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arrowFiling for my mom.
April 29, 2016, 7:30 am Last comment by aleful

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Ok. So I'm about to become a US Citizen. I'd like to file for my mom. She overstayed in the US. Is it possible for me to file for her. Is it difficult to do?

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arrowCase Complete to Interview June 2016
April 29, 2016, 1:24 am Last comment by FabieetDavid

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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. 



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.


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




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.




Thank you Dragi   (L)

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.


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
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



Address & Phone Number



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





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.


Thank you, Frankjavir

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arrowIs this the Trinidad embassy board as well?
April 26, 2016, 9:21 am Last comment by msleja

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Looking for the Trinidad board. Case is at his embassy needing guidance. Waiting to hear from them. Looking also for people from Trinidad going through the same thing

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arrowNVC just received our case. What now?
April 19, 2016, 1:47 pm Last comment by acrossoceans

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Hey guys so NVC just received our case on the 15th and just heard today. Nothing in the mail as of yet but they told me it will be sent to his Embassy in Trinidad in a few days. What do I do from here? I checked the site with our case number and it gave me some information to follow the 6 steps but sounds like I have to pay another fee? Or they just talking about the visa fee for the other party but sounds like it has to be paid from US bank? That doesnt seem right. Im pretty confused and want to get this going as smoothly as possible. I was told just send my documents to my fiance and he will have to contact the embassy or they will contact him.

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arrowStudent loans while waiting for AOS approval
April 18, 2016, 4:14 pm Last comment by francais_usa

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Hello all,

              My husband filled for his I-485 AOS and we just received the approval for his I-765 EAD.  While my husband intends to apply for a job as soon as he can, he would like to go to go back to school at some point.  There is unfortunately some gray area regarding individuals that are in the process of getting a green card and applying for student loans.  Can anyone that has been through a similar issue guide us in a direction?  Greatly appreciate any help given.



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