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Welcome to another monthly thread for those going through NVC


Please read everything below and refer to it throughout your NVC journey, whether this is your first month at NVC or your third. :bonk:


Before posting questions, please read the wiki Saylin wrote on the NVC process here. Once you're done, read it one or two more times to really understand it ;)Don't forget to also read the official form instructions as well as USCIS and NVC's websites!

If you want to see a visual of the NVC process, please view Saylin's flowchart here.

Yes this thread was created by our great Queen Saylin and the knowledge is still going forward. This thread I pray stays alive and well as many who have gone through the process or still going can chime in and help and assist.

If you're wondering about time frames, look at the fellow members right here in this thread! Study their signatures/timelines and make notes. VJ also has this awesome page. Use it! I sure did during my process :) That means if you are on this thread WE expect you to have an up to date timeline.


Current case file creation time:

This is the link to go to see what date they are working on. Follow  it says up to 6 weeks but recently that 6 weeks is about 4 weeks from approval at USCIS.
Once your case has been created, we will contact you with instructions on how to begin processing. Until your case is entered into our system, we unfortunately won’t have any information about your case.


Current case review time:

This is the link to see what date they are reviewing. Please allow up to three-weeks for NVC to review your forms and documents once we receive both the petitioner’s financial documents and the applicant’s civil documents. You must also have paid all required fees and submitted your visa application online. We will not review your file until we have received all of the above items



And once you've got a case complete, please join the case complete/interview thread started by me, Dwheels76 on (currently February 2020 thread),



Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!


Come join the current Interview thread: 


Case Complete to Interview Form

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process



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5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
5/21/2019: Filed Online
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6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
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Hi 🙂 still no DQ. Submitted Dec 13th.

Service Center: Texas Service Center SRC

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

Marriage: 2018/12/21

I-130 sent: 2019/03/13

I-130 NOA1: 2019/03/27

I-130 Approval: 2019/09/21

Case sent to NVC: 2019/09/30

Case receive NVC: 2019/10/07

Case Number receive NVC: 2019/11/01

Payment of AOS and IV fees: 2019/11/02

DS 260, AOS and Civil Documents Sub: 2019/12/13

DQ: 2020/01/21

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2 minutes ago, konishiwa said:

hi guys,


my documents have been uploaded since november 20 but no DQ yet!!


do you think it differs from country to country ?


i am lebanese

A lot of people have that as a theory but I did it the same day and I'm from Jamaica, no dq as yet myself

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17 minutes ago, konishiwa said:

hi guys,


my documents have been uploaded since november 20 but no DQ yet!!


do you think it differs from country to country ?


i am lebanese

Nov 14th, Canada, but someone else I know from Canada uploaded on the 20th and got DQ a few days ago. So, country could be one thing, maybe the reviewer you get takes more time with some than others based on your case...who knows.

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Resubmitted 12/18, annoyed with the delay but holding on hope 🤞

Our CR1 Journey:


USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)


NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)


Interview Stage:

  • Interview letter for 4/1/20 received on 3/11/20
  • Interview cancelled 3/17/20 by embassy due to Covid-19
  • Waiting for: Interview reschedule

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Hi everyone. Happy New Year. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays. We submitted our documents on 12/23 and no DQ yet. Not like I'm expecting anything, since the process was bound to slow down in this season. However, I still held on to hope just because we have been going through this visa process for so long. We got approved for a conditional expedite and I'm just wondering if anyone here (or anyone you know) knows if the document review time takes less time for those with conditional expedites? I know there is not much of a pattern with NVC but I wanted to get a feel of what others have been experiencing. 

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Ugh November 14th still nothing


  • Married 14 April 2018
  • I130 Package Sent 30 Sept 2018
  • NOA1 PD 5 Oct 2018 (Nebraska) 
  • NOA2 30 September 2019 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
  • Sent to NVC 10 October 2019
  • AOS/IV Package Submitted 15 November 2019 🤞
  • Policy Certificate Rejected, sent to Supervisor for Review 14 January 2020 🤬🤬
  • Police Certificate Rejected by Supervisor as Wrong Certificate 30 January 2020 🤬🤬
  • New Police Certificate Submitted (Identical to Previous) 7 February 
  • Request for Expidite Submitted, Due to NVC F*Up 8 February 2020
  • Expidite Declined (to be fair to others) 🙄 11 March 2020
  • Filed AOS 03/23 (Locked down due to virus in LA)

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