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my package left NVC on 07/02/08 to the consulate in China, according to the DOS will take 4 weeks to 2 months to just clear customs and get to the consulate. And another few months for P3 and P4 to be sent to my husband. The estimated wait time to get an interview appointment is at least 4 to 6 months or even more. Endless wait!


Paul & Apple

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03/05/08 - Send I-130

03/14/08 - NOA1

06/25/08 - NOA2

03/18/08 - Send I-129F

03/28/08 - NOA1

06/25/08 - NOA2

07/02/08 - NVC out

07/16/08 - DHL Delivered???

07/22/08 - Package arrived China, needs 4 weeks to 2 months to be open - according to DOS

07/28/08 - was told to call to check for updates. As of today, still waiting for GUZ to open package.

08/29/08 - Package open and P3 send out

09/09/08 - P3 Received

09/09/08 - P3 sent back to GZ

10/31/08 - P4 Received

11/26/08 - Interview

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Have faith! The consulate in Guangzhou is moving along much faster than in the past. Take a look at my timeline. I was prepared for much longer times and we were so surprised and pleased by how fast things have been going. Remain confident. When did your papers leave NVC? Have you tracked them on DHL?


June 2007.................Met On-line

August 2007..............Travel to China

January 31, 2008.......Return to China

February 1, 2008.......Marriage Registered in Urumqi

February 4, 2008.......Ceremony and dinner at Hotel

March 6, 2008...........I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

March 7, 2008...........Received at Chicago

March 12, 2008.........NOA1 on I-130

March 18, 2008.........I-129F sent by overnight USPS

March 20, 2008.........Received at CSC (so much for overnight!)

March 21, 2008.........NOA1 on I-129f

March 25, 2008.........Both cases Touched

May 9, 2008..............I-130 and I-129F Approved!

May 12, 2008............Email notice that both petitions were approved!

May 17, 2008............NOA2's arrived by mail

May 19, 2008............NVC recieved

May 21, 2008............Leave NVC for GUZ

May 26, 2008............Arrive GUZ, waiting at Customs

July 2, 2008..............Papers FINALLY our of "CLEARANCE DELAY"

July 3, 2008..............Out to DHL Facility (?)

July 3, 2008..............Consulate received

July 20, 2008.............P3 arrived

July 20, 2008.............P3 returned to Consulate

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Have faith! The consulate in Guangzhou is moving along much faster than in the past. Take a look at my timeline. I was prepared for much longer times and we were so surprised and pleased by how fast things have been going. Remain confident. When did your papers leave NVC? Have you tracked them on DHL?

NVC told me the package was out on 7/2, and DHL shows no package was pick up till the 7th, and has delivered on the 16th. when i called DOS yesterday, they told me the package will not get to the consulate in 4 weeks to 2 months.


Paul & Apple

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03/05/08 - Send I-130

03/14/08 - NOA1

06/25/08 - NOA2

03/18/08 - Send I-129F

03/28/08 - NOA1

06/25/08 - NOA2

07/02/08 - NVC out

07/16/08 - DHL Delivered???

07/22/08 - Package arrived China, needs 4 weeks to 2 months to be open - according to DOS

07/28/08 - was told to call to check for updates. As of today, still waiting for GUZ to open package.

08/29/08 - Package open and P3 send out

09/09/08 - P3 Received

09/09/08 - P3 sent back to GZ

10/31/08 - P4 Received

11/26/08 - Interview

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From NVC to Consulate receiving was about 6 weeks. Then it took almost 2 weeks before my wife got the P3. This seems to be about the average now in Guangzhou. Based on this, your husband should be getting the P3 about the first part of September. Thank God yours was not one of the apllications that sit at USCIS for six months last year. There are many that had to endure this ghastly wait. Be thankful that you are as far along as you are and remain confident for your husband. With any luck at all, you should have an October interview date! Rely on the support of the members here at VJ. We have all felt what you are feeling now. Everyone here will do all they can to help you through this time.


June 2007.................Met On-line

August 2007..............Travel to China

January 31, 2008.......Return to China

February 1, 2008.......Marriage Registered in Urumqi

February 4, 2008.......Ceremony and dinner at Hotel

March 6, 2008...........I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

March 7, 2008...........Received at Chicago

March 12, 2008.........NOA1 on I-130

March 18, 2008.........I-129F sent by overnight USPS

March 20, 2008.........Received at CSC (so much for overnight!)

March 21, 2008.........NOA1 on I-129f

March 25, 2008.........Both cases Touched

May 9, 2008..............I-130 and I-129F Approved!

May 12, 2008............Email notice that both petitions were approved!

May 17, 2008............NOA2's arrived by mail

May 19, 2008............NVC recieved

May 21, 2008............Leave NVC for GUZ

May 26, 2008............Arrive GUZ, waiting at Customs

July 2, 2008..............Papers FINALLY our of "CLEARANCE DELAY"

July 3, 2008..............Out to DHL Facility (?)

July 3, 2008..............Consulate received

July 20, 2008.............P3 arrived

July 20, 2008.............P3 returned to Consulate

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