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hey all,

we got a case complete on march 6, i called twice to confirm, when i saw the aos fee went from paid to n/a

when i called they said they wont send an email until they have an interview..is this true?

how long do you guys think it will be until we get an interview?

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Yes, that's true. NVC will email you an interview date. I think it can take anywhere from a week to several. It depends on when the consulate schedules their interviews and when your case was completed.

I'd suggest heading over the interview thread and joining them. They are people at the stage you are, waiting for an interview date, and could probably offer you better advice :thumbs:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/538665-april-2015-interviews/


 

~12-25-2006: met online (a blog site)
05-01-2013: FINALLY MET IN PERSON! in Canada
05-04-2013: finally became a couple
06-14-2014: got engaged
08-08-2014: got married in Canada
09-18-2014: sent I-130 via UPS, 142 pages in total
09-19-2014: I-130 arrived and signed for
09-24-2014: NOA1 text & hard copy received same day, Vermont Service Center
11-20-2014: NOA2 (I-130 approval!) hard copy received, 57 days from NOA1


12-08-2014: NVC received case
01-14-2015: case number and IIN number received via email
01-14-2015: DS-261 submitted
01-14-2015: AOS fee paid
01-22-2015: IV fee paid
01-24-2015: DS-260 submitted
01-25-2015: AOS and IV documents submitted electronically
02-18-2015: petitioner's proof of US domicile submitted electronically
02-25-2015: email confirmation received (31 days after sending!), scan date of 01-26-2015 <--60 day wait starts
03-24-2015: email confirmation received (34 days after sending!), scan date of 02-18-2015 <--60 day wait starts (a 2nd time)
03-31-2015: case completed at NVC! 2/18 documents got reviewed with the 1/26 ones, 64 days from original scan date

 

04-07-2015: case complete email received
04-22-2015: interview date email received
05-13-2015: medical in Montreal

05-19-2015: picked up medical results
05-20-2015: interview in Montreal --- APPROVED!, 238 days from NOA1

05-25-2015: passport/visa received!

05-30-2015: POE, Calais/St Stephen land crossing, 248 days from NOA1

06-03-2015: paid ELIS fee

06-10-2015: SSN received

07-02-2015: green card received!


03-13-2017: sent I-751 via USPS to Vermont Service Center, 156 pages in total 
03-14-2017: I-751 arrived and signed for

03-23-2017: NOA1 received, dated 03-16-2017

04-07-2017: biometrics appointment letter received 
04-18-2017: biometrics appointment 

02-05-2018: I-751 approval received!, dated 02-01-2018

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Yes, that's true. NVC will email you an interview date. I think it can take anywhere from a week to several. It depends on when the consulate schedules their interviews and when your case was completed.

I'd suggest heading over the interview thread and joining them. They are people at the stage you are, waiting for an interview date, and could probably offer you better advice :thumbs:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/538665-april-2015-interviews/

do they send an email of case complete? would you know?

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We got our case complete email 8 days after getting case complete via phone. Interview scheduling depends on your embassy. You may need to wait a few weeks to find out. They'll email you with an interview date.


12/27/12 - Married in Bamako, Mali

11/12/13 - I-130 package sent

11/15/13 - NOA1

05/27/14 - NOA2

06/16/14 - Case received NVC

07/01/14 - Case number assigned

07/21/14 - DS-261 completed

07/25/14 - AOS bill paid

07/30/2014 - AOS package sent

08/18/2014 - add-on AOS package sent (learned that I should have sent 2 separate I-864s even though the cases are joined...oops!)

09/19/2014 - IV bill paid

09/26/2014 - AOS checklist received

11/09/2014 - DS 260 completed online

12/22/2014 - AOS checklist package and IV documents scan date

03/02/2015 - Case Complete!!! (70 days)

04/02/2015 - Interview in Dakar (221g - Needed to verify a court document)

04/21/2015- Visas in hand!!

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You should receive two emails.

1. CC email

You should receive it from 0 day (same day the internet shows N/A) to 5 days. It will say they've completed reviewing your case and they are scheduling interview. it might include checklist -- like "bring financial evidence to the interview." or "bring originals" etc or no checklist. it will say "don't make travel arrangements" until visa is issued. If you don't receive the email, don't worry, but you need to call NVC to ask what documents are needed for interview like "bring financial evidence, bring originals, etc". Most importantly, you can check the ceac status on the website of http://ceac.state.gov/ to see if it is in transit or ready. You may check dhl tracking on the dhl website (instructions on first post of interview thread - http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/538665-april-2015-interviews/). As for me and my spouse, we got the CC email on the same day it changed on the AOS from PAID to N/A on the website of ceac state gov. it asks me to bring financial evidence and it said "they have completed reviewing the case and are scheduling the interview. Do not submit anything to the NVC. We will ship the case to the embassy/consulate."

2) Interview appointment email (called P4)

It is extremely important (you won't enter US embassy without interview appointment letter or you won't be proceeded for medical examination without it. It contains everything like creating an account to make an appointment for biometrics, embassy information, etc). You will receive an interview appointment email any time depending on the US consulate/US embassy's calendar and available slots. It could be anytime from days to weeks to months. You may have to check the website of US embassy in your country to see how many slots there are. If you like to prepare interview, you can read at travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process/interview/prepare.html (copy and paste this url address on your web browser. The information on the travel state (select country where US embassy you will be interviewed at is) could be similar to what will be on interview appointment email).

Edited by spousewaitingvisa

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You should receive two emails.

1. CC email

You should receive it from 0 day (same day the internet shows N/A) to 5 days. It will say they've completed reviewing your case and they are scheduling interview. it might include checklist -- like "bring financial evidence to the interview." or "bring originals" etc or no checklist. it will say "don't make travel arrangements" until visa is issued. If you don't receive the email, don't worry, but you need to call NVC to ask what documents are needed for interview like "bring financial evidence, bring originals, etc". Most importantly, you can check the ceac status on the website of http://ceac.state.gov/ to see if it is in transit or ready. You may check dhl tracking on the dhl website (instructions on first post of interview thread - http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/538665-april-2015-interviews/). As for me and my spouse, we got the CC email on the same day it changed on the AOS from PAID to N/A on the website of ceac state gov. it asks me to bring financial evidence and it said "they have completed reviewing the case and are scheduling the interview. Do not submit anything to the NVC. We will ship the case to the embassy/consulate."

2) Interview appointment email (called P4)

It is extremely important (you won't enter US embassy without interview appointment letter or you won't be proceeded for medical examination without it. It contains everything like creating an account to make an appointment for biometrics, embassy information, etc). You will receive an interview appointment email any time depending on the US consulate/US embassy's calendar and available slots. It could be anytime from days to weeks to months. You may have to check the website of US embassy in your country to see how many slots there are. If you like to prepare interview, you can read at travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process/interview/prepare.html (copy and paste this url address on your web browser. The information on the travel state (select country where US embassy you will be interviewed at is) could be similar to what will be on interview appointment email).

i called NVC3 times and they said they don't send case complete email...hmmm

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i called NVC3 times and they said they don't send case complete email...hmmm

They should send you a CC email like most of us got CC email (some people never got CC email), but don't worry. Just check website ceac.state.gov frequently until you see "in transit" (https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?eQs=o/iS8zDpeAKjMWCuebHqOw==)%C2'> By the way, did you ask NVC what documents are needed to be brought to the interview? My CC email asked to bring financial evidence (I-864 form, paystubs, employment letter, W2 and tax transcripts/returns) and said not to make any travel arrangment. If you already filed your recent tax returns (2014), you better bring your new I-864 form along tax returns of 2014, 2013, and 2012. Also you may bring employment letter, paystubs, and W2 if you work currently. Just to be safe.

You will receive the interview email. Prepare for the interview (collecting your documents and bona fide marrage evidence including photos). Good luck!

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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the NVC forum. Essentially duplicate, unanswered thread removed. ***

Edited by TBoneTX

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Our case was complete on the 9th, we called like you when the AOS fee went from paid to NA. We were told that we would just have to wait for the interview letter as only some people receive a case complete email, but she wouldn't say why...

We received our interview date yesterday. I hear it depends on how busy the embassy is, I can't imagine Albania is very busy, so hang in there! The hardest part (nvc cc) is over! Congrats!

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