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I received my NOA2 in the mail on April 27th (approved on the 23rd).

Now...my question is do we just still need to wait? Do I just have to wait for my application to be sent to NVC and then the NVC sends it to the Guangzhou embassy in China? Then the embassy will send my fiancee something in the mail notifying her?? Then after that we can set up the interview date? So is all this just still a few more weeks of just waiting around?????? (i mean, of course preaparing all of our documents in the meantime) I just feel that there should be something I need to do.

The VJ timeline seems to just say that we can only wait until the embassy/consulate contacts us.

Also, what is this whole Priority date and Qualifying date on the NVC website talking about? I am a little lost on that.

One more thing, the NOA2 form does NOT say which embassy it will send to. Earlier I said Guangzhou bc that is the only embassy in China which deals with K1 visa interviews. BUT, the NOA2 clearly states "The above petition has been approved, and forwarded to the listed consulate." However, I checked my NOA2 a hundred times, and nowhere on there does it "list" any consulate/embassy. A little confused by this.

I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks in advance!! (and sorry to those who have answered these questions a million times)

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I received my NOA2 in the mail on April 27th (approved on the 23rd).

Now...my question is do we just still need to wait? Do I just have to wait for my application to be sent to NVC and then the NVC sends it to the Guangzhou embassy in China? Then the embassy will send my fiancee something in the mail notifying her?? Then after that we can set up the interview date? So is all this just still a few more weeks of just waiting around?????? (i mean, of course preaparing all of our documents in the meantime) I just feel that there should be something I need to do.

The VJ timeline seems to just say that we can only wait until the embassy/consulate contacts us.

Also, what is this whole Priority date and Qualifying date on the NVC website talking about? I am a little lost on that.

One more thing, the NOA2 form does NOT say which embassy it will send to. Earlier I said Guangzhou bc that is the only embassy in China which deals with K1 visa interviews. BUT, the NOA2 clearly states "The above petition has been approved, and forwarded to the listed consulate." However, I checked my NOA2 a hundred times, and nowhere on there does it "list" any consulate/embassy. A little confused by this.

I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks in advance!! (and sorry to those who have answered these questions a million times)

Congrats on getting your NOA2. Check out the GUIDES K-1 Flowchart to find out the next steps after receipt of NOA2:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

Another place to check out is the Guangzhou consulate info page:

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=China&cty=Guangzhou

The Guangzhou consulate has recently changed their visa process, take a look at this thread from the China regional forum (another place to become acquainted with):

http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/non-immigrant-visa-section.html

http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/immigrant_visas.html

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/426219-interview-appointment-using-cgi-stanley/?gopid=6177688

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/94-china/

That should be enough to get you started.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

Edited by A&B

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Yes, now you have to wait again. Luckily, you didn't receive your NOA2 just before Christmas, New Years, and Chunjie (Spring Festival) as did I. Our US Consulate took off all the USA holidays, then they took off all the China holidays (intake staff are PRC), so it took a long time. Besides the holidays, the Guangzhou staff is very busy. And, official documents may be held up by PRC longer than regular mail. Give it 3 or 4 weeks. If you don't hear anything in 3 or 4 weeks, then use the email contact on the US Consulate Guangzhou Immigrant Visa Unit website to inquire. The good news is that the wait (until interview) will be shorter than what you endured on the USA side of the house. However, if you don't complete all the documents correctly, and even if you do - sometimes additional information is requested - and RFE's take a long time on both sides of the water. Be happy! You are half-way home!

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Yes, now you have to wait again. Luckily, you didn't receive your NOA2 just before Christmas, New Years, and Chunjie (Spring Festival) as did I. Our US Consulate took off all the USA holidays, then they took off all the China holidays (intake staff are PRC), so it took a long time. Besides the holidays, the Guangzhou staff is very busy. And, official documents may be held up by PRC longer than regular mail. Give it 3 or 4 weeks. If you don't hear anything in 3 or 4 weeks, then use the email contact on the US Consulate Guangzhou Immigrant Visa Unit website to inquire. The good news is that the wait (until interview) will be shorter than what you endured on the USA side of the house. However, if you don't complete all the documents correctly, and even if you do - sometimes additional information is requested - and RFE's take a long time on both sides of the water. Be happy! You are half-way home!

Thanks for your reply, that helps a lot!!

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you will be using the CGI Stanly website for the rest of the processing,

so get the GUZ Casefile # from NVC (use a telephone, call, inquire)


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