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Hi Family.  We were approved on 1/10/2019.  I called NVC today to find out if they had received & assigned a case # to us.  The person I spoke with said no.  She said it takes several weeks.  I thought it takes about 10 day to receive it after NOA2.  I updated my beneficiary's email as well as mine.  Hopefully, we will get a reply when NVC has a case # for us.  Any thoughts on this?  Did I call too soon?

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Some cases have taken as long as 1-2 months to get a case number.


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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
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3 minutes ago, missileman said:

Some cases have taken as long as 1-2 months to get a case number.

Wow!  That's a long time.  Some people seem to get it faster.  Thanks for your reply.  I have to exercise more patience...….

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2 minutes ago, PandT said:

Wow!  That's a long time.  Some people seem to get it faster.  Thanks for your reply.  I have to exercise more patience...….

Hopefully, you will get your case number faster.....This process requires a GREAT deal of Knowledge, Planning, Time, Patience, and Money.......good luck.


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

"Only a fool would fail to heed the advice of someone who has walked in his shoes"- Missileman, 2/8/19

"What I am to be, I am NOW becoming"- Benjamin Franklin

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

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

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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It was so upsetting to see some people get their case received at the NVC within 2-3 weeks of noa2. Our case took 6 FULL WEEKS to arrive at the NVC. So I'd sit tight and maybe call once a week since you just got noa2. Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones, but many of us also wait 1-2 months.


06/15/18  -  NOA1

12/06/18  -  NOA2

01/16/19  -  NVC received case

01/17/19  -  NVC issued case number

02/05/19  -  Case left NVC ("In Transit" on CEAC)

02/07/19  -  Case received at Montreal Consulate

02/11/19  - Case changed to "Ready" on CEAC

   Pending -  Packet 3

 

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OP, I suggest to call twice a week. Once on Monday and once on Friday to not go crazy.  Eventually you will get your Case#. Call in the afternoon after all the mail has been processed


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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11 minutes ago, NicoleM said:

It was so upsetting to see some people get their case received at the NVC within 2-3 weeks of noa2. Our case took 6 FULL WEEKS to arrive at the NVC. So I'd sit tight and maybe call once a week since you just got noa2. Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones, but many of us also wait 1-2 months.'

My goodness, 6 weeks waiting to get a #.  That's crazy.  I don't understand  what kind of system they have in issuing them 😒.  I am sorry you guys had to wait so long.  You had to be frustrated.  Thanks for responding. 

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6 minutes ago, Alabamak1 said:

OP, I suggest to call twice a week. Once on Monday and once on Friday to not go crazy.  Eventually you will get your Case#. Call in the afternoon after all the mail has been processed

Okay.  Will try that.  Today, I called at 6:00 pm.  I was surprised I only waited 30 minutes before someone picked up.  Thanks for the suggestion.  

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36 minutes ago, missileman said:

Hopefully, you will get your case number faster.....This process requires a GREAT deal of Knowledge, Planning, Time, Patience, and Money.......good luck.

Oh yes.  I am beginning to see that, especially the money part 😅.  Thanks.

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16 hours ago, Alabamak1 said:

OP, I suggest to call twice a week. Once on Monday and once on Friday to not go crazy.  Eventually you will get your Case#. Call in the afternoon after all the mail has been processed

Thank you.  Will try that.

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20 hours ago, PandT said:

Hi Family.  We were approved on 1/10/2019.  I called NVC today to find out if they had received & assigned a case # to us.  The person I spoke with said no.  She said it takes several weeks.  I thought it takes about 10 day to receive it after NOA2.  I updated my beneficiary's email as well as mine.  Hopefully, we will get a reply when NVC has a case # for us.  Any thoughts on this?  Did I call too soon?

I was approved on 9 January and I've been calling for 2 days now.  They still have not received my packet and the person I spoke to would tell me that it can take up to 6 weeks before they receive anything from USCIS.  I know it's frustrating because you see some people packets make it to NVC in 14 days.  I'm just going to keep calling everyday.  First I'm stressed about the packet being approved now I'm stressing about NVC receiving my packet then I'm going to stress about my packet leaving NVC then I"m going to stress about when my consulate receives my packet and when I'm allowed to make my appointment.  Sheesh, so much stress, lol

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21 hours ago, PandT said:

Hi Family.  We were approved on 1/10/2019.  I called NVC today to find out if they had received & assigned a case # to us.  The person I spoke with said no.  She said it takes several weeks.  I thought it takes about 10 day to receive it after NOA2.  I updated my beneficiary's email as well as mine.  Hopefully, we will get a reply when NVC has a case # for us.  Any thoughts on this?  Did I call too soon?

I think 10 days is possible, but not common.

 

We just rec'd NOA2 on Jan 22.    So obviously, timing until the NVC is important to us.   I pulled the following information from VJ timeline analysis.   These are the January NOA2s I've found, showing an NVC receipt.   I sorted from shortest to longest.   This is only sorted for those who have an NVC receipt date, so obviously doesn't include those who have not got that yet....like you and us.   

 

You mentioned NOA2 of Jan 10.......so based on the average of 14.5 days, you should see it soon..........obviously that could go longer.

 

 

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6 hours ago, DanielPlainview said:

I think 10 days is possible, but not common.

 

We just rec'd NOA2 on Jan 22.    So obviously, timing until the NVC is important to us.   I pulled the following information from VJ timeline analysis.   These are the January NOA2s I've found, showing an NVC receipt.   I sorted from shortest to longest.   This is only sorted for those who have an NVC receipt date, so obviously doesn't include those who have not got that yet....like you and us.   

 

You mentioned NOA2 of Jan 10.......so based on the average of 14.5 days, you should see it soon..........obviously that could go longer.

 

 

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Thank you so  much for taking the time to get this info.  It is appreciated.

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6 hours ago, DanielPlainview said:

I think 10 days is possible, but not common.

 

We just rec'd NOA2 on Jan 22.    So obviously, timing until the NVC is important to us.   I pulled the following information from VJ timeline analysis.   These are the January NOA2s I've found, showing an NVC receipt.   I sorted from shortest to longest.   This is only sorted for those who have an NVC receipt date, so obviously doesn't include those who have not got that yet....like you and us.   

 

You mentioned NOA2 of Jan 10.......so based on the average of 14.5 days, you should see it soon..........obviously that could go longer.

 

 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this info.  It is appreciated.  

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6 hours ago, Jay Jones said:

I was approved on 9 January and I've been calling for 2 days now.  They still have not received my packet and the person I spoke to would tell me that it can take up to 6 weeks before they receive anything from USCIS.  I know it's frustrating because you see some people packets make it to NVC in 14 days.  I'm just going to keep calling everyday.  First I'm stressed about the packet being approved now I'm stressing about NVC receiving my packet then I'm going to stress about my packet leaving NVC then I"m going to stress about when my consulate receives my packet and when I'm allowed to make my appointment.  Sheesh, so much stress, lol

😂I feel the same way.  Honestly, if this doesn't end soon, I am going to be a nut case.  We are constantly worrying about one thing or another; from the beginning up to now & more worries coming up getting ready for the big interview day, at the embassy.  I am glad someone else understands.  Some of my VJ family members advised me to continue calling, so I am going to do the same as you.  

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