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NVC Policy Change RE: Civil Documents -- Copies Now Accepted

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Did everyone see this? http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/policy_updates/National%20_Visa_Center_No_Longer_Collecting_Original_Civil_Documents_November_2014.pdf

Summary: The National Visa Center (NVC) will cease collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa (IV) applications as of November 12, 2014. Most applicants will be required to submit photocopies of supporting documents (such as birth, marriage, and police certificates) and will be instructed to take their original documents to their interviews for review. This does not include Affidavit of Support forms, which petitioners will still submit to NVC for initial evaluation.


11/08/2013 - Married in Virginia

USCIS (VSC):

01/17/2014 - I-130 sent

01/21/2014 - I-130 NOA1 received

05/31/2014 - I-130 NOA2 received (128 days since NOA1)

NVC:

06/07/2014 - NVC received

06/27/2014 - Case number assigned

07/16/2014 - DS-261 completed

07/19/2014 - AOS fee paid

07/23/2014 - AOS documents mailed

07/28/2014 - AOS documents scanned

09/10/2014 - IV documents mailed (with AOS cover)

09/15/2014 - IV fee paid

09/15/2014 - IV documents scanned

09/18/2014 - DS-260 completed

09/19/2014 - False checklist received for DS-260

11/06/2014 - Checklist received for Military Records

11/25/2014 - Military Records mailed

12/02/2014 - Military Records scanned

02/06/2015 - CASE COMPLETE! (8 months at NVC)

Montreal Consulate:

02/13/2015 - P4 Letter Received

03/17/2015 - Medical Completed (Toronto)

03/30/2015 - Interview Completed -- APPROVED (431 days since NOA1)

04/01/2015 - Passport Shipped

04/07/2015 - Passport Received

04/07/2015 - USCIS Immigrant Fee Paid

04/11/2015 - POE (Toronto - Pearson)

After POE:

04/23/2015 - Social Security Card Received

05/23/2015 - Green Card Received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Did everyone see this? http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/policy_updates/National%20_Visa_Center_No_Longer_Collecting_Original_Civil_Documents_November_2014.pdf

Summary: The National Visa Center (NVC) will cease collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa (IV) applications as of November 12, 2014. Most applicants will be required to submit photocopies of supporting documents (such as birth, marriage, and police certificates) and will be instructed to take their original documents to their interviews for review. This does not include Affidavit of Support forms, which petitioners will still submit to NVC for initial evaluation.

Awesome news.


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

 

Come join the current Interview thread: 

Complete-dq-to-interview-february-2021/

Case Complete to Interview Form

 

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
 

 

 

ROC I751
5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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This is so awesome!!!!!!!!!! Looks like our civil documents are gonna be submitted tomorrow!!!!!!! It feels good not having to pay for DHL twice but only once. Thank God.....


Mr. & Mrs. Adigun

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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If I am reading this correctly, they are wanting to speed up the date which they can post cases to be documentarily complete, which looks to me to mean they want to push cases to cc more quickly. Works for me :)


ROC

01/18/2017   Sent in I-751

01/26/2017   Check cashed

01/28/2017   Received NOA dated 01/20/2017

02/16/2017   Biometrics done

10/24/2017   Traveled to Minneapolis for I551 stamp

02/26/2018     Case received by Field Office - S. Paul

05/012018     Case transferred to another USCIS office for processing 

N-400

02/02/2018    Filed N-400 online

02/05/2018    NOA online - NOA letter 02/09/2018

02/21/2018     Biometrics walk-in

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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Does this means we only need to send copies of civil doc to nvc??

Not even the certified copies.. Am i right?

Gosh i was heading to get certified copies of all civil docx .. That saves a lot of work

thank god now we dont need to worry and mad coz nvc lost civil doc coz we have original.. Wooo hooo

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Now to get everyone on EP. Would be divine. No mailing at all.


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

 

Come join the current Interview thread: 

Complete-dq-to-interview-february-2021/

Case Complete to Interview Form

 

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
 

 

 

ROC I751
5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Slovenia
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Hmmm....how about translations of this documents? Still need to be certified?

I suppose yes...get certified translation and send photocopy of it...right?

Edited by Frips

N-400 Timeline
04/02/19 N-400 Submitted online
04/22/19 Biometrics
11/05/19 Interview (Approved)


ROC Timeline

Service Center: California

08/11/17 I-751 Packet delivered to USCIS

09/18/17 Biometrics Appointment

08/17/18 2nd extension letter (additional 6 months)

11/02/18 New card is being  produced (Approved)

 

NVC
11-04-2014 NVC case receive

05-20-2015 Visa received

10-06-2015 Time to kick back and let it fly

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I don't understand. We have sent certified copies of civil docs & AOS 3 times and 3 times they lost it. The NVC signed for the papers with the courier and date stamped but held no responsibility for ever receiving it. So we sent them for the 4th time a week ago thursday. Tuesday our lawyer got an email from NVC stating they got the documents but we would have to re-send with all the originals because they wouldn't except the certified copies. Now they are taking just photocopies....seriously. We are really really starting to think that the NVC is screwing with us. We have been sending in this paperwork repeatedly since the middle of June. We are at 20 months of this ridiculous process.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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This is great news. It is consistent with EP since we would only send electronic copies that way and present originals at the interview. I was fortunate enough to be enrolled in EP but for those who are not this must be welcome news to not have to let their original documents go out with the risk of them being lost!


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Thank you for posting this. In particular, it is time-consuming and difficult to certify/translate and then send documents from the beneficiary to the sponsor, and then on the the NVC. It has added weeks to the process.

Once my wife arrived at the embassy, the staff returned a lot of extra copies that had been requested by the NVC as they did not require them.

Once again,, Thanks!

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