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Hello everyone-

A few weeks ago we received notice that all documents have been accepted (IV and AOS) at the NVC and we should await the scheduling of the interview. The interview will take place in Ho Chi Minh City. My spouse and I live together here.

I have not been able to find any guidance on how long we should expect to wait: for them to schedule the interview and alert us, or how long it generally takes until the actual interview (expecting 2 weeks and 4 weeks respectively, but who knows, could be 3 weeks to hear, 1 year until interview).
Can anyone tell me where to look to get a better idea? There has to be something better than blind waiting.

Thanks

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these go in cycles.

assume scheduling occurs 1 to 3 times each month.

folk who are to be scheduled are in a queue.

the queue moves along as humans get slotted in the available and released interview slots.

when it's yer turn in the queue, you'll get slotted for an interview.

usually the interview is 20 to 45 days after the interview date is set. within 2 days of an interview getting set, you and the beneficiary will receive a longish email, the appointment interview letter. It contains the appointment date, a summary of stuff submitted, and will have further instructions.

maybe a recent interviewee for HCMC can post their appointment letter in your topic (redacted, of course)

as to your final query, about prior folk - hey ! come visit on a PC, click the flag under your name in this topic, that'll drop you to your country portal.

Then study the timelines there, going to 'expanded view'. Or get into an NVC Monthly thread, study Saylin's Spreadsheet (she's been tracking this stuff for the last 3 years) A PC is important, here, as handphones absolutely suck droid-gears for doing real research here at VJ.

HTH !

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these go in cycles.

assume scheduling occurs 1 to 3 times each month.

folk who are to be scheduled are in a queue.

the queue moves along as humans get slotted in the available and released interview slots.

when it's yer turn in the queue, you'll get slotted for an interview.

usually the interview is 20 to 45 days after the interview date is set. within 2 days of an interview getting set, you and the beneficiary will receive a longish email, the appointment interview letter. It contains the appointment date, a summary of stuff submitted, and will have further instructions.

maybe a recent interviewee for HCMC can post their appointment letter in your topic (redacted, of course)

as to your final query, about prior folk - hey ! come visit on a PC, click the flag under your name in this topic, that'll drop you to your country portal.

Then study the timelines there, going to 'expanded view'. Or get into an NVC Monthly thread, study Saylin's Spreadsheet (she's been tracking this stuff for the last 3 years) A PC is important, here, as handphones absolutely suck droid-gears for doing real research here at VJ.

HTH !

Useful information...thanks!!!

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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the CR-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


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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Here's the CC to interview spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xbLl_8yDgHLeDaLnTrPdYc44J0sjPSFfYCKxlKx6uTY/edit#gid=0

You'll see a few folks from Vietnam on there. Good luck!


11/06: Husband EWI from Mexico
11/08: Started dating

11/11: Husband got deported
1/11/14: Got married
3/13/14-11/2/14:
I-130
1/26/15-3/17/15: NVC

5/28/15: INTERVIEW - denied

6/8/15: I-601/I-212 waivers received

11/17/15: I-601/I-212 waivers APPROVED

12/11/15: HUBBY HOME!! :dance:

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Wow- incredible information. Thanks everyone! Looks like we have about a 100 day wait from the NVC notice to the interview. Thanks again to Darnell and

mrskvelasco

Cheers!


..and I should really edit my timeline sometime soon :P

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pc's rock. seriously.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

2mzcunl.gif

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