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Hello Guys, Petition approved Dec. 1, 2016. How I will know if the NVC received our case? By email or in my USCIS status?

When I will call the NVC for the case number?

Thank you all. God bless?

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Congrats on your approval!

I'm guessing K-1's and IR-1/CR-I's are both received/assigned a case number the same way at NVC- from what I know in the K-1 forum, cases are taking around 30 days on average after NOA 2 to be received, but it can really take anywhere from 2 weeks to over a month. I also think with the holiday coming up, things are much slower! -_-

You can either call NVC to see if the case has been received (the most popular way), or can inquire online. You can start calling them anytime once you receive your NOA 2 hardcopy, but due to lengthier wait times now I'd wait a few weeks after NOA 2 to avoid calling everyday :lol: Totally up to you though :) I also think NVC is supposed to send a hardcopy in the mail with the case #, but you can get all those details over the phone ^_^

Hope that helps, this is what I've learned from the forums I've been following :lol: Good luck!!


 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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Hello Guys, Petition approved Dec. 1, 2016. How I will know if the NVC received our case? By email or in my USCIS status?

When I will call the NVC for the case number?

Thank you all. God bless?

I called NVC 5 days after case was sent to NVC by USCIS and got confirmation that it was received by NVC.

NVC helpline rep told me to call after 14 days to get case number.


Our CR-1 Journey:

06/17/2016 : NOA1 date

10/31/2016 : Transferred to Potomac Service Centre

11/30/2016 : Approved!

12/07/2016 : NVC Received

12/12/2016 : Case Number & IIN received (confirmed through phone)

12/12/2016 : Submitted DS-261

12/13/2016 : Welcome Letter from NVC

12/13/2016 : AOS fee invoiced & Paid

12/16/2016 : IV fee invoiced & Paid

12/20/2016 : Submitted DS-260

12/23/2016 : Delivered to NVC

12/28/2016 : Scan date

02/22/2017 : In review dept

03/07/2017 : Case Complete

04/28/2017 : Interview (Approved 🙂)

05/05/2017 : Visa on hand

05/15/2017 : Entered USA

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Congrats on your approval!

I'm guessing K-1's and IR-1/CR-I's are both received/assigned a case number the same way at NVC- from what I know in the K-1 forum, cases are taking around 30 days on average after NOA 2 to be received, but it can really take anywhere from 2 weeks to over a month. I also think with the holiday coming up, things are much slower! -_-

You can either call NVC to see if the case has been received (the most popular way), or can inquire online. You can start calling them anytime once you receive your NOA 2 hardcopy, but due to lengthier wait times now I'd wait a few weeks after NOA 2 to avoid calling everyday :lol: Totally up to you though :) I also think NVC is supposed to send a hardcopy in the mail with the case #, but you can get all those details over the phone ^_^

Hope that helps, this is what I've learned from the forums I've been following :lol: Good luck!!

thank you wheresmykoala :)

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We received our NOA2 hardcopy over a week ago, which said "We have sent the original visa petition to the Department of State National Visa Center", however on the USCIS website it still shows "Approved" not "Sent to Department of State".

Do all NOA2s have this statement, or does this mean they've already sent our petition and it's time to start calling the NVC? :)

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We received our NOA2 hardcopy over a week ago, which said "We have sent the original visa petition to the Department of State National Visa Center", however on the USCIS website it still shows "Approved" not "Sent to Department of State".

Do all NOA2s have this statement, or does this mean they've already sent our petition and it's time to start calling the NVC? :)

Hmm...usually the NOA2 is just for approval, but maybe you've gotten lucky. There's no extreme rush to start calling the NVC center, since it does take almost 2 weeks to assign the case number. I guess it's a question of how long you'd like to wait on hold.


I-130

April 28, 2016: got married

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

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We received our NOA2 hardcopy over a week ago, which said "We have sent the original visa petition to the Department of State National Visa Center", however on the USCIS website it still shows "Approved" not "Sent to Department of State".

Do all NOA2s have this statement, or does this mean they've already sent our petition and it's time to start calling the NVC? :)

Unfortunately all NOA2s have this statement and your case probably hasn't been sent yet. Usually the USCIS website updates with "case sent to department of state" but not always. The only way to know for certain is to call NVC and listen to that awful music until someone answers.


 

 

 

 

 

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Unfortunately all NOA2s have this statement and your case probably hasn't been sent yet. Usually the USCIS website updates with "case sent to department of state" but not always. The only way to know for certain is to call NVC and listen to that awful music until someone answers.

Thanks for the confirmation! I'll hope that I see the status change this week, since it's been 2 weeks since approval already.

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Hello Guys, Petition approved Dec. 1, 2016. How I will know if the NVC received our case? By email or in my USCIS status?

When I will call the NVC for the case number?

Thank you all. God bless?

Phillygirl we got the same concern. Sick of waiting. Will be 2 weeks already. Got NOA2 last december 2 by mail and no contact by NVC yet ????

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Phillygirl we got the same concern. Sick of waiting. Will be 2 weeks already. Got NOA2 last december 2 by mail and no contact by NVC yet ????

Hello there, I called the NVC yesterday, the operator said, they didn't receive my case yet, I didn't receive the approval letter by mail because It will take long us to received because me and my husband are lived overseas now. Hopefully we will receive our case number before holidays.

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Sorry to hear that. Wishing us luck to receive our case numbers before the holidays as processing will really take slow. It's really sickening to wait especially my son is growing up fast without a father by his side. We wanted to be reunited soon.. But still patience is a virtue! ?? best of luck Phillygirl

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