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Hello VJ!

My i130 was approved April 2nd I'm still waiting on the hard copy. Does anyone know how long its gonna take for NVC to recieve my information?when can I start calling them? And how much money I need for NVC documents such as DS-260, AOS AND IV FEES?

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Wow just 5 days from NOA2 to NVC, frias! That's practically unheard of, unless I'm missing something..?

But realistically for the rest of us mere mortals, 2 weeks to 30 days from USCIS to NVC is the norm. OP, don't rely on NVC to notify you; you may or may not be notified in a timely manner. Start calling NVC after 2 weeks to check status. AOS $120 and IV $325 in fees.


January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2


March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete


Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup


Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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I would recommend getting all your documents ready for the AOS and IV. the NVC received our case about a month after we got our approval. From there it took a few weeks for our case to be entered into the system, and I got our Case number and invoice number over the phone. it took about a week after i called NVC for us to receive the letter in the mail with our case number and invoice number. I paid our AOS fee the same day that i go our invoice number over the phone ($120). I also mailed out our AOS/IV documents around the same time since I had the checklist of documents in the letter we received from the NVC. Also, be sure to call the NVC (if you can) and go ahead and reivew the DS-261 over the phone with them (thats the electronic form you fill out designated an agent, in our case, I designated myself as the agent). Once thats done you can go ahead and pay the IV fee online ($325) and then you wait until its been reviewed. Recently the processing has been rather quick. I have a friend who filed the same time as us and for the same area. Her documents ended up getting reviewed in just 2 weeks!! She just told me today. So now shes waiting for the interview date to be assigned.

Hope I was able to help some, and wishing you the best of luck!!

July 18, 2014 - Married in Fiji
Aug 21, 2014 - Sent I-130
Aug 26, 2014 - I-130 recieved
Feb 12, 2015 - I-130 Approved!
Mar 6, 2015 - NVC receieved our case (found this out on Mar 11th phone call with NVC rep)
Mar 11, 2015 - Called NVC, was given case # & invoice #
Mar 11, 2015 - Paid AOS Bill
Mar 13, 2015 - AOS Fee deducted from bank account
Mar 14, 2015 - Received DS-261/AOS Bill (in mail)
Mar 16, 2015 - Called NVC, was instructed to mail out AOS/I-864, mailed I-864EZ/AOS/Documents (2 day shipping)
Mar 18, 2015 - Packet received by NVC, AOS Fee marked as PAID on ceac.state.gov website

Mar 23, 2015 - Called NVC: 1.to verify packet received(was told to allow 60 days for review) 2. to ask if DS-261 was entered in the system (was told case is too new to revivew over the phone, but I could call back in a few days if I wish to see if we could review it over the phone)
Mar 24, 2015 - Called NVC and was able to review DS-261 over the phone; added emails, designated self as agent of choice. Should be able to pay IV Fee & fill out DS-260 in one week (31/03/15)
Mar 25, 2015 - Paid IV Fee
Mar 26, 2015 - IV Fee shown as 'Paid'
Mar 28, 2015 - Submit DS-260

April 1, 2015 - Medical Exam in Suva, called NVC for update on case: said it wasnt in the system yet, still in review. allow 45 days for case complete (hey, thats better than the 60 they said earlier!) They will only email us if they need further information, otherwise expect interview letter in the mail.

April 7, 2015 - Called NVC to follow up, no update given

April 14, 2015 - Checked ceac.state.gov website, saw that there were 3 N/A's, called NVC to verify that case was complete

April 15, 2015 - Received false checklist, called NVC to verify that was actually false checklist (re: police certificate would be sent directly to embassy and therefore was not included with support documents submitted in IV Packet)

April 16, 2015 - Called NVC to re-verify that received false checklist. Confirmed AND was told that interview date was scheduled

May 28, 2015 - Interview Scheduled at 8am, Suva Embassy (need to reschedule due to conflicting obligations)

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Hi guys NVC received my case on Tuesday April 7th. I found it out cuz I called on Wednesday 8th, it took about 2 weeks since USCIS appoved my case March 24th. When do u suggest me to start calling?

I have my documents ready just waiting for my husband to do his house appraisal.

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Yes Hazelz I did. They sent me a text message and an email.

I had an account and they ask if u want to receive updates on ur phone and email and I selected YES. My case status says case sent to NVC.

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Wish u get news soon. They took 9 days to send mine to NVC. Even if they don't notify you they send it call NVC in 2 weeks after ur approval. Not always they update their website just for u to see I could never see my case online until I got approve.

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Hello VJ!

My i130 was approved April 2nd I'm still waiting on the hard copy. Does anyone know how long its gonna take for NVC to recieve my information?when can I start calling them? And how much money I need for NVC documents such as DS-260, AOS AND IV FEES?

Ours took 17 days for the NVC to receive and the status on the USCIS site never changed to sent nor did we get any text that they had sent the case. The site still says we were only approved. So not everyone gets notified when they actually send the cases, but then some do.

Edited by Elle&Kev

I-751 Removal of Conditions

4/15/17: I-751 Packet sent to CSC 
4/18/17: CSC Received
5/04/17: Check Cashed
5/05/17: NOA
5/11/17: Biometrics Notice Received
5/26/17: Biometrics Appointment
4/18/18: Still Pending - Extension Stamp in Passport good for 6 months
8/25/18: Received an 18 month extension in the mail
12/20/18: Case Transferred from CA to NBC
5/9/2019: I 751 interview - was scheduled as a combo N400 - they said no N400 technical difficulties 
5/9/2019: Printing new 10 year Green Card
5/10/2019: Case status changed to - Your Case was Approved
N 400 Application / Submitted Online
Application Support Center: Las Vegas, NV
4/19/18: N400 Application Submitted Online - $725 fee paid
4/20/18: Biometrics Notice Received (Online)
5/04/18: Biometrics Completed / Early Walk In - Scheduled appointment was for 5/11/18 ( estimated completion March 2019 10 months)
4/12/19: In Line notification for Testing and Interview - May 30th 
5/01/19: USCIS De Scheduled Interview
5/02/19: Interview Scheduled - June 11th
5/08/19: USCIS De Scheduled Interview
5/09/19: Combo I751 and N400 - Could not conduct the N400 today due to technical difficulties. 
5/10/19: Interview date scheduled - June 28th
6/28/19: N400 Interview
7/26/19: 🇺🇸 Oath Ceremony  🇺🇸

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You should be getting that email by Monday. I got my approval on April 1st and I was notified literally just now that it has been sent from USCIS. ?.. Good luck to us!

Married: 2013: 2013-12-28

USCISI-130 sent: 2014-10-30(Nebraska)

I-130 NO1: 2014-11-06

I-130 Approved : 2015-04-01

USCIS mailed: 2015-04-10

NVC RECEIVED :2015-04-16

Case # Assigned: 2015-04-22

Received DS-261: 2015-04-22

Submitted Ds-261: 2015-04-22

AOS Bill Invoiced: 2015-04-23

AOS Bill Paid: 2015-04-23

Submit AOS and IV packages: 2015-04-25

Scan dates for both packages: 2015-04-27

Ds-261 Reviewed over the phone: 2015-05-01 (9 days after submission)

IV Bill invoiced: 2015-05-04

IV Bill paid: 2015-05-08

AOS checklist received by NVC: 2015-06-19

IV Bill online paid again:: double payment but will get me through ds-260 ( email request for refund will be sent soon) 2015-06-21

IV Bill shows as paid: 2015-06-23

IV Application DS-260 FINALLY SUBMITTED: 2015-06-24

(I guess scan date is 2015-06-24)Hopefully, a shorter wait to case complete.

CASE COMPLETE !!! August 5th 2015

Interview date ***finally. November 10th, 2015

Interview Results: APPROVED! Less than 5 minutes. Glory to God.

POE: .....JFK

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