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According to NVC all my paper work has been approved as of April 28 for my spouse and we are waiting on the interview to be scheduled at HCMC.. Well it has been 3 months and no movement on the CEAC status page. I am still getting the dreaded case is still at the NVC. Of course if I call the NVC there response is no additional information and to be just patient. I contact the US Embassy in HCMC, Vietnam and they say the NVC is responsible for scheduling interviews. It just boggles my mind that an interview can't be scheduled within 3months. Does anyone have any thoughts on the wait time or any ideas on how to move this along?


ROC Timeline

Service Center: Vermont

90 Day Window Opened....08/08/17

I-751 Packet Sent..............08/14/17

NO1 Dated.........................

NO1 Received....................

Check Cashed....................

Biometrics Received..........

Biometrics Appointment.....

Approved...........................

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I-130 NOA1: 22 Dec 2014
I-130 NOA2: 25 Jan 2015
NVC Received: 06 Feb 2015
Pay AOS Bill: 07 Mar 2015
Pay IV Bill : 20 Mar 2015
Send IV/AOS Package: 23 Mar 2015
Submit DS-261: 26 Mar 2015
Case Completed at NVC: 24 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Approved: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Received: 03 Oct 2015 

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I would suggest you check http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/559617-september-2015-interviews/page-9#entry7755340

If you check the very first post you will see Darnell has a spreadsheet which displays all the interview status of many people. You should be able to get an idea of how long HCMC is taking to schedule interviews.


Spoiler

 

Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to NVC all my paper work has been approved as of April 28 for my spouse and we are waiting on the interview to be scheduled at HCMC.. Well it has been 3 months and no movement on the CEAC status page. I am still getting the dreaded case is still at the NVC. Of course if I call the NVC there response is no additional information and to be just patient. I contact the US Embassy in HCMC, Vietnam and they say the NVC is responsible for scheduling interviews. It just boggles my mind that an interview can't be scheduled within 3months. Does anyone have any thoughts on the wait time or any ideas on how to move this along?

Well, we are in the same boat as you. Still waiting for that email with an interview date.. The spreadsheet shows an average of 2-3 months but in your case, it has been more than 3 months..


December 31, 2014 Got Married

USCIS

January 20, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox

January 22, 2015 Priority Date

January 26, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC

February 18, 2015 I-130 Suspended

February 23, 2015 I-130 RFE sent via priority express

February 25, 2015 USPS Delivered RFE

February 26, 2015 USCIS Received RFE and case resume

March 8, 2015 I-130 Case Approved - email notification

March 12, 2015 I-130 Case Approved - Mail

NVC STAGE

March 27, 2015 NVC Received Case (19 days)

April 6, 2015 Case # Assigned (On the phone close to 2 hours)

April 6, 2015 DS-261 Completed

April 7, 2015 Paid AOS Fee

April 7, 2015 Sent in AOS and IV Package

April 8, 2015 USPS Delivered AOS/IV Package / Scanned Date

April 9, 2015 AOS Fee status showed "PAID"

April 11, 2015 Received NVC Welcome Letter

April 20, 2015 DS-261 Reviewed over the phone

April 21, 2015 IV Invoiced and Paid (Processing)

April 22, 2015 Checklist Emailed for IV Fee @ 5:30PM ; IV Showed Paid & DS-260 Submitted

May 20, 2015 Case Completed (3 N/As)

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled

Oct 20, 2015 Interview (Administrative Revew)

Nov 19, 2015 Visa Aprroved

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Well I guess I can call the NVC and see if any progress is being made. :rofl: Any ways I guess it won't hurt to prod them even if I doubt it will do much good.


ROC Timeline

Service Center: Vermont

90 Day Window Opened....08/08/17

I-751 Packet Sent..............08/14/17

NO1 Dated.........................

NO1 Received....................

Check Cashed....................

Biometrics Received..........

Biometrics Appointment.....

Approved...........................

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I-130 NOA1: 22 Dec 2014
I-130 NOA2: 25 Jan 2015
NVC Received: 06 Feb 2015
Pay AOS Bill: 07 Mar 2015
Pay IV Bill : 20 Mar 2015
Send IV/AOS Package: 23 Mar 2015
Submit DS-261: 26 Mar 2015
Case Completed at NVC: 24 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Approved: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Received: 03 Oct 2015 

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As expected NVC told me to be patient and the embassy told me to contact the NVC.

Well hopefully I hear something this month, but it's rather frustrating not having an idea on when it will happen.


ROC Timeline

Service Center: Vermont

90 Day Window Opened....08/08/17

I-751 Packet Sent..............08/14/17

NO1 Dated.........................

NO1 Received....................

Check Cashed....................

Biometrics Received..........

Biometrics Appointment.....

Approved...........................

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I-130 NOA1: 22 Dec 2014
I-130 NOA2: 25 Jan 2015
NVC Received: 06 Feb 2015
Pay AOS Bill: 07 Mar 2015
Pay IV Bill : 20 Mar 2015
Send IV/AOS Package: 23 Mar 2015
Submit DS-261: 26 Mar 2015
Case Completed at NVC: 24 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Approved: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Received: 03 Oct 2015 

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According to the spreadsheet, other members were getting interview scheduled around 70-80 days after CC. I'm approaching the 80 days mark now. Someone with CC on 6/1 claimed to have their interview scheduled on 8/2.

Looking at this, it is giving me hope that our cases will be looked at anytime..

Edited by myztic

December 31, 2014 Got Married

USCIS

January 20, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox

January 22, 2015 Priority Date

January 26, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC

February 18, 2015 I-130 Suspended

February 23, 2015 I-130 RFE sent via priority express

February 25, 2015 USPS Delivered RFE

February 26, 2015 USCIS Received RFE and case resume

March 8, 2015 I-130 Case Approved - email notification

March 12, 2015 I-130 Case Approved - Mail

NVC STAGE

March 27, 2015 NVC Received Case (19 days)

April 6, 2015 Case # Assigned (On the phone close to 2 hours)

April 6, 2015 DS-261 Completed

April 7, 2015 Paid AOS Fee

April 7, 2015 Sent in AOS and IV Package

April 8, 2015 USPS Delivered AOS/IV Package / Scanned Date

April 9, 2015 AOS Fee status showed "PAID"

April 11, 2015 Received NVC Welcome Letter

April 20, 2015 DS-261 Reviewed over the phone

April 21, 2015 IV Invoiced and Paid (Processing)

April 22, 2015 Checklist Emailed for IV Fee @ 5:30PM ; IV Showed Paid & DS-260 Submitted

May 20, 2015 Case Completed (3 N/As)

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled

Oct 20, 2015 Interview (Administrative Revew)

Nov 19, 2015 Visa Aprroved

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Note that you can schedule as soon possible after paying for the visa,,,from last time I check there were available interview as soon as Aug 17-18,, we did not choose them as we still have medical and vaccine to take care off before interview.,,, Also, I am planning to fly back to VN to be with my fiancee for the interview.


2015-02-10 :Trip to Vietnam to celebrate Tet, meet my fiancee

2015-03-16 :Back to USA, could not file for I-129F, until my divorce paper was finalize.

2015-05-01 :Divorce paper final

2015-05-08 :Submitted I-129F to Lewisville, TX Lockbox via USPS

2015-05-13 :NOA-1 (Received official Receipt Notice from the mail)

2015-06-22 :NOA-2 (Received approval by text and email)

2015-06-26 :NOA-2 (Received official approval, Form I-797) note on the I-797, notice date 2015-06-22

2015-07-21 :Finally able to talk to NVC, got HCM#, case still in administrative review, not going to Vietnam yet.

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nguyensteve - bit different since you are using a K-1 Visa. (different process) ;)

myztic - luckily I am keeping a sense of humor about this or it would really drive me mental. Anyways hopefully we will both see a positive result very soon though honestly my goal when we applied last Dec was Christmas 2015. :joy:


ROC Timeline

Service Center: Vermont

90 Day Window Opened....08/08/17

I-751 Packet Sent..............08/14/17

NO1 Dated.........................

NO1 Received....................

Check Cashed....................

Biometrics Received..........

Biometrics Appointment.....

Approved...........................

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I-130 NOA1: 22 Dec 2014
I-130 NOA2: 25 Jan 2015
NVC Received: 06 Feb 2015
Pay AOS Bill: 07 Mar 2015
Pay IV Bill : 20 Mar 2015
Send IV/AOS Package: 23 Mar 2015
Submit DS-261: 26 Mar 2015
Case Completed at NVC: 24 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Approved: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Received: 03 Oct 2015 

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Yeah, it is better to expect the worst but I think your and my interview is coming up pretty soon. From reading around other forums, it looks like scheduling will start to occur during this week.


December 31, 2014 Got Married

USCIS

January 20, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox

January 22, 2015 Priority Date

January 26, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC

February 18, 2015 I-130 Suspended

February 23, 2015 I-130 RFE sent via priority express

February 25, 2015 USPS Delivered RFE

February 26, 2015 USCIS Received RFE and case resume

March 8, 2015 I-130 Case Approved - email notification

March 12, 2015 I-130 Case Approved - Mail

NVC STAGE

March 27, 2015 NVC Received Case (19 days)

April 6, 2015 Case # Assigned (On the phone close to 2 hours)

April 6, 2015 DS-261 Completed

April 7, 2015 Paid AOS Fee

April 7, 2015 Sent in AOS and IV Package

April 8, 2015 USPS Delivered AOS/IV Package / Scanned Date

April 9, 2015 AOS Fee status showed "PAID"

April 11, 2015 Received NVC Welcome Letter

April 20, 2015 DS-261 Reviewed over the phone

April 21, 2015 IV Invoiced and Paid (Processing)

April 22, 2015 Checklist Emailed for IV Fee @ 5:30PM ; IV Showed Paid & DS-260 Submitted

May 20, 2015 Case Completed (3 N/As)

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled

Oct 20, 2015 Interview (Administrative Revew)

Nov 19, 2015 Visa Aprroved

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It's even funnier after months!!!! ?


ROC Timeline

Service Center: Vermont

90 Day Window Opened....08/08/17

I-751 Packet Sent..............08/14/17

NO1 Dated.........................

NO1 Received....................

Check Cashed....................

Biometrics Received..........

Biometrics Appointment.....

Approved...........................

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I-130 NOA1: 22 Dec 2014
I-130 NOA2: 25 Jan 2015
NVC Received: 06 Feb 2015
Pay AOS Bill: 07 Mar 2015
Pay IV Bill : 20 Mar 2015
Send IV/AOS Package: 23 Mar 2015
Submit DS-261: 26 Mar 2015
Case Completed at NVC: 24 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Approved: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Received: 03 Oct 2015 

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NVC just updated there phone menu. It does not take long to speak to a case specialist. Called NVC and press 1 for english and press 7 for interview update. I waited about 3-5 min to get my case update. Unfortunately no news regarding interview yet...


December 31, 2014 Got Married

USCIS

January 20, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox

January 22, 2015 Priority Date

January 26, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC

February 18, 2015 I-130 Suspended

February 23, 2015 I-130 RFE sent via priority express

February 25, 2015 USPS Delivered RFE

February 26, 2015 USCIS Received RFE and case resume

March 8, 2015 I-130 Case Approved - email notification

March 12, 2015 I-130 Case Approved - Mail

NVC STAGE

March 27, 2015 NVC Received Case (19 days)

April 6, 2015 Case # Assigned (On the phone close to 2 hours)

April 6, 2015 DS-261 Completed

April 7, 2015 Paid AOS Fee

April 7, 2015 Sent in AOS and IV Package

April 8, 2015 USPS Delivered AOS/IV Package / Scanned Date

April 9, 2015 AOS Fee status showed "PAID"

April 11, 2015 Received NVC Welcome Letter

April 20, 2015 DS-261 Reviewed over the phone

April 21, 2015 IV Invoiced and Paid (Processing)

April 22, 2015 Checklist Emailed for IV Fee @ 5:30PM ; IV Showed Paid & DS-260 Submitted

May 20, 2015 Case Completed (3 N/As)

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled

Oct 20, 2015 Interview (Administrative Revew)

Nov 19, 2015 Visa Aprroved

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NVC just updated there phone menu. It does not take long to speak to a case specialist. Called NVC and press 1 for english and press 7 for interview update. I waited about 3-5 min to get my case update. Unfortunately no news regarding interview yet...

i called 22 times yesterday just to get thru....

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It's even funnier after months!!!! ?

Whoops I left off 3.5 months. :idea:


ROC Timeline

Service Center: Vermont

90 Day Window Opened....08/08/17

I-751 Packet Sent..............08/14/17

NO1 Dated.........................

NO1 Received....................

Check Cashed....................

Biometrics Received..........

Biometrics Appointment.....

Approved...........................

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I-130 NOA1: 22 Dec 2014
I-130 NOA2: 25 Jan 2015
NVC Received: 06 Feb 2015
Pay AOS Bill: 07 Mar 2015
Pay IV Bill : 20 Mar 2015
Send IV/AOS Package: 23 Mar 2015
Submit DS-261: 26 Mar 2015
Case Completed at NVC: 24 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Approved: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Received: 03 Oct 2015 

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