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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?

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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

 

 


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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]

 

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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.

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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

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

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

 

 

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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]

 

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