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On April 15th, we received e-mails stating that the NVC wanted the long form version of my birth certificate. Due to government agencies being notoriously slow, I wasn't able to obtain mine until May 6th.

I sent him a pdf copy of my long form birth certificate and he printed it out and mailed it in the following day. The tracking number indicated it was received on May 9th, to the NVC center in NH, just over 30 days have passed and we have not received any further contact from the NVC requesting any additional documents, and my status just says At NVC. The checklist says to allow 30 days to review our response.

Should my husband start poking the people at the NVC to see if things are moving along smoothly yet, or should we give it another couple of weeks? If they haven't reviewed the additional documents yet, should he ask to speak to someone higher up than the operator like a supervisor?

Thanks in advance!

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***Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to NVC forum.***

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Either your or your husband can call the NVC.


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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)
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Speaking from experience, I'd give it a few more days. Maybe wait till Monday. During our NVC battle in spring 2015, a lot of people were being put on supervisor review when calling around day 30 and that re-started the review clock. Plus a lot of us also got stuck on supervisor review for months, so I'd be careful.


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


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USCIS Stage


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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if i were you ill call them. you can simply ask for the status or if they receive the additional docs. it wont hurt your case unless you are rude when you are talking to them or if you are commiting fraud


My EB2 Visa Journey



USCIS Process:


Sent I-140: March 28 2016


USCIS (Nebraska) PD: March 28, 2016


RFE received: April 6, 2016


Responded to RFE: April 18, 2016


USCIS approval: April 28, 2016 (28 days approval)


Petition sent to NVC: May 13, 2016


-------------------------------------------------------



NVC Process:



NVC Received Petition: June 3, 2016


Case number and Invoice number Assigned: June 5, 2016


IV Fee Invoiced: June 8, 2016


Pay IV Fee : June 10, 2016


IV Fee appeared as PAID: June 13, 2016


DS-260 (IV application) completed: June 16, 2016


Sent civil documents: June 20, 2016


Scan date: June 22, 2016


Case complete: October 7, 2016


Interview date: November 16, 2016


VISA APPROVED. status changed to ISSUED :)

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My husband called in to check the status and the person at the other end said that it would take up to 42 additional days from when he called on Friday. She didn't mention anything about it being under supervisor review though, she just said it might take up to an additional 42 days.

So we should just leave things be and the NVC will eventually get around to things? Or should we just check in at https://ceac.state.gov and wait for the three N/A status on that website for an indication of case complete.

I've read through the forum and have seen some people who call 2-4 times a week and ask for a status update, and I've even seen other postings for/against supervisor reviews on a case to get things moving again.

Everything has been moving along smoothly within time frames expected until we received a checklist for my long form birth certificate on the step just before being forwarded to the consulate in Montreal.

Just wondering how long is too long at this stage in the process before we should be concerned of how long is too long to receive a response or what to do when that point is reached.

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my advice is to call them for update once a week.


My EB2 Visa Journey



USCIS Process:


Sent I-140: March 28 2016


USCIS (Nebraska) PD: March 28, 2016


RFE received: April 6, 2016


Responded to RFE: April 18, 2016


USCIS approval: April 28, 2016 (28 days approval)


Petition sent to NVC: May 13, 2016


-------------------------------------------------------



NVC Process:



NVC Received Petition: June 3, 2016


Case number and Invoice number Assigned: June 5, 2016


IV Fee Invoiced: June 8, 2016


Pay IV Fee : June 10, 2016


IV Fee appeared as PAID: June 13, 2016


DS-260 (IV application) completed: June 16, 2016


Sent civil documents: June 20, 2016


Scan date: June 22, 2016


Case complete: October 7, 2016


Interview date: November 16, 2016


VISA APPROVED. status changed to ISSUED :)

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mine AOS is exempt while IV is paid. I am filling out the ds260 right now. hope i won't create a mistakes :(


My EB2 Visa Journey



USCIS Process:


Sent I-140: March 28 2016


USCIS (Nebraska) PD: March 28, 2016


RFE received: April 6, 2016


Responded to RFE: April 18, 2016


USCIS approval: April 28, 2016 (28 days approval)


Petition sent to NVC: May 13, 2016


-------------------------------------------------------



NVC Process:



NVC Received Petition: June 3, 2016


Case number and Invoice number Assigned: June 5, 2016


IV Fee Invoiced: June 8, 2016


Pay IV Fee : June 10, 2016


IV Fee appeared as PAID: June 13, 2016


DS-260 (IV application) completed: June 16, 2016


Sent civil documents: June 20, 2016


Scan date: June 22, 2016


Case complete: October 7, 2016


Interview date: November 16, 2016


VISA APPROVED. status changed to ISSUED :)

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may 9 it was received and the update is just now?


My EB2 Visa Journey



USCIS Process:


Sent I-140: March 28 2016


USCIS (Nebraska) PD: March 28, 2016


RFE received: April 6, 2016


Responded to RFE: April 18, 2016


USCIS approval: April 28, 2016 (28 days approval)


Petition sent to NVC: May 13, 2016


-------------------------------------------------------



NVC Process:



NVC Received Petition: June 3, 2016


Case number and Invoice number Assigned: June 5, 2016


IV Fee Invoiced: June 8, 2016


Pay IV Fee : June 10, 2016


IV Fee appeared as PAID: June 13, 2016


DS-260 (IV application) completed: June 16, 2016


Sent civil documents: June 20, 2016


Scan date: June 22, 2016


Case complete: October 7, 2016


Interview date: November 16, 2016


VISA APPROVED. status changed to ISSUED :)

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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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