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Louis10182

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  1. For anyone keeping track of times from DQ to interview we just got our interview letter. Was DQ'd on Friday, 20 May 2022 (NZ time). We received our interview letter on Saturday, 18 June 2022 (NZ time) for an interview on 10 August 2022. So seemingly things are running a bit slower now that they have opened up interviews etc for all visa classes.
  2. I have no clue about employment based Visas, but I know the Auckland consulate is pretty swamped at the moment. It put off a lot of non-urgent interviews and applications due to the government lockdown and only started them again in April 2022. For instance, we were told that appointments for Consular Records of Birth Abroad now has a 4-month wait, when in early 2021 when we did one for my son it was only 2 weeks.
  3. Yeah it's clearly a flawed system. Absolutely, I'll let you know when we hear about interview etc. Hopefully smooth sailing from here.
  4. I agree. Almost all the posts I've seen and people posting DQ times on Facebook had no issues when uploading further 'additional documents'.
  5. So I got DQ'd today! I had already swapped in a letter explaining the process etc (probably shouldn't have). My wife called the Auckland Consulate three times, eventually the lady on the phone conceded she could not access the system that sends the police certificate to the NVC and recommended we email so she can escalate to a consular officer for review. So I emailed the Consulate asking them to: (1) resend my police certificate to the NVC (2) to ask the NVC to review it again without going to the back of the line. The Consulate sent me an email yesterday confirming that on 4 March 2022 the NVC confirmed to the Consulate that they received my police certificate and marked it against my file - but not that the Consulate had resent it or anything. I tried calling the NVC a couple of times yesterday but couldn't connect, and the one time I did my call disconnected while on hold (I got into an elevator without thinking). Then today, literally while on hold to the NVC to request a review, they DQ'd me. I can only assume the consulate sent them a message in the background!
  6. Got DQ'd today! My wife called the Auckland Consulate three times and did not get very far - eventually the lady on the phone conceded she could not access the system that sends the police certificate to the NVC and recommended we email so a consular officer could review. So I emailed the Consulate (all three email addresses) asking them to (1) resend my police certificate to the NVC (2) to ask the NVC to review it again without going to the back of the line. The Consulate sent me an email yesterday confirming that on 4 March 2022 the NVC confirmed to them that they received my police certificate and marked it against my file - but not that they had resent it or anything. Then today, literally while on hold to the NVC to request a review, they DQ'd me. I can only assume the consulate sent them a message in the background!
  7. Well I did have a note advising that in NZ the police certificate comes from the consulate along with the confirmation email - and this is what got RFE'd. The confirmation email I had uploaded advises: in bold that "Neither the Police Vetting Service nor the US authorities can provide vetting results directly to individual applicants." "Your Visa vetting results have been sent, via email, to the US Consulate General in Auckland... The US Consulate General in Auckland is then responsible for forwarding the results... to the National Visa Centre." "If you are required to upload your criminal record from New Zealand as part of the US immigration visa application process you will need to upload.. a copy of this email receipt. We have been advised by the US Consulate General that this is acceptable." The Consulate advised that they sent the police certificate to the NVC - so just an issue of the NVC either misplacing it or not bothering to look. I have uploaded a letter explaining the process attaching the various emails with the NZ vetting service and the consulate and making it clear that the Consulate has sent the police certificate to the NVC. I also included a print out of the civil docs for New Zealand to show that I followed the correct process (as the RFE referred back to these - even though this is exactly what I followed!). I amended the note to ask them to please read the letter before assessing the police certificate. But I will also call the NVC and ask them to re-review this as it was their error. I saw someone else from NZ had the same issue and eventually after many phone calls the NVC re-reviewed their application and DQ'd them. At the same time I have been annoying the consulate to resend my police certificate, hoping (likely in vain) that this may trigger a new review.
  8. Thanks. I have emailed the consulate - so I guess tomorrow I will begin harassing the NVC!
  9. I submitted on 4 March 2022 and just received a RFE. So it seems they are up to 4 March. The RFE was for my police certificate. In New Zealand the police does not provide the applicants with a copy of their certificate rather it gets sent directly to the consulate in Auckland who are meant to pass it onto the NVC. We are told to upload the confirmation email into the CEAS (which I did). Unfortunately the NVC does not understand the process and have rejected it. It is a common issue for applicants from New Zealand.
  10. Hi I just received a RFE for police certificate. I know others had issues with this. What did others do to ultimately get the NVC to DQ despite not being able to upload the police certificate themselves? Also was there away to not have to wait the full three months again? I updated a copy of the form and email from the police confirming that they mailed it to the Auckland Consulate.
  11. Hi I just received a RFE for police certificate. I know others had issues with this. What was the way to ultimately get the NVC to that we can't upload a police certificate?
  12. Hi Do you have the exact wording of the message from the NVC? I think they probably mean passport photos (US passport size) of the intending immigrant as it is one of the civil documents.
  13. Will do. I uploaded the confirmation email from the police in the CEAS as well. Probably not necessary to have emailed the consulate to check (I am sure they would have sent it). Just figured no harm in asking to get some peace of mind.
  14. Hi. I emailed the consulate last night just to check that they have received my police vetting and forwarded it onto the NVC. I got an automatic reply email with FAQs in it. Based on that email, it looks like interviews are still going ahead for certain visa classes, including the IR-1, CR-1 & K-1 visas. "Are you open for immigrant visa services? The Consulate remains closed to routine IV applicants requiring in-person interviews until Auckland enters the Orange Level of the COVID-19 Protection Framework / Traffic Light System. If you have an emergency situation or you are applying for a non-routine service, then you can contact AucklandIV@state.gov for further assistance. At this time, the only visa categories approved as “non-routine” include IR-1/2, CR-1/2, K-1/2, and SB-1 returning resident visas. We will be in touch directly with applicants who fall into one of these categories. What immigrant visa categories are you processing currently? At this time, the only visa categories approved as “non-routine” include IR-1/2, CR-1/2, K-1/2, and SB-1 visas. We will be in touch directly with applicants who fall into one of these categories. We have not begun processing any other immigrant visa categories, nor do we anticipate that we will be able to do so before January 2022. We are, however, still accepting documents from applicants applying in other immigrant visa categories. "
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