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How long should I wait after emailing my documents to the NVC before calling to see if they've been added to my case file? I'm not really in a hurry, but I do want to make sure they received everything.

I will say what a relief it is to have everything sent out! Since all I can do now is wait, I'm finally able to relax and enjoy this beautiful weather. It's out of my hands for the moment, which I'm quite happy about.

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Since you aren't in a hurry, give them 5 business days. They should have it by then. Be warned though, the phone lines have been testing people's patients for weeks now, you will probably have to call 20-40 times none stop before actually being able to speak to a human.

I myself am really fed up right now because I've been calling for weeks and unable to even get past the options area and all I want to do is check if my case is complete at this point.

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IR-2 Visa

Service Center: MSC ( National Benefits Center)

Consulate: Jamaica

Petitioner: Step Dad


I-130 Sent: July/12/2013

I-130 NOA1: July/21/2013

Priority Date: July/22/2013

Case Transferred: California January/31/2014 <_<

NOA2 - Approved: June/20/2014


Case Received: July/28/2014

Received AOS Bill: August/12/2014

Payed AOS: August/20/2014

Submit DS-261: August/25/2014

Payed IV Bill: October/06/2014

Received Email: Allow 60 days October/10/2014 :clock:

Received Checklist: December/12/2014 -_-

New Scan Date: January/09/2015

Case Complete: March/16/2015 :dancing::wub::dance:(L)


Interview Date: June/8/2015 7:00AM ( MY BIRTHDAY!! :D )

VISA APPROVED :energy::dance::yes::thumbs:(L):dancing::wub::content:

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Thank you so much! I understand your frustration with trying to get through to them on the phone. I found I had the best luck on Thursday nights. Maybe I was just telling myself that to make me feel better, but I usually got through on my first handful of tries and my wait on hold was usually about 30 mins or so. Best of luck to you on your journey!

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I wouldn't bother calling. They will tell you something different every time. Some reps have even been telling people they don't send out EP confirmation emails, which is false. It's one of the downfalls of filing EP, we don't get a confirmation email/scan date for quite a while. It used to be about 2 weeks, then crept up to around 30 days. Mine took 31, another Canadian user Steven and Alice took 35 days, someone else recently got it in less than 30 days though.

Like you said though, just sit back, relax, and when you do finally get the email/scan date, you'll probably be close to halfway through the wait or over! That's a plus at least. :thumbs:


~12-25-2006: met online (a blog site)
05-01-2013: FINALLY MET IN PERSON! in Canada
05-04-2013: finally became a couple
06-14-2014: got engaged
08-08-2014: got married in Canada
09-18-2014: sent I-130 via UPS, 142 pages in total
09-19-2014: I-130 arrived and signed for
09-24-2014: NOA1 text & hard copy received same day, Vermont Service Center
11-20-2014: NOA2 (I-130 approval!) hard copy received, 57 days from NOA1

12-08-2014: NVC received case
01-14-2015: case number and IIN number received via email
01-14-2015: DS-261 submitted
01-14-2015: AOS fee paid
01-22-2015: IV fee paid
01-24-2015: DS-260 submitted
01-25-2015: AOS and IV documents submitted electronically
02-18-2015: petitioner's proof of US domicile submitted electronically
02-25-2015: email confirmation received (31 days after sending!), scan date of 01-26-2015 <--60 day wait starts
03-24-2015: email confirmation received (34 days after sending!), scan date of 02-18-2015 <--60 day wait starts (a 2nd time)
03-31-2015: case completed at NVC! 2/18 documents got reviewed with the 1/26 ones, 64 days from original scan date


04-07-2015: case complete email received
04-22-2015: interview date email received
05-13-2015: medical in Montreal

05-19-2015: picked up medical results
05-20-2015: interview in Montreal --- APPROVED!, 238 days from NOA1

05-25-2015: passport/visa received!

05-30-2015: POE, Calais/St Stephen land crossing, 248 days from NOA1

06-03-2015: paid ELIS fee

06-10-2015: SSN received

07-02-2015: green card received!

03-13-2017: sent I-751 via USPS to Vermont Service Center, 156 pages in total 
03-14-2017: I-751 arrived and signed for

03-23-2017: NOA1 received, dated 03-16-2017

04-07-2017: biometrics appointment letter received 
04-18-2017: biometrics appointment 

02-05-2018: I-751 approval received!, dated 02-01-2018

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