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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Who sets the interview date? The NVC before the packet gets sent to the Embassy, or the Embassy itself after receiving the packet? I am specifically asking about the Bogota Embassy.

I am just trying to guess more or less within a few weeks "window" when I will need to be taking off from work to travel for the interview process with my wife. At this time both of our packets (AOS and IV) have been received by the NVC. And I am about 99.99% sure that all is correct in both packets.

When do you think I would be hearing about the actual date of the interview from this point?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Who sets the interview date? The NVC before the packet gets sent to the Embassy, or the Embassy itself after receiving the packet? I am specifically asking about the Bogota Embassy.

I am just trying to guess more or less within a few weeks "window" when I will need to be taking off from work to travel for the interview process with my wife. At this time both of our packets (AOS and IV) have been received by the NVC. And I am about 99.99% sure that all is correct in both packets.

When do you think I would be hearing about the actual date of the interview from this point?

The Embassy sets the interview date


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Married only 2 years 1 month

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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The Embassy sets the interview date

Are you sure?

Do you mean the Embassy sets up the date but you are informed via NVC?


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I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

USA

P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

I-751 NOA1: 11-30-13

Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

Green Card In Hand: 3-20-14

CITIZENSHIP

Apply For N-400: 1-28-15

Check Cashed: 02-5-15

NOA: 02-11-15

Biometrics: 03-2-15

In Line Interview: 06-10-15

Interview: 07-20-15

Interview Status: Approved

Oath Ceremony: 08-20-15

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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It depends on the country and the type of processing ,ie. electronic vs. mail .

Give them a call and by giving them your case # and if you get the right operator ( not all have the same standard knowledge ) , then, she/he can tell you . Call several times to confirm the answer.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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From what I've heard it's always the embassy, Because from NVC it's sent to the embassy and then the embassy emails/send letter regarding the interview date.


Marriage : 2010-01-21

I-130 Sent : 2010-02-12

I-130 NOA1 : 2010-02-22

I-130 NOA2: 2010-04-29

NVC Received : 2010-05-03

3032/I-864 Bill 2010-05-07

Pay I-864 Bill 2010-05-12

CompleteDS-3032 2010-05-07

Receive IV Bill 2010-05-07

Pay IV Bill : 2010-05-07

Interview: 2011-04-28 ;)

Visa Received: 2011-06-27

POE (SFO): 2011-12-27

SSN: 2012-1-4

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By experince IS the NVC for CR1 Embassy for K1 Look at Time lines do simple math and presto you will match my statement.

I can Only talk for BGT

Plus as i wait it almos 3 weeks to get my wife Interview date and calling the NVC every other day First English Personal 2 days later spanish Personal they all say the same is the NVC .

A week ago the NVC was doing the schedule for appoitments on July because i got my for July 21 and i was approved on the NVC on MAY 9

I did had a REF on the NVC and delay 2 extra weeks .

Good Luck

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Colombia
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every 15 of each month,they change like may- june the 15 then june -july click on the consular on this page you see the visa appointment list look for your case number BGTXXXXX.on that list shows date and time, for the interview,one month in advance,keep checking if you don't see your number.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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From what I am able to tell from the following quote, the NVC schedules the interviews for IR/CR visas:

Schedules Interviews for all immigrant visa issuing U.S. Embassies and Consulates General, with the exception of the Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, which schedules its own interviews

I believe that scheduling is done within a timeframe that works with the respective Embassy or Consulate. I did see a thread here on VJ, that EP cases that go to GZ are also scheduled by the NVC. Whereas non-EP IR/CR files that go to GZ are scheduled by GZ IV.

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April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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every 15 of each month,they change like may- june the 15 then june -july click on the consular on this page you see the visa appointment list look for your case number BGTXXXXX.on that list shows date and time, for the interview,one month in advance,keep checking if you don't see your number.

That's cool, I just checked the Bogota Embassy site and the list of appointment dates for June are all there and my Case number begins with BGT20116XXXXX and they have already scheduled appointments for BGT20116XXXXX, so hopefully that is a good sign that we will be scheduled in July. That is what I was shooting for.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Exactly where are you finding the schedule--we are in Costa Rica so it may be different, but I can't figure out where to look.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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every 15 of each month,they change like may- june the 15 then june -july click on the consular on this page you see the visa appointment list look for your case number BGTXXXXX.on that list shows date and time, for the interview,one month in advance,keep checking if you don't see your number.

I am also interested where an appointment list can be found on the Guangzhou, China website. Anybody know?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Exactly where are you finding the schedule--we are in Costa Rica so it may be different, but I can't figure out where to look.

I just Googled "Bogota Embassy", then clicked on "Immigrant Visas" on their site, then along the left hand border were items listed under "Immigrant Visas" including "List of Scheduled Appointments".

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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USCIS- (77 Days)
I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

USA

P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

I-751 NOA1: 11-30-13

Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

Green Card In Hand: 3-20-14

CITIZENSHIP

Apply For N-400: 1-28-15

Check Cashed: 02-5-15

NOA: 02-11-15

Biometrics: 03-2-15

In Line Interview: 06-10-15

Interview: 07-20-15

Interview Status: Approved

Oath Ceremony: 08-20-15

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Alibaba--

You are correct that every consulate is different--some want the spouse there, some don't, and some leave it up to the married couple--this is definitely not a one size fits all situation, and everyone should check with the individual consulates before making travel plans

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