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how long take time nvc to get visa in hand

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all depends on your priority date - which is your NOA1 date.

Check the visa bulletin - published every month on the department of state website - check against the category you are in, i.e. F2A.

That will tell you a rough time for when the NVC will use to begin processing your case - normally they will begin looking at it about 6 to 8 months before the priority date will become current...

Our case was still F2A and the priority date was about 9 months away when we first heard from the NC - it was about 3 months after the I-130 was approved.

good luck!

NOA1 August 3 2011
NOA2 April 14 2012
NVC receipt May 17 2012

Case upgrade request sent via email April 3 2013

Case upgraded by NVC from F2A to CR1 April 19 2013

Interview June 6th 2013 - APPROVED - case upgraded to IR1 at time of interview based on time married

Visa in hand June 10th 2013

IV fee paid using ELIS June 17th 2013

POE Houston July 15th 2013

GC arrived in mail Aug 12th 2013

SSN card arrived in mail Aug 19 2013 (1 week after applying)

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