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  1. Hello all, I got NOA2 yesterday (mail) and it stated that they forward the case to NVC. I read some of the post here that NVC will not let me know about the case number or invoice ID without me calling them every single week? Here is the quote from NVC site: "You have come to this page because you received a letter or email from NVC directing you here after NVC received your approved petition from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)." So I am confused...will they or will not they let me know when they received the case, assign case number and invoice id? I really do not want to spent time to call them if they will eventually give me the case#...but if that is needed, then I guess I will do it Any helps will be greatful!
  2. Hi everyone, is there anyone from Hong Kong applying for K1 visa? We filed in the petition on 6/1/2019, and received NOA1 on 10/1/2019 and NOA2 on 11/4/2019. I have seen so many posts about people not receiving packet 3, I'm wondering how long would it normally take for packet 3 to arrive after getting NOA2? And during this time, is there any preparations I can do, e.g. apply for police clearance? Also I saw on VJ Us Consulate HK post: "Requirements for the I-134 Affidavit of Support: "A notarized I-134 enclosed with your employment letter, bank statements and latest tax return are required. When your fiancee has obtained all the documents on the checklist applicable to her case, please advise her to complete and return her completed visa forms to this office immediately so that proper action can be taken in her visa application : a) DS-230I, b) 2 copies of DS-156, c) DS-156K and d) FPU Preliminary Interview Form." Here is a link that should be included under the DCF heading" Are the forms 3 forms (a) DS-230I, b) 2 copies of DS-156, c) DS-156K and d) FPU Preliminary Interview Form) needed for the interview? can we download and fill in those forms before receiving packet 3? Any other advises for preparations for packet 3 & 4 and the interview with the ambassador? Thank you very much! Nora
  3. Hello everyone I'm doing my cr1 now and I got NOA1 since July,9 2019. Surprisingly,I got case number begins with IOE and the letter is from Nebraska. I've read about IOE case but not too much information.Someone said they got NOA2 in 3 months after that but their service center is different. I just would like to know that has anyone else got NOA1 case begins with IOE? and where is your service center? Has anyone got NOA2 already? Let's share your timeline and discussion together.🤗🤗
  4. Filipino living in HK. Interview will be in US Embassy in HK. NOA2 valid from 06/04/19 to 10/03/19. My fiancé (petitioner) recently lost his job. It's been 2 weeks and he still haven’t found a job yet. I have some questions: 1. Should we extend the NOA2 validity as a safety net 2. Can fiancé ask his parents for Affidavit of Support (form I-134) instead. If he hasn’t find a job yet About the supporting docs for I134 Form: 1. Should it be original (Statement from bank, Statement from employer, previous W-2) Thank you much!
  5. Hello, I have a quick question. My spouse just received the NOA2 last week, so being excited we spoke to our immigration attorney about the next steps - who consequently shot our excitement down saying it will take around 8 months from now. Anyhow my dilemma is 8 months from now I’m out of country for work for 3 weeks. So if the interview at my local embassy (London) is scheduled around April 2020 is it set in stone? Do I HAVE to attend the interview at that time or can it be schedule for say in May or something? I’m not sure how the process works from this point onwards. Thank you!
  6. Thread for 2017 I-130 filers for spouses of permanent residents, Mumbai Consulate. Please share your Priority Dates and any other questions.
  7. HI, my fiance is in waiting for the interview this coming next week. I Have a case where my NOA2 didn't come in the mail yet, but its already approved. She got a notice way back on the 9th of July , of her own indicating that my I-129F petition is approved and is sent to NVC and so on and so on got approved now it's at the emebassy. She did here medical already now we just put in our appointment. We're worried because where wondering if NOA2 is required for the interview. but like why would it be required if everything is approved already, and NOA2 is just a Notice for me saying that my petition got approved..
  8. Approved by USCIS July 18th We have our NOA1 receipt, but no NOA2 because they forgot to put an APT number on the address. NVC was contacted and I have Email/Letter from NVC. We are in READY status. Waiting another week for Passports to arrive so DS-160 is not complete. Printed Application Fee Receipts today and will pay the fee today or tomorrow. Question: After we pay the fees, can we go ahead and schedule an Interview or do we need to wait for the NOA2 document to arrive in the mail and the DS-160s to be complete?
  9. 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
  10. Hello! My ex-fiance and I's i129f was recently approved (i-797 NOA letter), but sadly she decided to end the relationship and stay in Japan. Anyways, I was wondering, as the petitioner, should I contact someone or is there something else I should do to officially end the visa process, or will it just expire due to not taking any further action? Thanks!
  11. Hi all, my noa2 expires august 4th. My fiancee (the petitioner) sent me all the documents i need for the interview which should arrive in two weeks. I still havent done the medical or booked the interview. I wanted to wait to have the documents in hand before booking interview but im concerned about how close the expiry date is. How do i extend the noa2 expiry date? Thanks in advance
  12. Hello guys ... after waiting 31 days they approved my petition ... i have noa 2 ... how i gonna get nvc number ... and other document what i have prepare for my interview ...
  13. We’re so happy we receive the approval today, what’s next??? How long I have to wait to call the nvc?
  14. Hi all, I'm sure some people will be annoyed with this question as I'm sure it has been asked on here a million times. However, I hope some one can help me understand the process a bit better once the NOA2 is received. We received our NOA2 on April 26, 2019. I do know to give them time to receive our petition, assign a case #, etc. I have two questions: 1. As soon as we receive a case # from the NVC can I then go online to complete the DS 160? Or should I wait to receive the packet 3? 2. Once I complete the DS 160 online can I then log in to schedule an interview? Or should I wait until packet 4? The reason I ask this question is because I just read this on the U.S. Embassy & Consulates In Canada website: "DS-160: Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application The DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, is for temporary travel to the United States, and for K (fiancé(e)) visas. Form DS-160 is submitted electronically to the Department of State website via the Internet. Consular Officers use the information entered on the DS-160 to process the visa application and, combined with a personal interview, determine an applicant’s eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa. Visa applicants must submit a completed DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application for all nonimmigrant visa categories, including applicants applying for K visas. (Note: For K visa cases in process at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate prior to October 7, 2013, review the limited exceptions explained in the FAQs below.) Review the Frequently Asked Questions for instructions about using the DS-160. Access the online DS-160 by clicking: Consular Electronic Application Center website. Important Notice to Visa Applicants: After you have completed the DS-160, you must take these next steps below: Print and keep the DS-160 barcode page. (You will not need to print the full application.) You must schedule a visa interview appointment. (The U.S. Embassy or Consulate does not schedule an appointment for you.) Visit the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website where you will be interviewed for country-specific instructions.; Pay the visa application processing fee. Review country-specific instructions on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website." Any advice and guidance would be greatly appreciated. If you are annoyed with this topic I apologize and please just don't respond. Thank you.
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!
  18. NVC has sent our petition to the Embassy/Consulate in Rio De Janeiro, which is the only location in Brazil that processes K1 visas. Currently our status on the CEAC website says 'In Transit'. NVC emailed us that our case was being sent 4 days ago. My question is: "Does anyone know the approximate timeline from NVC (In Transit) to when the Consultate will email us the information we need to schedule our interview?" We completed our DS-160 online 2 days ago. Just looking for an approximation, as we have held off everything with the wedding until we knew when we would be closer to getting her Visa. This site, and its members, have been an incredible lifeline throughout this long process. I can't thank everyone enough for the information they've shared up to this point.
  19. Hi, my fiance and I received our NOA2 nearly 4 months ago and it is going to expire on the 21st. From what I've read it is easy to get an extension in four month intervals. Unfortunately we are having issues getting his medical information and him and I are both having separate medical issues of our own on either side that have sidetracked us a bit (me - US and him - London). We were never able to schedule a medical exam for him or the interview, however, we are confident that we can do this within another four months. What are our steps to asking for an extension? I've read that a simple email would work, but is that correct? And I believe that it would be from me to the UK, but where could I find the email for that? Also, how much information is necessary for me to give for why we haven't been able to proceed, and what are the chances of us being denied the extension? Thank you.
  20. Hello, we got the NOA2 3 weeks ago. We are going to the 4th week and haven't got the NVC notification yet. Is that normal? I'm from Brazil.
  21. This room is to keep up with September I130 filers at Texas Center with NOA2. Please share.
  22. We got NOA2 for k1 visa on March 25th, 2019. Our case was forwarded to NVC but we have not heard anything from them for more than a month already. We keep calling them, they say they received our case but do not have case number for it yet. Please advise what to do or share who had similar experience.
  23. I'm still in between the NOA1 and NOA2. What I'd like is to see examples of what packets down the road will look like, so I can start to prepare in advance. I'm talking about a scanned copy of the actual letters/packet contents (obviously, with any personal information blacked out). I've searched throughout this website, but couldn't find any examples of this. Would anyone who's been through the process be willing to upload scanned copies of their NOA2, P3, and P4 for those of us still waiting for them to consult? Thanks
  24. Today: April 21, 2019 When I was submitting the I-129F (Nov 2018), in the "Consular Processing Information", I put the Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan because that's where my fiance lived. Now for safety reasons due to the ongoing protesting and the government being overthrown last week in Khartoum, he/my fiance is moving to another country, Uganda. We have not received the NOA2 yet, but we just hit the 5 month mark and we can see a response anytime between now and June. I have been reading through different forum discussions and I am not sure what the steps I need to take are. Is it better to wait for the NOA2 approval, the NVC receipt, then give the NVC my Fiance's new residency address in Uganda and request for a new consulate/embassy? I want to make sure the NVC does not send our packet to Sudan but does send it to Uganda or Kenya (where Uganda K1 cases are sent) Me and my fiance have been contemplating how to handle this. Please provide us any advice on how to do this. Thank you! I-129F screenshot: (NOA1: 11/19/2018)
  25. How long should we expect to get an interview letter, after approval? (Noa2) PD is June 30th 2017, our case is filed under f2a (spousal visa). And what’s next?
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