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National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Documents

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Filed: Other Timeline

My guess is they have been losing the originals!


Subject: National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Documents
1. 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. End Summary.
New Instructions to Applicants
2. After applicants and petitioners collect the Affidavit of Support form(s), financial evidence,
and supporting civil documents, they are instructed to submit all of the documents to NVC. As of
November 12, 2014, applicants at non-electronic processing posts will be instructed to submit
photocopies of their civil documents by mail. NVC will review the copies and, when the case is
documentarily complete, will place the copies into the file, which will be sent to post, increasing
the number of cases that are documentarily qualified. When the appointment is scheduled, NVC
will instruct applicants to bring their original documents to the interview for evaluation and final
case processing. Original Affidavit of Support forms will still be submitted to NVC for initial
evaluation. Applicants at designated electronic processing posts will continue to submit their
documents via email.
3. NVC anticipates this change will maintain the integrity of the IV process, reduce customer
wait times, and improve the customer experience overall.

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It's about dang time they stopped demanding originals through mail!

ROC Timeline

04/06/2016 - Mailed I-751

04/07/2016 - NOA1

04/13/2016 - Check cashed

04/14/2016 - NOA1 hardcopy

05/04/2016 - Received biometric notice

05/16/2016 - Biometrics appointment

05/17/2017 - Approved

05/22/2017 - Card in Production

05/25/2017 - Card Mailed

05/30/2017 - Card Received

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Filed: Timeline

They lost stepson's notarized birth certificate, necessitating getting another from around the world. There goes another 60 days. :ranting:

Maybe we'll get some o' that O'bama love for immigrants. Oh wait: that's only for folks who break the law.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Iraq

We've been in nvc since June but haven't submitted supporting documents yet, does that apply to us too?

Do we submitt original or photocopies ???

Its been a year since submitting I-130 and were still in two different countries :sleepy:

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