Welcome back to the Immigration Lawyer Blog, where we discuss all things immigration. In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick provides an important update from the National Visa Center regarding immigrant visa processing times, the status of Embassies and Consulates reopening, and expedite request information for immigrant visas.
The information provided in this video is based on the minutes of a meeting that took place between the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the National Visa Center (NVC). In this meeting the NVC answered many of your burning questions regarding the resumption of visa services at U.S. Consulates and Embassies worldwide, current immigrant visa processing times, and expedite request information.
Want to know more? Just keep on watching.
NVC & AILA Questions and Answers on Consular Processing
What has the NVC responded regarding Consular Processing at Embassies and Consular posts worldwide? How will NVC handle cases that are documentarily qualified? In what order will applicants be scheduled for immigrants?
Check out the Q & A below to find out.
Q: What is the volume of immigrant visa cases currently being processed at NVC?
A: During FY 2020, NVC reviewed and processed 77,000 cases per month.
Q: What was the number of non-immigrant K-1 visas processed on a monthly basis at the NVC in FY 2020?
A: Every month the NVC processed 2,500 K-1 visas during fiscal year 2020.
Q: Of all cases processed at the NVC how many applications are represented by attorneys?
A: 25% of all cases at the NVC are represented by attorneys
Q: How is the NVC handling cases that are documentarily qualified but unable to move forward due to U.S. Embassies and Consular posts that have not yet resumed normal processing?
A: The NVC is continuing to schedule cases only for posts able to conduct interviews.