Jump to content
Adrianadomin

I-130 approved, When to contact NVC

9 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

My I130 recently got approved on the approval notice it says to wait for 30 days for the NVC to receive the package form USCIS. But I’ve read some topics here that people usually call the NVC A few days after the i130 approval to see if they’ve received something? How long should I wait or should contact them right away? Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It took our case a few weeks to get to NVC.


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

   :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
37 minutes ago, Adrianadomin said:

I130 recently got approved on the approval notice it says to wait for 30 days for the NVC to receive the package form USCIS

In a normal case, it takes 1-3’weeks for the NVC to receive the case and another 4-5 weeks for them to input the case. You want to call NVC in about 3 weeks to verify they have received the case.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, missileman said:

It took our case a few weeks to get to NVC.

Thank you! 

2 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

In a normal case, it takes 1-3’weeks for the NVC to receive the case and another 4-5 weeks for them to input the case. You want to call NVC in about 3 weeks to verify they have received the case.

Thank you 

Share this post


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

To get our case number 

I remember reading the NVC guide on VJ and it recommended calling the NVC frequently. I only called once, a few weeks after my NOA2 was approved, and they told me was that they received my case a week before and that the process can take up to 8 weeks. It took 40 minutes of waiting to get to a representative, so I didn't bother calling back.

 

Two weeks later, we received a email with our case number and invoice ID. Going by the Julian calendar, the case number was created the day prior to the email. In my particular case, I don't think calling impacted the process at all.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Per my NOA2 letter and reading some other people's advice, I wrote an email to NVC at nvcinquiry@state.gov about 5 weeks after the NOA2.  In this email I included:

  • What I was inquiring about (I-130)
  • My receipt number (in the subject line, referenced again in the body)
  • My full name, DOB, and email address
  • My wife's full name, DOB, and email address
  • The date I received NOA2, and I mentioned that that letter had advised me to follow up 30 days later.

NVC emailed me and my wife both back 3 days later with a case number and login credentials to their system.  I didn't fully understand that I was supposed to log in and pay fees, so I sat on that for a couple more weeks until I did that today.

Edited by vtstang66

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/14/2019 at 8:43 AM, vtstang66 said:

Per my NOA2 letter and reading some other people's advice, I wrote an email to NVC at nvcinquiry@state.gov about 5 weeks after the NOA2.  In this email I included:

  • What I was inquiring about (I-130)
  • My receipt number (in the subject line, referenced again in the body)
  • My full name, DOB, and email address
  • My wife's full name, DOB, and email address
  • The date I received NOA2, and I mentioned that that letter had advised me to follow up 30 days later.

NVC emailed me and my wife both back 3 days later with a case number and login credentials to their system.  I didn't fully understand that I was supposed to log in and pay fees, so I sat on that for a couple more weeks until I did that today.

Thank you so much, I will do that!

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...