Effective May 23, 2022, the National Visa Center (NVC) has permanently suspended the public inquiry telephone line. You are no longer able to call the NVC to inquire about your pending applications. Find out how the suspension of the NVC telephone line impacts your ability to contact the NVC.
How will the suspension of the NVC Public Inquiry Line Impact NVC
The suspension of the NVC public inquiry telephone lines will not impede any essential functions of NVC and you will still be able to contact NVC using the public inquiry form.
How can I contact NVC about my immigrant visa case?
You are able to contact NVC about your immigrant visa case through the NVC Public Inquiry Form.
When should I contact NVC about my immigrant visa case?
You should only contact the NVC if your case is outside the listed processing times. Once you have submitted an inquiry you should not make any additional inquiries until NVC has responded. Submitting multiple inquiries delays NVC response times and creates unnecessary case delays.
How do I check National Visa Center (NVC) processing times?
The NVC updates its processing times on a weekly basis. You are able to verify current NVC Case Creation Times, NVC Case Review Times, and NVC Public Inquiry Response times here: NVC Processing Times
Additional Outside Resources
- National Visa Center (NVC): Processing Times
- National Visa Center (NVC): Public Inquiry Form
- US Department of State (DOS): Immigrant Visa Process
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