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Do I still need to register my appointment even though I've already received an interview date?

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Hi, I have already received my packet 4 and interview letter, and my case status is shown as READY on NVC's website. According to packet 4 I need to register my appointment online, however it keeps throwing me an error that says the following:

"The Immigrant Visa case number provided is not ready to schedule an appointment. If you have not received an appointment letter from the National Visa Center (NVC), you can check the status of your IV case at http://travel.state....igrate/nvc.html."

I've double checked all my numbers and they were correctly entered.

Has anyone encountered this error before??

Do I need to register my appointment even if I already have an interview date? What's the point of this registration??

We contacted NVC but they directed us to call the embassy instead. However, it's my understanding that the embassy only answers to urgent inquiries.

TIA.

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You need to register with Loomis, that is the courier service that will bring your passport back after your interview. After you are done registering you need to print the confirmation letter and take it with you to the interview. www.ustraveldocs.com

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You need to register with Loomis, that is the courier service that will bring your passport back after your interview. After you are done registering you need to print the confirmation letter and take it with you to the interview. www.ustraveldocs.com

What about the online appointment registration? Per packet 4 it says:

STEP1: REGISTER FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE

Please visit https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ca/iv/information/iv_services

and follow instructions to register your NVC/KCC appointment online.

That's different than the courier service isn't it?

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What about the online appointment registration? Per packet 4 it says:

STEP1: REGISTER FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE

Please visit https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ca/iv/information/iv_services

and follow instructions to register your NVC/KCC appointment online.

That's different than the courier service isn't it?

after u click on that link, select I have receive a consular interview appointment date, then it will ask for name, email and password which you have to create..then follow the other steps...if ur still having problems then msg me and I will walk you through it.

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after u click on that link, select I have receive a consular interview appointment date, then it will ask for name, email and password which you have to create..then follow the other steps...if ur still having problems then msg me and I will walk you through it.

thank you, messaged.

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UPDATE: the warning i'm getting is:

"The information entered below must match the applicant’s passport and DS-260 Number application. Any discrepancy will result in delays in the return of the applicant’s documents."

And i double checked all my numbers

Edited by dunkelheit

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Mine said the same thing for about two weeks. I think it said "in transit" before it allowed me to put the interview in.. I got my CC on July 7th and a couple of days later got the interview date. I was just able to confirm the interview date and get that loomis confirmation today. So it was at least two weeks. I hope that helps.

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I just double checked it was also saying "ready" and it did that for a few days before it allowed me to put the interview confirmation in. Depending on how soon your interview date is maybe wait a couple more days? I also saw that they had a link when my request was denied to put the interview date in that you could scan your interview letter and tell them what was happening. Maybe do this in a day or so if you have time before the interview. Once you are able to get through it is a nice easy process for choosing the Loomis office that you want your passport to be returned to. For what its worth, I too was confused about the Loomis process....it sounded as if you had to call Loomis to set this up and I could not find anything or anyone to tell me otherwise. Once the site allows you in its really step by step.

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I just double checked it was also saying "ready" and it did that for a few days before it allowed me to put the interview confirmation in. Depending on how soon your interview date is maybe wait a couple more days? I also saw that they had a link when my request was denied to put the interview date in that you could scan your interview letter and tell them what was happening. Maybe do this in a day or so if you have time before the interview. Once you are able to get through it is a nice easy process for choosing the Loomis office that you want your passport to be returned to. For what its worth, I too was confused about the Loomis process....it sounded as if you had to call Loomis to set this up and I could not find anything or anyone to tell me otherwise. Once the site allows you in its really step by step.

thank you! that's super helpful. Yup I guess I just needed to be more patient.

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As long as this is done before the interview you have lots of time. You don't need to have it done for the medical even.


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My interview is on Sept 10 2015 and I have same problem. Registering on https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ca/iv/information/iv_services.

Similar error message. Looks like I have to wait. Is there any other problem?

You just have to be patient. The error message we got cleared away a couple of days later.

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My case is also in Ready state for few days, and I still receive this error.

I am hoping my passport and visa returned on interview date since I have to return to work in US. I am assuming if this part is mostly for courier service, this part might not matter much anyways for me..


Category/Country: Employment-3rd/Pakistan (Since Birth place is Pakistan, citizenship Canada)
11/04/2013 ---- Start of the pre-process
10/28/2014 ---- PERM Filing Date/Priority Date
03/23/2015 ---- PERM Approved
04/07/2015 ---- I-140 Filed
04/16/2015 ---- I-140 Approved
04/20/2015 ---- RCMP Report: Sent documents to Windsor Police. Will pick up results before traveling to Montreal
04/27/2015 ---- USCIS sent to NVC
05/04/2015 (May the forth be with you :dancing: ) ---- NVC received
05/18/2015 ----
NVC case number assigned
05/20/2015 ---- NVC email received with invoice

05/28/2015 ---- IV fee sent by overnight mail. (Since NVC system is down)

05/29/2015 ---- IV fee mail picked up and signed by * ****LEY

06/03/2015 ---- IV fee shows PAID, DS-260 completed, documents and pictures emailed to nvcelectronic

06/09/2015 ---- Scan date

06/09/2015 ---- Put on Supervisor review (1 week or 42 day wait start) - Police certificate missing. I was avoiding it till I go to Canada for interview

06/22/2015 ---- Talked to supervisor, she said since it is available from Canada through agencies even though they charge a lot, it is a must to obtain it. NVC review won't complete without it.

07/07/2015 ---- Police certificate sent in email. (received the email from commissionaire-ottawa)
07/10/2015
---- Case Complete (Also police certificate actually received. Also scan date of police certificate)

Note that my case is employment based, and since government already done thorough security checking on me in the past with my employment visa and NEXUS card, I think that clears my security faster than spousal cases.

08/11/2015 ---- Appointment scheduled
09/09/2015
----
Medical (Dr Lyndon in Toronto)
09/16/2015 ---- Consular interview (Montreal) - Approved. Visa wasn't ready at 3 PM; stayed second night in Dorval

09/17/2015 ---- Visa and passports pickup

09/18/2015 ---- POE - Detroit tunnel

11/05/2015 ---- Green card arrived in mail

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