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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I am a U.S. citizen married to a nigerian who has two daughters. I have petitioned for them to come to the U.S. to live with us. Their paperwork is almost complete at the National Vusa Center and we should have interview date very soon. Does the U.S Embassay in Nigeria always require DNA to be done and if so how long does that normally take?


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Sherri L. Adeladan

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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DNA is frequently requested of Nigerian men seeking to bring children. You would be suprised at the number of children that appear suddenly with immigrants from there. I think the process adds about 6 months to the whole mess.


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Filed: Country: Nigeria
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I am a U.S. citizen married to a nigerian who has two daughters. I have petitioned for them to come to the U.S. to live with us. Their paperwork is almost complete at the National Vusa Center and we should have interview date very soon. Does the U.S Embassay in Nigeria always require DNA to be done and if so how long does that normally take?

Wondering what happened with the DNA as I will have to go through that in Nigeria too. Are the kids here? Price of DNA test? Additional wait time? Thanks!


HUSBAND'S CASE

9/17/2011 - sent I-13

09/19/2011 - noa1 received

3/16/2012 - case sent to my local USCIS office for additional processing

4/21/2012 - AP. If we haven't heard from them in SIX MONTHS (omg) we can feel free to call them!!! Thanks!

9/20/2012 - Interview scheduled - October 3!!!!

10/3/2012 - Interview went well but she must look at his A-file more before decision.

10/12/2012 - I-130 APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

KIDS' CASES

04/20/2012: NOA107/20/2012: instead of an approval, we got thrown into AP. sigh

11/01/2012: Boys' I-130 interview set for November 28, 2012.

11/28/2012: I-130s APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

NVC

12/14/2012: NVC Received

12/31/2012: Case number/IIN

12/31/2012: DS-3032 sent

01/08/2013: DS-3032 accepted

01/02/2013: AOS bill0

1/03/2013: AOS bill shows PAID

01/04/2013: AOS package sent

01/09/2013: IV bill

01/10/2013: IV bill shows PAID

01/11/2013: IV package sent

01/23/2013: Case complete

02/01/2013: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Lagos

02/22/2013: Embassy received

03/01/2013: Medical

03/20/2013: Interview - was told the boys would have been approved on the spot if they had pics! Errrr :-(

04/15/2013: DNA test

05/15/2013: Emailed embassy BEGGING them to let boys drop off passports for visa insertion. IT WORKED!!!

05/31/2013: Visa in hand

06/02/2013: POE JFK!!!!!!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Nigeria
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@popo.... The dna thing is becoming a permanent part of the process. I am putting on the shoes of ur step kids cos i am a step child under the ir2 category. I went for my first interview in december and got the 221g form. So about the timeline for the dna.... Currently i am preparing to go for my sample collection at the consulate in febuary. From that point onwards it might take a few weeks before the final interview. I hope i have been helpful.

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Wondering what happened with the DNA as I will have to go through that in Nigeria too. Are the kids here? Price of DNA test? Additional wait time? Thanks!

The DNA added about 6 more months on the wait time, most of that time is waiting for the U.S Embassy in Nigeria to give you a date for the interview once they have the DNA results back. The cost of the DNA depends on where you have the DNA completed and how many people are involved.


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Sherri L. Adeladan

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@popo.... The dna thing is becoming a permanent part of the process. I am putting on the shoes of ur step kids cos i am a step child under the ir2 category. I went for my first interview in december and got the 221g form. So about the timeline for the dna.... Currently i am preparing to go for my sample collection at the consulate in febuary. From that point onwards it might take a few weeks before the final interview. I hope i have been helpful.

Thanks for your note. We have completed the DNA and the results were delivered to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria in Sept and we have a hope to be final interview in March. I pray everything goes smooth for you and wish you the best.


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Sherri L. Adeladan

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