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So, I've managed to sleuth out 7 of us waiting for interviews, some of whom sent back DS-230 as far back as February. So here is a thread for us to hang out while there's nothing better to do. Or vent. :P

Name...............................I-130 Filed...........................DS-230 Returned............................Interview Date

dawnlinnet .......................Oct 2009..................................Feb 2010

superspur.........................Nov 2009.................................Feb 2010

birdnerd.......................... Jan 2010..................................Mar 2010

Adichiwa......................... Jan 2010..................................Mar 2010

choles..............................Mar 2010 (?).............................Apr 2010

leonsgal70.......................Mar 2010.................................Apr 2010

kimberlyk21....................Mar 2010.................................May 2010

Still to come:

Abike..............................Sept 2009

canok..............................Feb 2010 (?)

Saad & Sumera................Mar 2010

dabigbass.......................May 2010

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Hmm now this surprises me frankly; it's hardly expedited then and given other's inteerview dates and path, this doesn't look like it's on a fast track at all. Good luck and hope you all hear very very soon.


2007 Nov 30: Met in Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 Jul 13: Proposed/Engaged in Sedona, Arizona

2009 Dec 26: Married in Tucson, Arizona

USCIS

2009 Dec 30: Filed I-130

2010 Jan 02: I-130 delivered

2010 Jan 07: NOA1 - email - CSC

2010 Jan 11: Received NOA1 hardcopy

2010 Mar 24: NOA2 - email & text - NVC

2010 Mar 29: Received NOA2 hardcopy

I-130 was approved in 76 days from NOA1 date

NVC

2010 Mar 30: NVC received - case# assigned - emails given to NVC

2010 Mar 30: Opted in - DS3032 emailed to NVC

2010 Mar 31: Received AOS bill & DS3032 - paid AOS

2010 Apr 05: Online payment portal confirms paid AOS(Apr 2 processing date)

2010 Apr 05: Sent I-864 package

2010 Apr 15: EP confirmation email

2010 Apr 15: IV bill generated & paid

2010 Apr 15: Email confirmation - receipt of DS3032

2010 Apr 16: IV bill confirmed paid - sent DS230 package

2010 Apr 19: NVC operator confirms I864 & DS230 documents have been received

2010 Apr 21: AVR confirms all documents received Apr 19th

2010 Apr 23: Email from NVC: case complete - confirmed by NVC - sign in fail

Completed in 24 days

CONSULATE

2010 May 27: Email from NVC - consulate received file - interview Montreal Jul 27th

2010 Jun 16: Medical @ Woking Medical Centre, Vancouver, Canada - APPROVED

2010 Jul 27: Interview @ US Consulate in Montreal, Canada - APPROVED

Your interview took 201 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

2010 Aug 13:POE Washington - APPROVED

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

2012 May 14 - mailed I-751

2012 May 16 - delivered @ CSC

2012 Jun 18 - I 551 stamp

2012 Jun 28 - biometrics appointment NOA notice date Jun 7

2012 Dec 20 - approved

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So, I've managed to sleuth out 7 of us waiting for interviews, some of whom sent back DS-230 as far back as February. So here is a thread for us to hang out while there's nothing better to do. Or vent. :P

Name...............................I-130 Filed...........................DS-230 Returned............................Interview Date

dawnlinnet .......................Oct 2009..................................Feb 2010

superspur.........................Nov 2009.................................Feb 2010

birdnerd.......................... Jan 2010..................................Mar 2010

Adichiwa......................... Jan 2010..................................Mar 2010

choles..............................Mar 2010 (?).............................Apr 2010

leonsgal70.......................Mar 2010.................................Apr 2010

kimberlyk21....................Mar 2010.................................May 2010

Still to come:

Abike..............................Sept 2009

canok..............................Feb 2010 (?)

Saad & Sumera................Mar 2010

dabigbass.......................May 2010

GREAT POST Birdnerd!!! Still waiting! :)


Amos 9:11

http://live.lifechurch.tv/

DCF USC married to Canadian

March 18, 2010 I-130 Submitted Ottawa (in person)

April 26, 2010 Packet 3 Request Arrives Canada Post, MTL # assigned

April 26, 2010 Overnighted Packet 3 Checklist and DS-230

April 28, 2010 Montreal Recieves Packet 3

July 21, 2010 left DH in Canada to prove domicile in USA :(

July 26, 2010 DOS contacted, Logged & Accepted, interview not yet scheduled

Interview------God Speed please!!! I miss my husband

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Hmm now this surprises me frankly; it's hardly expedited then and given other's inteerview dates and path, this doesn't look like it's on a fast track at all. Good luck and hope you all hear very very soon.

Thanks for your encouragement, zen. :) I had hoped that when you got your July date, that we wouldn't be too far behind. :innocent:

Not so expeditious, eh? ;)

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Thanks birdnerd...makes me feel less lonely lol. I emailed Montreal a long time ago with no response, and just emailed them again yesterday. Hope to get an answer this time. It's getting very frustrating for us..

Hi Dawn, and welcome to our thread. :)

Hard to believe you've been waiting 5 months for a 5-minute interview. :blink:

Montreal seems to be pretty expert at completely disregarding emails, so I wouldn't hold my breath. ;)

Don't know if you read the most recent IR-1 interview review, but it sounds like Montreal has started pulling in consulate retirees to help with the backlog (well, at least one), so that might signal good news. Not sure why DCF applications seem to be passed over consistently though...

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Been phoning DOS all morning and a few minutes ago..."due to high call volume, please hang up and try later' Sigh!


Amos 9:11

http://live.lifechurch.tv/

DCF USC married to Canadian

March 18, 2010 I-130 Submitted Ottawa (in person)

April 26, 2010 Packet 3 Request Arrives Canada Post, MTL # assigned

April 26, 2010 Overnighted Packet 3 Checklist and DS-230

April 28, 2010 Montreal Recieves Packet 3

July 21, 2010 left DH in Canada to prove domicile in USA :(

July 26, 2010 DOS contacted, Logged & Accepted, interview not yet scheduled

Interview------God Speed please!!! I miss my husband

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Been phoning DOS all morning and a few minutes ago..."due to high call volume, please hang up and try later' Sigh!

Update: there are no updates to report..everything is the same...no interview as of yet :(


Amos 9:11

http://live.lifechurch.tv/

DCF USC married to Canadian

March 18, 2010 I-130 Submitted Ottawa (in person)

April 26, 2010 Packet 3 Request Arrives Canada Post, MTL # assigned

April 26, 2010 Overnighted Packet 3 Checklist and DS-230

April 28, 2010 Montreal Recieves Packet 3

July 21, 2010 left DH in Canada to prove domicile in USA :(

July 26, 2010 DOS contacted, Logged & Accepted, interview not yet scheduled

Interview------God Speed please!!! I miss my husband

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Should the DOS have a record of my application? When I spoke to them 6 weeks or so ago they said they had no record of my application and to contact the Montreal consulate directly for an update (which we know is next to impossible). The reference number I have begins with MTL and I have never received anything from the DOS.

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Should the DOS have a record of my application? When I spoke to them 6 weeks or so ago they said they had no record of my application and to contact the Montreal consulate directly for an update (which we know is next to impossible). The reference number I have begins with MTL and I have never received anything from the DOS.

Hey superspur,

No, you won't receive anything from DoS, all they can do is see what is in the computer system in terms of any action the embassies/consulates have taken. In short, they can tell you *if* you have an interview date scheduled, but they are not part of the process. Indeed they should at least have you in the system. Do you perhaps mean you called NVC? Because they have nothing to do with DCF applications. When I call DoS, they ask for your case number (MTL...) and the beneficiary's name. Then they tell you that yes, your documents have been logged, everything looks good and yes, you are eligible for an interview, but no date has been scheduled yet. :bonk: Yeah, thanks, I know that, you've been telling me the same thing for months. :rolleyes:

Try calling tomorrow (from 8-5 (except during lunch, I think it's 11-12), 202-663-1225, then press 1, then 0. If they tell you you're not in the system, then you definitely need to email Montreal pretty hard to find out what the situation is, because your DS-230 may not have made it to the consulate (Mtl).

Good luck!

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Update: there are no updates to report..everything is the same...no interview as of yet :(

Hey Lil, I'm not surprised. :( Something's gotta happen eventually.

I'm calling once a week, usually Friday. Frustrating, though.

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Thanks for putting that together birdnerd.

The update from our side is that we sent in the DS-230/Checklist in July (a coupla weeks back)

No probs. Welcome, bass. :)

Name...............................I-130 Filed...........................DS-230 Returned............................Interview Date

dawnlinnet .......................Oct 2009..................................Feb 2010

superspur.........................Nov 2009.................................Feb 2010

birdnerd.......................... Jan 2010..................................Mar 2010

Adichiwa......................... Jan 2010..................................Mar 2010

choles..............................Mar 2010 (?).............................Apr 2010

leonsgal70.......................Mar 2010.................................Apr 2010

kimberlyk21....................Mar 2010.................................May 2010

dabigbass........................May 2010................................Jul 2010

Still to come:

Abike..............................Sept 2009

canok..............................Feb 2010 (?)

Saad & Sumera................Mar 2010

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Hey superspur,

No, you won't receive anything from DoS, all they can do is see what is in the computer system in terms of any action the embassies/consulates have taken. In short, they can tell you *if* you have an interview date scheduled, but they are not part of the process. Indeed they should at least have you in the system. Do you perhaps mean you called NVC? Because they have nothing to do with DCF applications. When I call DoS, they ask for your case number (MTL...) and the beneficiary's name. Then they tell you that yes, your documents have been logged, everything looks good and yes, you are eligible for an interview, but no date has been scheduled yet. :bonk: Yeah, thanks, I know that, you've been telling me the same thing for months. :rolleyes:

Try calling tomorrow (from 8-5 (except during lunch, I think it's 11-12), 202-663-1225, then press 1, then 0. If they tell you you're not in the system, then you definitely need to email Montreal pretty hard to find out what the situation is, because your DS-230 may not have made it to the consulate (Mtl).

Good luck!

Thanks, I was getting the 2 agencies mixed up. I will try the DoS tomorrow :thumbs:

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