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Hello Everyone,

I don't think there are too many New Zealand beneficiaries out there but I'd like some advice if anyone has been through this before.

Unfortunately earlier this month I received a checklist from NVC because the Auckland consulate did not send the Police Clearance Certificate to the NVC despite our request in early November (we left out the case barcode cover sheet in our email request and were never notified anything was wrong).

 

We followed up with them immediately after receiving the checklist, and sent another request for them to send the PCC, with all the necessary information and requested that they confirm receipt and provide an estimated timeline of when they'll be able to send it to the NVC.

They have not responded, and when my husband calls, it goes to voicemail.

 

This is soooo ###### because I have no control over getting this to the NVC! Does anyone know how long it will take for them to do that? 

 

I need confirmation that they will send it, what date they send it so I can then follow up with NVC to ensure they receive it.  Once received, how do I know it will be paired with and reviewed with my full application again? >_< I'm stressing out relying on others to handle this when they clearly don't care about whether any action gets taken or not.

 

Please help :(

Edited by Ryan H
Reason for edit: to remove alternate spelling of profane word.

Married: April 20th, 2016

I-130 Petition Sent: April 24th, 2016

NOA1 Received: May 17th, 2016

NOA2 Received: Sept 12th, 2016

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NVC Received: October 11th, 2016

NVC Case Number Assigned: October 19th, 2016

IV and AOS Fees Paid: October 28th, 2016

DS-260 Submitted: November 4th, 2016

Scan Date: November 9th, 2016

Supervisor Review: December 21st, 2016

Medical Exam Complete: January 9th, 2017

Checklist Received: January 10th, 2017

New Scan Date: January 24th, 2017

Contacted Congressman Aid: February 24th, 2017

Expedite Approved; Case sent to Auckland Consulate: March 27th, 2017

Interview Scheduled: 4/3/17 

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Interview Date: 4/18/17

Visa in Hand:

 

Date of US Entry:

 

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There aren't mobs of Kiwis for sure!

 

I was a K1 Visa applicant, so not the same type as yours. My issue was my Canadian police clearance, which arrived months sooner that expected. Meaning, as we were stuck in AP at NVC, I was worried the 6 months limit on the foreign clearance meant they wouldn't honor it.  I emailed the consulate, and they were pretty quick to respond. I'm not sure how you are attempting to reach them. I never had occasion to call them, but the email worked well for me.  Hope you get this sorted soon.

 

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Hi, fellow kiwi here!
I didn't have to provide a barcode sheet with my police clearance, but I did have to include my case number.  There was a form to fill out and submit, did you fill out the form?  Sorry just asking questions to figure out what was missed. 
We requested mine back in november too, and didn't receive any notification that it's been sent or received.  We just hope for the best.  I wonder, have you tried the "ask NVC" form online to ask them if they have it?  I find I get a reply in a few days from them.


Got married: 26th Sep 2013 

I-130 Petition Process:

Sent petition to USCIS Chicago lockbox (via in-laws to put check in US$): 11 Mar, 2016

NOA1: 24 Mar, 2016 (email notification 30 Mar. Hardcopy 11 Apr)

Service Centre: NEBRASKA

NOA2: 3rd Aug 2016

Petition sent to NVC: 18th Aug 2016

NVC Stage

Case number assigned: 8th Sep 2016

Paid AOS Fee: 9th Sep 2016

Paid IV Fee: 14th Sep 2016

DS-260 submitted: 25th Jan 2017

AOS & IV Package sent: 25th Jan 2017

Expedite requested: 25th Jan 2017

Expedite approved (consulate only): 1st Feb 2017

Scan Date: 31st Jan 2017

Case Complete: 14th April 2017 (10 weeks 4 days)

Full expedite approved (bypass NVC to send file to embassy), however too late as I already had case complete 17th Apr 2017

Case arrived at Embassy: 21st April 2017

P4 letter received: 26th April 2017 (expedite at embassy stage so this came from the consulate, not NVC)

Medical date: 26th April 2017

Interview date: 4th May 2017 APPROVED!!

Visa received: 8th May 2017 

POE (entered the USA): 15th May 2017 

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Hey! That's exactly what I did and they didn't end up doing it. Yes, I filled in the sheet with case number but it isn't enough. There needs to be 3 total attachments to the email. 1. The filled out sheet 2. Biographical page and 3. The barcode sheet.

 

it says  this in the automatic reply that you get. Please read through it again, it does state that you have to include the barcode sheet if they  are supposed to send it to the NVC.  This was the one thing that caused me to have a checklist and I hope the same doesn't happen to you. I recommend re sending with all the attachments if you missed one.


Married: April 20th, 2016

I-130 Petition Sent: April 24th, 2016

NOA1 Received: May 17th, 2016

NOA2 Received: Sept 12th, 2016

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NVC Received: October 11th, 2016

NVC Case Number Assigned: October 19th, 2016

IV and AOS Fees Paid: October 28th, 2016

DS-260 Submitted: November 4th, 2016

Scan Date: November 9th, 2016

Supervisor Review: December 21st, 2016

Medical Exam Complete: January 9th, 2017

Checklist Received: January 10th, 2017

New Scan Date: January 24th, 2017

Contacted Congressman Aid: February 24th, 2017

Expedite Approved; Case sent to Auckland Consulate: March 27th, 2017

Interview Scheduled: 4/3/17 

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Interview Date: 4/18/17

Visa in Hand:

 

Date of US Entry:

 

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Unless of course you already have your visa lol in which case I must've just got unlucky 


Married: April 20th, 2016

I-130 Petition Sent: April 24th, 2016

NOA1 Received: May 17th, 2016

NOA2 Received: Sept 12th, 2016

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NVC Received: October 11th, 2016

NVC Case Number Assigned: October 19th, 2016

IV and AOS Fees Paid: October 28th, 2016

DS-260 Submitted: November 4th, 2016

Scan Date: November 9th, 2016

Supervisor Review: December 21st, 2016

Medical Exam Complete: January 9th, 2017

Checklist Received: January 10th, 2017

New Scan Date: January 24th, 2017

Contacted Congressman Aid: February 24th, 2017

Expedite Approved; Case sent to Auckland Consulate: March 27th, 2017

Interview Scheduled: 4/3/17 

----------

Interview Date: 4/18/17

Visa in Hand:

 

Date of US Entry:

 

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4 hours ago, Andy & Mike said:

Hey! That's exactly what I did and they didn't end up doing it. Yes, I filled in the sheet with case number but it isn't enough. There needs to be 3 total attachments to the email. 1. The filled out sheet 2. Biographical page and 3. The barcode sheet.

 

it says  this in the automatic reply that you get. Please read through it again, it does state that you have to include the barcode sheet if they  are supposed to send it to the NVC.  This was the one thing that caused me to have a checklist and I hope the same doesn't happen to you. I recommend re sending with all the attachments if you missed one.

I'm at the same point as you ... at NVC and sent documents but awaiting an answer. 

I must have been mixing up my thoughts earlier... I just took a look at my email and see that I did send all the required documents. And it was end of September I requested it. (Sorry I have a fussy teething baby and was clearly not thinking straight earlier lol). 

 

I too have not been advised whether they received it, so I've gone ahead and emailed the NVC to ask. 

 

If you've sent the required info this time it will get paired with your application via the barcode you provided. I wouldn't stress about the pairing up.  I would give it a couple of weeks then email via their secure NVC form or call NVC (I personally find it easier to email but depends how fast you wish to get an answer). 


Got married: 26th Sep 2013 

I-130 Petition Process:

Sent petition to USCIS Chicago lockbox (via in-laws to put check in US$): 11 Mar, 2016

NOA1: 24 Mar, 2016 (email notification 30 Mar. Hardcopy 11 Apr)

Service Centre: NEBRASKA

NOA2: 3rd Aug 2016

Petition sent to NVC: 18th Aug 2016

NVC Stage

Case number assigned: 8th Sep 2016

Paid AOS Fee: 9th Sep 2016

Paid IV Fee: 14th Sep 2016

DS-260 submitted: 25th Jan 2017

AOS & IV Package sent: 25th Jan 2017

Expedite requested: 25th Jan 2017

Expedite approved (consulate only): 1st Feb 2017

Scan Date: 31st Jan 2017

Case Complete: 14th April 2017 (10 weeks 4 days)

Full expedite approved (bypass NVC to send file to embassy), however too late as I already had case complete 17th Apr 2017

Case arrived at Embassy: 21st April 2017

P4 letter received: 26th April 2017 (expedite at embassy stage so this came from the consulate, not NVC)

Medical date: 26th April 2017

Interview date: 4th May 2017 APPROVED!!

Visa received: 8th May 2017 

POE (entered the USA): 15th May 2017 

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PS: nice to not feel like I'm the only kiwi!  


Got married: 26th Sep 2013 

I-130 Petition Process:

Sent petition to USCIS Chicago lockbox (via in-laws to put check in US$): 11 Mar, 2016

NOA1: 24 Mar, 2016 (email notification 30 Mar. Hardcopy 11 Apr)

Service Centre: NEBRASKA

NOA2: 3rd Aug 2016

Petition sent to NVC: 18th Aug 2016

NVC Stage

Case number assigned: 8th Sep 2016

Paid AOS Fee: 9th Sep 2016

Paid IV Fee: 14th Sep 2016

DS-260 submitted: 25th Jan 2017

AOS & IV Package sent: 25th Jan 2017

Expedite requested: 25th Jan 2017

Expedite approved (consulate only): 1st Feb 2017

Scan Date: 31st Jan 2017

Case Complete: 14th April 2017 (10 weeks 4 days)

Full expedite approved (bypass NVC to send file to embassy), however too late as I already had case complete 17th Apr 2017

Case arrived at Embassy: 21st April 2017

P4 letter received: 26th April 2017 (expedite at embassy stage so this came from the consulate, not NVC)

Medical date: 26th April 2017

Interview date: 4th May 2017 APPROVED!!

Visa received: 8th May 2017 

POE (entered the USA): 15th May 2017 

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