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Hey, guys! I'm actually new to this forum (however I've been registered to a lot of forums and I know the rules kind of. lol)

So,

I sent document to USCIS in March, they received them on March 31st (1st NOA on April 7th) and now I received NOA-2 (yesterday - hard copy. But approval - April 30th)

Called NVC, they haven't gotten my case yet and should I call them everyday? How does this process work? Or I'm trying to have everything too fast? Just curious. NVC is about no more than a month, right? So, in 2-2,5 month my bf will have an interview, right?

I hope everyone has a great day (especially people that read this) and good luck with your process, everyone!


I'm the petitioner

  • Met: August 13th, 2010 month later decided to start relationship
  • Proposed - Jabuary, 2015
  • Decided to apply for k-1 visa - March, 2015
  • Sent I-129f to USCIS - March 27th, 2015
  • Got notification on I-129f - March 31st, 2015
  • NOA1 - April 7th, 2015
  • NOA 2 - April 30th, 2015
  • NOA 2 (hardcopy) - May 4th, 2015
  • NVC - May 13th, 2015
  • case sent to the embassy - May 15th, 2015
  • Ready to schedule an interview in embassy (on CEAC) - May 19th, 2015
  • Documents arrived to Russia and can physically schedule an interview - June 3rd, 2015
  • Interview (!!!!!) - June 11th, 2015 (neither approved or denied)
  • Administrative Processing - from 11th of June to July 15th

Green card:

  • Sent i-485, August 7th, 2015
  • Notification that they received it - August 13th, 2015
  • Noa-1 Sent to us - (were on vacation, got it on August 22nd)
  • Fingerprint appointment - September 1st, 2015
  • Walk-in - August 24th, 2015
  • RFE - August 26th, 2015
  • RFE evidence received in USCIS - September 14th, 2015

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Hey, guys! I'm actually new to this forum (however I've been registered to a lot of forums and I know the rules kind of. lol)

So,

I sent document to USCIS in March, they received them on March 31st (1st NOA on April 7th) and now I received NOA-2 (yesterday - hard copy. But approval - April 30th)

Called NVC, they haven't gotten my case yet and should I call them everyday? How does this process work? Or I'm trying to have everything too fast? Just curious. NVC is about no more than a month, right? So, in 2-2,5 month my bf will have an interview, right?

I hope everyone has a great day (especially people that read this) and good luck with your process, everyone!

I called them every day and I think they got a bit annoyed, but too bad. hahah! They received our packet last Friday, exactly 2 weeks after I got notification of NOA2. Then I received the Case number today, so I would call every day! :)

Edited: Hahaha, just realized we were talking on the March thread! :) Yes, call them every day!

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I called them every day and I think they got a bit annoyed, but too bad. hahah! They received our packet last Friday, exactly 2 weeks after I got notification of NOA2. Then I received the Case number today, so I would call every day! :)

Edited: Hahaha, just realized we were talking on the March thread! :) Yes, call them every day!

Well, before posting March thread, I decided to post this since March is 2 month away now lol.

Thank you for the reply and I guess now my job will be calling them everyday. At least they work up until midnight, so...

And hopefully it will not take us 90 days, like they told me because I want to have wedding in August, on our 5 year anniversary. :)


I'm the petitioner

  • Met: August 13th, 2010 month later decided to start relationship
  • Proposed - Jabuary, 2015
  • Decided to apply for k-1 visa - March, 2015
  • Sent I-129f to USCIS - March 27th, 2015
  • Got notification on I-129f - March 31st, 2015
  • NOA1 - April 7th, 2015
  • NOA 2 - April 30th, 2015
  • NOA 2 (hardcopy) - May 4th, 2015
  • NVC - May 13th, 2015
  • case sent to the embassy - May 15th, 2015
  • Ready to schedule an interview in embassy (on CEAC) - May 19th, 2015
  • Documents arrived to Russia and can physically schedule an interview - June 3rd, 2015
  • Interview (!!!!!) - June 11th, 2015 (neither approved or denied)
  • Administrative Processing - from 11th of June to July 15th

Green card:

  • Sent i-485, August 7th, 2015
  • Notification that they received it - August 13th, 2015
  • Noa-1 Sent to us - (were on vacation, got it on August 22nd)
  • Fingerprint appointment - September 1st, 2015
  • Walk-in - August 24th, 2015
  • RFE - August 26th, 2015
  • RFE evidence received in USCIS - September 14th, 2015

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Don't call NVC for at least another week. You're just wasting your time. CSC takes 2 weeks or more from the NOA2 to get petitions to NVC.

And who told you 90 days? For what? When NVC receives your case, it will be out of there and on its way to the embassy in less than 10 days. Once it gets to the embassy, it depends. Some will set up your interview w/in a month, some take 2+ months.


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Don't call NVC for at least another week. You're just wasting your time. CSC takes 2 weeks or more from the NOA2 to get petitions to NVC.

And who told you 90 days? For what? When NVC receives your case, it will be out of there and on its way to the embassy in less than 10 days. Once it gets to the embassy, it depends. Some will set up your interview w/in a month, some take 2+ months.

NVC people told me that because "we are too busy and loaded with many documents." That's why I got scared and decided to write this post.

And ok, I will call NVC then right after my finals. Thanks God I have education to get distracted with. I don't know what would I've been doing if I was basically sitting and waiting for my bf to arrive.


I'm the petitioner

  • Met: August 13th, 2010 month later decided to start relationship
  • Proposed - Jabuary, 2015
  • Decided to apply for k-1 visa - March, 2015
  • Sent I-129f to USCIS - March 27th, 2015
  • Got notification on I-129f - March 31st, 2015
  • NOA1 - April 7th, 2015
  • NOA 2 - April 30th, 2015
  • NOA 2 (hardcopy) - May 4th, 2015
  • NVC - May 13th, 2015
  • case sent to the embassy - May 15th, 2015
  • Ready to schedule an interview in embassy (on CEAC) - May 19th, 2015
  • Documents arrived to Russia and can physically schedule an interview - June 3rd, 2015
  • Interview (!!!!!) - June 11th, 2015 (neither approved or denied)
  • Administrative Processing - from 11th of June to July 15th

Green card:

  • Sent i-485, August 7th, 2015
  • Notification that they received it - August 13th, 2015
  • Noa-1 Sent to us - (were on vacation, got it on August 22nd)
  • Fingerprint appointment - September 1st, 2015
  • Walk-in - August 24th, 2015
  • RFE - August 26th, 2015
  • RFE evidence received in USCIS - September 14th, 2015

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I do wonder if NVC has the same people answering the phones as those who actually work the cases. The answer is "probably not". However, I wonder if the every day calling we all tend to to (heck, yeah, I'll be doing that myself at that stage.. well.. maybe every other day.. but no less!) means they have to hire more Customer Service and not actual people who work the cases. Just thinking.

But yeah, usually the advice here is: wait 1-2 weeks after NOA-2, then hit the phone every day. After 2 weeks every day calling is fully legit.

And good luck with Moscow embassy once you get to that stage; please update us on how long it takes to schedule the interview and everything! Curious to know how much of a pain they are these days. ;)


K1 to POE
01.14.2015 - met online in an RPG chatroom
02.27.2015 - met in person
04.20.2015 - I-129F mailed
04.21.2015 - I-129F received by the Lockbox as per USPS site
04.24.2015 - NOA-1 electronic copy received: both SMS (text) and e-mail
04.30.2015 - NOA-1 paper version received
06.01.2015 - NOA-2 e-mail. SQUEE! =)
06.05.2015 - NOA-2 paper version.
06.12.2015 - NVC Received, Case # Assigned (not yet visible on CEAC)
06.17.2015 - NVC processing completed, now visible on CEAC with status "Ready"
06.24.2015 - CEAC status "Administrative Processing" (for Russia: received by the Embassy, can schedule the interview).
06.26.2015 - Crossed the t's and dotted the i's, this time for real. Scheduled the interview!
07.20.2015 - Medical. Piece of cake!
07.22.2015 - Interview. 2 hours worth of waiting and 5 minutes worth of talking to the consul, "your visa is approved". Yaaay!
10.09.2015 - POE in Boston, MA. Hooray!! Welcome, my love.

POE to Green Card:
10.09.2015 - POE in Boston, MA
10.14.2015 - applied for SSN; got it a couple days later in the mail
10.31.2015 - Wedding :halloween:
11.21.2015 - Filed AOS (package including Travel Parole & Employment)
11.25.2015 - electronic NOA-1(s), 11.27.2015 - Check cashed
11.30.2015 - NOA-1s

12.18.2015 - RFE (forgot to write my name in one place on the Affidavit of Support)

12.21.2015 - Biometrics

12.23.2015 - RFE Response received by USCIS

02.10.2016 - EAD/AP approved!

02.10.2016 - EAD/AP received!

05.12.2016 - Interview scheduled for 06.15.2016 (wow, that really took 6 months from filing...)

06.15.2016 - Interview. Approved! (but not at the interview, got notification about 4 hours later)

06.30.2016 - Green Card Received!

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I do wonder if NVC has the same people answering the phones as those who actually work the cases. The answer is "probably not". However, I wonder if the every day calling we all tend to to (heck, yeah, I'll be doing that myself at that stage.. well.. maybe every other day.. but no less!) means they have to hire more Customer Service and not actual people who work the cases. Just thinking.

But yeah, usually the advice here is: wait 1-2 weeks after NOA-2, then hit the phone every day. After 2 weeks every day calling is fully legit.

And good luck with Moscow embassy once you get to that stage; please update us on how long it takes to schedule the interview and everything! Curious to know how much of a pain they are these days. ;)

Thank you for your reply. As I said, just in time when I'm done with my finals, I'll be free to call anyone for whatever time they ask :) (the first and only time I've called them - it took me 35 minutes just to wait, I even started to think "are there any alive humans over there?")

And I will post once it will go through NVC since we actually might have a problem at the interview stage.


I'm the petitioner

  • Met: August 13th, 2010 month later decided to start relationship
  • Proposed - Jabuary, 2015
  • Decided to apply for k-1 visa - March, 2015
  • Sent I-129f to USCIS - March 27th, 2015
  • Got notification on I-129f - March 31st, 2015
  • NOA1 - April 7th, 2015
  • NOA 2 - April 30th, 2015
  • NOA 2 (hardcopy) - May 4th, 2015
  • NVC - May 13th, 2015
  • case sent to the embassy - May 15th, 2015
  • Ready to schedule an interview in embassy (on CEAC) - May 19th, 2015
  • Documents arrived to Russia and can physically schedule an interview - June 3rd, 2015
  • Interview (!!!!!) - June 11th, 2015 (neither approved or denied)
  • Administrative Processing - from 11th of June to July 15th

Green card:

  • Sent i-485, August 7th, 2015
  • Notification that they received it - August 13th, 2015
  • Noa-1 Sent to us - (were on vacation, got it on August 22nd)
  • Fingerprint appointment - September 1st, 2015
  • Walk-in - August 24th, 2015
  • RFE - August 26th, 2015
  • RFE evidence received in USCIS - September 14th, 2015

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