How Do the Current NVC Wait Times Look for Couples?

The NVC serves as a critical hub in the U.S. immigration system, particularly for couples undergoing the fiancé or spouse visa process. Its primary function is to collect and verify the necessary documents for immigration cases, such as birth certificates, police background checks, and financial documents. These documents are essential for the U.S. embassy or consulate to conduct fiancé or spouse visa interviews abroad. Understanding the NVC’s role is crucial for couples navigating this journey.



Recent Trends in NVC Wait Times

In the wake of Covid-19, the immigration system, like many others, experienced significant slowdowns. The NVC, in particular, faced prolonged periods for document review and case transfers, extending wait times to several months. However, there’s a silver lining! Recently, we at Immigration for Couples have observed a promising trend: these extended wait times at the NVC have substantially decreased, now often taking just weeks or even days.

This reduction in wait times means that once your documents are reviewed or your case is transferred (in the context of a fiancé visa), you are much closer to having your interview scheduled. This development can potentially shave off months from your overall waiting period. However, it’s important to note that the NVC’s role is limited to document review and indicating readiness for an interview; the actual scheduling of the interview is handled by the U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.

Navigating the Process Together

The recent decrease in NVC wait times is indeed great news for couples looking forward to starting their lives together in the U.S. This change could mean a quicker reunification and less time spent in the uncertainty of the immigration process. Are you and your partner ready to take advantage of these changing times? At Immigration for Couples, we’re dedicated to providing couples with the information, resources, and support needed for a successful immigration journey. Our free resource center offers a wealth of tools to help you navigate this process. We encourage you to engage with our community through our weekly live chats and utilize these resources to your advantage.