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Hi,

Well, after getting lucky with quick USCIS & NVC processing, we had a big slow down today. We went for the packet 4 and interview date today. O has an interview date of April 5, 2007! That's almost six months from now.

Anyway, we have a simple case (no children, dependents, convictions, and meet all requirements). I know this whole process calls for patience and I know people out there have been waiting a lot longer than us, but I'm in Ghana now (I am the USC) and have to leave in December. I've been here for a year and a half. I was hoping (probably against the odds) of getting an interview around three months or less from now so that we could pack up and go together. Not six months, geez!

Has anyone been able to change the date of the interview? If so, how?

Kanyiri filled me in on her experience.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...st&p=498817

Anyone else?

THANKS!


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Becoming a U.S. Citizen

2/15/10 Sent N-400 packet via Fedex to Lewisville TX

2/19/10 Received text message and email notification of application received, check cashed

2/27/10 Received biometrics appointment letter

3/19/10 Biometrics appointment

3/25/10 Received email notice that case will be sent for interview scheduling at local office

3/26/10 Received yellow letter asking to being more tax records/info to interview

3/27/10 Received interview letter (dated 3/24/10)

4/28/10 Interview appointment

6/5/10 Received oath letter (dated 6/1/10)

6/29/10 Oath ceremony date

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I have never heard of anyone being successfull, but best wishes anyway.


K3

10-xx-04 I129 sent

05-xx-05 NOA1 from USCIS - Aproved - Abandoned for Cr1

CR1

11-15-04 I-130 sent

12-10-04 NOA 1 fee changed had to resend info with new fee

12-11-04 Resend case with new fee

02-14-05 NOA 2 I-130 Case aproved and sent to NVC

02-25-05 NVC received case

03-21-05 Received I-864 fee bill

03-22-05 Sent $70 I-864 payment to

04-16-05 Received IV fee bill

04-17-05 Sent $ 380 IV payment to NVC

05-02-05 Received I-864 packet from NVC

05-02-05 Sent I-864 packet to NVC

05-11-05 NVC received IV payment

05-16-05 NVC sent third packet

05-25-05 Received DS-230 and third packet instructions

06-06-05 NVCReceived DS-230 per fed ex confirmation

06-07-05 NVC Enters DS-230 information in system

waiting waiting waiting

06-20-05 Case Completed!!!!!!!yipee.

waiting for interview date.............

7-26-05 Baby born!!!! yaya

8-15-05 Interview set for 9-29-05

9-29-05 Interview suck they want more proof

10-20-05 second interview

10-24-05 yaya haleloujhya finally got it.

10-28-05 going to meet husband in New York. yayayaya

10-30-05 Home!!!!

Lifting Conditions

7-28-07 Mailed form I751 and supporting documents. $275 (Old fee!!!!!Yipee!!!)

8-17-07 Check cleared my account.

8-20-07 Touched

8-30-07 Received Biometric apointment letter.

9-11-07 Biometrics Apointment

9-22-07 Received letter of approval

9-24-07 Received GC Whoo hoo done for 10 years!!!

09-20-09 Sent N-400 for Citizenship

11-01-09 Bio

01-11-10 Passed Interview

01-16-10 Received notice for swearing in ceremony

02-03-10 Swearing in ceremony

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We tried to get our date moved up at the Accra Embassy and were told it's impossible. I guess if you are able to find someone to grease the palm, then you might get lucky.


Sent I130 September 23, 2004

Approved January 5, 2005

Interview date July 21, 2005

Told to pick up visa October 2005, but no visa issued.

Case went missing for six months - from October 2005 through April 2006

Emailed Embassy constantly, sent letter directly to director of Embassy by fax and snail mail

Response received April 2006 from Director - full of inaccuracies, but placed my husband's name on list to enter Embassy.

Husband entered Embassy in late April - told case worker working on our case quit, they were short staffed so no one touched our case; told to return in July 2006 to pick up visa.

July 2006 - no visa issued still, told case went to US for secondary approval.

August 2006 - US said case was approved in January 2005 and they did not have it.

September, October, November and December 2006, Embassy kept insisting they did not have our case. I emailed EVERY day until finally, response said my husband was called on the phone to pick the visa up six months earlier. My husband has NEVER been called on the phone by the Embassy.

Told to come pick up visa January 19 - said the "Ghanaians who print the visas didn't print them"

Changed date on blue slip and told to come back. Finally received the visa February 2, 2007.

THANK GOD!

Arriving in USA very very soon and I can't wait!!!!!!

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Yes, I went to the consulate today and just tried to speak to a consulate officer and was shown the door. I was polite and calm, but it didn't help. They acted like I was trying to do something wrong. I brought the request in letter form in case I couldn't speak with anyone and they wouldn't even take it. I just feel defeated. I don't even think I can get to a palm to grease it!

I guess I need to be 100% sure everything is in order and correct so that when he does get the interview there's nothing they can use to temporarily deny him and put us back another six months. I asked if I could meet with a consular officer to make sure our documents are correct and that was also met with a flat out no. I guess the medicals are also unpredictable, so....


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Becoming a U.S. Citizen

2/15/10 Sent N-400 packet via Fedex to Lewisville TX

2/19/10 Received text message and email notification of application received, check cashed

2/27/10 Received biometrics appointment letter

3/19/10 Biometrics appointment

3/25/10 Received email notice that case will be sent for interview scheduling at local office

3/26/10 Received yellow letter asking to being more tax records/info to interview

3/27/10 Received interview letter (dated 3/24/10)

4/28/10 Interview appointment

6/5/10 Received oath letter (dated 6/1/10)

6/29/10 Oath ceremony date

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Sorry to hear it didn't work out. Despite someone's comments earlier, I was successful last summer in getting a date change (see my timeline).. But maybe I just caught the right person on the right day. There is utterly no consistency in Accra with these things..I tried to be polite with the security but I did end up "going American" on them when they tried to tell me I could go to consular affairs. I simply ignored them, kept walking forward and saying, This is my Embassy, Im an American citizen.....

If you got through security and ended up at the Ghanaian administrative woman (the one who collects all the documents)...whew...forget it. She's impossible and obtuse as ever.....

Yes, I went to the consulate today and just tried to speak to a consulate officer and was shown the door. I was polite and calm, but it didn't help. They acted like I was trying to do something wrong. I brought the request in letter form in case I couldn't speak with anyone and they wouldn't even take it. I just feel defeated. I don't even think I can get to a palm to grease it!

I guess I need to be 100% sure everything is in order and correct so that when he does get the interview there's nothing they can use to temporarily deny him and put us back another six months. I asked if I could meet with a consular officer to make sure our documents are correct and that was also met with a flat out no. I guess the medicals are also unpredictable, so....


1/5/2007 WEDDING DAY. ACCRA GHANA.

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