That’s what I’d like to know! I’m helping my father file the I-130 to bring his new wife (my stepmom) to emigrate from the Philippines to the USA (on a CR-1 visa); they married on August 28th last year. On April 29th, the I-130 was approved by means of the I-797 notice. On reading the I-797 what does NVC go by to begin CEAC processing? The notice date or the priority date? Here’s the breakdown:
I-130 initially filed: 9/25/18; NOA received on 9/28/18
I-130A filed on 4/12/19 after NOA2 was received
I-797 received on 4/29/19.
Now it’s going to be mid-June, should I be receiving the invoice & case numbers around this time from NVC?? When I contacted NVC, the rep said that they haven’t received the approved I-130 yet! Contacting the NVC is no fun!