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arrowIs February 18th doomsday?
February 1, 2015, 5:36 pm Last comment by asisflyer
Nakai & Vic

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So they are going to begin taking applications for immigrants that are wanting to stay here instead of being deported on the 18th. Will that have any affect on the already backlog of work with USCIS?

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February 1, 2015, 2:48 am Last comment by obanla

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Please I'm sending out aos package on monday and I am confused about a question on form for EAD ...question 16 that states choose your category ... i don't know what to pick cos I am on b1/b2 visiting visa . What will I pick... I'm married to usc

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arrowMarch 2015 Interviews
January 31, 2015, 10:42 pm Last comment by shama786

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Welcome to the New and Improved Case Complete to Interview Monthly thread.



The list that has been updated has now been moved to a spreadsheet like the one used in the NVC filers thread, I am still updating. But right right all you waiting for interviews are listed.


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.



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


Important things fir Interview prep:
-How to Track Your Case Using DHL (use this to figure out what date you need)
-How to Track Your Case Using DHL (use this to figure out how to use the DHL site and input everything)

-General Medical Information
-Country-Specific Medical Information (choose three letter embassy/consulate code from drop-down list)
-Age-Specific Vaccination Requirements (choose age first at top of page)

-Country-Specific Interview 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




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.

Document Name Document Status.



The interview letter is divided into separate sections. The one I highlighted in all red tells you what you must bring to the interview (in general). Another section lists all the docs you may have already submitted to NVC along with one-letter codes next to each document (also highlighted in red). There is a third section that gives you the definition of each of these one-letter codes. For example, code "O" next to "3 - BIRTH CERTIFICATE" means you submitted that doc to NVC and NVC already sent it to the embassy.


(A) Obtain 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.

(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.

(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.

(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.


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 
Petitioners Name
Petitioners Date of birth
Beneficiarys Name
Beneficiarys 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



Address & Phone Number




If there's anything of value you would think will help the betterment of all and you feel it should be added please let me know. I want this thread and the spreadsheets to help everyone in this Journey. :goofy:


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arrowAOS and IV Package
January 31, 2015, 10:21 am Last comment by NLR

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Hello VJmember's, Please guys we would like to know from those of you that have passed through sending the required documents AOS and IV to NVC; how long does it take NVC to "SCAN" AOS and IV package into their system when the package is been delivered at NVC?

Thanks to everyone in advance.

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arrowAOS and IV Package
January 31, 2015, 8:14 am Last comment by Frips

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Hello VJmember's, Please guys we would like to know from those of you that have passed through sending the required documents AOS and IV to NVC; how long does it take NVC to "SCAN" AOS and IV package into their system when the package is been delivered at NVC?



Thanks to everyone in advance.



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