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How long after NVC receives petition until case number is issued?

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I was just told by NVC that they received and scanned my petition, but they don't have a case number yet.

Anyone know how long it takes before they do?

We've already been waiting a month from NOA2, so will it be much longer before a case number is assigned?

Also, how long after the case number is issued does it usually take to get to the embassy? In our case it's in Kiev, Ukraine.


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You will have to wait a whole 2 business days.


10/29/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/31/16....Delivered at Dallas Lock Box - per USPS

11/02/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
11/03/16....NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC
11/07/16....NOA1 Hard Copy Received

xx/xx/xx....NOA2 Text and Email


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You will have to wait a whole 2 business days.


Is that standard, or did you get lucky? And for which part of my question are you responding to? Thanks.

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I recently talked with one of the users on here who received her case number- she said after hearing her case was received, they told her it could be a few weeks before she was assigned a number. She called the next day and they had it :lol: Might be a lucky instance though. Jim is on top of his K-1 visa stuff so 2 days is probably the norm.

As for the embassy receiving after case #, really depends on how quick NVC sends the petition out. You can call to see if it's been dispatched. They use DHL which is pretty quick- I would guess 3-6 days are the average for the embassy to receive. It could take longer during the holiday season but I've gotten most packages within 4 days through DHL services, so based on this I think transit time should be quite fast!

Hope that helps a bit :D

 K-1  (134 Days)

10/24/16 I-129F Received
10/27/16 NOA 1
11/28/16 NOA 2
12/16/16 NVC Case Number

01/04/17 Case Ready!
02/16/17 Medical Appointment
03/07/17 Interview- APPROVED!

05/25/17 PO





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