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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Israel
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After 9 months of processing, my wife (Israeli citizen) finally had her CR1 immigration visa interview this morning at the US Consulate in Jerusalem. The interview was very cold and mechanical, but my wife answered all the CO's questions as best she could. There was not any attention paid to the documentation or photos. Some answers were better than others and at the end, the CO just said, "OK, you're finished," and took my wife's passport.

My wife asked "What should I tell my husband?" The CO only replied, "I will keep in touch with you." I would have thought the CO would have either said "You're approved" or "You're rejected."

My wife did NOT receive any Refusal Letter at the interview, but she also didn't go to the SHAAL Courier Service to pay for the passport to be returned. I might assume taking her passport was a good sign, but I'm not certain.

Has anyone gone through this process? Can you confirm if she should have received the Refusal Letter if she was refused? Did people who were approved have to go to the SHAAL Courier Service to pay for shipping?


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07-17-09: She comes into US on B2 visa
07-25-09: Marriage in US
10-03-09: She returns to Israel
10-13-09: I-130 sent
10-23-09: NOA1
02-16-10: NOA2 / I-130 approved
02-24-10: NVC Receives petition
03-13-10: Received DS3032 and I-864 Bill
03-22-10: Received IV Bill
04-13-10: RFE for original Birth Certificate
05-13-10: Case completed at NVC
06-17-10: Consulate Interview in Jerusalem and was told "We will get back to you"
06-18-10: Called DOS Hotline and was told we were in AP
06-23-10: Called DOS Hotline and was told we were approved
07-01-10: Visa received. One way tickets booked.
07-09-10: POE - Newark, NJ
07-20-10: Social Security Card received

04-16-12: I-751 Package sent
04-23-12: NOA / I-751 Received (dated 4-17-12)
05-02-12: NOA / Biometrics Appointment Scheduled
05-25-12: Biometrics Appointment
01-04-13: Greencard ordered for production
01-12-13: Greencard received

08-08-13: N-400 Package sent

08-12-13: Check cashed

08-19-13: NOA / 1-797C Received (dated 8-13-13)

08-30-13: NOA / Biometrics Appointment Scheduled

09-03-13: Biometrics Appointment

09-05-13: In line for Interview

12-23-13: Interview scheduled in the system

01-29-14: Interview Date - PASSED

04-02-14: Oath Ceremony

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I'm not sure what to tell you but, you can call/email the embassy, if you don't get any reply from them than you can call the DOS Hot line, and get a human and ask them about your case status.


Alex A

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9/16/2009 - Married

USCIS

1/22/2010 - I-130 sent

1/27/2010 - USPS tracking - Delivered, CHICAGO, IL 60680

2/02/2010 - NOA1

2/07/2010 - NOA1 - Hard copy

3/31/2010 - NOA2

4/1/2010 - NOA2 - Email & Text (~58 days)

4/5/2010 - NOA2 - Hard copy

NVC - Taking my time with it...

4/8/2010 - got NVC case # & gave them email address (~ 1 week)

4/13/2010 - Choice of Agent email from NVC (~ 5 days)

4/14/2010 - Email sent to NVC with "Choice of Agent

4/19/2010 - NVC email confirming "Choice of Agent" email (~5 days)

4/20/2010 - NVC email with AOS and IV bill

4/23/2010 - AOS fee paid & package send

4/26/2010 - IV fee paid

5/21/2010 - IV pack mailed to NVC

5/28/2010 - NVC received IV packet

6/10/2010 - SIF & RFE (for PCC different for Sir Lanka)

6/11/2010 - CC (with RFE)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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It is a very good sign that they kept her passport. They wouldn't have kept it if they didn't want to put something in it, like a visa.

Certain countires require more advanced background checks before the visa can be issued. I suggest calling the consulate and speaking to a supervisor

Good luck.


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
Timeline

yeah i am not sure what to do in this situation.

maybe try to contact the embassy??

good luck!

Edited by tokyo.lovers

USCIS JOURNEY

12-08-09 - I-130 Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

12-11-09 - Notice of Action (NOA1)

02-25-10 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2) ~CA service center~

03-23-10 - PCC Applied - GET 04/01

Your I-130 was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date

NVC JOURNEY

03-03-10 - NVC Case Number Assigned

03-05-10 - Email give

03-09-10 - AOS bill; Agent Email Get

03-10-10 - Paid AOS Bill; Email/Mail DS-3032

03-12-10 - AOS Bill Status: PAID

03-15-10 - IV Bill Email Get; Pay IV Bill

03-16-10 - IV Bill Status: PAID; AOS @ NVC

04-07-10 - IV Pack @ NVC

04-12-10 - IV Pack Enters AVR

04-20-10 - Log-in Fail

04-21-10 - Case Complete

04-30-10 - Interview Date Assigned

05-07-10 - NVC Forwards Case to Embassy, Tokyo

Your case was complete in 50 days at NVC

EMBASSY JOURNEY

04-16-10 - Medical Exam ($400) - PASSED

05-10-10 - Embassy Receives Case from NVC

06-28-10 - INTERVIEW - Moved

06-21-10 - INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

06-22-10 - Visa Received

Your interview took 192 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

USA JOURNEY

07-05-10 - US Entry

07-26-10 - Request SSC @ SS office

07-28-10 - Welcome Letter (2nd on 8/9)

08-02-10 - SSC GET

08-12-10 - Green Card GET -38 days

04-05-2012 - File I-751: APPROVED 10/17

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
Timeline

One of the 'magic questions' close to the end of the interview -

'Will I be put on AP ? '

You, as the USC Spouse, can call into DoS Hotline (# in my profile) , get a human, and inquire for case status.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Israel
Timeline

This precise thing happened to my husband ("We will let you know."), but we are in Finland and did DCF. He got his visa today, no problems.

I received this email response from the Jerusalem Consulate. I imagine this means I'm in AP.

Dear Sir;

Your wife’s case is currently being processed for adjudication. Once the visa is issued, we will send it with shaal courier services.

Sincerely,

Immigrant visa unit


___________________

07-17-09: She comes into US on B2 visa
07-25-09: Marriage in US
10-03-09: She returns to Israel
10-13-09: I-130 sent
10-23-09: NOA1
02-16-10: NOA2 / I-130 approved
02-24-10: NVC Receives petition
03-13-10: Received DS3032 and I-864 Bill
03-22-10: Received IV Bill
04-13-10: RFE for original Birth Certificate
05-13-10: Case completed at NVC
06-17-10: Consulate Interview in Jerusalem and was told "We will get back to you"
06-18-10: Called DOS Hotline and was told we were in AP
06-23-10: Called DOS Hotline and was told we were approved
07-01-10: Visa received. One way tickets booked.
07-09-10: POE - Newark, NJ
07-20-10: Social Security Card received

04-16-12: I-751 Package sent
04-23-12: NOA / I-751 Received (dated 4-17-12)
05-02-12: NOA / Biometrics Appointment Scheduled
05-25-12: Biometrics Appointment
01-04-13: Greencard ordered for production
01-12-13: Greencard received

08-08-13: N-400 Package sent

08-12-13: Check cashed

08-19-13: NOA / 1-797C Received (dated 8-13-13)

08-30-13: NOA / Biometrics Appointment Scheduled

09-03-13: Biometrics Appointment

09-05-13: In line for Interview

12-23-13: Interview scheduled in the system

01-29-14: Interview Date - PASSED

04-02-14: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
Timeline

oh dear!

good luck with everything!


USCIS JOURNEY

12-08-09 - I-130 Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

12-11-09 - Notice of Action (NOA1)

02-25-10 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2) ~CA service center~

03-23-10 - PCC Applied - GET 04/01

Your I-130 was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date

NVC JOURNEY

03-03-10 - NVC Case Number Assigned

03-05-10 - Email give

03-09-10 - AOS bill; Agent Email Get

03-10-10 - Paid AOS Bill; Email/Mail DS-3032

03-12-10 - AOS Bill Status: PAID

03-15-10 - IV Bill Email Get; Pay IV Bill

03-16-10 - IV Bill Status: PAID; AOS @ NVC

04-07-10 - IV Pack @ NVC

04-12-10 - IV Pack Enters AVR

04-20-10 - Log-in Fail

04-21-10 - Case Complete

04-30-10 - Interview Date Assigned

05-07-10 - NVC Forwards Case to Embassy, Tokyo

Your case was complete in 50 days at NVC

EMBASSY JOURNEY

04-16-10 - Medical Exam ($400) - PASSED

05-10-10 - Embassy Receives Case from NVC

06-28-10 - INTERVIEW - Moved

06-21-10 - INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

06-22-10 - Visa Received

Your interview took 192 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

USA JOURNEY

07-05-10 - US Entry

07-26-10 - Request SSC @ SS office

07-28-10 - Welcome Letter (2nd on 8/9)

08-02-10 - SSC GET

08-12-10 - Green Card GET -38 days

04-05-2012 - File I-751: APPROVED 10/17

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
Timeline

Yup, that's an AP. Should not be a surprise given the country of origin.

Hopefully, it's a short one.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Israel
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I received this email response from the Jerusalem Consulate. I imagine this means I'm in AP.

Dear Sir;

Your wife’s case is currently being processed for adjudication. Once the visa is issued, we will send it with shaal courier services.

Sincerely,

Immigrant visa unit

UPDATE: So I called the DOS Hotline this morning and the woman told me that the Visa was approved yesterday. I'm assuming the AP is finished but I know some people get told they're "approved" at the interview and then get tossed into AP, so I'm not counting my chickens yet! Crossing fingers and still praying.


___________________

07-17-09: She comes into US on B2 visa
07-25-09: Marriage in US
10-03-09: She returns to Israel
10-13-09: I-130 sent
10-23-09: NOA1
02-16-10: NOA2 / I-130 approved
02-24-10: NVC Receives petition
03-13-10: Received DS3032 and I-864 Bill
03-22-10: Received IV Bill
04-13-10: RFE for original Birth Certificate
05-13-10: Case completed at NVC
06-17-10: Consulate Interview in Jerusalem and was told "We will get back to you"
06-18-10: Called DOS Hotline and was told we were in AP
06-23-10: Called DOS Hotline and was told we were approved
07-01-10: Visa received. One way tickets booked.
07-09-10: POE - Newark, NJ
07-20-10: Social Security Card received

04-16-12: I-751 Package sent
04-23-12: NOA / I-751 Received (dated 4-17-12)
05-02-12: NOA / Biometrics Appointment Scheduled
05-25-12: Biometrics Appointment
01-04-13: Greencard ordered for production
01-12-13: Greencard received

08-08-13: N-400 Package sent

08-12-13: Check cashed

08-19-13: NOA / 1-797C Received (dated 8-13-13)

08-30-13: NOA / Biometrics Appointment Scheduled

09-03-13: Biometrics Appointment

09-05-13: In line for Interview

12-23-13: Interview scheduled in the system

01-29-14: Interview Date - PASSED

04-02-14: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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UPDATE: So I called the DOS Hotline this morning and the woman told me that the Visa was approved yesterday. I'm assuming the AP is finished but I know some people get told they're "approved" at the interview and then get tossed into AP, so I'm not counting my chickens yet! Crossing fingers and still praying.

That sounds promising; hopefully your wife will have her visa in hand soon. Good luck!


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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UPDATE: So I called the DOS Hotline this morning and the woman told me that the Visa was approved yesterday. I'm assuming the AP is finished but I know some people get told they're "approved" at the interview and then get tossed into AP, so I'm not counting my chickens yet! Crossing fingers and still praying.

Excellent ! This is the greatest news, EVER !!

See ? Calling DoS Hotline is important !!!


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Glad it was a short AP!


Married: 01/02/09

I-130 filed: 11/06/09

NOA1: 11/13/09

NOA2: 02/11/10

NVC received: 02/18/10

Case complete @ NVC: 04/14/10

Interview @ Montreal: 07/13/10 - Approved

POE: Sweetgrass, MT, 08/07/10

Filed for ROC: 07/20/12

Biometrics appt: 08/24/12

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Romania
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What's an AP ?


N-400 sent on 4/28/2014

Check cashed on 5/3/2014

Text msg & email received 5/5/2014

Biometric appointment letter mailed out on 5/15/2014

Biometric appointment letter received on 5/19/2014 for May 30th,2014

Biometrics done (walk-in) on 5/23/2014

Inline for interview 5/28/2014

Received yellow letter indicating to bring to the interview ID/State DL and all passports on 7/5/2014

USCIS website status changed to ''scheduled for interview" on 7/24/2014

Received letter :interview date will be on 9/2/2014

Interview result : approved :joy:

Oath Ceremony appointment date letter mailed out on 9/5/2014

Online status changed and received letter with Oath Ceremony date for 9/12/2014

09/12/2014 - I AM A United States Citizen!

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