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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a course of action. My wife lives in Cuba and we are currently waiting for the NVC to give us her interview date. According to the NVC, our case was completed on March 5th, but no interview yet. I went to Cuba last week and I went to the US embassy to ask about the case. They found the case in their computers but it showed that "the case has not arrived Havana yet". The lady who talked to me was amazed that the case had been approved but it had not arrived Havana. She asked me if I was sure it was approved. It seems most CR-1 cases are forwarded by the NVC to the consulate in Havana as soon as they are approved, and the consulate assigns the interview date. I'm not sure why our case is different, why the NVC is holding it so they can assign the interview date themselves, but I'm worried about it. The NVC tells me to stay put until they find a date, but the consulate tells me it is strange they have not received the case. I don't know what to do...

Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a course of action. My wife lives in Cuba and we are currently waiting for the NVC to give us her interview date. According to the NVC, our case was completed on March 5th, but no interview yet. I went to Cuba last week and I went to the US embassy to ask about the case. They found the case in their computers but it showed that "the case has not arrived Havana yet". The lady who talked to me was amazed that the case had been approved but it had not arrived Havana. She asked me if I was sure it was approved. It seems most CR-1 cases are forwarded by the NVC to the consulate in Havana as soon as they are approved, and the consulate assigns the interview date. I'm not sure why our case is different, why the NVC is holding it so they can assign the interview date themselves, but I'm worried about it. The NVC tells me to stay put until they find a date, but the consulate tells me it is strange they have not received the case. I don't know what to do...

Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Hi, I believe that lady at the embassy had given you the wrong info as CR1 applicants are scheduled by the NVC first, then they send an email to you containing the interview appointment letter, then they forward your case to the embassy. K visas are usually the ones scheduled by the embassy. This is a quote from the NVC procedure manual to give you a better understanding:

9 FAM 42.63 PN4.2 Reviewing the Files

"When the file is complete, the NVC will schedule an appointment for an

interview with a consular officer and send the IV appointment letter to every

valid address associated with the case record before forwarding the case file

to the post." :thumbs:


USCIS

09/24/2009: I-30 sent for both parents via USPS EXPRESS

09/28/2009: I-130 RCVD BY USCIS

02/18/2010: Approved

NVC

02/26/2010: Got case #s from NVC via operator

03/05/2010: Registered email addresses & sent DS-3032 via email

03/06/2010: Rcvd DS-3032 confirmation

03/09/2010: Rcvd AOS & IV Fee Bill via email

03/10/2010: Paid AOS Fee Bill online

03/11/2010: AOS Fee Bill shows PAID

03/12/2010: Paid IV Fee Bill online

03/15/2010: IV Fee Bill shows PAID & Sent I-864 via ExpressMail

03/16/2010: Sent DS-230 via ExpressMail

03/17/2010: NVC rcvd I-864

03/18/2010: NVC rcvd DS-230

03/22/2010: NVC has I-864 & DS-230 on file per AVR

03/30/2010: Sign in failed!

03/31/2010: Case Completed per AVR

04/13/2010: Got interview date via NVC operator & Rcvd appointment letter via email

04/19/2010: Case forwarded to USEM Manila per AVR

04/22/2010: Case rcvd by embassy

05/21/2010: Interview - USEM Manila@8:30am MOVED UP TO MAY 4TH@7AM!!!<--APPROVED!

05/18/2010: Visa in hand(delivered by Air21@8:05am)

05/19/2010: Obtained CFO stickers w/o apperance or seminar

05/22/2010: POE Honolulu, Hawaii =)

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Usually interview appointments are scheduled on the last week of the following month for some countries or the second week of the following month for most countries but that all depends how busy your embassy is with appointments...some embassies are soo busy that it might take 2 to 6 months to get an appointment.


USCIS

09/24/2009: I-30 sent for both parents via USPS EXPRESS

09/28/2009: I-130 RCVD BY USCIS

02/18/2010: Approved

NVC

02/26/2010: Got case #s from NVC via operator

03/05/2010: Registered email addresses & sent DS-3032 via email

03/06/2010: Rcvd DS-3032 confirmation

03/09/2010: Rcvd AOS & IV Fee Bill via email

03/10/2010: Paid AOS Fee Bill online

03/11/2010: AOS Fee Bill shows PAID

03/12/2010: Paid IV Fee Bill online

03/15/2010: IV Fee Bill shows PAID & Sent I-864 via ExpressMail

03/16/2010: Sent DS-230 via ExpressMail

03/17/2010: NVC rcvd I-864

03/18/2010: NVC rcvd DS-230

03/22/2010: NVC has I-864 & DS-230 on file per AVR

03/30/2010: Sign in failed!

03/31/2010: Case Completed per AVR

04/13/2010: Got interview date via NVC operator & Rcvd appointment letter via email

04/19/2010: Case forwarded to USEM Manila per AVR

04/22/2010: Case rcvd by embassy

05/21/2010: Interview - USEM Manila@8:30am MOVED UP TO MAY 4TH@7AM!!!<--APPROVED!

05/18/2010: Visa in hand(delivered by Air21@8:05am)

05/19/2010: Obtained CFO stickers w/o apperance or seminar

05/22/2010: POE Honolulu, Hawaii =)

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Keep calling NVC, checking for status.

If/When you get ambiguous information, ask for a Supervisor, then ask directly -

WHEN WILL YOU SCHEDULE MY INTERVIEW?

Is my casefile in AP (Additional Processing) or not?

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Good Luck !


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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a course of action. My wife lives in Cuba and we are currently waiting for the NVC to give us her interview date. According to the NVC, our case was completed on March 5th, but no interview yet. I went to Cuba last week and I went to the US embassy to ask about the case. They found the case in their computers but it showed that "the case has not arrived Havana yet". The lady who talked to me was amazed that the case had been approved but it had not arrived Havana. She asked me if I was sure it was approved. It seems most CR-1 cases are forwarded by the NVC to the consulate in Havana as soon as they are approved, and the consulate assigns the interview date. I'm not sure why our case is different, why the NVC is holding it so they can assign the interview date themselves, but I'm worried about it. The NVC tells me to stay put until they find a date, but the consulate tells me it is strange they have not received the case. I don't know what to do...

Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Hello I am cuban and I file I 130 for my mom,my case was complete on nvc on march 20,they only schedule interview the 2nd week of each month for the next month :crying: ,i wish that mom will be on the list for june interview,I call at nvc and they said that cuba embassy it is really small and do not hold many appoitment :angry: ,mexico could have 1000 a day,but not cuba,so we are just waiting for any open interview,it could take months,and after they schedule the interview nvc foward the case to cuba,hope that helps,good luck yury :thumbs:


IR-5 Visa (CUBA) FOR MOM

Chicago lockbox.

California Service Center.

Event Date

11-30-2009 :I-130 Sent.

12-04-2009 :I-130 NOA1.

12-17-2009 :I-130 NOA 2 Approved.

NVC

12-30-2009 :NVC Case # assigned.

01-06-2010 :DS-3032 /I 864 procesing bill invoice.

01-19-2010 :DS 3032 mom send email.

01-28-2010 :DS 3032:acepted.

02-02-2010 :I 864 paid $70.

02-13-2010 :I 864 send to nvc.

02-14-2010 :DS 230 paid ($400).

02-22-2010 :DS 230 mail it.

02-22-2010 :I 864 acepted.

02-25-2010 :RFE missing documents (DS 230).

03-01-2010 :receive DS 230 (bad weather).

03-01-2010 :avr receive missing documents (DS 230).

03-14-2010 [/color]:login failed: wow !!! i am so happy.

03-20-2010 :still waiting. avr receive missing documents (DS 230) OMG. I am going crazy with nvc.

03-23-2010 :AVR case complete on 03-20-2010 yessssssss ,great after waiting for so long.

03-31-2010 :Waiting on interview letter,op tell me that for the 2nd week of april.

04-30-2010 :interview letter.(06-23-2010)

US Intrest Section In Havana

05-17-2010 :Medical check up.(done)

06-23-2010 :interview 06-23-2010need joint sponsor.

06-30-2010 :interview:visa approved.

07-16-2010 :tarjeta blanca

07-16-2010 :buy airplane tickets.(07/23/2010)

07-23-2010 :welcome to U.S.A

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Keep calling NVC, checking for status.

If/When you get ambiguous information, ask for a Supervisor, then ask directly -

WHEN WILL YOU SCHEDULE MY INTERVIEW?

Is my casefile in AP (Additional Processing) or not?

-------------

Good Luck !

Darnell, I didn't know you could ask the NVC operators to talk to a supervisor. Today it is exactly 8 weeks since my case was approved so on Monday I'll call the NVC and ask to talk to an operator.

Thank you!!!

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Thank you rhowin and yury, and good luck. Yuri ya veras que pronto termina esto. Yo traje a mi mama hace 2 annos. Las cosas eran un pokito diferentes entonces pero cuando menos lo esperes ahi estara la cita.

Gracias, y buena suerte yo vine hace 10 anos como Cr1 y me fue bien rapido en la entrevista,solo me preguntaron 4 preguntas y ya ,menos de 5 minutos me dieron visa,buena suerte a ti tambien y aqui solo esperando por un turno para la entrevista,desafortunadamente esa es una de tantas las cosas q es un poquito mas duro para nosotros los cubanos, :lol:

ojala q tengamos los 2 los turnos y sabemos q despues de eso de 2 a 3 semanas estan aqui :dance: saludos yury


IR-5 Visa (CUBA) FOR MOM

Chicago lockbox.

California Service Center.

Event Date

11-30-2009 :I-130 Sent.

12-04-2009 :I-130 NOA1.

12-17-2009 :I-130 NOA 2 Approved.

NVC

12-30-2009 :NVC Case # assigned.

01-06-2010 :DS-3032 /I 864 procesing bill invoice.

01-19-2010 :DS 3032 mom send email.

01-28-2010 :DS 3032:acepted.

02-02-2010 :I 864 paid $70.

02-13-2010 :I 864 send to nvc.

02-14-2010 :DS 230 paid ($400).

02-22-2010 :DS 230 mail it.

02-22-2010 :I 864 acepted.

02-25-2010 :RFE missing documents (DS 230).

03-01-2010 :receive DS 230 (bad weather).

03-01-2010 :avr receive missing documents (DS 230).

03-14-2010 [/color]:login failed: wow !!! i am so happy.

03-20-2010 :still waiting. avr receive missing documents (DS 230) OMG. I am going crazy with nvc.

03-23-2010 :AVR case complete on 03-20-2010 yessssssss ,great after waiting for so long.

03-31-2010 :Waiting on interview letter,op tell me that for the 2nd week of april.

04-30-2010 :interview letter.(06-23-2010)

US Intrest Section In Havana

05-17-2010 :Medical check up.(done)

06-23-2010 :interview 06-23-2010need joint sponsor.

06-30-2010 :interview:visa approved.

07-16-2010 :tarjeta blanca

07-16-2010 :buy airplane tickets.(07/23/2010)

07-23-2010 :welcome to U.S.A

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Although this is an Extremely old thread. This information still applies. Does anyone know of the solution to this problem for Delfo? It is the exact issue for myself.

I tried to follow's darnell's advice to get a supervisor but I was not forwarded to him or her. Will try on monday.

Edited by RumbaBumba

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Switzerland

Marriage (if applicable): 2009-07-28

I-130 Sent : 2010-08-07

I-130 NOA1 : 2010-08-10

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