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I need any help I can get. My Fiance is from the Dominican Republic and I am from the US... we received our approval approval notice in 10/01 and have been waiting for over 2 weeks to get our NVC Case no. AS of right now neither USCIS or NVC can tell me anything about where my paperwork is nor provide me with my case number. The NVC states when they enter in my receipt number that nothing shows up, stating the USCIS has not sent the paperwork while USCIC is stating they sent everything electronically. I know every process if different however I know quite a few people who have went through this process and received their case no within one week of being approved by the USCIC. AS anyone going through this process knows that you cannot do anything until you have received your case number. Not even complete your DS-160form. Per a supervisor at USCIS they technically have "90 days" to send my approved paperwork to where it needs to go, and per NVC they can take up to "8 weeks" to review, process and send off to the embassy in the Dominican Republic. Noone seems to know where my paperwork is, each dept is placing blame on the other- NVC says: "it was not sent to us" while USCIC is saying "we sent it but they havnt refreshed their system"...Has anyone had a similar issue to mine, or can anyone guide me on where or who I need to talk to?? To say this process is anything than frustrating and draining is an understatement. Please help me before I loose my mind. I am in need of a case number and an invoice number. 


Thank you in advance!! 

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Don't panic. Ur within normal time frame still. Nvc can take up to 8 weeks but never seen that happen. Normally it's between 7 to 21 days to receive nvc number. Then another 2 weeks or so for it to be shipped to embassy. 

There is nothing u can do to make it go faster at this point. 

You r in the same position as many here. 

Best u can do at this time is call nvc every morning at 7 am est. see if they have received ur case. At that point they will not have a nvc number for u. That will take another day or 2.



https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do OLD SITE


https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ NEW SITE


https://www.house.gov/representatives US Congressmen 


https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm US Senators 



noa1 date is actually they date on ur hard copy. Sadly if u reach the magical 220 day u must wait till 225 to contact Uscis. They use what the new site says. Even if ur paper says X date. 

They added 5 days onto everyone’s accepted on NOA1

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It is too soon to be worried.....nothing in the immigration process happens as fast as we would like.....be patient...

"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18


First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17

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