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I-824 For Cp

Discussion in 'Consular processing' started by s_gan, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. s_gan

    s_gan Super Moderator

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    Ron,

    USCIS websites lists I-824 processing times as 4.5 months. Does the file get transferred to NVC at the end of this period or does it take longer

    thanks.
     
  2. Ron Gotcher

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    Right now, they seem to be processing I-824s in three to five months. Historically, it has been closer to twelve to fifteen months.
     
  3. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Yes, that is from the time that you file until they send it to the NVC. Now is a very good time to file that kind of I-824. If administrative relief happens, the USCIS is going to get swamped with about 500,000 EB AOS applications within a matter of a few months. AOS processing will then stretch out to four or five years, while CP will remain a matter of a few months. There will be situations where people with the same priority date will elect different paths and the ones who pick CP will be filing for naturalization when the ones who pick AOS are just getting their green cards.
     
  4. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    No, they are just slow sending it out.
     
  5. Ron Gotcher

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    Congratulations. Yes, that is exactly what it means. You should receive something from the NVC within two weeks.
     
  6. s_gan

    s_gan Super Moderator

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    Ron, What should I expect from NVC ?
     
  7. Ron Gotcher

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    They will send you a fee bill when they estimate that your PD is within six months of being current. As soon as you pay it, they will give you a list of supporting documents to submit. They will also ask you to complete and submit a DS230
     
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    Haven't got anything from NVC yet. Who does NVC send the notice to ?
     
  9. Ron Gotcher

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    For an I-140 transfer, they send it to the employer.
     
  10. s_gan

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    thanks Ron. What about the notice to pay the fee ?
     
  11. Ron Gotcher

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    They will email that to you.
     
  12. s_gan

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    I haven't got any email from NVC regarding the payment of the fee. Assuming that the EO goes out this week, what are the things that I need to do.
     
  13. Ron Gotcher

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    Wait for the fee bill. In the meantime, collect all of your required supporting documents.
     
  14. s_gan

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    Will there be any delay because of the dates going current ?
     
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    While dates could become current at any time, I think they will wait until January 1st, just to try to cut down on the chaos at the start.
     
  16. Ron Gotcher

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    They didn't include it with your fee bill?
     
  17. s_gan

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    I have not received any communication from NVC.
     
  18. Ron Gotcher

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    It may be that the USCIS has been slow in sending it to them. Generally, the NVC sends something out within two weeks of receiving the file from the USCIS. The bigger problem is getting the USCIS to send the file timely.
     
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    Yes you can. I just got an update on what's going on there. Normally, they get about 8,000 EB petitions per year from the USCIS. This year, all of a sudden, the USCIS dumped about 25,000 on them and they are lagging behind a bit due to that.
     
  20. s_gan

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    that sounds scary
     

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