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How can we speed up the NVC process?

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Please Note: I am the immigrant, a Nigerian currently living in Cyprus. We got married in Cyprus.

USCIS just informed us that our I-130 application has been approved, we've had several delays and we really want to speed up the NVC process so that I can get the visa as soon as possible.

How can we speed up the NVC process?

Should we wait for NVC to send us the list of documents they need or should we start getting them ready now ? So that as soon as we get the document list/instruction from NVC, we will just forward the documents to them immediately since we've already gotten them prior.

For my birth certificate, I know I have to send a copy to them. But do I need to attestate the copy?

For my police report, I am from Nigeria and I have been living in Cyprus for 3 years now. Do I need to get a police report from Nigeria or just Cyprus?

I look forward to getting positive answers from you.

Thanks

Akinbo

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The only thing you can do is gather all the relevant documents. You can check with the embassy in Nigeria to see some of the country-specific documents required. Generally-required documents can also be found on https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/Supporting_documents.html. You're going to need police report from both countries. Other than that, NVC doesn't work on your timeline to speed up the process; they work on their timeline.

Edited by bdawn

Marriage (if applicable): 2007-09-08

I-130 sent: 2008-08-05

I-130 approved: 2009-04-08

Case Completed at NVC: 2009-04-08

IR-1 Visa Received: 2011-01-21

US Entry: 2011-01-29

SS card received: 02-26-2011

10 years GC Received: 03/10/2011

Citizenship eligibility Criteria: 3 years

10-31-2013: Eligibility Date

02-07-2014: Application Sent

02-11-2014: Application Received

02-11-2014: Priority Date

02-18-2014: NOA Received

02-20-2014: Bio-metric Letter sent Date

03-11-2014: Bio-metric Date

03-13-2014: In-line for Interview

04-10-2014: Interview Letter Sent Date

05-20-2014: Interview Date

06-19-2014: Oath Ceremony

06-21-2014: Applied for U.S passport Book (expedite-$60)

06-23-2014: Passport Application received

06-26-2014: Passport Completed processing and mailed

06-27-2014: Passport Received

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It helps to read about the NVC process so that you know exactly what they will be looking for and what you need to prepare. You can go to the NVC guide (http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process) to know what to expect and for some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Good luck!


USCIS Process:
Sent I-130 (via USPS): February 20, 2016
NOA1 hardcopy received: February 26, 2016
NOA2 approval text & email: May 6, 2016 (71 days from NOA1)
Petition sent to NVC text & email: May 11, 2016

NVC Process:
Case number and IIN Assigned: May 26, 2016
Choice of Agent (DS-261) completed: May 27, 2016
AOS Fee Invoiced: May 27, 2016
Pay AOS Fee: May 27, 2016
AOS Fee appeared as PAID: June 2, 2016
IV Fee Invoiced: June 3, 2016
Pay IV Fee: June 3, 2016
IV Fee appeared as PAID: June 6, 2016
IV application (DS-260) completed: June 7, 2016
Sent AOS & IV packets (via FedEx): June 8, 2016
Scan date: June 9, 2016
CC: July 14, 2016 (FINALLY saw 3rd N/A... 35 days after scan date)
Confirmation of CC email received: July 21, 2016
Interview date received over the phone: July 26, 2016

Interview Process:
Interview letter/P4 received via email: August 5, 2016
Medical Exam (@SLEC): August 3-4, 2016

Sputum samples given: August 15-17, 2016

Pulmo Consultation: August 18, 2016 (sputum smear is NEGATIVE!)

Results of sputum culture: October 12, 2016 (NEGATIVE!)

Completed: October 17, 2016
Interview date: October 24, 2016 (APPROVED! case status ISSUED the same day) :content:

Visa ready for pickup @MOA (via 2GO tracking): October 26, 2016

Visa in hand: October 27, 2016

Pay Greencard Fee: October 27, 2016

POE: November 6, 2016 (L)

SSN received (via USPS): November 14, 2016

10-year Greencard received (via USPS): December 17, 2016 (41 days after POE) :dance:

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Please Note: I am the immigrant, a Nigerian currently living in Cyprus. We got married in Cyprus.

USCIS just informed us that our I-130 application has been approved, we've had several delays and we really want to speed up the NVC process so that I can get the visa as soon as possible.

How can we speed up the NVC process?

Should we wait for NVC to send us the list of documents they need or should we start getting them ready now ? So that as soon as we get the document list/instruction from NVC, we will just forward the documents to them immediately since we've already gotten them prior.

For my birth certificate, I know I have to send a copy to them. But do I need to attestate the copy?

For my police report, I am from Nigeria and I have been living in Cyprus for 3 years now. Do I need to get a police report from Nigeria or just Cyprus?

I look forward to getting positive answers from you.

Thanks

Akinbo

Gather all your documents now and have them ready. You need police certificate from both countries and if you read the wiki guide for NVC it tells you exactly how to get through NVC quickly. Trust the guide and follow it exactly.


Cateogory: CR1

  • NOA1/Notice of receipt: Sept. 15, 2015
  • NOA2/I130 Approved: February 8, 2016 (NO RFE) :)
  • Process slowed down by us
  • Sent documents to NVC: April 11, 2016
  • Scan date: April 14/ May 7th (NVC said both I dont know why)
  • Case Complete: May 31, 2016 (No checklist) :dancing:
August 17, 2016: Visa Approved!!!! :dancing:

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