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The application for my husband was approved on 3/17/10 :thumbs: , but unfortunately I have yet to receive notification that the application is there or is there some form of hold up. It's been 2 weeks, but I saw something you have to wait 3 weeks before inquiring....is anyone else waiting, STILL! after the approval?

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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What do you mean? Has your case been completed at NVC?

Are you just waiting for an interview date?

Or did your I-130 just get approved?


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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The application for my husband was approved on 3/17/10 :thumbs: , but unfortunately I have yet to receive notification that the application is there or is there some form of hold up. It's been 2 weeks, but I saw something you have to wait 3 weeks before inquiring....is anyone else waiting, STILL! after the approval?

I see from your timeline it was your I-130 approval, congratulations! Keep calling NVC !


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Call the AVR. Follow the prompts.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: Timeline

I'm sorry, my I-130 was approved on 3/17/10. The last letter I received was the approval notification, but nothing from the NVC. Is it too early to call to verify if they have received it and found out what the next step is?

Call the AVR. Follow the prompts.

What is the AVR? I'm sorry, I am clueless!! :bonk:

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Not too early.

Call this number. 603-334-0700.

Might be busy. Keep trying. Get through to the AVR. You will need your CIS receipt or NOA1 number. Type it in, it will read out your case number.

Then talk to an operator and give them your and your spouse's email address.

Join the April 2010 NVC thread, ya? :thumbs:

AVR--Automated Voice Response.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Not too early.

Call this number. 603-334-0700.

Might be busy. Keep trying. Get through to the AVR. You will need your CIS receipt or NOA1 number. Type it in, it will read out your case number.

Then talk to an operator and give them your and your spouse's email address.

Join the April 2010 NVC thread, ya? :thumbs:

AVR--Automated Voice Response.

thank you so much...your being such a great help and no, I haven't joined the April NVC thread.... :help: LOL

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I'm sorry, my I-130 was approved on 3/17/10. The last letter I received was the approval notification, but nothing from the NVC. Is it too early to call to verify if they have received it and found out what the next step is?

What is the AVR? I'm sorry, I am clueless!! :bonk:

AVR is NVC's automated voice response system. You can use it 24/7 to access status of your file or you can speak to a live person ( best to call later at night when the operators are not so busy.) Check out the NVC shortcut guide, it will be invaluable to you.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/LingChe_NVC_ShortCut

The NVC # is : (603) 334-0700

Without doubt you will have it memorized by the end of this ordeal :) Good luck. :thumbs:


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Pay attention, non-EP NVC noobs. Here's Christeen's time tested formula to get you through NVC in one piece alive:

Petitioner: Get NVC # + give operator your email IDs + receive AOS fee bill + pay 70$ online + wait to show paid + print cover sheet + send I-864 AOS with all documents and case # written on each page.

Beneficiary: Get NVC# + receive DS3032 + send DS3032+ DS3032 accepted + IV fee bill available to be paid + pay & wait to show paid + print IV cover sheet + mail DS230 package with all original/certified documents

= wait for case complete + wait for interview to be scheduled.

Suggestions:

1) Have the beneficiary mail SIGNED extra DS230s to you so that you have them handy in case something goes wrong. Or you get hit by a dreaded RFE.

2) If you just received your NOA2, THIS is the time to get your tax stuff and police certificates sorted out. Don't waste time on this.

3) Double check the PCC requirements in the regional forums as they are country specific.

4) Check the pinned STUPID RFEs thread in IR-1/CR-1 forum.

Currently the # of business days NVC is taking:

3-4 days for NVC to receive your case and assign a case #.

3-4 days to receive emailed links after case # has been assigned and email addresses been given to NVC operator.

1-2 days for the AOS bill to show as PAID.

1-3 days for DS3032 to be accepted.

1-2 days for IV bill to be PAID.

8-11 days for case complete after all your documents have been sent in.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/248319-nvc-april-2010-edition/page__st__90__gopid__3837153entry3837153

Here's the April thread. Join the party! :dance:


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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you have to keep calling the NVC follow the prompts. Press 2 for not a Haiti related issue . Then press 1 for English then press 1 again to get info on your immigrant visa, then press 1 again to put in the CIS #. If your case file is at the NVC, they would have assigned you a case #. Follow the AVR with the prompts. I understand that the NVC phone # is busy but you have to keep trying to get through. The number is 603-334-0700. To follow up with your case and what documentation is needed you need to keep calling the NVC.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I would also suggest (as sachinky posted) that you join the April thread. I found that hooking up with others going through the process at the same stage was a great source of support. In addition, check out the regional forums to stay updated on any "country specific" information that might apply to you.

Best wishes for a speedy journey.


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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:thumbs: WOW!!! :thumbs: thanks everyone for all your help....don't go to far away, cause I am sure I will need it again!!! I need this help and I truly :innocent: appreciate all of your replies and comments!!!! :D

Hi,

I called today and got a live person (see my post in Decemeber Filers 2009) this may help a little :)


Married:.................................08/02/11
I-130 Sent:.............................05/21/12

I-130 Packet Recv'd:..............05/23/12
I-130 Touched:.......................05/25/12
I-130 NOA 1:..........................06/02/12
I-130 RFE:..............................09/06/12
I-130 RFE Sent:......................09/14/12
I-130 RFE Recv'd: ..................09/18/12
I-130 Petition Denied:.............10/09/12
2nd USCIS I-130 Petition
I-130 Sent:......................................12/17/14
I-130 Packet Recv'd:.......................12/22/14
I-130 NOA 1:...................................12/24/14
I-130 NOA 2:................................... 05/19/15
I-130 NOA 2 Hardcopy Recv'd: ......05/22/15
I-130 Petition Sent to NVC:.............05/26/15
I-130 Petition Recv'd At NVC:........................06/02/15
Case No. assigned Recv'd over phone: ....... 06/16/15
NVC Welcome letter Recv'd: .........................06/19/15
Agent assigned: .............................................07/06/15
AOS fee paid: .................................................07/06/15
AOS confirmed paid: ......................................07/08/15
IV Bill Recv'd by email:....................................07/21/15
IV Bill paid online:............................................08/01/15
Submit DS-260:...............................................08/10/15
AOS & IV Packet sent:....................................08/11/15
Scanned Date:.................................................08/13/15
Case Completed:.............................................08/31/15
Medical Exam : ...............................................10/28/15
Interview Date: ................................................11/11/15
Interview Date Rescheduled By Consulate : .12/04/15
Results: Approved Admin Review / AP..........12/08/15

Case Returned to USCIS .................................05/17/16

Case Reaffirmed: ..............................................09/18/17

Case Forwarded to Consulate: ........................10/12/17

2nd Interview: ...................................................11/17/17

Case Updated By Consulate: ............................12/28/17

Case Status Changed to Issued: ......................12/29/17
Visa Ready Pick up at Aramex: .........................12/30/17
Visa In Hand: ............01/03/18

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Your not the only one, I got my approved NOA2 on March 4, 2010. It will be almost 1 month and NVC still hasn't received my approved petition. I've called almost everyday this week and last week and they keep telling me to wait and that it could take up to 90 days (I'm praying it doesn't). Then one of the operators told me to e-mail nvcresearch@state.gov, so i did, I got an e-mail saying that they will contact CIS regarding my petition. I called CIS and they took down my information and said they will look into the matter and I should be getting a letter within 7 to 10 days from CIS on what the status is. From what the lady at CIS told me it just depends on which "batch" of petitions went out first. So mine is just taking longer and i'm getting really frustrated coz it should of only taken a few days to get to NVC, now its been almost 1 month.


01-28-10 : Sent I-129F

01-29-10 : Received at CSC signed by L. Fairbank

02-01-10 : NOA1

02-02-10 : Check was Cashed

02-02-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website

02-06-10 : NOA1 HardCopy in the Mail

03-04-10 : TOUCHED

03-04-10 : NOA2 PETITION APPROVED

03-05-10 : Text Message & E-mail (wow that was quick, thank you Jesus) :) 31 days

03-05-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website

03-08-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website

03-08-10 : NOA2 HardCopy received

04-09-10 : TOUCHED again on USCIS website (Pls let them mail it out to NVC) 1 mth & 5 days NVC still does not have it :(

04-16-10 : E-mail from NVC that my approved petition is still at California Service Center :( (mail it already pls!!!)

04-19-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website & called USCIS, they said its "AMENDED"

04-20-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website (Dammit send it already)

04-21-10 : Got an e-mail from Congressman saying that USCIS mailed my petition to NVC (finally)

04-23-10 : Received "amended" NOA2 hardcopy in the mail

04-23-10 : NVC received

04-26-10 : Got MNL case # and petition left NVC to Manila Embassy

04-29-10 : Received by Consulate

05-04-10 : Medical Day 1

05-05-10 : Medical Day 2(PASSED)

05-26-10 : INTERVIEW DATE MAY 26, 2010

08-26-10 : WEDDING DAY, WE ARE NOW MR & MRS. STEPHEN AGUILAR PADUA

09-11-10 : MAILED AOS/EAD PAPERWORK

09-13-10 : RECEIVED AT CHICAGO OFFICE

09-20-10 : NOTICE DATE

09-23-10 : RECEIVED HARD COPY IN THE MAIL

01-07-11: INTERVIEW FOR GREEN CARD

01-14-11: APPROVAL OF GREEN CARD RECEIVED

01-15-11: RECEIVED GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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When CIS tells you that your petition has been sent to NVC, does CIS keep a copy of it also for themselves? I was just wondering because when I looked at my status on the USCIS website, it said it was mailed out on March 4, but on March 5 and March 8 it was touched? So Im wondering if they even really mailed it out because according to their website it was "updated" last on March 8, when they said it was mailed out on March 4. CONFUSED???


01-28-10 : Sent I-129F

01-29-10 : Received at CSC signed by L. Fairbank

02-01-10 : NOA1

02-02-10 : Check was Cashed

02-02-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website

02-06-10 : NOA1 HardCopy in the Mail

03-04-10 : TOUCHED

03-04-10 : NOA2 PETITION APPROVED

03-05-10 : Text Message & E-mail (wow that was quick, thank you Jesus) :) 31 days

03-05-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website

03-08-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website

03-08-10 : NOA2 HardCopy received

04-09-10 : TOUCHED again on USCIS website (Pls let them mail it out to NVC) 1 mth & 5 days NVC still does not have it :(

04-16-10 : E-mail from NVC that my approved petition is still at California Service Center :( (mail it already pls!!!)

04-19-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website & called USCIS, they said its "AMENDED"

04-20-10 : TOUCHED on USCIS website (Dammit send it already)

04-21-10 : Got an e-mail from Congressman saying that USCIS mailed my petition to NVC (finally)

04-23-10 : Received "amended" NOA2 hardcopy in the mail

04-23-10 : NVC received

04-26-10 : Got MNL case # and petition left NVC to Manila Embassy

04-29-10 : Received by Consulate

05-04-10 : Medical Day 1

05-05-10 : Medical Day 2(PASSED)

05-26-10 : INTERVIEW DATE MAY 26, 2010

08-26-10 : WEDDING DAY, WE ARE NOW MR & MRS. STEPHEN AGUILAR PADUA

09-11-10 : MAILED AOS/EAD PAPERWORK

09-13-10 : RECEIVED AT CHICAGO OFFICE

09-20-10 : NOTICE DATE

09-23-10 : RECEIVED HARD COPY IN THE MAIL

01-07-11: INTERVIEW FOR GREEN CARD

01-14-11: APPROVAL OF GREEN CARD RECEIVED

01-15-11: RECEIVED GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL

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