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Guatemala...anyone?

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I was just wondering if there's anyone from Guatemala on here? Just looking for someone with this in common so we might share each others info/experiences. I'm currently in the waiting for document review..."hopefully" soon to be getting cc & moving into interview stage!

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Mexico, Latin & South America regional forum; OP is specifically inquiring about filers from Guatemala.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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check the timeline stats, thats what i do to see if theres people from similar countries

in the 'country' field, select 'guatemala'

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=3&op2=d&op3=5&op4=1&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28,108,110,111,208,210,211&op6=All&op66=All&op7=Guatemala&dfile=No&adv=


July 18, 2014 - Married in Fiji
Aug 21, 2014 - Sent I-130
Aug 26, 2014 - I-130 recieved
Feb 12, 2015 - I-130 Approved!
Mar 6, 2015 - NVC receieved our case (found this out on Mar 11th phone call with NVC rep)
Mar 11, 2015 - Called NVC, was given case # & invoice #
Mar 11, 2015 - Paid AOS Bill
Mar 13, 2015 - AOS Fee deducted from bank account
Mar 14, 2015 - Received DS-261/AOS Bill (in mail)
Mar 16, 2015 - Called NVC, was instructed to mail out AOS/I-864, mailed I-864EZ/AOS/Documents (2 day shipping)
Mar 18, 2015 - Packet received by NVC, AOS Fee marked as PAID on ceac.state.gov website

Mar 23, 2015 - Called NVC: 1.to verify packet received(was told to allow 60 days for review) 2. to ask if DS-261 was entered in the system (was told case is too new to revivew over the phone, but I could call back in a few days if I wish to see if we could review it over the phone)
Mar 24, 2015 - Called NVC and was able to review DS-261 over the phone; added emails, designated self as agent of choice. Should be able to pay IV Fee & fill out DS-260 in one week (31/03/15)
Mar 25, 2015 - Paid IV Fee
Mar 26, 2015 - IV Fee shown as 'Paid'
Mar 28, 2015 - Submit DS-260

April 1, 2015 - Medical Exam in Suva, called NVC for update on case: said it wasnt in the system yet, still in review. allow 45 days for case complete (hey, thats better than the 60 they said earlier!) They will only email us if they need further information, otherwise expect interview letter in the mail.

April 7, 2015 - Called NVC to follow up, no update given

April 14, 2015 - Checked ceac.state.gov website, saw that there were 3 N/A's, called NVC to verify that case was complete

April 15, 2015 - Received false checklist, called NVC to verify that was actually false checklist (re: police certificate would be sent directly to embassy and therefore was not included with support documents submitted in IV Packet)

April 16, 2015 - Called NVC to re-verify that received false checklist. Confirmed AND was told that interview date was scheduled

May 28, 2015 - Interview Scheduled at 8am, Suva Embassy (need to reschedule due to conflicting obligations)

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Hey JennyLu,

Did you get the cc? Do you have your interview date yet?

We've gone through the whole process, including I-601a. Now my hubby is in Guatemala waiting to get his passport delivered. I can't believe how long it takes! On Saturday, he will have been there 4 weeks! I hope yours goes faster! (Although he did get there a week and a half early to make sure he had time to get new policiacos and penales, since they are only good for 6 months).

Keep me posted!

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Hey JennyLu,

Did you get the cc? Do you have your interview date yet?

We've gone through the whole process, including I-601a. Now my hubby is in Guatemala waiting to get his passport delivered. I can't believe how long it takes! On Saturday, he will have been there 4 weeks! I hope yours goes faster! (Although he did get there a week and a half early to make sure he had time to get new policiacos and penales, since they are only good for 6 months).

Keep me posted!

We got our cc March 28th & interview letter May 7th. Interview scheduled June 4th! We were all planning to leave May 27th but now my hubby may have to go early to get his police certificates in time.

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Hey JennyLu,

Did you get the cc? Do you have your interview date yet?

We've gone through the whole process, including I-601a. Now my hubby is in Guatemala waiting to get his passport delivered. I can't believe how long it takes! On Saturday, he will have been there 4 weeks! I hope yours goes faster! (Although he did get there a week and a half early to make sure he had time to get new policiacos and penales, since they are only good for 6 months).

Keep me posted!

oh no!! what happened?? why is it taking so long??

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Oh, our I-864 was out of date, so we had to submit a new one with I-864a and letter from employer stating he will still have his job when he returns, since all income is from my husband, the intending immigrant.

We sent that in April 29th, same day as interview

May 7th Issued status

May 14 Visa ready for pick up

Finally... ?

Check out my embassy review, it has more details :)

Edited by RudyChristine

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