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Long story short..

Sent aos + iv packages May 5

Submitted ds260 June 11

..Still, checklist on June 25 (for ds260)

June 30: Responded by email that we’ve already submitted ds260 (re-sent confirmation page and checklist coversheet). Heard nothing since. Ceac still shows aos as 'paid', so there is no magical 3rd n/a.

It is approaching 30 days since we responded to the checklist. Frustrated! Should we wait or contact NVC?

Anyone who had a checklist for ds260 after it had already been submitted?


USCIS

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

NVC

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

Consular

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

POE

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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Long story short..

Sent aos + iv packages May 5

Submitted ds260 June 11

..Still, checklist on June 25 (for ds260)

June 30: Responded by email that we’ve already submitted ds260 (re-sent confirmation page and checklist coversheet). Heard nothing since. Ceac still shows aos as 'paid', so there is no magical 3rd n/a.

It is approaching 30 days since we responded to the checklist. Frustrated! Should we wait or contact NVC?

Anyone who had a checklist for ds260 after it had already been submitted?

Wait for what? Just call them if you want to know. Won't hurt.


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Waiting till at least the 30 day window which is next week. Has the 30 days now creeped up to 45 days for NVC to review response to a checklist?

More importantly, I want to hear from anyone who already submitted ds260 and still got a checklist for it.


USCIS

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

NVC

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

Consular

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

POE

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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Waiting till at least the 30 day window which is next week. Has the 30 days now creeped up to 45 days for NVC to review response to a checklist?

More importantly, I want to hear from anyone who already submitted ds260 and still got a checklist for it.

We haven't got a checklist but did receive an email from NVC stating that they'd received our AOS and IV package (which was sent after completing the DS-260) and that it would be a further 30 days before they would review our case.

I have been led to believe that the 30 day period is a standard minimum that resets whenever more information relating to the case is submitted, the email seems to confirm this - note that it doesn't specify whether those 30 days are counted by calendar days or working days, I'm assuming the former and would therefore refrain from wasting time getting frustrated on the phone and wait until at least 30 calendar days are past. It sounds as though you have received a false checklist if you have already submitted the DS-260 info they asked for (presumably backed up by an email confirming it's submission?) - it's hardly something they can lose as it's attached electronically to your file, unlike the supporting documents.


08/08/2014 - Married
25/08/2014 - I-130 received by USCIS
27/08/2014 - Emailed (NOA1) received
28/08/2014 - Check for I-130 cashed
05/09/2014 - Mailed I-797c Received (NOA1)
18/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'I-130 Approved'
21/02/2015 - Mailed I-797 Received (NOA2)
26/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'Documents shipped to NVC (DoS)'
07/03/2015 - Case# and IID# assigned
14/03/2015 - Receive welcome package from NVC with Case# and IID#, submit DS-261 and paid AOS fee :)
17/03/2015 - Received email of DS-261 confirmation
17/03/2015 - AOS fee processed
19/03/2015 - NVC site shows AOS fee processed
24/04/2015 - Email from NVC, 'Choice of agent' form (DS-261) accepted
27/04/2015 - IV fee showing as available to pay on CEAC site and paid

10/05/2015 - DS-260 submitted

15/07/2015 - AOS and IV documents mailed to NVC

22/07/2015 - Email from NVC confirming document receipt on 17th July (Scan date?) and advising of 30 day period until case is reviewed.

05/08/2015 - Case complete

12/08/2015 - Email from NVC advising that an interview will be scheduled

26/08/2015 - P4 email from NVC, interview scheduled for 30th September

04/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to showing as 'In Transit'

10/09/2015 - Medical attended

11/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Ready'

30/09/2015 - Interview, Visa Approved :dancing:

02/10/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Issued'

06/10/2015 - Collected passport from courier and, later, paid $165 Green card processing fee

28/10/2015 - POE

09/11/2015 - SSN card arrives in mail

01/12/2015 - One nice shiny Green Card arrives in the mail :dancing:

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Does it say "completed" regarding your DS260 on CEAC?

Waiting till at least the 30 day window which is next week. Has the 30 days now creeped up to 45 days for NVC to review response to a checklist?

More importantly, I want to hear from anyone who already submitted ds260 and still got a checklist for it.

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We haven't got a checklist but did receive an email from NVC stating that they'd received our AOS and IV package (which was sent after completing the DS-260) and that it would be a further 30 days before they would review our case.

I have been led to believe that the 30 day period is a standard minimum that resets whenever more information relating to the case is submitted, the email seems to confirm this - note that it doesn't specify whether those 30 days are counted by calendar days or working days, I'm assuming the former and would therefore refrain from wasting time getting frustrated on the phone and wait until at least 30 calendar days are past. It sounds as though you have received a false checklist if you have already submitted the DS-260 info they asked for (presumably backed up by an email confirming it's submission?) - it's hardly something they can lose as it's attached electronically to your file, unlike the supporting documents.

We're using a lawyer (straightforward case, long story), and the lawyer responded to the checklist by email. We attached the 1)DS260 confirmation page, 2)copy of the ds260 we had saved as pdf, 3)checklist coversheet.. as attachments. I forget to check if NVC acknowledged our response; do they send an acknowledgement email?

The checklist is dated June 25, but NVC email came June 30 and we responded the same day; part of it says "After you mail or email the requested information, allow us 45 days to review your response". That is why I was wondering if the standard 30 day has crept up to 45 days.


USCIS

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

NVC

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

Consular

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

POE

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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Does it say "completed" regarding your DS260 on CEAC?

Yes.

We have the printable barcoded confirmation sheet that shows Case # as well as Confirmation #.


USCIS

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

NVC

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

Consular

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

POE

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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The checklist is dated June 25, but NVC email came June 30 and we responded the same day; part of it says "After you mail or email the requested information, allow us 45 days to review your response". That is why I was wondering if the standard 30 day has crept up to 45 days.

Our NVC email was received on 22nd of this month (ie 3 days ago) so 30 days is the current time (for a case that doesn't, yet, have any checklists), however could it be that 45 days is the standard review time for a checklist - I seem to recall reading something to that effect a while back?

...Are these not the kind of questions that an immigration lawyer should be able answer as a matter of course???


08/08/2014 - Married
25/08/2014 - I-130 received by USCIS
27/08/2014 - Emailed (NOA1) received
28/08/2014 - Check for I-130 cashed
05/09/2014 - Mailed I-797c Received (NOA1)
18/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'I-130 Approved'
21/02/2015 - Mailed I-797 Received (NOA2)
26/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'Documents shipped to NVC (DoS)'
07/03/2015 - Case# and IID# assigned
14/03/2015 - Receive welcome package from NVC with Case# and IID#, submit DS-261 and paid AOS fee :)
17/03/2015 - Received email of DS-261 confirmation
17/03/2015 - AOS fee processed
19/03/2015 - NVC site shows AOS fee processed
24/04/2015 - Email from NVC, 'Choice of agent' form (DS-261) accepted
27/04/2015 - IV fee showing as available to pay on CEAC site and paid

10/05/2015 - DS-260 submitted

15/07/2015 - AOS and IV documents mailed to NVC

22/07/2015 - Email from NVC confirming document receipt on 17th July (Scan date?) and advising of 30 day period until case is reviewed.

05/08/2015 - Case complete

12/08/2015 - Email from NVC advising that an interview will be scheduled

26/08/2015 - P4 email from NVC, interview scheduled for 30th September

04/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to showing as 'In Transit'

10/09/2015 - Medical attended

11/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Ready'

30/09/2015 - Interview, Visa Approved :dancing:

02/10/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Issued'

06/10/2015 - Collected passport from courier and, later, paid $165 Green card processing fee

28/10/2015 - POE

09/11/2015 - SSN card arrives in mail

01/12/2015 - One nice shiny Green Card arrives in the mail :dancing:

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I received my confirmation back at the end of May, got the 60-day wait and STILL nothing. I can't seem to call either -- always getting their "busy, please call later" message. I heard their systems went down further delaying applications but not too sure if it's delaying interviews as well??

Also in one of my applications they claim to not have a passport page -- that was ONE of FOUR sheets of paper in the entire pack! But the next day they email me again with the generic email saying they're received something -- they didn't indicate if it was the passport page they lost. I'm assuming it is. I have the case number written in the upper right hand corner of all my documents.

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I received my confirmation back at the end of May, got the 60-day wait and STILL nothing. I can't seem to call either -- always getting their "busy, please call later" message. I heard their systems went down further delaying applications but not too sure if it's delaying interviews as well??

Also in one of my applications they claim to not have a passport page -- that was ONE of FOUR sheets of paper in the entire pack! But the next day they email me again with the generic email saying they're received something -- they didn't indicate if it was the passport page they lost. I'm assuming it is. I have the case number written in the upper right hand corner of all my documents.

same thing happened to me

i did the same (wrote case# on upper right of every page)

funny its the same thing they claim they're missing (copy of passport)

but i still havent got any email from them....

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same thing happened to me

i did the same (wrote case# on upper right of every page)

funny its the same thing they claim they're missing (copy of passport)

but i still havent got any email from them....

Wow... and we both have applications from Thailand... I wonder?? 555

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Our NVC email was received on 22nd of this month (ie 3 days ago) so 30 days is the current time (for a case that doesn't, yet, have any checklists), however could it be that 45 days is the standard review time for a checklist - I seem to recall reading something to that effect a while back?

...Are these not the kind of questions that an immigration lawyer should be able answer as a matter of course???

I was allowing NVC the standard 30 days to review everything we sent. As we approach a month since we answered the checklist, I contacted the lawyer last week and will get a response next week. In the meantime, we are simple asking anyone with a situation like ours to share their experience.


USCIS

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

NVC

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

Consular

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

POE

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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lol I'm petitioning my parents, whats yours?

and when did you submit DS260? I did mine on July2.

My DS260's were submitted on Apr 11 for both my sons and Apr 12 for my wife. After that the Affidavit of Support (and waivers) sent in -- so now I'm waiting for that to see when the visa interview date will be. I recall that aside from affecting visa approvals, the system bum-down affected interviews that were already scheduled.

Related info:

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/news/technological-systems-issue.html

http://www.blankrome.com/index.cfm?contentID=37&itemID=3608

http://www.duanemorris.com/alerts/ongoing_system_outage_to_cause_significant_visa_processing_delays_0615.html?utm_source=Mondaq&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=View-Original

In fact I came back here on Visa Journey to see if anyone here had any updates on the whole fiasco. Anyone? Please point me in the right direction!

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My DS260's were submitted on Apr 11 for both my sons and Apr 12 for my wife. After that the Affidavit of Support (and waivers) sent in -- so now I'm waiting for that to see when the visa interview date will be. I recall that aside from affecting visa approvals, the system bum-down affected interviews that were already scheduled.

Related info:

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/news/technological-systems-issue.html

http://www.blankrome.com/index.cfm?contentID=37&itemID=3608

http://www.duanemorris.com/alerts/ongoing_system_outage_to_cause_significant_visa_processing_delays_0615.html?utm_source=Mondaq&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=View-Original

In fact I came back here on Visa Journey to see if anyone here had any updates on the whole fiasco. Anyone? Please point me in the right direction!

this website issues really mess up my plans. ugh

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