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What does it mean to be “documentarily qualified”?

Independent attorneys in the Boundless network answer common U.S. immigration questions

Oct 13, 2021

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What does it mean to be “documentarily qualified”?

To be “documentarily qualified” means the National Visa Center (NVC) has approved the applicant’s document submissions on the Consular Electronic Applications Center (CEAC) portal. It can still be several weeks or months before hearing back from the NVC about an interview date.

It generally takes 3-5 months for the NVC to process the application and an additional 1-2 months to schedule the interview.

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