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Hello - I have a few questions for any couples where the petitioner is in the US and the beneficiary is in Japan:

 

I live in Florida and my fiancee is in Tokyo. I received NOA2 on 9/10/2018 in the regular mail. Then I received an email  on 10/3 from NVC that the contained a pdf copy of a letter addressed to my fiancee saying that the I-129 was approved and that they (the NVC) would now forward the petition to the consulate in Tokyo. The letter says that consulate will contact me (not her) when they are ready to process the petition. This seems strange.

 

  • If you received the notice from NVC that the petition was sent to the consulate in Japan, how long before you heard from the consulate?
  • In the timelines many people have a date for NVC received and for consulate received. I was never notified that the NVC received the petition from USCIS - did anyone else? And neither I nor my fiancee received notice from the consulate that they received the petition - did anyone else?
  • We are both wondering what the next step is and if there is something important we missed or are supposed to do.
  • She printed out the letter I received as an attachment to the email from NVC on 10/3 and was able to schedule both the police background check and the medical exam, and finished both of them on10/19. But neither of us has heard from the consulate yet. We see several couples who have already scheduled their final interview that received the NVC notice around the same time or after us, so we think there must be something we have to do.

Looking for any help you can provide.

Thanks!

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12 hours ago, briandbryant said:

Hello - I have a few questions for any couples where the petitioner is in the US and the beneficiary is in Japan:

 

I live in Florida and my fiancee is in Tokyo. I received NOA2 on 9/10/2018 in the regular mail. Then I received an email  on 10/3 from NVC that the contained a pdf copy of a letter addressed to my fiancee saying that the I-129 was approved and that they (the NVC) would now forward the petition to the consulate in Tokyo. The letter says that consulate will contact me (not her) when they are ready to process the petition. This seems strange.

 

  • If you received the notice from NVC that the petition was sent to the consulate in Japan, how long before you heard from the consulate?
  • In the timelines many people have a date for NVC received and for consulate received. I was never notified that the NVC received the petition from USCIS - did anyone else? And neither I nor my fiancee received notice from the consulate that they received the petition - did anyone else?
  • We are both wondering what the next step is and if there is something important we missed or are supposed to do.
  • She printed out the letter I received as an attachment to the email from NVC on 10/3 and was able to schedule both the police background check and the medical exam, and finished both of them on10/19. But neither of us has heard from the consulate yet. We see several couples who have already scheduled their final interview that received the NVC notice around the same time or after us, so we think there must be something we have to do.

Looking for any help you can provide.

Thanks!

This is better handled by one of our dear friends @Naes who is very up on the details for Japan. I will add what I have.

 

Japanese thread with discussion on what to do to attain your visa from Japan.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/53842-all-japan-filers/?page=94

P3 letter

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zgtf2aw4KFpGD7vg2lSgiW5ZXKN3JY0r/view?usp=sharing


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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15 hours ago, briandbryant said:

Hello - I have a few questions for any couples where the petitioner is in the US and the beneficiary is in Japan:

 

I live in Florida and my fiancee is in Tokyo. I received NOA2 on 9/10/2018 in the regular mail. Then I received an email  on 10/3 from NVC that the contained a pdf copy of a letter addressed to my fiancee saying that the I-129 was approved and that they (the NVC) would now forward the petition to the consulate in Tokyo. The letter says that consulate will contact me (not her) when they are ready to process the petition. This seems strange.

 

  • If you received the notice from NVC that the petition was sent to the consulate in Japan, how long before you heard from the consulate?
  • In the timelines many people have a date for NVC received and for consulate received. I was never notified that the NVC received the petition from USCIS - did anyone else? And neither I nor my fiancee received notice from the consulate that they received the petition - did anyone else?
  • We are both wondering what the next step is and if there is something important we missed or are supposed to do.
  • She printed out the letter I received as an attachment to the email from NVC on 10/3 and was able to schedule both the police background check and the medical exam, and finished both of them on10/19. But neither of us has heard from the consulate yet. We see several couples who have already scheduled their final interview that received the NVC notice around the same time or after us, so we think there must be something we have to do.

Looking for any help you can provide.

Thanks!

They’ll contact her, don’t worry about the email.

 

After your status says ready it can be as little as 2 days to 3 weeks. Japanese beneficiaries tend to get on the faster end. It is pretty long so you can give them a call to ask about it. Again the number can be found through the website.

 

You don’t get a notice before it gets in transit from NVC. They know because they called NVC everyday so they got the updates before this.

 

Gather all the necessary documents. Schedule the medical using NVC number, and she will also need that email/letter print out for the medical. So she is on the right track.

 

Did she submit her ds-160? 

After this she will go to embassy website and schedule it from the link provided. However she will need the notice from them.

 

You can read my embassy review as I tried to write it in detail there. Tag me for any questions.

 

 


Check your case status at the new website : https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov

USPS INFORMED DELIVERY https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action

 

How to talk to a live person at USCIShttps://goo.gl/54z5bZ

What to do after NOA2 Approval? How to contact NVCClick here for info - https://goo.gl/KggThF

If you cannot get NVC on the phone try this - https://secureforms.travel.state.gov/ask-nvc.php

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