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Expedite request approved, didnt pay IV fee and fill DS260 at NVC yet

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Hi, I dont know if anyone is under the same situation as mine. I have scan date on March 2nd, submitted DS261 on Feb 19th.

I sent an email to request for expedite the case and get approval today. NVC told me on the phone today that they will nolonger process my case and it will be transfer to HCM embassy.

So will I pay the IV fee at the embassy? And what about the DS260 form? Im confused....

Thanks for your advice!

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When you skip NVC processing, you'll usually pay your fees at the embassy and bring forms with you unless they instruct you otherwise. The embassy should be in touch shortly with necessary forms.

3/2/18  E-filed N-400 under 5 year rule

3/26/18 Biometrics

7/2019-12/2019 (Yes, 16- 21 months) Estimated time to interview MSP office.


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we are on the same boat..
i got confusing advices. to send or not to send documents to the NVC and to pay or not to pay..

some agent told me to pay and send docs... and then we received an email that it will be forwarded immediately to the NVC...

what happened was that yesterday april 1. our status in CEAC changed.. The IV fee can no longer be paid online and the DS 260 shows NOT STARTED.

we are awaiting as to when is the interview date. because the tracker shows IN TRANSIT..

so dont worry. the ceac information will change...

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And how long after you get approval for your expedite request your case status change to transit? :) I checked mine this morning it's still at NVC :(

The status will change after they sent the files. Some rep told me, it takes 48 hours, some other told me, there is no timeline for this. Apparently the CEAC status is slightly delayed anyway.

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15.01.15 attorney: filed my petition I-140 to USCIS (Texas)
22.01.15 attorney: received my approval notice I-797 from USCIS

22.01.15 me: filed for police certificates from Department of Justice in three countries

05.02.15 USCIS: mailed the case to NVC

26.02.15 Departments of Justice: mailed police certificates to me

26.02.15 NVC: issued case number and invoice ID
26.02.15 me: paid IV fee
02.03.15 NVC: IV fee online status: paid
02.03.15 me: completed DS-260 form
02.03.15 me: mailed civil documents to NVC (DHL)
06.03.15 NVC: received my civil documents (DHL tracking), NVC scan date
10.03.15 NVC: confirmed the reception and scan date, informed about 60 days processing delay

10.03.15 me: completed medical exam and mailed it to the Consulate (DHL)

11.03.15 me: called the congressman office

16.03.15 congressman office: e-mailed an expedite request to NVC

16.03.15 Consulate: received my medical exam (DHL tracking)

20.03.15 NVC: forwarded the expedite request to the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany

30.03.15 Consulate: approved the expedite request (per e-mail response to me)

30.03.15 Consulate: confirmed the reception of my medical exam

31.03.15 NVC: acknowledged the approved expedite request (per e-mail to the congressman office)

01.04.15 NVC: e-mailed me about the approved expedite request

06.04.15 NVC: CEAC status "In Transit"

08.04.15 Consulate: received the files from NVC (DHL tracking)

09.04.15 NVC: CEAC status "Ready"

13.04.15 me: emailed the Consulate to check on the status

15.04.15 Consulate: confirmed receiving the physical files from NVC

15.04.15 Consulate: asked for the original civil documents

15.04.15 me: mailed the original civil documents (DHL)

16.04.15 Consulate: received the original civil documents (DHL tracking)

20.04.15 Consulate: issued an Interview Letter

29.04.15 me: interview: IV approved

21.05.15 NVC: CEAC status "Issued"

23.05.15 me: IV in passport received

23.05.15 me: ELIS paid

23.05.15 me: Point of Entry

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