As of November 12, the National Visa Center (NVC) has ceased collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa (IV) applications. From this date forward, most applicants may submit high quality photocopies of supporting documents (such as birth, marriage, and police certificates) to NVC and take their original documents to their interviews for review. Applicants at non-electronic processing posts will be instructed to submit photocopies of their civil documents by mail. NVC will review the copies and, when the case is documentarily complete, will place the copies into the file, which will be sent to the consular post. When the appointment is scheduled, NVC will instruct applicants to bring their original documents to the interview for evaluation and final case processing. Applicants at designated electronic processing posts will continue to submit their documents via email.