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I was wondering if anybody received any notification after sending all the documents to NVC? Anything saying that they received it before the case complete? I sent my documents almost 2 months ago and I'm not even sure if they received my package or it got lost somewhere on the mail.......I've been trying to call and reach NVC everyday but an automated massage comes up and they hang up. Their email system doesn't look like it's working either, since I sent so many emails to them but haven't heard anything from there either.

Thank you so much for any replies!

Good Luck to everyone on this frustrating process!

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We are in the same boat, sent my documents since may n paid the iv fee since june, avnt heard from them since. Wife called them last week and she was told they placed our case in inactive buh it has been activated now(she tried about 5days before she got thru tho)..just try as much as possible to get to them on phone

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Just redial until you hear the rings before the message then go through the menu and it should put you on hold.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I-130 NOA1 - Dec 22, 2014

I-130 NOA2 - Jun 17, 2015

NVC Received - July 10, 2015

Case # and INN - July 27, 2015

Submitted DS-261 - July 27, 2015

Pay AOS Bill - July 28, 2015

Send AOS & IV Package - Aug 5, 2015

Pay IV Bill - Aug 6, 2015

Submitted DS-260 - Aug 8, 2015

Scan Date - Aug 7, 2015

Case Completed - Aug 27, 2015

Expedite request - Sep 2, 2015

Expedite request approved - Sep 9, 2015

Interview Appointment - Sep 21, 2015

Interview Date - Sep 25, 2015

Visa Approved - Sep 25, 2015

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It's always a good idea to send important papers like that through registered mail, then you log into a website and can see the exact date and time the papers were accepted. That way you know that NVC got your papers. Normally you also get an email from NVC about a week later with your scan date. The scan date shows that your papers have been scanned into their system and that's also the date the "review clock" starts ticking, aka the 30 days.

I haven't gotten any replies on our emails either, I just figured they were ignoring my emails as they had no update but maybe they're still having a technical issue?!?!

When you call NVC, just hang up and redial until you get through. Yesterday, I called at 8 am their time and got through straight away. I was so shocked. :) But just keep on calling calling calling till you get through because two months without so much as a scan date email don't sound normal. I assume you've done the DS-261 and paid all the fees?!


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



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April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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It's always a good idea to send important papers like that through registered mail, then you log into a website and can see the exact date and time the papers were accepted. That way you know that NVC got your papers. Normally you also get an email from NVC about a week later with your scan date. The scan date shows that your papers have been scanned into their system and that's also the date the "review clock" starts ticking, aka the 30 days.

I haven't gotten any replies on our emails either, I just figured they were ignoring my emails as they had no update but maybe they're still having a technical issue?!?!

When you call NVC, just hang up and redial until you get through. Yesterday, I called at 8 am their time and got through straight away. I was so shocked. :) But just keep on calling calling calling till you get through because two months without so much as a scan date email don't sound normal. I assume you've done the DS-261 and paid all the fees?!

Yes! We paid all the fees and filled out all the forms. And sent The Package to NVC. We have and agent in US helping us on our case. I haven't got the scan date or maybe my agent forgot to tell me. I will ask her right now.

And I'm gonna try calling and calling and calling. Hopefully i would get through.

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We are in the same boat, sent my documents since may n paid the iv fee since june, avnt heard from them since. Wife called them last week and she was told they placed our case in inactive buh it has been activated now(she tried about 5days before she got thru tho)..just try as much as possible to get to them on phone

Thanks! I will continue doing that.

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Hi my case is completed At nvc on August 7,2015, for my husband's petition. Does anyone know how long it takes after for the embassy of Dominican republic to send an interview date??

Congrats, when was ur scan date n did u get any referral before case complete?

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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the CR-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


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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Hi thanks , I called and spoke to a supervisor last Friday August 7, she completed my case with me on the phone.. She said wait now for the embassy in the Dominican republic to send an interview date.. But they have no time frame ?

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Hi thanks , I called and spoke to a supervisor last Friday August 7, she completed my case with me on the phone.. She said wait now for the embassy in the Dominican republic to send an interview date.. But they have no time frame ?

Oh wow, how did you manage that?

Each time I call and ask to speak to a supervisor, NVC says none is available and tell me to be patient. They always seem in a hurry to get me off the phone.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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We sent all over documents to NVC and we also got the email from NVC stating that they have received our documents and have been put under process. Regarding talking with NVC reps well for that you have to call them again and again till your call get through. Regarding case completion on the phone well I havent heard that one before because me and my wife both called NVC and requested them if they could review our case on the Phone but both time the rep said thats its not possible and that we have to wait till the completion of 30 days so yea its kinda frustrating to know there is no way for speeding up the process. But I hope NVC had received your documents.


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

Marriage (if applicable): 2013-08-24

I-130 Sent : 2014-08-28

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-09-02

I-130 RFE : 2015-02-06

I-130 RFE Sent : 2015-02-20

I-130 Approved : 2015-03-03

NVC Received : 2015-03-28

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-06-01

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-06-01

Send AOS Package : 2015-06-04

Submit DS-261 : 2015-06-04

Receive IV Bill : 2015-07-01

Pay IV Bill : 2015-07-05

Send IV Package : 2015-07-24

Checklist : 2015-10-06

Case Completed : 2015-11-11

Interview Date (IR-1/CR-1 Visa): 2016.01.21

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Hi thanks , I called and spoke to a supervisor last Friday August 7, she completed my case with me on the phone..

We sent all over documents to NVC and we also got the email from NVC stating that they have received our documents and have been put under process. Regarding talking with NVC reps well for that you have to call them again and again till your call get through. Regarding case completion on the phone well I havent heard that one before because me and my wife both called NVC and requested them if they could review our case on the Phone but both time the rep said thats its not possible and that we have to wait till the completion of 30 days so yea its kinda frustrating to know there is no way for speeding up the process. But I hope NVC had received your documents.

I have called over and over, many times on hold 30-60 minutes. Each time NVC reps say our case is under review. As I've read a few other threads here to that effect, I've asked to have a supervisor review while I was on the phone. I keep getting the same, that they don't do that or it's not possible.

Then I read threads about others having success with what NVC tells me they dont do, then I wonder what NVC tells many of us!


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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I have read the threads over here thats why i was surprised to hear the answers of NVC reps both times because they said we have to wait both time and that documents cant be reviewed on the phone where as few of the folks telling they had success in reviewing their documents over the phone I dont know how they manage to do that. Immigration is a long process NVC should come up with some new ways for speeding up their reveiw time because wait is the biggest pain for all the applicants.


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

Marriage (if applicable): 2013-08-24

I-130 Sent : 2014-08-28

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-09-02

I-130 RFE : 2015-02-06

I-130 RFE Sent : 2015-02-20

I-130 Approved : 2015-03-03

NVC Received : 2015-03-28

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-06-01

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-06-01

Send AOS Package : 2015-06-04

Submit DS-261 : 2015-06-04

Receive IV Bill : 2015-07-01

Pay IV Bill : 2015-07-05

Send IV Package : 2015-07-24

Checklist : 2015-10-06

Case Completed : 2015-11-11

Interview Date (IR-1/CR-1 Visa): 2016.01.21

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