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How long does it take the NVC to process a change of location request?

I send an email request to the National Visa Center to change my EB-5 visa interview location. Due to this, my case number is also changed. How long does it take to process this request? I have already paid the fees online.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It varies, but we are seeing around three to six months.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends on how quickly the consulate you are changing to responds to them.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    They seem to be slower and slower. Anticipate a few months, maybe three to four months, but there is no consistency.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
    Answered on

    It should not take more than a couple of months for the National Visa Center to change your EB-5 visa interview location. Please make sure to have your immigration attorney follow up as well.

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    Sally Amirghahari

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It shouldn't take long at all since the embassy has your application and information online.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    NVC contacts embassies for interview scheduling and receives blocks of interview dates that are available to assign dates to cases that are ready for interviews. Therefore, it depends on a particular embassy when it has interview dates available. You or your attorney of record should inquire with NVC as to the status of interview scheduling for a changed venue.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It takes about two to three months.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    It's hard to predict how long it will take the National Visa Center to change the location for you to apply for your immigrant visa, based upon an approved EB-5 investor petition. At the very least, it will take a number of months. Make sure first that the new consulate will accept jurisdiction of your application.

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