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Welcome to the Case Complete to Interview Monthly thread

 

 

You can view my spreadsheet Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet

 

To update your interview date go here. Case Complete to Interview Form

 

For New people to the thread please go Case Complete to Interview Form and input your information in the form and it will be added to the form.

 

Everyone should be clicking on the Portal tab to visit the information for their country. If nothing is there or information needs updating. Update or add.

Its up to all of us to keep this information current, relevant and helpful to others.

Special Note: Different consulates or embassies have strict guidelines as to what type of bags/purses/cellphones etc can be carried in. And whether they provide any lockers (or not) for temp storage. As many travel from far away (by air/train/cars, one needs to specially know what they will not be able to take inside the consulate and where to store their personal belongings.

 

Here are some FAQ and other tidbits that may be useful to you. Be sure to visit your countries portal and click on the Consular Information and also Consular reviews.

 

FAQ


I just called and got Case Complete how long does it take to get the email as confirmation?
Well it has been taking 5 to 7 days to get case complete email from the date they Case Complete.

How long after Case Complete will I get an interview?
Okay this is the BIG mystery of NVC. How it usually goes is end of the month and first week of month they start scheduling for interviews for the that upcoming month. Since January they have been pretty consistent starting about the last 2 days of the month and finishing that following first week of next month

Do I have to call for my interview date?
NVC has improved greatly since March. The interview letter now comes day of schedule. So call if you want its up to you.

I know someone who got interview in the middle of the month. How is that possible?
Usually when you see someone pop up with an interview outside the bunch its usually the result of a cancellation or the embassy opening up a slot. Just because scheduling stops doesn't mean they filled up all slots. They may have more slots than appointments which is good. So someone gets case complete and immediately they get an interview. It happens.

Remember every embassy has its own slots and schedule. Some like Mexico, Ghana are very busy with a long waiting list. Some like Yemen, well it may be a few months to get in. Iceland you get interview immediately scheduled after case Complete.

I need to change our interview date what do I do?
Once you receive your interview date track your casefile. Call NVC ask when your casefile left than you can follow the DHL instructions to embassy. The contact your embassy (email is best) and ask to be rescheduled later, earlier just ask. 

What do I need to bring to interview?
When you receive your P4 Letter (Interview letter) it will have your personalized checklist of things to bring or not. It has been suggested because things have been lost between NVC and embassy to bring everything (Originals) to the interview so if they don't have at embassy you aren't delayed.It's up to you. It doesn't happen much but it does happen.

 

How to expedite at NVC?

Go to this link has good information how to go about it.

http://boureypeatnut...m/expedite.html

Just to remind everyone to revisit the NVC Process Wiki, NVC Process Wiki

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Thanks to Fabian&Ross for spelling this all out. Once you get the interview letter reference this.

 

 

You must bring the following items to the visa interview:

  1. Any original documents the NVC requested that you did not submit (refer to the document list below)
  2. If the physician gives you your medical exam results, bring them to your interview in the envelope sealed by the medical office.
  3. Two passport photographs measuring 2 inches by 2 inches (5 cm by 5 cm) with a white background
  4. A valid unexpired passport
  5. Photocopies of all civil documents
  6. A new police certificate from your current country of residence, if you obtained the police certificate more than one year ago.
  7. Any additional documents listed in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate specific interview guidelines

 

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For those who want to request an earlier interview date here is a template written up by our own TeaCup.
Thank you TeaCup for the Template on how to notify the embassy
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Petitioners Name
Petitioners Date of birth
Beneficiary's Name
Beneficiary's Date of birth

NVC Case #

To whom it may concern,

My name is *********
I am writing to you in order to request an earlier interview. I have originally been scheduled for an Immigrant interview at (name of embassy and give date)
I have completed the required medical exam and I have all the necessary documents necessary for the interview and I am ready.
If it is at all possible for an earlier interview date to be scheduled for me it would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time

Sincerely.

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Address & Phone Number

 

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CEAC.state.gov Check My Visa Application Status: Status Wiki Thank you, SoerenHelmer,

 

https://docs.google....Min35W08WU/edit

 

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How to pay the Green Card Production fee of $220 on the Elis system.

NO NEED FOR ACCESS CODE, that is for other procedures like getting a copy of a green card, etc.

1. Create the ELIS account here: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/

2. Go here to pay fee: https://www.uscis.go...g-online-filing

3. Click to pay the USCIS immigrant fee icon.

4.Click "continue" at the bottom.

5.Enter the Alien Number and the NVC or DOS case. Use the same email you used on the ELIS account.

This is critical to enable your created ELIS account to receive your payment information.

6. You will get an email confirming your payment.

7. When you log again on the ELIS account, you will see your case number. (It is added automatically).

8. Login into your ELIS account to track or check the status of your Green Card.

Note: Green Card process starts when immigrant enters USA and is processed at POE.

 

******************Tips about your getting your SSN******************

If you don't have your SSN card within 21 days of your POE,  go IN PERSON to your local SSA office and see if your  application was forwarded by the Immigration officer.   It only works about 50% of the time when you tick  the box on the DS-260. As soon as you have your SSN you  may work.  Your passport visa and the immigration stamp  is the equivalent of your green card. Thank you Sukie in NY


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: 

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Case Complete to Interview Form

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NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

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1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
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6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Hello!

We just got expedited at the NVC stage on Friday, May 29th.

 

On the status site it says that out case is in transit. Hopefully it will arrive soon at the embassy and we'll get a interview quickly.

 

Good luck to everyone! 


04/23/19: got married in Florida

06/03/19: sent I-130

06/06/19: received NOA1

09/26/19: sent K-3

04/17/20: received NOA2

05/21/20: received case number NVC

05/27/20: sent expedite request

05/29/20: expedite request aprroved

05/29/20: case sent to Frankfurt embassy

06/02/20: case arrived in Frankfurt

06/04/20: Interview schedules for...

06/16/20: Interview - Approved!!! :D

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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1 hour ago, Tin4ik1990 said:

Hello!

We just got expedited at the NVC stage on Friday, May 29th.

 

On the status site it says that out case is in transit. Hopefully it will arrive soon at the embassy and we'll get a interview quickly.

 

Good luck to everyone! 

Good for you! Would you mind sharing the reason to expedite?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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6 hours ago, MRamak said:

Good for you! Would you mind sharing the reason to expedite?

We sent out an email with a few reasons. Mostly emotional hardship, we can't visit each other due to travel restrictions and our work places, long wait already...

 

But every consulate decides differently.


04/23/19: got married in Florida

06/03/19: sent I-130

06/06/19: received NOA1

09/26/19: sent K-3

04/17/20: received NOA2

05/21/20: received case number NVC

05/27/20: sent expedite request

05/29/20: expedite request aprroved

05/29/20: case sent to Frankfurt embassy

06/02/20: case arrived in Frankfurt

06/04/20: Interview schedules for...

06/16/20: Interview - Approved!!! :D

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Filed: Other Country: France
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8 hours ago, dwheels76 said:

Welcome to the Case Complete to Interview Monthly thread

Thank you for still being by our sides 😘


July 2014: Started dating 🥰 --- April 2019: Married 🕺💃

USCIS

April 29, 2019: NOA1 I-797C (Texas Service Center)  D#1

Nov 6,2019: RFE  D#191--- Nov 14, 2019 RFE sent D#204

Nov 25, 2019: NOA2 D#210  (7months)

Dec10, 2019: Case sent to NVC D#225

NVC

Dec19, 2019: Case received @NVC D#234

Jan21, 2020: Case created @NVC D#267 Jan22, 2020: IV and AOS fees paid D#268 (It showed PAID on Jan28th, 2020)

Jan31, 2020: Case submitted on CEAC website D#277 (=9 months)

Apr3, 2020: RFE  (supermega silly mistake on our lawyer's behalf) D#340 (=11 months)

Apr6, 2020: DQ!!! 🤪 

EMBASSY IN PARIS

June 1, 2020: Expedite request by mail to NVC - Denied on June 10th (Paris Embassy visa services still suspended) (14 months)

June 16, 2020: Email from NVC: the interview is scheduled for July 22nd - Hourray! 🎉

 

 

 

 

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Filed: Other Country: France
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14 minutes ago, Tin4ik1990 said:

We sent out an email with a few reasons. Mostly emotional hardship, we can't visit each other due to travel restrictions and our work places, long wait already...

 

But every consulate decides differently.

Bravo! Thats is great news, because, it means that things may move at the Embassies...

 

We had written a beautiful letter based on the same arguments (been apart for almost 6 months now...) but once we were on the Paris US embassy, it was restricted to a thousand characters (space included of course) 🤨 hahahahaha which is super short to express anything.

How was it for the Embassy in Germany, you could write a little more ?

Thanks,

Alix


July 2014: Started dating 🥰 --- April 2019: Married 🕺💃

USCIS

April 29, 2019: NOA1 I-797C (Texas Service Center)  D#1

Nov 6,2019: RFE  D#191--- Nov 14, 2019 RFE sent D#204

Nov 25, 2019: NOA2 D#210  (7months)

Dec10, 2019: Case sent to NVC D#225

NVC

Dec19, 2019: Case received @NVC D#234

Jan21, 2020: Case created @NVC D#267 Jan22, 2020: IV and AOS fees paid D#268 (It showed PAID on Jan28th, 2020)

Jan31, 2020: Case submitted on CEAC website D#277 (=9 months)

Apr3, 2020: RFE  (supermega silly mistake on our lawyer's behalf) D#340 (=11 months)

Apr6, 2020: DQ!!! 🤪 

EMBASSY IN PARIS

June 1, 2020: Expedite request by mail to NVC - Denied on June 10th (Paris Embassy visa services still suspended) (14 months)

June 16, 2020: Email from NVC: the interview is scheduled for July 22nd - Hourray! 🎉

 

 

 

 

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Congrats on the expedite!

 

I tried to expedite in March based on an upcoming surgery (of the US citizen) but NVC replied to tell me they couldn't forward expedite requests to the embassy right now because they aren't doing them, so I guess it depends on the consulate? I'm already DQ now anyway but don't want to be stuck behind a huge backlog... 


CR-1 VISA TIMELINE (LONDON EMBASSY)

26th May 2019 — Married 💕

12th July 2019 — I-130 sent

19th July 2019 — NOA1, assigned Potomac service center

17th March 2020 — NOA2!
21st March 2020 — NVC case number received, all fees paid
25th March 2020 — Fees accepted, DS-260 completed
26th March 2020 — All NVC documents submitted
19th May 2020 — DQ!
2nd June 2020 — Expedite requested (primarily medical reasons) 
5th June 2020 — Expedite approved by embassy
8th June 2020 — Case in transit NVC --> London

9th June 2020 — Call from London to schedule interview

16th June 2020 — Interview (221G, pending medical results, everything else fine)

17th June 2020 — Medical (mostly went well but something odd was showing on chest x-ray, cue stress)

22nd June 2020 — Medical confirmed all-clear and sent to embassy (P H E W)

2nd July 2020 — Visa status changed to issue, notification from courier

3rd July 2020 — Arrived at depot, informed I can't collect due to COVID-19 lockdown in Scotland. Had to get it rerouted (took a LOT of phonecalls)

4th July 2020 — Visa/passport received!

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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56 minutes ago, Alix64 said:

Bravo! Thats is great news, because, it means that things may move at the Embassies...

 

We had written a beautiful letter based on the same arguments (been apart for almost 6 months now...) but once we were on the Paris US embassy, it was restricted to a thousand characters (space included of course) 🤨 hahahahaha which is super short to express anything.

How was it for the Embassy in Germany, you could write a little more ?

Thanks,

Alix

We wrote an email to the NVC and they forwarded to the Frankfurt consulate. I don't know if we had any characters restrictions. But I don't think so. 

 

Yes, it means that the consulates and embassies are at least looking at some stuff. So hopefully all of them, especially in areas where the quarantine is getting lifted slowly, are starting to work normally soon.

50 minutes ago, ayestaci said:

Congrats on the expedite!

 

I tried to expedite in March based on an upcoming surgery (of the US citizen) but NVC replied to tell me they couldn't forward expedite requests to the embassy right now because they aren't doing them, so I guess it depends on the consulate? I'm already DQ now anyway but don't want to be stuck behind a huge backlog... 

Maybe you can try it now? March is when everything started and they probably didn't do a lot of visa stuff. 


04/23/19: got married in Florida

06/03/19: sent I-130

06/06/19: received NOA1

09/26/19: sent K-3

04/17/20: received NOA2

05/21/20: received case number NVC

05/27/20: sent expedite request

05/29/20: expedite request aprroved

05/29/20: case sent to Frankfurt embassy

06/02/20: case arrived in Frankfurt

06/04/20: Interview schedules for...

06/16/20: Interview - Approved!!! :D

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18 minutes ago, Tin4ik1990 said:

We wrote an email to the NVC and they forwarded to the Frankfurt consulate. I don't know if we had any characters restrictions. But I don't think so. 

You are right, on NVC's there is no character restrictions, because you can add your request in an attached document.

Great, I will do the same :) thanks for the tip.


July 2014: Started dating 🥰 --- April 2019: Married 🕺💃

USCIS

April 29, 2019: NOA1 I-797C (Texas Service Center)  D#1

Nov 6,2019: RFE  D#191--- Nov 14, 2019 RFE sent D#204

Nov 25, 2019: NOA2 D#210  (7months)

Dec10, 2019: Case sent to NVC D#225

NVC

Dec19, 2019: Case received @NVC D#234

Jan21, 2020: Case created @NVC D#267 Jan22, 2020: IV and AOS fees paid D#268 (It showed PAID on Jan28th, 2020)

Jan31, 2020: Case submitted on CEAC website D#277 (=9 months)

Apr3, 2020: RFE  (supermega silly mistake on our lawyer's behalf) D#340 (=11 months)

Apr6, 2020: DQ!!! 🤪 

EMBASSY IN PARIS

June 1, 2020: Expedite request by mail to NVC - Denied on June 10th (Paris Embassy visa services still suspended) (14 months)

June 16, 2020: Email from NVC: the interview is scheduled for July 22nd - Hourray! 🎉

 

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Tin4ik1990 said:

We wrote an email to the NVC and they forwarded to the Frankfurt consulate. I don't know if we had any characters restrictions. But I don't think so. 

 

Yes, it means that the consulates and embassies are at least looking at some stuff. So hopefully all of them, especially in areas where the quarantine is getting lifted slowly, are starting to work normally soon.

Maybe you can try it now? March is when everything started and they probably didn't do a lot of visa stuff. 

I think I will do that, no harm in sending another polite email after 2 months asking again.

 

Thanks, and congrats again!


CR-1 VISA TIMELINE (LONDON EMBASSY)

26th May 2019 — Married 💕

12th July 2019 — I-130 sent

19th July 2019 — NOA1, assigned Potomac service center

17th March 2020 — NOA2!
21st March 2020 — NVC case number received, all fees paid
25th March 2020 — Fees accepted, DS-260 completed
26th March 2020 — All NVC documents submitted
19th May 2020 — DQ!
2nd June 2020 — Expedite requested (primarily medical reasons) 
5th June 2020 — Expedite approved by embassy
8th June 2020 — Case in transit NVC --> London

9th June 2020 — Call from London to schedule interview

16th June 2020 — Interview (221G, pending medical results, everything else fine)

17th June 2020 — Medical (mostly went well but something odd was showing on chest x-ray, cue stress)

22nd June 2020 — Medical confirmed all-clear and sent to embassy (P H E W)

2nd July 2020 — Visa status changed to issue, notification from courier

3rd July 2020 — Arrived at depot, informed I can't collect due to COVID-19 lockdown in Scotland. Had to get it rerouted (took a LOT of phonecalls)

4th July 2020 — Visa/passport received!

 

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Hi! May 4th NVC submission date, May 26th documentarily qualified.

 

Unfortunately I can't and won't be coming in for an embassy interview until mid-December, as that is when my 212(e) home residency requirement will be done..

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16 hours ago, Tin4ik1990 said:

Hello!

We just got expedited at the NVC stage on Friday, May 29th.

 

On the status site it says that out case is in transit. Hopefully it will arrive soon at the embassy and we'll get a interview quickly.

 

Good luck to everyone! 

I may be wrong, but I don't believe getting an expedite at NVC stage, and an emergency interview during the shutdown are the same thing.

 

To me, it sounds like you have passed the NVC stage.  And will now wait for an interview once the embassy reopens.  Unless there are some more details?

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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3 minutes ago, Louis61404 said:

I may be wrong, but I don't believe getting an expedite at NVC stage, and an emergency interview during the shutdown are the same thing.

 

To me, it sounds like you have passed the NVC stage.  And will now wait for an interview once the embassy reopens.  Unless there are some more details?

 

 

From a FB group about the Frankfurt consulate I actually have seen a few people getting interviews and apparently not only emergencies. But I'll just wait til I hear from them. 


04/23/19: got married in Florida

06/03/19: sent I-130

06/06/19: received NOA1

09/26/19: sent K-3

04/17/20: received NOA2

05/21/20: received case number NVC

05/27/20: sent expedite request

05/29/20: expedite request aprroved

05/29/20: case sent to Frankfurt embassy

06/02/20: case arrived in Frankfurt

06/04/20: Interview schedules for...

06/16/20: Interview - Approved!!! :D

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