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Hello!

For the past month, my wife and I have been calling the NVC periodically in hopes for good news regarding our case.

Before receiving our checklist, we were being told that processing times were at 60 days, and to expect to hear something 60 days after our scan date.

After sending in our second package with the amendments they'd asked for in regards to our checklist, we were being told 45 days from our new scan date (March 26th) -- however yesterday, I called and I was told that we should hear something 30 days after March 26th. But 30 days was Sunday -- so surely yesterday we should have heard?

I asked about what we should do once that 30 days was up (I've heard of supervisor reviews, though I'm not 100% sure what that entails), and all I was told was that, "Well then, your case will be complete!"

I said, "It's been 30 days as of yesterday" -- and he said, "Okay, will that be all then? I hope you have a wonderful evening, thank you very much for calling ma'am!" and hung up.

So what does this mean?

I didn't want to call again because I'm in England, and being on hold for an hour at a time gets very expensive - especially if I'm not going to receive very helpful information at the end of it LOL!

What are your thoughts?
What should we do?

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Many cases are being completed in as little as 30 days or less!!..Have you checked the CEAC website for 3 N/A's..

I welcome you to this amazing topic regarding scan dates, case completes, and interviews thread. We have over 300+ people on our spread sheet. Not only do we inform one another with helpful tips and advice, but we also support and encourage one another during this stressful process.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/546619-scan-datescase-completeinterview-thread/

Above is the link for the tread.

https://ceac.state.gov/IV/Login.aspx

This is the CEAC website.

Good luck with your journey.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Dominican Republic

Marriage (if applicable): 12/27/2013

I-130 Sent : 2014-05-26

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-09

I-130 Approved : 2014-11-07

NVC Received : 2014-12-30

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-01-16

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-01-20

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-01-16

Send AOS Package : 2015-03-19

Submit DS-261 : 2015-01-16

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Sent AOS/IV Package: 2015-03-19

Checklist: 2015-04-15

New Scan Date: 2015-04-17

CC: 2015-05-11

Interview: 2015-06-25

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I am sorry that this may not be what you want to hear, but our case was a the NVC from June 18- Mar 31. I have piles of letters telling me that our case is still under review and that we can expect to hear something in "60 days"... i called all the time and was told that 60 days was the standard, but that "weather, holidays etc" were causing slow downs. It's the same logic as when you call and are told "the next representative will be with you in 20 minutes" and then youre on the phone for over an hour.

In terms of what can you do...nothing but wait. Make sure you have things in order for your interiew...start packing things you wont need until you move...play hungry hungry hippos....

I hope that you're case goes quicker than ours did!

good luck

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Many cases are being completed in as little as 30 days or less!!..Have you checked the CEAC website for 3 N/A's..

I welcome you to this amazing topic regarding scan dates, case completes, and interviews thread. We have over 300+ people on our spread sheet. Not only do we inform one another with helpful tips and advice, but we also support and encourage one another during this stressful process.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/546619-scan-datescase-completeinterview-thread/

Above is the link for the tread.

https://ceac.state.gov/IV/Login.aspx

This is the CEAC website.

Good luck with your journey.

Regardless of your tiny VJ sample, the NVC is under NO OBLIGATION to process anything in less than 60 days. Deal with it.

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Regardless of your tiny VJ sample, the NVC is under NO OBLIGATION to process anything in less than 60 days. Deal with it.

I'am sorry to inform you that if your case is not completed within the 60 standard days, you have the right to ask for a supervisor review. Many others have gone through this and after placing their case under supervisor review, the case is complete in no more than 2 weeks. Depending on the type of visa, you can also get your state representative or senator involved. There is nothing in life you have to "deal with" when you have the rights to have your documents reviewed in 60 days or less. Every case is different, and all cases are reviewed differently as well. But if NVC is holding your case they have the right to inform you the reason why and the correct thing to do in order to get your case completed.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Dominican Republic

Marriage (if applicable): 12/27/2013

I-130 Sent : 2014-05-26

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-09

I-130 Approved : 2014-11-07

NVC Received : 2014-12-30

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-01-16

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-01-20

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-01-16

Send AOS Package : 2015-03-19

Submit DS-261 : 2015-01-16

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Sent AOS/IV Package: 2015-03-19

Checklist: 2015-04-15

New Scan Date: 2015-04-17

CC: 2015-05-11

Interview: 2015-06-25

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Many cases are being completed in as little as 30 days or less!!..Have you checked the CEAC website for 3 N/A's..

I welcome you to this amazing topic regarding scan dates, case completes, and interviews thread. We have over 300+ people on our spread sheet. Not only do we inform one another with helpful tips and advice, but we also support and encourage one another during this stressful process.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/546619-scan-datescase-completeinterview-thread/

Above is the link for the tread.

https://ceac.state.gov/IV/Login.aspx

This is the CEAC website.

Good luck with your journey.

Thank-you :)

We check daily for 3 N/As, as well as checking spreadsheets of case-completes/scan dates -- almost every hour or so, if I'm honest!

BaronB, we go through enough waiting without our spouses, getting handled by angry people working in the NVC - I do not expect to come onto a forum of, primarily, support to be greeted with bitterness from you. Deal with that, thank you.

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I'am sorry to inform you that if your case is not completed within the 60 standard days, you have the right to ask for a supervisor review. Many others have gone through this and after placing their case under supervisor review, the case is complete in no more than 2 weeks. Depending on the type of visa, you can also get your state representative or senator involved. There is nothing in life you have to "deal with" when you have the rights to have your documents reviewed in 60 days or less. Every case is different, and all cases are reviewed differently as well. But if NVC is holding your case they have the right to inform you the reason why and the correct thing to do in order to get your case completed.

Thank you very much for this positive response to that reply! :-)

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Did you not read my comment? I clearly said 60 days, not 61 days, not 62 days, not 70 days, not more. YOU HAVE NO RECOURSE TO ASK FOR SOMETHING TO BE PROCESSED IN LESS THAN AND INCLUDING 60 DAYS. WHAT PART OF THAT ARE YOU UNCLEAR ON?

No needs for you to type in caps, i guess that's the new thing on the internet stating you are yelling, but ok. Have yourself a pleasant rest of your day.

Thank you very much for this positive response to that reply! :-)

30 days after March 26 is May 7. April has no federal holidays, NVC is open every other business day Monday-Friday.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Dominican Republic

Marriage (if applicable): 12/27/2013

I-130 Sent : 2014-05-26

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-09

I-130 Approved : 2014-11-07

NVC Received : 2014-12-30

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-01-16

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-01-20

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-01-16

Send AOS Package : 2015-03-19

Submit DS-261 : 2015-01-16

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Sent AOS/IV Package: 2015-03-19

Checklist: 2015-04-15

New Scan Date: 2015-04-17

CC: 2015-05-11

Interview: 2015-06-25

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The bickering and assaultive posting stop now, at risk of thread-bans or worse.

In addition, stop typing in all caps.

VJ Moderation


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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~~~One post disregarding the previous warning removed along with a member's access to this thread.~~~


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Nearly simultaneous administrative action taken against same participant, and assaultive post removed.


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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BaronB, I must inform you that as little as 2 years ago, we went through NVC, in less than 48 hours, as our petition was forwarded to the embassy, in less than 48 hours!

Your information and post was incorrect, about ""Years"" that NVC had been "like this."

2013.,.,.,less than 48 hours!

I would like to know.,.,.,what the heck happened to NVC.,.,.,going from 2 days, to months.,.,.,is it to take the pressure off TSC? I wonder!

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Hi there I also called the NVC yesterday and they clearly said they updated processing times down to 30 CALENDAR DAYS. Yeah it is fantastic news. The rep said every case is different especially if a checklist is involved. But right now I see that is a win if you were expecting 60 days. It should be any day now. I know this process can be frustrating but patience is key.


ROC Timeline
Service Center: California
90 Day Window Opened....06/22/17
I-751 Packet Sent..............08/24/17
NOA1 Dated.......................08/28/17
NOA1 Received..................09/02/17
Check Cashed....................09/06/17
Biometrics Received..........09/15/17
Biometrics Appointment.....09/27/17
Approved............................xx/xx/xx

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Hello!

For the past month, my wife and I have been calling the NVC periodically in hopes for good news regarding our case.

Before receiving our checklist, we were being told that processing times were at 60 days, and to expect to hear something 60 days after our scan date.

After sending in our second package with the amendments they'd asked for in regards to our checklist, we were being told 45 days from our new scan date (March 26th) -- however yesterday, I called and I was told that we should hear something 30 days after March 26th. But 30 days was Sunday -- so surely yesterday we should have heard?

I asked about what we should do once that 30 days was up (I've heard of supervisor reviews, though I'm not 100% sure what that entails), and all I was told was that, "Well then, your case will be complete!"

I said, "It's been 30 days as of yesterday" -- and he said, "Okay, will that be all then? I hope you have a wonderful evening, thank you very much for calling ma'am!" and hung up.

So what does this mean?

I didn't want to call again because I'm in England, and being on hold for an hour at a time gets very expensive - especially if I'm not going to receive very helpful information at the end of it LOL!

What are your thoughts?

What should we do?

Just a handy hint - download Viber and top it up with £10 worth of credit. I've managed to call the NVC about ten times across the entire process (each time with the obligatory half hour minimum on hold) and I've only used about £4 of my credit doing so. Really saved me a ton of money.

In my case, it took them about 42 days from my checklist scan date to review it (well under the 60 days) but there seems to be a significant delay in getting the interview scheduled. It took three weeks to be assigned a date and the batch of users receiving a CC after mine are still yet to be scheduled (coming up on a month). I don't mean to be pessimistic, I just wanted to set your expectations of what you're headed into.

Edited by shippingforecast

Now chronicling my experience in handy blog format at


http://the-shipping-forecast.tumblr.com/

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