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We finally got our interview date in Guangzhou (December 22 :dance: ) 582 days after we filed the initial I-130 petition. We didn't have any problems with our filing or RFEs, so I'm wondering why it took more than twice as long for us to get our interview date as it seems to take most other couples. We filed electronically at NVC in March, 2011. My immigration lawyer claims the NVC electronic system is slow and buggy. Has anyone else had problems with electronic filing, or do I just have an inept lawyer?


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March 13, 2010: Married in Nanchang, China

May 14, 2010: Filed I-130 Petition

May 19, 2010: NOA1

Dec. 5, 2010: Touched

Jan. 4, 2011: NOA2

Jan. 18, 2011: Paid I-864 & IV bill

Mar. 3, 2011: Filed I-864 & DS-3032 electronically

Nov. 22, 2011: Case completed at NVC

Nov. 25, 2011: Received interview appointment letter

Dec. 22, 2011: Interview in Guangzhou

Dec. 23, 2011: Visa approved

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We finally got our interview date in Guangzhou (December 22 :dance: ) 582 days after we filed the initial I-130 petition. We didn't have any problems with our filing or RFEs, so I'm wondering why it took more than twice as long for us to get our interview date as it seems to take most other couples. We filed electronically at NVC in March, 2011. My immigration lawyer claims the NVC electronic system is slow and buggy. Has anyone else had problems with electronic filing, or do I just have an inept lawyer?

WE opted for ep and it was very fast... :star:

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i guess it all depends on who's driving.

If'n yer lawyer was driving, then yes, I can see the slow down.

Typically, EP with a lawyer on a G-28 (Filed with the I-130) is faster -

why?

cause the AOS Fee Bill and IV Fee Bill show up TOGETHER in the online payment portal,

and

you can be in/out of NVC within 8 business days FROM THE TIME the AOS fee bill is viewable on the online payment portal.

No, I'm not kidding.

So, if you were to analyze each step on the NVC EP path, noting the dates - where's the lags, and who was driving at the time?


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Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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My immigration lawyer claims the NVC electronic system is slow and buggy. Has anyone else had problems with electronic filing, or do I just have an inept lawyer?

Congrats on receiving the interview date and good luck! I had no issues with electronic processing. My opinion is your lawyer is very unfamiliar with how EP works and used the "slow and buggy" claim as a cover excuse.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
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

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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We finally got our interview date in Guangzhou (December 22 :dance: ) 582 days after we filed the initial I-130 petition. We didn't have any problems with our filing or RFEs, so I'm wondering why it took more than twice as long for us to get our interview date as it seems to take most other couples. We filed electronically at NVC in March, 2011. My immigration lawyer claims the NVC electronic system is slow and buggy. Has anyone else had problems with electronic filing, or do I just have an inept lawyer?

Make sure your well prepared for the interview don't need any more delays. It took me 18 months to get my interview. My lawyer caused more delays. I was on top of it and kept calling myself to see what was going on. Lucky I did as they never received any of the papers he mailed to the NVC. That added 3 months. I had to convince him to do EP.

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Sorry - I wasn't so clear -

I vote - bumbling lawyer for Matt


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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We filed electronically at NVC in March, 2011 then you should have been finished at NVC in March.

If these two dates are accurate from yer profile:

Pay IV Bill :2011-01-18

Case Completed at NVC : 2011-11-22

Then I'd be calling NVC to inquire what happened.

That's 10 months at NVC. no one does that.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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