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

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.

FAQ


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.

How to expedite at NVC?

Go to this link has good information how to go about it.

http://boureypeatnut.weebly.com/expedite.html


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)

-u-s--embassy-consulate-general-specific-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

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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.

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Document Status Code Definitions:

  • 2 - The NVC did not receive this document. Go to http://nvc.state.gov/documents for a list of required documents. You must present the original document at the time of your interview.
  • A - Obtain the original or a certified copy of this document and present it at your interview
  • C - 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.
  • J - The NVC only received a photocopy of the document. You must present the original document at the time of 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.
  • Q - View this website: http://www.uscis.gov...ce-field-office
  • R - 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.
  • V - View the website at http://havana.usint.gov/cfrp.html for English or http://spanish.havan...t.gov/cfrp.html for Spanish and follow the instructions.
  • 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.

Thank you Dragi (L)

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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
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Petitioners Name
Petitioners Date of birth
Beneficiary's Name
Beneficiary's 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

Sincerely.

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Address & Phone Number

Edited by dwheels76

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!!

:goofy:


Come join the current Interview thread: 

 

Case-Complete-to-Interview-December-2018/
Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

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Let me wish everyone a Happy New Year. We will be reunite with our loved ones soon.


10/11/14 Wedding (L)

USCIS

02/21/15 I-130 Petition sent

03/24/15 NOA 1 date

09/03/15 NOA 2 date

09/21/15 Case mailed to NVC

NVC

09/25/15 NVC Received

12/23/15 Case Completed

01/21/16 Medical appointment

02/04/16 Interview date: VISA APPROVED

02/05/16 Visa Issued

02/08/16 Visa in hand

02/29/16 POE Miami, Fl

ROC

01/06/18  I-751 submitted to CSC

01/10/18  NOA1 (extension letter) 

05/24/18  Biometrics appoinment 

 

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Happy New Year!

So the wife called the NVC earlier today to see if there was an interview date. I don't expect to get one until mid next week looking at the spreadsheet. The rep she spoke with escalated our case to a supervisor to assign an interview date lol. That seemed a little odd. Ah well! Onwards and upwards!


CR-1 Timeline - 255 Days

 

USCIS - 81 Days

06/11/15: Married!! :)
07/31/15: I-130 Mailed
08/06/15: NOA1 -- California Service Center
10/26/15: NOA2

 

NVC - 61 Days

11/05/15: NVC Received Case
11/25/15: Received Case Number and IIN
11/25/15: Completed DS-261
11/28/15: Paid AOS Fee
11/30/15: DS-261 Reviewed Over Phone
12/02/15: Paid IV Fee
12/04/15: DS-260 Completed
12/04/15: Scan Date
12/18/15: Checklist Received (Marriage Termination Document)
12/18/15: Emailed Marriage Termination document
12/30/15: Case Complete
01/05/16: New Case Complete

 

CANADA

02/09/16: Medical - Dr. Cheema
02/25/16: Interview - APPROVED!!!
02/29/16: CEAC shows Visa ISSUED
03/07/16: Visa in hand... However Canada Post ripped the Do Not Open package... Back to the consulate to have it resealed.
03/09/16: Package delivered back to Consulate.

03/11/16: Visa mailed back

03/15/16: Visa in hand... For real this time

 

POE

03/29/16: POE @ YVR
04/05/16: Received SSN in mail (1 week after POE)
05/23/16: Received GC in mail (8 weeks after POE)

 

Removal of Conditions

01/12/18: I-751 mailed - Vermont Service Center

01/16/18: I-751 delivered to Vermont Service Center

01/23/18: Check Cashed

01/19/18: NOA1

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Happy New Year Everyone!


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate :Belmopan

Marriage (if applicable): 2015-02-18

I-130 Sent : 2015-07-30

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-08-04

I-130 Approved : 2015-09-21 (48 Days)

NVC Received : 2015-10-08

Received Case # over the phone and received NVC Welcome letter via postal mail : 2015-10-26

Submitted DS-261 : 2015-10-26

Reviewed DS-261 with an agent on the phone, Paid AOS, and Mailed AOS and IV packages: 2015-11-18

AOS and IV Packages delivered, Per Fed Ex Tracking: 2015-11-19

Paid IV Fee: 2015-11-19

NVC Scan date (received email 2015-11-24) : 2015-11-19

AOS Fee shows paid, IV Fee still shows in process: 2015-11-23

IV Fee shows Paid, Submitted DS-260 : 2015-11-24

Case Complete at NVC : 2015-12-28

Interview Date : 2016-02-23 - APPROVED!

Medical Complete : 2016-01-18

POE: 2016-03-02 in Baltimore

 

R.O.C.

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

I-751 Sent : 2018-01-26

I-751 Received: 2018-01-29

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Happy New Year Everybody! Best news of 2016...P4 letter in my inbox dated Dec 31st..Interview date February 24 :) at long last...I'm still in shock. It's really happening...To God Be the Glory ***Happy Dance***


IR2/CR2 Journey

02/19/2015 Day00 - Mailed I-130 for my daughter

02/23/2015 Day04 - Received NOA1 texts and emails - Yay!

02/27/2015 Day08 - Received Hard Copy NOA1 in mail - Middle name left off <_<

07/10/2015 Day141- Received Text with Approval/Confirmed via website :)

07/20/2015 Day151- Case sent to NVC - Recd Text & Email

07/24/2015 Day155- NVC received case

08/12/2015 Day174- Case Number & IIN received over the phone.."Oh happy day!"

08/21/2015 Day183- Ds261 Completed Online

08/23/2015 Day185- Paid Aos Fee Online

08/28/2015 Day190- Reviewed Ds261 over the phone

09/19/2015 Day213- Sent Packages (Aos & IV)

09/21/2015 Day215- Scan Date Letter recd by email

10/04/2015 Day228- Paid IV Fee

10/07/2015 Day231- Completed Ds260 - Now the wait :sleepy:

10/19/2015 Day243- Case Complete - Totally unexpected/Ds260 Completed only 2 wks ago - :dancing: To God be the glory!

12/31/2015 Day316- Interview Scheduled/P4 Email Rec'd

02/09/2016 Day354- Medical

02/24/2016 Day369- Interview Appointment - Praise God!

03/01/2016 Day375- Dhl delivers passport - 6 Days after Interview

03/03/2016 Day377-My Baby arrived - Poe Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl - God is Good!

I751-Removal of Conditions Journey

05/26/2015 Day00 - Mailed I751 - Finally! - Now the wait ^_^

05/28/2015 Day02 - Receipt Notice I-751

08/21/2015 Day87 - Walk-in Biometrics successful :)

08/27/2015 Day93 - Biometrics Appointment

10/27/2015 Day154 - Website said card production - love it!

11/05/2015 Day163 - Gc in Hand - To God Be The Glory

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Happy New Year Everybody! Best news of 2016...P4 letter in my inbox dated Dec 31st..Interview date February 24 :) at long last...I'm still in shock. It's really happening...To God Be the Glory ***Happy Dance***

Happy for u boo.. To God give all the praises.. Congratulations???? I'm next !

Edited by Sammy and Junior

#sharedblessings

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Happy for u boo.. To God give all the praises.. Congratulations???? I'm next !

Thanks Sam...It's bitter sweet because I want you to get through this month too. So looking forward to some good news come Monday for you and the rest of vj filers waitin!


IR2/CR2 Journey

02/19/2015 Day00 - Mailed I-130 for my daughter

02/23/2015 Day04 - Received NOA1 texts and emails - Yay!

02/27/2015 Day08 - Received Hard Copy NOA1 in mail - Middle name left off <_<

07/10/2015 Day141- Received Text with Approval/Confirmed via website :)

07/20/2015 Day151- Case sent to NVC - Recd Text & Email

07/24/2015 Day155- NVC received case

08/12/2015 Day174- Case Number & IIN received over the phone.."Oh happy day!"

08/21/2015 Day183- Ds261 Completed Online

08/23/2015 Day185- Paid Aos Fee Online

08/28/2015 Day190- Reviewed Ds261 over the phone

09/19/2015 Day213- Sent Packages (Aos & IV)

09/21/2015 Day215- Scan Date Letter recd by email

10/04/2015 Day228- Paid IV Fee

10/07/2015 Day231- Completed Ds260 - Now the wait :sleepy:

10/19/2015 Day243- Case Complete - Totally unexpected/Ds260 Completed only 2 wks ago - :dancing: To God be the glory!

12/31/2015 Day316- Interview Scheduled/P4 Email Rec'd

02/09/2016 Day354- Medical

02/24/2016 Day369- Interview Appointment - Praise God!

03/01/2016 Day375- Dhl delivers passport - 6 Days after Interview

03/03/2016 Day377-My Baby arrived - Poe Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl - God is Good!

I751-Removal of Conditions Journey

05/26/2015 Day00 - Mailed I751 - Finally! - Now the wait ^_^

05/28/2015 Day02 - Receipt Notice I-751

08/21/2015 Day87 - Walk-in Biometrics successful :)

08/27/2015 Day93 - Biometrics Appointment

10/27/2015 Day154 - Website said card production - love it!

11/05/2015 Day163 - Gc in Hand - To God Be The Glory

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Just in the process of preparing the paperwork for our interview on January 11th in Montreal.

Have thought about what to bring since all our documents were sent by email, but decided it would be best to bring everything so there are no delays for missing information.

Just need to figure out the best way to organize the papers so we are not fumbling when asked for something.

Wishing everyone a Wonderful 2016.

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Happy New Year Everybody! Best news of 2016...P4 letter in my inbox dated Dec 31st..Interview date February 24 :) at long last...I'm still in shock. It's really happening...To God Be the Glory ***Happy Dance***

Congratulations!! Great way to start the New Year!


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate :Belmopan

Marriage (if applicable): 2015-02-18

I-130 Sent : 2015-07-30

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-08-04

I-130 Approved : 2015-09-21 (48 Days)

NVC Received : 2015-10-08

Received Case # over the phone and received NVC Welcome letter via postal mail : 2015-10-26

Submitted DS-261 : 2015-10-26

Reviewed DS-261 with an agent on the phone, Paid AOS, and Mailed AOS and IV packages: 2015-11-18

AOS and IV Packages delivered, Per Fed Ex Tracking: 2015-11-19

Paid IV Fee: 2015-11-19

NVC Scan date (received email 2015-11-24) : 2015-11-19

AOS Fee shows paid, IV Fee still shows in process: 2015-11-23

IV Fee shows Paid, Submitted DS-260 : 2015-11-24

Case Complete at NVC : 2015-12-28

Interview Date : 2016-02-23 - APPROVED!

Medical Complete : 2016-01-18

POE: 2016-03-02 in Baltimore

 

R.O.C.

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

I-751 Sent : 2018-01-26

I-751 Received: 2018-01-29

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