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Okay, I looked around and I havent found a post like this so hopefully you guys can answer my question.

My husband is american and I am canadian. Our interview will be in Montreal.

We are at the point where we are sending in evidence to the NVC. We finished putting out package together and emailed it to ncvelectronic@state.gov.

Up until this point our case has been going very quickly. We sent our file in september and it got through uscis quickly. We had our NVC case number and checklist by January.

My question is how long will it take for the nvc to start processing our evidence? I had called NVC and spoke to a agent named Anna on tuesday. She told me since we had sent our email monday to call back on thursday to see if I was processed. I had mentioned I forgot to add our birthday in the original emails and she said to resend the emails again with correct info and to call in friday.

Today I called in to check if they processed our emails as Anna has suggested. I spoke to an agent named Dale and he said we'd have to wait 75 days for the emails to be processed and we'd be better off going tomorrow to mailing a file instead. He mentioned this because the new processing time for mail is 45 days.

Is is weird that Ive been told to send in our evidence three times? Does it matter?

Should I be worried about the long processing time? Or are those just guidelines?

Sorry if this is veague...I will provide more info if needed!

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Check out the processing time spreadsheets available in the discussions below (the second link is probably more relevant for EP):



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The amount of days is total till they will either give a case complete, or send a check-list. It is not a delay until they start the processing.

Electronic Processing (EP) seems to be going sower than paper processing. The second link was about EP times.

The 45 days you were quoted for paper processing is congruent with the first links spreadsheet, it shows that they are speeding up.

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as mention. EP processing is taking longer then the processing of Documents sent thru mail, for some reason. 60 days is the number of Days they tell you that it will take to review your documents from the date the NVC receive them ( scan date) a lot of people myself included have gotten case complete way shorter then the 60 days. While I have seen members on here waiting closer to 75 days for EP processing.

Should you send in Documents again that is up to you, however there is still no guarantee that if you send in documents thru the mail that the process will be faster for you. Maybe soon they might start processing EP faster like they have started with mail in documents.

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Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

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Okay. My husband and I are getting ready to submit our I-864 and supporting evidence. I called NVC a week ago and talked to someone and asked whether to send electronic or paper processing. They suggested paper is moving a bit quicker. Is this true? I looked at a couple of spread sheets someone put up. I just wanted to see what people were experiencing in the past month or so. I am leaning toward paper.

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