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Case Complete (DQ) to Interview November 2020

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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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

 

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Thank you NinPran's for showing us how your successful expedite was done. I have revised abit the expedite request but she did all the work.

 

EXPEDITE at NVC

How to start a expedite: Send your NVC expedite request in the form of an email to nvcexpedite@state.gov. An email request is specifically the only way to submit the NVC expedite request.

 

Subject Line: Expedite Request /Case # 

 


First paragraph:  Tell them who the Petitioner is and the Beneficiary

 

Introduce yourself, name, date of birth, and where you reside. Same thing for the beneficiary.  

Second Paragraph: Reason/s for the expedite

 

State the reason why your case needs to be expedited. Be specific. The more you can demonstrate the hardship (mental, financial, health wise) on the petitioner the better.

 

Also include attachments of Proof   

 

Now plead your case. Asking for their approval for your request. Now is time to really use this COVID to your advantage.

 

You might be supporting two households that’s financial hardship. You may be depressed now seeing doctor or therapist get a letter stating that.


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-DQ-to-Interview-July-2021

Case Complete to Interview Form

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
 

 

 

ROC I751
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)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
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5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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4 minutes ago, DGF said:

Montreal should start working with the NVC any day now and after 10 months we're hoping October will finally be our IL month! 

You've had a long wait. Fingers crossed this is your month! 🤞🏻

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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3 hours ago, Rama19 said:

Hello, interview is next week, do we need to have Ds5540?

Thank you.

 

mine too.... it seems that the embassy didn't ask for that. but if you have that filled out, you can bring it just in case they ask. good luck :)

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1 minute ago, CS_Bradshaw said:

mine too.... it seems that the embassy didn't ask for that. but if you have that filled out, you can bring it just in case they ask. good luck :)

I didn't even think about it since it had been suspended, but it does seem like it was recently overturned. Our Embassy didn't include it on the list of documents to bring though. My husband's interview is in 2 weeks so I'd really appreciate an update on whether it's asked for!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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5 minutes ago, JenIE said:

I didn't even think about it since it had been suspended, but it does seem like it was recently overturned. Our Embassy didn't include it on the list of documents to bring though. My husband's interview is in 2 weeks so I'd really appreciate an update on whether it's asked for!

yeahh... i just got an email today from the embassy about what documents to bring for the interview and nothing was mention about the DS-5540. but when we prepared documents for the NVC stage we actually already filled it out, so i was just gonna bring it whether they will ask or not. two weeks will go by fast, good luck for his interview :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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1 minute ago, CS_Bradshaw said:

yeahh... i just got an email today from the embassy about what documents to bring for the interview and nothing was mention about the DS-5540. but when we prepared documents for the NVC stage we actually already filled it out, so i was just gonna bring it whether they will ask or not. two weeks will go by fast, good luck for his interview :)

Yeah what's another two weeks after all the rest of the process! Good luck to you too next week! :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Started checking these NVC threads a year ago, still here. 😪


Service Center: Texas Service Center SRC

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

I-130 NOA1: 2019/03/21

I-130 NOA2: 2019/09/17

NVC DQ: 2020/01/21

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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4 hours ago, Xyrstine said:

Shouldn't the heading be October and not November? 

 

Currently waiting at the London Embassy for my interview. 🤞

The heading is always one month ahead because when you receive an interview date it is typically for the following month. It feels weirder because the interview process has been slowed down and people are in this thread for many months, but the naming is intentional. 

 

I've seen lots of interviews scheduled for London, so hopefully they get to your case soon!

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5 minutes ago, JenIE said:

I've seen lots of interviews scheduled for London, so hopefully they get to your case soon!

Only waiting since summer but this year has honestly seemed like the longest ever. 

🤞 for everyone waiting! 

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8 minutes ago, PBabz said:

Only waiting since summer but this year has honestly seemed like the longest ever. 

🤞 for everyone waiting! 

Here's hoping you get your interview soon as well! Last month London issued 138 IR-1/CR-1 Visas, so they are making more progress through the backlog than some embassies, which is the good news. This year has definitely seemed eternal though!

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