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

My husband's case has been complete since April 3rd. We were told to allow 8 weeks to hear about an interview. Well, many more weeks than that later and 4 months of scheduling and we still don't have an interview. I'm told the Accra embassy is pretty packed. No one can tell me where our case is on the list or how long we are expected to wait. Even my senator got the same answer. SO my question is, is there anyone I can contact to get some real answers? There doesn't seem to be an ombudsman or anything like that pertaining to the NVC. Would a lawyer be able to help at this point? As of yet, the lawyers I've contacted have told me to find someone else. Thanks for any help!

07/15/08- Married in Accra, Ghana

08/14/08- I130 SENT!!!

08/19/08- Recieved

08/25/08- NOA1




12/27/08- Notice of case transfer to California

01/26/09- Found out all at once that USCIS approved our petition AND sent it to the NVC, got NVC case number as well.

04/03/09- CASE COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Waiting......waiting......waiting!! :(


12/10/09- Interview in ACCRA!

Co-sponsor needed-NVC approved my sponsorship, USEM required more. :( So sad.

12/30/09- Return interview-APPROVED!!!!!!!!!

01/15/10- VISA IN HAND!!!!!

01/17/10- REUNITED in the USA!!!!!

SO happy to have my hubby here! Sorry I didn't update, once he came, I spent very little time online. The journey is SO SO HARD, but SOOOOO WORTH IT!!!!!

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Oh dear. So sorry- what a terrible wait! I'm not sure what recourse there is for you but you might try posting this in the Sub-Saharan regional discussions. It's possible that the long wait really is totally normal unfortunately. The timeline on VJ says 302 days, which is the longest (after Iran) but I'm sure it's not really that long.


N-400 package mailed: 04/16/2013

N-400 package delivered: 04/16/2013

NOA1 date: 04/17/2013

Biometrics: 08/23/2013

Interview: 10/07/2013

Oath: 01/23/2014


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Filed: Timeline

My husband is still waiting for an interview in Ghana as well. We were approved May 13th.

Per the Embassy Info page on VJ, the approx waiting time for an interview date from when the Consulate receives the package from the NVC is 4 to 6 months. So it could be as long as October before your husband receives an interview.

I called the NVC last week because it was 8 weeks for us as well and all they could say is, "due to the capacity of the embassy in Ghana, he was not scheduled for an August interview, check back next month."

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

Our case was completed in February and still no interview, now waiting for September. I have contacted our senator and am being told the same thing. The embassy has over a thousand cases pending for immigrant visa interviews. It seems they don't really work during the summer, I am hoping that things will increase soon.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.' Matthew 6:34.

I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

I-130 Sent: Federal Express Overnight: 03/19/2008

I-130 Received Chicago Lock box signed by J. Chyba: 03/20/2008

I-130 NOA-1 (Notice Date): 03/25/2008

I-130 Check cashed: 03/28/2008

I-130 NOA-1 Received by Mail: 03/29/2008

Touched 04/01/2008

Case transferred to CSC 11/05/2008

Touched 11/11/08

Touched 11/12/08

Touched 11/13/08

I-130 NOA-2 APPROVAL: 12/18/2008

I-130 NOA-2 Approval E-mail: 12/19/2008

I-130 NOA-2 Approval Received by Mail: 12/26/08


NVC Received 12/29/2008

NVC Case # generated 12/30/2008

IIN RECEIVED 01/07/2009

AOS FEE PAID 01/07/2009

DS3032 EMAILED 01/07/2009

DS3032 SNAIL MAIL 01/07/2009


MAIL I-864 PACKAGE 01/08/2009

PAID IV BILL 01/13/2009




RFE PER AVR 2/4/09


INTERVIEW 10/05/2009


2ND INTERVIEW 11/04/09



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