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I was wondering if anyone knows anything about opening a provisional file once the noa2 is recieved so the consolate recieves the case sooner. I have instructions on how to do this but havnt heard of anyone doing this so maybe its not needed or benificial.

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I was wondering if anyone knows anything about opening a provisional file once the noa2 is recieved so the consolate recieves the case sooner. I have instructions on how to do this but havnt heard of anyone doing this so maybe its not needed or benificial.

I've just tried asking for one with the Moscow embassy. They've answered that they do not do it.

Your milege may vary with your consulate. Give it a try, it will not hurt.


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I've just tried asking for one with the Moscow embassy. They've answered that they do not do it.

Your milege may vary with your consulate. Give it a try, it will not hurt.

Thanks for saving me the time Igor. :)

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I was wondering if anyone knows anything about opening a provisional file once the noa2 is recieved so the consolate recieves the case sooner. I have instructions on how to do this but havnt heard of anyone doing this so maybe its not needed or benificial.

I've never heard of a Consulate doing this. Once your case clears NVC though, the electronic file will be transmitted to the Consulate anyway. The effect is the same. Really, there's no way to cut in line ahead of others.


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It used to be that when the Consulate received a copy of an NOA2 along with a request which included the beneficiary's name, address and a few other details, they would open what was called a provisional file and send out the packet 3 to the beneficiary. This allowed things to move ahead before the actual file arrived. They would also allow certain documents to be faxed to them.

I had been wondering about this as well. I can tell you for a fact that some Consulates did open provisional files if you sent a letter requesting one along with a copy of the NOA2. I have personal experience with this. But, this was in 2001. That was before the NVC when the INS was still in existence. That was when approved petitions were usually sent by diplomatic pouch (often very slow) directly from the INS service centers to the Consulates. That was also the time when there was an I-824 Request for Cabling form which could be submitted with the petition. But, much has changed since that time. Now, the NVC is the intermediary between the service centers and all Consulates. Now, DHL is used to send the files. It looks like the more recent experiences people have had support the thought that Consulates no longer do this. Igor tried and didn't have any luck with Moscow. But, I would also agree with him in that it certainly can't hurt to try! The worst that can happen is that they say no. :)

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It used to be that when the Consulate received a copy of an NOA2 along with a request which included the beneficiary's name, address and a few other details, they would open what was called a provisional file and send out the packet 3 to the beneficiary. This allowed things to move ahead before the actual file arrived. They would also allow certain documents to be faxed to them.

I had been wondering about this as well. I can tell you for a fact that some Consulates did open provisional files if you sent a letter requesting one along with a copy of the NOA2. I have personal experience with this. But, this was in 2001. That was before the NVC when the INS was still in existence. That was when approved petitions were usually sent by diplomatic pouch (often very slow) directly from the INS service centers to the Consulates. That was also the time when there was an I-824 Request for Cabling form which could be submitted with the petition. But, much has changed since that time. Now, the NVC is the intermediary between the service centers and all Consulates. Now, DHL is used to send the files. It looks like the more recent experiences people have had support the thought that Consulates no longer do this. Igor tried and didn't have any luck with Moscow. But, I would also agree with him in that it certainly can't hurt to try! The worst that can happen is that they say no. :)

Yes, provisional files ARE a thing of the past. Many have asked but all I've heard of for an answer in two years, is "no".


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