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NVC Filers - January 2017

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Welcome to another monthly thread for those going through NVC


Please read everything below and refer to it throughout your NVC journey, whether this is your first month at NVC or your third. :bonk:


Before posting questions, please read the wiki Saylin wrote on the NVC process here. Once you're done, read it one or two more times to really understand it ;)Don't forget to also read the official form instructions as well as USCIS and NVC's websites!

If you want to see a visual of the NVC process, please view Saylin's flowchart here.

Yes this thread was created by our great Queen Saylin and the knowledge is still going forward. This thread I pray stays alive and well as many who have gone through the process or still going can chime in and help and assist.

If you're wondering about time frames, look at the fellow members right here in this thread! Study their signatures/timelines and make notes. VJ also has this awesome page. Use it! I sure did during my process smile.png That means if you are on this thread WE expect you to have an up to date timeline.

And once you've got a case complete, please join the case complete/interview thread started by me, Dwheels76 on (currently February 2017 thread),

Also, please read Kanuk's post full of advice and observations, found here.

Best of Luck to everyone !!!

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!!


Come join the current Interview thread: 



Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process




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Checking in... Another month :(


Scan date: 14-November

Medical expedite approved at consulate but denied at NVC: 14-December

Supervisor review: 22-December


Still waiting... Spending new years eve on FaceTime with my husband and his family (mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces), watching them prepare carne asada y chorizo and wishing so badly we were together. Staying hopeful that we can be reunited in the next few months. Here's to (hopefully) the last year apart.

Edited by afortunada

Married: 5-July-2015
I-130 Petition Sent: 11-May-2016
NSC Received (Our Priority Date): 12-May-2016
NOA2 Received: 30-September-2016 141 days for I-130 approval
NOA2 Hard Copy Received: 06-October-2016
Petition Sent to NVC: 17-October-2016 17 days for petition to be sent to NVC
NVC Received: 21-October-2016 4 days to be received at NVC
NVC Case Number Assigned: 31-October-2016 10 days for case number to be assigned
NVC Welcome Letter Received: 3-November-2016 @ 12:10 AM 3 days from case number assigned until Welcome Letter received and invoices unlocked
IV and AOS Fees Unlocked: 3-November-2016 @ 7:00 AM
IV and AOS Fees Paid: 3-November-2016
DS-260 Unlocked: 7-November-2016 2.5 business days for DS-260 to be unlocked
DS-260 Submitted: 8-November-2016
AOS and IV Documents Sent: 9-November-2016
Scan Date: 14-November-2016 5 days to receive scan date due to a holiday/weekend
Medical expedite requested: 14-December-2016
Medical expedite approved at consulate: 19-December-2016 Expedite approved with consulate but denied at NVC; still need to wait for case complete
Case on Supervisor Review: 22-December-2016
Case sent to the Review Department: 13-January-2017
Case Complete: 24-January-2017     10 weeks and 2 days at NVC before case completed
Case arrived at consulate/CEAC status "Ready": 1-February-2017
Interview: 21-February-2017   We scheduled our own interview because we had an approved medical expedite with the consulate. By sheer luck we got such a quick interview date because someone cancelled their appointment less than 20 minutes prior
Interview Result: Approved!!
Visa Issued: 21-February-2017     Visa issued same day as interview
DHL tracking information received: 22-February-2017     DHL tracking number appeared 28 hours after interview, scheduled for delivery the next day
Visa in hand: 23-Feb-2017
US POE (Minneapolis): 26-Feb-2017

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Happy New Year!!!

I wish I can get my CC this month!! hahahaha

USCIS Timeline

2016/04/28: Sent I-130

2016/05/02: File arrived USCIS (according to Fedex log)

2016/05/02: Priority Date (Nerbraska Service Center)

2016/05/06: Received "USCIS Acceptance Confirmation" by E-Mail

2016/05/17: Received NOA1 by snail mail

2016/09/12: Case Approved (informed by APP and website)

2016/09/30: Received NOA2 by snail mail

2016/10/04: Case sent to the Department of State (informed by APP)

NVC Timeline
2016/10/11: File arrived at NVC (checked by phone)

2016/10/21: Received Welcome Letter(ACL)-Case and Invoice number from NVC

2016/10/21: AOS Fee Invoiced

2016/10/26: Submitted DS-261 Choice of Agent

2016/10/28: AOS fee paid

2016/11/01: IV Fee invoiced

2016/11/09: IV Fee paid

2016/11/10: DS-260 completed

2016/12/02: AOS & IV package sent

2016/12/06: Scan Date

2017/01/19: Supervisor review (confirmed by calling NVC)

2017/02/16: Case Completed (confirmed by calling NVC)

2017/02/17: Get the interview date by calling NVC

2017/02/17: Sent my case file to embassy (confirmed by calling NVC)

2017/02/18: Received P4 letter form NVC

2017/02/23: Case received by embassy (according to CEAC date updated)

2017/03/04: Medical exam (original date was 2017/02/27)

2017/03/15: Received interview notice from AIT via E-mail

2017/03/21: Interview Date (confirmed by calling NVC)

2017/03/21: CASE APPROVED by embassy 

2017/03/22: Administrative processing (according to CEAC website)

2017/03/23: Green card issued (accroding to CEAC website)

2017/03/25: Received passport and final package

2017/05/30: Entered US, POE Portland OR

2017/06/06: Received SSN card

2017/06/21: Status change to "Card Produced" on USCIS website

2017/06/25: Received plastic "Green Card"

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Happy New Year , good luck to every one 

CR-1 Visa Journey


NVC: Done

Cairo Embassy : Interview Stage..

12/08/2016 Embassy Received Case "First touch"

12/08/2016 CEACS Status : READY[/background]

12/17/2016: Medical DONE

01/10/2017: Interview 


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4 hours ago, mianusama said:

Hope i'll get cc in few days.....


Scan date: 14 nov. 

Sup Review: 27 dec. 


Get to supervisor as per they said: 29 dec


hope 2017 bring alot of happiness 


Happy new year 

Best ov luck mate

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