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    Hi everyone, I was just wondering if everybody could kindly post what
    their experiences have been....how lond did it take for your guy's case
    to get from NVC to the embassy? What is the "norm"?

    I'm getting pretty
    frustrated because tomorrow will be 2 weeks, and still nothing, the
    embassy doesn't have our case yet. This is so unfair, first MSC/NBC
    took forever to approve us, and now who knows when the embassy will
    receive our case. 2 weeks just seems ridiculous to me. And then I look
    at Hyper's and Sibsie's timeline (we're going through the same embassy)
    and their's was there much quicker than mine This is so unfair!!


    Sorry for the little rant, but I feel much more better know


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    How long does it usually take from NVC to embassy?


    Originally posted by Michi
    Hi everyone, I was just
    wondering if everybody could kindly post what their experiences have
    been....how lond did it take for your guy's case to get from NVC to the
    embassy? What is the "norm"?
    I'm getting pretty frustrated because
    tomorrow will be 2 weeks, and still nothing, the embassy doesn't have
    our case yet. This is so unfair, first MSC/NBC took forever to approve
    us, and now who knows when the embassy will receive our case. 2 weeks
    just seems ridiculous to me. And then I look at Hyper's and Sibsie's
    timeline (we're going through the same embassy) and their's was there
    much quicker than mine This is so unfair!!
    Sorry for the
    little rant, but I feel much more better know
    Hi Michi,


    Call NVC at 603-334-0700 Mon - Fri between 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
    Eastern time. Press 1, then 2, to get a live operator. If you get a
    recording that says "please use our auto system", just hang up, you'll
    be on hold forever. If they say "you may wait X number of minutes",
    then stay on hold and you'll get a live operator. She can at least tell
    you if your file is there at NVC, and whether it's been forwarded to the
    consulate.

    Good Luck!
    Rene


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      Thanks Rene, actually, I've already done that, it war forwarded on Feb.
      6th. I was just wondering what everybody else's experience has been,
      how long does it take from when NVC sends it to the consulate till the
      consulate actually receives it? 1 week? 2 weeks? just curious


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      • #4
        How long does it usually take from NVC to embassy?


        Originally posted by Michi
        Thanks Rene, actually, I've
        already done that, it war forwarded on Feb. 6th. I was just wondering
        what everybody else's experience has been, how long does it take from
        when NVC sends it to the consulate till the consulate actually receives
        it? 1 week? 2 weeks? just curious
        Ohhhh, ok. Sorry, I
        misunderstood your question. From what I've read on here, it seems to
        sometimes depend on when your file gets put in a bin for delivery to the
        consulate. If it's at the top of a bin ready to go out, it gets sent
        out sooner. If it gets at the bottom of a new bin and has to wait for
        that bin to fill up, it gets sent later.

        Good luck, and I hope it gets
        to the destination soon!

        Rene


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          Originally posted by Noorah101
          Ohhhh, ok. Sorry, I
          misunderstood your question. From what I've read on here, it seems to
          sometimes depend on when your file gets put in a bin for delivery to the
          consulate. If it's at the top of a bin ready to go out, it gets sent
          out sooner. If it gets at the bottom of a new bin and has to wait for
          that bin to fill up, it gets sent later.
          Good luck, and I hope it
          gets to the destination soon!
          Rene
          Hmmm... I assume
          it takes a longer time for the 'Sweden' bin to get filled...

          Drat!


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            How long does it usually take from NVC to embassy?


            Originally posted by Michi
            Thanks Rene, actually, I've
            already done that, it war forwarded on Feb. 6th. I was just wondering
            what everybody else's experience has been, how long does it take from
            when NVC sends it to the consulate till the consulate actually receives
            it? 1 week? 2 weeks? just curious

            My file was forwarded
            to Turkey on 2/5 and just got to the Embassy yesterday. I hope that
            helps as it should be there any day now.


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            • #7
              How long does it usually take from NVC to embassy?


              Hi Michi,
              I'm still waiting too, although not quite as long as you've
              been yet. I emailed London a couple of days ago to see if they got our
              case yet and this is what they wrote back:

              "We have not yet received a
              file for your husband from the national Visa
              Center (NVC) but it can
              take 2-3 weeks to arrive here after being dispatched.

              We can check
              again for you next week."

              Fair enough. It's been just over a week for
              us now.

              Good luck and keep me posted!
              Jackie


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                I think our case was there less then a week.. while some are there for
                weeks on end.. it doesnt seem to be the same for everyone.. sadly.. I
                wish all service centers worked at the same speed so it would be
                somewhat fair for all of us lovebirds waiting.. some take a month or
                two, while you nebraska people.. that's awful...


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                  How long does it usually take from NVC to embassy?


                  Originally posted by mrs.jar2b
                  Hi Michi, I'm still
                  waiting too, although not quite as long as you've been yet. I emailed
                  London a couple of days ago to see if they got our case yet and this is
                  what they wrote back:
                  "We have not yet received a file for your
                  husband from the national Visa
                  Center (NVC) but it can take 2-3 weeks
                  to arrive here after being dispatched.
                  We can check again for you
                  next week."
                  Fair enough. It's been just over a week for us now.
                  Good luck and keep me posted! Jackie
                  The good thing is
                  that we were out of NVC pretty fast, it could've been worse, we could've
                  been stuck at NVC forever, oh well. I just must have some pretty bad
                  luck...lol. The bad thing is that we can only call the embassy in
                  Madrid between 2:30 - 4:30 .... 2 whole hours!! And of course, there
                  are days like today, when they won't even answer the phone


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                    How long does it usually take from NVC to embassy?


                    You are lucky dealing with London. They actually respond to inquiries.
                    The gang in Bogota leave the phone off the hook so they don't have to
                    answer it and don't answer their emails. The NVC sent me a letter saying
                    they had sent the file to Bogota on January 22. It is now February 19
                    and still no word from Bogota on the packet. My congressman's
                    immigration liason says to give them a couple more weeks and then they
                    will apply some pressure. So close and yet so far.

                    Originally
                    posted by mrs.jar2b
                    Hi Michi, I'm still waiting too, although
                    not quite as long as you've been yet. I emailed London a couple of days
                    ago to see if they got our case yet and this is what they wrote back:
                    "We have not yet received a file for your husband from the national
                    Visa
                    Center (NVC) but it can take 2-3 weeks to arrive here after being
                    dispatched.
                    We can check again for you next week." Fair
                    enough. It's been just over a week for us now.
                    Good luck and keep
                    me posted!
                    Jackie


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                      Originally posted by utopiacowboy
                      You are lucky dealing
                      with London. They actually respond to inquiries. The gang in Bogota
                      leave the phone off the hook so they don't have to answer it and don't
                      answer their emails. The NVC sent me a letter saying they had sent the
                      file to Bogota on January 22. It is now February 19 and still no word
                      from Bogota on the packet. My congressman's immigration liason says to
                      give them a couple more weeks and then they will apply some pressure. So
                      close and yet so far.

                      Ugh!! How frustrating! Since getting
                      out of MSC/NBC I'm almost floating on cloud 9 because I'm actually
                      seeing progress after three months of seeing nothing. And any little
                      thing helps. Yesterday I got the letter from NVC saying that they
                      forwarded our case to London on Feb 12 and I felt that much closer to
                      the end result. But I think a lot of my feeling of relief is coming from
                      the fact that I know that London is reachable and if I have a question
                      or concern I know I'll get a response from them. Don't feel so much like
                      a number as I did when our case was hanging around MSC.

                      Hang in there
                      cowboy! It's *gotta* happen soon for you!

                      And, Lily, I'm sure you are
                      just a day or two away!


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                        Michi,

                        I think what you want to know is not how long from the NVC to
                        the embassy, but how long from the NVC to the IV unit of the embassy's
                        consular section. There can be a difference, depending on how big and
                        busy the embassy is and how it's internal mail distribution is handled.
                        The embassy may have the file but it hasn't yet gotten to the people who
                        will be working it.

                        In my case it took 3 weeks from the time the NVC
                        sent the case until the time the IV unit had it.

                        I've heard of cases
                        that have taken well over a month in a certain country because shipments
                        from the NVC sat in the country's Customs house until the embassy could
                        get them cleared.

                        Regards, JEff

                        Originally posted by Michi
                        Hi everyone, I was just wondering if everybody could kindly post
                        what their experiences have been....how lond did it take for your guy's
                        case to get from NVC to the embassy? What is the "norm"?
                        I'm
                        getting pretty frustrated because tomorrow will be 2 weeks, and still
                        nothing, the embassy doesn't have our case yet. This is so unfair,
                        first MSC/NBC took forever to approve us, and now who knows when the
                        embassy will receive our case. 2 weeks just seems ridiculous to me.
                        And then I look at Hyper's and Sibsie's timeline (we're going through
                        the same embassy) and their's was there much quicker than mine This
                        is so unfair!!Sorry for the little rant, but I feel much more
                        better know


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                          How long does it usually take from NVC to embassy?


                          Originally posted by jeffreyhy
                          Michi, I think what
                          you want to know is not how long from the NVC to the embassy, but how
                          long from the NVC to the IV unit of the embassy's consular section.
                          There can be a difference, depending on how big and busy the embassy is
                          and how it's internal mail distribution is handled. The embassy may
                          have the file but it hasn't yet gotten to the people who will be working
                          it.
                          In my case it took 3 weeks from the time the NVC sent the case
                          until the time the IV unit had it.
                          I've heard of cases that have
                          taken well over a month in a certain country because shipments from the
                          NVC sat in the country's Customs house until the embassy could get them
                          cleared.
                          Regards, JEff
                          JEff,
                          Just curious ... what does
                          the IV stand for (IV unit of the embassy's consular section)? Immigrant
                          Visa (even tho a K3 isn't an immigrant visa)?

                          I'm one of those
                          inquisitive idiots! heheh

                          Thanks for your response to Michi, by the
                          way ... that makes sense!

                          Thanks!
                          Jackie


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                            Originally posted by jeffreyhy
                            Michi, I think what
                            you want to know is not how long from the NVC to the embassy, but how
                            long from the NVC to the IV unit of the embassy's consular section.
                            There can be a difference, depending on how big and busy the embassy is
                            and how it's internal mail distribution is handled. The embassy may
                            have the file but it hasn't yet gotten to the people who will be working
                            it.
                            In my case it took 3 weeks from the time the NVC sent the case
                            until the time the IV unit had it.
                            I've heard of cases that have
                            taken well over a month in a certain country because shipments from the
                            NVC sat in the country's Customs house until the embassy could get them
                            cleared.
                            Regards, JEff
                            Gosh Jeffrey, you always know the
                            right answer Thanks so much for answering

                            So then, maybe, just
                            maybe, Madrid's embassy may have it, it's just that they are real busy
                            and it hasn't reached the IV unit..... well, that makes me feel a
                            "little" better I'll hold on to that thought, instead of thinking
                            that it's lost in the mail. Thanks again,

                            Lily,


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                              Jackie,

                              Yes, IV stands for Immigrant Visa. I appologize for the
                              confusion over the use of the acronym.

                              Although the K visas are non-
                              immigrant visas they are processed by the Immigrant Visa units because
                              of concerns that are common with immigrant visa applications.

                              Regards,
                              JEff

                              Originally posted by mrs.jar2b
                              JEff, Just
                              curious ... what does the IV stand for (IV unit of the embassy's
                              consular section)? Immigrant Visa (even tho a K3 isn't an immigrant
                              visa)?
                              I'm one of those inquisitive idiots! heheh Thanks
                              for your response to Michi, by the way ... that makes sense!Thanks!
                              Jackie


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