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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Senegal
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I am looking for clarification for the K-1 process. Once USCIS sends the NOA2 showing the case was approved June 27, 2024, we now wait for NVC to contact the petitioner and beneficiary, correct? This is where I am confused, do we send documents to NVC for the K-1 to get a "documentarily approved" status, and then the case is forwarded to the embassy to schedule the interview. Or, does NVC just receive the case, assign the case number, and forward on immediately to the embassy where they then contact beneficiary and petitioner with the documents needed and interview scheduling procedure? 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Taiwan
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10 minutes ago, cirenebrown said:

I am looking for clarification for the K-1 process. Once USCIS sends the NOA2 showing the case was approved June 27, 2024, we now wait for NVC to contact the petitioner and beneficiary, correct? This is where I am confused, do we send documents to NVC for the K-1 to get a "documentarily approved" status, and then the case is forwarded to the embassy to schedule the interview. Or, does NVC just receive the case, assign the case number, and forward on immediately to the embassy where they then contact beneficiary and petitioner with the documents needed and interview scheduling procedure? 

K-1s do not send any documents to NVC.  K-1 cases are not documentary approved.  For K-1 cases, NVC assigns a DOS case number, and the case is forwarded to the consulate when requested by the consulate.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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NVC will only contact the beneficiary (foreign fiance) not the petitioner (USC) through the mail.

There is nothing you upload to the NVC. uploading things to the NVC does not apply for the K-1 visa.

NVC will process your petition and assign it a case number and then send it to the embassy you listed on your petition.

 

You can contact the NVC after 30days/4 weeks from when USCIS sent your petition to the NVC, if the foreign fiance hasnt received a letter from them with the case number yet

 

you can check the NVC timeframes here

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/nvc-timeframes.html

 

yes, once the embassy receives your petition they will send information to the foreign fiance (sometimes referred to as packet 3) with the next steps of the process.

I-129f Sent:  08-07-2023

I-129f NOA1:  08-15-2023

I-129f NOA2: 03-05-2024

NVC Case # Assigned:  03-25-2024

Consulate Received: 04-11-2024

Packet 3 Received: 04-25-2024

Interview Date: 07-09-2024 APPROVED!

Visa Issued: 07-11-2024

Visa Received: 7-15-2024

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Adding that the Inquiry form is now quoting up to 60 days for cases sent to them to be entered into the NVC system and a case number generated. 

 

I also noticed that the NOA2 approval date is not always the same date that they send the petition to the NVC. My NOA2 date was 06/10 but they didn't send it to the NVC until 06/25 per myUSCIS. 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Netherlands
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1 hour ago, ScarletWitch6x said:

Adding that the Inquiry form is now quoting up to 60 days for cases sent to them to be entered into the NVC system and a case number generated. 

 

I also noticed that the NOA2 approval date is not always the same date that they send the petition to the NVC. My NOA2 date was 06/10 but they didn't send it to the NVC until 06/25 per myUSCIS. 

Yeah our NOA2 was 6/5 and they sent it I believe the 15th. But, I did do an inquiry and got our number through there. It's just still at the NVC currently.

Submitted i-129F: 12-4-23
Received/NOA1: 01-31-24
Approved/NOA2: 06-05-24

Hoping to move: End of 2024 🧡

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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1 hour ago, Rachel n Tyler said:

Yeah our NOA2 was 6/5 and they sent it I believe the 15th. But, I did do an inquiry and got our number through there. It's just still at the NVC currently.

Every inquiry I have submitted they have said they don't. have it yet :( I'm glad you were able to get yours, though!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Netherlands
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12 minutes ago, ScarletWitch6x said:

Every inquiry I have submitted they have said they don't. have it yet :( I'm glad you were able to get yours, though!

I'm sure y'all's will be done soon, yours was sent not too long after ours!

Submitted i-129F: 12-4-23
Received/NOA1: 01-31-24
Approved/NOA2: 06-05-24

Hoping to move: End of 2024 🧡

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I look at the nvc timeline and it stated "Current case creation time frame: As of 8-Jul-24, we are working on cases that were received from USCIS on 19-Jun-24."  I still did not get nvc case number yet.  USCIS sent since 6/7/24.  I don't see anywhere it quoted up to 60 days to generate nvc case number unless i overlooked or it's in a different link from nvc timeframe?

I-129F Timeline (Cambodia Consulates):

Sent:             2024-02-08
NOA1:           2024-02-12 (California Service Center)
RFE:              2024-05-13 (Additional Evidence)
Sent RFE:     2024-05-28

Delivered:    2024-05-30

NOA2:          2024-06-04 Approved (113 days from NOA1)

NOA2 Notice Date:     2024-05-31

USCIS Sent to NVC:   2024-06-07 (Valid from 5/31/24 - 9/30/24)

Got email from NVC:    2024-07-16  CEAC status "In Transit"

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56 minutes ago, battambang610 said:

I look at the nvc timeline and it stated "Current case creation time frame: As of 8-Jul-24, we are working on cases that were received from USCIS on 19-Jun-24."  I still did not get nvc case number yet.  USCIS sent since 6/7/24.  I don't see anywhere it quoted up to 60 days to generate nvc case number unless i overlooked or it's in a different link from nvc timeframe?

i believe the 60 day quote came from an email response to an inquiry someone made to the NVC.

 

with USCIS processing cases much faster, the NVC is probably experiencing more delays, that is probably why it is taking longer to get a case number. regardless of their timeframes they list.

 

 

I-129f Sent:  08-07-2023

I-129f NOA1:  08-15-2023

I-129f NOA2: 03-05-2024

NVC Case # Assigned:  03-25-2024

Consulate Received: 04-11-2024

Packet 3 Received: 04-25-2024

Interview Date: 07-09-2024 APPROVED!

Visa Issued: 07-11-2024

Visa Received: 7-15-2024

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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3 hours ago, MalloryCat said:

i believe the 60 day quote came from an email response to an inquiry someone made to the NVC.

 

with USCIS processing cases much faster, the NVC is probably experiencing more delays, that is probably why it is taking longer to get a case number. regardless of their timeframes they list.

 

 

Yes - that is most likely correct on the delays. My fiance and I thought the same.

 

And yes - the 60 days was sent to me in an email from the NVC after an inquiry. Attached below. Screenshot2024-07-11at2_27_55PM.thumb.png.226485d16297ec51862a47d529721ab8.png

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finally got email from NVC.  Check the status and it's now "In Transit"

I-129F Timeline (Cambodia Consulates):

Sent:             2024-02-08
NOA1:           2024-02-12 (California Service Center)
RFE:              2024-05-13 (Additional Evidence)
Sent RFE:     2024-05-28

Delivered:    2024-05-30

NOA2:          2024-06-04 Approved (113 days from NOA1)

NOA2 Notice Date:     2024-05-31

USCIS Sent to NVC:   2024-06-07 (Valid from 5/31/24 - 9/30/24)

Got email from NVC:    2024-07-16  CEAC status "In Transit"

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