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My wife has just received her visa from the courier service, but she did not receive a sealed visa packet. Looking at her visa, it shows that her IV docs are in the CCD which I understand means she is not going to receive a sealed packet and can travel with just her visa. We went through a whole mess with a clerical error where the CO at the Manila embassy told us had all our docs were in order, only for them to ask us later about why we had not sent in a document and that we were listed 221g. After some communication explaining that the CO did not give her a 221g paper and had said she was good to go, they issued the visa (all without acknowledging the mistake). I just want to make sure she is good to travel and this is not an extension of that clerical error.

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What's CCD? Some consular posts started issuing visa without the packet, as the information inside the packet can now be transferred electronically to CBP. There were some posts about packetless people entering the US recently. You can search the forum for that. This appears to be a brand new program that they just started rolling out.

 

 

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She won’t receive a sealed packet. Only the embassy would know if everything is correct this time. She will find out when she arrives at the POE. Errors are rare - especially from an embassy that is no stranger to issuing spousal visas. Manila probably issues more family-based immigrant visas than any other embassy in the world. That said, human error is always possible. 

 

So no one here can guarantee that everything will go well. 


 

 

 

 

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This is on the UK site.  I assume it applies to all consulates:  "If your visa is annotated with the phrase “IV Docs in CCD,” you will not receive an immigrant visa package. That is because you scanned your supporting documents as part of the visa process."


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The CCD is the database where the documents are housed I believe. Okay, so she will definitely not receive a packet. That is fine and I understand about human error (all to well with this process), we will just have to pray everything is in order. 

 

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1 minute ago, Lwalke93 said:

The CCD is the database where the documents are housed I believe. Okay, so she will definitely not receive a packet. That is fine and I understand about human error (all to well with this process), we will just have to pray everything is in order. 

 

Thank you!

If she received her passport with an attached valid immigration visa, all is good........congratulations!!!  You have done it!!!


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  • 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
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2 hours ago, Lwalke93 said:

My wife has just received her visa from the courier service, but she did not receive a sealed visa packet. Looking at her visa, it shows that her IV docs are in the CCD which I understand means she is not going to receive a sealed packet and can travel with just her visa. We went through a whole mess with a clerical error where the CO at the Manila embassy told us had all our docs were in order, only for them to ask us later about why we had not sent in a document and that we were listed 221g. After some communication explaining that the CO did not give her a 221g paper and had said she was good to go, they issued the visa (all without acknowledging the mistake). I just want to make sure she is good to travel and this is not an extension of that clerical error.

No, she is good to go. They have recently started doing everything electronically so no packet. 

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