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I simply cannot understand why the NVC requires almost the entire process of visa application, including the proof of domicile to be submitted all over again.

We received the USIC OK on domicile and have the case number etc.so why do we have to go through the whole process again with the NVA ?

If the USCIS just forwarded the applications etc. already in their files to the NVA it, IMO would cut the processing time for visas in half.

The immigration services are seriously backed up for not just months but years and they are hurting for funds, so this would not only save a lot of confusion and wasted time on the part of the applicants but save the taxpayers a heck of lot of money, and isn't that what the government is trying to do?

Just saying - that's all!

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And this is what I mean about funding...

experts warn."The US Department of Homeland Security, responsible for protecting the country’s borders, fighting terrorism, disaster recovery and controlling the secret service, is facing a partial shutdown if Congress can’t approve $40 billion ($A50 billion) in funding by a deadline of midnight Friday.

If the shutdown goes ahead it means around 14 per cent of the more than 240,000 essential staff would stay at home including customs and border protection staff, the coast guard, secret service and members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency."

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USCIS is completely funded on fee payments. Very few petitions are waived fees and those are generally refugee petitions.

NVC is part of a different department in the government completely. They are the Department of State.

Sending any domicile things to the USCIS was a complete waste of time as they make no judgement or ruling on it. That is completely up to the consular officer at the time of interview. NVC collects documents and fees making sure everything is in order and complete for the CO. They do not approve of anything and nothing is final in any way until interview. Even then rulings can be changed for spouses with multiple interviews.

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