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NVC Filers - July 2011

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Everyone who's dealing with NVC this month can share their timelines and ask questions here :)

Here's some guides for those in NVC:

-http://www.visajourn..._live_in_the_US

-http://www.visajourn...p/EZGuideSpouse

-http://www.visajourn...he_NVC_ShortCut

-http://www.visajourn...ew_Online_Forms (Canada-specific)

And some other useful links:

-http://www.visajourn...il_DS-3032_form (template on how to email the DS-3032)

-http://travel.state..../info_5165.html (table at bottom, to see if you're eligible for Electronic Processing and/or online forms)

-https://ceac.state.g...ice/signon.aspx (payment portal)

-https://ceac.state.g...px?signout=true (site to fill out DS-261 and DS-260 for those eligible for online forms)

-http://travel.state....c/nvc_1335.html (NVC)

Phone numbers:

NVC - 603-334-0700 (press 1 then 5 to speak with an operator)

DOS - 202-663-1225 (press 1 then 0 to speak with a visa specialist)

Email addresses:

NVCInquiry@state.gov - to email DS-3032, expedite requests, and/or questions

NVCElectronic@state.gov - to email optin for EP and for scanned packages

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
Timeline

I hope I am in this thread soon...

Still waiting for NVC # and IIN...


USCIS- (77 Days)
I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

USA

P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

I-751 NOA1: 11-30-13

Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

Green Card In Hand: 3-20-14

CITIZENSHIP

Apply For N-400: 1-28-15

Check Cashed: 02-5-15

NOA: 02-11-15

Biometrics: 03-2-15

In Line Interview: 06-10-15

Interview: 07-20-15

Interview Status: Approved

Oath Ceremony: 08-20-15

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I hope I am in this thread soon...

Still waiting for NVC # and IIN...

Have you been calling an operator every day to see if a number has been assigned?

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Have you been calling an operator every day to see if a number has been assigned?

Yuppers...just called less than a minute ago. Still nothing... :crying: lol

Keep getting the "This CIS number does not seem to be in our system yet. Please wait up to at least 15 business days for CIS to us the file."

Edited by Dave and Kinnari

USCIS- (77 Days)
I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

USA

P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

I-751 NOA1: 11-30-13

Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

Green Card In Hand: 3-20-14

CITIZENSHIP

Apply For N-400: 1-28-15

Check Cashed: 02-5-15

NOA: 02-11-15

Biometrics: 03-2-15

In Line Interview: 06-10-15

Interview: 07-20-15

Interview Status: Approved

Oath Ceremony: 08-20-15

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me too...still waiting. Thanks this is very helpful. :thumbs:

Edited by krieg_n_aice

3.17.2011 - filed for I-130

3.24.2011 - I-130 NOA1 received

5.19.2011 - filed for I-129f

5.24.2011 - I-129f NOA1 received

6.24.2011 - I-129f NOA2 received (APPROVED)

6.24.2011 - I-130 NOA2 received (APPROVED)

7.26.2011 - NVC received; Case Number and IIN received; gave email address; DS 3032 Sent

7.27.2011 - AOS Bill invoiced and paid (In Process)

7.28.2011 - AOS appears PAID

8.01.2011 - IV FEE invoiced and paid (In Process)

8.03.2011 - AOS sent ~~>received (8.5); APPROVED (8.15)

8.10.2011 - IV Packet sent ~~>received (8.12); APPROVED (8.19)

8.19.2011 - SIF

8.26.2011 - Interview date assigned (10.5)

8.30.2011 - Received interview package by email

9.05.2011 - Medical exam: passed (9.6)

10.5.2011 - INTERVIEW DATE - Approved

11.15.2011 - POE: Detroit

11.21.2011 - SSN Received

12.19.2011 - GC received

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I called NVC around 10pm last night and she said to wait 15 business days for petition to be in their system. My NOA2 was 06/20. I'll be calling again next week :thumbs:


*USCIS JOURNEY* - 96 Days

01/31/11 - Our wedding :-) Manila, Philippines

03/15/11 - I-130 package sent Fedex Priority

03/16/11 - Package delivered - signed by S. BUSH 9:17AM

03/18/11 - NOA1 (Priority Date 03/16/11) - Rec'd Email & text msg 9:15pm CT/CSC

03/21/11 - Able to view case status on USCIS.gov

03/22/11 - $420.00 check cleared bank

03/24/11 - Rec'd NOA1 via regular mail

06/23/11 - called USCIS- petition approved as of 06/20/11! Rec'd NOA2 hardcopy 06/23/11

*NVC JOURNEY* - 28 days - from case # assigned to SIF

07/20/11 - NVC Case # Assigned :-) yay!

07/21/11 - Obtained IIN

07/23/11 - Emailed DS3032 - accepted 07/27/11

07/26/11 - $88.00 AOS fee paid/print barcode 7/29

07/28/11 - $404.00 IV paid//print barcode 08/01

08/08/11 - Sent I-864EZ & DS230 via Fedex Overnite

08/09/11 - NVC rec'd AOS & DS230 @ 9:55am

08/17/11 - NVC SIF/Case Complete! Wooohoo!

08/30/11 - rec'd official NVC interview email

*Medical/USEM Manila/POE*

08/15-16/11 - Advanced Medical St. Lukes - PASSED! Yay!

08/26/11 - Interview set for Oct 4!

10/04/11 - Interview passed

10/06/11 - Passport with visa on hand

10/08/11 - POE - Houston TX

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I called NVC around 10pm last night and she said to wait 15 business days for petition to be in their system. My NOA2 was 06/20. I'll be calling again next week :thumbs:

Don't wait till next week! Call each and every day. I'd even suggest twice a day. You have to keep on things if you want to zoom through NVC.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
Timeline

CR-1 visa - NVC just sent me a CHECKLIST COVER LETTER falsely claiming that they need the marriage certificate, birth certificate, police clearance certificate, and applicant photos - all of which was already sent to NVC in the very same envelope as the I-864 and DS-230. :bonk: I emailed them a complete explanation that they already have all these original documents, along with electronic copies of each of the original documents they already have (with filenames indicating which document corresponds to which item). For the Thai-language original documents, I also emailed them certified English translations (which according to NVC's own DS-230 instructions I am not required to provide them with since the original documents are in the language of the country for which the visa is being requested).


2010-08-29 Our first email exchange on dating site OKCupid.com
2010-11-25 Our marriage at Bang Rak Ampher (the "Ampher of Love")
2010-12-04 CR-1 visa application mailed: 1st Class Certified Mail
2010-12-06 CR-1 app delivery to Chicago Lockbox (USPS.com)
2010-12-13 Emailed notification from Chicago Lockbox
2010-12-14 Check Cashed (I-130 Application Fee - $420.00)
2010-12-17 NOA1 arrives from CSC (dated 12/10, postmarked 12/14)
2011-02-15 Our NOA1 Case Number shows up on USCIS.gov
2011-04-25 Emailed notification - NOA2
2011-04-30 NOA2 arrives from CSC (via US Postal Service)
2011-05-13 Petitioner's NVC "NOA1" (NVC Case #, DS-3032, IIN) arrives via USPS
2011-05-16 Emailed signed & dated DS-3032 form to NVC
2011-05-18 "Affidavit of Support" filing fee paid online ($88.00)
2011-05-20 "Immigrant Visa" filing fee paid online ($404.00)
2011-05-24 Emailed notification - DS-3032 accepted
2011-06-07 Aff of Support & DS-230 mailed: 1st Class Certified Mail
2011-07-02 NVC sends DS-230 checklist requesting docs they already received
2011-07-21 "Sign In Failed" at NVC's Immigrant Visa Invoice Payment Center
2011-07-25 NVC emails a "Checklist Cover Letter" saying "Case Complete"
2011-07-30 NVC emails Visa Interview Appointment at Bangkok Embassy
2011-09-15 CR-1 VISA APPROVED!!!
2011-09-19 Received sealed visa envelope (CR-1 visa, medical evidence, etc.)
2011-10-06 Port of Entry - Los Angeles International Airport
2011-10-18 Social Security Number received (the physical SS card arrived 2011-10-20)
2011-10-27 Green Card received (via US Postal Service)
2013-07-08 Removal Of Conditions (I-751) mailed (arrived VSC 07-11, $590 ck cashed 07-16)
2013-07-18 Received NOA1 (I-751) with receipt date 07/12/2013
2013-07-22 Received Biometrics appointment letter for 8/14/13.
2013-11-14 10-YEAR GREEN CARD APPROVED!!!

2015-10-03 Mailed N-400 to Dallas via Standard Post ($680.00)

2015-11-16 Received NOA1 (I-797C) with receipt date 11/06/2015

2015-12-12 Received NOA2 (I-797C) with Biometrics date 12/23/15

2016-03-16 N-400 Interview Letter

2016-05-03 N-400 Interview (RFE'd with N-14 for 1st name change documentation)

2016-05-20 RFE'd again 4 documentation of 2nd name change; provided it; N-400 APPROVED!!

2016-05-27 Notification: "In Line For Oath Ceremony"

2016-06-17 Naturalized (with a name change) by Judicial Ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, FL!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
Timeline

11 business days, still waiting for our case number!!!

I call 2 x a day.

yikes this is like vegas!


USCIS

3-16,-2011: I-130 mailed

3-17-2011: I-130 delivered and signed

3-17-2011: NOA 1 Priority date

3-22-2011: I-130 received

3-23-2011: Touched

3-26- 2011: I-797 C hardcopy received NOA

6-17-2011: NOA 2

6-24- 2011: NOA 2 I-797 hardcopy

NVC

7-20-2011: NVC case # assigned

7-25-2011: DS-261 (choice of agent) submitted

7-25-2011: AOS invoice and paid

7-26-2011: AOS billed

7-27-2011: Choice of agent accepted DS-3032

7-28-2011: IV invoice received and paid

7-29-2011: IV Billed

8-12-2011: DS-260 complete

8-19-2011: IV packet delivered

8-22-2011: AOS packet delivered

8-24-2011: DS-260 and IV packet processed

9-06-2011: Case COMPLETE! (per operator)

10-31-2011: interview! approved

POE: 11-20-11

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
Timeline

Don't wait till next week! Call each and every day. I'd even suggest twice a day. You have to keep on things if you want to zoom through NVC.

She's right. I call twice a day.

Noon during my lunch hour...just the AVR. I do not have enough time to be on hold.

10 PM EST every night and get hold on an operator.


USCIS- (77 Days)
I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

USA

P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

I-751 NOA1: 11-30-13

Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

Green Card In Hand: 3-20-14

CITIZENSHIP

Apply For N-400: 1-28-15

Check Cashed: 02-5-15

NOA: 02-11-15

Biometrics: 03-2-15

In Line Interview: 06-10-15

Interview: 07-20-15

Interview Status: Approved

Oath Ceremony: 08-20-15

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
Timeline

Hoping to join you all here soon! We received our approval yesterday. Just waiting for NVC to receive our package like all of you lol


02/06/2011 ~ MARRIED IN REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA

03/31/2011 ~ FILED I-130 & G325A (SENT TO CHICAGO LOCKBOX VIA UPS)

04/09/2011 ~ RECEIVED NOA1 IN MAIL :-)

07/11/2011 ~ APPROVED WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!

07/29/2011 ~ NVC RECEIVED CASE

08/22/2011 ~ RECEIVED NVC CASE# AND IIN

08/24/2011 ~ EMAILED DS-3032 SENT VIA HUBBYS EMAIL ACCOUNT

08/25/2011 ~ RECEIVED 3 EMAILS FROM NVC

08/25/2011 ~ PAID AOS FEE $88.00

08/26/2011 ~ AOS FEE SHOWS "PAID" - RECEIPT PRINTED AND READY TO MAIL

08/30/2011 ~ AOS PACKAGE SENT FEDEX OVERNIGHT

09/01/2011 ~ IV BILL INVOICED AND PAID

09/06/2011 ~ AOS PACKAGE APPROVED

09/09/2011 ~ IV PACKAGE SENT TO NVC VIA FEDEX OVERNIGHT

09/15/2011 ~ CASE CLOSED

INTERVIEW DATE ~ 11/30/2011 - APPROVED

12/04/2011 ~ ENTERED USA THROUGH JFK AIRPORT

STILL WAITING FOR GREEN CARD......

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Hoping to join you all here soon! We received our approval yesterday. Just waiting for NVC to receive our package like all of you lol

It might be a while.... :(


USCIS- (77 Days)
I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

USA

P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

I-751 NOA1: 11-30-13

Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

Green Card In Hand: 3-20-14

CITIZENSHIP

Apply For N-400: 1-28-15

Check Cashed: 02-5-15

NOA: 02-11-15

Biometrics: 03-2-15

In Line Interview: 06-10-15

Interview: 07-20-15

Interview Status: Approved

Oath Ceremony: 08-20-15

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

I called NVC around 10pm last night and she said to wait 15 business days for petition to be in their system. My NOA2 was 06/20. I'll be calling again next week :thumbs:

Hey there.. I was also approved on 6/20 - your 15 days are up today! Call them and if they don't have your paperwork yet ask them what the next steps are (which will be scanning your approval notice and emailing it too them).


I don't believe it.. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it. -Ford Prefect

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Filed: Country: Algeria
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Hi,

Just want to share my timeline. I emailed the NVC yesterday.

I call them twice a day :unsure:

Also, I saw that some people are talking about how to call the DOS (= dept of state?). Why would I call them?

Thanks!


Married 03.04.11

NOA1 03.21.2011

NOA2 06.23.2011

NOA1->NOA2 87 days!

NVC Inferno:

Sent NVC search email: 07.13.2011

Received response that NVC will contact USCIS: 07.15.2011

NVC says that USCIS says "case is en route": 07.18.2011

NVC says it has received the petition: 07.26.2011

NVC case number: 07.29.2011

Emailed DS-3032: 7.29.2011 (got automated response)

NVC IIN: 8.1.2011

DS-3032 rejected:8.3.2011

DS-3032 re-emailed: 8.5.2011

DS-3032 generated: 8.8.2011

AOS bill generated and paid: 8.8.2011

AOS bill appears as "paid": 8.9.2011

AOS package sent: 8.9.2011

AOS package delivered: 8.10.2011

DS-3032 accepted: 8.10.2011

IV bill received and payed: 8.12.2011

DS-230 sent: 8.13.2011

DS-230 delivered:

IV bill appears as "paid": 8.15.2011

IV packet accepted:

CC: 09.01.11

SIF: 09.02.11

Total time at NVC: I don't even know how to count that. Let's just say it was a big mess and now it's over!

Received interview notice: 09.13.11

INTERVIEW!!: 10.13.11

Visa Approved: 10.14.11

POE:

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Hi,

Just want to share my timeline. I emailed the NVC yesterday.

I call them twice a day :unsure:

Also, I saw that some people are talking about how to call the DOS (= dept of state?). Why would I call them?

Thanks!

DOS right now wouldn't help you. Calling them is only useful after your case is complete and you can call them to see if an interview date has been assigned, as well as calling NVC. And after your interview, if you want to know any updates on your case, then DOS would be the one to call as well.

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