Archive for the ‘ NVC – National Visa Center’ Category


What NVC Documents Do I Send to My Spouse?

My wife and I are RapidVisa customers. Our CR1 spouse petition was approved a few days ago. As a beneficiary and a RapidVisa customer, I want to know what are the documents I must send/mail to my wife for her to submit along with her civil documents on NVC. In other words, what are the missing required documents I must send […]

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CR-1 Spousal Visa Timeline [Infographic]

One of the first questions our clients ask is about the timeline… “How long does it take to get a CR-1 spousal visa?” This post is hoping to give some insight into what you could expect in terms of waiting times for each step of the process. Be advised that the times mentioned in this resource […]

3 Lawyer's Concerns About RapidVisa Debunked

3 Lawyer’s Concerns About RapidVisa Debunked

There are a few different paths to get your family based immigration needs met. In fact, we made an infographic about just this comparison decision. One choice that people often unnecessarily opt for is hiring an ‘immigration attorney’. Attorneys are great, and have a very important role in society. In fact, we have our own. But, unless […]

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NVC No Longer Requires Original Civil Documents

Great news for all immigrant visa applicants! As of November 12, 2014, the National Visa Center announced it will no longer be collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa applications. So now, instead of having to send your original birth, marriage and police certificates, you can send photocopies. This doesn’t include the original Affidavit of Support which […]

Affidavit of Support for Spousal Visas and Adjustment of Status (I-864 series forms)

The Affidavit of Support is legally required for the petitioning sponsor for many family-based and some employment based immigrants to show the intending immigrant will have adequate means of support when planning to immigrate to the U.S. The purpose of the process is to prove that the intending immigrant has adequate means of financial support […]

National Visa Center Case Number Explained

The National Visa Center (NVC) assigns each immigrant petition a case number. The NVC case number has three letters followed by ten numbers. The three letters are an abbreviation for the overseas embassy or consulate that will process the immigrant visa case (for example, JAK for Jakarta, MNL for Manila). The digits tell the NVC […]

National Visa Center Phone Number

24-Hour Information An automated recorded message system is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to answer case status inquiries (603) 334-0700. Note: This service requires the use of a touch-tone telephone. Operator Assistance Customer service representatives are available to respond to more in-depth inquiries. Tel: (603) 334-0700 Hours: Monday through Friday from […]

National Visa Center Contact Information

The National Visa Center is located in Portsmouth New Hampshire and you can call the National Visa Center at 603-334-0700. You will get an automated system not a live person.  You can call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  To get an update on your case you will enter the receipt number from […]

Can My Translated Documents be Handwritten?

Any documents you submit to the USCIS or to the Embassy must be translated to English.  However, you do not need a professional or “certified” translator.  Anybody can do the translation and it can be hand written.  The format of the translated documents does not need to match the original, although this may help the […]