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Received a checklist today for a Birth Certificate we already sent to them!

Birth Certificate was official, double stamped, initialed and signed. Included parents names and everything. We also had the English translation that was stamped and signed by an approved translator! Had our case number in the top right corner too!

Spoke to a supervisor at NVC today and he said it might take him 2-3 weeks to look at it!

We're sending in again in the meantime! Complete incompetence!!

Has anyone else had this experience???

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What is the exact text on the Check List?

Which visa are you applying for?

Which country was it acquired from? And which office did you go to get that?


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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What is the exact text on the Check List?

Which visa are you applying for?

Which country was it acquired from? And which office did you go to get that?

Want our names & ssn too?? ???

Checklist was for the Birth Certificate. We already called and confirmed.

For CR-1. Birth Certificate was from Civil Records Office. Duty stamped, signed and sealed. 100% what we needed. Also official English translation, cerified and stamped by translator approved by embassy.

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Want our names & ssn too?? ???

Checklist was for the Birth Certificate. We already called and confirmed.

For CR-1. Birth Certificate was from Civil Records Office. Duty stamped, signed and sealed. 100% what we needed. Also official English translation, cerified and stamped by translator approved by embassy.

No need for attitude if you are seeking help.

By asking the question, we are trying to check everything that could have been a problem.

If you think you've done everything correct, then there would be no need for RFE

or posting a question here. Most people disclose which country...because processing

and requirements vary slightly by each country.

Also, often there are proper places where you must get the birth certificate

and that can vary by the country.

My wife came from China, and we ended up throwing away the

police, no marriage, and birth certificates acquired from various local government offices

and had to reacquire them from GongZhengChu.

Also, keep in mind that if you go look at the reasons why USCIS rejects the cases,

whole bunch are due to folks sending in same evidence/documents to RFE twice...

You believing you've done 100% correct have no impact on what they believe or want

and the burden is on you to figure out what is wrong with what you submitted

and what you need to correct...and not just submit the same documents they already have.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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No need for attitude if you are seeking help.

By asking the question, we are trying to check everything that could have been a problem.

If you think you've done everything correct, then there would be no need for RFE

or posting a question here. Most people disclose which country...because processing

and requirements vary slightly by each country.

Also, often there are proper places where you must get the birth certificate

and that can vary by the country.

My wife came from China, and we ended up throwing away the

police, no marriage, and birth certificates acquired from various local government offices

and had to reacquire them from GongZhengChu.

Also, keep in mind that if you go look at the reasons why USCIS rejects the cases,

whole bunch are due to folks sending in same evidence/documents to RFE twice...

You believing you've done 100% correct have no impact on what they believe or want

and the burden is on you to figure out what is wrong with what you submitted

and what you need to correct...and not just submit the same documents they already have.

You're assuming USCIS / NVC is correct 100% of the time. They're not. Not even close ?

We weren't asking for help, but wanted to share our experience. We appreciate it though.

We're fully aware of Reciprocity by Country and what's approved documentation.

We also had conflicting responses by customer service reps at NVC today. One stated we could send in our documents again during supervisory review and it wouldn't reset our time from review. Another rep said it would reset our review time.

Our advice to anyone sending in documents to NVC would be to label each document with a sticky note indicating what specific document it is so they can fully understand it. (our documents were in order by the document cover sheet as well)- Along with the standard of writing your case number in the upper right had corner.

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Ok...you've got this all figured out. Sorry for wasting my time...

Good luck though...


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Ok...you've got this all figured out. Sorry for wasting my time...

Good luck though...

Did we ever ask for help? All we wanted to know if others are having this same experience. There's a lot of us that are.

You're wasting your own time. Keep trolling ???

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Received a checklist today for a Birth Certificate we already sent to them!

Birth Certificate was official, double stamped, initialed and signed. Included parents names and everything. We also had the English translation that was stamped and signed by an approved translator! Had our case number in the top right corner too!

Spoke to a supervisor at NVC today and he said it might take him 2-3 weeks to look at it!

We're sending in again in the meantime! Complete incompetence!!

Has anyone else had this experience???

Time line would be nice too. That's what we usually do here if we respect the community and want some thorough answers.

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Did we ever ask for help? All we wanted to know if others are having this same experience. There's a lot of us that are.

You're wasting your own time. Keep trolling ???

I would highly suggest to post your experience on FB so you could earn lots of "likes". Vj is a bit of different community.

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I understand your frustration with whats going on. We also received a checklist for missing documents which i know i put in the package, and just like you, placed all documents in proper order. My checklist was for my marriage certificate as well, NVC informed me that it was issued by the incorrect authority. It all made no sense to me for the fact that my husband's certificate was issued by the same authority as our marriage certificate. NVC rep also stated if i would like i can place my case under supervisor review which takes 42 days, but she then advised that i should just send in a certify copy or original due to the reason that review times went from 60 days down to 30. Luckily, my husband had sent me two original copies of each document. So, i sent the original along with other documents NVC was requesting and received a scan date of 04/17. Called yesterday (04/29) for a case updated, very nice rep informed me that NVC did receive my package and that all documents are already scanned in and ready for review. She then told me i should get a response within 30 days. You are not alone, and sometimes this crazy and horrible process can be very frustrating. But all that is left is patience and hope. Hope everything works our for you.


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 understand your frustration with whats going on. We also received a checklist for missing documents which i know i put in the package, and just like you, placed all documents in proper order. My checklist was for my marriage certificate as well, NVC informed me that it was issued by the incorrect authority. It all made no sense to me for the fact that my husband's certificate was issued by the same authority as our marriage certificate. NVC rep also stated if i would like i can place my case under supervisor review which takes 42 days, but she then advised that i should just send in a certify copy or original due to the reason that review times went from 60 days down to 30. Luckily, my husband had sent me two original copies of each document. So, i sent the original along with other documents NVC was requesting and received a scan date of 04/17. Called yesterday (04/29) for a case updated, very nice rep informed me that NVC did receive my package and that all documents are already scanned in and ready for review. She then told me i should get a response within 30 days. You are not alone, and sometimes this crazy and horrible process can be very frustrating. But all that is left is patience and hope. Hope everything works our for you.

The Birth Certificate we submitted is issued by the proper authority. We've also used these documents in the past for another visa as well as for the local embassy. It's also the same authority which is required for CR-1. Police certificate is not required... I'm surprised we didn't get a checklist for that as well ???

We're going to wait for the supervisory review to be completed before we send anything out because we know we're right.

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