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Hello, we have just received our NOA2 and are very excited to continue the process! But I'm worried about them sending the package to the wrong consulate because my Fiancée, who is currently on a work visa, has to return to her home country within 30 days.


I am a US resident, and the beneficiary is Australian who is in Canada on a work visa. I just received the NOA2 yesterday. The NOA2 says it will take them 2-4 weeks to process and create a case number before they send it to the consulate. She has to return to Australia within 30 days. Do I change her address with the NVC to her Australian one since she will be leaving in just under 30 days?


I've done some research and people say to wait until our case number is created, but by then won't the package be sent to the wrong consulate?


If anyone can help I'd appreciate it so much, thank you for reading.

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I would immediately email NVC, and both consulates and ask to transfer the case to her home country........

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47 minutes ago, Brent2019 said:


I am a US resident, 


Only US citizens can petition for a fiancé. Residents can only petition for legal spouses (already married). Do you mean you are a US citizen? There’s a big difference between being a resident and a citizen. 





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2 minutes ago, JFH said:

Only US citizens can petition for a fiancé. Residents can only petition for legal spouses (already married). Do you mean you are a US citizen? There’s a big difference between being a resident and a citizen. 

Yes I am a citizen and resident, sorry for confusion.

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Call NVC and update them. If that doesn't work and your file is sent to the "wrong" embassy then follow these instructions:


If you wish to have your immigrant/fiancée visa file transferred from one Embassy to another U.S. Embassy/Consulate, please contact the appropriate U.S. Embassy/Consulate directly in the country where you wish to apply and follow their instructions for case transfer. Please click here for the full list of all U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas.


The old Embassy will need to receive a formal file transfer request from that U.S. Embassy/Consulate in the country where you wish to apply. Upon receipt of this request, they will immediately forward the file for the New Embassy to process.


Once you contact your New Embassy you then can discuss the transfer of your fee. Be sure to have your payment receipt available.


If your case goes from embassy to embassy then NO you don't get a new case number. The case number will began with original alpha nomenclature ie. AAAXXXXXXXXXX. If her case comes from NVC then you will have a case number starting with the embassy that you will interview in. To make your payment using your old embassy's case number you establish your profile with that case number then you link your payment to your profile. 


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