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Welcome to the New and Improved Case Complete to Interview Monthly thread.

The list that has been updated has now been moved to a spreadsheet like the one used in the NVC filers thread, I am still updating. But right right all you waiting for interviews are listed.

You can view my spreadsheet Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet

To update your interview date go here. Case Complete to Interview Form

For New people to the thread please go Case Complete to Interview Form and input your information in the form and it will be added to the form.

Everyone should be clicking on the Portal tab to visit the information for their country. If nothing is there or information needs updating. Update or add.

Its up to all of us to keep this information current, relevant and helpful to others.

Special Note: Different consulates or embassies have strict guidelines as to what type of bags/purses/cellphones etc can be carried in. And whether they provide any lockers (or not) for temp storage. As many travel from far away (by air/train/cars, one needs to specially know what they will not be able to take inside the consulate and where to store their personal belongings.

Here are some FAQ and other tidbits that may be useful to you. Be sure to visit your countries portal and click on the Consular Information and also Consular reviews.


I just called and got Case Complete how long does it take to get the email as confirmation?
Well it has been taking 5 to 7 days to get case complete email from the date they Case Complete.

How long after Case Complete will I get an interview?
Okay this is the BIG mystery of NVC. How it usually goes is end of the month and first week of month they start scheduling for interviews for the that upcoming month. Since January they have been pretty consistent starting about the last 2 days of the month and finishing that following first week of next month

Do I have to call for my interview date?
NVC has improved greatly since March. The interview letter now comes day of schedule. So call if you want its up to you.

I know someone who got interview in the middle of the month. How is that possible?
Usually when you see someone pop up with an interview outside the bunch its usually the result of a cancellation or the embassy opening up a slot. Just because scheduling stops doesn't mean they filled up all slots. They may have more slots than appointments which is good. So someone gets case complete and immediately they get an interview. It happens.

Remember every embassy has its own slots and schedule. Some like El Salvador are very busy with a long waiting list. Some like Yemen, well it may be a few months to get in. Iceland you get interview immediately scheduled after case Complete.

I need to change our interview date what do I do?
Once you receive your interview date track your casefile. Call NVC ask when your casefile left than you can follow the DHL instructions to embassy. The contact your embassy (email is best) and ask to be rescheduled later, earlier just ask.

What do I need to bring to interview?
When you receive your P4 Letter (Interview letter) it will have your personalized checklist of things to bring or not. It has been suggested because things have been lost between NVC and embassy to bring everything (Originals) to the interview so if they don't have at embassy you aren't delayed.It's up to you. It doesn't happen much but it does happen.

Just to remind everyone to revisit the NVC Process Wiki, NVC Process Wiki

Important things fir Interview prep:
-How to Track Your Case Using DHL (use this to figure out what date you need)
-How to Track Your Case Using DHL (use this to figure out how to use the DHL site and input everything)

-General Medical Information
-Country-Specific Medical Information (choose three letter embassy/consulate code from drop-down list)
-Vaccination Requirements: http://www.uscis.gov...on-requirements (choose age first at top of page)

-Country-Specific Interview Information (choose three letter embassy/consulate code from drop-down list)
-Sample List of Interview Questions
-Thread of Proof of Relationship Evidence Ideas
-Ideas on How to Organize Your Interview Documents


Thanks to Fabian&Ross for spelling this all out. Once you get the interview letter reference this.

You must bring the following items to the visa interview:

  1. Any original documents the NVC requested that you did not submit (refer to the document list below)
  2. If the physician gives you your medical exam results, bring them to your interview in the envelope sealed by the medical office.
  3. Two passport photographs measuring 2 inches by 2 inches (5 cm by 5 cm) with a white background
  4. A valid unexpired passport
  5. Photocopies of all civil documents
  6. A new police certificate from your current country of residence, if you obtained the police certificate more than one year ago.
  7. Any additional documents listed in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate specific interview guidelines

The following table lists the documents requested by the NVC and whether or not you submitted them to the
NVC. Please note that even though you may have provided the NVC with a copy of a document, you are
still required to bring the original document to the visa interview.

Refer to the Document Status Code Definitions (see key below) to determine the meaning of the document status codes.

Document Name Document Status.


The interview letter is divided into separate sections. The one I highlighted in all red tells you what you must bring to the interview (in general). Another section lists all the docs you may have already submitted to NVC along with one-letter codes next to each document (also highlighted in red). There is a third section that gives you the definition of each of these one-letter codes. For example, code "O" next to "3 - BIRTH CERTIFICATE" means you submitted that doc to NVC and NVC already sent it to the embassy.

(A) Obtain this document and present it at your interview

© You must bring this entire interview letter to your interview

(D) The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate

(F) The NVC did not request this form or document

(G) You withdrew your I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, with USCIS

(H) You must obtain two passport photographs of yourself and present them at your interview

(I) This form is incomplete. You must present a completed form at your interview.

(O) The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate

(P) You must request this police certificate from the issuing authority. After you submit your

request, the issuing authority will send the certificate directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for your interview.

® You submitted the Immigrant Visa Application online

(S) The NVC only received a scanned document. You must present the original document at the time of your interview.

(T) You must present an English translation of this document at the time of your interview

(U) You indicated this document was unavailable. The consular officer will decide whether to waive the requirement for this document at your interview.

(X) This document is unobtainable

(Y) The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate

($) Payment received

(+) The NVC returned this document to you per your request. Present this document at your interview.

For those who want to request an earlier interview date here is a template written up by our own TeaCup.
Thank you TeaCup for the Template on how to notify the embassy
Petitioners Name
Petitioners Date of birth
Beneficiarys Name
Beneficiarys Date of birth

NVC Case #

To whom it may concern,

My name is *********
I am writing to you in order to request an earlier interview. I have originally been scheduled for an Immigrant interview at (name of embassy and give date)
I have completed the required medical exam and I have all the necessary documents necessary for the interview and I am ready.
If it is at all possible for an earlier interview date to be scheduled for me it would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time



Address & Phone Number


If there's anything of value you would think will help the betterment of all and you feel it should be added please let me know. I want this thread and the spreadsheets to help everyone in this Journey. :goofy:

Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!


Come join the current Interview thread: 


Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process




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*** fingers crossed *** hoping to hear that we get to go to Montreal at the beginning of the month rather than the end ;)

Murphy's Law 101 ;) We have family coming in to visit the last 10 days of the month, then hubby and I leave for Pennsic (hugs SCA camping event) for the first 10 days of August..... Seriously hoping that we can be done with Montreal before all of that !!

**fingers crossed**

Best wishes all :D

Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!  08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI



USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
POE 08-11-2015 in Detroit, MI 





Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics; May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283xxxxx....and we wait...400 days

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

09-20-2018 Transferred to TSC

10-15-2018 Text notification "New Card Being Produced"   YAY!!

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I couldn't respond to you on June thread since its already closed. Yes my wife has three days to go and we are excited/anxious etc. I am not going to travel since I have travelled four times in less than a year and a half so I will wait until she is done and will definitely update you guys on Wednesday night! Yours also is just less than three weeks away. Lets keep our fingers closed and ask for blessings.

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4 days and counting before our big day (interview 6/5) so close to our finish line ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ahhh so close mate!!

I still have 28 sleeps! :)

Wishing you all the best for your interview!

Will be the best feeling to actually hold your visa when it arrives :dancing:

4 days and counting before our big day (interview 6/5) so close to our finish line ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ahhh so close mate!!

I still have 28 sleeps! :)

Wishing you all the best for your interview!

Will be the best feeling to actually hold your visa when it arrives :dancing:

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Thank you VJers, welcome to another month! My husband had his interview a few hours ago. He was denied, though, because of a birth certificate issue. It's weird to me because the country-specific PDF from the DoS website said to use a different civil document in place of birth certificate, which is what we did. But the CO from his interview said the civil document wouldn't work, that he needed a birth certificate.

So it seems the birth certificate is the only reason he was denied. He is running around the city to obtain it to submit it now. My question is: once he submits it, does anyone know whether or not his visa will be approved then and there?

Edited by mickymicky

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1 day and 5 hours and 11 minutes and 20 seconds until my husbands interview, but who's counting? :secret: Good luck to everyone on their upcoming interviews!



Sent : 5/01/2014

I-130 NOA1 : 05/12/2014
I-130 Approved : 10/06/2014
NVC Received : 10/31/2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 11/25/2014
Paid AOS: 11/25/2014
Sent AOS: 11/25/2014
Sent IV Package: 11/25/2014
Submitted DS-261: 11/25/2014
Receive IV Bill : 12/12/2014
Paid IV Bill: 12/12/2014
60 Day Scan Date Email Received: 12/16/2014
Checklist Received - 02/17/2015
Second AOS Scan Date - 2/23/2015
Case Completed at NVC : 03/26/2015 :dancing:
Medical Appointment Date: 05/07/2015
Interview Date: 6/02/2015
Interview Result : Approved  


03/08/2017 I-751 Package Sent

03/09/2017 I-751 Package delivered (CSC)

03/09/2017 I-751 NOA1 date

03/15/2017 Checks cashed

03/19/2017 NOA1 letter in the mail 

03/25/2017 Received Biometric appointment Letter

04/07/2017 Biometric  Appointments 10am

02/25/2018 Email Transferred to Local Office

02/26/2018 Email Transferred to Local Office

05/01/2018 Email Transferred to another office

05/01/2018 Email Receiving Case

05/03/2018 Email Transfer to Local Office 

05/03/2018 Email Transfer to Local Office (Yes, twice)

05/09/2018 Mail Transferred to NBC Lee Summit MO

05/21/2018 i-551-Appointment: Approved

Interview: June 12, 2018

Interview Result: Approved


Service Center : Filed Online

CIS Office : Jacksonville FL

03/17/2018 - Date Filed 

03/17/2018  - NOA Date 

04/13/2018 - Biometrics Appt.

Interview Email/ Uscis Status Change - 05/08/2018

Interview: June 12, 2018

Interview Result: Approved 

Naturalization Ceremony:


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Hello!! Good luck to all of us in hopes for a July interview!! Our case was completed on April 16th and we feel very positive about getting scheduled for July!!

I have the following question hopefully someone can answer it:

After the embassy schedules the interview, how long does it take for NVC to notify you of the interview date?? How long does does it take to recieve P4 after the interview has been scheduled??

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