NVC 1-Year Contact Requirement

Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 203(g) provides that the Secretary of State shall terminate the petition of any alien who fails to apply for an immigrant visa within one year of notice of visa availability.

The petition may be reinstated if, within two years of notice of visa availability, the alien establishes that the failure to apply was for reasons beyond the alien’s control.

Therefore if you do not respond to notices from the NVC within one year you risk termination of your petition under this section of law and would lose the benefits of that petition, such as your priority date.

For guidance with this phase of your process, contact Agarwal Law Offices at 978-905-9992.

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