My I-526 visa was approved in February 2021, however how come there is no fee bill raised by NVS? - EB5Investors.com

My I-526 visa was approved in February 2021, however how come there is no fee bill raised by NVS?

I’m an Indian investor and my i-526 visa got approved on Feb. 16, 2021 however the NVC has not raised any fee bill. Typically, it should be raised between 4-8 weeks but so far no movement on that front. Should I inform the USCIS/NVC about the delay and ask them to prioritize? What can I do?

Answers

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

Demand NVC send the fee bill. The other option is to file a mandamus for unreasonable delay.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

USCIS has been delayed for some time in forwarding approved petitions to the NVC and the NVC has been delayed in issuing IV fee bills. You have to wait a bit longer, but you can email the NVC now to ask them if they have received the file from USCIS. If not, the NVC can request the file from USCIS, but it will take longer than usual to receive the file and issue the IV fee bill.

Irina A. Rostova

Irina A. Rostova

Immigration Attorneys
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The Immigrant Investor Program Office has acknowledged that they are experiencing serious delays in transferring approved I-526 files to NVC. They stated that it is due to the new COVID procedures and staff shortages. We are seeing 3-5 months to transfer cases from the IPO to NVC.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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Fee bills are slow from NVC; your attorney can contact Research at NVC with the I-526 case number to track down whether it is still at the USCIS or in transit or at NVC.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

They are just very slow right now. You can go online to the NVC website and ask them.

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