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When can I get an EB-5 visa interview after my priority date becomes current?

I am an Indian EB-5 applicant. My case was approved and all the NVC fees and documents have been submitted in June 2019 although, at that time, my priority date was not current. According to the February 2020 visa bulletin, my priority date is current. How long will it take NVC to schedule an interview for me at the U.S. consulate in India? What if the priority date retrogresses in the coming months before I get an interview appointment?

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    It may be advisable to contact the national visa center. Depending on the consulate conducting the interview, it could take 30-60 days.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    It can take a month or two to schedule an appointment if your priority date is current and all background checks have been completed. Once an appointment is scheduled at a consulate abroad, a visa has already been allocated.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends on the backlog at the U.S. consulate in India.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Once the priority date is current or about to be current, the NVC sends out its invoices within a few weeks, usually, but many factors could delay their processing. Just keep a close eye on our inbox and spam folder.

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    Mark AM Catam, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
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    According to the NVC guidance, it could take up to six months for an interview after the priority date becomes current. However, if you have been scheduled for an interview and your priority date is no longer current, the embassy has the full discretion to either proceed with the interview and hold the file until a visa number becomes available or cancel/reschedule the interview.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    NVC should be communicating with you and your attorney about sending the case to the consulate. You can also inquire with them.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Have you submitted the DS-260 and supporting documents? Once the fees are paid, this should open up for you on the CEAC website. If not, contact the national visa center.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is advisable that you should contact the national visa center as soon as possible to check the state of things.

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