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How long after DS-230 (packet 3) submitted to interview?

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If anyone is kind enough to help me, I got my I-130 approval since 16/Feb/10. I got instructions to send the packet 3 (DS-230, OF-169, and I-864) and then wait for an appointment. Well we did and they received the package on April 2. Is it a matter of continuing to wait or is this a sign that something is wrong?

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Hi Pav,

You're the one furthest ahead in DCF here at visajourney, and I think a month is about what it takes to get the letter with your appointment, but you can always contact them on this form:


They also have a phone number on the CJ website, but they charge an arm and a leg.

Also, they have an appointment list on the CJ website, and you can search with your case number to see if you have been given an appointment date yet.

Good luck and I hope you get it soon!

April 19, 2010 - NOA1 (documents received at Mexico City Embassy)

April 20, 2010 - NOA2 (received notice April 28, 2010, mailed April 27)

May 3, 2010 - Packet 3 sent (received May 27, 2010)

May 9, 2010 - I emailed them using the inquiry form asking for my case number

May 17, 2010 - received case number and link to Packet 3 by email

May 18, 2010 - sent Packet 3 to Ciudad Juarez

May 28, 2010 - called Ciudad Juarez to see if we had an appointment yet, they said wait 6-8 weeks :(

May 30, 2010 - I return to the US

June 8, 2010 - called and found out appointment date

June 16, 2010 - received Packet 4

July 6, 2010 - interview - Approved!

July 7, 2010 - pick up visa at DHL and POE to activate

July 29, 2010 - welcome letter received

August 1, 2010 - my husband comes home to me

August 13, 2010 - received Green Card

September 28, 2010 - never received Social Security Card, had to apply for it, arrived Sept. 28

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