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  1. Good day everyone! We have submitted all our documents on CEAC last April 27, 2020 and we received an email on July 7, 2020 that says: The National Visa Center (NVC) updated the status of your immigrant visa application. Please go to the Department of State's Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) at https://nvc.state.gov/ceac. You will need your NVC case number and invoice ID number to log into your account. Once you have logged into CEAC, please look in your message box or on the Status Chart at the bottom of the page. If NVC has feedback on any items you submitted, there will be a new message with details. If not, please simply follow the updated instructions on your Status Chart to complete your case. If any column says "Pay Now", "Invalid Doc", "Incomplete", or "Re-Opened", that means you must take action by paying a fee, submitting a form, or uploading a corrected/missing document. Regards, National Visa Center, U.S. Department of State https://nvc.state.gov/ask I opened our account in CEAC but there is still no message there and the Status Chart did not change. It's been 6 days. Based from what I've read before, it's not that long to wait for the message in CEAC after receiving an email from NVC. Should we contact them?
  2. Hello everyone. We submitted our documents to CEAC (IR-1/CR-1) on January 19th, but yesterday (March 18th) after reading some posts about required financial documents, we uploaded additional pay stubs and some other financial supporting documents, and submitted them. My question is; Would this delay or reset our processing time for NVC? There was no warning or anything that states any delay on CEAC, and we couldn’t find any information on this matter online, so I wanted to start a new topic and ask my VJ friends.
  3. I recently uploaded some of my documents to the NVC and had a question about the I864A. My father must file the I864A since he is a household member as I live with my parents after returning to the US, if I understand this correctly. He files his taxes jointly with my mother who has been retired for the last 4 years or so, making her individual income zero. I have seen many people say that the I864A will still be required from her due to their taxes being filed jointly even though she has no income. Reading through the I864A instructions, I have found this: I have not found anything directly stating both of my parents will need to file the I864A, just include every related W-2 and Form 1099 which would only include my father's. I have two questions related to this: 1. Will I need to include my mother in part 5-7 of the I864 which relates to household members I am combining my income with? I currently have only included my father as she has no income so I figured it would be unnecessary. 2. If it truly is necessary for me to upload an I864A for my mother as well, will I need to create another household member item in CEAC separately from the one I created for my father, or will I need to upload her I864A in the same section I have uploaded my fathers along with tax information, their marriage certificate, etc.?
  4. My husband (in Morocco) and I (in the states) submitted all docs to NVC yesterday. In the beginning of the application process on the CEAC (Consular Electronic Application Center) stated "If your case is processing electronically, please scan and email your documents to NVCElectronic@state.gov". This confused me as we submitted the documents on the website. While researching the information, I found "only email documents if instructed. Submitting documents by email when not instructed to will delay the processing of your case." So now I am not sure what to do. I don't want to email if it is redundant and will delay our case. I am second-guessing this now. Should we email even if we submitted online? I can't find a single piece of information on this anywhere. Did anyone else do this? Help or guidance would be appreciated!! Ty!!
  5. Hi Folks, Created this thread specifically for December '21 submissions. I submitted all my documents to NVC on December 19th 2021. Looks like it's a 3 month's process. I happened to upload my passport copy facing sideways, so a bit worried about that. I again uploaded another copy facing right side up under additional documents. I hope they consider it. Hope to hear from NVC soon. Please update your NVC case status here.
  6. Hi, I created this topic to keep the track of all our NVC Submissions for I-130 Petitions which are approved from USCIS. NVC Submission December 20, 2021 USCIS Approval December 15, 2021
  7. Hi all, I’m the USC petitioner of my husband’s CR1 visa. Our docs are being reviewed by the NVC at the moment. Everything seemed to be accepted except my husband’s birth certificate. They rejected it saying that it wasn’t issued by a correct authority. We checked the country specific requirements and it seemed that the doc we uploaded was actually fine. I called the NVC today and talked to a couple of officers. The first officer said that the birth certificate looks fine. She’d send a message to a supervisor for a review. It will take up to 6 weeks for them to give us an answer. This officer said not to replace the rejected doc now as we wait for a supervisor review because this will put us back to the back of the line. After this call, we got 2 emails from the NVC. When we signed in, we saw that they added 4 documents under “required” and marked them missing. One of them is birth certificate. 3 of them had been already accepted. (Passport bio page, police record and military record). I called the NVC again to see what to do about this, and the officer started talking about the rejected birth certificate. She said that even if a supervisor agrees that the doc we submitted was correct, after we get an answer from them, we’ll have to replace/reupload the rejected doc because they cannot change the status of the rejected doc to “accepted” on their end. Is this true? So my questions are: 1 Should we or should we not replace/reupload the rejected doc while we wait for a supervisor review? (Is it better to do it now or wait until we hear back from a supervisor?) 2 After a supervisor review, do we still have to replace the rejected doc and have to wait extra 3 months for the new doc to be reviewed? (The current doc process time at the NVC is 3 months.) 3 Re: missing docs The agent said that this is most likely a glitch and they’re aware of things like that. But she also said that we can select “not available” from the drop down and put “this doc has been accepted” in the comment section for each of those “missing” docs. And she said we could hit “submit” again = extra 3 month wait. Do we actually need to do this? Or do they fix the glitches? Any info is much appreciated. Thank you very much 🙏🏼
  8. My wife had her interview on May 20 for her f21 visa at US Embassy in Nepal and she was approved at the interview and was given a white approval card which says approved and instruction to collect passport. The status on ceac shows Aministrative processing since then and after looking up on VJ, it sounds like normal after interview. Now when I log in into ceac on page where we uploaded all our AOS documents and civil documents, the AOS section shows INCOMPLETE and has 864EZ line item as missing. I already submitted the regular 864 during the NVC process and everything showed completed until after interview. They din't ask for any further documents at the interview or even after interview. They didn't keep any documents at the interview as well beside Medical and kept passport. All the copies of original documents, 864, tax documents and even the passport photo was returned back after interview. I was in impression that they keep copies of civil documents and the tax documents but they didn't and i am kinda confused. May be they just use the scanned copies that we uploaded during NVC?? Is it normal or did embassy mess up something ? May be that can bring impact on the admin processing ? Can anyone who recently got approved verify for me if they have similar situation ?
  9. So I basically submitted all the required documents on ceac account for my I-130. It says submitted on all the documents but on the CEAC messages, it says we cannot review your submitted documents until we have received all your required documents once these documents are submitted we will review your case. I’m so confused on what I haven’t submitted and I double checked everything. I thought it wouldn’t let me submit if I didn’t submit the required documents? & also I’m not sure if this is only a reminder or it’s letting me know something. Has this happened to anyone else? Please KINDLY guide me.
  10. We had interview in Juarez, Mex on 08/26/2021. They didnt approve us and gave us a document they wanted more information on which we overnighted it back tk the consulate. I check the ceac status daily and it has said refused on there with the date updating about 7 times already. today my spouse received an email saying the consulate was over nighting something through DHL and we would be getting it either tomorrow or Friday. any idea as what it could be? The website still says refused but from what I’ve gathered on various groups and pages is that is not always accurate.
  11. Does the ceac website show the date on which the interview is scheduled?
  12. Hi, I had my interview in Montreal for 1R1 March 17, 2021. I was issued a 221g refusal until I could send in police check. my status changed from ‘refused’ to ‘ready’ on April 27. I have no idea what this means. The officer who conducted my interview said he didn’t see why I shouldn’t get my green card. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Do I really need another interview or does this mean they have received all my documents? The date changed to today May 3 but it still says ready. So confused and worried!
  13. Hi, I am in a dilemma. For Pakistan, we have 3 marriage certificates, what is the best way to upload them on CEAC Portal? Is it better to upload Urdu and English together and NADRA registration as a separate document or all in one file? Has anyone been rejected for doing one way or the other? Also, I have a question about uploading other documents such as educational record and ID cards for which there is no defined category.Can I upload it under "others" document without worrying about getting it rejected?
  14. My daughter is immigrating, and she is still in High School. She has not finished High School yet. On the DS 260 Visa Application on CEAC, for this question: "Have you attended any educational institutions at a secondary level or above?" ...So my question is: do I put yes or no? If yes, then what do I put as the end date, since she's still attending school?
  15. The TAB , "Affidavit of Support Documents and Civil Documents" is missing which is supposed to be right next to the "IV APPLICATION" tab. I am unable to upload civil documents, same issue goes with my agency and attorney. Whenever they log in, there is no where to upload documents. This is very frustrating as my documents are already complete but NVC no longer accepts mailed documents. They should at least have an alternative ways of submitting documents and not relying on their system that is completely failure to do its job. As far as I can see this is an error in their system or the programming of their site. Fee has been paid, DS260 has been completed for both me and my wife, last thing to do is upload documents. But how in the world could I upload documents or somebody else if there is nowhere to upload the documents. Is there anyone here with similar situation or problem and what was the solution? I have tried emailing NVC but it seems like it will take decades to reach them. Also, due to huge time differences, I am having difficulty contacting them by phone. IF YOU WOULD COMPARE BOTH PHOTOS ATTACHED, YOU COULD SEE MINE IS MISSING THE DOCUMENTS TAB
  16. Hello-- I did a search for this topic, and didn't find anything. So please forgive me if this question has already been asked. We are August 2019 filers. Unfortunately, the embassy closed the day following our medical screening in March 2020. We have been waiting to be able to schedule an interview ever since. I noticed in March of this year, that our CEAC status had changed to Expired. Now, today (3.9.21) our status changed to Refused. Everything that I can find addresses this status with administrative processing following the interview. But we have not interviewed yet. I did find a couple of posts on FB that stated that this was part of the expedited process, but we haven't applied for an expedite. I did ask the embassy a couple of months ago about escalating our case, but have not heard anything besides the 2 changes in CEAC status. At this point, Expired and Refused are very stress inducing words. (I wish the embassy would just answer the simple inquiries!). I am hoping (as I have read in a few places) that this is part of the process?? Is there anyone that can shed light on this? Thank you.
  17. Hi, I'm wondering is their anything I can do to get my case moving gettin the nvc to the embassy now that they are finally processing k1 visas. The nvc says their waiting on the embassy to request it but that was months ago. Is their anyone I could email at the embassy or is it truly just a waiting game.
  18. Hope everyone is doing well. I'm encountering a problem in my ceac account. On the AOS section, whenever I click on 'NOT SUBMITTED', it redirects me to the civil documents page. Even when I'm trying to click on 'AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT & FINANCIAL EVIDENCE', nothing happens, it goes nowhere, remains on the same civil documents page. Has anyone run into the same problem? Category - cr1
  19. Hi my name is Steve I am applying for a green card for my wife (I am a US citizen) and currently working on the upload process in CEAC. Did anyone go through the upload process via ceac for financial and supporting document of joint sponsor & household member? I was able to successfully add a joint sponsor in CEAC, but under the 'Affidavit of Support Documents & Financial Evidence' it displayed as 'N/A' for the added joint sponsor. I don't have any clue where I can upload the supporting documents for the joint sponsor. *Please refer to the bottom half of the attached screen shot, where its showing 'N/A' Question 1 Does anyone know where or when I can upload the supporting docs for the joint sponsor? I also need to add a household member who is related to the joint sponsor, but when trying to add the household member, I can only select myself (not the joint sponsor) for which sponsor the household member is related too. Question 2 Does anyone know how or when I can select the joint sponsor as the related sponsor? Appreciate your assistance!!
  20. So December 10th we received our NOA2. I have emailed NVC a few times and received our case # and invoice #. My fiancé has filled out the ds-160. Attempting to login to the ceas website it shows the same thing over & over that we need to fill out the ds-160. Is the only thing we can do is to wait for our “welcome letter” in order to have a account to submit forms and pay the fees?
  21. When I type in my case number it says "at nvc" When i check my Visa status it says I need to feel out form DS-201 (if I'm correct) sho the consulate can process my case. I haven't heard anything from the nvc besides they haven't forwarded my case yet. My noa 2 was July 2020. Im not sure if I should be doing something or still waiting.
  22. Hi, Just wanted to know if the USCIS send any letter after receiving petition and if it does, then how long does it take ? Thanks in advance.
  23. When we filled the information for the police certificates we filled them out in Arabic. I read somewhere that we don’t need to translate documents if they’re in the language of the country where the US embassy were applying through is located. So I’m not sure if we should translate the police certificates before uploading them to the NVC or not. Did you guys need to translate them before uploading them?
  24. Wondering if anyone can help guide me in the correct way to upload tax documents for the joint sponsor and household member on CEAC. My mother filed I-864 as my joint sponsor and step-dad filed I-864A as her household member. They filed taxes jointly. I'm confused about how to upload their tax return documents (they don't have a tax transcript). I uploaded each part of the tax return under the joint sponsor. After that: 1. Should I upload both my mom's and my step-dad's W-2s under the joint sponsor, since both W-2s tied to that tax return? 2. Should I upload the same joint tax return and both of their W-2s under the household member as well? Any help is appreciated.
  25. Hello I am new to this website so I am a little nervous but here is my past two weeks in a nutshell. I had my interview on the 26th of February at the Montreal Consulate and I was given a 221g to submit a new passport. I submitted my new passport on the 2nd of March and it got to the consulate on the 4th. On the ceac website it says that my case has been refused since the 26th of February. On Monday March the 9th my case has been updated to still say refused. I have emailed the Montreal consulate for clarification on what to do next. I'm very open to see if anyone would like to share their advice on what this means or if I should panic.
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