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Try to provide all documents to NVC at one time. They will use the last scan date to determine when they should review the package.

Some of the documents I provided to NVC:

1. Attestation of Birth from the National Commission Office and the Statutory Declaration of Age from the Higher Court Judicial Division (this was provided instead of the birth certificate normally seen in the US.

2. Medical, dental, and Vision Insurance for Nigerian spouse (obtained in 2014 during open enrollment, no SSN needed as of yet, marriage certificate required)

3. Screenshots of email communications from from the first time we started communicating (NVC never knew the details of our conversation)

4. Photos with spouse, family and friends.

5. Tax transcripts and pay stubs from Employment.

6. Passport photos were never the exact required size but close.

**Renew the passport if the Nigerian passport has less than 6 months before expiring. Take the old and new passport to the medical exam and visa interview.**

**Estimated cost of the medical exam paid $300 USD or 65, 000 Naira**

**Lagos Airport asked for me the signed Yellow Fever card.**


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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I also sent 3 months unaltered detailed US cell phone bills.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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Thank you. Surprisingly the Consulate didn't ask for any other documents. NVC notified me the case was complete. Shortly after that an email was received from NVC the income requirements were not met and that we should get joint sponsor or complete another Affidavit of Support. Completed a new affidavit and brought it to the interview along with an updated paystub to support the income. The Consulate approved our case without looking at the updated information. I wonder of they verified the updated income on their own.

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IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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Hi, I'm just starting my petition process. My husband is in Nigeria right now. Asides what I have listed below, please, do you advise I add any more proof? Thank you!!

1. Application fee in the amount $420

2. Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

3. Form G-1145 (e-Notification of Application)

4. Evidence of my US citizenship Passport

5. Form G-325 and photograph of the petitioner

6. Form G-325 and photograph of the beneficiary

7. Copy of Petitioner birth certificate

8. Copy of Beneficiary birth certificate

9. Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage

a. Letter explaining our relationship history and marriage

b. Copy of our marriage certificate from Nigeria

c. Photo page as evidence to our relationship

d. Photo page of proposal pictures and engagement session

e. Photo page of our marriage ceremony in Nigeria and reception lunch with family and friends

f. Select Email Records from beginning of Relationship until current time

10. Copy of KLM Boarding Passes for Trip to Nigeria in Mat 2015

11. Copy of Delta ticket to vision Beneficiary in November 2013

Thank you!!!

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*** Country-specific thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the Africa/Sub-Saharan regional subforum. Stand-alone thread, duplicating the post above, has been removed (please post a question in one place). ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Wow. You have done excellent. It has been a while since I submitted my documents to USCIS so my memory kst not as clear on that portion as it is for NVC. I can't think of anything else that should be submitted. If anyone else reading this has suggestions please chime in. Some of the documents you are sending to USCIS will need to be submitted to the National Visa Center after you petition is approved.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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Is it still 60 days for case complete or less? Congratulations on your Approval.


USCIS STAGE:celebrating-smiley-emoticon.gif

01/21/2015: Mailed I-130 Petition
01/23/2015: Delivered via(Text&Email)
01/26/2015: NOA1 & Priority Date
01/27/2015: NOA1 confirmation via (Text & Email) sent to (VSC)
01/28/2015: Check Cashed and Cleared
01/29/2015: Finally able to check my case status and turn on Email & Text Alerts
02/04/2015: Recieved hard copy Form I-797C (NOA1)
02/10/2015: Approved I-130(NOA2) (15 DAYS)...Glory be to God!
02/13/2015: Received Text message @11:30 pm to check my case Status on USCIS site.
02/14/2015: Recieved hard copy Form I-797 (NOA2) (Valentines Day truly very special)

NVC STAGE: (Praying this stage goes Smoothly and Quickly) prayer-hands-smiley-emoticon.gif
02/24/2015: NVC Received Our Case (14 DAYS from NOA2)(Called 02/24/2015)
02/28/2015: Case Number & IIN Assigned(4 DAYS from NVC receiving Case)(Called 03/02/2015)
03/02/2015: AOS Fee & DS-261 Invoiced as per Welcome Letter
03/03/2015: DS-261 Completed & Submitted
03/03/2015: AOS Fee Paid
03/06/2015: Received Hard Copy NVC Welcome Letter by mail.
03/12/2015: Called NVC to find out why AOS fee says still "In Process" (System Issues...will be sorted out soon)
03/17/2015: Checked CEAC site AOS fee now says "PAID" (14 DAYS from Payment)

04/14/2015: IV Fee Invoiced by email

(April, May,June,and July (4) months no activity on my part, :clock: :cry:I was looking for a Job.......Now I'm back) :yes::dance:

08/06/2015: Paid IV FEE

08/07/2015: IV shows "IN PROCESS"...but money was taken out of my account

08/08/2015: IV Shows as "PAID"

08/08/2015: DS-260 form Available & Completed & Submitted

08/15/2015: Mailed My AOS/IV Package....estimated arrival 08/18/2015

08/17/2015: SCAN DATE & NVC Received my Package

08/19/2015: NVC sent an email confirmation of receipt of my documents and said to wait about 30 days to review

09/02/2015: Checked CEAC & Confirmed with NVC CASE COMPLETE {17 DAYS from Scan date} :dancing:

09/09/2015: Recieved email stating CASE COMPLETE.{7 Days after calling to verify CC}

INTERVIEW STAGE: Now the Long Wait for INTERVIEW :clock: :cry: :unsure:.....Still Praying for a quick one though.prayer-hands-smiley-emoticon.gif

10/01/2015: Called and was informed of our INTERVIEW DATE { 29 Days after CC}......GLORY BE TO GOD ALMIGHTY!!!!!

10/01/2015: Received my {P4} Interview letter via email about 3 hours after phone call :dancing::dancing:(L):wow::star::dance::yes:

10/11/2015: Checked CEAC site and our status changed from "At NVC" to "IN TRANSIT"

10/13/2015: Checked CEAC site again and our status changed from "IN TRANSIT" to "READY"

11/05/2015: INTERVIEW prayer-hands-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Thank you. My processing time was over 60 days. I'm not sure what the processing time is now.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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I also sent an email once a month to Nvcinquiry@state.gov to check status. I included my case number as well as the beneficiary and petitioners name date of birth in the email. Sometimes it was 30+ days before I received an email response from NVC.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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Hi, I'm just starting my petition process. My husband is in Nigeria right now. Asides what I have listed below, please, do you advise I add any more proof? Thank you!!

1. Application fee in the amount $420

2. Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

3. Form G-1145 (e-Notification of Application)

4. Evidence of my US citizenship Passport

5. Form G-325 and photograph of the petitioner

6. Form G-325 and photograph of the beneficiary

7. Copy of Petitioner birth certificate

8. Copy of Beneficiary birth certificate

9. Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage

a. Letter explaining our relationship history and marriage

b. Copy of our marriage certificate from Nigeria

c. Photo page as evidence to our relationship

d. Photo page of proposal pictures and engagement session

e. Photo page of our marriage ceremony in Nigeria and reception lunch with family and friends

f. Select Email Records from beginning of Relationship until current time

10. Copy of KLM Boarding Passes for Trip to Nigeria in Mat 2015

11. Copy of Delta ticket to vision Beneficiary in November 2013

Thank you!!!

Hi,

I think your case is good, there's nothing missing on there. So move on with your filling and wish y'all the best :goofy::dancing: . I'm waiting for my case approval ..Ohh Nigeria is pretty close to my country

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