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We had our case completed (documentarily qualified) at NVC and were awaiting an interview date at Montreal consulate. However, since we had a trip planned to India, we requested NVC and successfully changed our interview embassy from Montreal, Canada to Mumbai, India.

We got a new case number and were told by NVC agent over phone that our case "is in line for an interview date assignment at Mumbai consulate". But, I call the next day and suddenly, I am told our case is under "administrative review" and is no longer in queue for the interview assignment. We were told there is no time frame for how long the administrative review at NVC could take, and we cannot be put back in to the interview assignment queue until the administrative review has ended.

 

Has anyone here seen such a case of administrative review after case complete before? If yes, please share the details so we can make sense of what is going on with our case.

Inviting @pushbrk, @NikLR, @Ontarkie , @Abies to answer. Thanks to everyone in advance.

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12 minutes ago, darth vader said:

We had our case completed (documentarily qualified) at NVC and were awaiting an interview date at Montreal consulate. However, since we had a trip planned to India, we requested NVC and successfully changed our interview embassy from Montreal, Canada to Mumbai, India.

We got a new case number and were told by NVC agent over phone that our case "is in line for an interview date assignment at Mumbai consulate". But, I call the next day and suddenly, I am told our case is under "administrative review" and is no longer in queue for the interview assignment. We were told there is no time frame for how long the administrative review at NVC could take, and we cannot be put back in to the interview assignment queue until the administrative review has ended.

 

Has anyone here seen such a case of administrative review after case complete before? If yes, please share the details so we can make sense of what is going on with our case.

Inviting @pushbrk, @NikLR, @Ontarkie , @Abies to answer. Thanks to everyone in advance.

Call Nvc and demand to speak with a supervisor. If it's the same old story,I will advice you get your congressman involved.

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10 minutes ago, Abies said:

Call Nvc and demand to speak with a supervisor. If it's the same old story,I will advice you get your congressman involved.

I have spoken to supervisors multiple times. Same scripted answer every time - there is no time frame and we'll contact you once your case is out of administrative review. We have already requested my wife's senator's office for help. They said they'll reach out to NVC and "this happens more often than you'd believe". They also said they can't get anymore information from NVC than what NVC already gave out to us, that is, the same "there is no time frame and we'll contact you once your case is out of administrative review".

I am curious if you have seen a similar case before? What could have caused it? And how long typically does it last?

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20 minutes ago, darth vader said:

I have spoken to supervisors multiple times. Same scripted answer every time - there is no time frame and we'll contact you once your case is out of administrative review. We have already requested my wife's senator's office for help. They said they'll reach out to NVC and "this happens more often than you'd believe". They also said they can't get anymore information from NVC than what NVC already gave out to us, that is, the same "there is no time frame and we'll contact you once your case is out of administrative review".

I am curious if you have seen a similar case before? What could have caused it? And how long typically does it last?

Senator office is right

they can only get the same info you already know

and they can not even do that unless u sign a release form

 

Why change the interview to another country?

Staying that long?  it would delay your case a lot

that could mean they would be thinking a new criminal report was needed from India

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On 10/18/2018 at 8:16 PM, adil-rafa said:

Senator office is right

they can only get the same info you already know

and they can not even do that unless u sign a release form

 

Why change the interview to another country?

Staying that long?  it would delay your case a lot

that could mean they would be thinking a new criminal report was needed from India

I already provided a police certificate from India. And no, changing embassies doesn't delay your case given:

1. Your case is still at NVC.

2. Your case is pivot.

 

The days of non-pivot cases taking long time to transfer are gone. I am in touch with people who have recently changed embassies here on VJ, all were pivot and it didn't take long at all. I think you made some assumptions and baked that in to your advice. No worries though!

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