As of May 23, 2022, the National Visa Center (NVC) has implemented a permanent suspension of its public inquiry telephone line. This shift in communication channels is aimed at streamlining processes and ensuring efficiency in handling inquiries related to pending applications.
Impact of the Suspension on NVC Operations
Despite the suspension of the public inquiry telephone line, the essential functions of the NVC remain unaffected. Applicants and petitioners can still interact with the NVC by utilizing the NVC Public Inquiry Form, providing a reliable alternative for addressing their concerns and seeking information.
Contacting NVC through the Public Inquiry Form
To contact the NVC regarding your immigrant visa case, navigate to the NVC Public Inquiry Form on their official website. This form serves as a designated platform for submitting inquiries and obtaining updates on your application status.
When to Reach Out to NVC
It’s crucial to approach the NVC with inquiries only when your case falls outside the listed processing times. Submitting multiple inquiries can lead to delayed response times and unnecessary setbacks in your case. After initiating an inquiry, exercise patience and refrain from additional submissions until the NVC responds.
Verifying NVC Processing Times
Stay informed about NVC processing times, including Case Creation Times, Case Review Times, and Public Inquiry Response Times. The NVC updates this information weekly, allowing you to gauge the status of your case and plan your inquiries accordingly. 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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