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Hi,

I wanted to go to my wife's interview at ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN. I have only one week of vacation time. Does anybody knows how long it takes to get the actual visa. Does Amex send it to your home or you have to go and pickup the visa.

Thank you and best of luck to all.


USCIS:

2009-02-27 Mailed I-130 Package

2009-02-29 Received Date as on I-797C, NOA1

2009-02-10 Received I-797 NOA1

2009-04-02 Approved received email notice (Thanks To Allah)

NVC:

2009-04-16 NVC Case# assigned

2009-04-20 DS-3032 and AOS Bill fee forms received in email

2009-04-20 Send email DS-3032 and Payed online AOS Fee Bill

2009-04-21 NVC atuomated system states "Received AOS Fee Bill"

2009-04-22 Printed Document Cover Sheet for AOS/I-864 Fee status "PAID"

2009-04-28 Received DS-3032 acceptance confirmation email.

2009-04-28 IV Fee Bill generated and Payed IV Fee Bill online.

2009-04-29 IV Fee Bill status "PAID" Printed Cover Sheet.

2009-04-29 Waiting for papers.(DS-230+Passport copy and Police certificate)

2009-06-15 Received papers DS-230 (TOOK LONG TIME FOR PAPERS TO PREPARE)

2009-06-16 Send Papers DS-230 + I-864 to NVC USPS express mail.

2009-06-17 Papers received by NVC.

2009-06-24 Received Instruction Packet Agent via email. (Did nothing all the papers already sent.)

2009-06-29 Login Failed at NVC Payment online

2009-06-30 Case Completed

2009-07-02 Received email CheckList Cover Letter "Missing Police Certificate bring at interview"

2009-10-02 Received email "Appointment Cover Letter"

Embassy:

2009-07-14 Case shipped to Islamabad, Pakistan

2009-08-27 Interview scheduled.

2009-08-27 Visa approved.

2009-09-02 Visa in hand.

2009-09-07 Point of Entry in JFK with me.

Green Card & SOS Card:

2009-10-xx

2009-10-xx

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Hi,

I wanted to go to my wife's interview at ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN. I have only one week of vacation time. Does anybody knows how long it takes to get the actual visa. Does Amex send it to your home or you have to go and pickup the visa.

Thank you and best of luck to all.

Why not go and stay for the time you can. If you can bring SO back at the same time GREAT if not, you know they will join you soon.

This is what I am doing. I fly to Senegal on the 3rd and fly home on the 7th. I'm HOPING they will issue visa the same day (they issue on Tues & Thursdays and our interview is on Thursday the 6th), but if they don't then he'll get the visa on the 11th and fly home on the 12th.

Just my humble opinion.

Also Remo has an interview on Wednesday next week in Islamabad so we'll know soon enough :)


VISA JOURNEY

USCIS Journey

02/23/09 ............I-130 sent

03/27/09.............NOA2

TOTAL 32 DAYS

NVC Journey

04/15/09.............Case # Assigned

07/10/09.............Interview assigned

TOTAL 105 DAYS

Embassy Journey

07/14/09.............Forward the case to Embassy in Dakar, Senegal

09/28/09.............Visa in Hand

TOTAL 80 DAYS

VISA GRAND TOTAL 217 DAYS

US CITIZENSHIP JOURNEY

Conditional Resident Journey

09/29/09.............POE New York PIECE OF CAKE!!!

10/27/09.............2 year Green card received

TOTAL 29 DAYS

Removal of Conditions Journey

07/18/11.............I-751 packet sent

03/23/12............10yr GC Received

TOTAL 249 DAYS

Naturalization Journey

07/03/12.............N-400 packet sent

07/23/12.............Resent N-400 packet (husband FORGOT check!)

08/23/12.............Biometrics done

09/12/12.............Interview letter received

10/16/12.............Interview scheduled

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i think in pakistan u pick up the visa next day after the interivew

but i am not 100%

good luck

abid


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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Hi,

I wanted to go to my wife's interview at ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN. I have only one week of vacation time. Does anybody knows how long it takes to get the actual visa. Does Amex send it to your home or you have to go and pickup the visa.

Thank you and best of luck to all.

Why not go and stay for the time you can. If you can bring SO back at the same time GREAT if not, you know they will join you soon.

This is what I am doing. I fly to Senegal on the 3rd and fly home on the 7th. I'm HOPING they will issue visa the same day (they issue on Tues & Thursdays and our interview is on Thursday the 6th), but if they don't then he'll get the visa on the 11th and fly home on the 12th.

Just my humble opinion.

Also Remo has an interview on Wednesday next week in Islamabad so we'll know soon enough :)

My reason to go to Pakistan is to bring her with me, otherwise it does not really work for me. I do not want to go if she is not coming back with me. Let see how Remo interview goes. Good Luck to Remo. I have noticed now a days they give the visa after at least one week delay through courier service. Thanks for the reply

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USCIS:

2009-02-27 Mailed I-130 Package

2009-02-29 Received Date as on I-797C, NOA1

2009-02-10 Received I-797 NOA1

2009-04-02 Approved received email notice (Thanks To Allah)

NVC:

2009-04-16 NVC Case# assigned

2009-04-20 DS-3032 and AOS Bill fee forms received in email

2009-04-20 Send email DS-3032 and Payed online AOS Fee Bill

2009-04-21 NVC atuomated system states "Received AOS Fee Bill"

2009-04-22 Printed Document Cover Sheet for AOS/I-864 Fee status "PAID"

2009-04-28 Received DS-3032 acceptance confirmation email.

2009-04-28 IV Fee Bill generated and Payed IV Fee Bill online.

2009-04-29 IV Fee Bill status "PAID" Printed Cover Sheet.

2009-04-29 Waiting for papers.(DS-230+Passport copy and Police certificate)

2009-06-15 Received papers DS-230 (TOOK LONG TIME FOR PAPERS TO PREPARE)

2009-06-16 Send Papers DS-230 + I-864 to NVC USPS express mail.

2009-06-17 Papers received by NVC.

2009-06-24 Received Instruction Packet Agent via email. (Did nothing all the papers already sent.)

2009-06-29 Login Failed at NVC Payment online

2009-06-30 Case Completed

2009-07-02 Received email CheckList Cover Letter "Missing Police Certificate bring at interview"

2009-10-02 Received email "Appointment Cover Letter"

Embassy:

2009-07-14 Case shipped to Islamabad, Pakistan

2009-08-27 Interview scheduled.

2009-08-27 Visa approved.

2009-09-02 Visa in hand.

2009-09-07 Point of Entry in JFK with me.

Green Card & SOS Card:

2009-10-xx

2009-10-xx

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i think in pakistan u pick up the visa next day after the interivew

but i am not 100%

good luck

abid

I wish they do that instead waiting for one week or so.


USCIS:

2009-02-27 Mailed I-130 Package

2009-02-29 Received Date as on I-797C, NOA1

2009-02-10 Received I-797 NOA1

2009-04-02 Approved received email notice (Thanks To Allah)

NVC:

2009-04-16 NVC Case# assigned

2009-04-20 DS-3032 and AOS Bill fee forms received in email

2009-04-20 Send email DS-3032 and Payed online AOS Fee Bill

2009-04-21 NVC atuomated system states "Received AOS Fee Bill"

2009-04-22 Printed Document Cover Sheet for AOS/I-864 Fee status "PAID"

2009-04-28 Received DS-3032 acceptance confirmation email.

2009-04-28 IV Fee Bill generated and Payed IV Fee Bill online.

2009-04-29 IV Fee Bill status "PAID" Printed Cover Sheet.

2009-04-29 Waiting for papers.(DS-230+Passport copy and Police certificate)

2009-06-15 Received papers DS-230 (TOOK LONG TIME FOR PAPERS TO PREPARE)

2009-06-16 Send Papers DS-230 + I-864 to NVC USPS express mail.

2009-06-17 Papers received by NVC.

2009-06-24 Received Instruction Packet Agent via email. (Did nothing all the papers already sent.)

2009-06-29 Login Failed at NVC Payment online

2009-06-30 Case Completed

2009-07-02 Received email CheckList Cover Letter "Missing Police Certificate bring at interview"

2009-10-02 Received email "Appointment Cover Letter"

Embassy:

2009-07-14 Case shipped to Islamabad, Pakistan

2009-08-27 Interview scheduled.

2009-08-27 Visa approved.

2009-09-02 Visa in hand.

2009-09-07 Point of Entry in JFK with me.

Green Card & SOS Card:

2009-10-xx

2009-10-xx

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Hi,

I wanted to go to my wife's interview at ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN. I have only one week of vacation time. Does anybody knows how long it takes to get the actual visa. Does Amex send it to your home or you have to go and pickup the visa.

Thank you and best of luck to all.

Why not go and stay for the time you can. If you can bring SO back at the same time GREAT if not, you know they will join you soon.

This is what I am doing. I fly to Senegal on the 3rd and fly home on the 7th. I'm HOPING they will issue visa the same day (they issue on Tues & Thursdays and our interview is on Thursday the 6th), but if they don't then he'll get the visa on the 11th and fly home on the 12th.

Just my humble opinion.

Also Remo has an interview on Wednesday next week in Islamabad so we'll know soon enough :)

My reason to go to Pakistan is to bring her with me, otherwise it does not really work for me. I do not want to go if she is not coming back with me. Let see how Remo interview goes. Good Luck to Remo. I have noticed now a days they give the visa after at least one week delay through courier service. Thanks for the reply

Being there for her at the interview is a good reason to be there also.

I'm going not because my husband NEEDS me there but because it helps to show bonafide marriage.


VISA JOURNEY

USCIS Journey

02/23/09 ............I-130 sent

03/27/09.............NOA2

TOTAL 32 DAYS

NVC Journey

04/15/09.............Case # Assigned

07/10/09.............Interview assigned

TOTAL 105 DAYS

Embassy Journey

07/14/09.............Forward the case to Embassy in Dakar, Senegal

09/28/09.............Visa in Hand

TOTAL 80 DAYS

VISA GRAND TOTAL 217 DAYS

US CITIZENSHIP JOURNEY

Conditional Resident Journey

09/29/09.............POE New York PIECE OF CAKE!!!

10/27/09.............2 year Green card received

TOTAL 29 DAYS

Removal of Conditions Journey

07/18/11.............I-751 packet sent

03/23/12............10yr GC Received

TOTAL 249 DAYS

Naturalization Journey

07/03/12.............N-400 packet sent

07/23/12.............Resent N-400 packet (husband FORGOT check!)

08/23/12.............Biometrics done

09/12/12.............Interview letter received

10/16/12.............Interview scheduled

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Hi,

I wanted to go to my wife's interview at ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN. I have only one week of vacation time. Does anybody knows how long it takes to get the actual visa. Does Amex send it to your home or you have to go and pickup the visa.

Thank you and best of luck to all.

Why not go and stay for the time you can. If you can bring SO back at the same time GREAT if not, you know they will join you soon.

This is what I am doing. I fly to Senegal on the 3rd and fly home on the 7th. I'm HOPING they will issue visa the same day (they issue on Tues & Thursdays and our interview is on Thursday the 6th), but if they don't then he'll get the visa on the 11th and fly home on the 12th.

Just my humble opinion.

Also Remo has an interview on Wednesday next week in Islamabad so we'll know soon enough :)

My reason to go to Pakistan is to bring her with me, otherwise it does not really work for me. I do not want to go if she is not coming back with me. Let see how Remo interview goes. Good Luck to Remo. I have noticed now a days they give the visa after at least one week delay through courier service. Thanks for the reply

Being there for her at the interview is a good reason to be there also.

I'm going not because my husband NEEDS me there but because it helps to show bonafide marriage.

Same here. It will be heart breaking to leave him behind yet again, but ... :sigh:

He'll be here in no time, I come back end of August, and he will follow either last week of September or early October.


12/05/11.......................Filed I-751

12/06/11.......................NOA

01/03/12......................BIO

09/10/12..................... Approved

09/21/12..................... Received GC

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Hi,

I wanted to go to my wife's interview at ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN. I have only one week of vacation time. Does anybody knows how long it takes to get the actual visa. Does Amex send it to your home or you have to go and pickup the visa.

Thank you and best of luck to all.

I agree with everybody said above. You should go for the interview to be there for her moral support. Wouldn't matter if she'd leave with you right away or not, more important would be you'd show the CO you care about your wife, your marriage and your future together :thumbs:


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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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