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hey! when I go to the Ethiopia portal it seems like there are a lot of Ethiopians going through the process but not so active on the threads, which is fine! no one really knows when interviews are being set for Ethiopia and how long everyone is waiting, so I wanted a place to discuss timelines and interviews if that's ok! if you are waiting on interviews for Ethiopia or have gotten an interview would love to hear from you! it doesn't matter what visa type you have either just wanted a place for us to come and discuss everything.

CRI1 visa

PD April 22, 2014

Case Complete at NVC June 3, 2015

Still waiting on interview.


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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thanks I really appreciate you chiming in !! it will help us all out!

yea its getting scary and your in April I have no idea when we will get ours wonder why their backed up so bad


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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My CC was April 22nd and I am still waiting. You already know that, dont you ? :idea:

hey! when I go to the Ethiopia portal it seems like there are a lot of Ethiopians going through the process but not so active on the threads, which is fine! no one really knows when interviews are being set for Ethiopia and how long everyone is waiting, so I wanted a place to discuss timelines and interviews if that's ok! if you are waiting on interviews for Ethiopia or have gotten an interview would love to hear from you! it doesn't matter what visa type you have either just wanted a place for us to come and discuss everything.

CRI1 visa

PD April 22, 2014

Case Complete at NVC June 3, 2015

Still waiting on interview.

Edited by Yaya2014

12/08/2014 TSC approved I-130.

12/12/2014 TSC shipped case to NVC.

12/19/2014 NVC received.

01/26/2015 Case # assigned and completed DS-261.

01/30/2015 Received AOS invoice and paid.

02/02/2015 Mailed AOS + IV packets

02/10/2015 Scan date for AOS + IV packets

03/23/2015 Received a checklist for AOS

03/27/2015 Mailed checklist response

03/30/2015 Checklist scan date

04/22/2015 Case completed at NVC

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lol yes yaya I did but no one else did :secret: thanks for posting! hopefully more show up!


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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Hello! How long does take to schedule an interview after nvc complete my case? My case completed may 7 ?

we don't know that's why I started this thread. I started it so we all can figure out how long its taking to set interviews for Ethiopia so looks like you haven't been set? your may 7th thanks for the info. there are some in april that still haven't been set so we are not sure why they are backed up so bad.


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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so far...

Interviews Not Set

Yaya2014: April 22nd

BRSIS: April 30

etsegenet: May 7

ItsGonnaBeWorthIt : June 3

Interviews set

ill continue to keep adding to this list if people join in

anyone else that's coming on here would be great to let us know when your cc and if interview was set so we can figure out how long they taking

thanks!!!

Edited by ItsGonnaBeWorthIt

USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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Called NVC today and interview has not been scheduled yet. :cry:


12/08/2014 TSC approved I-130.

12/12/2014 TSC shipped case to NVC.

12/19/2014 NVC received.

01/26/2015 Case # assigned and completed DS-261.

01/30/2015 Received AOS invoice and paid.

02/02/2015 Mailed AOS + IV packets

02/10/2015 Scan date for AOS + IV packets

03/23/2015 Received a checklist for AOS

03/27/2015 Mailed checklist response

03/30/2015 Checklist scan date

04/22/2015 Case completed at NVC

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Hello everyone,

I received an Email on 12 July 15 Am time frame an from NVC Inquiry inform me that all documentation necessary to complete the National Visa Center's processing of my case has been received. As soon as an interview date has been scheduled, the applicant, petitioner and attorney (if applicable) will be notified.

The applicant should NOT make any travel arrangements, sell property, or give up employment until the US Embassy or Consulate General has issued a visa.

The US Embassy or Consulate General may require additional documentation at the time of the interview.

This email don't tell me jack. cause the web site still not updated. I had to call them to inquire about the email. So over the phone i get my (CC) Case Completed as of July 13, 2015 after calling and waiting nearly 1 hour in Que. Also while on the phone with NVC call agent I had to ask how long of a wait for the interview date will it be. there seem to be allot of confusion going on at the NVC over the last few months. (e.i) long call Que lines network/system failures, Reps (Call Agent) who answers the phone being rude to the customer and unable to provide with and answer to your question. the whole system need to be reorganize to support the customer and with qualified agents who have customer care skills. there are too many GREY area between the USCIS, NVC AND DoS that need to look into and reconstructed from bottom to the top. My 2 cent. good day..

A56

Edited by A56 & A69

A56

CRI-1 Journey

I-130 Sent: July 2nd, 2014
I-130 NOA1: July 14, 2014
I-130 Approved: December 15, 2014
NVC Received: December 29th, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill: February 18, 2015
Receive IV Bill: April 17th, 2015
Sent IV Package and AOS Package: April 20th, 2015 (Completed before April 15th, 2015 with only 2011, 12 and 2013 Tax

Doc's,** but have my 2014 ready at the Interview if asked**)

SCAN DATE: ???

CC Date: July 06th, 2015 as of 1/19/2016 still awaiting.

CC Email: July 13th, 2015 Via Email @ 1 am in the morning.

Interview email: NEVER CAME

Interview Date: March , 2016

Interview results:

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thanks A56 for giving us your date! we really appreciate it. and I really wish they would change the way they do things would help all of us a lot better. I liked USCIS update system and USCIS has time frames. time frames for interviews would be pretty cool but who knows. my 2 cents lol

so far...

Interviews Not Set

Yaya2014: April 22nd

BRSIS: April 30

etsegenet: May 7

ItsGonnaBeWorthIt : June 3

A56 & A69: July 13

Interviews set

ill continue to keep adding to this list if people join in

anyone else that's coming on here would be great to let us know when your cc and if interview was set so we can figure out how long they taking

thanks!!!


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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My Ethiopia Fam,

It hard to just set back and just wait for the NVC/US Embassy AA to set a a date for your interview. do anyone know how this process it done once you have your CC date. let's talk Ethio Fam.. I see that we have a few member who's been waiting to receive a interview date. Why??? 3 months an interview is unacceptable. it time for a change.

A56

Interviews Not Set

Yaya2014: April 22nd

BRSIS: April 30

etsegenet: May 7

ItsGonnaBeWorthIt : June 3

A56 & A69: July 13


A56

CRI-1 Journey

I-130 Sent: July 2nd, 2014
I-130 NOA1: July 14, 2014
I-130 Approved: December 15, 2014
NVC Received: December 29th, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill: February 18, 2015
Receive IV Bill: April 17th, 2015
Sent IV Package and AOS Package: April 20th, 2015 (Completed before April 15th, 2015 with only 2011, 12 and 2013 Tax

Doc's,** but have my 2014 ready at the Interview if asked**)

SCAN DATE: ???

CC Date: July 06th, 2015 as of 1/19/2016 still awaiting.

CC Email: July 13th, 2015 Via Email @ 1 am in the morning.

Interview email: NEVER CAME

Interview Date: March , 2016

Interview results:

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just called no interview set. ill try back next week. hope someone hears some good news soon


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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My Ethiopia Fam,

It hard to just set back and just wait for the NVC/US Embassy AA to set a a date for your interview. do anyone know how this process it done once you have your CC date. let's talk Ethio Fam.. I see that we have a few member who's been waiting to receive a interview date. Why??? 3 months an interview is unacceptable. it time for a change.

A56

Interviews Not Set

Yaya2014: April 22nd

BRSIS: April 30

etsegenet: May 7

ItsGonnaBeWorthIt : June 3

A56 & A69: July 13

hey A56! what are some ideas you think we can do? im sure we all will help in whatever way to get things through seeing we all are waiting and if anyone else have any ideas please share. Im not sure of any ideas besides waiting lol YAYA suggested maybe talk to supervisor asking why its taking so long? not sure what to do


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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