Jump to content
Von1982

k1 visa - Case at NVC - request transfer to another embassy

15 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Need help here. While my case is being processed at NVC, I phoned the NVC and requested to have my case transferred from Abu Dhabi to Manila. The NVC representative informed me that they’d have to ask permission at the Embassy where I wish to transfer and that it shouldn’t be an issue. However, I was advised to send my request via email with a reason for request and proof of residency. My question is will the case number change and how long does it take to make the change?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Von1982 said:

Need help here. While my case is being processed at NVC, I phoned the NVC and requested to have my case transferred from Abu Dhabi to Manila. The NVC representative informed me that they’d have to ask permission at the Embassy where I wish to transfer and that it shouldn’t be an issue. However, I was advised to send my request via email with a reason for request and proof of residency. My question is will the case number change and how long does it take to make the change?

Your USC fiance simply contacts NVC via email and gives them the information below.

 

Remember that you need to be a legal resident in the country you want to do your medical and interview in.

 

Address an email from the petitioner to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov

Subject: Beneficiaries Case number / Beneficiaries name / Change of interview location

In the memo area (Where you write the normal email).

1. Beneficiaries case number

2. Beneficiaries full name

3. Beneficiaries date of birth

4. Petitioners Full name

5. Petitioners Date of birth

 

 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 7:53 AM, Greenbaum said:

Your USC fiance simply contacts NVC via email and gives them the information below.

 

Remember that you need to be a legal resident in the country you want to do your medical and interview in.

 

Address an email from the petitioner to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov

Subject: Beneficiaries Case number / Beneficiaries name / Change of interview location

In the memo area (Where you write the normal email).

1. Beneficiaries case number

2. Beneficiaries full name

3. Beneficiaries date of birth

4. Petitioners Full name

5. Petitioners Date of birth

 

 

Thank you for your response. I have contacted the NVC via public inquiry, per NVC Representative's recommendation, to send my request and provided all the info you just mentioned. I have not received any response as of yet. I do have another question if you know the answer to this. When I tried to check the status of my case on https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx, the website does not recognize my case number as a non-immigrant visa. I always thought that K1 petition is non-immigrant as it is a 90-day temporary visa. When I use "Immigrant Visa" under visa application type, it recognizes my case number. Is this something I should be worried about, or should I call NVC for this? Again, thanks for your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Von1982 said:

the website does not recognize my case number as a non-immigrant visa. I always thought that K1 petition is non-immigrant as it is a 90-day temporary visa. When I use "Immigrant Visa" under visa application type, it recognizes my case number. Is this something I should be worried about, or should I call NVC for this? Again, thanks for your help.

This is expected behavior. The K-1 is a NIV, but is handled by the IV unit at the embassy/consulate. It's basically treated like an IV from now on, except it uses the DS-160 and I-134 instead of DS-260 and I-864.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Von1982 said:

Thank you for your response. I have contacted the NVC via public inquiry, per NVC Representative's recommendation, to send my request and provided all the info you just mentioned. I have not received any response as of yet. I do have another question if you know the answer to this. When I tried to check the status of my case on https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx, the website does not recognize my case number as a non-immigrant visa. I always thought that K1 petition is non-immigrant as it is a 90-day temporary visa. When I use "Immigrant Visa" under visa application type, it recognizes my case number. Is this something I should be worried about, or should I call NVC for this? Again, thanks for your help.

The K-1 process is quite strange. For a time, it is both a non-immigrant and immigrant visa type. That is why the links (what you received in the email) will send you the process for immigrant which would be the I-864 and DS-260 even though it truly is a non-immigrant visa requiring I-134 and the DS-160. As you go through the stages, within the NVC system you look up your file under immigrant (ceac.state.gov/). It stays that way until after your interview and the approval and your visa is ready for issue. At that point, it changes over to non -immigrant. It truly is a non-immigrant visa with immigrant intent.
 

Nothing to be concerned about. It's normal. It's been talked about by many.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, kwaiting said:

What is the waiting time for this? If I will transfer my case to another embassy will it make a difference on my waiting time? 

Well, after going through this process, it’s really about your timing of your request. The NVC supervisor has called me last week for the new physical address of my beneficiary. It sounds like my case will be shipped Tuesday or wednesday of this week. 

 

Here’s my timeline:

-NOA2: September 6th

-NVC received: September 27th

-Request of transfer: October 3rd

-NVC acknowledged the request: October 10th

-NVC called for new physical address: October 23

 

Whenever you alter or make changes, expect to have some delays. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/30/2018 at 8:14 AM, Von1982 said:

Well, after going through this process, it’s really about your timing of your request. The NVC supervisor has called me last week for the new physical address of my beneficiary. It sounds like my case will be shipped Tuesday or wednesday of this week. 

 

Here’s my timeline:

-NOA2: September 6th

-NVC received: September 27th

-Request of transfer: October 3rd

-NVC acknowledged the request: October 10th

-NVC called for new physical address: October 23

 

Whenever you alter or make changes, expect to have some delays. 

thank you. Only after a few days from NVC my case is now in Abu Dhabi and upon checking on ceac site my case is now ready in Abu Dhabi but still waiting for the packet 3. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, kwaiting said:

thank you. Only after a few days from NVC my case is now in Abu Dhabi and upon checking on ceac site my case is now ready in Abu Dhabi but still waiting for the packet 3. 

I have not been able to find much on AD but here is what I have https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-AE/niv. You should go to your sub-forum website here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/97-middle-east-and-north-africa/ and here is a recent thread for some who are processing a K-1 and their recent experience (see below). Also, more info here from your portal http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=United


https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ae/niv
https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ae/niv/information/niv
http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=United Arab Emirates&cty=Abu Dhabi
 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, kwaiting said:

The holiday season is a month from now. We were hoping i will be there before Christmas. 😞

I hope you’re able to schedule your interview sooner than you expected. The main reason of our transfer was because of the interview availability. I was going to make her complete the process, but ive heard that people were having trouble scheduling, or the soonest availability was 2 months out. I hope it’s not the case anymore. Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, Von1982 said:

I hope you’re able to schedule your interview sooner than you expected. The main reason of our transfer was because of the interview availability. I was going to make her complete the process, but ive heard that people were having trouble scheduling, or the soonest availability was 2 months out. I hope it’s not the case anymore. Good luck

So do you think it’s better for us to transfer our case to Manila instead? We are really in dilemma 😞

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/8/2018 at 9:27 AM, kwaiting said:

So do you think it’s better for us to transfer our case to Manila instead? We are really in dilemma 😞

I don’t know what’s best for your situation. My fiancé’s work visa expired the same month we received the NOA2. She could’ve exited and re-entered with an extended tourist visa (3 months). But she didn’t want to wait that long in Dubai, so we ended up transferring. I can only tell you what’s happening to us so that you have an idea what would happen if you decide to transfer. If you decide to transfer and NVC still has your case, it’s best to do it now. Good luck. Look at my timeline and see if transfer is best for your situation. Good luck. 

 

NOA2: September 6th

NVC received: September 27th

Case number: September 27th

Transfer Request: October 3rd 

NVC acknowledged the request: October 10th

NVC called for new physical address: October 23rd

NVC issued new case number: October 27th

NVC sent case to Manila: November 13th

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 6:35 PM, kwaiting said:

The holiday season is a month from now. We were hoping i will be there before Christmas. 😞

It's hard to give you and answer as you have not taken the time to start a timeline. Click on the "timeline" link in your profile on the left column and follow the instructions.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 8:27 PM, kwaiting said:

So do you think it’s better for us to transfer our case to Manila instead? We are really in dilemma 😞

It will take you 2 months to have your case transferred if it is not already in AD. If you catch it at NVC then you can see about 6 weeks according to @Von1982. :thumbs:

Edited by Greenbaum

Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×