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Hello,

My I-130 has just been approved and need more information on the NVC process and the Embassy process. I was married in the Gambia, but I understand from some that Banjul does not process immigrnat visas. Is this so? if not how can I make NVC send my case to Banjul instead of Dakar.

Also on average, how long does it take from the NVC to the embassy. Any additional info will be highly appreciated.


USCIS PROCESS

06-13-06 > Sent I-130 to Californian Service Center.

07-12-06 > NOA 1 Received

07-17-06 > I-130 Checks cashed.

09-26-06 > USCIS touched case.

09-27-06 Case Approved. No RFE or hicupps. Koool

NVC PROCESS

10-04-06 > Case number Assigned.

10-16-06 > DS2032 and AOS fee generated

10-17-06 > Paid AOS fee using Jame's shortcut

10-17--06> Wife E-mailed Choice of Agent DS2032

10-24-06 > Choice of agent accepted.

10-30-06 > IV fee bill generated.

11-08-06 > Sent I864 E-Z using James shortcut.

11-16-06 > Received and sent IV fee bill next day delivery.

11-21-06 > IV fee entered into NVC system

11-22-06 > NVC system tells me some documents mssing or incomplete,. Turns out to be DS230

11-24-06 > Sent DS 230 form with evidence using James shortcut.

11-27-06 > DS230 entered into NVC system.

12-14-06 > RFE on marriage certificate. NVC states it is not the original.

12-15-06 > Sent and e-mail and called to argue that the document is indeed the original. Lady said she will have a supervisor look at it.

12-26-06 > Called again to see if a supervisor looked at it. 12-27-06 > Delivered at the NVC at 11:47AM. Still waiting to hear the completion of my case...

01-16--07 > CASE COMPLETED

03-20-07> Interview in Dakar, CO was not satisfied with Employer letter. Reschedule for 03-27

03-27-07> CR1 Visa Approved was told to pick up on in 2 days

04-14-07> Entered the US, JFK, no hassles.

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Filed: Country: Senegal
Timeline

I have the same consular in Senegal. NVC will know where your country's designatd

consular is and forward it, allthough it has happened before that they send it to the wrong embassy.

Keep an eye on them and send them an email about a week after it leaves CSC.

Senegal has a short wait time, 2-4 weeks but some things about that place already

make me crazy. From what I hear your SO will need a special prepaid phone card

to make an appointment that can only be purchased by certain vendors there in Dakar.

My fiance lives in Sierra Leone and I am trying to find out how he can purchase this

stupid card when he des not even live there.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Nigeria
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My husband was just processed through Gambia. I was told also that he had to go through Dakar, but I sent an email to NVC to let them know that we were married in Gambia and all of you records were there and they sent his file to Gambia.

TPC


AOS/EAD Timeline

11-01-06 Filed AOS/EAD

11-03-06 USCIS received AOS/EAD

11-13-06 Recieved NOA1 by mail for AOS/EAD

11-29-06 Biometrics Appt.

01-29-07 Received EAD card in the mail

01-30-07 EAD approval letter sent

07-10-07 Interview for Greencard "APPROVED"

07-16-07 Received Welcome To America Letter

07-17-07 Card Production Order email

07-23-07 Received Green Card in mail (Finished with immigration until 4-10-09)

I-751 Timeline

04-10-09 Filed I-751

04-17-09 USCIS received I-751

04-29-09 Check cleared the bank

05-02-09 NOA Received in mail(receipt date 4/17/09)

05-11-09 Received Biometric appt letter in the mail(appt. is 5/22/09)

08-28-09 Received approval letter for Removal of Conditions(finished with immigration until we file for Citizenship).

N-400 Timeline

02-26-11 Filed N-400

02-28-11 USCIS received N-400

03-04-11 Checked cleared the bank

03-07-11 NOA Received in mail (receipt date 2/28/11)

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Filed: Country: Senegal
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Only certain visa's are issued in certain countries, I can't find the link right now but double check

it and don't assume anything, make sure the Gambia processes K3 visas. Go to the state.gov web site

and see which visas are done there to be sure , some consulars only issue NI visas.

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TPC,

Do you mind running me through what you did? Was your case an I-130 or I-129F? Would you mind e-mailing me with the details of what you had to present and what your husband had to do. I know this may be a little too much, but I am a layman in this case and any infromation will be highly appreciated. My e-mail is omar.kebbeh@ncmail.net.

Thanks again


USCIS PROCESS

06-13-06 > Sent I-130 to Californian Service Center.

07-12-06 > NOA 1 Received

07-17-06 > I-130 Checks cashed.

09-26-06 > USCIS touched case.

09-27-06 Case Approved. No RFE or hicupps. Koool

NVC PROCESS

10-04-06 > Case number Assigned.

10-16-06 > DS2032 and AOS fee generated

10-17-06 > Paid AOS fee using Jame's shortcut

10-17--06> Wife E-mailed Choice of Agent DS2032

10-24-06 > Choice of agent accepted.

10-30-06 > IV fee bill generated.

11-08-06 > Sent I864 E-Z using James shortcut.

11-16-06 > Received and sent IV fee bill next day delivery.

11-21-06 > IV fee entered into NVC system

11-22-06 > NVC system tells me some documents mssing or incomplete,. Turns out to be DS230

11-24-06 > Sent DS 230 form with evidence using James shortcut.

11-27-06 > DS230 entered into NVC system.

12-14-06 > RFE on marriage certificate. NVC states it is not the original.

12-15-06 > Sent and e-mail and called to argue that the document is indeed the original. Lady said she will have a supervisor look at it.

12-26-06 > Called again to see if a supervisor looked at it. 12-27-06 > Delivered at the NVC at 11:47AM. Still waiting to hear the completion of my case...

01-16--07 > CASE COMPLETED

03-20-07> Interview in Dakar, CO was not satisfied with Employer letter. Reschedule for 03-27

03-27-07> CR1 Visa Approved was told to pick up on in 2 days

04-14-07> Entered the US, JFK, no hassles.

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