Quote from suzanne4
The DS230 will be sent from NVC. It may or may not request more information from you. Not sure why it is taking so long for you to receive it.
Do you know how much time that it is taking once you submit to Manila? Each office has their own schedule..............
Good luck...........please keep me posted as to how long that it tkaes for you to get everything done, I like to keep up on how long each process is taking from different regions.
I've been doing some research on my own to find out what happens, and based on the experience of a friend who left earlier in 2003, these are the steps:
2 months after she had the approval notice, she received a choice of agent letter from NVC, which she promptly sent back to NVC.
2 months after that, she received Packet 3, now known as Instruction package for immigrant visa applicant (IPFIVA) which contained the DS230 form. This was sent to her by the agency whom she named in her choice of agent letter previously. These documents were sent back to NVC together with visa payments. ( I think there are changes in these steps now since you have to send out the payments to NVC first, before they will send you the DS230 forms)
4 months after, she received Packet 4, otherwise known as Appointment package for immigrant visa applicant (APFIVA). These contained instructions for her medical examination and what other documents she needed to bring during her embassy interview. ( By this time you must have Visascreen and employment contract on hand)
3 weeks after, she received the official appointment letter from the embassy confirming the appointment date. ( I heard from sources that the actual time for this now is longer than 3 weeks, maybe 1-3 months)
well my friend is the lucky one. I will keep you posted Suzanne, on what is happening with my case.