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i'm an April filer and yes still waiting on the NOA2. Hoping to get it this month at least, but going on the average processing time an interview may be scheduled right around Christmas here. Just wondering if the holidays will slow down the processing times, possibly speed them up or have no effect?? Hoping to get a response from someone who had a similar visa journey last year or prior years or knows of someone that went through the start of the NVC journey around August. Thanks so much :-)

Married: 10/23/09


Sent I-130: 4/1/10

NOA1: 4/13/10

NOA2: 9/30/10


- NVC Case Number Assigned 10/14/10

- AOS bill and Agent forms received by email 10/29/10

- Email DS 3032 10/15/10

- Hard Copy sent 10/26/10

- Scanned Copy sent 10/27/10

- AOS Bill Status: Paid online 10/25/10

- AOS Package Sent via Priority Mail 10/27/10

- AOS Package Delivered to NVC 10/29/10

- IV Bill Received & Paid 10/29/10

- IV Bill Status: Shows as PAID 11/01/10

- Sent IV Package Priority Mail 11/02/10

- IV Pack Received at NVC 11/04/10

- IV Pkg Entered into AVR System 11/17/10

- NVC SIF 11/23/10

- Case Complete 11/30/10 (could've been earlier; called late :-P)

- NVC Forwards Case to Embassy

- Medical completed 12/13/10

- Interview Date Completed Jan 13th @ 9am--APPROVED!!

- POE 1/30/2011


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It will slightly slow things down as the embassy effectively shuts down for half of December, shouldn't be too bad though. Hopefully you'll get an interview date before then!

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Sent: 7/21/12

NOA1: 7/23/12

Touch: 7/24/2012

Biometrics: 8/24/2012

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^^ agree. They will obviously slow down as they take off time for the holidays, plus the individual adjudicators will take time off too like regular people

Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

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


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

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

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Not too sound pessimistic but NVC is ALREADY slowing down. They went from completing cases in 8-11 business days, to 5 weeks and nothing yet. There is a group of people in another thread waiting for CC, in my case we're about to enter week 6 and no CC yet.

I really hope they start speeding things up!

Good luck!

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They just find the time for rest !!!!!! :(

Uhhhhhhhhhhhh :angry:

Edited by ariel2010

November 2009- I-130 filed

December 2009- NOA1 Received

April 15 2010- NOA2 Received APPROVED

April 26 2010- Got NVC case #

May 2010- DS-3032 Sent and accepted

May 2010- AOS&IV Bills received

May 2010- AOS&IV Bill PAID

Jun 2010- All document sent to NVC

Jun 16 2010- NVC received I-864

Jun 23 2010- NVC received DS-230

Jun 29 2010- NVC began processing documents

July 20 2010- Passed a medical examination

August 10 2010 FINALLY I got a SIF!!!! Yeeeeeeeeee

August 10 2010 CASE COMLPETE !! Yupiiiiii

SEPTEMBER 15 2010 Embassy interview!!! Yeeeeeee :) :)

September 19 2010 Our wedding anniversary :)

September 15 2010 VISA APPROVED

September 19 2010 BOARDING flihgt to LA! :)))

September 19 2010 I`m in my husband hug!!!!

October 1 2010 I Received my GC!

September 15 2011 My baby born :)))))

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