Inquiry Response Time
NVC response times to public inquiries continue to be lengthy. We ask that you make a subsequent inquiry only if you do not receive a response within our published timeframes.
The U.S. Embassy or Consulate tells NVC which dates they are holding interviews. NVC fills these appointments on a first-in, first-out basis and cannot predict when an interview will be scheduled.
Once complete, your case will remain at NVC until an appointment is scheduled, at which time we will send it to the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate. We will notify the applicant, petitioner, and attorney (if applicable) when an appointment is scheduled.
For the most up-to-date case status, please log into the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC).
Last contact date
To update the last contact date for cases actively processing at NVC, please continue to pay fees and submit the required documents by logging into the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC).
Note: Responses to inquiries through the NVC Public Inquiry form will come from TSGSystem@tsg.state.gov. Please do not send inquiries directly to that address as they will not be received by the National Visa Center. Send all inquiries using the below Public Inquiry Form.
Date of Birth formatting: please note that the date of birth on this form must be submitted following the (dd/Month/yyyy) format. For example: 01/June/1990.