What is next step after Documentarily qualified?
Once you have submitted all the requirements documents to the National Visa Center (NVC) and your case has been documentarily qualified, you will be scheduled for the next available interview at your US Consulate or Embassy.
They can ONLY schedule your Visa Interview 2-6 weeks in advance, once they have made it to your file. Some Embassies/Consulates schedule interviews in 1-5 months, whereas other Embassies/Consulates can take well over a year or 2 years.
Although NVC strives to schedule appointments within three months of NVC's acceptance of all requested documentation, this timeframe is subject to the operating status and capacity of the consular section.
If a visa application is approved during a visa interview, the average processing time is 7-10 working days. At least a further 2-3 workdays should be allowed for delivery. If you are eligible for the 'Interview Waiver Program' and submit your application by courier without attending an interview.
Once you have submitted everything that is requested, NVC sends a letter saying you are “documentarily qualified.” That means you are in line for the next available interview appointment.
It can still be several weeks or months before hearing back from the NVC about an interview date. It generally takes 3-5 months for the NVC to process the application and an additional 1-2 months to schedule the interview.
After you have submitted all of your required documentation to the National Visa Center, paid the visa fees, and uploaded all of the necessary documents to your Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) portal, it can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months for the National Visa Center to review your documentation and ...
If done correctly, the NVC Case Review time is typically between 1 and 4 months.
The application time for T Nonimmigrant Status Form I-914 was 18 months in 2021 and 15.2 months in early 2022. These numbers are the median processing times, which means they fall right in the middle of the amount of time it took to process the forms.
After DQ, you are waiting for NVC to schedule your embassy interview and forward your case to the US embassy in your country. Usually, it takes NVC about two weeks to do that. However, as of late, many embassies have been closed for Covid19 and not taking appointments.