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Hey guys,

So my fiance and I received our NOA2 on April 2nd....and still haven't heard anything from the NVC. I've read on here that we can also try contacting the NVC for our date and case number by telephone, but it seems the line is always busy.

I read further into it that this seems to be common with the NVC, and that it's easier to contact them at night closer to midnight. Now, I feel like I already know the answer but....

My fiance has a job that requires him to get up very early for work, so staying up past 8pm is not something that he can really do Monday-Friday. Me on the other hand, am more flexible with those hours since I work part time and don't start before 10:30 am EST. I know typically it's the petitioner who should be making the phone call, but am I allowed to call the NVC and ask for the case number?

We're (especially me) are just getting worried at this point that we haven't heard anything from the NVC via email/mail in nearly a month and are eager to continue with the process

Any word of advice would be appreciated!


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

September 30th- Biometrics Appointment

November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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Yes, you can call. I am the beneficiary and I made all the calls to NVC with no problem. You need your USCIS receipt number, your full name and the petitioner's full name, your date of birth, the petitioner's email address and his phone number (as listed in the I129F).


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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Hey guys,

So my fiance and I received our NOA2 on April 2nd....and still haven't heard anything from the NVC. I've read on here that we can also try contacting the NVC for our date and case number by telephone, but it seems the line is always busy.

I read further into it that this seems to be common with the NVC, and that it's easier to contact them at night closer to midnight. Now, I feel like I already know the answer but....

My fiance has a job that requires him to get up very early for work, so staying up past 8pm is not something that he can really do Monday-Friday. Me on the other hand, am more flexible with those hours since I work part time and don't start before 10:30 am EST. I know typically it's the petitioner who should be making the phone call, but am I allowed to call the NVC and ask for the case number?

We're (especially me) are just getting worried at this point that we haven't heard anything from the NVC via email/mail in nearly a month and are eager to continue with the process

Any word of advice would be appreciated!

The beneficiary can also call. Try as many times as you can til you get thru. It can be really hard but you just gotta keep dialing. the waiting it's usually 30 min so don't call if you're short on time. Good luck!

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I had success calling on Friday morning (USA Pacific Coast time). Whenever you try you may have to redial somewhere around 10-20 times, but I wouldn't try more than that. It's worth the trouble to get your case number.

yeah, after 30 times calling over and over and over, I'm now on hold lol. I'm so hoping to get my case number tonight and I'm so overwhelmed by this whole process I don't even know what to do next lol.


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

September 30th- Biometrics Appointment

November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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This may be a stupid question, but why would I want my case number from NVC? What can I actually DO wih it?


*I am the (female) petitioner, my fiance is an Australian citizen living in Indonesia*

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Indonesia

I-129F Sent : 2015-01-17

I-129F NOA1 : 2015-01-28

Expedite requested: 2015-04-20

Expedite granted:2015-04-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-05-27

HARDCOPY OF NOA2: 2015-05-30

SENT TO NVC:

RECEIVED AT NVC:

CASE NUMBER:

CASE SENT TO EMBASSY:

EMBASSY RECEIVED:

MEDICAL BOOKED:

INTERVIEW DATE:

VISA RECEIVED:

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This may be a stupid question, but why would I want my case number from NVC? What can I actually DO wih it?

Your case number is what you use to book your interview with the Consulate, I believe


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

September 30th- Biometrics Appointment

November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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Thank you! I couldn't figure out why it was worth calling and calling and calling.


*I am the (female) petitioner, my fiance is an Australian citizen living in Indonesia*

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Indonesia

I-129F Sent : 2015-01-17

I-129F NOA1 : 2015-01-28

Expedite requested: 2015-04-20

Expedite granted:2015-04-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-05-27

HARDCOPY OF NOA2: 2015-05-30

SENT TO NVC:

RECEIVED AT NVC:

CASE NUMBER:

CASE SENT TO EMBASSY:

EMBASSY RECEIVED:

MEDICAL BOOKED:

INTERVIEW DATE:

VISA RECEIVED:

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