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My husband had his interview in Doha, Qatar on June 7, 2015... they did not say the words approved, but the interviewer said he had done well, and kept his passport and gave him a paper to pay for green card upon receiving the visa, so I will assume it is approved. Does anyone know how long it will take to receive the visa?

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They told him "you did well" and gave him a paper to pay his immigrant visa fee ($165). we are assuming that since they gave this paper and kept his passport, that he is approved. those specific words not spoken.

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They told him "you did well" and gave him a paper to pay his immigrant visa fee ($165). we are assuming that since they gave this paper and kept his passport, that he is approved. those specific words not spoken.

no specific details as to when to pick up the passport was given, only direction to pay after visa is received.

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to US Embassy & Consulate Discussion; topic is about this phase of the process.

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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1- Try logging into the website USCIS ELIS and check the status of your visa.

2- If it says "Issued" it means Visa is issued

3- Pay the $165 fee (for printing/mailing of Green Card) ONLY once you have the Passport with Visa in your hand, take a print out of the receipt and show it to officials once land in USA.

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That is how they do it. They do not tell you if you are approved or not. It happened to me...i had my interview June 4. They told me i can go home but,when i checked the status of my visa, it says "Ready." Its been 5 working days now.

Best of Luck

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