above time frames are just estimates. Do NOT freak out if your case takes a little bit longer. The time frames are constantly changing. They also depend on NVC's work load for that day/week.

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Summary of NVC process:

- get case number and IIN, give email addresses over
- email the DS-3032
- pay the AOS bill, once it's invoiced
- once the bill appears as PAID, mail the AOS package
- pay the IV bill, once it's invoiced
- once the bill appears as PAID, mail the IV package
- respond to any checklists, if applicable
- get case complete
- get interview date scheduled

Edited by Saylin, 27 July 2012 - 08:54 PM.

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My Personal Blog - Journey Through Immigration
IR-1/CR-1 Flowchart
Montreal Consulate Pictures/Maps
Wiki for Canadian Spouses for NVC (electronic processing and online forms)
NVC Processing Times Spreadsheet (If you want to be added/updated, fill out this form here [light version] or the new, extended version here)
Wiki on NVC Process
 
 
Immigration Timeline (Click "Show" to see full immigration timeline)

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#3 Rujby

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

Helloooooooooooo :lol:
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Married---07/30/2011

USCIS Stage
11/07/2011-----I-130 Sent
11/10/2011---- NOA1 email received
11/14/2011---- Touched
1/4/2012 ------ RFE ( Request for Evidence ) email received
1/13/2012------ RFE document mailed to USCIS
1/25/2012------ NOA2 APPROVED ( Yahoooooooo )


NVC Stage
1/31/2012-------Case received at NVC
2/08/2012------- Case number received, IIN, both petitionner and benificiary email given
2/08/2012------- DS 3032 ( choice of agent ) emailed to NVC
2/10/2012------- AOS fee bill paid ( status: in progress)
2/13/2012--------DS 3032 accepted
2/14/2012-------- AOS fee bill shows " PAID" and IV fee bill invoiced
2/16/2012-------- IV fee bill shows " PAID"
2/17/2012-------- IV package sent via USPS
2/24/2012-------- IV package reviewed and accepted
3/27/2012-------- AOS checklist express mailed via USPS
3/28/2012-------- AOS Checklist received by NVC
3/30/2012-------- Case Complete ( Thank you Lord )


Medical / Consulate / POE

5/11/2012-------- Medical Exam
6/12/2012-------- Interview date / APPROVED
6/21/2012 -------- POE Newark, NJ

#4 Trav&Shell

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:47 AM

Aloha :)
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USCIS (192 days, August 24 2011 to March 2 2012.  No RFE's).
NVC (30 days, March 12 to April 11.  Case expedited due to NVC errors).

Montreal US Consulate, awaiting interview date (14 days, April 12 to April 26).

05/09/2012 - medical in Toronto - passed!
05/22/2012 - interview - passed!
05/25/2012 - visa in hand!!! biggrin.png
06/09/2012 - POE @ YWG (Winnipeg Int'l Airport)

 

Removal of Conditions submitted March 24, 2014, received March 26, 2014

"RFE" for page 3 of application received, date March 27, 2014.  Package re-submitted with all papers re-attached.

04/07/2014 - NOA1 Date

05/07/2014 - Biometrics in Charlotte, NC


#5 Saylin

Saylin

    Spreadsheet Sensei Superhero, Immigration Fairy



Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

Helloooooooooooo :lol:


Hiiii *waves* I hope you get your interview date soon, not only so you know and can be with your wife and such, but so you can stop joining the NVC threads :P One should only be joined to one or two of them. This is like your fourth or fifth one :P

Aloha :)


Are we in Hawaii now? :D
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My Personal Blog - Journey Through Immigration
IR-1/CR-1 Flowchart
Montreal Consulate Pictures/Maps
Wiki for Canadian Spouses for NVC (electronic processing and online forms)
NVC Processing Times Spreadsheet (If you want to be added/updated, fill out this form here [light version] or the new, extended version here)
Wiki on NVC Process
 
 
Immigration Timeline (Click "Show" to see full immigration timeline)

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#6 Trav&Shell

Trav&Shell

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

Are we in Hawaii now? :D

LOL maaaaaybe :P
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USCIS (192 days, August 24 2011 to March 2 2012.  No RFE's).
NVC (30 days, March 12 to April 11.  Case expedited due to NVC errors).

Montreal US Consulate, awaiting interview date (14 days, April 12 to April 26).

05/09/2012 - medical in Toronto - passed!
05/22/2012 - interview - passed!
05/25/2012 - visa in hand!!! biggrin.png
06/09/2012 - POE @ YWG (Winnipeg Int'l Airport)

 

Removal of Conditions submitted March 24, 2014, received March 26, 2014

"RFE" for page 3 of application received, date March 27, 2014.  Package re-submitted with all papers re-attached.

04/07/2014 - NOA1 Date

05/07/2014 - Biometrics in Charlotte, NC


#7 Rujby

Rujby

    Platinum Member



Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

Hiiii *waves* I hope you get your interview date soon, not only so you know and can be with your wife and such, but so you can stop joining the NVC threads :P One should only be joined to one or two of them. This is like your fourth or fifth one :P


it is a proof this my journey is taking forever :wacko:
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Married---07/30/2011

USCIS Stage
11/07/2011-----I-130 Sent
11/10/2011---- NOA1 email received
11/14/2011---- Touched
1/4/2012 ------ RFE ( Request for Evidence ) email received
1/13/2012------ RFE document mailed to USCIS
1/25/2012------ NOA2 APPROVED ( Yahoooooooo )


NVC Stage
1/31/2012-------Case received at NVC
2/08/2012------- Case number received, IIN, both petitionner and benificiary email given
2/08/2012------- DS 3032 ( choice of agent ) emailed to NVC
2/10/2012------- AOS fee bill paid ( status: in progress)
2/13/2012--------DS 3032 accepted
2/14/2012-------- AOS fee bill shows " PAID" and IV fee bill invoiced
2/16/2012-------- IV fee bill shows " PAID"
2/17/2012-------- IV package sent via USPS
2/24/2012-------- IV package reviewed and accepted
3/27/2012-------- AOS checklist express mailed via USPS
3/28/2012-------- AOS Checklist received by NVC
3/30/2012-------- Case Complete ( Thank you Lord )


Medical / Consulate / POE

5/11/2012-------- Medical Exam
6/12/2012-------- Interview date / APPROVED
6/21/2012 -------- POE Newark, NJ

#8 Saylin

Saylin

    Spreadsheet Sensei Superhero, Immigration Fairy



Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:54 AM

it is a proof this my journey is taking forever :wacko:


It'll be over very soon though ;)
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My Personal Blog - Journey Through Immigration
IR-1/CR-1 Flowchart
Montreal Consulate Pictures/Maps
Wiki for Canadian Spouses for NVC (electronic processing and online forms)
NVC Processing Times Spreadsheet (If you want to be added/updated, fill out this form here [light version] or the new, extended version here)
Wiki on NVC Process
 
 
Immigration Timeline (Click "Show" to see full immigration timeline)

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#9 Rujby

Rujby

    Platinum Member



Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:02 AM

It'll be over very soon though ;)


Yes i know it has an end but...the word "patience" is easy to write hard to apply
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Married---07/30/2011

USCIS Stage
11/07/2011-----I-130 Sent
11/10/2011---- NOA1 email received
11/14/2011---- Touched
1/4/2012 ------ RFE ( Request for Evidence ) email received
1/13/2012------ RFE document mailed to USCIS
1/25/2012------ NOA2 APPROVED ( Yahoooooooo )


NVC Stage
1/31/2012-------Case received at NVC
2/08/2012------- Case number received, IIN, both petitionner and benificiary email given
2/08/2012------- DS 3032 ( choice of agent ) emailed to NVC
2/10/2012------- AOS fee bill paid ( status: in progress)
2/13/2012--------DS 3032 accepted
2/14/2012-------- AOS fee bill shows " PAID" and IV fee bill invoiced
2/16/2012-------- IV fee bill shows " PAID"
2/17/2012-------- IV package sent via USPS
2/24/2012-------- IV package reviewed and accepted
3/27/2012-------- AOS checklist express mailed via USPS
3/28/2012-------- AOS Checklist received by NVC
3/30/2012-------- Case Complete ( Thank you Lord )


Medical / Consulate / POE

5/11/2012-------- Medical Exam
6/12/2012-------- Interview date / APPROVED
6/21/2012 -------- POE Newark, NJ

#10 IslandLady

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

Hiiiiiiiii! Hopefully this will be my LAST NVC thread... NVC, please schedule my interview!!!!!

In the meantime... Hi everyone!
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06-04-2011 GOT MARRIED!

09-06-2011 Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

USCIS - 175 Days

09-13-2011 Text: NOA1 is 09/12/2011, CSC

09-16-2011 Official NOA1 in the mail

03-05-2012 NOA2 via text

03-09-2012 Official NOA2 in the mail

NVC - 31 Days (from date case received, to date interview scheduled)

03-12-2012 NVC received case, case being entered into system

03-24-2012 Received NVC Case # & IIN; Emailed DS-3032

03-27-2012 DS-3032 & AOS Invoice generated, AOS fee paid; DS-3032 rejected?

03-28-2012 DS-3032 re-sent via email; AOS Fee payment status - PAID!

03-29-2012 AOS Packet mailed; delivered 04-02

04-02-2012 NVC agent confirms my DS-3032 has been accepted! YAY!

04-03-2012 IV Fee Bill Received & Paid!

04-06-2012 AOS filing ACCEPTED; IV payment visible to operator but still IN PROCESS

04-07-2012 IV Packet mailed; delivered 04-09

04-11-2012 IV Packet: Under Review

04-12-2012 IV payment status: PAID then... CASE COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-01-2012 Interview Date Received: JUNE 21, 2012

INTERVIEW & POE

05-21-2012 Medical completed - Andrews Memorial Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica

06-21-2012 INTERVIEW. Joint sponsor needed 

06-25-2012 Received joint sponsor docs; emailed appointment request to embassy

06-26-2012 Embassy schedules follow-up appointment - Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 am

06-27-2012 VISA APPROVED & RECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-28-2012 POE - FLL-Hollywood Int'l Airport, Florida

07-09-2012 Social Security Card received in the mail

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE (ROC) - CAN FILE 03-03-2014 - 06-28-2014

03-07-2014 Received notice of requirement to file to remove condition on residence

05-28-2014 Mailed I-751 to Vermont Service Center via USPS Priority Mail (delivered 05/31)

06-04-2014 Received NOA1: Receipt date 06-02-2014

06-13-2014 Received ASC Appointment Notice - Biometrics appointment 07-01-2014


#11 Rujby

Rujby

    Platinum Member



Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

Hiiiiiiiii! Hopefully this will be my LAST NVC thread... NVC, please schedule my interview!!!!!

In the meantime... Hi everyone!


Hi lady, when was the last time you called NVC?
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Married---07/30/2011

USCIS Stage
11/07/2011-----I-130 Sent
11/10/2011---- NOA1 email received
11/14/2011---- Touched
1/4/2012 ------ RFE ( Request for Evidence ) email received
1/13/2012------ RFE document mailed to USCIS
1/25/2012------ NOA2 APPROVED ( Yahoooooooo )


NVC Stage
1/31/2012-------Case received at NVC
2/08/2012------- Case number received, IIN, both petitionner and benificiary email given
2/08/2012------- DS 3032 ( choice of agent ) emailed to NVC
2/10/2012------- AOS fee bill paid ( status: in progress)
2/13/2012--------DS 3032 accepted
2/14/2012-------- AOS fee bill shows " PAID" and IV fee bill invoiced
2/16/2012-------- IV fee bill shows " PAID"
2/17/2012-------- IV package sent via USPS
2/24/2012-------- IV package reviewed and accepted
3/27/2012-------- AOS checklist express mailed via USPS
3/28/2012-------- AOS Checklist received by NVC
3/30/2012-------- Case Complete ( Thank you Lord )


Medical / Consulate / POE

5/11/2012-------- Medical Exam
6/12/2012-------- Interview date / APPROVED
6/21/2012 -------- POE Newark, NJ

#12 Kerry & Carl

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

Hi all. Guess I'm moving over to May with the rest of you! :) Hope everyone had a good weekend.
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USCIS:(164 days)
10/07/11 - I-130 Sent
10/09/11 - Delivery Confirmation - Chicago
10/13/11 - NOA1 Confirmation by e-mail & text
10/17/11 - NOA1 Hard copy received (Priority date October 11)
03/23/12 - NOA2 (e-mail notification on 3/23, Hard copy received on 3/30)


NVC: (48 days)
04/16/12 - Case arrived at NVC
04/25/12 - Received case #, IIN, and BIN, gave e-mail addresses, sent optin e-mail
04/26/12 - Submitted DS-261 online (Resubmit on 5/10)
04/27/12 - Received info package and AOS bill e-mails from NVC
05/01/12 - Re-sent Optin e-mail (accepted 5/01)
05/02/12 - AOS bill invoiced & paid
05/03/12 - AOS bill appears as PAID
05/14/12 - E-mailed I-864 package
05/18/12 - AOS/I-864 accepted
05/23/12 - IV bill invoiced & paid
05/24/12 - IV bill appears as PAID, submitted DS-260, e-mailed IV package
06/04/12 - Case Complete
06/14/12 - Interview date & interview package received by e-mail!!!


Medical/US Consulate/POE:
06/26/12 - Medical
07/16/12 - Interview - APPROVED!!!!
07/23/12 - Visa received
07/24/12 - POE (Ambassador Bridge-Windsor, ON/Detroit, MI)

Our immigration journey took 9 months, 1 week and 5 days


ROC:
04/25/14 - Eligible to apply for Removal of Conditions

05/05/14 - Mailed I-751 to VSC via Priority Mail

05/07/14 - Package delivered to VSC

05/14/14 - Check cleared bank account - pending date 05/13

05/15/14 - Received NOA (Receipt date 5/08)

05/19/14 - Biometrics letter received, Notice date 05/16 (appointment scheduled for 06/11)

06/11/14 - Biometrics appointment


#13 sulhaq

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:39 AM

Hey Saylin! Wow this is great work! If I had a thread like this when I went through NVC it would have been much easier for me :P Well good luck to everyone going through this in May, you have a powerful resource to refer to now.

I'd just like to make one small suggestion. Perhaps you can add this for your FAQ as this seems to be happening a lot and people always get confused by it. It happened to me too:

If you mail your AOS package and IV separately. That is, you pay the AOS fee and mail AOS, but not the IV package. Then most likely a false RFE is generated by NVC. As soon as they process the AOS, their system generates the RFE and sends it over to the petitioner requesting that that the NVC is awaiting an Application for Immigrant Visa from the beneficiary. What's even more confusing is that the RFE only requests PART I of the application. Part II isn't even mentioned anywhere.

I went through this, and a couple other folks here on VJ posted threads about it.

Good luck in May everyone!

Edited by sulhaq, 30 April 2012 - 09:41 AM.

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#14 Saylin

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

Hi all. Guess I'm moving over to May with the rest of you! :) Hope everyone had a good weekend.


Mine was spent working Posted Image

Hey Saylin! Wow this is great work! If I had a thread like this when I went through NVC it would have been much easier for me :P Well good luck to everyone going through this in May, you have a powerful resource to refer to now.

I'd just like to make one small suggestion. Perhaps you can add this for your FAQ as this seems to be happening a lot and people always get confused by it. It happened to me too:

If you mail your AOS package and IV separately. That is, you pay the AOS fee and mail AOS, but not the IV package. Then most likely a false RFE is generated by NVC. As soon as they process the AOS, their system generates the RFE and sends it over to the petitioner requesting that that the NVC is awaiting an Application for Immigrant Visa from the beneficiary. What's even more confusing is that the RFE only requests PART I of the application. Part II isn't even mentioned anywhere.

I went through this, and a couple other folks here on VJ posted threads about it.

Good luck in May everyone!


Thanks! I wish I had something like this when I was going through NVC too Posted Image

Oh, and good idea! I'll mention false checklists in the FAQ! Never even thought about that question, and it is very common to be asked.
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#15 Saylin

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

Added a question about false checklists (after the domicile question). Thanks again for the suggestion! Posted Image
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