Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How To Calculate NVC Case Number

The NVC is a facility that is responsible for processing immigrant visa applications after they have been approved by the USCIS. Each case received by the National Visa Center is assigned its case number.

1. After your I-130/I-140 petition has been approved, you can get your NVC case number from the NVC. Do this by calling the NVC at (603) 334-0700. First provide your USCIS receipt number, which is in your I-797 Notice of Action 1 (NOA1).

If your visa package has been received by the facility, either the automated voice recording or a human operator can give you your NVC case number.

 2. Write down your case number. It is a series of three letters and 10 numbers with no dashes or spaces. An example NVC case number looks like this: MNL2013524001.

3. Split the figures as follows: LLL NNNN NNN NNN, where "L" is a letter and "N" is a number.

4. Read the three letters from the left. This is the code for the U.S. consulate that has jurisdiction over the visa applicant's location. It is where you will get a visa interview. For example, "MNL" refers to the U.S. consulate in Manila.

5. Read the first four numbers following the letters. In this example it is "2013." This is the year that the NVC received the visa application.

6. Read the next three numbers. This is the day of the year in which the case was received. It is the figure minus 500. For example, "524" means NVC got the package on the 24th day of the year, January 24.

7. Read the last three numbers in the case number. It tells you the order it was assigned to the consulate that day. In this example, it is "001" so it was the first case created for the Manila consulate on Jan. 24, 2013.

38 comments:

  1. are u planning to make NVC calculator?? it would be very helpful.

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    1. There are lots of factors which can take longer time.

      1. Time for USCIS to send application to NVC can range from 1 week to 8 weeks.
      2. Time to send packet 3 can vary
      3. Similarly it can take the applicant 1 day or 1 month to respond to AOS.
      4. Consulate can take 1 week or more than a month for final steps.

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    2. If i notified that USCIS sent application to NVC,how long will it take to reach there?same 4-8 weeks??

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    3. It can take between 1 week and 8 weeks to reach NVC,

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  2. Hi amazon if the other three numbers after 2013,is 781.minus 500 Will be 281.so how do you calculate that?Will you 28th of the month?how Will you calculate the month?

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    1. It is actually the 281st day of that year.

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  3. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that's the 281st day of the year, which is October 8, if my count is correct.

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    1. But the uscis said the nvc received the case Sept.26

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    2. There is generally a delay between when NVC actually receives the case and it creates the case number.

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    3. how long usually takes to create case number?

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    4. Hi my 500 nos 852 how many days it will take to process my visa number, plz help me

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  4. Hi Amazon, how are you? My question is about an I 824 that I filled and it is now at the NVC. Will I be able to track it to? I am just waiting for the NVC to respond and get the interview at my embassy. Any estimates on how long is it taking to the NVC to respond?

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    1. Please see the blog post below for all steps for NVC and average timeline for various steps:

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

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  5. hello dears... can someone tell me that from where i get NVC case number or USCIS receipt number ? i am Emailing to AfghanSIVApplication@state.gov for a recommendation letter the want for me NVC case number or USCIS receipt number

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  6. uscis mailed my approved i 130 16 october 2013 so l want to know when l receive a visa

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  7. Hi Amazon ...my question from u is that..when i will get interview call after completion processing in nvc..??

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  8. hello, this is very helpful so thank you :) my question is that when I check on the status of it says (at NVC) what does that mean? & how long you think before I get an interview date?

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  9. My case is at nvc how will it take me to get a respond on my case

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  10. My priority date is may2016 can i expect a letter from nvc in 2015

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  11. Hi Amazon,

    I got the year then what does 348 817 1 means please?

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  12. Can someone answer my question please? Please, please!!!
    I tired to read the numbers. I could read the year then what does 348 817 1 means please?

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  13. I filed the petition for my brother and at that time I received the EAC receipt number but not the BMB case number. How do I get the BMB case number?

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  14. Hello dear.
    My PD is 20th march 2012 in F4 category. Can you tell me how long time remaining for final process

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  15. Hello there ,
    I request expedite for my case in the uscis and the accept it and then they proved the the case in 07/17/2015 and transferred it to NVC as expedited case.
    Any one know how long it will take for them to receive it.

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  16. my case was approve last month and I did not receive my notice letter as yet how long will it take for me to receive it

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  17. Nov 6 NVC Recieved all of our last documents required ... Thy said allow 30 days for processing and to get back to us with interview date. It's been about 40 days now and we are also overseas ... Any help how long more we could be waiting? Does it make any difference if I have become pregnant ? I am the US citizen currently abroad in Israel with my husband .. Thanks for any feedback

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  18. hy everyone.
    can any one of you help me ? ? ??
    my category is F4
    my pd is 10oct,2010
    my pettion was approved dec 2013
    then nvc send me case number
    which status is now "Please follow the instructions you received from the National Visa Center (NVC) that list the six steps you must take before NVC can schedule your visa interview appointment"
    but i do not receive any letter from nvc
    i m waiting for letter for 20 days...kindly guide me about this regard
    thanksss

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  19. Hi myne is November 20/2014 cc don't know waiting IL.. Why is the process so late it's killing me to meet my hubby.. :( :( 6 yrs of marriage and not together till now we are too far.. :(

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  20. Hi 3965 day pass on my petition file in may2005 till date no out come x can some tell me how much time will it take x when it good na be current x when I will get WL x helo

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  21. I-797 approved USCIS receipt no WAC07-162-50325 dated 10may2007 for pd 12apr2007 cat F4 x advise status of my case

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  22. Quick question I hope you can answer this. Today is October 3. My number I got when I called them is 777 after the MNL2016. That comes out to October 4. Could that mean maybe thats when they will forward it to Manila? I ask because if its 777, thats the day after I called them. Otherwise was this actually a leap year and 777 would actually mean it was assigned today on October 3? Hope it makes sense. 777 is 277 days into the year. That would make it tomorrow unless its a leap year. im just confused :)

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    1. How will you interpret 827 afteR 2016?

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  23. Hi 4050 days passed on PD 12april2007,cat f4,immi case filed may2005 x please when become current x how.much time I have to wait x my sonbawais Khan will start his 21 years in august 2017,

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  24. Hi, a quick question after my GEO 2010 number there is 659 follow by 002 how do i read this?

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  25. Hi I want to.know.about the invoice id as I got petition approved in 2009 as my priority date is in 2010 'i had got my nvc case number but didnt get the invoice id.how do I get that.

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