Asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: Will adding a new joint sponsor online to ceac after being documentarily qualified for a while,put us back in line?

Our documents were accepted back in August 2020 and we got the email from NVC saying we are documentarily qualified and that we are in line for an interview . But our joint sponsor died due to Covid recently and I want to add the info of the new joint sponsor to ceac . My concern is will did put us back in line and go through the same process again? I don’t want the last 8 months of waiting and being documentarily qualified to go to waste .

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Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI

A: NVC will review your file once again when they are ready to send your file to the Embassy for interview to request updates of any documents if needed. So if you have your documents uploaded by that time, they will review it and let you know if any additional documents are needed. It should not delay them sending your file to the Embassy because it is the officer at the interview who will make the determination as to qualifications of the sponsor. BUT you can call NVC and ask them that question. In addition, some Embassies/officers REQUIRE that all documents be uploaded to NVC prior to interview so if that is the case for your Embassy then not having those documents uploaded before the interview will result in delays and potentially denial at the interview. You can call your Embassy to get more information about this. Best wishes!

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