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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by ttmacoy: 1:17pm On Nov 21, 2017
Hi Chekey, Oladeep, to clarify the local government certificate is indeed acceptable if you do not have the NPC certificate.

When I say local government certificate I mean the long form version which has details of both parents including occupation address at birth etc. not the small A3 sized version.

Depending on when you were born you can get either the NPC attestation or the local government certificate, whichever is easier for you.

My application was put on hold because I went with the A3 version and I posted the local government long form from Lagos Mainland local govt to the embassy and got my immigrant visa.


This is the US visa reciprocity webpage which explains what is required and as you can see in certain circumstances based on when you were born you can submit the local government long form. The key thing they want to see is all the details contained on the long version rather than the short version which has limited information.

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country/NI.html

Alternate Documents: For people born prior to 1979 or in some cases prior to 1988, a birth certificate issued by a Local Government Authority or a hospital or a baptismal certificate is acceptable. There is also the National Population Commission Attestation of Birth Certificate issued to people whose birth occurred before 1979 when the National Population Commission issued birth certificate was first introduced as a pilot program. Any of these is acceptable..



chokey419:
the one from npc. The local govt one isnt acceptable to nvc.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 1:40pm On Nov 21, 2017
ttmacoy:
Hi Chekey, Oladeep, to clarify the local government certificate is indeed acceptable if you do not have the NPC certificate.

When I say local government certificate I mean the long form version which has details of both parents including occupation address at birth etc. not the small A3 sized version.

Depending on when you were born you can get either the NPC attestation or the local government certificate, whichever is easier for you.

My application was put on hold because I went with the A3 version and I posted the local government long form from Lagos Mainland local govt to the embassy and got my immigrant visa.


This is the US visa reciprocity webpage which explains what is required and as you can see in certain circumstances based on when you were born you can submit the local government long form. The key thing they want to see is all the details contained on the long version rather than the short version which has limited information.

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country/NI.html

Alternate Documents: For people born prior to 1979 or in some cases prior to 1988, a birth certificate issued by a Local Government Authority or a hospital or a baptismal certificate is acceptable. There is also the National Population Commission Attestation of Birth Certificate issued to people whose birth occurred before 1979 when the National Population Commission issued birth certificate was first introduced as a pilot program. Any of these is acceptable..



Thanks Bro....I have decided to kuku get d NPC BC. I can't afford any further delay.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by ttmacoy: 2:13pm On Nov 21, 2017
No worries, whichever is quicker and easier for you to get.

Goodluck, you're nearly at the end of the journey smiley

Oladeep:
Thanks Bro....I have decided to kuku get d NPC BC. I can't afford any further delay.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 9:29pm On Nov 21, 2017
ttmacoy:
No worries, whichever is quicker and easier for you to get.

Goodluck, you're nearly at the end of the journey smiley

Thanks
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by AbiaBoi: 10:48pm On Nov 21, 2017
pretty16:


Hello Abiaboi. What do you mean by spouse based visa PD.? Is your spouse a U.S citizen or a Permanent Residence?

US citizen Ma'am, I'll really love to know more about this..
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 11:48pm On Nov 21, 2017
AbiaBoi:


US citizen Ma'am, I'll really love to know more about this..
.

Well your in luck. Since your spouse is a U.S citizen, you are under the immediate family category. Cr1. No such thing as waiting times for your category. Once your case has been Filed, and approved by Uscis it becomes current and NVC contacts you as soon as they receive ur case. Unlike we in family based categories, that takes years of waiting. Yours is within a time frame of months to 1year from start to finish.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by AbiaBoi: 12:39am On Nov 22, 2017
pretty16:
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Well your in luck. Since your spouse is a U.S citizen, you are under the immediate family category. Cr1. No such thing as waiting times for your category. Once your case has been Filed, and approved by Uscis it becomes current and NVC contacts you as soon as they receive ur case. Unlike we in family based categories, that takes years of waiting. Yours is within a time frame of months to 1year from start to finish.

Thanks Ma'am, really appreciate. I'll love to know the processes involved as have been doing some findings online and got to know about K1 Visa and i-130 form. Can u throw more light don this Ma.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 12:47am On Nov 22, 2017
AbiaBoi:


Thanks Ma'am, really appreciate. I'll love to know the processes involved as have been doing some findings online and got to know about K1 Visa and i-130 form. Can u throw more light don this Ma.
K1 visa is a fiancee visa. Ask ur spouse to file I-130 form for u and pay the required fees. Visit travel.state.gov and get informations from there.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by AbiaBoi: 12:49am On Nov 22, 2017
Oladeep:
K1 visa is a fiancee visa. Ask ur spouse to file I-130 form for u and pay the required fees. Visit travel.state.gov and get informations from there.

Thanks Boss, on that already

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 8:09am On Nov 22, 2017
AbiaBoi:


Thanks Ma'am, really appreciate. I'll love to know the processes involved as have been doing some findings online and got to know about K1 Visa and i-130 form. Can u throw more light don this Ma.

K1 is fiancee visa. To be honest i just read about cases to be adequately informed. Our V.O officer on nairaland should answer your questions. Check the U.S immigration Visa ask a consular topic. He will help you with all the answers u need.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 11:17am On Dec 04, 2017
Hi guys. How are u all doing? Compliments of the season. So i am on VJ. (Visa Journey forum) once in while i read through especially the F1 family based category. So imagine my surprise, Reading on the forum this morning, saw a Nigerian in the Forum, who just got him Interview letter yesterday and amazingly his his PD is March 2011, and the current PD is 1st Feb 2011. I was like wow! Which means they might not be following the bulletin, or the Cue in Nigeria is not much on the immigrant visa processing , who knows. Even the guy said he was surprised to receive his IL this soon. Hoping for speedy movements. @ Oladeep how are u doing? Hope u have gone to collect your NPC attestation of BC
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by koolkesh(m): 1:44pm On Dec 04, 2017
Hello, thanks for bringing this thread to my notice. I believe the January bulletin would be moving pass my PD (06 march 2011) so it might explain how I got my P4 letter early. Got my welcome letter in June, it has been a very long journey for me, I was initially under f2b till my Mum got her Citizenship which migrated me to F1.

I read through some of the subject discussed on this thread and I have a question on the birth certificate thingy. I also submitted the short local government BC and they asked for attestation of birth which I eventually did and sent to them, but I sent the original and I forgot to make a copy. Is there a way around this? As I keep reading we should bring along Originals and photocopy of our document. I would be glad if someone who has had an interview or someone who knows anyone who has done interview should shed more light on if I do not need the photocopy considering I sent them the original of my short BC and the attestation. (Bare in mind when they asked me to submit supporting document they also asked for Birth Certificate and it was the short one we submitted and I did not get a checklist).

Nice thread, very informative.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 4:23pm On Dec 04, 2017
koolkesh:
Hello, thanks for bringing this thread to my notice. I believe the January bulletin would be moving pass my PD (06 march 2011) so it might explain how I got my P4 letter early. Got my welcome letter in June, it has been a very long journey for me, I was initially under f2b till my Mum got her Citizenship which migrated me to F1.

I read through some of the subject discussed on this thread and I have a question on the birth certificate thingy. I also submitted the short local government BC and they asked for attestation of birth which I eventually did and sent to them, but I sent the original and I forgot to make a copy. Is there a way around this? As I keep reading we should bring along Originals and photocopy of our document. I would be glad if someone who has had an interview or someone who knows anyone who has done interview should shed more light on if I do not need the photocopy considering I sent them the original of my short BC and the attestation. (Bare in mind when they asked me to submit supporting document they also asked for Birth Certificate and it was the short one we submitted and I did not get a checklist).

Nice thread, very informative.

Hi koolkesh. Great to have you here. Looks like a lot of us under F1 category with PD 2011 got our welcome letter same time. My friend whose pd is Jan 2011 and interview date is tomorrow 5th of Dec. We both got our welcome letters the same day. 7th of June. But the pd differenciates everyone cos the earlier the P.D, the earlier the interview date.

All your Original documents will be given back to you. But you need to make the photocopies they requested for cos thats what they will package on your sealed documents that you will submit to the CBP at the Port of entry when u get to the U.S. so its important you go with all the photocopies of the documents you have. Including the photocopies of the originals with them. Cos they said if u don't come with photocopies, they will keep the originals. And if u have to make photocopies at the embassy, na your money go talk. LolzZZ.



Anyone with additional info that will help can chip in. I will also ask my friend when he comes back from his interview.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by koolkesh(m): 10:54pm On Dec 04, 2017
pretty16:


Hi koolkesh. Great to have you here. Looks like a lot of us under F1 category with PD 2011 got our welcome letter same time. My friend whose pd is Jan 2011 and interview date is tomorrow 5th of Dec. We both got our welcome letters the same day. 7th of June. But the pd differenciates everyone cos the earlier the P.D, the earlier the interview date.

All your Original documents will be given back to you. But you need to make the photocopies they requested for cos thats what they will package on your sealed documents that you will submit to the CBP at the Port of entry when u get to the U.S. so its important you go with all the photocopies of the documents you have. Including the photocopies of the originals with them. Cos they said if u don't come with photocopies, they will keep the originals. And if u have to make photocopies at the embassy, na your money go talk. LolzZZ.



Anyone with additional info that will help can chip in. I will also ask my friend when he comes back from his interview.

I would try to search if I have a copy of it, because I would not want any more delays at this point. But I honestly hope it won't be a problem considering they did not give me a checklist after my case was complete.

Just want to also mention that in the visa bulletin list, there is a chart for "Dates for filing Family-Sponsored Visa Application" the chart shows the priority date of those to receive welcome letter, So people can actually monitor to see when they should have been contacted with a welcome letter.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 11:31pm On Dec 04, 2017
koolkesh:


I would try to search if I have a copy of it, because I would not want any more delays at this point. But I honestly hope it won't be a problem considering they did not give me a checklist after my case was complete.

Just want to also mention that in the visa bulletin list, there is a chart for "Dates for filing Family-Sponsored Visa Application" the chart shows the priority date of those to receive welcome letter, So people can actually monitor to see when they should have been contacted with a welcome letter.
I also submitted d local govt BC and it was accepted. I wonder why they had to ask u to send attestation though. u will have to email NVC and inform them about d submission of ur attestation of birth and make an arrangement on how to get d original copy back cos u will have to submit photocopies and original of ur documents on d day of ur interview.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 11:39pm On Dec 04, 2017
pretty16:
Hi guys. How are u all doing? Compliments of the season. So i am on VJ. (Visa Journey forum) once in while i read through especially the F1 family based category. So imagine my surprise, Reading on the forum this morning, saw a Nigerian in the Forum, who just got him Interview letter yesterday and amazingly his his PD is March 2011, and the current PD is 1st Feb 2011. I was like wow! Which means they might not be following the bulletin, or the Cue in Nigeria is not much on the immigrant visa processing , who knows. Even the guy said he was surprised to receive his IL this soon. Hoping for speedy movements. @ Oladeep how are u doing? Hope u have gone to collect your NPC attestation of BC
U mean d guy got IL before his PD? That's a very rare case o. I guess that must have been a mistake cos one almost impossibly gets IL before PD. as per my attestation, I'm still chilling till like when my PD remains a month to be current, then I will go and get it. I still have 3months and some days to go for my PD to be current. I'm hopeful
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 11:46pm On Dec 04, 2017
pretty16:


Hi koolkesh. Great to have you here. Looks like a lot of us under F1 category with PD 2011 got our welcome letter same time. My friend whose pd is Jan 2011 and interview date is tomorrow 5th of Dec. We both got our welcome letters the same day. 7th of June. But the pd differenciates everyone cos the earlier the P.D, the earlier the interview date.

All your Original documents will be given back to you. But you need to make the photocopies they requested for cos thats what they will package on your sealed documents that you will submit to the CBP at the Port of entry when u get to the U.S. so its important you go with all the photocopies of the documents you have. Including the photocopies of the originals with them. Cos they said if u don't come with photocopies, they will keep the originals. And if u have to make photocopies at the embassy, na your money go talk. LolzZZ.



Anyone with additional info that will help can chip in. I will also ask my friend when he comes back from his interview.
don't forget to gist us on how ur friend's interview went ooo!
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 6:53am On Dec 05, 2017
Oladeep:
U mean d guy got IL before his PD? That's a very rare case o. I guess that must have been a mistake cos one almost impossibly gets IL before PD. as per my attestation, I'm still chilling till like when my PD remains a month to be current, then I will go and get it. I still have 3months and some days to go for my PD to be current. I'm hopeful

At Oladeep. No mistake. Infact he is on here with us. You just quoted him above me. His handle is Koolkesh. Am thinking exactly what he said. The next bulletin might see him being current thats why he was contacted. Either that or the cue here in naija is not much. Any which way, our prayer is for them to move faster so at least by the new year we can join our loved ones. Whats your PD and where are they on the current bulletin of the F4? Who knows it might come earlier than the 3months you are anticipating.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 7:00am On Dec 05, 2017
Oladeep:
don't forget to gist us on how ur friend's interview went ooo!

I won't forget. I put him in my prayers as he must have gone in by now cos its early this morning. He said his not going with his phone so i guess it would be much later i will hear from him.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 10:04am On Dec 05, 2017
pretty16:


At Oladeep. No mistake. Infact he is on here with us. You just quoted him above me. His handle is Koolkesh. Am thinking exactly what he said. The next bulletin might see him being current thats why he was contacted. Either that or the cue here in naija is not much. Any which way, our prayer is for them to move faster so at least by the new year we can join our loved ones. Whats your PD and where are they on the current bulletin of the F4? Who knows it might come earlier than the 3months you are anticipating.
My PD is earliest October and d current bulletin for F4 is June8...Just 3months and some days to go. January 2018 bulletin should be out next week.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 10:06am On Dec 05, 2017
pretty16:


I won't forget. I put him in my prayers as he must have gone in by now cos its early this morning. He said his not going with his phone so i guess it would be much later i will hear from him.
k

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by ttmacoy: 12:27pm On Dec 05, 2017
@ pretty16

It does happen and the interview date will fall in the next month when his PD will be due.

Same happened to me, I got my interview confirmation in the month before my PD was current but it was for early the next month when my PD would be current. They have insight into what PDs will be current next month and start scheduling interviews.

Oladeep:
U mean d guy got IL before his PD? That's a very rare case o. I guess that must have been a mistake cos one almost impossibly gets IL before PD. as per my attestation, I'm still chilling till like when my PD remains a month to be current, then I will go and get it. I still have 3months and some days to go for my PD to be current. I'm hopeful

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 12:48pm On Dec 05, 2017
ttmacoy:

@ pretty16

It does happen and the interview date will fall in the next month when his PD will be due.

Same happened to me, I got my interview confirmation in the month before my PD was current but it was for early the next month when my PD would be current. They have insight into what PDs will be current next month and start scheduling interviews.


Oh that makes sense. Compliments of the season ttmacoy. Great to hear from u from time to time. How's the weather there? Hope not too cold?

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 3:43pm On Dec 05, 2017
Hi guys. Am pleased to say that my friend's immigrant visa was approved. Details coming shortly @ Oladeep.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 6:38pm On Dec 05, 2017
pretty16:
Hi guys. Am pleased to say that my friend's immigrant visa was approved. Details coming shortly @ Oladeep.
Wow!....congrats to your friend....I'm so happy for him. Our own good news are loading too...85% loading...lol

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 6:41pm On Dec 05, 2017
ttmacoy:

@ pretty16

It does happen and the interview date will fall in the next month when his PD will be due.

Same happened to me, I got my interview confirmation in the month before my PD was current but it was for early the next month when my PD would be current. They have insight into what PDs will be current next month and start scheduling interviews.

Wow!... confirmed from two sources now. Then it's no longer a mistake then
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 9:34pm On Dec 05, 2017
Oladeep:
Wow!....congrats to your friend....I'm so happy for him. Our own good news are loading too...85% loading...lol

Amen. Like the sound of that cheesy

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by koolkesh(m): 10:36pm On Dec 05, 2017
pretty16:
Hi guys. Am pleased to say that my friend's immigrant visa was approved. Details coming shortly @ Oladeep.

That's great, congratulations to your friend. We would be waiting for the details.

ttmacoy:

@ pretty16

It does happen and the interview date will fall in the next month when his PD will be due.

Same happened to me, I got my interview confirmation in the month before my PD was current but it was for early the next month when my PD would be current. They have insight into what PDs will be current next month and start scheduling interviews.


If it won't too much trouble, I'd appreciate if you could share your experience at the interview was like.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by ttmacoy: 12:04am On Dec 06, 2017
Hey the inerview was pretty straight forward as my petitioner was my wife and we have been married 6 years with a child so obviously genuine marriage.

He asked a few questions to verify how long we have been married, how did my wife get her green card etc but just straight forward standard questions.

The only delay was they did not accept my birth certificate (the smaller A3 one) so I had to get the long form version which I posted to the embassy and my visa issued and passport posted to me.

My advise is be comfortable discussing your application and your relationship to your petitioner and you should be fine. Given it’s an immigrant visa application, you don’t have to prove ties to Nigeria etc.



koolkesh:


That's great, congratulations to your friend. We would be waiting for the details.



If it won't too much trouble, I'd appreciate if you could share your experience at the interview was like.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by ttmacoy: 12:06am On Dec 06, 2017
Same to you pretty16, how have you been?

The weather is getting colder oh, forecast -8 this week lol.

How long do you have left for your PD to be current?


pretty16:


Oh that makes sense. Compliments of the season ttmacoy. Great to hear from u from time to time. How's the weather there? Hope not too cold?
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Oladeep: 12:59am On Dec 06, 2017
ttmacoy:
Same to you pretty16, how have you been?

The weather is getting colder oh, forecast -8 this week lol.

How long do you have left for your PD to be current?


I think her PD is June...That's about 4 months...@Pretty16, am I right? wink
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pretty16(f): 8:02am On Dec 06, 2017
ttmacoy:
Same to you pretty16, how have you been?

The weather is getting colder oh, forecast -8 this week lol.

How long do you have left for your PD to be current?



Wow!. -8 when heat wan finish us for naija . it ain't easy. Honestly I don't know how long it takes. P.D is still July

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