Visa Hotline message, its meaning?

  1. Hi

    I keep calling the visa hotline (dread my phone bill) and he keeps saying the same thing! Something that I dont even understand!

    The man says "We are currently awaiting the return of the biographical (i think) data from the petitioner. Once we receive these documents, it will take between 6-8 weeks to review them"

    What on earth does that mean?!! Is the petitioner being slow sending these? I have been calling for maybe two weeks? Shouldnt they have them by now?!

    I also emailed them (prior to knowing the hotline number) and this was there reply:

    "Your inquiry has been received at the National Visa Center (NVC).
    NVC has received the requested Immigrant Visa processing fee for this case. The Immigrant Visa instructional packet (Form DS-230) is being sent to the designated agent. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for the agent to receive this information"

    Seems like two different messages to me!
    Last edit by d4e5f6 on Aug 29, '06
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from d4e5f6
    Hi

    I keep calling the visa hotline (dread my phone bill) and he keeps saying the same thing! Something that I dont even understand!

    The man says "We are currently awaiting the return of the biographical (i think) data from the petitioner. Once we receive these documents, it will take between 6-8 weeks to review them"

    What on earth does that mean?!! Is the petitioner being slow sending these? I have been calling for maybe two weeks? Shouldnt they have them by now?!

    I also emailed them (prior to knowing the hotline number) and this was there reply:

    "Your inquiry has been received at the National Visa Center (NVC).
    NVC has received the requested Immigrant Visa processing fee for this case. The Immigrant Visa instructional packet (Form DS-230) is being sent to the designated agent. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for the agent to receive this information"

    Seems like two different messages to me!
    At a guess they are still waiting for DS230 or although recieved aren't showing on your file, once they have acknowledge they have them you are then looking at approx 6-8 weeks before it is sent to the UK embassy
    Last edit by sirI on May 15, '08
  4. by   d4e5f6
    Thank you! Its like a foreign language to me! I hope they receive it soon!!!!!
  5. by   ann h
    If you are calling usa from uk
    click on link below and use number only 1p per min we ue it all the time.

    http://telediscount.co.uk/

    hope this helps with phone bill
  6. by   d4e5f6
    Oh wow! Thanks
  7. by   english_nurse
    its worth noting that they update this message only about twice a week so it may not always be acurate
  8. by   d4e5f6
    Hehe! So calling daily is not going to help! lol! I am so inpatient!
  9. by   madwife2002
    You know I dunno if it a good or bad thing these hot lines as you all seem to be stressing more than us who had no line? Dont get me wrong we stressed but not on a daily basis. Enjoy you last few months of life in the UK, dont stress it is not good for your health.
  10. by   Owain Glyndwr
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    At a guess they are still waiting for DS230 or although recieved aren't showing on your file, once they have acknowledge they have them you are then looking at approx 6-8 weeks before it is sent to the UK embassy
    The next message will state the date they received your DS230 and that (on the phone) it will take 6-8 weeks or (by e-mail) it'll take 2-4 weeks. This is the message I'm currently getting.

    So anywhere between 2 to 8 weeks until case complete!!

    Cheers

    OG
  11. by   d4e5f6
    Quote from madwife2002
    You know I dunno if it a good or bad thing these hot lines as you all seem to be stressing more than us who had no line? Dont get me wrong we stressed but not on a daily basis. Enjoy you last few months of life in the UK, dont stress it is not good for your health.
    Its not stress as such! I cant contain the excitement anymore! I have been trying to move to USA since I was 16! I have gone down every path possible, USA is my favourite country, and I am getting so close to living my dream (its like a kid waiting for Christmas!)

    Looking forward to getting that second phone message then!!! Will call beginning of next week!! Fingers crossed they update it!

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