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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Bulgaria
Does the time spent together by spouse greatly matters during interview? In the amount of time and months?

There are a lot of people on VJ who have spent no more than a month with their SO in the entire relationship of XXmonths/XXyears, and still... all these people got their marriage visas approved. :thumbs: What is your concern? :innocent:


CSC USCIS ~CR-1 Visa~ Journey

2009-02-19 : I-130 package sent_________________2009-02-20 : I-130 Received in Chicago, IL

2009-02-27 : NOA1 Approved____________________2009-05-04 : NOA2 Approved

NVC ~CR-1 Visa~ Journey

2009-05-11 : NVC case # assigned

2009-05-19 : DS-3032/AOS Bill Generated__________2009-05-20 : DS-3032 e-mailed; AOS/I-864 Bill (paid online $70)

2009-05-26 : Sent In Completed I-864

2009-06-04 : e-mailed DS-3032 accepted by NVC____2009-06-04 : IV Fee bill generated, paid online $400

2009-06-08 : DS-230 mailed to NVC

2009-07-10 : Case complete - in 141 days

2009-07-21 : Interview expedite request e-mailed to NVC

2009-07-27 : NVC replied NO to expedite request

2009-07-29 : NVC e-mailed an interview date for Sept.15th

2009-08-07 : Case left NVC

2009-08-10 : DHL shipped file

2009-08-12 : Case received in USEM, Sofia

2009-08-24 : Medical scheduled

2009-08-25 : Interview re-scheduled

2009-08-28 : Visa in hand

2009-09-01 : US entry - Boston, MA

2009-09-15 : Welcome letter sent (21st Sept received)

2009-09-30 : GC production ordered

2009-10-08 : GC received

2010-02-01 : little D was born :)

VSC ~ROC~ Journey

2011-06-03 : mailed ROC package

2011-06-06: ROC NOA1

2011-07-08: Biometrics appointment

2012-02-25: GC Approval

2012-03-....: PGC received

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i think it does matter bcz i read in the review of philippines embassy , some visa deny bcz the husband came to philippines only one time in 2 years.

why r u concern? i am just curious. abby n sheryl

Our time line for CR1 visa took only 5 months and 1 week or 156 days; from the filing the I-130 on the 03-12-2009 to Approval of NOA2 on the 05/13/2009, then Interview on the 08/18/2009 at Manila, Philippines. We had a daughter on the 11-12-2010 named AISHA JOY means HAPPY LIFE.a1_opt-1.jpga2_opt-1.jpga3_opt-1.jpg

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria

I only spent 10 days visiting my husband. Only knew him for 8 months total. He was put on ap for document verification and home visit. This could be on of the reasons for the further investigation that i am thankful for.

It plays a role, but not the primary role.

They take it into consideration with your other evidence.

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Filed: Other Country: China
Does the time spent together by spouse greatly matters during interview? In the amount of time and months?

Consular officers are trained and expected to consider the totality of circumstances when evaluating any and all issues related to issuing a visa. Time spent together in person is the most compelling evidence of a bona fide relationship. When dealing with Lagos, (a consulate in a category by itself with regard to the frequency of fraud) evaluation of the bona fides is a primary concern. More and longer visits is advised.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

known her for 4 years, and went back 7 times.. I think it is important in the number of times more than "how long" each visit is..

I-130 STAGE 1 : 533 days - 1 year 6 months (4/16/2007 to 9/22/2008)

Priority Date I-130 : 4/16/2007 ( 533 days , APPROVED 9/22/2008)
Transferred to local office based on "security checks" : 11/27/2007
wrote hundreds of letters - received letter from FBI Records Management Chief stating no security checks
local office interview : 2/21/2008 - brought my parents too (result : you will get approval within 2-3 weeks)

5/2/2008 - (lawsuit) Writ of Mandamus - OFFICIAL DATE (7/29/2008)

NVC STAGE 2 : 99 days - 3 months (9/30/2008 to 1/7/2009)

NVC Received : 9/30/2008
Received Packet 3 (I-864/DS-230) : 11/10/2008
NVC says "RFE sent out 12/9/08 for missing documents" : 12/10/2008
CASE COMPLETE - 1/7/2009

CONSULATE STAGE 3 : 96 days - 3 months (1/8/2009 to 4/14/2009)
**APPOINTMENT DATE : 4/14/2009, 7:15AM**

AP STAGE 4 : 97 days - 3 months (4/14/2009 to 7/20/2009)
DOS call to receive I-601 (Waiver of Grounds for Inadmissibility - basically denial) from Guangzhou : 6/24/2009

REMOVAL OF I-601 due to my letters to the USCIS Director, Michael Aytes: 6/29/2009
ALL DONE!! (got both GREEN CARD & SSN CARD) : 10/1/2009

"http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/194075-feel-like-a-cr-1-csc-castaway/page-60" (pages 53-63) for more updates and letter I wrote to Director Michael Aytes and his replies and back and forth..

HER PARENTS - 10 months so far

I-130 Sent In : 1/7/2013

I-130 Approval : 3/28/2013

Transfer to NVC : 6/12/2013

Case Complete : 8/25/2013

"Ready for Interview" (Ready to wait for 1-3 Months, this is official NVC letter transfer date) : 9/9/2013

DHL Tracking : arrived 9/24/2013

P4 Letter : 11/21/2013

Interview Date : 12/9/2013, originally 12/3, stupid lawyer filled out her dad's passport number wrong..

Interview Passed : 12/9/2013

Visa "Issued" on CEAC : 12/10/2013

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria

Well i have been there just once between 22nd of february to 20th of march and i am going back there next month for another 3 months or till our case is approve from USCIS and gone over with NVC and also be at the consulate with him when he goes for his interview so i am looking at a total of 5months in Lagos with and that will make us be together for 4 to 6 months after been married in late february 2009. Well i have learnt from different Vjer's that the time spent together in person is more important than number of times and thank you for complimenting that PUSHBRK, and also thanking you too MrsJibowu for complimeting it also by terming it not to be a primary role but a secondary role which is much more important to us. And to you gogo thanks and also to all vjers members who has contributed to my qustion THANK YOU ALL. Got our NOA1 in June 19th, got 2 touches, the last was on the 23rd and still praying for the approval to come probably august or early september.... Wish everyone who are in love luck, success and speedy reunion with our Spouse.!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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