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Does it (SIF) mean case closed at NVC?!?

It means it is "almost" complete. Typically CC follows SIF within a few days.


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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Does it (SIF) mean case closed at NVC?!?

"SIF" means sign in failure at the online payment portal. Case closed "CC" comes after in a few days of posibly the same day. Hope this helps.



10-04-2010 NVC Received our file

10-12-2010 NVC case number assigned and emails provided

10-15-2010 Emailed DS-3032

10-20-2010 IIN number received; DS-3032 & AOS Bill

10-21-2010 PAID AOS FEE BILL

10-26-2010 Sent completed I-864

11-03-2010 DS-230 packet and documents sent express mail

11-08-2010 AOS Entered into NVC

11-08-2010 DS-230 Packet delivered at NVC signed by K. Peters

11-20-2010 IV entered into NVC

11-26-2010 SIF yahoooooo :)

11-30-2010 CASE COMPLETED in 57 days

12-01-2010 Interview date assigned

12-02-2010 Case forwarded to consulate

12-06-2010 Case received by consulate in Bucharest


01-05-2011 Interview Bucharest, Romania APPROVED

01-03-2011 Medical passed

01-05-2011 VISA RECEIVED

01-13-2011 POE CHICAGO,IL. then Portland, OR. at 8:10 PM :)

02/17/2011 Welcome letter received

??/??/???? SSN received

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