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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I received my 'Checklist' letter March 28th requesting I submit documents to the NVC(marriage certificate, copy of passport, birth certificate etc etc). I just submitted all of the requested documents to NVC in Portsmouth, NH. I was wondering how long it takes from this point to receive a letter letting me know when my interview at the US consulate will be. Also, how much notice do they usually give you for your interview? If anyone has recently been through the same process, I would appreciate if you could answer my question. Thank you!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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If you have submitted the AOS package already and it was accepted, then it shouldn't take long. I got a CASE COMPLETE last wednesday and my interview was scheduled last friday, but time varies...

Take a look at the links below, both have very useful information related to NVC. Good luck!

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/354975-nvc-filers-march-2012/page__p__5190672#entry5190672

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/360415-nvc-filers-april-2012/page__p__5261587#entry5261587


Marriage: June 21, 2011

USCIS (179 days - 5 months and 27 days)

I-130 mailed: August 24, 2011

NOA1: September 1, 2011

Touched: September 6, 2011

NOA2: February 27, 2012

NVC - 30 days

NVC Received: March 05, 2012

NVC assigns case #: March 09, 2012

E-mailed choice of agent according to VJ's sample: March 13, 2012

Received AOS package and I-864 bill: March 14, 2012

Paid I-864 bill: March 15, 2012

I-864 bill status PAID: March 16, 2012

Mailed AOS package: March 19, 2012

NVC’s operator informed on the phone they accepted AOS package: March 23, 2012

Received checklist for the DS-3032: March 23, 2012 (the first electronic choice of agent didn’t get through…)

Resent electronic choice of agent to NVC: March 23, 2012

NVC accepts electronic choice of agent: March 26, 2012

IV bill invoiced: March 27, 2012

IV bill paid: March 28, 2012

IV bill status PAID: March 29, 2012

Mailed IV package: March 29, 2012

CASE COMPLETE: April 04, 2012

NVC left and interview scheduled: April 06, 2012

Interview date: May 30, 2012

Result: APPROVED!!!!

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I received my 'Checklist' letter March 28th requesting I submit documents to the NVC(marriage certificate, copy of passport, birth certificate etc etc). I just submitted all of the requested documents to NVC in Portsmouth, NH. I was wondering how long it takes from this point to receive a letter letting me know when my interview at the US consulate will be. Also, how much notice do they usually give you for your interview? If anyone has recently been through the same process, I would appreciate if you could answer my question. Thank you!!

Once you get a case complete at NVC, then it's usually two months out until your interview date, and finding out about 2-3 weeks after your case complete. So, you have a little over a month's notice for your interview.

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Once you get a case complete at NVC, then it's usually two months out until your interview date, and finding out about 2-3 weeks after your case complete. So, you have a little over a month's notice for your interview.

I'm not sure how to phrase this -- my husband will need to file an i601 waiver. This 2+ month out interview you speak of, is this the interview where they'll tell him he can file a waiver or does that interview have nothing to do with people who have to file i601 waivers?


USCIS - CSC/LOCAL OFFICE DC

12/5/11: NOA1

4/25/12: Case Transferred to Local Office (DC) for "Additional Processing"

4/27/12: Case Received at Local Office

5/15/12: RFE (daughter's birth cert)

5/15/12: RFE Evidence Sent (never received)

8/10/12: Infopass, evidence handed to officer adjudicating case

8/13/12: NOA2

NVC

8/20/12: Case Received

8/31/12: Case #/IIN Received

8/31/12: DS3032 Sent

9/11/12: ERROR MESSAGE! biggrin.png

9/13/12: AOS and IV bill INVOICED, Made AOS and IV bill payments, Mailed AOS and IV paperwork via USPS Priority Mail

9/14/12: AOS/IV marked as PAID

9/17/12: AOS delivered

9/20/12: IV delivered

9/25/12: AOS reviewed/accepted

9/26/12: IV reviewed/accepted

9/26/12: CASE COMPLETE11/27/12: Received Interview Date

01/11/13: Interview in San Salvador

03/15/13: 2nd Interview in SNS due to delayed medical report

I-601

3/21/13: Mailed to lockbox

3/22/13: Received at lockbox

9/25/13: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm not sure how to phrase this -- my husband will need to file an i601 waiver. This 2+ month out interview you speak of, is this the interview where they'll tell him he can file a waiver or does that interview have nothing to do with people who have to file i601 waivers?

Well, first off, my time frame above is for Canadians, not those for El Salvador (although it might be the same, I don't know).

And if you need to file a waiver, then first you go to the interview (as with ALL visa applicants), where you'll then be told to file the waiver.

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Well, first off, my time frame above is for Canadians, not those for El Salvador (although it might be the same, I don't know).

And if you need to file a waiver, then first you go to the interview (as with ALL visa applicants), where you'll then be told to file the waiver.

Ah, different countries have different appointment time frames? Good to know. Wonder if there's a way to find out about ES.


USCIS - CSC/LOCAL OFFICE DC

12/5/11: NOA1

4/25/12: Case Transferred to Local Office (DC) for "Additional Processing"

4/27/12: Case Received at Local Office

5/15/12: RFE (daughter's birth cert)

5/15/12: RFE Evidence Sent (never received)

8/10/12: Infopass, evidence handed to officer adjudicating case

8/13/12: NOA2

NVC

8/20/12: Case Received

8/31/12: Case #/IIN Received

8/31/12: DS3032 Sent

9/11/12: ERROR MESSAGE! biggrin.png

9/13/12: AOS and IV bill INVOICED, Made AOS and IV bill payments, Mailed AOS and IV paperwork via USPS Priority Mail

9/14/12: AOS/IV marked as PAID

9/17/12: AOS delivered

9/20/12: IV delivered

9/25/12: AOS reviewed/accepted

9/26/12: IV reviewed/accepted

9/26/12: CASE COMPLETE11/27/12: Received Interview Date

01/11/13: Interview in San Salvador

03/15/13: 2nd Interview in SNS due to delayed medical report

I-601

3/21/13: Mailed to lockbox

3/22/13: Received at lockbox

9/25/13: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ah, different countries have different appointment time frames? Good to know. Wonder if there's a way to find out about ES.

Yup, every consulate/embassy has different workloads, so time frames will differ by country. I'd suggest looking at other timeline's from ES.

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http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html

Wait times -- for non-immigrant. NM.

Okay looks like the ES US embassy says it's up to the couple applying for the VISA to determine how long it takes to get through NVC. I'm not sure about other countries but ES has this thing where you can schedule it online now.

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USCIS - CSC/LOCAL OFFICE DC

12/5/11: NOA1

4/25/12: Case Transferred to Local Office (DC) for "Additional Processing"

4/27/12: Case Received at Local Office

5/15/12: RFE (daughter's birth cert)

5/15/12: RFE Evidence Sent (never received)

8/10/12: Infopass, evidence handed to officer adjudicating case

8/13/12: NOA2

NVC

8/20/12: Case Received

8/31/12: Case #/IIN Received

8/31/12: DS3032 Sent

9/11/12: ERROR MESSAGE! biggrin.png

9/13/12: AOS and IV bill INVOICED, Made AOS and IV bill payments, Mailed AOS and IV paperwork via USPS Priority Mail

9/14/12: AOS/IV marked as PAID

9/17/12: AOS delivered

9/20/12: IV delivered

9/25/12: AOS reviewed/accepted

9/26/12: IV reviewed/accepted

9/26/12: CASE COMPLETE11/27/12: Received Interview Date

01/11/13: Interview in San Salvador

03/15/13: 2nd Interview in SNS due to delayed medical report

I-601

3/21/13: Mailed to lockbox

3/22/13: Received at lockbox

9/25/13: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I submitted all the civil documents on April 2 and I got an interview date yesterday(April 10). It'd all done electronically. The interview date is set for May 16th.

Grats on getting your interview date!

When was your case complete at NVC?

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Thanks!

It states in the interview letter I received yesterday that my case was completed, I guess it was completed as of yesterday.

Interesting. Well grats again on a very eventful day yesterday!

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Filed: Country: Canada
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I was very shocked too. It's great that it's moving along fast but I didn't expect to get an interview date only one week after the submission. One note though, we filed our application early July last year, we didn't do anything for 4 months. Only found out that we needed to submit AOS and all the documents lately.

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