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Embassy Interview Done - APPROVED!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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WOO HOOOOOO!

I am so happy! Words cannot begin to describe!

She had her embassy interview last night. The interviewer spoke only English, so my wife spoke to him in English. They asked some very basic questions (How did we meet, if she has talked to my family, my mother's name, etc.) and did ask us about the tourist visa we tried to get last year. She was honest and said that we did not know what to do back at the time. The interview was very brief (less than 10 minutes!). The interview was very impressed with her English, and asked her where she learned it from. She told him from an early age, but talking to me everyday for 2 years for hours a day has helped a lot!

He wrote in big words "APPROVED" on her visa application, and gave us the 2nd best piece of news that her visa will be done by this week or Monday at the latest! So I called the airline and made the change so my wonderful wife will be here in Colorado next Wednesday! I can't wait!

Chris

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Congratulations! Wish the best!


USCIS (I-130)
2011-03-12 -- Married
2011-04-15 -- I-130 sent
2011-04-18 -- I-130 NOA1 received in mail
2011-07-18 -- I-130 NOA2 approved
I-130 NOA2 was approved 91 days from NOA1 date
NVC
2011-08-05 -- NVC received
2011-08-29 -- Case entered into system
2011-08-30 -- Case # received; Exchanged emails; IIN # received
2011-08-31 -- DS-3032 sent via email
2011-09-02 -- Received DS-3032 and AOS bill via emails; AOS fee paid online
2011-09-06 -- DS-3032 accepted; AOS status: PAID
2011-09-07 -- AOS mailed; Received IV bill via email; IV fee paid online
2011-09-08 -- IV status: PAID
2011-09-09 -- IV mailed
2011-09-14 -- AOS reviewed
2011-09-15 -- IV RFE via phone
2011-09-16 -- IV RFE via email; IV RFE mailed
2011-09-22 -- Case completed
2011-10-04 -- Interview date assigned
U.S. Consulate
2011-10-11 -- Case received
2011-10-31 -- Medical checkup
2011-11-22 -- Interview; Approved
2011-11-25 -- Visa received
United States
2011-12-04 -- Port of entry: Seattle, Washington
2011-12-29 -- SSN applied
2012-01-04 -- Welcome notice letter received
2012-01-04 -- SSN card received
2012-01-19 -- Conditional green card received

USCIS (I-751)

2013-09-13 -- I-751 sent

2013-09-16 -- I-751 delivered

2013-09-18 -- Check cashed

2013-09-21 -- I-751 NOA1 received in mail

2013-09-27 -- I-797C, Biometrics appointment letter received

2014-01-13 -- Approved via email

2014-01-21 -- Permanent green card received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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I was one of those that got LOST last year. I was so frustrated! No visibility into their process. We had to wait until we were outside of "normal processing times" to make any inquiries. Finally after 2 service inquiries, and scanning through all these forums, I was ready to get my congressman involved. They cranked out our application in Feb. and slapped us with a RFE! I quickly replied to it with the info they were looking for (they said my passport/BS was not valid!) and we were sent over to the NVC in March. The rest of the process has been all downhill and very easy to do. I can simply tell everyone else is this:

-Don't get a lawyer, you can get all the info to fill the applications correctly online. Save your money!

-Be very quick with any responses on your part. The longer you wait, the longer it takes!

-Call the USCIS everyday when there is a delay. You will eventually get through to someone who knows something! I got escalated once and finally talked to someone who could tell me more than just reading from a script, which at the USCIS, that is what they do, so be ready for lots of repetitiousness!

-While you wait for the USCIS approval, download all the other forms, fill them out and have everything ready to shorten your response time.

-Call the NVC more than once! The people there are very nice and helpful. They will tell you exactly where you are in the process, and what to do. They can tell you exactly when it gets approved. And they email you updates as they happen, very nice!

-DON'T GIVE UP HOPE! This is a long process for a reason, they want only people who really want to come here. The money part is a filter too, but we all know you can't put a price on love!

Good luck to all of you in this process!

Chris R.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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Wow congratz..... The NVC received our package the 3rd of June.. I am waiting for my wifes interview date.. I have heard that Georgian consulate is quick... I just worry when you mentioned the interviewer spoke english.. My wife is self taught english..

We speak on skype and use little translation but she is far from fluent.. I met the consulate in Novemeber at a banquet..... I should have asked then about the interview process.. I heard from other people from Georgia the questions were simple and fast..

I hope she gets this lucky.. I need to write the embassy and ask if her son can go since he is fluent in english...............I always said if it never worked out I would move to Tbilis... I love this city.........

Gratz again

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Amazing! Congrats!


Married: 09-24-2010

I-130 Process

I-130 Sent: 10-29-2010

1-130 Received: 10-31-2010

NOA1 Received (Electronic): 11-03-2010

NOA1 Received (Hard Copy): 11-08-2010

NOA2 Received (Electronic): 03-11-2011

NOA2 Received (Hard Copy): 03-17-2011

NVC Process

Applied/Opt-In E-Processing: 03-28-2011

NVC Case Number Assigned: 03-30-2011

AOS Fee Paid: 03-30-2011

Submitted COA Form/Approved: 03-30-2011

Approved for E-Processing: 04-09-2011

DS-260 Fee Paid: 04-09-2011

DS-260 Supporting Documents Submitted/Rec'd: 04-09-2011

Affidavit of Support Submitted/Rec'd: 04-26-2011

Checklist Letters for Support Docs/AOS Rec'd: 05-04-2011

Re-submitted AOS/Supporting Docs: 05-04-2011

NVC Case Complete: 06-13-2011

Montreal Interview: 08-08-2011 - Approved!

Passport/Visa Rec'd: 08-10-2011!

75 Days Total at the NVC

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Exciting news, congratulations!



N400


Filing based on 3yrs/USC Spouse. 3 year residency anniversary is in August 2014. Filed immediately after the 90-day early filing mark (May 2014)


05/06/2014 - Mailed N-400

05/15/2014 - Check cashed

05/12/2014 - NOA Date

06/11/2014 - Biometrics Appointment

09/15/2014 - Inline for interview scheduling (was stuck in "Initial Review" for over 3 months!)

10/27/2014 - Scheduled for interview

12/01/2014 - Interview

12/19/2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN!


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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Wow congratz..... The NVC received our package the 3rd of June.. I am waiting for my wifes interview date.. I have heard that Georgian consulate is quick... I just worry when you mentioned the interviewer spoke english.. My wife is self taught english..

We speak on skype and use little translation but she is far from fluent.. I met the consulate in Novemeber at a banquet..... I should have asked then about the interview process.. I heard from other people from Georgia the questions were simple and fast..

I hope she gets this lucky.. I need to write the embassy and ask if her son can go since he is fluent in english...............I always said if it never worked out I would move to Tbilis... I love this city.........

Gratz again

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

I would not worry about it. It's more important that she knows about YOU. Details of how you met, informational about you and your family. If she needs a translator, you should contact the embassy and see if they have one, or if she needs to bring one. It's more about her being comfortable and answering questions without making mistakes.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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I would not worry about it. It's more important that she knows about YOU. Details of how you met, informational about you and your family. If she needs a translator, you should contact the embassy and see if they have one, or if she needs to bring one. It's more about her being comfortable and answering questions without making mistakes.

poor thing she is very nervous... she lies awake at night worrying about the interview..

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
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moving from CR1 process to progress reports.


"Every one of us bears within himself the possibilty of all passions, all destinies of life in all its forms. Nothing human is foreign to us" - Edward G. Robinson.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Congratulations. star_smile.gif


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: Pakistan
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What a wonderful feeling, having your loved one approved and they will be here in a week.

Big time Congratulations.

-Fahed


11-22-07: Married

I-130 Stage

11-17-10: I-130 Sent

11-18-10: I-130 Delivered

11-22-10: NOA1

11-26-10: Touched

03-17-11: Touched

03-30-11: NOA2

NVC Stage

04-06-11: Case at NVC

05-24-11: Case Complete and SIF

05-27-11: Interview Date, 07-05-11

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