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DCF: Got I-130 approval via email, what exactly should I expect next?

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Slightly confused and sorry for posting this if it's been asked a million times, it's just that the search index isn't working right now since the site was just updated. So I figured I'd just post a thread about it, also it would be nice to hear from people with recent cases/experiences. Everything looked good on the email, but there was a tiny mistake with the address (I emailed them to fix it.) The email was sent to me directly (the petitioner), my husband hasn't received anything yet.

I received an email with the attached file (see below) saying what I need to expect. I'm just slightly confused because there was no case number, and it mentioned that they are sending it to the Consular section at the Embassy. So, no NVC then? Also, I assume we are going to get something via snail mail as well?

Sorry for any obvious questions, this whole process still kind of boggles my mind a bit. Also, when does the "need to prove domicile/intent to domicile" part come in? Will this all be clarified when they contact us next?

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Here is the thing, regarding DCF filings - DHS (Department of Homeland Security) at the Embassy where you filed your I-130 PETITION checks it first.

Once they approve it, they send the letter you received via email or post.

Then they send your PETITION to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the Department of State (DOS) at the same Embassy.

They - DOS - are the people who assign the Case Number.

You will have to wait until they do so.

You will get an email from DOS with the Case Number.

Yes, there will be no NVC involvement. All processing will be handled at the Embassy locally.

At least, that was our experience with DCF in Manila two months ago.

Dave

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Just now, DaveSana said:

We got hard copy of that letter, at some point, too.

Here is the thing, regarding DCF filings - DHS (Department of Homeland Security) at the Embassy where you filed your I-130 PETITION checks it first.

Then they send it to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the Department of State (DOS) at the same Embassy.

They - DOS - are the people who assign the Case Number.

You will have to wait until they do so.

You will get an email from them with the Case Number.

At least, that was our experience with DCF in Manila two months ago.

Dave

OK thank you Dave! I just wanted to clarify it, so now we'll just wait until another email/something else comes in the mail. :thumbs:

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We are on the same situation, but I filed ir5 for my parents and still waiting for their Case number from manila. I contacted them and told me it will take a while and just wait for a few more weeks until Consular Visa unit there receives the case then that's the time they can give us case number. Sit tight and Good luck to us. ?

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