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Case Complete to Interview August 2017

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Welcome to the Case Complete to Interview Monthly thread.

 

 

You can view my spreadsheet Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet

 

To update your interview date go here. Case Complete to Interview Form

 

For New people to the thread please go Case Complete to Interview Form and input your information in the form and it will be added to the form.

 

Everyone should be clicking on the Portal tab to visit the information for their country. If nothing is there or information needs updating. Update or add.

Its up to all of us to keep this information current, relevant and helpful to others.

Special Note: Different consulates or embassies have strict guidelines as to what type of bags/purses/cellphones etc can be carried in. And whether they provide any lockers (or not) for temp storage. As many travel from far away (by air/train/cars, one needs to specially know what they will not be able to take inside the consulate and where to store their personal belongings.

 

 

 

Here are some FAQ and other tidbits that may be useful to you. Be sure to visit your countries portal and click on the Consular Information and also Consular reviews.

 

FAQ


I just called and got Case Complete how long does it take to get the email as confirmation?
Well it has been taking 5 to 7 days to get case complete email from the date they Case Complete.

How long after Case Complete will I get an interview?
Okay this is the BIG mystery of NVC. How it usually goes is end of the month and first week of month they start scheduling for interviews for the that upcoming month. Since January they have been pretty consistent starting about the last 2 days of the month and finishing that following first week of next month

Do I have to call for my interview date?
NVC has improved greatly since March. The interview letter now comes day of schedule. So call if you want its up to you.

I know someone who got interview in the middle of the month. How is that possible?
Usually when you see someone pop up with an interview outside the bunch its usually the result of a cancellation or the embassy opening up a slot. Just because scheduling stops doesn't mean they filled up all slots. They may have more slots than appointments which is good. So someone gets case complete and immediately they get an interview. It happens.

Remember every embassy has its own slots and schedule. Some like El Salvador are very busy with a long waiting list. Some like Yemen, well it may be a few months to get in. Iceland you get interview immediately scheduled after case Complete.

I need to change our interview date what do I do?
Once you receive your interview date track your casefile. Call NVC ask when your casefile left than you can follow the DHL instructions to embassy. The contact your embassy (email is best) and ask to be rescheduled later, earlier just ask. 

What do I need to bring to interview?
When you receive your P4 Letter (Interview letter) it will have your personalized checklist of things to bring or not. It has been suggested because things have been lost between NVC and embassy to bring everything (Originals) to the interview so if they don't have at embassy you aren't delayed.It's up to you. It doesn't happen much but it does happen.

 

How to expedite at NVC?

Go to this link has good information how to go about it.

http://boureypeatnut...m/expedite.html

Just to remind everyone to revisit the NVC Process Wiki, NVC Process Wiki

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Thanks to Fabian&Ross for spelling this all out. Once you get the interview letter reference this.

 

 

You must bring the following items to the visa interview:

  1. Any original documents the NVC requested that you did not submit (refer to the document list below)
  2. If the physician gives you your medical exam results, bring them to your interview in the envelope sealed by the medical office.
  3. Two passport photographs measuring 2 inches by 2 inches (5 cm by 5 cm) with a white background
  4. A valid unexpired passport
  5. Photocopies of all civil documents
  6. A new police certificate from your current country of residence, if you obtained the police certificate more than one year ago.
  7. Any additional documents listed in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate specific interview guidelines

 

The following table lists the documents requested by the NVC and whether or not you submitted them to the
NVC. Please note that even though you may have provided the NVC with a copy of a document, you are
still required to bring the original document to the visa interview.

 

Refer to the Document Status Code Definitions (see key below) to determine the meaning of the document status codes. Thank you Dragi

 

Document Status Code Definitions:

  • 2 - The NVC did not receive this document. Go to http://nvc.state.gov/documents for a list of required documents. You must present the original document at the time of your interview.
  • A - Obtain the original or a certified copy of this document and present it at your interview
  • C - You must bring this entire interview letter to your interview
  • D - The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate
  • F - The NVC did not request this form or document
  • G - You withdrew your I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, with USCIS
  • H - You must obtain two passport photographs of yourself and present them at your interview
  • I - This form is incomplete. You must present a completed form at your interview.
  • J - The NVC only received a photocopy of the document. You must present the original document at the time of your interview.
  • O - The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate
  • P - You must request this police certificate from the issuing authority. After you submit your request, the issuing authority will send the certificate directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for your interview.
  • Q - View this website: http://www.uscis.gov...ce-field-office
  • R - You submitted the Immigrant Visa Application online
  • S - The NVC only received a scanned document. You must present the original document at the time of your interview.
  • T - You must present an English translation of this document at the time of your interview
  • U - You indicated this document was unavailable. The consular officer will decide whether to waive the requirement for this document at your interview.
  • V - View the website at http://havana.usint.gov/cfrp.html for English or http://spanish.havan...t.gov/cfrp.html for Spanish and follow the instructions.
  • X - This document is unobtainable
  • Y - The NVC sent this form or document to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate
  • $ - Payment received
  • + - The NVC returned this document to you per your request. Present this document at your interview.

 

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For those who want to request an earlier interview date here is a template written up by our own TeaCup.
Thank you TeaCup for the Template on how to notify the embassy
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Petitioners Name
Petitioners Date of birth
Beneficiary's Name
Beneficiary's Date of birth

NVC Case #

To whom it may concern,

My name is *********
I am writing to you in order to request an earlier interview. I have originally been scheduled for an Immigrant interview at (name of embassy and give date)
I have completed the required medical exam and I have all the necessary documents necessary for the interview and I am ready.
If it is at all possible for an earlier interview date to be scheduled for me it would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time

Sincerely.

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Address & Phone Number

 

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CEAC.state.gov Check My Visa Application Status: Status Wiki Thank you, SoerenHelmer,

 

https://docs.google....Min35W08WU/edit

 

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How to pay the Green Card Production fee of $165 on the Elis system.

NO NEED FOR ACCESS CODE, that is for other procedures like getting a copy of a green card, etc.

1. Create the ELIS account here: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/

2. Go here to pay fee: https://www.uscis.go...g-online-filing

3. Click to pay the USCIS immigrant fee icon.

4.Click "continue" at the bottom.

5.Enter the Alien Number and the NVC or DOS case. Use the same email you used on the ELIS account.

This is critical to enable your created ELIS account to receive your payment information.

6. You will get an email confirming your payment.

7. When you log again on the ELIS account, you will see your case number. (It is added automatically).

8. Login into your ELIS account to track or check the status of your Green Card.

Note: Green Card process starts when immigrant enters USA and is processed at POE.

********************************Tips about your getting your SSN**********************************************If you don't have your SSN card within 21 days of your POE, go IN PERSON to your local SSA office and see if your application was forwarded by the Immigration officer.  It only works about 50% of the time when you tick the box on the DS-260. As soon as you have your SSN you may work.  Your passport visa and the immigration stamp is the equivalent of your green card. Thank you Sukie in NY
 

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!!

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Come join the current Interview thread: 

 

Case-Complete-to-Interview-March-2019/

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@MLK2016 Couldn't reply to you on the old thread so I'm moving the convo here. 

 

   9 hours ago,  amul said: 

Oh heck yesssss! No way we are having this interview without me being present! B-)

"We recently had our interview and I was present.  Where both were present I observed they were all approved.   Among the women present by themselves (it seems it was only women) I saw 2 rejected with the dreaded blue slip."

 

Just read your interview details too, thank you so much for the in depth review!

 

If you don't mind sharing, did you guys have any red flags (age, religion, divorce, kids etc.)? 

 

Like you I will be scrambling to get a ticket and will be flying back on the day of our interview as I cannot get out of a work related event (which is 2 days after our interview date). Similar to you, I'll be on the road for 23 hours, but I would not have it any other way! 

 

Even if I landed on the 15th (22 hours to India) and left the same day (23 hours to US), I'd do it! :wacko:

 

Thank you again and congrats! So happy for you guys! :dance:

 

 

 

 


 “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” - WTP 

Spoiler

USCIS
09/07/16: I-130 mailed
09/12/16: NOA1 email
01/11/17: Received an RFE
02/20/17 RFE Response
03/01/17: NOA2 / I-130 Approved (letter)

 

NVC 

03/17/17: NVC received

03/21/17: Submitted DS-261 (Online Choice of Address and Agent)

03/22/17: Received DS-261+ AOS Bill
03/22/17: AOS Bill Paid
03/27/17: Received + Paid IV Bill

04/20/17: PCC + New Birth Certificate received (took 4+ weeks)
04/25/17: Sent AOS + IV Package
06/27/17: CC confirmed on the phone (NVC)
06/28/17: Interview date confirmed on the phone (NVC)
06/30/17: P4 Letter received (via email)
07/06/17: Second identical P4 email received
07/10/17: Our case left NVC
07/13/17: Case arrived at New Delhi Consulate

07/18/17: Email received from New Delhi Embassy about Biometrics/VAC

07/18/17: Email received from New Delhi Embassy (missing Marriage Certificate - must have lost it since we included this in the RFE during the USCIS stage + got approved!)

07/18/17: Biometrics scheduled via UStraveldocs site
07/21/17: Biometrics completed

07/25/17: Medical scheduled (Max in Lajpat)

07/26/17: Medical completed (will be ready to pick up in 3-4 days)
08/01/17: Medical papers ready for pickup

08/16/17: Interview Day

08/16/17: Visa Approved - Woohoo! 💕

08/17/17: Visa issued + passport ready for pickup

08/18/17: Passport and sealed envelops picked up

08/19/17: Immigration Fee ($220) paid via ELIS
08/25/17: Plane ticket purchased (POE on Sep) 😍
09/14/17: POE at Dulles 

 

Here is our Embassy review and interview details http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=22377

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Just now, Mellisa said:

Scan date april 27

Cc june 29

Checklist to take to interview : 1864a proof of residency

Waiting for interview :jest:

Congratulations!!

Thank You @Shugi- l need a lot of good wishes.

Edited by chamma

USCIS
08/15/2016: I-130 sent to USCIS
08/18/2016: NOA1, I-130 received at USCIS Nebraska Service Center
02/17/2017: NOA2, I-130 approved 

02/24/2017: Notification received on App (I130 Approved)
02/26/2017: Approved I-130 sent to NVC

02/28/2017: (NOA2) Notification received via snail mail.
 
NVC
03/06/2017: Case number assigned
03/11/2017: Received email with case number and invoice number
03/11/2017: DS 261 Completed

03/11/2017: AOS fees paid

03/17/2017:IV Fees Paid

03/23/2017: DS 260 Submitted

03/23/2017: AOS & IV Package sent

03/27/2017: Scan date

05/30/2017: Case Complete

06/02/2017: Received Interview date over Phone(scheduled to Jul 17th)

06/03/2017: Received P4 letter over email confirming the Interview date

06/08/2017: Medical done

07/16/2017: Biometrics scheduled

07/17/2017: Interview in Mumbai

07/17/2017: Visa Approved

07/19/2017: Passport received at VAC, Intimation received.

07/20/2017: Passport in Hand

 

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2 hours ago, Mellisa said:

Scan date april 27

Cc june 29

Checklist to take to interview : 1864a proof of residency

Waiting for interview :jest:

Congrats @Mellisa


My VISA Journey so far:

USCIS
09/05/2016: Got Married

09/28/2016: I-130 sent to USCIS
10/03/2016: NOA1, I-130 received at USCIS Potomac Service Centre
01/25/2017: NOA2, I-130 approved 

02/02/2017: Approved I-130 sent to NVC

NVC
02/17/2017: Case number assigned
02/23/2017: Received email with case number and invoice number
02/23/2017: DS 261 Completed

02/23/2017: AOS fees paid

03/06/2017:IV Fees Paid

03/08/2017: DS 260 Submitted

03/14/2017: AOS & IV Package sent

03/16/2017: AOS & IV Package received at NVC

03/20/2017: SCAN DATE

05/22/2017: Case complete at NVC

06/02/2017: Interview Notification received

06/10/2017: Medical done

06/25/2017:Biometrics done

07/11/2017: Interview in New Delhi

07/11/2017: VISA APPROVED!!

07/12/2017: Got notification that the passport if ready for pick up

07/13/2017: Passport/VISA in hand.

07/31/2017: POE, Washington DC

08/10/2017: SSN Card Received in Mail

 

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If you're not already on our spreadsheet. 

 

Please visit the following link to update the spreadsheet. 

 

NVC Case Status Questionnaire - 2017

 

NVC Case Status Spread Sheet - 2017 (save this link in your browser) 

 

VERY IMPORTANT: please keep your confirmation email from "Google Forms" to edit your status as your case moves along.. You CAN save the questionnaire link but only after opening it up via email. I have no access to resend your original questionnaire to you. Here are instructions on how to edit/save the questionnaire

 

Thank you. 

 

JBMG 

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3 hours ago, Meekoz said:

Hello everyone

 

My interview is on the 13th of july. Wish me luck.

My hubby is not attending.....any problem with this?

 

Anyone here @ Cairo embassy: what are the fees that we pay ?

 

Wish u all a smooth visa journey continuation:)

 

Good Luck @Meekoz!! I have mine on 17th July :D:D .. & I too am attending without my husband... :) 

 

We will do great.. don't worry ;) !!


USCIS
08/15/2016: I-130 sent to USCIS
08/18/2016: NOA1, I-130 received at USCIS Nebraska Service Center
02/17/2017: NOA2, I-130 approved 

02/24/2017: Notification received on App (I130 Approved)
02/26/2017: Approved I-130 sent to NVC

02/28/2017: (NOA2) Notification received via snail mail.
 
NVC
03/06/2017: Case number assigned
03/11/2017: Received email with case number and invoice number
03/11/2017: DS 261 Completed

03/11/2017: AOS fees paid

03/17/2017:IV Fees Paid

03/23/2017: DS 260 Submitted

03/23/2017: AOS & IV Package sent

03/27/2017: Scan date

05/30/2017: Case Complete

06/02/2017: Received Interview date over Phone(scheduled to Jul 17th)

06/03/2017: Received P4 letter over email confirming the Interview date

06/08/2017: Medical done

07/16/2017: Biometrics scheduled

07/17/2017: Interview in Mumbai

07/17/2017: Visa Approved

07/19/2017: Passport received at VAC, Intimation received.

07/20/2017: Passport in Hand

 

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1 hour ago, - J & K - said:

Checking in :)

periority date: 9 August 2016

US embassy : cairo , Egypt 

CC : 24 May 2017

waiting for interview date 

Good luck!!... I hope you have it soon!


USCIS
08/15/2016: I-130 sent to USCIS
08/18/2016: NOA1, I-130 received at USCIS Nebraska Service Center
02/17/2017: NOA2, I-130 approved 

02/24/2017: Notification received on App (I130 Approved)
02/26/2017: Approved I-130 sent to NVC

02/28/2017: (NOA2) Notification received via snail mail.
 
NVC
03/06/2017: Case number assigned
03/11/2017: Received email with case number and invoice number
03/11/2017: DS 261 Completed

03/11/2017: AOS fees paid

03/17/2017:IV Fees Paid

03/23/2017: DS 260 Submitted

03/23/2017: AOS & IV Package sent

03/27/2017: Scan date

05/30/2017: Case Complete

06/02/2017: Received Interview date over Phone(scheduled to Jul 17th)

06/03/2017: Received P4 letter over email confirming the Interview date

06/08/2017: Medical done

07/16/2017: Biometrics scheduled

07/17/2017: Interview in Mumbai

07/17/2017: Visa Approved

07/19/2017: Passport received at VAC, Intimation received.

07/20/2017: Passport in Hand

 

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Hello everyone,I registered for my appointment online but it couldn't allow my email address I used on the whole of this process, so I used my other email address.

Is that going be a problem because I found that my appointment is there already just courier is what I added ?

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