How do I know if NVC is reviewing my case?


How do I know if NVC is reviewing my case?

You will need to log on to the Department of State’s Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) at to check your case status, pay any necessary fees, upload and submit documents, and read messages from NVC.

What does CEAC status Ready mean?

What does “ready” status mean? This means that your application has passed the initial screening and an interview will be scheduled shortly. What does the “Return to NVC” code mean? This indicates that there was a problem while processing your application and it has been sent back to the National Visa Center.

How long does it take CEAC to review documents?

75 days
Document review takes 75 days Time until documents submitted on CEAC are reviewed by NVC.

How long does NVC take to review cases?

It frequently takes the NVC at least two months to review one’s documents. You can check the State Department’s NVC Processing Timeframes webpage for current processing times.

How long does CEAC processing take?

Your application is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take anything from a couple of days to several weeks. In some cases, it can take 60 days or more. If further information is required, the Immigrant Visa Unit will contact you.

What is the meaning of ready in CEAC after interview?

Ready. Your case is ready for your interview when scheduled at the U.S. Consular section. If you have already scheduled an appointment for an interview, please prepare your documents as directed in your appointment letter and appear at the consulate on the appointed date and time.

How will I know if my U.S. visa is approved?

You can check the status of your visa application on If your visa has been denied, you may find useful information on Ineligibilities and Waivers on

What does Issued CEAC mean?

Issued. Your visa is in final processing. If you have not received after 10 working days, please see the webpage for contact information of the Embassy or Consulate where you submitted your application. The visa has been issued.

How do I check the status of my CEAC application?

Using CEAC is simple. To access your case online, use the unique case number and invoice ID number that NVC sends you. After you log in, you will see a summary of your case that includes the status of each visa applicant and financial sponsor associated with your case.

How long does the CEAC visa status check service cover?

The CEAC visa status check service only covers applications made during the past 12 months. Additionally, CEAC data is not available for the first few months of each year, generally becoming available around the beginning of January in the processing year.

What is CEAC and how does it help immigrant visa applicants?

Using CEAC gives immigrant visa applicants: Your application information on CEAC is secure. Use your unique case number and invoice ID number to log into CEAC. Only share these numbers with people you trust. CEAC allows you to see what’s going on with your case at any time. Unsure if you’re supposed to be doing something?

What to do if your CEAC visa is declined?

If the CEAC status shows that the petition was declined, applicants can contact the USCIS or their local U.S. Embassy for explanation. When using the CEAC visa status check, applicants will know how quickly their case is progressing and can schedule their interviews on time without delay.