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How should I send the civil documents to the National Visa Center?

After submitting my DS-260, I received a message from the National Visa Center (NVC) saying that I should send the civil documents. However, I did not receive any link to send the documents. How should I proceed? Should I send the documents to the NVC website, via email or regular mail?

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Most DS-260s are processed online, which allows the civil documents to be digitally submitted. As of now, sending the documents to the NVC by email is the alternative means. Advisedly, your attorney should undertake the processing.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    According to Bureau of Consular Affairs of the U.S. Department of State there are three ways to submit documents to NVC. The method you use depends on where you are interviewing and the letter you received from NVC. Look at your NVC case number, the letter you received from NVC, and match it to the method below to find out how to submit your documents to NVC. First, if you have received a letter from the National Visa Center (NVC) saying "You May Begin Online Processing" scan and electronically save your financial forms and evidence, civil documents, and translations, then upload these documents to your CEAC account online. Second, if you prefer you could also process through email. And finally, third, you could do regular mail processing by sending the mail to: National Visa Center, Attn: DR 31 Rochester Ave. Suite 100 Portsmouth, NH 03801-2914. Mail your financial forms and evidence, supporting documents, translations, and photocopies, along with the document cover sheet included with your NVC welcome letter, together in one package. If you are sending documents for more than one case number, please mail each case number's documents in a separate envelope.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    You may send to the national visa center by regular mail.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends on whether your home country embassy processes documents electronically or you must submit them on paper with a cover sheet to the national visa center (NVC). NVC gives you a letter instructing you how to submit. If you did not receive a letter, then have your attorney contact NVC.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you were not given instructions on how to submit the civil documents, you should consult the website and/or call the NVC for instructions.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You do not submit originals, only the copies. There are there ways to submit them. Step 6: Submit documents to the NVC. After you collect the financial evidence in Step 4, and supporting documents in Step 5, you must submit all of these items in one package to NVC. Your case may be significantly delayed if you do not submit all of your documents at the same time. Important to note: Do not send your original passport or original civil documents such as birth and marriage certificates. Instead, submit a photocopy of these documents to NVC. However, you must bring these original documents to your visa interview. This is true no matter what method you use to submit documents to NVC. There are three ways to submit documents to NVC. The method you use depends on where you are interviewing. Look at your NVC case number and match it to the method below to find out how to submit your documents to NVC. Method 1: Upload documents online using CEAC required There are three ways to submit documents to NVC. The method you use depends on where you are interviewing and the letter you received from NVC. Look at your NVC case number, the letter you received from NVC, and match it to the method below to find out how to submit your documents to NVC. If you have received a letter from the National Visa Center (NVC) saying “You May Begin Online Processing” (See sample letter below), scan and electronically save your financial forms and evidence, civil documents and translations, then upload these documents to your CEAC account online. (CEAC is the Consular Electronic Application Center where you also pay fees and complete the Form DS-260 visa application.) Instructions and more information are on our Managing Your IV Case Online page. Please note this method is required for visa applicants who received this letter from NVC. Method 2: Email processing required If your NVC case number begins with one of the following prefixes: AKD, AMM, BGH, DMS, GZO. Scan and save your financial forms and evidence, supporting civil documents, and translations as a PDF file. Then send them to NVCelectronic@state.gov as attachments to an email. Please type your case number in the subject line of the email. You can attach multiple PDFs to a single email, but each PDF can be no more than 5 MB (megabytes) in size. If you have more than one case number, use a different email message for each case. For more information, review our Document Scanning FAQs. Method 3: Mail processing If none of the above methods apply to your case, mail your financial forms and evidence, supporting documents, translations, and photocopies, along with the Document Cover Sheet included with your NVC Welcome Letter, to the following address: National Visa Center Attn: DR 31 Rochester Ave. Suite 100 Portsmouth, NH 03801-2914. Please mail all of these items together in one package. If you are sending documents for more than one case number, please mail each case number's documents in a separate envelope.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are three ways to submit documents to NVC. The method you use depends on where you are interviewing. Look at your NVC case number and match it to the method to find out how to submit your documents to NVC. Upload documents online using CEAC required, if you have received a letter from the National Visa Center (NVC) saying "You May Begin Online Processing." (CEAC is the Consular Electronic Application Center where you also pay fees and complete the Form DS-260 visa application.). Second, email processing is required if your NVC case number begins with one of the following prefixes: AKD; AMM; BGH; DMS; GZO. Third, there is mail processing, if none of the above methods applies to your case.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Go to the CEAC website to download.

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