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  1. Hi everyone! Ive been receiving MULTIPLE emails about the process I took and how come my own case seems to be going fast and first and fore most I’d like to inform everyone I did a lot of research, was very proactive and was consistent with emailing/calling NVC. So I’ve made notes on the steps and procedures I personally took after receiving my NOA2 and I will post them here for anyone interested. This is for the K1 VISA ONLY. Not the K3 spousal visa. Please be advised I am not asking anyone to follow my steps, step by step. I am just merely offering information on how I did ours. Thanks and Goodluck! 0. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview.html this link will provide information about the steps NVC takes once your case is approved by USCIS. ‭2. (603) 334-0888‬ This is the number for NVC you’ll call to obtain the case and invoice id numbers. You’ll need your USCIS case number, the full name of both the applicant and beneficiary and both birthdays in order to receive any information from them. So have that in handy. Some nvc officers will also ask for email address. If you don’t have one on file with them you can update it at this time. You can also request to add an email address to your case. They have an email address you can email to obtain information but their response time to the emails is terrible. You’d have to wait weeks, even months. Note: if you call them and it’s been 2 weeks or more since your case has been approved with USCIS and they’re still telling you they have not received your case, hang up. Call back again then tell the next person you need to expedite your case due to severe financial loss and you were told you needed your case id number to do so. It’ll be better if the petitioner calls NVC for this information. Remember to get both the case and invoice ID number 0. https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx once you obtain a case number from NVC, this is the link you’ll use to check the status of your case at NVC. It’ll say “At NVC” if NVC is still working on your case. “In Transit” if it is on its way to the consulate. “Ready” once the consulate has received it and this is the time they’d prefer for you to set up your interview. Though they’ll be a slight delay waiting for them. As long as your status changes to ready before your interview date you should be fine. 0. https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/Default.aspx This is the link you’ll use to fill out the DS-160. You can either fill this out prior to paying the $265 visa fee at GTBank or after. I’d suggest after so you can set up interview immediately after filing the DS-160. 0. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ This is the link you’ll use to set up interview. Have this in handy with you when setting up the interview: The confirmation number/visa application number from the DS-160 confirmation page. Your receipt number from the GTBank for the visa fee you paid, the case ID number and the USCIS case number. 0. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration/nonimmigrant-visa-for-a-fiance-k-1.html#1 This link provides a guide on the steps and procedures for the K1 visa. It’ll give you information on the documentation you need to have ready, an overview or much more. 0. https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/LGS-Lagos.pdf this link will provide you with the steps to take for medical exam. It’ll also have the pre-interview checklist and list of approved physicians. Please call them or rather go see them to make inquiries because the information the consulate gives online is inaccurate to what actually happens. Their hours of operation for medical exam is not what it says online. They are not open from 8am-5pm. They’re only open from 8am-10am. Make inquiries first! Call, go there! Don’t assume. 0. Here’s the information on how to obtain the police certificate : Applicants need to contact the Deputy Inspector General, Criminal Investigation Department, Nigeria Police Force, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. The applicant should bring information regarding their full name, place and date of birth, nationality, passport number, date and place of issuance (for current passport or passport used during applicant's stay in Nigeria), exact periods of residence in Nigeria and addresses where applicant resided. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Nigeria.html This is link I got the information from. 0. You’ll need your original birth certificate and a photo copy for the interview. Also I’d advise getting the declaration of age and having that handy. My uncle said you’ll need that once you migrate here. You can obtain your birth certificate from the local government/hospital you were born in. Make sure the name on the application filed with uscis matches the name on the birth certificate. I don’t know anything about name changes so you might have to make inquiries on your own about name changes. You can obtain the declaration of age at the National Population Commission. Here’s their link with their contact info, location e.t.c http://population.gov.ng/contact-us/ 0. For anything that you do throughout this process, I’d suggest having your international passport with you when you go make inquiries or go to these appointments. Get new passport photos. Remember they are only valid if you’ve gotten them done within 6 months and has not passed the 6 months gap. Also, make photocopies and also have the originals of every single document you are taking with you to your interview. People often get confused so let me elaborate on this, the DS-260 is for people filing spousal K3 visa. Their process is different. The K1 visa applicants fill out the DS-160. On the affidavit of support. The I-864 is for k3 visas/family based visas. The I-134 is for K1 visas, b1/b2 visas etc. I hope this information helps! Good luck on your process and I wish you all the best.
  2. My family has been on administrative processing late July when our interview was, with no updates on the CEAC site. Last Wednesday on the 16th, our status was changed to ready and we received an email saying that the review of our case was completed and we should drop off our passport at DHL for visa issuance and that the passport would be ready for pickup within 3-5 business days. Our case was updated that Friday, Monday and today. But today, the status on CEAC changed back to administrative processing. Does this mean that our visa is no longer issued, and that they are just going to hold our passports now? How long does it actually take the embassy to put a immigrant visa stamp on passports from any user’s experience, particularly with the Lagos consulate?
  3. Had an interview last year December where I was notified about a travel ban that has finally expired. I got in touch with the embassy when it expired and they told me to come in for a follow up interview. I was asked to schedule an appointment for my interview, but scheduling the appointment has been a problem, every time i try i get a message saying there are no available dates. Please what are my options, how can i get an interview date??
  4. Hello all, I am in a dilemma at the moment. Initially they told us to be watching the Visa Bulletin for when it will get to our turn( For Family Based i30 Visa) Now we are told (and I checked online status as well) that the status is showing ISSUED. It was said to be issued in may 2019 This is where the confusion is. My son and his family still have their passports with them and they have not done any interviews also. I am lost here. Oct 2008 is the date. I need to know if anyone is in thesame category can say how the whole process happened! I am so lost. Consulate is Nigeria. Married Son of a US Citizen priority date October 2008
  5. I have sent 2 emails to the US Embassy to find out the status of my case, on the 1st and 9th of October and both have been over 10 working days yet no response. What other ways can I contact the consulate. This is very depressing and tiring.
  6. me and my fiance just got our NOA2 few days ago, we are prepared for medicals and police check, should we schedule now for 8 to 10 weeks away or wait for the nvc. i know people have had issues booking an appointment. what experiences have people had or advice.
  7. I sent an email to the US Consulate Lagos last week requesting for an update on our case .. So I just received a reply from them stating : "According to our records, visa issuance is pending receipt of I-864A for the petitioner’s spouse. Please scan to us at LagosIV@state.gov with the case number as subject." I don't understand what this statement means because we have submitted the I-864A form to them since March 26th along with our international passport ... So I am confused here and I would appreciate it if you would explain what is happening?
  8. Hello guys I did my interview on tuesday And it was Good ( although the black woman who was the interviewer was a bit tough but we thank God)....she told us we are approved ..and she even gave me and my Brother a form to fill declaring that we wont get married till we get to d US..but she then told us to tell our Petitioner to ask her spouse to fill in I-864A since she is married ( which was written in a letter ).. And we should drop d I-864A form at the DHL office at VI along with our international passport!!! So guys I want to ask how many Days do you think it would take for us to get the visa issued after submitting it? And do we still need to upload the I-864A on CEAC website or we should just submit those documents as requested ...I will appreciate your replies Thanks
  9. Pls help, how do i get a birth certificate in Nigeria for my K1 visa interview? I heard that NPC only issue birth attestation to people born before 1992. Will just birth attestation form NPC be enough for my K1 visa interview?
  10. Hello Guys! I had my CR1 interview in Lagos on the 7th of June. It went smooth. The CO asked more about me and my job and education history and i was approved. I was given the usual 2 white papers and asked to pick up y visa in 5 business days. The following 2 days my status on CEAC didn't change from READY so i thought since it weekend maybe money morning it will change. On the 11th of June i received an email from the consulate asking me to send an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV), all the research i have participated in, all my academic publications, all the courses i have taken and will take next semester. They also stated that my passport will be return while my case will be placed on administrative processing which will take at most 90 days and if we do not hear from them after 90 days, we should email the consulate. NB!! I am currently pursuing a PhD in Biomechanical engineering in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I also worked as a research assistant in Abu Dhabi The following day June 13th, i collected my passport and dropped off all requested documents at DHL office where i got my passport. Meanwhile, my status on CEAC didn't change until the 19th of June from READY to ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING. There was no activity on my page on CEAC until last 2 days ago. The last updated date changed to 25th of June but the status remained the same. Following numerous reads i think i was TAL (technology alert list). Has anyone here ever gone through this? How long did it last? What does the date change mean?
  11. Hello all, I’m starting this thread for Nigerian couples waiting for their visa to be processed, petition approved, or couples who have already been approved their visas. Not seen any on here recently. Naija is too big not to have one😆. So If you have any stories or advice please do share so that we can all learn and benefit. Especially as we are aware of how the consulate in Nigeria is. My petitioner sent our petition 3/2/2018 and received the NOA1 9/2/2018. We are currently waiting for my NOA2.
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