Jump to content
Debzib88

Our case has been sent to the Department of state

17 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Finally we had an update from uscis saying that they have sent our application to the department of state for visa processing. We were both overwhelmed as this update just came out of nowhere, and it feels like you have to wait for ever to hear anything back. My question is does anybody know how long it took for their NOA2 to come through the post? And how long it took to hear from the NVC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, fip & jim said:

I second that. Also, get your immunisations on the NHS and in time for the medical. Saves a lot of hassle and expense later on if you can do it now. 

I'm pregnant so would I have to have the immunisations that I might have missed? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Debzib88 said:

I'm pregnant so would I have to have the immunisations that I might have missed? 

Oh, congratulations!

Have you had MMR? 

You can delay any needed but they require you have them signed off by the time you file for AOS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Deanwinchester said:

It all goes pretty quickly now. That letter is the NOA2 from the USCIS, you might get an email from the NVC in a week or two. Then they'll send it to the embassy in another week or two. 

Do yourself a favor now and go ahead get the medical, police clearance and any other form you possibly can. If you have to wait for another form like the packet 3 letter from the embassy, email the embassy. 

Once you get the letter from the US embassy with the account number, use that to start the DS-160 ASAP, and pay the visa fee ASAP, you don't have to wait for anybody or anything unless your country has specific policy for waiting for a document but honestly contact the institution directly, such as the hospital for the medical and the police station for the clearance, because sometimes the NOA2 is all you need. 

Good luck, keep going, you're almost there! (me too).

Thank you for the information you've supplied. I will get on to them and see what I can do. The police clearance is that similar to a dbs check? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, fip & jim said:

Oh, congratulations!

Have you had MMR? 

You can delay any needed but they require you have them signed off by the time you file for AOS

Thank you.  I think I would of had that when I was a child. I think it's just the TB I haven't had. But I'm not sure if that's on the list. Is that when you ask to remove the conditions off your green card status. Because we did the i130 route. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Debzib88 said:

Thank you.  I think I would of had that when I was a child. I think it's just the TB I haven't had. But I'm not sure if that's on the list. Is that when you ask to remove the conditions off your green card status. Because we did the i130 route. 

Can you check when you have a check up next? The midwife can advise you what to do. I don't know the timescale for the spouse visa but the immunisation requirements are the same for all immigrants. 

The police check is the ACRO for immigration purposes. You do it all online. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Roy Vanessa said:

I have been waiting on NVC for a month plus now. Got my NOA 2 in January 2019, call NVC they only confirmed they received my case from USCIS.

We got our NAO2 on 8 January so we are pretty close. I am moving from Australia, you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

OP, you mentioned you filed the I-130 right, not the I129f? If that is the case, you have to wait until the NVC contacts you with a case number. 

Yeah we went down the i130 path 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Debzib88 said:

Yeah we went down the i130 path 

It took our case a month to reach NVC.....back in late 2016.


                               :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

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
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Debzib88 said:

Yeah we went down the i130 path 

Yep. Then you need to wait until the NVC contacts you. You can still start gathering support documents such as police certificate, ... Hold off on the medicals until closer to the interview.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

OP, you got a lot of advice based on K-1 which is much faster because AOS is required later, in the US.  For CR-1, it will take 3 or 4 weeks after NOA2 for the file to reach NVC.  After that, NVC is taking 8 weeks to assign a case number.  Once you have the case number you can upload documents, forms, and pay fees via CEAC, this could take a few days or a week or more depending on how ready you are with police certificates, affidavit of support, tax returns and supporting documents, civil documents for beneficiary, etc.  NVC's website says they take 3 weeks to process those documents once uploaded and schedule the interview at your embassy/consulate.  Depending on the country's backlog, it could be as early as 4 weeks from then to the interview or much longer, do research on your country's forum to check.  Medical exam and biometrics are done while waiting for the interview.  If the interview is all good, with no request for more documents, sponsors, AP, problems with the medical, etc., the visa is usually ready for pick up or delivery and this varies from a few days to a few weeks.  Again, check times for your country.  All of this adds up to about five months from NOA2 to visa in hand, if all goes smoothly...  Then after that you might need a few weeks from visa in hand to buy a good air fare, unless you have so much money that you don't care about cost and can fly out the day after you get the visa.  We're hoping for six months from now (we also just received NOA2) until travel to the US, assuming no delays at all.  Good luck!   

Edited by carmel34
*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...