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Welcome to the New and Improved Case Complete to Interview Monthly thread.

The list that has been updated has now been moved to a spreadsheet like the one used in the NVC filers thread, I am still updating. But right right all you waiting for interviews are listed.

You can view my spreadsheet Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet

To update your interview date go here. Case Complete to Interview Form

For New people to the thread please go Case Complete to Interview Form and input your information in the form and it will be added to the form.

Everyone should be clicking on the Portal tab to visit the information for their country. If nothing is there or information needs updating. Update or add.

Its up to all of us to keep this information current, relevant and helpful to others.

Special Note: Different consulates or embassies have strict guidelines as to what type of bags/purses/cellphones etc can be carried in. And whether they provide any lockers (or not) for temp storage. As many travel from far away (by air/train/cars, one needs to specially know what they will not be able to take inside the consulate and where to store their personal belongings.

Here are some FAQ and other tidbits that may be useful to you. Be sure to visit your countries portal and click on the Consular Information and also Consular reviews.

FAQ


I just called and got Case Complete how long does it take to get the email as confirmation?
Well it has been taking 5 to 7 days to get case complete email from the date they Case Complete.

How long after Case Complete will I get an interview?
Okay this is the BIG mystery of NVC. How it usually goes is end of the month and first week of month they start scheduling for interviews for the that upcoming month. Since January they have been pretty consistent starting about the last 2 days of the month and finishing that following first week of next month

Do I have to call for my interview date?
NVC has improved greatly since March. The interview letter now comes day of schedule. So call if you want its up to you.

I know someone who got interview in the middle of the month. How is that possible?
Usually when you see someone pop up with an interview outside the bunch its usually the result of a cancellation or the embassy opening up a slot. Just because scheduling stops doesn't mean they filled up all slots. They may have more slots than appointments which is good. So someone gets case complete and immediately they get an interview. It happens.

Remember every embassy has its own slots and schedule. Some like El Salvador are very busy with a long waiting list. Some like Yemen, well it may be a few months to get in. Iceland you get interview immediately scheduled after case Complete.

I need to change our interview date what do I do?
Once you receive your interview date track your casefile. Call NVC ask when your casefile left than you can follow the DHL instructions to embassy. The contact your embassy (email is best) and ask to be rescheduled later, earlier just ask.

What do I need to bring to interview?
When you receive your P4 Letter (Interview letter) it will have your personalized checklist of things to bring or not. It has been suggested because things have been lost between NVC and embassy to bring everything (Originals) to the interview so if they don't have at embassy you aren't delayed.It's up to you. It doesn't happen much but it does happen.


Just to remind everyone to revisit the NVC Process Wiki, NVC Process Wiki

Important things fir Interview prep:
-How to Track Your Case Using DHL (use this to figure out what date you need)
-How to Track Your Case Using DHL (use this to figure out how to use the DHL site and input everything)

-General Medical Information
-Country-Specific Medical Information (choose three letter embassy/consulate code from drop-down list)
-Age-Specific Vaccination Requirements (choose age first at top of page)

-Country-Specific Interview Information (choose three letter embassy/consulate code from drop-down list)
-Sample List of Interview Questions
-Thread of Proof of Relationship Evidence Ideas
-Ideas on How to Organize Your Interview Documents

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Thanks to Fabian&Ross for spelling this all out. Once you get the interview letter reference this.

You must bring the following items to the visa interview:

  1. Any original documents the NVC requested that you did not submit (refer to the document list below)
  2. If the physician gives you your medical exam results, bring them to your interview in the envelope sealed by the medical office.
  3. Two passport photographs measuring 2 inches by 2 inches (5 cm by 5 cm) with a white background
  4. A valid unexpired passport
  5. Photocopies of all civil documents
  6. A new police certificate from your current country of residence, if you obtained the police certificate more than one year ago.
  7. Any additional documents listed in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate specific interview guidelines

The following table lists the documents requested by the NVC and whether or not you submitted them to the
NVC. Please note that even though you may have provided the NVC with a copy of a document, you are
still required to bring the original document to the visa interview.

Refer to the Document Status Code Definitions (see key below) to determine the meaning of the document status codes.

Document Name Document Status.

CORRESPONDENCE INSTRUCTIONS C
1 - IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION PART 1 R
1 - IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION PART 2 R
2 - PASSPORT Y
3 - BIRTH CERTIFICATE O
4 - ADOPTION F
5 - MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE O
6 - MARRIAGE TERMINATION F
7 - COURT RECORDS F
F - FINANCIAL EVIDENCE Y
9 - MILITARY RECORDS F
10 - COLOMBIA POLICE CERTIFICATE O
FEE PAYMENT $
PHOTOGRAPH Y
F - PETITIONER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE F
F - PETITIONER BIRTH CERTIFICATE F
11 - PETITIONER MARRIAGE TERMINATION F

The interview letter is divided into separate sections. The one I highlighted in all red tells you what you must bring to the interview (in general). Another section lists all the docs you may have already submitted to NVC along with one-letter codes next to each document (also highlighted in red). There is a third section that gives you the definition of each of these one-letter codes. For example, code "O" next to "3 - BIRTH CERTIFICATE" means you submitted that doc to NVC and NVC already sent it to the embassy.

(A) Obtain this document and present it at your interview

© You must bring this entire interview letter to your interview

(D) The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate

(F) The NVC did not request this form or document

(G) You withdrew your I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, with USCIS

(H) You must obtain two passport photographs of yourself and present them at your interview

(I) This form is incomplete. You must present a completed form at your interview.

(O) The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate

(P) You must request this police certificate from the issuing authority. After you submit your

request, the issuing authority will send the certificate directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for your interview.

® You submitted the Immigrant Visa Application online

(S) The NVC only received a scanned document. You must present the original document at the time of your interview.

(T) You must present an English translation of this document at the time of your interview

(U) You indicated this document was unavailable. The consular officer will decide whether to waive the requirement for this document at your interview.

(X) This document is unobtainable

(Y) The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate

($) Payment received

(+) The NVC returned this document to you per your request. Present this document at your interview.

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For those who want to request an earlier interview date here is a template written up by our own TeaCup.
Thank you TeaCup for the Template on how to notify the embassy
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Petitioners Name
Petitioners Date of birth
Beneficiarys Name
Beneficiarys Date of birth

NVC Case #

To whom it may concern,

My name is *********
I am writing to you in order to request an earlier interview. I have originally been scheduled for an Immigrant interview at (name of embassy and give date)
I have completed the required medical exam and I have all the necessary documents necessary for the interview and I am ready.
If it is at all possible for an earlier interview date to be scheduled for me it would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time

Sincerely.

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Address & Phone Number

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If there's anything of value you would think will help the betterment of all and you feel it should be added please let me know. I want this thread and the spreadsheets to help everyone in this Journey. :goofy:


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

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Good Luck to everyone! No interview for us yet... :cry:


Started Dating (Long Distance): 08/06/2008

Married in Lima, Peru: 09/07/2013

I-130 Sent: 03/07/2014

I-130 NOA1: 03/14/2014

I-130 Approved: 08/15/2014

NVC Received: 08/22/2014

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill: 09/22/2014

Submitted DS-261: 09/22/2014

Paid AOS Bill: 09/22/2014

AOS Bill Posted: 09/24/2014

Received IV Bill: 10/04/2014

Paid IV Bill: 10/04/2014

IV Bill Posted: 10/07/2014

Sent AOS Package: 10/09/2014

Sent IV Package: 10/09/2014

NVC Received: 10/10/2014

Received 2nd Checklist (Missed P/C - Peruvian Judicial): 12/11/2014

Sent 2nd Checklist with Missing Document: 12/11/2014

NVC Received: 12/12/2014

Case Completed at NVC: 2/6/2015

Received Instructions and Interview appointment letter: 3/2/2015

NVC Left: 3/10/2015

Consulate Received: 3/13/2015

Medical Exam: 4/20/2015

Medical Results: 4/29/2015

Interview Date: 4/30/2015

Interview Result: APPROVED

Visa Received: 5/7/2015

US Entry: 5/16/2015

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Happy New Month Everyone!! :goofy:


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

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Case-Complete-to-Interview-September-2018/

Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My husband has his interview tomorrow morning in Bangkok @ 9:30 a.m. Some of you may have already heard our story but his Medical / Chest xray showed an "opacity" and required further TB Sputum tests. (6 weeks for results) It's been 12 days since the test. After some research we are hopeful that he will still interview as scheduled. We expect to be given a 221g and go into AP until the test results come back mid-April. (so far so good or we would have been contacted about the TB...so that is encouraging) So... it's hard to be really excited for the interview as we know we're not going to get approved tomorrow.... but at the same time we are excited and we need to be prepared. We have it all organized perfectly and he's been practicing for a couple of weeks now. It's fun to see your whole life...all your pictures and family, business's, certificates, letters, skype logs all in a pack. We've decided we have a very colorful life filled with love and even if something doesn't go well tomorrow...we're o.k. We are proud & happy and have done the best we can do to be ready. Thought I'd just check in and let you all know...tomorrow is the big "Interview Day". Fingers crossed he doesn't get turned away at the door for incomplete medical. We will see... They don't call this "Visa Journey" for nothing! Think a positive thought for us Mon. morning at 9:30 Thai time...we really appreciate the support this forum has given us and thank you all!!! (F)

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What do you all think. I am wondering if I should send my original w2 for 2014 to my husband for his interview or, can I just scan a copy to him for the interview?

A scanned copy should be fine since most companies provide them to employees electronically for printing anyway!!!....I sent my mom a printed copy for her interview last year (they did not even ask for it).


USCIS Step
01/22/15 I130 sent via UPS to Chicago Lockbox
01/23/15 Delivered
01/26/15 NOA1 email and text received.. sent to VSC.
01/27/15 Check cleared.
02/02/15 NOA1 hardcopy received.. priority date 01/23/2015
02/12/15 Approved (17 days from NOA1)
02/17/15 NOA2 email and text received
02/18/15 NOA2 hardcopy received
NVC Step
03/02/15 NVC Received (18 days from NOA2)
03/05/15 Case number assigned (3 days from NVC receipt)
03/06/15 DS261 & AOS billed
03/09/15 Completed DS261
03/25/15 DS261 Reviewed and accepted over the phone
03/26/15 IV fee invoiced
04/08/15 Paid AOS and IV fee
04/09/15 Payment cleared and D260 available.
04/13/15 Documents sent via UPS overnight
04/14/15 Documents received at NVC and DS260 Completed
04/16/15 NVC scanned documents
05/11/15 Checklist over phone
05/13/15 Mailed out corrected AOS via UPS overnight
05/14/15 Checklist documents received at NVC
05/18/15 NVC scanned checklist documents
06/18/15 Flagged for Supervisor review (past 30days review timeframe)
06/29/15 Hubby's Case Complete :rolleyes: , daughter's still pending :(
07/07/15 Baby girl's Case Complete
09/30/15 Interview Scheduled for 11/05/2015
10/01/15 P4 Email received

ConsulateStep
10/14/15 Case shows "ready"
10/22/15 Medical Completed
11/05/15 Interview - APPROVED

11/06/15 Case shows "Administrative Processing"

11/09/15 Case shows "Issued"

11/11/15 Visa Ready for pick up...picked up on 11/13/15

11/19/15 US Entry (POE Atlanta GA)

<p>USCIS Step (for mom)//09/30/2013 I-130 sent via UPS to Chicago Lockbox/10/06/2013 NOA1 email received10/09/2013/ NOA1 hardcopy received with PD 10/02/2013/03/07/2014 Email received that case being transferred/03/10/2014 Hardcopy received, case transferred to VSC/03/17/2014 NOA2 received via email/03/21/2014 NOA2 hardcopy received. NVC Step ../03/25/2014 NVC received case/ 04/25/2014 Case number, IIN and Beneficiary ID# received (Entered in system on 04/24/2014)/05/01/2014 Checked CEAC website and DS-261 available...completed DS-261/05/01/2014 AOS fee invoiced and paid/05/02/2014 AOS documents sent via UPS/05/05/2014 AOS packet delivered and signed for AND AOS fee status shows as paid./05/07/2014 Called NVC and DS-261 accepted. AOS packet not yet showing in system/05/08/2014 IV fee invoiced and paid. IV documents sent via UPS/05/09/2014 IV packet delivered by UPS AND AOS documents entered into system/05/09/2014 IV fee shows paid AND DS-260 available/05/13/2014 Submitted DS-260/05/30/2014 AOS approved (no checklists)/06/05/2014 Case Complete and I did it with no checklists.....YAYYYYY/06/10/2014 Interview Scheduled for 7/15/2014/06/12/2014 P4 received via email.Consulate Step //06/16/2014 Case status shows "In Transit"/06/17/2014 Case status shows " Ready"/06/30/2014 Medical Complete/07/15/2014 Interview-Approved/07/16/2014 Case Status shows "Administrative Processing"/07/17/2014 Case Status shows "Issued" 07/21/2014 Passport ready for pickup/07/23/2014 Visa in Hand<p>

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A scanned copy should be fine since most companies provide them to employees electronically for printing anyway!!!....I sent my mom a printed copy for her interview last year (they did not even ask for it).

Thank you. I didnt even think about that even though for the last 2 years I have printed my daughters w2s offline.


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