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  1. This thread was created for those who are waiting from their NOA2 K-1 to the case assignment from NVC. These are items that everyone asks for, so I thought I just post them here for you to refer to when it's necessary. 1. How do I update my email address with NVC Once you receive your NOA2 approval then contact NVC via https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/ask-nvc.html to update your email address as well as your beneficiary's email address. This will give you an email alert when your file arrives at NVC, your case is assigned and when the file leaves for your Embassy. 2. Checking on your embassy case number from NVC: It will take 7 - 10 business days for NVC to receive your file from USCIS after you receive the NOA2, then another 2 - 5 business days for NVC to get your file in their system and produce your case number. Call 7:00 am eastern time for shorter wait times. 1-603-334-0700 or 603-334-0888. Operator assistance is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Eastern Time) 1 for English, then 7 (or 5, but I would go 7 as they would tell you if you should call 5 instead after they receive your case.) Best time to call: Right after they open which is around 7:00am US Eastern Time, Mon-Fri. Most have had luck getting the phone answered after the first ring if they called right at 7am. 3. How long to assign a Case # from NOA2 It's been taking about 2-3 weeks for NVC to assign the case number. Then it's taking another 2-4 weeks depending on the Embassy to receive your case. Your mileage may vary! 4. Follow Similar VJ members timelines. Use the tools here in VJ to answer "when I am going to get etc. etc." question. Near your picture there is a link for your timeline. Select it and once you're on the next page near your picture you will see "follow similar timelines" and it will populate 12 other couples who are near your dates. Scroll down and you will see a "spreadsheet" style page showing all the variables for measurement for when others from your Embassy are getting the same notice of approval or action. Try it. It really works! 5. Follow similar VJ members timelines from other countries. And if you want to follow those from other countries that have similar timelines as yours there are several tools available to you. Go up to Immigration Timelines on the blue ribbon above and select it. Once you are on the next page looked to your left and you will see a box that states, "find similar timelines" and select it. A list will populate with those who are processing close to your timeline. When they start to change you will soon be behind them. I followed those that were in my group to give me an idea where they were in processing, so I could judge if I was ahead or behind. It's accurate, maybe within a day or so. If you choose to follow those twelve members then you will get an email every time their status updates. 6. Be sure your profile is complete so that we can determine your Embassy. Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline or your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine your Embassy. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile. So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information. Go to the top right of this page select your name (it's on the upper right-hand corner)>my profile>[below your picture on the right column] edit my profile. Scroll to the bottom and fill in "Immigration Info". There now we can better serve you. Thanks 7. Timelines. Complete your timeline. In your profile to the left of the page you will see the word "timeline" toward the bottom. Select it and it will take you to the page that has the link for you to complete your timeline. This to can help us to answer some of your questions. 8. Tracking your case. As a K1, when checking your case online at CEAC.state.gov you have to select "immigrant visa" as it is treated as such even though it is a "non-immigrant visa". Technically the K-1 is a non-immigrant visa with intent to immigrate, but it is treated like an immigrant visa because of the AOS. It is kind of a ba$tard. Non-immigrant case treated like an immigrant case. The K-1 on its own is a single entry, with a short time limited visa that expires within 90 days after POE. That is why it is a non-immigrant visa treated like an immigrant visa.  USICS states If you have a pending I-129f, I-90, I-485, I-751 or N-400, we’ve recently changed the way we’re displaying processing times online to give you a more realistic date range. To check these times, visit https://t.co/ho3dfC5KCA 9. Tracking your case file that's in transit to your Embassy. Go to www.dhl.com click Express then Tracking, then Track by Shipper's Reference, and on this page you add your search information. You change the day and month to what you think your package might have left NVC or call NVC to get the date your package had left NVC in route to your Embassy then go to the DHL website and enter the following information: EXAMPLE: * Shipper´s Reference : EXP 24 MAR 2011A  (This is the date you think it left NVC, just substitute the date and leave everything else as is) * Date range for shipment - From: 23 - 03 - 2011 * Date range for shipment - To: 26 - 03 - 2011 Account Number - Leave this blank Shipment Destination: Manila (Works for any Country Just replace the city where the Embassy is located)   I hope these tips help you along your Journey. So, let’s share our experiences, our tips and ask questions.
  2. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!
  3. I'm from US (Suburbs outside Detroit, MI) and my Fiance (Beneficiary) is in Colombia, we applied via a law firm and I reviewed all forms up front for our K1 Fiance visa. I will be going to see my fiance over Christmas and New Years and I think it would be a good time to overview some things together. RE: prep steps for NOA2 / Consulate meeting - If anyone has any Bogota / Colombia specific tips they are much appreciated (especially anything I need to prep for the meeting) My fiance and I are awaiting the NOA2 (at 141 days), and I have seen some get there in 163 days. Best guess is somewhere by 1/12/19 through 2/12/19 would be the earliest to hear something back on NOA2 or more info needed; I hope and pray...with some luck a case approval a case# and moving to next steps happens fairly early in the new year. I appreciate any insight on preparing for the meeting at the Consulate. She will fly there from another city in Colombia with her daughter. (I assume this needs to be some days ahead for anything that can be prepared early.... if they allow medical a certain number of days ahead, etc) Are there any updated guides? I had seen some guides where they say to start calling the Colombian embassy about a week or so after NOA2 to verify the Consulate has received the case package; then to call 2 days after receipt to get the "beneficiary/fiance packet" as it was stated it will not be mailed to the beneficiary. I'd like to stay on top of this to avoid delays. On those guides they list links to the packet 3 / 4 / DAS but they are broken links now. See below: https://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php?title=Colombia_Club_Guide_%26_Tips If anyone has a links or Bogota / Colombia specific tips are much appreciated. I just found this link when researching the medical items.... in case this is all I should need:> https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/BGT - Bogota.pdf and https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7hB3bl9Snfkb0NiMVFUd2JsVjA/view but appreciate any other heads-up items outside the box that I should be aware of. I still need to put together my package of papers for the meeting as we have had 2 more trips to see each other between mailing the application and the consulate meeting. All of our text, voice, video chat communication is 99.5% on Whatsapp (some on facebook), so I'm not exactly sure how I will show that in the meeting hah... maybe print a bible of chat dialog from whatsapp? Thanks so much for any help or insight, Happy Holidays and best of luck to all! Don_aka_Arturo & Aura
  4. logisticamente

    K1 After NOA2 Dominican Republic.

    Hello! K1 petition hoping to get NOA2 sometime next month (September), I've been trying to prepare for the next steps to make but the Dominican websites are very confusing so I have some doubts on what is supposed to happen post-NOA2 when you are dealing with the Dominican Republic. If someone who has already been through this could answer please! Im not going to bore you with a list of the steps I already know.. here is what I am not sure of: 1- after NVC assigns you a number and they forward your case to the embassy, do you submit the form DS-160? or you have to wait until you have an interview date? 2- do you get an assigned interview date and time or you choose it? 3- do you also have to make a separate appointment at the VAC for Biometrics? 4- This Famous Packet 4... Do I really need it? and what should I do if I don't ever receive it? 5- Do I have to send any documents to the NVC or the embassy prior to the interview? 6- my fiance is not planning on attending the interview at the embassy, is it really necessary for him to do so? he is a USC. 7- Is the Police Certificate the same as an: Acta de Buena conducta or Cartificado de No Antecedentes Judiciales?? Sorry for all the questions but I've ready many other posts and the wiki page and these items were a bit unclear for me. Thanks!
  5. I’m so excited I don’t even know what to do now lol I will update my case on this website once my laptop returns from repairs but what now ? From what I got out of the letter is that I’m just waiting 30 days for a letter or something from the NVC? After that then what ?
  6. Good evening VJ!~ This is our second post, here! We have (I believe) updated our timeline appropriately to help with trend prediction and statistics! ❤️ We did recently discover the new site and it shows an approval date! Case Was Approved: December 27, 2018. This thrills us even though we know there's still a lot to do! The one thing we're currently concerned about is I (the petitioner) still haven't received the physical NOA2. Nor have I received the email for it (but I did receive the email for the noa1 as well as the hard copy noa1 later). I have not moved address. I had called the NVC to check if they have received the case, and they had: January 14, 2019 and they gave us our case number. With our approval date of 12/27/2018 (shown on new site) with no email, or hard copy received yet. Coupled with the NVC having our case 1/14/2019 and providing a case number. What should we do about the NOA2 hard copy? We're fast approaching a month between the supposed approval and my hands on the actual noa2. :V Cause for concern or are we simply impatient? 😜 Thanks for your time and resources, our future and happiness may not be as close to possible without it. An absolutely invaluable resource! ❤️
  7. My case status online before today was: Your case was approved on April 13, 2016. Now my online status has changed to the following: On April 21, 2016, we sent your case to the Department of State for visa processing. Please visit our website for general information on Consular Processing. What does this mean and what are the next steps for me?
  8. I’m US citizen Filed i130 for spouse in May, finally got Noa2 10/26/2018 now just waiting to see what happens next. Called NVC and they received petition but will not hear until 4-8 weeks just hoping others can share their timeline with dates and how long their process went and what to expect Thanks 😊😊😊
  9. My fiancee and I are planning a trip between now and our expected NOA2 arrival (March). We filed in October 2018 so the far end of our estimate is March, and based on some things I've been seeing for wait times I'm fairly sure thats an accurate estimate. We wanted him to visit me in the US to break up the time between now and when he finally can move here permanently. The NOA2 would probably arrive about 1-3 weeks before he would be leaving. We figured that's ok because there appears to be some time lapse while they mail out documents and get everything straightened before you can schedule things (is this correct?) If the NOA2 is received while he's in the US with me, can everything be scheduled from abroad while we're together, or is there a reason that he would need to be in his country? Thank you!😊
  10. Hi everyone, I have my visa interview on the 17th of January. My fiance has just mailed me all the paper work and I noticed that I have the I-797C (NOA2) which is a copy sent by the NVC instead of the original I-797 (NOA2) that the embassy is asking for. Do they ask for the original I-797 (NOA2) or am I okay with a copy? In the financial docs he sent me there are photocopies of W2's. Are they sufficient or should I ask him to send me the original ones as well? Also - do I need to take copies of all docs or will they just see originals and return them (financial)? Will appreciate your input! Thanks! @Amnazaid @Sarac9
  11. Hi! I am a beneficiary from the Philippines. My fiancé emailed NVC and they replied to him with a Manila Number. I have a few questions: 1. Can I start my Medical Exam at SLEC already and print that email we received from NVC with MNL case number even if our case is still at NVC according to CEAC? 2. I registered online for an NBI clearance, there is now way I can customize the “purpose” of the clearance because it is automatically populated by NBI so it is stated in the purpose type: “local” and purpose of application “multi-purpose clearance” - is this ok or it has to be specified that it is for K1 visa? 3. When I order a CENOMAR online, is it necessar to put the US Embassy for the address or the recipient of the CENOMAR or is it advisable to order 2 copies, 1 for me and 1 for the embassy? Thank you very much for all your help! 2019 is a great year for all of us!!! NOA1: June 15 NOA2: Nov 30 NVC Received: January 2
  12. Hi there, we received out NOA2 a few weeks ago and are looking into the required documents, is there an actual complete list of every document requirement? My boyfriend (The petitioner) is getting bent out of shape because some sites mention needing a W-2 for the affidavit of support and some don't mention the W-2 at all as part of the Affidavit (I-134) form and it's difficult just trying to find a list of every document needed that should be sent to me. Thanks in advance.
  13. I got approved at the NOA2 stage for my K-1 visa on November 8th. I was under the impression a letter from the US embassy here in the UK should be dropping through my letter box a few weeks later but as of today (December 14th) nothing yet. Should I continue to wait or make a call/email to the NVC? Will the letter be accompanied by an email or similar (given that we filled out the G-1145 form for email/text confirmation at the same time as the I-129f) or will that be the only thing they send? I'm 100% sure we put my correct mailing address on the I-129f form but just wanted to be sure. Also, it feels like I'm sitting twiddling my thumbs while waiting for this - can I be doing anything else in the meantime? I've already submitted my DS-160, as well as got my ACRO police cert/immunisations for my medical, and my fiancé has filled in her affidavit of support form too, but is there anything else I can be doing to prepare while we wait for this case number or does everything from here onwards require that case number to be generated?? And finally - what's the average wait time from now (NOA2 about a month ago) to getting my K-1 visa? Could I be starting to plan moving out to the US from like end of January or around then??
  14. I received my NOA 2 yesterday and I have some questions about the NOA expiration date. My NOA 2 will expire on January 4th, 2019; however, due to some work related situations I am required to enter the US for a couple of days in January so I cannot have the K1 visa in January as I need to come back to Canada after my work trip. So I cannot send in my packet 3 info to the consulate too soon. I could choose to fill out my DS-160 and send all the required packet 3 info to the consulate in late December but then my DS-160 will not be correct as it askes the last US entry date. I am thinking of filling out my DS-160 when I come back from the work trip in January but then my NOA 2 will expire by then. Does anyone know how to extend the NOA2 or has experiences of doing that? Thank you so much
  15. Sorry if this is a silly question but my fiancé and I received our NOA2 approval just over a month ago, and from what I read I assumed the next step would be a letter from the US embassy through my door here in the UK, but nothing yet. They definitely have the right address. Should we/could we call and chase it up yet? Where do we call, the Embassy or somewhere in the US? Also, I don't live near London but my fiancé is arriving at Heathrow to visit for Christmas. I'm wondering whether I can call and schedule my medical for the same time I have to drive down there to pick her up, to kill two birds with one stone. Can I do this even though I haven't received anything from the embassy yet? We have our case number that I used to submit my DS-160 form, is that all I will need?
  16. Hi everybody, As I haven't seen a NOA2 forum for June, I started one. If there is already one, please let me know. Let's this crazy journey continue
  17. Hi everyone! We are currently waiting for our NOA2 but we have a doubt and we cant find much information about it. I (beneficiary) travel a lot and my current passport only has 2 blank pages and I might need more for my job. I was thinking of renewing my passport before the case is sent out to the NVC. Do you think I can just update my passport information? Or will this be an issue? My us tourist visa is stamped in my current passport. Thanks in advance for your kind replies!
  18. ‎ألسّلامُ عليكمُ و رحمةُ اللّهِ و بركاتهُ Starting in the Name of ALLAH( GOD), The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful I'm creating this Specific TOPIC on this Forum to help all those Pakistani people who are in middle of transition for applying K-1, K-3 I-29F visa or Spouse Visa and willing to help other Pakistani from their Experience. Please share your experience from Start to End. Filling Form NOA1 NOA2 NVC RFE Embassy/Consulate Medical Interview POE Experience Note : Please keep your post related to TOPIC .
  19. Do I need to update my address anywhere after NOA2 if I move ? I am waiting for my case number from NVC. I'll be moving to different city in 2 weeks and I am not sure if I need to fill out the form that's in USCIS case status page. OR do I need to update the address with NVC?? any info is appreciated ..Thanks
  20. Hi everyone. I filled the I130 form for spouse on february the 20th. I got my NOA1 a week later, but im still awaiting on my NOA2, does anybody got updated on theirs?
  21. Hi 😀 I'm a US citizen, filed for my spouse may 2018 I got a letter stating it was accepted, and now oct 2018 I received another letter I-797 notice of approval and that after 30 days I can email then to ask status, I’m just curious if someone can kind of give me a timeline or breakdown of how their process went and what happens next and what or when I should be expecting things to move
  22. I was wondering if I could get some testimony as to the accuracy of Visa Journey's NOA1 to NOA2 processing times for the I-129F? For the CSC, where my application was forwarded to, the current processing date has been floating around March 31st, 2017 for about a week now for some reason. I've seen it advance as far as April 2nd, then move right back to March 31st today. The processing time for the CSC, as reported by Visa Journey, had been steadily moving by a day with the passing of each day until recently. Additionally, USCIS reports that they are currently processing I-129F's from January of 2017 (on the web and over the phone), which I cannot understand as there seem to be people that have submitted their applications after that date (as late as March) and have already received NOA2 (from the reports I have seen on this site). Another question I had was how many days/months worth of I-129F applications does USCIS typically cover in a given month? The answer to that question may explain why there are so many discrepancies between Visa Journey's processing date and USCIS's processing date. Since USCIS updates where they currently are each month, I was thinking someone may have potentially determined this statistic. Here's a little background on my case. My I-129F was received by USCIS on April 28th, 2017, so it has been nearly 3 months, but I still haven't heard back from USCIS regarding NOA2. I realize this is to be expected on some level, but I am confused as to how this site calculates the estimated time in comparison to what USCIS is reporting and what is going on with the Visa Journey's processing date as of late. Maybe the algorithm Visa Journey uses to assess what date each service center is currently processing is gaining more data from users inputting data to support a particular date, but I am not sure. I was really hoping to potentially get NOA2 by early September at the latest, before I go to visit my fiancee in her country, so I could hand deliver the paperwork that is needed for her interview and avoid having to mail it there. However, I'm beginning to question whether that is a realistic possibility at this point. Thank you in advance for the advice. I am very thankful to have such an amazing community of people to consult regarding questions I have related to the visa process.
  23. Approved June 1st for 129f, received my Noa 2 and am curious about next steps (I’ve read differing steps and timelines so I’m hoping for more up to date advice). I am leaving to be with my fiancée in a week and will be there for 1.5 months. What should I be gathering before I go, and what are the next steps? I would love to be able to bring her back with me so any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  24. Really confused about address change! My state of residence is Alaska and I need to keep my residency to keep my seasonal government job. However, I am visiting family in California for three months and also about to start temporary work here. I know I need to change an address with USCIS. We received our NOA1 May 16th. My permanent address should remain in Alaska, since that is where we plan to live.. Am I allowed to temporarily work out of state?? Or will that just make me look even more unstable ?
  25. a quienes han aprobado de abril 2018? categoria CR1.