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Case Complete to Interview February 2017

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Welcome to the Case Complete to Interview Monthly thread.

 

 

You can view my spreadsheet Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet

 

To update your interview date go here. Case Complete to Interview Form

 

For New people to the thread please go Case Complete to Interview Form and input your information in the form and it will be added to the form.

 

Everyone should be clicking on the Portal tab to visit the information for their country. If nothing is there or information needs updating. Update or add.

Its up to all of us to keep this information current, relevant and helpful to others.

Special Note: Different consulates or embassies have strict guidelines as to what type of bags/purses/cellphones etc can be carried in. And whether they provide any lockers (or not) for temp storage. As many travel from far away (by air/train/cars, one needs to specially know what they will not be able to take inside the consulate and where to store their personal belongings.

 

 

 

Here are some FAQ and other tidbits that may be useful to you. Be sure to visit your countries portal and click on the Consular Information and also Consular reviews.

 

FAQ


I just called and got Case Complete how long does it take to get the email as confirmation?
Well it has been taking 5 to 7 days to get case complete email from the date they Case Complete.

How long after Case Complete will I get an interview?
Okay this is the BIG mystery of NVC. How it usually goes is end of the month and first week of month they start scheduling for interviews for the that upcoming month. Since January they have been pretty consistent starting about the last 2 days of the month and finishing that following first week of next month

Do I have to call for my interview date?
NVC has improved greatly since March. The interview letter now comes day of schedule. So call if you want its up to you.

I know someone who got interview in the middle of the month. How is that possible?
Usually when you see someone pop up with an interview outside the bunch its usually the result of a cancellation or the embassy opening up a slot. Just because scheduling stops doesn't mean they filled up all slots. They may have more slots than appointments which is good. So someone gets case complete and immediately they get an interview. It happens.

Remember every embassy has its own slots and schedule. Some like El Salvador are very busy with a long waiting list. Some like Yemen, well it may be a few months to get in. Iceland you get interview immediately scheduled after case Complete.

I need to change our interview date what do I do?
Once you receive your interview date track your casefile. Call NVC ask when your casefile left than you can follow the DHL instructions to embassy. The contact your embassy (email is best) and ask to be rescheduled later, earlier just ask.

What do I need to bring to interview?
When you receive your P4 Letter (Interview letter) it will have your personalized checklist of things to bring or not. It has been suggested because things have been lost between NVC and embassy to bring everything (Originals) to the interview so if they don't have at embassy you aren't delayed.It's up to you. It doesn't happen much but it does happen.

 

How to expedite at NVC?

Go to this link has good information how to go about it.

http://boureypeatnut...m/expedite.html

Just to remind everyone to revisit the NVC Process Wiki, NVC Process Wiki

 

Important things fir Interview prep:
-General Medical Information
-Country-Specific Medical Information (choose three letter embassy/consulate code from drop-down list)
-Vaccination Requirements: http://www.uscis.gov...on-requirements (choose age first at top of page)

-u-s--embassy-consulate-general-specific-information(choose three letter embassy/consulate code from drop-down list)
-Sample List of Interview Questions
-Thread of Proof of Relationship Evidence Ideas
-Ideas on How to Organize Your Interview Documents

 

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Thanks to Fabian&Ross for spelling this all out. Once you get the interview letter reference this.

 

 

You must bring the following items to the visa interview:

  1. Any original documents the NVC requested that you did not submit (refer to the document list below)
  2. If the physician gives you your medical exam results, bring them to your interview in the envelope sealed by the medical office.
  3. Two passport photographs measuring 2 inches by 2 inches (5 cm by 5 cm) with a white background
  4. A valid unexpired passport
  5. Photocopies of all civil documents
  6. A new police certificate from your current country of residence, if you obtained the police certificate more than one year ago.
  7. Any additional documents listed in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate specific interview guidelines

 

The following table lists the documents requested by the NVC and whether or not you submitted them to the
NVC. Please note that even though you may have provided the NVC with a copy of a document, you are
still required to bring the original document to the visa interview.

 

Refer to the Document Status Code Definitions (see key below) to determine the meaning of the document status codes.

 

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Document Status Code Definitions:

  • 2 - The NVC did not receive this document. Go to http://nvc.state.gov/documents for a list of required documents. You must present the original document at the time of your interview.
  • A - Obtain the original or a certified copy of this document and present it at your interview
  • C - You must bring this entire interview letter to your interview
  • D - The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate
  • F - The NVC did not request this form or document
  • G - You withdrew your I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, with USCIS
  • H - You must obtain two passport photographs of yourself and present them at your interview
  • I - This form is incomplete. You must present a completed form at your interview.
  • J - The NVC only received a photocopy of the document. You must present the original document at the time of your interview.
  • O - The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate
  • P - You must request this police certificate from the issuing authority. After you submit your request, the issuing authority will send the certificate directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for your interview.
  • Q - View this website: http://www.uscis.gov...ce-field-office
  • R - You submitted the Immigrant Visa Application online
  • S - The NVC only received a scanned document. You must present the original document at the time of your interview.
  • T - You must present an English translation of this document at the time of your interview
  • U - You indicated this document was unavailable. The consular officer will decide whether to waive the requirement for this document at your interview.
  • V - View the website at http://havana.usint.gov/cfrp.html for English or http://spanish.havan...t.gov/cfrp.html for Spanish and follow the instructions.
  • X - This document is unobtainable
  • Y - The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate
  • $ - Payment received
  • + - The NVC returned this document to you per your request. Present this document at your interview.

 

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For those who want to request an earlier interview date here is a template written up by our own TeaCup.
Thank you TeaCup for the Template on how to notify the embassy
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Petitioners Name
Petitioners Date of birth
Beneficiary's Name
Beneficiary's Date of birth

NVC Case #

To whom it may concern,

My name is *********
I am writing to you in order to request an earlier interview. I have originally been scheduled for an Immigrant interview at (name of embassy and give date)
I have completed the required medical exam and I have all the necessary documents necessary for the interview and I am ready.
If it is at all possible for an earlier interview date to be scheduled for me it would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time

Sincerely.

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Address & Phone Number

 

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CEAC.state.gov Check My Visa Application Status: Status Wiki Thank you, SoerenHelmer,

 

https://docs.google....Min35W08WU/edit

 

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How to pay the Green Card Production fee of $165 on the Elis system.

NO NEED FOR ACCESS CODE, that is for other procedures like getting a copy of a green card, etc.

1. Create the ELIS account here: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/

2. Go here to pay fee: https://www.uscis.go...g-online-filing

3. Click to pay the USCIS immigrant fee icon.

4.Click "continue" at the bottom.

5.Enter the Alien Number and the NVC or DOS case. Use the same email you used on the ELIS account.

This is critical to enable your created ELIS account to receive your payment information.

6. You will get an email confirming your payment.

7. When you log again on the ELIS account, you will see your case number. (It is added automatically).

8. Login into your ELIS account to track or check the status of your Green Card.

Note: Green Card process starts when immigrant enters USA and is processed at POE.

********************************Tips about your getting your SSN**********************************************If you don't have your SSN card within 21 days of your POE, go IN PERSON to your local SSA office and see if your application was forwarded by the Immigration officer.  It only works about 50% of the time when you tick the box on the DS-260. As soon as you have your SSN you may work.  Your passport visa and the immigration stamp is the equivalent of your green card. Thank you Sukie in NY

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My wife has her interview on January 4th.  Unfortunately, during medical exam, X-Rays showed some spots on her lungs.  So we need to wait 2 months until Sputum test results come in to be cleared for TB before a visa can be issued.  I am grateful that any potential long term health issues can be remedied in the short term, if any exist.  But we can't help feeling disappointed knowing that her visa will not be approved during the interview.  Wish everyone success in being with their loved ones in 2017.

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13 hours ago, gregcrs2 said:

My wife has her interview on January 4th.  Unfortunately, during medical exam, X-Rays showed some spots on her lungs.  So we need to wait 2 months until Sputum test results come in to be cleared for TB before a visa can be issued.  I am grateful that any potential long term health issues can be remedied in the short term, if any exist.  But we can't help feeling disappointed knowing that her visa will not be approved during the interview.  Wish everyone success in being with their loved ones in 2017.

I am so sorry to hear this. And yes its good it was caught now and treated. Good Health is priority (you'll need it in the US for sure) ;)
Well we are all here for you. Regards to your wife.
 

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FYI to all with adds, changes and updates to the spreadsheet please be sure to fill out the form (it's in my signature below. This updates a spreadsheet for me to add your information that we all know and love.

 

I fell behind last month and still have about 12 pages to get through. Want to make sure I don't overlook someone who got interview date or case complete.

 

Congratulations to all the January and February Interview folks. And the new kids on the block Case Complete.:energy:

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2 hours ago, dwheels76 said:

FYI to all with adds, changes and updates to the spreadsheet please be sure to fill out the form (it's in my signature below. This updates a spreadsheet for me to add your information that we all know and love.

 

I fell behind last month and still have about 12 pages to get through. Want to make sure I don't overlook someone who got interview date or case complete.

 

Congratulations to all the January and February Interview folks. And the new kids on the block Case Complete.:energy:

Joining the thread!

 

Also, @dwheels76, you have me on your spreadsheet twice. Just thought I'd point it out so you can get that fixed when you get a chance!

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