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  1. Hi everyone, My case was completed at the NVC 03/16/18 (over 70 days ago) and I am waiting for an interview date to be assigned at the Montreal Embassy. My visa category is EB-2. Is anyone in a similar situation (EB-2, Montreal) who can share their experience/wait time? This is taking much longer than anticipated. Thanks a lot!
  2. 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.
  3. Hey all; our approved I-129f petition was approved in December. The NVC then forwarded it to my embassy in London on January 22nd. They said it could take several weeks, and I’ve still heard nothing from them. (Apparently they’ll contact you when they’re ready to continue?) Our problem with this is that our petition expires in March and we haven’t the faintest idea when a medical, final interview, DS-160 and actual visa filing fees are gonna fit into that short time space. The embassy website is extremely unhelpful with their contact form (haven’t responded for weeks) and they, quote; “Don’t take phone calls”. Does anyone have any advice? It’s another weird roadblock where we’re sat doing nothing. We’ve gathered affidavit of support documents and scheduled shots, obtained medical records and the police certificate. I appreciate any help with this.
  4. Hello All. Anyone here applied for Ir1/CR1 from Myanmar (Burma). If not - would someone else have an answer for the below - The embassy website for Myanmar asks for W2s/1040 with the i864, for the petitioner and I am assuming any joint sponsor. It does NOT mention - that IRS tax transcripts are preferred or acceptable too. So should we just provide only what is requested or add the transcripts nevertheless? In addition they also ask for - Bank Balance - would that be for both petitioner and joint sponsor? Thanks all, have a good Sunday. eMMo
  5. hey guys! I am in the NVC stage of my husbands cr1 visa. just last week i submitted my fees on the CEAC. im trying to get information on how long it took people to clear their fees so they can do the online application? i paid a week ago and the money was taken out of my account like 4 days ago.. the lady at NVC said it shouldnt take longer than a week but here we are. anybody have experience with how long this took them? thanks.
  6. Hi, sorry I'm sure there are threads already asking this question but I was unable to find any pertaining to Morocco specifically. Is anyone with a spouse from Morocco able to tell me if they were able to submit all documents online during the NVC stage, even the I-864? Did you have to mail anything to NVC? I can't seem to find a clear answer on this. I'm still waiting for a case number so I can start paying the fees. Thank you.
  7. Hello my fellow May filers. I know a lot of us just got approved, so I decided we can track our NVC process here. NVC usually assigns your case to an agent after 4 - 6 weeks. After that, you have to pay your fees and submit your beneficiary documents. They will then schedule an interview after checking the documents for accuracy. I’ve read from another forum, that this proces is taking about 2 - 3 months.
  8. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!
  9. hey guys! so my case was created by the NVC on February, 5 2019 in Sydney and then today on February 12 2019 I was appointed a new NVC case number ( due to the fact that we requested a transfer of consulates from Australia to Brazil) why im on here is to get an idea of the timeline from NVC case number creation to the interview date. I have tried looking at some peoples but its so hard to tell, especially with the cases that are have been approved so long ago. anybody who has an idea of the timeline I would greatly appreciate it. Especially for the people that interviewed in Brazil! thanks guys.
  10. hi guys! so I applied for the I-130 for my husband who is from Brazil. at the time we sent the documents in from off shore while living in Australia. we just got the notification from the NVC that they have opened our case and we can start to upload all the affadavit and documents to the portal. so the interview date has not been scheduled yet but the interview location is suppose to be in Australia, but our visa there expired and we had to leave. we are now living in his home country of Brazil and need to switch the interview to Brazil. does anybody have experience doing this? I have tried to call a bunch of times and the NVC nobody will pick up. any advice on this would be super appreciated. trying to get all these things done as soon as possible!
  11. So nvc sent us an email awhile ago, saying our documents are qualified and that they will be coordinating with the embassy for the scheduling or our interview. How long does it take fow the interview schedule to come? Our priority date is Dec 2016. Will they wait for ot to become current before they will schedule our interview or they can schedule our interview one month before it will become current?
  12. 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!
  13. hey guys! I am at the stage of sending everything in to the NVC for my husbands I-130. he has to do his medical exams very soon. I know they have to show proof of vaccination records. the list of required vaccinations I found on the NVC website and the USCIS website differ from each other. has anybody gone through this just now and can confirm which ones will be required to show proof of or blood test to show proof of immunity. thank you!
  14. Hi guys, I am in US my wife is in Pakistan, that is why I am going for Counselor Processing. My I-140 will be filed within a week by my employer and I am expecting it to be approved by the end of February. I would like to know the estimated timeline from there on and what are the chances of getting visa approved in Pakistan. Thank You.
  15. Fiance Visa got approved last Dec 5, 2017 through expedited process due to military deployment on February 2017. Now, still waiting on the papers that the USCIS sent to NVC, they said that it takes 6 weeks before the NVC to receive the papers. I will be deploying this coming February. Do you think my fiance will still be able to make it to the US before my deployment? NVC can't provide answer to this question since they havn't received the papers yet. Does anyone can provide an answer to this or who have had experienced the same situation?
  16. hi guys!!! So let me give you a little run down of things....around 12/10/18 I received email from NVC that I am able to move to my next step I need to submit fees and documents etc..I went ahead and paid AOS and IV fees and around 12/14/18 once my fees were “paid” I was able to submit documents and it took NVC a few for them to let me know what’s accepted and what’s missing etc. so I believe 1/4/19 I received an email stating what else I need and what is missing so basically my spouses IV stuff was all accepted and I from my end needed to upload my w2 AGAIN and give my household member(my fathers) tax transcript and also I needed to fill out I864 instead of the ez and I’ve uploaded those and it’s been accepted 🙌🏻 Now I keep going back and fourth with them my w2 states next to it “accepted” they keep sending me messages that i need to send in every page and I’m pretty sure I’ve done that twice! It’s so frustrating I feel like I’ve been waiting forever I’ve submitted it all literally nothing is missing at this point here I am waiting another 2-3 weeks for them to review things yet again! Has anyone else had this problem? It sucks because it will obviously take them time to schedule an interview also 😭😭
  17. Hello everyone, I have a question today about the NVC. My wife and I have completed the AOS and the IV application on the CEAC website. We have uploaded all the supporting documents for each section and submitted them. The tab for both sections says PAID and ACCEPTED. But, today I received an email on CEAC website that says Case FE Review Note: Please submit every W-2 that totals up to the amount on Jeffrey's Joint Tax Return for 2017. I have uploaded my USA W-2 for 2017. However, the joint tax return also included my wife's salary and taxes. But, my wife does not have a USA W-2 for 2017. She only has Japan tax documents, which even if uploaded does not equal the same amount. An outside company completed my tax return and I cannot understand most of what happened in it. Should I simply upload the entire 2017 tax return? Or, should I upload my wife's Japan tax information after it has been translated.
  18. Hi guys, I am trying to get a good idea of who has already been scheduled for ghana for family based (no K-1 please) visa recently? Please reply and if you can, please let me know the Case Completion Date and the Visa Interview Date as well. Thank you all.
  19. My husband (u.s citizen) living abroad with us, and we sent all the documents to the NVC , is the second time they rejected the proof of domicile, we sent a letter from his brother where we are going to live, a new open bank account in U.S. He applied for a job there, we sent that too, and a email from a school for our daughter, at the same time in my Case they rejected but in my son case they accepted, so im very confused and i dont want to keep wasting more time on this. He is thinking to travel before us, to reestablish domicile there, what is the fastest thing he can do there as a proof like he returned to the U.S. We dont have money to buy a house yet. A driver license? Some bill on his name? A plane ticket?? What can work for NVC in this case. Thank you all!!!
  20. Hello Everyone, The problem i am facing is a bit weird. According to to CSPA calculation i am aged out by 4 months. I am 27 right now. But when NVC sent the welcome letter (F$ Category) their was my name on it with my two siblings and parents. Then we all submiited the DS forms and payed the fees without any problems. As it stands now all the documents have been accepted and we are just waiting for the interview date. My question is that if CSPA age is calculated at the interview? If so can i be denied due to my age at the interview? If that is the case why did they not let me know before hand when i was filling the forms and paying the fees. Thanks i would really appreciate if someone could answer these concerns.
  21. Hi everyone, I have a question regarding a letter - NVC Checklist, we just received after sending the NVC Packet. It's requesting the Court records. My husband came to the US from Mexico when he was 16, after much research I concluded that he did not need a police letter from Mexico (correct?) We only obtained the police clearance letter from Oklahoma City. He's only lived in this city since moving here, and has not had any problems other than a ticket for speeding. All this to ask, does NVC need court records for the speeding ticket? If he has no other Records, what do I need to send? Appreciate any help I can get!
  22. 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 ?
  23. 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! ❤️
  24. At what point does NVC need joint sponsor tax info? Initially or only after determining if petitioner makes over or under poverty guidelines? Also, if joint sponsor files toward end of tax season is petitioner forced to wait until able to upload their tax info before moving past NVC stage? Or can it be submitted at embassy stage? TIA
  25. josie125


    This is for IR1/CR-1 and/or IR2 Ghanaian members How long is it currently taking to have an appointment scheduled for interview in Ghana? Does anyone know the latest appointment that was schedule and when was the case complete for that person?