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So frustrated. I received a Checklist email notification with the checklist attachment.

It stated that it wanted the applicants birth certificate and the Police Certificate from South Korea.

I created 4 identical packets before submission. Both documents were in the packet with an Avery label affixed that annotated the case number.

I have an ongoing Congressional regarding my case as well. I contacted my immigration advocate at the congressman's office and we set a plan into motion.

I submitted her birth certificate as issued by the embassy in Seoul. She is not Korean. The certificate from the embassy stated everything they require and it was in English. I am 100% certain this same type of certificate was accepted by mutual friends who had done direct consular filing. If its good enough for them then why not good enough for me.

I submitted her Korean Police Certificate as Issued by the Korean Police with the appropriate stamps in place.

Both documents were included in the original submission packet.

I am so frustrated right now. Any advice would really be appreciated right now.

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I am 100% certain this same type of certificate was accepted by mutual friends who had done direct consular filing. If its good enough for them then why not good enough for me.

I am so frustrated right now. Any advice would really be appreciated right now.

It's not good enough for you because I assume you're dealing with NVC?! :( They are incompetent, inefficient and basically have no clue.

If it helps, know that you're not alone when it comes to having to deal with ridiculous issues and delays caused by NVC. One thing I've learned though is to just send what they ask and DON'T let them put your packet for supervisor review, that just prolongs the process. In our case, we got two wrong checklists, which I called NVC about and the NVC rep I spoke to put our case for supervisor review since she didn't know why we had gotten the checklists. Supervisor review takes about 45 days. If we had just ignored NVC's mistakes and just sent in the information they asked for, we would have had a case complete by now, like everyone else with a checklist scan date around the same time as ours. So whatever you do, don't let them put you on supervisor review. If the checklist tells you to send a specific document, just do it, even though you know you've already done it.

Good luck and hope you get cc soon.

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September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center

September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received

March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:

NVC Stage

March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid

April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid

May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application

May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents

May 18th 2015 - Scan Date

June 18th 2015 - Checklist received

June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC

June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review

Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team

Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests

Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:

Embassy Stage

Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam

Dec 21st 2015 - Interview

Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms

Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning

Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864

Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning

Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

In the US

April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.

April 14th 2016 - SSN received

May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:

May 27th 2016 - Green Card received

June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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Yes my issues are with the NVC in the USA. I called them last night and they are clueless. They told me they did not know why I received a checklist. Even though the letter states to call that number if I have question. Their advice was to wait until Friday which is the 30 day mark of receipt and call then to see if it is a true checklist.

Basically the reasoning they proposed was that the person inputting my case in may have stopped at the end of their day before putting in all of the documents. I don't find that too reassuring because documents that were physically between the Birth Certificate and Korean Police check were not on the checklist (Marriage Cert. Divorce Cert, Photos, etc..)

The most frustrating thing is the checklist does not get specific.

1. If its "missing" then I know they lost it. Then I resubmit the lost documents with the checklist coversheet.


2. If they don't like the documents I submitted for whatever reason then that would be great to know as well so I don't resubmit the same previously rejected documents.

The NVC is a complete fail of an organization. I am stuck with no ability to take an action step right now and I already know they tack 30-60 days on every single thing they do so it truly sickens my stomach to know that the ball is on my side right now and I have no idea which step is appropriate.

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