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K-1 Visa NVC Electronic Processing?

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I was reading the GUZ information page, came across the NVC electronic processing information.

I am wondering if electronic processing is avilable to k-1 visa, cause i don't see it mentioning if it was for K-1 or CR-1 or both.

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The NVC electronic processing project for K visa (fiancée/spouse non-immigrant visa), has different procedures. For these cases, although the petitions are loaded electronically, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou still contacts visa beneficiaries to provide more documents prior to interview scheduling.

If you are a K visa applicant and you have opted in for electronic processing, you will still have to wait for paper instructions via mail from the Consulate.

From the GUZ website.

http://guangzhou.use..._petitions.html

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Also you should start a calling pattern with DOS once your package leaves NVC. DOS can let you know when your casefile is updated and more importantly when your package has arrive.

Darnell has a GUZ P3 shortcut you need to study and understand, can save you lots of time!

Here it is http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/GUZ_P3_Shortcut

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Also you should start a calling pattern with DOS once your package leaves NVC. DOS can let you know when your casefile is updated and more importantly when your package has arrive.

Darnell has a GUZ P3 shortcut you need to study and understand, can save you lots of time!

Here it is http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/GUZ_P3_Shortcut

Yes, I was just reading that wiki by darnell.

NVC told me my case is forwarded to embassy on the 21st of march, so I'm thinking I will call DOS today to see what they know about my case.

What do you think?

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damn visa specialist at the DOS are short-tempered. when i asked about my case status, she went on about there isn't a interview date set yet, while i was trying to tell her i know that, and all i wanted to know was if the embassy have received the case yet. She stopped half way, and said, sir, please let me finish my sentence......

wow, i was trying to save both of us some time.....

at the end of everything she said, she finally stated the information i was looking for (case has been sent, but embassy have not received), see, iyou had just let me tell you exactly what i want to know, you could have saved yourself all those sentences......

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I do know that now..

Silly me thinking they are really "human"......

That's very different from the experiences I had with them. Don't let it discourage you from calling I found several of them were actually helpful.

I usually called on Monday and Thursday about 9 AM EST. I find people are usually over their Monday blues and not yet already enjoying their weekend on those days. Calling in the morning you don't catch them after spending the entire day listening to unhappy visa applicants.

Good luck!

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ya, humans are a bit troublesome, yes? Especially when they not understand SAFEFILE usage.

Here's the bit that seemed indicative, ever since GUZ IV has been 'listing' the K-1 Electronic Filing Verbiage.

When a casefile goes out, a human at NVC makes a decision (not know the criteria, alas) to send the casefile out either:

1. SAFEFILE SOLELY or

2. SAFEFILE and DHL shipment

SAFEFILE is the electronic pipe between NVC and all US Embassy/Consulate IV units, worldwide.

It's used for casefile 'pickup' at GUZ IV, you betcha.

So, I suggest you call back into NVC, inquire whether or not the casefile was sent out via DHL or was SAFEFILE used solely.

DOS won't know this one bit, alas.

GUZ IV suffers from a nasty 'dead time zone' lag, all casefiles coming in via DHL suffer a 1 to 3 month wait - the casefiles go INTO a Bonded China Customs Warehouse, per treaty. GUZ IV comes by with a truck, often, to retrieve casefiles and take them to the IV unit for further processing. At some point, the timetick of 'casefile opened' occurs.

This timetick is really important- you chase it down by calling DoS Hotline (see Dodi's excellent post at Dodi - http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/264972-shortcuts-when-checking-for-updates-from-the-nvc-and-dos/ ) Dodi's posted how to call, who to call; further down (find this bit, read it) , I've posted what you can get, from whom, and all the timeticks on a K-1 visa.

So, what does 'Casefile Opened' really mean, for a K-1 casefile? It's either:

1. GUZ IV has the physical casefile or

2. GUZ IV has relied on the SAFEFILE version of the casefile, and has opened a casefile based on the SAFEFILE electronic copy of the casefile.

So, it's yet another choice at GUZ IV, as well, to use 'just the safefile verrsion' or wait for the physical casefile to arrive. No One seems to know the criteria for the decision, either (and alas).

Hang in there ! Program yer speed dial ! Practice yer questions for the DOS and NVC Operators, prior to calling - and note you may have to educate a few humans along the way - SAFEFILE usage is usually outside of their normal training.

Good Luck !


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ya, humans are a bit troublesome, yes? Especially when they not understand SAFEFILE usage.

Here's the bit that seemed indicative, ever since GUZ IV has been 'listing' the K-1 Electronic Filing Verbiage.

When a casefile goes out, a human at NVC makes a decision (not know the criteria, alas) to send the casefile out either:

1. SAFEFILE SOLELY or

2. SAFEFILE and DHL shipment

SAFEFILE is the electronic pipe between NVC and all US Embassy/Consulate IV units, worldwide.

It's used for casefile 'pickup' at GUZ IV, you betcha.

So, I suggest you call back into NVC, inquire whether or not the casefile was sent out via DHL or was SAFEFILE used solely.

DOS won't know this one bit, alas.

GUZ IV suffers from a nasty 'dead time zone' lag, all casefiles coming in via DHL suffer a 1 to 3 month wait - the casefiles go INTO a Bonded China Customs Warehouse, per treaty. GUZ IV comes by with a truck, often, to retrieve casefiles and take them to the IV unit for further processing. At some point, the timetick of 'casefile opened' occurs.

This timetick is really important- you chase it down by calling DoS Hotline (see Dodi's excellent post at Dodi - http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/264972-shortcuts-when-checking-for-updates-from-the-nvc-and-dos/ ) Dodi's posted how to call, who to call; further down (find this bit, read it) , I've posted what you can get, from whom, and all the timeticks on a K-1 visa.

So, what does 'Casefile Opened' really mean, for a K-1 casefile? It's either:

1. GUZ IV has the physical casefile or

2. GUZ IV has relied on the SAFEFILE version of the casefile, and has opened a casefile based on the SAFEFILE electronic copy of the casefile.

So, it's yet another choice at GUZ IV, as well, to use 'just the safefile verrsion' or wait for the physical casefile to arrive. No One seems to know the criteria for the decision, either (and alas).

Hang in there ! Program yer speed dial ! Practice yer questions for the DOS and NVC Operators, prior to calling - and note you may have to educate a few humans along the way - SAFEFILE usage is usually outside of their normal training.

Good Luck !

wow, this is really helpful information. I will get on NVC about safefile.

I do remeber hearing the NVC operator when i called on the 21st saying that the file was transfered to GUZ electronically, i will call today to make sure.

thanks alot for this helpful information.

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