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A few questions after NOA2

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Hi everyone,

 

We finally got our NOA2 on January 31st (Texas Service Center) so our NVC adventure starts now.

I have a few questions:

 

1) The two USCIS websites and App worked very well as in our approval got announced straight away and we got an email. 

If I continue checking those two sites, will I get notified when our case is sent to the NVC? Will there be another change of status? 

 

2) To get our NVC case number, will they send us a physical letter? Or an email on the same email address registered with USCIS? Should we wait for that or call?

 

3) Our consulate will be Paris. Will we be able to do everything online through electronic processing? If Paris one of those consulates that allow it?

 

4) In terms of documents required by the Paris consulate, it says that french nationals born abroad need to show the birth certificate issued by the french government + from the country where the individual is born. Do I need to upload both of them at the NVC stage or just bring the second one (Paris specific) at the consulate only?

 

Thanks in advance for your replies!

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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.***

 

**Moderator hat off**

 

Answers:

  1. No
  2. They won't send a physical letter and you could be waiting a very long time for them to send an email, if at all.  Allow about two weeks and then start calling.
  3. I'm not sure, call the NVC and ask.
  4. France specific answer needed; otherwise call the NVC.

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