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What is the average time between NOA2, consulate receiving the petition, and interview for Kiev? Julia and I are probably a week or 2 away from NOA2 approval if we're lucky, and I was curious about what to expect at this point. We were hoping that she could have POE by early July.

Thanks for any input!


1/13/12 - I-129F Petition Submitted to Dallas Lockbox

1/18/12 - Received at Vermont Service Center

1/20/12 - NOA1

1/24/12 - Touched

2/09/12 - Touched

8/02/12 - NOA2 (197 Days After Received at VSC)

8/14/12 - Received at NVC (Assigned Case Number)

8/16/12 - Departed from NVC

8/20/12 - Arrived in US Embassy Kiev

8/28/12 - Information Received from Embassy via mail

9/12/12 - Interview (Approved)

9/19/12 - Visa Received via Elin Ltd. (FedEx)

10/05/12 - POE

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For us the wait from NOA2 to interview was longer than from petition to NOA2. Take that for what it's worth. Our NOA2 was May 15 and the interview was August 8...no AP or any delays other than normal stuff.

Your petition will be AT NVC before you receive the NOA2 notice in the mail. Their contracted telephone operators may not know it. USCIS has no desire to hang onto them. VSC sends them by a special delivery every day to New Hampshire, just a few hours drive.

Coming from CSC may take a little longer but not much

NVC will have it for 1-8 weeks, your guess is as good as mine. Calling them yields the exact same reuslts as calling USCIS.

When they say it has been forwarded, it has. It is probably there before you get the notice. The consulate will take 1-3 weeks to enter it in the system and then you can make an appointment. I do not know what the current backlog of interviews is. Check recent timelines because this varies GREATLY and frequently. We waited more than 2 months, but our son (k_2 to follow) could have made an appointment and been there for the following day. 2009 was a VERY slow year at the Ukraine consulate.

2 months, NOA2 to Interview would be fairly fast, it could be faster but I doubt by very much.

IF you have no AP and your petition gets out of NVC in one week, add two weeks to enter it the consulate system and allow three weeks for lead time...still 6 weeks and that would be FAST

Like exactly half the petitioners you MAY get the form letter which says the petition has been "forwarded to the consulate" NO that does not mean you are special. It means their form letter is messed up. ALL petitions go through NVC despite erroneous form letters

Early July would be "miracle class" processing. Early August would be "normal" and probably achievable. But just a few days ago another memebr posted that the MAY appointments were closed anf the June appoitnemnts would be opened May 14th (they only open appointments 30 days in advance) so it would appear they are running 4-6 weeks lead time for an interview as of a couple weeks ago. The website will give you an approximate (very approximate) lead time. Usually within a factor of 4 of what they publish ("5 days" equals 20 days or less)

The consulate petition files are updated ONLY on Friday after the consulate closes. Call Monday mornings, if the case is not listed in the system wait until the next Monday morning. Calling more will only cost you money

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I would say 6-8 weeks is an average time based my study of some recent petitions through Kiev. You can look at our timeline as an example, as we had a long NOA2 to NVC time, but NVC forwarded it to Kiev very quickly. So, it varies with each case, for sure.

Gary's comments about calling the Kiev embassy are correct. Calling once a week on Monday is the best method, as I spent extra money calling every few days with no faster response. It costs $12 for 8 minutes.

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I would say 6-8 weeks is an average time based my study of some recent petitions through Kiev. You can look at our timeline as an example, as we had a long NOA2 to NVC time, but NVC forwarded it to Kiev very quickly. So, it varies with each case, for sure.

Gary's comments about calling the Kiev embassy are correct. Calling once a week on Monday is the best method, as I spent extra money calling every few days with no faster response. It costs $12 for 8 minutes.

Call on a Monday morning, Kiev time.

"Do you list case number KEVXXXXXX?"

No

"Thank you, very much, good day"

Call the next Monday.

When they say "Yes" then tell them you would like to schedule the next available appointment.

The call center is in Warsaw Poland, it operates on Kiev time. They only know what is on their computer screen, if the case is not there, it is not there. They have no idea where it is or when it will be in the computer...asking costs you 66 cents per minute. Phone sex is cheaper and far more productive. Your petition is delivered to Kiev where it sits in a pouch until it gets opened and entered. 1-3 weeks (Mondays)is normal

The call center also does not control the dates opened for interviews. They have available dates only through a certain time. When they are full, that is it, no more appointments until the consulate opens another "block" of dates. You cannot call ahead and ask for a date in September, for example. You would have to wait until mid August or so to do that. The call center usually has an IDEA when the next appointments will open, usually about the middle of the month for the next month, but sometimes only for two weeks in advance.


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