November 20, 2014

The recent announcement from NVC that they would not be requiring any original documents starting November 12, 2014 is a relief and we hope that delays caused by NVC’s case processing system will be fixed soon. During this year, applicants and attorneys have been noticing issues in the NVC case processing system, which have been significantly delaying processing times and causing more than usual workloads.

Some of the issues that are most frequent are repetitive requests for documentation. We have seen multiple requests for the same exact documents two or even three times in a row. The hardest part of this problem is that the requests are usually for original documents that have already been sent in response to the first RFE, making it hard or even impossible to get another set of original documents.

Remzi Guvenc Kulen Esq.