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Hey everyone,

 

My (petitioner) i-129f was approved by USCIS and sent to the NVC.

When it's received by the NVC, who receives the receipt from NVC, the petitioner or beneficiary?

 

Thank you!

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11 minutes ago, Bjh said:

Hey everyone,

 

My (petitioner) i-129f was approved by USCIS and sent to the NVC.

When it's received by the NVC, who receives the receipt from NVC, the petitioner or beneficiary?

 

Thank you!

The petitioner, if you even get notified at all. Go to the thread listed below and update your email address with NVC. I would seek out and join this thread for further information.

 

 

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K1

I-129F Sent: 5/7/18

CSC Received: 5/8/18

NOA1: 5/11/18

NOA2: 3/6/19 (No RFE) (299 Days)

NVC Received: 3/20/19

Case Number Assigned: 3/26/19

NVC Left: 4/2/19

Consulate Received: 4/4/19

Interview 7/11/19 ( Result AP with 221g)

 


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USCIS is like a box of chocolates, you never know what kind of answer you are going to get!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

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We never received a receipt letter from NVC, despite my having filled out the "Ask NVC" thing that everyone recommends doing.  I called one week after approval, but they hadn't received the case yet. I called again a week later and still nothing, and I called again like 3 days after that and they said they had received it and gave me the case number as well.  When it left NVC for the embassy, I got an email to my email address (petitioner) but nothing went to the beneficiary email.  We also never got any physical letter of any kind from NVC.


2018 K1 Filing to Approval: 322 days (RFE 29 Days)

Spoiler

I-129F mailed: Jan 26 2018

NOA1: Jan 29 2018 (old site), Feb 2 2018 (new site)

RFE: Aug 30 2018 (old site updated 8/30; new site 8/31 w/email and text)

RFE hard copy: rec'd 9/4; ret'd 9/6 (old site updated 9/7; new site 9/10, no text/email)

NOA2: Oct 5 2018 [249 days]  (old site updated 10/5; new site 10/7, no text/email)

Case #: Oct 31 2018 [27 days] (called to get number, no email from NVC)

Left NVC: Nov 13 2018 

Consulate Rec'd (DHL): Nov 19 2018

CEAC 'Ready' status: Nov 29 2018

Interview: Dec 17 2018 [Approved!]

POE: Jan 10 2019 [Los Angeles]

Marriage: Jan 12 2019 :wub::dance:

 

2019 AOS Filing to Approval: 81 Days (No RFE, No Expedite)

Spoiler

AOS Mailed: Feb 19 2019

NOA1: Feb 25 2019 (I-485, I-765, I-131)

Biometrics Appt. Letter Rcv'd: Mar 8 2019

Biometrics Appointment: Mar 20 2019

Recv'd Interview Appt. Notice: Apr 15 2019 [I-485] (ready to schedule 4/10, scheduled 4/11; old site)

Interview: May 17 2019 [Cleveland, OH]

Approved: May 17 2019  :dance:

Green Card Received: May 24 2019

 

 


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56 minutes ago, radharose said:

We never received a receipt letter from NVC, despite my having filled out the "Ask NVC" thing that everyone recommends doing.  I called one week after approval, but they hadn't received the case yet. I called again a week later and still nothing, and I called again like 3 days after that and they said they had received it and gave me the case number as well.  When it left NVC for the embassy, I got an email to my email address (petitioner) but nothing went to the beneficiary email.  We also never got any physical letter of any kind from NVC.

Same here.  Got the case # over the phone with NVC, and then I believe the next communication was packet 3 (via email to the petitioner) from the Auckland Consulate.

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3 hours ago, radharose said:

We also never got any physical letter of any kind from NVC.

Actually, I take that back.  A letter arrived from NVC to my fiance's home address (the beneficiary), stating that they were forwarding our case to the embassy.  However, it arrived like 3 months after his visa was approved, he'd already arrived in the U.S., and we'd been married for like a month.  I think we may even have already submitted his AOS.  Scared the bejeezus out of us when his sister called to say there was a letter addressed to him in English, and all kinds of "We made an error, your visa should not have been issued" scenarios ran through my head until she opened it and sent us pictures and it turned out to be from the NVC.  Haha, I'd totally forgotten about that!


2018 K1 Filing to Approval: 322 days (RFE 29 Days)

Spoiler

I-129F mailed: Jan 26 2018

NOA1: Jan 29 2018 (old site), Feb 2 2018 (new site)

RFE: Aug 30 2018 (old site updated 8/30; new site 8/31 w/email and text)

RFE hard copy: rec'd 9/4; ret'd 9/6 (old site updated 9/7; new site 9/10, no text/email)

NOA2: Oct 5 2018 [249 days]  (old site updated 10/5; new site 10/7, no text/email)

Case #: Oct 31 2018 [27 days] (called to get number, no email from NVC)

Left NVC: Nov 13 2018 

Consulate Rec'd (DHL): Nov 19 2018

CEAC 'Ready' status: Nov 29 2018

Interview: Dec 17 2018 [Approved!]

POE: Jan 10 2019 [Los Angeles]

Marriage: Jan 12 2019 :wub::dance:

 

2019 AOS Filing to Approval: 81 Days (No RFE, No Expedite)

Spoiler

AOS Mailed: Feb 19 2019

NOA1: Feb 25 2019 (I-485, I-765, I-131)

Biometrics Appt. Letter Rcv'd: Mar 8 2019

Biometrics Appointment: Mar 20 2019

Recv'd Interview Appt. Notice: Apr 15 2019 [I-485] (ready to schedule 4/10, scheduled 4/11; old site)

Interview: May 17 2019 [Cleveland, OH]

Approved: May 17 2019  :dance:

Green Card Received: May 24 2019

 

 


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I (the petitioner) got a letter from the NVC, indicating that they were getting ready to send the paperwork to the interviewing consulate. Additionally, the sheet was a bit of a "Rosetta stone." On it were printed the USCIS Receipt number and the corresponding DOS Casefile number. That was much more than I was anticipating.

 

YMMV.

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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11 hours ago, radharose said:

We never received a receipt letter from NVC, despite my having filled out the "Ask NVC" thing that everyone recommends doing.  I called one week after approval, but they hadn't received the case yet. I called again a week later and still nothing, and I called again like 3 days after that and they said they had received it and gave me the case number as well.  When it left NVC for the embassy, I got an email to my email address (petitioner) but nothing went to the beneficiary email.  We also never got any physical letter of any kind from NVC.

The last sentence in the instructions state the following  "We have found in some cases that emails are never sent and in other cases this works well. So, your mileage may vary." 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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2 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

The last sentence in the instructions state the following  "We have found in some cases that emails are never sent and in other cases this works well. So, your mileage may vary." 

I'm not knocking the "Ask NVC" method, just stating that I tried it and it didn't work for me.  It may work for others.  All the notifications we've received throughout the process have been hit and miss, so I'm definitely all for trying every method available.


2018 K1 Filing to Approval: 322 days (RFE 29 Days)

Spoiler

I-129F mailed: Jan 26 2018

NOA1: Jan 29 2018 (old site), Feb 2 2018 (new site)

RFE: Aug 30 2018 (old site updated 8/30; new site 8/31 w/email and text)

RFE hard copy: rec'd 9/4; ret'd 9/6 (old site updated 9/7; new site 9/10, no text/email)

NOA2: Oct 5 2018 [249 days]  (old site updated 10/5; new site 10/7, no text/email)

Case #: Oct 31 2018 [27 days] (called to get number, no email from NVC)

Left NVC: Nov 13 2018 

Consulate Rec'd (DHL): Nov 19 2018

CEAC 'Ready' status: Nov 29 2018

Interview: Dec 17 2018 [Approved!]

POE: Jan 10 2019 [Los Angeles]

Marriage: Jan 12 2019 :wub::dance:

 

2019 AOS Filing to Approval: 81 Days (No RFE, No Expedite)

Spoiler

AOS Mailed: Feb 19 2019

NOA1: Feb 25 2019 (I-485, I-765, I-131)

Biometrics Appt. Letter Rcv'd: Mar 8 2019

Biometrics Appointment: Mar 20 2019

Recv'd Interview Appt. Notice: Apr 15 2019 [I-485] (ready to schedule 4/10, scheduled 4/11; old site)

Interview: May 17 2019 [Cleveland, OH]

Approved: May 17 2019  :dance:

Green Card Received: May 24 2019

 

 


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3 hours ago, radharose said:

I'm not knocking the "Ask NVC" method, just stating that I tried it and it didn't work for me.  It may work for others.  All the notifications we've received throughout the process have been hit and miss, so I'm definitely all for trying every method available.

We did both. Not only did I receive written confirmation from NVC that the visa package was being sent. I had initially called them to get the DOS case file number. Indeed, try every method available to you to cajole them to get your visa petition forwarded onto the interviewing embassy/consulate.

 

During our paper chase, the two governments, USA and PRC, were "playing" a little cat and mouth game with each countries diplomatic pouches, which could include approved K1 visa petitions. Once a pouch arrived in country, either country would often "quarantine" the other country's pouches in a bonded warehouse, to be released at some undetermined date in the future. The GUZ consulate in Guangzhou would routinely prefer to have the complete actual paper file for their purposes, but would accept an electronic copy from the NVC if necessary. So, us visa chasers would have to get the DHL shipping number from the NVC and find out the disposition of the package from the tracking record. If the file was quarantined, the petitioner would have to contact the GUZ IV unit and "persuade" them to use the electronic file for processing. Who knows how long it would take to get the actual paper file? I am not sure if the same game is being played today. It sounds like the two countries are playing games on a much larger scale now. 

 

HTH, YMMV,

 

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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