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At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 3:10pm On Aug 10, 2017
Hi all. We are at the NVC stage of our U. S family based preference category. F1(Single adult children of U. S Citizen). We got our welcome letter early June paid all the visa fees and filled the DS 260 form online. and by the month end of June we submitted all documents to NVC. I read from a forum on Visa journey that the NVC usually write petitioners or beneficiaries on their Case complete. Those that have gone tru the experience, how long did it take to get case complete after submitting all documents to NVC? I created this thread for those going tru the NVC stage or who have already passed through the stage to share their experiences on the forum.

Note: the thread is for those going through the NVC processing or those that have already passed through it, for the family preference category.

@justwise, Pls sir, I beg u not to delete this thread, as it may help those who have just started their NVC processing ask questions on how to go about their case. As u know, our immigrant V. O on the immigrant visa section does not answer questions that has to do with NVC processing or how to go about filling forms at that stage. Good luck to all of us still waiting to join our folks in the states.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 5:08pm On Aug 10, 2017
We are in the same ship. I'm an intending immigrant too (F4 category). I have already submitted my documents to NVC and I'm waiting to get a case complete too. All what u need to know is written in their site (travel.state.gov). It will take NVC 2months or 11 weeks max for them to review your documents and determine if u would get a case complete or a checklist for additional documents/correction. However, u indicated u submitted your documents by end of June, so u should get a case complete this month end or mid September max. Lastly, hope ur priority date is current? cos u can't be schedule for an interview till ur PD is current and moreover, F1 and F4 category had a retrogression on the recently released visa bulletin for the month of September hopefully, it should return to normalcy by the beginning of a new fiscal year next month.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 5:20pm On Aug 10, 2017
Oladeep:
We are in the same ship. I'm an intending immigrant too (F4 category). I have already submitted my documents to NVC and I'm waiting to get a case complete too. All what u need to know is written in their site (travel.state.gov). It will take NVC 2months or 11 weeks max for them to review your documents and determine if u would get a case complete or a checklist for additional documents/correction. However, u indicated u submitted your documents by end of June, so u should get a case complete this month end or mid September max. Lastly, hope ur priority date is current? cos u can't be schedule for an interview till ur PD is current and moreover, F1 and F4 category had a retrogression on the recently released visa bulletin for the month of September hopefully, it should return to normalcy by the beginning of a new fiscal year next month.

Yes submitted month end, so by my calculations it's been 5weeks and they said wait 11weeks to hear from them. My PD is 2011. Honestly I don't understand how that Visa bulletin stuff works.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 5:55pm On Aug 10, 2017
pretty16:


Yes submitted month end, so by my calculations it's been 5weeks and they said wait 11weeks to hear from them. My PD is 2011. Honestly I don't understand how that Visa bulletin stuff works.
So u need to wait for another 6weeks. However, due to the large number of applicants in the family based visa preference and to control the influx of immigrants into the United States, the USCIS had decided to allocate a specific number of visas to each family based category and this visa numbers must not be exceeded in a fiscal year and that's d more reason applicants had to wait on queue for years before they can be eligible to apply for a visa. The visa bulletin is released between 7th and 15th of every month and it shows the movement of the priority dates of each category. So u need to follow up on the VB on their site. Lastly, your priority date is the day you file a petition to USCIS. They already reached December 2010 for F1 category but it retrogressed to May 2010 in the recently released VB for d month of September and most likely it will return to normalcy next month...

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 6:09pm On Aug 10, 2017
Oladeep:
So u need to wait for another 6weeks. However, due to the large number of applicants in the family based visa preference and to control the influx of immigrants into the United States, the USCIS had decided to allocate a specific number of visas to each family based category and this visa numbers must not be exceeded in a fiscal year and that's d more reason applicants had to wait on queue for years before they can be eligible to apply for a visa. The visa bulletin is released between 7th and 15th of every month and it shows the movement of the priority dates of each category. So u need to follow up on the VB on their site. Lastly, your priority date is the day you filed a petition to USCIS. They already reached December 2010 for F1 category but it retrogressed back to January 2002 on the recently released VB for d month of September and most likely it will return to normalcy next month...

For real? It retrogressed to Jan 02? Is the September bulletin out? But on their site it's still August bulletin that is there. We don't need a retrogression Now ooo. sad cry. The many years of waiting is not easy at all.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 6:17pm On Aug 10, 2017
pretty16:


For real? It retrogressed to Jan 02? Is the September bulletin out? But on their site it's still August bulletin that is there. We don't need a retrogression Now ooo. sad cry. The many years of waiting is not easy at all.
Sorry I meant it retrogressed to May 2010. Yes, the September VB was released yesterday. lol, u have only waited for 6years nah.....what of me that have waited for 13years and still waiting o!...the wait is killing though

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 6:30pm On Aug 10, 2017
Oladeep:
Sorry I meant it retrogressed back to May 2010. Yes, the September VB was released yesterday. lol, u have only waited for 6years nah.....what of me that have waited for 14years and still waiting o!

I can't even imagine yours. It is well. God will meet us at the point of our needs. Being away from loved ones is not an easy thing. Last time i saw my mom was 2yrs ago. Na everyday whatsapp video call. grin cheesy
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 6:47pm On Aug 10, 2017
I'm actually used to the waiting though. A beggar has no choice nah, since there's nothing one can do to fast track d process thingy, One just has to wait noni. Can't imagine d situation u would have been without whatsapp video call...

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 7:59pm On Aug 10, 2017
Oladeep:
I'm actually used to the waiting though. A beggar has no choice nah, since there's nothing one can do to fast track d process thingy, One just need to wait noni. Can't imagine d situation u would dhave been without whatsapp video call...

grin. I tell you
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by chokey419(m): 11:12pm On Aug 10, 2017
I'm here
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 11:36pm On Aug 10, 2017
chokey419:
I'm here

Hi chokey419. Thanks for joining. Congrats on ur successful interview. Are u also on fb1. Don't mind me, am just so anxious since we got the welcome letter and sent all our docs to NvC, been waiting for about 5weeks Now and they said wait 11wks. What year is ur priority date, mine is 2011. Then ur medicals how did it go. Am thinking of using The children's practice on Raymond Njoku of cos thats after I must have gotten an interview date. Pls just share your general experience with us. Plus how did the interview go as well? Hope u weren't so nervous. grin
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by chokey419(m): 11:12am On Aug 11, 2017
pretty16:


Hi chokey419. Thanks for joining. Congrats on ur successful interview. Are u also on fb1. Don't mind me, am just so anxious since we got the welcome letter and sent all our docs to NvC, been waiting for about 5weeks Now and they said wait 11wks. What year is ur priority date, mine is 2011. Then ur medicals how did it go. Am thinking of using The children's practice on Raymond Njoku of cos thats after I must have gotten an interview date. Pls just share your general experience with us. Plus how did the interview go as well? Hope u weren't so nervous. grin
Yeah was on fb1 category. Also used the childrens practice for my medicals. Wait time is 11 weeks max but you may get a case complete within 9weeks but pray nkt to get a checklist. Cus that will reset your time back to 11 weeks. If you are on visajourney i dropped my consulate review there. But overall its a done deal. But in my case i had my dna done like 2013 so that made it easier, wasnt asked for pictures or nothing.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by salsera(f): 11:19am On Aug 11, 2017
pretty16:


Hi chokey419. Thanks for joining. Congrats on ur successful interview. Are u also on fb1. Don't mind me, am just so anxious since we got the welcome letter and sent all our docs to NvC, been waiting for about 5weeks Now and they said wait 11wks. What year is ur priority date, mine is 2011. Then ur medicals how did it go. Am thinking of using The children's practice on Raymond Njoku of cos thats after I must have gotten an interview date. Pls just share your general experience with us. Plus how did the interview go as well? Hope u weren't so nervous. grin

Hi there,
I remember you form the first VO thread and slightlymad thread, your initial petition was 2009 rght.
Congrats.
I'm 2012 so I still have awhile to go.
Like someone already said September VB retrogressd for F1 but the explained that in the footnote. In October Bulletin it will return to Dec 22 2010. By October it's a new fiscal year so there will the new visa numbers so interviews can then be scheduled. So don't expect your PD to be current till Nov, Dec etc bulletins come out.
From what I've read on VJ journey it's typically 4 months after CC that you should get the interview letter.

Check the VJ thread
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/482530-f1-case-complete-and-waiting-for-visa-availability-part2/?page=127
It's very informative on different people's journeys across the world. Reading it can help you pass the time.

Lastly I have a few questions
When you got your welcome letter, what forms did you fill?
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by salsera(f): 11:24am On Aug 11, 2017
chokey419:
Yeah was on fb1 category. Also used the childrens practice for my medicals. Wait time is 11 weeks max but you may get a case complete within 9weeks but pray nkt to get a checklist. Cus that will reset your time back to 11 weeks. If you are on visajourney i dropped my consulate review there. But overall its a done deal. But in my case i had my dna done like 2013 so that made it easier, wasnt asked for pictures or nothing.

No wonder I recognised your username.
Saw it on VJ
I've been waiting so long I got on with my life jare. So busy with stuff.
I just keep tabs every now and then.
I hope you've settled down well.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 1:13pm On Aug 11, 2017
salsera:


Hi there,
I remember you form the first VO thread and slightlymad thread, your initial petition was 2009 rght.
Congrats.
I'm 2012 so I still have awhile to go.
Like someone already said September VB retrogressd for F1 but the explained that in the footnote. In October Bulletin it will return to Dec 22 2010. By October it's a new fiscal year so there will the new visa numbers so interviews can then be scheduled. So don't expect your PD to be current till Nov, Dec etc bulletins come out.
From what I've read on VJ journey it's typically 4 months after CC that you should get the interview letter.

Check the VJ thread
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/482530-f1-case-complete-and-waiting-for-visa-availability-part2/?page=127
It's very informative on different people's journeys across the world. Reading it can help you pass the time.

Lastly I have a few questions
When you got your welcome letter, what forms did you fill?,

Hi. Wow! u do remember me, from the first VO. Yes u are so right My first petition was 2008 filled by my step-dad but it wasn't approved so my mum filled again in 2011. Fast forward to 2017 June we got the welcome letter via email. It contained instructions from step1 to 6 on how to fill ur forms online, the DS261, pay Visa fees and then fill your ds 260 form online, and then send your supporting documents to NVC.

If u remember I asked the First V. O how I was going to add my kids to my case, that I am single, and have 2kids and I was told they could be added as "derivatives" under my case, so she immediately adviced me to contact NVC and inform them. So I scanned their birth certificate to my mom and my mom forwarded it immediately to NVC. Thank God I took the V.O's advice cos my kids were immediately added to my case and when the letter came their names were under my form. All the fees have been paid for us, they each had their own ds260 forms as well, so I filled all and printed the confirmation slips for records. we are just waiting to hear from NVC, to proceed to the next level.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 1:29pm On Aug 11, 2017
[quote author=chokey419 post=59366958]Yeah was on fb1 category. Also used the childrens practice for my medicals. Wait time is 11 weeks max but you may get a case complete within 9weeks but pray nkt to get a checklist. Cus that will reset your time back to 11 weeks. If you are on visajourney i dropped my consulate review there. But overall its a done deal. But in my case i had my dna done like 2013 so that made it easier, wasnt asked for pictures or nothing. [/quote

No checklist by God's grace bro. My mom made sure she sent in all docs needed to NVC . She always extra careful when filling forms and sending to NVC so as not to make mistakes, cos she said any mistakes is further delay. Shes so anxious to have us with her. The immigration journey has not been easy.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by kellycute(m): 2:25pm On Aug 11, 2017
What about f2b category? Anyone know how long waiting period? I heard f2b category move faster than f1
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 2:34pm On Aug 11, 2017
kellycute:
What about f2b category? Anyone know how long waiting period? I heard f2b category move faster than f1

Check the Visa bulletin
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by chokey419(m): 3:28pm On Aug 11, 2017
[quote author=pretty16 post=59371558][/quote]Not easy at all but its worth it at the end of the day. Being a lpr is lovely.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by kellycute(m): 4:18pm On Aug 11, 2017
pretty16:


Check the Visa bulletin
can you kindly check and post it here? Or the link for me to check
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 6:20pm On Aug 11, 2017
chokey419:
Not easy at all but its worth it at the end of the day. Being a lpr is lovely.

It is Bro
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 6:22pm On Aug 11, 2017
kellycute:
can you kindly check and post it here? Or the link for me to check

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin.html
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 11:03am On Aug 12, 2017
chokey419:
Not easy at all but its worth it at the end of the day. Being a lpr is lovely.

Read your review last night on VJ. The interview was so smooth. *thumbs up*
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by chokey419(m): 11:57am On Aug 12, 2017
pretty16:


Read your review last night on VJ. The interview was so smooth. *thumbs up*
Hope you have the same during yours
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 12:03pm On Aug 12, 2017
pretty16:


Read your review last night on VJ. The interview was so smooth. *thumbs up*
can u please copy and paste the review here?
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 12:05pm On Aug 12, 2017
chokey419:
Hope you have the same during yours
please kindly paste your review here, let d rest of us learn from it...
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 2:15pm On Aug 12, 2017
chokey419:
Hope you have the same during yours

Amen. thanks Bro
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 8:45pm On Oct 03, 2017
Hi everyone. So its been a while I posted here. We got our case complete email on the 29th of sept. To God be the glory. Am just so happy that my mom sent in all the required documents and they didn't have to request additional documents, cos I hear that causes delays too. Hoping and praying to get an interview date soon.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 8:47pm On Oct 03, 2017
Oladeep:
Sorry I meant it retrogressed to May 2010. Yes, the September VB was released yesterday. lol, u have only waited for 6years nah.....what of me that have waited for 13years and still waiting o!...the wait is killing though
.

@ Oladeep, any word from NVC? Have u received case complete?
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by bokohaman: 7:29am On Oct 04, 2017
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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 8:06am On Oct 04, 2017
pretty16:
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@ Oladeep, any word from NVC? Have u received case complete?
I got a CC last month...

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 8:11am On Oct 05, 2017
Oladeep:
I got a CC last month...

Yaay. Congrats bro. How long after C.C. do u think they schedule interview date. ?

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