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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Rolland i would offer so advise but making any advise / comments / suggestion in your case is as if shooting in dark without seeing target.

TIMELINE PLEASE

Please fill your timeline enabling us to understand your Case and revert back with some specific answers to your questions.

Edited by Bunny&Ninja

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the approval paper not the recipt. should I contact the nvc for a new case number?

Yes, you should call the NVC for case number (both invoice number and case number), but wait for few weeks (2-4 weeks) to call. It will take time to get case number and invoice number. USCIS is shipping your case to NVC. You will focus on only NVC now. USCIS no longer handles your case since it ships your case to NVC. Your case will be arriving at the mail room at NVC in New Hampshire and they will input your information into system and generate case number and invoice number for you. All you will do is to keep calling NVC and give your USCIS case number to get NVC case number and invoice number, then login at ceac.state.gov. Good Luck!

You can read wiki about NVC process: http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

For other information:

NVC Processing

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Yes, you should call the NVC for case number (both invoice number and case number), but wait for few weeks (2-4 weeks) to call. It will take time to get case number and invoice number. USCIS is shipping your case to NVC. You will focus on only NVC now. USCIS no longer handles your case since it ships your case to NVC. Your case will be arriving at the mail room at NVC in New Hampshire and they will input your information into system and generate case number and invoice number for you. All you will do is to keep calling NVC and give your USCIS case number to get NVC case number and invoice number, then login at ceac.state.gov. Good Luck!

You can read wiki about NVC process: http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

For other information:

NVC Processing

thank you so much. I was kind of confused on it main website didnt give much info except to wait 1 month before calling and we should hear from them. thanks for the extra links also Ill read them soon!

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I called them last week and got the numbers but they told me I need to wait for mail before I start anything

Don't listen to that, waiting for the NVC to mail anything will equal an unnecessary amount of time spent waiting.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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No. It's in the monthy NVC thread in the progress reports forum. :) I bet you can find it. ;)


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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