NVC wait times
Last updated 10/12/2021, next update expected later today (EST).
Here’s how long you should expect to wait until the National Visa Center processes your case.
Document review takes 81 days
Time until documents submitted on CEAC are reviewed by NVC.
These numbers are anecdotally accurate: my case was processed in April 2021 exactly when this chart predicted.
Case creation takes 7 days
Time after USCIS sends a case to the NVC until the NVC creates a case for it in CEAC.
Some time elapses after USCIS approval before they send the case to the NVC.
Inquiry response takes 29 days
Time until questions and requests sent via NVC’s public inquiry form are answered.