NVC wait times

Last updated 11/21/2022, next update expected in 2 days (EST).

Here’s how long you should expect to wait until the National Visa Center processes your case.

Document review takes 45 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.

Source: NVC Timeframes page.
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Case creation takes 39 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.

Source: NVC Timeframes page.
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Inquiry response takes 20 days

Time until questions and requests sent via NVC’s public inquiry form are answered.

Source: NVC Timeframes page.
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