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ok everyone..

so march 6 we got a case complete which was on a friday...on saturday we got a letter from nvc saying that if we wanted to switch the embassy from Albania to any other country we would have to provide sufficient proof. And that at this point they could not switch embassys. Our embassy is scheduled in Albania where we want it to be. I was confused as to why we got this letter and noticed that we put our current address in greece where my husband was staying temporary because he was visiting his parents. He lives in Albania. I called NVC many times and spoke to different people and they said we should not worry about it because our interview is scheduled in Albania. All three people said that it is up to us if we want to send an updated form to nvc updating our adress. Now i dont know what we should do? we are currently waiting for an intervew.

I dont know iif they are waiting for any thing from us, the nvc people said no but i just want to make sure..

your thoughts?

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i do not have an interview date yet,....that is what i am waiting for

Do you have an Albanian case number?


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no i do not, i have a case complete and nvc keeps telling me that my case is in line waiting for an intervew. why do you ask that?

what are the first 3 letters of your NVC case number?


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Never mind. You said your case is scheduled to Albania like you want it to be in the first post which means you have an Albanian NVC/DOS case number. The interview will be there. If your husband was only in Greece temporarily, you shouldn't have written down a Greece address anywhere but what's done is done. He can explain to the CO he was there temporarily and his permanent residency was in fact Albania and just misunderstood the question.

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If the NVC case number begins with TIA then it will go to Albania. Did NVC request you send in documents relating to what the US Embassy in Albania wants? http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/pk%203%20supplements/TIA%20-%20Tirana.pdf

Since your husband resided in Greece he should apply (if he hasn't already) for a Greek Police Certificate at the Greece Embassy in Tirana. Let them know that is is for a US Visa and they will send it directly to the US Embassy.

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Here is the information regarding the cases for my in-laws (wife, their daughter, is the petitioner under the IR-5 category, Parents of a USC):

Submit I-130 (2 petitions) to USCIS on May 30, 2013

USCIS approved the cases on March 10, 2014.

Received notice online from USCIS the cases were sent to NVC on March 17, 2014.

NVC received the cases on March 28, 2014

The case numbers were created on Monday, April 28.

We received the numbers by phone on Friday, May 2.

DS-261 became available on both cases late in the evening on Friday, May 2. Both DS-261 filed on Saturday, May 3.

Received emails to my wife regarding AOS at around 8am on Wednesday, May 7. At the same time received emails that were cc of letters sent to my in-laws. However, the date of all of the letters was Monday, May 5.

Received emails regarding the Immigrant Visa Fee at around 11:15am on Wednesday, May 7. IV fees became available online at around 1pm on Wednesday, May 7. Date of invoice was Tuesday, May 8.

Paid all the fees on Wednesday, May 7 at around 1:15pm.

All fees marked as paid and DS-260 become available sometime late on Friday, May 9.

Dropped off IV and AOS packages (in two different envelopes - 1 for AOS and 1 for IV documents) at the local post office at around 2pm on Saturday, May 10.

Submitted DS-260 (for both cases) around 10am on Sunday, May 11.

Both document packages received by NVC on Monday, May 12 (according to Post Office Tracking - one around 1pm and the other around 4pm. Don't know why they got separated.)

Received checklist email for both cases at 4pm on Thursday, June 12 regarding the IV civil documents

Wife called NVC in the afternoon of Friday, June 13 to inquire about the checklist. Told by a representative they are normal and automatic and not to worry. AOS under review. Call back after Tuesday, June 24.
Received a checklist for my father-in-law on Monday, June 16. NVC reviewed his AOS paperwork, but waiting for the documents the requested the week before.

Wife called NVC in the morning of Tuesday, June 17. Told by the agent they don't have the document requested for dad, and they don't have the AOS package for her mom.

Put in a request with our Senator to get more information. Response was mother-in-law is documentary complete and father-in-law was in document review for the military document.

Wife called NVC on the morning of Tuesday, July 1 and spoke with a supervisor regarding her dad's military document. Supervisor said she would look into it.

Supervisor called us and left a voicemail on the morning of Wednesday, July 9 and stated they have located my father-in-law's military documents. Case sent back to document review.

Per conversation with an agent, the expedited request originally requested by email on July 7, was sent to the Embassy on Thursday, July 10.

Received by postal mail on Thursday, August 21 from our Senator regarding the response of another inquiry. Still the same.

Early in the morning on Friday, August 22:

Wife calls the Embassy and was told the IV section doesn't accept calls, and was given a number in the states that turned out to be scheduling assistance for NIV interviews.

Called NVC as soon as they opened and was told the Embassy denied the expedite request, but the case was completed by NVC on Monday, August 18. Wife inquired about interview scheduling, and was given some good information.

At 5 PM on Thursday, September 11, received the interview letters. Interview is scheduled for the morning of October 9.

Mother-in-law approved. Father-in-law placed in Administrative Processing due to follow-up TB test.

CEAC stated ISSUED for my mother-in-law on October 15. DHL had the package for pick up on October 17 but called the wrong number. Package picked up on October 27.

On December 11 mother-in-law received a phone call from the Embassy that the medical is back for my father-in-law and to DHL his passport to them. Passport sent on December 12.

On December 18 CEAC updated to ISSUED for my father-in-law. My wife is happy!!!! Embassy said they gave it to DHL on December 19

Due to a DHL delay the package did not become available for pick up until December 24. USCIS Immigrant Fee paid the same day.

POE: JFK Terminal 1 - December 26, 2014 - They are finally here!!!

Took them to a local SSA office to get SSN on January 6, 2015. Cards received on January 10, 2015.

Green Cards received by priority mail on January 23, 2015 (four weeks after arrival).

Both went to motor vehicles and got state issued ID cards on April 11, 2015.

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If the NVC case number begins with TIA then it will go to Albania. Did NVC request you send in documents relating to what the US Embassy in Albania wants? http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/pk%203%20supplements/TIA%20-%20Tirana.pdf

Since your husband resided in Greece he should apply (if he hasn't already) for a Greek Police Certificate at the Greece Embassy in Tirana. Let them know that is is for a US Visa and they will send it directly to the US Embassy.

He only needs to apply for a greek police certificate if he has lived there for12 months or more since age 16.


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My husband did live in Greece for more than couple of years so he did get the clearance from Greece like he was supposed to...our NVC number starts with TIA...I guess I am worried because we have not heard anything for almost 3 weeks

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Never mind. You said your case is scheduled to Albania like you want it to be in the first post which means you have an Albanian NVC/DOS case number. The interview will be there. If your husband was only in Greece temporarily, you shouldn't have written down a Greece address anywhere but what's done is done. He can explain to the CO he was there temporarily and his permanent residency was in fact Albania and just misunderstood the question.

If the NVC case number begins with TIA then it will go to Albania. Did NVC request you send in documents relating to what the US Embassy in Albania wants? http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/pk%203%20supplements/TIA%20-%20Tirana.pdf

Since your husband resided in Greece he should apply (if he hasn't already) for a Greek Police Certificate at the Greece Embassy in Tirana. Let them know that is is for a US Visa and they will send it directly to the US Embassy.

He only needs to apply for a greek police certificate if he has lived there for12 months or more since age 16.

My husband did live in Greece for more than couple of years so he did get the clearance from Greece like he was supposed to...our NVC number starts with TIA...I guess I am worried because we have not heard anything for almost 3 weeks, I thought this was the part when everything starts moving..(the happy part)

also my husband already got the police clearance with him from Greece when we send it to NVC along with all our papers back in january

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Check the interview thread to see if there are any timelines about interviews in Albania. Some embassies take a week, and others take up to 8+ months (Egypt for example) to book an interview. But 1-2 months is normal.


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My husband did live in Greece for more than couple of years so he did get the clearance from Greece like he was supposed to...our NVC number starts with TIA...I guess I am worried because we have not heard anything for almost 3 weeks, I thought this was the part when everything starts moving..(the happy part)

also my husband already got the police clearance with him from Greece when we send it to NVC along with all our papers back in january

Nothing to worry about like NVC said you have to wait in the interview queue until its your turn to be scheduled. May scheduling should start first week in April.


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