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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Serbia


we are wondering how much time the NVC shortcuts save?

Could you please post how long your case took and if you used the shortcuts or not?

Thank you

U can see here and other topics :


or http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/262295-getting-prepared-for-nvc-process/

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November 2009- I-130 filed

December 2009- NOA1 Received

April 15 2010- NOA2 Received APPROVED

April 26 2010- Got NVC case #

May 2010- DS-3032 Sent and accepted

May 2010- AOS&IV Bills received

May 2010- AOS&IV Bill PAID

Jun 2010- All document sent to NVC

Jun 16 2010- NVC received I-864

Jun 23 2010- NVC received DS-230

Jun 29 2010- NVC began processing documents

July 20 2010- Passed a medical examination

August 10 2010 FINALLY I got a SIF!!!! Yeeeeeeeeee

August 10 2010 CASE COMLPETE !! Yupiiiiii

SEPTEMBER 15 2010 Embassy interview!!! Yeeeeeee :) :)

September 19 2010 Our wedding anniversary :)

September 15 2010 VISA APPROVED

September 19 2010 BOARDING flihgt to LA! :)))

September 19 2010 I`m in my husband hug!!!!

October 1 2010 I Received my GC!

September 15 2011 My baby born :)))))

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada


we are wondering how much time the NVC shortcuts save?

Could you please post how long your case took and if you used the shortcuts or not?

Thank you

It may not be applicable to timelines at this point but we were through NVC in 19 days last year. We had all of our documents and forms ready, called NVC constantly to update our status, paid our fees as soon as they were available and in our case both fees were registering as paid within 24 hours. Our DS-230 and I-864 Packages were sent out together and case was completed within 6 days. While you cannot control the speed at which NVC processes your package having all forms and documents ready to go is a big help. Good luck!


NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09


Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

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


04/14/09 (Toronto)


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


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


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: Turkey

I agree with what OBX said. If you fill out your forms correctly and do everything properly than you might have a speedy process through NVC, but it also depends on them as well. You can see from my time line that we were done in 33 days, but we had no RFE and such. Goodluck through the process :star:

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USCIS Journey:

January 5/2010 - Petition Sent

January 12 - NOA1 Hard Copy

March 15 - Email I-130 Approved

NVC Journey:

March 20 - Mail NOA2 HardCopy

March 20 - NVC Case Number assigned

March 23 - Got NVC Case Number and gave emails

March 25 - Got AOS Bill / DS-3032

March 27 - Emailed DS-3032

March 27 - Paid AOS Bill

March 31 - AOS Bill shows PAID

March 31 - DS-3032 sent by email accepted

April 07 - Paid IV Bill

April 09 - IV Bill shows PAID

April 09 - Sent AOS package via USPS

April 12 - AOS package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Sweeet!!! Thank You Bhagvan / inşallah =)

May 18 - Interview date assigned June 22 @ 8:30 am. Thank you Bhagvan again / inşallah =)

June 04 - Wife went for medical and got it done

June 22 - Wife's interview (Missing Bank statement) =(

June 25 - Sent Bank letter to wife

June 29 - Wife got the bank letter and sent it to embassy

July 07 - Wife got visa in hand!! Thank You Bhagvan / inşallah =)

Aug 02 - Wife's POE!!! (Excited) =)

Aug 02 - Picked up my wife at 8:45 pm (Super happy to be with her again) =)

Aug 02/2010 - Lifting of Conditions

**Thank You VJ Family especially sachinky**

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I believe most people here will tell you that there is no standard!

But....you can only help your case and yourself if you prepare as much in advance as possible. Look to the shortcuts!

They will save you time....No one can calculate how much because each case is different.

Make absolutely sure you have filled out everything correctly..go back thru several times. We found stupid little mistakes after passing them over 4-5 times.

We are very thankful for the helpful information here at VJ. Read...re-read....and re-read again!

Our USCIS process was 52 days from NOA1 and our NVC case was 24 days from case # assigned!

Used every shortcut we could find. We were very proactive with everything!

No way to quantify but we know in our hearts it is because of God and our time spent here at Visa Journey!

Good luck on the process!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt

We used both James' and LingChe's shortcuts for our journey.

Our time frame was 67 days through USCIS

69 days through NVC (1 RFE that delayed us a good week)*hubby didn't send original Arabic birth certificate! GRRR*

and we had 208 days between our first NOA and the interview.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014


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