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does anyone know how soon would be good to schedule flight after interview? I would love to have my wife here for thanksgiving....I already booked a suite in manhattan so we can go to the macy's day parade and im going to take her to the radio city christmas christmas spectacular....I HOPE.... I am sending the IV and AOS in next week!!!! I guess the interview will be scheduled for early november?


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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Warsaw, Poland

Marriage USA 09/21/2007

I-130 Sent 10/20/2007

I-130 NOA1 10/25/2007

Marriage PL 01/05/2008

I-130 Approved 08/15/2008

On August 16 my case was transfered from Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center but it was approved day before???? Wow thats efficency!!!! hahahahahhahahaha

NVC Received : 8/22/2008

NVC Mailed me I-864 Bill 8/29/2008

Had wife send DS-3032 email as intructed by NVC personel 09/02/2008

Received Conformation email for DS-3032 09/02/2008

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 9/4/2008

Pay I-864 Bill online 9/4/2008

Payment cleared I-864 09/05/2008

Receive I-864 Package :

Return Completed I-864 :

Return Completed DS-3032 : Had wife mail a copy of this to NVC to back up email.....09/05/2008

Wife receives email that DS-3032 was accepted and I am agent and notice I will receive bill 09/10/2008

Look at bill page online and see bill for IV 09/10/2008

Receive IV Bill :

Pay IV Bill Online : 09/10/2008

Receive Instruction Package :

Case Completed at NVC :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date :

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 300 days from your filing date.

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You better hope for an early November interview. Do you know what the lead time currently being experienced in Warsaw? In some consulates you might be Ok, in others you will be screwed for a November interview and visa delivery.

Edited by fwaguy

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does anyone know how soon would be good to schedule flight after interview? I would love to have my wife here for thanksgiving....I already booked a suite in manhattan so we can go to the macy's day parade and im going to take her to the radio city christmas christmas spectacular....I HOPE.... I am sending the IV and AOS in next week!!!! I guess the interview will be scheduled for early november?

I know we're bad, but we bought our tickets BEFORE the interview - about 6 weeks before. We felt pretty confident going into this, especially with what we'd heard about the consulate in Brazil. AND I figured that worst comes to worst, we could pay to change the tickets - couldn't be more than if we bought tickets Miami - Rio - Miami during Carnival.


11/2004 - Met in Brazil

09/2006 - Apply for K1

03/2007 - K1 approved

04/2007 - Apply for AOS & EAD

07/2007 - EAD approved

01/2008 - Conditional Residency approved

11/2009 - Apply to remove conditions

02/2010 - Permanent Residency approved

11/2010 - Apply for Citizenship

03/2011 - Citizenship approved

07/2011 - Moved back to Brazil

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It is not advisable for you to get your tickets before your interview, they even advise you at the embassy to make sure you receive the visa first before you get your tickets. A small suggestion though(I have been working for a travel agency for 3 yrs now), if you do book your tickets early just make sure it's refundable or exchangeable so you won't lose the value of your ticket/money.

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It is not advisable for you to get your tickets before your interview, they even advise you at the embassy to make sure you receive the visa first before you get your tickets. A small suggestion though(I have been working for a travel agency for 3 yrs now), if you do book your tickets early just make sure it's refundable or exchangeable so you won't lose the value of your ticket/money.

I think anyone that don't work for a travel agency knows they can buy a flexible ticket and change dates without being charged or losing the value of their ticket... I would get your visa first before making any plans too close ahead mate. The best of luck!! :D

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It's funny you said that, because almost all calls I got from customers wanting to change their flight dates don't even know about their tickets being refundable or changeable or the exact opposite. A lot of people just book tickets online and don't even read the restrictions. I know you know what I mean.

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It's funny you said that, because almost all calls I got from customers wanting to change their flight dates don't even know about their tickets being refundable or changeable or the exact opposite. A lot of people just book tickets online and don't even read the restrictions. I know you know what I mean.

:lol: I am always the one to read the restrictions on anything!! I can see what you mean absolutely.. people do not want the responsibility to fully understand what they can and can't do with their tickets..until they call the agent and start panicing obviously :lol:

I am surprised ppl don't check...I mean it's what they pay their hard earned money on!!!

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It's funny you said that, because almost all calls I got from customers wanting to change their flight dates don't even know about their tickets being refundable or changeable or the exact opposite. A lot of people just book tickets online and don't even read the restrictions. I know you know what I mean.

:lol: I am always the one to read the restrictions on anything!! I can see what you mean absolutely.. people do not want the responsibility to fully understand what they can and can't do with their tickets..until they call the agent and start panicing obviously :lol:

I am surprised ppl don't check...I mean it's what they pay their hard earned money on!!!

When I buy tickets on-line, one of the first questions I ask myself is, are you sure you're not going to have to back out of this? I don't want to lose a cent either.


11/2004 - Met in Brazil

09/2006 - Apply for K1

03/2007 - K1 approved

04/2007 - Apply for AOS & EAD

07/2007 - EAD approved

01/2008 - Conditional Residency approved

11/2009 - Apply to remove conditions

02/2010 - Permanent Residency approved

11/2010 - Apply for Citizenship

03/2011 - Citizenship approved

07/2011 - Moved back to Brazil

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