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My step son's case was sent to nvc Dec 2014, case number assigned 23rd Jan 2015, ds261 completed same day. But even after calling the Nvc almost daily, it was processed March 31:and the IV invoice was paid same day. Ds 260 completed April 3rd.

Note that I had submitted the AOS and Civil documents Feb 24 when I realized that the IV might take a while.

I read other people's time lines and it feels like mine is taking much longer. This has been the toughest part of our marriage, the uncertainty of just how long our will not be with us.

I call the NVC almost every day but no definite answer just wait longer. Is there specific wording I need to use to push my case forward?

Also, there seems to be few cases of children/stepchild in this forum. Does it mean that we could have gotten him in the US faster in a different way?

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I don't have an answer for you, but I am also filing for 2 stepchildren along with my husband. However, we are still at USCIS (waiting to get RFE hardcopy...)

I don't think there is another way, except that you could have petitioned for him at the same time as your wife.


USCIS

03-26-2015 - I-130s sent (from abroad)

03-31-2015 - NOA1

05-01-2015 - RFE sent but we didn't receive mail at our address abroad

05-24-2015 - Baby and I returned to US

07-02-2015 - RFE response sent

07-10-2015 - NOA2

NVC

08-19-2015 - NVC received (6 weeks later)

08-26-2015 - DS-261

08-26-2015 - AOS bill paid

09-09-2015 - Requested expedite based on financial hardship

09-16-2015 - NVC received AOS and IV packets

09-21-2015 - Expedite request approved once cases documentarily complete

09-24-2015 - IV bill paid

09-29-2015 - NVC received updated joint sponsor I-864

10-04-2015 - Hubby's DS-260 finally finished

10-30-2015 - Checklist for stepdaughter (operator said it's probably false)

11-04-2015 - Case Complete for stepson!

11-06-2015 - Supervisor review for hubby and stepdaughter

11-09-2015 - Case Complete for stepdaughter!

11-30-2015 - Case Complete for husband! (24 days in supervisor review)

Consulate (Expedited)

12-03-2015 left NVC

12-30-2015 Interview letter received

01-13-2016 Medical completed

01-26-2016 Interview: APPROVED :dancing:

01-26-2016 CEAC Visa status: Ready

01-27-2016 CEAC Visa status: Administrative Processing

01-28-2016 CEAC Visa status: Issued

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