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My wife’s case was completed on December 2, 2009 and it has been pending for an interview at the consulate ever since. I have contacted the NVC on several occasions and they have constantly reiterated that Accra consulate cannot take interview for I-130 petition due limited capacity.

Ironically, I discovered on the consulate website that they are actively taking interview for non-immigrant. I don't understand why the consulate has the capacity to take interview for non-immigrant but not immigrant? I believe there is something wrong with this kind of policy. I'll talk to my Senator regarding this issue. Do someone know which month they are working on presently?

Edited by Hebronzy

My wife's case was completed at NVC on December 2, 2009. Could someone tell me how long it would take for her to be schedule for an interview at Accra consulate?

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I totally agree with you. its just crazy!. there's ppl in the same boat as you, including me. but then i just got my sons petiton completed this month by the NVC. You've been waiting 4 months and nothing. but they are busy interviewing non-immigrants. now that's just plain stupid to me.i read somewhere that they didn't schedule interviews for 2 months (jan/feb 09) during the election time, and thats why they are so backed up. but i dont beleive missing 2 months can trigger such long waits and more over its been more than a year now. things should have sped up a little by now.

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I don't think it has been a year...only since Dec of 09. My petition was approved in late Dec so I am there with you. It does take a long time & not sure why...Someone told me it is because they only do it on Wednesdays. As far as I can tell it takes approximately 4-6 months from approval for an interview, and about 30 weeks for the whole process so take heart your closer now then when you started. The only thing to do is be patient and wait your turn in que.

The Attipoe's Richard & Dina

11/15/2008 - Met online

06/05/2009 - Married in Accra

06/06/2009 - Left Ghana :-(

07/01/2009 - Sent I-130 & G325A

07/06/2009 - Received I-130 & G325A

07/08/2009 - NOA1

07/09/2009 - Cashed $355. check

07/13/2009 - Received NOA1 hard copy in mail

09/14/2009 - Received NOA2 hard copy in mail

09/21/2009 - Received NVC Case Number via phone

09/26/2009 - Received I-864 Bill

09/26/2009 - I-864 Fee Paid Online

09/28/2009 - Sent DS-3032 via Email to NVC

09/30/2009 - NVC Payment Received - Received Cover Letter for I-864

09/30/2009 - Sent I-864EZ to NVC Via Priority Mail

10/05/2009 - USPS Delivery Confirmation of I-864

10/16/2009 - Received Email; DS-3032 AOS to receive IV Bill with instructions

10/20/2009 - Received IV Fee Bill

10/20/2009 - Email from NVC Received I-864. DS-230 & Fee request

10/20/2009 - Email from NVC Received Instructions-Pay IV Fee then send DS-230

10/21/2009 - IV Fee Bill

10/23/2009 - IV Fee Paid

11/12/2009 - Sent DS-230 Package to NVC via Express Mail

11/16/2009 - Delivered, November 16, 2009, 11:55 am, PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801

12/02/2009 - RFE

12/10/2009 - Sent Evidence requested to NVC via USPS Express mail

12/11/2009 - NVC Received RFE

12/23/2009 - Case Completed at NVC now the wait for an interview.

09/xx/2010 - Case expedition request. Serious illness.

11/05/2010 - Expedition Request granted.

11/23/2010 - Interview

12/29/2010 - Visa GRANTED! Return on 1/7/2011 to pickup

01/07/2011 - Visa Picked up.

01/12/2011 - on plane in route to USA!

01/13/2011 - Arrived in USA.

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(Dina-Rich)I was viewing your timeline and mine is similar. I got married in Accra Ghana the day after your wedding, and my husband case was completed at NVC November 2009, he is also awaiting an interview date. My husband and I continue to pray that the favor of God falls upon us. Each day our faith is renewed, I am just so amazed at the number of people who are experiencing the same thing. It's nice too know we are not alone. Thank you guys for welcoming my husband and I into VJ family.

Edited by Virtuous Woman

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